Mon.Sep 03, 2018

How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education, Cathy Rubin, Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How much time should a student spend at school? In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere. Either scenario is alarming.

Work Hard–it’s Labor Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September (this year, September 3rd). It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations’ strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times.

Motivating Kids with Nontraditional Memory Techniques

The CoolCatTeacher

Oskar Cymerman on Episode 351 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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OPINION: Confessions of a white teacher in an urban school

The Hechinger Report

Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Minds. Source: YouTube. My first year of teaching, I did almost everything wrong. They tell you to be yourself. Here was my first mistake: I didn’t want to be myself. I wanted to be Michelle Pfeiffer. Or, more specifically, Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Minds.

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.

Applying Artificial Intelligence to the Search for EdTech: An SRI-EdSurge Collaboration


Searching for educational technology (edtech) can be overwhelming. The number of products available is daunting: for example, Apple’s App Store contains more than 80,000 educational apps. And for educators, the decision has high-stakes implications for budgets and student learning. To assist in their search, some educators turn to online edtech product summaries. But it’s hard for these summaries to keep up with the pace of technology development.

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Google Keep: Toggle List View

Teacher Tech

Grid View and List View in Google Keep Google Keep ( is a note app, like Post-it ®? notes. Make sure you have the Google Keep app on your phone. Handy when you want to make a bulleted list, to do list, or take a picture of where you parked. Google Keep also integrates with […]. The post Google Keep: Toggle List View appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Keep G Suite google keep

Tech Coach RoundTable: What Does The First Month Look Like For A Tech Coach


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” we welcome Kerry Gallagher, Sean Hackbarth, and Michael Krauszer on the program to discuss the many things that happen in the first month of being a Tech Coach.

Doodling Makes Learning More Sticky for Students


Anyone can doodle, writes Dr. Susan Daniels. When students doodle to represent concepts and ideas, they synthesize information and encode it in memory for easy recall and retrieval. It's a well-researched strategy that can be used across grade levels and subject areas.

7 Ways to Rethink Digital Assignments

Shake Up Learning

The post 7 Ways to Rethink Digital Assignments appeared first on Shake Up Learning. If you really want to transition your classroom from static teaching to Dynamic Learning, you have to rethink traditional assignments and the use of digital tools.

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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.

A Very Good Google Docs Plagiarism Checker Tool

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Unicheck, well-known in the educational circles for their technological breakthroughs and innovations, has created a Google Docs plagiarism checker add-on that enables users to check their more

To Raise Confident, Independent Kids, Some Parents Are Trying To ‘Let Grow’


Walking through the woods alone can be a scary prospect for a kid, but not for 7-year-old Matthew of Portland, Oregon. He doesn’t have much of a backyard at his condo, so the woods behind his house essentially serve the same purpose.

The 2 stages of successful early STEM education revisited

eSchool News

I have been in education for 18 years and my strongest belief is that all children deserve a fresh start when they begin each school year.


Learning for the Future: Preparing Students for the Challenges and Opportunities They Will Face

EdTech Authority

In this post, I'll discuss some of the biggest challenges the current and next generation of students will face, what skills they will need to thrive, and what education reforms will be necessary to nurture and support them.

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.

A Clean Interface With Intuitive View of Arithmetic


Number Line, by the Math Learning Center Virtual number line is clean and pretty but not terribly useful Pros: Organizes and presents number-line exercises in a very clear, distinct way with nice colors, annotations, and equation entry tools.

#BacktoSchool List No No #1 - Graphing Calculators

The Innovative Educator

It is not unusual for costly graphing calculators to be a part of back-to-school lists. The arguments go something like this. We need students to have a separate non-computer graphing calculator to know they really know how to use a graphing calculator. Wait, what world are we preparing our kids for?

Skyscraper Museum: World's Tallest Towers


Skyscraper Day is 9/3. Celebrate the world's tallest buildings with this graphical timeline that showcases all the buildings from 1890-2004. Physical Science: Radio Waves ] Courtesy of Knovation. Skyscrapers Architecture Resources Site of the Week History

Houston, We are Go for Launch

Fractus Learning

When I was little I dreamed of traveling to space and touching the stars. My father would wake us up in the middle of the night to hike through the woods or walk along the dirt […]. Classroom Science

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.

Teachers' Tools for Annotating Web Pages

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Annotating is a great way to capture and record your thoughts as you interact with a reading material which can be a text document, a web page, a PDF, an image or even a video. It offers you a more

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Reading Deeply in Digital Spaces

Reading By Example

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash. For too long, I have deleted all of the blog updates that come through my email. I “subscribe” to other educators and thought leaders who post frequently on their site.

The other gap that schools aren’t talking about—relationships

eSchool News

The NAEP scores released in April set off a flurry of headlines about the sobering state of achievement gaps across the nation. The general consensus?


Technology Tidbits

Badaboom is a new "game based" learning tool that I just found out about from the amazing educator and friend, Naomi Harm. Badaboom bills itself as an alternative to Kahoot, where educators can make quizzes/games and then have students answer them in a "game" setting.

EdTech at School

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