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4 Creative Projects to Make Using Google Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts shares how we can use docs, sheets, drawings, and slides with creative classroom projects.

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The Six Competencies that Every Leader Should Model Through COVID-19

Education Elements

There is something about this crisis that has brought out the baker in many. Even the two of us, people who have tried elimination protocols to reduce our gluten intake, have made a few attempts at biscuit and sourdough making. And it’s not just us!

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Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Upskilling and Reskilling for the ‘New Normal’ of Education

Education Elements

The abrupt shift to distance learning directly challenged the knowledge, mindsets, and skills of our teacher workforce this Spring.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Dr. Maria Hersey

Catlin Tucker

Maria Hersey is a global educator with extensive experience in educational leadership, international education, social-emotional learning (SEL), curriculum design, and global- mindedness. Currently, Dr. Hersey is the Principal Advisor for Global Education Advisors.

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Amazing Educational Resources - free website for teachers and parents to find free resources during Covid-19

Educational Technology Guy

Amazing Educational Resources is a free website for teachers and parents to find free resources during Covid-19. It started as a google doc on Facebook that was passed around and added to by thousands of parents and teachers at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Even Teachers Fail: How to Embrace Mistakes as an Educator


Being able to embrace mistakes as an educator can provide opportunity to improve

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Livescribe™ launches their best smartpen yet, the Symphony.

Educational Technology Guy

I love my Livescribe pen - makes it easy to take handwritten notes and have them digitized, searchable and easily accessed. Livescribe™ launches their best smartpen yet, the Symphony. link] Transforms writing into digital text, syncing audio alongside. The Symphony is truly an evolution in writing.

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When kids go back to school, who’s going to drive the bus?

The Hechinger Report

For the past three months, Bridget and Jerry Boyce have taken every precaution to avoid bringing the novel coronavirus into their rural Oregon home. This story also appeared in High Country News. Both drive buses for the Sutherlin School District — Bridget, for the past five years; Jerry, for two.

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.

Can ‘Equity-Based Pricing’ Make Edtech Products More Accessible?


In Finland, a speeding ticket can cost six figures. That’s because the country, like several of its European neighbors, fines offenders a percentage of their income, instead of a flat rate. The idea is that the financial punishment ought to fit one’s privilege in society.

Experts answer your kids’ tough questions about race and racism

The Hechinger Report

“We need to talk about parenting,” my friend texted me a few weeks ago in the wake of nationwide protests and outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. “I I have questions.”

How to Use Google Jamboard, for Teachers


Take long distance learning to the next level with a Google Jamboard upgrade

To My Fellow MINDers: Reflections on an 18-Year Journey

MIND Research Institute

For more than 18 years, I have been a part of MIND, and MIND has been a part of me. And while I will soon be leaving to take the next step in my personal and professional journey, that will not change.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

7 tips for future-proofing school libraries

eSchool News

Schools in urban districts like Denver Public Schools often struggle to fund library programs, which only exacerbates already existing equity gaps for students of color. And while it is painfully true that tight school budgets often result in unstaffed or understaffed school libraries, I am hopeful.

How Professors Are Planning for an Uncertain Fall Semester


Colleges are busy planning for what promises to be a dramatic and stressful semester. The COVID-19 pandemic continues, but states are in the process of opening back up, and the majority of U.S. colleges say they plan to restart classroom teaching on campus in the fall.

Our Non-Negotiables for Teaching ELs


What are your non-negotiables for teaching English Learners? When EL specialist Valentina Gonzalez asked her Twitter PLN, the response was overwhelming. Read what educators had to say and consider Valentina’s process for teams to confer and agree on a list of your own.

The Digital Writing Process: Teachers' Guide

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Writing, as is the case with learning in general, is not only about product but is also about process. In other words, writing is about the cognitive processes (e.g., thinking skills and more.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

New Database Features Ed-Tech Products to Help Schools Improve Learning During COVID-19

Marketplace K-12

The World Bank-supported EdTech Hub now has a growing database that lists ed-tech platforms that can help schools around the world tackle the challenges of using technology more effectively.

Google Docs Tips to Help You in Your Online Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you using or planning to use Google Docs in their online instruction, the visual below is a resource you should definitely keep handy. It features what we think are some important more. Distance learning

My manifesto for the coming school year: flexible resilience & finding what’s best for teachers and kids

The Cornerstone for Teachers

You know up until this point, if you’re subscribed to my email list or if you follow me on social media, that I’ve been advocating for teachers to use this first part of your summer break to rest and recuperate.

Taming the Amygdala: Staying Calm with Mindfulness

WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. When your brain veers to all that’s bad, that’s where thoughts tend to stay. Anxiety and stress take over. Peace eludes us. These are trained responses to unpleasantness. We don’t ride just ride the storm; we dive into it head on and suffer the consequences.

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.

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EdTech Magazine

This visual arts teacher steps outside the box for remote learning

eSchool News

In partnership with eSchool News, Illuminate Education is spotlighting teachers in a series recognizing educators, the way they have moved instruction online during COVID-19, and how they have prioritized the needs of their students. Aaron Troyer. Visual Arts Teacher. Journey School.

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Schools Invest in Cameras and Security to Boost Building Safety

EdTech Magazine

When Keith Price became technology director of Alabama’s Vestavia Hills City Schools in 2019, one of the first tasks he tackled was replacing the district’s aging video management system. The old system was an “antiquated version that didn’t take advantage of modern technology,” Price says.

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What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During COVID19 Lockdowns


When Arizona schools shut down in mid-March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Tatiana Laimit, a nurse in Phoenix, knew she needed a backup plan. Laimit is a single mother of a 6-year-old girl and had recently relocated to the area.

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.