Mon.Oct 08, 2018

Fall Break on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

The CoolCatTeacher

October 8-12, 2018 is our fall break on the show. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This week — October 8-12, 2018 — we’re taking a fall break on the 10-Minute Teacher.

Lose and lose and lose until you win

Dangerously Irrelevant

Journalist I.F. Stone said: The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you are going to lose because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins. You mustn’t feel like a martyr. You’ve got to enjoy it.”

Making The Best Technology Purchasing Decisions

The Web20Classroom

In our next collaborative post, Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) and I discuss how schools and districts can make the best technology purchasing decisions. Recently I was talking to a Tech Director colleague that was in the middle of a purchasing battle with a principal.

North Dakota Innovation Academy: We launch tomorrow!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Tomorrow I have the privilege of launching a 7-day Innovation Academy with school leaders across the state of North Dakota. The dates are spread out across the year. We end next May. .

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.

6 ways to get your classroom groove on with Allihoopa

Ditch That Textbook

Start singing “Conjunction junction,” and you’ll likely hear someone continue singing, “what’s your function?” ” Many of us remember singing along to Schoolhouse Rock, Sesame Street, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The use of music as a learning tool is nothing new, but now, there’s a social media community and app that takes this idea beyond the […].

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One Year After the Fire

Catlin Tucker

One year ago tonight, my family went to bed on a typical Sunday evening. I fell asleep with thoughts of the week ahead, the kids’ schedules, and school. I woke at 2:30 AM to the sound of a police officer yelling into a megaphone to leave our home immediately because there was a fire.

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Schools Sketch Out Modern Classrooms and Then Make Them a Reality

EdTech Magazine

Schools Sketch Out Modern Classrooms and Then Make Them a Reality. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 10/08/2018 - 13:41. When Harbor Beach High School was built five decades ago, the library was a hub of student activity, but in recent years, it had become a veritable ghost town.

Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Kim Randall & Kelly Kermode


If you haven’t yet tried the Google Geo tools, Fall CUE is the time for your tour. The Napa Valley is hosting the two best tour guides, who literally wrote the book on using these engaging tools. Don’t miss your chance to see Kim Randall and Kelly Kermode in action!

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OPINION: How one city got math right

The Hechinger Report

. High failure rates in math, especially for low-income and minority students, and small numbers of students enrolled in advanced courses: Like many educational systems, San Francisco Unified School District faced this dual problem.

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.

5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

Whether you’re a new teacher or have years of classroom experience, there’s always more to learn. Read on for five practical tips to help you teach more effectively and enjoy a fulfilling teaching career. Communicate with colleagues and mentors.

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Time to change how we think about early education, international study finds

The Hechinger Report

Artwork decorates the government-run nursery classroom at Badock’s Wood Primary School in Bristol, England. Photo: Lillian Mongeau. The U.S. could learn a lot about early education from our international counterparts.

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What Goes Into Building the Perfect Website For Your Technology Coach?


Tips/Tricks/Recommendations for creating an Instructional Technology Digital Learning Website. Find out. what platforms we recommend and which we don't. The post What Goes Into Building the Perfect Website For Your Technology Coach? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

GED and other high school equivalency degrees drop by more than 40% nationwide since 2012

The Hechinger Report

Red states are where the annual issuance of new high school equivalency diplomas has fallen by more than 50 percent between 2012 and 2016. Orange depicts drops greater than 20 percent. Yellow states dropped less than 20 percent. Data unavailable for Oklahoma. Data source: Thomas J.

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.

What Goes Into Building the Perfect Website For Your Technology Coach?


Tips/Tricks/Recommendations for creating an Instructional Technology Digital Learning Website. Find out. what platforms we recommend and which we don't. The post What Goes Into Building the Perfect Website For Your Technology Coach? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

20 Strategies For Getting The Best Work From Your Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

Three Things Teachers Need to Spot—and Stop—Plagiarism


Ask any educator who teaches five classes of 30 students each per day; there’s a lot of homework to assess. And if that homework involves writing assignments, the hours add up fast. Checking student work for possible plagiarism, specifically, has become a time consuming burden for many educators. Checking student work for possible plagiarism, specifically, has become a time consuming burden for many educators. It’s a problem that doesn’t seem to be going away.

At a growing number of colleges, faculty get a new role: spotting troubled students

The Hechinger Report

New faculty at Dickinson College attend a training session about how to help students who might be foundering. Faculty are required to flag any problems by specified dates during each semester. Photo: Harrison Jones for The Hechinger Report. CARLISLE, Penn.

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.

What Students Learned When They Made Robotics Relevant to Their Lives


A few years ago, toward the beginning of my journey into robotics, I mentored a team for a local competition. We were on our way to building a Tetrix Prime robot from a kit, when the unimaginable happened—our team’s laptops went missing—and with them, all of our code and design work. While we were no longer able to compete in the local competition, this blow to our team was but a temporary setback. Shortly after a student on the team came to me asked, “Can we build some real robots?

Developing A Community High School - Lessons from @BrotherAmouzou at #TLTechLive


Wisdom Amouzou shared his approach to developing a community high school with education leaders across the country at the Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in Denver, CO.

Drinking, Smoking and Sugar: How Unsavory Ads Wound Up on Edmodo


Beth Freeman logs in to her son’s Edmodo account from time to time to check on his homework assignments. Over the last year, she’s noticed ads peppered throughout the communications app, which is used by most students, parents and teachers at her 13-year-old’s middle school. Most of the ads seem innocuous—a virtual charter school or a set of digital worksheets, for example—and don’t bother her much. She usually looks right past them. But then, in August, she saw something that unsettled her.

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Children’s Rights to Read, join the ILA Campaign


When it comes to ensuring the right for all to read, we face a challenging journey: According to the latest data from UNESCO, there remain 750 million people around the world who cannot read and write. Two thirds of them are female.

EdTech at School

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

Stop Thinking About Screen Time


I was lucky enough to be part of an Ignite breakout session at ASCD's Empower 2018 conference in Boston, Massachusetts this weekend. My co-presenters were impressive educators from throughout Massachusetts. My Ignite was focused on the changing research and education around screen time.

Anthropologist Mimi Ito: Good Intentions Don’t Always Mean Equitable Outcomes in Edtech


Imagine you’re an elementary school student. Your teacher has told your class to watch several streaming videos for a class project. You might want to watch some of the videos at home, but your family doesn’t have high-speed internet. That’s just one way technology in education can fail to serve some students.

Itron and Discovery Education Launch National Effort to Advance Conservation, Applied-Learning, Technology and STEM Education


--‘Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World’ to Inspire Middle School Students Across the Country to Explore Energy Needs, Resource Utilization and Pathways Toward a More Sustainable Future -- Liberty Lake, Wash. and Silver Spring, Md. Monday, October 8, 2018) – Itron, Inc.,


No. You Haven’t Been Hacked Or Cloned On Facebook

The Innovative Educator

Do you have friends who are you sending around this ridiculous message? They’re sending it even though they didn’t get another friend request and even if they did, why would it make any sense to forward a message to people about something you supposedly received from someone else?

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.

Leveraging the Lore of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ to Motivate Students to Read and Write  


Some parents and teachers despair as they witness the erosion of sustained reading , particularly fiction, with today’s screen-obsessed youth. Whether this genuinely heralds an intellectual Armageddon, or merely marks a benign transition into a new phase of the life of the mind, remains to be seen.

Tips & resources to prevent cyberbullying

eSchool News

Each act of cyberbullying hurts students, disrupts classrooms, and affects your school’s culture and community. So how should you handle it? What should you do or say? And what can you do today that will help your students recognize, respond to, and avoid online bullying?

Eric the Red and Leif Ericson


Celebrate Leif Ericson Day on October 9th by learning about him and his father Eric the Red. These Norweigan explorers lived five hundred years before Christopher Columbus and explored Greenland and North America well before any others.