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15 Ways to Get More Motivated This Week

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Roberts on episode 461 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast If you’re struggling and need some encouragement, today’s show is for you. Mike Roberts, author of Chasing Greatness: 26.2 Ways Teaching is Like Running a Marathon , shares fifteen ways to get motivated this week.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school.

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Colleges start looking for ways to house and feed their students who are homeless

The Hechinger Report

Formerly homeless, Dorothy Gorder now is living with her 3-year-old son and their cat in an apartment she got with help from the local housing authority and the community college she attends. Katie G. Cotterill for The Hechinger Report.

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7 Skills Students Will Always Need

TeachThought - Learn better.

7 Skills Students Will Always Need by Jennifer Rita Nichols Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post. As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them. We teach them how to read, write, and calculate. Then, of course, there are the less tangible […]. The post 7 Skills Students Will Always Need appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Experienced Teacher

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.

Why are the Biggest Barriers to Student Success Bureaucratic?


Institutions of higher education are facing greater challenges today than ever before. Administrators are grappling with increasing accountability measures, tenuous public support, and the emergent expectations of a diverse student population. At the same time, higher education leaders are also now able to tackle these challenges differently, through access to more abundant data and new tools aimed at improving student success.

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Allovue Acquires Equiday to Make K-12 Budgeting More Transparent and Equitable


“You can’t talk about closing the student achievement gap without talking about the resource gap,” says Jess Gartner. In other words, how schools allocate funds for educational services play a major role in shaping student outcomes. Yet deciding how that money is distributed and tracking how it is spent, across state agencies, districts and schools, can be a morass.

Recap of Education and Technology From Across the Web w/e 03-16-19


Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Somewhere in the Middle

The Principal of Change

I am playing with some ideas in my head, so I am “writing to learn” in this post instead of writing to share my learning. Bear with me as I work through this post.

The Warm Demander: How to raise expectations (and have students rise to meet them)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: There’s a lot of research out there about what it means to be a warm demander but what I’m hoping to add to the conversation with this episode is a personal touch: What exactly does being a warm demander look like?

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Earth Day: Going Green in the Middle Grades


Megan Kelly is passionate about informing students about human impact on the planet and working with them to take action. Earth Day is on April 22. You can plan now how you will celebrate and make your school a more eco-friendly place. Kelly shares her Eco Club ideas.


Handy Google Classroom Features for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are some practical features to help you make the best of Google Classroom in your instruction. Most of these features are focused on rendering Classroom more interactive and collaborative. read more

A Voice Controlled Teleprompter? Yes, Please!

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology Until now, teleprompter solutions were restricted to either setting the speed and hoping you can keep up / match its pace, or a series of slides that require the use of a remote or another person to scroll through for you.

Revisiting #ALATTT: Trend #1: AR/VR/MR and a touch of AI


Back at ALA Midwinter, I was honored to present on LITA’s Top Tech Trends panel , with fellow panelists Kate Tkacik, Suzanne Wulf, Becky Yoose, James Neal and Cynthia Dudenhoffer. Here’s the slide deck. Each of us was initially assigned two trends to explore and discuss.

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.

Sketchnoting on iPad- Some Good Resources for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a form of advanced doodling, digital sketch noting allows you to capture, record and communicate your ideas in a visually mediated system. Sketchnoting is inherently multimodal in that it more