Fri.Oct 05, 2018

Tech Ed Resources–Organize Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Making a Profit Can Also Mean Helping the World

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Social emotional learning company Move This World began as a non profit. That model didn't fit, but the company still pursues its goal of helping teachers and students. The post Making a Profit Can Also Mean Helping the World appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech Entrepreneurship Professional Development Social Emotional Learning (SEL) social innovation Startups wellbeing

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50 ideas for using video in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Video is an incredibly effective medium for showcasing something that we want to share with others. We send videos we create or find to our friends and family through various social media platforms. Videos help us tell our story. They allow us to share our voice. Adding video to a lesson can increase the engagement […].

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Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Kim Calderon


Hands on learning is how our students want to learn. Truth is, adults love learning that way, too! At Fall CUE, Kim Calderon has some seriously fun learning planned for you. Check out her sessions and bring the fun back to your classroom on Monday!

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 10/05/2018 - 08:55. At the annual Tinker Fair in De Queen, Ark., science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is put into action.

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Change is on the way for the College Scorecard

The Hechinger Report

The U.S. Department of Education is planning to add a lot more data to its College Scorecard , the online database of information about two- and four-year colleges and universities. It has been heavily criticized for lacking information on the earnings and debt for college students.

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Superb App Introduces Kids to Animation


Simple tutorial and lessons give kids all the tools and tips they need to create their first animations. Easy Studio Stop-Motion Studio Ideal, easy-to-use way to help kids learn basic animation Pros: Manipulating the shapes to resize and rotate can be difficult at first.

Argument Writing in Social Studies


Read.Inquire.Write is a researched-based Social Studies curriculum from the University of Michigan School of Education. The FREE, downloadable lessons were created for middle school students and focus on argumentative writing through various sources.

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How Schools Can Lead on Sexual Harassment


For those of us who work with adolescents, the Brett Kavanaugh accusations require self-reflection: How different are our schools from what we now know about prep-school culture in the 1980s? How do we lead boys to be better? Last year, the #MeToo movement forced institutions across the country to reckon with sexual harassment. This included the school where I was principal.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Watch Out for These Red Flags to Help Identify Dyslexia

Children cannot grow out of dyslexia. Rather, the dyslexia will only have more severe consequences over time with lack of intervention. It is critical to keep an eye out for all possible red flags at every grade level to understand when intervention is needed.

Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Elsbeth Seymour


All means all. We teach all students in our class and each and every one of those students have different needs. At Fall CUE, Elsbeth Seymour will be showcasing her expertise on how using technology can help reach ALL students. Don’t miss this one.

Cyber Security Resources for Teachers and Students


We hope you had a good first month. We, on the East/South East Coast, had an unplanned week off thanks to Hurricane Florence. Because of this, we were not able to celebrate Banned Book Week in our usual style.

A classroom teacher’s guide to reducing test anxiety (and testing!)

eSchool News

As educators, sometimes it seems like all we ever do is jump from preparing our students for one assessment to another. Reams have been written about the corrosive influence of pervasive testing in education, but is there anything we can do as classroom teachers to avoid over-testing our students?

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Two Great Note Taking Apps for Chrome Users

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are two of our favourite note taking tools you can use on your Chrome. Our favourite pick in the list is OneNote as it offers more sophisticated features than Google Keep. Its new more

CyberSecurity Awareness Month

EdTech Magazine

CyberSecurity Awareness Month. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 10/05/2018 - 16:37.


Study highlights plight of students with only one device at home

eSchool News

The digital divide is proving one of the most pervasive and stubborn challenges in U.S. education, and its effects can follow students from kindergarten through college.

#CelebrateWithDE – Hispanic Heritage Month

Discovery Education

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! We celebrate Hispanic heritage each year between September 15 – October 15, but do you know why this timeframe was selected? Make sure your students know some of the reasons we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans: A number of independence days in Latin American countries, Mexico, and Chile, along with Día de la Raza all fall within these 30 days. Enjoy your celebrations throughout this month…and beyond! Featured Resource.

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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Why Friday Should Be Your New Monday

Reading By Example

This morning, a student arriving at school was wearing a shirt with the following phrase on the front: Got That Friday Feeling. I laughed and then went about my day. Fridays always seem a bit lighter and loose. For examples, jeans replace khakis. These quiet yet clear transitions to the weekend are normal. Yet can they also cause us to not appreciate the present? We are mentally on Saturday time even before Friday begins. Related, is this why people generally struggle more with Mondays?

Simplified macOS and iOS upgrade workflows

Jamf on EdTech

Choose when and how you upgrade to macOS Mojave and iOS 12 with the help of two workflow guides


A Good Task Management App for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Taskade is an excellent productivity tool we have recently discovered through Product Hunt. It allows you to turn new tabs into notepads with powerful features. You can instantly capture more

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Sometimes I write a few comments. Really, this work is for me, but sure, I’ll share it with you. All this feeds the massive review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. There’s quite a bit of financial aid news in the “business of financial aid” section, as well as the court section below.

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The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Equity Maps for Effective Group Work

Fractus Learning

I recently attended an Apple Educators’ Institute in Texas and there are always a few things that resonate with me post conference. One in particular was the spotlight session by Stephanie Thompson on the use of Equity Maps. […]. Apps Educators Resources

Writer Igniter

Technology Tidbits

Writer Igniter is a nice little tool for writing prompts that I just found out about from Ozge Karaoglu's wonderful blog. All a teacher has to do is click on the "shuffle" button and a random character, situation, prop, and setting, will appear and allow students to start writing. I highly recommend checking out Writer Igniter by clicking here !!! writing prompts

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30hands Learning

Technology Tidbits

30hands Learning is the excellent company for creating an innovative LMS (Learning Management System) as well as the popular mobile iOS app that is ideal for digital storytelling 30hands Pro. The 30hands community is a perfect cloud based solution that allows educators to: manage/track students, hand in/out assignments, schedule events, and more. While the mobile is being used in education for project based learning, digital storytelling, and more.

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