Sun.Mar 03, 2019

The Warning: My Thoughts on What We Can Learn from “Momo”

The CoolCatTeacher

episode 451 of the 10-Minute Teacher The Momo scam/hoax/threat has inspired some thoughts about what we should learn so we can prevent such a time-wasting but hurtful thing from spreading again in the future. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Innovation is More Than an Idea or Tool

A Principal's Reflections

What makes something innovative? There is no shortage of debate on this topic in the least bit. From articles to blog posts to books, that subject has been covered in great detail. One can look at numerous companies and develop his or her conclusions. Take Uber and Airbnb for example.

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Physical Bookstores in The Digital Age

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a parent, I fondly remember browsing bookstores with my children. We probably went there with a specific book in mind, one required for school, but ended up taking our time exploring all the tomes available.

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Quick, Paperless Lesson Planning with Google Calendar and Sites

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I integrate technology into my personal and professional practices so that I can save time and function efficiently. For many teachers, lesson plans can time consuming and cumbersome as they write, execute them and send the plans to administration.

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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.

Big Tech Needs to Treat Our Children Better


I invest in education technology, but decades before I knew what a venture capitalist was, I was a history teacher in a small town in America’s heartland where I started my school’s first “Internet club.” I’m a believer in the merits of technology and have written about how technology can be used to broaden access to knowledge , connect people and even improve empathy. But 2018 marked an inflection point for education technology that most investors and developers did not see coming.

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10 things I do to boost my students’ self-esteem

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Every day, students come into our classroom spaces from their own life experiences the day before. As educators, we do our best to make students feel welcomed and engaged every time they cross our thresholds. I work hard to make sure students feel safe, cared for, and loved.

Personalized Learning Opportunities For Students is a Team Effort

The Principal of Change

Something I have been struggling with and thinking about… You have two students in your class. Student A puts on earbuds and has some music and can have some extreme focus on the learning at hand. Student B wears earbuds and can’t concentrate at all.

Bam! 5 tools for project-based learning

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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.

Hey Everyone, Momo Is Not A Hoax

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Hey Everyone, Momo Is Not A Hoax by Terry Heick Here’s a topic that has gotten a lot of attention recently–attention I’m sure will die down and in a few weeks be an internet historical footnote. Momo is not a hoax. I wasn’t sure something like this was necessary to say, but after seeing the […]. The post Hey Everyone, Momo Is Not A Hoax appeared first on TeachThought.


USB vs XLR & Dynamic vs Condenser: Choosing the Microphone that is best for your podcast


In this guide to podcasting microphones, we take a look at the most common questions to help you make the best decisions for your podcast. The post USB vs XLR & Dynamic vs Condenser: Choosing the Microphone that is best for your podcast appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

NetSupport Announces Education Updates


NetSupport now includes Contextual Intelligence for identifying at-risk students

Movement And Breathing Breaks Help Students Stay Focused On Learning


For many kids, sitting still all day in school is a big challenge, which is why movement breaks are good practice, whether it’s in elementary school or high school. Additionally, learning science shows us that movement activates the brain and improves cognition.

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.

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Connect ELA Strategies to Life Beyond School


Teacher educator Sean Ruday hopes students will take ownership of ELA concepts like "inference" or "sensory language" if they can make meaningful connections between "school talk" and aspects of their out-of-school lives. He shares examples from his own research.

How to curate an easy teaching wardrobe that’s comfortable and feels like “you”

The Cornerstone for Teachers

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3 Educational Science Resources to Use in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are three more resources for science teachers and students. These resources are featured here for the first time. The first one in the list, Mystery Science, is particularly helpful more

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Innovative Educators Don't Make Calls. They Text.

The Innovative Educator

Communication has changed in the digital age. Today the rules are different. Ringers are off and educators no longer make or take calls unless a time has specifically been set to do so. Instead, if they want to get a message to someone they send a text. Here's why: There are too many spam callers. No one wants to be on constant phone alert because too many times it is an unwanted caller. Robocalling is taking over phone calls and you often can't tell.

4 Good iPad Grading Apps for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After posting about the best web tools to help you create gradebooks, today we are sharing with you this collection of iPad apps to use when grading students works. From grading tests and quizzes more

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