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Wow! This inquiry-based, technology-rich school has no tech staff

eSchool News

When I first became principal, I was compelled to explore all aspects of what it meant to be a 21 st -century learner in an international baccalaureate context: as a global citizen, as a collaborative co-creator of knowledge, as a caring human being.

5 Fantastic Peer Feedback Strategies for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Starr Sackstein on episode 85 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today, Starr Sackstein @mssackstein shares 5 feedback strategies to supercharge your writing instruction and classroom culture.

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Why development organizations should be more like Netflix and less like Blockbuster

The Christensen Institute

It is a cautionary tale that we are all too familiar with: the small upstart, Netflix, disrupts the much larger and better resourced Blockbuster. What in the world does this have to development? Everything, it seems. In 2000, when Netflix was still a small and fledgling company, it offered itself to Blockbuster, the world’s largest video, DVD, and game rental company for $50 million. Blockbuster passed.

8 Excellent Web Tools for Creating Educational Video Tutorials

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May 23, 2017 For those of you asking about video lesson tools, below is a collection we published a few months ago featuring some of our favourite tools in this regard. You can use these more. video tools

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

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How to Help Kids in Poverty Succeed in Life and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach on episode 84 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach @snbeach talks about the best ways educators and schools can help children in poverty.

Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

Ask a Tech Teacher

For years, my teaching revolved around textbooks as my resources. When the Internet arrived, I — as did my colleagues — adopted it mostly for two reasons: 1) research — in place of the library, and 2) rote drills, such as supporting math practice. But that has changed.

Five things American colleges need to do to help black and Latino students

The Hechinger Report

As high school seniors preoccupy themselves with college decisions, graduation parties and summer jobs, some may be grappling with a nagging thought in the back of their minds: Am I smart enough to succeed at the University of X?


Get Your Google “To Go” with Google Takeout

Kyle Pace

Another school year has ended (for some) or is getting close to ending. At the end of every school year, there is always a finality for certain students and staff. Seniors are graduating, teachers are retiring or changing to another district, or just leaving the profession for various reasons.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

How to be an award-winning teacher

eSchool News

Be Transparent and Communicative. By Ali Alowonle. Award: Finalist for Minnesota’s 2017 Teacher of the Year award, nominated for Clark County’s New Teacher of the Year award. My homeroom is 4th- and 5th-graders: 21 gifted students, a mix of boys and girls.

Take the 21-day Productivity Challenge #makeitstick

The CoolCatTeacher

DIY Productivity with Post-it® Brand Products From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The end of the school year is so busy. Now is the time to get organized. In this blog post, I’ll give you my 1-2-3 steps to stress less and 5 productivity hacks.

Judging school success by test scores. And only test scores.

Dangerously Irrelevant

John Merrow said: Apparently it’s pretty simple for the folks administering the Broad Prize in Urban Education: Successful School Reform boils down to higher test scores.

3 Books Every Educator Should Know About!


You may have heard about HyperDocs , seen the chatter around Twitter about Dive Into Inquiry , or even been to a Google Infused Classroom session at an EdTechTeam Summit. But did you know that the authors of these three books are trying to revolutionize PD?

The canary in the law school coal mine

The Christensen Institute

Whittier College’s announcement last month that it will no longer admit students to its law program makes it the first fully accredited law school in the United States to shut down. There is a good chance it won’t be the last.

K-12 is undergoing a purchasing renaissance—and it has massive implications for educators

eSchool News

As education innovation advances, so does the frustration of all parties involved in K-12 purchasing due to out-of-date processes, poor communication, and difficulties identifying new opportunities.

iPads in Kindergarten: Creating, Innovating and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Caitlin Arakawa on episode 82 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Caitlin Arakawa @caitlin_arakawa shares what she learned in her first year with iPads in kindergarten. Tools. A DIY Soundbooth.

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Privileging an ideology of individualism

Dangerously Irrelevant

Audrey Watters said: These new technologies, oriented towards consumers and consumption, privilege an ideology of individualism. In education technology, as in advertising, this is labeled “personalization.”

Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

It has been quite the ride since I changed my perspective on teaching, learning, and leadership eight years ago. Prior to 2009 I basically saw technology as just an add-on and something that could spruce up a lesson.

The Ability to Implement Feedback

The Principal of Change

Through reffing basketball, I learned a lot of lessons that apply to my learning to this day. The ability to be challenged in learning on something you believe is not as bad as being yelled at that you are wrong about something while you are running and sweating.

#Productivity Hacks – #InboxZero with @Newtonmailapp: First Impressions


I am an Inbox Zero kind of person. For years, now, I’ve used this method. How I manage my inbox is largely in thanks to email apps that allow you to “Snooze” emails. Now, I don’t abuse this feature just to get my email down to 0 at the end of the day! But using the Snooze feature to schedule my emails for a time that I know I will be able to deal with it has helped me tremendously. I was in love with Mailbox before it shut down.

App Smashing with Kindergarteners #ipadchat

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Carrie Willis on episode 83 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Carrie Willis @carriewillis18 talks about how kindergarteners in her STEAM lab use their iPads.

Choose Your Own Story with Google Forms


Congratulations! It’s nearly summer vacation. As a reward for your dedicated service, you’ve won a free cruise on the SS Salvaje. Simply click here to finalize booking ! Seriously, click on the link and then come back to this post. I promise it’s not a scam.)

Healthcare’s silver bullet? The disruptive diet

The Christensen Institute

The current state of healthcare in the United States leaves much to be desired. In spite of spending considerably more than other wealthy countries as a percentage of GDP, our health system has failed to improve the overall health of most Americans. Since 1960, the proportion of adults suffering from at least one chronic condition has increased dramatically.

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These are the tools I pay to use

The Electric Educator

I am a big fan of free classroom tools. Most of the tools that I recommend are free. But sometimes you really should pay for the "pro" or "premium" version of a tool that you use on a regular basis.

How to Use Augmented Reality in Education (Plus 5 Apps)


Image Source Virtual and augmented reality have been around for a while now – in specific sectors like gaming or manufacturing – but the advent of smartphones has made these technologies much more. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Education Technology as 'The New Normal'

Hack Education

This talk was given today at CENTRO's symposium "Data, Paper, Scissors Tech-Based Learning Experiences for Higher Education" in Mexico City. Thank you very much for inviting me here today. I must apologize in advance for a couple of things about this presentation. First, I apologize that it’s in English. Second, I apologize that it takes such a grim tone.

How to Make a Time Map for the Summer


At the start of summer, many academics find themselves on a different schedule than during the academic year. Maybe you don’t teach during the summer, or if you do teach, the schedule is probably quite different from your spring/fall semesters.

Give students individual feedback

The Christensen Institute

The new report “ How to create higher performing, happier classrooms in seven moves: A playbook for teachers ” tells stories of teachers who improved student engagement and academic results by introducing seven specific, practical moves into their classrooms that replicate the successes of top managers in cutting-edge workplaces. For the next three months, I’ll be doing deep dives into each of these important moves. The fourth move for creating a dynamic classroom is to give feedback.

Google Classroom: Manage the Email Explosion

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom Private Comments Makes Learning Better Private Comments in Google Classroom are hands down the best thing I’ve done as a teacher. I prioritize answering Private Comments quickly. This improves relationships with students, which improves learning. The problem is when you ask the students to leave you a Private Comment in Google Classroom your […]. The post Google Classroom: Manage the Email Explosion appeared first on Teacher Tech.

8 Ways To Grow As A Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

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OER Pioneer David Wiley Predicts All Community Colleges Will Dump Traditional Textbooks By 2024


It’s popular to predict the death of the textbook—and these days even textbook providers seem eager to move away from their age-old publishing model. Perhaps we’re in the zombie phase of textbook publishing, when commercial texts are walking corpses that never get fully eradicated.

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The Most Important Element for High-Performing Teams Is This

The Innovative Educator

Illustration by James Graham, New York Times Coaching Psychologist Yaron Prywes ( @Yaron321 ) who specializes in innovation led a full-day workshop where among other topics, he shared what Google learned in its quest to build the perfect team.