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A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

edWeb.net

Edtech is no longer a one-time purchase or a luxury item—it’s integrated across every system in school districts from the central office to classrooms to school buses. Continuous professional development is key for integrating edtech, but it often gets deleted from the budget.

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What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

Our primary goal is to build a world-class-quality K-12 technology service system, including achieving Level 2 in the ‘process and results’ categories of the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Education.”. Kristina Stratton, principal, Westside Elementary School, Florida. “In Esra Murray, library media specialist, Cider Mill Elementary School, Connecticut. This year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits. Related Resources Music education gives students an exciting and creative reason to be in the classroom. Established as the philanthropic arm to the Country Music Association (CMA), the CMA Foundation has invested over $25 million into music education programs across all 50 states.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. Edtech. EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market. Edtech. EdTech News News news

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3 ways IT teams can manage tool sprawl

eSchool News

Since schools transitioned to remote learning, districts have added or upgraded their IT education technology and monitoring tools to provide better outcomes for all. The saturation of edtech tools may be leading to wasted money, inefficiencies, and missed opportunities.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. First, many programs have different protocols for creating login information, causing students and educators endless frustration. Educators won’t want access to a limited number of tools and instructional resources. Dr. Barbara Nesbitt is an educator with over 30 years’ experience.

How Educators Can Support Families of Children with Disabilities During Hybrid or Online Learning

Waterford

Chief among those is determining how to support students with special educational needs. In the United States, about 14 percent of students in public schools receive specialized education services.[1] Educators should encourage their families to set up a family learning schedule.

Apple joining Hour of Code and offering free workshops! #edtech

iLearn Technology

During Computer Science Education week (December 8-14th) they will be hosting other workshops. As a part of the Computer Science Education week, Apple will be hosting designers and engineers in select cities around the world. Today Apple announced that it will be joining code.org’ s “Hour of Code” movement by hosting a free one-hour introduction to the basics of computer programming at Apple stores on December 11.

Becoming an Edtech Iron Chef – Featuring the Voice of @SGVCUE

CUE

I used this protocol in a doctoral course on EdTech Leadership. I also provided An Educator’s Guide to “The 4Cs” as a reference. The students (mostly post-secondary educators) were assigned one of the four Cs to work on individually or as a group. Valerie Sun ( @MlleValsunshine ) is a progressive, techy educator of twelve years in private and public schools across elementary and post-secondary education.

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

Want to Rethink Education After COVID-19? Creative Solutions Mean Taking More Risks

Edsurge

You may not like the new charter school presence in New Orleans, but those schools came about because local educators seized the opportunities presented by Katrina and acted upon them as entrepreneurs. Organizational change in education is often preceded by an action forcing event.

3 Ways to Stress Less in Today’s Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. 5 practical lessons for elementary classroom inclusion. Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Angela Peery has been an educator 31 years and has served as a secondary English teacher, secondary administrator, instructional coach, turnaround specialist, curriculum developer, and consultant. Kimberly” as she is known by many, has been an educator and literacy consultant for many years. Kimberly currently serves as an Education Specialist at Solution Tree and helps manage and support large-scale PLC implementations.

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How Proposed Title I Changes Impact School Funding and Edtech Vendors

Edsurge

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which Congress reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is the federal government’s largest commitment to K-12 education. The funds cannot be used to replace , or off-set, state and local investments in education. To clarify how this rule would work, ESSA required the Department of Education (ED) to host a negotiated rulemaking session this spring with experts in the field.

Innovations for Educators: IBM’s Teacher Advisor

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to the first entry in our “Innovations for Educators” series, spotlighting interesting technologies that have the potential to amplify and complement the work done by educators. Teacher Advisor is a free online resource that helps elementary school teachers plan math lessons. And according to IBM, since Teacher Advisor uses AI, it will continue to learn and improve with use from teachers and other education experts. Education Blog

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We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

The chart compares a wide array of professions based on required education levels, average annual wages, and likelihood of automation. Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. Fortunately, a recent article in the Economist gets the narrative right, pointing out that “the potential for edtech will be realised only if teachers embrace it.”.

10 #EdTech Tools Teachers Can Use to Strengthen Relationships with Students & Parents

The Innovative Educator

Educators know that when it comes to building relationships, class size and the number of students per teacher matter. While class size is certainly an issue for elementary school students, it becomes even harder for secondary school teachers who may have 150 students or more. Consider that students have 1, 2, or more parents or guardians each, and we’re talking about a lot of people!

How to Host a Student Media Festival

The CoolCatTeacher

That he (Mike) today just started, as we’re taping this, as Senior Director of Educator Engagement for PowerSchool, which is a sponsor of a lot of the work that I do. And there we have two divisions, Elementary and Secondary. We encourage educators across the globe to do that. It celebrates student creativity, encourages educators to use media and get away from lectures. And California educators, remember that your deadline is April 2nd for this year in 2018.

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In the Future, Today’s Education Will Look Like ‘19th-Century Medicine’

Edsurge

By most measures, Massachusetts is one of the nation’s highest-performing states when it comes to K-12 education. It ranks first in the country on lists from Education Week and U.S. Yet to hear the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education tell it, there’s still a lot of work to be done. On Professional Development The big secret in public education is that the variation in teacher quality is astounding.

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9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

As shared in my previous posts 7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning and 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley wrote the heads of each of the nation’s state departments of education to formally invite them to apply to the federal government to receive newly appropriated federal funds under the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 to “help every child in every school utilize technology to achieve high standards by the dawn of the 21st century.” Department of Education or other federal agencies) in and out of inclusion.

White Fragility in Teaching and Education: An Interview With Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Edsurge

As a white woman, former teacher in a predominantly black community, education writer, and diversity manager at Google, white privilege and fragility shapes the words I say and write, the actions I take, the responses I give. DiAngelo is Affiliate Faculty of Education at the University of Washington, a writer and speaker on racial justice. How did you see white fragility manifest in the higher-education environment? I was a professor of education.

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With Budget Cuts Looming, Here’s How Districts Will Decide What to Keep or Cut

Edsurge

The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, for example, limits the use of school-improvement funds to interventions that benefit student learning as documented by at least one well-designed and well-implemented research study.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). But the iPads will be discontinued next year in favor of the Dell Latitude Education Series (3160) touchscreen laptop computer. But it’s innovative, it has cut costs, and it has improved students’ education in the process.

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If you can’t see it, you can’t be it: Edtech that connects students to role models

The Christensen Institute

And, in a small pocket of the edtech market , new tools are starting to do just that. Academic research has reached the same conclusions as this teacher; the 2016 State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce assessment reported that “the elementary and secondary educator workforce is overwhelmingly homogenous (82% white in public schools).” To learn more about the growing landscape of edtech tools working to expand student networks, visit whoyouknow.org.

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Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

edWeb.net

While they may be proficient in using edtech, they don’t know how to create comprehensive lessons to use it in the classroom. A final challenge—again, whether or not during a crisis—is compassion for the families and students while still ensuring an effective education.

10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

Google Classroom is part of a suite of applications from G Suite for Education. For elementary, this may be an all-subject checklist. In secondary, this is most likely by subject. The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

4 Essential Steps to Secure Funding for Hybrid Classroom Technologies

Edsurge

Yet, finding funds for edtech purchases poses a challenge for school districts. Local education agencies (typically school districts) can then send grant applications to their state to request funding for projects that fall under ESSER's permitted uses.

What to Know About Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary

Edsurge

That’s the record that Miguel Cardona, Connecticut’s first Latino commissioner of education, would bring to the highest education office in the country, as multiple news reports say the Biden-Harris administration plans to name him as its nominee for Secretary of Education.

Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success

EdTech Magazine

In modern schools, vocational instruction — now career and technical education, or CTE — often takes students beyond the oil-stained floor beneath an automotive hoist or a shower of sparks in a welding lab. There is a renewed focus on CTE amid broader debates about the value of college and the student debt crisis as well as the need for viable post-secondary alternatives. MORE FROM EDTECH: Read about the roles educators play in meeting the demand for cybersecurity experts.

10+ Ways to Use Technology in the Math Classroom – SULS037

Shake Up Learning

So, I enlisted the help of my friend and edtech expert, Craig Klement, to share 10+ Ways to Use Technology in the Math Classroom. edtech #mtbos #mathed. Congratulations to Barbara Sutelan, a newly Level 1 Google Certified Educator. Elementary. ” Desmos just released some more elementary activities! Secondary. Alice Keeler’s Templates for Elementary Math. years as an edtech coach.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. First, the presenters agreed that while there are multiple potential uses for school technology, their main goal is to provide students with a competitive education.