Tue.Nov 27, 2018

Transformational Teaching in Tough Times – Part 1 with Sia Kyriakakos

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 393 of the 10-Minute Teacher with Sia Kyriakakos From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Master music teacher Amy Burns shares how her music students use Seesaw as a place for performance and sharing with parents and grandparents.

Organize and Motivate Your Local Maker Community

Digital Promise

How can I motivate teachers in my district to introduce making to their students? What are examples of maker learning projects in my subject area? Where can I learn about what making is from someone who is doing it?

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Hour of Code 101

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 3-9th, 2018, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom


This post was originally published in the October 2018 issue of the Education Today Magazine. The way people learn is as unique as cats’ noses. In case you wonder, there are no two cat muzzles exactly the same.

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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!

5 Resources to Find Tons of Free Fun Unplugged Coding Activities!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the series, Hour of Code Ideas ! Falling in love with code means falling in love with problem solving and being a part of a forever ongoing conversation.” – Kathryn Barrett.

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In China, a Generation Raised by ‘Tiger Mothers’ Seeks a Softer Approach


For Nancy Xu, childhood revolved around her studies. That meant early-morning bus rides to school, loads of after-school classes, and by high school, spending 12 hours a day on coursework. Xu grew up in northwestern China, and the reason for all that studying was a high-stakes test called the Gaokao, a nationwide college-entrance exam. In many cases, this one ultracompetitive test determines what kind of job the student will be able to pursue as an adult. For Xu, all that studying paid off.

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20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking by TeachThought Staff Can how you set up your classroom impact how students think? If you design learning with physical space and interaction in mind, it absolutely can. Desks are a staple of the ‘modern’ classroom as we know it. Usually, these learning spaces are simple, and simply arranged: places […]. The post 20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Strategies Veteran Teacher

‘Faculty Information System’ Developer, Interfolio Acquired for $110M+


Being a faculty member requires a lot more than just teaching and research. Behind the scenes, there’s accreditation reporting, tracking and organizing work around tenure, plus managing and supporting students while staying on top of new technologies and instructional practices. Washington D.C.-based based Interfolio aims to help simplify the workflow for faculty with software it dubs “faculty information systems.”

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Doodling Matters – and it Makes a Difference!

Teacher Tech

How To Sketchnote: A Step-By-Step Manual for Teachers and Students by Sylvia Duckworth Reviewed by Erin Whalen The perfect combination of pedagogy and practice, Sylvia’s new book begins with an overview of why doodling is not just okay, it’s beneficial to the learning process. Sylvia then shares ideas and instructions on sketching – LOTS of […]. The post Doodling Matters – and it Makes a Difference! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Lesson Design pedagogy sketchnotin

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.

Teen Mothers Need a Lot of Support. This New Orleans School Actually Provides It.


NEW ORLEANS — Photos of students in silver-blue caps and gowns line the walls of Elizabeth Ostberg’s office. There must be over a hundred of them, faces beaming and proud. Graduation is a momentous occasion for any student, but for those who come through the NET Charter High School , it carries extra meaning. Students at the NET have come a long way to earn their diplomas.

When Kids Lead

The Principal of Change

I remember I was about to speak at a conference and before things started, the crowd of educators was loud as they were connecting and having conversations with each other.

SecurEdge WiFi: What to Expect Part 2


If your company is like most, you and your team are dependent on your company's wireless network. When the WiFi goes down , you can expect your company’s productivity to come to a screeching halt.

Individualized Supports for Students with ASD


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is, at its heart, a processing disorder.

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.

Technology Use Is A Right, Not A Privilege

The Innovative Educator

Some traditional educators may still view student access to technology as a privilege, but it is not. Today, technology is necessary for learning to be accessible, real, and relevant in the modern world. The college, careers, and citizenship for which our students need to be prepared require the use of technology. The job of our learning institutions requires today's educators to know how to manage a tech-rich classroom and keep technology from becoming a weapon of mass distraction.

Here Is An Excellent Timeline of Western Art History for Art Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

the dates and characteristics of each art movement throughout history can be difficult for students. From prehistoric art of rock carvings and engravings created in the Old Stone Age to contemporary.read more


8 great apps to enhance classroom learning

eSchool News

We’re in the Golden Age of Educational Apps, according to Shannon Holden, assistant principal at Republic Middle School in Missouri. However, many parents and educators question the educational value of apps and worry they are taking away from actual instructional time.

Report: Educator Optimism at Highest Level Since 2015


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the results of its fourth annual Educator Confidence Report, a survey of more than 1,200 K-12 teachers and school and district administrators, which investigates key issues impacting today’s educators.

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.

Why we love our SEL tools

eSchool News

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an increasingly important part of the curriculum in many schools—and for good reason.

FEATURE: Invest in Yourself. Just Do It!


Tech and Learning recently sponsored a leadership event in Denver on Bridging the Equity Gap. For me, the learning and inspirational message went beyond the topic and technology

In Praise of Really Long Projects

My Paperless Classroom

As a specialist serving all the kids in the school, one of my greatest fears is that one student’s work in progress won’t make it from one week to the next. I have rolling shelves, and a culture of “put your name on it.”

Support MIND On #GivingTuesday

MIND Research Institute

Since 2012, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S. has been known as " Giving Tuesday." The day of charitable giving was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

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.

In Praise of Really Long Projects

My Paperless Classroom

As a specialist serving all the kids in the school, one of my greatest fears is that one student’s work in progress won’t make it from one week to the next. I have rolling shelves, and a culture of “put your name on it.”

What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

Tech Helpful

Often when people come to visit our lower school STEM lab they ask "how did you know what to put it in?" The truth is, we didn't, but we learned along the way. The first thing I would suggest to a school system wanting to create a STEM lab is not to try to buy everything in the beginning.

10 Good Chemistry Apps for Highschool Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Another collection of good educational iPad apps specifically curated from iTunes App Store for high school teachers and students. These are apps to help students with chemistry learning from.read more

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Authentic “Student Voice” Includes Speaking Skills


How can we talk about giving students voice without thinking about oral communication? That’s the most important way humans express opinions and share knowledge, says veteran teacher-consultant Erik Palmer. Learn why he believes all students can become better speakers. Articles Speaking Skills Erik Palmer oral communication speaking skills student voice

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.