Mon.Jun 03, 2019

Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lisa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs. She shares lesson plans, ideas, and tips for getting started quickly without hassle.

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How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The interconnection between education and health is well established. Take, for example, smoking. Smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S.

How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do kids learn and remember? Teacher Andrew Stadel, @ mr_stadel founder of the popular site , talks about this pursuit of learning in the classroom. This topic is his summer research topic.

Celebrating World Oceans Day with a 360° View of the Surfrider Foundation

Digital Promise

Each year on June 8, aquariums, research organizations, NGOs, governments, and communities around the world mobilize for World Oceans Day to raise awareness about the critical role that oceans play in our biosphere. Students raise awareness of ocean pollution with 360° film.

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.

Michigan Adopts K-12 Computer Science Standards: What's Next?

The Journal

In May 2019, Michigan became the 32nd state to adopt standards for computer science in K-12. In this week’s blog post, we describe those standards, unpack the adoption process, look to the future now the "easy bit" — standards definition and adoption — is done. There is much to learn from Michigan’s efforts

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Wonderful Southeast Asia Trip!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I am finally back from my international trip where I visited three areas, four hotels, and took a gazillion trains.

#EdPins: Putting learning on the map

Ditch That Textbook

We’ve all been there. Maybe it was when you were looking for a website login, an exact address or a coworker’s blog. At some point, every educator googles their own school. And no matter your school’s mission, socio-economic status or geographical location, we are all on the same page when those search results come back. […]. Ed Tech G Suite Guest Blog edpins edtech educational technology google maps gsuite school reviews

OPINION: The dangerous message in telling low-income students to skip college

The Hechinger Report

Karoline Jimenez track downs a student to persuade him to take the SAT in the 2019 documentary Personal Statement. Photo: Juliane Dressner. When I was a teenager, I made a deal with my dad: I could join his paint crew, painting houses part-time, but only if I promised to go to college.

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5 Examples Of Project-Based Learning Protocols

TeachThought - Learn better.

5 Examples Of Project-Based Learning Protocols by Michele Mattoon, Director of the National School Reform Faculty Have you worked with project-based learning protocols?

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.

Make Summer School More Like Summer Camp


Each summer, students can lose up to three months of learning, according to research collected by the nonprofit think tank, RAND Corporation.

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Control Robots, Drones and More With Impressive Coding App


Tickle lets students control a variety of robots, drones, Arduino boards, and other smart devices

Infusing VR with Traditional ELA Lessons


As the Dynamic Learning Project Technology Coach in the McGuffey Middle School, I’m always excited to help teachers with building innovative and creative lessons for their students.

Quick Classroom Activity for Making Math Memes with Spark Post


Creating memes with students is a great classroom activity

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.

A scholar revives the argument for racial integration in schools

The Hechinger Report

Berkeley economist Rucker Johnson, center, spoke at a May 2019 conference of the Education Writers Association in Baltimore. Jim Burger for Education Writers Association. Rucker Johnson, an economist, sees himself as a poster child for school integration.

The many flavors of plagiarism


Plagiarism seems to be simple, right? Well, you might not know, but there are eight common types of plagiarism. Some are more serious than others. For instance, there is: Accidental plagiarism. Mosaic plagiarism. Inaccurate authorship. Paraphrasing plagiarism. Self-plagiarism. Direct plagiarism.

Connecting with ELL Parents One Step at a Time

There’s no secret formula for parent engagement. And when English isn’t their first language, the obstacles seem more daunting.

SlideShot Math with Desmos

Teacher Tech

Use the SlideShot Chrome Extension with Desmos Desmos is so much more than an online graphing calculator. Demos helps shift the math classroom from students doing math to exploring math. “Math is about pattern finding.”

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.

12 tools for courage and SEL in the classroom

eSchool News

Building SEL in the classroom requires face-to-face interaction, meaningful discussion, and reflection. Edtech is no complete substitute for that, but there are tools that can supplement the development of character and SEL in the classroom and at home.

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How to implement Outcome Based Education (OBE) using Linways AMS

Linways Technologies

How can institutions simplify and streamline OBE workflow. We have previously writer a couple of blogs about Outcome Based Education. So if you want to know more about the details, you are welcome to check it out here.

6 summer tips for teachers, from teachers

eSchool News

Test prep and antsy kids–the sounds and feelings of summer are fast approaching. As a result, teachers are flooded with last-minute to-dos while working to ensure their students are well-prepared for their next year of classes, all which can feel overwhelming.

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An Excellent Google Drive Feature to Help You Voice Type your Documents

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Voice typing is an excellent feature built in Google Docs and Slides that allow you to type and edit by speaking. You don't need to install a third-party add-on to help you with voice typing more.

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EdTech at School

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

5 Ways That Tech Coaches Can Keep Up With Their Professional Learning Over The Summer


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff welcomes Claudio Zavala Jr on the show to discuss 5 Things a Tech Coach can do to develop their own personalized professional development strategy. The post 5 Ways That Tech Coaches Can Keep Up With Their Professional Learning Over The Summer appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

20 of The Best Space Books for Kids in 2019

Fractus Learning

I think it is outstanding that children are getting interested in outer space again. For too long, the idea of exploring our universe seemed like it had stalled, and with it so did our interest in […]. Books Science STEM


#AccessibilityFirst Call to Action: @Google @Microsoft @Apple


Why not make accessible the default, rather than a technique that content creators must be trained in and work to access

A Summer’s Worth of STEM PD/Prep Ideas!


As you relax into summer break, keep an eye on what’s up with STEM learning. Expert Anne Jolly shares resources for keeping up with STEM news and lesson ideas as you reflect on what worked (and didn't) last year and consider how to amp things up for next fall’s students.


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.

Houston District Hit With $9 Million Verdict Over Illicit Copying of Company’s Materials

Marketplace K-12

A jury has awarded the education company DynaStudy $9.2 million in a case in which it accused the Houston district of allowing illicit copying and distribution of its materials. The post Houston District Hit With $9 Million Verdict Over Illicit Copying of Company’s Materials appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum / Digital Curriculum intellectual property

LEARN WITH MARGINAL SYLLABUS (June)—Even Cinderella Is White: (Re)Centering Black Girls’ Voices as Literacies of Resistance

Educator Innovator

Our June, 2019 reading for Literacy, Equity + Remarkable Notes = LEARN turns our attention to schools’ treatment of Black girls particularly in the English Language Arts classroom. In a piece written for the English Journal , authors Jemimah L. Young, Marquita D. Foster, and Dorothy Hines call out the oppressive ways our society depicts Black girls in media, and the ways schools, and English education in particular in America compounds their mistreatment.

Summer Reads for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Summer may be a break from the daily work of the classroom, but any teacher knows it's not a "three-month holiday" by any means. Summertime can offer teachers much-deserved time to think and grow. It's when many of you have the breathing room to reflect on your teaching practice, gain new skills and approaches to your work, and connect with peers to learn from them and share your expertise. If you're lucky, some of that might happen poolside.