Thu.Feb 14, 2019

5 Ways to Battle Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout.

Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This?

Catlin Tucker

“If I don’t grade it, students won’t do it.” ” This reasoning leaves teachers with piles of work to grade, but I wonder how much of that time spent assigning points to student work results in improved student performance.

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Engineers Week — A Must for High School

Ask a Tech Teacher

Next week, February 17-23, 2019, is DiscoverE’s Engineers Week. Their tagline: “A week-long event, a year-long commitment” Do you wonder why anyone would be passionate about engineering? Forbes published three good reasons: The U.S. has approximately 1.6

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The very best videos on the future of education


YouTube may be a rabbit-hole of clickable memes and fun compilations, but it’s also home to some essential watching for teachers and parents looking to understand not only key EdTech trends, but also the nuances of current K12 and higher education debates.

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Developing Edtech Products to Support Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Each learner presents a unique reservoir of skills and challenges that can change among subjects and situations, throughout the day and year.

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Senator Alexander: Here are the building blocks for your new accountability system in the HEA

The Christensen Institute

In a recent New York Times op-ed , Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) outlined his three-part proposal for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA): simplify the FAFSA, restructure and streamline student loan repayment, and hold programs accountable for student loan defaults.

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More Trending

Going global with green energy

The Christensen Institute

The transition to green energy has never been more important.

New Global Survey Offers Snapshot of Technology in the Classroom in 2019

EdTech Magazine

New Global Survey Offers Snapshot of Technology in the Classroom in 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:21. As K–12 educators prepare students for a world where change happens at a rapid pace, they use multiple tools to communicate lessons.

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Check out these 10 AR apps for your classroom—coding not required

eSchool News

For teachers who have always wanted to use augmented reality (AR)—tech that overlays content on top of the real world—but haven’t had the chance to explore it, Jaime Donally has heard you.

5 Reasons to Love Hyperdocs and Digital Lesson Design


Let me count the ways…Valentine’s Day has inspired countless poems throughout the ages. Poetry is a vehicle for creative expression and what better way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with students but through digital lesson design and Hyperdocs.

6 lessons our district learned from our move to blended learning

eSchool News

Temple Independent School District (ISD), which is located north of Austin and south of Waco, Texas, has a very diverse student population.

Failure: A Part of Learning

Tom Murray

Adam Bellow joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. Blog #LeadershipMinute Adam Bellow BreakoutEDU Failure

Seven Steps to Ensure English Learners Aren’t Left Out of STEM


As demand for professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields continues to surge , a significant population of potential workers is being left out of these career opportunities: English learners. This population is large and fast-growing, representing 4.6 million students, or about 9.4 percent of the school-aged population, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

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Free Ebook: Demanding More from EdTech Evaluations

MIND Research Institute

Every edtech product has a study that says it’s effective. But what are the impact results of that study really saying? How meaningful is the difference between outcomes? And how do we know that difference is not due to chance? Changing the Research Conversation.

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Upload Multiple Events To Google Calendar Using This FREE Google Sheets Template


Download a FREE Google Sheets Template to help you bulk import multiple events into Google Calendar. Available ONLY from TeacherCast Educational Network. The post Upload Multiple Events To Google Calendar Using This FREE Google Sheets Template appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

Learning From Mistakes but Not Allowing it to Hold Yourself Back

The Principal of Change

This article struck me on “self-compassion.” ” Here is a snippet: Many would jump to the conclusion that academic excellence is bolstered by self-esteem, which can certainly help.

Apply now for the new HP Teaching Fellowship. Deadline: February 22.


Digital Promise Global and HP team up to celebrate innovative middle and high school educators. Program includes attending the Digital Promise Challenge Institute this summer in Monterey

Ed. Companies in Limbo as Florida Delays Curriculum Adoption Amid Standards Overhaul

Marketplace K-12

Florida has delayed its adoption of new instructional materials, a process that has huge implications for K-12 publishers. The post Ed. Companies in Limbo as Florida Delays Curriculum Adoption Amid Standards Overhaul appeared first on Market Brief.

From Consumers to Producers: Helping Kids Make Screen Time Meaningful


Over Christmas break, I spent some time with my in-laws down in Ocean City. One of my favorite people to hang out with was there: my 3 year-old-niece. She is hysterical, 3 going on 16, and she loves to watch YouTube.

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Google Certified Educator Level 1 Toolkit (FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certified Educator Level 1 Toolkit (FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Shake Up Learning 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

SchoolBondFinder Hires VP of Sales & Marketing


Rachel Wisnefski brings over 10 years of business development and education market experience to the position

How to Get VC Funding by Being a ‘Missionary, Not a Mercenary’


Evaluating the team running an edtech startup is the most critical step when considering investments, say two venture capitalists who will be coaches at the EdSurge Immersion Conference. Esteban Sosnik, a General Partner at Reach Capital, looks for early employees who are unified. The most important thing about any company is the team: their talent, their passion, their mission alignment, their ability to hire and to become leaders of the organization.

It's Back - The Writing Bee!


This year's event includes a middle school Writing Bee that will take place concurrently with the Elementary Grade Writing Bee

What Are the Best Books to Read for Black History Month?


In honor of Black History month, we bring to you 10 books written by African American writers to read in 2019


Adaptive Learning Tool ALEKS Guides Kids Toward Math Mastery


ALEKS is a self-paced, self-guided, self-contained math learning tool for students to use mostly within a classroom

8 Great Educational Websites for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The platforms we curated for you today provide a myriad of useful resources to help students gain important skills. These resources include, among other things, educational video tutorials,read more

Lexia Learning Releases iPad App for Lexia PowerUp Literacy


The entire Lexia Learning K-12 literacy portfolio is now available on iPad

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Here Is A Very Good App for Creating Green Screen Videos

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Green screen is a cinematographic technique that allows video editors to add a variety of visual effects to their videos. These effects include : adding virtual backgrounds, superimposing more

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Integrating Multiple Nonfiction Texts


Nurturing Informed Thinking is filled with practical and inspiring ideas to help students integrate multiple texts about a nonfiction topic. Both content area and ELA teachers will find this book a valuable resource, writes middle school educator Mary K. Marsh.

Happy Birthday!


Here at post 731, and next week is the 9 year Blogobirthday of SpeechTechie. Thanks for continuing to read! At a recent conference, I presented how play-based apps can be contexts for all kinds of language targets within an engaging context (e.g.