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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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Global Schools Network Launch

P21 Blogazine

It seems I can’t escape conversations about global education. P21 Blog

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.

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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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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Accreditation: What is the Department of Education thinking?

The Christensen Institute

The Department of Education recently announced that it will be taking a fresh look at accreditation. Such a review is sorely needed: as Michael Horn and I argue in a new paper that was published originally as a chapter in the book Accreditation on the Edge: Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education , accreditation as it currently stands is a major obstacle to developing innovative programs that can improve access, affordability, and workforce alignment in higher education.

School is Out: 7 Tips to Clean Up Your G Suite

Teacher Tech

The post School is Out: 7 Tips to Clean Up Your G Suite appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate classroom G Suite google

Is Marketing Your School District a Thing? Part 2: Storytelling

Education Elements

Stories are all around us. Researchers found that personal stories and gossip make up 65% of our conversation. Some stories are as small as 6 words or 280 characters, and others are the length of a book or a movie. Your best stories are told in multiple lengths and forms. School Districts


8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018


Every year the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference's expo floor is packed with edtech products vying for teachers' attention. This year alone 613 booths crowded the floor, from mega-booths like Google and Microsoft to tiny, easy-to-miss tables.

Creating Resilient Communities in the Learning Studio

Digital Promise

How might we contribute to the resilience of our local communities? Teachers and students explored this question in the Learning Studios design challenge, Thriving Together.

Shocker – NOT: Study Finds Not Sweating The Small Stuff Is A Good Classroom Management Strategy

Larry Ferlazzo

In a surprise to not a single teacher anywhere, a new study finds that being positive and not focusing on minor disruptions is an effective classroom management strategy.

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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.

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.

5 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching


* Click here if your are not familiar with the MakeyMakey Rather than simply developing video game controllers, empower your students to use the MakeyMakey to create Assistive Technology for individuals with various physical disabilities (Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, etc.).

After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

The Hechinger Report

Dartmouth freshmen Daniel Inoa (right) and Natan Santos had uncomfortable moments as they were told: “You look suspicious.” Photo: Liz Willen/The Hechinger Report.

Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching


By Trevor MacKenzie. Whether it be project-based learning , design thinking or genius hour , it’s easy to get confused by the many education buzzwords floating about.

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.

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.

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners.

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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Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too


Can’t cool off this summer? Heat waves can slow us down in ways we may not realize. New research suggests heat stress can muddle our thinking, making simple math a little harder to do.

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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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Video & Transcript: Obama’s Speech At Mandela Annual Lecture

Larry Ferlazzo

Former President Obama spoke at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture today. You can read the transcript of the entire speech here , and see the video embedded below. Here are a couple of excerpts that struck me: I’m adding this to The Best Sites For Learning About Nelson Mandela. social studies

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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!

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.

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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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.

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Geography

Larry Ferlazzo

This is the twenty-eighth post in a series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years. You can see all those lists at the bottom of this post. These are lists I’ve also recently reviewed and revised, so they are up-to-date.

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?

Measuring success at San Antonio’s public preschool program

The Hechinger Report

Students engage in creative activities on the playground at Pre-K 4 SA North Education Center in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: Bekah McNeel for The Hechinger Report.

Empowering Kids In An Anxious World

NPR Learning and Tech

Teen depression and anxiety rates have been rising for years, and two new books offer advice to parents and caregivers. Image credit: Angie Wang for NPR


Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools


Baltimore, MD – July 12, 2018 – Edtech company Workbench Education today announced the expansion of a partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

“Storybooth” Is A Treasure Chest Of Autobiographical Incident Models

Larry Ferlazzo

StoryBooth is both a website and YouTube Channel. Here’s how it describes itself: Storybooth is a digital platform that invites kids to record and submit their stories with a chance to have them animated and shared with the world.

Google Sites: Align Text and Images

Teacher Tech

Adding Text Side by Side with Images The new Google Sites is pretty darn easy to use. I use a lot of Google Sites for exactly that reason, convenience. I go to, click the plus icon, and double click on the page to add content. Up and running fast! Centering Text with an Image One […]. The post Google Sites: Align Text and Images appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Sites G Suite google sites