Wed.May 22, 2019

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

Today, most youth use phones, tablets, computers, and smartwatches. But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively.

Rocking TpT This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to start working with Teachers Pay Teachers this summer? Pam Olivieri from Rockin’ Resources tells us how to get started. Listen to Pam Olivieri talk about Tpt Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Creative Coding Across the K-12 Curriculum

Digital Promise

As a former classroom teacher, I understand the feeling of wanting to be the teacher who introduces her students to computer science (CS) and coding. How incredible would it be to pique students’ interest in what could become a new passion or even a future profession? But where would I start?

How School Leaders Can Empower Every Teacher to Be a Leader on Campus

Education Elements

Imagine a school in which every classroom you enter, you’ll find curious, joyful students engaged in meaningful learning, and teachers who are responsive to the needs of all learners.

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.

Guest post: Impact of AI in Education for Teachers and Students


Artificial Intelligence is part of the education, being incorporated in the classrooms as a way of leaching and learning. Now we cannot imagine schools without computers and other AI technology, or teaching and learning without the help of AI online tools.

More Trending

2 books for 2 different needs

Dangerously Irrelevant

It’s always gratifying when something you write resonates with others. That’s particularly true when it’s something as big as a book (even a small book).

Teachers Are Great at Designing Classrooms. Let’s Get Them Redesigning Schools.


Let’s talk about cute for a moment. How many times have you walked into a classroom, say in one of the 88,665 or so elementary schools in the United States, and gasped at the sheer quantity and cuteness of the stuff on the walls?

Well Intentioned, but Damaging

Teacher Tech

How Does That Score Make the Student Feel? I have fond feelings about my 4th grade teachers, both of them. Because I could not do math facts fast I had to repeat the 4th grade. My teachers were well intentioned with the timed math facts, but it has had a lifetime of negative impact on […].


In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

The Hechinger Report

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

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.

Layoffs Hit LearnZillion as Company Shifts Focus to Core Curriculum


For venture-backed education companies, the path to sustainability—and profitability—can be full of difficult twists and turns. Oftentimes, change can come at a cost. EdSurge has learned that LearnZillion , a Washington, D.C.-based

OPINION: ‘Tests may not be biased, but the system is’

The Hechinger Report

. Every spring, New York City’s eight specialized high schools release admissions results, and every spring there’s an uproar over the paucity of black and brown students admitted. This year, one of those schools — Stuyvesant High School — only accepted seven black students for its 895 spots.

System 101

Simple Solution for Active Kids in the Classroom


GoNoodle is a series of web-based videos, games, and activities focused on introducing short bursts of physical exercise in the classroom

Redesigning how we educate our educators

eSchool News

Imagine walking into a classroom with an average amount of chaos that begins each school day. Students start to gradually settle down and take their seats and an argument escalates toward the back of the classroom. A boy named Jordan is screaming and shoving his neighbor.

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.

Emoji Scavenger Hunt


Emoji Scavenger Hunt is a fun AI- powered experiment that you can play on your phones or your iPads in the classrooms

iPad 86

An Excellent Web Tool to Create Jeopardy-Like Games

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

JeopardyLabs is an excellent web tool that allows you to easily create Jeopardy-like games without the need for PowerPoint. We have already reviewed it in the past, however, if you haven't more. 2019 Jeopardy games

Tools 113

Attribution Confusion

iterating toward openness

Open Up Resources posted a short article yesterday expressing their frustration that people are violating the terms of the CC BY license under which they make their work available.

The Importance of Memorial Day Lesson Plans

Where Learning Clicks

Memorial Day is approaching, and many students don’t even know what it is. Can the right lesson plan help students appreciate the significance of this holiday? The post The Importance of Memorial Day Lesson Plans appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

CTO headaches: Five complex district challenges

eSchool News

CTOs juggle countless district challenges—they have many high-profile systems, implementations, and changes they manage each year. At times, some of the biggest headaches are the low-priority projects that are complex by nature and time-consuming, but that also have a large reach in our districts.

System 111

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

Technology has become an integral element in our students’ educational journey. With the influx of diverse and multimedia instruction technology software and 1:1 programs, students have access to technology both in and out of school settings.

Por qué un distrito escolar de Texas ayuda a inmigrantes que enfrentan la deportación

The Hechinger Report

Hermenegildo Rubio con sus hijos (de izq.) Abby, de 16 años, Adam, de 10, Danny, de 20 y Noemí, de 13, en la sala de su casa en Honey Grove. Kate Kilpatrick para The Hechinger Report.

10 Common Wireless Network Mistakes

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

In this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, Senior VP of Engineering, Michael McNamee, breaks down the most common Wi-Fi mistakes his teams sees on a regular basis and how you can avoid these pitfalls. Whiteboard Wednesday WiFi Design Performance Monitoring


EdTech at School

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

Math Jokes: 101 Silly Jokes and Puns to Make Students Laugh


Why was the geometry book so adorable? Because it had acute angles. Okay…I admit that was corny, but we all know math isn’t always the most exciting subject to teach. That means you have to find strategies to make lessons fun, like gamification in the classroom, math puzzles.

Knowing the Unknown: Monitoring to Keep Students Safe

Gaggle Speaks

After deploying a 1:1 computer initiative, Yorkville Community Unit School District 115 in Illinois was faced with concerns from parents and community members regarding how students’ digital usage would be monitored.

#AskExcelinEd: 5 types of credentials: What are they and what is their value?


high school students earn hundreds of thousands of credentials each year as part of state career and technical education (CTE) programs.

Adobe 59

A Great Tool for Creating Bingo Cards in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After we have seen how to create Jeopardy-like games we are introducing you to another great tool from Matt Johnson called Bingo Baker. Using this tool will enable you to design unique bingo cards more. 2019 game-based learning tools

Tools 83

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.