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Smart Risk Taking in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Kristen Nan talks about risk taking that makes sense in education From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Take risks in education to build relationships, have difficult conversations, and make progress.

Bookend Pedagogy

A Principal's Reflections

As I work with more and more schools in a coaching role, I am beginning to see specific trends emerge. Now, before I go any further, it goes without saying that I see fantastic examples of sound pedagogical practice and innovative strategies that are leading to improved learning outcomes.

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Doing Too Much Is Not Enough

The Jose Vilson

Last week, I had the privilege of doing a mini-residency as part of the Las Vegas Public Education Foundation Teacher Leadership Academy.

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OPINION: There’s a black student loan-debt crisis and it needs an urgent solution. How about reparations?

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: Black students are more likely than their peers to borrow money for college, struggle with repayment and default on student loans.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Ready for Genius Hour? Do This, Not That.

MiddleWeb

Genius Hour is a popular strategy for deepening student learning by promoting passion, creativity and engagement. Paying attention to the do’s and don’ts of effective implementation can help you make it a regular part your instruction, writes author Barbara Blackburn.

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Basic iPad Tips for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad has been increasingly adopted as an instructional tool in classrooms especially in the north American context. As a versatile device, iPad provides boundless learning and teaching opportunities.read more

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5 Ways to Influence Change #Podcast

The Principal of Change

No matter your position in education, you can influence change. If we are waiting for “someone else” to create meaningful change, it might not happen. .

iPad Apps to Help Students with Their Writing

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is an updated collection of iPad apps to help you with your writing. This list which is inspired by Apple’s writing collection in the App Store is arranged into 5 main categories; read more

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How Smart Buildings Are Helping Schools Go (and Save) Green

EdTech Magazine

The School District of Osceola County’s magnet high school NeoCity Academy , which opened in fall 2019, is arguably a modern marvel. Power comes from a solar array. Sensors monitor indoor air quality and energy use, which are managed through a building automation system. Energy-efficient LED lighting provides illumination throughout, while cameras and access control cards help ensure security. It’s billed as the state’s first zero energy–consumption K–12 building. “We

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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.

Why Making Time for Friends is Good for Your Health

MindShift

Lydia Denworth wants you to make more time for your friends. We don’t fully appreciate our friendships, says the science writer and author of the new book Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond.

CoSN's CETL® Certification Program

EdTech Magazine

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GoSoapBox

Technology Tidbits

GoSoapBox is a wonderful online "clicker" tool that is an easy-to-use student response system for educators. Student's can respond to teachers questions via their mobile device and teachers receive their answers in real-time using GoSoapBox.

Makerspaces Are Transforming My School. Here’s How

EdTech Magazine

In 2016, Anderson Elementary School in Bristol, Tenn., started a journey from a traditional school and library to a place of wonder and innovation, inspired by the idea of creating makerspaces. That idea required changing an existing system. It also pushed me, as principal, to think through some questions: Where will we place a makerspace? How will we train the teachers to use the new technology? How will we find that space to create innovation?

EdTech at School

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

Chronicle Cloud

Technology Tidbits

Chronicle Cloud is an innovative educational all-in-one iOS app for teachers. Educators can use Chronicle Cloud in a number of different ways such as: assessing (using their "traffic light" system), note-taking, providing feedback, and much much more.