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How to use technology to better prepare students for the workforce

Neo LMS

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.

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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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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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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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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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Teaching and reading literature in the digital age

Neo LMS

In an age of digital formats, quick texts (and the associated degradation of spelling and grammar), online content, blogs and posts, many in the education, publishing and library sectors — as well as broader cultural institutions — are wondering and worrying about the future of literature. There was a time when, as a society, the only way we could truly experience the lives of others was through poetry, plays and novels — literature.

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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. In many ways, I am not here to challenge this notion. This notion has been ingrained in our minds since the beginning of time.

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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.

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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 — […].

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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.

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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. Over the past several years, schools throughout the country have embraced a modern learning environment approach to classroom design, incorporating devices for students and teachers, advanced audiovisual tools and flexible furniture to create dynamic, student-centered learning spaces.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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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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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 […].

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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.

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Virtual Reality Matures in the K–12 Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Virtual Reality Matures in the K–12 Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 03/27/2019 - 03:53. So far this school year, students in Schaumburg School District 54 have visited the Great Hall at Ellis Island, walked on the moon and experienced trench warfare during World War I. The Illinois district brought those best-ever field trips to life by deploying virtual reality kits in each of its 28 schools.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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The DLP Strategy Menu

Digital Promise

This blog post originally appeared on EdTechTeam.com. 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.

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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 […].

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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. TeachingTolerance.org even uses Black Lives Matter as a model for tolerance education. Martin Luther King Day is always chockful of admonitions against prejudice and intolerance.

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The Trickle-Down Effect of Technology on High School Sports

EdTech Magazine

The Trickle-Down Effect of Technology on High School Sports. ricky.ribeiro. Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:09. High school sports aren’t anywhere near the level of sophistication technologically that their counterparts at the college and pro levels have achieved, but that doesn’t mean technology isn’t having a transformative impact on how high school sports teams are managed.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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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.

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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? Many teachers follow this trend because they believe more is better (it is touted as best practice on Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers), but the research shows that this is detrimental

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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.

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CoSN Conference 2019

EdTech Magazine

CoSN Conference 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:44. Join EdTech: Focus on K–12 as our editors cover the 2019 Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Conference. Keep this page bookmarked for stories, videos and tweets from the EdTech team. Follow the hashtag #CoSN2019. Event Image Toggle. Off. Mar. 28. 2019.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

Edsurge

In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. Among the software slated to be released under an open-source license is the university’s pioneering adaptive-learning project, the Open Learning Initiative , as well as a learning analytics pl

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.

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My District Wanted to Build Trust, So We Started a Black Student Union

Edsurge

When I first became a teacher, people said to me, “This is so great! We need more Black teachers.” At the time, I thought, “Don’t we just need good teachers, period?” I was raised in Round Rock, Texas, the only Black student in my elementary school. I remember how hard my parents fought to get me and my brother into accelerated math, how my mother was the only parent of color on the school’s steering committee, and yet I was brought up to believe that race didn’t matter.

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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.

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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). Here, an excerpt: Essentially, these schools enshrined into law the right to ignore school performance, grades, interviews, standardized state exams, or any other qualification in favor of a test that rarely aligns with the standards they learn in school, tacitly keeping these schools out of reach for under-resourced students and

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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. The SaaS subscription revenue model that works for many online education products, coupled with the large market sizes these technologies can serve, has driven interest from venture capitalists and pri

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.