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6 Cases of Interactive Digital Whiteboards as an Assistive Technology in Special Education

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Learn about assistive technology in special education. Get examples of how interactive digital whiteboards can aid students with impairments and disabilities.

Blending in Technology Boosts K–12 Instruction

EdTech Magazine

Blending in Technology Boosts K–12 Instruction. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 09/03/2019 - 10:08.

It Won't Work.Or Will It?

A Principal's Reflections

When we look at various aspects of society, there is always an innate desire to improve through innovation. However, there seems always to be impediments to this process. Perhaps it is the little voice in your head that says any new idea or strategy is a waste of time, as it has no chance to succeed.

Focus in the new school year: Building relationships

Neo LMS

It is time for many to head back to the classrooms and prepare for a new year of learning and growing. It is an exciting time for educators and students to have new opportunities to learn and to reconnect.

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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.

Scaling Up Classroom Coaching for Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

Two years ago, we set out to better understand how technology coaching could move us closer to bridging the digital use divide in the classroom.

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10 signs that you may be missing opportunities with your school’s technology integration

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are some signs that you may be missing opportunities with your school’s technology integration efforts: Your LMS is primarily used as a document management system. Lots of Kahoots but not much student creation.

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5 Reasons why active learning classrooms are the future of HE

Neo LMS

Universities are complex systems, with many factors contributing to effective learning. Yet, for centuries, lecture halls have been the standard design for learning spaces. There is a professor that lectures in front of the classroom, which usually has fixed furniture.

Market Signals for Research-Based Innovations

Digital Promise

Companies are so quick to get a product out to meet what’s current in education that they fail to develop the quality and depth they need. District Leader.

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Three Steps to Selecting Your Superhero Strategic Planning Team

Education Elements

“One bag of peanut butter M&Ms, please.” It’s the first step I take as I enter a movie theater before selecting the perfect middle-center seat – a ritual I began with my mom as a child. On this day, instead of rushing to the front of the line, I took a moment to look around.

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Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:01. Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation.

12 Favorite PC Shortkeys

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s an update to my Favorite PC Shortkeys poster: Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Congress has college affordability in its grasp. They should vote for ISAs

The Christensen Institute

This post was originally published Aug 21, 2019 on Roll Call. Each year, our higher education system confers roughly two million bachelor’s degrees. Unfortunately, it also produces one million student loan defaults. This isn’t simply “two steps forward, one step back.”

Dear New Teacher: Tips and advice for beginning educators

Ditch That Textbook

If we think back to our very first year of teaching many of us wish we could have a do-over. The opportunity to take that first class back and teach them again after years of experience. But the truth is that those first years helped shape us into the educator we are today. And we […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Teaching beginning teachers creative teaching education student engagement teaching tips for new teachers

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.

6 Assistive Technologies That Can Help Students Reach Their Full Potential

EdTech Magazine

6 Assistive Technologies That Can Help Students Reach Their Full Potential. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:38. Over the past 10 years, the number of U.S. students enrolled in special education programs rose 30 percent.

20 Back-to-School Articles

Ask a Tech Teacher

On everything from get-to-know-you activities to getting yourself ready: 11+ Back-to-School Night Tips. 11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School. Great Back to School Classroom Activities. Back to School Bundle of Lesson Plans at a Great Price. Plan a Memorable Back to School Night.

Investing to create greater shared prosperity

The Christensen Institute

If an impact investor traveled back in time to South Korea in the 1960s looking for companies poised to have a positive social influence, she probably would not have thought twice about a budget three-wheeled automobile manufacturer called Kia Motors.

Add and pass: A fun activity to get them moving AND creating

Ditch That Textbook

Have you ever played a game where someone begins a story then the next person adds to it, the next adds a little more and so on? Add and pass is a fun collaborative writing activity. Students must take what their classmates created and add something to it. It’s almost like improv, where actors must […]. G Suite Google Drawings Teaching add and pass bell-ringer activities google docs stories google drawings google for education gsuite

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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Come As You Are (Part 1)

The Jose Vilson

I couldn’t help it. I checked my work e-mail. A list of names with offers I’ll never accept with things I’d never buy from them. A few security checks from central offices. Oh, and an automated e-mail from our teacher rating system that calculated our rating for last year.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Two ingredients for student-centered learning: a flexible environment and caring adults

The Christensen Institute

Research shows that relationships with caring adults can be a critical factor in a student’s success in school, especially in cases where students experience instability at home.

3 creative ways to Ditch That Essay

Ditch That Textbook

What are your most memorable experiences throughout your middle school and high school career? I know, you are thinking about all the exciting and engaging essays you wrote. That five-paragraph essay where you explained the theme of a text. Each paragraph was informative and persuasive, providing robust evidence and analysis to support your claim. Probably […]. Assessment Creativity Guest Blog alternatives to essays creative writing assignments essays podcasting video in the classroom

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

AI software gets a B on a 12th-grade science exam

Dangerously Irrelevant

Calculators. Grammar editors. PhotoMath. Automatic language translation. Some of these mental work helpers (substitutes?) work fabulously. Some of them aren’t quite there… yet. And now we have this: AI technology that can pass a 12th grade science exam.

Work Hard–it’s Labor Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September (this year, September 2nd). It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations’ strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times.

5 Ways Company Leaders Should Look to ‘Abundance’ to Improve Productivity

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

CEO Sarah Potler LaHayne sometimes feels stress or worry, but she uses these strategies to make sure she's managing her emotions for successful leadership. The post 5 Ways Company Leaders Should Look to ‘Abundance’ to Improve Productivity appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech education tech Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation management office culture school culture SEL social-emotional learning thought leadership wellbeing women in tech

Universities Look to Add More Support For First-Generation Graduate Students

Edsurge

Amy King was the first in her family to go to college, and she experienced firsthand the challenges of being a first-generation undergraduate. But when she got to graduate school, she found the adjustment even more difficult.

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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.