Wed.Jan 22, 2020

Mythbusters: Breaking Down 10 Common Misconceptions of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Since 2003, Discovery’s show Mythbusters has been a smash hit. Though Adam & Jamie stopped hosting in 2016, the reruns and spin-offs continue. Because rumors, myths, and curiosity are a part of what it means to be human.

How to Talk to a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s always been something mystical about people in technical professions–engineering, science, mathematics. They talk animatedly about plate tectonics, debate the structure of mathematical functions, even smile at the mention of calculus.

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3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Drezek shares about Our Global Classroom and other ways we can collaborate (for free!) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Connect your classroom! It can be done.

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Partnering for Effective Learning Sciences Research

Digital Promise

How do you conduct learning sciences research that promotes more practical, equitable, and scalable improvements in education? This question drives Digital Promise’s Learning Sciences Research (LSR) team.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. Lisa describes herself as a thinker, philosopher, debater, and geek.

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The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. Lisa describes herself as a thinker, philosopher, debater, and geek.

Beyond the Science Experiment: Building Soft Skills with AR and VR

EdNews Daily

By Joe Parlier, Ed.D. As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) learning experiences become increasingly common in K-12 classrooms, the value this technology brings to STEM and Career and Technical Education programs is becoming increasingly evident.

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In the dead of winter, here’s why it’s time to focus on summer learning

The Christensen Institute

It may be cold and wintery outside, but visualize yourself basking in the warm glow of summer…school. Harder than expected? Given many people’s idea of summer school, and the reality of summer school for many, that’s not surprising. An essay published last year contrasts one student’s summer school experience, dubbed “purgatory,” with a summer leadership camp that another student from a more privileged background plans to attend.

Learn the Secrets of One of the Nation’s Most Successful Digital Districts

EdNews Daily

Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest school system in Georgia, with 143 schools and a student population of 180,000. For a district this size, delivering technology successfully is no mean feat.

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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.

Bridging the gap between science and coding

eSchool News

Students exposed to coding and programming at an early age are well equipped to take on higher-level computer science courses in high school—and they also build essential skills for future opportunities in the technology world.

The Learning Counsel’s 2019 National Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey Yielded Surprising Results

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel released the results of its sixth annual Survey of School and District Digital Curriculum Strategy and Transformation. 462 K-12 U.S.

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OPINION: Five lessons from Rwanda on leading girls toward careers in STEM

The Hechinger Report

I first understood the impact of stories from listening as a little girl to my grandmother. She would put me on her knee and share stories from her own journey — how she went from living in extreme poverty in rural Virginia to having full agency over her life.


New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.


A satirical student newspaper recently wrote that Stanford University installed facial recognition cameras in the front of some lecture halls to take attendance and analyze the expressions on students’ faces.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Inclusion Matters


Inclusion and inclusivity holds such a special place in my heart. As a former (and forever) special education teacher, my mission was – and still very much is – to provide the students in my classroom with as many of the same opportunities as their typically developing peers.

Could technology addiction help students in school?

eSchool News

Instead of a game of dodgeball, kids are playing Fortnite, and instead of assembling building-block castles, they’ve swapped to Minecraft and so forth. Digitalization is on its sharpest incline yet, and it has thrown the “old ways” out the window.

Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow


Smart Sparrow , which provides course-authoring tools for faculty and instructional designers to build adaptive courseware, has found a new home in a much bigger nest.

Rapper Boosie Badazz can be a bridge to getting black men into college

The Hechinger Report

Rapper Boosie Badazz received criticism for wearing a red sweater with the Greek letters of the national fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi, of which he is not a member. Source: Instagram/Boosie Badazz.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

A Series of Small Decisions

Adjusting Course

I had the opportunity to work at a new restaurant chain for several years in high school and part of college. I don’t think there was a single job in that restaurant that I didn’t learn during my time there. I worked as a server, cashier, runner, cook, dishwasher, supervisor, and more. (I

Ed-Tech Bett Digital Guide 2020 Now Available


The Guide offers exclusive interviews with keynote speakers and select exhibitors, insight into the latest trends in education technology, the best new laptops and Chromebooks, new edtech being shown for the first time at Bett, and MUCH MORE

Easy Facilitation is a Click Away with ClassroomScreen

Class Tech Integrate

I tend to blog about edtech tools that students use more so than tools strictly for the teacher, but breaks the mold! Simply put, is a classroom facilitation tool.

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Raspberry Pi on Steroids: Boolean Girl Tech Lights, Camera, Sensors


When it comes to getting the most out of a Raspberry Pi computer in the classroom, Boolean Girl Tech’s Lights, Camera, Sensors kit comes into its own

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Engineering for Social Good Project #1: Empowering Fine Motor Control Using "Drawdio".

Cycles of Learning

This year I am SUPER excited to teach a new class this year called "Engineering for Social Good". Click here for a short version of our class syllabus.

CirQlive, Sibme Announce Partnership for Real-Time, Remote Teacher Coaching, Training and Mentorship


CirQlive and Sibme today announced a partnership that will allow real-time video training and coaching by districts, continuous education programs, or mentors and coaches

Credential Engine is a Foundational Building Block for Expanded Recognition of Learning Credentials


Paving the Way for Enhanced Recognition of Microcredentials and More Learning credentials come in all shapes and sizes today, ranging from digital badges to doctoral degrees. Yet schools and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Distance Learning Field Trip: WWII Museum @WWIIMuseum


Schools can take advantage of four distance learning programs as follows

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.