Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Date: Friday, November 10, 2017.

MAD About Mattering 2017 Kickoff! #appsthatmatter

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Last night we kicked off the MAD about Mattering 2017 project. The picture on this post is from our teacher kickoff meeting. The post MAD About Mattering 2017 Kickoff!

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


As Secretary Duncan’s chief of staff wrote at the time, the Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers, technology companies , testing corporations, and other vendors.”. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

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Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. 5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms. Friday, October 13, 2017. Step 1: Set up Your Room for Morning Meetings.

10 Summer Jobs For Teachers 2017

EdNews Daily

Please find 10 summer jobs for teachers in 2017 listed below. These companies are hiring now. 10 Summer Jobs For Teachers in 2017: Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is hiring experienced, accomplished tutors, teachers, translators, interpreters, and education specialists in Delaware.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. Varsity Tutors is a nationally recognized company that connects students with personalized tutoring services in both academic and test prep subject areas.

This Is How It Feels To Meet Your Online Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

Have you ever wondered what it can feel like to meet some of your online students in-person? On August 15, 2017, 51Talk brought students from China to New York to compete in an English competition titled: The 51Talk Star Final.

Joining the ed tech game changers at BETT 2017


The 2017 edition was packed-full with game-changers. From the multinational companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Discovery Education, Asus, Lego, or Intel, to small, single-product companies, they all made Bett the excellent conference it was.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class


Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded 1,430 companies and nearly 3,500 founders. featured 124 companies from 18 countries—marking the largest class in the accelerator’s history. Michael Seibel (@mwseibel) August 21, 2017. The company will not take more than $30,000 over the two years.) The company accepted its first cohort of 30 students this past July, added another 40 in August, and will have 100 for its September class.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

Google – which maintains close ties to the think tank – was alleged to pressure New America to push out a scholar and his team after they made a series of sharp statements about the behavior of the company. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition).

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

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Date: Friday, December 8, 2017. In marketing or advertising meetings, people would say, “Well, I wouldn’t be interested in that.” Now for the next three weeks, we’re going to be counting down the Top 15 Episodes of 2017.

Research Schools: What are they and how do they work?

The CoolCatTeacher

Wednesday, September 27, 2017. How a “Kids Deserve It T-Shirt” at ISTE 2017 caused a chance meeting. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Aaron Marvel @AaronMarvelEDU , and this is an example of an awesome meeting. Meet the “Educational Engineer”.

5 Ideas for Improving Student Writing

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Manner of Selection of Winners : All participants with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher between February 10, 2017 and midnight on February 12, 2017 will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March 2017

Discovery Education

Here are a few companies and organizations sharing this message: Barbie You Can Be Anything : Barbie launched their very first STEM kit in 2016 along with a line of career-themed Barbie’s. Download the March 2017 STEMtistic Image . March 29th, 2017 with #DESTEMChat on Twitter!


ISTE 2017 Preview: What to Expect from This Year’s Conference


As we countdown to ISTE 2017 , here’s a few things we’re excited to see, do, and learn about during the conference. As a White House Champion for Change and the former Chief Technology Officer for Des Plaines Public Schools, Jennie Magiera has made it her life’s work to help educators use purposeful technology to meet the needs of every learner. Company Announcements EdTech News

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

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Dates: February 1, 2017 – February 14, 2017 at midnight EST. How Prizes Will Be Awarded : All names of people who leave reviews will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator. If the winner does not meet qualifications, another winner will be selected.

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Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders


Technology designed for educators is pushed “as if our ones and zeroes are special,” keynote speaker Clay Shirky told top librarians, publishers and administrators at the Ithaka Next Wave 2017 conference, held in New York City on Wednesday. One secret to the partnership’s success: clear boundaries between the for-profit company and the nonprofit educational institution. “We’re With edtech, specialized isn’t always better.

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards



Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017

Discovery Education

Download the February 2017 STEMtistic Image. The 2017 3M Young Scientist Challenge (YSC) has opened for entries and is looking for the most innovative thinker in America. Learn about the process here: Application Process – DUE April 19, 2017.


?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do


Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa echoes Teti’s wish, but says edtech companies need to look beyond traditional higher-ed models and think about what kinds of problems two-year institutions and trade schools face. Community College Research Center assistant director Melinda Karp, edtech companies will try to make schools fit their products, rather than helping schools find the right tools or programs that meet their exact needs.

Meet the All New Flipgrid! #flipgridfever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

seconds of every minute of every day since Jan 1 of 2017. Flipgrid is always evolving because they are a company who listens to their users. The all-new Flipgrid is here!

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

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Monday, September 18, 2017. The quote was by Charles “Tremendous” Jones , and the quote said, “The difference between who we are as a person today, and who we will be in five years is determined by the books we read and the people we meet.”.

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

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Manner of Selection of Winners : All participants with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher between February 7, 2017 and midnight on February 8, 2017 will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner.

6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tuesday, October 10, 2017. It works really good for reminding parents about meetings that we have. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

5 Things That Harm a Student’s Ability to Succeed

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Last week, NASSP 2017 Digital Principal of the Year David Geurin discussed helping us teachers find our blind spots in the classroom. Determination of date of winner: February 11, 2017 the name will be drawn and the winner will be notified.

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5 Ways to Be an Unforgettable Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017. One thing that I did this year — and I found it to be a game-changer — was I implemented a weekly meeting. It was on Fridays, and every Friday we have one class period that was dedicated to having an in-house meeting with my classes.

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Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

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She also uses this for professional development for teachers when she’s preparing to meet them on-site. You could then turn and go on to respond and say, “Teryl, it’s so nice to meet you.

5 Ways to Be a Change Leader in Your School

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Date: Friday, November 24, 2017. And it took a couple of meetings of, “No,” and rudeness before I learned that. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Teaching History with Simulations and Game Based Learning

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Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Kids are constantly meeting with each other. They’re constantly meeting with each other. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

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I’ve found a tool that can help with inquiry-based learning, nonfiction reading, and meeting standards: Kids Discover Online. Those of you wanting to quickly meet a standard will be thankful for this approach.

New Company Says by Using Its Service, Students Can Test Classroom Tech Before Arriving on Campus


Founded by a father-son duo, the company launched this year with the goal to create “tier zero” for students and tech support before the school year starts, co-founder Ben Sample (the son in the duo), tells EdSurge. The other cofounder, Jay Sample, says a student visiting the company’s website can click a “scan” button to run tests that are each related generally to the requirements stipulated by the LMS or the school.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

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Often a life coach doesn’t even work for the company of the person they are coaching. Many teachers love Teachers Pay Teachers while others frown on the resources because they prefer traditional textbook companies.

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What’s It Like Tutoring for VIPKID, the Chinese Company That Just Raised $200 Million?


Mabry is one of the 20,000 educators working for VIPKID , China’s largest online English tutoring company. The Beijing-based company has now raised a total of $325 million.). The company said it generated roughly $40 million last in July, through the efforts of teachers like Mabry. “I She even won a contest put on by the company to travel to Beijing and meet Cindy Mi, the company’s founder and CEO.

Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

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We worked with a company, Bretford, at the time, they donated a little bit of furniture. BILL: So about 12 teachers opted in, they were able to meet with Ilsa and decided what furniture and what seating they wanted and how they wanted to configure it.

7 Ways to Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Into the Classroom

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Those competent in SEL are able to recognize and manage their emotions, establish healthy relationships, set positive goals, meet personal and social needs, and make responsible and ethical decisions” (Elias et al.,