Thu.Jan 31, 2019

BETT 2019 in review: The future of education is now!


It’s hard to imagine what the future of education will be like when you’re already surrounded by it. That was the general feeling I had while attending BETT just last week. I’m sure I wasn’t alone in thinking this way, among other almost 35,000 attendees.

5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Genuine appreciation that is timely and meaningful can go a long way in the classroom, between colleagues, and administrators and their teachers. So why don’t we show more appreciation?

With JotForm, Summer Camp Registration Couldn’t Be Easier

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every school I know offers a summer camp. Sometimes, these are for just their students but often, the community is invited in an effort to provide a safe, fun summer learning environment for all kids.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

The Hechinger Report

Jobs in information technology are growing quickly and employers are trying to find ways to get kids excited about careers in the field. Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report.

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.

My healthy living goals vlog for my blog.

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

My healthy living goals vlog for my blog. This is a follow up to a commitment made on my blog post, “ Default Setting or Mindful and Intentional? “ Let me know if you like the vlog or if I should just stick to blogging.


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Next-Gen Literacy


As the traditional definition of literacy expands and deepens, today’s students are learning new ways to communicate and collaborate

Among preschoolers, bullies who get bullied are at high risk for depression

The Hechinger Report

It turns out the old saying about sticks and stones breaking bones but words never hurting is bunk. According to research newly published in the peer-reviewed Early Childhood Research Quarterly, emotional bullying in the preschool years hurts quite a lot.

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Nearpod Launches New Desmos Integration and Hundreds of K-12 Lessons


Nearpod announces the release of new platform features and enhanced curriculum offerings


Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers

EdTech Magazine

Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:42.

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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.

Can Designing Video Games Help Kids Gain Hard and Soft Skills?


Steve Isaacs has long identified as a gamer. And when he’s not spending time with some of his favorites—StarCraft and Hearthstone—he’s teaching middle school students how to build their own. Isaacs, an educator at William Annin Middle School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, teaches two classes on designing video games: a semester-long elective for eighth graders and a six-week course for seventh graders. Why video games? Isaacs says it’s something many kids are often already excited about.

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What’s New: Consumer Education Show Announcements for Schools


The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year showcased some new products for schools and parents

5 cool STEM grants for 2019

eSchool News

Although we’re still in the middle of our current school year, it’s never too early to get a jump on grants for the 2019-2020 year–especially where STEM funding is concerned.

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Phishing Scams: Don’t Take the Bait


Just glance at your inbox and odds are you’ll find at least one variety of phishing scam or email hack


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.

With Safety in Mind, Schools Turn to Facial Recognition Technology. But at What Cost?


In a quiet, residential neighborhood in Seattle, situated within the red-brick walls of a Catholic church, is a small, long-running pre-K-8 school called St. Therese Catholic Academy. Therese is not unlike a lot of other schools in the U.S. It has a basketball team, a science lab and a dedicated time for recess. And, increasingly, as one tragic school event follows another in the news, it’s experimenting with a new approach to safety.

Computational Thinking: Ten Ways To Promote CT Across The Entire Curriculum, Part 1


This type of thinking is important not just in high stake testing, but also success in that world after school


6 apps for parent-teacher communication

eSchool News

Communication between parents and teachers is an essential ingredient that fuels the learning process for students. When parents and teachers keep each other in the loop , they can notify each other of achievements, behavioral problems, health issues, and more.

Ed-Tech Startups at FETC Promote Both Mission and Profitability

Marketplace K-12

This year among more than 30 entries to FETC's Pitchfest to award the title of most innovative startup, many of the companies had a social mission in addition to being for-profit models. The post Ed-Tech Startups at FETC Promote Both Mission and Profitability appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Smart Speakers: Why Every Classroom Should Have One.

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

Smart speakers are all the rage now! With three technology giants offering their own rendition, Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple HomePod anyone on almost any ecosystem can have one for their home. These devices are very useful in the home.

Create Video, Infographics, Presentations and More With Animaker Class


Animaker Class is a website for creating and assigning a variety of animated media and presentations

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What To Do With Too Many Tabs!

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

In my line of work I see many teachers computers. Teachers are a busy bunch and one way technology can help them is to clear up the clutter they have on their technology. One thing that I have seen is something that looks like this. Multiple browser tabs.

5 #FETC Presentations You Might Have Missed!

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 #FETC Presentations You Might Have Missed! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I just finished presenting, connecting, and learning at the Future of Educational Technology Conference , or FETC, in Orlando, Florida. It is one of the biggest edtech conferences in the U.S.,

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

HMH Announces Carmen Sandiego Returns to Classrooms


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is introducing globetrotting super-thief Carmen Sandiego to a new generation with the launch of a new animated series debuting Jan.

3 Unexpected Ways Tech Can Humanize Learning, featured in @ISTE #edtech @PearDeck @Flipgrid @Edpuzzle


I had the opportunity to publish an article on the ISTE blog — 3 unexpected ways tech can humanize learning. My biggest goal as a teacher is to make every one of my students know how important they are and how invested I am in their learning and well-being. I want students to enjoy learning and to walk out of my classroom with a new level of confidence. Technology allows me to do this because it lets me bring a whole new level of compassion to my teaching.

BBC Bitesize Partners with Cerego to Deliver Personalized Learning Programs


Cerego today announced it is working with BBC Bitesize, a free online study resource for students in the United Kingdom

A Reason to Be Nerdy Today: Adjusting LaTex in EquatIO

Teacher Tech

Adjust the Font Size in EquatIO EquatIO is a Chrome extension that works in G Suite (and Office 365). This allows you to insert math symbols IN A MAGICAL WAY into Google Slides, Docs, Sheets, and Forms. A little tip for anyone that uses EquatIO for GSlides: instead of inserting an equation and then making […]. The post A Reason to Be Nerdy Today: Adjusting LaTex in EquatIO appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Google Math Slides Chrome G Suite google math slides

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Partnership for 21st Century Learning Joins Forces with Battelle for Kids


The Partnership for 21st Century Learning has partnered with Battelle for Kids

Game Changer! Assuring Book Access for All Kids


Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp make the case for dedicated independent reading time and choice in books for all students in all schools – and they push back hard against narrow reading spectrums and the misuse of book leveling, writes 6th grade teacher Kevin Hodgson.

Top 10 Web Stories


Here’s a guide to nearly 100 companies offering a variety of innovative edtech products for K–12