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iPads in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

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5 Tips for schools to harness the power of edtech in the classroom


A version of this post was originally published on April 4th, 2019 on Education Technology. Technology has the power to harness real change and bring education to life.

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4 Ways Parents Use Media to Support Learning for Toddlers

Digital Promise

When my son Avi was about 18 months old, one of his favorite tricks was to reach into my pocket while roaring like a tiger. This was his way of asking me to play Daniel Tiger videos on my phone.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

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.

Keep Accessibility in Mind for Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

Keep Accessibility in Mind for Modern Learning Environments. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:38.

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4 Tips For Implementing A STEAM Program In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Tips For Implementing A STEAM Program In Your Classroom contributed by Caleigh Heenan In Part 1, we looked at tips for planning a STEAM program in your school. Today, we’re going to take a look at tips for actually implementing that program in your school or classroom.

Sneaking Past the Summer Slide: How to Make the Most of Summer Without a Single Flashcard


As the school year draws to a close, I am looking forward to the laidback freedom of summer with its less hectic schedule and longer daylight hours. If I’m being completely honest, there’s something really incredible about turning off my alarm clock for the foreseeable future.

The 8 Best WordPress Podcast Plugins for Podcasters and Web Developers in 2019


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Here is a list of 8 of the top WordPress Podcasting Plugins for Educational Podcasters and Website Developers. www.EducationalWebDesign.com.

A new way of helping students pay for college: Give them corporate jobs

The Hechinger Report

A call center near the University of Utah where students can make money and get help with their tuition by working for Microsoft and Discover. The companies get reliable employees and prospective hires while universities can promise students help with keeping their loan debt low.

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.

Chromebooks in Education: Everything You Need to Know


Chromebooks are the foundation of a complete solution for teachers and students

Can Work Be Dignified in an Automated World?


What do water, the history of slavery in the United States, and the future of work all have in common? A lot. At least, that's the foundation for a new center at the University of Michigan called the Center for Social Solutions.

The Modern Robes of Democracy


Civic education in the United States has been getting a lot of attention lately.

Stimulating Learning to Prevent Summer Slide

Where Learning Clicks

Summer break is often a period of learning loss among students. Is this an inevitable part of learning, or can the dreaded summer slide be prevented? The post Stimulating Learning to Prevent Summer Slide appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Today, we are chatting about one of my favorite topics: Digital Differentiation with G Suite! Differentiation is a big buzzword in teaching, but it is often easier said than done.

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The wealth that new schools should build

The Hechinger Report

Getty Images. Building a new school can benefit a community in more ways than one. Sure, there’s the value of a new educational institution where students can take classes and graduate with their diplomas, but why wait years for that spanking new building to pay off?

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments


Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. In this recent edWebinar , Vernice Y. Jones, a candidate in the M.Ed.

Micro-Credentials: A Game-Changing Opportunity For Teachers’ Professional Growth


Professional learning programs are thought to help teachers and school administrators increase student learning. However, little or no change in classroom practice occurs after teachers participate in typical professional learning programs, including workshops, conferences and traditional courses.

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.

How Much Does a New WiFi Network Cost? [Instant Budgetary Quote]

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Are you planning a new wireless network for your company and wondering what your new WiFi network will cost? Or do you have an existing WiFi network that’s either too slow, too unreliable, or not secure? Consideration Stage Wi-Fi as a Service Managed WiFi

Share Your Email at a Conference

Teacher Tech

Use Gmail for Conferences It’s summer conference season. A thread is going around on Twitter about the emails from vendors. The last thing I need in my life is more email so here is a hack. Gmail addresses let you add a plus sign and a word. I use this trick when signing up for […].

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Meet the Amazing Educators Who Work at Turnitin


The bench at Turnitin is deep with educators. Here are a few of us for you to meet

EdTech at School

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

Middle Schoolers Thrive on Place-Based Learning


The ideas behind place-based education are being discussed in more schools and communities, as years of test-driven instruction have many looking for better ways to learn. Fieldwork coordinator Sarah K. Anderson shares the inspiring program at public Cottonwood School.

On Humility and Confidence

The Principal of Change

In the article, “ Think You’re Wise in Your Own Eyes? 4 Steps to Develop Leadership Humility ,” they discuss the importance of humility in leadership.

How to Create Google Docs Templates

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Note: Google Classroom does this automatically for any assignment that includes a Google file. Google Docs Templates Sharing templates through Google Drive is a great time saver for teachers. You could share a “view only” version of your file and require students to go to File>Make a Copy.

Investors, Superintendents Weigh in on CEOs, Trust and Diversity in Education


Are startup CEOs overrated? At the Software & Information Industry Association’s Ed Tech Industry Conference in San Francisco this week, that was among the questions raised during a panel on venture capital trends in education. During a moment when the panel moderator asked attendees what investors over value in startups, some audience members said investors can focus solely on the personality of the boss, instead of evaluating what other C-suite executives can bring to the table.

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.

A Good Postcard Creator Tool for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Postcard Creator is an excellent interactive tool from ReadWriteThink students can use to create awesome postcards to share with others. You can use it in writing activities with your students to.read more

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Teachers: Empower your students and help them prepare for the future

eSchool News

Here are some of eSN’s most popular articles for teachers over the past month: 1. 10 things I do to boost my students’ self-esteem. Try any (or all!) of these strategies to make students feel safe, cared for, and loved. 4 ways I make learning fun in the classroom.

Google Search Tips- 2 Important Resources for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google is definitely one of the major entry ports for searching the net. Knowing how to conduct effective and smart search queries on Google has become an important skill for 21st century students.read more