Tue.Oct 09, 2018

Micro-credentialing an Emerging Teacher Leader

Digital Promise

5 Digital collaboration skills every student needs to master


Many people still feel that the immediacy of face-to-face collaboration is the gold standard in getting teamwork projects done. However, there are a number of high profile examples of digital and online collaboration that yield real results. First, there’s the Polymath Project.

How to Provide Help

Digital Promise

Understanding the appropriate way to seek out help is not a skill every student has. Some children, especially younger ones, meet every assignment with cries of “ I need help! ” — before trying independently.

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Engagement through Competition

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, James Lovelock, has been thinking about the nexus of student engagement, online games, and learning.

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.

Immersive Storytelling to Inspire Action for a Better World

Digital Promise

This year on the Global Day of Action, over a million people from around the world mobilized to show how they are working to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and create a better world for all.

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Every Morning Is An Affirmation

The Jose Vilson

As a boy, I used to say my prayers at night. Nothing and everything triggered these prayers. While a light buzz pretended silence before the eventual gunshot outside, I’d kneel on both knees, hands clasped, eyes closed, talking to what Catholics refer to as God.

Thoughts on Continuous Improvement and OER

iterating toward openness

Recently I’ve been doing both more thinking and more roll-up-your-sleeves working on continuous improvement of OER. Below I’m cross-posting two short pieces on this topic I recently published on Lumen’s site ( here and here ).

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Five elements of a good preschool

The Hechinger Report

We know preschool makes a big difference for kids and that its effects can last a lifetime. But to have that kind of impact, early care has to be high quality.

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TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring David Platt


Listen to how Davie Platt designs lessons to meet the needs of all students including English Language Learners. David was featured in Episode 34 of TLC Ninja. The post TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring David Platt appeared first on OnCUE. Learn lesson design

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.



Youtube is a great source for our English teaching classes but the ads and some offensive comments may distract our students from viewing the videos in a safe and a friendly way.

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The Data Says…What? (Or: Why we struggle to make sense of literacy assessment results)

Reading By Example

Photo by Art Lasovsky on Unsplash. Our instructional leadership team recently analyzed the last two years of writing assessment data. We use a commercial-based rubric to score student writing in the fall and in the spring.

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Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model


“We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.” Elbert Hubbard As a second year teacher, I remember being very excited about leading my students to participate in a project-based learning activity.

Montana vote becomes a national referendum on public confidence in higher ed

The Hechinger Report

High school students collecting water samples on Flathead Lake. In addition to encouraging students like these to go to college, Montana officials are trying to persuade increasingly skeptical voters that they should continue paying for it. Photo: Kristine T. Paulsen for The Hechinger Report.

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.

Security in Schools: Safe Browsing and Secured Data with SecurEdge WiFi

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

In a world where physical security in schools has so much urgency, coming from so many different threats, most teachers, school administrators and parents aren’t losing a lot of sleep over their school’s WiFi security. But perhaps they should be. Security K12

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Kelly Educational Staffing® and iteach® Announce Partnership


TROY, Mich. and DENTON, Texas (October 9, 2018) – Kelly Educational Staffing ® (KES®), the nation’s leading provider of educational staffing, today announced a strategic partnership with iteach ® , a premier teacher certification program.


How Students Are Like Cats

TeachThought - Learn better.

How Students Are Like Cats by Terry Heick Students can be a lot like cats. This occurred to me recently when teaching a group of 8th graders about the wonders of the preposition. Cats are curious, aloof little prima donnas capable of great feats of athleticism and laziness.

Starting With the Questions to Develop Curiosity and Better Solutions

The Principal of Change

I first heard about the idea of “Problem-Finders” from Ewan McIntosh , and it always struck me as something we should be focusing on in education: “Currently, the world’s education systems are crazy about problem-based learning, but they’re obsessed with the wrong bit of it.

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.

In the fight over Kavanaugh, echoes of a battle being waged on college campuses nationwide

The Hechinger Report

The allegations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted women in high school and college stirred up arguments familiar to many who handle sexual misconduct cases on college campuses: What’s the best way to adjudicate cases that lack eyewitness testimony, and that involve alcohol and hazy memories?

Foster Better Teacher-Student Collaboration with Easy Distance Learning Program Set up


Easy to integrate video conferencing can provide a vital missing element for online learning. You're never too old to learn, but with modern communications you're never too far either. Universities. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Try a Visual Approach to Math for Global Math Week

MIND Research Institute

You’re invited to join the movement that is connecting students and educators across the globe. Global Math Week, a great opportunity to experience uplifting mathematics, is this October 10th through 17th.

Some Inclusion Tips for the General Ed Teacher


Veteran special and general education teacher Cheryl Mizerny describes ways that general educators can be most effective teaching all students within inclusion classrooms. She highlights necessary underlying beliefs, key assumptions, and hallmarks of inclusive teaching.

EdTech at School

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

How to retain great teachers: Start with leadership opportunities

eSchool News

Finding and retaining effective teachers is one of the surest ways to improve student outcomes, according to research published in the Elementary School Journal and the Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education.

We’re back with Day 2 of Applied Digital Skills Week


It’s Applied Digital Skills Week Day 2 and we’re just getting started! Today we’re exploring Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum to see what kinds of projects you can do with your students. Challenge #2: Explore the Curriculum.

Acer Repair Certification eLearning Program Announced


Acer today is making available its new Acer Repair Certification eLearning Program to education accounts in the United States and Canada, giving high school students the opportunity to explore technology and build transferable skills in a hands-on setting.

Trying Not To Break Down — A Homeless Teen Navigates Middle School


Fourteen-year-old Caydden Zimmerman’s school days start early and end late. He has a 90-minute bus ride to get from the homeless shelter where he is staying in Boise, Idaho, to his middle school. He wakes up at 5:45 a.m.,

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.

ENA’s David Pierce Receives George “Kip” Reel Award from Tennessee Organization Of School Superintendents


Nashville-based Education Networks of America ‘s (ENA) CEO, David Pierce, has received the “George ‘Kip’ Reel Award for Leadership in Education” from the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents.

Connected learning

Learning with 'e's

Image from PXhere Connected learning is currently a popular phrase in education. It's the theme of my keynote speech to the EADL conference in Tallinn , Estonia in May 2019.

5 things helping schools implement high-speed internet

eSchool News

More and more students have access to high-speed internet in schools, but there are still students left without the connectivity they need to grow and learn, according to the annual State of the States report from the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway (ESH).