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Two Guys Show Back on the Air!

Two Guys and Some iPads

Hello Everyone! After a hiatus, the Two Guys Show is coming back! I will be hosting the show (Brad) and I am looking for some guest hosts to join me from time to time! Who would YOU like to see join me as a co-host of the show? Tweet me @techbradwaid with your pick for co-host


Teaching CyberSecurity to Empower Students and Schools to Be Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with David Raymond of the Virginia Cyber Range on the 10-Minute Teacher #63 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today David Raymond @ dnomyard is part of equipping Virginia high school students to defend themselves from cyber attacks.


6 IT nightmares plaguing schools-and 6 solutions to stop them

eSchool News

From constricted budgets to needing to protect large numbers of devices and users, educational institutions face a unique set requirements for data protection and business continuity. As a result, many school IT departments are struggling to create new data backup and business continuity practices.

Competencies vs. Skills

A Principal's Reflections

The 21st Century skills discussion and debate has waged on even prior to the onset of this century.

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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People Are Always Your Best Resource

The Principal of Change

You can have a shiny new vision and mission statement, school or district goals, and a myriad of things that say what your district does. But none of this happens without people.

Superintendent: Gen Z achievement soaring with student choice

eSchool News

You can look at all kids who are currently in grades K–12 as Generation Z.

At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate

The Hechinger Report

Cuinn Mulinaro, 26, a U.S. Navy veteran, in a break room he and his fellow student veterans call the Bunker, part of the Veterans Center at San Diego State University. Photo: Peggy Peattie.

Does Your School Offer Enough P.E.? These Statistics Will Shock You! #ProtectPE #ad


How Important Is Physical Education In Schools? Offering the opportunity for adequate physical activity within the school day is a topic I’m very passionate about.

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.

Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Education Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this week, April 24 - 28, 2017, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network.

3 ways new-to-online students can thrive with virtual learning

eSchool News

Digital learning opportunities are widely available and abundant today. From MOOCs to digital study aids to virtual tutoring, there are many ways for students to hone their academic skills while still maintaining flexibility in their schedules. An added bonus?


15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017


Teachers and educators can follow these 15 inspirational educators on Twitter to learn about the best and latest teaching trends directly from a source who knows what they're talking about. The post 15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017 appeared first on Edudemic.

Special Needs #edtech treasure chest with Jennifer Cronk

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jennifer Cronk on episode #62 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jennifer Cronk @jenniferacronk helps us empower those with special needs.

3 Basic Digital Citizenship Standards All Educators Should Know and Teach

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Educating students about online interactions and safety is important, but so is educator understanding of what it means to be a digital citizen. Classroom Data protection Digital Content Internet Security Web Browsers

Google's $149 Photo Editing Tool Is Now Free

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 24, 2017 TWe have just learned through Open Culture that Google has made its popular photo editing software, Google’s Nik Collection, free of charge for both Mac and Windows users. The more. Google Photos

Digital Book Clubs: Cross-Country Literature Discussions


My journey with Digital Book Clubs all started because I responded to an EdTechTeam Community post on Google Plus. Deanna Hussey, fourth grade teacher from Esquire Elementary School posted, “Are there any 4th grade teachers who'd be interested in doing global/cross country book clubs?


His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn't Go To College, Then He Did

NPR Learning and Tech

African-American students with disabilities are disciplined far more and graduate far less than their counterparts, researchers say. What needs to change to help more succeed? Image credit: Kelsey Wroten for NPR


Tips for Successful Digital Parenting

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Weston Kieschnick on the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How much time on devices is too much time? Should kids put up their smartphones and talk to each other and parents sometimes?

Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School


Great ideas and extraordinary teaching happen in public school classrooms all over the country, but these pockets of innovation often don’t get the attention they deserve.

Why Language Learning Apps Haven’t Helped Struggling ELL Students


When asked what technology he used while learning English, Bryan Estrada fidgeted nervously as he contemplated whether or not he should share a personal story with a stranger. There was this girl.,” stammered Estrada, a native Spanish-speaking sophomore from Yes Prep High School in Texas. “My My friends pushed me, even though I was really nervous, and we started texting,” he continued. That was the first thing I did to learn English.”.

How to Smashboard


So What Exactly Is a Smashboard and How Do I Create My Own? In my last EdTeachTeam blog post I shared why I use Smashboards and in this post I would like to share in more detail what a Smashboard is, how my students are using them and how to create your own.

Focus on the “Learner”

The Principal of Change

I saw a link for an interesting video on “accelerating learning” for students and was intrigued simply by the title. As I was listening to the content, the conversation was a lot of “we” (as in educators) figuring out what “they” (as in students) need.


I’m going back to paper AND staying digital

Ditch That Textbook

As a teacher, I went all-in on being as digital as possible years ago. I made the “I’m going totally paperless” statement like so many well-meaning teachers. I had my best-laid plans ready to go. There were glitches and road bumps, but my class was becoming more and more digital. But something was missing. A [.]. Ed Tech brain research edtech educational technology g suite google keep sketchnoting visual notetaking

Down With 8 A.M. Classes: Undergrads Learn Better Later In The Day, Study Finds

NPR Learning and Tech

A recent study shows that college classes start too early for students' brains to be functioning at their best. Does that mean that high schools and middle schools also start too early? Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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21 Great Websites and Apps for Earth Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

April 22nd is Earth Day. Celebrate it with your students by letting them visit these websites: Breathing earth– the environment. Breathing Earth YouTube Video –of CO2 use, population changes, and more. Conservation Game. Earth Day—NASA Ocean Currents. Earth Day Printables. Eco-friendly house.

For Heaven’s Sake… Put It Online

Teacher Tech

This morning I saw a parent on Facebook post “Does anyone have a 3rd grader and can take a picture of the social studies study guide? Ours was accidentally left at school and my kid is upset.” ” My question was… is it not posted online? Window Into Your Classroom Every teacher should have a classroom […]. The post For Heaven’s Sake… Put It Online appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Sites classroom google sites

Collaborating with your Administrators on Professional Development Goals | @mikelubelfeld @npolyak


On this episode of the TechEducator Podcast we speak with three administrators on the importance of having a strong relationship between the principal and the technology coach. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology.

New Educator Program from MakerBot Aims to Help Teachers Leverage 3D Printing

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Powered by mentoring, educators can give students better access to tech tools. 3D printing Classroom Digital Content Hardware STEM

Curation of Information: Harnessing the Beast of Ubiquitous Information

Tech Helpful

I have this crazy little habit that helps empower me every day for the educational tasks at hand. For the past two years I've taken part in the #OneWord movement and this year my word was " brave."

Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note : Read “ Infographic: The edtech challenges faced by immigrant students” here.]. Although most children in families earning below the median U.S. household income have internet access and devices that connect to it, they struggle with being “under-connected.”

Personalized Learning Summit is Bigger and Better than Ever

Education Elements

Four years ago the team at EE had an idea.what if we brought together groups of personalized learning leaders in regional Blended Learning Leadership Academies (BLLA) to help spread innovation and best practices? We hosted these BLLAs for two years across the country, from Chicago to Washington DC and San Francisco. We facilitated collaboration time, hosted choice workshops, shared out highlights from the past year, and hosted silly photo booths.

Streaming Live from NY Today - The Global Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Education Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this coming week, April 24 - 28, 2017, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network.