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Filling the void: How higher ed can embrace diversity in an evolving workforce

Filling the void: How higher ed can embrace diversity in an evolving workforce | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Less than a generation ago, the American labor pool was whiter and older, according to government demographic statistics. But the most recent data point to a rapidly changing workforce, one defined by greater diversity, a retiring baby boomer generation, and a technologically savvy millennial audience.

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Pop Up and Make: Student-Designed and Facilitated Makerspaces

Pop Up and Make: Student-Designed and Facilitated Makerspaces | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

What might school look like with no bells, no walls, and no limits on learning? The Educator Innovator collaborative posed this question to educators across the country in 2014, spurring the design of interest-driven and production-centered learning opportunities to deepen students' passions.

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3 Ways Higher Ed Is Playing Along with the Pokémon GO Craze

3 Ways Higher Ed Is Playing Along with the Pokémon GO Craze | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

The weeks-old augmented reality game has swelled to unprecedented popularity among college students, but they’re not the only ones getting in on the action.

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5 lessons learned from replacing whiteboards with touchscreens

5 lessons learned from replacing whiteboards with touchscreens | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

At Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) in Jacksonville, Fla—the 20th largest school district in the nation—our mission is to deliver educational excellence in each classroom and school, every day, to give all our students a chance at success. This includes using technologies to facilitate interest in learning.

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PlayPosit: Interactive Video: Zaption Workday Acquisition - The PlayPosit Guide for Institutions and Districts

PlayPosit: Interactive Video: Zaption Workday Acquisition - The PlayPosit Guide for Institutions and Districts | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Zaption recently announced that they were eliminating their stand-alone offering and will be incorporating their interactive video feature set into Workday's finance and human relations software. As a result, Zaption intends to shut down their services by September 30.

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7 ed tech tools to note from ISTE 2016

7 ed tech tools to note from ISTE 2016 | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

This year's International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference certainly felt bigger and better than ever, leaving the task of taking in everything on the showfloor at Denver's Colorado Convention Center a daunting task to say the least.

To highlight a few products you may have missed at this year's show, and for those unable to attend, we've compiled the following list of what jumped out at us. From programmable STEM robots to powerful adaptive, personalization and analytics platforms, these are 7 tools you'll want to keep an eye on.

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Do U.S. Teachers Learn from One Another? Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Do U.S. Teachers Learn from One Another? Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Research has shown that ongoing teacher collaboration activities lead to improved instructional capacity and higher academic achievement.

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5 ways to interest more girls (and boys) in science

5 ways to interest more girls (and boys) in science | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Despite recent advances, women remain underrepresented in the workforce in many science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. K-12 schools have been working to cultivate and encourage girls’ interest in STEM, and narrow the gap in girls’ participation in science courses. Here are a few strategies to engage girls and encourage them to pursue STEM in high school and beyond.

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6 Hand Signals That Bring Learning to Life

6 Hand Signals That Bring Learning to Life | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Nonverbals are gestural cues that can help students quickly and respectfully communicate their reactions, needs, and levels of understanding in a fast-paced classroom.

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New tech partnership targets competency-based learning and admissions

New tech partnership targets competency-based learning and admissions | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Learning Machine, an ed tech company that offers data-driven software to help admissions officers shape their incoming classes, has partnered with Credly, which created a platform to give, receive and display digital badges and credentials.

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Study: Higher ed falling behind fast in digital transformation

Study: Higher ed falling behind fast in digital transformation | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

A  study of college and university digital content management practices found schools are doing little more than publishing content, missing opportunities to deliver experiences and better engage students.

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Why Project Based Learning Hasn’t Gone Mainstream (And What We Can Do About It) (EdSurge News)

Why Project Based Learning Hasn’t Gone Mainstream (And What We Can Do About It) (EdSurge News) | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is one of the hottest buzzwords in education, and it’s easy to see why.PBL combines standards-based curriculum with empowering students to solve real world challenges. Through projects, students master skills—critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.

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Rocky road ahead for Kentucky school funding disparities

Rocky road ahead for Kentucky school funding disparities | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

NPR reports much of the success gained over the past 25 years may be walked back unless the state addresses current challenges.

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What will the LMS of the future look like?

What will the LMS of the future look like? | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

According to over 70 education IT specialists, current LMS functionality is great for administrative tasks, but doesn’t provide support for the new learning approaches in today’s schools.

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How augmented reality enhances the classroom — even without technology

How augmented reality enhances the classroom — even without technology | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

AR is an approach that has endless possibilities for enhancing the motivation and actual learning for students. Starting with the world as students know or perceive it, such an approach presents the world in a way that engages students.

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App of the Week: Pokemon GO, reviewed for students

App of the Week: Pokemon GO, reviewed for students | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

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As Dual Enrollments Swell, So Do Worries About Academic Rigor

As Dual Enrollments Swell, So Do Worries About Academic Rigor | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Courses that give high-school students college credit before they graduate are expanding rapidly. In Texas, where the idea is especially popular, many educators are watching the trend warily.

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Schools innovate to increase equity in the digital age

Schools innovate to increase equity in the digital age | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

With internet access at home becoming increasingly important for students to be able to finish their homework, some schools are having to get creative to meet the needs of those without it.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Forms Can Now Automatically Grade Quizzes Without an Add-on

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Forms Can Now Automatically Grade Quizzes Without an Add-on | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Now when you create a Google Form you can go into the Form settings and choose the quiz option. Within the quiz option you can choose to have your questions scored as students answer them. You can also choose to show students their scores as well as correct answers. See Richard's screenshot to learn where you can find the new quiz scoring options.

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When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do? (EdSurge News)

When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do? (EdSurge News) | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

As the school year winds down, some educators have spent numerous hours finding the right online products for the 2016-2017 school year by taking demos from vendors, piloting programs, and soliciting feedback. Others went to a conference, saw something shiny, and bought it for their entire school. Now you have it, it's not being used - what do you do? Here are steps to follow to increase engagement.

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13 apps that promote higher-order thinking standards

13 apps that promote higher-order thinking standards | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

While mobile devices, tablets in particular, have been commonly used to reinforce math and reading skills through the use of games, they can also be used to promote the development of higher level skills and knowledge included in the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S): creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; research and information fluency; and critical thinking and problem solving. Here are a handful of high-quality apps that reinforce these skills and promote others.

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Retiring AAC&U president makes case for broad liberal arts education

Retiring AAC&U president makes case for broad liberal arts education | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

In a video interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education, retiring Association of American Colleges & Universities President Carol Geary Schneider expresses hope for the future of "big picture" liberal arts education despite a "very toxic environment" around higher ed's value.

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Mark Cuban disrupting ed tech 'pain points'

Mark Cuban disrupting ed tech 'pain points' | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Mark Cuban, the Shark Tank regular and Dallas Mavericks owner, has become an ed-tech investor with stakes in four companies with which he maintains close contact. Cuban is also a vocal critic of the current state of higher education.

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How to Talk With Students About Electronic Dating Violence (EdSurge News)

How to Talk With Students About Electronic Dating Violence (EdSurge News) | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Teens, tweens and even younger kids are on smartphones, tablets and computers a lot. There are a number of challenges. These include cyberbullying and online harassment. Beyond these lies another troublesome area with less data and little recognition by young people themselves: electronic dating violence (EDV).

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It Takes Two: The Practical Benefits of K 12 Public Education and Higher Ed Partnerships (EdSurge News)

It Takes Two: The Practical Benefits of K 12 Public Education and Higher Ed Partnerships (EdSurge News) | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

The concept of integrating virtual reality and edtech products into the classrooms can be daunting for the average educator. How do you integrate effectively when you can’t predict the outcome—or know what you’re looking for?

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