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Digitizing Curriculum Development: Think Efficiency

edWeb.net

With all of the digital tools available to teachers these days, developing learning experiences should be a cinch, right?

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How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

Technology has transformed the world. In the realm of education, devices and e-learning technologies enable students with special needs to take greater ownership of their learning experience.

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Some pointers for teachers in choosing technology for classrooms

Linways Technologies

We have previously written about choosing the right technology for classrooms. Learning from what we have learned since, we are coming up with yet another edtech blog to help teachers assess and choose the best edtech solutions for their classrooms.

Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my high school teacher forums, as part of the discussion on preparing kids for college and career, we talk a lot about the huge shortfall in applicants for a growing list of tech jobs. Despite robust pay, excellent work conditions, and the value they place on creativity, jobs sit open.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

How a Prioritization Matrix Can Help Your School District (and Your Next Home Renovation Project!)

Education Elements

After selling our D.C. area home and looking for more than a year to buy what we would call our “forever home,” my husband Mike and I finally closed on our dream piece of property. It checks off all of our boxes. More than an acre of flat, usable yard space for our kids.

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Paving the Way for Computational Thinking in Rural Communities

Digital Promise

While there has been considerable focus on developing K-12 computational thinking pathways in major U.S. cities over the past five years, too often rural school districts receive considerably less attention on the national landscape.

10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! December 9 to 15th is the annual Hour of Code event. Coding is such an important skill that enables students to learn writing and math along with any other subject matter. Coding also inspires students to invent and innovate.

Hour of Code 101

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 9-15th, 2019, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code –a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

Student-Designed Review Games with Quizizz

Catlin Tucker

As the fall semester comes to a close, many teachers are thinking about final exams or end of the semester summative assessments. Often those semester exams cover a lot of information. The prospect of preparing students for those exams can be daunting.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Ready to Become a MY World 360? Creator?

Digital Promise

As we approach 2020—the start of a “decade of action” leading up to the 2030 deadline set for achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—we are pleased to announce the launch of a new round of MY World 360?.

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Tools, Apps, and Resources to Create and Send Meaningful Greetings

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Tis’ the season for students to express gratitude and care for others by creating and sending greetings. Students can craft messages for their peers, family members, teachers, and school staff.

Did You Miss These in November?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of November: Subscriber Special: November–Discounts on Select Print Books. What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it? Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources. Integrate OUR Curricula into Your Kiddom Digital Platform.

The power of a roof over one’s head

The Christensen Institute

The issue of homelessness is gaining prominence in our national dialogue, with the White House reporting that more than 500,000 people are currently experiencing homelessness in America.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Creating with Google Earth: 10 activities to try

Ditch That Textbook

Google Earth's new creation tools let students demonstrate their learning on a map. Tell stories. Share information. Then share it with class!Google Google Earth calls itself "the world's most detailed globe." It's true! Zoom in to anywhere in the world. Tilt to see the elevation and buildings pop out of the ground. Click on locations to gather […]. The post Creating with Google Earth: 10 activities to try appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I still remember the storybooks I created when I was younger. They were made by stapling or gluing construction paper over notebook paper and illustrating the pages with crayons and marker.

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4 Unplugged Activities for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hour of Code is a time when teachers show students why they should love-not-fear coding and students find out that these activities — often seen as geeky or impossible — aren’t. They’re actually fun.

Time to help teachers be advocates for students, not their judge and jury

The Christensen Institute

It’s as American as apple pie. Teachers grade their students. But what if, like the sugar in apple pie, being graded by your teachers isn’t actually good for students—or teachers and maybe even society? There is ample evidence to suggest we ought to ask the question.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Vet What You Buy

A Principal's Reflections

Teaching is tough. It might very well be one of the most challenging jobs on the planet when you consider the time that is put in both in and out of school. I, for one, would spend hours planning and grading in the evening, at night, and on weekends.

Student Goal-Setting with Digital Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! A new year is around the corner, which is a great time to encourage students to create a vision board where they visualize their personal, academic and professional goals.

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Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

For student-centered learning to work, schools must rethink this key component. Here’s how.

The Christensen Institute

Student-centered learning offers enormous potential to better meet each students’ individual learning needs.

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Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Getting Started with Deeper Learning

EdTechTeacher

Part 1 of the Deeper Learning Series. This is the first post in a new 4-part EdTechTeacher series focused on Deeper Learning. How might educators and school leaders design experiences that spark and sustain deeper student learning?

Express Learning with Animated Character Videos!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! A fun way and safe way for students to share their knowledge is through animated character videos. The web tools below will get your students started with creating these videos.

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5 Ways Startups Can Ace That VC Investor Meeting

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The CEO of Swing Education, who has been successful in raising venture capital, reveals smart strategies that can get startups closer to landing this type of investment. The post 5 Ways Startups Can Ace That VC Investor Meeting appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog

Some Very Bad News about the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

The tl;dr. I recently wrote a brief essay about the wonderful new UNESCO OER Recommendation. That piece was based on the text of the most recent public draft (which I will call the “public draft” below), which many of us believed to be the document the 40th Congress unanimously approved.

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.