Posts Tagged ‘K12’

measure school tech infrastructure

https://events.edsurge.com/webinars/how-to-get-measurable-value-from-your-schools-tech-infrastructure

School districts are more connected than ever. The latest Infrastructure Survey report from CoSN shows that over 90% of districts have sufficient broadband. So why isn’t everyone using it to generate measurable outcomes?

How technology can be used in the classroom to help support learning and productivity
How school leaders can calculate the value of their tech investments
The importance of video when it comes to keeping students engaged (hint: video is key)
The most important metrics to consider when collecting data on your technology (it’s ok to start small)

Find, vet and implement edtech

Find, vet and implement edtech – painlessly!

By Nicole Krueger 12/13/2018
https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=2325

Pre-vetted tools are rated in several categories

Educators seeking new technology can start by consulting a database of pre-vetted edtech tools, rated based on alignment with both child data privacy laws and the district’s instructional vision. Each entry includes notes about what the software does, how it can be used in the classroom, and the appropriate age level. Kaye is also working on aligning the database to the ISTE Standards so teachers can see at a glance which standards each tool can help them meet.

Every app falls into one of four categories:

  • Tools the district approves, supports, pays for, and will train teachers to use.
  • Tools that are approved and can be freely used on an independent basis.
  • Tools that are approved with stipulations, such as age or parental permission requirements.
  • Tools that are not approved because they don’t align with the district’s vision or data privacy needs.

Teachers can request to have a tool vetted

Teachers who choose a pre-vetted app from the approved list can start using it right away, without any further action needed. Educators who have a specific tool in mind that hasn’t yet been vetted can submit a request form that asks questions such as:

  • How does the tool connect to the curriculum?
  • Will students be consumers or producers when using it?
  • How easy is it to learn and use?
  • What are some of the things they plan on doing with it?

rural principals

The big jobs of small-town principals

Rural school leaders have some of the most complex roles in education — and some of the highest attrition

by   December 6, 2018

The big jobs of small-town principals

Rural school leaders have some of the most complex, multifaceted jobs in education. They also have some of the highest turnover. Half of all new principals quit their jobs within three years, according to a 2014 study. A national survey released in July found that principals in rural school districts are even less likely than their urban and suburban counterparts to stay at their school the following year and more likely to leave the profession altogether. The schools they preside over, meanwhile, often struggle with persistent povertylow college-going rates and extreme racial disparities in student outcomes.

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more on principals in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=principal

Chromebooks and Math

integrate Chromebooks into Math

K12 administrators and data analytics

Data Analytics a Key Skill for Administrators in K–12

A recent report highlights how data can open the door for K-12 school administrators to maximize student outcomes.
Eli Zimmerman
K-12 school districts looking to improve student success rates should invest in training administrators in data analysis, according to a report from the Data Quality Campaign.
Report authors also call on state policymakers to help lead the charge for more literate school administrators. School and district administrators need to model and support effective data use at every level, including as part of classroom instruction

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more on data analytics in education in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=data+analytics

technology use among teachers

Technology Use Among Teachers Strong and Growing

By David Nagel 11/17/16

https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/11/17/technology-use-among-teachers-strong-and-growing.aspx

The study, conducted by adaptive learning provider Front Row Education, found that 75 percent of teachers use technology with students on a daily basis and that a bit more than half have a 1-to-1 ratio of devices to students in their classrooms (up 10 points from last year’s survey). That increase in student devices is helping to drive an increase in the use of technology, with about 60 percent of teachers surveyed saying they expect to increase the use of technology in the 2016–2017 school year.

60 percent of teachers have access to Chromebooks, up 15 percent from last year; 64 percent have access to iPads, down 5 percent from last year. iPads tend to be the tool of choice in lower grades (75 percent in K–2), while Chromebooks dominate the middle school years (66 percent). Interestingly,

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more on technology use among teachers in this IMS blog:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=technology+teachers

K12 platform presidential candidates

Here’s where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on the biggest K-12 issues

By Stephen Noonoo
October 24th, 2016
more than 2,500 educators responded to an informal eSchool News poll asking which candidate best represented their vision for the future of K-12 education. (Clinton won that poll with 58 percent of the vote, while Trump received 28 percent; 12 percent were undecided.)
about the candidates and their positions on education, check out the infographic compiled by eCampus News, which hones in on higher education issues, such as college tuition costs.

W3Schools.com

presidential platform

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more on presidential election in this IMS blog:
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=election

bibliography on K12 learning spaces

Bibliography on K12 learning spaces

articles in popular print:

2nd Annual Next Generation Learning Spaces Asia. (n.d.). Retrieved October 12, 2016, from http://www.learningspacesasia.com/
10 Tips For Creating Inspiring Learning Spaces Infographic. (2016, January 26). Retrieved from http://elearninginfographics.com/10-tips-creating-inspiring-learning-spaces-infographic/
Active Learning Spaces. (n.d.-a). K-12 Blueprint. Retrieved from https://www.k12blueprint.com/toolkits/active-learning-spaces
Active Learning Spaces. (n.d.-b). Retrieved October 12, 2016, from https://www.pinterest.com/k12blueprint/active-learning-spaces/
Architecture’s Pivotal Role in the Future of K 12 Learning (EdSurge News). (2016, July 11). Retrieved October 12, 2016, from https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-07-11-the-secret-to-architecture-s-pivotal-role-in-the-future-of-k-12-learning
Bruff, D. (2013, December 19). Flexible Classrooms: Highlights from #Spaces4Learning | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University. Retrieved October 12, 2016, from https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/2013/12/flexible-classrooms-highlights-from-spaces4learning/
Educational Furniture : KI. (n.d.). Retrieved October 12, 2016, from http://www.ki.com/markets/educational-furniture/
Elfring, L. (n.d.). UA-AAU STEM Collaborative Learning Spaces Project. Retrieved October 12, 2016, from http://serc.carleton.edu/StemEdCenters/prog_descriptions/138212.html
fellow, E. S. T. E. is a senior, leadership, thought leader on digital leadership with the I. C. for L. in E. H. also runs a blog on K.-12, & Reflections, A. P. (2016, February 9). 5 Ways Digital Tools Are Transforming the Education Space [Text]. Retrieved October 12, 2016, from http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2016/02/5-ways-digital-tools-are-transforming-education-space
Homeschooling Articles – Homeschool.com – The #1 Homeschooling Community. (n.d.). Retrieved October 12, 2016, from http://www.homeschool.com/articles/LaurelSprings17/
Jakes, D. (2014, August 26). All About Design – Strategies for Rethinking Learning Spaces. Retrieved October 12, 2016, from https://www.k12blueprint.com/blog/david-jakes/all-about-design-strategies-rethinking-learning-spaces
K12 Learning Space. (n.d.). Retrieved October 12, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSHJC7Ue4lYin2Y2YuJ9YKg
K12 learning spaces playbook. (n.d.). Retrieved October 12, 2016, from https://issuu.com/kberg5280/docs/k12_learning_spaces_playbook
Kurani, D. (2015, April 1). 10 Reasons To Re-Design Your School Space. Retrieved from https://kurani.us/portfolio/10-reasons-to-redesign-your-school-space/
Luchs, S. (2016, February 23). Using Space to Realize a Next Gen Learning Vision | NextGen Learning. Retrieved October 12, 2016, from http://nextgenlearning.org/blog/using-space-realize-next-gen-learning-vision
New Learning Environments for 21st Century Learners. (2016, August 27). Retrieved October 12, 2016, from http://www.bobpearlman.org/Learning21/new%20learning%20environments.htm
Persaud, R. (2014, September 8). Why Learning Space Matters. Retrieved October 12, 2016, from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/why-learning-space-matters-ramona-persaud
Pierce, B. D., & 08/25/15. (n.d.). 3 Ways Mobile Technology Is Transforming Learning Spaces -. Retrieved October 12, 2016, from https://thejournal.com/articles/2015/08/25/3-ways-mobile-technology-is-transforming-learning-spaces.aspx
Reimagining Space, Time & Staffing. (n.d.). Retrieved October 12, 2016, from https://library.educause.edu/resources/2016/9/reimagining-space-time-and-staffing
Re-Thinking Learning Spaces | Tech Learning. (2013, October 25). Retrieved October 12, 2016, from http://www.techlearning.com/news/0002/rethinking-learning-spaces/63044
Seidel, V. P., & Fixson, S. K. (2013). Adopting Design Thinking in Novice Multidisciplinary Teams: The Application and Limits of Design Methods and Reflexive Practices: Adopting Design Thinking in Novice Teams. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 30, 19–33. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpim.12061
Slowakiewicz, M. (2016, March 22). STEM School Learning Spaces. Retrieved from http://www.corbettinc.com/blog/?p=3581
Using Social Media as Learning Spaces. (n.d.). Retrieved October 12, 2016, from http://www.teachhub.com/using-social-media-learning-spaces
Vickery. (2014, August 18). Are You Hacking Your School’s Learning Spaces? Retrieved October 12, 2016, from http://www.middleweb.com/17033/hacking-schools-learning-spaces/
peer-reviewed articles:
Razavi, M. N., & Iverson, L. (2007). Designing for privacy in personal learning spaces. New Review Of Hypermedia & Multimedia, 13(2), 163-185. doi:10.1080/13614560701709861
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Jung, I., & Latchem, C. (2011). A model for e-education: Extended teaching spaces and extended learning spaces. British Journal Of Educational Technology, 42(1), 6-18. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2009.00987.x
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more on learning spaces in this IMS blog

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=learning+space

BYOD School five issues to consider

5 Things to Consider in Your BYOD School

http://www.android4schools.com/2016/04/14/5-things-to-consider-in-your-byod-school/

1. Can you find apps and sites suitable for all students’ devices?
2. Can your network handle the number of devices that will be added to it?
3. Are you going BYOD to save money by not providing computers to students?
4. How are your students going to share files and or print files?
5. How will you handle inappropriate use of mobile phones?

Gamification, personalization and continued education

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

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