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5 big ideas for education innovation in 2019

The Christensen Institute

Over the last year education innovators around the country continued to pursue expanded definitions of student success, personalized approaches, and wholly new models of school. For many, the very real challenges of change management and discovering ways to promote scale with quality dominated 2018.

Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

Most Americans agree that education is a national priority. Yet, despite efforts over the last 20 years to improve the performance of our schools, the U.S. public education system falls in the middle of international quality rankings.

Not So Typical Personalized Learning Predictions for 2019

Education Elements

Every 4-5 years, I try to pick up a new activity and focus on it until I get to a level of intermediate competency. It started with scuba diving in 2003, snowboarding in 2008, swimming in 2013, and this year was surfing.

The blossoming partnership between classroom tech and the collaborative learning experience

Neo LMS

As technology continues to sprint forward, it’s up to educational institutions to keep pace or risk falling behind. While traditional teaching methods have served us well until now, the huge opportunities presented to us by technology cannot be ignored — whether in a college or pre-K environment.

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.

Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Classroom management is a challenge for many teachers. Stacey Corrigan talks about how she manages her classroom. From transitions to handling disruptions, Stacey talks about the 20+ year classroom journey.

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6 Lessons Startup Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Dance Class

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Dance class requires participants to be present, accept feedback, be supportive and give their all. There's a lot here that translates to the startup world. The post 6 Lessons Startup Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Dance Class appeared first on Market Brief.

Time-saving tips and tricks for teachers to use in the New Year

Neo LMS

As we start a new year it’s often helpful to sweep away the metaphorical cobwebs of the last year, set goals and priorities and plan ways to meet whichever resolutions we have made.

Virtual Reality Protocols for the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Virtual reality (VR) in the classroom isn’t just a headset you grab and start using.

Empower Your Teachers with Classroom Management Controls They Need

Kajeet

Mobile device management (MDM) is just for IT teams to handle and understand, right? Wrong. Read how an MDM can empower teachers to provide better learning experiences for their students, and not bog teachers down with additional technology to juggle in the classroom.

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.

Best-in-Class Resources–You Decide

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, I review a large number of websites, apps, and resources that help educators blend technology into their classrooms. I get lots of feedback from readers sharing their experiences, asking questions, and clicking through to see if a particular tool will serve their needs.

The Why Is Everything

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Everyone loves a dark horse story: Albert Einstein struggled as a student. Rowling was on welfare before selling her Harry Potter manuscript.

5 Questions We Ask While Using Rubrics

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Rubrics can be helpful. But when are they not helpful? What mistakes do we make when using rubrics? English teacher, Dr. Scott N. Forrest shares the five questions they ask at his school when working with rubrics.

Podcast – Moving from digital substitution to deeper learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

Betsy Corcoran , CEO of EdSurge , asked me to do two podcast interviews with her while I was at the EdSurge Fusion conference in San Francisco in October. The second recording is now available.

Esports Programs Start to Pop Up in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Esports Programs Start to Pop Up in K–12 Schools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:44. Athletes at Mission Viejo High School in California huddle after their matches, pushing each other to improve.

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10 fantastic Google tips from the Google Teacher Tribe

Ditch That Textbook

Google is so deep and so broad and so wide. It’s constantly updating and adding — and sometimes removing — features and services. It’s almost impossible to keep up. And even if you do, there’s no way to know all the best ways to use G Suite and all of the Google tools. It helps […]. Ed Tech Google Teacher Tribe google classroom google drawings google education tips google forms google slides google teacher tribe google tips

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Breaking Lock Step Test Prep

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jerry Blumengarten has been working with schools for years.

What You Might Have Missed in December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of December: College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education. End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices. End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence. End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer.

UF Professor Receives $5 Million Grant to Improve Florida Public Education Technology

Wisewire

Starting next year, 11 counties across Florida will take part in a program that will change the way science, math, engineering and technology are taught in public schools. In September, the U.S.

40 innovative ideas for using Google Forms in your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

We know that Google Forms give us the ability to easily create quizzes or surveys. We can even create self-grading exams or include video or image in our forms. But that is just scratching the surface. Google Forms can do SO much more! How can we use this G Suite app in different and creative ways? […]. DitchBook Twitter chat edtech g suite Google Apps google forms ideas for using google forms in the classroom using google forms in the classroom

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3 insights the Global Prosperity team learned in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Inspired by Julia Freeland Fisher’s recent blog that highlighted what our Education team learned in 2018, I decided to write a blog about three insights the Global Prosperity team learned in 2018.

2019, I Resolve…

Ask a Tech Teacher

New Years–a time for rest, rejuvenation and repair. A time to assess life. Do we settle into our routine, enjoy where it’s headed, or is it time to grab our purse, iPhone, car keys, and get out of there? As a teacher-author, New Year’s Resolutions are more of a To Do list.

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Internet Archive: Go Back in Time with the Wayback Machine

Catlin Tucker

Students rely on Google searches for a lot of their information. Much of the information they find online is from tertiary sources that have digested and distilled information from primary and secondary sources. This tertiary information is often bland.

K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 01/08/2019 - 13:10. Anyone involved in a one-to-one initiative knows it can be much more complicated than just rolling out a cartful of Chromebooks and logging on to a Wi-Fi network.

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Touch-Based Education - The Benefits of Interactive Learning

ViewSonic Education

They say that there are three types of learning — Visual, kinetic, and auditory. Visual refers to sight-based learning, while kinetic and auditory refers to touch and hearing-centric learning, respectively.

10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog eight years ago, we’ve had over 5.3 million visitors to the 2,112 articles on integrating technology into the classroom. This includes tech tips, website/app reviews, tech-in-ed pedagogy, how-tos, videos, and more.

Default Setting or Mindful and Intentional?

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I wish that I could remember the source of this idea but I don’t, and I would like to start by acknowledging that I did not think of this myself: Who is the worst boss in the world? It is YOU to YOURSELF!

5 tips for live sketchnoting

Ditch That Textbook

Live sketchnoting (doodling while someone is talking) is the most challenging form of sketchnoting. It is stressful at first, but it gets easier over time with practice. Here are some tips for live sketchnoting: Before you begin, draw a banner, maybe a portrait of the speaker/teacher, the date and place. This will settle you down […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog live sketchnoting sketch sketches sketchnoting visual learning

How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

Tech entrepreneur Fred Singer is the CEO and founder of Echo360 , a company which he launched after a visit to his son’s classroom. Singer has funded and led a wide range of digital companies over the past twenty years, and the list of business and charitable boards on which he serves is long.

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Starting This Week: MTI 562

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher. MTI 562 starts Monday, January 7, 2019! . Click to sign up. The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

FINALLY! Dragging Assignments in Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Drag and Drop Assignments and Topics in Google Classroom An update to Google Classroom now allows you to more easily reorganize your assignments and topics in Google Classroom. Go to the Classwork page and simply DRAG assignments to the topic or position you want them.

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Refugee girls want to improve the world. Will we let them do so?

The Hechinger Report

KAKUMA, Kenya—A sea of 76 students in bright violet uniforms with pointed white collars confronted Jessica Deng as she stepped into her classroom.

20 Awesome Add-ons for Google Docs

techlearning

Google Docs is a powerful word processing program with many unique features including voice typing, the Explore tool, Version History, web fonts, and much more. However, Google knows that even with all of those features, Docs may not be able to do everything you want it to do.

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