Mon.Feb 11, 2019

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I have picked five of my essential classroom tools. Pick one today to try with your students. I’ve also added some of my favorite new productivity tools for my smartphone, iPad, and a few new ones for my Mac.

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How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s an interesting piece from Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Jane Sandwood, on the explosion of wearable technology and its place in the education ecosystem: How Wearable Technology is Changing Education and Easing Disabilities.

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Chromebooks, Classrooms, & Connectivity: The Age of Chromebooks


Schools across the nation have deployed (and continue to deploy) mobile learning initiatives. One device that is frequently mentioned for 1:1 programs or use in the classroom is the Chromebook. Digital Learning Chromebooks 1 to 1

Preventing Gender Bias

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Despite gains in gender equality, ingrained biases about males and females still exist — and can have grave consequences.

Your vibe attracts your tribe: 3 steps for building a Personal Learning Network

Ditch That Textbook

I can do this. I am at one of the biggest tech conferences in the United States, all by myself, and I have no one to eat lunch with, recap a great session, or explore the exhibition hall with. “I I GOT THIS!”, I think to myself. I am here to learn and I will just […]. Ed Tech Teaching personal learning network pln professional learning network social media teachers on twitter teaching twitter

How to transform a library into a makerspace

eSchool News

In a recent edWebinar , hosted by, Michelle Luhtala, library department chair, and Donna Burns, technology integrator, both from New Canaan High School (NCHS) in Connecticut, showcased the transformation of the NCHS library from a collection of used reference and biography books into a living, breathing makerspace.

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Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success


Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. The key is building the basic foundation of understanding and planning.

Top 50 Math Sites and Apps


Mobile learning and BYOD (bring your own device) is making it easier for students to learn math

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GoGuardian Develops a New AI-Enabled Cloud Filter for K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

GoGuardian Develops a New AI-Enabled Cloud Filter for K–12 Schools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:40.

OPINION: Transportation costs can block student success at community college

The Hechinger Report

. Be it car, bus or subway, students often overlook the cost of transportation when calculating the price of attending community college. Commuters comprise 99 percent of all community college students, with just 28 percent of their institutions offering on-campus housing.

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How we turned around our wireless network performance and security

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : Welcome to our newest feature, Turnaround Tuesdays. Each week, we will share a story about how a district used technology in schools to improve something. Come back each week for insight on transforming everything from reading scores to wireless network performance.].

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Quizlet Tips for Teachers & Students Including Adaptive Learn Mode @quizlet #edtech


Quizlet is a great study aid that many of our students already know and love. It is one of those tools that students are using whether or not their teachers are assigning Quizlet in the classroom, which is amazing!

Mississippi one of ten states leading the nation in encouraging well-rounded, ‘healthy schools,’ report finds

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today!

This District Rolled Out Minecraft and Teacher Collaboration Skyrocketed


When Roanoke County Public Schools gathered educators for their first training in how to teach with Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE), “you could hear the rumble in the room,” says Jeff Terry, the district’s director of technology. That was early 2018. Today, his district is among the top ten for M:EE usage worldwide. While Terry was surprised to hear that stat, he was also excited.

10 Not So Popular Chrome Extensions That Every Tech Coach Should Know About


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss their favorite Chrome Extensions that every Tech Coach should have in their back pocket when working with teachers.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources


With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. Yet, with with the wide variety of edtech resources available, it can be difficult to know where to begin. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy.

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Teach Students to Read Like Fact Checkers Do


Sam Wineburg’s new book Why Learn History (When It’s Already on Your Phone) is a game changer, writes Sarah Cooper. Here she focuses on his ideas for teaching students to evaluate websites laterally in addition to vertically, in the manner of professional fact checkers.

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Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone? by Judy Willis M.D., & Terry Heick We know that for most children kindergarten is something anticipated with awe and enthusiasm – especially when one or more older siblings are already in school. There certainly can be anxieties, but they revolve around fear of leaving a parent or the security […]. The post Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone? appeared first on TeachThought. Learning New Teacher

5 Good YouTube Channels for Science Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In response to some requests asking about online science video sources, we have compiled here some of the best YouTube channels we uncovered from our archive. The channels feature a more

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Universal Design for Learning: Principles and Examples for 2019


When something is universal, it applies to everyone. So, when hearing the term universal design for learning (or UDL), it makes sense to imagine it as a blanket format that covers all students. But is that really what UDL is all about?

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10 TED Ed Videos for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

One of the wonderful video resources we have been recommending for teachers and students is TED Ed video library on YouTube. This library features a wide variety of educational videos more

How to use Prodigy as a relevant entry or exit ticket


Many teachers use Prodigy to engage students at the start or end of class, but it only takes a few clicks in your account to align those entry or exit tickets to your lessons. Here’s how you can use Prodigy to preview or reinforce content!

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PBLWorks Introduced


A new brand from Buck Institute for Education focuses on improving access to Project Based Learning for all students

A Welder of Digital Curriculum Companies Buys Its Latest


Weld North Education is named after the Harvard dormitory where its founders first met in 1982. Little did they know then that the first word in its name would become a fitting pun for the private equity firm’s consolidation of education companies.

Simple Way to Keep Parents in the Loop


Among Bloomz's many features are helpful tools such as those to schedule parent-teacher conferences, request and organize volunteer help, or send out photo updates of student activities

What Is Guided Reading (and How To Use It In 2019)

Fractus Learning

Reading is an essential skill all children and adults need in modern society. With guided reading, students improve their reading skills, problem-solving techniques, and learn to read with meaning. The key to successful guided reading is […]. Educators Literacy

TryEngineering: Build a Big Wheel


To honor the inventor of the Ferris Wheel, George Washington Ferris, try this engineer lesson. Students will immerse themselves in a study of motion, lode, construction of various wheels throughout history.

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Redefining Podcasts for Students and Teachers

Tech Helpful

I don't listen to podcasts. I mean there are times I've even tried to be really intentional and make educational podcasts a priority but I came to the place where I realized that mode of learning just isn't my favorite.

New Feature: Playing Card Canvas Size


We know that when it comes to creativity, one size does not fit all. Our recent launch of Buncee 3.0 allows for a variety of different canvas sizes to choose from. But after speaking with the Buncee community, we realized that there was a bit more the tool could offer in terms of canvas size.

March of the robots

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler Anyone who has ever attended the BETT Show will tell you it is vast, chaotic and very commercial. The latter is inevitable, because BETT is a free-entry event, and someone has to pay to make sure the four day education show happens.