Fri.Jun 14, 2019

5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

We all have a brand - what are we doing about it? From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Many of you this summer are going to be working on your personal brand. Now, whether you think you have a brand or not, you do.

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Using Technology To Teach Kids About Troubleshooting Vehicle Problems

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is not a topic I’ve thought much about. I have a nice collection of driver’s ed websites and videos for high school students so really should have considered this essential skill. Thanks to Jane Sandwood, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, for coming up with this article.

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Bots in the Library? Colleges Try AI to Help Researchers (But With Caution)


The newest librarian at the University of Oklahoma is a robot. It’s a chatbot, which library officials plan to add to the library’s website this summer to answer some of the most common questions students come in with, as well as to help them get started with their research.

Super summer learning: Ideas and advice from the #Ditchbook community

Ditch That Textbook

Summer is the perfect opportunity to focus on ourselves both professionally and personally. Whether it’s through a conference, online course, reading, or catching up on all of those podcasts you haven’t had time to listen to yet. The long break can leave us time to focus on our own learning. How can we continue to […]. DitchBook Twitter chat summer professional development summer professional learning for teachers

One surprising barrier to college success: Dense higher education lingo

The Hechinger Report

Leslie De Santos, a first-year student at the University of Georgia, struggled to understand the instructions for an essential form she needed to receive financial aid. Overly complex bureaucratic and academic jargon can derail students, experts say. Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report.

3 great ways to supercharge student engagement

eSchool News

No matter what the subject, before students can learn new skills or absorb new material, they need to be paying attention. Here, three educators share the tech tools and best practices they use to improve student engagement and make sure students are energized, focused, and ready to learn.

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How Differentiation Helps Learning Stick


“Differentiation can take hours and hours and hours, but I’ve found a super-efficient way to differentiate well,” enthuses Dorseyville Middle School teacher Cathie Gillner. So what’s her secret, and how can you replicate it? It’s BrainPOP.

The Benefits And Necessity Of Interdisciplinary Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Benefits And Necessity Of Interdisciplinary Education contributed by Dennis Wesley, Independent educational researcher Why is interdisciplinary learning important?

Using your LMS for teaching and professional learning

eSchool News

Picture this: You roll out a new learning management system (LMS) for students, but all of your professional learning is either hosted on a different platform or conducted in person with notes shared via email afterward. Sound familiar?

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The World Is Complex. Our Kids Need To Understand That. World Savvy Can Help


These six questions were part of a larger survey given to 1200 people between the ages of 18 – 26 by National Geographic and the Council for Foreign Relations



Having issues with your current wireless network or looking to upgrade for the future? In this Wi-Fi Minute, Danny describes when you should consider scheduling a Wi-Fi analysis for your business. Wireless Performance Wi-Fi Minute Awareness Stage

Programming Game Explores the Role of Humans in the Future


7 Billion Humans includes many programming concepts such as basic movement and operations, if/then/else conditional statements, memory, comparisons, loops, and more

10 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Whether you are a novice or veteran Google user, the visual below provides you with 10 essential tips to help you make the best of your Drive. We have particularly focused on the following areas: more.

Strategy, Serendipity, Sleepless Nights: 3 Edtech CEOs on ‘Great Exits’


Todd Brekhus learned a lesson in effective communication back in 2003. At the time, he was part of PLATO Learning, a school instructional software vendor now known as Edmentum. PLATO had reportedly spent about $50 million to buy another company to expand the school grades it serviced. But according to Brekhus, now chief product officer at Renaissance Learning, PLATO failed to effectively communicate how Lightspan fit into the company’s strategy.

Interview on @flippedlearning’s @askthefln with @ken_bauer about #TechWithHeart


I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed being a guest on this podcast with Ken_Bauer. We talk about # TechWithHeart , the influence of Jo Boaler , perfectionism, how/why I began infusing Pear Deck , Flipgrid , Edpuzzle and a # flipclass model, & much more.


The Tutankhamun's Mask Caper


Get ready for another fun adventure with Carmen Sandiego in Google Earth!

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Laptop Mag Selects: Dell Chromebook 3189 Review


Dell's Chromebook 3189 is a flexible 2-in-1 with a durable chassis and strong audio

The edWeb Team is going to be at ISTE 2019

If you’re going to ISTE in Philadelphia , we hope to see you there! We’re hosting a panel on “Exploring a Free World of Personalized Professional Learning” and invite you to join us for the 412 District Teacher Band at the Field House Sports Bar. See below for details!

New Chrome OS App Brings Cross-Platform Screen Mirroring to Chromebooks


Squirrels LLC today released Ditto Connect for Chrome OS, which enables Chromebook screen mirroring to a number of receiver types that are not natively compatible. &  

6 Ways to Learn Online with Kasey Bell this Summer!

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Ways to Learn Online with Kasey Bell this Summer! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Summer is a great time for professional learning! Today, I’m giving you 6 Ways to Learn Online with Kasey Bell this Summer! This summer I will be traveling all over the U.S.

Ashly Audio Introduces mXa-1502 Mixer Amp at InfoComm 2019


Ashly Audio’s new mXa-1502 Mixer Amp is an integrated product bringing four zones of mixing and DSP, plus 2 x 150W of power and programmable mic preamps and a complete DSP suite – in a single, compact, rack-mountable unit  


#FactFriday: Most parents are satisfied with schools, yet most students aren’t succeeding


Parents deserve to know and understand how their child’s school is performing. The best way to do that is through a transparent, objective school accountability system. Learn more. What Others Are Saying. Report cards, linkages, privacy, and more.

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Network Essentials for Superintendents: Planning for the future

Education Superhighway

With technology playing a pivotal role in creating incredible learning opportunities for America’s students, it’s vital that every classroom has the bandwidth needed to access media-rich educational tools and implement digital learning.

6 Actionable Ways to Use School Funding More Efficiently


School funding: today’s issues and tomorrow’s solutions Schools across the country and across the globe are facing budget cuts. In one survey, 81% of teachers said their school had been hit by cuts.

Highlights from Governor Jeb Bush at the Mackinac Policy Conference


Last month, Governor Jeb Bush spoke at the Mackinac Policy Conference in northern Michigan. Check out the highlights below to hear his message advocating for thoughtful change, bold accountability and ambitious school choice opportunities. Address Highlights.

Distributive Property: 5 Clear Examples to Use in Class


What is the distributive property? Also known as the distributive law of multiplication, it’s one of the most commonly used properties in mathematics. When you distribute something, you are dividing it into parts.