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Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

We live in amazing times where readily accessible research and connectivity converge to not only transform practices but also provide the means to share them for the benefit of others. However, there is a big difference between talk or desire to innovate and an evidence base that illustrates an actual improvement grounded in better outcomes. Now, I am not saying that real results don’t exist.

How ed-tech can enhance collaborative learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Ever since the classroom was invented educators have been using the latest technologies to enhance the learning process and support students in achieving the best academic outcomes. If at first classroom technology consisted of pens and paper and the blackboard, the most recent ed-tech now includes interactive whiteboards, classroom projectors, laptops or tablets and even VR headsets. Read more: How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

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Introducing Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Verizon Innovative Learning are excited to introduce Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection —a web app designed to connect members of the Verizon Innovative Learning schools community to each other and to key resources. The app brings features from several third-party platforms together in one place, making it a “one-stop shop” for participating educators to access all things Verizon Innovative Learning schools. “We

Personalizing Your Final Exam

Catlin Tucker

As a student, I remember the stress of preparing for final exams. I spent hours reviewing notes that spanned an entire semester because it was all “fair game.” ” I never had a clear sense of what content would appear on the final. Sometimes I didn’t even know what the format of the final exam would be…essay, multiple choice, or short answer.

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.

4 Ways to Talk to Parents About Students’ Social-Emotional Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Parents may not always recognize the term social-emotional learning, but educators can connect with them to help students develop important life skills around relationships, decision-making, and self-awareness. The post 4 Ways to Talk to Parents About Students’ Social-Emotional Learning appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Professional Development Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Startup Startups

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Foster Social-Emotional Learning through Making

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. This cohort program is dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region. This blog post is the first in a series where participating districts share why they are committed to providing maker learning opportunities to their students. Maker learning is more than just making “stuff.”

10 Google Sheets tricks you (probably) don’t know about

Ditch That Textbook

Google Sheets might look a little scary and a bit threatening at first glance but once you take the time to unlock its secrets you’ll discover that it can do so much more than just crunch numbers. So how can we get started using Google Sheets ourselves? And what are some great Google Sheets activities […]. DitchBook Twitter chat G Suite g suite google google for edu google sheets google sheets in the classroom

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How to Build Trust with Your Students

The CoolCatTeacher

CJ Reynolds on episode 486 Students need to trust their teachers. The result is better relationships, better learning, and a better quality of experience for everyone — teachers and students included! Today’s featured educator is CJ Reynolds, a teacher in West Philadelphia. CJ shares how to build relationships with students in some unconventional and cool ways.

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I’m Traveling!

Ask a Tech Teacher

May 11th-24th. I’m taking a trip with my daughter to visit my son who is stationed in Okinawa with the Army. We’ll spend two weeks traveling the area. I haven’t done this in fifty years (when I traveled through the old Soviet Union and Europe) and am beyond excited! . Blogging personal

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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).

How Instructional Coaching is Changing the Culture in a New York City School

Digital Promise

The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in select schools across the country. In our new video below, educators from the High School of Sports Management (HSSM) in Brooklyn, New York, share how the DLP is changing the school culture by empowering teachers and students. “I’m

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7 ways you can remix your classroom and teach like a DJ

Ditch That Textbook

Have you ever seen an amazing DJ who can rock a crowd of hundreds, even thousands of party-goers? What is it that makes that DJ so amazing and so darn cool? Guys like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Zedd, female DJs like Krewella, Alison Wonderland, and Rezz all have similar characteristics and objectives and dare I […]. Guest Blog Student engagement Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology remixing education student engagement teach like a dj

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits. Today’s guest, Tiffany Kerns, Executive Director of the CMA Foundation talks about remarkable music teaching and their quest to recognize the top music teachers in the United States. Listen to Tiffany Kerns from the CMA Foundation Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 2

Neo LMS

In my last post we explored the exceptional ways in which dyslexia enhances certain types of thinking. This week we’ll look at some best practices, including useful education technologies that are addressing the needs of dyslexic, and indeed other students with special learning needs. First, let’s remove the elephant from the room: identifying a child with dyslexia as “a dyslexic student” does them and their family nothing but good.

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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.

Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

Digital Promise

Classrooms are evolving as technology influences the way students learn and educators teach. Educational technology (edtech) companies have capitalized on technology’s potential to personalize learning experiences for students, which can result in content that is layered with mechanisms to support the needs of diverse learners. Technology’s capability to reach all learners at their individualized level has caused schools across the nation to acquire digital resources at accelerated rates.

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How Technology will Alter the Teaching Profession

EdNews Daily

By Leilani Cauthen. Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of glimpses into the possible future of education. Everything changes. And Technology changes everything. In education like everywhere else, the way that products are delivered (in this case, learning) is undergoing a seismic shift.

PBIS, Discipline, and Compassion Fatigue

The CoolCatTeacher

Melissa Mann on episode 488 When I shared a USA Today Article on PBIS on my Facebook page , teachers started responding and yelled volumes about mis-implementation mis-understandings and mis-use of discipline — specifically PBIS — in their schools. So, Melissa Man, special education teacher with her Master’s in Counseling agreed to come on the show and talk about the topic. What do you think?

Finding the Ideal Front-of-Classroom Interactive Display

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Interactive displays are a big investment in edtech. Learn everything you need to know before jumping in: ? What is an interactive display and why it is important. ? Different types with their pros and cons. ? Identify what to consider when picking an IWB solution. Bring Classroom Interactive Display into the Mix.

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.

Playing to Learn

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Play and school can seem diametrically opposed. School is structured, often focused on order; play, by definition, is not.

Education’s Moonshot: Doubling Student Achievement

EdNews Daily

By Sonny Magana. Editor’s note: This is part one of a four-part series. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed that America would go to the moon. Such a wildly audacious statement was so far outside the boundaries of human experience that many considered it impossible. It was too bold. It was too quixotic. But it was also genius. President Kennedy said, “We will go to the moon; we will go to the moon, and do other things, not because it is easy, but because it is hard.”

5 Ways to Leverage Play In Your Class Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Jill Vialet on episode 490 Play belongs in every classroom. Today, Jill Vialet from Playworks shows us how. Listen to the Show About Play Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

How to transform teaching and learning with tech

Ditch That Textbook

They say that the world has changed so much. That technology is changing our world. In some ways, that’s true. But there’s one place where the world hasn’t changed so much. Education. I don’t mean that in a negative way. It’s that the fundamental parts of education — teaching, how the brain learns, how we […].

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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!

Ask the Cognitive Scientist: Distributed Practice

Digital Promise

Cognitive scientists have discovered a great deal of information about the mind, brain, memory, and learning. While some of these findings have influenced the design and development of educational materials, few have been directly translated to practitioners and students. A group of learning scientists recently identified easy-to-use learning techniques that can help teachers and students achieve their learning goals.

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Having a Plan B for Funding Can Save Your Business (and Your Sanity)

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Being forced to do a lot with a little can lead to positive breakthroughs, but it can also lead to a desperation mindset and shortsighted decisions. Don't repeat the mistakes of many failed entrepreneurs. The post Having a Plan B for Funding Can Save Your Business (and Your Sanity) appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy entrepreneur Funding Funding / Budgets Startup Startups

Raspberry Pi Guy, Rocketboards, and Robots

The CoolCatTeacher

Matt Timmons-Brown on episode 487 of the 10-Minute Teacher Matt Timmons-Brown is the “Raspberry Pi Guy” on Youtube. If you don’t know what the Raspberry Pi is, it is an amazing small computer from which you can make amazing things. Matt is the author of Learn Robotics with Raspberry Pi. This 19-year old student at the University of Edinburg talks about how he interested himself in Computer Science and shares his insight on how to engage his generation in a powerful career.

Flexible Content & Tools: Part 4 - An Interview With a Design Expert for Google's Education Tools

Education Elements

Personalized learning represents a shift in how we teach students, a reflection of our changing educational landscape, and an acknowledgement that the world we must prepare our students for is different than the one we grew up in. One of the biggest ways education has already changed is in the content and tools students engage with. This blog series is made up of interviews with education leaders who work with digital content, curricular resources, and instructional tools.

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.

Changing Climate to Change Culture

Tom Murray

Todd Whitaker joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. For more on Todd’s work, click here. Blog #LeadershipMinute Leadership School Climate School Culture Todd Whitaker

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From Static to Interactive and From Open to Free: Consequences Both Intended and Unintended

Iterating Toward Openness

The most recent issue of IRRODL included an article titled Effectiveness of OER Use in First-Year Higher Education Students’ Mathematical Course Performance: A Case Study , by Juan I. Venegas-Muggli and Werner Westermann. Quoting from the article: The main aims of this research were to examine the effect of OER use among higher education students and to analyze teacher and student views on OER use in order to better understand how these resources are used and valued.

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Airtame wireless streaming announces Power over Ethernet adapter

Educational Technology Guy

Airtame is an HDMI device that plugs into a display or projector and allows you to wirelessly display to that device. You can share your screen from any device, on any platform. It includes full screen mirroring on Mac, iOS (Airplay), Windows, Chrome and Linux. They are partnered with many other companies, including Google, Trello, Zoho and more to setup dashboards.