Sat.Jul 09, 2016

5 Ways to Use Adobe Spark to Share School Stories

Class Tech Tips

Telling your school’s story is a must for educators in any learning environment. You have the opportunity to share all of the wonderful things happening in your classroom, school and district. Technology tools make it easier than ever to tell your school’s stories.

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Why It's Never Too Late To Rescue Failing Students

NPR Learning and Tech

By the time a teenager is ditching classes and hanging with wrong crowd, is it too late? One woman set out to prove that with the right support, these students can make it

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How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning

Edsurge

When Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) were first introduced, people quickly realized these platforms could help students learn more effectively at their own pace on their own schedule. Formal” education was no longer constrained to traditional classroom hours, if it ever was. This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns.

3 Great Grading Add-ons for Google Docs

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 3, 2016 Below are two Google Docs add-ons that you can use to grade students assignments and provide written feedback to them. The apps will absolutely facilitate your grading and save you some.read more. grading tools

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.

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An Excellent Collection of Educational Rubrics to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 9, 2016 Rubrics are integral to the teaching and learning process taking place inside the classroom. Rubrics are scoring charts used to assess and evaluate a particular learning or teaching.read more. rubric resources

The Hottest Post Ever That Everybody's Commenting On: Should Teachers Sell or Share?

The Innovative Educator

I recently shared the hottest post ever that everyone was reading on The Innovative Educator which garnered more than 17,000 views in one week. That post shared secrets to success for getting your principal to say yes from former @NYCSchools Principal Jason Levy ( @Levy_Jason ).

Do We Need Hashtags Just to Implement Best Practices or Nahh?

RafranzDavis.com

Someone sent me a “hyperdoc” the other day. I’ve been staring at it since trying to figure out what makes it a “hyperdoc” vs a normal google doc.

Are the Concepts of 'Grit' and 'Mindset' Attempts to Erase Importance of Social Justice & Equity?

The 21st Century Principal

While reading an essay entitled "Foucault, Power, and Organizations" by Stewart Clegg, I have begun to write and congeal thoughts about the new embrace by educationalists of the ideas of teaching students about "grit" and "mindsets." More and more books you pick up on educational methods and teaching practices seem to increasingly refere to Carol Dweck's ideas about "mindsets" and their role in success. (I I have read her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.)

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Join the Unshakeable book club July 17-August 5th

The Cornerstone Blog

When: July 17th-August 5th. Where: Online via a private, closed Facebook group. Cost: Free. This is an online book club for my latest book, Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day…No Matter What. We’ll be exploring 20 ways to enjoy teaching every day, no matter what.

College Football Coaches Helping West Virginia Flood Victims

K-12 Schools - Education News

(Photo: USATSI). University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is a native of West Virginia, so it seems natural that he would want to do something to help young West Virginia football players who live in communities devastated by recent flooding.