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How to Use Fortnite in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Washburn shares insight into Fortnite From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Fortnite has a physics engine in the game. Unknown to many educators, Fortnite has three modes of play. While Battle Royale is a first-person shooter, the creative mode is not.

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5 Ways Edtech Enhances Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before I get into how edtech enhances social studies lessons, let’s ask a foundational question: What the heck is Social Studies ? If you don’t teach in the United States, this might be a term you aren’t familiar with.

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How to Inspire the Next World Changers

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ” – Rita Pierson.

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Building a PBL Environment


by Shawn McCusker. This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. Building a PBL Environment: 5 Tools to Support Project Based Learning and the Future of Work. What Skills and Behaviors Does Your Classroom Environment Value?

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.

The Emerging Story of Burnout in Educational Design


The field of instructional design dates back to a 1940s training and development model used by the US military. But since then it has evolved—and in some ways sprawled—to become a standard role across higher education.

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Blended learning brings out the best in educators and students

eSchool News

If you’ve been paying attention to education news lately, you’ve probably noticed that the conversation around technology in the classroom is shifting. When edtech first burst onto the scene almost three decades ago, access to more technology – devices, broadband – was everything.

The Best Grants for Education for 2020 & Beyond


As traditional sources of funding decrease, securing grants is a reasonable supplement to established funding

New Dean of Harvard Business School Online Aims for Modular Courses, More Diversity


Last year Harvard Business School’s online operation got a new name. Now it has a new leader as well. A few months ago, Debora Spar took the helm at Harvard Business School Online, after a rocky year-long stint as the president of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

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5 tools to help with project-based learning

eSchool News

Educators know project-based learning (PBL) isn’t simply another teaching strategy.

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.

How It's Done: Enrichment - It’s Good for the Sole


The challenge took students through an online environment of the sport; set up with milestones and labs to uncover information needed to create deliverables


How Data and Automation Are Personalizing This School’s Reading Program


We have a lot more understanding of where kids are, where they need to be, where we want them to go.

National Geographic Kids: Fantastic Resource for Students to Explore Life on Earth


National Geographic Kids provides a great many high-quality visual learning tools

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This Former Learner Is Now a Leader Driving Tech Integration at Her Alma Mater


In 2011, Cat Campos was a senior at Immaculata-La Salle High School , struggling to see how the iPod touch devices they were testing in her AP Literature class could support learning.

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Web Tools to Help Teachers Create Digital Quizzes

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is a collection of some good web tools to help you create digital quizzes. You can use them to design interactive quizzes, questionnaire, forms, more

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Google Forms Retakes

Teacher Tech

How to Manage Retesting in Google Forms One of the issues with using a Google Form for testing is that it is the exact same test when you retest. You can set the questions to shuffle and the answer choices to shuffle… but still the same questions.

Our Students Need a New Definition of Writing


The narrow “alphabetic” definition of writing found in many school classrooms actively disengages youth, says literacy author Shawna Coppola. Students simply prefer to compose using forms that incorporate visual, aural, and multimodal texts as a way to make or enhance meaning.

Some of The Best Tools for Creating Educational Video Lessons

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some great web tools you can use to create video lessons. As we have stated elsewhere, ‘The nature of a video lesson differs according to the purpose for which it is created; read more

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Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Microsoft Teams Feedback Box

Teacher Tech

Expand the Feedback Box I had completely forgotten I had chatted with the Microsoft Teams team awhile time back. Recently, I made a blog post on 5 things I Like About Microsoft Teams. One of the things I mentioned was how easy it was to give feedback from the roster in an assignment.

The History of School Choice


National School Choice Week (NSCW) provides an opportunity for students, parents, teachers, advocates and policymakers to highlight the existing array of K-12 school options and the benefits of school choice.

K12 Eyes Further Deals After $165M Acquisition of Coding Bootcamp Galvanize


Another bootcamp has been gobbled up by an education technology company looking to break into the corporate learning and career readiness market. This time, publicly traded virtual schooling and education management provider K12 paid $165 million in cash to buy Denver-based coding bootcamp Galvanize.

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5E / Hero's Journey Example: Stoichiometry (Reactions as Recipes)

Cycles of Learning

Engage Hero is Called Watch video below. What are you curious about? ​Explore ​Hero is Challenged Using the below materials, design an experiment to find the optimal Alka-Seltzer water combination. Hypothesize a macroscope and microscope explanation for your optimal ratio.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

4 Steps to Building a Great Customer Experience in Your School

Although many in K-12 are cautious of comparing education to corporations, schools are in the business of educating students and preparing them for life. And one of the most important parts of any business is customer service.

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EdTech Magazine


Thomas Paine's Common Sense


Read about the rhetorical touches Thomas Paine employed in this pamphlet which galvanized colonial thought about breaking away from Mother England


Managing teaching for the 21st century

Linways Technologies

Teaching is one of the most important jobs there is. The influence of teachers goes far and deep into their student’s life both as a role model, and in the form of what they have taught.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.