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Close the Attitude Gap – Build a Bond from Day One

The CoolCatTeacher

Baruti Kafele on episode From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter He didn’t like school.

Make Your “Summer Resolutions” a Reality This School Year

Catlin Tucker

As another school year approaches, teachers are scrambling to set up classrooms, make photocopies of syllabi, attend mandatory meetings, and prepare their curriculum. Amid the back-to-school frenzy, it is easy to focus on the minutia and lose sight of our “summer resolutions.”

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How Turning on Location Services Could Save Your Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Shoemaker on episode 542 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Pam Shoemaker is getting ready to retire from teaching. As she and her husband were returning home from looking for places to retire, a storm arose.

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3 Ways To Improve Student Success With Strong Course Design

Ask a Tech Teacher

I teach a lot of online classes and as such, have used many different platforms. It’s clear to me that the course design–how I lay out the mix of resources, homework, classwork, and more–affects how students absorb and share knowledge.

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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.

The Art of Hiring in K-12 Companies: How to Attract New Employees Who Are a Fit

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The CEO of ed-tech company Listenwise shares insight around finding the right people for K-12 sales and marketing jobs. The post The Art of Hiring in K-12 Companies: How to Attract New Employees Who Are a Fit appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy edtech Hiring K-12 Dealmaking k12 Market Strategy Staffing/Hiring Startups

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Ten Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native … Back To School 2019

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is back to school time 2019 for many of us in the United States and beyond… welcome to the future! I dedicate this post to all of you wonderful educators. It is my hope that as many educators as possible read this post as they begin a new year journey… I hope you share and make this happen! (Via

Apple Shows What Chicago Students Can Do With Just 6 Weeks of Code


CHICAGO — Six weeks ago, they barely knew how to code.

Technology May Have to Kill Public Education to Save It

EdNews Daily

By CHARLES SOSNIK. We tend to speak in extremes these days. When online shopping replaces storefront shopping, we call it a Retail Apocalypse. In reality, consumers are simply making choices about how they want to buy. Technology didn’t kill retail shopping. It made it better.

Designing Empathy-Based Professional Development That Teachers Will Use


Em·pa·thy /?emp?TH?/ The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

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.

5 Problems With Technology In Classrooms

TeachThought - Learn better.

5 Problems With Technology In Classrooms by TeachThought Staff The main argument for technology in the classroom is that emerging students should be able to apply classroom concepts to daily life, and a large part of daily life revolves around technology. Students today are apt at using technology, and tools such as laptops, smart phones, […]. The post 5 Problems With Technology In Classrooms appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Experienced Teacher

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?


As colleges move into online education, they’re finding themselves in learning mode. And as they do their homework on how to set up and run their online programs, some colleges are even looking to other sectors, like the corporate trainings that big companies run for their employees online.

How to Use Your Private School’s Website to Increase Enrollment


Every school has a website these days. But having a website is not enough to increase enrollment numbers. Your website shouldn’t just work as a glorified digital flyer for your school.

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It's Okay to Be Smart: Why Are Some People Left-Handed?


August 13th is Left-Hander's Day


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.

Finding Math Throughout the Real World

“One of the challenges of teaching math, particular in the United States is that school math seems to come from a different universe than life math.” ” In a recent edWebinar , Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D.,

#TLTechLive is BACK!


Tech and Learning Live is nothing short of inspirational. The dynamic speakers facilitated discussions and showcased innovative ideas on how they changed instruction. At #TLTechLive, I learned not only from all of the talented speakers, but all of the talented participants, too

How do we rebuild Kerala after the floods

Linways Technologies

The unused potential of our engineering colleges. Kerala has been trying to overcome massive flood damage to lives and property. During these hard times, it’s crucial that we all stand together and contribute to rebuilding the state in every way we can.

Five-Star Game Creation Tool Shines


GameMaker Studio 2 is the real deal; its drag-and-drop programming environment allows new game designers to jump right in and create 2D games

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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.

OPINION: Do our divided schools look like a scene out of ‘Mean Girls’ — or a slide into white nationalism?

The Hechinger Report

You could say that summer is over. This month’s horrific shootings shocked many to the core, but the current generation of students has always known that gun violence is real. They have always seen our country divided into “us” and “them.”. As we begin another school year, forward-thinking teachers, administrators and parents realize that our young people have been born into a post-9/11 world, one in which terrorism — both international and domestic — has always been a part of their lives.

Laptop Mag Selects: MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Get Better and Cheaper for Back to School


Just in time for back-to-school season, Apple has refreshed two of its most affordable MacBooks for 2019

Happy Not Perfect & Edmodo

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Edmodo has partnered with the mindfulness app, Happy Not Perfect, to deliver educationally-focused mindfulness content to educators and students via the Edmodo mobile app. In and out of the classroom, Edmodo can also support students’ and teachers’ mindfulness and well-being.

How Testing Kids For Skills Can Hurt Those Lacking Knowledge


Excerpted from THE KNOWLEDGE GAP by Natalie Wexler, published by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2019 by Natalie Wexler. By Natalie Wexler.

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!

6 things to look for when supporting student voice with edtech

eSchool News

When students feel like they are helping drive their education and have a say in their own learning—having student voice–achievement thrives. That’s been a given, even when education technology was only a pencil and paper.

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Helping All Learners Achieve Success on Their Own Terms


An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) attempts to not only identify areas of challenge for a student—fine motor skills, language development, reading and comprehension, written and verbal language skills, social interaction, etc.—but but to also put a mechanism in place to address those challenges.

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Education Elements Announces Grant to Help Implement Personalized Learning


“By providing recipients with the tools and support they need, we can help drive positive change for schools, teachers, and students,” said Anthony Kim, CEO of Education Elements

MDM migration in 8 easy steps

Jamf on EdTech

Kyle Ericson, a systems engineer at a large manufacturing organization, explains how to easily move from an existing mobile device management (MDM) solution to Jamf

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.