Tue.Jan 22, 2019

Perfect Can Paralyze You

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You feel like it has to be perfect. So, you don’t finish. Sometimes you don’t even start. You’re not going to write down a goal if you don’t think you have the time to do it perfectly right now.

Powerful Learning is Collaborative and Connected

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

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No 1:1 devices? You can be an awesome tech using school anyway!

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Gail Charnick and her teachers are using a variety of technologies and showing that you don’t have to be 1 to 1 to be leading edge. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1


A while ago we received a comment on a post about Augmented Reality. I had erred by not at any point in the blog referring to Augmented Reality, but only AR. Our reader asked us simply to clarify what AR meant.

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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.

Join me Jan. 23rd for a Webinar

Ask a Tech Teacher

Please join me on Jan 23, 2019 for a webinar on Building Digital Citizens: Being a responsible digital citizen is critical to success in school and beyond, which is why integrating digital citizenship lessons across the curriculum at every grade level is so important.

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Why Chromebooks Have Expanded in K-12 Classrooms


Did you know Chromebooks made up 60 percent of all U.S. education shipments in 2017? To put that number in perspective, in 2012, Chromebooks made up less than a single percent of the education market, according to Computerworld.

Adding up the cost of head-on competition

The Christensen Institute

Everyday people come up with innovative ideas for products and services they’re sure will be impactful. But where in the market should they aim their products in order to increase their odds of success?

10 Tips to Start Teaching With Minecraft


My students come from a small, rural community and lack a broad understanding of the larger world around them.

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Decoding the Difference Between Selling to Schools and Selling to Districts

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

An ed-tech CEO outlines three strategies that can build on business at the school level to take it to the district level. The post Decoding the Difference Between Selling to Schools and Selling to Districts appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy edtech Listenwise Sales / Marketing Startup Startups

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.

MLK’s Work Precedes Us And, With Resilience, Lives After [Medium]

The Jose Vilson

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit live at Riverside Church to watch a spirited conversation between writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and newly minted congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Best Resources, Sites, and Apps for Your Student Based on Their Learning Style


While there may be growing evidence that the idea of “learning styles” is a myth, Christine from CalPac has put together a great set of resources, and gone well beyond the traditional. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Googley Activities and Tools for Primary Students


Over the years I have come across and/or created a wide range of fun and creative ways to use Google tools with primary aged students

Educators Share How Video Games Can Help Kids Build SEL Skills


Paul Darvasi is teaching his 12th graders that if there’s something about themselves they don’t like, they have the power to change it. To do so, he’s using a video game called “What Remains of Edith Finch,” projecting it on a screen while students take turns playing. In the game, players get to know the main character, Edith, as she returns to her empty family home to figure out what happened to her relatives. Darvasi, who teaches at Royal St.

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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.

itslearning Announces Enhanced Integration with Google


To help educators who want to move beyond the capabilities of Google Classroom, itslearning has created an easier workflow between G Suite and the itslearning learning management system

To un-muzzle upstart Negros, we need black-owned news media

The Hechinger Report

When I was a newly minted college professor in New Orleans in the winter of 2004, I began writing regular editorials for the Louisiana Weekly , a newspaper devoted to the city’s black community.

Microsoft’s Big Bett Updates: Free VR Curriculum and Using a Pencil as a Stylus


More than 600 exhibitors and 34,000 attendees are expected to descend on London this week for the annual Bett show , where some companies come with a barrage of updates befitting one of the biggest education technology trade shows in the world. Among them is Microsoft, whose list of announcements for Bett reads almost as long as the conference agenda. (Or Or so it feels.)

Middle school movies that support SEL in the classroom

eSchool News

No matter how we discover them, the best films move us in ways we’ve never imagined. No matter how old we are, they can make us both laugh and cry, and they help us learn more about ourselves and how we relate to others.

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.

IMMERSION: Our Hands-on, Info-Packed Event Just for Edtech Companies


On April 7, EdSurge will host a one-day clinic on building your edtech business called EdSurge IMMERSION. This is the most hands-on, info-packed session we’ve created for edtech entrepreneurs—and we hope you’ll consider joining us. It will take place in San Diego, one day before ASU GSV X Summit—the tenth annual investor conference. It will be a terrific way for you to kick off the week. Not yet planning to attend that conference?

Teach Students to Analyze Data with Google Sheets by @aliciamotter

Teacher Tech

Teaching Data Analysis with Google Sheets A Guest Post by Alicia Motter Purposeful Technology I am always looking for ways to implement technologies purposefully in my classroom that meet State Standards while integrating NGSS and engaging students in research that they are interested in. I recently worked with Alice Keeler, who helped me develop this […]. The post Teach Students to Analyze Data with Google Sheets by @aliciamotter appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Medical Grade WiFi: Essential Features for Every Hospital or Clinic


What do the 6,210 hospitals in the United States all have in common? Virtually every hospital administrator is trying to accomplish the same thing: to provide excellent healthcare that fills a need in their community with the finite amount of resources that are available.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 149 Is Constructivist Education Addressing Inequality?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 149 Is Constructivist Education Addressing Inequality? Drew Perkins talks with author Natalie Wexler about her work, specifically her recent Forbes article asserting constructivist education is not closing educational gaps that are rooted in socioeconomic differences. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: nataliewexler.com @natwexler Forbes: To Attack Inequality, We Need A Different Kind […]. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep.

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.

How to Build a Literacy Culture: A Theory of Practice

Reading By Example

Today was a snow day for our school, so I had some time to tinker with my session for the Wisconsin State Reading Association Convention on February 7. The topic for this session is on how school leaders of every stripe can build a literacy culture.

The Power of Leadership- 6 Great TED Talks for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Leadership comes with hard work but successful leadership entails more than just laboriousness, it calls for special traits that only a select few possess. Whether these traits are skills that can be.read more


MobyMax in 30 Seconds


Check out this super quick overview that goes over the site's key features


Finding the Best Ideas Vs. Finding a Winner

The Principal of Change

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.