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How Can Personalized Learning Support Educational Equity?

Education Elements

The future-proof educator

Ditch That Textbook

The rise of computers and the Internet has changed the way we consume. From automated checkouts to online banking, every industry has been disrupted. Let’s take a look at the salesperson. I remember as a child having the door-to-door vacuum salesperson come to sell a Kirby vacuum to my parents. Now, unless you are a […]. Guest Blog Teaching edtech educational technology future of education future-proof educator timeless teaching practices

A Reminder About Teaching Students Math in NYC (And Beyond)

The Jose Vilson

“So what you’re saying is that the statement at the top of this paper is for me to prove using these equations?” ” I nod. “OK, but I don’t get what f and g actually do. That’s making like no sense.”

Powering Professional Learning Through Micro-credentials: Experiences in Wisconsin

Digital Promise

Imagine a world where every learner has the capacity and drive to learn for life. At the Institute for Personalized Learning , we focus on bringing this vision to life in our work with education leaders and practitioners.

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.

5 Ways for Teachers to Take Back Time and Make the Most of It

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 380 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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The “secret menu” for Google Slides, Docs, Drawings and more

Ditch That Textbook

I had heard a TON about In-N-Out Burger. Heard that the food was amazing. Heard that it was an experience I should try. While on vacation in California with my family recently, we made a stop at an In-N-Out Burger. It did not disappoint. Our burgers were tasty. The tiny menu surprised me but made […]. Ed Tech g suite secrets g suite tricks google classroom google secrets google tricks

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Inclusive Innovation: Designing for Equity

Digital Promise

The word “equity” inspires good feelings. Who doesn’t want all students to access and participate in powerful learning opportunities? The challenge is equity efforts in public education often fall short of their intentions. The world is inequitable by design—therefore, so is our education ecosystem.

The neuroscience of play, games, and learning (and why Fortnite might not be so bad)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 379 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr Dave Neale is a researcher in the psychology of play and learning at the Centre for Play, Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) at The University of Cambridge.

Innovative college sees success in going beyond courses to serve the “whole student”

The Christensen Institute

In a recent piece , we argued that colleges need to do more to support adult learners and nontraditional students. As a variety of studies have pointed out, the needs of college students aren’t always purely academic; they often include basic needs like food, shelter, childcare, and healthcare.

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15 innovative lesson ideas for outside the box teaching

Ditch That Textbook

Innovation is another buzzword that we often hear used to describe the ideal lesson. As teachers, we work hard to create activities for our students that can be described as “outside the box” But what does that really look like for teachers and students? And how can we utilize technology to innovate lessons and think outside the box? […]. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching edtech education educational technology innovative lesson ideas innovative teaching

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 Hidden Threat of Teacher Stress

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Using the @Wacom #BambooSlate to Create a Screencast – Inking On a Worksheet & Editing with @Camtasia #edtech @TechSmith @TechSmithEDU

techieMusings

I have written in the past about using Wacom’s Bamboo Slate to literally go from notepad to computer & classroom projector, wirelessly: From Notepad to Computer Screen: Projecting Handwritten Work in Real-Time w/out a Tablet PC – Using Wacom’s Bamboo Slate.

A Really Cool Database For Paper Airplanes

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Really Cool Database For Paper Airplanes by Terry Heick When I was a kid, my dad taught me how to make paper airplanes. I remember two designs in particular–a sleek ‘jet’ plane and a more-square stunt plane.

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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

For Sancha Gray, Asbury Park (NJ) School Superintendent, building a brighter future is a way of life. For Sancha Gray, Asbury Park (NJ) School Superintendent, building a brighter future is a way of life.

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Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 10/24/2018 - 13:49.

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OPINION: How easy high schools are failing their students

The Hechinger Report

. Millions of students are leaving high school unprepared for college-level coursework. At the same time, millions of students are reporting that high school is too easy.

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Learn Anything: 50 Of The Most Popular Online Courses Of All-Time

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learn Anything: 50 Of The Most Popular Online Courses Of All-Time contributed by Class Central Class Central has thousands of reviews written by our users, and we were able to sort these courses by the Bayesian average of their ratings.

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Introducing the Scientific Method with Applied Digital Skills

EdTechTeam

For years I’ve taught students about the scientific method. This cornerstone in the science classroom comes easily for us science teachers, but for our students, it’s often difficult to grasp.

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K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 10/25/2018 - 13:07. For K–12 schools implementing new classroom tools, professional development is crucial to guaranteeing that both teachers and students make the most of such investments.

OPINION: ‘The racial disparities in our schools are extreme’

The Hechinger Report

. Colorblindness breeds inequities.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

techlearning

While “trendy” ideas and products come and go, many of these influential concepts seem likely to continue to shape edtech for many years to come. While “trendy” ideas and products come and go, many of these influential concepts seem likely to continue to shape edtech for many years to come.

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Meet Synth, a classroom audio tool to amplify student voice

Ditch That Textbook

As our world becomes increasingly tech-dependent, a fundamental question will be at the heart of everything we do … How do we preserve our humanity? Artificial intelligence is automating tasks in our lives. Messaging can be so easily misunderstood. And the amount of time we spend staring at a screen every day is a serious […]. Ed Tech Screencasts record audio in class student voice student voice recordings synth

New Study Suggests That A Teacher’s Impact On Student Behavior More Important Than Test Scores

Larry Ferlazzo

I’ve published a number of posts about the fascinating past research by Kirabo Jackson (you can see all those posts at You’ll Want To Read This Interview With Education Researcher Kirabo Jackson ).

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How one tiny town is battling ‘rural brain drain’

The Hechinger Report

Photos of the class of 2018 are shown on May 15, 2018, on the Onalaska High School front office wall in Onalaska, Washington. Beneath each student’s name, the district prints the names of the colleges to which each student has been accepted.

November 2018

techlearning

FEATURES SCHOOL LEADERS ADVOCATE FOR STUDENTS WITHOUT HOME INTERNET ACCESS By Eileen Belastock Here’s how these district leaders have addressed the issue of digital inequity.

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Augmented Reality – The Art of BYOD

EdTechTeam

There are times in a school year when we are able to try things out with students with less risk (meaning failure is ok). For me, one of those times is often found at the end of the school year when final exams are finished and objectives are complete.

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My Simple Empathy Lesson, Plus A Ton Of Other Related Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

geralt / Pixabay. We’re eight weeks into the school year, including my pilot Long-Term English Language Learner support class. I’ll be writing lengthy quarterly reports on how that is going.

TEACHER VOICE: When the nation closes its doors to refugees, schools can open them

The Hechinger Report

14, 2018 — Rohingya children play inside a refugee camp in the city of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: © Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press. It’s easy during the current heated U.S.

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Podcast Playlist for Innovative Educators

techlearning

The learning never stops for Innovative educators. When you’re jogging, cleaning, driving, or out walking your dog, a podcast provides a great way to keep the learning going while you’re doing something else. Here is my current podcast list.

Meaningful Learning Begins and Ends with the Opportunities We Create

A Principal's Reflections

Learning hasn’t really changed, but the conditions that impact and influence it has.

November 11th Is Veterans Day – Here Are Related Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

jennifer1051 / Pixabay. November 11th is Veterans Day (recognized as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day in Great Britain and in other countries to specifically remember those who fought in World War I). I’ve just updated The Best Websites To Learn About Veterans Day

Before assigning homework, ensure that students have a home

The Hechinger Report

A child waits with his family outside of the emergency overnight shelter intake center in the Bronx borough of New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. “We We had to wake up at 5 o’clock in the morning because our school was far away.

Participate in the Hour of Code with these Great Products

techlearning

Since its launch in 2013, the Hour of Code has introduced more than 625,750,509 people ages four to 104, in more than 180 countries, to basic coding and computer science concepts.

“This way of working has changed my way of understanding education.” – Oscar Herrero, Spain

Daily Edventures

Oscar Herrero. ICT and PE Teacher. Junta de Castilla y León. Segovia, Spain. OscarHerreroEDU. Microsoft Innovative Educator Oscar Herrero says his favorite classroom activities involve gamification, using virtual reality, and collaborative questionnaires to inspire his students.

‘You Can’t get to Bloom Without Going Through Maslow’

Larry Ferlazzo

‘You Can’t get to Bloom Without Going Through Maslow’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.