Tue.Jan 21, 2020

Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

Digital Promise

Teacher quality is one of the most important factors that contributes to student success. There is a growing body of research that points to coaching as a powerful way to support teacher effectiveness. As such, coaching is becoming more prevalent in schools and districts in the U.S.,

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5 Edtech tools to try out this year


Each year I like to explore different digital tools in my classroom to see what kind of an impact they will make on students and learning.

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3 tips for innovating in healthcare with 2020 vision

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to 2020. It’s a new year. It’s a new decade. And yet healthcare—while in many ways moving forward—seems to be stuck at a crossroads. Compared to other countries, the US continues to have the highest spending and some of the worst outcomes. .

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How It’s Done: Tech’s Gone Country - AR/VR in Rural Ed


One rural district opened the world to their students using augmented and virtual reality elements to enrich core subjects and prepare them for the future


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.

STEAM with the silent A

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Paul Gordon and Jesus Huerta, fifth-grade teachers in Palm Springs and El Centro, California. Paul and Jesus host the #3dprintedu Twitter chat and have a website full of 3D printing resources at easyas123d.org. You can connect with them on Twitter at @TeachtheTech and @jesush1979, More and more we see schools creating STEAM […]. The post STEAM with the silent A appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Creativity Guest Blog

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5 Ways to Prepare Every Student for the STEM Economy


Success in our modern economy demands a wide set of skills, including content knowledge, digital literacy, leadership and strong problem-solving abilities. All students need to develop these skills.

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Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

TeachThought - Learn better.

The key question of the Wisdom side is, "What's worth understanding?" and the key question of the Experience side is "What's worth doing as a result?". The post Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Models

Students Face a Troubling Skills Gap Around Career Readiness. We’re Fixing It With Data.


In early 2018, when I took over as superintendent at Garland ISD, which is located near Dallas, we were invited to join the steering committee of a community initiative dedicated to tackling a troubling skills gap.

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7 strategies to improve vocabulary instruction

eSchool News

Two-thirds of students in the U.S. are struggling with reading and the gap is widening, according to recent NAEP testing.

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 Stretching to Pay for College Is Altering Middle Class Life


In an unusual study on student debt, New York University anthropologist Caitlin Zaloom interviewed more than 160 people—students and parents—and got them to open up their financial books and talk about the toll of paying for college.

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Add a Checkbox to Your Google Form Data

Teacher Tech

Google Sheets Insert a Checkbox One of my absolute favorite things is inserting checkboxes into a Google Sheets spreadsheet. I really don’t know how I lived my life without this feature. It’s so easy and useful!

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Future of Edtech Shines Bright at FETC 2020

MIND Research Institute

JiJi and colleagues from MIND Research Institute traveled to Miami on January 14-17 for FETC 2020 , the Future of Education Technology Conference.

4 ways school counselors can use tech to support students

eSchool News

Between my years as a high school counselor and current role as a school counselor specialist for the Arizona Department of Education, I’ve become familiar with the changes and challenges that school counselors across the U.S. are facing.

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.

Speakeasy Session Speakers Announced for Spring CUE 2020


Cue is excited to announce six dynamic Speakeasy Sessions at Spring CUE 2020! These premier sessions with some of the biggest names in education are limited to just 15 participants per session. Level Up at Spring CUE for your chance to join one of these exclusive events!

Three Simple Tech Tools to Make Math Thinking Visible, featured in @MindShiftKQED #TechWithHeart


I’m so excited to share this article written by MindShiftKQED ’s Katrina Schwartz highlighting the best of my presentation last summer at the November Learning BLC Conference where I talked about making math thinking visible. Three Simple Tech Tools to Make Math Thinking Visible

Effective School Leaders Are Guided By Values


To be the education leaders our society needs, operational expertise and pedagogical know-how are necessary but not enough, says author and mentor principal Toni Faddis. It’s by walking our ethical line and adhering to core values that we’ll achieve our school missions.

It’s NOT About Google (Part 3) – SULS046

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s NOT About Google (Part 3) – SULS046 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I love Google tools, but it’s NOT about Google! It’s about how we can use these tools to create dynamic learning experiences for our students.

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.

edWeb to Compete in ASU GSV Global Competition


edWeb.net was announced as one of the Elite 200 companies who will compete in the GSV Cup and will now present at the 2020 ASU GSV Summit.

Curated Content Decreases Teacher Planning Time


Teachers love the new curated content channels


Gen Z Talks About Election 2020

Educator Innovator

By Teresa Wierzbianska and Randy Depew. The Let’s Talk About Election 2020 youth media challenge showcase officially opened for submissions on Jan. 20, 2020 – exactly one year before our next president is inaugurated on the U.S. Capitol steps in Washington D.C. –


Chromebook Preview: Flipping Out in the Classroom


Acer’s TravelMate Spin B3

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

Why Plagiarism Checking Should Be a Part of the Word Processing Process


Plagiarism should be a part of the writing process. This is why Turnitin has integrated with Microsoft Teams

When Teens Share Tech Skills With Seniors, Both Can Feel More Connected


The United States now has 46 million people age 65 or older. That’s a record number, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. More of these senior citizens are adopting technology, but most also say they need help using new electronic devices such as smart phones.

Acer Announces the TravelMate Spin B3 Convertible Notebook for K-12 Classroom


Acer today expanded its line of TravelMate notebooks with the convertible TravelMate Spin B3 and clamshell TravelMate B3, devices intended for the K-12 education market. The portable 11.6-inch notebooks are designed for use both in and out of school  

PreK-12 Ed-Tech Investments Plunged in 2019, Bucking Overall Learning Tech Trend

Marketplace K-12

Investments in preK-12 ed-tech products around the globe have fallen dramatically, year over year, according to recently released research. The post PreK-12 Ed-Tech Investments Plunged in 2019, Bucking Overall Learning Tech Trend appeared first on Market Brief.

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.