Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

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Digital Content Libraries: A digital content library is a repository of study materials like instructional videos, audiobooks, reading materials, practice assignments etc. It is a virtual library consisting of interactive learning nuggets which keeps students engaged in the content.

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3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

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Send pictures and videos called “snaps” to your friends from your mobile device. Depending on how much you plan ahead, you can prepare questions about each snap for students to answer aloud or jot down quickly as an engagement exercise.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

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Books can be read online or on most mobile devices. You can read them online, on a mobile device, or download them. International Children’s Digital Library. Books are made available from a variety of sources including the Library of Congress. Open Library.

9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

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Because of its multimedia approach and appealing blend of text, color, movement, sound, and images, it has fast become one of the most popular writing exercises in schools. When done editing, students can add music from an included royalty-free library. Freemium; mobile app.

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Hour of Code: How Students Can Build Their Own Apps

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Students do need to set up their mobile device to run the app. Here’s a quick video tutorial on the basic app, Talk To Me : Code HS: Mobile Apps. Code HS: Mobile Apps is an online curriculum for teaching app building in High School.

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We are expanding our planned Library 2.0 DATE & TIMES: Thursday, March 26th, 2020 | 1:00 - 6:30 pm US-Eastern Time (4 one-hour sessions with 1/2-hour breaks) COST: Free REGISTRATION: To register for the mini-conference, join Library 2.0. Those who are already members of Library 2.0

5 Tech Tools to Inspire Reading

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They get an escape from reality, exercise for their brains, a closeness to like-minded souls, answers to problems–and reading can even predict success in school. Spelling City is a word study website or mobile app that uses popular games to teach vocabulary.

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8 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

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Once they’ve completed these exercises, they pretend that they have just graduated from high school, have a job, and must save $2,000 to start college. Part of this is a large library of online interactive tools including videos and game-like activities.

Teaching Language Learners with Twitter

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Students can search hashtags to interact with other language learners and find language learning exercises and resources. To discover 12 ways to teach with Twitter, check out the post I wrote for ESL Library, 12 Ways to Use Twitter with Language Learners.

14 Quick ways to tech-up your classroom

Neo LMS

This is a free desktop and mobile app that boasts a broad range of educational games. This is a mobile app that enables teachers to quickly assess their students. This is another mobile app, positioning itself as Astronomy for Everyone.

8 Websites For Financial Literacy Month

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Once they’ve completed these exercises, they pretend that they have just graduated from high school, have a job, and must save $2,000 to start college. Part of this is a large library of online interactive tools including videos and game-like activities.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

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A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online.

Effective School Communications In The Summer

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Remember, you can do all this from a mobile device. Grasshopper and Swift Playgrounds are all mobile that are really engaging too. As the end of the school year approaches my daughter’s backpack is filled with fliers from her elementary school.

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Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

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Digital Libraries Offer Additional Learning Resources. With digital content libraries that consist of thousands of learning resources, students can pick and choose the content that they find relevant to the topic at hand.

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Developing a New Metric for Assessing Learning – from Beth Holland

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After that exercise, we break down the tasks. With a single device, they carry a global library as well as an instant connection to people around the world. This post first appeared on Education Week’s EdTech Researcher blog.

Are eTextbooks The Next Big Thing in K-12 Education?

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Basically, there’s interaction happening, and that is what attracts them towards a mobile phone. In a simulated exercise, students can choose options and make decisions to determine the course of action. Access to Additional Learning Resources Through Content Library.

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Like Privacy? Try Brave

ProfHacker

Serendipitous discovery is not just for apocryphally wandering through library stacks–sometimes you can stumble across a cool tool, as well. It’s focused on privacy, blocking ads and especially trackers on both desktop and mobile devices.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

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the site also has exercises and games to make your studying more fun. The site is free to use and you can access it on your mobile device anytime and anywhere. StudyBlue Studyblue.com offers one of the biggest libraries of study materials online. Guest Post by Julie Petersen.

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4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

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Using the mobile and online technology already in place, students can better track and tailor their academic experiences ,” writes Lynch. Research from School Library Journal indicates that maker activities at elementary and middle schools increased by 4 percent from 2014 to 2017.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

In her consulting life, she has led CoSN’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, developed strategic plans and content for companies, provided professional development coaching to school districts, and presented at numerous conferences.

#EdClusters16 Post-Convening Summary

Digital Promise

San Diego: Katie Martin of the University of San Diego’s Mobile Technology Learning Center highlighted the growth of their multi-sector partnerships, supported by Qualcomm and others in the region, to foster learning and innovation regional K-12 districts.

Change The Conversation–It’s Not About The Thinking

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Mobile learning. For example, I love the idea of mobile learning, so I attach positive feelings to it that can lead me to cognitive distortions downstream, where I oversimplify it’s function, or catastrophize our continued misunderstanding of its potential in education.

Personal Stories: How Teens Connect with StoryCorps and Podcasts

MindShift

So many of his students lack what Fernandez calls a “template” — or map for how to get to that future desired place — and this exercise provides examples of real people who have found their way. A StoryCorps mobile recording booth in front of the New Jersey State Library.

ABCmouse Creator, Age of Learning Taps Tencent to Lead Its Expansion in China

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product for its ABCmouse Early Learning Academy, an app that provides instructional games and exercises for young learners. In China, few companies reach as many people as Tencent, whose mobile apps cover a vast array of business, entertainment, social media and payment services. children across homes, schools and public libraries last year. The ABCmouse program is free to use in libraries.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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In addition, ABC Mouse has shared releases and updates for ABCmouse Mastering Math, Digital Library Experience, Standards-Aligned Collections, A New Teacher Experience, and the ABCmouse Ambassador Program. Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/

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Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

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Py It’s that familiar story of Ivy League students who built something during their spare time: The duo behind Py created their first mobile course on Python as undergraduates at Yale and Brown, which proved popular in Russia. Today Py’s content library covers more than 22 courses for skills like Swift and data science. Each course is made up of 70-odd short lessons and exercises.

From Flip Phones and Faxes to Future Focused Learning

Fractus Learning

Technology for me in the 1980s was a dodgy microfiche in the university library and then my trusty and often dusty overhead projector in my classroom. They are far more used to technology, having grown up with computers and mobile phones. I’m a Gen X baby.

Closing the 30 million word gap

eSchool News

In Weslaco, Texas, Superintendent Ruben Alejandro has launched an early literacy program called “Zero to Three Weslaco Reads,” which provides access to an online library of digital books called myON for the entire Weslaco community.

Get Motivated to Do Project based Learning the Right Way #pbl

The CoolCatTeacher

As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version – go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now. Now you get to make a poster or website or a hangar mobile or whatever product it might be.”

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Learning Revolution Free Events - ASB Online - Google Science Fair Deadline - More Ed Tech Month

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. The call for proposals for Library 2.014 and for the Global Education Conference are open. Help us spread the word about these great events in your own networks with promotional materials from Library 2.014 and the Global Education Conference networks.

The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm

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Like the Library 2.011 and GlobalEdCon conferences, I''m planning on holding a (free) worldwide virtual Future of Education: Learning 2.0 I''ve purposely left out the library and global education categories because of the other two conference. Mobile Learning Handheld / Tablet Open Learning Open Education Resources Open Source Software in Ed Creative Commons Open PD Digital Textbooks University / College / Higher Ed 2.0

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Learning Revolution Free Events - ISTE Unplugged + Hack Education - AERO - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Students Driving Change

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. We are already receiving some great presentation proposals for Library 2.014 and the Global Education Conference. Library 2.014 , October 8th + 9th, 2014 Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals will be accepted between now and October 1st for Library 2.014.

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. In September, we''ll be hosting the inaugural Gaming in Ed conference, a great opportunity for you to share about what gamification looks like in your classroom, library, or household. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly?

The 2017 ProfHacker Holiday Gift Guide

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If you know anyone who frequently works out of coffee shops or public libraries or who travels a lot, a VPN’s really important for security. As I wrote last month , I’m a big fan of Anker’s Soundbuds for wireless music or podcasts while exercising.