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Using Personalized Learning to Close Reading Gaps

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.

New Research: Alarming Rise in Student Anxiety and Depression

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

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

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

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 05:07
Engage: Hero is Called

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

Bett Daily News Roundup – Thursday January 23rd

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 20:07
The second day at Bett 2020 was off to an incredible start with the insightful Made by Dyslexia panel.

Tech & Learning’s TCEA Best of Show Awards: Deadline Extended!

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 19:52
Tech & Learning’s Best of Show awards are an opportunity for companies to showcase their products in this esteemed publication.

Microsoft’s Free STEM Offerings: Science and Engineering on the Cheap

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 06:47
The only thing better than teaching interested children about science, technology, engineering and math is doing it for free.

Bett Daily News Roundup – Wednesday 22nd January

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 06:42
Microsoft’s keynote led with new research that examined what teachers would need in the classroom of 2030.

How It’s Done: Using Tech-PBL to Reach Struggling Students

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 05:00
Using tech tools to enhance project-based learning helped one teacher personalize lessons and reach all her students, regardless of knowledge gaps and multi-level abilities.