MiEN Company Releases White Paper on How Flexible Furniture Creates Active Learning Environments

eSchool News

To help educators, Dr. Christina Counts, the vice president of education at MiEN Company, and Dr. Kristen Brittingham, the chief learning officer for Modern Teacher, have co-authored a white paper titled “Active Learning Environments Support Student Engagement, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.”.

Bullis Charter School Students Engage in Global Climate Change Work

Battelle for Kids

Bullis Charter School 6th – 8th grade students have been collaborating virtually with students in nineteen countries including Slovenia, Philippines, Peru, Kenya, Germany, New Zealand, Indonesia, Morocco, Sweden and Ghana to prepare the largest synthesis of youth research on colonization and climate change.


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Projectors VS. Flat Panels? What K-12 Districts Need To Know When Choosing Classroom Displays


Even projection display hardware needs to be evaluated through the lens of its impact on student learning. Educators know that interactive collaboration impacts the classroom environment by shifting the mode of teaching and increasing student engagement. In this white paper you will learn: Why display size matters – the 4/6/8 Rule The impact of interactivity on student engagement Creating a cost-effective digital ecosystem that supports learning Click here to download.

Could VR Be the Missing Piece in Meaningful Language Instruction?


When students put that headset on, they can practice on a level that’s just not possible online or in the classroom. Here, Bonner shares his thoughts on how VR makes it possible for students to have meaningful language learning opportunities, even during a global pandemic.

Caring and Curriculum Can Prompt School-Wide Change


Whether she’s searching for standards-aligned curriculum or playing dress-up, the Tool Elementary School principal does whatever it takes to lift her students from struggling to successful. When she became principal in 2011, the Title I school had a 40 percent mobility rate, attendance rates were low and less than a third of students were meeting state standards. Attendance is now soaring, and two-thirds of students are meeting standards in reading and math. White Papers.

Projectors vs. Flat Panels – What to Know to Save Time and Money


Even projection display hardware needs to be evaluated through the lens of its impact on student learning. Educators know that interactive collaboration impacts the classroom environment by shifting the mode of teaching and increasing student engagement. What are the key factors that districts should be aware of when choosing new classroom display options?

The 3D Printing Revolution in Education

eSchool News

This white paper will help district administrators, school leaders and classroom teachers to better understand the role that 3D printing can play in improving student engagement and learning outcomes within the context of some of the most important academic movements in education today.

How to Integrate Computational Thinking with “Look Fors”

Digital Promise

Subcomponents include student behaviors associated with each practice and probing questions to facilitate student engagement in CT practices. Read our White Paper: RPPforCS Resources for Projects.

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Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning is a crazy time for many, but we can celebrate the way various companies are offering very cool and engaging tools, resources, and activities for free. Live webinars with ideas on how to engage students and parents.

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

The Hechinger Report

More K-12 schools are emphasizing the noncognitive skills that students can access throughout their schooling and careers. But just as recognition is growing that these skills matter, our youngest students are losing out on opportunities to practice and hone such skills. 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.

EngineerGuy - great videos and resources on how things work

Educational Technology Guy

The videos are a great way to learn about technology and different topics, as well as to share with your students. The videos can be viewed on his site (they are hosted on YouTube) and you can also listen to his radio shows and read different white papers he has written. I will be using some of the videos as introductions to topics or to get my students engaged and excited about some topics. EngineerGuy is a very cool site by Bill Hammack.

Schools Need Robust Networks to Support Internet of Things

EdTech Magazine

While IoT deployments are relatively new to education, industry observers expect the technology to make a big impact thanks to its potential to reduce costs, improve security and boost student engagement. 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.

Research examines blended learning, student achievement

eSchool News

New white paper explores effective instructional models and course customization benefits. A new research report from Arizona State University (ASU) focuses on various evidence-based instructional models and strategies integrated within courses from an online curriculum provider in order to determine if they lead to increased student achievement and engagement. By 2016 a projected 5 million students will be enrolled in online courses.

Faculty Leading the Way in Innovation: The Dawning of a New Era

Leadership Lounge

On April 09, 2018, Oral Roberts University was privileged to receive the 2018 Ellucian Technology Award for the impact that technology has had on students around the world. ’ Biden still teaches at Northern Virginia Community College and is ready to use virtual reality to convey the message to her students. Each technology-based innovation award that ORU has received, has the proven metrics of success that include retention, student engagement and student success.

40,000 Classroom Observations Point to Three Key Strategies for Continuous Improvement


Our research found significantly higher student performance at schools that measure fundamental school quality factors and boast high levels of student engagement. What effect does student engagement have on student performance and school quality? Our research found significantly higher student performance at schools that measure fundamental school quality factors and boast high levels of student engagement. Efficacy of engagement.

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

Discovery Education

We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. The idea that STEM education is only for the most gifted students on track for graduate degrees is a falsehood. Hook Students on STEM Learning with Driving Questions. A driving question hooks your students and pulls their learning into a real world format.

New data supports disruption in law schools

The Christensen Institute

New polling data from Gallup shows that law students are increasingly dissatisfied with their law school experience and disillusioned by the job opportunities awaiting them post-graduation. This supports Michele Pistone and Michael Horn’s recent white paper describing the disruption of the legal services market and the subsequent looming disruption facing legal education.

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Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy


By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes. Today, a teacher can see if a student is not doing an assignment or struggling to complete a worksheet. For blended learning resources such as videos, it can capture how much of the video the student watched.

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

In summary, serious games done right can engage students and help us become better teachers. Not only do we want our students to be excited about learning but we also want them to be intrinsically motivated. In the final analysis, it is demotivating to “point-ify” everything students do. But in the long run, adding a game based layer to your classroom can get students hungry to win in the classroom and life.

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps


If you’re looking for more details, Karl Lindgren-Streicher has already written a great blog post about how to start a BrewCUE event, but I think I can sum it up here: Pick a time and a place; promote in emails and your favorite social media tool (possibly with the hashtag #BrewCUE); bring a co-organizer so that you don’t have to sit alone; make a little sign (using a paper plate is fine); and consider buying the first round. For the first hour, I attended a session on student blogging.



www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. The software helps schools foster communication and coordination of instruction and care for students in special education programs. Educators can use IO Education’s bidirectional SMS messaging platform to communicate directly with parents and students.

Observation and self-reflection in the classroom

Kathy Schrock

In addition, students in teacher education programs will be able to assess these lessons and adapt/adopt them for their own teaching practices and for student-teaching. Here is some research to support teacher education students using video to develop reflection skills. Self-reflective journal : After each lesson, simply jot down feelings and reactions about the lesson and also include observations about the students. Am I interacting with students effectively?

Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

Educational publishers, who till now had a steady stream of income compared to non-educational book publishers, due to the recurring need for textbooks every year by students, are now gradually shifting towards digital publishing. This change is the result of overpriced textbooks which drove students towards less expensive sources like eBooks, used textbooks, rental books etc. A similar choice can be offered to higher education students. Students seek value for money.

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Dr. Baluku Daniel Masindi, CEO Masindi Health Development Program (MHDP) | Baluku Hannington Gift, Vice Chairperson (MHDP) Earth as an exoplanet, or the benefits of space science perspective for young students , Julia Brodsky, Art of Inquiry LLC Education 21.