Sun.Jul 29, 2018

Great Leaders Surround Themselves With Smart People

A Principal's Reflections

Leadership is a team sport. It is not about what one person does, but instead the cumulative actions of everyone in an organization.

Last Chance: Building Digital Citizens and Personalized Learning–Grad-level Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. This college-credit class starts in one week– Monday , August 6th ! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 557 and click for more information and to sign up. Click to view slideshow. MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher.

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How can we use Minecraft Education to enhance our curricular activities?


This year at ISTE , I had the opportunity to sit down with Sara Cornish and Trish Cloud from the Minecraft Education team at the Microsoft Education booth. The big announcement at this years ISTE Conference revolved around the two new updates for Minecraft. Topics Include. Minecraft Aquatic Edition.

Every Classroom Is A Team And Every Teacher Is A Coach

TeachThought - Learn better.

Every Classroom Is A Team And Every Teacher Is A Coach contributed by Molly Bruzewski, Ed.S. This is a 2-part series on strategies for promoting a team approach to academic achievement and high-performance teaching. Strategy 1 for running your classroom like a team: Modeling In this current atmosphere of accountability, educators are often challenged with […]. The post Every Classroom Is A Team And Every Teacher Is A Coach appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

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.

What Can Teachers Look Forward To This Year from Office 365?


This year at ISTE , I had the opportunity to sit down with Tricia Van Hollebeke, Justin Chando and Mike Tholfsen from the Microsoft Education team at the Microsoft Education booth. Topics Include. Brand New Updates. Microsoft Teams. Rubric Grading inside of Teams assignments.

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What Can Teachers Look Forward To This Year from Office 365?


Learn about the brand new updates to Office 365 and how you can use them in your classroom this upcoming school year. TeacherCast LIVE from ISTE 2018. The post What Can Teachers Look Forward To This Year from Office 365? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

12 Apps For Smarter Teacher-Parent Communication

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Apps For Smarter Teacher-Parent Communication by TeachThought Staff Teacher-parent communication is, ideally, a two-way street. It is best thought of in terms of purpose: Why do teachers and parents need to talk? How can learning experiences be designed that require that interaction? What systems can be put in place to respond when the communication–for […]. The post 12 Apps For Smarter Teacher-Parent Communication appeared first on TeachThought.

3 Important Factors in Asking Better Questions

The Principal of Change

It seems like every day I’m blessed to work with teachers and administrators who are doing incredible things with and for students and are providing opportunities that I could not dream of when I went to school.

What Makes a Good School Culture?


Most principals have an instinctive awareness that organizational culture is a key element of school success.

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.

Quiz building software – A platform to create exclusive Quizzes for your students

Think Exam

Online quiz tool is a remarkable medium to assess the candidate’s aptitude. With such an advent development in innovation we all have been somewhere a part of online test experiencing the ease of its features.

Teaching in the Digital Age – Tweet Recap for w/e 07-28-18


Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the wrap … the advantages of blended. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Education Technology Twitter Post Weekly Summaries

5 Steps to Making It With Students

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators know the importance of ensuring student learning is real, relevant, hands on and fun. That’s why they also understand the importance of a maker mindset. Teachers with a maker mindset help their students do work that is important to them. They aren’t looking for a specific answer, but rather support students in asking the right questions and finding new answers.

Lessons and a Letter


She had called to tell me about the mistakes the young man had made. We were both advocates for this student but it seemed that each time he successfully completed three steps forward, he'd take five steps back. On the surface, it almost looked deliberate.

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.

Weapons of mass deception?

Learning with 'e's

Image by Mike McKenzie via Fake news. Alternative facts. Deception. The media seems full of reportage on how social media carries content designed to deceive users.

An Op-Ed Project Based on Personal Choice


When Sarah Cooper launches an op-ed writing project, students respond best if they have wide latitude to choose a topic, picking an issue that sparks a personal connection. Beyond research and writing, the highlight for kids is sharing their op-eds with an audience.

A Handy Collaborative Feature in Google Slides Teachers Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Slides is one of our favourite free presentation tools we have been recommending for teachers over the last couple of years. We have an entire section here in EdTech and mLearning more. Google Slides

Easily Create Stop Motion Videos for Your Class Using These iPad Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Stop motion animation, as we argued in a previous post, is a cinematographic technique that consists of animating a set of static pictures or objects through placing them in separate more. Stop motion videos apps

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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.