Thu.Nov 29, 2018

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Lindsay Fell on episode 395 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

What can parents do to keep their kids safe in the context of cyberbullying?


There can be no doubt that the Internet has a dark side, in some cases quite prevalent and noticeable and in others nuanced and unapparent.

How Educators Can Build Student Agency and Help Students Advocate for Themselves

Digital Promise

As a first year teacher, I struggled to figure out how I could best meet the needs of my students. It was quickly apparent to me that each student had unique strengths and weaknesses, and I made it my mission to figure them out.

Hour of Code Lesson Plans by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

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.

There’s a reason why teachers don’t use the software provided by their districts

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, education news outlets buzzed with a frustrating, yet unsurprising, headline: Most educational software licenses go unused in K-12 districts. The source of the headline is a recent report by Ryan Baker, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Learning Analytics. Baker analyzed data from BrightBytes, a K-12 data management company, on students’ technology usage across 48 districts.

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Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench


Original Article Source: [link]. Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced.

Businesses say students aren’t mastering basic workplace skills. Are they right?

The Hechinger Report

Emma Campbell, 17, a senior at Coventry High School, interned at Amgen last summer via PrepareRI, a statewide workforce prep program for Rhode Island students. Photo courtesy of Michele Carey Balme.

5 Resources to Find Tons of Free Fun Unplugged Coding Activities!


Part of the series, Hour of Code Ideas

Remembering former NYC Schools Chancellor Harold Levy: A champion for children and a real mensch

The Hechinger Report

New York City Schools Chancellor Harold Levy talks on the phone in his office in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., Thursday, May 11, 2000. Levy, head of the country’s largest school system, is pushing music and poetry in a system plagued with rats, guns and crumbling school buildings.

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.

Free Hour of Code Resources Available


Educators world wide are preparing for the Hour of Code, a global movement designed to promote coding skills and featuring a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming

Teachers’ Top Ten – Christmas Gifts We Want!

Teacher Tech

All We Want for Christmas – A Teachers’ Top Ten List Compiled by Erin Whalen Contemplating a Christmas gift for your child’s teacher? You don’t need a crystal ball. Here is a top ten list, as suggested by teachers, of holiday wish list items. Happy shopping! Personalized Items – A notepad that says “From […]. The post Teachers’ Top Ten – Christmas Gifts We Want! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Guest Post holidays teacher gifts


How to Design a Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) 1:1 Program


As we became more sophisticated about the use of technology in the classroom, we discovered that no single device met the needs of all learners

23 Maker Learning Reflection Questions For Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

23 Maker Learning Reflection Questions For Thoughtful Students by Dr. Jackie Gerstein & TeachThought Staff To learn from Jackie Gerstein and help begin or improve maker education in your school or classroom, contact TeachThought Professional Development today.

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.

From Moonshots to Classroom Management


The Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Covered the Gamut of Edtech

Report: Climate Change and Migration May Impact the Future of Schools


Raging wildfires in California and devastating hurricanes along the Atlantic seaboard have sent school officials scrambling to resolve immediate problems, such as repairing infrastructure and finding new schools for displaced students. Longer term, climate change may have a more permanent, major impact on the future of learning, according to a new report.

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Engage Middle School Students With Science and Engineering Puzzles


Mosa Mack Science features earth, physical, and life science units aimed at middle school classrooms

Use these Powerful Video Focusing Techniques to Accelerate Teacher Learning, Encourage Deep Reflection, and Facilitate Rich Discussions


Discussions of video coaching often are centered around hardware and software: the best camera, the best app, the best video coaching platform. Less often mentioned are the tools we use in our approach to viewing and responding to these videos of instructional practice.

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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.

Three Out of Four U.S. Students Now Use Smartphones in the Classroom According to New Survey


Cambridge Assessment International Education released their inaugural Global Education Census looking at the educational experience both inside and outside the classroom around the world today

Higher Ed Needs to Bridge the ‘App Gap’ to Reach Students


Despite a hot economy, millions of young people are stranded without work and are not continuing their education beyond high school. For those of us involved with education reform, workforce development or HR, that’s no surprise. It is essentially a case of bureaucratic culture versus the app culture. Different generations process experiences differently.

Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning, Part 1


Welcome to another STEM related  series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources. I hope you enjoyed  my thoughts of  STEM being a Verb in the last post. In this series of posts my goal is to provide you with practical resources in each of the STEM areas.


Sometimes the “Work” is Really the “Learning”

The Principal of Change

I was blessed with the opportunity to work with a group in Yellowknife, NWT this past week and it is easily the furthest north I have ever been in the world.

EdTech at School

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

Illuminate Education Partners with Amplify to Integrate New Science Assessments


Illuminate Education has announced an integration partnership with Amplify, a next-generation curriculum and assessment company. The partnership will focus on the integration of Amplify’s new NGSS-aligned benchmark assessments within Illuminate’s Data & Assessment (DnA) platform

A Professional Development Alternative

My Island View

I recently attended the annual conference held by , the New York State ISTE affiliate organization. It is a favorite conference of mine, since I served as a board member of that organization for about six years. It is also both comprehensive and progressive in the way of education conferences. As with all education conferences it is easy to identify what trends in education have been most popular over the last year by the number of sessions being offered on any given subject.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Shelby County Schools Adopts HoverCam Technology


HoverCam today announced that Shelby County Schools (SCS) in Memphis, Tennessee, selected and installed HoverCam's Pilot digital teaching station and CenterStage Interactive Flat Panels (IFP) in the district's technology training lab and some classrooms  

Thank Target: Amazon Dot for a Teacher

Teacher Tech

I Shopped at Target This Black Friday I did my online shopping on the target website. Admittedly I took advantage of their $24 sale price on the Amazon Echo Dot for myself. Accidentally I received THREE Echo Dots. To win one of the extra Dots, be registered at Target’s Response Thanks for your honesty. […]. The post Thank Target: Amazon Dot for a Teacher appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

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.

Putting Students First Drives Master Schedules

In a recent edWebinar hosted by, Amy Filsinger, Head of School Success, Mike Rettberg, Professional Services Lead, and Chris Walsh, Head of Impact from Always Be Learning (Abl) agreed that student-centered scheduling ensures that ALL students get the classes they want and need.

3 reasons why the reading gap is still alarmingly wide

eSchool News

Reading ability is a big predictor of other academic success, and unfortunately, many U.S. students are not reading at grade level, according to new research.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Nebraska District Partners with Discovery Education to Create Dynamic STEM Learning Environments


Nebraska’s Bellevue Public Schools(BPS) announced today a new partnership with Discovery Education, provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, focused on creating STEM learning opportunities across all 15 of the district’s elementary schools.