Fri.Nov 02, 2018

What You Might Have Missed in October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of October: Halloween Projects, Websites, and Apps. The Impact of VR on Student Education. Is technology outpacing you? Differentiation Simplified with Resources for Digital Citizenship Week. Engagement through Competition.

Ditch those grades! 18 ways to go gradeless

Ditch That Textbook

Grades. As students, we get them. As teachers, we give them. In our education system learning is measured by a score which translates into a grade. But what does a grade really mean? A grade should be a reflection of what the student has learned. However, we all know that isn’t always the case. What […]. DitchBook Twitter chat alternatives to grades ditching grades gradeless gradeless classroom

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A Supreme Court Justice’s Legacy in Edtech


With the contentious Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh still weighing on many Americans’ minds and a closely-watched midterm election just days away, now seems as good a time as any for educators to teach their students some civics. But “now” is always the right time to promote civics education, according to Sandra Day O’Connor.

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BAE Audio to Showcase Pedals, DI Boxes and other Musical Wares at Los Angeles Pedal and Synth Expo


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.

Get Ready for Media Literacy Week with TWO New Podcasts featuring @CommonSenseEdu & @MediaLiteracyEd

The Innovative Educator

Cross posted at the #NYCSchoolsTech blog. Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms. Media Literacy Week take place November 5th - 9th.

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Holding the Tensions of Opposites

Tech Helpful

A few weeks ago I sat in a meeting discussing funding of our STEM program and the discussions got more personal. Sharing of beliefs and conflicting beliefs that one person described as “holding the tension of opposites.”

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School Psyched Podcast!

eSchool News

Have you listened to the School Psyched Podcast ? The tagline—because none of us is as skilled as all of us—pretty much says it all.

4 Handy Google Sheets Templates for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today’s post we curated for you this list of some practical Google Sheets templates you can use to design different types of spreadsheets. More specifically, we included templates more

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. I’m starting on that project soon, and my god, this all looks so grim. National) Education Politics. Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.”

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.

Here Is An Excellent Task Management App from Google

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google has finally released a task-mamanegement app for iOS and Android. Google Tasks is now availabe for free download in both iTunes App Store and in Google Play App Store. The app is supposed more

Selecting Digital Content for Your School: A How-To Guide

Education Elements

As a learning organization, we are always improving and iterating. School leaders often ask us: “How do I select the right content for my blended classroom?” To help answer this question, we’ve developed an infographic and guide to " Selecting Curriculum to Support Personalized Learning ".

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5 Things for K-12 Vendors to Remember as Districts Move Toward ‘Interoperability’

Marketplace K-12

Districts see data interoperability as a solution that will help them meet federal and state reporting requirements, a new COSN/EdWeek survey shows. The post 5 Things for K-12 Vendors to Remember as Districts Move Toward ‘Interoperability’ appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Data Data Privacy Interoperability

Plotagon for Mac or PC


Plotagon Story is a very useful app for iPad and Android (free) that is now also available to download for Mac or PC.

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.

Know your own strength

Learning with 'e's

Photo source: Maxpixel I broke a rowing machine yesterday at the gym. I don't know my own strength. Ironically, that's the very reason I attend the gym regularly. I want to know my own strength. I want to know what my limits are, and then try to exceed them.

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One Year Later: Washington Sydney 2017 Google Innovator Cohorts


Congratulations! The #WDC17 (Washington, DC) and #SYD 17 (Sydney, Australia) cohorts have completed the yearlong Google Innovator program. Each cohort consisted of 36 educators.

Weekend Reading: Daylight Saving Time Ends, Just Like Everything Else But Especially Free Flickr Edition


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that if you were once a cool web service and had anything to do with Yahoo, it was secretly your ruin. Pour one out for , Yahoo Pipes , (arguably) Tumblr , and now Flickr.