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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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Ghanaian chocolates: for Ghanaians, by Ghanaians, in Ghana

The Christensen Institute

The West African country of Ghana supplies roughly a quarter of the world’s cocoa beans, a critical input in the $100 billion global chocolate industry.

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.

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.

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 ).

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

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last year, only 61 percent of high school students who took the ACT English achievement test were deemed college-ready. In math, it was 41 percent. We teachers recognize it is our fiduciary responsibility to fulfill state and national education standards that prepare students for college or career.

From radios to electric vehicles, targeting “nonconsumers” pays off

The Christensen Institute

Too often, companies focus on grabbing market share away from competitors, rather than searching for untapped demand. That untapped demand is what we call nonconsumption—when people are unable to purchase or use a product or service, and literally can’t consume it.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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.

K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training

EdTech Magazine

K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:37. IT professionals in every K–12 school district likely grapple with one major security weakness: people.

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.

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The limitations of networks to expand opportunity

The Christensen Institute

Lately I’ve been writing a lot about networks. Students’ access to new networks is the topic of a book my husband and I published this summer called Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations that Expand Students’ Networks.

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

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.

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:56. Today’s school libraries are being reinvented. No longer just a haven for dusty books and stern shushes, the library is now a place for digital resources and makerspaces and flexible learning. They’re alive with activity and are agents for collaboration and creativity. Librarians are IT help desk masters , teachers of digital literacy and makerspace experts.

We know we have to address the social determinants of health. Now what?

The Christensen Institute

In the run-up up to this month’s mid-term elections, healthcare appears to be just one of many burning political issues that will be influencing Americans’ votes.

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

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?

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Review: NetApp AFF A700s Integrates District Data Center and Cloud Storage

EdTech Magazine

Review: NetApp AFF A700s Integrates District Data Center and Cloud Storage. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:35. All K–12 school districts — even small ones, which still support hundreds of users — have big storage needs.

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