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We cannot continue to educate students in classrooms designed for a world that no longer exists

Dangerously Irrelevant

Hazel Mason said: We can’t make America great again, or Europe only white by trying to recreate the world of the past. The era of well paying industrial jobs with amazing benefits and pensions is over.

Stop Blaming Social Media

The Web20Classroom

Recently most of the world has become familiar with the term “fake news.” These alternative facts are pervasive and infect all facets of our lives. From our twitter streams to talking heads on television it seems like we can not escape facts being outright fake, or the perception that they are.

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STUDENT VOICE: How a trip with other Pittsburgh students taught me that Chinese and American aren’t two separate concepts

The Hechinger Report

Pittsburgh teens in front of the Chinese Art Museum. Photo: by Tonji University students. Editor’s note: This piece is part of an occasional series by PublicSource that asks teenagers in the Pittsburgh region to tell what matters to them and write about it.

Using #EdTech to Enhance Creative Learning, f/t in @InnovateMySchl @EDpuzzle @Flipgrid @SlackHQ


I am excited to share a post that I had a chance to write as part of Innovate My School’s Accelerating Creativity series! I am entering into my 11th year teaching. Looking back on my journey, it is clear to me that my fascination with technology and its role in the classroom has been the most transformative element of my teaching career.

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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OPINION: Research confirms and urgent need to improve how students are supported when choosing college majors

The Hechinger Report

Earlier this year, a first-generation college student told a disturbing story in The Hechinger Report. She was her sixth year at a four-year college, having changed her major twice and taken time off because she lacked a clear roadmap of what she wanted and how to get there.

“OneNote is the core tool we use to underpin all classroom activity, and I see it empowering my students to do more in every lesson.” – Chris Thackray, UK

Daily Edventures

Chris Thackray. Director of Technology and eLearning. Wimbledon High School. London, United Kingdom. christhack. For MIEE and MIE Trainer Chris Thackray, teaching effectively is all about providing feedback, and that’s what makes OneNote his favorite classroom technology.


Learning with 'e's

What would you miss if you switched off the Internet for just one minute? In sixty seconds, as this infographic (created by @LoriLewis and @OfficiallyChad) shows, we would see 3.5

Five questions to ask before assigning homework

Ditch That Textbook

After co-authoring Ditch That Homework, I’ve participated in LOTS of meaningful discussions about the subject. And they haven’t all been about “homework is evil and we should ban it all the way across the board.”

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.

Times Change, Time Frames Stay the Same

The Principal of Change

As it does seemingly every year, an article came up about teaching cursive in schools. I recently tweeted this post out: Reading this article from 2017 – Do we need to teach children joined-up handwriting? link]. George Couros (@gcouros) November 11, 2017.

OPINION: What does the fusion of academic and social development look like in kindergarten?

The Hechinger Report

A kindergarten class eagerly awaits the chance to correct a sentence in the morning lesson. kindergarten class eagerly awaits the chance to correct a sentence in the morning lesson. Photo: Jackie Mader, The Hechinger Report.

Get Students to Reflect on the Logical Fallacies in Arguments

Teacher Reboot Camp

Technology has transformed the way our learners share their opinions and argue. Not only do our learners observe arguments daily on their social networks, but they often participate.

Some of The Best Tools for Creating Video Lessons

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some great web tools you can use to create video lessons. As we have stated elsewhere, ‘The nature of a video lesson differs according to the purpose for which it is created; read more. Repost

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5 Ways Online Learning Can Open Doors For All Students

EdNews Daily

According to Babson Survey Research Group , the number of students registered in online courses grew to 5.8 million nationally. Online class growth has been consistent for the past 13 years, and more than a quarter of higher education students (or 28%) are enrolled in at least one online course.

Change and inertia

Learning with 'e's

Concept by Steve Wheeler I have studied change management in large organisations for over 25 years. Indeed, the very first peer reviewed journal article I published, was entitled 'Managing technological change in nurse education'. It appeared in a British Computer Society journal in 1992.

Gift Ideas for Teachers: iPad Classroom Gift Guide

Class Tech Tips

Over the past year I’ve worked with schools across the country who leverage the power of different types of technology to meet the needs of their students. Last week I posted a gift guide for teachers that spotlighted a few ideas for teachers in a Chromebook classroom.

Virtual Reality in Education: Changing Expectations, Opportunities, Accessibility, & More


A new generation of VR tech has the potential to transform education all over the world – what role could it play in your classroom? Virtual reality technology has finally reached the point. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality

Station Rotation Model: Offering Optional Skill Stations

Catlin Tucker

Different students have different needs, yet many classrooms are set up to provide all students with the exact same instruction and practice. If students are asked to do practice they do not need, they can become frustrated, bored, and disillusioned.

2017 Global Education Conference - 39 Live Sessions on Tuesday, Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, November 14th, is day two of the eighth annual Global Education Conference. We are ready for another great day of sessions and keynotes! IMPORTANT NOTES: Check out our new guide to attending the conference. Everything you need is here.

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Only Schools Can End Schools

The Principal of Change

The image below has been circling online and is attributed to Alberto Brea : The simple line that is missing from the picture is this; Blockbuster killed Blockbuster. In reality, they had everything they needed to continue to succeed as well as advantages over competitors.


10 of The Best Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is a collection of some good web tools to help you create digital quizzes. You can use them to design interactive quizzes, questionnaire, forms, more. Repost

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Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Mandy Froehlich on episode 192 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mandy Froehlich talks about a tool she uses in her classroom, Flipsnack. Learn how she uses this tool.

Rural schools join forces to make college the rule rather than the exception

The Hechinger Report

Meadowbrook High School students entering the school’s Colt College center, where they can take tuition-free college courses without leaving the campus. Photo: Amadou Diallo/The Hechinger Report . SPECIAL REPORT. Turning around struggling high schools is the toughest work in education reform.

Fascinating: Can analytics help schools hire the best teachers?

eSchool News

As K-12 school administrators know, finding the best talent for their schools is becoming more challenging, with fewer people entering the teaching profession and more teachers retiring. With no near-term end in sight, hiring and retaining great teachers may be problematic for years to come.

3 Myths About “Empowering” Students in Schools Today

The Principal of Change

The notion of “empowering” students has become more prevalent in the last few years, and for a good reason. In a world that is moving at a faster pace than ever, we need people to initiate and make things happen.

2017 Global Education Conference - 46 Live Sessions on Wednesday, Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 15th, is day three of the eighth annual Global Education Conference. We are ready for another great day of sessions and keynotes! IMPORTANT NOTES: Check out our new guide to attending the conference. Everything you need is here. link] Earn a certificate of participation by playing the GEC Connect Game from Alludo. link] Recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page, usually within a few minutes after a session has ended.

How To Measure Tech's Success in Schools

The Innovative Educator

How should we measure the benefits of technology in schools? For the most part questions revolve around asking if technology will: increase student achievement make students smarter result in better test scores No. It won't. Innovative educators understand that those are the wrong questions to ask.

Better tests don’t lead to better teaching, study finds

The Hechinger Report

A New Orleans teacher is helping a 12-year student to prepare for a Louisiana state test in this 2015 photo. A research study finds that test preparation, even for rigorous tests, isn’t improving the quality of instruction. Photo: Peggy Barmore.

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Homework Checks or Frequent Math Quizzes?


This fall Michelle Russell implemented a new policy of assigning but not checking math homework, and then checking homework understanding with short quizzes. After 15 weeks of school, she's ready to share the results so far. Learn her "good, bad, and ugly" findings.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

Helping Students Fail: A Framework

TeachThought - Learn better.

Helping Students Fail: A Framework by Terry Heick Ed note: This post has been updated from a previous publishing As teachers, allowing students to see failure as a negative experience is one of the worst things we can do. Granted, this isn’t unique to education.

Review: Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom


I’m often asked for a solid introduction to teaching with digital humanities approaches, “especially a decent book, not just a bunch of links.”

Phonics Really Did Work For Me: How Early Reading Intervention Changed My Life

Where Learning Clicks

Some people have hazy memories of their elementary school days, and others have early memories seared into their brains, hills and valleys on the topography of their lives. I encountered one such valley in 1991.