Fri.Feb 08, 2019

18 Valentine Sites For Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are some fun Valentine sites to fill those few minutes betwixt and between lessons, projects, bathroom breaks, lunch, and everything else: Drag-and-drop. Dress up the heart. Google Drawings Magnetic Poetry from Ctrl Alt Achieve. Games and puzzles. Games and stories. ‘I

20 ideas for making thinking visible

Ditch That Textbook

Visible thinking strategies aim to do exactly what they say, help students demonstrate their thinking in a way that others can see and understand. Visible thinking can take many different forms. Students may explain their thinking through discussion, model it with manipulatives, or create a drawing or sketch to explain or demonstrate their thinking. This […]. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching student engagement teaching visible thinking visible thinking in the classroom

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Inside the Wraparound Model That Puts Student Voice Front and Center


It was 2007, and Marietta High School, part of Marietta City Schools outside Atlanta, had just come off Georgia’s “needs improvement” list for low-performing schools.

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How to Redesign the K–12 Media Center

EdTech Magazine

How to Redesign the K–12 Media Center. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:31. New, 21st-century pedagogies that focus on interactive curricula and collaborative assignments require new classrooms and media spaces to match. As we know, technology is an essential part of any modern classroom.

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Taking A Deeper Look At Learning From A Global Perspective | TeacherCast LIVE from the FETC 2019 Conference


In this episode of TeacherCast LIVE from FETC, I had the privilege of sitting down with Dr. Jianli Jiao, Dr. Matt Harris, and Victor Rivero to discuss the state of educational technology and professional development worldwide. .

Google Sheets: Translating Languages

Teacher Tech

I was honored this week to speak with educators in Barcelona. While I know some Spanish, I am not fluent. Wanting to use a Google Form to collect responses from audience members I knew that my Spanish was not sufficient to quickly translate and understand. Google Sheets however makes it easy to translate. GOOGLETRANSLATE() The […]. The post Google Sheets: Translating Languages appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Forms G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

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14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love


You can get students to think and problem solve with the fabulous STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities and resources below

How to Multiply Fractions (+ 7 Engaging Activities)


Congratulations! You’ve succeeded in teaching multiplication (in six easy steps). But now it’s time to introduce your students to multiplying fractions. Deep breaths. Teachers and students alike might argue this concept is more daunting than leaping from subtraction and addition to multiplication.

NEWS & TRENDS: IMS Announces First EdTech Solutions to Achieve LTI Advantage Certification


The LTI Advantage designation means that a product has implemented IMS certification for the latest version of the core Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) standard

What books shaped you? Three for my reading autobiography #WSRA19

Reading By Example

At the Wisconsin State Reading Association Convention, Donalyn Miller invited us to write a reading autobiography. This is a list of books that shaped us as readers and as people.

Google Voice Guide for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Voice is a great communicational utility with huge educational potential. As a teacher, you can use Google Voice to obtain a phone number to use when communicating with students and more

#FactFriday: Florida Tax Credit Scholarships Boost College Enrollment and Attainment


New research from the Urban Institute proves children participating in the FTC Scholarship Program are more likely than their peers to enroll in college and earn a degree. Read more. What Others Are Saying About This New Research. MUST READ.

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Jamf Acquires Apple Education Technology Solution ZuluDesk


The acquisition of ZuluDesk provides Jamf with a broader set of education technology solutions

7 Days of Education Conference Fever Across the Pond


The last week in January is action-packed, with four education events in London for people across the whole spectrum of education—from those who run the ministries to those who supply the tools, from those who teach to those who want to reform the system. With so many education stakeholders in one city, there should have been opportunities for ideas to cross-pollinate, for people of different hats to forge connections.

Our Students Need Your Help to Decide the 2019 Barrow Peace Prize

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Every year our Barrow 2nd graders embark on a month-long project to research 4 people from history and decide which person is most deserving of a peace prize that we named after our school.

Plagiarism search tools comparison


We often hear from teachers who are exploring possibilities of using PlagiarismCheck for their schools, that they are currently searching for plagiarism manually or use some free software that is available online. To show the difference between the three options, we have put up a comparison list to spotlight the main differences. While doing a manual search for plagiarism is better than no search at all, it is extremely time consuming.

#CelebrateWithDE International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Discovery Education

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution to declare February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, “in order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” Celebrate this important day with Discovery Education by inspiring all your students with the stories of women and girls who are paving the way to innovation, discovery, and solutions.


Explore Vast Library of Standards-Aligned Digital Resources


Impressive collection of classroom-ready, free digital resources

How to Divide Fractions in 3 Easy Steps


Teaching your students how to divide fractions can be just as simple as teaching multiplication — once you know all of the little tricks to get the right answer.

Teachers Guide- Screen Sharing on Apple TV Vs Chromecast

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Both of Chromecast and Apple TV allow you to stream content from your computer or mobile devices into a projector or TV. However, there are some major differences which you need to consider if more

Creativity and Innovation in Leadership: Four Necessities for Creative Cultures

Fractus Learning

Recently, I published a piece on how to increase creativity and innovation in the classroom. While it is essential for teachers to foster a creative and innovative mindset in their students, it’s just as crucial for […]. Miscellaneous

Expanding Opportunity for Florida Students with Career and Technical Education


This week, Excel in Ed’s Quentin Suffren testified before the Florida House Education Committee on how states are strengthening their Career and Technical Education programs to create new and expanded opportunities for students.

6 Smart Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Educational Technology Guy

It’s no secret that the internet has become a preying ground for traffickers. Shockingly, the average age of a human trafficking victim is 13, meaning it is extremely important to teach children online safety. Here is an infographic that highlights “6 Smart Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe Online”.

#3quotes from Montessori

Learning with 'e's

Image from Wikimedia Commons Maria Montessori is a controversial figure in education. She is considered by many to be a true visionary, while others consider her methods to be detrimental.