Fri.Mar 01, 2019

5 Ways to Teach with Art

The CoolCatTeacher

Nicola Giardina, author of The More We Look, the Deeper It Gets: Transforming the Curriculum Through Art shares five ways we can incorporate art into our teaching. <iframe <iframe style="border: none" src="//"

33 Resources for Read Across America Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many people in the United States, particularly students, parents and teachers, join forces on Read Across America Day , annually held on March 2. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Here are some great reading websites for students K-5: Aesop Fables —no ads.

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15 go-to resources for teachers short on time

Ditch That Textbook

There is one thing that all teachers agree we need more of. One thing we can never have enough of and one that we seem to always be running out of in our classrooms. Although it may not be possible to actually add hours to our day, we can utilize the resources available to […]. DitchBook Twitter chat edtech go to lesson ideas lesson ideas teaching time saving lessons

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

Maker Academy teacher Gerry Irrizary assisting students in his Design Principles class. Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. NEW YORK — At New York City’s Urban Assembly Maker Academy high school in lower Manhattan, two things immediately stand out.

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.

Teachers Use Podcasts to Teach Writing & Reading


Although “audio blogging” has been around since the 1980s, podcasting – as we know it today – didn’t gain popularity and traction until 2004 when broadband internet and audio playback devices become more readily available to consumers.

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What This Instructional Technologist Learned from the MOMO Challenge

Tech Helpful

Yesterday I spent hours researching a sinister mother bird known as MOMO. This is time I can never get back but the time I felt needed to be spent to best support the families of our school. Trying to discern whether the MOMO Suicide Challenge was real or not.

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Buncee Student Artist Contest


In January, the Buncee team connected with Shannon Miller about a really interesting project idea she had in mind. It all started with one of Shannon’s fifth-grade students, Molly. Molly had a passion for drawing, and when her crayons hit the paper she was always creating “Molly Dolls”.


Join Governor Jeb Bush and ExcelinEd at SXSW EDU next week!


Next week, Excel in Ed is heading to SXSW EDU in Austin, TX! Our chairman Governor Jeb Bush will take the stage on Monday, and we’ll hold another two sessions on innovation in education during the week. Check out the information below if you can join us in person, or follow along on Twitter.

LitPick Inspires Tweens to Read and Review Books


LitPick is a worldwide network of tween book reviewers that offers reviews on YA literature


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.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 157 How Can We Make Screen Time Work For Kids?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 157 How Can We Make Screen Time Work For Kids? Drew Perkins talks with Sara DeWitt, Vice President of PBS Kids Digital, about how to navigate the positives and negatives of screen time for kids. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: TED Talk: 3 fears about screen time for kids […]. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 157 How Can We Make Screen Time Work For Kids? appeared first on TeachThought. Podcast

Should the teacher be a guide on the side rather than being a sage on the stage

Linways Technologies

Where should a modern teacher draw the line. We here at linways is always curious about these education-related theories and beliefs. We try to learn and share about education and pedagogy to have a better understanding on how and why our system work as it does.

#CelebrateWithDE Women’s History Month

Discovery Education

For Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating women who have changed the course of history. Often, women affect history just by being the first to break a glass ceiling or reach a particular goal. And, many of these women continue to make history by what they achieve in their trailblazing roles. Although there are women in every field that deserve celebration, we’ve chosen to highlight women who have made and are making contributions in politics, science, and the arts.

Shining a Light on Student Safety

Gaggle Speaks

Picture this: A student is struggling with issues that she hasn’t shared with any of her friends, classmates, or even her family. She writes about her problems in a Google doc at school, getting her thoughts and feelings out. That’s where this story ends, right? Wrong.

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.

March’s Top Books on Education: See What’s Coming Out This Month!

Where Learning Clicks

With so many great books to choose from, we picked a few of March’s top books on education that you won't want to miss! The post March’s Top Books on Education: See What’s Coming Out This Month! appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom Top books on education

Google Certified Trainer Resources

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certified Trainer Resources appeared first on Shake Up Learning. FREE resources to help teachers and educators pass the TSA exam and prepare for the application. Here you will find free ebooks, videos, and downloads to help you reach your goal of becoming a Google Certified Trainer! 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.

#FactFriday: The Lifelong Impact of Early Literacy


This weekend, we’re celebrating National Read Across America Day! The ability to read opens doors and opportunities each child deserves. Learn how your state can empower every child with this life-changing ability at What Others Are Saying.

Giving Students Stepping Stones For Participation To Lift Up Their Voices


Getting students to engage in academic dialogue can be challenging. Many students are shy, lack confidence, don’t know how to begin, or are content to let the same few students dominate a conversation.

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.

FTC Hits Company Once Known as With Record Fine Over Children’s Privacy

Marketplace K-12

The company once known as, now TikTok, has reached a $5.7 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over complaints that it collected personal information from children without proper consent. The post FTC Hits Company Once Known as With Record Fine Over Children’s Privacy appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Data Privacy Games / Apps

Cognitive Benefits of Bilingualism

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bilingualism or the ability to speak more than one language is a prevalent linguistic phenomenon. Even in the online digital discourse a great deal of multilingualism and bilingualism is observed more


Writing and the Gift of Time

Reading By Example

I made a goal for myself in February: to write a book proposal for submission to a publisher to-be-determined (topic: building a culture of literacy). Knowing what was expected of a proposal – an outline, a description of the work, and at least one chapter written – I could generally project out how much writing I would have to do between the 1st and the 28th. Part of the plan was to write every day, around 350 words. That didn’t happen.

iPad Apps for e-Signing Documents

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After posting about the web-based tools you can use to sign online documents, today we are featuring a set of some useful iPad apps for the same purpose. The apps provide a wide variety of more

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Data Driven Instruction: Definition and 11 Strategies


It’s all about the data. In your school, there is a lot of data to be managed. There’s information about staff, curriculum, students and their families, tests, exams, regulations, budget, payments, teacher evaluations, events… Getting a headache just thinking about it?

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Power Cards with Pic Collage


Power Cards are a form of Social Narrative intervention first described by Elisa Gagnon in her book about the topic. Social Narratives are the umbrella that encompasses Carol Gray's Social Stories ™ approach and are considered evidence-based.

Day 1: Framing the Conversation Around Makerspaces

Learning With Lucie

This March we're going to kick off our third annual 30 posts in 30 days series around Creating, Making, and Learning. This 2019 March Madness Maker Series will be focused on some of the questions that I've been using to frame the conversation around making over the past few years.

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State Actions Update – February


Florida. A new statewide survey of 800 registered voters in Florida released by ExcelinEd this month found that nearly 80 percent of voters support allowing parents to choose a school instead of sending them to a school based on their zip code. The survey indicates that Floridians have a strong desire to create an ESA to serve all students in the state.

EdTech at School

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