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Check Your Tech Before You Select Your Tech

Digital Promise

It’s the way of today’s world and a constant in education. Just when I wrap my tired teacher brain around a technology tool or web-based program to pair with my pedagogy, one of three things happens: The tech shuts down; The vendor starts asking for money; or. A newer, shinier tool or program is introduced. It’s brutal, but it’s real. This endless cycle makes the vetting process of new edtech tools tedious for coaches and educators everywhere.

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5 Myths About Video Learning

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Explore some of the myths surrounding the use of video learning in school and the truth behind the benefits of educational videos. Myth #1: Video is passive learning. Myth #2: Video is time-consuming. Myth #3: Video require steep learning curves. Myth #4: Video vs intellectual property. Myth #5: Video will replace teachers. The topic of video learning is slowly creeping into the minds of many educators.

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ISTE 2019: 10 Keys to the Future of STEAM Education

EdTech Magazine

ISTE 2019: 10 Keys to the Future of STEAM Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/27/2019 - 10:28. What’s next in STEAM education? Technology advocate and author Sylvia Martinez identified 10 keys to the future of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) but was emphatic that change will be driven by the teachers and students involved in the learning process. “I

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The Future of Work

A Principal's Reflections

The future of work should be on the top of everyone’s mind as it is smacking us right now in the face. As I have previously written, we are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where rampant innovation and exponential advances in technology are changing the societal landscape. We are seeing professions being redefined or outright eradicated. Here is a fact. Millions of jobs are and will continue to be, lost as a result of artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and automation.

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.

How to Create Powerful Intergenerational Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

Intergenerational learning brings together people of all ages in mutually beneficial learning experiences. It also provides an opportunity for young students have an authentic audience. Through intergenerational connections and project-based learning, HP Teaching Fellow Kim Mishkin is creating Powerful Learning experiences for students in grades 2–5 at the Hudson Lab School in Hudson-on-Hastings, New York. In this blog post, Kim describes her unique approach to Powerful Learning.

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6 Examples of classroom tech that improves education

Neo LMS

Keeping up with classroom technology can seem a daunting task for teachers. They have students to teach, papers to grade, and meetings to attend — and that barely scratches the surface of what teachers do each day. That is why it is usually easier to stick with the same tools, even if they no longer serve the educational process. It is also very true that the best tools in the world cannot replace the expertise of dedicated educators.

What’s Changed in Lesson Planning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology and the connected world put a fork in the old model of teaching–instructor in front of the class, sage on the stage, students madly taking notes, textbooks opened, homework as worksheets, and tests regurgitating facts. Did I miss anything? This model is outdated not because it didn’t work (many statistics show students ranked higher on global testing years ago than they do now), but because the world changed. Our classrooms are more diverse.

The Future of Micro-credentialing Policy

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. In our policy paper we suggest that micro-credentials, with the right tools, technologies, and virtual learning communities, could transform the teaching profession and fuel better outcomes for students.

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology. Sponsor : Urkund Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

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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).

Teaching cybersecurity to your students: 3 basic tips

Neo LMS

As students and young adults use the internet more often, they’ll be subject to more cyber threats. Nowadays students of all grades complete their homework, communicate with their peers and teachers, check their grades and conduct research for assignments online. Learning is more digital than ever and it will only continue in that direction. But along the advantages and immense potential of digital learning, threats are lurking in the binary universe as well.

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4 Innovative Ways to Co-Author a Book

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone wants to write a book — right? Studies show that 74% of people think they have a book in them. Teens are no exception. With the ease in which that can be done, thanks to word processors like Word and Docs, online editors like Grammarly, and automated publishers like Kindle, there’s no reason why teens can’t do just that.

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Maker Learning is Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we believe all learners should have the opportunity to engage in Powerful Learning. These principles guide our work to close the Digital Learning Gap by ensuring learning experiences are personal and accessible, authentic and challenging, collaborative and connected, and inquisitive and reflective. Maker learning, while in many ways still a grassroots movement, has become increasingly common in schools around the world.

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart , talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19. Because ISTE begins over the weekend, I am airing this episode early to gear up for the event which starts on Sunday. See Stacey’s presentation at ISTE19.

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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.

Top Microsoft Education News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the ISTE conference virtually! Over a year ago I learned about Microsoft Education’s Immersive Reader , which is a free powerful literacy tool that is transforming education. Immersive Reader is the tool I am most excited about this year, because it helps support struggling readers of all ages.

Here’s a Preview of July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: Curriculum-based Assessments–a Powerful Diagnostic Tool. Innovative Ways to Co-Author a Book. Great New Reading App: Word Zoo. Upcoming online college-credit classes. Constructivism and How it fits your class. Tech Tips You Can Use. Wonder Workshop–the Amazing Dash. How to Help Students Find Their Passion. Assessing Student Work with Student-led Conferences.

Schools and Communities Together

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. During the school year, children spend more of their time outside of schools than in them, meaning that the caregivers and community members the child interacts with can be just as influential as teachers in providing opportunities for learning and growth.

The #ISTE19 Recap Show

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today is a recap of #ISTE19 from 4-time attendee Matt Miller and first-time attendees Angie Ridgeway and Nate Ridgeway. They share what people were talking about and their observations about what was missing.

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.

Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

For the past years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years conducted interviews with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the ISTE conference virtually thanks to #PasstheScopeEDU and the #NOTatISTE19 team! Below I have curated live interviews, resources, tips, and news with Wakelet , the great free curation tool. If you like these ideas, take one of my courses (CE credit or graduate course credit for a CSU Master of Education ) or check out my books.

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Building a New Ed-Tech Product? Don’t Get Caught in the Bay Area Bubble.

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Many startups are based in Silicon Valley, but operating out of the Bay Area comes with some serious risks and drawbacks. The post Building a New Ed-Tech Product? Don’t Get Caught in the Bay Area Bubble. appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Silicon Valley Startups

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. . When it comes to digital assets, I have found almost universally that schools do not know what they have. Inventory controls are minimal when it comes to digital curriculum for a very good reason. The content industry blew up and atomized into millions of pieces when it used to be consolidated into a few mammoth publishers that pushed out lines of books with an internal structure and consistency to learning that was all mapped out for schools.

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What’s Hot (and Not) at #ISTE19 with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Monica Burns @ classtechtips talks about the hottest edtech topics right now (and those that aren’t so hot) in this candid and wide-ranging conversation. Sponsor: Go to Advancement Courses use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your professional development. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours.

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!

The “It” Factor with Running Team Meetings

Education Elements

Think back to a recent meeting you were in when you pondered why you were a part of the conversation. Or better yet, you thought about the 10 items in your inbox that needed your decision-making power but instead, you were stuck in a meeting where it wasn’t clear what you were making a decision about. We have districts this year that have created the “it” factor for running meetings that tap into everyone’s energy in better ways than ever.

Getting to YES!

Tom Murray

Chris Craft (@crafty184) joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. Blog #LeadershipMinute Chris Craft

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PBL and Content … 15 Ideas To Make Sure Project Based Learning Supports The Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

You might know that I am a big proponent of PBL. I believe that as we work on helping students understand the content standards, PBL provides teachers with the how. I do hope you enjoy this content driven article. Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and join me on twitter at mjgormans . I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities!

Is All the Technology in Modern Classrooms a Good Thing?

EdNews Daily

In recent years, the way we communicate, order food, exchange money, and more has all been reimagined to include technological advances. And, technology has reached the education sector. Companies are creating technology-based products specifically for the classroom, and many schools and institutions are requiring students to use tablets or computers for their assignments. The inclusion of technology in classrooms is constantly increasing.

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.

Students Create Yearbooks Using Google Slides for #CUE19

CUE

In August 2014, our district office asked students to create their yearbook and send it to them to print. The goal – save students money. Thirty-five to one hundred dollars for a memory book from a yearbook company was a lot of money; $10-$50 was a much better price. Besides that, many of these expensive […]. The post Students Create Yearbooks Using Google Slides for #CUE19 appeared first on OnCUE. Innovate connected educator google slides guest writer yearbooks

ISTE 2019: How K–12 Leaders Can Use G Suite for Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

ISTE 2019: How K–12 Leaders Can Use G Suite for Professional Development. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:41. Joseph Valver and his fellow instructional technology facilitators at Hamilton Township School District in New Jersey were providing numerous options for educators in their district to learn how to use education technology, but something was holding educators back. . “As

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History Class: It’s About the People, Not the Dates

MiddleWeb

History is not just the causes of the Civil War, reasons for industrial growth, or dates associated with "big events" and major characters. Lauren Brown works to help her middle schoolers understand it’s about ordinary, often archetypal lives of human beings much like us. Beyond the Textbook Future of History biography history Ida B. Wells Lauren Brown middle grades Theodore Roosevelt Uriah Oblinger