Thu.Dec 12, 2019

5 Ways to Improve Relevance in Our Classrooms Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Denis Sheeran on episode 590 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Part of being remarkable is that students believe your class and content applies to their life.

Where did Christmas Come From?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Watch this video and come away educated: Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Ease the struggle of struggling students with these useful browser extensions


E-learning has become an intricate part of education in general. However, there are categories of students who don’t have equal chances when it comes to accessing the Internet, which hinders their development and personal growth.

20 sites for students with free time on their hands

Ditch That Textbook

When students are done with an assignment or project, how can they spend extra time wisely? These sites give them something academic to chew on.>>> >>> UPDATED DECEMBER 2019! <<<As <<<As a teacher, there’s always been a question that I wanted to have an answer to. “I’m done. What do I do now?” ” Early in my teaching career, my […].

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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.

Innovators Creating Prosperity: Safe Water Network

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. The development industry is brimming with programs that seek to bring water to poor communities, and for good reason. Globally, 2.1

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The dormant potential of extracurriculars for remaking assessment

The Christensen Institute

Powerful learning experiences aren’t as common in core subjects as we hope—but they occur in schools more often than we tend to think. . That’s the conclusion I walked away with after reading Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine’s new book investigating deeper learning in high schools.

How One Student Uses Video to Fight the Impacts of Gun Violence on Students


On Valentine’s Day 2018, Carlitos Rodriguez tucked his camera into his school bag. He was planning to film a video about “love, support, friendship, and goodness” for his vlog.

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Preschoolers can learn complex math topics. Here’s how to help them.

The Hechinger Report

Building with toys is one way experts say children can develop spatial skills. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Most parents know how important it is to expose young children to letters, words and books. But math? Not so much.

8 Steps For Teaching Through Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

What is the step-by-step process for effective teaching through project-based learning in your classroom? Like all good teaching, it starts with students. The post 8 Steps For Teaching Through Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

Binge Watch the Top 25 edWebinars of 2019!

“This was one of the best trainings I have ever attended—and I have been in education for many, many years.” ” If you get some down time over the holidays, it’s a great time to catch up on some of the most popular edWebinars of 2019!

6 ways to get students coding with Scratch

eSchool News

Learning to code can help students expand their thinking, express their ideas, and build creative confidence. How can you help more students realize their potential to express themselves through coding?

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Student Goal-Setting with Digital Vision Boards


Vision boards are collages of inspirational people, quotes, and visuals to inspire an individual to pursue their dreams and passions


6 FREE Google Templates for Creative Productivity 

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 FREE Google Templates for Creative Productivity appeared first on Shake Up Learning. When you ask Lisa Johnson (a.k.a. TechChef4U ) to write a guest blog post, she gives you an EPIC blog post with FREE templates! Today you get 6 FREE Google Templates for Creative Productivity!

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Using SEL to combat digital stressors

eSchool News

Today’s 24/7 access to technology has brought many benefits, from online collaboration to improved parent-teacher communication. But that 24/7 environment has also brought increased stress to students’ lives as issues they encounter at school, especially on social media, follow them home.

Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

24/7 access to technology has brought many benefits, from online collaboration to improved parent-teacher communication. But that 24/7 environment has also brought increased stress to students’ lives as issues they encounter at school, especially on social media, follow them home.

Holiday STEAM Activities and the ST Math Winter Break Challenge

MIND Research Institute

When you think of holiday celebrations, things like hot cocoa, extra time with family and friends, and maybe even snow come to mind! We know the holiday season can be busy, and with December, comes winter break. How can you keep students engaged with math during this time?

How to develop a rubric for your curriculum

Linways Technologies

6 steps to create a rubric for classrooms in the context of higher education. We discussed about the basics, definitions, and various types of rubrics in our previous blog; “ An Introduction to Rubrics for Higher Education ”.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Back to the Basics: 4 Effective Technologies For Teaching and Learning


While Flashy New Technology can be fun to Consider, Proven Solutions Should not be Overlooked The world of EdTech is often focused on flashy gadgets too expensive for school budgets. Or it’s crammed. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Big Audio in Small Packages—Samson’s LM10X Lavalier Microphone


At less than an ounce, Samson’s LM10X lavalier microphone can not only pick up the subtleties of a teacher’s voice but can be clipped to a shirt or tucked into a pair of eyeglasses so it just about disappears.

Kitaboo College – Enabling Higher Education with Technology

Kitaboo on EdTech

The requirements of a higher education institution such as a college or a university are quite different from that of a K-12 institution. There are more subjects for students to choose from, subjects that involve a range of complex topics.

Happy Kids Don’t Punch You in the Face


In presenting a guide to eliminating aggressive student behavior, Ben Springer finds the perfect balance – sharing practical and compassionate strategies, support for teachers, allowances for imperfection, and opportunities to smile, writes principal and NBCT Rita Platt.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 188 What Might We Learn From Schools Around The World?

TeachThought - Learn better.

A podcast with Teru Clavel about her book, World Class: One Mother's Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for Her Children. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 188 What Might We Learn From Schools Around The World? appeared first on TeachThought. Podcast

My Grown Up Holiday Wish List


With Buncee, we have an incredible opportunity to reach people not only around our own country but around the world. It is during this special time of the year that most people begin thinking about their own holiday wishes and the wishes of their family members and friends.

How To Elevate Case-Based Teaching Strategies

Omega Notes

Case-based learning provides several important benefits to students. In addition to making stronger connections between theory and practice, students also develop greater interpersonal skills through working with peers.

Learn to Code from Scratch


New book release: Scratch Coding, By the Book—Super Scratch Programming Adventure

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.