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To disrupt, or not to disrupt: Live theater and the edtech alternatives

The Christensen Institute

This spring, University of Arkansas researcher Jay P. Greene published a study in Educational Researcher on the benefits of students attending live theater. An extension of his earlier research on field trips, Greene and his colleagues studied the outcomes of Arkansas-based school groups who were randomly assigned by lottery to attend live theater performances of plays like Twelfth Night and Peter and the Starcatcher , among others.

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Research to Practice from LPS: Building Learners’ Writing Skills

Digital Promise

Of the 700,000 students who drop out of high school each year, many leave with, and because of, low literacy skills.

Are you an AR innovator?

eSchool News

My library is not quiet. As much as I can, I strive to have my students engaged and excited about learning and exploring new things. One of those new things is augmented reality (AR). Recently, an AR company gave interactive lessons for my class of 25 sixth-graders.

Even When Research Supports Changing Traditional Teaching, Parents Make It Hard


Every evening after dinner, Herman Agbavor and his 5-year-old son, Herbert, have a ritual. Little Herbert climbs into his dad’s lap, unzips his book bag and they go over his kindergarten homework. The two of them have been doing some variation of this homework routine since Herbert was 1.

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.

Minecraft: Kids Learn 21st Century Skills While Building New Worlds


Minecraft has been named a Best Summer Learning Game by Common Sense Education Minecraft Spiraling sandbox of adventure and creation gets kids to dig deep Pros: Delivers open, creative, and purposeful play supported by frequent updates.

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Incredible Giveaways Whether You Are at #ISTE18 or #Notatiste18

Teacher Reboot Camp

This week my daughter, Savvy, Kelly Jake Duncan , and I are headed to the ISTE Conference as official ISTE media and to present.

Learning to Self Manage

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Never give up!” “Be Be determined.” “If If you dream it, you can achieve it.”

Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!


It’s that time of the year again! No, I’m not talking about the summer vacation, I’m talking about a new round of ISTE! ISTE — or the International Society for Technology in Education — is just around the corner.

Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. When it comes to their employees, there is no ceiling as they are continually pursuing pathways and allocating resources to help the best get even better.

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.

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom


If you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. Whether you like it or not, that’s how today’s students see it. They are growing up with all kinds of tech tools by their side, and they are thrilled to see technology involved in the educational process. So what are the best resources to use? Here’s 15 of them: YouTube. The first resource we suggest is pretty simple, and all your students are aware of it.

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Seven Things Education Elements Does to Support School Districts

Education Elements

One of the most common questions I answer about Education Elements is, “So what do you guys do?” If we have an elevator ride that goes to, say, the top of the world’s tallest building, I can give a fairly satisfying and comprehensive answer.

Where to begin if you want to flip your classroom?


I’ve always found the phrase “ Flipped Classroom ”, quite deceptive — it makes the process appear effortless and swift. Educators who have attempted this revolution in teaching, however, will no doubt disagree: it is a long process, that requires many hours of consideration and planning, not to mention a shed load of trial-and-error. However, there are ways to dip your toe in, so to speak, and experiment with the process, without overhauling your entire classroom in one go.

Create a Product Advocate Program to Gain a Community of Champions

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Cultivating teachers as digital ambassadors for your startup product is a smart move that can help spread word of mouth recommendations. The post Create a Product Advocate Program to Gain a Community of Champions appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Gamechanger: Type to Learn is Now in the Cloud!

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I started teaching a decade ago, Type to Learn was the MS Word of typing programs–everyone used it. The game-based keyboarding program was fun, engaging, and actually worked.

Fostering Mathematical Mindsets with iPads in the Classroom from Mason


Follow Mason on Twitter: @edtechmason. All students can learn math. Better yet, all students can love math. And even more importantly, all students can excel at math.

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Feedback: No Time Turner Needed


I have been teaching English for a long time. A very long time. I have spent hours writing feedback, inking up student drafts with corrections as a service and gift to my students. I kid, but really, I just want them to succeed.

Facial Recognition Technology Has No Place in Schools

Doug Levin

Facial recognition technology is dangerous, and it has no place in U.S. schools for the foreseeable future. Says Evan Selinger, a Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology and a Senior Fellow at The Future of Privacy Forum, about the current state of facial recognition technology: Imagine a technology that is potently, uniquely dangerous?—?something something so inherently toxic that it deserves to be completely rejected, banned, and stigmatized.

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.

Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

The Christensen Institute

Recently, an education leader remarked to me that “the concept of a computer lab is obsolete”. The comment surprised me. In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and more. We also observe that at the end of the day, technology isn’t the most important component of a strong blended-learning program.

Learn About the #ISTE18 Conference from 6 Fantastic #EDUPodasters


In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at this years ISTE conference.

The Benefits of Virtual Reality (VR) in Schools to Motivate Students


It is well-established that motivation plays a very important, and possibly the most important, part in the learning process.

How trauma and stress affect a child’s brain development

The Hechinger Report

Pediatricians and child development experts are concerned about the long-term effects that the Trump Administration’s family separation policy could have on migrant children who are separated from their parents.

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EdTech at School

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

What every healthcare manager should ask before hopping on the integration bandwagon

The Christensen Institute

It’s rare to read past a healthcare headline these days without encountering the word “integration” in some phrase or other, from vertical or horizontal integration; to clinical, economic or data integration. And the word’s ubiquity makes sense. Everything about U.S. healthcare is complex, from the problems it’s required to solve and the fragmented “system” through which care is funded and delivered, to the regulations intended to promote care quality, cost effectiveness and access.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 124 Teachers Going Gradeless

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Episode 124: Teachers Going Gradeless by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Drew Perkins talks with Arthur Chiaravalli, teacher and editor of Teachers Going Gradeless, about teaching and assessing with an eye towards going gradeless.

Top Ten Education Blogs

Ask a Tech Teacher

I am honored to be selected as one of TutorFair’s Top Ten Education Blogs for 2018 ! Without a doubt, the credit goes to my readers. I am proud that the resources, reviews, and materials I curate for you resonate with your teaching needs. Do check out their full article to see all ten selected blogs. It includes names of edtech experts you already follow and a few you’ll want to add to your list. More edtech blogs: Free Tech For Teachers. The Confident Teacher.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

Lake Oconee Academy was the brainchild of the Reynolds Lake Oconee real estate company. Photo: Terrell Clark/The Hechinger Report. GREENSBORO, Ga. This was clearly no ordinary public school.

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.