Open Educational Resources

Wisewire

There are many resources available online for educators to use in the classroom or for distance learning. In this entry, we will look at a few of the places where educators can find online resources that can help them provide high quality educational content.

Six Strategies for Equitable Education Systems

Digital Promise

How can school districts create more equitable opportunities and dismantle systemic barriers facing many students, families, and educators? They recently reflected on their learning, and six strategies for advancing educational equity emerged.

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How Does Artificial Intelligence Fit into the Future of Education?

Digital Promise

People should always play a leading role in education, and AI systems should not replace teachers, ever. Educators, AI, and the Future of Learning Webinars. How can educators be sure their students’ data is safe, and that AI systems don’t act with bias?

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.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

Feeding a Science Education Revolution: Micro-credentials for OpenSciEd Facilitators

Digital Promise

We just need two things: great instructional materials designed for the latest research in science education, and transformative professional learning to advance instructional practice and get the most out of the materials. It seems simple.

4 ways to fight educator burnout

Ditch That Textbook

Kim is the owner of Strobel Education. I’m sure we can all agree that educators are “June tired” and have been for most of the last school year. […]. The post 4 ways to fight educator burnout appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. This post is written by Kim Strobel.

The Power of Networks in Education Innovation

Digital Promise

For the past six years, Digital Promise has convened a national network of Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters)—leaders working to collaborate outside the traditional silos of sector and institution to design and implement transformative learning tools and programs in their communities.

How Educators Can Empower Students Through Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

With education turning on the technology skills of students and teachers, its important to gain a rudimentary understanding of foundational technology. Ready or not, digital transformation has come to education. Strategies for educators to leverage technology for better learning.

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 […].

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.

What You Should Know About Being A Black Male Educator

Digital Promise

Department of Education, only two percent of teachers are African American men, yet African American students make up at least 16 percent of the country’s student population. I was inspired to become a teacher because of a dedicated educator who poured her passion for teaching into me.

Smart Risk Taking in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Kristen Nan talks about risk taking that makes sense in education From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Take risks in education to build relationships, have difficult conversations, and make progress. Kristen Nan – Bio As submitted An educator for the last 23 years, Kristen Nan’s passion for building relationships with her students, colleagues, and community continues to ignite change for the better!

Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. ” The world’s workforce lacked a lot of science specialists, that is why STEM education became more popular. So, what is STEM education? You might think that there can be nothing new about STEM education in K-12 and higher education. Early Childhood STEM Education. A growing focus of schools is STEM.

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How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

Digital Promise

The Edcamp Community supports educators to organize and participate in participant-driven professional learning designed by and for educators. The efforts of this amazing community helped educators stay connected and empowered as they navigated tough times together.

EdTech at School

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

Teaching SEL skills in online education

Neo LMS

When socialization alone is not enough to develop those skills, educators should step in and offer support, as social and emotional skills are essential for each individual. Teaching SEL skills in online education. Let’s see how we can approach them in online education!

Metaverse–Education Game-changer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are buzzwords that every educator wants to know more about. Kathy Schrock , columnist for Discovery Education explains: Augmented reality layers computer-generated enhancements on top of an existing reality to make it more meaningful through the ability to interact with it. Moving this sort of AR to education gamifies learning in ways that challenge creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Educational Applications.

10 Ways to Empower Educators

A Principal's Reflections

In the end, it is all about giving the people you work with (educators) or for (learners) a greater sense of purpose in what they do. educational leadership Empowerment Leadership school cultureWhat motivates you to be your best, take risks, and seek out opportunities to improve? I’d be willing to wager that there are an array of responses you would give to this question.

Reimagining Education: A Call for Action

User Generated Education

Many of us have been discussing educational reform for decades. Given the unprecedented time of COVID19 and its effect on education, it is a perfect time to revisit and reimagine the purpose, operations, and skills related to a powerful education. ” Education Education 3.0

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. So what are the problems and trends keeping these leaders up at night, and what are some of the solutions they are considering to close the gap on the challenges in higher education?

Equity in Education Networks: A Tool for Inquiry

Digital Promise

Our work over the past five years convening education innovation ecosystem builders has shown the potential of networks to address our deepest challenges in education. Programs and initiatives are at the heart of how networks seek to effect change in education.

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Redesign Learning Experiences by Rethinking Time with Competency-Based Education

Education Elements

Competency-Based Education School LeadershipTime is weird right now. Hours can feel like months, weeks can feel like days, and a year into a global pandemic feels both like an eon and a few seconds at the same time.

Learning How to Educate

EdNews Daily

The post Learning How to Educate first appeared on EdNews Daily.

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Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

The CoolCatTeacher

John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education. Couch is an Executive Advisor to, and former Vice President of Education, at Apple, Inc. In 2018, Couch published Rewiring Education, which shares the professional lessons he’s learned during his 50-plus years in education and technology. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education.

New BIPOC-Led Coalition to Address the Impact of Educational Inequities

Digital Promise

The post New BIPOC-Led Coalition to Address the Impact of Educational Inequities appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Educators League of Innovative Schools Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

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. A few years ago I made a shift to becoming a more connected educator by leveraging the technology available through social media.

The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

Educators now have access anytime from anywhere to people, ideas, resources, strategies, and feedback. Even with all the positives associated with what I listed above, the truth of the matter is that much of it doesn’t matter when the realities educators face are not given the attention that they deserve. 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?

Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

Digital Promise

Which education challenges are schools and districts prioritizing? The resulting Challenge Map presents 38 shared education challenges within nine broad themes related to: Students and classrooms ( student learning and instructional approaches ), schools ( professional learning & support , school culture, climate and safety , and family engagement ), and full districts ( assessment , technology & network infrastructure , systems change , and equity ).

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. The post Effective Digital Citizenship Education appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Educator Self-Care

User Generated Education

What I find ironic about myself is that I haven’t discussed self-care of educators. I should know better as I wholeheartedly believe that in case of an emergency such as the COVID pandemic, educators need to practice. Here is a 21 days journal I created for educators to use.

Special Education (SPED) and Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

One aspect I did not address that keeps coming up here in the United States is how to address special education students as per the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). However, the US Department of Education (USDOE) has released some guidance that everyone should be aware of. Thus, I decided to reach out to some educators in my home state of New Jersey. IDEA remote learning special education SPED

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. The educator and makers can choose whether it is a “blind” pick or one in which the makers see their options. Maker Education 21st century skills disrupting education experiential learning game-based learning maker education

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. The education technology market is currently valued at more than half a billion dollars, and analysts forecast that the market will reach $6 billion by the year 2024. Using technology, educators are sharing invaluable lessons in persistence, curiosity and passion in high-tech style. Original Article Source: [link].

What’s Hot About YouTube in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tyler Daniel Tarver shares some surprising new ways to use Youtube in education. Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. Their mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education – instilling in them the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path.

4 Scenarios for the new normal of education

Neo LMS

Education is undergoing a historical moment. To prepare member states for future developments in the educational system, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has designed four alternative scenarios that may become a reality soon. Education outsourced.