Sat.May 19, 2018

Music for Armed Forces Day 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May. Holidays


Interview with BOLD Director Lindsey Blass, Podcast Pt. 3


Brand new episode of TOSAs Talking Tech, covering part three in the series “How to Start a Podcast.” Tom and Mike talk about the setting up and recording of a podcast, what to use to record, where do you record to, and how do you talk to yourself and make it sound good. For more […].

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Do We Need New Regulations to Govern the Use of EdTech?

Doug Levin

Largely unexamined in the large-scale shift to digital learning in education are the accompanying ethical considerations. Indeed, the issues and tradeoffs that school leaders and teachers face in using technology in schools and for education — whether free or for a fee — are more complex than they have ever been. As Lisa Petrides and I write in a new op-ed for The Hechinger Report (“ What’s the high-tech tradeoff for students and teachers?

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Google Science Journal: A lab in your pocket


Sometimes an app truly demonstrates the power of mobile. Google’s Science Journal app transforms your mobile device into a little science laboratory, encouraging students to conduct authentic experiments, collect and visualize data and record observations from the world around them.

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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.

DeVos Bypasses NYC Public Schools; For-Profit College Enforcement; NC Teachers Walk

NPR Learning and Tech

A school shooting in Texas, plus a new government report on university-hired consultants and student borrowers, in our weekly roundup of education news. Image credit: Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Technology Tidbits

Peergrade is an all-in-one peer assessment platform. The way this works is an educator creates an assignment and rubric while students upload their work to Peergrade. Peergrade then automatically and distributes that work to other students.

3 Easy Ways To Use google Classroom with Students with Visual Impairment

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In yesterday’s post we featured a number of interesting Android educational apps for students with special needs and today we want to draw your attention to this helpful accessibility more. Repost


Technology Tidbits

*Be sure to check out their latest updates!!! Answerables iPad app available here !!! Answerables is a wonderful new innovative site/game that is perfect for Game Based Learning (or more accurate Game Based Learning meets Learning Management System).

Why Celebrating Our Students Is Worth It

Reading By Example

I know I am not alone in this, but I absolutely love the idea of intentionally spending time on building community in our classrooms. When we think about engagement, all too often our minds go to students being engaged in a particular subject or activity, when engagement is so much more. In a time where discipline issues, students facing trauma, and larger class sizes seem to be plaguing nearly every educator I know, it is all the more important to be able to celebrate each other.

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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.


Technology Tidbits

NameCoach is a wonderful web service that educators are using to learn student's names and pronounce them correctly. This is especially useful w/ commencement/graduation ceremonies on the horizon.

9 Good Android Apps for Students with Special Needs

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some good Android apps curated specifically for students with special needs. The apps cover different areas including dyslexia, autism, and visual impairment. We have more. Repost

Google's Tour Creator

Technology Tidbits

I'm a little late to the party but recently Google just announced their new Tour Creator for creating virtual field trips. This is done right from the browser and interacts w/ Google Maps while users select points anywhere in the world and get a 360 panoramic view.