Fri.Apr 12, 2019

Remembering Ned Kirsch

Digital Promise

We are devastated to share the news that our dear friend Ned Kirsch, superintendent of Franklin West Supervisory Union, has passed away suddenly.

5 Writing Strategies and Tools to Reach Every Learner

The CoolCatTeacher

Michele Haiken on Episode 470 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Do your students hate to write? If you need quick ideas to help reach reluctant and struggling writers, Michele Haiken will help us learn more!

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Kindergartners need Technology too!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hi all! I’m off to visit good efriend Norah Colvin over at ReadiLearn to discuss how important technology is even for kindergartners. If you’ve ever wondered about that, come check out my short article on this subject. And leave comments so we can chat!

TED-Ed as a Teaching Tool


Sometimes teachers need additional tools in the classroom. Something to elevate the conversation among students, to spark a new perspective on the world, or to enhance the real-world importance of a particular lesson plan. Digital Learning Tools and Tips MDM Chromebooks

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

35 creative Google Drawings activities for classes

Ditch That Textbook

If you are looking for a tool that can be integrated into any content area and at any grade level then you have hit paydirt. Google Drawings is like a big digital sheet of paper. You can add text, images, shapes, and lines. The simplicity of it makes Google Drawings easy to use for students of […].

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8 reasons why my students lead their own conferences

eSchool News

I can clearly picture my eight-year-old self staring out the large window, waiting for my parents to come home from my parent-teacher conference. I wanted to know what my teacher said, how I was doing, and what was wrong with me.

What happens when students are given a say in school budgets?

The Hechinger Report

Students at Veritas Academy will have a chance to construct a campus greenhouse with $2,000 from the school’s participatory budgeting process. Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report.

Teaching financial literacy: The bottom line

eSchool News

April is Financial Literacy Month, and while it’s always a great time to talk about financial literacy, April shines a big spotlight on my favorite topic! Not everyone will geek out about it like I do—and I’m okay with that—but we need to face some hard truths.

Why Should Your Avatar Determine The Content Strategy For Your Blog or Podcast?


Are you a content creator but perhaps are finding that you aren't getting the traffic that you should be getting for all of your hard work? In our last blog post , we learned why it's important for us to have a clear vision of who our Avatar is before we go crazy creating content.

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.

9 Questions To Reflect Critically On Your Own Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

9 Questions To Reflect Critically On Your Own Teaching contributed by Paul Moss This post has been updated and republished Video your teaching, and see what really happens in your classroom. That is my exhortation to you, from a recently converted disciple of such professional development. I don’t mean for the sake of observing student […]. The post 9 Questions To Reflect Critically On Your Own Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching New Teacher

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How To Define Your Avatar: Tips for Bloggers and Podcasters


Are you a content creator? Do you have a podcast or website and perhaps are looking to gain a larger audience or readership? I have a question for you … Do you know who is reading your content?

Coding Bootcamps Eye Universities to Extend Their Reach


The coding bootcamp market has seen major swings. Some of the largest programs have shut their doors in the past couple of years. Others have latched on to university brands and the students they attract.

Why Should Your Avatar Determine The Content Strategy For Your Blog or Podcast?


Learn why it's important for your designated Avatar to help you choose the content strategy for your blog or podcast. The post Why Should Your Avatar Determine The Content Strategy For Your Blog or Podcast? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

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.

Space and the 'Breath of Art': How Out-of-This-World STEM Education Is Transforming Schools


Students can now take what they have learned in the classroom and conduct experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS


Is The SAT Secure? What the College Board Is Doing to Respond to the Admissions Scandal


The details of the admissions-fraud scheme revealed by federal prosecutors last month sound like something out of a heist movie.

CUE Legislative Update – April 2019


Save the Internet: Federal Net Neutrality Legislation introduced Press Conference: House and Senate Democratic leaders held a press conference, chaired by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Capitol Hill to unveil legislation aimed at restoring net neutrality rules established in 2015 which were repealed by the FCC in December 2017.

#FactFriday: Students in urban public charter schools learn more in less time


Charter schools offer high-quality public school options for students. To learn more about how public charter schools are meeting the unique needs of individual students, families and communities, visit our Public Charter Schools policy page. What Others Are Saying.

EdTech at School

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

Free Digital Library Provides Millions of Primary Sources for U.S. History


The layers of rich documents, images, and videos are carefully organized and curated, and can be accessed through topical browsing, searching and filtering, or in pre-made exhibition collections and primary source sets

How To Define Your Avatar: Tips for Bloggers and Podcasters


Are you a blogger, podcaster, or content creator? In this post, we will take a look at how you define your avatar to help you build your content strategy. The post How To Define Your Avatar: Tips for Bloggers and Podcasters appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

4 Good Apps to Help Students Learn New Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a collection of some useful iPad apps that provide access to a wealth of educational content. Students can use them to learn almost anything they want from photography to web-designing more

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Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom, Part 3: Questions, Process, Metacognition, and 15 Pre-Search Tools


What are the strategies that are important to research before a student enters that first keyword in the search box

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.

Two Educational Tools to Enhance Students Reading Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below are two resources we are sharing for the first time here in EdTech & mLearning. These are basically two web-based tools to use with your kids and young learners to help them learn to more

Reframing the term ’screen time’

Fractus Learning

It is time to reframe the term ‘screen time’ and how this temporal unit is interpreted. Technology, in all its forms, will continue to present challenges to the individual and to society as a whole. With […]. Miscellaneous

Pearson Launches New Investment Fund, With Focus on Tech and Workforce Skills

Marketplace K-12

Pearson Ventures will focus primarily on supporting early-stage startups through Series A and Series B rounds. The post Pearson Launches New Investment Fund, With Focus on Tech and Workforce Skills appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Investment / Venture Capital Workforce Training

Some experts have a new idea to help students afford college: more federal loans

The Hechinger Report

Tillman Hall at Clemson University. Education Images/UIG via Getty Images. Tatum Johnson was hooked on the view from Clemson University’s North Green soon after she set foot on the South Carolina institution’s campus for a tour while she was still a high school senior.

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.