Fri.Jan 24, 2020

5 Starters for a Strong Team

The CoolCatTeacher

Jamy Bechler focuses on leadership From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can’t always pick your team but you can start helping your team come together and work like one.

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100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before becoming a teacher, I didn’t understand why the 100th day of school was a big deal.

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Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

Have you ever checked out the website for an edtech product only to close your computer knowing less about the product than when you started? This common experience illuminates how challenging it can be for educational technology (edtech) companies to communicate what they do and why it is important.

Engineering for Social Good Project #1: Empowering Fine Motor Control Using "Drawdio"


This year I am SUPER excited to teach a new class this year called "Engineering for Social Good" Click here for a short version of our class syllabus.

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 Mississippi’s districts are separated into haves and have-nots

The Hechinger Report

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

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#FactFriday: Students have joined an Hour of Code 910+ million times since 2013


With technology transforming every industry on the planet, computing knowledge has become part of a well-rounded skill set. And each year,’s Hour of Code campaign inspires millions of students around the world to take the first step toward learning computer science.

Bett Daily News Roundup – Friday 25th January


The visionary Professor of Educational Technology headed Friday afternoon’s keynote lineup

Apple Interactive Guides to Help Students Learn Coding

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today’s post we are sharing with you these handy guides from Apple Education to help teachers learn and integrate coding in their instruction. More specifically, teachers will get to learn more

We all love SHEG. Now their Civic Online Reasoning tools make it easier to love them even more


I’m starting to get the feeling that we’ve reached critical mass. When I work with social studies teachers around the country, I always make sure they’re familiar with the work by Sam Wineburg and the Stanford History Education Group

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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.

7 Educational Apps to Use on Your Mac

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you using Macs in their teaching here is a collection of some good educational apps you should definitely try out. This list contains apps curated from featured apps in Mac App more

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 192 Using Inquiry To Unpack Charged Topics Like The Holocaust 

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 192 Using Inquiry To Unpack Charged Topics Like The Holocaust Drew Perkins talks with Melissa Mott and Tyrone Shaw about Echoes and Reflections and the use of inquiry to teach emotionally and politically charged topics like the Holocaust and social justice issues. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 5 Strategies […]. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 192 Using Inquiry To Unpack Charged Topics Like The Holocaust appeared first on TeachThought.

Learn how STEAM supports creativity and confidence

eSchool News

Creativity and play are children’s work. They build confidence, encourage risk taking, and ultimately shape the soft skills young people need to negotiate school and careers. But, as children get older, their playfulness and creative spirit wane.

FETC 2020: How Flexible Classrooms Can Support Learning for All

EdTech Magazine

Think about innovations and technology features such as touch screens, predictive text, flexible seating and voice dictation. . What do they all have in common? They all are accommodations created for people with disabilities that eventually went mainstream. Occupational therapists in special education were among the first to use flexible seating for students with disabilities, Christopher Bugaj, the assistive technology specialist for Loudon County (Va.)

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

LearnLaunch Conference to Share Intel and Insights; Accelerator Accepting Ed-Tech Startup Applicants

Marketplace K-12

Ed-tech startup accelerator LearnLaunch will feature EdWeek Market Brief experts at its conference Jan. 30 and 31 in Boston, and is also accepting applications for its accelerator program. The post LearnLaunch Conference to Share Intel and Insights; Accelerator Accepting Ed-Tech Startup Applicants appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation Investment / Venture Capital Startups

How Data Collection Shapes Teacher and Student Success


You can’t have a conversation about education now without the word data popping up once or twice. In general, data is information used to help make a decision. Whether discussing student progress, school achievement or district performance, data is at the heart of every decision we make as educators.

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Looking back at ASHA 2019!


I said awhile back that I would provide updates on ASHA Convention this year, and I never got to it! Well, I never got to it here. ASHA is always a great experience, and I was thrilled this year to have three presentation slots (my 10th year in a row presenting)!

Six things I learned bringing online learning to international schools

eSchool News

For the last 15 years, I’ve been introducing schools all around the world to the value of online learning. It started at the Colegio Internacional de Caracas in Venezuela, when I first discovered the courses from global nonprofit VHS Learning.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.