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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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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.

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.

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

A Principal's Reflections

budget Change Empowerment finances

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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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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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 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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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.

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

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?

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. 

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.

Learning to Breathe: Educators Use Yoga and Meditation to Reduce Burnout

Edsurge

SAN FRANCISCO — Kimberley Rose knew that breathing exercises could help kids calm down. Yet she never would have incorporated them into her classroom if she hadn’t experienced the power of these exercises herself. Rose picked up a couple of breathing strategies as a student in Breathe for Change, a 200-hour wellness and yoga teacher certification program for educators.

Play Library Santa: Sharing gifts of digital media

NeverEndingSearch

It’s the season for getting together with family and friends. This year, I’ve found myself giving many of them a rather unintentional gift–an introduction to their public libraries’ digital media collections.

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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Google is out, grandparents are in: Where millennial parents go for child-rearing advice

The Hechinger Report

Millennial parents are avid, but discriminating, readers of parenting information. When deciding what information to use, they consider the source and are less likely to trust celebrities and social media, according to a new survey by the nonprofit group Zero to Three.

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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

Teaching Students How to Cope

CUE

As a step-parent to a 13-year-old boy, I am all too familiar with the slew of emotional responses that teenagers are prone to giving their parents (and teachers!)

Atlas Obscura: Explore the World's Wonders Digitally

techlearning

Atlas Obscura is a website that features stories and images from remarkable, off-the-beaten-path places around the world

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10 of the most important stories about education research in 2018

The Hechinger Report

For my year-end post, I’m highlighting 10 of the most important Proof Points stories of 2018. The first nine are listed in the order of popularity, by the number of times readers viewed them on our website, The Hechinger Report.

Ready to Hit the Road in 2019? These K-12 Edtech Events Are Worth Your Time

Edsurge

Sometimes our most fulfilling conversations and productive work days take place hundreds of miles from the workplace. They often happen when we’re on the ground meeting new people, exchanging ideas, listening, learning and growing.

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To Share or Not to Share…or to Sell?

CUE

Education Week recently published an article on their website that touched upon some issues Teachers Pay Teachers sellers had or were experiencing with the selling of their products on the TPT platform.