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Learning with 'e's

Augmented reality and smart glasses are the future, so it seems. Wearing your computer on your face as a heads-up device in the form of spectacles sounds like a very good solution for untethered activities of all kinds. But we should forget Google Glass.

Who's Missing From America's Colleges? Rural High School Graduates

NPR Learning and Tech

Fewer than 1 in 5 rural adults aged 25 and older have college degrees. Image credit: Ben Smith/The Hechinger Report

The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught

NPR Learning and Tech

Two thirds of the nation's school children struggle with reading. Neuroscientist Mark Seidenberg says teachers need a better understanding of what science knows about how kids learn to read. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

A Principal's Reflections

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, and technology are opening up new and better pathways to reach learners like never before.

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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Overwhelmed by student debt, many low-income students drop out

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our newsletter. Choose as many as you like. Weekly Update. Future of Learning. Higher Education. Mississippi Learning. Leave this field empty if you're human: Alduha Leon wanted to earn a degree in marine science from Savannah State University.

5 Vocab Practices That Need Updating

Teacher Tech

5 Vocab Practices That Need Updating By Shaelynn Farnsworth and Alice Keeler It is through language that we learn. Whether reading a novel in English class or studying the digestive system in science; students read, view, listen, and consume content through the comprehension of words. From grades K-12, students learn about 3,000 to 4,000 words a […]. The post 5 Vocab Practices That Need Updating appeared first on Teacher Tech. Lesson Design vocab

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8 Elements Found in Classrooms of Innovative Educators

The Innovative Educator

George Couros tells us, i f we want innovative students, we need innovative educators. Do you qualify? In his book, The Innovator’s Mindset , Couros challenges educators to consider whether they empower students to wonder, to explore–and to become forward-thinking leaders?

Little Things Matter

Kyle Pace

I get reminded that little things are important too in a couple of different ways. I have teachers share with me something new and exciting they tried with technology, and it’s usually to let me know that they were successful which is awesome.

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

NPR Learning and Tech

A new book warns parents: Stop micro-managing your kids. Think of yourself less as their boss, and more like a consultant. Image credit: Chris Kindred for NPR


Sit With Us App: How Kids are Fighting Bullying One Lunch Table at a Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Natalie Hampton on episode 252 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Natalie Hampton, a senior in Los Angeles, was bullied and ate alone every day.

The Next “You”

The Principal of Change

Here is something I hear often; “Are we creating a system of education where a student will come out and become the next Steve Jobs?” ” Let’s unpack that. Steve Jobs, a fantastic entrepreneur, businessperson, intelligent mind, and innovator.


6 Uses for Google Classroom Ask a Question

Teacher Tech

6 Ways to Ask A Question in Google Classroom One reason I love Google Classroom is how easy it is. If you’ve ever sent an email you have the tech ability to use Google Classroom to make learning better. Tech improves learning when we improve interactions, not when we make something paperless. The “Ask a […]. The post 6 Uses for Google Classroom Ask a Question appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Classroom Google classroom G Suite google

Teachers: Sometimes It’s Nicer to Say No—Especially to Edtech Salespeople


“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” If all of us took Mom’s advice, the world would probably be a more pleasant place. In my years of selling technology to different industries, I’ve never encountered nicer prospects and customers than those in K-12 education. Teachers, principals, assistants, coordinators, district staff, it doesn’t matter—they’re just plain nice. Even to salespeople!

SETDA Advocates for Funding Flexibility for States


President Trump released his proposed FY19 Budget yesterday. Sadly, this proposal eliminates several important Federal education programs. Of particular interest to state digital learning leaders is the elimination of Title II funds which are used for Professional Learning as well as the elimination of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grants, also known as […

Telling Stories In Class Like Abraham Lincoln

Larry Ferlazzo

One of the challenges I face every year in IB Theory of Knowledge classes is getting students to learn about and practice the art of story-telling when they do their Oral Presentations and write their TOK essays.

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OPINION: Can technology save the liberal arts?

The Hechinger Report

Loni Bordoloi Pazich, program director at The Teagle Foundation. It’s a balancing act. Liberal-arts colleges remain under pressure to reduce the cost of attendance while maintaining a commitment to academic excellence. Recent research points to technology as part of the solution.

Teach the Whole Preschooler: Nurturing Developing Minds

The CoolCatTeacher

Cindy Terebush on episode 254 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Cindy Terebush talks about the common mistakes of preschool programs.

People, politics and pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

Photo by David Bushell on Geograph In a previous incarnation I was Training Manager for a distance learning project called RATIO back in 1996.

Google Slides: Watch Students Collaborate with Grid View

Teacher Tech

Use grid view in #googleslides to watch students work collaboratively. googleedu #muhsd — Alice Keeler (@alicekeeler) February 13, 2018 Use Grid View to Watch Students Collaborate I’m a huge fan of collaborative Google Slides. Why open 30 documents when you can open ONE! The steps are simple. Create a Google Slides. Name the slides. […]. The post Google Slides: Watch Students Collaborate with Grid View appeared first on Teacher Tech.

“Amazon-Day One” Offers An Exceptional Collection Of Useful Videos

Larry Ferlazzo

Amazon-Day One is a really extraordinary collection of less-than-two-minute videos from some of the most brilliant thinkers out there. You can see their video playlist here , and I suspect you’ll be as impressed as I was… Many are directly applicable to education.

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Why I love my job

eSchool News

Every February 14, millions of couples gush about why they love each other. Since this is the season for proclaiming passions, we asked six educators a simple question: “What do you love about teaching?” Here’s what they said. Sonja Parks: Watching learning in action.

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Cleveland on episode 254 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

30 Of The Most Popular Trends In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Of The Most Popular Trends In Education by TeachThought Staff What are the most popular trends in education? What about the most popular trends in education in 2018 specifically? Well, that’s a tricky question.

Undoing degree inflation: Traditional higher ed’s undoing?

The Christensen Institute

Stocks have had a rough go of it. The S&P 500 has gone down 7.5% in the past two weeks and change, even after yesterday’s rally. The common narrative is that news of surprisingly high wage growth spooked investors. After all, wage growth could fuel high inflation, and high inflation could lead the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, thereby making stocks less attractive. Wary of inflation, some investors are turning away from stocks in favor of other alternatives.

“Webjets” Is A New Padlet-Like Tool That Has Potential

Larry Ferlazzo

Webjets is new free online tool that’s similar to others on The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”) list. Though it doesn’t have as many bells-and-whistles as Padlet does (see Padlet Now Lets You Record Audio – Zooms To The Top Of Most Useful Web 2.0

How to use social media in the classroom

eSchool News

Today’s educators have a love-hate relationship with social media. They recognize that five-year-olds know how to use tablets better than their parents and that many kids have smartphones by the time they are 12.

Beat Boredom: Engaging Tired-Out Teenagers in Critical Thinking

The CoolCatTeacher

Martha Rush on episode 251 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students can seem tired and bored, but we can engage them in learning. Martha Rush has ideas and inspiration to help us reach our students this week!

OPINION: Does the Trump budget proposal force the U.S. to pick winners and losers among its children?

The Hechinger Report

The Capitol, Washington, D.C. Despite the rhetoric coming out of Washington, D.C. about the American Dream, the proposed budget released by President Trump’s administration would have a harmful effect on the nation’s most disadvantaged students.

A stress-free system for summarizing student progress & generating awesome report card comments

The Cornerstone Blog

One year when I taught third grade, our brand new principal had to read and approve all of our report card comments (a grueling task for her, I’m sure).

More Big Bucks for Tutoring Companies: Varsity Tutors Raises $50M in Series C Funding


Tutoring is big business. Wealthy families fork out more than $1,000 an hour for top teachers. The industry has spawned celebrity millionaires in South Korea. One market analyst projects the global market for private tutoring will hit $227 billion by 2022. In the heartland of America, one company is raising big bucks in a bid to capture this lucrative market. This week, Varsity Tutors raised $50 million in a Series C round led by Learn Capital, an education-focused venture firm.

A student’s perspective on the promise of technology

eSchool News

To be a young adult in 2018 means to have gone through school during a very revolutionary time, technologically speaking. Throughout the 2000s, classrooms in America saw everything from basic overhead projectors and boomboxes to state-of-the-art computer labs and virtual reality headsets.

Why Even Young Students Benefit From Connecting Globally


The excerpt below is from the book “Connected From the Start: Global Learning In the Primary Grades,” by Kathy Cassidy, published by Powerful Learning Press. By Kathy Cassidy.

STUDENT VOICE: ‘I hadn’t realized I was allowed to have thoughts on politics and the world around me’

The Hechinger Report

Wynnter Fay Millsaps. I can vividly remember the stuffy feel of the classrooms when I entered ninth grade. This was due not only to the heat, but also the weight of the topics at hand.