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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Terry Freedman in episode 104 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.


6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

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Aligning the 10 building blocks for future ready schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

A growing number of schools are recognizing that they must start transitioning their learning environments toward deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and robust technology infusion.

What You Should Know About Teaching Online: A Chat with Kelly from 51Talk

EdNews Daily

This is the 8th interview in our thought-leadership series with 51Talk. Quite often, when we look at job reviews from different places online, we tend to forget that there are many reasons behind each review-including good, bad and personal.

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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Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology


Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism

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Google Classroom: Top New Features to Learn Over the Summer #gafe

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Alice Keeler on episode 97 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Alice Keeler @alicekeeler shares the must-try new features of Google Classroom.

Do you see distraction or opportunity? #SocialLeadia

The Principal of Change

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Get Inspired Whether You’re at #ISTE2017 or #NotAtISTE

Teacher Reboot Camp

The last week of June I am attending the Badge Summit and ISTE convention in my hometown, San Antonio. This will be my newborn, Savannah’s, first ISTE. Savvy and I will be Periscoping as ISTE Media Reporters.

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume


A love for avocado lattes and Snapchat filters are just a few of the stereotypes following Millennials these days. But students are now pushing back on these generational generalizations, noting that assumptions regarding their attitudes, hobbies, and abilities are hurting them academically. One of the biggest misconceptions students at last week’s New Media Consortium’s Summer Conference (NMC) brought up was the idea that millennials are digital natives.

Four reasons why the Oxfam report on inequality in Nigeria missed the point

The Christensen Institute

Oxfam’s May 17th report titled Inequality in Nigeria: exploring the drivers , rightly identifies several factors impacting Nigeria’s state of poverty and economic inequality, some of which include the public sector’s misuse of resources and a widening gap between the rich and the poor. The report garnered much attention from Nigerian based news outlets, such as Punch and ThisDay , and international media houses, such as Newsweek and NPR.


TOP EPISODE Of Season 1: Jim Forde, “You’re the Teacher”

The CoolCatTeacher

Encore Episode 101: The Best of Season 1 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jim Forde’s episode, “You’re the Teacher” is the top episode of Season 1 of the 10 minute teacher.

What is the future you would like to create?

The Principal of Change

Picture this… I have been appointed the new principal of your school. As my first form of business, I think that the library should go. Although they are full of information, there are much better ways to use that space and money that is allocated to that room.

Announcing the Library 2.017 "Makerspaces" Mini-Conference and Call for Proposals.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Makerspaces," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, and junior Ulises Santillano Tlaseca troubleshoot a 3D printing job in the library’s maker space. Photo: Kelsey Aske.

New from Origo Stepping Stones for This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

ORIGO Stepping Stones (see my review here ), a comprehensive print and digital math program, has a variety of free math resources available for summer learning.

Go Bold School: Old School + Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Weston Kieschnick on episode 96 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Weston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick helps us how to go bold school with blended learning.

Project Based Learning is a Roller Coaster

Catlin Tucker

One of the most challenging aspects of this school year has been using project-based learning to integrate curriculum. Projects are a beast! It feels like I am boarding a roller coaster each time we begin a new project.

ISTE 2017: The ultimate game plan of what you can’t miss

eSchool News

With ISTE being one of the largest educational technology conferences, this behemoth of an event brings together thousands of educators from throughout the world. With so much to see, and so many people to listen to, where do you begin? In “ ISTE 2017: The Game Plan of What You Can’t Miss ,” Bryan L.

DeVos Rolls Back For-Profit College Regs, Harvard's President To Step Down

NPR Learning and Tech

A potential weakening of campus civil rights enforcement, a big transition at Harvard and more in our weekly roundup. Image credit: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images


Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to provide evidence of their statements?

How I Became More Productive with Post-it® Brand Products #makeitstick

The CoolCatTeacher

DIY Productivity in Action From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Recently, I shared my 21-day productivity challenge sponsored by Post-it® Brand. To prepare, I took a quiz using the Post-it® Brand Productivity Tool to find out what type of planner I am.

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Mind-Body Math: Manipulatives in the Digital Age [Infographic]

MIND Research Institute

The mind-body connection is widely accepted in health and wellness, inspiring people to practice yoga or meditation, and for competitive athletes to seek sports psychologists. But what role does the mind-body connection play in the math classroom?

How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

eSchool News

It’s generally understood that integrating edtech into schools can be complex, but what’s less often discussed is that it represents one of the most universal pain points for administrators and educators today.

ISTE "Unplugged" - We've Just Added an Online Conference!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Each year hundreds of educators interested in social media, technology, teaching, and learning gather to build and participate in " unplugged"-style activities as a part of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference. We're just days away.

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8 Great Books on Technology Integration in Education

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 18, 2017 Technology has become an indispensable component in teachers toolkit and its potential to transform learning and teaching is considerably huge. The massive uptake of web more. Repost

BEST OF SEASON 1: iPads in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

The top #edtech tool Tuesday of season 1 with Caitlin Arakawa From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today, we unveil the top edtech tool Tuesday of season 1 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast.

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11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging. 3 Problems to Address Before Blogging at Your School. 7–no 10, wait 12–OK, 13 Skills I Teach With Blogging.

Traditional assessment rewards the wrong behaviors-here’s why

eSchool News

If you told me that students as young as first grade can learn to solve complex linear equations—an algebraic concept that generally isn’t taught until the seventh or eighth grade—in as little as 90 minutes, I would shake my head in disbelief.

Looking for Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss?

Where Learning Clicks

Students all over the country are gearing up for summer, but with that comes summer slide. Read about what you can do to prevent summer learning loss. The post Looking for Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss? appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

The Worst Approach to Teaching Students About Social Media

The Principal of Change

Years ago, I had a real turning point in my thinking regarding social media use with students while listening to a group of students share some stories with me. One boy from the group, who was probably about thirteen years old at the time, was sharing a story about posting a selfie of himself online.

Learning Theories: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

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