Thu.Dec 06, 2018

5 Ways to Help a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Debbie Scott on episode 400 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Debbie Scott has started the “Help a Teacher” Facebook page. Learn how it works and join in supporting teachers. Listen to the Show.

Funding Connectivity Through Community Partnerships


The number one challenge facing K-12 IT leadership for planning and implementing technology enabled environments is budget constraints and a lack of resources, reports the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN).

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Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe


As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how EdTech has transformed schools, students and education this year – in countries across the world.

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Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Integrate, or outsource?

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part four of the series, based on an earlier blog.

6 reasons young children should learn engineering

eSchool News

Even with the Next Generation Science Standard’s emphasis on engineering, there’s still a feeling that in preschool and kindergarten, teachers shouldn’t place as much emphasis on the E in STEM. But younger children can learn and benefit from modified lessons.

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Integrating in healthcare: 6 tools for working across boundaries

The Christensen Institute

Today’s healthcare providers face the formidable challenge of delivering better, more affordable and more convenient care in the face of spiraling care costs and an epidemic of chronic disease.

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Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning, Part 2


 Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education.  This  This post is dedicated to Technology  

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Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck

Teacher Tech

Getting Started with Pear Deck A Guest Post by Stacey Roshan Pear Deck is one of the easiest ways to ensure all students in the classroom are actively engaged and participating in classroom presentations created in Google Slides.

10 exciting in-person and virtual STEM field trips

eSchool News

STEM field trips are no longer limited to traditional science centers–today’s STEM trips are interactive, engaging, and bring classroom concepts to life for students.


Chrome Can: Podcasting in the Classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak

What is a podcast? Google defines a podcast as” Traditionally, podcasts have been unidirectional. By this, I mean that the podcast creator would create the podcast and send it out to his/her listeners who would consume this content.

What College Professors Should Know About Learning Science


Researchers are gaining a better understanding of how people learn—both what works and what doesn’t go so well—in the classroom. The next step is to apply that research in actual college instruction. One person pushing to put learning science into practice on college campuses is Sanjay Sarma, vice president for open learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s have some fun with Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides! Winter is coming! Well, at least for some of you. Things are still pretty warm here in Texas!

Computational Thinking for the Digital Age


As Computer Science Education Week wraps up, some teachers may be looking ahead for the “What’s Next?” ” If you were inspired by this week’s activities or if any of the activities you did in your classroom got you pumped up to try (and learn!)

Not Light, But Fire: Talking Race in Class


Reading "Not Light, But Fire" inspired Sarah Cooper to change the way she frames conversations about current events and history – which very often involve race, ethnicity, religion, politics and other incendiary topics – to build understanding, not emotion.

Actually, Yes, I’m About To Sing Hamilton At This Event

The Jose Vilson

Recently, Math for America asked NYC science teacher Lynn Shon and me to co-speak at their annual Fall Function also known as Nerd Prom. It was awkward because the function is held at the Marriott Marquis, close to the Richard Rodgers Theatre. For those unaware, the theatre is home to the original Hamilton musical. Also, I never went to my high school prom. The event is usually a serious affair and I had every intent of changing that dynamic.

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The Future On Display


Val Verde School District prepares today's students with tomorrow's skillsets


Pairing Edtech and Students Who Have Special Needs

Where Learning Clicks

Edtech and students who have special needs make great partners, so learn how you can leverage technology to accommodate more of your students’ needs. The post Pairing Edtech and Students Who Have Special Needs appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Simple Reminder App Keeps Students, Parents on Track with Schoolwork


By sending assignments, reminders, and updates through Remind to the devices students use every day, teachers can empower them to be more proactive about their learning

Science Virtual Lab Apps to Use with Students in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The apps we curated for you today provide students with virtual labs where they can learn more on a wide variety of scientific phenomena. Using an inquiry-based learning approach, students will more

Making international academic spaces international


Arrogance Leads to Irrelevance

The Principal of Change

I am blessed and truly grateful to be invited to speak at many educational conferences, and I am always appreciative of the opportunity. I have done my best to not only attend these events as a presenter but also try to take advantage of participating as a learner.

Safe Zone to Debut School Gunfire Detection System at CES 2019


Safe Zone, a Melbourne, Florida technology start-up, today announced it will introduce its Safe Zone Gunfire Detector (GFD) at CES 2019 (January 8-11, 2019) in the Stampede Booth #25708 in South Hall 2

Some Very Good Digital Textbook Sources for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In response to a couple of requests we received from our readers here in EdTech and Mlearning, we went ahead and curated for you the collection below. This is a list featuring some popular more

A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

Faced with implementing new standards and inquiry-based instruction for over 180 school districts and over 30,000 social studies teachers with a department of two people, the social studies team at the Georgia Department of Education turned to virtual learning communities on to reach Georgia teachers and leaders.

How a Zero Tolerance Mentality in Education Disrupts Effective Learning


Learn how digital learning coordinator, Maria del Olmo Bañuelos, champions a combination of digital literacy and academic integrity

#NYCSchoolsTechChat on Learning Opportunities - Thursday at 7pm EST

The Innovative Educator

Join us this Thursday as we discuss professional learning opportunities. Your host, #NYCSchoolTech teacher Eileen Lennon will moderate with me throwing in my two cents. Also on hand will be special guests from some of our partners who bring these opportunities to teachers.

School-Based Counselors Help Kids Cope With Fallout From Drug Addiction


When Maddy Nadeau was a toddler, her mother wasn’t able to care for her. “I remember Mom was always locking herself in her room and she didn’t take care of me. My mom just wasn’t around at the time,” she says.

Reciprocal Teaching for Improving Reading


Implement the elements of reciprocal teaching – predicting, questioning, clarifying, and summarizing – using Lori Oczkus's revised book on reading comprehension. ELA teacher Erin Corrigan-Smith likes the guidance in starting the scaffolded discussion method and more.


Instagram Template for Historical Figures, Book Characters, Authors…

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

What if George Washington had an Instagram Account? What would we see in Harry Potter’s Instagram gallery? Now your students can answer these questions by creating Instagram profiles, posts, and galleries.

Achieving Universal Student Success K-8

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

While a strong core curriculum is essential for every classroom, finding appropriate resources to differentiate and scaffold instruction effectively is also very important. A more