Mon.Apr 05, 2021

Invention Convention? 8 Websites to Teach Inventions

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Invention Convention Worldwide is a global K-12 invention education curricular program mapped to national and state educational standards that teaches students problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills and builds confidence in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship for life.

Kidz Type – a great website to learn touch-typing skills


KidzType is a great website which has lots of fun, engaging games for all ages! When you enter the site, the main option is Dance Mat Typing. Level 1 starts you off with individual letters and spaces, and when you reach Level 4, you will be challenged to use semi-colons and the shift key.


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New School Visions Requires a Change in How We Make Decisions

EdTech Magazine

For so long, our concept of school meant a physical building; a classroom, a room with a chalkboard and rows of desks.

Students Are Struggling. They’re Asking Us to Slow Down and Focus on Relationships.


A little more than a year ago, I remember sitting in meetings trying to figure out how we might do remote learning for a week or so to contain the novel coronavirus. I cringe now realizing that we were so incredibly short-sighted. Of course, hindsight is often crystal clear.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Books I read in March 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in March 2021… The Sand Sea , Michael McClellan [fantasy]. Deathmarked , David Estes [fantasy]. Lifemarked , David Estes [fantasy]. The Widowmaker Unleashed , Mike Resnick [sci fi]. Hope you’re reading something fun too! Related Posts.


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Old, Slow Laptops Are Sabotaging College Student Success


Spotty internet service makes remote learning hard for many college students. So does lacking reliable access to a computer.

Silver linings in K-12 online learning

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No one could have imagined the impact a global pandemic would have on the education landscape. Educators were asked to pivot and teach online with almost no notice.

Teaching The Child Downstream: Some Words In Favor Of Communal Constructivism

TeachThought - Learn better.

Teaching The Child Downstream: Some Words In Favor Of Communal Constructivism. by Terry Heick.

Reimagining schools as remote employers

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In 2020, working from home became “the new normal,” with workers across all sectors figuring out how to do as much of their work as possible online. Long before COVID, sectors outside of public education began embracing remote work. A U.S.

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.

Apps for Drawing and Sketching on Chromebooks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of good applications students can use on Chromebooks to engage in creative tasks involving drawing, sketching, and painting. The applications are simple and easy to use. more

Teaching Students When to Abandon a Book


Students choose books with different purposes in mind and learning how to make good choices is an important life skill. But what about making the choice to abandon a book? Lynne Dorfman has teaching tips to share with readers when a book just doesn't spark their interest.

Chromebook Video Editing Tools for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In our last post about Chromebooks we reviewed tools and apps that students and teachers can use on their Chrombook to engage in creative activities involving sketching and drawing. Today, we more

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 240 The Importance Of Black Teacher Pipelines

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 240 The Importance Of Black Teacher Pipelines. Drew Perkins talks with Sharif El-Mekki about his work to increase the number of black teachers and educators.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

Omoguru: A Good App for Readers with Dyslexia

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Omoguru is an excellent reading app for students with dyslexia. It offers a wide variety of tools 'designed to make the text more readable'. Some of these features include: tools to adjust more

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Combating Issues of Mental Health: How the Accessibility of iRacing as an Esport Can Make a Difference

Mindspark Learning

The ability for esports to keep students connected during the pandemic has been a huge blessing for high schools , especially during a time when a sense of belonging is crucial to a teenager’s mental health and well-being.

13 Effective Study Strategies to Help Students Learn


Between kindergarten and twelfth grade, students are expected to learn how to study, schedule their time and complete sizable assignments without procrastinating. Yet these skills often aren’t taught explicitly.

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Create a Google Classroom Custom Header with Google Drawings

Shake Up Learning

The post Create a Google Classroom Custom Header with Google Drawings appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Create a Google Classroom Custom Banner.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.