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Student collaboration in shared Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Part of the reason social media has taken off so much are the connections. Seeing other people’s reaction to what you’ve shared. Learning from others. We can get the same attraction when we do collaborative learning in the classroom. Google Slides makes this possible.

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The EDTECH Survey 2018 – Results Are In!


Recently, I set up a survey to find out about EDTECH & its use in schools around the globe. Thanks for the hundreds of responses I got from you all! . The questions asked were: How much do you use technology with your class? What is your favourite educational app?


What To Do When Someone Hates You

The CoolCatTeacher

You Can Overcome From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. “There is one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing. Say nothing. Be nothing.” ” says Aristotle. Criticism comes with breaking new ground. Criticism comes with putting yourself out there.

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How This Educator Makes Extra Money Teaching From Home

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. Today, please read about Jessica Simpson’s journey with 51Talk American Academy, or now known as HAWO American Academy. Jessica, can you please tell us what you do?

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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12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Why More Than A Million Teachers Can't Use Social Security

NPR Learning and Tech

About 40 percent of teachers live in places where their state or local pension is the only safety net they've got. Image credit: Marcus Butt/Getty Images/Ikon Images


How Math Education Can Catch Up to the 21st Century

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. In 1939, the fictional professor J. Abner Pediwell published a curious book called “ The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.”. Through a series of satirical lectures, Pediwell (or the actual author, education professor Harold R. Benjamin ) describes a Paleolithic curriculum that includes lessons in grabbing fish with your bare hands and scaring saber-toothed tigers with fire.

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Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jonathan Thomas-Palmer on episode 298 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jonathan Thomas-Palmer teaches physics.

Ditch those excuses: Helping our colleagues break barriers to change

Ditch That Textbook

I’m not tech savvy like you. I need worksheets to give grades. I’ve always done it this way. Excuses, we hear them all the time. We may have even used them in the past as we were being pushed out of our comfort zone.

Making & Marketing a Bar of Soap – Chemistry Class Infuses #MakerEd, #EdTech, & #DigitalMedia @WeVideo @EDUcre8ive


Written with my colleague, Dr. Celeste McDaniels , who teaches Chemistry. In our 2017-2018 chemistry class, students took up the challenge of integrating creativity with science and technology by making and marketing unique soap bars, utilizing chemistry and technology skills in our new Discovery Center building.

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These formerly homeless single moms beat the odds and are now college grads

The Hechinger Report

Nikka Norman, a nursing student at the University of Louisville, helps her daughter, Ariyah, with a snack. Photo: Meredith Kolodner/The Hechinger Report. LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

NPR Learning and Tech

Huge shortages loom in the skilled trades, which require less — and cheaper — training. Should that make students rethink the four-year degree? Image credit: Sy Bean/The Hechinger Report


Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class. Learn practical tips and ideas from Joe Brennan for making movies in the classroom.

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Questions to Ask if You're Worried About Student Data

Education Elements

Last week I heard a district leader say, “In God We Trust - everyone else, bring data.” I chuckled - because we talk out of both sides of our mouth when it comes to data. In the same breath we demand “data driven instruction” instruction in our classrooms but it’s also clear that we don’t understand (and many times don’t trust) the technology that captures this very data needed to drive instruction.

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Where is the magic kingdom for nontraditional learners?

The Christensen Institute

Disney has reigned as the premier brand in kids & family entertainment for decades, since its founding in 1923. Despite having raised ticket prices by 6% over the past ten years, Disney has seen record-breaking attendance. At the end of 2017, Disney made headlines for having to temporarily close its premier theme park in Orlando, Florida, having already filled the parks to capacity.

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High-paying jobs go begging while high school grads line up for bachelor’s degrees

The Hechinger Report

Garret Morgan is training as an ironworker near Seattle, and already has a job that pays him $50,000 a year. Photo by Sy Bean for The Hechinger Report. TUKWILA, Wash. Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college.

Teachers Share Anger, Frustration Over Grants Turned Into Loans

NPR Learning and Tech

A federal program meant to encourage young teachers has, instead, saddled thousands of them with unexpected debts. "I I was in shock," says Mikayla Rhone, a teacher in Nebraska. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR


Customized, Practical PD for Teachers: Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Advancement Courses From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Now is the time to plan your professional development for this spring and summer.

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Making Bold Changes Through Personalized Learning

Education Elements

In Harrisburg we have been implementing personalized learning for a little over 5 years. In our 5 years of implementation we have learned a ton and have started to create a solid roll out plan: Personalized Learning Classrooms

Barriers to innovation?

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pxhere In March I posted a survey question as a part of my ongoing research into the adoption of new technologies in learning. The background for this question was a statement I made during a keynote discussion session at Learning Technologies in London in January.

Does a lack of executive function explain why some kids fall way behind in school?

The Hechinger Report

Executive functioning difficulties can emerge as early as kindergarten and they dramatically increase the likelihood of serious academic problems in the first half of elementary school, new research finds. AP Photo/Matt Rourke.

Why collaboration is a bad idea for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

There’s growing recognition today of a huge problem slowing innovation in personalized learning: we don’t have a clear pipeline for preparing and developing personalized learning teachers. Although many aspects of teaching translate across personalized and traditional settings, the schools driving personalized learning forward often find that their teachers need some additional skills and mindset shifts that they just don’t pick up in traditional teacher preparation.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Page on episode 295 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school.

Dept. Of Ed On Civil Rights Complaints : Thanks, But No Thanks….

Larry Ferlazzo

DeVos Education Dept. Begins Dismissing Civil Rights Cases in Name of Efficiency is an article appearing in today’s New York Times.

50 Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever […]. Technology New Teacher Resources

Skills For Today Week Celebrates 21C Learning

P21 Blogazine

P21, like all mission-driven organizations, operates under certain core beliefs. P21 Blog

Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in education: a NERCOMP workshop

Bryan Alexander

Yesterday I organized a NERCOMP event on virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in education. I’d like to share some of the proceedings which seem especially important and also cool.

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25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)


Google Forms is one of my favorite classroom tools. But here's the deal - most teachers aren't taking full advantage of what Google Forms has to offer! You have probably used Forms to create a survey or give a quiz, but that's not all Forms can do!

Not Bad: Our New Book Has Only Been Out For A Few Days & It’s The 46th Most Popular Ed Book On Amazon

Larry Ferlazzo

I don’t think you often see a book related to English Language Learners becoming this popular (relatively speaking, of course) on Amazon, and it’s been out less than a week. It’s also interesting to see the other books on the best-selling education list.

Announcing the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center

Doug Levin

I’m pleased to announce the beta launch of the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center at: [link] : The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center website will be the new home of the K-12 Cyber Incident Map and related cybersecurity resources and commentary that has been published on this website. Over the coming days and weeks as cybersecurity resources are migrated to their new home, visitors will be redirected to the new site – and what is now legacy content on this site will be removed.


In this innovative program, barbers cut hair and health risks

The Christensen Institute

All healthcare requires collaboration between providers and patients, but chronic disease management demands particularly high levels of patient engagement over an extended period of time. And that often means changes in lifestyle and routine to incorporate regular exercise, nutritious diet, medication, progress tracking, and check-ins with providers.

Of Dreams and Nightmares (Free Thoughts on AERA and The Work)

The Jose Vilson

On a Thursday night, I had a nightmare. I barely have dreams, mostly illusions. This is probably a function of my estranged relationship with deep sleep. But Thursday night already felt different.

Teaching Truth Seekers in the 21st Century

P21 Blogazine

If there is one skill needed for students today it is training truth seekers a.k.a media literacy and digital citizenship. P21 Blog