Fri.Oct 11, 2019

A New College Program Inspired by Coding Bootcamps, Informed by Liberal Arts


Liberal-arts colleges have long told students that they can major in whatever they want and still go on to a solid, and even lucrative, profession. After all, plenty of English majors become lawyers and doctors.

Remove Background Image by @marciamentor

Teacher Tech

Using Guest Post by Marcia Carrillo is an online tool used to remove the background of a picture in seconds. The background is replaced by transparency, which allows you to insert the image into a new background.

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A New Approach to Discipline Slashed Suspension Rates and Transformed This DC School


WASHINGTON — When Stephanie Gunter accepted a second-grade teaching position at Langley Elementary, she was no novice. By that point, Gunter had been teaching in D.C. Public Schools for six years, and she felt she’d hit her stride in the classroom. Then the new school year started.

Report from Tech & Learning Live Austin


#TLtechLive Austin brought together high-level educators that understood the benefit of taking the time to learn something new

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.

WeWork to Shutter Its Private Elementary School After Current School Year


WeGrow, the division of WeWork that operated a private elementary school, will close its doors after the current school year. A spokesperson for WeWork (officially called The We Company) said it “will continue to operate WeGrow through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.”

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PebbleGo Next: Kid-Friendly Database for Grades 3-6


Students can choose from five modules -- States, Science, American History, Biography, and Social Studies, each one with a number of subtopics to explore

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Human-Computer Interaction


What is Speak Memory? This was an essential question I recently posed to my Exploring Computer Science class. Students were finishing up on the unit about human-computer interactions.

Closing the Gap for ELs and Students of Color

An Excellent Free Document Scanner App for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Adobe Scan is an iPad scanning app with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) functionality that allows you to scan anything you want to PDF. You can turn any type of document into an editable more

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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.

Classroom Libraries: Who Owns the Reading?

Reading By Example

In this article for my newsletter, I share why students should be involved in designing and organizing the classroom library. Below is a visual summary of ten ways to engage in this community-building activity. Starting in November, some articles will be for subscribers only.

A Collection of Some Useful Time Management Apps for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is the updated list of some of the best task management apps to help you enhance your productivity and facilitate your workflow. Some of the things you can do with these more

Redefining what it means to be ‘college-ready’

eSchool News

Societal pressures on high school seniors seemingly grow by the year. These days, a student’s level of college and workforce readiness is said to be dependent on their college admission test scores, completing the most rigorous high school classes possible, and obtaining AP credit.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Massachusetts Schools to Use PublicSchoolWORKS for Online Safety Training


EmployeeSafe provides schools and districts with access to 600+ online safety courses, including Suicide Prevention, Restraint and Seclusion, and more, as well as courses on other important safety topics

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.

Top picks for the best 2-in-1 laptop tablets

eSchool News

Why choose between a laptop and a tablet when you can have both? Check out this great list of nine of the best for 2019. Check out this list for a breakdown of the best options out there today. Featured on eSchool News

#EdClusters19: Forging Ahead for Equity and Excellence

Digital Promise

Last month, Digital Promise and Remake Learning hosted the 2019 Education Innovation Clusters Convening ( #EdClusters19 ) in Pittsburgh, bringing together nearly 100 educators, entrepreneurs, funders, researchers, and community stakeholders from more than 20 cities and regions across the U.S.

Great K-12 robotics apps for users of all abilities

eSchool News

K-12 robotics is having more than a moment–it’s on its way to establishing itself as a necessary component of a 21st-century education. While it can seem overwhelming, it’s not as hard to incorporate K-12 robotics into your classroom.

#FactFriday: San Diego has 70 miles of coastline to enjoy year round.


November is still beach weather in San Diego – thanks to year-round 70-degree temperatures – and a perfect time to enjoy the city’s famed? 70 miles of coastline. Still planning your trip to the National Summit?


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.

ASHA Voices Podcast


A few weeks ago I recorded a segment on ASHA's new podcast, ASHA Voices, with its host J.D. It came out this week. The episode and others that are available ( through this link or Apple's Podcasts App) are worth a listen.

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Exploring Georgia Habitats with Third Grade

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Our 3rd grade is currently learning about the plants, animals, and habitats in the 5 regions of Georgia.

Subscriber Special: October–Discounts on Select Print Books

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. October: Discounts on Select Print Books. Any of these books: $25.99 (same price as digital). Kindergarten Technology Curriculum. 1st Grade Technology Curriculum. 3rd Grade Technology Curriculum.

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Learning with 'e's

EdTech at School

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