Fri.Aug 09, 2019

Vote for Digital Promise in the 2020 SXSW EDU PanelPicker

Digital Promise

It may be August, but we’re already planning ahead for SXSW EDU in March 2020. Public voting for the conference is now open , and we are asking for your help in voting for our proposed panels to be added to the agenda.

25 beginning of the year activities you can use right away!

Ditch That Textbook

The beginning of the school year is filled with teaching procedures and getting to know you activities. Most of us have our tried and true go-tos that we pull out year after year. But what if we want to shake things up a bit? What if there were tons of different and innovative activities out […].

How Video Games Can Teach Reading Just as Well as Books


High school English teacher John Fallon is what you might call an early adopter. His tech of choice: video games—specifically narrative-based digital games that engage students by engrossing them in a story.

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Makerspaces 101


In this video, I cover the basics of what a makerspace is, show off my makerspace, and give you some tips for starting your own makerspace

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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.

SXSW EDU 2020 PanelPicker

The Christensen Institute

The SXSW EDU PanelPicker is back again! This year, learn more about the proposed SXSW EDU 2020 panels and sessions featuring the latest research from Alana Dunagan, Thomas Arnett, and Chelsea Waite. Discover what our team is bringing to the K-12 and higher education conversation. We’d appreciate your vote and hope to see you in Austin. What’s Next for the President’s Forum?

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Calling all bookworms: It’s National Book Lover’s Day!


The smooth feel of 50# offset paper, the appearance of Garamond typeface, the flicking sound of turning pages and the smell of your steaming venti decaf non-fat latte creates the perfect start to an unofficial holiday, National Book Lover’s Day. .

Five-Star Platform for Differentiating Learning Goals


Goalbook Toolkit is an online source for Common Core State Standards-based learning goals and teaching interventions

The Perfect Pairing: @Wacom x @PearDeck — Making student thinking visible, in real-time #edtech #TechWithHeart @WacomExp_Cntr #mathchat #mtbos


I had a chance to speak at the Wacom Experience Center last night. As a flipped classroom teacher, I rely on my Wacom’s inking capabilities to create the math screencasts I make. But the creation capabilities on the teacher end was not what my presentation was about.

3 ways to use AI in the classroom

eSchool News

Get ready, everyone. GenAlexa has questions, and it wants immediate answers. The term GenAlexa elicits chuckles, but the Alexa Generation is very serious in its demand for immediacy and accuracy.

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.

9 Important Apps to Showcase Students Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, below is one of our popular visuals we published a few months ago featuring some of the best iPad apps students can use to showcase their learning. more

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4 ways school leadership encourages proficient readers

eSchool News

At a time when schools are held accountable to the highest level of standards, strong school leadership is critical for success.

16 iPad Apps Ideal for Social Studies Classes

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is an updated collection of some very good apps to use in your social studies class. This collection is created and featured in iTunes App Store and features a number of key apps that more

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What does day-zero support really mean?

Jamf on EdTech

With most — if not all — device management vendors touting day-zero support for new operating systems and features, we set out to put their claims to the test

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.

Journalism Fellowship for High School Students

Educator Innovator

Our partner Student Voice is seeking high school students to join its 2019-2020 cohort of journalism fellows. The Student Voice Journalism Fellowship equips 18 high-school-aged journalists with the tools to tell their schools’ stories and leverages their voices to affect change in the broader educational dialogue. Applications are now open and close Friday, August 16, 2019. More information is available at About Student Voice.

#FactFriday: More than a dozen best-selling authors have given keynote addresses at the National Summit on Education Reform


We’re celebrating National Book Lovers’ Day! Over the years, more than a dozen best-selling authors have taken the stage at the National Summit on Education Reform to share their forward-thinking ideas on how to transform education for the 21st century.