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The surveillance of our youth

Dangerously Irrelevant

Like many school districts, the Southeast Polk School District in Pleasant Hill, Iowa monitors the Web usage of its students on district-provided computers for inappropriate activity.

Powerful Learning is Collaborative and Connected

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

Five Predictions for the Future of Education in 2019

EmergingEdTech

Online education and digital learning tools—whether as a supplement to an on-campus experience, or as a full distance-learning program—have transformed the practice of education in recent years. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

A while ago we received a comment on a post about Augmented Reality. I had erred by not at any point in the blog referring to Augmented Reality, but only AR. Our reader asked us simply to clarify what AR meant.

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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.

Authentic Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

Providing authentic learning experiences to all learners should be the highest prior for all administrators, curriculum developers, and teachers.

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5 Ways to Design Your Teacher-led Station

Catlin Tucker

5TeacherLed. In my work as a blended learning coach, I observe a lot of teachers facilitating blended lessons. The Station Rotation Model is particularly popular because teachers do not need a device for every student to make it work. Instead, students rotate between offline and online stations.

The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

ViewSonic Education

Dusty blackboards, smudged overhead projectors, and over saturated photocopies - Surely this sounds like many people’s education experience. If that’s the case, take solace in knowing that, in many schools, those factors are in the past. Today, eLearning reigns supreme.

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21st-Century classrooms: Accommodating different learning styles

Neo LMS

Every child has a specific learning method that helps them achieve the best results possible. With many different approaches to the style of learning, it can be hard to find a way to teach that caters for the diverse needs of learners in a 21st-century classroom.

How Do We Evaluate School Leaders? What Does the Research Say?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Toby Travis, Headmaster and leadership consultant, talks about the effective methods of evaluating school leaders, focusing on the research.

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.

Powerful Learning is Inquisitive and Reflective

Digital Promise

This is the fourth post in our series on “Powerful Learning,” a set of principles guiding our work supporting schools and educators to develop learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners as we introduce new technologies.

Are You a Critical Consumer?

A Principal's Reflections

Digital literacy is more important now than it has ever been. The exponential evolution if the Internet and social media tools have allowed for the quick sharing of knowledge, ideas, images, videos, and opinions. The result has been a double-edged sword.

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5 Common Coaching Misconceptions

Education Elements

“Coaching" means something different to everyone. Many of us have had both positive and negative experiences with coaches in the past, which influences our definition of and expectations from coaching. Becoming an instructional coach is often seen as a natural next step for classroom educators.

How to Motivate Teachers to Change

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Motivating change in ourselves and others can be challenging but it can be done. Join Joy Kirr, 7th grade ELA Teacher, with surprising insight on why teachers really change!

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Teaching Social and Emotional Skills All Day

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

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Why Chromebooks Have Expanded in K-12 Classrooms

Kajeet

Did you know Chromebooks made up 60 percent of all U.S. education shipments in 2017? To put that number in perspective, in 2012, Chromebooks made up less than a single percent of the education market, according to Computerworld.

The Hidden Stories of Those Around Us

Tom Murray

Each one of us has a story. How much of your story do those around you know? Earlier this week, I boarded the 7:15a train to Washington, D.C. from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. As I do regularly, I found a seat, opened my laptop, turned up the volume in my headphones, and got connected so that I could do some work. Like I do many times each day, I took a moment and scanned my Twitter feed. While scrolling through, I came across The Hidden Story, a video shared by FranklinCovey Company.

5 Sure Fire Ways to Create Remarkable Graphics

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tony Vincent is a pro at creating graphics. His blog and work is full of amazing graphics. Today, he teaches us five sure-fire ways to create remarkable graphics.

3 ways to incorporate the 4 Cs into any class

Ditch That Textbook

Technology has changed every aspect of our lives. Friends are at our fingertips and you can binge watch countless shows and movies without even leaving your couch. We as a society are exposed to more content and diverse ideas than ever before. So how does this affect education? If students become proficient communicators, collaborators, creators, […]. Guest Blog 4 c's collaboration creativity edtech educational technology four cs

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How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I started teaching, syncing work between school and home was impossible. Completing homework required either printing it and bringing it in as paper or–well, nothing. There was no way to get it into a student school drive from home. Thanks to cloud computing, that nightmare is over.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events.

No 1:1 devices? You can be an awesome tech using school anyway!

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Gail Charnick and her teachers are using a variety of technologies and showing that you don’t have to be 1 to 1 to be leading edge. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking

EdTech Magazine

5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:34. New educational guidelines from ISTE stress the importance of contextualizing science, technology, engineering and math skills through everyday classroom activities. .

Join me Jan. 23rd for a Webinar

Ask a Tech Teacher

Please join me on Jan 23, 2019 for a webinar on Building Digital Citizens: Being a responsible digital citizen is critical to success in school and beyond, which is why integrating digital citizenship lessons across the curriculum at every grade level is so important.

3 misconceptions that could distort higher education policy

The Christensen Institute

Higher education institutions are racing to keep up with the ever-evolving student and workforce demands—and policymakers have no shortage of (ostensibly) good ideas to improve the sector. But are all these good ideas as potent or as effective as the hype—or hope—promises?

Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, the Awesome Squiggles Project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer.

Here Is What the Right Tools for Mixed Reality in the Classroom Look Like

EdTech Magazine

Here Is What the Right Tools for Mixed Reality in the Classroom Look Like. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:56. In K–12, educators have found ways to use augmented and virtual reality to enhance and support deeper learning in the classroom.

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It’s Here–the High School Technology Curriculum!

Ask a Tech Teacher

The High School technology curriculum prepares students for their college-and-career future not by teaching widgets and programs—though that happens—but by showing them how to use the tech they have acquired throughout their education. How do they decide what program works best for what inquiry?

Adding up the cost of head-on competition

The Christensen Institute

Everyday people come up with innovative ideas for products and services they’re sure will be impactful. But where in the market should they aim their products in order to increase their odds of success?

Real-time Collaboration Through Online Platforms - 6 Advantages and Disadvantages

ViewSonic Education

Nothing leads to better results than working together. Group projects, both in business and in education — Collaboration is key.

Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number four in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back. You will also find posts filled with resources including Science , Technology , and Engineering in STEM.

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Q&A: Kelly Young on Tech's Role in Learner-Centered Education

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Kelly Young on Tech's Role in Learner-Centered Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 01/21/2019 - 13:49. Many K–12 educators are pushing back against traditional education models, advocating for learner-centered education , which puts study into the hands of students.

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From handouts to opportunity: Understanding the role of innovation in development

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, Clayton Christensen, Karen Dillon, and I published The Prosperity Paradox : How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty. As I reflect on the ideas put forth in the book, I not only find myself hopeful about the progress many impoverished economies can make, but also think about the journey to co-authoring The Prosperity Paradox. This quest‚ to improve life for as many people as possible in impoverished economies—started a while ago for me.