Fri.Oct 04, 2019

25 ways to infuse art into any class

Ditch That Textbook

Art can bring out the kind of creativity and passion in our students that we can only dream about seeing in other subject areas. Art gives our students the opportunity to express themselves in new and different ways. But oftentimes art is just an add-on, something that we throw in as an extra piece at […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Creativity art art in the classroom art integration arts integrations educational technology teaching art

Students Become Creators and Incorporate Technology Through Project-Based Writing


Writing is an art, and asking our students to write – to create something new from just a blank page and some words – is hard work. And just because they have laptops or iPads doesn’t mean they will write with enthusiasm.

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Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Balancing Act: Cybersecurity in the Connected Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 10/04/2019 - 13:13. With K–12 schools leveraging connected technologies to help improve student outcomes and boost classroom collaboration, effective cybersecurity is not optional.

Celebrating Joyful Math with the Global Math Project

MIND Research Institute

In the latest installment of our new Partner Stories series, we highlight the Global Math Project, and their mission to inspire educators everywhere to ignite and sustain in their students a love for learning mathematics.

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.

MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to Colleges


Coursera started with a mission to give the general public free access to courses from expensive colleges. Now it is selling all the course content developed for those free courses to colleges that want to use the materials in their own campus programs.

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We need more English learners and students of color in advanced classes

eSchool News

While some English learners and students of color may be striving to attain minimal academic competency, others are likely to be high-ability or gifted/talented students who are not receiving appropriate support for their needs, and therefore are less engaged and have lower levels of participation in programs suitable for them.

PBL: Mount Everest and the Global Water Supply

Teacher Tech

National Geographic creates and shares so many amazing resources for educators it is mind boggling. I was privileged to participate in the National Geographic Educator Summit #NatGeoEdSummit where one of the many things shared was about their research at Mount Everest.

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3 key parts of a K-12 coding or robotics program

eSchool News

K-12 teachers and administrators have been listening to policy makers and industry leaders warn of the need for computer science instruction, such as a coding or robotics program, in U.S. schools for years. And the evidence they cite is compelling. For instance….

Students and Teachers Collaborate, Share Learning Resources through Microsoft Teams


Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform within the Office 365 Suite where teams connect through shared notebooks, chat sessions, virtual meetings, and resource sharing

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Here Are Some Helpful Tools for Creating Classroom Newspapers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Creating classroom newspapers is a great way for teachers to engage students in a wide variety of literacy activities. Students can use their writing skills to demonstrate their learning, more

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Make Different Versions of a Conversation with Pixton


Pixton is an online comic creator that I have loved for years. One thing I love about it is that you can create visuals that demonstrate communication behaviors or conversational moves that spark discussion and analysis (and practice) very quickly.

Some Good Windows Educational Apps to Try Out

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today we spent sometime sifting through Windows app store and curated for you the list below. This is a collection of some great educational apps for teachers using Windows in their instruction. more

Movie Makerspace: Exploring Green Screen & Stop Motion

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

September has come to an end and our 1st month of makerspace is complete. We hold an open makerspace every Tuesday and Thursday. Students choose to come to makerspace as an alternative to their recess time.

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.

How to Use the Vaping and Juuling Trend to Teach Media Literacy

Graphite Blog

It's estimated that 3 million students vape , a shocking stat to many but not to teachers, who have seen it take over school campuses firsthand. Many of these young people use one e-cigarette or vaping product in particular: Juul.

Playware at the Next Generation Content Fair in Busan

Playware Studios

Playware Studios was invited by KOTRA to represent Singapore at the Next Generation Content Fair 2019 in Busan, South Korea. Showcasing Characters, Animations, Games, VR $ AR applications, Illustrations, Movies, and other creative media the show had 465 booths from 156 companies from all over Korea.

#FactFriday: Blaine Amendments are found in 37 state constitutions


The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear a case in 2020 that is encouraging for school choice advocates. Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is one in a series of cases questioning the constitutionality of state Blaine amendments.