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3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech

Neo LMS

Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling — no-one likes them.

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

The Christensen Institute

In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU)—an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. implementing a blended-learning strategy for students.

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The Greatest Challenge to School Innovation

Education Elements

When school leaders want to bring innovative practices to classrooms, what's the greatest challenge that stands in their way? Lack of funding? Inadequate in-house expertise?

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How to Teach AI in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning , talks about Artificial Intelligence and what we should be teaching kids in our classrooms today.

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Best-in-Category Winners for 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

During the last month, Ask a Tech Teacher readers voted on which tech tools had the greatest impact on their teaching. For this Best in Category award, we asked them to look for the ones that made them say Wow and rush to share with colleagues everywhere.

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Preparing Students to Innovate with Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

Brooke Morgan is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Talladega County Schools in Talladega, Alabama. Talladega County Schools is participating in Digital Promise’s Computational Thinking Pathways Challenge Collaborative.

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VR & AR in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Hall Davidson shares both simple explanations of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom.

Is the Homework Gap Gone?

Kajeet

The Homework Gap. The Digital Divide. Whichever term you use, they both point to the same problem: students without Internet at home face additional barriers to completing their schoolwork , have lower graduation rates , and score lower on tests when compared to their well-connected peers.

The Two Most Important Questions to Ask to Determine if Learning is Taking Place

A Principal's Reflections

There are so many thoughts and ideas as to what learning really looks and feels like. From these conversations, educators form their own perspectives and opinions that best align with the vision, mission, and goals of their classroom, school or district.

Easily Manage Class AR with Metaverse Collections

Ask a Tech Teacher

One tool that stands out with educators when discussing the creation and use of Augmented Reality (AR) for education is Metaverse. Metaverse is one of the most popular AR apps in schools.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. I first wrote about this app in December 2017 shortly after launch.

Testing Mode Matters

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Taking a test online rather than on paper might hurt students’ test scores — at least at first — according to a study from the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

The current ways m-learning is making online education better

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in ICT & Computing in Education , on January 18, 2019. Even though many people accuse the education system of being stuck in the past and resistant to change, it advances nonetheless.

Entrepreneurs Should Pay Attention to Advice They Don’t Want to Hear

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

So many startup legends lead us to believe that a single piece of advice—either taken or not—can be pivotal to the success of a company. The post Entrepreneurs Should Pay Attention to Advice They Don’t Want to Hear appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog advice decisionmaking Entrepreneurship K-12 Dealmaking mentors

25 Days of Making: When Educators Make, Create, and Have Fun

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Learning to make and create can be a challenge but hundreds of educators took the challenge. Aaron Maurer talks about the 25 days of making and some upcoming projects for student making that will be kicking off soon.

Behind the Scenes with a MY World 360° Media Creator

Digital Promise

Filmmaker and photographer Andrew Arias tells stories about his community that are personal and profound. Growing up, I saw things that were amazing to me—stuff that other people don’t see,” Arias says.

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Don’t Look Now but the 21st Century is Behind You!

Education Elements

Five years ago, our team partnered with the Economist Group to conduct a study where we asked business and industry leaders around the world, what were the most critical skills they wanted their employees to possess. You could say the results were more validating than surprising.

30 Google Classroom tips every teacher must know

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom is a favorite among the many useful G Suite tools. It allows us to manage our classroom assignments digitally and saves us lots of time. Like most of the G Suite tools, Google Classroom is constantly getting updated with new features. By utilizing these features we can make Google Classroom work even […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite Google Apps google apps for education google classroom gsuiteedu

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5 Essential Practices for Designated and Integrated ELD

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Elizabeth Iwaszewicz talks about five strategies for designated and integrated English Language Development (ELD). Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app.

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The “Secret Sauce” of Education Transformation: Agency

Digital Promise

Before my decade-or-so in education technology, I was a Fortune 500 executive with the responsibility of leading an organization and developing my employees to their greatest potential.

Leadership Starts with You

Tom Murray

I’ve had the privilege of working for some amazing leaders over the years. Those leaders that had courage. Those leaders with an articulate vision. Those leaders who valued people first. Those leaders who helped foster cultures of risk-taking and innovation.

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How sharing work can build students’ networks

The Christensen Institute

All too often in education, students’ relationships—with mentors, teachers, tutors, and peers—are seen as inputs to creating academic work and building students’ human capital. But what if the work that students created served as the launching pad for building and nurturing connections?

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How to Create in AR and VR

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jaime Donally talks about all the ways kids can create and make inside Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in the classroom. She gives an excellent overview of all of the apps and tools out there.

Guest post: How to Help Your Children Achieve Success in the Classroom with Balance

EdTech4Beginners

If you want your child to become successful in life, it’s up to you to set the foundation. As a parent, it’s your job to do all you can to set them up for success. When you’re able to do this, you won’t have to worry about guilt concerning whether or not you did all you could. In fact, as long as you regularly educate yourself on how you can become a better parent, it’ll shine through.

3 Keys to Creating a More Agile School District

Education Elements

In 2012, Google began studying how workers can transform productivity by examining the perfect team. They scrutinized everything from how often they socialize together, to how regularly they communicate, to their personal backgrounds.

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The Digital Gallery Walk: Collaboration on their feet

Ditch That Textbook

Collaboration is cemented as one of the four C’s in education, right along with communication, critical thinking and creativity. When it comes to digital collaboration, one characteristic highlights almost all of our approaches. Sitting. A lot of sitting. The concerns with obesity and Type 2 diabetes are well documented, along with the harmful effects of […]. Ed Tech Teaching digital classroom activities digital collaboration digital student interaction g suite collaboration

How To Teach A Group Of ESL Students Who Are At Different Levels-Tips From Teachers From HAWO American Academy

EdNews Daily

Imagine walking into a class or signing on as an online teacher to work with a new classroom of ESL students.

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PBLWorks (formally Buck Institute) Introduces Project Idea Cards for Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

PBLWorks (new brand name of the Buck Institute for Education) has introduced a free online library of more than 60 downloadable Project Idea Cards to help teachers use Project Based Learning (PBL) in their classrooms. There will be more cards released going forward as well.

How to Protect K–12 Networks From Student Hackers

EdTech Magazine

How to Protect K–12 Networks From Student Hackers. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:35. It’s no secret that school districts are a gold mine for hackers, who can exploit all of the confidential student, parent and employee data available for financial gain or to assuage a personal grudge. .

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3 tips for creating a positive AR and VR experience in every classroom

Ditch That Textbook

“I don’t have enough devices.” This is a common reason teachers give for not being able to integrate augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences into their classrooms. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are powerful learning mediums that continue to find a foothold in education. Augmented Reality (AR) – always involves adding […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog ar in the classroom augmented reality edtech virtual reality vr in the classroom