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Key Considerations When Measuring Technology’s ROI Discussed at #TLTechLive

If you are responsible for integrating technology into schools, then you must be prepared to discuss the return on investment stakeholders can expect to see. Those that don’t, may get caught up in an ed tech frenzy without fully thinking through why technology is important in the first place warns Michael Horn, executive director of the education program at the Clay Christensen Institute. This

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3 Strategies to Get Women In Tech (Shared at #TLTechLive Visit to @PUHSD_PCA)

Are women less suited for work in technology? That's what some men at these companies believe. However, the women pursuing and working in such positions and the men who work with and for them, know that is not the case. While only one in four women currently hold positions at top tech companies, there are ways to increase the number of women pursuing these careers.

Students at the Phoenix

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6 Strategies Everyone Forgets To Include When Delivering PD

I've helped facilitate or organize hundreds if not thousands of professional learning opportunities. These are the strategies facilitators most often forget when delivering professional development. With a little bit work, you can ensure this doesn't happen to you.

#NYCSchoolsTech educators at a learning opportunity.

Use this checklist at your next learning opportunity to have a more

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8 Tips For Making Movies with Google Photos

Since discovering how easy it is to make movies with Google photos at the start of the school year, I've made several movies. Most movies were made to capture a day of learning with other innovative educators. I also made a movie to capture a vacation getaway. Another to commemorate an award a colleague received. And another movie to share with a friend the fun day her puppy had with my pup while

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The 3 Hottest Posts on The Innovative Educator

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What’s hot? Infographics!

The top two posts of the
week feature infographics designed by innovative educator and graphic designer
Eileen Lennon. She provides a visually pleasing way to think about management
in the modern classroom as well as ideas to consider when we move from banning
and

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4 Ways To Support Civil Discourse in Online Spaces

Is it possible to help students engage in civil discourse in social media and other online spaces? That is the topic educators discussed at the #NYCSchoolsTech Summit on #DiversityMatters. 

The verdict?

Yes. 

Civil discourse is possible in online spaces if we work to prepare students to engage responsibly and in a civil manner.  Here are some ways to achieve that.

4 Considerations

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New Infographic: The 12 C's To Managing the Modern Classroom

Time off-task. Distractions. These are problems educators new to using technology might face in their classrooms. But used correctly, technology can easily move from a weapon of mass distraction, to a tool of engagement.  

Experienced and talented #NYCSchoolsTech teachers shared their tried and true strategies and the software selections that work in their classrooms. I categorized them and

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The 3 Hottest Posts on The Innovative Educator

The 3 Hottest Posts on The Innovative Educator

Haven’t been keeping up with The Innovative Educator? Don’t worry. That’s what this wrap up is for.

What’s hot? Measuring success when it comes to tech in schools.

In this post, we look at what we should look at to see if technology is effective in schools. Hint: It’s not test scores or student achievement. Next up is a post that

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10 Do’s & Don’ts for Creating Accessible School Websites

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the federal law most known for protecting people with disabilities from discrimination. It also gives them the right to a reasonable accommodation. This includes making all public-facing content accessible to them. In more and more places, this refers to website content as well. For example, as of 2016, New York City has local law 26. It requires

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3 Translation Tools To Connect With Students Who Speak Multiple Languages

Innovative educators with students and families of diverse backgrounds use tech tools that can help overcome the language barrier . To follow are three tech tools teachers can use to facilitate conversations they have with students and families who are not fluent in English.

These tools can support students in connecting with speakers of other languages.

1) Microsoft Translator

Option 1

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