Mon.Sep 16, 2019

Teacher-Author? Me too! Let’s talk

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, my wonderful efriends and fellow teacher-authors are helping me launch my latest prehistoric fiction novel, The Quest for Home. Driven from her home. Stalked by enemies. Now her closest ally may be a traitor.

Girl Power(ed): 5 STEM Activities and Lessons for Girls

Educational Technology Guy

Girl Power(ed): 5 STEM Activities and Lessons for Girls By Kate Began Empowering girls through STEM activities not only prepares them for a bright future, it’s also a fun way to keep them engaged while they learn.

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Assessing Writing Without Grading


Over the next several weeks, OnCUE will be introducing readers to some of the presenters who will be showcased up in Sacramento at this year’s Fall CUE Conference. These presenters want to give you a teaser of what to expect at their session – and hopefully inspire you to join them!

How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation


While there’s no exact formula for a seamless digital transformation, certain school districts are providing examples of how to take this on while keeping learners at the center of everything.

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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.

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller. Each fall, teachers will get a new sea of smiling faces in their classrooms. Almost no other industry operates under this unique business model, where each year your audience is replaced with a completely new one.

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Economists find free community college can backfire

The Hechinger Report

College is expensive, so what’s the best way to help more Americans afford a degree? One team of researchers has a surprising answer.

How to Encourage Your Students to Change Their World — Advice From a Student Changemaker


When Alexandria Brady-Mine walked into her junior year Advanced Placement exam her jaw dropped. There were more than 200 high schoolers there to take the exam, but only two students were black and she was one of them.

Building Long Lasting Professional and Personal Relationships With Your Teachers


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Today we are going to take a look at several things that a Tech Coach can do to make sure they are helping their fellow teachers see their vision of what digital learning could look like in their classrooms.

The Unexpected Benefit of Differentiation? Student Happiness


Her voice cracking with emotion, first-grade teacher Candy Mobley recalls the day in 2014 when her school district's one-to-one program launched. Their faces were so happy—it was like Christmas. I could have cried.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

OPINION: Why some American students are attending college in Mexico

The Hechinger Report

We’ve seen Mexican students face hurdles when attempting to cross the border to attend class in the United States amidst obstacles like closed borders or long wait times. But educational opportunity is also sending U.S.

7 Good Lesson Plans Sources for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with you this collection of some of our favourite websites that provide free lesson plans to teachers. They provide you access to a wide variety of more

A Key Element of Professional Trust

Reading By Example

Today I video recorded four classrooms in action plus my instructional walks. Previously I had asked if any faculty were interested in this project. (I I am putting together content for an e-Course/book on instructional walks; read more about walks here , pg 2.)

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10, 9, 8…We’re counting down edtech tools and strategies

eSchool News

Do you love numbers? Do you love countdowns? If so, keep reading this story–we’ve put together a countdown of sorts that focuses on edtech tools and classroom strategies.

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.

Educational iPad Apps for Middle School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a updated collection of some good iPad science apps curated specifically for middle school students. Our selection is primarily based on iTunes App Store 's featured collections. We more

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Can the Chinese Tutoring Bull Be Tamed?


Investors seeking to fund tutoring companies usually look for those that target massive markets, have scalable tech-enabled products and focus on highly-sought skills. So it’s no surprise that China, India and the U.S.,

Why Single-Point Rubrics Are Awesome And 4 Ways To Use Them

The Web20Classroom

Feedback is one of the best ways to support student learning. According to John Hattie , Feedback has an effect size of.64 and is often considered as one of the top 5 influential factors on student learning, BUT… it is also the most variable.

5E/Hero's Journey Cycle Example: From Density to Dining

Cycles of Learning

Albeit corny, I don't think a blog post goes by where I don't allude to the beautiful connection between the 5E Learning Cycle and Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. ​Our students are HEROES and our standards are their JOURNEY. Why not!?!

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

You Established Norms, But Did You Teach Them?


It’s not enough to set classroom norms and post them on the wall, says author and instructional coach Geoff Krall. We have to teach them and live by them. Here are some of his strategies for teaching and reflecting on norms in ways that really support student learning.

7 steps to collaborative leadership this year

eSchool News

When the word “collaboration” is spoken in a school, it is not always welcomed with open arms. Educators or leaders who have had success or are comfortable working solo may feel they are being encroached on or that their ideas are being invaded.

Heading Structure Guidance to Make Content Better & Accessible


Here's why content is better with headings

Guest Blog: Navigating the Future of Learning


Excel in Ed is excited to share KnowledgeWorks’ recent forecast, Navigating the Future of Learning , and the following guest blog from their VP of Strategic Foresight, Katherine Prince.

EdTech at School

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

Districts Adopt Gaggle Digital Security Solution


"We are pleased to join the Gaggle team given our intense focus on the health, safety, and well-being of our students and community,” said Dr. Mark Johnston, superintendent, Shenandoah County Public Schools, Virginia


How to Create Deeper Student Learning Experiences Through Authentic Questions


Excerpted from Think Like Socrates: Using Questions to Invite Wonder and Empathy Into the Classroom, Grades 4-12 copyright 2018 by Shanna Peeples. Used with the permission of the publisher, Corwin. By Shanna Peeples.

Kids Master Skills at Their Own Pace Using Khan Academy


Khan Academy, a free website aimed at promoting self-paced instruction, houses thousands of academic videos that are baked into guided, adaptive instruction

The Forgotten Girl: A Visit with India Hill Brown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Thanks to Scholastic Book Fairs our fourth and fifth graders were introduced to debut author India Hill Brown. Her new book The Forgotten Girl releases in November, but it is a featured book on Scholastic’s fall book fair allowing readers to enjoy it well in advance of release day.

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.