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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Learn about AR and VR.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalizelearning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. And they ended social promotion, so that struggling students are no longer shuttled along to the next grade level simply to keep them with the herd of similarly aged classmates.

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School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. What is personalized learning?

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

Edsurge

But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Additional Resources from eSpark Learning.

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5 Tips for New Teachers to Be-come Connected Educators #ce15

Teaching With Soul

and globally will have opportunities to connect themselves and their communities, online and in-person, to support their professional practice.While the idea of being or becoming a connected educator is important, as a new teacher, this may seem completely overwhelming. They are social.

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Protecting Kids During and After Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

With more and more schools either extending school closures or completely shutting down for the remainder of the academic year, a focus on remote learning will continue into the foreseeable future. That's it in a nutshell when it comes to keeping kids safe during remote learning.

Xirrus, Google partner on K-12 SSO wi-fi

eSchool News

New technologies aim to offer more personalized and easy-to-use access. The latest Xirrus EasyPass feature adds new functionality that lets schools and businesses integrate wi-fi network access with Google application ecosystem. Google login information is unique to every person.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

While I won’t claim to ever be perfect, I have learned so much over the last seventeen years. If this post helps some of you avoid the mistakes I learned early on, then it will accomplish its purpose! I want them to join Google classroom.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Educators need to start with good pedagogy and lesson objectives and activities and then look for technology that can enhance those lessons, improve teaching and learning, and help students learn. They all work similarly so the learning curve when switching isn''t that big.

What the SAMR Model May Be Missing

Edsurge

Personalized learning technologies can, ironically, make the learning experience less personal, less human. When designed and used appropriately, these tools can, in fact, help to make learning experiences more personal for students, in a way that humanizes the learning experience. The problem with many personalized learning tools is that they live mostly in realm of Substitution or Augmentation tasks.

What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?

Edsurge

But with that comes greater risks to personal privacy and potential for misuse. Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox Learning Jessie Woolley-Wilson (CEO, DreamBox Learning): In the past, educators were focused on how to get more devices in the classroom.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

As such, expect an abbreviated (TBD) publishing schedule for ‘A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News’ in August. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). Real Questions About Artificial Intelligence in Education | EdSurge → "If you have enough knowledge you can probably deconstruct who any person is likely to be. " Tagged on: July 26, 2017 Can personalized learning prevail? Knorr of Common Sense Media.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Or the company will have to start charging for the software.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. When we support parents’ learning, they create a culture of learning at home.” Autodesk Inventor CAD Software.

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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

Keep in mind, even if your school has a different type of capstone course, my thoughts below could be applicable in the capstone process, learning environment, or product creation. In “How Does Technology Facilitate Learning? Throw social media into the mix and the potential is huge.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms.

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Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

In order to prepare students for the future, the practices of teaching and learning – indeed the whole notion of “school” – must embrace tech-centered courseware and curriculum. She calls this “behavioral surplus,” a concept that is fundamental to surveillance capitalism, which she argues is a new form of political, economic, and social power that has emerged from the “internet of everything.” The future of education is technological.

Top Edtech Classroom Tools

edWeb.net

Adobe Spark : This flexible design tool lets teachers and students design everything from a web page to a social media post. It makes math more accessible because students can make and learn from mistakes. Social Studies Stunners.

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. Investing in hardware and software.

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Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Facebook’s Plans to “Personalize” Education. Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” A personalized news feed, for example. Personalized ads.

Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators

Teaching With Soul

and globally will have opportunities to connect themselves and their communities, online and in-person, to support their professional practice. There are resources in abundance for this month of learning, such as the CEM Starter Kit and the Connected Educator Month Calendar.

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Teaching Is Harder Than It’s Ever Been

TeachThought - Learn better.

Nothing is easy, everyone’s an expert, making it too easy for the joy of teaching and learning to disappear. Flash cards and drills promoted memorization and were valuable learning activities. Maybe Google Earth is the Oregon Trail of the modern generation.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. They also liked its teacher dashboard and software interfaces.

The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Like the Library 2.011 and GlobalEdCon conferences, I''m planning on holding a (free) worldwide virtual Future of Education: Learning 2.0 I''m posting this same discussion on Google+ , and feel free to answer here or there (at Google+, there''s more opportunity for back-and-forth with others). So, here''s my tentative Learning 2.0 and Social media in the classroom (Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking, Podcasting, etc.)

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. Silicon Valley does include Mountain View, where Google is headquartered. “Everyone should learn to code,” as they like to tell us.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Chalkbeat : “New early learning initiative brings Sesame Street lessons into Memphis classrooms.” ” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” ” Chalkbeat on the Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice : “‘If we don’t learn from this one, shame on us’: Lessons from a Detroit charter school that was set up to fail.”

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‘Weapons of Math Destruction’: A Data Scientist’s Warning About Impacts of Big Data

Edsurge

These days O'Neil is trying to challenge this divine narrative of Big Data and point out how fallible the mathematical frameworks around us are—whether in financial systems, in social networks or in education. As she writes, “many of these models encoded human prejudice, misunderstanding and bias into the software systems that increasingly manage our lives.”. The more I learned about that, the sicker to the stomach I became. This is absolutely a social thing.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment.” ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout.” ” Social emotional learning !

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Edsurge : “ Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning.” Via The New York Times : “ Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion Pledge.” Via Techcrunch : “ Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids.” million in Series B funding from Google Ventures. (National) Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Billion Federal Block Grant Makes Ed-Tech Training Higher Priority Than Software, Devices.” ” Via The Guardian : “ Toby Young quits New Schools Network , citing media pressure.” ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. “ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?” “How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?” “ social and emotional learning.”)

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 22nd The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn.and change. Carl Rogers The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds. E-Literate claimed this week that “ Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share” – with some additional analysis about “What’s Important about the Blackboard Market Share News.”