Sat.Dec 15, 2018 - Fri.Dec 21, 2018

Why Students Need More ‘Math Talk’

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Test scores , school report cards and Facebook posts complaining about homework problems often drive critiques of how math is taught in schools. Amid the debates, it has become increasingly clear that one ingredient is necessary for success: opportunities for students to talk about math. Unfortunately, these are often lacking in U.S. classrooms. We are both math education researchers.

The Internet of Things in K-12

Kajeet

From smart toys and clothing to smart homes and cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming integrated into all aspects of our lives, and its influence and reach are only going to keep expanding. Gartner predicted that spending on IoT worldwide would reach $1.5

If we don’t engage online, we cede mindshare to others who will

Dangerously Irrelevant

[ Every week a ‘Monday Morning Message (MMM)’ email goes out to all doctoral students from a faculty or staff member in the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development. Here’s my second one, which came out today. ]. Please join Dr. Heather Johnson and me for one or both of our two Spring 2019 social media workshops for SEHD faculty and students! ]. In my previous MMM , I noted the power of having an active and visible online presence as part of our professional and scholarly work.

The best 10 free EdTech tools and websites every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

As a teacher, you are charged with a great responsibility: to equip the young people, the future of the world and the next generation. A lifetime ago, information was hard to find on anything. People did most things instinctively, superstitiously or based on their beliefs.

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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.

Help Students Share Their Stories with 360° Media Production Kits

Digital Promise

Since 2016, Digital Promise Global’s 360° Story Lab has supported young people’s creation of immersive stories that share their perspectives and inspire positive action on issues they care about.

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Making is in Our DNA

A Principal's Reflections

I have such fond memories of the time I had with both my grandfathers, albeit much too short as one of them was taken from us too soon. Each of them had such a great fondness for the outdoors, which influenced my decision to pursue degrees in marine environmental science and biology.

The fallacy of the paperless classroom

Neo LMS

I write to you today from a desk littered with notebooks and bits of paper — and I’m a tech blogger. The main reasons my desk is piled with paper: I’ve yet to process my receipts into the requisite shoebox.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

During a recent trip to the doctor, the office’s affiliate hospital was in the midst of transitioning to a new electronic medical records system. At every single phase of my visit—from checking in, to the nurse evaluation, to accessing my chart for lab work—this new system wreaked havoc.

Be proud of your pockets of innovation. AND…

Dangerously Irrelevant

Every school system has pockets of innovation. Those three forward-thinking teachers in the elementary school, that one grade-level team in the middle school, the department that’s really trying to do something different at the high school, that amazing principal over there, and so on.

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.

Maine Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Framework describes the key elements and components needed to achieve the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment.

Innovators Worth Watching: Voyage

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) or self-driving vehicles hold the potential to offer immense benefits.

How Do You Build a Successful Classroom-based Coaching Program?

Digital Promise

Though it’s most often associated with sports, coaching can also be an important form of professional development in education. Like in sports, its goal is to improve individual and team performance.

How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide

Wisewire

Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities.

10 Chromebook features you (probably) don’t know about

Ditch That Textbook

Chromebooks are packed with some pretty amazing features that make them unique digital devices for students. In a Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit video presentation, I shared some of my favorite tips for making the most of Chromebooks in the classroom — for students and for YOU! The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is a FREE […]. Ed Tech chromebook in the classroom chromebook tips ditch summit ditch that textbook digital summit google classroom chromebook

What We Talked About in 2018 - The Top 10 Blog Posts from Education Elements

Education Elements

Over the past year, we published 71 posts, and we’ll probably manage to sneak in a couple more before the year is done!

The League of Innovative Schools’ 12 Days of Innovation

Digital Promise

2018 was an incredible year for the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools and Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters).

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Social-Emotional Learning Competencies Get a Boost from Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

Social-Emotional Learning Competencies Get a Boost from Classroom Technology. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 12/19/2018 - 16:59.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. They include all the ebooks, videos, and other resources required so you don’t spend any more than what is required to register for the class.

The Work You Do Has Power

Tom Murray

Blockbuster. Netflix.Toys ‘R’ Us. Amazon.Radio Shack. Amazon.Kmart. Amazon.Taxicab. LyftNewspapers. Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. YouTube. On demand content.…and …and now Sears. Amazon. Advances in technology are disrupting almost every industry, and in almost every country.

The Easiest Ways to Measure Your Progress in School

EdTech4Beginners

Measuring your progress is quite important in one’s everyday life, especially if you want to figure out how well you’re doing at school. Progress measurement should be second nature to people who are trying to improve in a particular field. Unfortunately, not many people know how to measure progress properly or easily. This can lead people to make plenty of misjudgments about progress. If you put more effort into measuring your progress, you’ll be able to get consistent and accurate results.

Hackers Use AI to Reshape the Cybersecurity Landscape

EdTech Magazine

Hackers Use AI to Reshape the Cybersecurity Landscape. amy.burroughs_26341. Wed, 12/19/2018 - 17:47. Cybercriminals aren’t hobbyists: Cybercrime is a business that uses sophisticated technology , including artificial intelligence, to automate profit-making. It’s a big business, too.

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Have Santa Call Your Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

DialMyCalls (an AATT sponsor) has a special Christmas offer for kids: Free Santa Calls To Your Family This Christmas. This Christmas we have a great gift for everyone! Whether you’re an existing DialMyCalls user or not, you can take advantage of our completely free phone call from Santa.

M-Pesa: A tale of global prosperity

The Christensen Institute

This guest blog was written by Katie Zandbergen, community manager at The Forum for Growth & Innovation at the Harvard Business School. Katie earned her PhD in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford, and is particularly interested in how the Theories of Disruptive Innovation apply to poverty and education. M-Pesa, Kenya’s largest mobile-money transfer service, made headlines last month when it struck a deal with Western Union to launch M-Pesa Global.

The Two Most Critical Aspects You Should Know To Succeed In Online Teaching

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. Today, please read about Stuart Delony’s online teaching journey with HAWO American Academy. Stuart, thanks for joining us. Please tell us about you and your educational background.

3 Ways K-12 Schools Can Improve Their Cybersecurity in 2019

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways K-12 Schools Can Improve Their Cybersecurity in 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 12/17/2018 - 08:53. The education sector is the least secure of 17 industries studied this year, according to a new report released Thursday.

End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. Update Your Online Presence. Backup and Image your computer.

Authentic PBL: Santa Believes in Project Based Learning … Do You?

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Did you know that Santa believes in Project Based Learning? It’s true… in fact, I have worked quite hard at finding evidence that supports this conclusion. Upon further reflection, it occurred to me that not only does Santa believe in PBL, he practices many of its positive attributes at his workshop.

OER Cost Savings and Adoption Rates: New Methodologies, New Data, and New Results

iterating toward openness

At the OpenEd Conference in 2013, Nicole Allen and I challenged the OER community to save students one billion dollars. Five years later, SPARC have collected a significant amount of data in order to answer the question of whether or not we have achieved that goal.

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5 Tips For Chinese Students Who Want To Apply To US Universities

EdNews Daily

As overall international enrollment in US universities drops, one country is still increasing its share of students: China. The number of students who are coming to the States from China rose 6.8%

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End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. Update Your Online Presence. Backup and Image your computer.

5 Tips for K–12 Schools Switching to Windows 10

EdTech Magazine

5 Tips for K–12 Schools Switching to Windows 10. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 12/18/2018 - 13:00. K–12 IT teams will need to plan carefully and choose the proper tools when switching their schools to Windows 10. Here are answers to common questions about migrating to the new operating system.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2018)

Hack Education

It’s been quite a year for education news, not that you’d know that by listening to much of the ed-tech industry (press).