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The latest K-12 digital content trends & strategies that make a difference

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 11:07
Digital content is here and in our classrooms. The real opportunity to unlock the opportunity that digital content provides comes from understanding what is working now and how to make the learning experience even better as needs evolve. In this free webinar presentation, our panel will discuss the latest insights into digital content in schools found in The 2019 K-12 Digital Content Report from ASCD and OverDrive Education.

Engage Students with Interactive Quizzes and Polls Using Slido

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 07:37
Polling options include multiple choice, word cloud, rating scales, and short answer, and teachers choose the length of time sessions will remain active.

300 Higher Education Customers Use Modo No-Code App Building Platform

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 07:12
The Modo Campus® solution helps to build and deploy a campus app unifying all aspects of the student experience into a single mobile app.

Where to Find Incredible Student Templates for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drawings!

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 05:54
Just copy, edit and tweak the template as you like, then share the template url with your students so they copy it and complete the work.

Glimpse K12 Launches New Tool to Help Eliminate Grade Inflation, Deflation and Systemic Bias

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:22
“Our customers discovered that the way they were assessing student performance in the classroom was not in line with standards mastery on achievement tests,” said Pearson.

Yup. You’re gonna have to talk about it. 22 impeachment resources that can help

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 06:45
If you’re not having classroom conversations about both current events and political issues focused on impeachment, you’re probably doing it wrong.

Kokomo24/7® Announces Sponsorship at EDUCAUSE, October 14-7, in Chicago

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 20:59
Kokomo24/7® School Safety Cloud™ helps provide safe learning environments for students and school faculty through safety solutions designed to identify potential bullying, suicide, and other disruptive learning events.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Washington State District Adopts Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 20:42
"This curriculum must prepare students to ask complex questions, read and write with a critical lens, and know how and when to take action,” said Lexi Samorano, Highline Public Schools’ Secondary Social Studies Specialist.

Addictive Puzzler Asks Kids to ID Locations From Google Maps

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 07:36
Geoguessr is an addictive puzzler (with version on the web as well as Android and iOS apps) that task students with guessing the location of Google Street View images from around the world.

Educational Activities and Games with Flippity

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 07:26
Educational games can be a fun way to engage students while also teaching or reviewing subject area content. These can include activities such as word searches, crossword puzzles, bingo games, flashcards, Jeopardy games, and more. There are lots of tools online that can be used to create such activities. One creative option is to use Google Sheets templates from Flippity. This is a free website that provides a wide range of templates that you can download, fill in with your own content, and then play online through the Flippity site. As an educator you can make these activities for your own use or for review games for your class. However, students can also use Flippity to make their own activities, which could be a fun alternative project for those interested. For example, a student could create a set of digital flashcards for the content being covered in a particular unit. See below for how to access the templates and then use them to make your own interactive projects.

Center of Science and Industry: Bet the Farm

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 05:33
Can you make it as a farmer?

PebbleGo Next: Kid-Friendly Database for Grades 3-6

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 07:21
Students can choose from five modules -- States, Science, American History, Biography, and Social Studies, each one with a number of subtopics to explore.

Report from Tech & Learning Live Austin

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 07:03
#TLtechLive Austin brought together high-level educators that understood the benefit of taking the time to learn something new.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Massachusetts Schools to Use PublicSchoolWORKS for Online Safety Training

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 06:46
EmployeeSafe provides schools and districts with access to 600+ online safety courses, including Suicide Prevention, Restraint and Seclusion, and more, as well as courses on other important safety topics.

SAM Labs Launches New K-1 Coding and Creative Problem-Solving Courses

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 21:45
“When teachers started to use our products, we were often asked why we did not have something for lower levels, something to introduce concepts like exploration and collaborative problem-solving,” said Joachim Horn, Chief Executive Officer of SAM Labs.

Tiny Programmable Computer Micro:bit Teaches STEM, Game Design, Coding and More

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 07:45
The micro:bit is a great addition to any STEM curriculum.

Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb: STEM in all Areas, Part Two

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 07:18
Think of STEM as a verb, not a noun. What are the skills that make up that STEM-based occupation? I

Sony Electronics to Highlight End-to-end Solutions at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 21:45
Sony will showcase end-to-end products including network cameras, professional displays and projectors, as well as solutions that incorporate video learning, artificial intelligence (AI) technology and lecture capture capabilities.

Optoma Introduces New Line of High Brightness, Compact Laser Projectors for Professional Installations

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 21:22
Optoma’s New 406 Projector Series Offers Lightweight, Compact Size

BenQ Announces Display and Projector Classroom Solutions at EDUCAUSE 2019

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 21:10
BenQ will feature its latest display solutions for higher education institutions at EDUCAUSE, Oct. 14-17, at the McCormick Place West in Chicago.