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Beginning the School Year With Connections: 2018

User Generated Education

I have written before about the beginning of the school year, Beginning the School Year: It’s About Connections Not Content. I begin all classes focusing on having the students make connections between each other and with me. I want students to learn about one another in a personal way.

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Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

Educators and schools across the globe have embraced the concept of student agency. It is a relatively simple concept in theory, but much more difficult to implement in practice.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

The CoolCatTeacher

Inside Virtual Reality and Predictions for the Future From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I donned my Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset at about 10:30 p.m. After what seemed like five minutes, I took off the headset — to find it was 12:30 a.m.!

In the Presence of a Hero…and How it Challenged Me as an Educator

Tom Murray

This post is dedicated to my new friend, Scott. Thank you, Scott, for challenging me to be a better educator, and more importantly, a better person. Recently, I had an experience that I can’t stop thinking about.

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.

And All Of A Sudden, I’m So Good At Math

The Jose Vilson

The school day before the math state exam, we went over any number of topics: linear relationships, scientific notation, the slope-intercept form of a linear equation. In each instance, I had a few sample problems carefully planned out for whole class review. Yes, I had a lesson plan for the session this time.] Then, I prompted students to ask about "confusing" problems for us to review together. They picked one about frequency tables. I knew the answer.

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OPINION: What white students still need to understand about white supremacy, a year after Charlottesville

The Hechinger Report

Demonstrators carry Confederate and Nazi flags during the Unite the Right rally at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017. Photo: © Emily Molli/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press. On the first day of the fall semester last year, I made a mistake.

How We Can Cultivate Integrity in Middle School


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A Reminder for Those Tough Moments with Students

The Principal of Change

Early in my teaching career, I remember many nights where I would come home and cry. Non-stop crying. It wasn’t because of how exhausting the work was (because it was), but it was often because of an adverse interaction with a student that day.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

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Toss the Smartboard. Here's The Best #BacktoSchool Teaching Tool: @ClassroomScreen

The Innovative Educator

ClassroomScreen which I will be using at all future learning events. ClassroomScreen basically allows me to ditch my former toolbox of presentation tools as it combines them into one nice, simple place. Your toolbelt for professional learning


A quick trick to lessen anxiety during the first weeks of school

The Cornerstone Blog

Most teachers I know have moments of anxiety during the first weeks of school. That’s partly because of the sheer volume of things that need to be done to set yourself up for success and get systems in place.

5 of The Best Audio Recording Apps for Teachers Using Android

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After featuring some of the best iPad apps for audio recording, here is another similar list for Android users. These are apps you can use on your Android-operated devices to record a wide more. Android audio recording apps

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.

Check out These Apps- They Are Free Today

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After a long break, we are back to you with another Apps Gone Free post featuring what we think are some useful iPad apps to help you in your instruction. The apps we selected for you today more. Apps gone free

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