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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. The use and adoption of modern educational technologies are imperative to improve student performance and make them prepared to face the serious challenges that they will face in the future. Why technology is so important in schools?

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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. This resulted in a frenzy to find an app or a website to use in the classroom with students. Teachers were grasping at anything that could fulfill the “obligation” of using technology.

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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. I asked them what happened in class when I wasn’t there to fix the problem, or at home. I usually got a shrug and one of these responses: My classroom teacher can’t fix them. My mom/dad can’t fix them.

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

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

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. However, for many teachers, classroom management and behavior issues are constant distractions that complicate an already challenging job.

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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. Now, there are dozens of channels, hundreds of newspapers, thousands of bloggers, and tens of thousands of social media journalists — all trying to get your attention with the latest apocalyptic news flash. Stories based on gossip as much as fact used to be designated Yellow Journalism.

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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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? One school district that I love to follow, not simply because of the amazing work that happens inside it, but because of the intentional way that they share their story with those on the outside, is Lakota School District.

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. That potential for distraction, just one of the challenges of using technology in the classroom, can lead to frustration for teachers, resulting in giving up on classroom tech altogether.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

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. even uses Black Lives Matter as a model for tolerance education. Martin Luther King Day is always chockful of admonitions against prejudice and intolerance. But how do you teach it in the confines of a classroom?

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

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 Startup Blog edtech Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Startups thought leadership women in tech

The DLP Strategy Menu

Digital Promise

This blog post originally appeared on Read the original article here. When we launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a program from EdTechTeam, Google, and Digital Promise that empowers school leaders to transform instruction across every classroom for every student, we wanted to put teachers in control of their professional development.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

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! Overall, it is America’s most-popular holiday with Christmas a close second. The date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. This year, it’s April 1, 2018.

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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. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

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. In many ways, I am not here to challenge this notion. This notion has been ingrained in our minds since the beginning of time. I am sure we all remember the age-old saying “follow the leader.”

New CUE Executive Director is Named


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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

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. Solve half of tech problems with 16 simple solutions. Have Google Takeout at your end-of-year party. What to do when you lose a digital document. 11 projects to teach digital citizenship. How to wrap up tech for the school year.

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. 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. I often call this the inquiry spiral. As we begin this series I dedicate this post to the writing of that Driving Question which is so important in STEM and PBL.

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. One of the biggest ways education has already changed is in the content and tools students engage with. This blog series is made up of interviews with education leaders who work with digital content, curricular resources, and instructional tools.

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. Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Classroom Environment Is the classroom bursting with patterned borders on the bulletin boards and bright colorful posters/word walls/anchor charts?

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

By Jon Thomas and Spencer Wu. With more than 4 billion users now connected to the internet, 50% of the global population (Forbes, December 2018), it is not surprising that the education sector has embraced devices and software to interact, engage, and enhance the learning environment for students.

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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. I often call this the inquiry spiral. In this second post of the series I feel a need to expand on the idea of student owned inquiry.

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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When Zero-Tolerance Was Failing Students, This School Turned to Restorative Justice


AUSTIN, Texas — Even in elementary school, Luz Annette got into a lot of fights with other girls. In the hallways, in the cafeteria, in the girls’ restroom. Just about every day brought another confrontation. These were not just shouting matches. Luz, who is now in eighth grade, was getting into physical altercations with her classmates. When you get in an argument, you just straight up go and fight,” the 14-year-old says, describing a lesson that was ingrained in her at a young age.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

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).

6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

eSchool News

By the time today’s digital natives enter high school, most of them have already been using devices, computers, the internet, and social media for years. They use these tools on their own terms and for their own reasons, many of which aren’t readily apparent to older adults who didn’t grow up with tablets and mobile phones in hand.

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. Some teachers who have already incorporated augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology into their classrooms or lesson plans have seen amazing benefits in student engagement and retention. The technology is still so new in K–12, but we can see it has huge potential.

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