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Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 127 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Sponsor: Owl Eyes.

6 Education Leadership Challenges and How to Address Them

Education Elements

When our team partners with a school district to tackle its toughest education leadership challenges, relationships are built at all levels of the organization. We may encounter superintendents and cabinet staff first, but we tend to find ourselves learning in many nooks and crannies of an organization over time, listening to content area specialists, IT staff, teachers and school leaders, and even attending parent nights or school board meetings. Personalized Learning Leaders School Districts

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How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects


In recent years, libraries have broadened their scope of offerings to the local community to involve more making activities like 3-D printing and sewing. Some libraries even have a facilitator for maker projects.

Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Models Terry Heick The Future Of Learning General Veteran Teacher

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.

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Hacking Leadership: A Free Webinar!

Tom Murray

It’s not every day that I get to interview someone who I consider one of the top educators in country and say that the person also happens to be one of my best friends. If I could sum up Joe Sanfelippo in one sentence, it would be that he is an incredible family man, an amazing school leader who walks the walk, one of today’s best thinkers on the topic of school leadership and the notion of branding, and the exact type of educator I want leading the way for my own children.

Cramming for Kindergarten

The Hechinger Report

Soon-to-be-kindergarteners Makilah Traylor (l.) and Kimber Runkle color in zebra worksheets highlighting the letter Z. Photo: Patrick Wall for The Hechinger Report. LAFAYETTE, Ind.

Orientation Inspiration 2017


In years past, I’ve written about orientation and strategies for opening the school year. Check out Orientation Inspiration (2013) and Orientation Attitude (2016). This year, I asked folks in my network about their plans on this Padlet and I scanned the blogs I regularly follow.

How Much Data Does a Student Need?

Kajeet Extracurricular

To close the Homework Gap , just how much data does a student need? This is not a simple question, but it is an important one that is addressed in the CoSN Digital Equity Toolkit. Mobile Broadband Digital Divide SmartSpot 1 to 1 WiFi for Students

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Infusing blended learning with voice and choice

The Christensen Institute

A model of blended learning rarely looks the same across classrooms. The models of course aren’t designed to be molds but to be guiding choreographies for a teacher and her students—and inevitably those individuals bring ingenuity to the craft as they improvise to create deeper and more customized learning opportunities.

Children Learn Best From Storybooks When Characters Are Realistic


A few years ago, my daughter requested that her nightly lullaby be replaced with a bedtime story. I was happy to comply, and promptly invented stories full of imaginary creatures in elaborate plots intended to convey some important lesson about patience or hard work or being kind to others.

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Rebecca Solnit and How Pockets of Hope Have Saved America

The Jose Vilson


Technology Tidbits

Calcugators is the new iOS app for Grades K on up working on addition. This is a fun game that has students working w/ different problems and focusing on skills such as: subtraction, regrouping, counting, etc, to solve basic addition problems.

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Happy Pythagorean Theorem Day!

Where Learning Clicks

Pythagorean Theorem Day only occurs every 3-5 years, sot it's a great excuse to bring some real-life math into your home or classroom. The post Happy Pythagorean Theorem Day! appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom pythagorean theorem Teacher Resources


Technology Tidbits

Answerables the innovative educational tool that combines the best features of game based learning w/ a learning management system has just released their free iPad app.

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Should Children Play Football? Is It Safe? No, It Is Not

The 21st Century Principal

"Wherever I go," writes Dr. Bennet Olmalu in his new book, Truth Doesn't Have a Side , "people ask me one question more than any other: 'Dr. Omalu, is it safe for my child to play football?' The answer is simple. 'No No it is not."

Google Launches Classroom and Forms Updates Just in Time for School

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Go back to school with more efficiency, organization and personalization. Classroom Cloud Cloud apps

4 modern literacies students need to learn in school


The educational system needs to change and adapt to new challenges faster than it does. This urgent need for change has been recognized by simple people and professional experts both inside and outside our schools for decades.

Edison Robotics from Microbric

My Paperless Classroom

On todays episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Kat Kennewell and Phil Grigonis on the program to showcase the amazing Edison Robot from Microbric.

4 Ways Interactive Displays Boost Classroom Collaboration

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez From SMARTBoards to innovative projectors, schools make use of new displays to engage students. Classroom Collaboration Displays Hardware Projectors

You Can Now License TeachThought Content

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Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist


“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”. We should learn from experiences, particularly if those experiences show our previous beliefs to be untrue. So why are people so easy to fool when it comes to beliefs about learning? For years, a stream of articles have tried to dispel pervasive but wrong ideas about how people learn, but those ideas still linger.

You Can Now License TeachThought Content

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Why Late Adopters Are Skeptical of Edtech (and How to Get Them on Board)


There are plenty of “innovators” and “early adopters” of education technology out there, from educators who make the rounds on the ISTE and SXSWedu conference circuits to consultants and entrepreneurs who push for adoption of certain tools or practices. But what about those who are more skeptical?

16 Excellent Apps to Use on with Google Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

August 14, 2017 We have already published a wide variety of materials, tips and guides on how to make the best of Google Classroom in teaching and learning, check out our archive to learn.read more. Repost

Why Students and Researchers Say Conversations on Race Should Begin with Humility


Back-to-school is an exciting time for many students and educators, but given the political and racial discord this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va.—which which left three people dead and at least 19 others wounded—teachers are taking it upon themselves to prepare for a tough dialogue on race, violence and equity this school year. If you walk into a classroom with a lot of ideological baggage, you are not going to serve all those students in front of you. Maureen Costello.

You Can Now License TeachThought Content

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8 Practical Tips for the Care and Feeding of the Reluctant Tech User

The Daring Librarian

(This is a mirror post to the NEA Today Magazine article online and on Pages 18-19 , under a shorter title - why did they change my title? I thought it was charming! They also only used one of my graphics, don't worry, I'll cry later- silent slow tears on my pillow) In technology (and in life!),

Five Years In, What's Next For DACA?

NPR Learning and Tech

Immigrant rights groups and students gathered at the White House to protest the possible repeal of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR


Technology Tidbits

DimensionU is one of my favorite companies for Game Based Learning. These games take place in an interactive 3D virtual world where students strengthen their Math/Literacy skills. The games are designed for kids grades 3rd-9th and are aligned to Common Core Standards. Here are a list of DimensionU games.

15 Good YouTube Channels for Social Studies Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

August , 2017 Here is an infographic we created for the post we published earlier today titled ' 15 Great YouTube Channels for Social Studies Teachers'. The visual features what we think are.read more. Repost

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Participating in the Digital Polarization Initiative is now ‘Ridiculously Easy’


When I was at the Domains 2017 conference earlier this summer, Jon Udell issued a challenge – what are you doing to help the fight again digital polarization, “fake news,” and general media illiteracy?

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Kiddom Planner: A Highly-effective Tool for your Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a teacher, I spend a lot of time preparing lesson plans. Most don’t survive the first five minutes in front of my students but still I go through this preparatory exercise.