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iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Emily Lynch on episode 372 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Emily Lynch talks about how to use iPads in the classroom to differentiate instruction.

Want More Innovation? Try Connecting the Dots Between Engineering and Humanities

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. This article is a part of The Conversation’s series on unique courses. For other articles in this series, read here and here.

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1-to-1, Blended Learning Enables Personalized Learning: Walk Through an Example Lesson

The Journal

"1-to-1, blended learning is the future of educational technology." Never hath a truer statement been spoken! 1-to-1, blended learning enables student inquiry, which is at the core of personalized learning. And personalized learning is the hottest item in K-12 today.

What You Might Have Missed in September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of September: The 101 of Research for Kids. Differentiating with Personalized Learning. Learning Strategies for your Classroom. How to Teach Critical Thinking. What to Consider When Assigning Homework. New Ways to Gamify Learning. Print or Digital Textbooks?

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.

Google Classroom: How to differentiate like a ninja

Ditch That Textbook

Teacher confession: I have bored kids to tears in my class because they were not challenged. In fact, who needs Ambien when you have drill and kill homework assignments on material you have already mastered?! I felt my hands were tied with a textbook, overhead projector, and traditional worksheets. Fast forward eleven years to […]. Guest Blog Teaching differentiate with google classroom differentiation educational technology google classroom small groups with google classroom

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Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Brandon Blom


Homework. Parents and teachers often have very passionate feelings about the topic. But what is right for students? Does homework really help academic achievement? Come check out the research and join the conversation with Brandon Blom at Fall CUE.

After colleges promised to increase it, hiring of black faculty declined

The Hechinger Report

Ebony McGee, a Vanderbilt University associate professor who studies diversity in education, in her office at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Often hired as “eye candy,” McGee says, black faculty are often made to feel uncomfortable and leave. Photo: Eric England for The Hechinger Report.

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What Is A Personal Learning Network?

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Is A Personal Learning Network? by TeachThought Staff What is a personal learning network, or rather a Personal Learning Network? How about a Professional Learning Network?

Brett Kavanaugh’s character cannot be found in his résumé

The Hechinger Report

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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.

Instagram TV for Teachers: A New Medium for PD and Inspiration


Video is a powerful medium for communicating information—and as teachers know, students love using it, especially YouTube. From a viral video with a clip reminiscent of America’s Funniest Home Videos, to explainer videos and tutorials, YouTube is full useful (and silly) content. But there is a new video medium that I’m super excited about.

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OPINION: This war veteran, and adult learner, set an example — in the 16th century

The Hechinger Report

. Service, liberal education, being responsive to society’s needs, and a commitment to social justice: the tenets of a Jesuit education look a lot more like the innovative future than some might think. The founder of the Jesuit order, St.

What Students Gain When They See Parents Struggle


The first weeks of school sparkle with promise: Fresh classes, different teachers, new students. Reviews of materials from the previous year aim to give students a sturdy path. It’s almost as if teachers are whispering in students’ ears: You can do this. Really you can. But in the weeks that follow, challenges kick in. Every student will confront that agonizing wall, the material they don’t know and may not understand.

Popular “free college” programs yield mixed results

The Hechinger Report

Blue states are either operating a free tuition program or proposing to start one. Source: EdTrust. Free college” is an increasingly popular idea to help students afford higher education. Bernie Sanders made it a centerpiece of his 2016 presidential campaign.

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.

Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month


It’s 9:30 am on a Monday morning and an anxious sixth-grade teacher calls her school’s IT department. Two students can’t remember their passwords for the math application she wants to use in her lesson. Another can’t remember his username. Chatter from the class grows louder. The teacher’s voice is sharp as she asks the IT department to reset the students’ login information; she’s losing valuable teaching time, not to mention her students’ attention.

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Great Resource for Long Term Planning, Last Minute Lessons


[ Top Timeline Creator Engages Students with Images, Videos ] Classroom Ideas to Go! More than 1,000 ideas help teachers plan creative lessons Pros: Ideas cover multiple grade levels and subject areas, and teachers can save their favorite ideas to access later.

How To Create a Great 1:1 Relationship with your Teachers as a Tech Coach


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick take a look at several things a Tech Coach can do to create positive relationships with their teachers, administrators, and support staff members.

5 Ways to Embed Coding & Electronics into Your Science Curriculum

Cycles of Learning

If you are like me as a science teacher, you simultaneously live the acronym "STEM" and are exhausted by its overuse in nearly every blog, set of state standards, or professional development seminar that comes to town ( Full disclosure : I often facilitate those seminars).

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.

How To Create a Great 1:1 Relationship with your Teachers as a Tech Coach


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick take a look at several things a Tech Coach can do to create positive relationships with their teachers, administrators, and support staff members.

Canada’s Digital Divide: How Wide is it and Can it be Solved?


Educational technology—how we use it now, how we’ll use it in the future—is of paramount importance to any discussion of education. Teachers, students, administrators, and other key stakeholders in Canada are passionate about the role technology plays in supporting how students learn.

Laying down the law on bullying and cyberbullying

eSchool News

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so it’s a great time to promote anti-bullying activities.

The Google Slides Online Course You Have Been Waiting For!

Shake Up Learning

The post The Google Slides Online Course You Have Been Waiting For! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s finally here! The Google Slides Online Course You Have Been Waiting For: The Google Slides Master Class for Teachers.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Google Classroom: Step One – Organize Your Topics

Teacher Tech

First, Create Draft Topics in Google Classroom The new Google Classroom interface allows you to organize your assignments into topics. However, new topics are added at the bottom. It can be incredibly tedious to move a topic up from the bottom to the top. The best way to combat this is to carefully plan out […]. The post Google Classroom: Step One – Organize Your Topics appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom G Suite google

Podcasts, Conference and Net Neutrality, Oh My!


In this episode, Tom and Mike discuss International Podcast Day and share some of their favorite podcasts from the educational world and beyond. Also, Mike gives a Net Neutrality update by way of an article from Reuters.

Don’t Miss This Sweet Treat We’ve Cooked Up with Ford STEAM Lab!

Discovery Education

Today, in our third and final activity from the Ford STEAM Lab and Discovery Education series, we will explore the magic behind Ice Cream-istry !

Work/Life Balance: The Un-Checklist

Reading By Example

It seems like I need a checklist for everything: groceries, chores, managerial tasks as a principal. These checklists feel like work, which is fine if what we are attempting to accomplish is in fact work. We can make tasks a habit and they become more automatic.


Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.