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Secrets for Fun, Engaging Computer Science that Changes Kids Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Alfred Thompson on episode 547 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Alfred Thompson has secrets that transform Computer Science classrooms. Yet, he shares them openly. Project-based learning. Passion-based learning. Problem-based learning.

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Alexa goes to uni: how smart speakers found their place in HE


Higher education (HE) institutions are always looking to adapt to change. In fact, the most successful of them show the ability to prepare students for the uncertain future.

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Making sense of corruption and how to reduce it

The Christensen Institute

In 2011, someone broke into my sister’s office at the university where she teaches in Nigeria. Thankfully, the person was caught, arrested, and charged.

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How Attendance Awards Backfire

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. . From spelling bees to art shows to high school superlatives, offering awards to students is a standard way of encouraging success in school.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

The walled garden effect: why sharing doesn’t always create shared progress in education

The Christensen Institute

One of the rewarding parts of working in education is that for the most part, people really want to be as collaborative and open as possible. Many organizations are doing valuable work collecting and sharing data on innovative schools for others in the field to learn from.

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Slavery still shapes all of our lives, yet students aren’t taught its history

The Hechinger Report

“I had been taught, in school, through cultural osmosis, that the flag wasn’t really ours, that our history as a people began with enslavement and that we had contributed little to this great nation.”.

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The New Jim Code? Race and Discriminatory Design


People have a tendency to treat technology and data as neutral, sterile and immune to mortal failings. Yet the digital tools we use at schools, jobs and home don’t simply fall from the sky—humans produce them.

Destroy the box

Ditch That Textbook

As educators, we’ve all heard the phrase, “think outside the box.” It is a great mantra for those who want to think about traditional teaching strategies in a new way, to dig deep into the creative process, or to push themselves to the next level in lesson delivery. This wise quote was shared with me […]. Creativity Guest Blog Teaching creative teaching creativity destroy the box innovative teacher

6 ways to get teachers on board with edtech

eSchool News

We’ve all heard about veteran educators who have been teaching the same way for years and are reluctant to integrate technology into their practice. Why should they? It’s scary to try something new, especially in front of a class of kids who seem to already be tech experts.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Creating An Amazing Digital Classroom This Year Requires Only These 4 Things


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Are you looking to start the year off by introducing a fully immersive Digital Classroom?

Schools focus on community college pipeline

eSchool News

Across the country, efforts are growing to build a community college pipeline that will help students transition from community college to four-year institutions seamlessly and with greater success. Xavier University of Louisiana has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from The Andrew W.

Fidelity Through Thoughtful and Strategic Implementation

MIND Research Institute

This article features contributions from MIND's Education Success Manager, ShaKeitha Green. In the past six months alone I’ve logged over 20,000 flight miles visiting ST Math® schools around the country, and I’ve seen a lot.


Resources for Learning More About Small Programmable Robots for the STEM Classroom


Image Source A teacher reached out the other day to inquire as to whether EmergingEdTech sells STEM robots. We don't. But this made me curious to search out some quality resources to learn more about. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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.

Teaching about Empathy, Boundaries and Consent


Teaching about empathy, boundaries, and consent needs to begin in middle school if not before, writes teacher leader Cheryl Mizerny. She talks us through the problems and suggests age-appropriate approaches. Her resources include RAINN network and Laurie Halse Anderson.

Editing Checklist for Self- and Peer Editing

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is an excellent resource from ReadWriteThink to help students with their writing. Editing Checklist for Self and Peer Editing is a tool that allows your students to edit their writing.read more

How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 per cent of employees would stay at a company longer if their employers invested in their careers.

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How Can Schools Help Kids With Anxiety?


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EdTech at School

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

Email Is Dead. Here's the Future of Communication

The Innovative Educator

Forget inbox zero. For most, that's not practical these days. Unfortunately, today, much of what gets to email is junk, other, clutter, and/or spam. With hundreds or thousands of emails piling in, they're also, frankly difficult to keep track of. Also, more and more email providers are starting to charge you for email once your accounts begin to bloat with all this junk you will be asked to fork over a monthly fee.

Meaningful Collaboration in the Classroom – SULS026

Shake Up Learning

The post Meaningful Collaboration in the Classroom – SULS026 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s time for another on-air coaching session!

Discovery Education acquires Inspyro

eSchool News

Discovery Education , a leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, announced the acquisition of leading virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) provider Inspyro. Terms were not disclosed.

Letter Generator Tool for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

letter Generator is an excellent tool from ReadWriteThink that helps students learn about letter writing. Whether it is a business or friendly letter, students will get to explore the different parts.read more

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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.

3 Ways to Start Your Sophomore Year Off Right


Here are three ways you can set the right tone for a successful sophomore year


Research Beyond Google

Fractus Learning

Over 1.2 trillion Google searches are done per year; that’s more than 40,000 searches per second. It’s so easy to type in a few keywords or a question when searching the web. Despite the magnificence of […]. Educators How To Tools

Parents of Kids With Special Needs Find Advice Navigating The System Online


This article was originally published on The74million.org and is republished here with permission. By Laura McKenna. When Stasi Webber decided it was time to uproot her family from their Michigan home to find a better school for her 11-year-old son with autism, she turned to the internet for answers.

5 Fun Math Games To Play In Math Class!


The long-drawn battle between teachers and students, at last, comes to an end! Teaching mathematical concepts in class has always been a challenging task for teachers.

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.