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What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?

The Hechinger Report

A Crew of seventh graders at King Middle School in Portland, Maine, plays a conflict-resolution game called “Is This Seat Taken?” Chris Berdik/The Hechinger Report.

A Book That Tells Teachers How To Talk About Race. No, Really. [Not Light But Fire]

The Jose Vilson

Recently, a conversation flared up on Twitter. That last sentence has become the new “a guy walks into the bar …” for online education activists, but more soon, maybe.)

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Your Child Doesn’t Want to be a Programmer? That’s Fine — But They Still Need STEM

EmergingEdTech

Image Source If you’re a parent of a student, or an educator, or even a student or recent graduate yourself, you’ve likely been hearing a steady drumbeat of “STEM education” for the past 10 years, if. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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Our favorite teacher memes for 2018

Neo LMS

For our final post of the year we decided to have a bit of fun. So kick back and enjoy our collection of the best teacher memes of 2018. Full disclosure: Some of these are not from 2018, but we love them anyway. When you think about hurricanes… Courtesy of Bored Teachers.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Take the Manage Out of Classroom Management

Catlin Tucker

When I lead blended learning workshops or coach teachers implementing blended learning, I get a lot of questions about classroom management.

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Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

Nearly a hundred years ago, celebrated educational reformer John Dewey admonished: If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. Never before have there been so many tech tools at our disposal for educating in entirely new, exciting, and promising ways.

Top Kajeet Blogs of 2018

Kajeet

Another year has come and gone, and what a year it has been! What were the top trends? What were educators most interested in? Here is our annual roundup of the top 10 Kajeet blogs of 2018. Let the countdown begin…. Digital Learning Data and Trends

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Guest post: Technology in Schools

EdTech4Beginners

In today’s world, technology is increasingly becoming predominant in schools. Students nowadays have access to the latest and up to date technology. They can research just about anything to help with their studies. Devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. are fast replacing our textbooks. Data label, an online label manufacturing company, conducted a survey recently where people were asked whether they feel technology in schools has had positive effects on children.

Happy Holiday!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ll be taking a few weeks off–until after the New Year–to edit/format my website, work on writing projects with a deadline, prioritize life, and wish my two adult military children could come home to visit.

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.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Classroom Design Then and Now. Rows of seats. Instructor front and center. Student eyes trained on the teacher. This classroom model worked well for centuries. Efficient and easy to set up. Old-school classroom design supported the idea that teachers impart knowledge to students.

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3 Questions to Help Make the Most Out of the Money You Have

A Principal's Reflections

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Q&A: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on How to Plan for Digital Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on How to Plan for Digital Innovation. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 12/26/2018 - 10:46. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho oversees 392 schools — with more than 45 million square feet of educational space, 345,000 students and 40,000 employees — and everyone under his charge at Miami-Dade County Public Schools is connected and collaborating. .

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Happy Holiday!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ll be taking a few weeks off–until after the New Year–to edit/format my website, work on writing projects with a deadline, prioritize life, and wish my two adult military children could come home to visit.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

The evidence is in. Digital-based learning benefits students. 1:1 student-to-device ratios. Tech-fostered collaboration. Student response clickers. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve.

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What We Believe In at Education Elements

Education Elements

The end of one year and the beginning of a new year is frequently a time of reflection and introspection, writing lists, and making resolutions. Personalized Learning School Districts Leaders

School Districts Take Advantage of E-Rate’s Category One Funding

EdTech Magazine

School Districts Take Advantage of E-Rate’s Category One Funding. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 12/26/2018 - 09:47.

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Top 25 Sites & Apps of 2018

techlearning

This year's list sees a lot of tools for STEM that focus on programming and coding

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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Have you ever felt that the traditional classroom structure we’ve all grown used to is a bit too limiting for the today’s day and age?

Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

The Hechinger Report

Johnathan romps with his dog, Pork Chop, in front of his home. Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report. HEMPHILL, W.Va. Johnathan Snead, 15, is flitting in and out of a white, vinyl-sided prefab shed that’s been converted into a bedroom.

The best of Ditch Summit past: 40+ ideas from the #Ditchbook community

Ditch That Textbook

Three years. 35 incredible videos. Thousands of participants. The topics covered in the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit — a free online conference for teachers — have resonated with educators all over the world. With so many presentations to choose from, there is bound to be something for everyone. In our weekly #Ditchbook Twitter chat, we […]. DitchBook Twitter chat DTT Digital Summit ditch summit ditch that textbook digital summit edtech educational technology

Preparing Our Students for the New Collar Workforce

techlearning

College and career readiness was popularized in 2009 under the Obama administration's Race-to-the-Top initiative and it is what fuels the Common Core Standards. College and career readiness is the directive under which most government schools have been operating since then. 

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Teaching Is as Stressful as an ER. These Calming Strategies Can Help.

Edsurge

There is something going on in the back of the room. Two students are fighting over a piece of paper. The paper rips. Shouting begins. All of your students suddenly turn their attention to the back and you feel out of control. There’s just five minutes left and you still have to cover one more important point in your lesson. In this scenario, many teachers may have a similar response to Sandy, a teacher who faced this scenario during a workshop for a research project. “I

Tangled up in debt

The Hechinger Report

Thirteen years after graduating from a cosmetology program in Iowa, Tracy Lozano still owes more than $8,000. Scott Morgan for The New York Times. When she was in cosmetology school, Tracy Lozano had a love-hate relationship with weekday mornings.

Fantastic Learning Activities with Google Drawings

Learning in Hand

Every year Matt Miller hosts Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit , a free online learning experience. This year I chatted with Matt about learning activities that teachers can make with Google Drawings, and it was published as a video for the summit. Lots of educators tweeted the things they learned.

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Create Simple Animated Stories With Codeable Crafts

techlearning

Codeable Crafts is a clever reworking of introductory coding, combining simple crafting (coloring, stickers, cut-out shapes) with visual block-based coding

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.