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The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

We live in amazing times. Technology, most specifically social media, has flattened the world. Remember when we had to get all of our professional literature and information from journals, books, conferences, over the phone, or people that we came in direct contact with?

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

The most effective educational tools and services are ones developed and informed by those with firsthand experience in schools. Sorry, simply being a former student doesn’t count.) But the reality is that there are not enough people with this background in the edtech industry.

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Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

The Hechinger Report

Annabelle Bechtel (foreground) and Audrey Chung, seventh graders in the maker space of Corte Madera School in Portola Valley, Calif., create a video project about satire. Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif.

What Is Gradebook In Google Classroom? A Quick Overview For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Is Gradebook In Google Classroom? by TeachThought Staff What is Google Classroom Gradebook? In short, it’s exactly what it sounds like it’d be: a way to view and manage grades within Google Classroom.

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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.

OPINION: Three ways to help teachers support our youngest learners

The Hechinger Report

. Despite the gridlock that has become synonymous with the nation’s capital, in 2008 Washington, D.C., enacted something groundbreaking. It rolled out universal free access to preschool and pre-k across the city.

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The Growth from Accepting and/or Ignoring Criticism

The Principal of Change

I am a total sucker for quotes. I feel short quotes are often like great song lyrics in the way that they tell the consumer a story made for their interpretation in a way that is needed at the moment.

9 Simple Steps To Take When Launching Your Next Podcast

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. If you are interested in starting your own podcast, think about these 5 Podcasting Tips and Tricks before hitting the record button for the first time.

Tech and Teaching Tweet Wrap from Across the Web w/e 05-25-19

EmergingEdTech

Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Educational Podcasting

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this post, we will walk you through the 7 DEADLY SINS of Podcasting and provide you solid strategies for creating not just a fantastic podcast, but help you grow a loyal listenership to your podcasting channel.

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.

7 Effective Ways to Use Distributed Practice at Your School

Prodigy

You dedicate endless resources to make sure students learn curriculum essentials, in preparation for standardized tests and new grade levels. But as soon as they’ve learned the material and written the test, it seems like their memories are completely wiped clean.

How to Remove Your Digital Files From Your School District Using Google Takeout, Google Transfer and Microsoft OneDrive

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode, we take a look at the differences between Google Takeout and Google Transfer and discuss the brand new ways that Office365 schools can help students prepare for graduation with their new digital file transfer system.

5 summer traps to avoid so you can slow down and rejuvenate

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This is the time of year when summer stretches ahead of us endlessly, but we all know how quickly it will actually fly by. There are 5 traps you want to avoid so you can make sure you feel rejuvenated when school begins again. ?. 1) Under-planning your time off.

9 Simple Steps To Take When Launching Your Next Podcast

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. If you are interested in starting your own podcast, think about these 5 Podcasting Tips and Tricks before hitting the record button for the first time.

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.

Indistar: Taking the Creativity Out of School Improvement Through Standardization and Imposed Conformity

The 21st Century Principal

"The problem with conformity in education is that people are not standardized to begin with." Sir Ken Robinson, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education Let's face it, our public education system is still all about conformity and standardization.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Educational Podcasting

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this post, we will walk you through the 7 DEADLY SINS of Podcasting and provide you solid strategies for creating not just a fantastic podcast, but help you grow a loyal listenership to your podcasting channel.

Here Is A Very Good Tool to Create Word Search Games for Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After we have seen how to create educational puzzle games using Crossword Labs here is another excellent tool from Matt Johnson to help you create word search games called Word Search Labs. This is.read more. 2019 Crossword puzzle makers vocabulary sites

Preparing to Become an International Teacher

MiddleWeb

The effort it takes to make yourself an appealing candidate for a teaching job overseas also makes you a better educator wherever you teach, says veteran international teacher Megan Kelly. Ready to pursue the dream? Follow Megan's insider tips to maximize your chances.

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.

6 Educational Apps Free Today

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In this week's Apps Gone Free series, we selected for you 6 good apps that can help you in your instruction. The apps cover different areas including: learning English, music, task management, book.read more. 2019 Apps gone free