Sun.Nov 04, 2018

How to Hold Better Meetings

The CoolCatTeacher

Rushton Hurley on Episode 386 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Rushton Hurley gives us ideas for improving meetings.

What Learners Really Need

A Principal's Reflections

A great deal has changed since I began writing this blog back in 2009. For starters, my primary device to connect on Twitter was a Blackberry. I didn’t even have a Facebook page until a year later.

TEACHER VOICE: Justice and equity for all students? We aren’t there yet

The Hechinger Report

. “Teachers treat kids differently when they do the same thing. Often with a white kid, they just laugh it off as no big deal, while a kid of color faces consequences.”. “As As a white girl, no one gets suspicious of anything I do. Adults always assume I’m doing the right thing,”.

Cat Ears and Robot Friends: What Japan’s Educational Future Could Include


Some of the world’s most beloved inventions—from Cup Noodles and Nintendo to emojis and digital Tamagotchi pets—trace back to savvy Japanese entrepreneurs, who bring fantastical ideas to life, in our pockets and on our store shelves. What happens when that creativity is applied to the classroom?

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.

Despite decades of pledging to hire more black faculty, most universities didn’t

The Hechinger Report

Robert Palmer felt lucky. He got a job right out of grad school at Binghamton University in upstate New York, one of the largest schools in the State University of New York system. “I I was ecstatic,” he says. But I knew it would probably be a cultural adjustment.”. He had just finished his Ph.D. in higher education administration at Morgan State University, a Historically Black College (HBCU) in Baltimore where more than 60 percent of faculty are black.

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Teaching and Tech From Across the Web, w/e 11-03-18


Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Teachers Guide for Curating Educational Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is one of our popular visuals we published a few months ago featuring some useful tips to follow when evaluating educational apps. This work is based more

Teaching ELLs with Short Animated Videos


Short animated videos are excellent for supporting literacy skills while making learning fun. For English learners they can serve as a scaffold when studying story elements. Valentina Gonzalez shares a multi-day video plan and lots of films, including some award winners.

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Educational YouTube Channels for Science Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are three oldie but goodie YouTube channels for science teachers and students. You can use them to access and find a wide variety of educational video content to use in your classroom. more

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.

Why our district is investing in AI, AR, VR, and MR

eSchool News

For most of our students, it’s hard to imagine communicating without email or text message. The number of ways our students learn, share, and communicate has grown exponentially in the last few years.

NEWS & TRENDS: Equipping Students with News Literacy Skills to Recognize “Fake News”


With their News Literacy Summer Academy, Schneider and his colleagues want to work with K–12 teachers to create ongoing partnerships with schools and districts interested in building news literacy courses—not just integrating lessons into language and social study classes

The Principal of Change

eSchool News

The Principal of Change , a blog by George Couros, needs to be at the top of every must-read list. Couros, a former classroom teacher and principal, is pretty widely known in education circles following the publication of his best-selling book, The Innovator’s Mindset.

When you can’t (or don’t want to) stick to routines: How to create flexibility within structure

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: How teachers can create flexible routines within structure. In this episode, I’m talking with a graduate of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club named Amy. We’ll talk about what happens when you create routines for your planning/prep time which can’t be carried out consistently because of schedule changes.

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.