Sat.Aug 04, 2018 - Fri.Aug 10, 2018

Let’s retire the ‘gifted-and-talented’ label

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year the Fordham Institute wrote about the challenge of the gifted gap in our nation’s schools. Put simply, gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds too often are not identified as gifted, which causes them to lose out on access to a variety of gifted-and-talented programs at their local schools that could accelerate their development and social and economic opportunities.

Revive Your Creativity

iTeach with iPads

When I was in elementary school, I played outside almost every day with my next door neighbor. We created elaborate play schemes, including an outdoor “kitchen”, complete with mud pies. We also had fun reenacting one of our favorite books, Harriet the Spy.

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The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

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

Top 7 TED Talks every teacher should see

Neo LMS

TED Talks are awesome. Maybe it’s the variety of topics they cover, the perfectly timed length, the simple setting, or maybe all of these; but either way, I think we can all agree that TED Talks are awesome. Being on a TED stage is incredible as well. Trust me, I’ve been on one.

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.

Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students who S.A.I.L!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Yesterday, I presented a new keynote for the NJAIS Innovation Symposium, The Keys to Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students who S.A.I.L. The purpose was to help teachers facilitate and inspire student innovation.

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TTWWADI - A Culture Killer

A Principal's Reflections

In some cases, change has been hard to implement at scale or at all for that matter. Sometimes we are blinded by perceived success as is the case for many high performing school districts that have high test scores.

5 Innovative ways for teachers to connect with other teachers

Neo LMS

The professional development programs offered by most districts can be a somewhat bland, formulaic and often times an irrelevant experience.

Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students who S.A.I.L!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Yesterday, I presented a new keynote for the NJAIS Innovation Symposium, The Keys to Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students who S.A.I.L. The purpose was to help teachers facilitate and inspire student innovation.

Redesigned Cloud Portal to Safeguard Student Internet Access

Kajeet

Since 2016, there have been over 353 reported cyber incidents in K-12. This number from K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center has increased by 20 since the last time we referenced the Cyber Incident Map.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

4 Questions to Determine Whether Educators Need Artificial Intelligence

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Artificial intelligence is useful for a specific class of problems. These questions can help pinpoint whether it's the right technology for a particular problem. The post 4 Questions to Determine Whether Educators Need Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Market Brief.

Spotlight: How One Teacher Taught Digital Citizenship Via Student-driven Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sheila Slawek teaches digital literacy & computer science. I’ve known Sheila a long time and am profoundly impressed by how she passionately and energetically blends technology authentically into the learning lives of her students.

How to Make the Most of the First 20 Days of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

As the 2018-2019 school year begins, I can’t help but think back to my years in the classroom and the days and weeks leading up to a new school year. The feeling of getting back in my classroom after recharging during summer break, the excitement of unpacking book boxes, decorating the walls, and way too many trips to Target for those must-have new supplies. The moment that made it feel most real was getting my class list, picturing the faces that would soon fill the empty desks.

Learning to Teach for the Future

CUE

“If you can dream it, you can code it.” As I looked around the huge ballroom filled with eager educators, Hadi Partovi’s words began to energize and excite me. It also seemed Partovi’s words were having a similar effect on the overly air conditioned room, filled with over 500 teachers.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

50+ back to school ideas, activities and icebreakers

Ditch That Textbook

The first day of school is met with excitement as students reconnect with old friends, share about their summer and look ahead to another year. As teachers, we work hard to make that first day a positive experience for our students. And we want to keep that excitement and engagement going as we head into […]. DitchBook Twitter chat back to school back to school activities back to school ideas creativity first day of school student engagement teaching

Top 10 Study Group Forums and Websites for High School Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sara Stringer, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, has a list of great websites for high school students. I don’t post enough about high school so I’m thrilled with her article: Some students study more productively in groups, working with their peers.

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How to Make the Most of the First 20 Days of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

As the 2018-2019 school year begins, I can’t help but think back to my years in the classroom and the days and weeks leading up to a new school year.

Advice for New and Old(er) Teachers

CUE

Tomorrow, I start back my 15th year of classroom teaching next to at least two teachers right out of the credential program.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:03. From inside the K-12 education bubble, it’s easy to believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEAM (adding art to the STEM mix) initiatives are a done deal — everyone’s doing them. . There are whole conferences dedicated to STEM. But as recently as 2016, a Gallup research poll conducted by Google found that only 40 percent of U.S.

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Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. He has some great thoughts on breakout rooms, discussion forums, virtual reality, and gamifying lessons.

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SXSW EDU 2019 PanelPicker

The Christensen Institute

The SXSW EDU PanelPicker is back again! This year, learn more about the proposed SXSWEDU 2019 panels featuring the latest research from Thomas Arnett, Julia Freeland Fisher, Alana Dunagan, and Richard Price. Discover what our team is bringing to the K-12 and higher education conversation.

It Is HERE: The NEW Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Classwork Comes to Google Classroom Rolling out over the next few weeks are new features to Google Classroom with a brand new design. The Stream is no longer where the action is, the new Classwork page is. Read the Google for Education blog for more information on this.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

In the News: Lurking on School Sites

Doug Levin

Cross-posted on the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center blog: [link]. As quoted in: Moore, E.K. “ The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think.” The New York Times. 2 August 2018. “Trackers are as common on public school websites these days as microbes on a restroom door, to judge by Mr. Levin’s examination of 159 public school websites from among the nation’s largest and most tech-savvy districts.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech 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.

Eliminating global poverty starts with investment in innovators

The Christensen Institute

Image: People using lights powered by Off-Grid:Electric’s solar service, mPower | Flickr: Power Africa. If the U.S.

Are Children Learning Or Memorizing?

Veative

Understanding how a student learns is perhaps one of the most important tasks a teacher will perform. Some students might learn by audio or visual means, and others by using pictures, speech, writing and spatial understanding.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Panicked universities in search of students are adding thousands of new majors

The Hechinger Report

Students walk on the Temple University campus in Philadelphia. Temple has started a master’s degree in sport business, among the 41,446 degree or certificate programs colleges and universities have added since 2012. Photo: Matt Rourke/The Associated Press.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 558: How to Leverage Tech to Teach Writing. This college-credit class starts in one week–Monday, August 13th! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 558 and click for more information and to sign up. Click to view slideshow. MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. MTI 563 starts in one week–Monday, August 13th! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 563 and click for more information and to sign up. Click to view slideshow.

A thorn in the side of education innovation

The Christensen Institute

This is the third post in a three-part series on strategies for expanding the impact of schools and teachers. The other posts in the series are available at the following links: part 1 , part 2. Innovation is the key to real and lasting progress in education, but it isn’t easy to get right. In principle, innovation allows schools to push past time and resource constraints so teachers can accomplish more with their students.