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7 Tips for Making Great Student “Pitch” Videos

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As I’ve recently blogged about several contests where students create “pitch” videos for learning, some teachers probably want some advice on creating such a “pitch” video.

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Personalized Learning in Action

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past year, I have been blessed to support the Davis School District in Utah with their personalized learning initiative across the district.

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5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development

TeachThought - Learn better.

Just as a teacher has to create conditions that support and encourage student success, school districts have to support teachers’ professional development. The post 5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development appeared first on TeachThought.


Teacher Tech

Google Keep is Amazing What note keeping app let’s you access from any device anywhere? GOOGLE KEEP! Don’t be stuck with notes on your phone! Essentially Google Keep is like digital Post It Notes, but GOOGLEY! So that means that searching notes and collaboration kicks it up a notch.

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.

Survey: High School Students Are Tired, Bored, And Stressed

TeachThought - Learn better.

by TeachThought Staff Researchers from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Yale Child Study Center surveyed 21, 678 American high school students and found that nearly 75% of the students’ emotions about school were negative.

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9 TCEA Presentations You Need to See!

Shake Up Learning

The post 9 TCEA Presentations You Need to See! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 9 TCEA Presentations You Need to See! I have nine TCEA Presentations that I want to share with you this week! Yes, I said NINE!

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OPINION: President Trump’s school choice proposal leaves students with disabilities behind

The Hechinger Report

In his 2020 State of the Union address, President Donald J. Trump promoted the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act as a means to “rescue” students “trapped in failing government schools.” His proposal, however, runs the risk of infringing on the civil liberties of students with disabilities.

Google Forms Tips for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a visual we created based on a previous post we published here in EdTech and mLearning a few weeks ago. The visual features some handy tips to help you better manage and collect more

How a Program Can Help Students Re-enter School After a Mental Health Crisis


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Ava had always felt comfortable at the small, private K-8 school she attended just north of Boston. But in high school everything changed. Ava first began to experience anxiety and depression after her parents divorced, when she was still in grade school.

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.

You Are the Solution #Podcast

The Principal of Change

I discuss the story below more in my most recent podcast. You can check it out on Apple iTunes or Soundcloud. Years ago, I had the opportunity to do my first presentation for a conference outside of the country. I was asked by a group in New York to lead a session at a conference.

Technology Helps Schools Answer the ‘Why’ of STEAM Learning

EdTech Magazine

From 3D printing programs to robot coding, creative software integration and iterative design programs, schools are investing in makerspaces to drive student success. For example, students in Smithfield, Va., are using 3D printers to create hydraulic claws that help tackle a real-world problem: trash. In Boulder County, Colo., students at Dawson School have access to a makerspace equipped with 3D printers, a laser cutter and computers.

Educational Android Apps for Students with Special Needs

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some good Android apps curated specifically for students with special needs. The apps cover different areas including dyslexia, autism, and visual impairment. We have more

Protect Parent Communications with Security Tools and Education

EdTech Magazine

When an employee of the Clinton Public School District in Mississippi was doxxed, leaving the employee’s private information vulnerable to public misuse, the district took action. But one of those actions — suspending all social media — left stakeholders frustrated. Losing social media in the middle of the school year had a significant impact on our communication efforts,” says Sandi Beason, public information officer for the district.

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.

Mineola Middle School Students Celebrate Student Voice & DC Adventures


This guest blog post was written by Mineola Middle School students Luke Martinez, Emma Powers, Joseph Parrino, Catherine Dinh, & Jordan Chaver. Mineola Middle School was awarded the chance of a lifetime when we got to present at this year’s SETDA Leadership Summit in Washington D.C., where we were honored to receive the 2019 SETDA Student Voice […]. Digital Learning Professional Learning Project Based Learning Student voice

The Tech That’s Helping to Improve Student Behavior and Prevent Self-Harm

EdTech Magazine

After a student stood in class and said he had a bomb, word quickly spread among other students. “It It was not fun for the next three hours,” recalled Mike Jolley, who at the time was a high school principal in North Carolina’s Cabarrus County Schools. Officials evacuated the school, and the student was arrested. At one point, the student said he had tried to join a terrorist organization. He did not possess a bomb, but officials did find weapons on him.

Peer Conferences Keep the Writing Momentum Going


Students need more writing support than we can possibly offer them, writes literacy consultant Lynne R. Dorfman. Peer conferences are a safe, supportive structure that will help writers grow in their problem-solving capacity while experiencing the joy of collaboration.

CoSN's CETL® Certification Program

EdTech Magazine


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.

Is your “invisible throne” creating power struggles and unnecessary work?

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Sometimes our decisions about how to spend our time in the classroom are not made by the wisest parts of ourselves. Our egos or the need for control are sometimes making the decisions for us, and creating both power struggles and unnecessary work.

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