How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

Rather than taking a traditional multiple choice test at the end of their unit on weather, sixth grade students at Gilbert Middle School in South Carolina created their own live weather reports—complete with green screens and fake snow.

What Schools Can Learn from Google About Nurturing Creativity

Edudemic

In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, author Daniel Pink writes about radical practices implemented by Australian software company Atlassian and search engine giant Google that have taught us a lot about what really motivates […]. The post What Schools Can Learn from Google About Nurturing Creativity appeared first on Edudemic. Edudemic Favorites Trends creative development Google Classroom project-based learning student engagement

Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018

Shake Up Learning

The post Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Yes, I know you REALLY want to know how to put your worksheet into Google Classroom! . Sneak Peak** in August she has another student interview scheduled.

Boxlight and Globisens Release New Version of GlobiLab Analytical Software for the Labdisc

techlearning

– Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”), and K-12 science technology pioneer Globisens have released a new version of the GlobiLab analytical software for the Labdisc portable STEM lab.

Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. Here is a generic version of what I presented as reasons why my district should Go Google that you can use in your own school/district. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

Teachers often focus on what students will learn during a lesson. Rarely, do we stop and ask ourselves, “What will I learn about what my students know or can do during this lesson?” Students can use any device to select an option.

Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

Teachers often focus on what students will learn during a lesson. Rarely, do we stop and ask ourselves, “What will I learn about what my students know or can do during this lesson?” Students can use any device to select an option.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Rather than simply buying the latest and greatest technology because they look exciting or are the latest fad, staff members are focusing on what will really cater to their specific requirements and provide value to both the school and students. Is the hardware & software compatible?

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Thwart Tech-Savvy Quiz Takers with Locked Mode

EdTech Magazine

For educators who like to create their own assessments, platforms like Google Forms have been a godsend. . Many schools have resorted to expensive and clunky classroom management software to help monitor behavior while students engage with technology.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Student eyes trained on the teacher. Old-school classroom design supported the idea that teachers impart knowledge to students. Pencil and paper for the student to take notes. Constructivism is all about students and instructors developing knowledge together.

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3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

And AI-powered education platforms can help to improve student engagement with global culture and history. spARK built a platform that allows educators to search for and upload lesson plans, which can then be turned into interactive and multi-sensory learning experiences for students.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

5 Interactive Presentations Ideas that will Engage Students

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Explore how to build interactive presentations that will engage students and use technology integration to create interactive learning environments. Students today expect the classroom to be both educational and enjoyable at the same time.

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How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

These days, using multimedia tools is a foregone conclusion for the well-resourced teacher; technology is enabling greater interactivity and engagement between students as well as with the information they are required to learn. Google Cardboard.

Turn any exisiting PC or Mac into fully functional Chromebook - for free!

Educational Technology Guy

Neverware, a startup that has developed a software product, CloudReady , in partnership with Google, which turns almost any computer from the last 8 years into a full-fledged Chromebook. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

There was no way to get it into a student school drive from home. Implementing a cloud storage platform at a school is a great way to gather all this knowledge into one unified place that can be accessed by students.

The Path to Full Tech Integration: From the First Conversation to Powerful Learner Use

Digital Promise

Technology has changed the classroom, but it doesn’t always change the student experience. More schools are using digital resources than ever, but too often these advances are simply used to make procedures more efficient for the instructor — while students are stuck in the same routine they’ve known for decades. A routine that, for many, is not tremendously engaging. Student engagement is key at any level, but it is all the more critical with adult learners.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. Data empowers school districts to make informed technology decisions that impact student success, Draper explains. Jena is passionate about improving how students learn with technology.

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Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

Nearly a hundred years ago, celebrated educational reformer John Dewey admonished: If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. In the early 1990s, concerns about chalk dust and students with allergies prompted the transition to whiteboards.

Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

From chalkboards to digital whiteboards (including ViewSonic’s ViewBoard ) and from notebooks to tablets, it has become clear that the very fabric of education has had to adapt to the times in order to keep students engaged and properly learning.

3 Emerging Technologies that will Reshape Education in 2019

Edsurge

And AI-powered education platforms can help to improve student engagement with global culture and history. spARK built a platform that allows educators to search for and upload lesson plans, which can then be turned into interactive and multi-sensory learning experiences for students.

A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces

The Hechinger Report

Some students play basketball or volleyball as the clock ticks closer to first period, but for those who don’t like sports, there has been little else to do than sit on the bleachers and wait — until this year.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools

techlearning

This PD focused on educational technology hardware and software, including hands-on instruction on using the Workbench Education platform to manage classes and create standards-aligned PBL content. Today’s students need high-quality experiences using various forms of technology.

Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

Along with gauging a student’s learning style and pre-existing knowledge, AI systems can meticulously design courses catering to the specific needs of the students. Just imagine what goes into making such a software and what AI is capable of doing.

How to help students become digital creators

eSchool News

A new report examines how giving students the power to explore digital technology improves learning. Today’s students are creating learning cultures in which they are digital creators, and this transformation is benefiting districts across the nation, according to a new report.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

edWeb.net

They highlighted that soft skills critical to student success in future fields of study such as logic, problem-solving and creativity are integral components of computer science curriculums. Coding Software. Let’s inspire students to be future leaders in technology.

Guest Post - How to Create Stunning Visual Aids for your Lessons

Educational Technology Guy

Some teachers experience great difficulties in keeping students engaged and involved in the educational process due to objective reasons. Looking at bright and colorful images, students are more likely to digest the material without boredom and remember it afterwards.

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What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

Teachers have used projection systems for well over a century to bring engaging content to students. Consider classroom size and number of students. Student needs also play a role. LED displays look great to students seated directly in front of them.

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

The K-12 curriculum is increasingly being dominated by digital textbooks as educational institutes are adopting this new form of study material to teach school students. As students gradually move from K to 12, their learning needs also increase. While traditional textbooks are still a part of the educational curriculum, eBooks are rapidly becoming the preferred learning partner for students. Students need more information. allow students to interact with the textbook.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Collaborative Learning, 21st Century Skills; Blending Learning, Student Engagement, MOOC; Flipped Classroom; Gamification; Big Data.

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Why a Web Filter Isn’t Enough To Keep Your Students Safe

Gaggle Speaks

A web filter is software designed to restrict or control the online content that a user is allowed to access. We’re more concerned with how students engage online content than what they engage. By combining machine learning technology with trained Safety Representatives, we analyze and review what students say and send to one another, as well as their communication with individuals outside the school or district. Student Safety

6 Stand-alone Lesson Plans for Subs

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a tech educator, it’s difficult to find a substitute teacher who is comfortable delivering my tech-infused lesson plans to students. Nor does she know my organic expectations of students such as the level of independence and self-direction I expect during class.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Collaborative Learning, 21st Century Skills; Blending Learning, Student Engagement, MOOC; Flipped Classroom; Gamification; Big Data.

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

For instance, if I was teaching Social Studies today… My students and I definitely would be tapping into an incredible diversity of online resources. We could engage in government simulations at GovGames or iCivics or Cyber Nations.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/ product/ ) 3DBear allows students to design and create mixed-reality scenes, then bring their models to life using a 3D printer to create three-dimensional scenes.

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