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Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution

A Principal's Reflections

“ Don’t prepare kids for something. Prepare them for anything !” I remember a world without the Internet, smart devices, mobile phones, 3D printers, and 4K televisions sets. After all, this was the world that many of us grew up in. There was an abundance of playing outside, reading, walking around the mall, going to the movies, and talking on the phone. Sure, we had our technology at the time, which now seems quite archaic compared to even the most rudimentary devices of today.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?

NeverEndingSearch

I am currently working on a research project with partners from the University of Florida and OCLC. Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC), our IMLS-funded study, uses simulated Google result lists to examine what happens when student researchers make real-time search engine result page decisions. I thought I’d share some of our preliminary findings.

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Esports Clubs Expand Learning Opportunities for K–12 Players

EdTech Magazine

Esports Clubs Expand Learning Opportunities for K–12 Players. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:05. By any measure, esports is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. . Between 2017 and 2018, the global fan base grew 13.5 percent , to hit 380 million, according to a report from Newzoo and ESLGaming. Spending on tickets and merchandise grew 16 percent , to $95.5 million.

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23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts from Ctrl Alt Achieve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom. With ideas for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings for all subjects and ages, you’ll want to scroll down and follow the links in our enhanced show notes. Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Teacher Workweek program opened this past Saturday, June 15.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Rethink How Teachers Advance their Careers with Micro-credentials

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.”. Over the last 10 years policymakers have focused much of their K-12 school reform attention on making the evaluation of teachers more rigorous and tying performance results to their compensation (see recent Calder report here ).

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10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently I presented a webinar for Simple K12, 10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Active Learning. Below are the slides with example activities and resources. You can scan the QR codes in the presentation to take part in a poll, listen to my toddler’s audio greeting, contribute to an online sticky board, and to contribute to an online collaborative story.

No #ISTE19 Fomo: Join the #NotAtIste19 Community and Start Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter ISTE19 is here and the #notatiste19 community is ready to embrace the learners everywhere you cannot go to ISTE19 in Philadelphia. No fomo! Let’s go! The #notatiste19 hashtag is already hopping. Peggy George is one of the many leaders in the #notatiste19 community and she tells everyone how they can join in even when they are not there. And how those who are joining can share and help in this community.)

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways. I have spent the last 13 of those years as a technology teacher and coordinator, and an informal technology coach, in three different schools. When I first started teaching in Philadelphia in 2004, teachers were lucky if they had one desktop computer in their room for students to use, and students attended weekly computer lab classes.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Using Computers in the Classroom: Shifting from Consumption to Creation

Catlin Tucker

In the last few months, I have read several articles about increasing pushback against the use of technology in schools. The Atlantic published a piece called “The Backlash Against Screen Time at School,” The Guardian published an article titled “Children are Tech Addicts – and Schools are the Pushers,” and The New York Times published “Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good.”

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Cohen "The Tech Rabbi" and author of Education by Design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. We should design the classroom environment for learning. Michael has three sessions at ISTE 2019. Information below.)

Strengthening Digital Literacy Skills in Michigan with Facebook

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative launched Community Impact Stories, a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation. The series explores the powerful impact of local nonprofits and community-based organizations that provide adult learning and workforce development opportunities to families and communities. We invite partner organizations and learners themselves to share their stories moving forward.

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom? Shoulders slouched and eyes down—you guessed it right! It’s a smartphone that your students are using.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Learn how teachers are using educational videos effectively in their classrooms: - Current use of educational videos. Problems identified. Features sought by teachers. Suggested guide to video searching. Different solutions options. Effectively using educational videos could become a large burden or blessing to teachers.

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5 Ways to Customize Your Teacher Professional Development This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers need personal professional development. In today’s blog post and podcast episode, we’re sharing five real-world examples of teachers who used their summer to improve their classroom and earn professional development credit.

Discover the Latest In Learning on the Research Map

Digital Promise

Do you wonder how learning works? Are you looking to design learning environments to support a range of learners? The Digital Promise Research Map can help. The Research Map is a hub for learning sciences research which connects education leaders, policymakers, and technology developers with research findings that can inform their work.

11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a teacher-author who relies on technology to bring my dreams to life, even I am surprised by how often technology can be applied to life. I share these humorous gems with efriends, post them on forums, and incorporate them into conversations with colleagues. My goal is to demystify technology, a topic that remains for many confusing and intimidating. If fellow writers learn to approach it light-heartedly, they’ll be more likely to accept it.

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.

Why this missing ingredient is crucial for the Rust Belt’s revival

The Christensen Institute

For most of the 20th century, America’s “Rust Belt”—stretching across the Great Lakes region and areas in the Midwest—was an economic powerhouse. The region served as the central hub of the United State’s manufacturing industry, and by the 1950s it was home to almost half of all American jobs. However, the clock was ticking on America’s “Golden Age” of manufacturing. A global economic recession in the early 1970s kicked off a sustained economic decline from which the region has never recovered.

A Learner Centered Innovation Model #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Katie Martin, an ISTE 2018 keynote, talks about the importance of putting learners at the center of your innovation model. She starts with the questions we need to ask ourselves and our students and talks about what learner-center innovation looks like. Get inspired and motivated by listening to Katie.

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10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE

Neo LMS

Edtech conferences are a great opportunity for everyone activating in the education sector to connect and network with fellow like-minded people and take the pulse of the industry. Depending on the exact type of the event, there is something for everyone: kindergarten teachers, K-12 educators, university professors, librarians, edtech specialists, school management, you name it. ISTE 2019 is fast approaching, and as enthusiasm levels rise, so does the pressure to see it all and do it all.

18 Unexpected Free Educational Videos Website for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

Quick take: Take a look at 18 free educational video website for teachers: 1. Names and links of free resources. Multi-subjects covered. Multi-grade level covered. No one can beat free. We searched across the internet for the best free education video websites for teachers. Our list specifically identified sites that offer videos for use without having to sign up to be a member or enrolled in a course. For an added benefit, many of the sites we found covers multiple subjects and grade levels.

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The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

The Future of Classroom Technology Tools

Education Elements

Predicting the future of classroom technology trends empowers teachers and school districts to stay at the forefront of “the next big thing” in education. When you have an idea of which trends are sure to increase in popularity and functionality in the upcoming years, you can make informed decisions about the tools you should invest in and the trends that are likely to lose momentum. Classrooms

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How To Make a Realistic Plan for Summer That Will Leave You Feeling Rejuvenated

The CoolCatTeacher

Plan and enjoy! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Planning your summer can help you have an enjoyable, meaningful experience. I don’t like rushing around at the end of the summer with that upset feeling that I’ve missed something. So, here’s a free resource from Angela Watson that will help you plan ahead. She has a blog post, a podcast, and a sign up for a free summer planning guide here.

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Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

Neo LMS

Philadelphia is the birthplace of American independence, with the Declaration of Independence signed there in 1776 and the Liberty Bell still present in the city center as a symbol of that great historic moment. The city today is one of the largest within the US and is home to more outdoor sculptures and murals than in any other American urban areas.

Apps to get your children reading over the Summer holidays…

EdTech4Beginners

education apps apps to get kids reading reading summer holidays teaching

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!