MIT Starts University Group to Build New Digital Credential System


That scenario is one reason that a group of nine universities, led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, today announced a collaboration to build a system that would let institutions issue digital diplomas and credentials in a way that can be verified without needing to check with a human registrar. For instance, it is unclear whether the group will be adopting one of the standards already being developed for credentials and badges, or building a new one from scratch. “We

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Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs

EdTech Magazine

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs. In competitive gaming, milliseconds matter , and the technology supporting students can make or break an esports venture. My advice, always, to schools starting out is to ensure that all equipment and networking technology can support the speeds and processing the sport requires. DOWNLOAD: Get CDW’s white paper “A Modern Learning Environment.”. amy.burroughs_26341. Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:47.

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How Technology Is Harming Your Child’s Development … Or Is It?


There are a wide variety of factors and silver linings accompanying this issue; thus, we have compiled the pros and cons of the top online activities (across various age groups) in the table below: Taken from Securly’s Managing Screen Time: The Student’s Perspective white paper. Technology is so heavily integrated into the development of today’s youth that scientists find it necessary to examine its impact on child behavior.

Digital signage offers teachers the tools they need to succeed

eSchool News

Many of us can recall scratchy, static-muddled murmurs of elementary and high school administrators making announcements over the public address system, accepting such antiquated technologies as the norm. WHITE PAPER.

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AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?


Members of the “ AI for K-12 ” work group wrote in a recent Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence white paper that “unlike the general subject of computing, when it comes to AI, there is little guidance for teaching at the K-12 level.” Among other advances, ISTE and AI4All are developing separate curricula with support from General Motors and Google, respectively, according to the white paper. Education Technology STEM AI

How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

A flexible classroom is a learning environment that utilizes an “agile physical setup that will accommodate both independent and group work,” according to a CDW white paper on constructing modern classrooms. These chairs are also good for both individual and group work and give students more freedom and comfort than a traditional desk chair. How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom. juliet.vanwage…. Mon, 02/04/2019 - 14:53.

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Tech Solving the Intolerable Motionlessness of Reading

EdNews Daily

They lie on paper in black and white, unmoving. The motionlessness of written words shouldn’t be the first exposure schools give to reading because youth’s attention typically moves about and will rarely deflate to a full stop for flat words on paper. This is especially true for the younger children, and especially if there are reading periods personally assigned and the teacher is not doing the reading aloud to the whole group all the time. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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9 Characteristics of authentic learning


What schools used to teach students, the skills needed in the past and their applicability in real life are no longer suitable in a scientifically and technologically developing world. When mimicking real life situations, students have to solve tasks usually designed to be tackled in groups. Free White paper: Reshaping how students learn using competency-based learning – and how an LMS can support this.

Schools Need Robust Networks to Support Internet of Things

EdTech Magazine

While IoT deployments are relatively new to education, industry observers expect the technology to make a big impact thanks to its potential to reduce costs, improve security and boost student engagement. Like any other technology introduced on campus, IoT will need a robust infrastructure to back it. Many K–12 networks are aging and based on outdated technology. Those deploying new wireless access points should select 802.11ac Wave 2 technology for high performance.

As Colleges Move Away From the SAT, Will Admissions Algorithms Step In?


Even the College Board, maker of the SAT, advised colleges to be flexible about requiring the test in the upcoming admissions cycle because of challenges students face getting to in-person tests and glitches in the group’s efforts to administer exams remotely. The pitch: Use deeper technology to make admissions more deeply human. “I Models built primarily with data from one group of learners may be more accurate for some students over others.

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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

If you need help from an expert, look for Google Certified innovators (like me) who can use that Google Group to get answers quickly from some of the best in the business. (You You have to be a Certified Innovator to have access to the group, but there are Google Plus groups out there too.). Google Classroom Research and White Papers. Innovation Lesson Plans Teaching Tech Tips Technology Tools Writing bestof

Gamechanger: Type to Learn is Now in the Cloud!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Also from here, teachers can set class/student speed and accuracy goals, group students based on ability, and differentiate instruction through custom content. These can be assigned to individual students, groups, or entire classes. Here’s a link to their white paper. Though there’s not a lot of reading, that age group tends to be distracted simply finding the keyboard much less worrying about key placement!

XPRIZE: The Real Winners? Underserved Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Although low-skilled adults have minimal access to educational opportunities, I outlined in my 2015 blog post some ways in which technology has the potential to provide critical access to quality, personalized learning experiences for this underserved population. The adult education market is one that has been ripe for technological innovation for some time. This field testing will generate first-of-its-kind data from adult learners using technology.

5 Ways to Become a Better Writer Using Android Apps and Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Jennifer Lockman, a journalism major at UCLA, contacted me about her thoughts on how technology has changed the way she and other professionals write. It’s been a while since I was in college so I am excited to share her ideas with you: Technology has definitely changed the art of writing and the means we can use to get our points across. So, you know the importance of deep and careful research in tailoring an excellent academic paper.

How a Partnership Over Annotation Software Fits Into Bigger Changes in Research Workflow


Schonfeld, director of Ithaka S+R's Libraries and Scholarly Communication Program, in a white paper published last month called Big Deal: Should Universities Outsource More Core Research Infrastructure? “If stressed that the partnership supports open standards for annotation, and that Hypothesis is an open-source technology. The technology allows creating different layers of annotations by different groups, to avoid one public wall of graffiti.

What Next-Gen Digital Humanities Looks Like


She’s the editor of Digital Humanities Quarterly and a professor of the practice of English at Northeastern University, where she also leads the library’s Digital Scholarship Group. The Labs group has also been experimenting with crowd-sourced community-engagement projects that invite the public to dive into l the Library collections and make them more visible and useful to other patrons. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Caring and Curriculum Can Prompt School-Wide Change


After each lesson, there are journal prompts, follow-up questions that encourage deeper thinking, group work, problem-solving—all building their critical-thinking skills. White Papers. Education Technology Student Success Practice and Implementation Strategies Leadership 21st Century Skills Student Achievement Student Engagement Teaching & LearningCaring is Christal Calhoun’s superpower.

Will a Netflix Model Work for Textbooks?


Non-textbook publishers it works with include Atlantic Books and Greenleaf Book Group. There are publications like major reports, white papers and case studies too. He believes the internet should be enabling more sharing of knowledge for students, but right now, publishers are “leveraging technology to limit access” to information. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Faculty Leading the Way in Innovation: The Dawning of a New Era

Leadership Lounge

On April 09, 2018, Oral Roberts University was privileged to receive the 2018 Ellucian Technology Award for the impact that technology has had on students around the world. This same 50+ age group of faculty at Oral Roberts University has openly embraced augmented reality, virtual reality, avatar trainers, teleportation robots, artificial intelligence, machine learning and zoom technology.

Why teachers aren’t buying what education reformers are selling

The Christensen Institute

The teachers may have adopted blended learning to personalize learning for their students, moved to project-based learning to better engage their students in deeper learning, or added technology to the classroom, for example. As a technology neophyte, this made Cindy anxious. People who experience this Job are not “early adopters” because they are enthusiastic about a particular initiative or technology, but because they want to contribute to something school-wide.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy


This annual event aims to accelerate the development and adoption of data standards that allow technologies used in schools to “talk” to one another. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes. Education Technology Efficacy Research

Report: Teens feel ‘addicted’ to mobile devices

eSchool News

The poll, which surveyed 1,240 parents and kids from the same households, is accompanied by a white paper, Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance , in an effort to paint a complete picture about the issues surrounding technology use and addiction. Key white paper findings include: 1. Media and technology use is a source of tension for many families.

Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure Social Emotional Learning


28, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, have partnered to help schools collect, monitor and analyze data on 40 student behaviors that tie to the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (the DESSA) core SEL competencies. To download the white paper, visit [link]. Charlotte N.C.

How 2Revolutions is Helping Schools, Districts, and States Support Future of Learning Models


In 2011, Rubin and Kern co-authored and released, Designing The Future of Learning, a white paper focused on the transformation taking place in the educational system. In the report, they share the 2Revolutions framework and describe six trends in education: personalization, growth in technology, more balance between formal and informal learning experiences, advances in learning sciences, shifting policies and increased economic pressures on the traditional model for instruction.

5 Stories of Superintendent Leadership from AASA and Discovery Education

Discovery Education

We spoke with three district leaders to learn how they made their own digital leaps — and how tapping their peer groups through AASA’s Digital Consortium and Discovery Education’s community became instrumental in making the best decisions for their districts. The content series also includes two informative white papers that address how superintendents can discover and develop their own peer communities with help from Discovery Education and AASA: How Superintendents.

The Indescribable Our Voice Academy


It was a group of educators of colour coming together to tell their stories by developing a keynote. Like trying to draw a three-dimensional object on a piece of blank white paper, you may capture pieces of it, but not everything. Hybrid Teacher-Technology Coach. Before I attended the Our Voice Academy, I had a single story of what it was.

Beginning Our Winter Around the World Projects

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Ramseyer let students group themselves into groups of 4. Each group needed 2 authors and 2 illustrators. I spread out materials for them to use such as white paper, pencils, and crayons. Connected Learning Lesson around the world cantata learning capstone collaboration connected learning connected libraries ebooks global collaboration seasons technology weather winter

Edtech Industry Magnate Michael Moe Makes a Pivot


Over the past decade, Michael Moe and his business partner, Deborah Quazzo, have been central players in building the education technology economy. In 1996, I wrote a white paper called “The Dawn of the Age of Knowledge,” which was really a thesis about what I felt was going on in the growth economy. I was one of the first analysts to cover the Apollo Group; it went from $100 million dollar in market value to $15 billion.

New data supports disruption in law schools

The Christensen Institute

This supports Michele Pistone and Michael Horn’s recent white paper describing the disruption of the legal services market and the subsequent looming disruption facing legal education. Pistone and Horn suggest that law schools revolutionize how they think of the classroom and how they use technology.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. The organizations referenced in this post are also leaders in the field of educational technology. Technology Leadership.

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Using Video and Audio to Share Our Scholarship


[ This is a guest post by George Veletsianos, Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology and an associate professor at Royal Roads University , where he teaches in the MA in Learning and Technology program , and researches networked scholarship and digital learning. Books, peer-reviewed journal articles, op-eds, white papers, websites, documentaries, lecture videos, podcasts.

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Trade Shows: When to Go and What to Do When You Get There

Your company might have a white paper on SEL, for instance, or a blog post on improving parent-teacher communications that would be relevant. Most recently, she founded Abbott Advisor Group and focused on providing strategic planning and visioning and policy development for the role of educational technology in education innovation and transformation for federal and state governments, businesses, and non-profits.

Center for Education Reform Taps Businesses, Charter Schools for Innovation

Marketplace K-12

The Center for Education Reform , a long-time charter school advocacy organization, says innovation and momentum within the sector of independent schools has slowed, and needs an infusion of new ideas that incorporate new strategies drawn from education technology and other areas. ” An agenda that the group said was once seen as bold and all-encompassing now comes across as “narrow, hollow and hostile” to the idea and ideals of public education, she said.

Flogging the Dead Horse of RSS


Really Simple Syndication for me was the poster child technology for the era where the early internet began to shift from a place where only certain folks with technical skill and software could contribute to the web to a place where user-generated content was now dominant and more importantly, anyone could easily interact with that content. One of my early blog posts tried to articulate the power of this technology by using the metaphor of a “ research team.”

Math publisher introduces online PD series

eSchool News

There are two types of webinars: grade-specific for each grade K-5 for individual classroom teachers, and those grouped by grade-ranges of K-2 and 3-5 for whole schools. According to a white paper published by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) in 2015, as increased rigor in mathematics education and educational technologies rise, so rises the demand for quality professional development in both areas.