Mon.Oct 21, 2019

Videos: Why, How, Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I started teaching, videos were used only for a few reasons: to teach historical events, as a prize for something students did well, or for the sub to fill the time while I was out.

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Overcoming Your Fears (and Helping Kids Do It Too)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tara Martin on episode 576 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tara Martin has written a book to help children (and adults) face their fears called Cannonball In!

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Around the Same Table During Media Literacy Week

Digital Promise

“Not everyone plays sports or practices religion…but everyone eats!” ” This is the message behind “Around the Same Table,” one of nine student-produced 360? films screened at the United Nations General Assembly in September as part of MY World 360? ,

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How to create a digital escape room for your class or PD

Ditch That Textbook

Escape rooms are a fun adventure where you solve puzzles to escape from the room. To add to the adventure, you usually have a time limit. I love creating physical escape rooms in my classroom. They are fun and they get the students up and moving in the classroom. However, there are a few drawbacks […]. Gamification creative teaching edtech games in the classroom gamification

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.

StudySync: 3 Strategies Designed to Maximize the Impact of SyncTV Episodes

Catlin Tucker

When I facilitate station rotation workshops with teachers using StudySync , I encourage them to consider designing offline discussion stations. There is value in having a small group of six to eight students discuss a text as opposed to facilitating a whole group discussion.

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The entrepreneurial mindset

Dangerously Irrelevant

This past weekend I participated in an event called The Entrepreneurial Mindset. The two days of learning were co-sponsored by the School of Education and Human Development and the School of Business at CU Denver.

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Fast: Create a Branching Google Form

Teacher Tech

Create a Branching Google Form Design your Google Forms to provide immediate feedback by utilizing branching options. Create multiple sections in your Form and add only one question per section that determines which section to jump to next.

The Right Corporate Education Is Key To Growing Your Organization

EdNews Daily

Whether you own a small business, run a nonprofit, or run a Fortune 500 company, you’ve most likely noticed the demands of the workforce are changing. The shift toward businesses becoming more purposeful within their own organizations, and how they interact with the world has a new calling.

Are Your Teachers Involved In Their Professional Learning?


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff takes a look at several reasons why it's important for our teachers to be involved in their professional learning decisions. The post Are Your Teachers Involved In Their Professional Learning?

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Teaching Teachers to Put Tech Tools to Work

EdTech Magazine

Teaching Teachers to Put Tech Tools to Work. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:34. There’s a temptation in the world of educational technology to think that if only instructors had the right tools, all their teaching troubles would go away. But Kathleen Perdisatt knows better.

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This Observation Tool Is Helping Teachers Improve Their Interactions with Children


NEW ORLEANS —A little boy with a plastic dinosaur toddles over to his teacher at Clara's Little Lambs Preschool Academy, in the Algiers neighborhood on the west bank of the Mississippi. Oooooh! That's a scary dinosaur,” gasps the teacher Tracy McChester.

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A major test for would-be teachers will de-emphasize the more difficult math sections

The Hechinger Report

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How Partnering With a Local University Saved This School From Closure


In 2015, East Upper and Lower Schools—formerly East High School—in Rochester, New York entered into a unique partnership between the New York State Education Department, Rochester City School District and the University of Rochester.

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.

Breaking the Blockbuster Model


In 1905, the first Nickelodeon opened in Columbus, Ohio and charged a large crowd of several hundred people 5¢ each to see a movie. Get it–a “nickle”odeon?). Since then, movies have changed a lot, and so has education too.

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Social Studies Apps for Middle School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some useful iPad apps curated specifically for middle school students. These are apps students can use to learn and enrich their knowledge about a wide variety of more

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Breaking the Blockbuster Model


In 1905, the first Nickelodeon opened in Columbus, Ohio and charged a large crowd of several hundred people 5¢ each to see a movie. Get it–a “nickle”odeon?) Since then, movies have changed a lot, and so has education too.

Should State Assessments Be Split Up? Testmaker NWEA Thinks So


Last week, testing provider NWEA—best known for its district-level MAP Growth exams—came out with a bold new claim: The way states give summative assessments is broken. Its solution, however, was a bit more predictable: get states to switch to its own model, of course.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

The Hechinger Report

Ed tech companies are benefitting from the rise of impact funds. Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. In September 2019, a young Canadian ed tech company called Classcraft announced that it had raised $7.5 million from investors.

Accessibility Isn't A Nice to Have. It's A Must Have.


Schools should anticipate being the focus of increased scrutiny and challenges to the accessibility of their websites

OPINION: Understanding college admissions letters is hard enough, but what if English isn’t your first language?

The Hechinger Report

How do you say “subsidized loan” in Spanish? . Or in Tagalog? Or in German? . Every year, students across the United States open their financial-aid letters from the colleges to which they have worked hard to be admitted. The letters are there to tell students, and their parents or guardians, how much money they are being offered to help pay for their college journey — and how much they have to pay themselves. It seems like a pretty straightforward concept to understand. . It’s not.

Class Tag, An Easy-to-Use Messaging Tool for Teachers & Parents


ClassTag is a messaging tool for teachers and their students' families

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EdTech at School

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

5 real examples of coding and robotics in the classroom

eSchool News

Coding and robotics go hand-in-hand, and they’re becoming a more integral part of classrooms across the country.

When is feedback most effective?

Reading By Example

Image credit: Tumisu, Pixabay. Feedback for learning is clearly effective. The debate is over on this topic. What I do wonder is when it is a good time to provide feedback. In theory, it is straight-forward. In practice, there is much to consider.

EconEdLink: Peanuts, Pecans, and Peas, Please


Our country has a day just for nuts.National Nut Day is 10/22. Check out this informative site that looks at the world of the peanut. This tiny legume, commonly considered a nut, had a great influence on our economy.


20 top edtech tools for the classroom

eSchool News

At Common Sense Education, the edtech reviewers have seen it all. To help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.”.

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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.