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3 ways real-world feedback could disrupt traditional assessments

The Christensen Institute

Innovative assessments are getting a fair amount of attention in K-12 policy circles as a handful of states gear up for the federal innovative assessment pilots and ESSA implementation gets underway.

A Day in the Life of a Student in a Personalized, Competency-Based School

Education Elements

This blog post was originally published on the CompetencyWorks website, based on data from former Ed Elements team member Mike Wolking. Personalized Learning

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Teachers Explore Innovative Education in South Korea

Digital Promise

What happens when educators go beyond school walls to gain a global perspective on teaching and learning? Four teachers from across the United States were invited to join Digital Promise at the e-Learning 2018 Korea International Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Gold Standard Project Based Learning: Project Based Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Suzie Boss on Episode 384 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. After much research, Suzie Boss shares what makes excellent project-based teaching and gives a sneak peek into her book by the same name.

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.

Choice + Imagination = Fantastic Results

User Generated Education

The use of Destination Imagination (DI) has been recommended by my supervisor for use with gifted students. I teach gifted students at two Title 1 elementary schools. DI MISSION.

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Strategies That Can Take the Anxiety Out Of Math

Digital Promise

Julienne Cruz has taught math in public schools for eight years and has seen many students struggle with learning math. When asked about her students’ attitudes towards math, she noted: “Students from kindergarten to third grade tend to like math; they think it’s fun to think about patterns.

A Personalized High School: How It Works

The CoolCatTeacher

Julia Bamba on Episode 383 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Julia Bamba leads a personalized high school. After three years, they are graduating their first senior class.

Google Classroom Comment Bank vs. Setting Your Preferences in Google Docs

Catlin Tucker

I was excited in August when Google Classroom got an upgrade. The feature I was most excited about was the Google Classroom comment bank.

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Integrating ed-tech in the classroom one step at a time with the SAMR Model

Neo LMS

Today’s students are truly digital natives. Not only were they born and raised surrounded by technology, but that technology was in advanced stages of development.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Enduring Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Today’s students see themselves as digital natives , the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers.

An Artificial Intelligence Curriculum in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Justin Aglio in episode 382 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Justin Aglio has partnered with Carnegie Mellon and MIT to develop a middle school curriculum teaching Artificial Intelligence.

What You Might Have Missed in October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of October: Halloween Projects, Websites, and Apps. The Impact of VR on Student Education. Is technology outpacing you? Differentiation Simplified with Study.com. Resources for Digital Citizenship Week. Engagement through Competition.

Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink: The Importance of Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

Wisewire

Original Article Source: [link]. As the focus on evidence-based practices has increased in education, practitioners are increasingly using data to make decisions to improve learning.

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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.

3 Months, 3 Micro-credentials, 1 Teacher: Building Performance Assessment Capacity in Georgia

Digital Promise

Kimberly Sheppard is a personalized learning coach for Henry County Schools in Georgia. In that capacity, she is participating—along with eighty or so of her Henry County colleagues—in the Assessment for Learning micro-credential project , led by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE).

Atomic Habits for Teachers and Students

The CoolCatTeacher

James Clear on Episode 381 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Here’s a Preview of November

Ask a Tech Teacher

November is a short month, with a week off to celebrate the holiday. Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher: Book Review: Repositioning Educational Leadership. Hour of Code activities. Let’s talk about Measuring Up–from Mastery Education.

Prepping Your Students for Tech Success

Kajeet

K-12 education has always been about learning and growing; about helping school-age children understand the world they live in, and the myriad ways in which it works.

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.

Leave little to chance with a discovery-driven approach to blended learning

The Christensen Institute

Almost every educator I’ve asked about leading a blended-learning initiative has expressed that building a blended program is a process, not an event.

Overcoming 5 Barriers to the Implementation of PBL

The CoolCatTeacher

John Larmer on Episode 385 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Larmer, the editor at the Buck Institute, talks about common barriers to effective project-based learning and how to overcome them.

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Subscriber Special: November

Ask a Tech Teacher

November 1st-8th: Buy the K-8 curriculum ; get the 55-page Hour of Code bundle for free. What’s in the Hour of Code bundle? 30 K-8 coding activities, organized by grade. 138 images. aligned with ISTE and Common Core. lots of options to differentiate for student needs. Questions?

The Art and Science of Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

Leadership is far from a science. Many would even argue that it is more of a form of art. Since effective leadership means different things to different people, I wanted to dive a little deeper into this debate to glean a better understanding as to what great leaders do.

EdTech at School

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

Ditch that lesson planner with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Every summer, I bought a planner in hopes that this would be the year that I would use it for the entire year. Just like all my New Year’s Resolutions though, I would keep it up for about a week or two, then forget about it. For the rest of the semester, I would write […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog digital lesson planners google slides google slides in the classroom online lesson planning using google for lesson plans

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Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Pull, don’t push

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part two of the series, based on an earlier blog. Poverty often shows itself as a lack of resources, such as schools, roads, hospitals, and even properly functioning institutions.

5 Ways to Make Vital Work Travel Productive and Fruitful

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Traveling to school districts across the country for sales meetings, onboarding and professional development sessions can be exhausting. Use these suggestions to find the benefits. The post 5 Ways to Make Vital Work Travel Productive and Fruitful appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Education Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship For-Profit Education Innovation Professional Development Social Emotional Learning (SEL) social innovation Startups wellbeing

Is K–12 Education Ready for 5G?

EdTech Magazine

Is K–12 Education Ready for 5G? eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:13. 2020 is just around the corner. That’s when experts predict that 5G wireless will be broadly available. .

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.