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Aligning the 10 building blocks for future ready schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

A growing number of schools are recognizing that they must start transitioning their learning environments toward deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and robust technology infusion. Making those transitions is complex work, however, and many school administrators and teachers aren’t exactly sure how to proceed beyond some vague ideas about doing things differently.

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7 Tips for Rural Schools Jumpstarting Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Future Ready Schools offers up a guide to ensure all students have access to the latest in learning.

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Startups Should Ask Teachers What Problems Need Solving

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

In the early stages of an ed-tech startup, it's easy to get distracted from the original mission. Keep asking teachers what problem they need solved. The post Startups Should Ask Teachers What Problems Need Solving appeared first on Market Brief.

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What You Should Know About Teaching Online: A Chat with Kelly from 51Talk

EdNews Daily

This is the 8th interview in our thought-leadership series with 51Talk. Quite often, when we look at job reviews from different places online, we tend to forget that there are many reasons behind each review-including good, bad and personal. Most of the time, as it is with the news, we hear negative stories. However, there are thousands of positive stories that we don’t typically hear about.

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Enhancing School Device Management for Improved Learning

Schools face increasing challenges as technology becomes integral to education. Efficient device management is essential for maximizing technology use and safeguarding investments. Our article discusses the importance of tracking devices, outlines current challenges, and suggests modern solutions that go beyond traditional methods like Excel. Learn how advanced tracking systems can streamline operations, improve maintenance, and offer real-time updates for better resource allocation.

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Offline Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

“You can see an evident shift from formal curriculum-based learning to informal just-in-time learning, and this is just the beginning!” ~ Pooja Jaisingh. Integrating technology in the classroom does not mean you need an Internet connection. Even without an Internet connection students learn a lot with mobile devices, laptops, and other technologies.

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Google Classroom: Exploring the Benefits for Teachers

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez We take a deep dive into the advantages of this popular Google tool.

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Value-Added Schools

A Principal's Reflections

No, this is not a post about value-added evaluation practices. I believe that ship has sailed. There is a great deal of research and evidence out there that pretty much debunks the claims of many in the world of education reform that accountability systems based solely on student achievement data have any merit. What I would like to discuss are ways that schools can provide increased value to students based on changes to the learning culture.

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Get Inspired Whether You’re at #ISTE2017 or #NotAtISTE

Teacher Reboot Camp

The last week of June I am attending the Badge Summit and ISTE convention in my hometown, San Antonio. This will be my newborn, Savannah’s, first ISTE. Savvy and I will be Periscoping as ISTE Media Reporters. Watch our first Periscope video below to find out why this ISTE is so special for Savvy and our family! Follow us on Twitter, @ShellTerrell , to catch the livestream or to catch up with us during the conference.

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Massachusetts Charter School, MIT Partner to Give Students 21st-Century Opportunities

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez STEM lessons help to prepare students for college and future careers.

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5 Fantastic Websites For English Teachers

EdTech4Beginners

I recently made a video, featuring 5 excellent websites for English teachers. The sites are all packed full of useful resources and teaching tips. Watch the round-up below: Do you have any more to add? Leave a comment below Tagged: education , ELT , English Teacher , learn English , teaching , teaching ideas , useful websites.

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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How I Became More Productive with Post-it® Brand Products #makeitstick

The CoolCatTeacher

DIY Productivity in Action From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Recently, I shared my 21-day productivity challenge sponsored by Post-it® Brand. To prepare, I took a quiz using the Post-it® Brand Productivity Tool to find out what type of planner I am. In that productivity quiz, I found out I’m a “Mindful Maverick” and need visual cues.

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Designing Open and Engaging Learning Spaces

Teacher Reboot Camp

Baby Savvy spoke to two of her favorite people, JoAnn Jacobs (@JoAnnJacobs68) and Jackie Gerstein (@JackieGerstein) about their classroom design. Both educators work in learning environments designed differently from typical classrooms where the teacher is at front, students are in desks, and the learning is within a walled classroom. Jackie Gerstein notes in her video interview that baby Savvy would not know which was the front of the classroom, because her elementary students work on table

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Hyperconvergence and SDN Help K–12 Districts Shed Late-Bloomer Image

EdTech Magazine

By Alan Joch IT managers share lessons that can help others in education ensure the success of their modernization efforts.

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Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

“ What works ought to drive what we put in front of our children. ” – Jim Shelton. Motivated by this shared belief, more than 275 higher education and K-12 district leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, policymakers, and educators gathered on May 3rd and 4th in Washington, D.C. to address an essential question: How might we collaborate to ensure evidence of impact, not marketing or popularity, drives edtech adoption and implementation?

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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The Most Remarkable Thing About Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

A blog and podcast episode about what is important From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I was talking to my mom and my sister today about teaching. Now, all three of us have been teachers at the high school level. However, I’m the one who’s still in the classroom. And as I was talking to my mom, she’s struggling with memory problems but she was a teacher and way back in the late 1980’s she was brought in to teach a bunch of what they called “Bad

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Supporting self-directed learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

“Self-directed learning” is a major catch-phrase of 21st Century educationalists, and undeniably a critical skill in the labor markets of the future. The modern world of work demands that people have demonstrable abilities to self-manage: their time and their inputs. Employees that can be tasked to solve a problem without micro-management, and can be relied upon to use their resources responsibly and sparingly, are highly prized.

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Missouri Online Summer School Offers Innovative Education for More Students

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez About 1,000 Missourians will be able to take advantage of the expanded learning program.

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3 Important Books for Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer’s approaching. Kids love playing outside, visiting friends–and reading! To encourage that last activity, here are three great books that will entertain, motivate, and educate–all in one fun experience. Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Dough Bees Story and Cookbook — a clever blend of baking and reading. This is one of several Robby Cheadle and family have written.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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Go Bold School: Old School + Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Weston Kieschnick on episode 96 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Weston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick helps us how to go bold school with blended learning. Old school plus blended learning = bold school. Check the show notes for the book giveaway.

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20 Ways Projectors Improve Learning in the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

Chalkboards can’t compete. They don’t inspire young minds tuned in to digital channels across multiple devices. Put educational technology front and center in today’s classroom, and you have your students’ attention. Consider these 20 ways a multimedia projector improves the learning experience and expands your teaching talents: Today’s easy-to-use, internet-savvy multimedia projectors are not your old, antiquated AV setups on wheel carts.

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51Talk Unveils its Premium Brand “Hello World American Academy”

EdNews Daily

51Talk Unveils Premium Brand “Hello World American Academy,” Launching its “Honest Action” Pledge. 51Talk Unveils its Premium Brand. Today, on its one year IPO anniversary, 51Talk announced the launch of its premium K12 brand “Hello World American Academy,” as well as a partnership with several companies to combat the “shady” practices often seen in the K12 education industry.

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Subscriber Special: June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last Chance: Summer Learning Classes. BOGO — Buy one class; get a friend in for free. June 14-June 17 only. The Tech-infused Teacher. June 19th-July 9th. Online. $229 (individual); $750 (group of 5). Everything you need to add technology to your classes in an authentic, student-centered way. Includes: 9 Activities (topics). 35 tech ed videos. 5 tech ed Lesson plans. 5 tech ed eBooks.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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5 Ways to Connect with Your Students Over the Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Connie Hamilton in episode 95 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Connie Hamilton @conniehamilton gives us five ways to connect with our students over the summer. We can start next year ahead by picking one or more of these ideas. Listen Now. Listen on iTunes.

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NEO will be at ISTE 2017!

Neo LMS

While students are looking forward to the summer vacation, the NEO team are looking forward to this year’s edition of the most comprehensive ed tech event in the world: ISTE Conference and Expo. The countdown has begun and we can hardly contain our enthusiasm at the thought of meeting once again so many beautiful people who, before anything else, are interested in how to leverage technology in order to do more for student learning.

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Defining the Purpose of Curriculum in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

As an increasing number of schools and classrooms shift to personalized learning across the country, educators face many questions. Many of these questions focus on the need to define the purpose of curriculum, digital content, and tools in a personalized learning setting.

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11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging. 3 Problems to Address Before Blogging at Your School. 7–no 10, wait 12–OK, 13 Skills I Teach With Blogging. Once a Year Blog Maintenance–Are You Up to Date? 5 Great Tech Ed Blogs You May Not Have Heard Of.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 23 Edition)

Doug Levin

In which I implore us to move beyond claims of "hit jobs" and "fear mongering" to fact based discussions of whether and where new guardrails may be needed to avoid conflicts of interest and the undermining of the democratic underpinnings of public schools brought about by the dramatic, technology-enabled changes remaking U.S. schools.

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Flipping Your Culture

Battelle for Kids

By now, most in education have heard the term “flipped.” It can be used when talking about changing the pedagogy or instructional strategy by turning what you’ve traditionally done upside down. Flipped classrooms have done things like move the independent work associated with homework to the classroom and the direct instruction associated with class to home.

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Celebrating the National Week of Making

Digital Promise

Tomorrow marks the first day of the national Week of Making , a week dedicated to celebrating makers and providing opportunities for people across the country to make. We are excited to take part in highlighting the diversity of makers through our three-part video series featuring maker learning happening at different Maker Promise schools across the country.

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Summer 2017 Learning Series-3 Rules For Attending Any Conference

The Web20Classroom

For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning. School may be out for many but the learning we do as educators can last even outside the classroom. These posts will take us through several different ways of extending your learning. We started with Twitter chats and how you can participate in real time or whenever you want.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.