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Learning to Self Manage

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Never give up!” “Be Be determined.” “If If you dream it, you can achieve it.”

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.

3 things Clayton Christensen has taught me about innovation and economic development

The Christensen Institute

French economist, Frederic Sautet, writes , “Revisionist economic history has displaced the entrepreneur from his central role as determinant of a country’s economic performance and placed greater emphasis on structural macroeconomic conditions.” Unfortunately, Sautet might be right. In matters of economic development, there is often a tendency to focus more on dilapidated infrastructures and dysfunctional institutions than on creating a culture of innovation through entrepreneurship.

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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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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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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Understanding this about Taiwan will help more foreign aid projects succeed

The Christensen Institute

Taiwan’s relationship with foreign aid provides an excellent example of how aid can lead to sustainable development outcomes. In 1949 Taiwan was very poor. It had gained its independence from Japan after World War II, but simultaneously lost its largest trading partner—Japan. As such, the tiny island of roughly eight million people found itself in a politically liberating, but economically precarious, situation.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

Lake Oconee Academy was the brainchild of the Reynolds Lake Oconee real estate company. Photo: Terrell Clark/The Hechinger Report. GREENSBORO, Ga. This was clearly no ordinary public school.

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.


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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The Statue Of Liberty Arrived In New York On This Day In 1885 – Here Are Related Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

© 2012 Sue Waters , Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio. It was a big day on this day in 1885. You might be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About The Statue Of Liberty. Lady Liberty arrived in New York on this day in 1885. link] —

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.

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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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.

What every healthcare manager should ask before hopping on the integration bandwagon

The Christensen Institute

It’s rare to read past a healthcare headline these days without encountering the word “integration” in some phrase or other, from vertical or horizontal integration; to clinical, economic or data integration. And the word’s ubiquity makes sense. Everything about U.S. healthcare is complex, from the problems it’s required to solve and the fragmented “system” through which care is funded and delivered, to the regulations intended to promote care quality, cost effectiveness and access.

Video: Simple Instructions For Making A Mini-Book

Larry Ferlazzo

Foldables can be great tools (see The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables” ). Here’s a simple video with instructions on how to make a mini-book. It came from an article about ETKeeling , who makes mini-comics for the Smithsonian.

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Heading to #ISTE18? Here’s What to Pack

Doug Levin

Be sure and read “ Must-Have Technology Gear to Bring to ISTE 2018 ” at The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center for tips on how to stay (more) private and safe at #ISTE18. Because Rockwell was prescient. Blog Privacy Security #ISTE18 ISTE

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.

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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Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

The Christensen Institute

Recently, an education leader remarked to me that “the concept of a computer lab is obsolete”. The comment surprised me. In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and more. We also observe that at the end of the day, technology isn’t the most important component of a strong blended-learning program.

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.

Minecraft: Kids Learn 21st Century Skills While Building New Worlds


Minecraft has been named a Best Summer Learning Game by Common Sense Education Minecraft Spiraling sandbox of adventure and creation gets kids to dig deep Pros: Delivers open, creative, and purposeful play supported by frequent updates.

Learning Mindfulness Centered on Kindness to Oneself and Others


Crowded classrooms, hectic teaching schedules and rowdy students have teachers across the country looking for ways to keep their classrooms calm. That may be one reason mindfulness programs have become so popular.

Behind the Latino college degree gap

The Hechinger Report

Fewer than a quarter of Latino American adults had a college degree in 2016, less than half the rate of white Americans, according to a report by The Education Trust. Photo: Jesse Pratt.

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.

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.

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.


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.

OPINION: Is Congress about to cut nearly $15 billion from student-aid programs?

The Hechinger Report

. Right now, Congress is thinking about rewriting the Higher Education Act (HEA), the massive law that provides financial aid to students and families.

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.