Thu.Dec 06, 2018

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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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).

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.

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 big jobs of small-town principals

The Hechinger Report

Matthew Snyder applied for the job of superintendent in Cheraw, Colorado. The school board liked him (and the idea of saving money) so much that it asked if he’d serve as principal too. Photo: Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. CHERAW, Colo.

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A Game To Help Students Understand The Maker Learning Process

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Game To Help Students Understand The Maker Learning Process by Dr. Jackie Gerstein My background is in experiential education. One of the strategies used in experiential education is debriefing or reflecting on the experience. In other words, learning from direct experience is not left to chance.

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.

Chrome Can: Podcasting in the Classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

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.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

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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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!)

The Future On Display


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


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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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

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!

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

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.

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.


A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

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

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.

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.

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

#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.

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.

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.


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.


“What once was an ‘imagine if we could’ idea became a reality. It is truly inspiring.” — Nicole Adams, Australia

Daily Edventures

Nicole Adams. School Program Manager – Digital Transformation Team. Catholic Education Western Australia. Perth, Australia @T_I_Learning . When you live in a country as geographically dispersed as Australia, engaging with other classrooms in remote areas can be challenging, to say the least. For Nicole Adams, it was a challenge she was up for, and one that is only possible with technology.