Get Out and Vote!


The 2016 election is the culmination of more than 19 months of campaign promises and incessant media coverage of the United States presidential election. Regardless of its outcome, this election is one for the history books.

Playing at Orientation: Interview with the Designers of “The Parasite” at University of Chicago


which introduced high school youth from the South Side of Chicago to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, digital media literacies, and the basics of serious game design. a book or article). Photo by Grace McLeod, used with permission.

Open or shut?

Learning with 'e's

There are clear advantages to publishing your work by open access (see this article on open scholarship ) as this article by Melanie Fullick highlights: ".for Additionally, the potential of social media to amplify content and expand reach exponentially should also be acknowledged.

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

You can read the article HERE. I got on Twitter in 2009, which was an accomplishment in itself as I had previously convinced myself that I would never use social media as I didn’t have the time nor saw any value in it. The beauty of social media is that it is all about YOU!

At These Colleges, Students Begin Serious Research Their First Year

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Social media to predict acts of terrorism. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Principal's Reflections

My experiences in this social space forced me to take a critical lens to my professional practice as well as that of my staff in my school. Over time my primary use of social media shifted from communicator to learner.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. These are all outcomes that any educator would (or should) openly embrace.

Are You a Critical Consumer?

A Principal's Reflections

The exponential evolution if the Internet and social media tools have allowed for the quick sharing of knowledge, ideas, images, videos, and opinions. It also extends well beyond social media to articles, books, keynotes, workshops, and presentations.

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Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

We explore these controversies in our article Is Esports a Sport? When students can join a school esports team, it becomes a social experience. Without a school esports club, passionate gamers often feel left out of mainstream school social life. Social skills.

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Helping Learners to be Kind Online and Offline

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many children play social games, such as Roblox and Fortnite, and experience cyberbullying much more than we did in the past. Students have to choose what they will do for a character facing the situation then see the outcome of these choices.

How Games Can Hook Students With Short Attention Spans

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Read the original article. Traditionally, the course is delivered to students through social media platforms. This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Read the original article.

10 Data-Science terms and their applications

Playware Studios

From conventional systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Accounting Information Systems (AIS) to new sources such as Social Media, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Knowledge Management Systems (KMS).

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The Blueprint for a Great Story

A Principal's Reflections

Social media and a variety of other technologies allow for the mash-up of text, hyperlinks, audio, images, and video to craft compelling narratives that showcase all that is great in education. In other cases, many stories in education just share a positive outcome or point.

8 Wonderful Websites for Easy Coding Activities for Any Age or Level!

Teacher Reboot Camp

This article, Why Kids Should Learn To Code (And How To Get Them Started) , provides some useful information to get you started. First in the series, Hour of Code Ideas !

Learning to Read to Learn

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. But in a digital world, there are countless ways — books, newspapers, social media, blogs, online forums — to read information. And while each project had its own model of building teenagers’ comprehension, all were successful in improving student outcomes. Reading involves various forms of social support.

Unlocking Research to Improve Learning

Digital Promise

Often, scholarly research articles are expensive to purchase; for example, a single article from a top education journal on Google Scholar costs an average of $30. Aubrey is the Research Director at Digital Promise and Sandra is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Stanford University.

12 apps to help students improve their self-control

eSchool News

Building social and emotional learning (SEL) skills such as self-control requires face-to-face interaction, meaningful discussion, and reflection. Teach a lesson that helps students think about possible outcomes before posting on social media.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

social media. Resources include a blend of videos, pedagogic articles, lesson plans, projects, and virtual face-to-face meetings to share suggestions with classmates in a collaborative environment.

How to Help Your Students Navigate the News in a Presidential Election Year


For social studies educators, a presidential election year is a big deal. I’ve always relished these times because they’re part of what makes social studies special. Social studies teachers must support their students as they encounter: Major attacks on journalism.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

Below you will see how the course is structured as well as learner outcomes. The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the release of the book in June of 2017.

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Using the Tools Appropriately: Unpacking ISTE Standard #2

Tech Helpful

As a four year Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship educator I start teaching grade-level appropriate digital citizenship in kindergarten to talk about the importance of wise choices and the impact it can have on you. Common Sense Media also has several unplugged options to choose from.

Student Voice through Student Podcasting with CUE Members


What these two educators have done is demonstrate that student podcasting is possible in any environment with basic tech and knowledge, and as progress is made, better tech and student outcomes are possible. If you enjoyed this article please share it out!

Olympic Learning! Over 32 Web Resources and Activities

Teacher Reboot Camp

Your students will also learn about different cultures and traditions by following the Olympics online through videos, articles, images, social media and infographics. Students can create social media marketing campaign posters for different local businesses. Students can chose one or two images and write a news article to support this image. Find web tools for kids and teens t0 create news articles here.

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

An innovative class on teaching the future

Bryan Alexander

” One part of student work combines futures practice with social media: Students then begin a semester-long “scanning blog” to help track developments and trends, and generally bridge — to the extent possible — the evidence gap they have in predicting the future of that topic. Students are asked to identify their preferred outcomes, as well as one unexpected “black swan” scenario with a disproportionate effect on the topic.

The Meaning of Words

A Principal's Reflections

Whether it is in person at events and workshops or in social media spaces, I routinely see conversations play out where educators take a certain stance on the meaning of specific words. Jargon in education is nothing new.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

The Internet and the applications which allow for connection such as social media, text applications, voice over IP and video conferencing applications enable authentic connections to each other and others outside the school walls.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Second, social-emotional learning is the single biggest tech trend in software. . It encourages lack of sensitivity by demonstration of insensitivity, the exact opposite of the desired outcome. She is also the founder of Knowstory , a new social media site just for education.

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College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

social media. Resources include a blend of videos, pedagogic articles, lesson plans, projects, and virtual face-to-face meetings to share suggestions with classmates in a collaborative environment.

In professional development for online teachers, highlighting failure led the way to success

The Hechinger Report

I had worked a lot harder to get the same outcome,” Eaton said. Most of the stories posted on social media or reported in articles talk about successes, she said.

Making a Global Impact in Education: An Interview with Karl Mehta, CEO of EdCast

EdNews Daily

EdCast is a social knowledge network built in an effort to enhance our ability to collaborate and learn. These employment changes require access to ongoing education in order to grow and sustain the economic and social health of our nation as well as the world. Robyn Shulman.

Toward Renewable Assessments

iterating toward openness

Our collective goals were to bring a selection of articles on Latin American literature to featured article status (or as near as possible). By project’s end, we had contributed three featured articles and eight good articles.

How My Struggles as a Student Led to Success for My Reluctant Readers


This article is part of the upcoming guide, What Does Reading Well Look Like? As a somewhat outlandish example, I once used an article from The Onion (with minor edits to language) to introduce satire before launching into a study of Harrison Bergeron.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes.

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A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

There can also be a temptation for children to use other technologies whilst viewing content, such as utilising social media and temporary blocks on other tools during flipped learning activities should be considered.