How Do We Integrate STEM Across Subjects?


STEM Across Curriculum STEM By Design anne jolly ethics history Mobile Area Education Foundation pyramids schoolwide STEM social studies STEM guidelines subject areasSome schools are putting all subjects under the STEM umbrella. Can they be true to STEM's engineering focus?

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A Hybrid Approach to Mobile Devices


Susan Brooks-Young offers a gateway to designing a Hybrid Mobile Technology Platform in any unique school district setting. Her brief book features an abundance of resources, guidelines, and questions, says Joshua Zagorski, a K-12 STEM supervisor and tech implementer.

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The Nimble Tents Toolkit: Mobilizing Quickly for Disaster Relief & Other Causes


I’m delighted today to be able to co-announce the launch of the Nimble Tents Toolkit , a set of templates and guides for helping universities, libraries, and digital scholarship labs mobilize quickly around specific causes.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Access to mobile devices that connect learners and educators to the vast resources of the Internet and facilitate communication and collaboration. Guidelines to safeguard students and ensure that the infrastructure is used to support learning.

Students Explore Space in the Palm of Their Hands

A Principal's Reflections

After locating them using the program guidelines, they removed them to be able to locate them without any help. educational technology mobile learning mobile learning devices New Milford High School science

BYOD Begins With Trust and Respect

A Principal's Reflections

Up until this point we had students sign off on a paper guideline sheet after which I created a username and password for them to access the secure guest network. BYOD mobile learning New Milford High School

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5 Tips for Administrators That Can Lead to BYOD Success

Gaggle Speaks

As mobile devices become more accessible to everyone, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is likely to increase in popularity. Your policy should communicate clear guidelines to everyone. Mobile Learning


A perfect pairing: UDL and PLCs

eSchool News

The framework provides guidelines for educators to offer multiple means of engagement, multiple means of representation, and multiple means of action and expression to equalize the playing field for all learners and to eliminate inequities in the classroom.

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Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Explore educator micro-credentials that meet these guidelines at [link] and [link]. This post first appeared in Getting Smart.

How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

Districts must develop lending programs that put devices in students’ hands with guidelines for acceptable use, maintenance, and other considerations.

This is how your infrastructure should look before your next tech rollout

eSchool News

Follow these guidelines to create a technology infrastructure that support teachers and students. Blended Learning internet IT Newsletter Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband blended learning flipped classroom IT leadership laptop one-to-one school IT

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Putting UDL to Practice for Increased Engagement in a Standards-Based Learning Environment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

There are several resources available to help educators design learning experiences that meet the UDL guidelines. Get the UDL Guidelines. There are several resources available to help educators design learning experiences that meet the UDL guidelines. get the mobile app.

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Why Your Community Makes a Difference

Digital Promise

Building on their first adult learning XPrize that asked edtech companies to create high-quality mobile learning apps for adults, the Communities Competition is now challenging organizations to design ways to use the power of the community to get these apps into the hands of adults.

The Conversation We Need To Have With Leadership

Teacher Reboot Camp

This means you may have to coordinate with another staff member you possibly might not get along with and you might be given some guidelines that thwart your initial plans, but you can make it work. This post is part of Scott McLeod’s Leadership Day 2014.

Life-Long Kindergarten: Reviving play in the classroom and beyond


The Scratch page has a wealth of resources specifically for educators , and the “Scratch in Practice” pages have great guidelines, ideas and tutorials for how to start a Scratch project, from scratch!

Remind Takes Student and Stakeholder Engagement to a New Level

A Principal's Reflections

Introducing two-way messaging on mobile for can be tricky, because teachers need messaging to be safe when communicating with minors and parents, and many don’t want to have to manage incoming text messages from their entire class!

Can PDFs Be Made Accessible?

The Innovative Educator

Reality: Content placed directly on your site following WCAG guidelines can be read more easily across platforms. Reality: Today most people prefer to read via mobile. PDFs are one of the biggest issues for website accessibility. In fact, research from WebAim showed that 75.1%

SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD’s use of bonds for iPads

eSchool News

The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project. Community Relations McClatchy Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top News Questions remain on whether LAUSD’s bond use for iPads was legal.

11 Tips for Engaging Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

Every school needs a social media plan and guidelines. Your virtual learning environment (VLE) should be easy to navigate, user-friendly, able to be translated, make good use of visuals and multimedia, mobile-friendly, protect the information and privacy of users, and provide necessary support and materials (possibly tutorials). ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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Bring Your Textbook to Life! 18 Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Linoit and Popplet both have free mobile apps. #3 Give guidelines, rubrics, checklists, and examples on what students need to complete their task. #5 They can store these online in Dropbox, on their desktops, mobile devices, flash drives or tablets so they have the materials everywhere they go. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

eSchool News

They use these tools on their own terms and for their own reasons, many of which aren’t readily apparent to older adults who didn’t grow up with tablets and mobile phones in hand.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers


Here are a few guidelines to help you create successful online PD for teachers: Establish what teachers need. It’s even better if it’s something that they normally use every day to teach students, or if they can use it on the go, on their mobile devices.

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Screencasting Tools & Tips for Beginners


A screencast is typically a short video recording of something transpiring on a computer screen or a mobile-device screen. Here are some guidelines to consider when creating a screencast: Keep it short, no more than five minutes. by: Tom Daccord.

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Help Your Kids Spend Screen Time Wisely


The new guidelines are as follows: 18 months and younger : no screen time. PBS Kids hosts a variety of game on their website and mobile app. A recent study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics re-evaluated appropriate screen time limits for young children.

Research Reveals Factors That Help Students Achieve Learning Gains with Education Apps; Findings Outlined in New Research Brief from SmartEdTech


While mobile learning content offers a practical, affordable solution to meet students’ individual learning needs, many teachers are still apprehensive about the instructional value of “educational apps” as a serious learning resource.

8 ways to improve your school or district website

eSchool News

Make it mobile friendly – Making your website mobile-friendly means that it provides a great user experience regardless of the device it is viewed on.

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10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE


Follow our guidelines to make the most of your ISTE experience! Also, some interactive sessions will require you to use at least your mobile phone.

How to create accessible e-learning design


The first thing to keep in mind is that it’s way easier to follow and implement accessibility guidelines and principles when creating from scratch online learning materials for courses rather than do this later. Mobility-related disabilities.

10 ways administrators should be collaborating with their librarians

eSchool News

Long gone are the days when librarians were simply the “keeper of books,” and the administrators who have grown to realize this have found it much easier to accomplish their strategic vision by mobilizing this dedicated and knowledgeable part of their staff. Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students join with a free account that can be accessed with mobile apps (with the exception of proctored exams). The two-hour proctored final exam (required for college credit) must be completed on a computer rather than a mobile device or tablet.

6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom


This includes providing guidelines for how to advantageously conduct research on the web ; students have to evaluate search results and sort for reliability, validity, and relevance. Inspired By Gary Spracklen of Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), United Kingdom.

How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools

EdTech Magazine

In the most recent edition of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) security guidelines for K–12 schools , authors identify key technologies that enable security teams to communicate with school communities , and vice versa. Use of mobile applications and social media.

Enhance Young Learner's English Vocabulary with @MindSnacks & Teach Foreign Languages!


Mindsnacks: Vocabulary Building and Language Development MindSnacks is a mobile educational gaming company that develops popular apps that teach foreign languages and test preparation subjects.

One App for ALL Your Parent Communication!


We love our smart, mobile devices because they are “all-in-one.” We no longer have to carry around a stereo, atlas/GPS, computer/laptop, camera, video recorder, alarm clock, calculator, telephone, etc… Imagine a tool that could help simplify your classroom life in a similar way.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

Google’s PageSpeed Insights is a quick tool for analyzing your website’s performance on both desktop and mobile devices. Since we want our website visitors to enjoy their time on our website, we need to make sure that it looks perfect on both desktop and mobile devices.

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