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Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2018

Ditch That Textbook

That’s a wrap on 2018! As technology in the classroom continues to settle into the mainstream, we continue to see new players enter the space (like Wakelet, one I’m keeping my eye on). All the while, other mainstays like Google Classroom and Kahoot! continue to add new features and grow. Educators seem to have the […]. Ed Tech Teaching best of 2018 ditch that textbook ditchbook best posts

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Online Preschool Is Not Education for All


This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. Nancy Carlsson-Paige was nominated to share her thoughts by Diane Ravitch, who wrote for the project in 2017. The recent growth of online preschools, already in existence in at least eight states, gives states an inexpensive way to deliver pre-K education.

Why Does Your School District Need an EdTech Integration Plan?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick bring in the new year by discussing extremely important, EdTech Integration Plan.

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.

The Year in Podcasts: Top EdSurge On Air Episodes of 2018


This year a growing number of EdSurge readers put on their headphones to listen to our weekly podcast, EdSurge On Air. Subscribe here.) We talked with high-profile education and tech leaders—including Cory Doctorow, Angela Duckworth and writer John McPhee. And we also mulled over thorny emerging issues, such as the role social media plays in designing our lives, and concerns about the corporatization of education. Here’s a countdown of our most-listened-to episodes of the year 10.

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Control A – Select All

Teacher Tech

Keyboard Shortcut – Control A to Select All Keyboard shortcuts greatly improve your productivity when using the computer. I recommend learning one a week. Put your shortcut on a post it on your computer and make an effort to use it as often as possible until it becomes muscle memory. What prompted me to write this […]. The post Control A – Select All appeared first on Teacher Tech. Intermediate Keyboard Shortcuts keytips

Why Does Your School District Need an EdTech Integration Plan?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick bring in the new year by discussing extremely important, EdTech Integration Plan.

Ring in the New Year with a Good Read


My last week of winter break begins today and all I can think about is the enormous stack of books that is currently sitting on my desk – books that have been collected since September and have gone unread while work and extracurricular duties (and just life!) consumed most of my days.

5 Unplugged Holiday Game Recommendations from Innovative Educators


Even innovative educators recognize the value of unplugging a bit during the holidays for family games

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.

This year’s must-read stories about education in Mississippi

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today!

8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology


“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” ” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

My #OneWord2019 :: EMPOWER


Last year was the first year I set a one-word theme for the new year. My #OneWord2018 was Focus. I loved having this one-word theme. It truly guided my year. I still struggle with focus and exactly those things that I set as my intention for the year.

Life Science: Blood Types


Do you know what your blood type is? Maybe you have heard people say that they have Type A or Type O blood. Blood type is a way to describe the type of antigens, or proteins, on the surface of red blood cells. Learn more about blood types to celebrate National Blood Donor Month in January 2019

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.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is the second part of my much-abbreviated look at the stories that were told about education technology in 2018 – and in this case, the people who funded the storytellers. When I first started working as a tech reporter, I assumed – naively – that venture capitalists were smart people who did thorough research before funding a company. They are, after all, typically investing someone else’s money. One should be conscientious, as such. Right?

How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years


Whether you’re a Gryffindor, a Hufflepuff, a Ravenclaw, a Slytherin or a muggle still hoping your Hogwarts letter will arrive by owl, it is undeniable that the Harry Potter fandom has had a lasting impact throughout the world.


96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019.

Innovative App Teaches Kids About Economics


Playful collection of games reinforces a diversity of skills


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.

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

This year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning. Frankie Jackson, chief technology officer, Cypress Fairbanks (TX) Independent School District.

Here An Excellent Evernote App for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a wonderful new app released by Evernote a few days ago. Scannable is an app that allows you to easily scan papers and save them to your Evernote or share them with others via email or more


We Can Do Lots More for Students with Dyslexia


Former special education teacher Cheryl Mizerny says the same techniques used to help kids with dyslexia succeed can benefit all students in the core subjects. Now an ELA educator, she highlights useful tools, instructional techniques, assessments, and SEL strategies. Inclusion It's Not Easy Being Tween assessing understanding Cheryl Mizerny dyslexia emotional support general education instructional materials instructional techniques special education

This Year

Reading By Example — Peanuts On This Day (@Peanuts50YrsAgo) December 31, 2018. The new year always seems to offer a deal: if you resolve to make a change for the next twelve months, it will begin on January 1. It’s nice to think about. A restart can be motivating and cause one to engage in some reflection, goal-setting, and a sense of renewal. “This year, I resolve to… (fill in the blank).” ” But the new year is a bit of a false promise.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

3 Handy Google Search Tips for Language Learners

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today I want to share with you three useful Google search tips that students can use to enhance their language learning and enrich their vocabulary. These tips are related to the use of Google’ more

A Collection of Best-of-the-Year Lists (and a spotlight on one)


While I suspect some of you are quite sick of them, for me a truly fun part of the new year is stopping to look back at the bounty of the past year’s discoveries in the form of best lists. Many of our friends–reviewers, publishers, bloggers, etc.–have