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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.”

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.

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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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.

National School Bus Safety Week

Kajeet

This blog was originally written on October 16, 2017. Did you know the third full week of October is National School Bus Safety Week ? Mobile Broadband Bus WiFi SmartBus

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.

What educators can learn from marketers in terms of visual communication

Neo LMS

If nothing else, the key thing that both marketers and educators have in common is that they’re trying to create a deep, emotional connection between their audience and the message they’re trying to get across.

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.

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 Impact of VR on Student Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Virtual Reality–VR–is the 2018 buzzword among students, teachers, and even parents. And rightfully deserved, VR has the ability to recreate so many of the rules that used to shape education.

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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BreakoutEDU: A Professional Development Workshop

User Generated Education

I recently got the opportunity to offer a professional development workshop for educators of gifted students at the 2018 14th Annual Fall Gifted Education Institute. The description for my workshop was as follows: BreakoutEDU presents puzzles for students to decipher, each clue leading to another which in turn opens locks attached to a strongbox.

The Hidden Threat of Teacher Stress

Digital Promise

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

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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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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Is technology outpacing you?

Ask a Tech Teacher

In considering the question, Is technology outpacing you? , let’s first look at technology’s place in the current education landscape. True, it is touted as a magic wand that will fix all education woes.

Make the Most of Accelerator Demo Days and Improve Your Chance of Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

An ed-tech company CEO shares the pros and cons of demo day, and how to use these presentation as a springboard for investment and impact. The post Make the Most of Accelerator Demo Days and Improve Your Chance of Success appeared first on Market Brief.

Personalized Learning at Its Best

Wisewire

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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.

Halloween Projects, Websites, and Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Three holidays are fast-approaching–Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you’re a teacher, that means lots of tie-ins to make school festive and relevant to students. Here are ideas for Halloween projects, lesson plans, websites, and apps: Projects. ASCII Art–Computer Art for Everyone (a pumpkin–see inset). Lesson Plan: Halloween letter for grades 2-5. Make a Holiday Card. A Holiday Card. A Holiday flier. Books. 16 Holiday Projects. Click to view slideshow. Websites.

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Wait. Don’t Wait. Write.

CUE

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of sitting in a workshop led by the legendary Ralph Fletcher. When I first started teaching, his book What a Writer Needs transformed the way I taught writing in my classroom.

Three Ways Differentiation Can Move the Needle on Your Students’ Learning

Edsurge

“The wide range of differences found among children when they first enter school is sufficient to tax the skill of the most capable teacher.”

Q&A: Lea(R)n CEO Karl Rectanus on Lessons Learned From the Top 40 EdTech Tools

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Lea(R)n CEO Karl Rectanus on Lessons Learned From the Top 40 EdTech Tools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 10/23/2018 - 09:46. K–12 schools are constantly looking for ways to upgrade their education models with digital initiatives.

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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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Three Things You May Misunderstand About the Creative Commons Licenses

iterating toward openness

Here’s a little brain teaser for you. According to the most recent version (4.0) of the Creative Commons licenses, which of the following three statements is false? Licenses including the BY condition require you to attribute the creator when sharing BY-licensed material. Licenses including the SA condition require you to share any changes you make to an SA-licensed work under the same (or a compatible) license.

STEM across Curriculum…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related post. I hope you enjoyed the 35 STEAM Ideas in the last post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education.

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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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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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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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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

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

The Hechinger Report

. Colorblindness breeds inequities.