itslearning Introduces New White Paper on Improving Teacher Efficacy


To help districts find new ways to create efficiencies across all of their systems, itslearning has published a new white paper, “Using Curriculum-Driven Technology to Support Teachers: A K-12 guide to improving teacher efficiency and student outcomes by providing curriculum-driven technology.”

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Technology and the Classroom—The Users’ Perspective


Click here to download the full white paper. InFocus K-12 Higher Education Resources Collaboration Research Classroom Technology Research Report End Users White Papers Digital Learning

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Report explores 3 college, career readiness strategies

eSchool News

A white paper from Pearson is designed to help educators navigate different approaches to students’ college and career readiness. A new white paper introduces three “readiness models” designed to gauge students’ preparedness for college and workforce success.

Report: Teens feel ‘addicted’ to mobile devices

eSchool News

A new report reveals that half of teenagers said mobile device addiction impacts their daily lives. Key white paper findings include: 1.

Educator Micro-credentials are Grounded in Research

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s new white paper examines how the organization has ensured the content of micro-credentials and the process for earning them are anchored in rigorous research. Micro-credentials offer an important opportunity for educators to strengthen their professional learning.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)


Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. Reports to Insights. Data interoperability should be invisible. Perhaps we’ve grown too accustomed to paying for purchases with a mobile app, or booking reservations online, or using Google to plan our daily commutes.

OPINION: Kindergarten is more than preparation for first grade, and we need to take it back

The Hechinger Report

As the white paper “ Taking Back Kindergarten: Rethinking Rigor for Young Learners ” discusses, a rigorous approach to kindergarten does not have to be at odds with developmentally appropriate education.

Here’s how to upgrade your firewall before your school gets hacked!

eSchool News

Even more alarming—those are just the attacks that were reported. For superintendents and IT directors, accomplishing this mandate requires high visibility tools, including real-time dashboards and reporting.

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Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: The 5 R’s Strategy for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

” McAfee recently reported that “Flash continues to offer attackers an exploitable collection of flaws for the immediate future.” Quick Take: Take a closer look at the Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: What will happen. Dangers to teachers & other users of Flash.

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How districts are addressing adolescent mental health

eSchool News

Research from a recent white paper highlights the increasing crisis in adolescent mental health. In a recent edWebinar , presenters emphasized the need for school districts “to intervene with students as quickly as possible to keep them safe.”

5 steps to universally-designed instruction

eSchool News

White paper addresses instructional design process to make learning rigorous, accessible for all learners. Goalbook has published a white paper, Different Paths Up the Same Mountain, which outlines a 5-step instructional design process for educators to apply in the classroom.

Can blending tech into data collection deepen interest in STEM?

eSchool News

PASCO white paper examines a tech-enabled, inquiry-based approach to teaching science. We hope this white paper will edify readers as to the need for changes in our approach to science education, while shedding light on current best practices for hands-on, inquiry-based science.


The 4 conditions that support deeper learning

eSchool News

Deeper learning competencies serve as “North Star” for a new vision of teaching, according to a new report.

Making Time for Mindfulness

Digital Promise

The study, published in a white paper by a team including Martin West of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, showed that sixth-graders who participated in an eight-week mindfulness were less stressed out than their classmates who hadn’t.

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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. How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom. juliet.vanwage….

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Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom Design Research and White Papers. Clever Classrooms: Summary report of the HEAD project. This paper gives lots of examples and ideas for what makes an excellent, nurturing outdoor play space.

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 Makes or Breaks Esports Programs

EdTech Magazine

The High School Esports League reports it now represents about 1,200 schools — up from 200 the year before. DOWNLOAD: Get CDW’s white paper “A Modern Learning Environment.”. Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs. amy.burroughs_26341. Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:47.

Gamechanger: Type to Learn is Now in the Cloud!

Ask a Tech Teacher

This takes you to your teacher dashboard where you will find student reports and more. Teacher accounts include a dashboard that provides a list of students, detailed reports on student and class progress, the ability to create certificates, and more.

XPRIZE: The Real Winners? Underserved Adult Learners

Digital Promise

It has spurred the publication of white papers, launch of incubators and conferences, as well as interest amongst journalists and advocacy groups. Department of Education reports, 50 percent of adult learners who sign up for a federally funded program drop out within 12 hours of their first class — and that is if they can get into a class.

?Rhode Island’s Plans to Become a ‘Lab State’ for Personalized Learning


The Statewide Personalized Learning Initiative just released a white paper that could inspire others to create and align the pieces necessary for expansive personalized learning efforts. “We However, for educators to accomplish these goals students, families, teachers, school and district leaders, teacher preparation programs and state leaders all must fulfill obligations outlined in the white paper.

Q&A: Rod Houpe Uses Evidence to Drive Change in Schools

EdTech Magazine

Houpe, along with colleagues Renee Patton, director of education for Cisco , and Sonny Magana, founder of consulting firm Magana Education , are part of Cisco’s K–12 Executive Council, a team of thought leaders who produced a white paper about organizational change as a driver of educational digital transformation. Houpe spoke with EdTech about the white paper and the ways in which the Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving digital transformation.

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Making an environment where teachers can create bespoke lessons

The Hechinger Report

Across the country, individual schools and districts have been piloting personalized learning for several years with some impressive results,” according to a white paper published by Rhode Island about its efforts to personalize learning.

Research examines blended learning, student achievement

eSchool News

New white paper explores effective instructional models and course customization benefits. Material from a press release was used in this report.

Schools Need Robust Networks to Support Internet of Things

EdTech Magazine

Olathe runs several thermostats on the wireless network, along with wearable devices such as blood sugar monitors that automatically send reports about students to school nurses, says Jay Merkle, wireless network engineer for the district. Most deployments will call for a mix of on-premises systems and public and private clouds, according to the IDC report. Schools Need Robust Networks to Support Internet of Things. jena.passut_7651. Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:52.

ICE 2019: Physical Arrangement Sets the Tone for K–12 Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

DOWNLOAD: Get CDW's latest white paper on constructing modern learning environments. She is a long time reporter, writer and editor, with extensive experience in features, corporate communications, trade publications and content marketing

It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free

Ask a Tech Teacher

Each year, the world produces more than 300 million tons of paper. Environmental Protection Agency , paper typically found in a school or office environments such as copier paper, computer printouts, and notepads, comprise the largest category. More on paper-free.

What We Learn from Making

Digital Promise

But as a new report from Project Zero ’s Agency by Design concludes, the real value of maker education has more to do with building character than with building the next industrial revolution. The report offers a glimpse of the emerging findings of AbD’s multiyear research initiative, exploring the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

OPINION: Is home-based public school the next big thing for 3-year-olds?

The Hechinger Report

In a recent report , the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School explored the opportunities and challenges that home-based childcare presents for the city’s evolving 3-K program. The report identifies goals that a public preschool program might set in a home-based environment.

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2 Big Teachers Unions Call For Rethinking Student Involvement In Lockdown Drills


In a white paper out Tuesday , the groups say they do not recommend active shooter training for students. ” There are reports, Watts says, of drills getting “over the top” with things like teachers being shot with pellet guns.

Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

The CoolCatTeacher

We read their white paper for transforming teaching and Learning. Teachers looked at those texts, tried some projects, reported out, and some of that also shaped the vision, which was then delivered to our staff, in actually 2016-2017.

Here’s how ‘renewable learning funds’ can transform workforce development

The Christensen Institute

LinkedIn’s monthly workforce reports, which offer timely insight into the labor market, continue to highlight endemic gaps in most major cities. A recent white paper that I coauthored in my capacity as a principal consultant at Entangled Solutions, The Future of Student Aid: Advancing New Models to Expand Access, Improve Quality, and Spur Innovation in Education, ” provided an overview of this relatively nascent vehicle in the United States.

Strategies for teaching, learning success

eSchool News

In this week’s news: Report explores 3 college, career readiness strategies. A new white paper introduces three “readiness models” designed to gauge students’ preparedness for college and workforce success.

Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers

EdTech Magazine

According to a white paper from CDW , there are seven unique benefits to adopting hyperconvergence: 1. Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:42.

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Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018


It also provides classroom management and anonymous reporting features, as well as tools to help schools and IT departments manage multiple devices. It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits.