Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!


Education and technology in 2016: it seems you can’t have one without the other. ISTE Conference & Expo is the perfect place to meet like-minded educators with a shared enthusiasm for educational technology and a thirsty interest in how to use tech to truly enhance learning.

Will You Take the 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Reader Survey?

The CoolCatTeacher

So, I’m opening up my 2016 reader survey. 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Blog Reader Survey. The post Will You Take the 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Reader Survey? Speak out. Be heard. I'm listening. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Top Blog Posts of January 2016

The CoolCatTeacher

January 2016 was an epic month here with a reach of over 200,000 views between this blog, my blogspot blog, and Last night I had the teacher kickoff meeting for Mad about Mattering and wow! SO excited about our MAD about Mattering kick off teacher meeting tonight!

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ISTE 2016: when ed-tech met passion


Just like anything related to the US, the last week’s conference organized by the International Society for Technology in Education rose to the expectations: ISTE 2016 was big! The NEO team was super excited to be part of ISTE 2016.

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How to Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

The fifth graders had an optional meeting at 7 am where they could come to school to meet the other kids half a world away. Kids came early to school so they could meet other kids! Learners love to meet learners in other classrooms, but how can you make it simple ?

How e-learning can meet some needs of struggling students


Using technology to meet struggling students’ needs. The entire teaching and learning experience should be about gaining knowledge not meeting the standards. The post How e-learning can meet some needs of struggling students appeared first on NEO BLOG.

Top 3 EdTech Predictions for 2016 and Beyond


The year is well under way and we have been anxiously watching the Internet to see the latest edtech predictions for 2016. Based on the numerous articles we’ve read, we’ve compiled our top 3 list edtech predictions for 2016.

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In-Class Flip: The Flipped Classroom Meets the Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

When I work with school districts shifting to blended learning, I often train teachers on the station rotation model and the flipped classroom. Both of these strategies for blending face-to-face and online learning work well for teachers in a traditional school setting.

35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher’s Summer PD 2016 just ended. Here are 11 take-aways I heard from class members: They enjoyed meeting online to chat on blogs, help each other on the Discussion Forums, mull over ideas on the Google Hangouts, and explore Twitter Chats.

The #EduColor Movement Meets The National Board [Video]

The Jose Vilson

I spoke about the #EduColor movement and the importance of community at the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards / Teaching and Learning Conference 2016 with a host of other awesome folks. Video education educolor nbpts teaching and learning 2016

Consider Perforating Your Meetings


What is really new is the idea of a perforated meeting I tried recently. Michael Berman of CSU Channel Islands invited me to join one of their department meetings. They’re just…meetings. This meeting was emergent. Would you consider perforating your meetings?

The Debate is On: PBS Launches You Choose 2016 for Kids

EdNews Daily

PBS KIDS recently launched You Choose 2016 , a kid-friendly website for ages 6-8 providing kids with relevant, non-partisan democracy-related information through interactive exploration and video. You Choose 2016 allows kids to: 1.

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Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation


To achieve this badge, companies must meet all requirements outlined in primary federal and California laws. We are excited to announce our partnership with two organizations at the forefront of online child safety initiatives: iKeepSafe and the Internet Watch Foundation ! The mission of each respective organization aligns perfectly with our own commitment to keeping kids safe online. iKeepsafe has also awarded us the California Privacy Badge.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!


At this year’s CUE 2016 Fall Conference, we are working hard to make the attendee experience even more engaging and enjoyable than years past. lol) at the CUE 2016 Fall conference is what fills each of us since we’ve waited to see all of our edu-crushes and long-distance friends for months.

Ten Tips: How to Write Your Common App Activities List, Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

Try: Arranged advertising events, organized fundraisers, and gave presentations at school meetings. We are so excited to introduce Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy.

College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

His book, College Essay Essentials (released July 2016), is currently the #1 bestselling book worldwide on the college essay. Sometimes, if we are lucky enough, our paths cross with genuine people who truly want to make a difference in the world, especially for youth.

Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. This was followed up by several meetings with key scientists to ascertain the threat that the incident posed for the mission. Meetings can also be flipped. So how do you flip a meeting?

Gaming The 2016 Election - Trading Cards & Virtual Interactives To Meet The Candidates

The ASIDE Blog

Source: PBS Kids Educating younger learners about the 2016 presidential election poses a real challenge. Source: PBS Kids Fortunately, PBS Kids has assembled a terrific array of resources in its " You Choose 2016 " platform. 2016 candidate civics current events election president

It's 2016

Adam Welcome

It was time to write this post - because it's 2016. I had a parent tell me a few years ago that all a good teacher needs is 'paper and a pencil' - my response was that times have changed and we can do much more for our kids in 2016!

LED Throwies Meet the Magnetic Board

User Generated Education

I have been offered an opportunity to teach maker education again at a local summer enrichment program during summer, 2016. LED Throwies Meet the Magnetic Board.

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

Discovery Education

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what the year brought us. Read on to learn more about Discovery Education’s 9 key lessons of 2016: 1. Perhaps you have a principal who is a gifted editorial writer, or a teacher who can deliver the message of digital learning to local Rotary meetings and other gatherings. Curriculum experts District Administrators Education Math Science Social Studies STEM 2016 engageemnt Teacher Leadership

Highlights from Tri-Association Conference 2016


It was fun connecting with old friends and meeting new ones over the three days of learning. It was a wonderful experience to be involved in the 2016 Tri-Conference.

Check Yourself: Toronto 2016


His message: teachers who offer choice can meet learning goals while creating powerful experiences that lead to increased motivation, creativity and divergent critical thinking.

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. SAT Scores: A New Number. Have you ever wondered how to achieve higher SAT scores?

Montessori Meets Kaizen: Promoting Lifelong Learning

Fractus Learning

The key to classroom performance then, as seen through the lens of kaizen principles, is an entire team working together to meet their collective goals.

Fall VirtCon 2016 - free online conference from Discovery Education - Oct 22

Educational Technology Guy

Discovery Education is hosting a free, online conference - 2016 Fall VirtCon - on Saturday, Oct 22nd.

Meet Us at FETC 2016 – Booth 844!

Benchmark Education

This week, Benchmark Education Company will be one of hundreds of exhibitors at this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference, or FETC.

Flipping “Meet the Teacher Night”

Gaggle Speaks

How about flipping “Meet the Teacher Night”? Sure, the school year is approaching the finish line. As you do a retrospective of what we hope was a great year, it’s not too early to think about new ways to use technology when students return from summer break. Making a few changes to the way you’ve always conducted this time-honored school event can also give parents an example of what it means to flip a classroom.

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Educator Innovator

Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. — Christine Boyer (@5Boyer) November 17, 2016. — Steph West-Puckett (@fieldpeaz) November 17, 2016. I also realized I need to make time to come to the National Writing Project Meeting EVERY YEAR! Educator Innovator Blog makerspace Making NWP Annual Meeting nwpam16

The Curriculum Meets Educational Technology… Avoiding Tech Shine

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I am now almost booked through the start of August, and the second half of the 2016 calendar is beginning to fill. The Curriculum Meets Educational Technology… Avoiding Tech Shine.

Paper-Based Or Computer-Based Testing? Whichever Meets Student Needs

TeachThought - Learn better.

Whichever Meets Student Needs appeared first on TeachThought. The post Paper-Based Or Computer-Based Testing? Assessment Experienced Teacher General

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries


It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day. At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, eight hopeful startups took the stage to show off their ideas and the progress they’ve made under the wings of one of Silicon Valley’s originals.

Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2016 Version

Educational Technology Guy

Here's my updated version for Spring, 2016. I use it for travel, conferences and off-site meetings. In the past, I've written about the technology I use on a daily basis (see bottom of page for links). I am a K-12 Education Strategist for CDW-G.

Teachers: Meet Katy Perry, Win $50,000, Fly to LA! Join #StaplesForStudents


1 grand prize winner = $50,000 Scholarship AND a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet superstar, Katy Perry. 4 first prize winners = (and one guest) will also win air travel to Los Angeles, two nights stay, and spending money to meet Katy Perry at the VIP Winner’s Celebration.

How to Use Voice to Text to Meet Learners' Needs


Pearson School Board @ MeldrumKim As teachers we meet lots of students and we try our best to meet their individual learning needs but sometimes we have a student like John. Kim Meldrum, M.Ed. Technology Innovation Consultant Lester B.