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Your Network: Make it Bigger to Make Your School District Stronger

Education Elements

For many, being an innovator conjures a vision of being the one out in front, alone, and it can certainly feel that way at times. All at once it seems like a big adventure and a scary proposition with uncertain rewards, but known risks. You may have a lot of questions to ask about your path but worry no one else is on it. It feels like something you kind of want to tell everybody about, but also don’t want anybody to know.

High-Impact Instructional Strategies To Use Right Now

The Web20Classroom

Engagement versus effectiveness. This is a conversation I have been having with educators and leaders all over the country for a while now. Just because we see students engaged in learning might not mean actual effective learning is taking place. When we throw technology into the mix it can appear that students are learning a great deal because they are creating a podcast or making a video or using some game to review for a quiz but are these instructional methods actually effective?

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3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:35. The increasing digitalization of education has put even more emphasis on internet access in K–12 schools , leading more school districts, nonprofits and government agencies to invest in programs and services to ensure each student is connected. . How much speed do you need? It depends on your learning goals, according to EducationSuperHighway.

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What Learners Really Need

A Principal's Reflections

A great deal has changed since I began writing this blog back in 2009. For starters, my primary device to connect on Twitter was a Blackberry. I didn’t even have a Facebook page until a year later. Additionally, my views on education regarding teaching, learning, and leadership were beginning to evolve in ways that would eventually help my school experience innovative success while also pushing my professional practice into a whole new dimension.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

How 18 School Districts Are Working To Achieve Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Eighteen district teams from the League of Innovative Schools recently gathered in Austin, Texas for a Data Interoperability Bootcamp. Their challenges and contexts are different, determined by factors within and outside of district control, but their aims are the same: putting actionable data in the hands of people who can use it to make a difference in students’ lives. DPLIS Data Interoperability Bootcamp selfie!! mbaur @edfialliance @DigitalPromise pic.twitter.com/XOmh14NsWI.

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How do I help my students use iPads? Teaching students to troubleshoot and use iPads effectively

The CoolCatTeacher

Pana Asavavatana on Episode 388 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Pana Asavavatana won the ISTE Kay Bitter Award for 2018 as a top technology using kindergarten teacher. In today’s show, she digs deep about how she teaches her students to use iPads. Listen to the Show. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Pana Asavavatana’s Bio As Submitted.

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30 ways to make your lessons interactive

Ditch That Textbook

When we provide students with interactive lessons they are immersed in the content and take an active role in their learning. Interactive lessons stick. They increase engagement and get everyone in on the learning. They are the lessons we all remember. A3: Any time Ss can DO things with your content, you increase engagement and learning. Have […]. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroom student engagement

Making 360º Media: A Conversation about Immersive Storytelling and Media Literacy

Digital Promise

For the past 20 years, Will Cavada has supported students at Mount Pleasant High School in San Jose, California, as they tell their stories. While his role as a new and emerging media arts teacher has evolved over the years, his mission has not—to equip students with the skills to communicate their own true stories. Since 2016, Mr. Cavada and his students have participated in Digital Promise Global’s 360º Story Lab , including the 360 Filmmakers Challenge and MY World 360º.

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Book Review: Repositioning Educational Leadership

Ask a Tech Teacher

Repositioning Educational Leadership. by James Lytle et al. The idea of using inquiry to drive change is both inspired common sense and not entirely obvious. That’s why when I heard about Repositioning Educational Leadership: Practitioners Leading from an Inquiry Stance (Teachers College Press 2018), I was thrilled to read it. Teachers are familiar with the inquiry classroom but it doesn’t always filter up to administrators.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

Liz Kolb in episode 387 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Liz Kolb reflects upon how far cell phones have come since she wrote one of the first books on cell phones in the classroom. Are Smartphones a good idea? We discuss the pro’s and cons. Listen to the Show. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Liz Kolb’s Bio as Submitted.

Unpacking ‘CS for All’: Tools for Creating an Inclusive Computer Science Classroom

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

How do you help many different kinds of students find success with computer science? These strategies and resources will point teachers in the right direction. The post Unpacking ‘CS for All’: Tools for Creating an Inclusive Computer Science Classroom appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog #CSforAll Computer Science edtech equity inclusive Startup

Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Recent international studies in adult competencies indicate that six in 10 U.S. adults ages 18–65—around 118 million—perform at or below the lowest proficiency levels in problem solving in technology rich environments ( National Center for Education Statistics, 2016 ). This includes competencies such as using technology for effective communication with others, acquiring and evaluating information, and performing practical tasks.

Thanksgiving Activities That Keep You in Charge of Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching the days before big holidays is challenging. Students and teachers alike are ready for a break. Both struggle to pay attention regardless of how innovative and engaging are the lesson plans. I’ve been there often. As a result, I’ve come up with fun ways to support learning while students power through the last few days of school. Here are seven I use during the pre-Thanksgiving season: ASCII Art. Time required: Less than one class.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

How to Hold Better Meetings

The CoolCatTeacher

Rushton Hurley on Episode 386 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Rushton Hurley gives us ideas for improving meetings. He also talks about how to improve communication between administrators and teachers (including how to get people to read your emails.). Listen to the Show. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Enter to Win! Book Giveaway: Making Your Teaching Something Special.

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Displays: A Maker Education Project

User Generated Education

I have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a few decades. One of my favorite things about living here is that it celebrates and embraces Hispanic and Mexican cultural traditions. I have the privilege of working with gifted kids at two elementary schools with over 80% Hispanic students. For the past two years, I did Halloween Wars – based off of the Food Channel show. See Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus for more about this.

Achieving Professional Growth Through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a teacher turned instructional coach who is now an aspiring administrator, I have always recognized the importance of effective feedback. As a teacher, I not only strived to provide my students with effective feedback, but I also craved honest and open feedback about my own teaching performance.

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101 Google lesson ideas in a FREE ebook!

Ditch That Textbook

G Suite (formerly Google Apps) is such a versatile set of tools to use in the classroom. You can type. You can design. You can crunch numbers. You can gather data. The sky’s the limit, and these are just the beginning. The beauty of G Suite is that it can be used to create tons […

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

The best way to learn – video textbooks!

EdTech4Beginners

At Clutch Prep we call ourselves “the video version of textbooks”. Make no mistake however, we truly offer so much more. Founders Marcio, Artem, Johnny, and Alain were students at Florida International University (FIU) who saw a need in the community for something more than your average tutoring services. Online tutoring was a relatively new concept and they believed they could create something better than what was already available online at the time.

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The real state of AR in education today

Neo LMS

AR is one of those EdTech products that has received a lot of hype — primarily from AR-based companies themselves. We all know EdTech is a burgeoning market, and the media and communication landscape is awash with case studies and press releases promoting one or other form of technology as “the one” for education. In other instances the technology is breathlessly promoted , without very much rigour by way of hard facts.

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Career-ready capstones [VIDEO]

Dangerously Irrelevant

America Achieves has been sponsoring an Educator Voice Fellowship program here in Colorado. They have an upcoming event where they will highlight the work that these awesome educators have done regarding authentic performance tasks and career-ready capstone experiences. Thought I’d share the video… we need more of this kind of student work and authentic assessment! Happy viewing! Related Posts. Live blogging Oskaloosa High School’s experiences at the FIRST Championships.

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5 ideas for creating an interACTIVE classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Students today are all too often being forced into a traditional model of schooling that is no longer relevant to them. So, how can we be better? The answer comes not so much in WHAT we teacher but HOW we teach. If we want these students to be successful in our classrooms, we need to figure […]. Guest Blog Teaching creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroom

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Your Network: Make it Bigger to Make Your District Stronger

Education Elements

For many, being an innovator conjures a vision of being the one out in front, alone, and it can certainly feel that way at times. All at once it seems like a big adventure and a scary proposition with uncertain rewards, but known risks. You may have a lot of questions to ask about your path but worry no one else is on it. It feels like something you kind of want to tell everybody about, but also don’t want anybody to know.

Is open a means to an end, or is open its own end?

Iterating Toward Openness

Is open a means to an end, or is open its own end? This is a question worth thinking long and hard about. I’ve done some writing as I’ve been thinking about it, so I figured I may as well post it. Think about the phrase “open education.” ” This phrase denotes something very different when you believe open is a means than it does when you believe open is the end. When we consider open to be a means and education to be the end, open is subservient to education.

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Meet the 83-Year-Old App Developer Who Says Edtech Should Better Support Seniors

Edsurge

“Lifelong learning” may be the latest buzzword in education. But for Masako Wakamiya, it’s much more than lip service. Three years ago, at the ripe age of 80, Wakamiya decided to learn how to code. Last year, she developed and published an app to the Apple’s app store, making her one of the oldest app developers in the world. Now at age 83, Wakamiya beams with excitement when she recounts her journey, which has been featured in news outlets and even at Apple’s developer conference last year.

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence. Well, rarer than I would expect at least. Perhaps that is the case because the idea of flipped learning is attributed to two high school teachers and is a rather new concept, while stakeholders of Higher Education prefer to refer to it as “ reverse instruction ”. While not exactly the same, both concepts shift the focus towards students and their learning needs rather than the instructor.

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Talk the Talk: Communications Planning for Innovation in Education - A Webinar

Education Elements

As we work with schools and policy-makers to successfully implement student-centered learning models, we often hear concerns around building community support. Time and again we come back to the idea that communicating to others the why, the how, the what, and the when is key to a successful and sustainable transition to new, innovative learning environments.

13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning by Terry Heick Project-based learning isn’t a ‘trend’ any more than mobile devices are a trend. Mobile devices–smartphones, for example–simply provide a (physical) framework to host hardware (e.g., iris scanners, cameras, etc.) and software technology (e.g., an operating system, apps, etc.) These devices in and of themselves aren’t as much […].

How to Engage Your Students With the 12-Minute Rule and Quizzes They’re Meant to Fail

Edsurge

Quick: In which Asian country is it customary to touch the elbow of your right arm with the fingers of your left hand when you are passing an object to another person? His unique resume—well-traveled background, engineer’s mind, one-time musical theatre performer’s flair—contribute to well-crafted and entertaining classes. Stumped?

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