Mon.Dec 09, 2019

Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I started this blog 10 years ago, which was shortly after using Twitter and other social media tools to connect with educators.

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Demonstrating the Impact of Powerful Learning: HP Teaching Fellows and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

If you’ve ever found yourself in Baltimore and walked into Katie Dell’s classroom, you would see students personalizing their learning experience by choosing from an array of activities that are designed to help them work toward their learning goals.

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Have Santa Call Your Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

DialMyCalls (an AATT sponsor) has a special Christmas offer for kids: Free Santa Calls To Your Family This Christmas. This Christmas we have a great gift for everyone! Whether you’re an existing DialMyCalls user or not, you can take advantage of our completely free phone call from Santa.

Guest post: Educational Toys for Your Kids to Shape their Future


Kids learn and use so much information in their daily lives. What we have learned is that much of the information they retain is from playing with toys. Of course, in this case, toys are not just play things and more for educational purposes.

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.

20 video project ideas to engage students

Ditch That Textbook

Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 video project ideas for your class.In my classroom, video usually equals instant engagement. Students like to record them -- especially because many of them get to use their phones for school purposes. But […]. The post 20 video project ideas to engage students appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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The Case For Applying Cognitive Psychology in Your Classroom


Everyone has a vested interest in education.

Google Classroom: SHORTCUT to To-do

Teacher Tech

Get to the To-do List Faster One of the advantages to using an online platform like Google Classroom is it is faster to review student work. However, it is not faster if you do not know they have work to review. To-Do in the Menu In the upper left of Google Classroom is a 3 […].

Making Research Books More ‘Discoverable’ Online.


If a dissertation rolls off the presses, and no one reads it, does it make a difference? It’s a quandary no freshly minted PhD wants to ponder. Yet the longform research typical to disciplines like English, history and sociology can be difficult to share and find online.

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To All Educators… I Believe In You… A Special Letter From Santa 2019

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a very magical entry… one that has been a traditional post each holiday season.

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.

Let Students Lead


Computer Science Education Week is this week, sparking excitement in an ever-growing educational conversation about the importance of coding in K-12 curriculum.


Decorate a Christmas Tree with Google Slides


This is a great way for students to be creative and to work on their writing skills by describing or writing about their holiday traditions, plans, or memories

STUDENT VOICE: Despite suiting many families’ needs, California community colleges remain an undervalued option

The Hechinger Report

Like many students who choose community college, I factored cost into my decision. In 2008, my family was heavily invested in real estate just before the market crashed. That investment collapsed, leading to a lot of debt. But I grew up in an area of Orange County, California, where most high-school seniors are pushed to continue their education by going to a California State University, a University of California campus or one of many private institutions.

What Do Students Think About Cyberbullying?

Graphite Blog

Anytime someone is mean online, does that count as cyberbullying? And how is cyberbullying different from what we might call, for lack of a better term, regular old in-person bullying?

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 Equity: Urban, Suburban, Rural Districts Weigh In at #TLTechLive Leadership Summit


Leaders from urban, suburban, and rural districts were challenged to consider what digital equity looked like and discuss pain points and solutions


Activity Notebook Template

Cycles of Learning

In my never-ending quest to simplify my instructional process, I created this template for my students to record their activity (laboratory) investigations for next semester. Make a copy for yourself! Below is a GIF of the template in action. via GIPHY. Chemistry Technology

Bloomz Offers New Ways to Fund School Communication


School communication and parental engagement app Bloomz announces the winners of its new Bloomz grant program, along with a new Classroom Sponsorship program

Why K–12 Students Need to Be Taught to Guard Their Data Online

EdTech Magazine

A recent McAfee survey of 1,000 college students and recent graduates ages 18 to 25 revealed some startling statistics on how little this tech-savvy cohort knows about data security. As many as 80 percent of students surveyed said either they or a friend or family member had been affected by a cyberattack. Despite that, 43 percent said they believed that they wouldn’t ever be a victim of a cybercrime. The consequence? Shockingly poor data hygiene.

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.

Virtual High School Teaches Cybersecurity


Byte-Sized Security curriculum for grades 9-12 now available


How Schools and Universities Can Thwart Cyberattackers

EdTech Magazine

In July, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for almost a month after cyberattacks infiltrated four school districts’ IT systems , reported the Center for Digital Education. . Authorities cut off phone and internet services at schools as the districts attempted damage control. Edwards activated Louisiana’s Emergency Support Function 17 , a cyber incident response team created in 2017.

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YR Media: Teen News Site Offers Articles, Podcasts, Videos and More on Edgy Topics


Students can build skills by thinking critically about the content they consume on YR Media

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With a Virtual Reality Assist, Video Games Get K–12 Students Moving

EdTech Magazine

An often-heard lament from parents and teachers is that kids these days don’t get enough exercise, tethered as many are to their handheld electronic devices and video games. . Help is on the way, however, from an unlikely source. Ironically, the tech that could get kids moving is the same thing that promotes their sedentary state: video games. . Video Games as Physical Education.

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.

Library of Congress: Stringed Instruments


What better way to acknowledge Violin Day (12/13) than to access the collection of stringed musical instruments housed at the Library of Congress? The photographs, construction details, recordings, articles, and related resources will be music to your ears

Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

With a $1 billion market, esports programs at K–12 schools and colleges or universities offer innovative ways to reach students in a tech-rich era. A growing number of K–12 schools are establishing esports programs , and universities are offering top players thousands of dollars in scholarships, but misconceptions persist about competitive video gaming in an educational setting. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Want to start an esports program at a K–12 school? Get tips at

Using Sketchnotes and Doodles in ELA Lessons


A recent study found drawing can improve our memory more than re-writing or visualizing because it activates more areas of the brain. With this in mind, Megan Kelly set out to incorporate sketchnotes into her English class without it becoming “Language Arts and Crafts.”.

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K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Technology is developing at a faster clip than its adoption, and while some K–12 classrooms are innovating — by using drones in curriculum or digital tools to personalize learning — they remain isolated examples dotting an unequal landscape where, often, digitization is seen as an end in itself rather than a means to improve learning. A recent report from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) identified five key roadblocks for K–12 schools’ digital transformation in 2020.

EdTech at School

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