Fri.Oct 12, 2018

Helping Learners to be Kind Online and Offline

Teacher Reboot Camp

“There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ” – Scott Adams. October is National Bullying Prevention month.

Why a web of connections—not a single relationship—should surround students

The Christensen Institute

Advocates for personalized learning have bold and plentiful ambitions for students: higher rates of engagement, greater persistence, healthy development, and expanded opportunity—not to mention improved academics.

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20 virtual field trip ideas and activities for your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Imagine your class traveling to see the Great Pyramid of Giza, touring the International Space Station, or having a face to face conversation with a beloved author. All of these experiences are possible through virtual field trips. Virtual field trips allow us to take our students on adventures we never could before. They are fun, […].

169 Tech Tip #114: Embed a Google Apps File

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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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.

Get Off to a Good Start with Story Starters


We all know that the more kids write, the better writers they are, but sometimes it’s hard to get started. Here are some story prompt generators that will make getting started easy and fun.


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Digital Citizenship Week 2018


This October, in conjunction with the State Legislature, the CDE will be hosting Digital Citizenship week. The dates are October 15-19, 2018. On the CDE website, educators will find links to lesson plans and information to share with parents.

Move Your Kids Past Simply Consuming Virtual Reality. They Need to be Making It. Tour Creator Can Help


I spent part of last Monday working with the awesome staff of the Eisenhower Foundation at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum. They hosted 18 teachers from around the state during a week long focus on using primary sources across the curriculum.

Google Classroom Student Chooser Feature

Teacher Tech

Randomly Choose a Student in Class Google Classroom has added a “Student selector” to the Classroom Android app. This is essentially a “popsicle sticks” app for how to call on a student or select a student. While there are many apps for your phone that will do the same thing, this one is done brilliantly. […]. The post Google Classroom Student Chooser Feature appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom google mobile

How Effective for Learning are the Apps we Use?


As the costs for devices and applications decrease, technology use is increasing In classrooms across the country. Growth is particularly high in web-based devices.

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.

Are you ready to create at #FallCUE?


We are excited to see all of you this weekend and to invite you to play CUE Creators! Invent, imagine and craft at Fall CUE with collaborative, hands-on and reflection-oriented event activities. Compete and collaborate with other conference attendees and be a CUE Creator!

Simple App Lets Kids Add Voice to Images, Tell Stories


Talking photo maker a powerful storytelling tool Fotobabble Talking photo maker a powerful storytelling tool, not-so-private Pros : It's easy to use, versatile, and has great classroom potential for digital storytelling.

Summit Schools to Spin Out Learning Program


Summit Public Schools, which over the past four years has led the creation of the “Summit Learning Program” currently used by more than 380 schools around the U.S., said today that it will spin out that program into an independent nonprofit as of the 2019-2020 school year. Diane Tavenner, who opened the first Summit school in 2003 in Redwood City, Calif., will continue to run the string of 11 physical Summit schools, located in California and Washington.

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EdTech Magazine

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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.

Google Classroom Student Chooser Feature

Teacher Tech

Randomly Choose a Student in Class Google Classroom has added a “Student selector” to the Classroom Android app. This is essentially a “popsicle sticks” app for how to call on a student or select a student. While there are many apps for your phone that will do the same thing, this one is done brilliantly. […]. The post Google Classroom Student Chooser Feature appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom google mobile



I love writing and working on creative writing activities with my kids! Luckily, there are many tools that we can use, and here is the one that you may want to give a try. Writer Igniter is a very user-friendly web tool that you can use with your students.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this work feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Perhaps the disappearance (and reported murder) of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi doesn’t seem like an education technology story. But it matters.


Web Tools for Creating Educational Games

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

While there are tons of websites and mobile apps that offer pre-made educational games to use with your students in class, it happens sometimes that you can’t find the right game that addresses more

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.

Teachers say modern learning spaces are critical for student achievement

eSchool News

It’s been said for years: We can’t help our students become citizens in an evolving and global workplace if we’re teaching them in last century’s classrooms.

ESB Group Chooses Bose Professional ShowMatch DeltaQ Array Loudspeakers for Grissom High School Auditorium


Named for astronautical pioneer Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Huntsville, Alabama’s new secondary school had architectural intricacies that the ShowMatch loudspeakers easily addressed Framingham, MA – Huntsville, Alabama’s newly-built Virgil I.

Who is JiJi? Meet JiJi with the ST Math Sweepstakes

MIND Research Institute

You asked, we answered! Throughout MIND Research Institute's 20 year history , we've received countless questions regarding ST Math ® 's lovable penguin, JiJi.

It gets easier to be green. How certain projectors become a smart environmental choice.


As educators, we frequently drive home the importance of caring not only for our needs of today, but the needs of the future. This is particularly true when it comes to the environment.

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EdTech at School

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

Using video effectively in the classroom

eSchool News

When we show videos in class, we want our students to watch actively rather than passively: to comprehend, not just consume. We want our students to be active viewers. But why stop at comprehension? Active viewing is great, but it isn’t enough.

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A Turnaround Within: How a Texas College Boosted Its Graduation Rates—and Morale


This is the second part of a three-part series looking at how one college in Texas staged a turnaround. Read part one first , then check out the finale on Monday. TEXARKANA, Texas — “Hope” was a popular word during the 2012 election season.

In Defense of Classical Education (and Pop Culture)


Over the last 100 years, we’ve seen a huge decline in the average student’s knowledge of classical history, philosophy, and other matters that typically comprise part of a classical education. For the most part, it’s believed that this is due to shifting cultural times.

Applied Digital Skills Week – It’s a wrap, folks!


But our time together isn’t over! We’re just getting started! If you’ve been following along with Applied Digital Skills Week and our daily challenges, you’ve accomplished a lot!

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.


Technology Tidbits

Edthena is a wonderful site/app for professional development that uses an innovative "video coaching" approach. This is done through a very user-friendly browser based interface where educators can record themselves right from the web (i.e. they can upload recorded videos as well).

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Ready for Conference Season? Webinar Gives Insider Tips to Companies on Maximizing ROI

Marketplace K-12

Conferences are a big investment in any education company's budget. In our upcoming webinar, leaders from SXSW EDU and ISTE give pointers about how businesses can increase their ROI. The post Ready for Conference Season?

Some Good Tools to Access Open Digital Textbooks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In response to a couple of requests we received from our readers here in EdTech and Mlearning, we went ahead and curated for you the collection below. This is a list featuring some popular more