Why ‘Black Box’ Software Isn’t Ready to Teach College


That’s the argument of Candace Thille, who has a love-distrust relationship with adaptive software. Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education who previously worked in the private sector, stresses that she’s not against software companies. Algorithms will one day play a pivotal role in teaching and learning, so colleges need to pay close attention to how they work and who builds them.

Tapping into the potential of AI smart speakers to boost parental engagement


A version of this post was originally published in Teach Secondary Magazine , July 2019. We have stepped seamlessly into a world called the Internet of Things — a world of interconnected software and human interaction.

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SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

As more schools begin adopting SCALE-UP and other more collaborative teaching models, IT professionals in secondary and higher education must be ready to support them, providing the technology needed to help students perform their best in these new environments.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues. presentations and talks trends Uncategorized aacu16

Why standards often disappoint

The Christensen Institute

But for many, K-12 learning experiences do not rise to the required rigor of post-secondary preparation. They specify how teachers should teach, how school leaders should lead or what features should be present in learning environments or learning resources.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tablets, laptops, educational gaming software, and smartphones allow schools to: Personalize the learning experience. Many primary and secondary schools are getting around the lack of funding in this area by offering their students classes in laptop repair and other aspects of IT.

A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Dr. Neelam Parmar; Teacher & Director of E-learning for Primary & Secondary Schools. Is this because the drawback of Primary/Secondary/High school teaching means that when we poke the status quo, we challenge it?

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated


No More Predictions One of the assumptions behind the Gates’ prediction is that the growth of instructional software will replace textbooks. When I told you about this type of software in previous letters, it was mostly speculative,” Bill Gates wrote in his annual letter this year.

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Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

As the software being used for the virtual online whiteboard can often be new within a school, there is often a requirement to produce additional resources for use within lessons. Dr. Neelam Parmar is a Director of E-learning for Primary & Secondary Schools.

Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

James Lovelock currently works for EdAlive Educational Software who are one of the most respected publishers of educational software in Australia and currently oversees the provision of Typing Tournament to various institutions.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

This means pupils are able to share thoughts and work together on projects, such as documents or presentations. For example, simply using a keyboard to type up a document to enhance its presentation may not always be the most effective use of technology.

We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. Research consistently shows that teachers are the most important school-level factor affecting student outcomes—and good teaching goes well beyond presenting information or grading assessments with discrete answers. When implemented correctly, teachers and software work in tandem to support student learning.

Should you Teach Typing? And Does it Work?

Ask a Tech Teacher

The best present a balance of rote learning and simulated practical application while giving some form of tracking for progress that can be used to indicate strengths and weaknesses in performance to allow for targeted support where required. This topic that is close to my tech teacher soul.

Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby


Scott played a key role in Investor Relations and was instrumental in completing two successful secondary public offerings, including a $25 million self-syndicated offering. Need a Presenter?

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In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

EdNews Daily

It’s librarians that are supposed to curate and guide further studies and deeper dives or sideways jumps to secondary topics. Debugging software and hardware issues on-the-fly. By LeiLani Cauthen. Are you a teacher?

How to Compare and Contrast Authentically

Ask a Tech Teacher

Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story and Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic (2nd grade Reading Standards–2). Slideshows benefit oral presentations.

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How Virtual Reality Technology is Changing the Way Students Learn

Digital Promise

Software like PowerPoint, for example, which has long been used as an education tool, wasn’t designed for education. Nonetheless, it has been a staple tool in education settings, used as a way to present information in template, bite-size formats. The use of digital technologies sees some teachers and students presenting information using templates, which means much of the individual character of teachers’ practices can be lost.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives


Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Most educators look at the cost of their device and software, but what they need to understand is that the total cost includes PD, tech support, sustainability.

Learn Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Essential Google Classroom Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

I think you’ll enjoy her ideas on essential apps for her Google Classroom: Not much time has passed since Google Classroom first entered K-12 and higher ed classes, outmaneuvering all other classroom software providers with its availability and a great variety of apps.

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Introducing Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition: A Researcher’s Best Friend

TeachThought - Learn better.

One of the biggest hurdles in student research is empowering them to dig into primary and secondary resources. Introducing Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition: A Researcher’s Best Friend. by Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition Staff. This is a sponsored post from Britannica Noet Edition.

Why Teaching Children To Read And Write Should Be Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

Indifference to learning is the primary source of low literacy, all other causes are secondary. Ideas are also illustrated via pictures, charts, infographics, quizzes, and interactive software.

Inside an Adaptive-Courseware Experiment, Glitches and All


His course expects a “new workflow,” he explains, since it uses adaptive courseware software, as well as a flipped classroom model where lectures are replaced with the interactive material. Ithaka S+R , and a group called Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics , or TPSE Math. To explore how adaptive software can help change teaching styles, impact completion rates, and create a new model for synchronizing the curriculum between two and four-year colleges.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

The capstone process culminates in a presentation to an authentic audience.” With various platforms for sharing information digitally (podcasts, websites, videos, presentations, and eBooks) students can now share not only their process but also their learning and product with the world.

Unleash Student Creativity Through the Power of Video


Students at West End Secondary School in New York City. Take Two Film Academy founder, Megan Kiefer, with students at West End Secondary School in New York City. Here’s how to start bringing film into your classroom: Pick an area of study that can easily be presented using either documentary or narrative film. Post-Production : You can use any myriad of video editing software out there. Kids are born with fantastic imaginations.

STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

Leadership Lounge

But addressing this need has presented schools with some significant challenges: • At the elementary school level, finding the time in the school day as well as finding teachers qualified to teach tech classes are major hurdles.


Middle and high school students making history with 3d printing

Bryan Alexander

On team presenting to judges. We judges went around the room, taking in a presentation from each team, and asking questions. Sketchup seems to have been the main software for this year. Also present were various officials and representatives.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DIRECTIONS: The Google Slide presentation will be made available for viewing after the presentation. Stevens (2014, p.162) characterizes L2g as 'an ongoing project where presentations are organized weekly by volunteers collaborating on a wiki.

Digital Design Principles for English Language Learners

Fractus Learning

Almost 5 million students were enrolled as English learners in US public elementary and secondary school during the 2013/14 school year—that’s almost 10% of the total student population.

Can Virtual Simulations Teach a Human Skill Like Empathy?


When virtual simulations attempt to build more empathy, they do it by presenting scenarios that are often emotionally fraught, stressful or challenging—and maybe a little dramatic. A secondary goal is to provoke debate and discussion.

New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users


About the Presenters. The company has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries.

Why we need to change the teacher vs. tech narrative

eSchool News

Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. When implemented correctly, teachers and software work in tandem to support student learning.

What to do when you have done everything you can

Reading By Example

For K-12 schools, teachers may no longer be required to have a degree in education, or even a degree period, to teacher courses in secondary schools. In other words, I am assuming that it is you, the reader, who is also a change agent of a better outcome for our present and future.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


CERTIPORT & EC-COUNCIL ASSOCIATE SERIES CERTIFICATION CURRICULUM ( certiport.pearsonvue.com ) & ( www.eccouncil.org ) Certiport announced a certification program for secondary schools and higher education in partnership with EC-Council.

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OER: Some Questions and Answers

iterating toward openness

The questions from the article are presented in bold ; unattributed blockquotes are from the original article.). Low-cost OER make great supplements, but there is real value in core instructional content presented systematically and updated regularly by invested authors.

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6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

Google sent me one of these to demo during one of my ISTE presentations, but I had to return it to Google (sad face). Update your Chromebook software. To get Android apps on your Chromebook, first update your Chromebook software. presentation). Search by presenter.