Mon.May 06, 2019

Playing to Learn

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Play and school can seem diametrically opposed. School is structured, often focused on order; play, by definition, is not.

Having a Plan B for Funding Can Save Your Business (and Your Sanity)

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Being forced to do a lot with a little can lead to positive breakthroughs, but it can also lead to a desperation mindset and shortsighted decisions. Don't repeat the mistakes of many failed entrepreneurs.

I’m Traveling!

Ask a Tech Teacher

May 11th-24th. I’m taking a trip with my daughter to visit my son who is stationed in Okinawa with the Army. We’ll spend two weeks traveling the area. I haven’t done this in fifty years (when I traveled through the old Soviet Union and Europe) and am beyond excited! .


7 ways you can remix your classroom and teach like a DJ

Ditch That Textbook

Have you ever seen an amazing DJ who can rock a crowd of hundreds, even thousands of party-goers? What is it that makes that DJ so amazing and so darn cool? Guys like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Zedd, female DJs like Krewella, Alison Wonderland, and Rezz all have similar characteristics and objectives and dare I […]. Guest Blog Student engagement Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology remixing education student engagement teach like a dj

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.

Wiley to Acquire Knewton’s Assets, Marking an End to an Expensive Startup Journey


In the second eye-raising deal for the higher-ed publishing industry in as many weeks, Wiley, a major textbook publisher, has agreed to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of digital courseware and adaptive-learning technologies.

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3 Key Findings on the State of Digital Learning in K–12

EdTech Magazine

3 Key Findings on the State of Digital Learning in K–12. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 05/06/2019 - 09:49. It should not be news that technology plays a major role in modern education because it is used in almost every school across the United States.

A Former Oakland Unified Teacher Now Helps Even More Students Pass AP Tests


With Advanced Placement exams starting this month, the past weeks have kept Amanda DoAmaral working around the clock. As students cram, her team of four has been scrambling to meet the demand on Fiveable , where she and other teachers broadcast live test-prep sessions.

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

Before kindergarten, Jennifer Choi’s son was denied special education services despite a diagnosis of ADHD. Rachel Blustain for The Hechinger Report. NEW YORK — To Eva Santiago, her son’s education has always felt like an impossible dilemma.

#ObserveMe Takes the Spotlight


Robert Kaplinsky has spent the last 15 years in education and is no stranger to having all eyes on him. He spent thirteen years in Downey Unified School District – eight of them as a Teacher Specialist, working with Secondary Math Teachers.

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.

OPINION: Rethinking school choice policies, the ‘myth of meritocracy’

The Hechinger Report

. The fallacy of education as a level playing field is something that large swaths of the public have known for a long time.

Are You An EdTech Coach Or An EdTechnician?


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. What happens when your Tech Coach gets asked to do tasks that should be reserved for the IT Department? Learn tips and stratiges for working together in the Tech Department. The post Are You An EdTech Coach Or An EdTechnician?

The promise of ‘restorative justice’ starts to falter under rigorous research

The Hechinger Report

In 2014, the Obama Administration jolted the education world with a report detailing unfair and racist school discipline practices across the country. Sixteen percent of all black students were being suspended, more than three times the rate of white students. Even preschoolers were being suspended at alarming rates.

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Save Hours: Pull The Tables

Teacher Tech

Pull Student Responses From a Google Doc I’ve said many times, I would rather hit myself in the head with a brick than open 30 Google Docs (or Slides, or Sheets…). My rule of thumb is to only assign individual student work that I have to open 20% of the time or less. For those […]. The post Save Hours: Pull The Tables appeared first on Teacher Tech. Apps Script Docs Google Sheets templates G Suite sheets spreadsheets template

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.

Fun Characters Draw Kids Into Coding App


Fun procedural reasoning for kids; great curriculum for teachers


Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait


Here are 3 facts you might not have known about Betsy DeVos: She’s an oldest child and, thus, an avid rule-follower. She describes herself as an “introvert” who takes little joy in the attention that comes with her position.

How we created a comprehensive drone curriculum

eSchool News

As educators, we are all continuously looking for interdisciplinary learning opportunities that will provide students with the most authentic learning experiences possible.

Turn Up Student Creativity with New Audio Feature in Google Slides

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Have you been trying to find an easy way for students to add audio to their Google Slides? It’s time to turn up student creativity in your classroom with the new audio feature in Google Slides.

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.

‘I teach because’: 6 educators on why they teach

eSchool News

Has anyone ever asked you why you teach? What did you say? Maybe you said, “I teach because I love seeing aha moments,” or, “I teach because I want to support kids who might not have support anywhere else.” ” Whatever your reason, our hats are off to you.

A new framework to guide OER curation


Curation is one of our Shared Foundations. It is also identified as a leadership area on the Future Ready Librarians Framework. But what does it look like when the school librarian really dives into digital curation?

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What’s The Best Teaching Advice You’ve Ever Gotten?

TeachThought - Learn better.

What’s The Best Teaching Advice You’ve Ever Gotten? by TeachThought Staff This week’s topic is simple enough: What’s the best teaching advice you’ve ever gotten? Maybe the advice did not seem profound when you first heard it but over time you’ve found it useful to understand and ‘know’? It could be something practical (like an […]. The post What’s The Best Teaching Advice You’ve Ever Gotten? appeared first on TeachThought.


SETDA to Host Leveraging Title IIA Community on edWeb

EdTech at School

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

What's New in Google - April 2019


What's New in G Suite

A Wonderful Planner App for Student

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iStudiez Pro is an excellent planner app for students. It provides an interesting collection of features that help students better organize their daily school life. The integrated planner can be more. 2019 iPad homework apps

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Why It’s So Important That Teachers Cultivate Their Own Resilience


Excerpted with permission from the publisher, Wiley, from Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators. Copyright © 2018 by Elena Aguilar. All rights reserved. The book is available wherever books and ebooks are sold. By Elena Aguilar.

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How to Improve Your Questioning Techniques


Good questioning helps students build understanding, but poor questioning can deter students from learning. How can you create great questions? Teaching expert and author Barbara Blackburn shares four strategies to involve students daily in effective class discussions. Articles Questioning Barbara R.

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.