Technology in the Classroom

Using Personalized Learning to Close Reading Gaps

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 17:55
Students in Georgia’s Muscogee County School District take ownership of their learning through a strategic rollout of differentiated instruction and personalized learning.

Gale to Bring Udemy Online Courses to Libraries

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 15:29
Shortly, a partnership between Gale and Udemy will launch, bringing learning video content from Udemy to public libraries. "Gale Presents: Udemy" will provide library patrons with access to 3,500 on-demand video courses in 75 different topics from Udemy's business collection.

New Online Certificate Program to Teach Educators How to Use Tech in the Classroom

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 15:11
Beginning this fall, people in education can pursue a certificate in how to use technology in the classroom. The new online "Advanced Education Technology Certificate Program" is being launched by the University of Michigan School of Education, which worked with the university's Center for Academic Innovation to develop the learning experience.

Kaltura Buys Newrow

T.H.E. Journal News - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 14:59
Recently, Kaltura announced that it has purchased Newrow, which provides functionality for developing and managing virtual classrooms, online courses and webinars.

New Research: Alarming Rise in Student Anxiety and Depression

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:42
Student anxiety and depression are on the rise, and adolescent suicides are increasing. The statistics are alarming:

Peerless-AV®, LG & Snap Install, Inc. Collaborate on State-of-the-Art Digital Displays

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 07:00
“Technology changes drastically, but if we don't expose our kids to these types of environments, they'll never be able to succeed in the future,” said Mac.

Top 15 Graphic Organizers

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 06:29
Graphic Organizers are used daily in education for any curriculum to help teach any subject.

5E / Hero's Journey Example: Simple Circuits

Tech and Learning News - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 05:07
Engage: Hero is Called

E-rate FAQ: FCC Releases New Rules for Ed Tech Funding

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 08:00
Here are the ed tech funding updates that E-rate applicants will need to know for funding year 2020 and beyond.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of January 27, 2020)

T.H.E. Journal News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 07:00
Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

National Geographic Kids: Fantastic Resource for Students to Explore Life on Earth

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 05:42
National Geographic Kids provides a great many high-quality visual learning tools.

The Best Grants for Education for 2020 & Beyond

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 05:09
As traditional sources of funding decrease, securing grants is a reasonable supplement to established funding.

How It's Done: Enrichment - It’s Good for the Sole

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 05:08
The challenge took students through an online environment of the sport; set up with milestones and labs to uncover information needed to create deliverables.

Thomas Paine's Common Sense

Tech and Learning News - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 04:44
Read about the rhetorical touches Thomas Paine employed in this pamphlet which galvanized colonial thought about breaking away from Mother England.

AllHere Announces Nationwide Launch at FETC Conference

Tech and Learning News - Sun, 01/26/2020 - 18:54
According to recent research, 1 in 6 students miss three weeks or more of school per year.

Bett Daily News Roundup – Friday 25th January

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 20:55
The visionary Professor of Educational Technology headed Friday afternoon’s keynote lineup.

We all love SHEG. Now their Civic Online Reasoning tools make it easier to love them even more

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 05:39
I’m starting to get the feeling that we’ve reached critical mass. When I work with social studies teachers around the country, I always make sure they’re familiar with the work by Sam Wineburg and the Stanford History Education Group.

Put to The Test: HP EliteDisplay S14

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 05:32
Two screens really can be better than one

Engineering for Social Good Project #1: Empowering Fine Motor Control Using "Drawdio"

Tech and Learning News - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 05:08
This year I am SUPER excited to teach a new class this year called "Engineering for Social Good". Click here for a short version of our class syllabus. For each of the five projects I plan to facilitate in the course, I will post a similar blog post to share the successes and failures of the course as I modify it for future years.   For our first project of the year, we are leveraging the "Drawdio", a device imagined and designed by Jay Silver. Click here and here to learn more about the Drawdio circuit and here to view Jay's incredible TED Talk. Click here to purchase your own Drawdio kit.  After a brief  live demonstration of how the Drawdio circuit works, I provided the students with the following prompt: In 1979, Mattel created a game called "Electronic Connection". Using your Drawdio circuit, develop a game, made in the the spiriting of Electronic Connection, that helps young learners (4-5 years old) improve their fine motor control and handwriting skills. We will then deliver the games to local Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms. Go!  We finished prototypes today and I was absolutely blown away with the way the natural prototyping process happened seamlessly when the end user was clearly defined. The the low barrier to entry associated with this device and the "window" it opens to the subsequent learning of the interior electronics of the device make this activity one that acts as a perfect inquiry opening for this new course.  See videos of two student prototypes in action below: 

Why technology could be the key to powering the teachers of tomorrow

Tech and Learning News - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 20:19
Microsoft wants to power the teachers of 2030