Sun.Jul 10, 2016

The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

There is always a great deal of discussion about change in education in order to better prepare students for success. The stakes have become higher as changes in a globally connected world are far outpacing those in our schools.


Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 10, 2016 Here is a short visual we created for teachers explaining the core notions behind the concept of Blended Learning. We have also included a collection of what we believe are more. blended learning my freebies

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Why High School Students Need More Than College Prep

NPR Learning and Tech

For nearly 70 years, one of the nation's largest student organizations has hammered home this message - teenagers need job skills whether they're headed to college or not. And students are listening


Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

Two weeks ago, I attended the Digital Badge Summit in Denver, CO.

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.

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Critical Thinking in Academia and Calling a Spade a Spade

I started my career in education as a middle school math remediation teacher, a job created for me as a December college graduate. I had no curriculum, templates or rules but was instead told to develop my own.

Instructional Leadership and Faculty

Management and Strategy issues in DIGITAL HIGHER E

A university president once confided in me that while he loved to see innovative work being done within his institution, its impact was ultimately of little value if no one outside of the university hears about it. His larger point, I think, was that reputation is the fuel on which universities run; it’s the means […]. Instructional Strategy Leading Innovation Online Higher Ed Sector Trends Strategy

10 Lessons I Learned from Taking Up Tennis Again


Regie Routman's strategy to interact meaningfully with her teen granddaughter by taking up tennis again worked! Here she shares 10 takeaways that apply to life on the court and in the classroom, including the value of joy and the necessity of follow-through.

Is Google Education Threatened By Amazon's Open Content Platform?


With Amazon making its first big education platform debut in years, we were wondering: how are other blue chip companies—Microsoft, Apple, Google—reacting to this news? While at ISTE, Mary Jo and former EdSurge podcaster Michael Winters hosted an in-person taping of the EdSurge On Air podcast with a live audience and two Google leaders, Jonathan Rochelle and Jaime Casap. Rochelle and Casap both have a long history with the Google for Education team.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Students ‘Show’ Learning via Concept Mapping


Concept mapping is one of those underutilized but potentially powerful tools than can deepen learning and teaching significantly. In his new MiddleWeb blog, Class Apps, teacher educator Curtis Chandler shares three online mapping tools to get students started. Class Apps Concept Mapping Coggle concept mapping Curtis Chandler formative assessment instaGrok MindMeister Think-Alouds

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Instructional Leadership and Faculty

Management and Strategy issues in DIGITAL HIGHER E

A university president once confided in me that while he loved to see innovative work being done within his institution,… Read more Instructional Leadership and Faculty. Instructional Strategy Leading Innovation Online Higher Ed Sector Trends Strategy

Check Out These Educational iPad Apps-They Are Free Today

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 7, 2016 Below is a collection of some good educational iPad apps that are free today and only for a limited period of time. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: record, more. Apps gone free

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Scaling Flipped Learning Part 3

Turning Learning On Its Head

As more and more schools adopt flipped learning on a larger scale, there is a need to think systemically about evaluation systems. This is the third in a series on how to scale flipped learning.

Digital Learning’s Pioneers Are Cautiously Optimistic


Is there life out there? It’s a question that’s existed since humans first turned their gaze toward the night sky. It’s also the driving force behind the work of thousands of students searching for signs of life beyond planet Earth. They’re looking for answers in rock formations in the Australian Outback; they’re analyzing data from a field of stars to see if conditions can support life. And they’re non-science majors taking an online class. Welcome to.

Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill: Reading & Spelling App

Class Tech Tips

Do you want to support your students as they’re learning their letter sounds and basic reading skills? Then you’ll want to check out Lemon Lumberjack’s Letter Mill a reading and spelling app for students.

Teaching and Technology Tweet Wrap (w/e 07-09-16)


Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week … explore the exciting research NC. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

“Threshold Model of Collective Behaviour”

The Principal of Change

As a basketball fan, I was fascinated listening to this podcast by Malcolm Gladwell ( you can read the whole transcript here as well ), discussing Wilt Chamberlain and his poor free throw shooting.

Cool Tool Introduces Students to Stop-Motion Animation


Built-in features such as prerecorded audio and super-simple creation tools make it a snap to get started and to customize your experience. Techlearning Resources App of the Day

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Empowering Students for the Global Stage

P21 Blogazine

Volume 3, Issue 6, Number 3. Driving Question : What happens if a state education department leads with a 21st Century global education program? All the World is a stage and we are but players on it. William Shakespeare.- William Shakespeare.

Not Sure What Courseware to Try? This Tool Wants to Make Your Decision Easier


When edtech companies approach Kara Monroe, they all tout how their product is different from everybody else’s. But without proof, Monroe, vice president of academic innovation and support at Ivy Tech Community College, and her colleagues are searching in the dark to find the right tools that faculty can use to improve learning outcomes for the more than 200,000 students in the Indiana community college system.

It’s Not That Easy

The Innovative Educator

I started my day reading a post from Pernille Ripp entitled If Not Now where she explains that change will only come if we all speak up.

Google Sheets: Find Unique Entries

Teacher Tech

Find Unique Entries in Google Sheets When the 2nd Google Classroom book that Libbi Miller and I wrote came out, we put out a Google Form to win a copy of the book. Before choosing a winner I needed to exclude duplicate entries. Here is how to do this. Sample Data CLICK HERE for some […]. The post Google Sheets: Find Unique Entries appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Forms Google Sheets google sheets spreadsheets

Early Childhood Workforce Index Tracks National Profession

K-12 Schools - Education News

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons). A new report from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment seeks to establish a review of the employment conditions and policies for early childhood educators on a state by state basis in an effort to improve working conditions.