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.

Faces of Dreamers: Daniela Gaona, Johns Hopkins University

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

A Comparison of Education Worldwide: OECD’s Education at a Glance 2018 Report

Title: Education at a Glance 2018 Source: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released its Education at a Glance

ACE at 100: Increasing Access Through the American College Application Campaign

  As ACE celebrates its centennial in 2018, this is one in a series of posts that looks at how ACE initiatives have left an impression on the higher education landscape and impacted peoples’ lives.

Report Examines Outcomes of Hispanic-Serving Institution Graduates

Title: Examining Life Outcomes Among Graduates of Hispanic-Serving Institutions: 2018 HSIs and Workforce Survey Author: Excelencia in Education and Gallup Excelencia in Education recently released a n

New Guide Helps Colleges Choose a Predictive Analytics Vendor

Title: Choosing a Predictive Analytics Vendor: A Guide for Colleges Author: Iris Palmer Source: New America In the era of big data, many colleges and universities see the benefit of analyzing student

New Report Looks at Undocumented Student Resource Centers Across the Country

Title: Undocumented Student Resource Centers: Institutional Supports for Undocumented Students Author: Jesus Cisneros and Diana Valdivia Source: University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Guest Post: A Look at K-12 Web Content Filtering — and Why Your District Needs It

Author: Bob Hand Part of every educator’s duty is to ensure that learners don’t have access to harmful or explicit material. For as long as the internet has been a part of K-12 education, web co

The Mental and Physical Well-Being of Incoming Freshmen: Three Decades of Research

As we gear up for the 2018 fall semester, Ellen Bara Stolzenberg of the Higher Education Research Institute looks at how the health concerns of freshman college students have changed in recent decades

Morgan State Preservation Project Encourages African Americans in Architecture

This summer, six students from Morgan State University (MSU), a historically black university in Maryland, participated in a hands-on historical preservation project called “Touching History: Preser

USC Releases Report on Initiative for Improvement in STEM Learning Environments

Title: Scaling Improvement in STEM Learning Environments: The Strategic Role of a National Organization Author: Adrianna Kezar Source: Association of American Universities and the University of Southe

New Book on Public Scholarship in Higher Education Focuses on Equity and Access

Title: Envisioning Public Scholarship for Our Time Editors: Adrianna Kezar, Yianna Drivalas, and Joseph A. Kitchen Publisher: Stylus Publishing In the modern era, scholars work hard and fast to share

Reviews | FilterED: A Comprehensive View of your Current Technology Landscape

FilterED is an adaptive, cloud-based tool that offers school leaders a comprehensive view of the current technology landscape within their schools and/or district.  School leaders can use FilterED t

Book Review | VentureGirls: Raising Girls to be Tomorrow’s Leaders by Cristal Glangchai, PhD

VentureGirls is a new book from Dr. Cristal Glangchai that offers practical and accessible solutions for how to support girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.  D

Reviews | Learning Ally: An Educational Reading App for Students who Learn through Listening

Learning Ally is an audiobook reading solution designed to support struggling readers and help educators to bridge the gap for students who read below grade level. The resource is meant to be used by

Reviews | littleBits: Electronic Building Blocks for Creating and Inventing

littleBits are a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that are designed to empower students to create inventions, large and small.  They’re an excellent resource for 3rd - 12th grade

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

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

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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