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ISTE 2018: Where I?ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

This post is full of resources to get the most of your ISTE 2018 experience whether you are there (or not.). Remember to follow (and use) the official hashtag of #ISTE18 and #NotAtISTE18 so you can see what needs to be seen! Places to Join: Free LiveStreamed Events for ISTE. If you want to watch on Periscope then follow the # PassTheScopeEDU Team. ISTE Flipboard Magazine to follow. It’s more important than ever to teach kids how to read news critically.

Reflections on 20 Years of Open Content: Lessons from Open Source

Iterating Toward Openness

I’ll be writing a range of essays this year reflecting on two decades of work toward opening the core intellectual infrastructure of education (textbooks and other educational materials, assessments, and outcomes / objectives / competency statements) in order to increase access to and improve the effectiveness of education. This post, written as part of my agreement to keynote #OER18 later this spring, provides some historical context for the emergence of open content.


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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. I have some bright students, and a lot of them felt chagrined that they weren’t able to deduce this,” said Colglazier, who videotaped the episode last January. Whether that information is from a news organization or from your uncle, it all looks the same to them.”.

The Emergency Home Learning Summit Final Week - 24 Amazing Interviews Start Tomorrow

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

the interviews will be available to watch free for five days (or until the summit ends on the night of the 25th). But you can own access to the full library by buying the Summit all-access pass, which is $99, a $50 savings from the price after the 25th.

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?


It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. A settlement that would have created a Book Rights Registry and made it possible to access the Google Books corpus through public-library terminals ultimately died, rejected by a federal judge in 2011. Google’s involvement promised to change that.

Help Save PicLits - Wednesday, May 2nd

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Wednesday, May 2nd, for a unique community brainstorming session on , the "creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture." Being reluctant to take ''no'' for an answer., PicLits seems to have a lot going for it: the site averages 260,000 visitors and 1.2

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DATE: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 COST: Free REGISTRATION: To register for the mini-conference, join There is no cost to join, but there is a membership approval process in order to eliminate spammers. Those who are already members of do not need to do anything. To make sure your computer or mobile is configured for Zoom, please visit We all need to commit to making them a better user experience.

Living an organized life as a teacher (with Lisa Woodruff)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: How to become an organized teacher with Organize 365’s Lisa Woodruff. I am a subscriber to her Organize 365 podcast, which I highly recommend if you enjoy learning about the mindset of organization, as well as practical tips. It’s a physical box that is mailed to your house with folders inside and comes with training videos and a course … it’s a pretty cool system. I didn’t know how else to do it.

How one Mississippi community copes with influx of Hispanic students

The Hechinger Report

Luis Antonio Hernandez reads a story about Cinco de Mayo to students in Christy Crotwell’s first grade class at Morton Elementary School. He spends most days racing from class to class, helping out as needed. Like many schools across Mississippi, Morton is scrambling to adjust to an influx of Spanish-speaking students for which it was completely unprepared. The federal money is restricted to districts with at least 76 ELL students.