Sat.Nov 16, 2019 - Fri.Nov 22, 2019

School Bus Tech 101

Kajeet

Even a 39-minute bus ride – the average bus ride time according to a recent Kajeet survey – requires more than a physical bus, the driver, and students. Today’s school bus fleets have expanded to include technology as we drive into 2020.

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5 Benefits of including VR in classroom activities

Neo LMS

Virtual Reality (VR) is at the forefront of development and the next step in the evolution of computerized instruction. Its ability to deliver perspective changing content, virtual collaboration and creation are redefining education.

10 ways to help students become “future ready”

Ditch That Textbook

Our students' future is an uncertain one. Their workforce will look much different than ours. Here are ways we can help them to be "future ready".Educators Educators have a daunting task. It's our job to help students prepare for a workforce that we can't describe. Today, people have jobs that we couldn't dream of several years ago. […]. The post 10 ways to help students become “future ready” appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

Immersive Storytelling for Global Understanding

Digital Promise

In celebration of International Education Week (IEW) , we are highlighting the work of educator Eckardt Kreye who uses MY World 360? to facilitate collaborative international exchanges between his students in Germany and students in Kenya. Sustainable development is how we can survive on this planet.

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.

Designing Balanced Lessons

Catlin Tucker

The theme of balance has been top of mind for me lately. I have a book Balance with Blended Learning coming out in January. I started a podcast called The Balance focused on exploring issues related to balance in education.

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A Maker Education PD Workshop

User Generated Education

I had the privilege of presenting a day long maker education workshop at Edutech Asia on November 7, 2019. I was excited about having teachers and other professionals from Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, and New Zealand attend.

Research-backed Success with Social-Emotional Learning

Digital Promise

How do you measure success in the classroom? Is it through grades and test scores, or something more like social-emotional learning? At El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) in southern California, we view our district as highly successful in many ways.

Great Leaders Embrace Multiple Styles

A Principal's Reflections

We have all heard the saying don’t put all your eggs in one basket. It represents a sound piece of advice for any leader, especially in the field of education.

College Credit Class in Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. They include all the ebooks, videos, and other resources required so you don’t spend any more than what is required to register for the class.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

The key to staying vibrant in a competitive market

The Christensen Institute

In much of my writing, I espouse the virtues of market-creating innovations. In fact, in our book The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty , the power of market-creating innovations takes center stage—and for good reason. .

Sharing Tools for Measuring Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

As access to technology becomes increasingly commonplace in schools, discrepancies continue to emerge concerning not whether technology is being used, but how it is being used. The U.S.

The Surprising Impact of Student Led Learning

EdNews Daily

By Amy Howell. TechEd is a hot topic in education right now, but what we really need to be discussing is student led learning. Students leading other students in learning is one of the most amazing things you can see.

Happy Thanksgiving Week to All!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking next week off. I’ll be preparing for my daughter’s holiday visit from her home in Maryland and my son who’s visiting from Okinawa Japan (by way of Georgia). I am so excited to see both of them! I’ll be back December 2nd.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Diminisher Dad Defined – “What are you thinking…?”

Education Elements

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What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

Waterford

Did you know that over one-half of all students will experience a traumatic event by the time they reach adulthood?[8] 8] Each year, educators teach several students who have dealt with trauma in some way.

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Enhancing Cybersecurity in Our Education Systems

EdTech4Beginners

Education has drastically changed with the emergence of technology. Approximately 80% of children now have access to a computer at home and start using the Internet at an early age. While this has its benefits in developing future skills that will be vital to them later on, it also has its dangers. Lauren Naylor of Grapevine, Texas warns that it could be a gateway to cyberbullying––an epidemic that affects close to 43% of children, with repeated attacks in one in four cases.

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Subscriber Special: December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. December: Discounts on Select Print Books. Any of these books: $25.99. Kindergarten Technology Curriculum. 1st Grade Technology Curriculum. 3rd Grade Technology Curriculum.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Our Journey to Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Why Pursue Personalized Learning? In October 2017, AdvancEd conducted our five-year district accreditation review. At the conclusion of the review process, we received a couple of recommendations that were spot on and aligned with our district comprehensive needs assessment’s (CNA) overarching needs.

Some Thoughts on the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

There’s great news out of the recent UNESCO meeting in Paris, where member states unanimously adopted the draft Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER).

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Strengthening connections between home and school can make a world of difference for students

The Christensen Institute

As educators scope out their work during the early ramp-up of the school year, one important item on their to-do list should be building connections with students’ families and learning about their lives outside of school.

Thanksgiving Activities That Keep the Learning Going

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching the days before big holidays is challenging. Students and teachers alike are ready for a break. Both struggle to pay attention regardless of how innovative and engaging are the lesson plans. I’ve been there often.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

New Environment Sparks New Learning

Education Elements

Education Elements and Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) came together to design an experience for adult learners that would make a difference in their lives as innovative leaders.

We don’t do tests: Using Gimkit for assessment

Ditch That Textbook

Gimkit is a game show for the classroom that makes assessments feel like fun! How can you use Gimkit in your class? Read on for ideas. This post is written by Omoyemwen Ngei, a grade six teacher at Ellerslie campus, Edmonton Public School District. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Prior to teaching in Canada, she was […]. The post We don’t do tests: Using Gimkit for assessment appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Assessment Guest Blog assessment

Guest post: How to Encourage Your Child’s Interest in a STEM Subject

EdTech4Beginners

Hopefully, your kids are getting a great, well-rounded education in a range of subjects like science, technology, engineering, and math at school: but for most kids, school classes alone aren’t enough to instil a lifelong interest in these subjects. If your child is showing an interest in a STEM subject, then the good news for parents is that there are a lot of easy ways to encourage your child and help to foster a greater love of learning and exploration for it.

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PleIQ: the interactive smart toy that fosters multiple intelligences through Augmented Reality

Ask a Tech Teacher

Augmented Reality takes students into bold new worlds where they become part of the learning, not passive viewers. They follow their passion by exploring with their senses.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.