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The 3 things edtech can’t do illustrate why teachers matter now more than ever

The Christensen Institute

We’re swimming in a world of technologies that have huge implications for the future of schooling.

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How to use technology to better prepare students for the workforce


Though technology is one of the most meaningful and effective learning tools out there for students, it’s ironic that there are plenty of schools around the world, including the United States, where computer deployment remains low.

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

The infusion of technology into our culture is the greatest change that our educational system has ever experienced. Not long ago, many schools required teachers to include the use of technology in their daily lesson plans.

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To Follow is to Lead

A Principal's Reflections

“ If you think you’re leading, and no one is following you, then you’re only taking a walk. ” - Afghan Proverb If we follow someone that person is a leader then right? We are all meant to believe that the role of a leader is to empower others to follow to create and sustain successful systems.

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.

Transactional vs. Transformational Teaching

Catlin Tucker

The more I learn about leadership, the more convinced I am that teachers need leadership training in credential school. We create a culture in our classrooms, establish norms and routines, and seek to influence our students.

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8 Lessons From Female Leaders on Becoming a Better Mother and CEO

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

In recognition of Women's History Month, this CEO shares the strategies she's learned from other women to create a successful business and be a present parent. The post 8 Lessons From Female Leaders on Becoming a Better Mother and CEO appeared first on Market Brief.

The DLP Strategy Menu

Digital Promise

This blog post originally appeared on Read the original article here.

Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

User Generated Education

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

10 ideas for digital exit tickets (and some analog ones, too)

Ditch That Textbook

Class is done. We’ve learned a lot. We’ve tried some new things. We’ve had some great discussions. So … now what? How can we make the most of the end of class? How can we tie a bow on a day of class to wrap everything up? An exit ticket gives us that opportunity — […]. Ed Tech digital exit tickets digital formative assessment exit tickets technology exit tickets

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.

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more.

Overcoming Challenges of Technology in the Classroom Starts with Great Coaches

Digital Promise

When students see technology as an instrument for goofing off, playing games, and chatting with their friends, it can become a distraction in the classroom rather than a tool for powerful learning.

Why the rich and famous broke the law to get their kids into college

The Christensen Institute

In the wake of the massive college admissions scam in which parents allegedly used fraud and bribery to help their children get into elite colleges, commentators and aghast onlookers have speculated about the answer to one big question: Why?

Solve 50% of Tech Problems with 16 Simple Solutions

Ask a Tech Teacher

The Number One reason–according to students–why their computer doesn’t work is… It’s broken. As a teacher, I hear this daily, often followed by the solution, I need a different computer. My students innately think computer problems are something they can’t solve.

New CUE Executive Director is Named


The post New CUE Executive Director is Named appeared first on OnCUE. News CUE Executive Director CUE Staff


Flexible Content & Tools: Part 1 - An Interview With Newsela’s Chief Content Officer

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.

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Blended isn’t just about online learning—it’s making space for real-world relationships

The Christensen Institute

Jenny White contributed to this piece. Blended learning is helping to unshackle schools from the one-teacher one-classroom model and usher in more creative and diverse instructional approaches.

Fake News or Fact? How do you tell?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Keeping up with national and international events was a lot easier when all the news came from one of three major TV news outlets and a few newspapers like The New York Times.

K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 03/28/2019 - 14:48. Augmented and virtual reality tools are enhancing biology and health and wellness classes for K–12 students through safe, virtual labs and field trips that go inside the body. .

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5 ways to use Adobe Spark Page in your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Creating web pages used to be very time-consuming. If you didn’t know HTML then putting together a webpage was almost impossible. Luckily web design tools have come a long way and designing your own web story is now even easier with Adobe Spark Page. You can create eye-catching web pages with magazine style themes. Want […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog adobe spark creating web pages with students creative teaching edtech educational technology web design

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5 Misconceptions About Online Program Management Providers


What do you think of the online program management (OPM) industry? If you are like many higher ed people that I speak with, your answer may not be all that positive.

9 Ways to Teach Tolerance

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you watch the news, tolerance seems to be a lost art. College kids shout down speakers. Mobs throw chairs through windows. Hordes of hooligans loot stores. It’s not that we don’t try. The Kindness Movement is more popular than ever.

3 Exciting Ways to Use Augmented and Virtual Reality in the K–12 Classroom

EdTech Magazine

3 Exciting Ways to Use Augmented and Virtual Reality in the K–12 Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:11.

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How Does Your Community Know?

Tom Murray

Matt Miller joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. To see other #LeadershipMinutes, click here. Every day in your school and district, great things happen. How does your community know?

Sketchnoting in the classroom: 12 ways to get started

Ditch That Textbook

Many of us have found ourselves doodling during a lecture or presentation. It keeps our brain engaged while we listen, or try to at least. You’ve probably caught your students drawing or sketching during class too. But what if those doodles had a purpose? Sketchnoting, or visual note-taking, can transform those doodles into a tool […]. DitchBook Twitter chat sketchnotes sketchnoting visible thinking visual note-taking

Here’s a Preview of April

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in April: Cutting Edge Tech to Improve Music Teaching. 5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year. 9 Ways to Teach Tolerance. Fake News or Fact? How do you tell? 10 Myths about teaching with tech.

K–12 Modern Learning Environments Can Be Built Outside of the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Modern Learning Environments Can Be Built Outside of the Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 03/29/2019 - 15:28.

Part 1: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… The Driving Question and PBL

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this first post in a series that promotes student inquiry in the classroom. I believe that inquiry really involves the art of knowing how to ask a question.

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Innovators Creating Prosperity: IguanaFix

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. According to the International Labor Organization, more than 130 million workers in Latin America are part of the informal sector.

18 Easter Sites For Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. To non-Christians (or non-traditional Christians), that event signifies a rebirth of spring that is filled with joy and gifts — and chocolate!

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Immersive Tools Are Poised to Change Communication in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Immersive Tools Are Poised to Change Communication in K–12 Schools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:01. New educational technology is revolutionizing how K–12 students and teachers engage with each other in and out of school. . Online communities are certainly not new.

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Part 2: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Student Owned Questions… 10 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series that promotes student inquiry in the classroom. I believe that inquiry involves the art of knowing how to ask a question. At the same time, it is important to understand the science of answering the question asked, and knowing when it brings up a new question.

What You’re Not Gonna Do [Vox]

The Jose Vilson

This weekend, I’ve spent the majority of my Internet time swatting detractors of my latest piece on Vox about the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT).

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