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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?

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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38 Time-saving hacks every teacher absolutely needs

Neo LMS

I love this new trend of putting reading times on top of articles, so you know up front if you have the time to commit to it or not.

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.

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.

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.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

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.

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.

The HyperDocs Toolbox: 14 engaging example activities

Ditch That Textbook

Creating student-centered activities — where we put learning in the hands of students — can be a powerful learning experience. When it’s student-paced, no one gets left in the dust and no one gets bored waiting for the class to move on. If you haven’t tried HyperDocs yet, they’re a fantastic blend of both. HyperDocs […]. Ed Tech hyperdocs activities hyperdocs examples hyperdocs templates hyperdocs tools

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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

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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As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

A cool $6,630. That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014.

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The future of LinkedIn Learning and the link between education and work

The Christensen Institute

With the acquisition of Lynda.com , LinkedIn propelled itself into the space of learning in 2015. Roughly a year later, LinkedIn announced the launch of LinkedIn Learning to help people discover and develop the skills they need through a learning path that is curated and personalized.

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.

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Technology Inside Next-Gen Learning Environments Continues to Evolve

EdTech Magazine

Technology Inside Next-Gen Learning Environments Continues to Evolve. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 03/13/2019 - 13:54. K–12 classrooms essentially have been set up in much the same way since the days of Horace Mann in 1830s Massachusetts. .

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.

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Why reimaging schools means reimagining the approach to change

The Christensen Institute

This guest blog was written by Ben Kutylo, Co-Founder and President of Fremont Street, a national nonprofit philanthropy dedicated to catalyzing the redesign of schools and evolution of systems to improve the job of teaching and better prepare all students for success in life and today’s economy. Mounting research supports what most in education generally accept now—teaching is the most important factor impacting student learning. Besides parents, educators know students best.

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).

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.

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.

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To the next President of the World Bank—it’s time to switch it up

The Christensen Institute

Two months ago, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim abruptly resigned, creating an opportunity for new leadership at the world’s foremost development institution.

Why Elementary Schools Should Teach Kids to Play Poker

Edsurge

Maria Konnikova doesn’t buy the "10,000 hour rule"—that theory popularized by Malcolm Gladwell that it takes at least 10,000 hours of serious practice to become a world-class expert at an activity. She believes she’s found a way to short-circuit it, and it involves marshmallows and poker.

OPINION: Shocked by the college admissions scandal? School counselors aren’t

The Hechinger Report

On Friday, January 18, 2019, counselors, teachers and others held a rally during a strike in Los Angeles. Photo by E. Tammy Kim) E. Tammy Kim/Hechinger Report.

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.

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