Sun.Nov 11, 2018

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

3 Shifts to Make Learning Personal

A Principal's Reflections

In education, a lesson makes or breaks a learner’s experience in a classroom. Planning takes time.

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TEACHER VOICE: Why that chatty student driving you nuts could become president of the United States

The Hechinger Report

. As a middle school teacher, I often see my colleagues taking pains to keep students quiet during class. After all, the rhythm of the traditional classroom doesn’t leave much room for chatting among students, and socializing in class is often viewed as a proxy for poor behavior or inattentiveness.

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What is COPPA?

eSchool News

The Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act, more commonly known as COPPA, is a law dealing with how websites, apps, and other online operators collect data and personal information from kids under the age of 13.

Two new documentaries showcase a long and winding road to college

The Hechinger Report

Enoch Jemmott, right, is a New York City public high school senior struggling with his own college applications while helping his peers in the film “Personal Statement.” Source: VIMEO. BROOKLYN, N.Y.

The Global Read Aloud

eSchool News

This week’s #BloggerMondays share is the wonderful blog of Pernille Ripp , creator of The Global Read Aloud and a relentless advocate for creating environments that instill a passion for reading for students. Ripp’s focus, however, goes well beyond developing readers.

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How to practice habits of self-care when you have no time

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: A guide for self-care habits for teachers. See if any of this sounds like you: You’re a teacher who puts everyone else’s needs before your own.

4 Skills and Traits Great Schools Teach That Will Always be Essential

The Principal of Change

Most educators are aware of the “Four C’s” (Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration and Communication) and their importance in schools for ensuring the development of today’s skills in our students ( I appreciate Will Richardson’s contention that “curiosity” should be the fifth “C” and is more important than the others ).

How to Be Heard Worldwide from Your Classroom


Whatever you know, sharing it outside school walls can inform policymakers, journalists, the public, other teachers, researchers, and professors – who can use your classroom discoveries to better serve students. Educator and writer Jenny Grant Rankin shows how.

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Presentation Trick Innovative Educators Will Love

The Innovative Educator

Here’s a trick that will come in handy for innovative educators who have times when it becomes helpful to have lots of tabs easily accessible.

An Important Critical Thinking Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Critical thinking is a disruptive cognitive process that explores alternative ways of thinking about something with the purpose of uncovering silent and untold meanings. Critical thinkers more

Acer Invites Schools to Participate in Chrome Tablet Seed Program


K-12 schools can test Acer's tablet running Chrome OS, with no obligation to purchase

Here Is A Great Google Tool for Creating VR Experiences in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tour Creator is a new tool released by Google a few days ago which allows you to create your own VR tours. Students can use it to create rich 360 experiences using their own 360 photos or images more

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Titus Learning Shortlisted for 2019 Bett Awards


Titus Learning has been included in two categories

Academic Tech News and Tools from Across the Web, w/e 11-10-18


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.

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Follett Unveils ‘Classroom Ready Collections’


“Classroom Ready Collections” include lesson plans, activities, videos, interactives, and worksheets that are searchable and discoverable within Follett Destiny

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itslearning Introduces New E-book on Closing the Equity Gap in Education


“Technology + Curriculum = Equity” uses the example of the Houston Independent School District to explain how technology and curriculum can improve learning equity

Sphero Seeks Top Global Educators


Sphero Heroes ambassador program application is now open

PAST EVENT: Tech & Learning Leadership Summit @ Chicago


School district leaders gathered before the ISTE conference to discuss ways they can encourage better collaboration between their technology & curriculum department leaders



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