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Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Michael Furdyk from Taking IT Global talks about some global initiatives to help students understand indigenous peoples and develop empathy including Whose Land. Listen to the Show.

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3 Alternative roles of teachers in networked learning environments


Last time we began exploring the role of educators within networked learning environments, broadly using a theory by George Siemens called “Connectivism” as our base. 3 Alternative roles of teachers in networked learning environments.

Looking into the Crystal Ball: The Future of VR in Education


The future is a realm of all sorts of unimaginable possibilities. But it isn’t too difficult to answer the question of where VR will be in the next five years. The sector that arguably stands to gain the most from rapid developments in VR technology is that of education.

It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free

Ask a Tech Teacher

Each year, the world produces more than 300 million tons of paper. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , paper typically found in a school or office environments such as copier paper, computer printouts, and notepads, comprise the largest category.

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.

What do you want school to be? [VIDEO]

Dangerously Irrelevant

A wonderful video from the Early Learning Alliance. Some of my favorite quotes include: I want school to do no harm. I don’t want my kids coming home less interested in their world than when they left. YES!!]. I wish I felt like I had somewhere to go to learn about what I’m interested in.

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Nine years to earn a degree: Was it worth it?

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by APM Reports and reprinted with permission. When Katy Sorto graduated from high school in 2008, many of her friends and family asked her the same question: How do you feel? “Like it’s something big,” Katy remembered. In some ways, it was a big deal.

How Can LEGO Bricks Be Used To Teach Our Youngest Learners About STEM Education?


This summer was pretty amazing. At the end of last year, I found out that I was accepted into the first cohort of the LEGO Master Educator Program and would have the opportunity to attend a pretty awesome Meetup in Chicago during the ISTE conference.

After an arrest for gang activity, a young man bets on college

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by APM Reports and reprinted with permission. Mario Martinez wanted something more for himself. It was 2008, and he was installing wood floors in fancy houses. He would wake before sunrise, eat some eggs, and drive to his job. Sometimes he’d work until 11 p.m.

What Can You Do With Windows 10 This School Year?


This year at ISTE, I had the opportunity to sit down with the Windows Device team at the Microsoft Education booth. Shindy and Javier talked with me about the power of inking, and what advantages it brings to the classroom. The post What Can You Do With Windows 10 This School Year?

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.

Does It Make More Sense to Invest in School Security or SEL?


School security is a constant challenge, but tragedies such as the shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 students in February bring the issue front and center. After the Parkland shooting, lawmakers from both parties saw the need for action. The support received by the STOP School Violence Act of 2018 is an exceptional example of bipartisan agreement.

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Learn your New Students' Faces, Names, and More with Google Slides


One of the first things every teacher wants to do each year is memorize their students faces and names. This makes a personal connection to each of your students and helps them feel welcome and valued in your class.

5 Ways Students are Leaving Themselves Vulnerable to Cybercrime


Next Friday, September 7th (at Noon EST), I will deliver a webinar further exploring cyber safety tips like these. We will also take a deeper dive into other ways digital devices and apps are causing. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.


The #Supermuch Classroom


#Supermuch started by accident in January 2018 at a CUE Rockstar TOSA camp in Agoura Hills, California. As two of my co-presenters (Ann Kozma and Cate Tolnai) and I were getting into the car to head to the event, I attempted to say, “I am super excited for this weekend!”

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.

How AR and VR Can Make Students Laugh and Cry Out Loud—and Embed Them in Their Learning


How do you captivate a classroom full of digital-since-birth students? According to one Tennessee college professor, you do it by creating immersive learning experiences. students would cry, laugh out loud, even get angry after an immersive lesson in his English class.

TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring Ashley Cooper


Begin the new year by having lunch with Ashley Cooper. She was featured in Episode 42 of TLC Ninja. Her schools wants to make sure that all students feel included and welcome. They make sure no one eats alone. The post TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring Ashley Cooper appeared first on OnCUE.


Strategies for successful goal-setting

Ditch That Textbook

Setting goals gives us focus as we move into a new school year. Goals give us direction as we find ourselves bombarded with tasks. In episode 91 Keven Rinaman, a technology director from Ohio, talks about the importance of setting goals for ourselves as well as our students. As we ask our students to set […]. DTT podcast #DitchPod educator goals goal-setting how to set goals

Slow WiFi? Learn 5 WiFi Design Best Practices for Retail

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

It’s no big secret that traditional retailers are fac ing tough times. Every few weeks, there’s another news story appearing like this one in Business Insider declaring “More than 3,800 stores will close (this year) — here's the full list.”

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.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 129 Learning To Learn: Rote Memorization Or Constructivism?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 129 Learning To Learn: Rote Memorization Or Constructivism? Drew Perkins talks with author, professor, and MOOC instructor Barb Oakley about their differences and intersections of thinking about teaching and learning.

Application Essays Can Help Students Get Into College. Could They Also Predict Their Success?


In higher education, predictive analytics often draw from data that an institution has readily available about its students: grades, attendance, online school-related activity, and even historical and demographic information. But one university is trying to incorporate unstructured data—in particular, college admission essays—to predict how likely a student will persist and graduate on time. “We

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Gmail: Change the Subject Line

Teacher Tech

Change the Subject Line in Your Email Conversations Gmail groups conversations. This is awesome and terrible. Having conversations of emails together is really handy until it gets out of control and you can’t find the conversation. What groups a conversation together in Gmail is having the same subject line. If two different people send you […]. The post Gmail: Change the Subject Line appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Gmail Google G Suite gmail google

Tell Your Classroom Story

Teaching With Soul

This post originally appeared as an ongoing series on EdweekTeacher.org. The New Teacher Chat: Advice, Tips, and Support. Christine, Your post a few weeks ago on Finding Your Voice had some great points.

EdTech at School

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

‘Prohibition Will Get You Nowhere’: Writer and Activist Cory Doctorow’s Message to Schools and Educators


It’s not unheard of for an instructor to tee up a YouTube video for a lesson, only to have the content blocked by the school or district’s censorware. And while administrators might have good intentions when they decide to use censorware, censorship is often only effective for those who play by the rules. It’s one reason why writer and activist Cory Doctorow thinks schools and educators should rethink their approach to surveillance and censorship.

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Concept Mapping in Education: Teachers Guide

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a handy visual we created for the post “9 Great Concept Mapping Tools for Teachers and Students”. We summarized the main points from that post, for more details you can always refer back to.read more

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Mentoring Others to Shine Their Light

The Principal of Change

The whole “there is two types of people” narrative is one that drives me crazy because people are complex and can’t be categorized simply. But lately, I have noticed different demeanors that are resonating with me. Those who inspire you and push you to move forward.

Use Reflection Signs to Sum Up & Celebrate Learning


Looking for an efficient and effective way for classes to reflect upon what they've learned that works for introverts and extroverts alike. Then you might want to try this fun reflection sign technique.

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.