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Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education has many disruptors–3D Printing, AR and VR, 1:1 technology, STEM, and STEAM–but a recent and wildly popular one is robotics.

Pearson Signals Major Shift From Print by Making All Textbook Updates ‘Digital First’


The biggest education company in the world is moving away from a production model that has been one of the main drivers in the rising cost of textbooks.

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OPINION: Ending the stigma for college students with learning disabilities

The Hechinger Report

Students with disabilities, and especially those with invisible disabilities that affect how they learn, often struggle because of public misperceptions and stigmas.

SAM Labs Raises $8.9M Series A2 Round to Introduce Coding Kits to More Schools


In front of Joachim Horn lay several white blocks small enough to fit in the palm of his hand. He attached an equally small wheel to one of the blocks, and with some taps on a tablet computer, the block became a working motor and the wheel whirred to life.

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.

8 Things to Consider When Developing an Enrollment Strategy for Your Montessori School


Having a solid enrollment strategy is now more important than ever before. According to recent trends, private schools have experienced a decline in enrollment numbers. That’s the bad news. However, the good news is that the Montessori method is becoming more popular these days.

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Overcoming the Challenges of Working With Adult Learners in the Classroom


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Learn how you can motivate your adult learners to help them get the most from Educational Technology in their Classrooms today!

ISTE Highlights NASA STEM Resources for 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing


"Being able to build a NASA playground at the most important education innovation conference in the world while we celebrate the Apollo anniversary was an honor,” said Dr. C. Alex Young, director of NASA Space Science Education Consortium

8 Science-Based Strategies For Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

8 Science-Based Strategies For Critical Thinking contributed by Lee Carroll, PhD and Terry Heick Scientific argumentation and critical thought are difficult to argue against. However, as qualities and mindsets, they are often the hardest to teach to students. Einstein himself said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to […]. The post 8 Science-Based Strategies For Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking

Blue-Bot Provides Engaging Way for Young Students to Learn Programming Skills


Blue-Bot is a simple robot that can operate on its own or via Bluetooth controlled by an Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows device

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.

Google Docs add-on is released


Google Docs is used by students, teachers, and content writers to write and format papers. Considering all the possibilities and features, it is no wonder writers choose Google Docs.

7 Tips to the New Discovery Education Experience


I have been an educator in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for 14 years.  In  In my current role as an Elementary Instructional Coach at Ephrata Area School District, I love sharing new strategies, resources, and tools with the teachers I work with.  I  I am incredibly fortunate to work in a very innovative and future-focused school district that, like nearly half of the school districts in the United States, uses Discovery Education services.  The

3 keys to cultivating the maker mindset

eSchool News

When we dreamed of starting construction on a space where teachers and students alike could cultivate a maker mindset, our goals went beyond creating a dedicated makerspace.

PBS LearningMedia: Explore the Moon


Earth has one moon and today is the day to celebrate it


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.

How Making Music Can Help Students Cope with Trauma


Studies about the Ten Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have shown that most people have experienced one of these traumas in childhood, such as being abused, having a parent who is incarcerated, experiencing homelessness, among others.

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Students Will Thrive in a Culture of Effort and Joy


NBCT and new principal Rita Platt shares the five beliefs that make up her teaching philosophy and serve as the framework of her new book Working Hard, Working Happy. Learn what she “knows to be true about teaching and learning” and why you might want a credo of your own.

Back to School Bulletin Board Ideas

Fractus Learning

Teachers understand the value of effective bulletin boards. A powerful back to school bulletin board may inspire reluctant students to become enthusiastic about the new school year. Starting a new grade or going to a new […]. Classroom Educators

Google Docs add-on is released


Google Docs is used by students, teachers, and content writers to write and format papers. Considering all the possibilities and features, it is no wonder writers choose Google Docs.

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.

iPad Tips foe Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a handy inforgaphic we designed specifically for teachers and students. The visual is based on a post we published here a few days ago featuring a total of 15 practical iPad tips to help more

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Google Docs add-on is released


Google Docs is used by students, teachers, and content writers to write and format papers. Considering all the possibilities and features, it is no wonder writers choose Google Docs.

Acer Offers Amazon Prime Deals on Notebooks, Chromebooks and More


Acer announces over 50 computer promotions on Amazon Prime Day, including gaming computers and monitors, notebook computers, Chromebooks and more

Sleep Training Truths: What Science Can (And Can’t) Tell Us About Crying It Out


Welcome to parenthood! For many of us, parenthood is like being air-dropped into a foreign land, where protohumans rule and communication is performed through cryptic screams and colorful fluids. And to top it off, in this new world, sleep is like gold: precious and rare. (Oh, Oh, so precious.). Throughout human history, children were typically raised in large, extended families filled with aunts, uncles, grannies, grandpas and siblings.

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!

A Collection of Helpful Resources for Math Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is an updated version of our popular math chart featuring some of the best resources for math teachers. 'We We have arranged these resources into 8 more

Top Research Websites, Search Engines, and a Research Choice Menu for K-12 Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Television didn’t transform education. Neither will the internet. But it will be another tool for teachers to use in their effort to reach students in the classroom.” ” – John Palfrey. To learn more about a topic or find the answer students will often Google it!

K-12 Dealmaking: STEM Company SAM Labs Raises $8.9 million; China-based Bright Scholar Buys International Schools

Marketplace K-12

Hands-on coding and STEM education company SAM Labs raises $8.9 million; China-based Bright Scholar acquires British international schools network; Blue Canoe wins $500,000 from Qualcomm; ByteDance leads investment in Minerva Project. The post K-12 Dealmaking: STEM Company SAM Labs Raises $8.9 million; China-based Bright Scholar Buys International Schools appeared first on Market Brief.

The Process of Self-Publishing Using Kindle Direct Publishing

Tech Helpful

Lady Lightning Fingers with some students that actually graduated high school this year For many years when I was an elementary technology teacher, my alter-ego "Lady Lightning Fingers" would show up to challenge students in their timed typing tests.

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.