Sun.Dec 01, 2019

Did You Miss These in November?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of November: Subscriber Special: November–Discounts on Select Print Books. What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it? Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources. Integrate OUR Curricula into Your Kiddom Digital Platform.

Vet What You Buy

A Principal's Reflections

Teaching is tough. It might very well be one of the most challenging jobs on the planet when you consider the time that is put in both in and out of school. I, for one, would spend hours planning and grading in the evening, at night, and on weekends.

Tis’ the Season to be Jolly! 25 Days of STEM Goodies

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Happy holidays! To thank you for your sharing, friendship and support over the years I will be sharing free tips, learning resources, web tools and apps for 25 days in my Digital December STEM Advent Calendar. Just click on the calendar below and a post will appear with a free activity suggestion, a list of free resources and tools for that activity, and a free template to copy, edit and use as you wish.

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Dividing Fractions Directly and Other Things We Can’t Unknow

The Jose Vilson

“Last year, we learned to keep-flip-change …” She sees my face wince, but proceeds anyways. “The way that goes is you keep the original fraction, change the division to multiplication, and then flip the second fraction.” ” “OK, but why does it work?”

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.

STEM Teacher Andy Losik Presents His 2019 Holiday Gift Guide


When it comes to holiday shopping, STEM toys, that weave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into their design, continue to be hot.


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The Video Show: Get the Most Out of Classroom Video


Bone up on best practices for creating and delivering different types of video content

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10 Basic iPad Skills For Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad has been increasingly adopted as an instructional tool in classrooms especially in the north American context. As a versatile device, iPad provides boundless learning and teaching more

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 186 Are Some Well-Intentioned Anti-Racism Efforts Actually Hurting The Cause?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 186 Are Some Well-Intentioned Anti-Racism Efforts Actually Hurting The Cause?


OPINION: The odds are still stacked against low-income college students; here are some ways to expand the possibilities

The Hechinger Report

Growing up on the south side of Chicago with parents who spent 75 cents of every dollar they made on my college education, I still took out loans to graduate from Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and I know all too well how high the stakes are for students from underrepresented backgrounds.

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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.

The Willingness to Start

The Principal of Change

From James Clear on the idea of”Giving Up” : Life is a constant balance between giving into the ease of distraction or overcoming the pain of discipline. It is not an exaggeration to say that our lives and our identities are defined in this delicate balance.

Can PDFs Be Made Accessible?

The Innovative Educator

PDFs are one of the biggest issues for website accessibility. In fact, research from WebAim showed that 75.1% of respondents indicated that PDF documents are very or somewhat likely to pose significant accessibility issues.

Speculative Fiction for Your YA Classroom


Speculative fiction – apocalyptic, dystopian or fantasy – continues to grab the attention of middle and high school readers. ELA/EL teacher Dina Strasser also sees an opportunity for educators to explore current social issues that may be difficult to address otherwise.

Microsoft Math

Technology Tidbits

Microsoft Math is an excellent free mobile (iOS/Google Play) app for all things Math grades K-12. All a user had to do is scan, type, or draw a math problem to get a answer and other results.

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.

#TwistedTropes 21. Hadrian's busted wall

Learning with 'e's

Hadrian's back yard. Photo from Wikimedia Commons In his youth, the Roman Emperor Hadrian was a spoilt rich kid. His dad was something big in the city and Hadrian also married someone who was part of the royal family.


Technology Tidbits

DOGOnews is an excellent site for creating Reading assignments for grades K-8 that can then be integrated into Google Classroom. This is done through 1000s of curated educated articles in a wide variety of subjects (i.e. Science, History, Current Events, etc.)