Sat.May 18, 2019

SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed. Their editors read thousands of articles each day and condense the best into just a 2-minute read. To stay up-to-date, I recommend that you subscribe to SmartBrief’s Edtech Newsletter.

25 professional learning conversation stations

Dangerously Irrelevant

This past Thursday I created 25 professional learning ‘conversation stations’ for my principal licensure students. I printed them all out and spread them around our classroom (which is a school library).

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company


It’s no secret that remote work is growing rapidly, thanks to advancements in communication and productivity tools. A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 days each week.

How Twitter Can Help Students Write Better Thesis Statements

TeachThought - Learn better.

How Twitter Can Help Students Write Better Thesis Statements by TeachThought Staff Few concepts bewilder young writers–emerging, hesitant, struggling, and gifted alike–more than the thesis statement.

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.

Add Onto Google Forms

Teacher Tech

Install Google Forms Add-ons I always say… Google Forms is the best thing since sliced bread. BUT… what if it could be EVEN BETTER!!! 3 Dots Menu Use the 3 dots menu in the upper right to choose the puzzle piece “Add-ons.”

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Immeasurable Impact

The Principal of Change

I have this soft spot for music teachers. It is interesting where you see this massive shift to focusing on “data,” that the arts tend to be cut first when they are needed more than ever.

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Taking a Proactive Approach to Suicide Prevention

Gaggle Speaks

If your school is concerned about self-harm and suicide, there are steps you can take to help prevent an incident before it occurs. Schools and districts across the country are turning to programs like Hope Squad to be more proactive in prevention, intervention, and postvention through their training programs for student-led teams. This school-based suicide prevention program involves students, faculty, staff, and the community to create a support team within a school.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Nearly 1,200 Districts Renew Partnerships with Gaggle


Gaggle has retained the majority of its subscribers, with 92 percent of districts renewing their Gaggle partnership year after year


Another Excellent Music App for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Capo 3 is a good music app we want to bring to the attention of teachers and students. Capo 3 allows you to learn songs the easiest way. It helps you single out specific parts of songs, more. 2019 iPad music apps

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.

TCEA Announces 2020 Closing Keynote Speaker


An encouraging speaker, Brooks has spoken to educational groups all around the nation

4 Important Guides from Apple to Help Teachers Make The Best of Technology in Their Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Apple Education's "Everyone Can Create" series features some interesting guides to help teachers and students make the best of technology (precisely mobile technology) in their teaching more. 2019 Apple Education

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Ohio DOE Approves i-Ready Diagnostic for 2019-2020


“The ODE approvals.underscore the impact of i-Ready Diagnostic in the classroom,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates

You’ve Got to Believe It to Achieve It

Reading By Example

This week our school faculty collectively examined our beliefs about reading instruction. We now own the following beliefs as a staff. Choice in what students read and how much they read influences motivation and achievement. •

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.

Your Next Event Streaming Device!

Hansen's Link to Tech

Over several years I have tried various resources to broadcast live events including a variety of webcams in tandem with either Google Hangouts On Air, Skype, and YouTube Live. Throughout each experience quality or versatility was fine but limited.

The TAO of Ron Swanson: How Ron Swanson Inspires Educators

The Daring Librarian

The TAO of Ron Swanson or How Ron Swanson Inspires Educators "We need to talk" "That has never been true" "I find these kinds of superficial social interactions awkward and uncomfortable. Please stop telling me about your personal life. There’s only one thing I hate more than lying: skim milk.

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