Mon.Nov 12, 2018

16 Thanksgiving Sites, 2 Apps, and 2 Projects

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites and apps to fill in sponge time? Here are Thanksgiving websites that will keep students busy and still teach them: Canadian Thanksgiving. Online/Offline Thanksgiving activities. Plimoth Plantation. Starfall–Silly Turkey. Thanksgiving edu-websites–CybraryMan. Thanksgiving Games.

What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education

EdTech Magazine

What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 11/12/2018 - 13:21.

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Themes, teams, and side quests: A superhero’s guide to gamification

Ditch That Textbook

Gamification in education is not new, and thanks to Michael Matera and his book, Explore Like A Pirate, a thriving community has been formed that helps educators all over as they start their own journey. If you are already a part of that amazing community, then high fives and woot woot! If you are on […]. Guest Blog Teaching creative teaching game-based learning games gamification

Certiport Opens 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship


To enter the competition, students age 13 to 22 must take a qualifying Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam to demonstrate their mastery of Microsoft Office products

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.

Studious friends and roommates might lead to higher grades in college

The Hechinger Report

A study found that studious friends influence study habits and boost college grades. Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images). Choose your friends wisely may not only be good parental advice but also a way to do better in college, a research study finds.

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The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

A man watches an artificial intelligence (AI) news anchor from a state-controlled news broadcaster, on his computer in Beijing on November 9, 2018.

What Makes a Great Presentation Topic For Your Next Faculty Meeting?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss how Tech Coaches can impress not just one teacher but an faculty by choosing and pulling off the perfect faculty meeting presentation. . The post What Makes a Great Presentation Topic For Your Next Faculty Meeting?

Why the Growth Mindset Still Needs to Grow Up


Over the summer, academics debated the impact of growth mindset, the belief that one’s intelligence can be developed with hard work and effort, and whether it can move the needle on academic performance. Even Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck, who is often credited with the term, chimed in with additional research supporting the efficacy of mindset interventions.

What Makes a Great Presentation Topic For Your Next Faculty Meeting?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss how Tech Coaches can impress not just one teacher but an faculty by choosing and pulling off the perfect faculty meeting presentation. . The post What Makes a Great Presentation Topic For Your Next Faculty Meeting?

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.

How to Build an Online Learning Program Students Crave and Employers Want


One of the great challenges for any educator is how do you teach and test students on real world problems, not just on theoretical textbook examples? all students—not just digital natives—expect learning resources to be rich with animation or digital learning objects that make learning more realistic and relevant. Real world problems are exciting to solve but devilishly hard to assess, especially when there are many students involved.

E-rate Tips: 5 Key Elements for Special Construction RFPs

Education Superhighway

Each E-rate cycle, we receive questions from E-rate Consultants about navigating the latest USAC rule changes and best practices for Form 470/RFP filings.

Fun, Video Game-Style App Helps Kids Hone Arithmetic Skills


Kids will put their problem-solving, planning, and critical-thinking skills to the test as they figure out how to gather up all those escaped blobs

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3 ways to navigate American politics in the classroom

eSchool News

In our current social climate, it can be tricky for anyone, especially a teenager, to talk about politics and the role of government. But as educators, it’s our job to explain the varying viewpoints that make up our political discourse.

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.

Presentation Trick Innovative Educators Will Love


 Here’s a trick that will come in handy for innovative educators who have times when it becomes helpful to have lots of tabs easily accessible. 

Research says these math, ELA apps may be the most effective

eSchool News

Most school’s aren’t using learning apps enough to actually impact student outcomes–but some might help students increase achievement, according to new research from BrightByes.

What Did Dogs Teach Humans About Diabetes?


World Diabetes Day is 11/14. Diabetes has a history dating back to Ancient Greece. Our treatment of it, however, is more recent and was originally made possible with the help of man's best friend.

Google Docs: Document Outline

Teacher Tech

Utilize Document Outline in Google Docs While you can insert a table of contents directly into your Google Doc there are good reasons why we do not want a table of contents in all (or hardly any) of our documents. They take up a lot of room that you have to scroll through and they […]. The post Google Docs: Document Outline appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Docs Google G Suite google

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.

Related Words


Simply write the word or a phrase that you would like to find related words/phrases about and the tool will come up with many words or phrases

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Helpful EdTech Lesson Plans for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Common Sense has this wonderful section packed full of pre-made lesson plans that teachers and educators can appropriate to their own teaching situations. These lesson plans more

Intentional Act: Give Credit


Sometimes we forget the fact that if you post someone’s content and do not give them credit, you are essentially stealing their work


Google Success Story: Pam Hubler, Google Certified Trainer

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Success Story: Pam Hubler, Google Certified Trainer appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I share a lot of information and resources to help educators reach their goals of becoming Google Certified.

EdTech at School

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

Collaborating Through Shared Decision-Making


There is no perfect method for shared decision-making among principals, teachers, staff and families, but it's most successful when involvement is authentic, time is adequate, and agreed-upon norms are in place. Authors Ron Williamson and Barb Blackburn share strategies.

The American Academy Of Pediatrics On Spanking Children: Don’t Do It, Ever.


Twenty years after urging caution among parents who choose to discipline their children with spankings, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its stance. Now, its overwhelming consensus for parents: Do not do it. In a new policy statement issued earlier this month, the group warns that “Aversive disciplinary strategies, including all forms of corporal punishment and yelling at or shaming children, are minimally effective in the short-term and not effective in the long-term.

20-in-1 Free PDF Tool for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The PDF format is one of the most used file formats for teachers and students, it has full compatibility for all operating systems and devices, great retention for the original formatting style more

See you at ASHA!


Hope to see some of you this week, as I have two presentations scheduled for ASHA Convention 2018 in Boston! My first one I am going to try to deliver start to finish in my best Boston accent! Here are some details on them below. Also see my convention tech preview published on the ASHA Blog.

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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.

Join Us for the 2018 Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are in the midst of one of my favorite months to celebrate in the library, Picture Book Month. In 2013, I started brainstorming with several dynamic librarians across the country a way for us to celebrate the close of the month.

“As we don’t have a crystal ball to look in to the future, we must support children in becoming self-confident lifelong learners who have a positive outlook on that future they will help shape.” – Kris Vande Moortel, Belgium

Daily Edventures

Kris Vande Moortel. Pedagogical ICT coordinator / STEM teacher. ‘t t Saam. Diksmuide, Belgium @K_VandeM . For Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and science teacher Kris Vande Moortel, one of the best parts of his job is standing back and letting his students discover the wonders around them.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude Activities and Tools for Students

Graphite Blog

Building SEL (social and emotional learning) skills such as gratitude requires face-to-face interactions, meaningful discussion, and reflection. Edtech is no complete substitute for that, but there are tools that can supplement the development of character in the classroom and at home. According to the Character Lab , gratitude is "appreciation of the benefits we receive from others and the desire to reciprocate."