Wed.Mar 06, 2019

The Research Behind the TED Talk: Angela Duckworth on Grit

Digital Promise

This blog post was updated on March 6, 2019 to include more current research, information, and opinions on grit in the classroom.

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Personalized Learning and the Shift from a Pedagogy of Poverty to a Pedagogy of Plenty

Education Elements

A few months ago I attended ICLE’s Leadership Academy in Atlanta and heard Dr. Tyrone Howard speak.

What This Writing Expert Learned That Will Make You a Better Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Stockman on episode 454 of the 10-Minute Teacher Angela Stockman has been spending time with students as she teaches them to improve and enjoy their writing. She’s learned some remarkable things that she shares on this show.

4 ways to make math come alive with Google tools

Ditch That Textbook

So many of the Google tools are valuable for many content areas and grade levels. When a teacher finds a creative use for one, it’s almost always easy to cross it over to another class. Almost always. Except for one. My teaching career has been in high school Spanish. But working with math teachers, […]. Ed Tech g suite algebra g suite math google apps algebra google classroom math google math google math activities math with google apps

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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.

OER 3.0: K-12 Teachers in Michigan Are Creating and Using Deeply-Digital, OER Curricula

The Journal

OER – Open Education Resources — will play an increasingly important role as schools move to 1-to-1. In this week’s blog post, we describe OER 1.0, OER 2.0 and OER 3.0. Examples of OER 3.0,

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Subscriber Special: March

Ask a Tech Teacher

March 10th-15th: the 56-page PDF, “25 Digital Tools for the Classroom” for free! “25 Digital Tools for the Classroom” is a thorough discussion on which are the most useful tools in a K-8 classroom, organized by grade level.

Designing for Deeper Learning: A Conversation with Author Julie Graber


Innovation in education has accelerated, in large part, due to the tremendous changes in digital technologies. Each one of these innovations have, in various degrees, shifted teaching practices in schools across the nation.

4 Ways to Get a K–12 Student Help Desk Going

EdTech Magazine

4 Ways to Get a K–12 Student Help Desk Going. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 03/06/2019 - 21:43. As one-to-one programs see significant growth in K–12 schools across the country, IT teams will need extra support to manage and maintain the surge of student devices.

A big reason rural students never go to college: Colleges don’t recruit them

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Lowndes, a rural student in Michigan, at a college recruiting fair in Grand Rapids she traveled an hour on a school bus to attend. Photo: Aaron Gettinger for The Hechinger Report. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —

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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.

Review: Dremel DigiLab 3D45 3D Printer Offers Simple and Speedy Creation

EdTech Magazine

Review: Dremel DigiLab 3D45 3D Printer Offers Simple and Speedy Creation. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 03/06/2019 - 14:14. Dremel, a company known for creating award-winning rotary power tools, has built a 3D printer that deserves a spot in today’s modern classroom.

5 Tips to Design Better Forms


Google Forms is a marvelous tool in the classroom. Get even more value out of form by applying these five tips that go beyond the basics

Turnitin to Be Acquired by Advance Publications for $1.75B


A company best known (and sometimes rebuked) for its plagiarism checker has just received one of the biggest checks in the education technology industry. Turnitin, an Oakland, Calif.-based based developer of software that uses artificial intelligence to scan students’ writing and code assignments to check for plagiarism, will be acquired by Advance Publications, a media conglomerate that also owns Condé Nast. The deal, which The Wall Street Journal estimated is worth nearly $1.75

Why we love our coding & robotics tools

eSchool News

According to, the majority of Americans want schools to teach computer science , but only 35 percent of high schools teach it.

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.

Move Over, Laptop Ban. This Professor Teaches a 5-Hour Tech-Less Reading Class.


David Peña-Guzman starts off his Friday class at San Francisco State University like any other professor might: students file in and pull out their note-taking materials, and he opens his laptop to begin lecture. But stay in Peña-Guzman’s class a little longer—maybe five hours longer—and things start to look a little different. For starters, it’s long. The course, titled “The Reading Experiment: The Power of the Book,” takes place every other Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Student Agency – Fitting your own mask first


For many educators, teaching is a calling. It’s not a job or a paycheck, it’s in the blood. They are inspired to craft methods to draw the greatest potential from students, colleagues and themselves. This calling, however, can come at a price.

Investment in Early Learners Is on the Rise


As venture capitalists and private-equity firms continue to invest billions of dollars in education, they’re increasingly directing their funds to early childhood development, a long-neglected subset of the education population, according to a panel of impact investors this week at SXSW EDU.

Creating Agricultural Awareness PSA’s in @WeVideo: @BullisSchool 9th Grade Human Geography Students #edtech #DemonstratingUnderstanding


Introduction — Our ninth grade Human Geography students recently completed a unit in Agriculture and Rural Land Use. Teachers Ben Mosteller, Kristin Kowalew, and Allison Ewing wanted students to showcase their understanding of the unit by creating an Agricultural Awareness PSA.

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.

What to Know Before Working With Google for Education


Even if you don’t like Google, Jeremy Lupoli told a crowded room surrounded by products from the tech giant, you’ll still have to work with it to get ahead in the education technology industry. The company boasts a footprint of 70 million educators and students using its G Suite for Education tools, and 40 million users using its Classroom app. Lupoli, senior director of technical integration strategy at Irvine, Calif.-based

Edgenuity Partners with Institute for Teaching and Leading


The report identifies best practices for the design, implementation and continuous improvement of digital learning models through case studies of schools at various levels of implementation

What to Identify Before Personalizing Learning

iNACOL defines personalized learning as “tailoring learning for each student’s strength, needs, and interests—including enabling student’s voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn—to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.”

Zooniverse Brings Real-World Research into Classroom


Students choose research projects that range from transcribing documents from Shakespeare's era to cataloging galaxies through Galaxy Zoo

EdTech at School

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

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

eSchool News

In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU)—an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. implementing a blended-learning strategy for students.

Gaggle Releases Student Safety Report


49 out of Every 10,000 Students Used Online School Accounts to Divulge Suicidal or Self-Harm Urges in a Six-Month Period

Growing Writing Skills with Digital Portfolios


Although many of his colleagues disagree, middle school teacher Jeremy Hyler is convinced digital portfolios are the best way to measure student growth in writing skills over the whole school year. Learn why he thinks so, and how he does it, with plenty of useful tips.

Spectrum Industries Inc. Introduces AV-Ready Lectern


The SLIM Lectern is Spectrum’s thinnest lectern that aims to convert any classroom into a lecture hall

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.

21st Century Parenting:Part III

Fractus Learning

In our final installment we will be looking at the story of Abdul, a 16 year old who took what could have been a negative situation and turned it into an opportunity to support his community. […]. Miscellaneous


37 Classroom Rules for Student Success


For many students (and teachers), the idea of classroom rules feels oppressive, stifling and sometimes just downright unfair. It’s difficult to balance the need for order and structure with the desire to build a collaborative, fun environment for learning.

Elite Screens Demonstrates How to Use Manual Projector Screen With Multiple Aspect Ratios


The Manual Series (non-electric) projection screen features a professional-grade material that provides uniform brightness over a wide (180°) viewing angle. It comes out of the box fully assembled and requires a minimal effort to install