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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.

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 Internet of Things in K-12


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

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

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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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.

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!

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.

Top 5 Shows of 2018 – 10 Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This week is encore week on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. We’re counting down the top shows of Season 4 of the show. Season 4 started in July and runs through December!)

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.

The Easiest Ways to Measure Your Progress in School


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spreading Holiday Cheer, #Fliphunt Edition @Flipgrid @canva #edtech


In the holiday spirit, I wanted to share some templates I created in Canva for a “Spreading Holiday Cheer” inspired Fliphunt. Templates (created in Canva): Please feel free to copy and modify these templates to create a Fliphunt for your class or faculty. Fliphunt Instructions.

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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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4 inspiring quotes and key takeaways from the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit

Ditch That Textbook

When we reflect on a presentation we usually remember key moments. Those times where we found ourselves nodding our head and saying “yes” This year’s Ditch Summit presentations have been full of those moments. The Ditch Summit community has been abuzz on Twitter sharing memorable quotes that have resonated with them using the #DitchSummit hashtag. During our […]. DitchBook Twitter chat ditch summit ditch that textbook digital summit edtech

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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3 Group Work Strategies That Help Hold All Students Accountable

TeachThought - Learn better.

3 Group Work Strategies That Help Hold All Students Accountable by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD We love and encourage collaborative work between students (and teachers) and this is a staple in project-based learning to be sure.

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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).

The ‘dirty secret’ about educational innovation

The Hechinger Report

Exhibit 4.6 of The Investing in Innovation Fund: Summary of 67 Evaluations, Final Report, U.S. of Education, 2018. As part of the federal recovery effort to boost the economy after the 2008 recession, the U.S.

Focusing on Individual Moments and Recognition of Staff

The Principal of Change

The best administrators I have ever worked for were always great with emotional intelligence, yet not always stellar on “policy.” ” The former matters more than the latter because policies don’t matter if the culture in the building is subpar.

100+ Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Most educators do not have ‘change fatigue’

Dangerously Irrelevant

Will Richardson said: As schools and classrooms, why do we exist today? What do we believe? What are our values? What are our deepest commitments to the children we serve? And do we live all of that? Without coherent, clearly communicated answers to those questions, no serious change will survive. And, importantly, there will be nothing to judge the next “new thing” against. I know “change fatigue” is real. But that’s not what most people are tired of.

Schools need to step up to fight a rise in suicides among black children

The Hechinger Report

Nine-year old McKenzie Adams was “a real sweet girl,” a “straight-A student” who wanted to be a scientist, family members told ABC News.

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You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts

Shake Up Learning

The post You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Chances are that you are doing it wrong, and I’m going to show you a better way to manage and toggle between multiple Google accounts.

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Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy.

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.

5 Tips for Chinese Students Who Want To Attend American Universities

EdNews Daily

Studying and receiving a college education in the US is a growing trend around the world. During the school year 2016-2017, almost 351 thousand Chinese students were studying in higher education institutions in the United States.

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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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Will the real Montessori please stand up?

The Hechinger Report

A child in a classroom for the youngest students at Hill Country Montessori sets up his workspace. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

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


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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