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11 Big Trends for 2016: Predictions and Changes Ahead in K-12 Education. In Getting Smart’s blog What’s on the Horizon for EdTech & Education in 2016, I predicted the following upcoming trends in K-12 education: “Online learning will hit the mainstream as K-12 education systems leverage technology to increase access to educational opportunities and seek improved equity.

11 Big Trends for 2016: Predictions and Changes Ahead in K-12 Education

Blended learning continues to dramatically change instructional models by providing real-time, data-driven instruction and opening up multiple pathways for students to learn. However, the biggest shift will be driven by education systems moving toward personalization for each student’s unique needs, interests, passions and competency-based pathways.” I wanted to expand on this prediction with what I think are the top 11 trends looking forward to 2016 that will shape the future of K-12 education (yes, mine goes to 11): Technology Leadership Evolved. IT Trends | Feature Page 4 of 4 Technology Leadership Evolved Both sides have their own jargon and both can be insular, Federoff said, yet they must work hand-in-hand.

Technology Leadership Evolved

He learned this the hard way several years ago. LG G3 Battery Drain/Overheating Problems/Fixes. If your LG G3 or its battery is hot and you are looking for a way to monitor the temperature of your LG G3 battery then, you are in the right place.

LG G3 Battery Drain/Overheating Problems/Fixes

If you are unsure whether it’s your LG G3 or the battery that’s heating up or getting hot, then there are ways to know for sure which of the components is causing the overheating. You can use these LG G3 tips/tricks to help you find the root of the problem. Official. Tech blog for sysadmins – GFI Blog. Fix Chromebook problems - Chromebook Help. The technologist’s guide to troubleshooting hardware. What is preventive maintenance? The act of a regularly scheduled check of the computer hardware or software to help ensure it continues to operate properly.

What is preventive maintenance?

Below is a list of some preventive maintenance steps you can take with your computer or computer hardware. Cleaning your computer hardware. Downloading the latest drivers for your hardware. Downloading the latest updates for your computer software. Verifying you have the latest anti-virus protection updates on your computer. AASL Infographic FINAL. How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities. It’s well known that public libraries are no longer just about the books — even e-books.

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

Many community libraries are receiving 21st century digital-age makeovers: Numerous digital technologies, maker spaces to invite creation, even video production suites and 3-D printers now inhabit many libraries across the country. But a report just released by the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries asks us again to reconsider how the library can serve communities in the 21st century. “Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries” aims to “capture the momentum and excitement of the innovations taking place in public libraries across the country, and the impact these are having on communities,” said the group’s director, Amy Garmer.

The report asks: With all the new technology and layered networks, what can be done beyond current advancements? Meeting Real-World Needs. How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms? – Kleinspiration. I believe that every single child is gifted and that every kid has a talent which we as educators should help uncover.

How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms? – Kleinspiration

This is not easy when you have a curriculum to follow and tons of material to teach. But that given we need to make time to work with kids in a different and more creative setting. What's next for educators after Twitter? – A.J. JULIANI. Ahh Twitter.

What's next for educators after Twitter? – A.J. JULIANI

You have a place in my heart. But if you were on the platform this weekend and saw the #RIPTwitter hashtag trending, it has never been more apparent that Twitter is losing market share, eyeballs, and users. 7 Tech Tips for Your Next Read-Aloud. Reading aloud to children is an essential part of the school day.

7 Tech Tips for Your Next Read-Aloud

Experiencing stories as a whole class or in a small group can help students learn essential reading skills. Educators who read aloud to children understand the importance of modeling thinking, providing opportunities to talk about books, and encouraging students to respond to reading with their own thoughts and opinions. As schools increase the amount of technology available to teachers, educators are presented with unique opportunities to incorporate tech tools into their instruction. When teachers thoughtfully integrate technology, they make clear connections to learning objectives. Teaching in the CL classroom. The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have. Stories of learning and leading.

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World. 63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World.

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

Before You Buy That Laptop For Everyone… Having a conversation with a school administrator, he shared his frustration with his district’s plan to buy the same laptop for every teacher in his school district.

Before You Buy That Laptop For Everyone…

On the surface, this is a great idea, but in a world that is becoming more and more personalized, is purchasing the same device for everyone the best plan? As someone who loves his MacBook Air, I have not used a school district provided Windows computer in years. I am guessing there are people in districts that are strictly Apple, that would prefer Windows. Is the best approach making someone use what they aren’t comfortable with? As I was thinking about this, I thought about something that I would consider if I was in the same position.

What I would suggest is the following… Instead of buying everyone the same device, why not provide an allowance for people to buy something that they were comfortable with. Active Learning through Socratic Seminar. Sharing Kindergarten: Assess for Success with PLICKERS App. I have an awesome {easy} TECHIE way to assess my students... Welcome to a FREE app called PLICKERS. It is an awesome way to assess quickly with only one smart device in your classroom. Here is a video I made for you guys to SHOW you this app and how to USE it with your Kindergarten students successfully. But guys... I have actually used this app in my classroom. Time 4 Kindergarten: Using Plickers in Kindergarten. Hey friends today I'm handing over my blog to the fabulous Mary Amoson from Sharing Kindergarten. She is an amazing presenter who is truly passionate about using technology in the classroom.

She told me about Plickers last year, but I was apprehensive and I put it on the back burner. I think she has me convinced to jump in and give it a try. Read on to learn more about this fun and engaging assessment tool. Hi friends! The Library as Place: Changes in Learning Patterns, Collections, Technology, and Use. Next essay in this report >> | previous essay >> | report contents >> Geoffrey T. Freeman, AIA Since the rise of universities across Europe during the Age of Enlightenment, the academic library has always held a central position as the heart of an institution—both symbolically and in terms of its physical placement. Preeminently sited and often heroic in scale and character, the library has served as a visual anchor for the surrounding buildings on campus. These Are The 16 Attributes of The Modern Educator.

December 30, 2014 As teachers and educators, we are constantly required to review, evaluate and renew our teaching strategies to align them with the cultural, technological and pedagogical ethos of the era we are living in. The 27 Characteristics of A 21st Century Teacher. "21st Century Educator" is probably the most popular buzzword in today's education. There is a growing and heated debate whether or not to label educators as 21st century and each camp has its own concept and arguments, however, for me personally I see teaching in 21st century as having undergone a paradigmatic shift. A creative approach to teaching. The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age. Part of a series of case studies produced by Digital Promise examining the work of members in our League of Innovative Schools.

81 Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms with Their Students. App Smashing For Educators: Leveraging Tools To Maximize Communication. Parent-teacher communication has always been a cornerstone for success in education. Examples of Technology Integration with Young Children. Key Messages. Librarians Lead the Way in EdTech. Best Apps for Teaching & Learning.