Fri.Dec 07, 2018

Are You In Your Own Way?

Tom Murray

I often wonder how many times it’s been me. The roadblock. The great idea diverter. The dream killer. The innovation crusher. How many times has it been my own lens that has gotten in the way? …and I never even realized it?

25 ways to get kids coding across the curriculum

Ditch That Textbook

Computer science is much more than just programming. It includes the study of computers, how they work, and how we can use them to solve problems. However, when we talk about computer science one piece of it comes to mind. Coding. We can use the excitement and engagement from events like the Hour of Code […]. DitchBook Twitter chat coding coding across the curriculum computer science computer science education week hour of code

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Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Holiday gifts for teachers are a challenge. If your child has many teachers, it’s difficult to find a personalized gift for each that is both affordable and valued.

Entrepreneurs Can Have a Productive Holiday Season Without Working Long Hours

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Holiday-season strategies can make entrepreneurs even more productive in the near year. The post Entrepreneurs Can Have a Productive Holiday Season Without Working Long Hours appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog CEO entrepreneur holidays productivity Startup

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.

Leadership challenges for Tony Sinanis

Dangerously Irrelevant

Tony Sinanis asked a few of us to send him some (relatively quick) leadership challenges for his district’s school administrators. Here are the three I came up with today: What three would you submit? No related posts. Leadership and Vision leadership


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Switching majors is adding time and tuition to the already high cost of college

The Hechinger Report

Chestnut Hill College director of student success Kim Cooney meets with senior Erin Crowley. Cooney changed her major at the end of her junior year in college, adding an extra semester to the time it took to graduate. Now she tries to help others make the right decisions sooner.

Launching the Kansas Moonshot: How Kansas Schools are Redesigning K-12 Education: Part 2, The Wellington School District


The seven Mercury schools that have taken on the redesign challenge are creating schools based on the needs of their specific students and families, instead of the agrarian calendar that has determined school schedules in the past

Why Computer Science Education Week Must Do More for Young Men of Color


As Computer Science Education week comes to a close, it’s important to highlight one group that’s frequently left out: young men of color. Eight years ago, as a New York City-based national journalist, my network was pretty wide. When I went to my first technology conference in 2011, I saw that the industry was an amazing engine of creativity and job creation.

Collaborating Beyond the Classroom


When the Humble Independent School District built a new STEAM-focused middle school, they decided that student collaboration didn’t have to end at the classrooms’ walls

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.

#DitchSummit: The FREE Netflix of online professional learning

Teacher Tech

Binge on FREE #DitchSummit video presentations in December A Guest Post by Matt Miller What if you had access to a sort of Netflix for really good online professional development? You know, not boring videos of stuff that you’ll never use, but practical ideas. Inspiration. Plug and play activities you can use in class tomorrow. […]. The post #DitchSummit: The FREE Netflix of online professional learning appeared first on Teacher Tech.

EdTech Coaching in Today’s Classrooms


Instead of just presenting my ideas, we had a brainstorming session. I gave them access to an editable Google Sheets where we began building an action plan

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Want More Hour of Code?


With Computer Science week ending, you don’t have to stop coding with your students. Keep doing Hour of Code in your classroom every week.

Trending in K12 Education with Brandon Lutz


Supervisor of Instructional Technology Brandon Lutz identifies five top trends in K-12 education

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.

7 Personalized Learning Strategies and Examples


It happens all too often: the bell rings to signal the end of class, but some children are left with doubts and questions — while others are bored because the last hour was spent on material they already understood.

Android Formative Assessment Apps for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Formative assessment as we have stated in multiple posts in the past is 'an evaluative approach that allows teachers to take quick snapshots of students learning in class. It’s an ongoing more

2018-19 Student Book Budget First Steps

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

One of my favorite projects of the year has started. Our student book budget group is a group of 3rd-5th grade students who volunteer their time to decide on new books for the library. This project has been a part of our library for several years.

Digital Testing Safeguards

Tech Helpful

In 2013 I wrote my first blog post on managing technology usage in the classroom. The fear of off task behavior still seems to be one of the main reasons teachers are hesitant to use technology five years later.

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.

Build Foundational Writing Skills through Personalized Instruction

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teaching large numbers of students—who fall at different competency levels— English Language skills can be a challenge for educators. Often, teachers can gain efficiency by instructing every more

Digital Tools Are Everywhere–and Largely Unused–in Many Schools, New Analysis Shows

Marketplace K-12

The vast majority of ed-tech licenses are not use "intensively" by districts, according to a new analysis sponsored by the company Brightbytes. The post Digital Tools Are Everywhere–and Largely Unused–in Many Schools, New Analysis Shows appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Data digital tools edtech Games / Apps Market Research

A Useful Digital Library for Students with Reading Difficulties

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bookshare is a platform that provides access to a huge library of reading materials for people with physical disability or visual impairment. The library has over 500.000 titles covering more



Downloading videos from YouTube can have a number of uses for intervention. Downloaded vids don't have the sidebar of distraction from which students will ask to see other things. -Or

EdTech at School

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

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. In the past, this all feeds the reviews I have written each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. I’m ending that series, I think, so I can focus on writing books. That means, after next week, I’m ending this particular series too. The moose diarrhea salesmen will keep selling you stories about that future though, don’t worry.

Parenting in the 21st Century: Part II

Fractus Learning

In our last installment we focused on the story of Michael, a twelve year old who turned tragedy into triumph by using his COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY, and INNOVATION skills to grapple with the very tough topic of gun violence. […]. Parents



Technology Tidbits

Extempore is an innovative new app (iOS/Google Play) for Foreign Language instructors. Extempore makes it easy for teachers to manage student's audio and visual assignments.

Storyboard That for Winter Holidays

Technology Tidbits

Storyboard That the free online resources that educators everywhere are using for a wide variety of teaching strategies has just released their Winter Holiday Classroom Activities teacher guides. From their site. Sometimes we use the seasons and holidays around us to engage our students in the skills we are teaching. Whether you want to use these activities just for fun, or if you have lesson plans centered around the winter holidays, Storyboard That is an excellent resource.

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.