Mon.Jan 14, 2019

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Sam Fecich runs a virtual co-op program for her preservice teachers. This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms.

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the digital learning gap.

ClassroomQ: Streamline Questions & Provide Personalized Support

Catlin Tucker

Blended learning models afford teachers the time and space in class to work side-by-side with students. As a teacher works with a single student or a small group, other students will inevitably hit bumps and have questions that require the teacher’s attention.

Interactive Classroom Displays - How do I decide which to buy?

ViewSonic Education

In our modern era, those educating our youth are facing a conundrum. Considering the rise of smartphones, tablets, and cloud-integrated technology, the chalkboard, overhead projector, and other analog tools of yore are no longer yielding the same educational results.

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.

The Top 5 Obstacles and Accelerators in Ed Tech


Out with the old and in with the new, at least that is how the saying goes. It may be a new year, but educators continue to discuss wanting to adopt more technology and the difficulties in doing so.

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2 Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

Subscriber Special. Until January 18th: Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans.

Five years after Common Core, a mysterious spike in failure rate among NY high school students

The Hechinger Report

A student in a high school just outside of New York City. Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Back in 2013, when New York was one of the first states in the nation to adopt Common Core standards and administer tougher tests, children’s test scores initially plummeted.

Social-Emotional Learning: Making time for mindfulness and building a practice of gratitude

Ditch That Textbook

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a concept that is getting a lot of attention at the moment. With little time for the many things competing for a teacher’s attention, it might feel like one more piece of jargon in a cup of acronym soup! But before you dismiss these buzzwords, pause to consider their importance and a […]. Teaching SEL SEL in the classroom social emotional learning social emotional learning in the classroom

Creating Flexible and Intellectual Learning Spaces in the Classroom


Far too often, deeper inquiry is squeezed into assembly line learning simply because the architecture and furniture of our learning environments fail to support the process.

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.

6 Tips For PBL Planning Across Content Areas

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 Tips For Powerfully Integrated Projects by Mike Kaechele, TeachThought PD PBL Facilitator One of the weaknesses of our modern education system is that content has become so siloed that students rarely see the connections between subjects or connections with their world.

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Copy and Paste Standards from a PDF into Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

Paste Special from a PDF to a Spreadsheet It is so frustrating to look up online the standards for something and to not have it in a spreadsheet format. A nicely organized PDF document is nice for printing but terrible for doing anything with it.

Students are supposed to read The Scarlet Letter, not wear it

The Hechinger Report

Every student at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, Ariz. is now required to wear color-coded ID badges. In the past, red badges denoted a student’s rank as an underclassman. Juniors and seniors wore gray badges.

Our Student-Led Conferences Were Falling Short. Here’s What We Changed.


“Focus on your mantra,” I told myself. Breathe in and out, go to your zen place,” my inner voice whispered. I wasn’t practicing yoga or daily meditation. I was preparing for parent-teacher conferences. After over a decade of teaching in the suburbs of Pittsburgh and encountering countless parents aggressively accuse me of dashing the dreams of their children by giving them a B, I had developed a preparation ritual that even a practiced yogi would envy.

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.

Do Your Students Have Math Fact Fluency?


In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome ASCD authors Jennifer Bay-Williams and Gina Kling on the program to discuss how students can easily pick up complex math concepts no matter what grade or ability level. Please check out their new book available.

Innovating Beyond the Classroom


Educators across the nation are doing some amazing things in their classrooms. I first came across Liz’s Twitter page when looking for meaningful ways to leverage EdTech in the classroom.

Get Healthy with Google Fit and My Maps


 With the start of a new year, many of us are thinking about New Year's resolutions. And of course, one of the most popular goals each year is to exercise more

Top 18 Virtual Reality Apps That Are Changing How Kids Learn

Fractus Learning

Technology progress influences the way kids learn, and it’s constantly changing. Internet, smartphones, and apps have connected people globally without caring about the distance. Within seconds you can communicate with anybody anywhere. Virtual reality has taken […]. Apps Resources Tools

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.

Wendell Berry: “Teachers are everywhere. What is wanted is a learner.”

TeachThought - Learn better.

Wendell Berry: “The teachers are everywhere. What is wanted is a learner.” ” by Terry Heick Wendell Berry’s influence on TeachThought is immeasurable, but I don’t write about him directly much.

One small, shy child changed my school’s dress code

eSchool News

So often, when children attempt to advocate for something they believe in at school, adults make the mistake of getting defensive and worse, stand by the mantra that “This is the way things are,” without ever examining why they are the way they are.

Why This Chicago Tutoring Center Wants to Be the ‘Whole Foods’ of Education


When Gil Gibori searches for an analogy to describe the model behind his new premium tutoring center, The House , he’s apt to touch on a few big names, including WeWork, the Apple Genius Bar and, perhaps most unusually, the premium grocer Whole Foods. Gibori has been in tutoring for a while. A biologist by training, he’s helped run an in-home tutoring company for more than a decade before securing his first physical location last year.

Strategies for Challenging Behaviors of Students with Autism

“Every individual should be able to access things that they like,” said Monica Fisher, M.Ed., BCBA/COBA, Director of the Behavior Department at Monarch Center for Autism during an edWebinar. “It

EdTech at School

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

VideoBot saves you time and energy when uploading classroom teaching videos


Bots are now common on the Internet. Some bots listen and respond to voice commands. Some bots create and reshare content on social media. Some bots read and catalog the whole Internet for search engines.

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Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

Adley Nyakora, a freshman at Minnesota State University, Mankato, plays Operation, while Cornelius Bright, Elijah Calderon-Pitchford, Aburrahman Guantai, and Jordan Headley look on. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. MANKATO, Minn. Adley Nyakora, 18, bends over the body of a bloated man in polka-dot boxers, examining a bucket lodged in the patient’s knee. He picks up a medical instrument and slowly lowers it, his brow furrowed in concentration.

How Self-Compassion Supports Academic Motivation and Emotional Wellness


Many of today’s parents and teachers came of age in the 1980s and 1990s — a time when the self-esteem movement was in its zenith. Self-esteem was supposed to be a panacea for a variety of social challenges, from substance abuse to violent crime.

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What have Mississippi legislators proposed for education in the first few days of the legislative session?

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today!

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.