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How Do Edtech Developers Use Research?

Digital Promise

Though many edtech companies claim their products are research-based and effective, some educators say they have trouble believing these claims when targeted students and school contexts are ambiguous.

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A STEM Camp for Young Learners

User Generated Education

I just finished a week long – half day STEM camp for learners, ages 7 through 12, half girls and half boys. The energy in the room throughout the week was pretty incredible. There was close to 100% engagement the entire time which is always my goal in teaching.

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Launching a Maker Learning Leadership Cohort in the Pittsburgh Region

Digital Promise

On Monday, July 9th, teachers and administrators from 10 schools gathered to kick off a year-long journey in the Maker Learning Leadership Cohort.

How Online Teaching Can Be A Gift Around The World

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. Today, please read about Lynette Irizarry’s journey with 51Talk American Academy, or now known as HAWO American Academy.

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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10 Steps To Creating A Powerful Personal Brand

EdNews Daily

Guest Author: Ben Baker. What is a Powerful Personal Brand and why do you need one? Simply put, if you can understand, codify and communicate your brand effectively, you can gain influence through trust.

The Role Of Empathy In Classroom Management

Larry Ferlazzo

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You is an interesting and useful article in the Harvard Business Review, and it’s very applicable to the classroom.

A Process for Implementing Student Digital Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Lately, I’ve been busy grading my students’ digital products. Each year my students accomplish so much with technology, such as brainstorming, collaboration, annotation, editing, research, and so forth.

Teaching and Scaffolding Student Talk

Reading By Example

One of the strongest draws towards reading Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence and Equity for All Learners has been the many research-based practices offered by Routman and the different educators participating in this book study.

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Accreditation’s Insidious Impact on Higher Education Innovation

The Christensen Institute

While Washington, D.C. slams accreditors for not holding colleges and universities accountable for their student outcomes, the more insidious failure of accreditation is the stifling effect on innovation at existing institutions. Three case studies from a new paper that I coauthored with my colleague Alana Dunagan that was published originally as a chapter in the new book Accreditation on the Edge: Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education illustrate why. Tiffin College.

10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #SchoolCulture This Year

The Principal of Change

Recently, I tweeted out an older post titled, “10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #ClassroomCulture This Year” , where I share some simple ideas on quick ways we can connect with students. Here is a list from the original post.

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Teachers and administrators get acquainted at a Border Crossers workshop for educators about discussing race and racism in the classroom. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. BROOKLYN, N.Y. —

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New Resources For Teaching About Refugees

Larry Ferlazzo

Here are new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day : Memories Lost and Futures on Hold: A Look Inside a Camp for Syria’s Displaced is from The NY Times. SEEKING REFUGE FOR MY CHILDREN is a bilingual (English/Spanish) interactive.

8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

News articles often highlight the challenges educators face and the ways in which students are not achieving. This kind of coverage is important; talking about challenges is critical to shining the spotlight on inequities and ultimately changing or removing structures that do not support students.

Free Whiteboard App Teaches Fractions Visually


Fractions, by the Math Learning Center Unique whiteboard tool lets teachers and students model fractions Pros: Options to visualize fractions with bars and circles, or by drawing and typing numbers. Cons: No option for sharing or sending to teachers or other students.

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How to Make Visual Communication in Online Courses Effective

WizIQ Education & Technology

What would you remember more of? The paragraph or the picture? “Luna [1] had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

How Social Studies Can Help Young Kids Make Sense of the World


This story about social studies instruction is part of a series about innovative practices in the core subjects in the early grades. Read about math , science and reading.

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STUDENT VOICE: Lost on campus in the Supreme Court’s shuffle?

The Hechinger Report

July 11, 2018 – Washington, D.C. Judge Brett Kavanaugh meets with senators on Capitol Hill ahead of the confirmation hearings for his nomination as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Photo: © Douglas Christian via ZUMA Wire.

Model the Way

The Principal of Change

From “ How To Win Friends and Influence People “: Do you know someone you would like to change and regulate and improve? That is fine. I am all in favor of it, but why not begin on yourself?

Teach Design, PBL and More With Animated Presentation Tool


PowToon Cool presentation tool lets students turn slides into video animations Pros: Presentations look clean and professional and add an element of fun.

Malala Turns 21 Today – Here’s Everything You Wanted To Know About Her But Were Afraid To Ask

Larry Ferlazzo

Malala turns twenty-one today. You might be interested in The Best Resources On Malala Yousafzai. Malala has helped educate hundreds of girls, spoken at the UN multiple times, and won the Nobel Peace Prize — all before she turned 21 NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 12, 2018.

A little help from our academic friends: Five fine portals for instructional fodder


Need a little inspiration for the coming school year? How about a few fresh strategies for energizing your information literacy instruction and preparing your secondary learners for their academic experience?

Where are all the women apprentices?

The Hechinger Report

Zurich Insurance is one of a growing number of companies that have started apprenticeships in white-collar professions.

Get Started with Google’s Applied Digital Skills Curriculum!


Over the past several years, Google for Education has become a mainstay in classrooms across the world. As these schools integrate the G Suite of tools in their classrooms they have a unique opportunity to really prepare their students for the future workforce. This is an opportunity schools cannot afford to miss. As a recent study by The Economist shows, only 44% of 18-25 year-olds believe their education provided them with the necessary skills needed in the workforce. [1]

Starting PBL: 15 Strategies To Help You With A New PBL Idea, Part 1


Welcome to Part One of starting a PBL project. In this series, I wish to help educators see ways to get ideas for a PBL unit of learning. I often think that the hardest part in PBL is coming up with an idea.

“The Human Reach” Is A Good Interactive On The World’s Population

Larry Ferlazzo

The Human Reach and The Human Reach Atlas are impressive interactives examining the world’s population and its implications for our planet. They are part of an on-going series of interactives called Living In The Age of Humans.

The Core Four Continuum - a New Framework for Personalized Learning Implementation

Education Elements

Since 2010 Education Elements has supported more than 150 districts, 600 schools, and 550,000 students with personalized learning implementations. Through our work with schools and districts across the country, we established the Core Four of Personalized Learning : four key elements that we believe ensure that personalized learning is implemented with high fidelity and success. Personalized Learning

Should the ‘gig economy’ factor into a college education?

The Christensen Institute

As postsecondary institutions scramble to better meet the needs of today’s students, what does the burgeoning ‘gig economy’ mean for higher education? Estimates for the size of the gig economy vary, but some estimates place it as high as 34% of the current workforce and project that it could reach 43% by the year 2020.

Part 2 Starting PBL: 30 Amazing Resources To Help Plant A New PBL Idea

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to Part Two of starting a PBL project. In this series I wish to help educators find ways to get ideas for a PBL they may wish to do with their class. I often think that the hardest part in PBL is coming up with an idea. In Part One I provided thoughts that can help you get that idea.


Mock It Up! 9 Tools for Learners to Design, Blueprint, and Visualize Their Innovations


One way to truly inspire innovation is to send students on learning missions or challenges to invent or imagine a new app, vehicle, machine, building, or system that solves a problem. I’ve sent students on missions to imagine a house or vehicle for people to live on in space.

Deep Data Dive Into “Global Education”

Larry Ferlazzo

Our World In Data just released a deep dive into “global education” data. You can see the description of charts in the image at the top of this post. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get Reliable, Valid, Accessible & Useful Education Data.

Owl Eyes

Technology Tidbits

Owl Eyes is an innovative site that lets teachers create "classrooms" where their students can read and interact w/ texts. Student's are able to select through a wide variety of literature and then annotate the text.

Trainers and Coaches: Unleash Your “Incredibles” Superpowers!

Shake Up Learning

The post Trainers and Coaches: Unleash Your “Incredibles” Superpowers! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Trainers and Coaches: Unleash Your “Incredibles” Superpowers!

Part 1 Starting PBL: 15 Strategies To Help You With A New PBL Idea

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to Part One of starting a PBL project. In this series, I wish to help educators see ways to get ideas for a PBL unit of learning. I often think that the hardest part in PBL is coming up with an idea.