Fri.Mar 22, 2019

Introduce Computational Thinking with the Music Industry

Digital Promise

How can you stimulate students and teachers to engage in computational thinking with data? One key is to provide a realistic, relevant, and meaningful context.

Why Mastery Based Learning is a Good Option

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last year, only 61 percent of students who took the ACT high school English achievement test were deemed college-ready. In math, it was even worse — only 41 percent. Without doubt, we teachers recognize this as a problem but what do we do about it?

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60 ideas for using Google MyMaps in any content area

Ditch That Textbook

Maps are a great way to hook your students. Creating customizable maps that allow you to track places that are relevant to your topic is even more engaging. Can you imagine tracking the path of an army and adding information about the locations of famous battles in history? Or plotting the path of a character’s […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech google Google Apps google for education google maps google my maps google mymaps maps maps in the classroom mymaps teaching

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11 educators share how they bring coding into the classroom

eSchool News

By now, most educators understand the importance of coding. Programmers continue to be in high demand, and coding improves much-needed skills like creativity, persistence, problem solving, and critical thinking. But just because you know you should teach something, doesn’t mean you can.

Resources That Inspire During Women’s History Month


This year marks the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote, through the passing of the 19th amendment.

Is it time to say goodbye to textbooks?

eSchool News

People have been predicting the end of the traditional, paper-based textbook for years. A McKinsey & Company study from 2014 suggested that textbook rentals would cannibalize new-textbook sales by 2017, resulting in a reduction in new-book sales of 5 to 10 percent by 2020.

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Self-Care: Taking Care of Yourself So You Can Take Care of Your Students


As teachers, we often strive to teach our students valuable lessons. As teachers, we also know that learning never truly stops once we finish school. Life sometimes has an interesting way of teaching us lessons. I happened to learn mine the hard way.

How Visiting Kids at Home Can Help Us Provide a Better Experience in School


This is a picture of me at almost three years old. That is my mother laying face down on the ground, grandpa’s cowboy boot frames the shot of me looking up at the camera with a weight in my soul. This was one of the days my mother went back to the hospital. When I was growing up, my mother struggled with mental illness, my stepfather was abusive and I lacked the stability I needed to become a successful student.

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Teach Proofs with CanFigureIt Geometry


CanFigureIt Geometry is a platform for students to work through geometric proofs using guided instructions or on their own


News from the Y: The Latest Edtech Startups in Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Class


What’s the latest from the Y? Over Monday and Tuesday earlier this week, entrepreneurs from 189 startups took the stage for Demo Day, the de-facto graduation ceremony for Y Combinator, one of the technology industry’s most recognizable startup accelerator programs. Among the graduates were a half dozen education technology companies. And if you were to ask their executives about what problems they’re trying to solve, “community” is a word you’d likely hear.

Harnessing Parent Engagement Outside of the Classroom


Recently, I had the chance to pilot a tech tool that bridges the gap between school and home

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The 3 Most Common WiFi Problems We’re Asked to Help Fix [2 Min VIDEO]


Experiencing wireless network performance issues? In this video, Erik details some of the problems that might be affecting your Wi-Fi performance and how the SecurEdge support team can save the day. Wi-Fi Design WiFi Performance

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iPad Apps to Help Students Explore Outer Space

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Upon the recommendation of some of our readers here in EdTech and Learning, we went ahead and compiled this list of some popular iPad apps to use with students to teach them about the outer more

#FactFriday: Computer Science Jobs Are #1 Source of New Wages


Learn More About College & Career Pathways. College & Career Pathway policies can allow students to earn authenticated skill sets informed by labor market demand and ensure more rigorous courses are available and incentivized for all students.


The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 160 Navigating The Landscape Of Labels In Social Justice And Equity

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 160 Navigating The Landscape Of Labels In Social Justice And Equity Drew Perkins talks with Irshad Manjji about her new book and how we might better navigate the landscape of labels in the context of social justice and equity. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @IrshadManji, Facebook, Instagram Book […]. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep.

More Android Resources for Teaching kids Coding

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some excellent Android apps to unleash kids creativity and expand their imaginative powers. These apps are all featured in Google Play’s top free and more

Review of Vivi

Kathy Schrock

As more schools move from interactive whiteboards to wall-mounted televisions or interactive panels, and from teaching in front of the roam to roaming the classroom, a simple screen mirroring and robust video streaming device is needed.

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‘I Can Exist Here’: On Gender Identity, Some Colleges Are Opening Up


Take a look at a class roster at the University of Vermont. You’ll see the usual stuff there — last name, student ID and class year. But you’ll also see something else. Next to some names, there are pronouns: “he” or “she,” but also the gender non-specific “they” or “ze.” ” They may seem like a few more words on paper, but for some students, like Jeane Robles, having pronouns on the roster means a lot.

Google Tips for Instructional Coaches and Tech Coaches

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Tips for Instructional Coaches and Tech Coaches appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google tools help support teachers and students in many different ways.