Mon.Nov 11, 2019

Encouraging Students To Take Responsibility For Their Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

This topic is a hot button for me. So many parents think education is the school’s job and student think it’s SUD–Some Other Dude’s responsibility but not them.

12 Ideas and Resources to Inspire Students to Show Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

“There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ” – Scott Adams. This Wednesday, November 13th, is World Kindness Day!

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San Diego Area Middle School Pilots MakerBit


Los Coches Creek Middle School is computer science & media arts middle school, and this year we had the opportunity to be a pilot site for Roger Wagner’s MakerBit.


Messy, Moral Questions for Education Innovation


As a humble participant in a range of education reforms, I am aware of reformers’ less-than-stellar-track record. It is tempting to stop trying to bring about change within educational and political systems that are not designed to produce and absorb innovation.

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.

Help Teacher @Jentechnology win $10,000

Teacher Tech

From Coding Novice to Confident Coder with #GoSlowWorkshop Guest Blog Post by Jennifer Scott Can yearbooks cost students under $10? When you design them in Google Slides.

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The Importance of Tech Coaches Focusing on Function and NOT on Application


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff sits down with New Jersey Tech Coach Eric Guise to talk about the importance of Tech Coaches focusing on the function rather than the application.

Old or New, Maps are Cool


I love the ability of digitized maps to allow access to all sorts of data in all sorts of very visual ways

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A Timeline of Social Studies Education in America


Design credit: Erin Horlacher. Full sized image here. Source Information: 1820s ; 1898 ; 1960 ; 1916 ; 1921 ; 1929 / 1929 ; Late 40s - early 50s ; Late 50s - early 70s / Late 50s - early 70s ; 1965 ; 1980s ; 1983 ; 1994 ; 1999 ; 2001 ; 2005 ; 2010 ; 2013 ; 2012 - 2018 / 2012 - 2018 ; 2020.

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Q&A: Tracy Smith on the Value of a Team Approach to Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Tracy Smith on the Value of a Team Approach to Digital Equity. keara.dowd_i47Z. Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:34. Parkland School District in Pennsylvania, like many of the nation’s public school systems, is seeing increases in student poverty rates and English language proficiency — trends that could make any existing digital divides worse. But Parkland school leaders are taking proactive steps to improve digital equity.

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.

French Startup Lalilo Raises $5.5M to Boost English Literacy in the US


It’s hard enough for American startups to gain a footing in the U.S. education market for supplemental literacy tools. But that hasn’t deterred a team with roots in France, and European investors, from giving it a shot. Lalilo has closed $5.5

uHandy Turns Camera on Smartphone into Microscope For STEM Learning


UHandy is a digital microscope attachment for your handheld smart device

This is Your Brain on Curiosity (via TEDxUCDavisSalon)

Cycles of Learning

The below talk by UC Davis Neuroscientist Matthias Gruber encapsulates all that currently fascinates and motivates me as an educator. I hope you enjoy! Curiosity

FTC: Ed-Tech ‘Ambassadors’ Must Follow Social Media Influencer Guidelines

Marketplace K-12

Teachers who act as "ambassadors" for educational products, and who receive anything in exchange, must disclose that arrangement when they post endorsements on social media. The post FTC: Ed-Tech ‘Ambassadors’ Must Follow Social Media Influencer Guidelines appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 brand ambassadors Federal / State Policy Sales / Marketing Social Media

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.

Google Certification LIVE Webinars (and Course Giveaway!)

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certification LIVE Webinars (and Course Giveaway!) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I’m going LIVE on Facebook and YouTube over the next four weeks!

Do Something.Org: Young People in a Global Movement for Good


As part of Do Something, they can share their expertise to create positive change


Tips And Tricks Parents Can Use To Nurture a Love of Reading in Kids


For many families, reading is a pleasurable activity when kids are young, but becomes a battle as kids get older. Parents are more aware than ever that strong reading skills are fundamental to academic success.

Conferring: A Powerful Tool Across Disciplines


Unlike quick teacher check-ins, teaching conferences allow for a deep conversation with a student in just 5 or 6 minutes. And they’re not just for ELA teachers and balanced literacy. Katie McGrath shares step by step conferring tips to target learning in any content area.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Top Edtech Classroom Tools

At Common Sense Education, the edtech reviewers have seen it all. And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.”

Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned


Nestled at the foothills of the high Uinta Mountains lies Evanston, Wyoming—home to Uinta County School District #1 (UCSD #1). At an elevation of 6749 feet above sea level, the school district is accustomed to seeing things from a different perspective.

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What if every child could start school ready?

eSchool News

Children begin learning the moment they’re born. That means it’s never too early to begin setting children up for future academic success. When we talk to them and read to them, we expose them to a more literature-rich environment that helps them grow.

What Teachers Need to Know About Using Smart Speakers in the Classroom

Graphite Blog

As smart speakers with virtual assistants become more common in our personal lives, it's no surprise that some teachers are starting to explore the benefits of bringing them into the classroom.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Some Good Reads to Help You Make A Better Use of Technology in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a visual we have posted few months ago featuring 8 excellent books you might want to read in the upcoming school break. These are handy guides to help you better integrate technology in more

Conquering the digital divide at school–and at home

eSchool News

The digital divide is proving one of the most pervasive and stubborn challenges in U.S. education, and its effects can follow students from kindergarten through college.

Here Is A Huge Library of Math and Science Simulations

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

ExploreLearning Gizmos provides over 400 math and science online simulations that power inquiry and understanding. It has a free Gizmos account available for science and math educators with a more


Technology Tidbits

Makerdemy is an excellent site for learning how to program/code in different languages such as: Raspberry Pi, Google Assistant, Alexa, and more. This is done through self paced learning where students can select their own level (i.e. advanced) and then take courses at their own pace.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.