Thu.Jan 10, 2019

5 Questions We Ask While Using Rubrics

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Rubrics can be helpful. But when are they not helpful? What mistakes do we make when using rubrics? English teacher, Dr. Scott N. Forrest shares the five questions they ask at his school when working with rubrics.

Time-saving tips and tricks for teachers to use in the New Year


As we start a new year it’s often helpful to sweep away the metaphorical cobwebs of the last year, set goals and priorities and plan ways to meet whichever resolutions we have made.

Breaking Lock Step Test Prep

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jerry Blumengarten has been working with schools for years.

What You Might Have Missed in December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of December: College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education. End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices. End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence. End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer.

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.

State of K–12 IT Survey Highlights Cloud Technology and Security [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine

State of K–12 IT Survey Highlights Cloud Technology and Security [#Infographic]. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 01/10/2019 - 13:39.

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Update Your Google Classroom Header

Teacher Tech

Customize Your Header in Google Classroom Google Classroom has added new theme options (and removed the old options) for the class header. Click on “Select theme” and choose the one you like!

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Article in Journal ‘Science’ Argues MOOC Participation is Declining as Providers Pivot


What lessons can be learned from the rise and pivot of MOOCs, those large-scale online courses that proponents said would disrupt higher education? An article this week in the prestigious journal ‘Science’ explores that question, digging into six years of data from MOOCs offered by Harvard University and MIT on the edX platform launched by the two universities.

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Update Your Google Classroom Header

Teacher Tech

Customize Your Header in Google Classroom Google Classroom has added new theme options (and removed the old options) for the class header. Click on “Select theme” and choose the one you like!

What a New College Board President Means for Students


Change is afoot at the College Board. At first glance—and as of Thursday—the nonprofit is just reorganizing its leadership team: The president and chief executive, David Coleman, is now just CEO of the College Board , creating a vacancy so his chief operating officer, Jeremy Singer, can fill the position of president. But the shift at the top represents the first in a series of changes to come, Singer tells EdSurge.

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.

7 Great Educational Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2019!


There are dozens of educational podcasts and podcasters popping up in the educational field. Here is a list of some of the tried and true, and fully tested podcasts that are great for you and your ride to work. The post 7 Great Educational Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2019!

Chrome Can: QR Codes

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

QR Codes which is short for Quick Response Codes were first invented and used in the automotive manufacturing industry to help keep track of parts and shipment. However, now they are used in many industries.

3 lessons from students about improving school culture

eSchool News

When the administrators at Vestavia Hills High School in Alabama were tasked with creating a leadership program, they knew one thing right away: They did not want to develop another program that tapped only the top students and did nothing the engage the rest of the student body.

Talking digital problem solving with Postlight

Perry Hewitt

Fun to do this Track Changes podcast with the Postlight team. In this episode, Paul Ford and Rich Ziade mock a bunch of CxO titles, and then dig in on the hard slog of marketing knowledge and learning. In the end, I make the case for closer collaboration between marketing and product teams.

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.

Are you focusing on the race or the training?

The Principal of Change

I have run a few marathons in my life in what seems like an eternity ago. They are as much a challenge to the mind as they are the body as any negative thought that you might have will creep into your head on a long run.

BETT19 Preview—uHandy to Debut Science-Cam System


Aidmics Biotechnology, maker of the uHandy Mobile Microscope, will introduce its uHandy Science-Cam, an all-in-one system that integrates multi-displays into one streaming system at BETT Show 2019 in ExCel London from 23-26 January, 2019

4 Good Chrome Apps for Science Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today we spent sometime in Chrome web store sifting through the different educational extensions they have there and we ended up with the list below. These are some very good tools for more

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Cellular PCs To Sport Popular Price Points


For these devices to succeed, they not only need to solve a problem — staying connected on-the-go — but to market that solution effectively to consumers


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 ways to rethink school/family partnerships

eSchool News

The current toolbox for growing the school/family partnership is broken. It is a system built on old communication methods, inequitable access, and ineffective gatherings. This leaves the support and synergy between home and school less than optimal in most situations.

Muse by Interaxon Offers New Meditation Headband


This new device is a personal meditation assistant that is designed to provide real-time feedback on brain activity, body movement, breathing patterns and heart rate during meditation


An introduction to Bloom’s taxonomy

Linways Technologies

What is Bloom’s taxonomy? In simple words, Bloom’s taxonomy is a teaching methodology that revolves around 6 levels to measure achievement of learning outcomes. These six levels are: Remember. Understand. Apply. Analyze. Evaluate. Create.

Listen Technologies Launches Listen EVERYWHERE


Listen Technologies, provider of assistive listening systems for 20 years, has announced the launch of Listen EVERYWHERE Wi-Fi product. Listen EVERYWHERE replaces Audio Everywhere and features upgraded hardware, a streamlined finish and a new server with professional audio outputs

EdTech at School

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

Get Behind Leroy’s Big Idea


Applications for this year’s Leroy Finkel Fellowship (aka Leroy’s Big Idea) are currently open. This fellowship is open to all part-time or full-time K-20 educators who are CUE members and is intended to promote leadership in the area of educational technology.

Plan, Track and Share Assessment Data With MasteryConnect


Comprehensive tools for curriculum mapping, organizing assessments, networking, and tracking student progress on standards

2018 Automation Fair: Engineering Our Future

MIND Research Institute

Before getting swept up in the holiday season, MIND Research Institute (MIND) had the unique opportunity to be part of Rockwell Automation’s 2018 Automation Fair®.


#CelebrateWithDE – Golden Globes

Discovery Education

It was the 76th anniversary of the Golden Globes this year! This celebration of film and television is sure to bring excitement and controversy throughout Hollywood and, perhaps, in your classroom. Take this opportunity to turn the spotlight to your students’ talent in videography and storytelling. We’ve selected some resources to spark the creative spirit and support their filmmaking efforts. Consider running a short contest to inspire them to participate in a classroom Golden Globes. LEARN.

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.