2019

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K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation. shailaja.neela…. Fri, 11/22/2019 - 12:10. Technology is developing at a faster clip than its adoption, and while some K–12 classrooms are innovating — by using drones in curriculum or digital tools to personalize learning — they remain isolated examples dotting an unequal landscape where, often, digitization is seen as an end in itself rather than a means to improve learning.

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Student-Designed Review Games with Quizizz

Catlin Tucker

As the fall semester comes to a close, many teachers are thinking about final exams or end of the semester summative assessments. Often those semester exams cover a lot of information. The prospect of preparing students for those exams can be daunting. I work with a lot of teachers who spend hours creating review activities for their students to help them review information in the weeks leading up to those exams.

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Learning and growing as educators

Neo LMS

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators. We keep ourselves quite busy with our daily work, creating lesson plans, interacting with students, taking care of the daily tasks and responsibilities, and preparing for each day, that finding extra time to connect with other educators sometimes does not happen. It is important for educators to find ways to engage in professional development, and more importantly, to do so as a means to push ourselves out of

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The Stages of Innovative Change

A Principal's Reflections

Change isn't coming as it is already on our doorstep. Granted, this has been the case for thousands of years thanks to either discoveries such as fire and cultivated crops or inventions that led to the creation of electricity, manufacturing, and expeditious travel. No organization or system in any field is impervious to this fact when one looks at a myriad of disruptive forces at play in society.

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Enhancing School Device Management for Improved Learning

Schools face increasing challenges as technology becomes integral to education. Efficient device management is essential for maximizing technology use and safeguarding investments. Our article discusses the importance of tracking devices, outlines current challenges, and suggests modern solutions that go beyond traditional methods like Excel. Learn how advanced tracking systems can streamline operations, improve maintenance, and offer real-time updates for better resource allocation.

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The Power of Listening: Remake Learning Days Across America

Digital Promise

There is true power in listening—listening not just to hear, but to understand. This kind of listening has been a pivotal part of how Digital Promise, our partners, and educators across the country have been working to accelerate innovation in education, working with and not just for communities. Listening with intention and empathy reveals powerful stories and informs the work we do going forward, and how we do it.

Learning 405
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30 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement

Ditch That Textbook

Google Slides isn't just for delivering presentations to an audience. Here are 30 activities that bring interactive learning to students.So often, people think of presentation slides as just that: a visual aid for delivering a presentation in front of an audience. But these slide apps (like Google Slides and PowerPoint in Office 365) really are powerful tools […].

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How to Create a Classroom That’s a Safe Space for Failure

Edsurge

“Mr. Bycraft, our robot goes backward!” my students informed me, running over after their latest test. “Is it supposed to go that way?” I asked, smiling. “No!” they said in unison, smiling back. “Well, I guess you’d better go fix it then.” And off they went, to work on yet another version of their robot. Over the last five years, I have worked hard to teach my students that failure is a gift.

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My healthy living goals year-end reflection, with 5 key tips.

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Back at the end of January, I shared my healthy living goals with a video. In summary, I was tracking: Workouts – minimum 20 min. of cardio, one strength and one stretch exercise. Intermittent Fasting – a 14 hour gap overnight (also known as time restricted eating). Meditation – minimum 10 minutes guided. Reading or Writing – minimum 30 minutes, including e-books, but not podcasts.

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8 Steps For Teaching Through Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

What is the step-by-step process for effective teaching through project-based learning in your classroom? Like all good teaching, it starts with students. The post 8 Steps For Teaching Through Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

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4 Mind Mapping Tools Students Can Use on Their Chromebooks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a list I curated over the last weekend. The list features some of the best web tools teachers can use to create mind maps on Chromebooks. I have only included the ones I think are too simple.

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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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Four ways to transform your school culture

eSchool News

An effective school culture is a positive environment that supports learning for each and every student. In a healthy school culture, there’s a belief that every student holds unique gifts and talents, and has the innate ability to be successful. This kind of school culture isn’t always the reality, but as educators, we have the power to make it that way.

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Student Agency: What Do Students Want to Create to Demonstrate Their Learning?

Catlin Tucker

In my blog post titled “ 3 Ways to Build Student Agency into Your Lessons ,” I encouraged teachers to design lessons that allow students to make key decisions about their learning. Student agency is one of the easiest ways that teachers can begin to personalize learning. If students are invited to make decisions about the subject or topic they focus on, how they complete a task, or what they produce to demonstrate their learning, the learning path and products will be different for i

Learning 420
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6 Reasons why drones are landing in schools

Neo LMS

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — more commonly known as drones — are becoming more and more popular among flight enthusiasts. And it’s not hard to see why. The thrill of being able to take amazing photos and stunning videos from above is what motivates most drone hobbyists. Drones have also been used for rescue missions, to survey crops, gather data for conservation, and will continue to improve over the years to be indispensable for many industries.

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Ed-Tech Agitprop

Hack Education

This talk was delivered at OEB 2019 in Berlin. Or part of it was. I only had 20 minutes to speak, and what I wrote here is a bit more than what I could fit in that time-slot. You can find the complete slide-deck (with references) here. I am going to kick the hornet's nest this morning. Before I do, let me say thank you very much for inviting me to OEB.

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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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As diagnoses rise, more colleges add services for students with autism

The Hechinger Report

Jared Jellicorse with his mother, Marla. The Jellicorses chose the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga because of Mosaic, a comprehensive support program for students with autism. He’s now a third-year student there. Photo: Eric England for The Hechinger Report. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Jared Jellicorse made the dean’s list in his first year at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, an achievement that still makes his mother, Marla, tear up.

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Catch the Flipgrid fever! 30+ ways to use Flipgrid in your class

Ditch That Textbook

Bring the back row in class to the FRONT row! Flipgrid, a FREE video discussion platform, gives all students a voice. Here are more than 30 ideas on how to use it in class. This post is by Karly Moura, a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) in Mount Diablo USD in Concord, California. You can follow […]. The post Catch the Flipgrid fever! 30+ ways to use Flipgrid in your class appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Using Microsoft Immersive Reader with Google Docs

Teacher Tech

Have Documents Read to Students with Immersive Reader UDL, Universal Design Learning, is a principle for designing lessons that accommodate all students. What is good for a student with special needs is also good for other students. Students with Dyslexia benefit from using Microsoft Immersive Reader. It takes text and puts it into a distraction […].

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Why Music Education Is More Than Learning How to Play

Edsurge

If you were fortunate enough to have music education in school, what were those classes like? Did you pick up an instrument—say, a recorder or violin, and learn how to play the scale and simple melodies? Did you listen to the classics and learn about the history of music? Musicians and music educators alike say that learning music is so much more than just playing an instrument, or learning about your favorite artists.

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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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Top 25 Education Sites & Apps For 2019

techlearning

This year's list includes a wide variety of educational sites and apps, from student response systems to curation tools to multimedia resources.

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5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

TeachThought - Learn better.

One of the best aspects of being able to flip meetings is giving freedom, choice, and leadership opportunities to the teachers themselves. The post 5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting appeared first on TeachThought.

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An Excellent Web Tool to Create Jeopardy-Like Games

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

JeopardyLabs is an excellent web tool that allows you to easily create Jeopardy-like games without the need for PowerPoint. We have already reviewed it in the past, however, if you haven't it.read more.

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5 reasons to integrate STEM into online learning

eSchool News

STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—are highly technical, which is one reason that the education system is changing to further incorporate these subjects into the curriculum. As more and more fields require technical knowledge, it is a good idea to equip our young learners with basic STEM skills early on. With online schools, it is invaluable to start teaching these concepts at a young age, which is why STEM curriculum is now being introduced at the elementary level.

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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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Post-Lesson Reflection: What Do Students Think They Learned?

Catlin Tucker

In the last two blogs, I have focused on strategies teachers can use to 1) assess prior knowledge before a lesson and 2) check for understanding during a lesson. I’ve suggested that teachers build mechanisms into their lessons to collect formative assessment data. That way, they can use that data to design learning experiences that better meet the needs of their students.

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How to Get More Students to Finish Your Online Course

Sell Courses Online

The post How to Get More Students to Finish Your Online Course appeared first on Sell Courses Online. Online learning is a rapidly growing industry and it has presented a huge opportunity to those who want to create online courses and monetize their knowledge. While more and more knowledgepreneurs are launching new courses every year, a worrying trend has set in where a majority of the students never finish an online course.

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Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

The education sector has undergone significant changes in the last decade. It has also evolved rapidly with the changes taking place in the digital world. Today, you would find most of the schools and universities using digital aids in classrooms. By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities.

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Let’s invest in black kids who pursue STEM the way we do black kids on the football field

The Hechinger Report

The Grambling State University students of Team MiEye were winners of the top prize of the BizTech Challenge, held at the Bayou Classic in New Orleans last month. Photo: Andre Perry for The Hechinger Report. In a crowded hotel lobby in New Orleans the day after Thanksgiving, primary and secondary students and playful adults threw paper planes towards a target for a prize of $50.

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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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How to use Chromebooks offline for elearning day activities, homework

Ditch That Textbook

No internet at home? No problem. Set up Chromebooks and laptops with offline access to G Suite. Your elearning day activities just got a lot more interesting!Having Chromebooks and G Suite can supercharge learning in class. Information is at students' fingertips. They can create digitally with what they learn. They can share, collaborate and make […].

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3 New Google Sites Features

Teacher Tech

New Features in Google Sites As always, Google is always getting better. Google Sites is no exception. Some exciting new features have come to Google Sites recently. Sites is an easy way to create a website that integrates Google Drive documents. Simply double click and choose Drive files to embed. Use Google Sites to create […]. The post 3 New Google Sites Features appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Why These School Districts Serve Children Beginning at Birth

Edsurge

BELLEVUE, Neb.—The family engagement room at Belleaire Elementary School in the suburbs of Omaha is bustling on a late October morning. Kindergarten teacher Kelsea Heesacker comes in to chat with the school counselor and to grab a winter coat for a little girl who came to school without one. Meghan McCormack, whose job is to visit families in their homes, pulls on her own coat as she hurries outside to meet a mom whose kids aren't old enough for school yet.

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So Your Kid is New to ST Math…Now What?

MIND Research Institute

Your child’s teacher has assigned homework in a program called ST Math®. You got a link, your child is logged in.and now what? There aren’t any instructions or anything! It may seem strange at first, but what you’re seeing—or not seeing—is actually the magic of ST Math at work. I’m going to give you some homework tips in a minute, but first, let’s talk about why ST Math seems unusual to you.

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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.