Tue.Sep 18, 2018

Meet the New 2018-2019 Cohort of the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

This year, Digital Promise is excited to announce 12 new districts will join the ranks of the League of Innovative Schools. The League is a powerful network of forward-thinking school district leaders.

3 Interesting Trends in Online Education Content (That You May Not Know)

The CoolCatTeacher

Andrew Pass on episode 362 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online content should be riveting, interesting, and should educate students.

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Why do Fewer Black Students Get Identified as Gifted?

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

If you can’t see it, you can’t be it: Edtech that connects students to role models

The Christensen Institute

As the New York Times UpShot column recently highlighted, there is mounting evidence that students benefit from teachers who hail from a similar background and gender—and yet the teaching profession remains largely white and female.

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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.

Lessons from 100 podcast episodes

Ditch That Textbook

After 100 episodes, I have learned a thing or two or three. Along the way, three things have stuck with me as I continue on this podcasting journey. THANK YOU for being a listener and being on this journey with me. In this episode, I reflect on the problem with perfection, where to find inspiration, […]. DTT podcast #DitchPod

Closing the Familiarity Gap Through Global Education

P21 Blogazine

I recently attended a China Now forum hosted by the 1990 Institute. P21 Blog

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How automakers can successfully compete in the mobility game

The Christensen Institute

The century-old business model of manufacturing and selling cars may increasingly be challenged by the growing popularity of shared mobility services. These services include car-sharing (e.g. Zipcar), ride-sharing (e.g. Uber), and peer-to-peer sharing (e.g. Turo).

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students


Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education.

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One Important Question That Leads to Student Empowerment in Schools

The Principal of Change

I walked into Jasper Place High School in Edmonton, Alberta , as a basketball referee for the game, but as a principal at another school at the time.

Marvel Highlights STEM While Debuting Captain Marvel Trailer

MIND Research Institute

On Good Morning America today, the first trailer for the highly-anticipated Captain Marvel movie was revealed. That in and of itself would have been big news, but the way Marvel and GMA chose to unveil the trailer was pretty special.

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

How To Cite A Tweet: MLA Style

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Cite A Tweet: MLA Style by TeachThought Staff How do you cite a tweet MLA Style?

Quote Of The Day: Justice Sotomayor On Books

Larry Ferlazzo

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor seems to always be telling young people about the importance of reading and books (below you’ll find links to previous posts I’ve shared about those activities).

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2018 Kajeet Homework Gap Grant Winners


Kajeet is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Homework Gap Grant. Each applicant offered an inspiring story about how Kajeet can help their students succeed with filtered and managed mobile connectivity.

3 Ways for Students to Steal Your Password


Image Source: [link] Open sesame. Abracadabra. When you’re locking down your data, how secure is the password you chose? If it’s anything like the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Cyber Safety Awareness and Prevention

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A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit


Growing up, I received what was largely a one-size-fits-all education; as a result, I struggled to connect academically to this model. Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning.

New Resources On Race & Racism

Larry Ferlazzo

I’m adding these new resources to various “Best” lists. You can find links to all of those many lists that relate to race and racism at “Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism: What Is White Privilege, Really?

Vivi Announces U.S. Launch


Vivi , the wireless screen mirroring solution designed for the classroom, today announced its entry into the U.S. edtech market, after years of use in Australian schools.

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New PBS NewsHour Video: “Puerto Rico’s beleaguered public schools face controversial reform after Hurricane Maria”

Larry Ferlazzo

OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay. The PBS NewsHour aired this segment tonight. You might be interested in these related previous posts: NEW PBS NEWSHOUR SEGMENT: “PUERTO RICO’S EDUCATION SYSTEM HANGS IN THE BALANCE AMID HURRICANE MARIA EXODUS”.

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The Value of #EdTech Certifications: #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast 3.0

The Innovative Educator

Cross posted at the #NYCSchoolsTech blog. Educators share the value in developing expertise and showing what they know via #EdTech recognition programs like the #NYCSchoolsTech Partner Certification Program.

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Larry Ferlazzo

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning

Technology Tidbits

"Self-paced instruction or learning is any kind of instruction that proceeds based on learner response. The content itself can be curriculum, corporate training, technical tutorials, or any other subject that does not require the immediate response of an instructor.


What A Story Of Resilience: Shaquem Griffin, One-Handed Linebacker For The Seattle Seahawks

Larry Ferlazzo

Shaquem Griffin has an incredibly impressive and inspiring story that will resonate with many of our students: a one-handed player who has made it to the NFL. Read more about him at: A Letter to NFL GMs by Shaquem Griffin. The Amputee Who Showed Everyone is from The NY Times.

Oasis: An integrated worldwide search for OER


Meet OASIS. The goal of the Openly Available Sources Integrated Search is to facilitate the discovery of OER.

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The Best Resources On The U.N. International Day of Peace

Larry Ferlazzo

Clker-Free-Vector-Images / Pixabay. From the International Day of Peace website (which has a ton of resources ): The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September.

Can You Teach Good Writing? We Ask One of the Greats


John McPhee, a master of telling nonfiction stories , became a teacher by accident 43 years ago when Princeton University needed a last-minute replacement. He has steered the course ever since, each spring when he takes breaks from writing books or pieces for The New Yorker, and it has become legendary in journalism circles.

Ed Tech Digest

Larry Ferlazzo

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

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How 1-on-1 Time With Students Made Me a Better Teacher


When it happened to us, it was something to dread. Being summoned to speak with a teacher one-on-one usually meant we were in serious trouble, lagging far behind or that something terrible had happened. I carried this perception with me during my first year of teaching. But I didn’t want my students to fear having conversations with me. I was determined to flip their ideas about “talking to the teacher.”

Ten Jobs That Should Be Safe From Automation


This story about robots and jobs was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for our newsletter. Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 million cashiers.

FreshGrade Creates Professional Learning Center


FreshGrade the portfolio and assessment platform announces its Professional Learning Center?. Designed to give teachers flexibility with their professional development (PD), the Center offers online webinars, modular courses, and customizable PD options to streamline educators’ FreshGrade’s practice.

Celebrating International Dot Day 2018

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

September 15(ish) is International Dot Day. This day celebrates The Dot by Peter Reynolds and the idea that we are all creative and unique and can all make our mark on the world.


Technology Tidbits

Edji is an innovative site for annotating texts for collaborative learning that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog. Edji lets users read a online text and then interact w/ it by: highlighting passages, annotate w/ text, images, or emojis, and, more.

Feedback That Saves Time, Improves Writing


Grading student writing in the traditional manner takes too much time and yields too little learning. Literacy consultant Sarah Tantillo offers three better ways to give students effective feedback – with all the tips and how-to teachers need to make the switch. Act now. Save your weekends.

FreshGrade Creates Professional Learning Center to Foster Platform Proficiency


KELOWNA, British Columbia (Sept. 18, 2018) – This back-to-school season, FreshGrade, the portfolio and assessment platform that deepens the conversation about learning, announces its Professional Learning C enter.

“Race & Racism are not ‘Merely Curricular Topics'”

Larry Ferlazzo

Race & Racism are not ‘Merely Curricular Topics’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. In it, Dr. Tehia Glass, Dr. Erin Miller, Eddie Moore, Jr, Ali Michael, Marguerite Penick-Parks, Dr. Chezare A. Warren, Brian L. Wright, Ph.D.,

TLC Ninja: Ben Hartman and the Twitter Tribe


Many readers of On CUE are probably dedicated Twitter users, but there are even more educators out there who haven’t yet realized what this social media platform can offer.