Thu.May 30, 2019

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. This is a blog post / podcast simulpost.

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How Instructional Coaching Can Impact a School Community

Digital Promise

The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in select schools across the country. In our new video below, educators from San Ysidro Middle School in San Diego share how the DLP benefits both teachers and students in their school.

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How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education


Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. The Finnish example.

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Celebrating a School-Wide Commitment to Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching two new programs that celebrate teachers and schools who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology.

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.

How Effective is Your Ed Tech Program?


You may have the most exciting ed tech program ready to go in your district. Perhaps you’ve finally gotten the green-light on incorporating a new ed tech tool into your classroom. Either way, it’s one thing to have a new initiative. It’s another thing entirely to have it be effective.

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Is There Still a Meaningful Difference Between For-Profit and Public Higher Ed?


The other day I was scrolling through Twitter when a message caught my eye. It came from George Siemens, a longtime leader in trying to understand the impact of technology on higher ed.

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Lessons on innovation, economic prosperity, and cultivating joy

The Christensen Institute

This post first appeared on the website for the Aspen Ideas Festival, where Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon will speak in June 2019. To say that Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen has had a profound impact on innovation, business, and management is an understatement.

For Best Results, Pair MOOCs With In-Person Support


Massive open online courses (MOOCs) transfixed higher education in the early 2010s, so much so that The New York Times dubbed 2012 "The Year of the MOOC."

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Scholarship opportunity for high school students graduating in 2019

Educational Technology Guy

The Adrian Rubin Foundation Scholarship was created by Adrian Rubin to help the future entrepreneurs of the world with the cost of going to college, this is the second year that Mr. Rubin has funded this project and he looks forward to continuing it years into the future.

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.

Updating Your Teaching To Something Messier

TeachThought - Learn better.

Updating Your Teaching To Something Messier by Mike Fisher Recently, I participated in a Twitter chat for the ASCD Leader to Leader initiative, hashtag #ASCDL2L, on the role of the modern teacher.

Study Says College Accountability Efforts Have ‘Backfired’


With college debt soaring, there’s a rising call to better measure the value of college. New research by a scholar at Columbia University argues that the way colleges measure their performance today isn’t working, and that in some cases it can do more harm than good.

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Google Sheets: Play Connect 4

Teacher Tech

Connect 4 in Google Sheets Chris Brownell (and Sunil Singh)’s book Math Recess is a bad influence on me ?? In the book there is a list of games you can play to have fun with math.

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How Will IoT Change the Education Sphere?


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a revolutionary change taking place right under our noses that promises to transform a myriad of sectors including education. It not only seeks to augment traditional. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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.

Prepmagic: Simulations Help Students Visualize Scientific Phenomena


Prepmagic uses simulations to help students visualize real-world scientific phenomena


LessonCraft: A 5-step process to building solid lessons

Ditch That Textbook

Woodworking has been a hobby of mine since I was young. I got it from my dad, who got it from his dad. We’re a kind of lineage of woodworkers. I started with Pinewood Derby cars in Cub Scouts. My dad helped me trim down the wood block to become a car, add weight in […]. Lesson planning Teaching creative lesson planning lesson building lesson design lesson planning lesson planning ideas lesson planning process


Best Mind Mapping Software For Classrooms and Learning

Fractus Learning

During the Roman Empire In the 3rd century, Porphyry from Tyre mapped Aristotle’s Categories in what became known as the Porphyrian Tree. The Porphyrian Tree was possibly the first mind map. (#1) Many famous philosophers and […]. Apps Classroom Educators Resources Tools

4 New Podcasters to Check Out and Subscribe To in 2018!


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Do you have a passion for podcasting but don't know where to start? These four podcasters just launched amazing shows and you can too! | | The post 4 New Podcasters to Check Out and Subscribe To in 2018!

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.

Google Sheets: Play Connect 4

Teacher Tech

Connect 4 in Google Sheets Chris Brownell (and Sunil Singh)’s book Math Recess is a bad influence on me ?? In the book there is a list of games you can play to have fun with math.

How a tech director increased digital access

Education Superhighway

In 2016, EducationSuperHighway worked with the Virginia Department Of Education (VDOE) to hire an E-rate and school technology specialist. VDOE hired Susan Clair, who has since worked closely with the ESH team over the past 3 years to upgrade 99% of their school divisions to fiber.

Race to Ratify is latest awesome iCivics game that you should be playing right now.


Your students pick a character from 1787 and spend their time trying to get the Constitution ratified by the different states


10 reasons school librarians are more important than ever

eSchool News

Without question, some of the most important members of the school community are the school librarians. Also known as library media specialists, school librarians play a unique role in our schools.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Presentation Checklist: 5 Ways to Prepare for Presentations


Innovative educators understand the importance of being prepared to give a great presentation to inspire and influence others. Keeping these five ideas in mind, will help ensure you don't fall short  

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century.

3 ways to find time for personalized learning

eSchool News

When schools think about incorporating personalized learning, it may seem intuitive to consider resources like specific technologies or professional development plans. But there’s another critical resource that too often gets discounted but is hiding in plain sight: time.

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The Principal of Change

In a recent workshop, I was asked: “Do you think that kids should just be able to bring phones to the classroom whenever they want?”

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.