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Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

2 questions about cheating, copying, and student ‘integrity’

Dangerously Irrelevant

We’re so quick to bemoan the lack of ethics in our students. They cheat. They copy. They take shortcuts on the work.

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Five Tips for Teaching Typing and Why It's Essential


Keyboarding is, perhaps, the most essential of all 21st-century skills. With computers in use across the majority of U.S. schools now, many educators may feel the need to focus on educational software.

How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:41. Congress passed the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in 2000, tying E-rate program discounts to a school’s internet safety policy.

GameSalad Turns Game Players Into Game Makers!

GameSalad lets students build their own web & mobile video games! Students learn anywhere with our Chromebook friendly creation tools and step-by-step tutorials. Our PBL lessons teach the fundamentals of Computer Science & Game Design as students create.

This Teacher Started a Hands-On PD Lab That’s Sparking Change Across the District


In 2013, I was hired to teach computer science (CS) and video game design to students in grades K-5 at Monte Sano Elementary School in Huntsville, Ala. It was my first full-time teaching job. A year earlier, I had graduated with a teaching degree in elementary education.

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Language Should Never Be A Barrier

The Web20Classroom

I recently returned from a trip to Paris, France where I attended a gathering with over 250 educators from across the world. In their respective countries, these educators were the best of the best; innovative, creative and focused on creating student-centered learning for everyone.

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Data-informed instruction can affect every lesson; here’s how

eSchool News

Teachers from previous decades may have focused on “What did I teach?,” but the new focus is “What did the students learn?” Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction.

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That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary


It’s out of the ordinary when Nearpod buys a company. Today it’s adding Flocabulary, to bring hip hop to the library. If Alex Rappaport, the co-founder and CEO of Flocabulary , had to bust a rhyme about the deal, that’s how it might go. (We We asked, but he declined.)

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New Google Add-on Allows Gmail Users To Save Emails Directly To Evernote


If you are anything like me, you have a few places that you look to every day to keep your digital life organized.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

As Grad Degrees And Credentials Boom, Prestigious Schools Are Winning


Graduate education has been a bright spot in U.S. higher education, as getting a graduate degree has become far more common in recent decades, particularly for the millennial generation.

New Google Add-on Allows Gmail Users To Save Emails Directly To Evernote


Are you looking to find the perfect way to archive and organize your Gmail messages? If so, check out the new Evernote Add-on for Gmail that allows you to. The post New Google Add-on Allows Gmail Users To Save Emails Directly To Evernote appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education


It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps.

Study finds that new principals can boost student achievement — with a little help

The Hechinger Report

One theory for how to improve schools begins not with teachers in the classroom but with the principals who hire and oversee them. To that end, the Wallace Foundation spent $85 million on a five-year project to improve school principals in six cities and large urban counties, from New York to Denver, beginning in 2011. The Wallace Foundation is also among the funders of the The Hechinger Report.)

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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.

Inside ‘Dream Big,’ the Engineering Doc That Wants to Reach Every US School


The Imax documentary “ Dream Big ” started out with one ambitious goal: Make engineering flashy, appealing and cool.

Gaggle for Google: Student Safety in a 1:1 Chromebook District

Gaggle Speaks

Following a switch to a 1:1 technology initiative, Huntley Community School District 158 in Algonquin, IL needed a solution to monitor students’ activity.

DragonBox Algebra 12+: Fun, Cutting-Edge Approach to Algebra


DragonBox Algebra 12+ is a fun and challenging game that teaches kids how to solve algebraic equations

Why I Keep a Supply of Cheery Thoughts Nearby


That day you left your notes at home. Or taught a stupendous lesson that left kids bored. Or found a student's super essay was all plagiarized. Or arranged a special speaker only to learn about a conflicting event. Middle school teacher Lauren Brown offers solace and a mood lifting idea.

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.

ICYMI: Two Great Podcasts on Choice in Florida


Excel in Ed CEO Patricia Levesque recently joined Voices4Ed and Pundits on the Porch to discuss one of her favorite subjects: education choice in Florida! Voices4Ed: Should Public Dollars Go Towards Private School Choice? April 3, 2019.

ISTE19 Aims to Inspire Educators with Bold Speakers


“ISTE is about highlighting the stories of educators who are making incredible contributions to our practice and the world,” said ISTE CEO Richard Culatta

The Week Magazine Provides Teaching Resources for Digging Deeper into News While Building Skills


Questions, Ideas, and Rich Activities Ready to Use to Dig Into Current Events and Explore Them With Your Students Every day we are assailed by stories about the world around us. News media come at us. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How Can Tech Coaches Use PD Days To Establish A Month’s Worth Of Teacher Interactions?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick take a look at the important period of time that happens after a major PD Session and discuss several things that a Tech Coach can do to engage their teachers both in large, medium, and small group settings. The post How Can Tech Coaches Use PD Days To Establish A Month’s Worth Of Teacher Interactions? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Ask the Tech Coach Tech Coach Technology Coaching

EdTech at School

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

Nine Ways To Ensure Your Mindfulness Teaching Practice Is Trauma-Informed


A recent MindShift article highlighted some things teachers should be aware of if they’re bringing mindfulness into their classrooms.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos


Jadrian Wooten remembers professors instructing him to check out DVD clips from the library when he was an undergrad.

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E-rate Window Closes with 'Vibrant’ Activity


“As the FY2019 E-rate application period closes, initial results show vibrant activity among schools and libraries seeking support,” said John Harrington, CEO of Funds For Learning

10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever

Graphite Blog

It's National Library Week, and we couldn't resist paying homage to one of the most important members of the school community: librarians. Also known as library media specialists, librarians play a unique role in our schools. Often asked to take on a wide range of duties, these passionate and savvy educators deserve more than only a week of praise.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.