Sat.Jan 27, 2018

Why Do We Climb? Face Your Fears. Climb to New Heights of Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 24 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Why do we climb when we cannot stay upon the mountain? Why do we love when we know that the other person or we will be parted in death?

Toontastic: Providing Storytellers of all ages a Megaphone for their Creativity


In this episode of the TeacherCast App Spotlight, we learn how easy it is to create creative animated storytelling lessons using Toontastic 3D. By following a simple format, students can bring their imaginations to life with the touch of their fingers.

Every Lesson is a Search Lesson

Teacher Tech

Search is the new literacy. When I was a kid, “Googling” something was not really an option. Now, I literally speak to my phone and it tells me the answers to things I want to know. Not only does the ability to Google things exist, I pretty much have access to it 24/7.

How To Ace Your Next Job Interview: 11 Tips To Consider


As the snow starts to melt and the flowers begin to blossom, the calendar turns to one of the most exciting parts of the school year. JOB HUNTING SEASON!

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.

Sources of Hope for Education Technology in 2018


I find myself without strong enthusiasm for the task of writing a conventional set of predictions about education technology in 2018. The most urgent needs of the most vulnerable children in this nation involve other technologies. Children in Puerto Rico deserve a working electrical grid, children in Flint deserve plumbing that delivers drinkable water, and children in Baltimore deserve schools that are heated in the winter. The 9 million children once protected by CHIP deserve health care.

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Olympic Scandal Hits Michigan State University; DeVos Calls Students 'Unprepared'

NPR Learning and Tech

Plus, students getting their money back in bankruptcy, and more in the weekly education roundup. Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Learn How @Zzish Provides Real Time Formative Assessments on ALL Devices


Are you looking for a quick to prepare, easy to use, real time formative assessment tool that your students are going to love?

Two-Voice Poetry

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

5th grade spent two days reading and creating two voice poetry. This project came about after I met with Mrs. Freeman to brainstorm ideas for her ELA classes. We were looking at this standard: ELAGSE5RL6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.

Learning how to bring Next Generation Science Standards into the Middle School Curriculum @FossScience @DeltaEducation


Welcome to the TeacherCast Podcast. In this episode, Jeff sits down with Mariel Warnock from School Specialty to discuss the launching of their AMAZING Foss System for Middle School students. Learn how your students can learn Next Generation Science Methods today!

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.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 102 Reinventing Learning: Digital Learners are Transfluent

TeachThought - Learn better.

by TeachThought Staff Episode 102 of the TeachThought Podcast is the tenth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps That Work.

Learn how @LEGO_Education is transforming #STEM Education Curriculum Worldwide!


Welcome to the TeacherCast Podcast. In this episode, Jeff sits down with Margaret Weigel from Lego Education to discuss the amazing LEGO Mindstorms products and how they can fit into your STEM Education Curriculum. .


Google for Education Launches Beta for ‘Create Your Own’ Virtual Reality Experience

Marketplace K-12

Teachers and students can now take images from a 360-degree camera and, using tools from Google, turn them into their own "expeditions.". The post Google for Education Launches Beta for ‘Create Your Own’ Virtual Reality Experience appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Augmented/Virtual Reality Conferences

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How a Principal Uses edWeb for Personalized PD

“edWeb gives you a tool to make a very easy jump into personalized professional development.” ” Dr. Robert Furman, an elementary principal at Southpark Elementary School in PA, is a best-selling author, and a national keynote speaker.

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.

Empower Students to Make the World Stronger than Hate

Discovery Education

Teach Tolerance Using IWitness Testimony. It seems as if now, more than ever in my teaching career, I am searching for trusted resources to help my students cope with the hate that often surrounds them in the media, in their personal lives, and even in the classroom.

Some Great New Features to Help You Create Digital Quizzes Using Microsoft Forms

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Microsoft Forms is an excellent tool you can use to create a wide variety of forms including quizzes, surveys, polls…etc. Microsoft Forms is part of Office 365 Education. The tool is simple and more. Microsoft tools for teachers

3 Ways to Motivate and add Narrative Complexity to Writing through Emoji


When targeting narrative language, one objective is to move students toward more complexity and elaboration with inclusion of elements such as character response (feelings) and plans. Additionally this can facilitate the microstructure within narratives including complex sentences (e.g.

Night Zookeeper

Technology Tidbits

Night Zoopkeeper is a new free site for students to help their Writing skills through fun interactive lessons. Best of all, the educational portal allows educators to: assign lessons, track student progress, and assess their work in real-time.

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.

6 Great iPad Apps for Self-learners

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

If anything the Internet and web technologies have instigated a massive learning revolution analogous, in its grandeur and scope, to the one that marked the 15th century especially after more. Life-long learning tools

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Technology Tidbits

EDpuzzle is the amazing learning tool that educators everywhere are using to flip their classroom, assess student learning, differentiate instruction, grade, and much much more. This is done by adding questions to a video and modifying it to make it work for YOU.

An Overview Of Budgeting & Student Loans For College Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

An Overview Of Budgeting & Student Loans For College Students contributed by Jenna Smith When you’re in college, you learn a vast amount of information about almost everything under the sun. Unfortunately, unless you’re a finance or accounting major, it’s unlikely that you’ll come across any Personal Finance 101 classes before you get out into the rat race. This might not […].


Technology Tidbits

Jellies is a new iOS app for finding educational videos similar to YouTube Kids. However, what makes Jellies an intriguing alternative to YouTube is that all videos are curated by people instead of a computer algorithm.

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EdTech at School

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

The 3 Hottest Posts on The Innovative Educator

The Innovative Educator

Haven’t been keeping up with The Innovative Educator? Don’t worry. That’s what this wrap up is for. What’s hot? Students at the center, accessible images, and innovative approaches to serve at-risk youth. At the top is a post that looks at ways to keep students at the center of learning.

Photos for Class

Technology Tidbits

Photos for Class is an excellent new site that is ideal for finding safe images for students. This search engine uses Flickr safe search as well as some built in filtering to find Creative Common licensed images. Best of all when a user clicks download the image gets cited automatically w/ the proper licensing terms. I highly recommend checking out Photos for Class by clicking here !!! For my Pinterest board on Educational Images click here. photos

Learning Mole

Technology Tidbits

Learning Mole is a nice site for finding educational videos in the subjects of: Math, English, and Crafts. All videos are organized by age level and provide interactive lessons that students can do. Also, there are lots of resources for educators and parents and new videos are added weekly. I highly recommend checking out Learning Mole by clicking here !!! educational resources educational videos English math