Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall


BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum.

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

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Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. Other Workshop Leaders: Buffy Hamilton , Title I Writing teacher, former librarian; Atlanta, GA. A 3D printed object isn’t the learning, the student designing a 3D model in software is where the real learning takes place. Educator Innovator Blog makerspace Making NWP Annual Meeting nwpam16

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?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries


Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). based automated grading software company, is trying to ease that pain.

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant


And it makes computer science a beneficial skill for all students to learn, regardless of whether they want to be a software engineer or not. Students may come to a Black Girls Code workshop and become inspired and enthusiastic about the new skills they’ve learned. We put the whole framework in place, and then volunteers come and run workshops. Many professions that were once the exclusive domain of men are no longer so.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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With a reminder that Moodle is Open Source, which means the basic framework can be augmented with just about any addition conceivable (as you’ll see in the section, “ 23 Ways to use Moodle” ), here’s how to start: Download the Moodle software to your school server.

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The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!


Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends.

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

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Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

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Educators participate in this three-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop as they learn to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer. 4 virtual meetings. NOT Included: Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

I relish the opportunity for an in-person meeting or training to connect with colleagues and partners. Below are a few online tools and software suggestions that can help your organization during this process. Software.

Scratch and Makey Makey Across the Curriculum

User Generated Education

I love bringing physical computing into my classrooms: Physical computing means building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the analog world. Directions: Learners engaged in a maker-enhanced writers’ workshop.

Parents Look to Teachers for Help Using Educational Media at Home

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That’s according to a new survey-based report by Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center, which documents parents’ perspectives on their children’s informal use of educational media—including apps, games, websites, and TV shows. Teachers are helping to meet that need.

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

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No matter the approach, schools often struggle to find the perfect technology that will meet the needs of their students and help them achieve their academic goals. In the world of edtech, the process for finding and purchasing new software or devices can sometimes feel like an app-based dating experience, with schools making quick decisions based on little information. This meant I attended occasional meetings with my regional technology specialist and other regional TTLs.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. software. free software is an intuitive way to graph motion, rate of change, and slope. In fact, it took me less than five minutes to unbox, setup, find the power button, and sync to the free app/software on my laptop and my iPhone. Training and Workshops.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking!

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8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

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The authors focus on Google Classroom in particular, not just as a piece of software, but as a means of enhancing the traditional teaching methods. More education books: Google Apps Meets Common Core.

Bridging the Science and Coding Gap

Also, keeping in mind that while school districts are required to ensure that core curricula meets state and federal criteria, be mindful of coding integration solutions that inspire students while still meeting standards.

With Flip of a Giant Ceremonial Switch, CMU Starts Effort to Energize ‘Learning Engineering’


Then, he toggled the cardboard lever and declared open a new website , one that gave away software that took more than $100 million in grant funding to develop. He said he was encouraged that the improvements CMU has made the software tools easier to use than in the past.

IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I really do build classroom cohort so that we meet outside of the classroom as groups where we can really collaborate together and plan together. Vicki: What do you think about this statement, agree or disagree: “The greatest software for innovation in the world is the human brain.”.

The Phenomenon That’s Making PowerPoint Presentations Bearable (Even Enjoyable?)


Your mind can’t work that way,” says Smyth, the CEO of PechaKucha , a company that offers software and other services centered around a unique take on slide sharing. “It After death and taxes, the next unavoidable thing in life may be lousy Powerpoint presentations.

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

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Digital Promise will award up to ten school or district leaders who submit a response by March 27 with a $1,000 stipend for a trip to San Francisco, including workshops with leading software companies, in partnership with the Education Technology Industry Network.

FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy

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27 workshop at the Future of Education Technology Conference. “We For example, K–12 IT leaders may want to suggest installing desktop management software that utilizes the “principle of least privilege.” . FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

He attributes this theory to the role Asia now plays in the global economy with automation being software driven, and abundance of material in the market place. NPR Where Science Meets Art – Some exceptional Podcasts integrating Science and Art. Image Creative Commons.


How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. Additionally, she provides professional development and hands-on workshops for educators at local, regional and national venues.

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Across the Country, Universities Are Answering the Call for Innovation


Yet, all of this good news nearly overshadows the reality that there is a finite pool of skilled workers for many of the fastest-growing roles, including software development engineers, business analysts, genetic counselors, and nurse practitioners. There has been a lot of hand-wringing about who will step up to meet the current needs of the skills shortage, and higher education has come under scrutiny, accused of not equipping students enough for the workforce.

Here Are Three Types of Administrators Who Drive Achievement—and Two Who Don't


In the months since launching our school and district pilot program , the Kiddom team has collectively spent thousands of hours meeting with administrators to better understand their workflows, facilitate contextualized staff workshops, and support ongoing partnerships. The Authoritarian On occasion, we meet with an administrator who makes decisions swiftly and unilaterally, without regard for the current staff skill or student mastery levels.

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations


Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards.

Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

While we encourage students to meet new friends over the summer, it opens up new social networks. Encourage students to meet some friends in person, play some board games together, register for a summer program, or get outside together.

Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

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Professional learning and support tools include in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more. Helping both educators and students succeed in today’s science classrooms is our top priority,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “To

Checking Your Edtech Assumptions


The data below comes from the Ed Leaders workshop at the Austin Tech For Schools Summits. Most recently at our Austin Summit, we facilitated a workshop where over 60 school and district leaders indicated their level of comfort with the assumptions baked into different categories of edtech tools: Assessment, Collaboration and Communication, Curriculum, Data Management and Professional Growth.

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9 questions to create a powerhouse active learning classroom


Try holding a class or committee meeting there, and then ask for their impressions. Make sure to hold meetings there to give all faculty a low-risk introduction. Postsecondary students are on campus a lot – perhaps more than anywhere else. The spaces they spend time in matter.

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The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

Five-year-old Mykell Robinson practices his reading on the Lexia software while a small group of classmates work with a teacher. What’s different about the trend today is that educational technology companies are eagerly marketing software under the “personalized learning” label.

Taking the First Steps Towards Teaching With Video Games


He and his colleagues, including Aleksander Husøy, have been demonstrating the uses of video games to educators by inviting them to a workshop at the school each semester. When they host their workshops for teachers, they start off with these steps: Show That It Works.

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Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. NPR Where Science Meets Art – Some exceptional Podcasts integrating Science and Art.


Learning Counsel Offers New ‘EduJedi Leadership’ for Executive Professional Development


(SACRAMENTO, CA) March 1, 2018 ­ – For four years, the Learning Counsel , a media organization with more than 215,000 readers, has offered workshops covering Digital Transition Strategy, Tactics, Sustainability, Analytics, and Redesign to school and district leaders across the country.

3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Reshma Saujani , Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code , and author of “ Women Who Don’t Wait in Line ” opened FETC with an incredible keynote, sharing the value of STEM education, while highlighting the many gaps that still exist in our education system, particularly around gender and meeting the needs of our students in poverty, as well as our students of color. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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