The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

Educators now have access anytime from anywhere to people, ideas, resources, strategies, and feedback. It is the latter component of my work where I see firsthand the challenges educators are facing regardless of zip code. What specific challenges do you face in education?

Teaching students financial literacy with education technology

Neo LMS

Fortunately, education technology makes it easier for both teachers and parents to teach financial literacy and better prepare students for the financial responsibilities of adult life. Gamifying the education process. One in five 15-year-olds in the U.S.

Digital humanities in Higher Education

Neo LMS

In my last post we left off pondering what digital humanities are and how — especially in higher education — advanced cross-sections between the written word and digital technology are creating new areas of study in the humanities. Digital humanities in Higher Education.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Cohen "The Tech Rabbi" and author of Education by Design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design.

EdTech at School

Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution

A Principal's Reflections

The key to future-proofing education, and learning, for that matter, is to empower students to think and construct new knowledge while simultaneously having them apply what they have learned in relevant ways. Now more than ever, the importance of education cannot be overstated.

The future-proof educator

Ditch That Textbook

Guest Blog Teaching edtech educational technology future of education future-proof educator timeless teaching practicesThe rise of computers and the Internet has changed the way we consume. From automated checkouts to online banking, every industry has been disrupted. Let’s take a look at the salesperson. I remember as a child having the door-to-door vacuum salesperson come to sell a Kirby vacuum to my parents. Now, unless you are a […].

Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

Exploring Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Education policy issues must be addressed first.

Educators as Active Listeners

User Generated Education

I have a few sayings I often use in my teacher education courses and PD workshops for teachers related to active listening. One of the biggest gifts we, as educators, can give to our learners is to be truly present for them; to deeply listen to what they have to say.

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

While VPs of HR in higher education share many of the same challenges as their corporate peers, they are a “different animal”, with unique issues and far fewer resources.

The Future of 5G in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

A Video Shot by CBS Interactive and T-Mobile in my classroom What kind of impact will 5G have on education? sponsored 5G in Education: 30 Second Overview [link] I think the thing I loved about the video the most is that I think they really captured what happens in my classroom.

Maker Education Card Game

User Generated Education

One of my current educational interests is maker education. As such, I have begun creating games for maker education – see my first one, a board game, at Reflecting on the Making Process. I like and have always used games in my classrooms.

SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

SmartBrief also has newsletters for accomplished teachers , special education professionals , and Higher Ed Leaders. The SmartBrief on EdTech newsletter provides a daily snapshot of education technology insights. SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed.

Microsoft Education Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Intune for Education - advanced configuration and management of devices, apps and users. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more.

Digital Transformation in the Education Sector - A Guide to Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

This is especially true in the education sector, which finds varying degrees of digital transformation happening all time. Since much of the digital transformation in the education sector is rather new, many are still unaware of EdTech and how it has changed the face of education forever.

Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Learn how teachers are using educational videos effectively in their classrooms: - Current use of educational videos. Effectively using educational videos could become a large burden or blessing to teachers. 3 insights on the educational video use by teachers.

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Getting Personal About Competency-Based Education

Education Elements

When I tell friends and family about the types of projects I’m working on with Education Elements, I throw around terms like “personalized learning” and “competency-based education” like they’re the titles of new Beyoncé albums. Competency-Based Education

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

Expert Mentors: A Professional Development Model for STEM and Maker Education Implementation

User Generated Education

Implementing Maker, STEM, STEAM Education. In order to prevent STEM and maker education from becoming a flavor of the month, there needs to be specific strategies provided to educators on how to embed STEM and maker activities into their curriculum.

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The Educator as a Maker Educator: the eBook

User Generated Education

I compiled all of my blog posts about Maker Education into an ebook that I published via Amazon Kindle. The Perfect Storm for Maker Education. Is It Project-Based Learning, Maker Education or Just Projects? Maker Education and Experiential Education.

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The Importance of Civics Education

User Generated Education

Now that I am a teacher of gifted education, I believe it is important for my students, for all students to participate in civics education. The Center on American Progress stated in The State of Civics Education : Civic knowledge and public engagement is at an all-time low. Educators and schools have a unique opportunity and responsibility to ensure that young people become engaged and knowledgeable citizens.

The Future of Education Technology

Wisewire

Despite this proliferation of education technology, however, the number one goal of today’s educators is to inspire students to learn. Using technology, educators are sharing invaluable lessons in persistence, curiosity and passion in high-tech style.

The Importance of Educating Educators

My Island View

I recently returned from my yearly trek to ISTE, one of the largest education technology conferences to be held annually. This year better than 22 thousand educators were in attendance in Chicago for three days. Those educators who attended ISTE on their own dime should be commended.

How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

The use of technology in an educational environment is certainly nothing new – teachers have been relying on computers and similar devices for decades now. Students no longer depend exclusively on an online educator to further their lessons.

Boosting student engagement using the 4Cs of education

Neo LMS

How the 4Cs of education can help teachers improve classroom engagement. Any educator that feels like they could make their classes better from this perspective has to evaluate the way they teach. Read more: How can we address the 4 Cs of education online?

How Education Can Thrive in the Age of Innovation

EdNews Daily

The passion and idealism of this rising generation, however, is one of the most underutilized resources for good on the planet because there is a gap between what education usually provides and what young people need to know to thrive and to become socially active in the 21st century.

Educators as Lead Learners

User Generated Education

I have discussed educators as model learners before: The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0. Educator as Model Learner ). It is a mistaken assumption that educators know how to do so.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos is an Innovative classroom and online educator located in Sydney, Australia. The post Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

6 Examples of classroom tech that improves education

Neo LMS

That is why it is usually easier to stick with the same tools, even if they no longer serve the educational process. It is also very true that the best tools in the world cannot replace the expertise of dedicated educators. Facts about the educational benefits of technology.

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

” Administrators All Grades All Subjects Digital Citizenship Education Financial Literacy and Life Skills IT Coaches and Directors Monday Motivation Parents Policy Makers Social Emotional Learning Society and Ethics Students Teachers

This Is Why Education Begets Education

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. I’m a former certified EMT, with an extensive non-degree college-level educational background in biology, human physiology, chemistry, microbiology, physics, and computer science.

The Impact of an Educator

A Principal's Reflections

I never gave much thought, nor did either of my brothers, about becoming an educator. Quite honestly, I told myself, and my parents, that I would never become an educator. All I knew with a great deal of certainty was that a career in education was not in the cards.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. It is clear that Finland’s enviable educational outcomes is no overnight success.

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Cyberpatriot - national youth cyber education program

Educational Technology Guy

? CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ?At

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Brad Currie and Billy Krakower, two of the three authors of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators , share with us the basics of Twitter. Show Notes: Why should educators get on Twitter? Is Twitter for every educator?

Educator Micro-credentials are Grounded in Research

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials offer an important opportunity for educators to strengthen their professional learning. Our educators love it, because these micro-credentials tie the knowledge to the practice, and that’s what has been missing in so much professional development.

The Maker Educator Workshop

User Generated Education

I am doing full day workshops on The Maker Educator both at ISTE 2016 and EduTECH in Australia. Being a maker educator requires developing a new mindset; a new set of skills and roles. Short Introduction to Maker Education. Personal Assessment of Mindset of a Maker Educator.

20+ wide-ranging books to check out for educators

Ditch That Textbook

In many ways, we educators live in an exciting time to be in the classroom and work with students. Educators from all over the world share their best ideas and discuss freely via social media. Ed Tech Lesson planning Student engagement Teaching books for educators books for teachers education books teacher books teacher summer readingExamples: We have lots of access to research and best practice to inform our teaching.