Micro-school parents, students build one-room schoolhouses of today

The Christensen Institute

The one-room schoolhouse calls to mind pastoral scenes from an older, more rural America, but many of its ideals are once again becoming the schooling reality for a handful of students in some of our most tech-forward cities today. These students attend micro-schools—small, independently-run education options for families that want personalization for their children but cannot or do not want to homeschool them.

10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

This blog post also comes with an infographic (PDF) that you can print and use to figure out tools to help you in your studies. To get links to all of these sites and information on installing Read&Write, download this handy infographic. Learn to Voice Type.

Voice and Choice - Dissecting ISTE Standard for Student "Empowered Learner"

Tech Helpful

ISTE Student Standard #1 - Empowered Learner: Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. We should be growing our students into lifelong learners that know how to learn.

How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, it represents a last desperate attempt to qualify for the college of their dreams. I’ve based my selections on the following criteria: ease of use — accounts are easy to set up with access to both the site and materials quick and intuitive. Khan Academy.

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The Christensen Institute

The one-room schoolhouse calls to mind pastoral scenes from an older, more rural America, but many of its ideals are once again becoming the schooling reality for a handful of students in some of our most tech-forward cities today. These students attend micro-schools—small, independently-run education options for families that want personalization for their children but cannot or do not want to homeschool them.

How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)

EdTech4Beginners

The conversation around how technology can enhance education can be a controversial topic, and that carries over into the tutoring industry as well. This week is National Tutoring Week : a decade old celebration of how important Tutors are to students’ education. Khan Academy.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today. Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top Math-and-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics. How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields. 32 Websites to Support Math Automaticity in K-5.

8 Wonderful Websites for Easy Coding Activities for Any Age or Level!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Throughout my 20 plus years of teaching I’ve integrated technology in the various subjects I’ve taught because the world needs all our learners to gain the digital skills needed to thrive, connect, and contribute in a connected world.

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

Edsurge

Any time a program is changed or phased out, it can be disruptive to classroom activities, administrators tell EdSurge. Programs like Ascend Math and Mathletics have entire web pages devoted to marketing their tools to outgoing TenMarks customers.

We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

A recent chart from Bloomberg on the future of artificial intelligence and employment lends evidence to a point I have been making for years : teachers will not be replaced by machines. Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. We need to start talking more about the best ways to integrate technology and teaching in order to amplify teachers’ impact.

EdSurge’s 2017 Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories, as Chosen by You

Edsurge

One way to answer that question is to track what readers read, shared and “Liked” most. This year, you looked to trendsetting districts, thought leaders, tech giants and one very sage high school student to help make sense of rapid changes in education technology. From Google and Microsoft’s LMS-like collaboration system to Apple’s device manager, here’s a handy guide to all things Classroom. Here are her top four topics to steer clear of.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

The post The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here’s your Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code! Did you know that only 27 states allow students to count computer science courses toward high school graduation?

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most elementary age kids I know love math, but that changes when they matriculate to middle school. In fact, Forbes reported that 82% of public high schoolers in the well-to-do Montgomery County Maryland failed Algebra. Land of Venn is easy to use, with no learning curve.

Four Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation – from Beth Holland & Sabba Quidwai

EdTechTeacher

Never before has there been a time in education where students possessed a device so powerful that it allowed them to be graphic designers, movie makers, editors, directors, authors, developers, music makers and more. Self-reliance is one of the most important skills to develop early on.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned?

OPINION: ‘Bad at math’ no more

The Hechinger Report

By the end of high school, exposure to TED talks and YouTubers had made me believe that math could be fantastically entertaining, under the right conditions. For the winter quarter, I signed up for an education class: Professor Jo Boaler’s “How to Learn Math: For Students.”

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

In these classrooms, teachers face a seemingly impossible task -- providing effective instruction to all the unique students under their care. In one survey, a large majority (80 percent) of math teachers reported that free instructional content from Khan Academy helped them challenge their most advanced students, and a smaller but still significant majority (66 percent) reported that it gave them extra capacity to help their most struggling students make the gains they needed.

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What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?

The Hechinger Report

Why did he come to America? The writing and photos would be bound into a book and sold to parents and others, with proceeds donated to a local nonprofit helping new immigrants. And how to listen to each other.”. How am I doing?

Future-Proofing College by Embracing ‘Purpose Learning’

Edsurge

One reason Musk is so eager to colonize other planets, in fact, is that he fears AI will wipe out the human race. We need a place to which to flee, he argues, even if it’s Mars. Some dismiss these doomsday predictions as farfetched, pointing out that there’s too much uncertainty to extrapolate where Siri, Watson, and Alexa will lead us. So, what is higher ed supposed to do? These are real problems that society doesn’t have answers to yet?

Why we need to change the teacher vs. tech narrative

eSchool News

A recent chart from Bloomberg on the future of artificial intelligence and employment lends evidence to a point I have been making for years : teachers will not be replaced by machines. Fortunately, technology offers a new alternative to the traditional model.

Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Night Zookeeper - A excellent new free writing tool filled w/ interactive lessons as well as an educational portal to help teachers track and monitor student progress. Hippo Video - One of my favorite sites around for creating digital videos that can be used to "flip" a classroom or create explainer videos. TypeTastic - The best site around for student's K-12 (w/ educational portal) learning how to type/keyboard.

Learning to Code: New Possibilities Through Collaboration at School

Edsurge

It's shaping up to be the year of coding! Code, the language of our digital world, is used to build all the websites, computer software, and smartphone apps that benefit practically every industry and occupation. Earlier this year, the White House unveiled the “CS for All” initiative, which provides over $4 billion in funding to expand and support K-12 computer science education. Students at DCPS’ Burrville Elementary School complete an Hour of Code session.

Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction

techlearning

MORE BETTER WRITING Third Grade Students at Milton Public Schools use FlipGrid to record book reviews. They’re reading student work that’s more thoughtful, properly revised, and well researched, and they’re able to give efficient, effective feedback to each student.

Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

EdTechSandyK

For my notes on Day 1 of this academy, which took place January 15, 2014, click here. Notes from the Discussion We no longer have to go to school if we want to learn. Click here to see all of them.) Moves the camera to follow presenter around the room.

Code With Kids and See What Happens #hourofcode #edtech #edchat #caedchat

Adam Welcome

Do you think it’s here to stay? Kevin Honey (Middle School Principal) has a coding class for all 6th graders at his school, way to go beyond just #hourofcode - how about #yearofcode! Fun can often be a signal that something is relevant to students.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions.” ” And by “take on,” that means “investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants.” ” (It would be pretty great if the DOJ would investigate how legacy admissions and big donations let mediocre white applicants like Donald Trump and Jared Kushner get into Ivy League schools.). These 11 Cases Show How.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Oh my god, it’s almost time to start working on that year-end project.). Now the office wants to hire an outside contractor to help figure out why.” A mail bomb campaign targeted opponents of President Trump this week, but remember: the biggest threat to democracy and free speech are liberal students’ protests on elite college campuses.

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3 LMS adoptions that go way beyond the basics

eSchool News

Learning management systems originally got their start in higher education, serving as central hub for college students to drop in assignments, check grades, and contact their professors. Needless to say it caught on with universities—and eventually school districts.

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Code With Kids and See What Happens - written with Karly Moura!

Adam Welcome

Do you think it’s here to stay? Kevin Honey (Middle School Principal) has a coding class for all 6th graders at his school, way to go beyond just #hourofcode - how about #yearofcode! Fun can often be a signal that something is relevant to students.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It was a nod, in part, to Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking , a book that I’ve found useful in understanding how grief clouds our thinking, how grief makes use want to believe the unbelievable, how it “ruptures the rational,” as I wrote then.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

If nothing else, I’ve wanted as many days in December to pass as possible so that my calculations for the total amount of venture funding invested during the year were as accurate as I could get them to be when I hit ”publish.“ I think it’s safe to say, for example, that venture capital investment has fallen off rather precipitously this year. ” “ Crossing the chasm to profitability.” ” “ A path to profitability.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” In other Department of Education bureaucratic nightmares, “Dozens of Colleges’ Upward Bound Applications Are Denied for Failing to Dot Every I,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules.” Perhaps that is how you “scale.”