Tue.Mar 05, 2019

Why Teaching Languages Is Actually Very Important

The CoolCatTeacher

Diego Ojeda on episode 453 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Diego Ojeda talks about why languages are still so important in today’s world. He also advocates for why we all need to learn multiple languages. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies


With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs.

5 Tips for Defining Unknown Words Using Context Clues

Catlin Tucker

Students encounter unfamiliar words all of the time, but few slow down to think about what they can learn about those unfamiliar words based on how they are used. The ability to define unfamiliar vocabulary is a life skill that teachers need to teach explicitly.

The role of the LMS in designing personalized learning paths for students


Designing personalized paths for students is no easy feat. There are certain challenges that teachers encounter along the way, including finding the right technology to support personalized paths. But let’s rewind a little bit to see what we are dealing with here. First, personalized paths are part of a larger strategy for personalized learning (PL). Learning paths have been identified as a key component of PL , along with competency-based progression and flexible learning environments.

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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.

Teaching Basic Cybersecurity Measures To Everyday People (For Parents of Digital Natives)

Ask a Tech Teacher

As one who manages way too many online accounts, I read this article from Ask a Tech Teacher contributor and CyberSecurity expert (retired), Sam Bocetta with interest. My checklist (green for good and red for ‘need help’): I’m paranoid about links and downloads.

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Why the nation’s K-12 accountability and assessment system doesn’t make the grade

The Christensen Institute

Two new studies lay bare how the assessment and accountability systems in use throughout the United States shortchange teachers and schools by not presenting accurately what their students know, can do, and have learned in the last year.

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OPINION: From one white parent to another: Don’t pick schools because they’re selective and mostly white

The Hechinger Report

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The Evolving Role of Race in Children’s Lit, From ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘The Hate U Give’


Most people can recall a book that changed their life. For Ebony Elizabeth Thomas—as for many people who came of age in the 1990s and early 2000s—it was the Harry Potter series. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. Source: University of Pennsylvania Thomas, now a professor in the Literacy, Culture and International Education division of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, was a 5th grade teacher in Detroit when she first opened a Harry Potter book.

“Stay out of my hair!”

The Hechinger Report

During a John Muir High School walkout protesting the school’s ban on durags on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Dylan Wilson, 15, shows his 360 wave hairstyle, created after months of wearing a durag.

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.

Open Educational Resources


Open Educational Resources, or OER, are educational resources that are legally available for public use. As educators, it can be difficult to find good, usable content that is free and not protected by copyright laws.

OPINION: Educational Opportunity Programs help high-need students to thrive

The Hechinger Report

. Students from under-resourced backgrounds face a unique set of challenges — and solutions — and New York’s vulnerable students are no exception.

Learning How To Be Consistent With Your Podcast Recordings


In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff sits down with podcaster Daniel Downs to discuss how to create multiple podcasts that hit a vastly different audience.

Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au This post has been updated, slightly revised, and republished from a previous posting Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value […]. The post Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher

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 Gradebook


Google Classroom is always evolving and Google for Education is always adding new features. The latest features added to the line up are Locked Quizzes and a Gradebook. Both of these features are in Beta, and you can sign up to participate in the beta here.

Edtech’s Blurred Lines Between Security, Surveillance and Privacy


A study by Northeastern University researchers suggests that schools are safer than they were in the 1990’s. But headlines about cyberbullying and school shootings have communities understandably on edge. One in 3 parents surveyed in a 2018 PDK Poll say they feared for their students’ safety—nearly three times the percentage in 2013. With safeguarding students’ online and physical safety as a top priority, schools are leaning on a variety of digital services.

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6 fun programmable robots for K-12

eSchool News

Introducing a robot into the classroom is a surefire way to grab students’ attention–but robots do more than excite. When educators use programmable robots for K-12 learning, they’re helping students develop important skills such as critical thinking and teamwork.

At SXSWedu, a Principal Talks About Creating Resilient Students

Marketplace K-12

Mark Hurrie, a Boston-area principal, talked about his school's approach to improve student well-being, a subject of many discussions at the SXSW EDU ed-tech conference. The post At SXSWedu, a Principal Talks About Creating Resilient Students appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

8 Fantastic Ways to Find Anything in Google Drive

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Fantastic Ways to Find Anything in Google Drive appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Google Drive Advanced Search is a thing of beauty. My Google Drive is not the most organized, and I frequently rely on the search tool to find what I need.

Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom?


Seesaw and Google Classroom are both sleek platforms for organizing student work.

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5 steps to Hobble an Imagination


Have you ever felt this way about the educational system that made you who you are today? The post 5 steps to Hobble an Imagination appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

All (or most!) of your district leadership questions answered

eSchool News

A leader is someone who has a certain amount of expertise in a field and actively shares their insights with those around them through writing, speaking, and acting. Leaders take pride in teaching others how to apply knowledge and reach their full potential.

EdTech at School

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

Focusing on the Positive Possibilities for Our Students

The Principal of Change

I often talk about the words and images in schools and how often they tell people what “not to do” instead of focusing on what is possible.

K-12 National Standards for Quality Online Teaching and Programs Released


The K-12 National Standards for Quality Online Teaching and Programs have been revised and are now available today online  


Neuroscience and Resilience Take Leading Roles at the National ESEA Conference

MIND Research Institute

Attendees at the 2019 National ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Conference braved the polar vortex in Kansas City, MO, with temperatures that dropped well below zero on January 30 – February 2.

10 Strategies for Supporting First-Year Students


10 Ways to Help First-Year Students Succeed

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.

Google Gears Up to Release ‘Chromebook App Hub’ for Education

Marketplace K-12

One of the biggest challenges for educators is locating the ed-tech tool that fits their goals. Google for Education is stepping into this arena by developing a Chromebook App Hub. The post Google Gears Up to Release ‘Chromebook App Hub’ for Education appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Conferences Data Data Privacy Google Procurement / Purchasing / RFPs

An Excellent Mind Mapping Tool for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Coggle is a good Chrome app for creating mind maps. It integrates seamlessly with Google Drive and allows you to organize and share your files with your Google contacts the way you like. Coggle.read more

How to Train Your Dragon live event tomorrow!


There’s still time to register for a very special How to Train Your Dragon event with with author/illustrator Cressida Cowell tomorrow on March 6th. A free broadcast will be followed by a live Q & A with students around the world!