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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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Touchscreen Chromebooks: the iPad killers in schools?

Ditch That Textbook

I have worked with all sorts of digital devices in my own classroom — desktop computers, laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, student cell phones and a variety of others. Hands down, the best experience for me has been Chromebooks.

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.

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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Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Liz Kolb on episode 81 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second.

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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TEACHER VOICE: Working in the same Indiana school where I used to be a shy student, I use technology to help timid first graders speak up

The Hechinger Report

Today, they would call me an introvert, but when I was a child, the label was “shy.”. I remember the challenges of wanting to demonstrate to my teacher that I was paying attention or mastering concepts but often felt intimidated by participating in class.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?


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?

Brace yourselves: AI is set to explode in the next 4 years

eSchool News

A new report predicts that artificial intelligence (AI) in the U.S. education sector will grow 47.5 percent through 2021. The report, Artificial Intelligence Market in the U.S. Education Sector 2017-2021 , is based on in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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#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.

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.

Choose Your Own Story with Google Forms


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Is writing education vital to emerging technology?

eSchool News

In an age of technological advancement, it’s easy to feel obsolete. I feel confident that education will always be needed; but, occasionally I wonder if writing education has value in a computer-driven world. Students enter my English classrooms and see the course as a requirement for advancement.

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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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.

10 Google Docs Add-ons Teachers Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May 22, 2017 For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is a visual we published few months ago featuring some of the best Google Docs add-ons for teachers. Some of the things you can more. google docs

In K–12, the New New Thing is the Old Old Thing: Curriculum

The Journal

There is always a new new thing in technology. In contrast, in K-12, at the heart of the classroom is — and will be for the foreseeable future — the old old thing: curriculum. But, where is that curriculum, the fuel for the 1-to-1 classroom, going to come from?

3 Ways Schools Condition Students

The Principal of Change

Several times a year, I will receive emails from parents about a post I wrote in 2010 titled, “ The Impact of Awards ”. Often, they are reaching out because they are struggling to watch their own children have issues at school because of the culture of “school awards”.


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.

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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