Fri.Apr 20, 2018

Ditch those excuses: Helping our colleagues break barriers to change

Ditch That Textbook

I’m not tech savvy like you. I need worksheets to give grades. I’ve always done it this way. Excuses, we hear them all the time. We may have even used them in the past as we were being pushed out of our comfort zone.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Page on episode 295 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school.

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)


Google Forms is one of my favorite classroom tools. But here's the deal - most teachers aren't taking full advantage of what Google Forms has to offer! You have probably used Forms to create a survey or give a quiz, but that's not all Forms can do!

NEW NEW NEW Google Sheets: Make Checkboxes

Teacher Tech

Make Checkboxes in Google Sheets A new feature in Google Sheets spreadsheets is the ability to add a checkbox to a cell. Pretty much this is going to end up being the feature I use the most often! Who doesn’t need to check things off?! Click here to view my sample spreadsheet. Make a Spreadsheet […]. The post NEW NEW NEW Google Sheets: Make Checkboxes appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

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.

3 Tips to Support a Reflective Teaching Practice

Teaching With Soul

This post originally appeared as an ongoing series on The New Teacher Chat: Advice, Tips, and Support. Christine, Your post on The Value in Reflection was so much fun to read. Looks like you’re jumping into the new year with incredible energy!

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6 Steps to Get Going with Infographics from @Eileen_Lennon


We're more likely to read things that are visually appealing, so if you want to get your message out there, consider making an infographic. Want to know how?

K–12 District in New Mexico Brings Networking, Data Center Operations Under One Roof

EdTech Magazine

K–12 District in New Mexico Brings Networking, Data Center Operations Under One Roof. jena.passut_7651. Fri, 04/20/2018 - 07:46. Tweet text. Watch how this #NewMexico #K12 district went from #TechShack to #TechSuccess, bringing its #DataCenter and #Networking under one roof. Video ID. 1887589353. video type. Case Study. CDW Activity ID. MKT25498. CDW VV2 Strategy. Data Center. CDW Segment. Customer Focused. Buying Cycle. Purchase. Pull Quote

To Better Advise Students, Colleges Must Get Past the ‘Quick-Fix’ Metrics Solution


My day normally starts at the breakfast table with a cup of coffee in one hand, my cat circling the table below, and a laptop in front of me—all subjects vying for my morning attention. This is also the time when I catch up on updates in the world of higher education, and specifically around my profession of academic advising.

How to Embrace Unconventional Classroom Designs

EdTech Magazine

How to Embrace Unconventional Classroom Designs. jena.passut_7651. Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:10. Despite the abundant technology advances that have taken place over the past century, many classrooms still have something in common with the one-room schoolhouses of yore. Desks are arranged in orderly rows and the teacher stands in front. The Great Prairie Area Education Agency set out to change that.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

3 budget-friendly ways to take science learning outside

eSchool News

As teachers, we’re always trying to find new and exciting ways to make our class content more relevant and engaging for our students. Fortunately, science offers many connections with what’s right outside our classroom doors.

Fake News or Free Speech: Is There a Right to be Misinformed? (Free webinar!)


I am delighted to participate in a free webinar next week that reaches across libraryland. Fake News or Free Speech: Is There a Right to be Misinformed?

Smashboard Edu


Smashboard Edu is my personal passion, and it was born out of a desire to remove the “blah” out of my lesson plans. Over the past year, it has been redeveloped several times into what it is today, but it stays true to its original intent.

3 Tips to Support a Reflective Teaching Practice

Teaching With Soul

This post originally appeared as an ongoing series on The New Teacher Chat: Advice, Tips, and Support. Christine, Your post on The Value in Reflection was so much fun to read. Looks like you’re jumping into the new year with incredible energy!

Global Sim Lets Kids Direct Earth's Future


Fate of the World: Tipping Point Complex global-influence game in which players’ choices rule the world Pros: Mission variety, copious data, and an attractive interface engage students and teach global concepts. Cons: Can feel overwhelming if there's not enough guidance or feedback.

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How we developed a personalized PBL model for STEM

eSchool News

How can schools and districts prepare students for college and careers in STEM? Is it by asking them to passively read a textbook or listen to a teacher lecture? Or is it by challenging them to actively engage in projects that attempt to solve real-world problems?


Aperture Education Announces Micro-grant Recipients


Charlotte N.C. April 20, 2018) — Social-emotional learning company Aperture Education today announced the recipients of its 2018 micro-grant program for schools and out-of-school-time organizations.

Angela Duckworth Says Grit Is Not Enough. She’s Building Tools to Boost Student Character.


Angela Duckworth’s research on encouraging “grit” in students has been hailed as groundbreaking, popularized in bestselling books and TED talks. It has also been called problematic, and some have criticized the work for essentially blaming students for their circumstances. Duckworth has faced the backlash by practicing a bit of grit herself.

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Music Teachers- BBC Sound Effects Database Is Now Available for Free Download

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a great resource we just discovered through Music Radar and The Whiteboard Blog. This may be of interest especially to music teachers. BBC is now providing free public access to more. music websites

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Some Thoughts from ASU+GSV

Hack Education

Yes, I went to ASU+GSV – my first time at the event in the event’s nine year history. It was everything y’all said it would be. Truly. I was there on a reporting trip, as part of the research I’m doing as a Spencer Fellow. I’m also working on a magazine article that’ll come out this fall on education technology and venture capital. Some of the questions I’ve wanted answered: how do VCs “know things” about ed-tech?

Weekend Reading: Late April Edition


Happy Friday, faithful ProfHacker readers! Here are 5 links worth reading plus a video for your weekend consumption. " " The Web’s Recommendation Engines Are Broken.

NC Legislator Suggests Arming Educators: Gun Worship Continues in the Tarheel State

The 21st Century Principal

In February, in the aftermath of the Stoneman Douglas, I posted my opinion about the idea of arming educators. Arming Educators: A Bad, Smelly Idea That Won't Go Away ) Now, even with two month's perspective and email exchanges and personal discussions with both proponents and opponents, it still smells as bad as it did then. Turning our schools into armed camps just isn't the answer.

Why Being in the (Online) Room Isn’t Enough: Fostering Difficult Dialogues in Digital Learning


It’s a difficult time for many faculty members across the country to talk about current events with students. But how should instructors foster rich, inclusive dialogues with diverse students—and do so online where everyone might be anonymous? At the Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate conference this week, a panel of digital learning specialists shared how they are working to address some of these challenges at their own institutions and beyond.

5 Great Websites to Make Spring Sparkle

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last year was a boom year for edtech web tools. There were so many, I couldn’t keep up.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The U.S. Department of Educatio n has approved the first program under its Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) initiative.”

4 Great Apps to Turn Your ipad Into An Interactive Whiteboard

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After we have reviewed iPad apps to help you create mind maps and brainsorm ideas, today’s post features a collection of some of the best apps to turn your iPad into a digital whiteboard. You can more. iPad whiteboard apps

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