Using Blog Tools Since 2006

Learning With Lucie

I would have to say that my experience started in the late 90's when were first learned how to publish on the web using HTML and FTP, but in 2006 when I discovered blogging tool I quickly knew that a new digital portfolio platform had been born.

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What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Having co-authored the US’s first parents’ guide to teen social networking, published in 2006, she has also contributed to a number of books and publications, most recently Bullying: Perspectives, Practice and Insights (Council of Europe, 2017).

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Cohen aka the Tech Rabbi on episode 448 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design.

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?


PISA 2000 showed Finnish youth to be the best young readers in the world, in 2003 the country’s youth led in math, by 2006 Finland was first out of 57 countries in science, and by 2009 Finland came second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide.

The very best videos on the future of education


YouTube may be a rabbit-hole of clickable memes and fun compilations, but it’s also home to some essential watching for teachers and parents looking to understand not only key EdTech trends, but also the nuances of current K12 and higher education debates. Changing Education Paradigms.

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Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Educating Kids for Life Not for Tests.

Why All Educators Need SAMR And TPACK

The Web20Classroom

SAMR Model -The SAMR Model was introduced by Ruben Puentedura in 2006. Lately, the work I’ve been doing with teachers and leaders has centered around the engaging and effective use of technology.

How to Get Motivated This Monday Morning

The CoolCatTeacher

Also author of The Successful Teacher’s Handbook , this South Carolina teacher has a message of hope and encouragement from her experience in education that will help all of us get motivated this Monday!

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Are Free Educational Videos Worth It?


Quick take: Find out how most teachers are finding their educational videos for their lessons and the 5 problems that come from using free resources: Advertisements. Free educational videos are the mainstay of teachers using videos in their lessons but are they worth the trouble?

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Educators can no longer ignore the TPACK framework


Koehler, who co-authored a paper in 2006 and another one in 2008 , referring to the above core idea with these exact words. Technology has changed so many industries already and education is no exception. Why educators can no longer ignore the TPACK framework.

The Complete Guide to SCALE-UP in Education

ViewSonic Education

As a result, lectures are discarded in lieu of class-wide discussions, and the rows of seats facing the front are thrown out in favor of seat clusters that enable the room to resemble a restaurant much more than a traditional education setting. Collaborative, hands-on, and computer focused.

Empatico: A Breakthrough Way to Promote Empathy (And It’s Free)

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have created more than 30 global collaborative projects in that time, co-winning the ISTE Online learning award with that first project in 2006. Education

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. Department of Education or other federal agencies) in and out of inclusion. Department of Education’s national educational technology plans.). Department of Education, I do not believe it was ever published by the Department.

Reclaiming Your Calling #MotivationMonday with Brad Gustafson

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Principal Brad Gustafson, author of Reclaiming Our Calling: Hold on to the Heart, Mind, and Hope of Education , inspires us to find our reason for teaching and being an educator again.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

The following three sections detail the range of best practices found by researchers to be critical for ensuring educator growth and success: Effective Administrator and Teacher Leadership. 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ). It has grown rapidly in the United States since being introduced in 1999 ( Lewis, Perry, and Murata, 2006 ). educators, and Catherine Lewis, who conducts academic research on lesson study. This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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Passion for education

Learning with 'e's

We all need inspiration, and many would argue that we perform better as educators when we have passion. We need to see education for what it is - the means to draw out the best from children and give them the best preparation to thrive in the world. 2006) Reflective Practice.

What Does Innovation Mean in Higher Education?


These questions grounded discussions at last weekend’s annual Education Writers Association. higher education seminar. The event for colleges and newsrooms covering education focused on innovation and was aptly held at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, an institution transforming itself into a “ New American University ” — a redesigned modern university envisioned by ASU President Michael Crow and researcher William Dabars.

How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

This free tool helps educators around the world connect their students. I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have seen the power it has to help children be more accepting of people different from themselves. Brian S.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Y Combinator ( I list its education investments here ) has refused to sever ties with Thiel. Education Politics. Education in the Courts.

Top New Books for Educators – See What’s Coming Out in April!

Where Learning Clicks

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history.

Freedom, democracy and education

Learning with 'e's

Education can bring freedom, the capability to break out from the confines of one''s mind, to take risks , to ask difficult questions. Progressive educator John Dewey placed the onus of freedom at the door of each learner. 1916) Democracy and Education. What is freedom?

Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education


In his 2006 TED Talk —still the most-watched of all time—he claimed that “we are educating people out of their creative capacities” and charged the current education system with being too rigid in adhering to traditional academic subjects. But he hasn’t given up on schools or education—far from it, in fact. But I wanted to ask you about the other side of the coin, about educators. Education is not an abstraction.

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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.

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If Edtech Efficacy Research Ignores Implementation, How Does It Help Improve Education?


If we really want to understand how effective educational technology tools are for improving learner outcomes, we need to stop throwing the baby out with the bathwater. However, researchers evaluating the impact of these technology tools on learner outcomes often ignore a critical component: the user’s local educational setting and how they choose to use the product. In their 2006 study, researchers Martin Eccles and Brian Mittman. Education Technology Efficacy Research

EdTechTeam Receives Google Cloud Education Partner of the Year Award


EdTechTeam today announced that it has received the Google Cloud Global Partner of the Year Award in Education. We’re proud of our long history partnering with Google’s education programs over the past 13 years,” said Mark Wagner , CEO of EdTechTeam.

American higher education politics just changed, maybe

Bryan Alexander

Higher education policy has loomed surprisingly large so far, and the various postures and proposals sketch out something of a break in the way Republicans and Democrats have been handling education. The well-named Democrats for Education Reform appeared.


5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

The CoolCatTeacher

You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. The first big project was the Flat Classroom Project, which went on to win ISTE’s award in 2006 for the best online learning project, that I co-created with Julie Lindsey, who at the time had been in Bangladesh.

Digital Divide = Educational Divide = Urgent Action Needed

Tomorrow's Learners

The digital divide causes a major inequality that has very substantial drag to our educational performance. This was starkly illustrated by this OECD official analysis of 2006 in the table below. Therefore the digital divide becomes an educational divide, as Wadi D.

Now a Google Certified Educator


After seeing droves of people flock the EdTechTeam booth at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, I finally decided to look into what might be getting so many people excited!

How to Create Meaningful Learning Experiences

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. Education Every Classroom Matters Podcast Innovation

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the Secretary of Education – the first time that a Vice President has had to break a tie in the Senate for this sort of vote. See also, via Market Watch : “ K12 ’s stock rallies after DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education.” Via The Hechinger Report : “Why Betsy DeVos ’ vision of education does little to ensure equity.” Education in the Courts.


#BETT19 Report—Around the world and back with Google for Education


It started with an idea in 2006: what if we bring Google’s suite of productivity tools to schools? 13 years later, there are 80 million educators and students around the world using what has become G Suite for Education. 40 million students and educators rely on Google Classroom to stay organized and support creative teaching techniques, and 30 million use Chromebooks to open up a world of possibilities both inside and outside the classroom.

5 Ways Online Learning Can Open Doors For All Students

EdNews Daily

Online class growth has been consistent for the past 13 years, and more than a quarter of higher education students (or 28%) are enrolled in at least one online course. Also, Imo Education predicts that by 2019 at least 50% of all classes will be delivered online.

How One Master Educator Uses Visuals and Tech to Make Dracula a Must-Take Course


He has also been selected as a Master Educator by the education technology company Course Hero , which produced a ten-minute film that features Stepanic and his crowd-pleasing class. Master Educator Stanley Stepanic discusses his course, Dracula; video source: Course Hero. Hellsing Ultimate" (2006–2008, 2012, 2014; created by Kohta Hirano) 2. When Stanley Stepanic was growing up in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, he lived in a house built in 1823.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the Washington Post : “ Trump pitches $20 billion education plan at Ohio charter school that received poor marks from state.” More on Bill Clinton and Laureate Education in the for-profit higher ed section below. Elsewhere in Education Politics. ” Education in the Courts. I love education research. Via Education Week’s Market Brief : “ State Testing Disruptions Likely Produced Dips and Gains in Student Scores, Study Says.”