Sun.Jan 06, 2019

Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Classroom management is a challenge for many teachers. Stacey Corrigan talks about how she manages her classroom. From transitions to handling disruptions, Stacey talks about the 20+ year classroom journey.

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). You can read the article HERE.

Starting This Week: MTI 562

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher. MTI 562 starts Monday, January 7, 2019! . Click to sign up. The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

How Educational Opportunity Programs graduate first-generation college students

The Hechinger Report

Teamwork is encouraged at the nightly study sessions. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. NEWARK, N.J. — By most measures, Sabrina Vasquez is smart. The Kearny, New Jersey, native earned 1330 on her SAT and successfully took AP classes in high school.

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.

How Do You Change the Culture and Climate in your School District?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the importance of not only identifying what school districts want their student and staff cultures to be but how to set up a successful roadmap to help everyone achieve their goals each year.

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How Do You Change the Culture and Climate in your School District?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the importance of not only identifying what school districts want their student and staff cultures to be but how to set up a successful roadmap to help everyone achieve their goals each year.

What to Expect from VR in the Classroom


What should teachers expect from Virtual Reality in the classroom? How can teachers use VR most effectively to ignite young minds?

OPINION: Does Devos’ plan to ‘rethink schools’ overlook a key population?

The Hechinger Report

. As a young child, I spent the hours before and after school with Mrs. Johnson, a retired teacher. She helped me practice my letter sounds and hone my problem-solving skills through games that encouraged my love of reading and learning.

#OneWord2019 Sample Activities for Your Classroom – Options for Using @PearDeck, @Flipgrid, and @Buncee #edtech


Our resolutions often focus on the person we are tired of being rather than the person we want to become. The purpose of this OneWord exercise is to focus on something positive — a one-word intention that can help serve as your guide throughout the year.

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.

Everybody Hurts


Many of my posts are about students and their struggles. I sometimes use this forum to process extraordinary efforts made by the talented people I have the privilege of working with.

Education and Technology Web Recap for w/e 01-05-19


Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

4 tech skills every middle-schooler needs

eSchool News

Saint Patrick’s is a small, pre-K–8 Catholic school in Yorktown Heights, New York. year, we received a grant to revamp our computer lab into what we call a STREAM lab, which stands for science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and math.

English Learners Need to Use Academic Language


For English learners, academic language is much more challenging to master than social language. Specialist Valentina Gonzalez says EL students need "massive opportunities" on a daily basis to practice using content-specific words and phrases. She shares 10 techniques.

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.

6 new grants to consider in the new year

eSchool News

It’s a new calendar year, and while we’re still in the middle of the school year, you’re probably back from winter break feeling ready to tackle new projects–including school grants.

The Value of Relevant Learning

Tech Helpful

Our school's professional development focus for this year is on assessment. As we have been talking about what good assessment looks like I have been thinking about my own life and what assessment looked like as well.

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Checklist for Inclusive Tweeting

The Innovative Educator

Twitter is an important platform for sharing stories, ideas, and connecting with others. However, many Tweeters are unintentionally leaving out 15% of the world’s population who have disabilities by not composing accessible Tweets.

GeoGuessr- Build critical thinking skills with this map-based game

iLearn Technology

What it is: GeoGuessr is a fun map-based game where students get virtually “dropped” somewhere in the world, and must explore the landscape around them through Google Street View to determine where in the world they are.

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.

Honoring the Past While Moving Toward the Future

The Principal of Change

A couple of things that I have been thinking lately: When we say, “We want our students to change the world” or “solve tomorrow’s problems,” I wonder if we are acting like the generation of teachers before didn’t?

3 Good Chrome Apps to Teach Students Typing

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some of the best Chrome apps to help your students and kids master the art of touch typing. These apps provide a wide variety of lessons, activities, educational games,read more

Join the #UndergroundBookClub Book Study

Adjusting Course

What are you feeling called to do as an educator? What are the challenges you encounter in your daily walk? Join us for a hope-filled dialogue every Tuesday evening starting February 5. Each week, we’ll kick off our book study with a 30 minute Facebook Live video conversation at 8pm EST (5pm PST). We also plan to archive the videos so you can participate even if you’re not able to join us live.

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Some of The Best iPad Apps to Teach Kids Handwriting

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today as I was sifting through Apps Gone Free searching for new deals on educational apps, I came across iTrace. This is one of my favourite app for teaching kids handwriting. The app, which more

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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.

Coaching Teachers To Become Powerful Users of Classroom Tech


Classrooms across the U.S. have increased access to technology for learning, but that doesn’t mean devices and apps are always being used well.