Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student


In today’s knowledge-based economy, employees are challenged by new situations at work every day, so they need to constantly learn and improve their skills in order to be successful.

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education


Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence. Terminology aside, flipped learning should be standard for Higher Education if we want our universities to deliver successful graduates into the world of tomorrow. Higher Education is different.

5 Digital Tools That can Help Educators Manage the Workload


Guest writer Nancy Lin offers 5 free web apps with phone based counterparts, that can be a huge help in classroom. Not so long ago, teachers had to rely largely on an extensive knowledge base, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Benefits of STEM Education and Publishing

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—is a curriculum based on these four ideas. Instead of segregating these four disciplines in separate and discrete subjects, STEM interlinks them together into a cohesive learning paradigm, which is based on real-world applications.


Challenges in Curation: Successfully Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom

Digital Promise

As the teacher leading my SXSWedu classroom, I made a wrongful assumption my entire class entered the room with the same knowledge base. So I explained to my class that Open Educational Resources (OER) could be most easily defined as “free stuff on the Web.” The post Challenges in Curation: Successfully Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog EducatorsStart the Facebook live broadcast. Check.

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Latest in Games and Learning Research Reveals Need to Empower Educators

MIND Research Institute

DML 2017 was packed with interesting studies and perspectives from education, media and technology researchers from around the world. The need to empower teachers to implement the research and bring game-based learning into their classrooms. Empowering Educators.

How colleges are adapting to the future of education

Linways Technologies

Institutions and educators are trying to prepare students for a future that is still taking form. We are not sure what skills or knowledge might prove relevant and what jobs, opportunities, and system will be outdated as AI, VR, and many other technologies becomes mainstream.

Five Steps to Empowering Educators with Evidence


Congress passed ESSA in 2015, but one area still challenging schools is the tiers for evidence-based interventions and materials. Step 1 – Understand the value of evidence-based strategies for students and schools. has 34 years’ experience in education.

Pre-K Learning: Enhancing Education with Digital Technology

Kitaboo on EdTech

Research confirms that the quality of education and learning received by children in their early years of childhood is essential for their overall development. Children who received high-quality, practical knowledge-based learning in their formative years are less likely to fail in high-school. When that window is closed, the opportunities decrease, and educational success becomes harder. Related: 8 Trends in Education Technology That Will Have A Major Impact | 2019.

What does it mean to be a teacher in higher education for the next decade

Linways Technologies

Education is changing and we have to address these changes in order to adapt and choose the right path. There are some major shifts happening in the way perceive education and the mechanisms we use for teaching and learning. Sadly the adaptation has been slow in education.

Is a virtual education the future for K-12 students?

eSchool News

Virtual education leverages these connections to provide everyone, regardless of geographic location, access to experts and high quality learning experiences. As technology has improved, virtual education has evolved to become a tool that helps close gaps in high schools and colleges.

We Are Rockstar Educators

Improving Education Environments

Billy Joel is not a pedagogue per se, but his knowledge base as well as the passion for his discipline are both evident and infectious. Rockstar as a term is problematic in education. Siemens is right about the Waiting for Superman problem in regards to solutionism in education.


Julia Steiny: The Long Overdue Death of 19th-Century Education

K-12 Schools - Education News

The recent Greg Whiteley film Most Likely to Succeed looks deeply into the workings of a school that has turned its back on traditional education. It’s a refreshing welcome departure from education that seems more interested in teaching compliance and obedience than a love of learning.

4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

In this culminating project-based unit, students design prototypes for real users that address issues related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building their skillset and their knowledge base makes them eager to solve authentic problems.

Meet The Gates Foundation’s New Deputy Director in Higher Education


She began a long career in education, which included cofounding two social enterprise organizations (one of which helped get 4,000 women off welfare), serving as a Commissioner of San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education and starting two edtech companies. EdSurge: Equity has been a stated mission of the Gates Foundation in higher education. I think education is the most complicated industry to work in.

An Education ‘Intrapreneur’ on the Difficulties Innovating in a Conservative Industry


I mean, I was so peeved at the publishers who come out there and talk about being education companies, but shareholder value trumps all. In this podcast, we talk about his crazy 30-year journey in education, which took him from Pearson to farming, to the nonprofit work he does now. EdSurge: Let’s talking a little bit about your schooling because, like many other people in the education space, you didn't study education. Education Technology EdSurge Podcast Community

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “ Indiana education officials are taking another look at regulating virtual charter schools.” Immigration and Education.


Apple’s Longtime Education VP Shares Frustrations With Slow Pace of Change


People love to try guess what Apple is up to—that’s true for the company’s education strategy as well. So when Apple’s longtime vice-president of education, John Couch, published a book this year with his thoughts on the future of education and accounts of his work at Apple, it opened a rare window into the company’s views on education. The book is called Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student's Potential. Why are we in education?

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Does the Word ‘Teacher’ Still Describe What Educators Do in the Classroom?


So how do we elevate the status of teaching and educating in this country so that people really understand what we do? So how do we elevate the status of teaching and educating in this country so that people really understand what we do?” Today, schools require educators to perform many roles outside the traditional understanding of teaching. Still, Fuhrman doesn’t believe that the institution or educators should do away with the word “teacher.”

Clippy and the History of the Future of Educational Chatbots

Hack Education

And yet, despite our loathing and mockery of Clippy, pedagogical agents have been a mainstay in education technology for at least the past forty years – before the infamous Microsoft Office Assistant and since. ” It referred them to the software’s knowledge base.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

If we can upgrade our knowledge based on current research, we can not only create better professional development opportunities for teachers, but we can become better online participants. There is no doubt that community organizing has moved online in the education world.

5 ways tech + education can change the world

eSchool News

Twenty years ago, Cisco recognized a shift toward a knowledge-based economy. We felt it was important that everyone have an opportunity to participate in this economy—and that education, combined with technology, would have the power to achieve that.

How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide


Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities.

“The Microsoft Educator Community wouldn’t be what it is today without us educators.” – Bisera Ristikj, Macedonia

Daily Edventures

I felt that I could provide so much encouragement to all the educators, so that they too can change education with their work,” she tells us. “I I also felt it was important to add that the Microsoft Educator Community wouldn’t be what it is today without us educators.

When Pushing Boundaries in Math Education, Where Can Teachers Turn For Help and Camaraderie?


Earlier this year, math educator and Demos executive Dan Meyer published a piece entitled “Lonely Math Teachers” in which he raised the shortcomings of social media and the need for innovative math teachers to connect online.

What education inspiration looks like on a global basis

eSchool News

Dr. Rod Berger, our lead correspondent and one of the world’s top education news personalities, along with Producer/Director Jessi Scherr, brought back some amazing footage.

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?


This is especially true when migrating from an education terrain into a work or HR terrain – where employers and their HR teams have not made the nuanced distinction between digital skills and digital literacy, that are made in the education sector. Knowledge Constructor.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

Cathy Rubin in her Global Search for Education has posed these questions in my inbox for this month’s global search for education column: “ What should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything?”

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning. Here are a few emerging approaches: Project-Based Learning: PBL focuses on giving students real-world challenges that help them develop problem-solving skills.

The COPPA Rule, FERPA, and the Security of Student Data

Doug Levin

Department of Education have recently announced their intent to host a joint workshop on ‘Student Privacy and Ed Tech.’ While these technologies have tremendous potential, this transformation in Ed Tech has raised questions about how the Rule implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA Rule”) applies in the school context, and how it intersects with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”).

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Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Other resources: Why Open Sim will Dominate Virtual Worlds in Education. Mary: Yeah, there’s still quite a few educators, especially out in the trenches, using Open Sim.

How to Engage Students and Support Learning in Large Classes


A study was published by IDEA, a non-profit organization that focuses on academic success in a higher education context, which explored whether class size is a factor in perceived learning. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education Teaching & Learning

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Fixing a Broken Education System: Online Learning and a Better Tomorrow

Fractus Learning

I loved the look on kids’ faces when they had that “ah-ha” moment and understood and assimilated a new piece of knowledge for the first time in their lives. We have lost our #1 spot precisely because we have allowed our education system to tank.

How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

Ask a Tech Teacher

I recently got a question from a reader asking how the lessons in my K-8 curriculum supported Dr. Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge philosophy — an integral concept to her school’s mission. Rather, it itemizes ways students interact with knowledge.

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ASCD PD Opportunities For Educators Heading Back to School

The 21st Century Principal

As students head back to school for the start of the 2013–14 school year, ASCD—the international education association—offers a new selection of professional development opportunities to enable educators at every level to support the success of each learner. New professional development opportunities include ASCD Arias ™ (publications): Educators are encouraged to pick up all of ASCD’s new short-format publications. for the 2013 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership.