Why schools need a knowledge base

eSchool News

Google is my worldwide knowledge base for fixing my toilet, unsticking my iPad, and figuring out the origin of that clunk sound my car started making. Next page: The importance of a knowledge base). When I have a problem with my iPad, I look to Google.

Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student

Neo LMS

In today’s knowledge-based economy, employees are challenged by new situations at work every day, so they need to constantly learn and improve their skills in order to be successful.

5 Digital Tools That can Help Educators Manage the Workload

EmergingEdTech

Guest writer Nancy Lin offers 5 free web apps with phone based counterparts, that can be a huge help in classroom. Not so long ago, teachers had to rely largely on an extensive knowledge base, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

October , 2015 As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. Thankfully, the Internet has levelled the ground and.read more. Books for Teachers

A Handy Visual Featuring The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 8, 2017 The concept of Creative Commons was introduced to help enhance creative and free exchange of scholarship in a collaborative knowledge-based economy. Instead of chaining their work.read more. creative commons my freebies

10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. Thankfully, the Internet has levelled the ground and provided.read more. Repost

The Best Videos & Articles On The Kentucky & Oklahoma Teachers Strikes

Larry Ferlazzo

Deeper context: well-educated metropolitan areas are attracting knowledge-based industry, leading to more highly educated workers moving there, reinforcing their advantage.

Incident IQ Announces New Apps Architecture for its K-12 Technology Support Platform

techlearning

With pre-built custom support workflows, API integrations, suggested resolution actions, and pre-populated knowledge base articles, Incident IQ aims to help reduce the time it takes to resolve frequently-encountered issues in technology-transformed classrooms.

Pear Deck – Use the Timer to Automatically Lock Student Screens @PearDeck #edtech

techieMusings

More info can be found here: Use the Timer and Automatically Lock Student Screens – Pear Deck Knowledge Base. One tool that I absolutely love using in my classroom is Pear Deck. I have found myself using the timer feature a lot this year.

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Murky Reef: Great App for 1-2 Science, Math, & Reading

Kleinspiration

Murky Reef is designed for students 6-8 years old and is intended to increase their knowledge base in science, reading, and math, through use of interactive game play and enjoyable characters.

OETC Partners with TeamDynamix

techlearning

The solution is built for education and offers an online portal with an integrated knowledge base. [ OETC has partnered with TeamDynamix to provide access to their products for OETC members.

Teachers As Researchers: The Power of Mindset

Digital Promise

I used to make changes in my classroom based on intuition - I just know what my students need - but found that intuition alone wasn’t enough to truly spark student learning. Step Three – Fund Your Knowledge Base.

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Rediscovering @CK12Foundation Flexbooks And More!

The Web20Classroom

Something that could adapt with the ever changing knowledge base educators and students could pull from along with being more personal. A while back there was a push to move away from traditional textbooks and move to something more flexible and nimble. Still true today!)

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Latest in Games and Learning Research Reveals Need to Empower Educators

MIND Research Institute

The need to empower teachers to implement the research and bring game-based learning into their classrooms. But how do we use that knowledge to design better digital and blended learning experiences?

Is a virtual education the future for K-12 students?

eSchool News

Virtual learning will play a major role in the career and technical education space by increasing access to qualified instructors and by improving the knowledge base of all educators. Modern technology connects us and allows communities to share resources in unprecedented ways.

Challenges in Curation: Successfully Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom

Digital Promise

As the teacher leading my SXSWedu classroom, I made a wrongful assumption my entire class entered the room with the same knowledge base. Start the Facebook live broadcast. Check. Get the app loaded to take audience questions. Check. Start live-tweeting the discussion. Check. Welcome your panelists and attendees to your SXSWedu panel. Check. The best laid plans can fail when you overlook the simplest of details.

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Hyperconnected

Learning with 'e's

The entire point about this post is that when we can do this, the world of knowledge opens up before us. The caveat is that we need to know where to click to access these interactions and knowledge bases. This is where knowledge about social media and how it works is important.

School Principal: Lead Learner? Lead Reader?

Reading By Example

Having a diverse and deep knowledge base has been essential in my success as a school leader. In a blog post for Nerdy Book Club , I quietly posed this question. I hear and see the title “Lead Learner” thrown out as a better way to describe the principalship.

School Principal: Lead Learner? Lead Reader?

Reading By Example

Having a diverse and deep knowledge base has been essential in my success as a school leader. In a blog post for Nerdy Book Club , I quietly posed this question. I hear and see the title “Lead Learner” thrown out as a better way to describe the principalship.

The COPPA Rule, FERPA, and the Security of Student Data

Doug Levin

In this comment, I make four assertions: There is an emerging knowledge base on cybersecurity incidents involving schools and student data that should be used to guide decisionmaking. Both FERPA and the COPPA Rule presume that schools have the resources and knowledge to assess their own data security practices, to say nothing of that of their vendors. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S.

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Critical Thinking and Technology

eSchool News

As we continue to implement new instructional tools into our curricula, educators must continue to develop a collective knowledge base of best practices grounded in critical thinking and provide sound pedagogical support to new teachers. The shift toward technology in education has been accelerated, and the vast array of digital tools now available to educators has had a significant impact on instruction, in many ways revolutionizing the field.

Access to a Digital Reading Tool Empowers Students to Discover and Enjoy eBooks

techlearning

This is especially true for ELL students or students with dyslexia, which is the most common language-based learning disability. The promise of educational technology is that it allows every student to experience instruction tailored to his or her learning style and specific learning needs.

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Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

If we can upgrade our knowledge based on current research, we can not only create better professional development opportunities for teachers, but we can become better online participants.

System leaders discuss ideal qualifications of IT staff

FETC Converge

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® To be effective in their role, some rural and urban school system leaders recently said technology directors responsible for managing digital learning environments should possess a certain skillset in technology implementation and oversight, as well as a knowledge base on best instructional practices.

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Larry Ferlazzo

Drill-Based Math Instruction Diminishes the Math Teacher as Well is from Dan Meyer. Welcome to the NWP Knowledge Base is also from The National Writing Project. Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

The Purpose of Content

A Principal's Reflections

Day in and day out a repetitive cycle ensued in most classes where my classmates and I were given information and then tasked with demonstrating what we learned, or in a few cases, constructing new knowledge.

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Discipline, standardization, conformity — these are the values on which the traditional educational model was based. The problem is, these values won’t cut it in the knowledge-based economy we’re now living. Read more: What is competency-based learning?

Educators as Learning Catalyst Facilitators

Tech Helpful

Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections. Being a facilitator in this regard actually teaches students how to study and learn based on feedback teachers are getting from well chosen technology platforms.

Create an Automated Online Help Desk with Google Apps!

EdTechnocation.com

I created the Automated Online Help Desk w/ Google Apps based on this developers tutorial. While working at a public elementary school as a Technology Coordinator back in 2013-2104, I wanted to find an efficient (and free) way to implement a help desk support system with Google Apps.

The Purpose of Content

A Principal's Reflections

Day in and day out a repetitive cycle ensued in most classes where my classmates and I were given information and then tasked with demonstrating what we learned, or in a few cases, constructing new knowledge.

Why site visits are vital to tech rollouts

eSchool News

Consider author Leo Lionni’s Fish is Fish , which serves as a lesson about how individuals construct new knowledge based on their current set of experiences, and why it is so important to understand the critical elements to experience success in another environment.

Google Adds New Classroom Features. Use Them Responsibly.

techlearning

Use it to measure basic understanding of content knowledge. So use the Form as a way to help kids see gaps in their knowledge base not as a way to add data points to your grade book. It could even be a response based on small group discussions.

Friday 5 — 3.3.2017

Perry Hewitt

A wiki can be a terrific tool for collaboratively creating and updating an organization’s knowledge base, but not without challenges. aims to surface knowledge in wikis by making it accessible through Slack’s conversational interface. Having lived through 1990s website with visit counters tickertapes and dancing babies, and then the 2000s with endless moving carousels, I’m skeptical of movement for movement’s sake.

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“The Microsoft Educator Community wouldn’t be what it is today without us educators.” – Bisera Ristikj, Macedonia

Daily Edventures

The biggest challenge for me is to raise the quality of teaching and to develop teaching as a knowledge-based profession,” says Ristikj. “It’s Bisera Ristikj. Teacher of English as a Foreign Language. Goce Delcev Primary School. Kavadarci, Macedonia. TeflBisera.

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

A Principal's Reflections

Here is what I struggle with based on what I actually see in practice. Now I am not saying that foundational knowledge is not important. At first glance, all I saw were student responses to knowledge-based questions on the interactive whiteboard to check for understanding.

3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

eSchool News

These tools have increased our productivity and knowledge base in many ways (checking the weather, looking up facts), but these advantages come with a price. How can users balance this idea of ultimate knowledge with being with others IRL (In Real Life)?

How to Make Assessment Meaningful this School Year | By @EduSight

TeacherCast

Focus on Process: Knowledge Isn’t Always the Goal. Increasingly, knowledge isn’t what we strive for as educators. Assessment should not just test knowledge, but also process. Last year, I attended EdCamp Los Altos.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

” According to the Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) “We must deeply redesign curriculum to be relevant to the knowledge skills, character qualities, and met-learning students need in their lives.” In other words, they learned and built their own knowledge base.

Now is the time to redefine readiness

eSchool News

Their presence in the workplace will alter or eliminate many tasks that people carry out today, including tasks associated with knowledge-based work, creative work, and care-based professions. Today’s working adults have seen a lot of change in the employment landscape.

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

These groups (or Personal Learning Networks) allow for just in time information requests, asynchronous collaboration and archived knowledge bases. The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn. Kids sitting in rows of desk. Silent classrooms. Individual worksheets. This is not how we learn in the real world. It was my experience in school, as it still is for many. But I went to school BT (Before Twitter) and BGHO (Before Google Hangouts).

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

Ask a Tech Teacher

Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product. Teaching others —expect students to share their knowledge with classmates. ‘ Quizzes/tests taken in tech class—occasionally, quiz students on their knowledge through rubrics or summative assessments.

ETA hand2mind Unveils Daily Math Fluency at 2018 NCSM/NCTM Conferences

techlearning

WASHINGTON, D.C.

An article and a powerful conversation: two updates on code name FOEcast

Bryan Alexander

A digital knowledge base of aggregated media to stay ahead. Research-based evidence. Where does the FOEcast project stand in mid-June 2018? (If If you haven’t followed FOEcast, it’s a project to create plans for a future of education and technology initiative.

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