EdTech: Educational Technology

The Edvocate’s List of 20 Must-Follow K-12 Teacher Twitter Feeds - The Edvocate

Spread the loveTo say that teachers are busy would be an understatement! Besides the act of teaching, you spend hours every day and on the weekend on lesson planning and grading. But it’s also impor

7 must-read higher education blogs - eCampus News

Social media's popularity means higher education faculty and administrators have a number of avenues to develop their professional learning networks.

West Chester University Opens Doors to Students With Intellectual Disabilities

West Chester University (PA) is launching a pilot program this fall for students with intellectual disabilities to pursue a full college experience. The Real Achievement Matters (RAM) initiative will

Why We Should Partner with Students to Address Campus Mental Health

Students know students, says Laura Horne of Active Minds. Engaging them as equal partners in improving mental health on campus can make all the difference. This post is the latest in a series on colle

Want to Be a Really Effective Trustee?

Scott Cowen, president emeritus of Tulane University, gives some candid advice on what it takes. As a university president for 16 years and a member of numerous governing boards for 35 years, I’ve o

Faces of Dreamers: Lucero Estrada, Andrea Scarios Valazquez, and Alan Platon, Incoming College Freshmen

This is one in a series of posts on individual Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as young children, many of whom are under threat of deportation following the Trump admini

Guest Post | 4 Ed Tech Platforms That Promote Cross-Curricular Teaching

Author: Bob Hand “When am I going to use that information in the real world?”  This is a common observation from many K-12 students, and it’s understandable that today’s learners can fail

Reviews | DIVE-in Engineering from STEMscopes: An Engaging, Hands-On Engineering Curriculum for Grades 3-8

DIVE-in Engineering from Accelerate Learning was built in partnership with the folks at the New York Hall of Science. It was designed to provide 3rd-8th grade students with an engaging, hands-on eng

Enhancing the Quality of the International Student Experience

By Brad Farnsworth This post is part of the series Beyond the Margins: Meeting the Needs of Underserved Students. Over one million international students are currently studying in the United States. W

Mapping Snapshot: Managing Internationalization Efforts

This post is the fifth and final in a series of snapshots from ACE’s report, Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses: 2017 Edition. Colleges and universities are looking for ways to manage int

Climate, Mentoring, and Persistence Among Underrepresented STEM Doctoral Students

By Tabbye Chavous, Seanna Leath, and Raúl Gámez This post is the sixth in a series on campus climate and STEM success. ACE is partnering with the National Center for Institutional Diversity at Un

ASU Connects to Hispanic Students Through Mother-Daughter Program

Arizona State University (ASU) created the Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program (HMDP) in 1984 knowing that one of the best ways to encourage young Latinas and other first-generation students to pursue co

New Outcomes Data on Students Who Graduated During the Great Recession

Title: Four Years Later: 2007-08 College Graduates’ Employment, Debt, and Enrollment in 2012 Author: Emily F. Cataldi, Sandra Staklis, & Jennie Woo Date: June 2018 The National Center for Educat

National Academies Report Offers Recommendations for Combating Sexual Harassment in Science

Title: Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine As the field

Reviews | Study.Com Teacher Edition: Video-Based Courses and Lessons Across all K-12 Subjects

Study.com Teacher Edition is designed to help teachers increase interactivity and engagement in the classroom by supporting and expanding upon your existing curriculum.  Regardless of the grade level

Reviews | Defined STEM Professional Development for PBL Schools and Classrooms

We have previously reviewed Defined STEM here at the Roundup, and it’s an excellent platform that offers an enormous collection of pre-created problem and project-based learning resources for all

Reviews | SelfCAD: Free Online 3D Modeling and Slicing for K-12 Teachers and Students

SelfCAD is in all-in-one online program for 3D modeling, sculpting, and printing that is available free of charge for K-12 students and teachers.  It is designed to be approachable and easy to learn

Reviews | Zinc Reading Labs: Online Reading Support for 6th - 12th Grade Students

Zinc Reading Labs offer test-prep based literacy tools to help secondary students become college ready.  It is a supplemental online literacy program that combines engaging vocabulary games, high-in

Guest Post | 5 Platforms and Apps That Support Music Education

When educators think of edtech, the first thing that comes to mind may be its applications in STEM subjects. However, every field can benefit from the inclusion of software that promotes learning, pra

Reviews | Project Pals: Collaboration Platform for Project-Based and Student-Centered Learning

Project Pals is an excellent collaboration platform that schools can use for all types of student-centered learning activities, including project-based learning (PBL).  Project Pals provides an onli

Reviews | Illuminate Data & Assessment: The Complete Education Intelligence Platform

‚ÄčIlluminate Data & Assessment (or DnA) is one of four products available from the Illuminate Education team.  Illuminate DnA is an education intelligence platform that provides teachers with

Reviews | Kapwing: A Simple, Online Editor for Videos, Images, and GIFs

Kapwing is a freemium online video, image, and GIF editor that is incredibly simple to use.  It’s an excellent tool for both teachers and students who are looking to trim videos, add subtitles, cr

Elon Musk: Warns Against Killer Robots

Elon Musk’s Open Letter to the United Nations Warns Against Autonomous Killer Robots “Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare. Once developed, they will permit

Gamification In Genetics

(graphic courtesy of BigFishGames/blog/stats) The question was recently posed to me on Twitter: How is GAMIFICATION impacting Life Sciences–specifically GENETICS? My answer was simple: In many power

Dr. Joyce Stewart Everett School District Honored

Dr. Joyce Stewart Earns Most Effective Administrator Award Congratulations to Dr. Joyce Stewart,  as she was honored with the Robert J. Handy Most Effective Administrator Award, sponsored by PEMCO In

Flipped Classroom Bridges the Gap To Gen Y

A research study from The University of Queensland School of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School, New Orleans, LA [sociallocker id=3591]DOWNLOAD the Study: Using Flipped Classroom To Bridge The Gap to

Flipped Classroom for Undergraduate Learning

A randomized, controlled research study from the China Medical Board published this week found undergraduate medical students learned  principles of electrocardiogram better with a flipped-learning

Internet Security and Antivirus Software

Internet Security If you haven’t seen the  Norse Global Real-Time Attack Map, I highly recommend it as both visually fascinating and informative. The site provides a geographical display of live cy

3 Rules For Robots: I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That

  “Robotics and AI have become one of the most prominent technological trends of our century. The fast increase of their use and development brings new and difficult challenges to our society”, w

Experts Predict Future of eLearning in 2017

Top Experts predict what will transform eLearning in 2017 A big THANK YOU to Joomla LMS for including me recently, in their very nice “flip book” of educational technology predictions. It’s a fa

New Horizon Report K-12 2016

What’s on the five-year horizon for K-12 Educational Technology & which trends and technologies will drive educational change? This publication charts the five-year horizon for the impact of eme


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