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10 educational podcasts you’ll love to listen to

Ditch That Textbook

There are hundreds of educational podcasts available to teachers on almost every subject you can think of. We see new podcasts launching all the time and some we have been hearing about for years but haven’t had the chance to check out. What are the podcasts that other educators love to listen to? And how can […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Podcasts Teaching best podcasts for educators educational podcasts podcasts professional development

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Educational Technology Guy

EasyPDF.com is a new online PDF converter that finally addresses the needs of modern person - It is Secure, Anonymous and Free. EasyPDF.com is an all-in-one online tool that offers all types of PDF conversion to other formats and vice-versa. OCR conversion of scanned images is supported as well.

Educator Micro-credentials are Grounded in Research

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials offer an important opportunity for educators to strengthen their professional learning.

Revealing the Heart to Breakthrough to the Unreachable Student

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Basil Marin’s story of struggle to success will inspire every teacher to reach the unreachable student.

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.

Quizlet Tips for Teachers & Students Including Adaptive Learn Mode @quizlet #edtech

techieMusings

Quizlet is a great study aid that many of our students already know and love. It is one of those tools that students are using whether or not their teachers are assigning Quizlet in the classroom, which is amazing!

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Developing Edtech Products to Support Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Each learner presents a unique reservoir of skills and challenges that can change among subjects and situations, throughout the day and year.

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Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I have picked five of my essential classroom tools. Pick one today to try with your students. I’ve also added some of my favorite new productivity tools for my smartphone, iPad, and a few new ones for my Mac.

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Senator Alexander: Here are the building blocks for your new accountability system in the HEA

The Christensen Institute

In a recent New York Times op-ed , Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) outlined his three-part proposal for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA): simplify the FAFSA, restructure and streamline student loan repayment, and hold programs accountable for student loan defaults.

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Five Takeaways From The Visible Learning Institute-Day One

The Web20Classroom

This week, roles were flipped as Shaelynn Farnsworth and I had an opportunity to learn from John Hattie at the Visible Learning Institute in San Diego.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Top 50 Math Sites and Apps

techlearning

Mobile learning and BYOD (bring your own device) is making it easier for students to learn math

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Empowering Educators of Refugees as Teachers and Learners

Digital Promise

For every lesson plan I toiled over while teaching English as a New Language for 16 years in New York City and Tucson high schools, there were at least 15–20 adjustments made as I enacted that lesson plan with real people in real time.

5 Ways to Battle Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout.

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Create the market you want to be a part of

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part five of the series, based on an earlier blog.

If girls are bad at math, should we blame their mothers?

The Hechinger Report

Girls in biased homes performed worse on math tests, study finds. Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. There are loads of theories for why girls tend to do worse in math than boys, from differences in innate ability to discrimination by teachers.

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Your vibe attracts your tribe: 3 steps for building a Personal Learning Network

Ditch That Textbook

I can do this. I am at one of the biggest tech conferences in the United States, all by myself, and I have no one to eat lunch with, recap a great session, or explore the exhibition hall with. “I I GOT THIS!”, I think to myself. I am here to learn and I will just […]. Ed Tech Teaching personal learning network pln professional learning network social media teachers on twitter teaching twitter

Preventing Gender Bias

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Despite gains in gender equality, ingrained biases about males and females still exist — and can have grave consequences.

Valentine’s Gift: Confessions of the Pain, Joy, and Love of Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today’s show is different. I share some stories of insults, struggles, mistakes, and joys of teaching. The hope is that you’ll be encouraged, not feel alone, and remember why we do this profession.

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Could on-demand online tutoring be the gateway to personalizing learning for colleges?

The Christensen Institute

A few years ago, the ReWired Group and Bob Moesta , my coauthor on my next book, Choosing College , undertook a project for the tutoring marketplace company, Wyzant.

The Importance of Not Stepping In

The Principal of Change

I had a fantastic opportunity to do a student podcast recently, and although the students were there to ask me questions, I took a lot of time to ask them about their own experiences in school.

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You Don’t Have To Lie (Hire More Black Teachers, Maybe)

The Jose Vilson

On Friday, I had the honor and pleasure of speaking at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NYC with student activists Xoya David and Joshua Brown and writer-friend-luminary Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Entire Curriculum, Part 2

techlearning

As educators, we must take that next step - teaching students to problem-solve and come up with algorithms of their own

This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Developing an “explorer’s mindset” is the goal. To help nurture the explorer’s mindset in his students, Donnie Piercey traveled to Antarctica and connected with his students.

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Going global with green energy

The Christensen Institute

The transition to green energy has never been more important.

Failure: A Part of Learning

Tom Murray

Adam Bellow joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. Blog #LeadershipMinute Adam Bellow BreakoutEDU Failure

Matt de la Peña: Writing From the Outside

Reading By Example

“How many wizards do you have in your school?” Examining book selection and cultural representations in our school libraries. – @mattdelapena #WSRA19 #PointerNation pic.twitter.com/YE2ZYuUmNL — Matt Renwick (@ReadByExample) February 9, 2019.

Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This?

Catlin Tucker

“If I don’t grade it, students won’t do it.” ” This reasoning leaves teachers with piles of work to grade, but I wonder how much of that time spent assigning points to student work results in improved student performance.

Our Approach to Strategic Planning in Education

Education Elements

The year 2020 is shaping up to be a record year - Summer Olympics, a World Cup, a presidential election, and in the education world, the year many strategic plans expire. As districts gear up to write their next strategic plan, we have mixed feelings about the process.

Disrupting teacher prep for diverse, plentiful opportunities for teachers

The Christensen Institute

This guest blog was written by Susanne Nobles, Partnerships Director for Digital Promise. Prior to Digital Promise, Susanne was a teacher and administrator, leading and advising 1:1 programs at middle , secondary, and collegiate levels, as well as teaching English and advising yearbook staffs. She earned her Ph.D. in Composition and New Media from Old Dominion University, her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her A.B.

Are Students Off-Task in Class on Phones? There's an App for That!

A Principal's Reflections

As teachers and administrators, grappling with off-task behaviors and distractions when it comes to student phones in the classroom has occurred at some point.

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