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Why feedback is SO time consuming — and how to fix it

Ditch That Textbook

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re chained to your desk grading papers. It’s getting monotonous, but you feel like you need to do it because it’s important. You hand those papers back to the students, and where do they end up? Yep, the trash. Even if you make them keep that homework in a […]. Teaching effective feedback in the classroom how to make auto-graded quizzes providing digital feedback save time feedback to students


Can digital also mean low-tech? Yes, and it can enhance teaching

The Christensen Institute

With Digital Learning Day around the corner, many teachers may be inundated with research, how-to’s, and intricate tools, all revolving around the descriptor “digital.” But does digital technology need to be that complicated? . When most people picture world-changing technologies, they immediately conjure mental images of rockets, computers, and smartphones.

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

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

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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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


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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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.

Teachers want to prepare students for the jobs of the future — but feel stymied

The Hechinger Report

Students at STEM School Academy in Douglas County start the computer program to run their historical figure head with artificial intelligence. Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images.

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.

“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

Predictive RF Designs: Why You Don't Always Need a Site Survey

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

We’re going to let you in on one way you might be able to save some money when designing, upgrading, or expanding your enterprise-grade wireless network: skipping the physical wireless site survey. Wireless Network Design Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Mobility SMB

Learning in motion: EASY stop-motion animation with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Let students put what you're studying in MOTION. Animation is easy with stop motion Google Slides. Icons via The Noun Project with NounPro account.)For For years (centuries. really, millennia), students have had access to paper.

Why Taking Risks in the Classroom Pays off for Students—and Teachers


My sixth graders entered the room, found their seats and in typical fashion, I asked them to take out their homework—but it wasn’t a typical day. It was my first experiment flipping our classroom. As the groans from my students got louder, I knew something wasn’t right. I panicked. Don't let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen.". Doe Zantamata Hands immediately went up and my students began to get defensive.

New Course Offering: The Tech Savvy Teacher

The Web20Classroom

Do you struggle with effectively integrating technology into learning? Do you wonder how your pedagogy must change to respond to the technology choices you and your students make? Do you wonder what tools are out there other than what you’ve heard about on Twitter or read on blogs?

Executive Function Is Key to Student Achievement


Executive function is the missing link to student achievement, author Nancy Sulla says. If students don't develop the brain-based skills to focus, catch and correct errors, and identify cause-and-effect relationships, they can't make sense of even the best lessons.

Quick Review of 7 Popular Math Programs

Ask a Tech Teacher

America’s student math scores continue to drop. Headlines such as “ Less than half of Maryland students pass English, math assessments ” and “ Internationally, U.S. Students Are Falling ” have become so common, we are almost immune to the message.

How to make a curated collection of tweets with TweetDeck

Ditch That Textbook

Twitter chats are a whirlwind of good ideas. Educators tweet to a single Twitter hashtag, answering questions and sharing their best ideas. But when the Twitter chat is over, the ideas often disappear from our brains without a concrete way of harvesting those ideas.

For Experiential Learning Programs To Thrive, They Must Bridge K-12 and Higher Ed (and the Workforce)


In a strong job market that values both experience and educational credentials, interest is growing in experiential learning models that fuse traditional academic study with real-world projects and work experiences. In K-12, that has meant increasing popularity for project-based learning, or PBL, accelerated by various innovation initiatives, grants and start-ups.

Get Started with Project-Based Learning

Digital Promise

Last fall we set out to discover which education research topics K-12 practitioners want to know more about. More than 200 of you responded to our survey and listed project-based learning (PBL) as a top interest.

Secrets of Living an Epic Life Full of Meaning

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 45 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Out beyond complacency and comfort lies a land of opportunity. It requires that you no longer comform to the comfortable. You can’t “phone it in.”


4 Strategies to Teach Effectively Using Quick Math Questions


After a teacher poses a question to the class, there’s often that silent pause as the students puzzle over the answer. How long should the teacher wait while the audience considers the problem? What’s the most productive way to use the question and answer style response with a classroom?

20+ sources of great digital content for your class

Ditch That Textbook

The Internet is a treasure trove of information and resources for learning. Not all of those resources are created equal, and not all were meant for the classroom. If we can find the right ones, it can transform an otherwise lifeless lesson. But how do we find the right ones?

Advantages of Online Customer Onboarding

WizIQ Education & Technology

Online customer onboarding is a need of the hour. In today’s day and age, not only is it necessary to have a great product, but it is equally important to keep the customer engaged. Statistics show. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

Resilience for Anxious Students

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Did I study enough for this test? Won’t my friends do better than me? If I don’t get an A now, I won’t do well on the next exam, and then will I even get into a good college? Anxious thoughts such as these aren’t always just passing worries. They’re becoming deeply rooted, widespread mantras for young people across America.

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Heidi Sloan on episode 258 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Heidi Sloan is the Iditarod teacher for this year. It starts on March 3 – 18. Get free lesson plans, connect with a musher and get your kids excited.

The Squeaky Wheel

Doug Levin

Sometimes it pays to be a squeaky wheel. Based on her (and her family’s) review of the unfavorable Terms of Participation in the Scholastic Art & Writing Award program, 8th-grader Sasha Matthews took to the internet to make her case.

7 Ways to Avoid Student Loan Debt

EdNews Daily

LinkedIn originally published this article as part of the LinkedIn’s Avoid Student Debt Series. By: Robyn Shulman, 2016. Before the Internet was alive and well in the eyes of the public, there was very little awareness built around different ways to save money for higher education.


Rethinking grade levels and school design for personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Kelly Pollack works with a student in CICS West Belden, a Chicago charter school that uses multiage classrooms as part of its personalized learning model. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

A Call to School Districts: Help Us Expand the Impact and Scale of the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

After school visits, focus groups, design sessions, and dozens of interviews with superintendents and district leaders, Digital Promise is launching new initiatives to expand the impact and scale of the League of Innovative Schools. Our goal in this work? To advance equity and excellence. We will prioritize and practice the advancement of equity for the 2.2 million students our leaders serve, so that each student has access to high-quality, research-backed, innovative learning opportunities.

Keep Your Head Up When You Stumble

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 44 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Westwood Schools Alumnus, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hilliard, (soon to be a Colonel in the Army) spoke to our students today.

How to talk with your students about social media

eSchool News

Who hasn’t sent a text or email to the wrong person? Who hasn’t posted something online they later regretted or seen something in their feed that made them uncomfortable? These are difficult moments for people, no matter their age, and it’s natural to be unsure what to do.

Building my technology-centered classroom


This week was a big tech week for me at work. I ran two peer editing sessions online using Turnitin, led a station rotation activity using Chromebook™ computers, observed students collaborating with Span™ software and our massive Nureva™ Wall , and delivered an online quiz using Google™ Forms and Google Classroom. I collaborated on curriculum with a colleague on a shared Google Docs™ program, shared interactive PDF documents with my principal and connected with students via email.