Fri.Jul 05, 2019

What You Might Have Missed in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of June: 4 Innovative Ways to Co-Author a Book. What’s Changed in Lesson Planning. What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids? 7 Tech Tools for PE Teachers. Smartphones in the classroom. 11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer.

Go On Incredibly Fun Learning Adventures With These Amazing Green Screen Ideas!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ” – Albert Einstein. A green screen in the classroom helps spark student creativity and imagination for any subject!

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Apps That Serve Limited Device Classrooms


My Favorite Limited Device Apps: In my last blog post, I described how limited device teachers have to be proactive problem-expecters focused on access, ease, & efficiency.

Turn the Page: Looking Beyond the Textbook for Culturally-Responsive Curriculum


Recently, Education Week published an article describing culturally-questionable activities and language found in Studies Weekly , a social studies curriculum used by more than 13,000 schools across the country.

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.

5 steps to closing the homework gap

eSchool News

Schools are facing new challenges now that most learning involves the web—chiefly, the ability to do work at home or anywhere away from school grounds.

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The push to put robotics in rural schools

eSchool News

Rural schools in the United States face challenges many of their suburban counterparts couldn’t fathom. For example, access to challenging and engaging STEM courses such as robotics and coding is not as prevalent in rural schools as it is in larger districts.

Drive 20 is BACK

Teacher Tech

Use Drive20 to Open 20 Google Docs All at Once What is good and bad about Google is they are always making changes. I like to think it keeps your brain young. Awhile back Google updated Google Drive and this caused the Drive20 Chrome extension to break. I am happy to announce it is BACK! […].

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Autodesk Design Academy: Free Tutorials for Digital Design


The projects offer well-crafted tutorials, guides, and videos, which are tremendously easy to follow

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An Important Google Sheets Tip for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Sheets has this wonderful feature that allows you to link to content in specific cells. This is especially helpful if you have a long spreadsheet with several cells. You can easily more

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.

RealClearHistory. Hiding there in plain sight. (With maps. Lots of maps.)


For a while now, I’ve hung around over at RealClearPolitics. For a poly sci junkie, it’s a great place to spend a few minutes or a hundred, digging into polls, commentary, and election gossip.


An Interesting Collection of Google Forms for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As you probably all know by now, the old version of Google Drive template gallery is going away very soon and only the new version will be available. New template galleries embed a wide range more

A teacher’s guide to preparing students for continuous lifelong learning

Linways Technologies

What is lifelong learning. Lifelong learning is one of the most essential 21st century skills we must have. It simply means the ability and commitment to learn throughout one’s life. It is the continuous, self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.

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Kindness Vs. Cruelty: Helping Kids Hear The Better Angels Of Their Nature


This story was adapted from an episode from a Life Kit podcast, Parenting: Raising Awesome Kids. Are humans born kind? We both assumed, as parents of young children, that kindness is just something our kids would pick up by osmosis, because we love them. It’s a common assumption.

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EdTech at School

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

The Teaching Machine Imaginary (And an Update on the Book)

Hack Education

Cross-posted to the Teaching Machines website. I submitted the draft of Teaching Machines to my editor at MIT Press at the end of May. I haven’t looked at the manuscript since, although I’ve been mulling over various parts and passages in my head almost nonstop.

#FactFriday: Independence Day Edition


We’re still celebrating Independence Day at Excel in Ed! Learn how we are working to transform education to unlock lifelong opportunity for every child and restore the American Dream at What Others Are Saying. 10 fascinating facts about the Declaration of Independence [link].

Android Message from your Computer

Hansen's Link to Tech

For Android/Pixel users, did you know you can text message right from your computer? It’s been around for roughly a year and its called Messages for Web.

Students and Teachers Make Interactive Images with Thinglink

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Interactive Images with Thinglink Thinglink‘s interactive image generator is perfect for enhancing illustrations and diagrams, making interactive infographics and posters, and creating scenes for digital breakout activities. Creating interactive images has never been easier.

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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.