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Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 391 with John Couch From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education.

8 Wonderful Websites for Easy Coding Activities for Any Age or Level!

Teacher Reboot Camp

First in the series, Hour of Code Ideas ! Falling in love with code means falling in love with problem solving and being a part of a forever ongoing conversation.” – Kathryn Barrett.

Quieten down your class with this website!

EdTech4Beginners

CLASSCRAFT is a brilliant website which has a variety of features. My favourite is the ‘ Classroom Noise Volume Meter ‘! It has certainly quietened my pupils down. It is really simple to set up: Set the timer.

Chase Growth, Not Perfection

A Principal's Reflections

Perfection is something many people chase after. Educators are no different, but more on this later. In sports, there are only defined scenarios when perfection can be achieved. A pitcher can deliver a perfect game if he or she gives up no hits or walks and the fielders commit no errors.

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.

Our Kids Need You

Tom Murray

You’ve heard it said countless times… “Kids today…” and it’s often not said in a positive manner.

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At top colleges that train America’s elite, veterans are an almost invisible minority

The Hechinger Report

Sam Fendler, a sophomore at Princeton, served four years in the Marine Corps infantry. A tattoo that runs the length of his left arm includes several references to his military service. Photo: John O'Boyle for The Hechinger Report. PRINCETON, N.J. —

Teaching Responsibility or Compliance?

The Principal of Change

I remember first watching this Seth Godin Ted Talk, “Stop Stealing Dreams” and how the first part made me think (taken from the transcript posted here ): Good morning, boys and girls. Audience: (Murmur)]. That was terrible. You’ve learned how to do that from a young age.

OPINION: When do we talk about the migrant caravan? Now

The Hechinger Report

. It keeps getting uglier at the U.S. border with Mexico, as American officials ended Thanksgiving weekend by shutting down a busy crossing after firing tear gas at a caravan of Central American migrants.

20+ Excel Spreadsheet Templates For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

20+ Free Excel Spreadsheet Templates For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Spreadsheets aren’t exactly the most progressive, compelling, innovative, or gee-whiz-cool teaching resources around, but the right spreadsheet and template at the right time can come in handy.

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.

Nick’s Picks for Educational Toys 2018

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Top Educational Toys Under $50 Here are my top 10 picks for STEM/educational toys under $50 for 2018. I opted for only 10 picks this year, ranging from a simple, but much needed, magnet kit to some of my favorite augmented reality products.

Selected EdTech From Across the Web, w/e 11-24-18

EmergingEdTech

Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

On day one of math class, about one-third of school students are ready to master grade-level standards while others aren’t yet able to complete basic skills. Indeed, it’s not uncommon that students’ abilities span not just one grade level, but several grade levels.

Google Docs: Name This Version

Teacher Tech

Get in the Habit: Name This Version Version history is an essential component of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings (sorry no Forms.) One of the advantages to Google Apps is NO SAVE BUTTON. The reason there is no save button is because Google Apps periodically saves for you. Version history shows you those periodic […]. The post Google Docs: Name This Version appeared first on Teacher Tech. Docs Draw Google Intermediate Sheets Slides apps G Suite google

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.

What You Can Do With Fragments of Class Time

MiddleWeb

Make the most of those minutes of fragmented class time that testing schedules, assemblies and unexpected events can create. Megan Kelly shares some of her own cross-curricular ideas to promote fun and active learning whether you have five minutes or five hours to fill.

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Google Docs: Copy a Version

Teacher Tech

Extract a Previous Version as a New Document In Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings versions are automatically saved. There is no save button because Google Apps saves for you! Back in the day when I used Microsoft Word I would frequently make copies as I worked just in case the file I was currently […]. The post Google Docs: Copy a Version appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Docs Draw Google Sheets Sites apps G Suite google

YouTube Literacy- 5 Good Videos to Share with Your Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over the last few months YouTube added a number of interesting features to enhance your youTube viewing experience and enable you to create great videos using YouTube Editor. For instance, if you.read more

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Google Docs: Copy a Version

Teacher Tech

Extract a Previous Version as a New Document In Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings versions are automatically saved. There is no save button because Google Apps saves for you! Back in the day when I used Microsoft Word I would frequently make copies as I worked just in case the file I was currently […]. The post Google Docs: Copy a Version appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

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.

For Teachers Using Mac in Their Instruction Check out These Helpful Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you using Macs in their teaching here is a collection of some good educational apps you should definitely try out. This list contains apps curated from featured apps in Mac App Store.read more

Lockhart Ed Tech

eSchool News

David Lockhart started teaching high school history in 2004. He had to find that thing that made his lessons stand out, and he saw it with technology. For the last four years, he has been an instructional technologist who coaches, trains, and speaks full time.

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How Parents Can Create a Nightly Homework Ritual for Reluctant Children

MindShift

By Heather Miller. It’s hard to fault the child who resists doing homework. After all, she has already put in a long day at school, probably been involved in afterschool activities, and, as the late afternoon spills into evening, now faces a pile of assignments. Parents feel it, too — it’s no one’s favorite time of day. But despite its bad rap, homework plays an important role in ensuring that students can execute tasks independently.