Fri.Mar 17, 2017

5 Ideas to Amp Up Chromebooks

The CoolCatTeacher

John Sowash shares ideas on the 10-Minute Teacher Episode 35 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today John Sowash @rsowash talks formative assessment, multimedia, and the must-have apps for Chromebooks.

What Is It Like to Learn Math In a Different Language?

MIND Research Institute

As classrooms become more diverse and rich, educators are finding the need to ask this question with great empathy: What is it like to learn math in a different language?

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Data Analytics, Blended Learning Methods Make Sure Students Are College Ready

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Technology can assist administrators with getting students prepared for the future. Blended Learning Business Intelligence Classroom Data Analytics

Communicate Often and Better: How To Make Education Research More Meaningful


Question: What do we learn from a study that shows a technique or technology likely has affected an educational outcome? Answer: Not nearly enough. Despite widespread criticism, the field of education research continues to emphasize statistical significance—rejecting the conclusion that chance is a plausible explanation for an observed effect—while largely neglecting questions of precision and practical importance.

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.

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10 Excellent Educational Websites for High School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 17, 2017 Here is a vey good collection of websites for high school students curated from our archives here in EdTech and mLearning in response to requests from some our readers. more. Websites for High school students

Peru Impact Lab


Late last year, EdTechTeam launched a new program in emerging markets across Latin America - Impact Labs featuring Google for Education.

Use your learning powers

Learning with 'e's

Makey Makey in action Some time ago I wrote a blog post on innovative teaching - where teachers take risks, stand back to let students learn for themselves, and provide challenging and engaging experiences.

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UCET17 Questions from the Keynote

Teacher Tech

UCET Had the opportunity to share a new keynote at the Utah UCET conference yesterday. You can find my presentation information at The topic was Summon School: What If School Was More Like World of Warcraft.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

How to Simplify Flickr Photo Attribution


We’ve long been fans of Flickr here at ProfHacker. For example, it’s where we get most of the lead images for our posts and we’ve recommended using Flickr photos to make better slides for presentations.

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Spiral: Four Apps in One!


I recently discovered an incredibly versatile participation tool. Spiral is a free suite of four powerful apps that promote classroom engagement and collaboration. It makes so much of what we already do so much easier and it is a must-have tool for 1:1 settings.

Helping Students Understand Media Literacy

Students today are increasingly turning to online new sources to meet their research needs. Because of this, it is important for educators to teach students about trustworthy news sources.

Trump’s ed budget: A ‘betrayal’ and a ‘meat cleaver’ to public education

eSchool News

Under President Trump’s proposed FY 2018 education budget, school choice would receive a massive $1.4 billion while the Education Department undergoes a $9 billion, or 13 percent, cut.

“Digital access may be a challenge, but it is never a limitation.” – Lea Lilibeth B. Emata, Philippines

Daily Edventures

Lea Lilibeth B. Emata. Instructional Technology Specialist. Xavier University Junior High School. Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Inspiration came in many forms at the recent BETT Asia – including each student we met and each educator we were fortunate to speak with.

The must-have elements of teacher-loved PD

eSchool News

Ineffective PD wastes teacher time, district’ resources, and most importantly, affects student results.

American History Through the Presidential Lens


Well-rounded, interactive history and presidential textbook. Techlearning Resources App of the Day

Friday 5 — 3.17.2017

Perry Hewitt

John Maeda and team released the 2017 Design in Tech report. Observations include lessons from Chinese design tech principles and practices; the value of inclusive design; and writing as a must-have skill. The early promise of social media as proxy for inclination to purchase has not been realized. HBR explores the marketing value of social media , and highlights ways marketers can gain customer intelligence and make the most of engaged customer endorsements to drive results.

Just Start Doing #CUE17 #KidsDeserveIt #tlap

Adam Welcome

There's too much planning going on. Too many meetings about the plan. Way too many conversations about what the plan can look like. Too much looking at other peoples plans. Who's going to do what and when for the plan. We don't have enough money for the plan. Let's start with the plan next year. Can someone start a Google Doc for the plan. Let's make sure we 'go slow to go fast' - What does that even mean?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Trump Budget. This “ skinny budget ” is ridiculously cruel. More guns. Less butter. While it’s unlikely to be accepted by Congress, it does show Trump’s priorities. Secretary of Education Betsy "DeVos says Trump education budget ‘places power in the hands of parents and families’," Michigan Live reports. DeVos’s statement from the Department of Education Press Office.

Weekend Reading: Pink Is a Strong Color


It’s Friday! Let’s get to those links that give you some reading material for your weekend! “ How To Tell Fake News From Real News In ‘Post-Truth’ Era ,” by Steve Inskeep: “It’s all right for Americans to be skeptical of what they read and hear.

Entrepreneurs Need Funding: Winning Grants, Competitions, Proposals

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

There are lots of ways to get funding for your startup idea or product. Don't miss out. The post Entrepreneurs Need Funding: Winning Grants, Competitions, Proposals appeared first on Market Brief.

TypingClub vs. What's the Best Typing Game for Your Classroom?

Graphite Blog

Are you trying to figure out which typing game to use in your classroom? TypingClub and (previously called TypingWeb) are both great options for engaging your students and tracking student data -- but which typing tool should you choose? Well, it really depends on your needs. We've identified the most important categories to compare. Scroll down for details! TypingClub. Price: Free and Pro school editions; the Pro edition starts at $96.60 per year for 30 students.