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Why learner-centric education plays a crucial role in the development of children

Neo LMS

Student-centric learning is a hot topic among educators around the world. No matter if their students have just joined the education system or they are enrolled in Higher Education, more and more teachers and various other stakeholders turn to the learner-centric approach to education. Why is that? While there are many reasons to adopt student-centered learning, the bottom line is that it is better aligned with the 21st Century needs.

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Who Does the Edtech Marketplace Benefit, Anyway?

Digital Promise

“There is definitely something wrong, something broken, with the edtech marketplace. People who should really care about research are turning a blind eye to the lack of research supporting product development.” – Ben Grimley, CEO of Speak Agent. Over the past three months, Digital Promise had conversations with nearly 50 stakeholders who purchase, use, or develop educational technology (edtech).

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How Smart Tech and IoT are Making Educational Spaces More Accessible

Ask a Tech Teacher

I haven’t written much about IoT (the Internet of Things–see the end of this article for more resources on IoT) and education. I do talk about it in my Digital Citizenship grad school class (if you click the link, it’s MTI 557) but haven’t turned those ideas into blogs yet. Thank you, Jane, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, for writing a quick overview of that topic’s intersection with education. .

Scratch and Makey Makey Across the Curriculum

User Generated Education

I love bringing physical computing into my classrooms: Physical computing means building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the analog world. Physical computing is a creative framework for understanding human beings’ relationship to the digital world.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Flipped Classroom 101: Challenges, Benefits & Design Tips

Catlin Tucker

The flipped classroom m odel shifts the transfer of information online and moves practice and application into the classroom. Classically, the transfer of information has occurred in class via lecture and practice has been assigned for homework. The value of this inversion is that students can pace their progress through a video (pausing, rewinding, rewatching). They also have the benefit of a supportive peer group and the subject-area expert as they attempt to apply new information.

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4 Ways Social-Emotional Learning Can Create Safe School Spaces for All Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Students must feel safe to reach their potential. Use these SEL techniques to create that type of school environment for a diverse range of students. The post 4 Ways Social-Emotional Learning Can Create Safe School Spaces for All Students appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog at-risk students Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Professional Development Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Startups student achievement trauma wellbeing

15 St. Patrick’s Day Resources For Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Try these fun websites: Color the shamrock. Color the Pot-o-gold. Color the leprechaun. Puzzle–St. Pat’s Puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s puzzle II. Puzzle–St. Pat’s drag-and-drop puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s slide puzzle. Puzzles and games. Patrick’s Day history–video. Patrick’s Day quiz. Pat’s Day songs–video. Tic tac toe. Webquest for St. Patrick’s Day I. Webquest II. Wordsearch.

How To Help Kids Ask More Amazing Questions Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Erin Murphy on Episode 459 The Right Question Technique is being used by educators around the world to help children ask better questions. Erin Murphy talks about how we can implement some simple techniques to improve student questions today. Today’s show is sponsored by NetRef. Join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. Register here.]

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12 Leadership Fundamentals

A Principal's Reflections

Leadership is leadership. The same essential qualities and characteristics that exemplify what great leaders do have pretty much stayed the same. What has changed are the tools, research, and societal shifts that impact the work. Leadership is both an art and a science with the goal of moving the masses towards achieving a common goal.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Here’s How to Encourage More Girls to Pursue Science and Math Careers

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Leer en español. Women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. In the field of engineering, for example, women earned fewer than 20 percent of doctorates in 2014. Such gaps, however, are not the result of differences in intellectual ability. Girls currently make up over half of the United States’ gifted student population.

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Humorous Look at What I Learned from my Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a teacher on a mission to infuse technology into my classes, I’m often surprised how often technology can be applied to teaching and life. I share these humorous gems with students during classes, post them on the classroom walls, and incorporate them into conversations with colleagues. My goal is to demystify technology, a topic that remains for many confusing and intimidating. If students and colleagues learn to approach it light-heartedly, they’ll be more likely to accept it.

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5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Ribble on episode 460 of the 10-Minute Teacher Mike Ribble, a digital citizenship expert, shares five important things every educator should know about digital citizenship. Today’s show is sponsored by NetRef. Join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. Register here.] NetRef offers powerful Internet monitoring software that I recommend for schools.

Startup Life Is Uncertain. Here’s How to Remain Calm.

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Entrepreneurs must learn to live with risk and uncertainty every day. Here is something that can help. The post Startup Life Is Uncertain. Here’s How to Remain Calm. appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Online / Virtual Education / Startups

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

New Micro-credentials Provide Path to PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification

Digital Promise

This blog post originally appeared on KQED.org. PBS and KQED offer a set of free media literacy micro-credentials that validate media literacy skills and classroom implementation practices. These competency-based micro-credentials provide the pathway to earning certification as a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. Read on to learn more, or get started here. We are well past the time when literacy means the ability to read and write on paper or a screen.

Peer Feedback That Works

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessing student learning traditionally is accomplished with tests. The problem teachers have with this approach is managing them. If they’re short answer or essay — the preferred way to check understanding — grading takes a long time. And unless assessments are frequent, it’s easy to miss the student who is lost or just doesn’t get it. Even with the advances technology offers in responding directly to students, it can be too time-consuming for large classes.

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Anne Collier on Episode 456 and 457 of the 10-Minute Teacher Anne Collier, Founder and Executive Director of The Net Safety Collaborative and SocialMediaHelpline.com , shares what we need to know about social media in this two-part series. We’ll post the first post on Monday with the second part of the series on Tuesday. Come back to this blog post for the second part! Today’s show is sponsored by NetRef.

Culture Building: One Day at a Time

Tom Murray

Traveling the country and working with school and district leaders over the past four years has significantly altered my lens. Spending fourteen years in the same district in Pennsylvania was an incredible blessing. I worked with so many dynamic, kid-loving people. Over my tenure there, our teams had come together during some of the most difficult times and also celebrated together through the joys we experienced.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

How to waste your time at an edtech conference in 7 easy steps

Ditch That Textbook

Last month I attended the TCEA Expo and Convention in San Antonio, Texas as a presenter and a super volunteer. I even had the pleasure of presenting in the room next door to Matt Miller! Being a presenter and volunteer, allowed me the opportunity to observe some key behaviors that lead to a wasted experience […]. Guest Blog conferences edtech edtech conferences educational technology getting the most out of conferences

Pi Day is Easy to Remember–Celebrate With Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Throwback Day–I’ll republish this Pi Day post from last year, just to remind you of this wonderful mathematical event: Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant ? (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of ? in the decimal form. Daniel Tammet, a high-functioning autistic savant, holds the European record for reciting pi from memory to 22,514 digits in five hours and nine minutes.

5 Essential Things Teachers Need to Know About UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Loui Lord Nelson on Episode 458 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Universal Design for Learning (UDL) doesn’t have to be mind-boggling. Today’s guest is international UDL expert Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D. She talks about what we need to know and also the common mistakes educators make when starting to use UDL. Today’s show is sponsored by NetRef. Join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. Register here.]

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3 Pillars to Build On When Opening a New School

Education Elements

Planning and opening a new school is an exciting yet daunting task. As a leader of a brand new school, you are involved in every aspect of what the school day will look and feel like, and how it will be remembered. When you begin to design experiences that equip students with the skills to fulfill your school’s mission and vision, consider what your strategic priorities should be to get your goals accomplished.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

10+ tech-free ways to Ditch That Textbook

Ditch That Textbook

Technology has revolutionized the way we teach. For most of us, we can’t imagine our classrooms without it. We can find ourselves depending on technology for our lessons. And then there are times when tech fails us. Have you ever been teaching a tech-dependent lesson when the wifi goes down? Suddenly you have a block […]. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching creativity edtech education student engagement teaching

Take All The Space You Need (For Now)

The Jose Vilson

It was a humid summer afternoon. I ventured with my son to a few stores along East 86th Street, enjoying parts of the city we don’t normally venture. I wore a black and orange Free Minds Free People shirt, my young one a white t-shirt and shorts. The sidewalks felt like people were walking shoulder to shoulder, two steps slower than their normal pace. As we made our way up 3rd Avenue to Harlem, an elder white woman in a walker came to a stop and said “Excuse me.”

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Collaboration Tools in Education - new partnership Dropbox and Klaxoon

Educational Technology Guy

Just like businesses, educators and students use a lot of collaboration tools in their daily work. Google for Education and Microsoft for Education are two the most popular, with apps like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. There are others, like Schoology, Edmodo and more, that are also used. Dropbox , originally a cloud file storage and sharing app, has added a number of collaboration features over the last couple of years.

Is Marketing Your School District a Thing? Part 3: Social Media

Education Elements

One of the major issues that schools face is engaging with parents, community, and stakeholders. It is not about educational changes and innovative initiatives, but about the everyday work such as field trips, after-school programs, counseling, volunteering opportunities, sports events, snow days, drop-off and pick-up, fundraisers, and more. Leaders School Districts Teaming

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

TPACK Explained for Teachers

Educators Technology

Technology is definitely a game changer in today’s classroom. Its pervasive widespread in educational settings speaks volumes about the growing importance we come to place in it. However, while many.read more

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do contributed by Lauren Ayer, M.Ed. Gone are the days when students were expected to sit passively at desks while teachers lectured endlessly, expecting children to soak up the information being thrown at them. In today’s educational environment, students are expected to collaborate, think critically, and work together […]. The post 4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do appeared first on TeachThought.

5 things to say to students suffering from anxiety

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : Don’t miss yesterday’s companion piece, “ 5 things to avoid saying to students suffering from anxiety.”]. Understanding anxiety is something that educators, parents, doctors, therapists, students, sufferers, and non-sufferers are still working on. Just like anything else we attempt to understand, we will never get there if we don’t, first, ask questions.