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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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Digital Tools for Preventing the Summer Slide


It’s the end of the school year, and as students get ready for fun and relaxation, many educators across the nation are worried about one thing – the summer slide. Digital Learning Tools and Tips SmartSpot MDM

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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.

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.

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.”

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Technology Is Key for Boosting Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

Technology Is Key for Boosting Classroom Equity. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:46. As the growth in personalized learning initiatives has emphasized, students will exhibit differing aptitudes for subjects depending on their strengths. However, issues with classroom equity have left some students unable to perform, not because they are having trouble grasping the material but because of issues related to geography, race, gender, ethnicity, language or economics.

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.

EdTech at School

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

Scholastic Makes Misleading Privacy, Security Claims in Services Directed to Children

Doug Levin

The Scholastic Corporation was founded in 1920. Across the United States, kids and families regularly come into contact with Scholastic marketing and sales within public schools in the form of book fairs and monthly sales pamphlets distributed by teachers directly to students. In 2017, according to Scholastic’s annual form 10-K (available at [link] ), Scholastic had revenue in excess of $1.7 billion dollars. In surveys of educators, the company is generally held in high regard.

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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Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance

EdTech Magazine

Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:06. While teachers may always be the best line of defense for students falling behind, busy schedules don’t always permit the special attention and feedback that students need. That’s where artificial intelligence–powered teaching assistants might come in handy.

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Make the Most of Your Budget with These Great Products: Makerspace Product Roundup 2018


Makerspace Product Roundup, 2018 It seems like everywhere you turn, new products are being launched that are the perfect fit for making and makerspaces in schools.

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.

Heading to #ISTE18? Here’s What to Pack

Doug Levin

Be sure and read “ Must-Have Technology Gear to Bring to ISTE 2018 ” at The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center for tips on how to stay (more) private and safe at #ISTE18. Because Rockwell was prescient. Blog Privacy Security #ISTE18 ISTE

When math lessons at a goat farm beat sitting behind a desk

The Hechinger Report

Wess Wheeler (L), an independent learning opportunity student at Randolph Union High School, and Miles Hooper, manager and co-owner of Ayers Brook Goat Dairy farm, among the goats. Photo: Kelly Field for the Hechinger Report. RANDOLPH, Vt.

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.