Fri.Aug 31, 2018

5 Inspirational Thoughts for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Five inspiring thoughts for classroom teachers including research, inspirational stories, and thoughts from the real world classroom.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Blended learning 101: Strategies, resources and tips for getting started

Ditch That Textbook

Blended learning provides a combination of in-person, face-to-face activities and digital learning. By leveraging the power of technology tools and resources, a blended learning classroom allows for more individualized instruction. What does a blended learning classroom look like? And what activities are best for a blended learning classroom? In a recent #Ditchbook Twitter chat moderated by […].

5 Proven Benefits Of Play

NPR Learning and Tech

The nation's doctors are being enlisted in a new fight: reclaiming children's right to play. A research paper urges pediatricians to prescribe playtime. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR


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.

Report: ‘Colleges Need to Better Inform Students of Tradeoffs Between Working and Learning’


It’s no secret that most people can’t work their way through college anymore. And while many students still juggle a job, a new report highlights why that’s even tougher for those who are low-income. Low-income working learners are going to school more and working more hours, yet struggling to make it,” the report, which was released on Tuesday by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, states.

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6 Tips for Preparing Your Wireless Network for the Internet of Things

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

The Internet of Things. Wireless Network Design Security WiFi Performance IoT


Google Classroom: STAR Your Originals in Google Drive

Teacher Tech

Star Drive Files Google Classroom allows you to collect digital student work… into YOUR Google Drive. When you “Make a copy for each student” you now have 31 to 201 copies of the exact same file name in Google Drive. When you search Google Drive you can filter your files by Starred so only the “good stuff” […]. The post Google Classroom: STAR Your Originals in Google Drive appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Five Proven Benefits Of Play


It may be a new school year, yet I come to sing the praises of trampolines and bubble-blowing, pillow forts and peekaboo, Monopoly and Marco Polo. A new paper in the journal Pediatrics summarizes the evidence for letting kids let loose. “Play is not frivolous,” the paper insists, twice.

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The Room Where it Happens


I, like many, was sucked into the zeitgeist of Hamilton. So when I first read about Our Voice Academy on Twitter I immediately thought “I have to be in the room where it happens.” .

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.

We’re Moving!


Some personal news: All things have a life cycle, and in this instance it is time for ProfHacker to return to its independent roots. Beginning on October 1, 2018, you’ll find new posts by our merry crew at (as well as archived material), and, as always, @ProfHacker on Twitter.

Audio Builders Workshop Events at AES New York 2018 Convention to Offer Hands-On Experiences for DIY Audio Professionals and Enthusiasts


— New series of events will offer insight and instruction on planning, design and construction of audio hardware and DSP — New York, NY — In the infancy of the professional audio industry, gear was commonly constructed by the engineers who operated the hardware.

Google Classroom: STAR Your Originals in Google Drive

Teacher Tech

Star Drive Files Google Classroom allows you to collect digital student work… into YOUR Google Drive. When you “Make a copy for each student” you now have 31 to 201 copies of the exact same file name in Google Drive. When you search Google Drive you can filter your files by Starred so only the “good stuff” […]. The post Google Classroom: STAR Your Originals in Google Drive appeared first on Teacher Tech.

AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio returns in 2019


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.

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 massive review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. The President has colored his flag wrong. That is all. — Talia (@2020fight) August 25, 2018. Via The New York Times : “New U.S. Sexual Misconduct Rules Bolster Rights of Accused and Protect Colleges.”

New Projectors Create Immersive Experiences in the Classroom


Imagine taking students for a walk around the solar system during their lesson.

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7 Good Docs Add-ons Ideal for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Docs is a popular tool among teachers and students and several of you use it in their daily instruction. It offers a number of interesting features that allow users to easily create and more

Projectors vs. Flat Panels – What to Know to Save Time and Money


Even projection display hardware needs to be evaluated through the lens of its impact on student learning. Educators know that interactive collaboration impacts the classroom environment by shifting the mode of teaching and increasing student engagement.

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.

7 perks of technology done right

eSchool News

Technology can have a dramatically positive impact on student engagement and instructional practices when implemented carefully and accompanied by extensive professional learning and management, according to a new report.

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Teach Young Learners to Play Chess, One Move at a Time


[ Great Sound, Graphics Draw Kids Into Disaster Sim ] Magnus Kingdom of Chess Gentle chess puzzle game ideal for young newbies Pros: Gradual learning curve, fun gameplay, and incremental lessons that build on previous ones.

Professional Learning: The Gift of Time

Reading By Example

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash. The week of getting ready for the first day with students has come to a close. This time of year is typically one big rush to “get things done” Bare bulletin boards call for welcoming messages.

Welcome To Fair Haven Innovates


What a wild summer. I took a break from blogging because my summer has been jammed packed. I started out by going to ISTE in Chicago. After I got back, I went on my honeymoon in St. Lucia. Then, it was back to Chicago for the amazing Our Voice Academy.

EdTech at School

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


Technology Tidbits

EDpuzzle the world's leading tool for "flipping" a classroom or lesson has been hard at work w/ new features and updates to make it easier and even better for teacher to integrate in their classroom. Main improvements: Main My Classes section: Cleaner and simpler design.

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Weekend Reading: Good Luck This Semester Edition


By this time next week I think just about everyone on the semester system will have started classes, which means the summer’s over and campuses are once again full of activity.

Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks

eSchool News

Who you know matters. Depending on their socio-economic and geographic backgrounds, and availability of school resources, students possess vastly different webs of relationships that they can tap into for mentorship, coaching, tutoring, and future career help.

Becoming a Proactive Voice in a Reactive Society

Tech Helpful

We are in an era of technology changing so quickly that it's hard for anyone to stay abreast of the topics and concerns. One thing that continuously tugs on my inner moral compass is the way we (society in general) seem to adopt the next best thing like lambs being led to slaughter.

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.

YO Teach!

Technology Tidbits

YO Teach is a fantastic new site for creating a backchannel chat that I just found out about from the amazing Richard Byrne. YO Teach is a very user-friendly tool to use to create a backchannel chat by simply creating a room and then setting a password. Students can then join via a URL, and the admin feature allows educators to set privacy settings and moderate users. Finally, students are even able to draw on a "scratchboard" and have that show up in the backchannel.

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