Tue.Aug 07, 2018

Top 7 TED Talks every teacher should see


TED Talks are awesome. Maybe it’s the variety of topics they cover, the perfectly timed length, the simple setting, or maybe all of these; but either way, I think we can all agree that TED Talks are awesome. Being on a TED stage is incredible as well. Trust me, I’ve been on one.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

It Is HERE: The NEW Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Classwork Comes to Google Classroom Rolling out over the next few weeks are new features to Google Classroom with a brand new design. The Stream is no longer where the action is, the new Classwork page is. Read the Google for Education blog for more information on this.

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16 Things I Want To Hear My Students Say

TeachThought - Learn better.

16 Things I Want To Hear My Students Say by Terry Heick “Ohhh, now I get it.” ” The iconic phrase that teachers value hearing. A sign that you’ve moved a student from not understanding to understanding. Into the light.


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.

Playgroups offer rural families a head start on school

The Hechinger Report

Marletha Muhammad helps her daughter, Khanila, spell her name with chalk at a June playgroup meeting in Rocky Mount, North Carolina The purpose of the meetings is to encourage healthy interactions between parents and their young children. Photo: Liz Bell for The Hechinger Report. Rocky Mount, N.C. —

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Skyward Appoints Scott Glinski as CEO Beginning in 2019


STEVENS POINT, Wis. August 7, 2018) ­– Skyward announced the appointments of a new chief executive officer (CEO) and president effective January 1, 2019. The company’s board of directors have selected Scott Glinski, current president, as Skyward’s next CEO.

3 Things Every Technology Coach Should Have Set Up BEFORE The School Year Starts


Are you an instructional Technology Coach in a School District? Learn what you need to do before the school year starts! | | Ask the Tech Coach Podcast.

LeBron is dishing out assists to a local school district in Ohio

The Hechinger Report

LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools. AP Photo/Phil Long.

Successful Marketing Tips for the Beginning Podcaster


Are you a podcaster looking for successful marketing tips? In this episode, podcaster Dorothy Illson shows us what NOT to do with our money and our podcast. The post Successful Marketing Tips for the Beginning Podcaster appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

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.

Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Around the U.S., teachers are gearing up for back to school–gathering ideas, planning lessons, and getting their classrooms ready for learning.

How to Access your Schoology Resources for Simple Lesson Planning


Last week, we shared a post on 5 things you can do with Schoology to get ready for next year. One of the things we mentioned was saving your course content and materials to your personal resources.

Why the FCC’s E-rate Makes Funding High-Speed Internet a Slow Crawl


It’s one of the cruelest ironies in education: today’s schools must build and maintain robust high-speed, fiber-optic internet connections. But the process involved in finding funds for these upgrades can feel like a laggy dial-up modem, slow to a crawl—when it’s not cutting out completely.

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3 Ways to Organize Your Google Drive or OneDrive for the Tech Coach in Multiple Buildings.


Are you a Tech Coach in multiple buildings? In this post we will walk you through our top 3 digital organizational tips to keep you moving quickly each day! The post 3 Ways to Organize Your Google Drive or OneDrive for the Tech Coach in Multiple Buildings.

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.

TLC Ninja: Judy Blakeney, Tricia Hyun, and Strength-Based Education


Strength-based education is an approach which begins with and builds upon the strengths of students, teachers, parents, and the community. Nancy and Lisa chat with Judy Blakeney and Tricia Hyun to find out how easy it is to empower your students to be more successful.

3 Things Every Technology Coach Should Have Set Up BEFORE The School Year Starts


Are you an instructional Technology Coach in a School District? Learn what you need to do before the school year starts! | | Ask the Tech Coach Podcast.

What College Students Wish Faculty and Admins Knew About Teaching


Even the best instructors may not be able to reach every student. And often that’s because there is a disconnect between what students expect from college teaching and what actually ends up happening in the classroom. In July, three members from EdSurge Independent, a student-run group that meets weekly to discuss ideas around higher education and technology, joined EdSurge Live to share what they wish faculty knew about students today, and propose ways to fuse instructional gaps.

The Reality of Finding a Path to Success

The Principal of Change

I see this often. Two districts, same area, province, or state. One that says, “This is something that we can’t do.”. The other says, “Here is how we are doing that same thing.”. Understand, these places often have very similar constraints. Budgets, mandated curriculum, tests, etc.

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.

The 3 Most Important Questions To Ask When Evaluating Social Emotional Learning Programs


Classroom teachers are increasingly aware of the wide-ranging and long lasting benefits of social-emotional learning programs—from improved academic performance to positive family and work relationships and better mental health. Screening tools can help, allowing educators to get to know their students, find out where they're struggling and understand the key areas in which each student needs support.

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Prairie View A&M University Invests in and Monitors Classroom Technology with Hitachi’s OneVision Program


In 2016, Prairie View A&M University began upgrading classrooms and adding technology to allow for professors and students to connect and share information easily.

4 Secure WiFi Tips for Hotel IT Managers


Most hotel guests have a dirty little secret: they’re addicted to WiFi. Hospitality WiFi Services WiFi Performance


Creating Transformative Schools


What a day. A full day of learning at #BLC18 and getting notice from @FETC (#FECT) about my involvement at the event. I also got to see Joy Kirr (@JoyKirr) speak and get even more energized for my work in creating transformative schools. And even got an “Usie” with her.

EdTech at School

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

Schools Explore Innovative Security Enhancements Ahead of the New School Year

EdTech Magazine

Schools Explore Innovative Security Enhancements Ahead of the New School Year. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:20. The way that school leaders must think about the security and safety of their students has taken a dramatic turn as the reality of school shootings continues to rock the lives of parents, students, teachers and administrators. School spending on security measures has increased nationwide, creating a $2.7

Acer Invites K-12 Schools to Apply for STEAM Lab Makeover


Acer today announced that it is accepting entries for its Acer STEAM Lab Makeover for K-12 schools in the United States. The winning school will receive 10 Aspire 7 laptops and 10 Acer Windows Mixed Reality headsets, valued at $13,000.

4 myths about blended learning debunked

eSchool News

When I first started teaching math a decade ago, I gave notes at the front of the room on an overhead transparency projector. The teacher who taught math in the room before me had retired and left all of her materials behind.

That Time a 5th Grader Designed My AP Chemistry Lesson!


I have written many times before about the connection between the 5E learning cycle and Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. Click here for a diagram that pairs the two processes together well.

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.