Sun.Sep 17, 2017

TEACHER VOICE: Six ways to build a high-school internship program that changes low-income students’ lives

The Hechinger Report

File photo Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Far too many students are graduating high school without a clear plan for future — whether that’s college or career.

Get Your SWOT On

A Principal's Reflections

Leaders often find and leverage tools, frameworks, and systems to support their own change, as well as that of their school or district. There are many great options out there.

[10 Creativity Apps For The Elementary Learner]

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How to Make Homework Meaningful for Students


This fall, as school districts scattered around the country are considering "no homework" policies, teacher educator Curtis Chandler looks at research on whether and how homework can support learning and suggests teaching apps to help make it short, meaningful, and accessible.

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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Text Me ART

The Daring Librarian

Sometimes you just need Art in your life, on your wall, and now on your phone. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has a great service for you.

Two Things That All Parents Want for Their Children

The Principal of Change

I have been using the above to really help my focus in workshops with not only parents but educators, to get them on the same page. You often here many educators say that parents want the same experience for their children that they had in school, but I disagree.

Some early comments on my new book

Dangerously Irrelevant

My new book with Dean Shareski, Different Schools for a Different World , is getting some positive early comments. A sampling is below. Thank you, everyone! Jeff Nelson. Different Schools for a Different World by Scott McLeod and Dean Shareski just hammered my thinking. Their work is not a long read.

Academic and Instructional Tech Tweet Recap, w/e 09-16-17


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, a framework to help both faculty. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

An Interesting Visual on SMAR Model

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 17, 2017 With the pervasive use of technology inside our classrooms, pedagogical concerns related to the effectiveness of technology in transforming education and creating more. Repost

How A Stereotype Threat Intervention Can Help Students in STEM Fields


When he came to the United States 12 years ago, Edgar Velazquez hardly spoke a word of English. Most days of his first year, the 14-year-old Mexican immigrant went to the library after school to read the dictionary, determined to learn 250 words — the minimum for basic conversation.

A fantastic new idea for searching the internet!


InstaGrok is a completely new take on the traditional internet search engine. Type your keywords in and the website or app makes an interactive concept map, that you can customize and share. Similar key words are shown and can be selected – or synonyms if you only input one word.

@CallingIshmael Project Update @BullisSchool – Sharing Books We Love To Build Community & Empathy


You may remember my excitement about the Call Me Ismael Project that we began last year at my school – to help our school community share and discover great books.

Pirates, Myths, Legends, Treasures and Activities


Get to know several infamous pirates, the treasures they sought, the myths and legends of their voyages. Techlearning News Site of the Week


Grandparents, Dots, and Making Our Mark

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We had a very short week due to Hurricane Irma, but we still had time for some miraculous things happening in the library. September 15 was International Dot Day, but at Barrow, we also celebrated Grandparent’s Day for the very first time.

Improve Online Reading Comprehension with a Highlight & Right-Click!


Chances are you or your students come across words you don't understand when reading on the web. Try as you might to discern the word's meaning using context clues, sometimes the necessary info just isn't there, or you are focused on the task at hand without adequate time to figure out what the word is. There's a super easy and quick way to figure out an unfamiliar word or term you come across online if you are using Google Chrome. Just Highlight & Right-Click!