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9 reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class

Ditch That Textbook

I have been enjoying creating, sharing, and using HyperDocs in my classroom for the past three years now after learning about them during the very first night of the inaugural #DitchBook book study Twitter chat. Ever since then, I have been a diehard shouting “HYPERDOCS!”

Inside the Mind of a Teacher Who Reads Body Language

The CoolCatTeacher

Microexpressions and Relationships Matter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. No one ever said I was omnipotent. I can’t see into the minds of the children I teach nor can I understand them sometimes.

Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

While formal education in several parts of the world is still associated with the widely-accepted traditional brick and mortar schools, the global education fraternity has opened up to e-learning.

Fulfilling the Maker Promise: Year Two

Digital Promise

In 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed launched the Maker Promise , a campaign to bring quality making experiences to students across the country.

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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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Can Creativity Be Taught?

Digital Promise

According to the Future of Jobs Report by the World Economic Forum, creativity is one of the top three most important skills for future workers, along with complex problem solving and critical thinking.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard Byrne from Free Technology for Teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, was a history teacher. It shows.

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Show me the evidence: Do new staffing arrangements actually work?

The Christensen Institute

As future-thinking schools experiment with ways to personalize learning—such as blended, project-based, exploratory, and mastery-based learning—it seems only logical that they also reconsider how they organize their instructional teams. This hypothesis guided our research with Public Impact over the last year, and culminated in a white paper released last month.

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LEGO Education Highlights Schools' Embrace of Hands-On Learning


Today LEGO® Education announces that schools around the world are taking advantage of hands-on LEGO learning solutions.


Here’s How You Can Help Parent Refugees & The Children Who Have Been Separated From Them

Larry Ferlazzo

© 2007 Alexander Baxevanis , Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio.

Living with Neighborhood Violence May Shape Teens’ Brains

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Flinching as a gunshot whizzes past your window. Covering your ears when a police car races down your street, sirens blaring. Walking past a drug deal on your block or a beating at your school. For kids living in picket-fence suburbia, these experiences might be rare. But for their peers in urban poverty, they are all too commonplace.

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The CoolCatTeacher

Suzanne Cresswell in the Top 10-Minute Teacher Show of 2018 (so far) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students have reasons for how they behave, particularly if they have learning differences and learn in unique ways.

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Innovators Worth Watching: 2017 Review

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. About one year ago, we began profiling innovative players in the higher education space and analyzing their business models through the lens of Disruption Theory. Using our six questions for identifying disruption, we made predictions about the disruptive potential of these companies.

TypingMaster Introduces Gamified Keyboarding Curriculum for All Grade Levels


(Chicago, IL) June 14, 2018 — One year ago, TypingMaster Inc., a leading provider of engaging keyboarding courses, introduced TypeTastic, a brand-new way for K–3 kids to learn keyboarding via games. Since then, more than 1 million children have kickstarted their typing with TypeTastic.

Being Innovative or Being Perceived as Innovative?

The Principal of Change

If you look at schools and districts around the world, the term “innovation” is everywhere, with organizations and individuals clamoring to be deemed as such.

Anne Frank Would Have Been 89 Years Old Today – Here Are Related Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

© 2011 albertstraub , Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio. You might be interested in The Best Sites To Learn About Anne Frank. Today would have been Anne Frank’s 89th birthday. Join us as we remember her legacy of compassion and wisdom and recommit to fighting #antiSemitism around the world.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

The #5 Show of Season 3 with Mike Roberts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management.

Stealing a page from disruption to transform accreditation

The Christensen Institute

One of the only things Republicans and Democrats in Washington, DC can agree on is that they don’t like the accreditation system in higher education. The “watchdogs that don’t bark,” as former Education Secretary Arne Duncan famously termed them , just don’t seem to be doing a great job holding institutions responsible for their student outcomes, as a Wall Street Journal investigation showed.

Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education


To say esports is booming would be an understatement. Esports, or electronic sports, is the term used to describe the sport of competitive video game playing.


Betsy DeVos’ smoking gun of ignorance

The Hechinger Report

“Maybe the adults have gotten used to saying, ‘It is what it is,’ but if us students have learned anything, it’s that if you don’t study, you will fail,” said Parkland school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in February.

Video: “The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People”

Larry Ferlazzo

Here’s a useful animated video explainer of the famous book: video

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray in the #4 episode of the year so far From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology.

I’m Shaking Things Up at ISTE 2018!

Shake Up Learning

The post I’m Shaking Things Up at ISTE 2018! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I’m Shaking Things Up at ISTE 2018! I’m gearing up for the largest edtech conference in the world, ISTE ! And, of course, I’m shaking things up at ISTE 2018!

Digital Portfolios and Content


Schools, teachers and learners struggle with challenges in many shapes and forms when it comes to digital portfolios. Digital Portfolio Challenges When I work with schools, educators, and learners around the world, I discovered that they have many of the same challenges in common.

Starting with the “Who” to Reach Tech Resistant Educators


We have all had a colleague or staff member that is hesitant to any type of technology in their classroom. Creating technology equity among our classrooms can be a daunting task.

Research Studies Of The Week

Larry Ferlazzo

I often write about research studies from various fields and how they can be applied to the classroom. I write individual posts about ones that I think are especially significant, and will continue to do so. However, so many studies are published that it’s hard to keep up.

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Free Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders #AspiringLeaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jodie Pierpoint in the #2 Episode of 2018 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Emerging administrator leaders and administrators are participating in an emerging leadership virtual mentorship program created by Jodie Pierpoint and many volunteers.

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How Bibliotherapy Can Help Students Open Up About Their Mental Health


Mental health concerns, like anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, can affect a student’s ability to concentrate, form friendships and thrive in the classroom.

Spot Check Assignments with Google Classroom (Video Overview)


Research projects strike fear into the heart of most students. These big projects also strike fear into the hearts of teachers because they require a lot of planning and take FOREVER to grade! Grading complex, long term assignments is overwhelming because there is so much to do all at once.

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5 Signs You’re Creating Confident Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

Are You Creating Confident Students? by Terry Heick One approach to great teaching is facilitation: decentering yourself. Standing to the side, out of the students’ way, and moving to more of a facilitative role of teaching. And one critical ingredient in such an approach is student confidence (for problem-solving, for example) and self-efficacy. The primary difference between […]. The post 5 Signs You’re Creating Confident Students appeared first on TeachThought.

Terrible Statistic Of The Day: 2,000 Children Separated From Parents At U.S. Border

Larry Ferlazzo

Join the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study!

Shake Up Learning

The post Join the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Join the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study! YOU are invited to join the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study!

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The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off


On New Year’s Eve, back in 2012, Savannah Eason retreated into her bedroom and picked up a pair of scissors. “I was holding them up to my palm as if to cut myself,” she says. “Clearly what was happening was I needed someone to do something.”

10 Online Summer Learning Opportunities


It's that time of year again for my annual list online summer learning opportunities or programs. Being a parent of four kids, I often find myself asking what I'm going to do with them when school gets out.