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Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement #MondayMotivation #tlap

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Great teachers attract their students to today’s topic of learning like a 3-year old boy to a mud puddle. Hooking students into a lesson is part of our essential craft of teaching. Listen Now. In today’s show, Dave and I discuss: Some of the craziest things Dave has done to engage students. Thanks, Dave.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. Being a connected educator doesn’t mean sticking to one favorite platform and having that singular lens to learn from. They just updated their social media data for 2016. Of All U.S Social Media

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

NPR Learning and Tech

In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction. Image credit: Courtesy of Scott Bedley

Got an Idea for an Edtech Tool to Support Special Education? NewSchools Ignite Might Fund it!

EdNews Daily

Announcing up to $1.5 Million in New Funding Opportunities for Edtech Entrepreneurs! NewSchools Venture Fund is excited to announce the launch of its next ed tech funding opportunity: the NewSchools Ignite Special Education Challenge. This challenge targets ed tech entrepreneurs with a product that supports Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students in special education.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

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Flipped learning takes a big step forward

eSchool News

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI), a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and education leaders introduced its inaugural cadre of enterprise mission partners. The companies presented have agreed to support the latest research-based standards, and evolving global best practices in flipped learning. link].

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Without Mentioning It, Google Silently Released a Pretty Awesome Video Editor

My Paperless Classroom

Are you looking for a simple video editing tool to use with your students for that once and done classroom project? Google Slides just might be the perfect fit. The post Without Mentioning It, Google Silently Released a Pretty Awesome Video Editor appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. EdTech Innovations Google Education Google Slides

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“Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings”

The Principal of Change

In a recent discussion, I was asked about “common assessments” in a classroom. The thought here is that no matter what classroom you were in, the assessments would look the same. When I asked them to clarify, I asked outright, “Do you mean that all students will take the same test?”, ”, to which they replied, “yes.” April 16, 2010 Learning from the New.

What’s a Digipuzzle?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Netherlands-based Digipuzzle is an online educational resource that offers hundreds of G-rated learning games for younger audiences, many in both Spanish and English. Topics include math, animals, typing, geography, spelling, letter recognition, holidays, seasons, dinosaurs, USA, other games, and more. Digipuzzle even offers holiday games. It is the labor of love from Marcel van de Wouw.

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Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored Post by SMART Learning Suite From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Formative assessment and game based learning make a powerful combination in the classroom. love SMART lab, a new feature of the  SMART Learning Suite. Recently, Recently, when they sponsored several of my 10-Minute Teacher episodes, I tested SMART Notebook. Download a free trial.

15 tools and apps real educators actually use

eSchool News

Some of the best things about an ed-tech conference are the sessions, where attendees learn about new tools and resources, trends, and teaching strategies. But you can’t make it to every session, and sometimes it’s hard to choose when each session is compelling and relevant to your educational needs. That’s where eSchool News can help. During TCEA, our editorial team attended sessions each day.

10 Easy Ways to Integrate Technology in Your Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February , 2017 Using technology in class should always be motivated by a real need to optimize students' learning and to enhance your teaching. Every time you want to digitize a teaching task more. my freebies technology integration tips

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL)


This week UNESCO launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL). This global strategy marries the large, but often separated, disciplines of information literacy and media literacy and creates a common vocabulary for folks in multiple areas of knowledge to engage in conversation. Librarians may hear some echoes of another set of Five Laws.).

24 Of The Best PDF Tools For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 24 Of The Best PDF Tools For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Technology General New Teacher Tools

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#17: Microsoft One Note: Useful Tips and Tricks for the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Dr. Tom Grissom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Let’s learn about One Note with Dr. Tom Grissom. But perhaps to understand why I’m a Microsoft One Note fan, I’d like to tell you a story from several months a go. This past fall, I ran into my former student, Miller, at an away football game.

SMART Response 2 Formative Assessment Tool for Classrooms

Class Tech Tips

How do you check for understanding in your classroom? It’s so important to gauge student understanding in the midst of a lesson. The The folks at SMART Technologies have a special formative assessment tool to help teachers check for understanding as part of their Learning Suite. You might be familiar with SMART’s popular interactive whiteboards.

The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice

NPR Learning and Tech

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from many parents and pundits. The program also raises questions about the limitations of choice in narrowing access and equity gaps. Image credit: Courtesy of Tanya Streicher

Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

There is a great deal of talk and focus on the need to improve student agency in our schools and rightfully so (see my post on this topic HERE ). Empowerment and ownership need and should be associated with learning to increase relevancy, value, meaning, and outcomes. For sustainable change and innovative practices to take hold let’s evaluate the level of educator agency in our schools.

Profiles in Success: Pickerington Schools Move From Traditional to "Tradigital" Math Classrooms

MIND Research Institute

Pickerington Schools in Ohio has over 10,000 students and a notable 96.5% graduation rate. This high-achieving district takes pride in prioritizing student engagement and enthusiasm for learning. The mindset that it's okay for kids to fail or struggle, and not to try to jump in as the teacher to save the day -- this change is happening.”. Interested in learning more about ST Math?

What is the Aroma of Your Life?

The CoolCatTeacher

Living a life well lived From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This morning I was getting ready to hop in the shower. I had my cup of coffee on the bathroom counter and accidentally hit it! Coffee went everywhere. After washing hairbrushes and bottles and hairspray and everything, the coffee was gone. The bathroom smells very much like coffee, though.

Learning Sciences Research Necessary to Drive Personalized Learning For All

Digital Promise

The second installment in Digital Promise Global’s Making Learning Personal For All series, “ Research and The Promise of Personalized Learning ” explores advances in the learning sciences that underscore key Learner Factors that must be considered in order to better support students based on their unique learning needs. To learn more, get your copy of the report.

Student-Run Tech Initiatives Can Empower and Ready Them for the Future

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Students at a California middle school have become the teachers when it comes to technology. Classroom Digital Content Management Professional Development

Digital citizenship lessons from a 9-year-old with 18,000 Twitter followers

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education thought leader. Check back later this month for the next must-read post!]. Olivia Van Ledtje might only be nine years old, but already she has a global following. Learn from the best innovations in education!

From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”

The Principal of Change

In my last post, “Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings” , I was reminded of how powerful comments are on a blog, and why blogging is a hugely powerful tool for not only sharing your learning, but learning from others.  To be honest, one thing that I feel guilty about is not responding to comments on my blog, but I love reading them. For example, in an English exam, I can ask.

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The Lemonade War that Motivated a Whole School to Read

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #18 A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Principal Ryan Kaczmark From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When I called Principal Ryan Kaczmark @ rkaczmark , he bubbled over with excitement from the Lemonade Wars experience. Listen Now. We were going to talk about technology or school design or something else. ” But that’s OK. Full Bio.

Enter to WIN a Full Year to #ScholasticPrintables Now!


I’m excited to announce a wonderful give-away from Scholastic Printables !  We are offering a full year subscription to a Kleinspiration reader. Scholastic Printables give you instant, unlimited access to thousands of skills sheets, activities, lesson plans and more. These classroom resources are created by teachers and vetted by your trusted friends at Scholastic.

How Tech is Part of my Education, Through the Eyes of a Student

Ask a Tech Teacher

I had the pleasure of meeting Tyler, a fascinating and outgoing sophomore in Mitchell School District in Mitchell, South Dakota. He contacted me for help promoting his blog and I persuaded him to tell his story about the part technology has played in his education. Enjoy! Hello, everyone. My name is Tyler Wright, and I am a sophomore in high school. That was the only time I wet myself in school.

Ten Educators you need to follow

Tomorrow's Learners

I am a huge fan of using Twitter as an Educator to expand my Professional Learning Network (PLN). There are so many great educators from around the world that are sharing their experiences, ideas, and resources so that all of our students can benefit. Alice Keeler   Follow @alicekeeler. Go to her website at  and start exploring! 2. Kasey Bell   Follow @ShakeUpLearning. Blog Twitte

Cheap or free hacks to redesign your classroom


Back in my school days classrooms were pretty standard: double desks with a small built-in space for your backpack, the teacher’s desk at the front, a blackboard, a country map, two or three hanging pots with leafy green plants and a waste basket. Regardless of the learning activity, students had to stay put all day long, in the same seat. Of course, I hated the situation. Space for storage.

Call for Student Participation - 2017 STEM + Entrepreneurship Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2017 STEM + Entrepreneurship Conference , a student-organized event, will be held ONLINE on Saturday March 4th, 2017 , and feature keynote speakers and crowd-sourced presentations by students in grades 6-12 and college. There is no cost to participate or attend. CALLING ALL STUDENTS! Please share this outreach from the organizers: "Students of the global village, we have a question for you!


What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia

NPR Learning and Tech

Replacing "alternative facts" with a footnoted, neutral point of view. Some professors say students work harder knowing their research will have a broad audience. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Every Student is a Potential Change Agent


"We want our students to pursue the possibilities of a better world," writes Kevin Hodgson, and not just "hope that a better world appears." He shares the inspiring story of the international student-run Kids Tales program and what kids in his own school are doing.