Sun.May 19, 2019

The Relationship Between Failure and Success

A Principal's Reflections

In life, there are certain truths. One of these is that to succeed, many times, you must first fail. Obviously, this is not always the case, but if you are like me and many others, success doesn’t come easily or on the first try.

4 Easy Ways To Improve Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

A Note About the Fifth Year Anniversary of This Is Not A Test

The Jose Vilson

I wrote this book for you. For some of you, it means I wrote this in love. There’s always that first visit to the local bookstore when we scan the education section and don’t see a book that tangentially relates to your qualms and visions.

With Brexit Looming, Is There a Place for the UK in Global Edtech?


With the Brexit limbo set to linger for a few months yet, uncertainty looks likely to continue affecting the U.K.’s s commercial relationships.

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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.

12 Ways To Make YouTube Safer For Children

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Ways To Make YouTube Safer For Children contributed by Jesse Lubinsky It has become a moment of almost existential dread for parents around the country.

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Congratulations, Drs. Linenberger, Burns, and Brown!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I graduated 3 more doctoral advisees this Saturday. Woo hoo! A hearty congratulations to Drs. Linenberger, Burns, and Brown (and Kapushion)! Go forth and (continue to) do amazing things! No related posts. Miscellaneous graduation


2 Ways Leaders Carry the Banner

Adjusting Course

The picture above is me on my radical BMX bike circa 1985. I'll get back to my bike in a minute, but first I want to share a quick story from school this year. Earlier this year, one of our kindergarten students walked into our school with something taped to her jacket.

One of The Best Coding Resources for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is one of our favourite coding resources we have covered over the past few years. We are revisiting it today to introduce it to those who haven't seen it yet and highlight some of its more. Coding resources

OPINION: Why the SAT ‘adversity score’ makes sense

The Hechinger Report

I first set my eyes on Pepperdine University, the 800-acre campus nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, as a little kid when I helped my mom clean houses in the wealthy parts of Los Angeles. During the summers, we’d wake up at five in the morning to catch multiple buses to Malibu, Bel-Air and Beverly Hills — communities that felt like a world away from MacArthur Park, the low-income and immigrant enclave I grew up in.

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.

Presentation Checklist: 5 Ways to Prepare for Presentations

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators understand the importance of being prepared to give a great presentation to inspire and influence others. Keeping these five ideas in mind, will help ensure you don't fall short. Presentation Checklist Have speaker notes on your slides.

Access Tons of Instructional Videos to Use with Students In Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Instructables is an educational website and mobile app where you can have access to a treasure trove of instructional videos and how-to guides covering a wide variety of topics from more

Academic and Instructional Technology Tweet Wrap w/e 05-18-19


Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How Reading and Math Leverage Each Other


It’s important to recognize how the skills we use to learn different subjects are related, says Valentina Gonzalez. Show your students who are good in math how to leverage their success and apply it to reading. And vice versa. It's all about carrying over our strengths!

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.

How Kim Lepre trimmed 15 hours off her workweek

The Cornerstone Blog

Kim Lepre is a 7th grade English teacher and the founder of the Teachers Need Teachers podcast. She’s also a Beginning Teacher Mentor and Ed Tech Specialist in her district, and a Level 2 Google Certified Educator. How has Kim managed to make time for all of that? She made a significant reduction in her workload during her 13th year of teaching. That’s when she joined The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club.