Staying Student-Centered in Whole Novel Study

Mar 16 3:04pm MiddleWeb
Ariel Sacks' Whole Novels for the Whole Class is the ultimate teacher-friendly manual for accommodating all students around a single book, says ELA veteran Mary Tedrow, who finds Sacks' practical specificity convincing and her confidence infectious.
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Terry: Building His Business and Inspiring Others to Learn with Self-Paced Courses

Mar 16 1:23pm edX Blog
Terry, 29, a life coach in Vancouver, Canada, shares how edX is helping him develop his practice and encourage his clients to improve their lives. I’m a Life Coach in Vancouver B.C., Canada, and the AP Psychology courses from UBCx are helping me become a more diverse coach. For example, I would really like to branch out and start coaching more individuals who suffer from... Read More about Terry: Building His Business and Inspiring Others to Learn with Self-Paced Courses The post Terry: Building His Business and Inspiring Others to Learn with Self-Paced Courses appeared first on edX Blog.
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Trump pours gas on the arts, humanities, sciences, and education, then asks Congress for a match

Mar 16 10:06am Bryan Alexander
The Trump administration published its first budget (pdf), and it includes serious reducations to the arts, sciences, humanities, educational programs, and some financial aid. The cuts are widespread. Two major agencies, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for … Continue reading →...
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How Socioeconomic Diversity In Schools Helps All Students

Mar 16 9:41am MindShift
Richard Kahlenberg of The Century Foundation argues that it's time to take a closer look at integration.
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A Glance at Redesigning Learning Spaces

Mar 16 7:11am MiddleWeb
While reviewer Rita Platt agrees with the authors' sincere hope that classroom redesign can strengthen learning, she finds the book falls short of being helpful to teachers in their everyday quest to make their classrooms warmer, smarter, and better.
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Virtual Schools Market in North America Expected to Grow 13% by 2021

Mar 15 8:38pm Educational Technology
By Richard Chang, THE Journal The virtual schools market in North America is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of almost 13 percent from 2017 to 2021, according to a new report by market research firm Technavio. The report states that Technavio analysts forecast the virtual schools market in North America to grow [...]...
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Immersive Education: AR Comes of Age

Mar 15 8:34pm Educational Technology
By Dian Schaffhauser, THE Journal Despite all the headlines and conference coverage of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for education over the last year, the technology is still gaining speed — residing at that sweet spot in the hype cycle where, when you place headsets on people and gently guide them to turn around [...]...
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Amazon extends AI development race to college classrooms

Mar 15 8:29pm Educational Technology
by Jarrett Carter, Education Dive Amazon is betting that college students will help them to discover new frontiers with its Alexa technology, and is using college fellowship programs to recruit the nation’s best and brightest engineering students to develop intellectual property for the company. The Alexa Fund Fellows program is currently in schools like Carnegie Mellon [...]...
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The truth about MooCs and bootcamps: Their biggest benefit isnt creating more coders

Mar 15 8:10pm Online Learning Update
By Nick Heath, Tech Republic The world needs more software programmers and MooCs and coding bootcamps promise to deliver the needed skills. But as an on-ramp to becoming a developer, they have debatable value. No one can fault the ambition of the companies that run Massive Open Online Courses. One of the pioneers of these online [...]...
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ELC 039: How To Plan, Design and Write Tests

Mar 15 8:08pm The eLearning Coach
Testing expert, Michael Rodriguez, PhD, gives advice, guidance and guidelines for effective test design and writing better test items.
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edX Announces New MicroMasters Programs

Mar 15 8:05pm Online Learning Update
by edX With 12 of our prestigious university partners, we are offering new MicroMasters programs across in-demand fields such as business analytics, digital product management, cybersecurity and data science. These programs build on the success of the MicroMasters product launch in September 2016. Columbia University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Curtin University continue their participation in [...]...
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Revenue declines in 24 states could lead to massive cuts in higher ed

Mar 15 8:03pm Online Learning Update
by Jarrett Carter, Education Dive More than 24 states are projecting a decrease in tax revenues for this fiscal year, a circumstance that will yield substantial cuts for public higher education across the country. Missouri has been among the nation’s most aggressive states in higher education divestment over the last two years, cutting more than 8\% [...]...
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Off to #CUE17 http www cue org conference

Mar 15 3:02pm There is no box
Off to #CUE17 ( Perhaps it will prompt a blog post or two…...
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HTML + JavaScript + CSS = Employment

Mar 15 2:00pm edX Blog
This is a guest blog post from Microsoft’s Introduction to HTML and JavaScript course team.  You may have heard somewhere along your career path that web development is a hot area where your career can really take off and earn you more than you ever thought before. You may have also read articles that cite large average salaries of $87,000 USD. Even the US Department of Labor projects that... Read More about HTML + JavaScript + CSS = Employment The post HTML + JavaScript + CSS = Employment appeared first on edX Blog.
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10 Ways To Help Kids With Learning Differences That Could Benefit All Students

Mar 15 12:56pm MindShift
Strategies developed at a school that specializes in learning differences may be helpful to all schools in order to help the variety of learners everywhere.
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A powerful media and information literacy project from UNESCO

Mar 15 12:08pm Bryan Alexander
UNESCO has entered the digital literacy fray by publishing what they call five laws of media and information literacy.  While they don’t use the phrase “digital literacy”, it’s clear that they’re addressing that field’s concerns. I’d like to summarize their … Continue reading →...
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Technology or preparation?

Mar 15 11:10am Learnlets
In listening to a recent presentation on the trends affecting the workplace and HR, there was mention about how organizations were using more cognitive technology, AI, etc. and this was changing jobs. There were two additional notes.  First, these efforts aren’t (largely) leading to job losses, as these folks were being reskilled. Second, HR wasn’t involved […] The post Technology or preparation? appeared first on Learnlets.
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Guest Post | Should We Take K-12 Education Online?

Mar 15 10:41am
Author: Bob Hand After playing a prominent role in education reform in Maryland, senior advisor of education Jason Botel now seeks to play a larger role across the nation. His support of a weighted student funding formula could greatly increase enrollment in virtual public schools. This raises a key question: when it comes to public education, are online programs a viable option?  Continue reading here. [...]...
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How to Create a Webpage in Adobe Spark

Mar 15 10:30am Free Technology for Teachers
Adobe Spark has received a lot of attention in the last year for the great video creation tool that it contains. But it also contains an excellent tool for creating simple webpages. Within Adobe Spark you can create webpages that contain images, text, and videos. Those pages can then be published as stand-alone sites or they can be embedded into a blog post as I have done below.Watch the following short video to learn how to create a webpage in Adobe Spark. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission.             Related StoriesHow to Create Webpages In CanvaThunkable - Design and Publish Your Own AppsCreate Screencast Videos on Chromebooks - Three Good Options ...
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How to Create Webpages In Canva

Mar 15 10:22am Free Technology for Teachers
Canva is known for its great graphic design tools. You've always been able to download your Canva graphics and upload them to your website. A few months ago Canva introduced the option to publish your graphics as webpages and or embed them into existing webpages. As I wrote earlier this week, using the publishing option in Canva is a great way to create simple storytelling websites. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to create and publish a simple webpage through Canva. Life With Dogs by richardbyrne This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission.             Related StoriesThunkable - Design and Publish Your Own AppsCreate Screencast Videos on Chromebooks - Three Good Options5 Ways to Show YouTube Videos Without Related Content ...
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How to Use Zero Noise Classroom

Mar 15 9:51am Free Technology for Teachers
Last week I wrote a post about a neat timer and sound meter called Zero Noise Classroom. It's a free Chrome App that lets you simultaneously display a countdown timer and a noise meter to your students. The directions about how to use Zero Noise Classroom are kind of hidden in the app so I made the following short video to demonstrate how to adjust the settings in the app. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission.             Related StoriesSeeSaw Now Supports Text Labeling - 15 Lesson Plans for Using LabelsToontastic 3D - Create 3D Cartoon Videos on iOS, Chrome, and AndroidAdd Audio to Images In SeeSaw Digital Portfolios ...
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Happenings in the Texas Legislature

Mar 15 9:41am TechNotes Blog – TCEA
TCEA is tracking bills introduced in the 85th Texas Legislature. We will keep you informed of the bills that may affect the use of technology in classrooms. The post Happenings in the Texas Legislature appeared first on TechNotes Blog - TCEA.
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4 good computer habits every teacher should have

Mar 14 8:40pm Educational Technology
BY JESSICA CARRELL, eSchool News During the past two years, I’ve visited Apple’s Genius Bar eight times. I’ve watched a student cry in front of her PC after she found a Word document she had worked on for days corrupted. I’ve witnessed someone spill coffee on my colleague’s MacBook, and then felt enraged when he had [...]...
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The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump

Mar 14 8:36pm Educational Technology
BY BRIAN PEDDLE, eCampus News Edtech investors and users could see significant growth in specific areas if the Trump administration sees its campaign rhetoric through.Though it’s too early to predict what impact the administration’s higher ed policies will have on the education technology sector, last year’s electoral campaign and executive actions in the early weeks [...]...
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16 of this years biggest teaching and learning issues in higher ed

Mar 14 8:05pm Online Learning Update
BY MERIS STANSBURY, eCampus News Since 2011, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) has surveyed the higher education teaching and learning community to identify its key issues. This year, the top three dominant issues within colleges and universities include those around faculty development, academic transformation and digital and information literacies. The community polled by the ELI is [...]...
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How to address facultys 3 biggest online learning concerns

Mar 14 8:02pm Online Learning Update
BY LAURA ASCIONE, eCampus News Online and blended learning programs from higher-ed institutions across the nation certainly inspire innovation, but higher-ed administrators must consider faculty point of view amidst these changes, according to Building Trust: How to Address Faculty Concerns about Online Education, a new whitepaper from Wiley Education Services. Nearly five years ago, 58 percent [...]...
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Tools & Activities to Help Emotionalize Learning

Mar 14 8:00pm MiddleWeb
How students feel about what is being taught and what they're being asked to do works either as a catalyst or a deterrent to learning. Curtis Chandler shares activities and digital resources to help boost engagement and achievement by 'emotionalizing' learning.
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Thunkable - Design and Publish Your Own Apps

Mar 14 11:43am Free Technology for Teachers
Thunkable is a free platform for designing, testing, and publishing your own Android apps (support for iOS apps is coming soon). Through Thunkable you can create your apps even if you don't know how to write code. That is possible because Thunkable uses a drag-and-drop design framework. That framework, based on the MIT App Inventor, shows you jigsaw-like pieces that have commands labeled on them. Your job is to put the pieces together to make your apps work.Thunkable offers detailed written tutorials and video tutorials. A playlist of tutorials for beginning app designers is embedded below. Applications for EducationA service like Thunkable and MIT App Inventor could help your students become the next great app inventor. Both services let students test, develop, and publish their own apps. Your students might make an app that helps them study better like George Burgess who developed Gojimo did. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission.             Related StoriesCreate Screencast Videos on Chromebooks - Three Good Options5 Ways to Show YouTube Videos Without Related Content7 Great Tools for Creating Flipped Lessons from Existing Videos ...
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Mar 14 11:01am Learnlets
There’s been a lot of talk about microlearning of late – definitions, calls for clarity, value propositions, etc – and I have to say that I’m afraid some of it is a wee bit facile. Or, at least, conceptually unclear.  And I think that’s a problem. This came up again in a recent conversation, and […] The post Microdesign appeared first on Learnlets.
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5 Ways to Show YouTube Videos Without Related Content

Mar 14 10:39am Free Technology for Teachers
Anyone who has ever opened YouTube in front of a classroom knows the feeling of dread that comes with hoping that the related content in the sidebar really is related content. Likewise, you hope that the related videos at the end of the one you're showing are appropriate for your classroom. Here are five ways that you can avoid showing related content when you show YouTube videos in your classroom.1. Put the video into a Google Slide and show it in full screen mode. This will remove all of the sidebar content. To prevent suggested videos from showing at the end of a video that you put into a webpage you will need disable the show suggested videos option in the embed code provided by YouTube. See my screenshot below for directions on how to do that.Click image to view in full size.2. Watchkin is a service that allows you to watch and project YouTube videos without seeing the related sidebar content typically seen on Watchkin can be used in a few ways. You can enter the direct URL of a video into Watchkin to have the sidebar content removed. You can search for videos through Watchkin and have family-friendly results displayed (if a video appears that is not family-friendly Watchkin has a mechanism for flagging it as inappropriate). Watchkin also offers a browser bookmarklet tool that you can click while on to have the related content disappear from the page.3. View Pure is a simple little tool that strips way all of the distractions of related videos, comments, and promoted videos. To use View Pure just copy the link of a video into the purifier, click purify, and your video will be displayed on a blank white background. You can also install the View Pure bookmarklet to accomplish the same goal.4. Quietube is a handy little browser extension that removes all the clutter from YouTube allowing you to view only your selected video. Quietube removes all advertising, sidebar content, comments, and ratings. Installing Quietube requires nothing more than dragging the Quietube button to your toolbard. Then anytime that you're on YouTube click the Quietube button to remove all of the clutter and just watch your selected video. Quietube works for Viddler and Vimeo videos too.5. makes it possible to view YouTube videos without displaying the relat...
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7 Great Tools for Creating Flipped Lessons from Existing Videos

Mar 14 10:13am Free Technology for Teachers
When they are used in the right context flipped lessons can be a good complement to classroom instruction. Not everyone has the time or skill to make effective instructional videos for their students. In those cases you can take advantage of the millions of hours of instructional videos found on YouTube and other video sharing sites. But don't just have your students watch the videos then come back to your classroom. Have them answer some specific questions that you build into the instructional videos that you find online then share with your students.Seven great tools for creating flipped lessons from existing videos:TESTeach (formerly known as Blendspace) makes it easy for teachers to organize and share educational materials in a visually pleasing format. On TESTeach you arrange videos, links, images, and files around any topic of your choosing. TESTeach has built-in search tools so that you do not have to leave your TESTeach account in order to locate resources. When you share a set of TESTeach materials with your students they can give you feedback to show that they understand the materials or they can ask questions about the materials. You can also see if your students actually looked at all of the materials that you have shared with them. Using TESTeach can be a good way to create and deliver flipped lessons. EDPuzzle is a popular tool for adding your voice and text questions to educational videos. On EDpuzzle you can search for educational videos and or upload your own videos to use as the basis of your lesson. EDpuzzle has an online classroom component that you can use to assign videos to students and track their progress through your video lessons. Within EDPuzzle's editor you can select portions of videos for students to watch. EDPuzzle offers the option to share your videos to Google Classroom. In the videos embedded below I demonstrate how to use the main features of EDPuzzle. PlayPosit (formerly known as eduCanon) is an excellent service for creating, assigning, and tracking your students' progress on flipped lessons. PlayPosit allows you to build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos, create questions about the videos, then assign lessons to their students. Once you have found a video through PlayPosit you can add questions to it at any point along its timeline. Students need to answer your questions before they move on to the n...
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10 Ways to Googlfy Your Classroom

Mar 14 10:00am Whooo's Reading Blog
By Bethany Petty Google has taken the world of educational technology by storm with its fantastic suite of tools for the classroom. These tools provide seemingly endless possibilities for teachers to enhance the learning environment and increase student engagement. Below are 10 great ways to “Googlfy Your Classroom” and use these tools to their fullest […]...
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Five Campus Administrator Myths

Mar 14 9:50am TechNotes Blog – TCEA
Be awesome by eliminating these five myths that can easily plague campus administrators and prevent their staff from being the best they can be.! The post Five Campus Administrator Myths appeared first on TechNotes Blog - TCEA.
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No Plans to Delete Free Content

Mar 14 7:17am Online Learning Update
By Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed The recent decision by the University of California, Berkeley, to restrict public access to free online educational content has raised questions about whether other colleges and universities will do the same to avoid legal action. Disability rights groups have been open about continuing to take the legal route to ensure [...]...
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Dozens of Free Dingbat Fonts for Commercial Use

Mar 14 3:00am The Rapid E-Learning Blog
In an earlier post, we looked at how to convert dingbat and wingding fonts into vector images that you can use in your e-learning courses and presentations. They’re great for creating icons or bullet lists. Not that you know how to convert the fonts into vector images, you need some fonts to use. I reviewed […]...
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SpeakPipe - Collect Voice Messages Through Your Blog

Mar 13 9:35pm Free Technology for Teachers
SpeakPipe is a great tool to add to classroom blogs. SpeakPipe allows you to collect voicemail messages through your blog. With SpeakPipe installed on your blog anyone can click on the send voicemail button and leave a message for you. When a visitor clicks the leave voicemail button she will be prompted to allow access to her computer. Then the visitor can start recording a message for you. Visitors can, but don't have to, enter their names and email addresses for you. You can listen to and download the messages left for you in your SpeakPipe inbox. Applications for EducationWhen it is installed on a classroom blog SpeakPipe provides a good way for parents to leave voicemail messages. Having your messages in SpeakPipe lets you dictate a response that can then be emailed back to the person who left the message for you. SpeakPipe offers another tool called SpeakPipe Voice Recorder. SpeakPipe's Voice Recorder is a free tool for quickly creating an MP3 voice recording in your web browser on a laptop, Chromebook, Android device, or iOS device. To create a recording with the SpeakPipe Voice Recorder simply go to the website, click start recording, and start talking. You can record for up to five minutes on the SpeakPipe Voice Recorder. When you have finished your recording you will be given an embed code that you can use to place it in your blog or website. You will also be given a link to share your recording. Click the link to share your recording and that will take you to a page to download your recording as an MP3 file.SpeakPipe's Voice Recorder does not require you to register in order to create and download your audio recordings. The lack of a registration requirement makes it a good choice for students who don't have email addresses or for anyone else who simply doesn't want to have to keep track of yet another username and password. Students could use SpeakPipe's Voice Recorder to record short audio interviews or to record short audio blog entries. Teachers could use SpeakPipe's Voice Recorder to record instructions for students to listen to in lieu of having a substitute teacher read instructions to their students. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission.             Related StoriesAnchor Adds New...
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Pixlr Mobile - Easy Image Editing & Collage Creation

Mar 13 9:16pm Free Technology for Teachers
Last week I published a post about Pixlr's suite of online image editing tools. That post prompted a few questions from readers seeking iOS and Android apps for image editing. My first reply to those questions was to take a look at Pixlr Mobile for Android and iOS.Pixlr Mobile lets you edit your images with eraser tools, cropping tools, drawing and writing tools, and basic exposure adjustments. The app also includes a large selection of collage creation templates. A brief overview of Pixlr Mobile is provided in the video embedded below. Applications for EducationPixlr's collage tool could be used by students to showcase the highlights of a field trip or a school event. The image editing tool can provide students with an easy way to touch-up an image to use in a presentation or in a storytelling website. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission.             Related StoriesCreate Screencast Videos on Chromebooks - Three Good OptionsThe Week In Review - The Most Popular Posts on Free Technology for Teachers10 Apps & Sites for Promoting Healthy Eating and Fitness ...
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Google Team Drives Now Available

Mar 13 8:47pm Free Technology for Teachers
Late last year Google announced a new Google Drive option called Team Drives. At that time G Suite administrators had to apply for access for their schools. Beginning this week all G Suite administrators can enable Team Drives for their schools.Team Drives is a Google Drive product designed specifically for team use. Rather than just sharing a single file or folder, Team Drives will give everyone in the team access to everything in the Team Drive by default. This means that if someone creates a file in a Team Drive that file will be available to everyone within that team even if the creator of the file later leaves the team. It is important to note that Team Drives can only be created by G Suite domain administrators at this time. Admins can click here to learn how to enable Team Drives.Applications for Education The default sharing settings in Team Drives might be a bit too open for use by younger students. But it could be great for high school and college students working together on long-term projects. Team Drives could also be a great asset for academic departments that want to have all members sharing lesson ideas and resources. This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers if you see it elsewhere, it has been used without permission.             Related StoriesAccess All Google Drive Templates From One PlaceHow to Quickly Total a Spreadsheet Column12 Ways to Create Videos On Chromebooks ...
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Students cash for notes a gray area

Mar 13 8:42pm Educational Technology
By Jaime Adame, Arkansas Online The promises from San Francisco-based StudySoup painted a rosy picture: cash for taking notes. But a University of Arkansas student said she ended up getting in trouble last fall for violating the school’s academic integrity policies after working as a notes-taker. UA faculty members are now debating how to best deal [...]...
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Spotify points the way to new models of online business education

Mar 13 8:35pm Educational Technology
by: Jonathan Moules, Financial Times Scott DeRue, dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, thinks his employer needs a new business model. His idea sounds a lot like the music streaming service Spotify. The university earns about $80m a year from licensing and option agreements on 160 patents and 422 invention [...]...
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Why Raspberry Pi is the future of computing devices

Mar 13 8:30pm Educational Technology
By Jason Hiner, ZDNet With the Internet of Things on pace to grow from 6 billion devices in 2016 to over 25 billion in 2020–according to Gartner and IDC–we’re entering an era where technology will become smaller, cheaper, and far more inconspicuous. Perhaps the flagship device of this new era is the Raspberry Pi. Launched by [...]...
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The Rise of Online Education: Why More NJ Students Are Opting for Online Courses

Mar 13 8:10pm Online Learning Update
by NJ Today A few years ago, a lot of high school graduates would move out of New Jersey to pursue the degree of their choice. The same can be said for professionals wanting to pursue a master’s degree in their fields. Today, however, that same pattern is becoming less and less obvious. The main reason [...]...
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10 Tips on Embedding Industry and Professional Certifications in Education Programs

Mar 13 8:05pm Online Learning Update
by Holly Zanville, Evolllution More and more of today’s students stand to benefit from a promising new trend: certification-embedded education programs. These are partnerships between education institutions and industry and professional associations that stack industry certifications within education programs. The practice lets learners simultaneously obtain marketable industry certification(s) and education credentials such as degrees, diplomas and [...]...
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Online MBAs: digital degrees come of age

Mar 13 8:02pm Online Learning Update
by Jonathan Moules, Financial Times Last year there was a small but significant increase in the take-up of programmes covered by the annual Financial Times Online MBA Ranking. Enrolment numbers on these course rose on average 7 per cent for the 15 schools in the 2016 ranking. Five more schools were added to this year’s ranking, [...]...
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President vs. Press: A Media Literacy Challenge

Mar 13 5:34pm MiddleWeb
How the news media functions and how it covers the White House are important for today's students to understand, says media literacy expert Frank Baker. He reviews current controversies growing out of President Trump's war on the media and offers teaching ideas.
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International ed tech and pedagogical projects: notes from INTED 2017

Mar 13 1:54pm Bryan Alexander
This past week I attended the INTED conference in Valencia, Spain.  After kicking things off with a keynote, I had the opportunity to participate in all sessions, which I appreciate. (That’s something I really like doing; I hate keynoters who … Continue reading →...
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Guest Post | Communication Tools: Ideas for Staying Connected

Mar 13 12:09pm
Author: Rachelle Dene Poth One of the most important tasks that educators have today is to facilitate a means of communicating with students and families. There are many traditional options available ranging from paper format such as quick notes sent home, newsletters, to emails and phone calls. These are still great ways to communicate and establish connections with the students and parents.  ​However, with so many digital options available, these traditional methods of communicati [...]...
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Reviews | GameSalad: K-12 Computer Science through Game Development

Mar 13 12:05pm
GameSalad is an excellent program that can be used by K-12 computer science (CS) teachers to help students explore the principles of CS and computational thinking through game development.  It’s a great program regardless of grade level, and it offers a lot of curricular support for educators as well.  Even if you’re just looking for a resource to use in an after school club or as a way to get students excited about computer science, I recommend checking out GameSalad [...]...
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MIT Cybersecurity Course: Equipping Professionals with Real-World Career Relevant Knowledge

Mar 13 11:03am edX Blog
Hear What Alumni from MIT’s Latest Cybersecurity Course Have to Say Cybersecurity professionals know how important it is to stay on top of the latest technologies to protect against cybersecurity attacks. Many have given serious thought to the idea of taking an online course to gain new skills and knowledge, but questioned whether it would actually pay off. But positive feedback from MIT Professional Education’s... Read More about MIT Cybersecurity Course: Equipping Professionals with Real-World Career Relevant Knowledge The post MIT Cybersecurity Course: Equipping Professionals with Real-World Career Relevant Knowledge appeared first on edX Blog.
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Celebrating World Poetry Day

Mar 13 9:38am TechNotes Blog – TCEA
While I don’t consider myself a true poet, when I see that World Poetry Day is March 21, I feel the nostalgia of favorite poems from my past; to recite them, read them slowly and feel the emotions evoked, to enjoy the words on my tongue as a tasty morsel. Though my favorites are not ones […] The post Celebrating World Poetry Day appeared first on TechNotes Blog - TCEA.
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Growing An Educator Pipeline Starts By Sparking Student Passion For Teaching

Mar 13 3:01am MindShift
Could Teacher Academies in high school be a way to build a pipeline of passionate, diverse future teachers?...
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Mar 12 8:40pm Educational Technology
BY MATTHEW LYNCH, Tech Edvocate A study by the Josephson Institute of Ethics interviewed 23,000 high school students and asked them a variety of questions about academic ethics. Of the teens surveyed, 51 percent said that they had knowingly cheated at some point on an exam but that they had no qualms about the behavior. A [...]...
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1 Million Interactive Flat Panels Sell in 2016

Mar 12 8:35pm Educational Technology
By Richard Chang, Campus Technology Interactive flat panel displays (IFPDs) did well in the education and corporate markets last year, selling one million units in 2016, according to a recent report by market research firm Futuresource Consulting. By the fourth quarter 2016, 68 percent of all interactive display sales were IFPDs. The growth has been considerable, [...]...
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Virtual program helps students stay on pace

Mar 12 8:30pm Educational Technology
By Mark Haney, Daily Telegram Emma Dennison is a sophomore at Blissfield High School. Even when she’s taking her classes in Georgia. John Fowler remains a junior and an athlete at Blissfield High School, even in a school year littered with hospitalizations and doctor’s appointments.That’s because both are taking full advantage of the district’s virtual learning [...]...
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4 Benefits of Virtual Labs

Mar 12 8:10pm Online Learning Update
BY MATTHEW LYNCH, Tech Edvocate Now consider classroom technology and how it is also evolving rapidly. Implementation of technology in the classroom goes beyond Google searches and reading apps. It stretches into every area of learning, including the sciences. Virtual laboratories are popping up in school districts and online learning curriculum across the country and making [...]...
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Coursera chief on the future of online learning and the Trump era

Mar 12 8:05pm Online Learning Update
by: Hannah Kuchler, Financial Times “What online technology does for business schools is very substantially expand their market to people who don’t take time out from their career to come back to business school,” Mr Levin says. Coursera was originally designed to provide the infrastructure for universities to put any course online. However, it was quickly [...]...
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Technology and the Future of Online Learning

Mar 12 8:03pm Online Learning Update
By Ruth Reynard, Campus Technology What are the latest technologies to impact the evolution of online learning? According to, there were “5 Amazing eLearning Trends in 2016″: Mobile Learning; Gamification; Video-Based Training; Competency-Based Learning; and Big Data. I would suggest that these were not trends specific to 2016, as they were emerging through the years [...]...
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Reviews | Kiddom:A Collaborative Platform for Teachers and Learners

Mar 12 6:31pm
Kiddom is a free platform for teachers and students that is optimal for classrooms using standards-based or competency-based grading.  Teachers can create assignments and track performance related to specific standards (CCSS, NGSS, state, or customized), and students can gain a better understanding of their own achievement levels.  ​It’s a wonderful resource, particularly for any classroom that needs to align assignments with specific standards.  On top of that, [...]...
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8 Ways Middle Schools Can Build College/Career Readiness

Mar 12 5:19pm MiddleWeb
Explaining that middle school is the unspoken linchpin in establishing a positive trajectory for career and college success, Principal Robert Messia shares eight tested strategies for helping students understand and begin to prepare for the possibilities ahead.
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Calling All Teachers: Lets Collaborate, Not Compete

Mar 12 2:07pm MiddleWeb
Noting the barrage of criticism educators face from beyond the classroom, Cheryl Mizerny recommends that teachers across the generations unite to build the profession through full collaboration, rejecting the current widespread stereotyping of rookies and veterans.
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