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18 Easter Sites For Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. To non-Christians (or non-traditional Christians), that event signifies a rebirth of spring that is filled with joy and gifts — and chocolate!

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Why the rich and famous broke the law to get their kids into college

The Christensen Institute

In the wake of the massive college admissions scam in which parents allegedly used fraud and bribery to help their children get into elite colleges, commentators and aghast onlookers have speculated about the answer to one big question: Why?

Flexible Content & Tools: Part 1 - An Interview With Newsela’s Chief Content Officer

Education Elements

Personalized learning represents a shift in how we teach students, a reflection of our changing educational landscape, and an acknowledgement that the world we must prepare our students for is different than the one we grew up in.

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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.

10 ideas for digital exit tickets (and some analog ones, too)

Ditch That Textbook

Class is done. We’ve learned a lot. We’ve tried some new things. We’ve had some great discussions. So … now what? How can we make the most of the end of class? How can we tie a bow on a day of class to wrap everything up? An exit ticket gives us that opportunity — […]. Ed Tech digital exit tickets digital formative assessment exit tickets technology exit tickets

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How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning

The Hechinger Report

Destiny Reyes, 18, spends one school day each week at the New England Aquarium and much of her schoolwork is built around research opportunities there. Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. PROVIDENCE, R.I. When Destiny Reyes started elementary school, she felt highly motivated.

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Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software


In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify.

OPINION: How do you measure social and emotional learning?

The Hechinger Report

. In the education world, it is often said that what gets assessed gets addressed. Many educators have questions, though, about how to measure social and emotional learning (SEL) topics like relationship skills and self-awareness, even when they believe such skills should be addressed.

What the College-Admission Scandal Should Teach Parents About Success


In the end, the recent college admissions scandal can teach parents one of two lessons: create your own broad definition of success and parent your kids out of hope and conviction, or default to our culture’s narrow definition of success and act out of fear and anxiety. The deleterious effects on students who chase the narrow markers of “success”—grades, test scores, resume-building accomplishments and admissions to prestigious colleges—are well-documented.

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.

Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know

TeachThought - Learn better.

Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know by Terry Heick Ed note: This has been updated from a 2014 post by the author The above image comes from a presentation from Jesse Stommel , an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Wisconsin-Madison. And it makes an interesting point. ‘Not knowing’ is an awkward but precise label for the […]. The post Teaching Is Establishing The Need To Know appeared first on TeachThought.

Some Colleges Are Failing to Comply With Cost Calculator Requirements


A study released today by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education found that some four-year higher-ed institutions are failing to meet federal requirements around how they disclose cost information online. Since 2008, colleges and universities that receive federal financial aid are required to have net price calculators, or NPCs, on their website.

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8 Reasons To Attend TeachThought Grow 19

TeachThought - Learn better.

by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD Learn more and Register for Grow 19 – Early Bird Pricing Ends April. This summer, TeachThought is excited to once again host our third annual open-registration conference event, Grow 19! We started this event two years ago to meet the increasing demand from individuals and groups around the […]. The post 8 Reasons To Attend TeachThought Grow 19 appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning Inquiry PBL

ESSDACK PLC meets Russel Tarr & ClassTools. Everyone Gets Smarter.


The activity led to a great conversation around effective tools and resources that teachers and students can use while accessing and organizing online information

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.

13 Best Math Apps for Kids in Elementary School


21st century education is changing rapidly and educators around the world are having to adapt — especially with regard to using technology in the classroom. Naturally, teachers and parents alike are wondering: What are the best math apps for kids?

Google Classroom: 3 Rounds of Writing

Teacher Tech

Use Private Comments for 3 Rounds of Writing On Twitter @katiewohlfiel shared one of her writing techniques. “First round- write a short snippet of what’s happening in first person point of view. Second round- write short snippet in second person point of view Repeat for third person limited and omniscient.” ” Great idea, here is a […]. The post Google Classroom: 3 Rounds of Writing appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom G Suite google

How to tackle testing trauma in 4 effective ways

eSchool News

It’s that time of year again. Standardized testing is making its way throughout American schools, and with it, nerves are ramping up. Because high-stakes tests happen all year (e.g., midterms, formal assessments), you can use any or all of these strategies at any time.

Now With a ‘Sizable Cash Hoard’ of $1 Billion, What Might Chegg Buy?


Chegg , a publicly-traded provider of textbook rentals and online student services, has closed a $700 million convertible note offering that, after taking expenses into consideration, should give the company an additional $682.7 million in cash. A portion of this sum will be used by the company for stock repurchases. Still, it expects to net $578 million “for working capital and other general corporate purposes, which may include acquisitions or other strategic transactions,” the company states.

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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.

Featured Article: Math Teacher Uses New Technology to Reduce Student Anxiety & Build Confidence #mathchat #edtech


I wanted to share a fun interview that I had a chance to do with VideoScribe. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that VideoScribe is one of my favorite tools to create visually impactful, handwriting animation-style videos.

U.S. Education Dept. Starts Investigation of 8 Colleges Named in Admissions Scandal


In the latest fallout from a sweeping college admissions scandal, the U.S. Education Department this week notified eight universities that they are under investigation for possible violations of federal financial-aid laws.

Competency Based Education: What is it, And How Your School Can Use it


The search for better teaching strategies will never end. As a school leader, you probably spend too much of your time thinking about how to improve the learning experience of the students that pass through your school throughout the years.

Help Kids Find Their Strengths With Today's Top Pick


Thrively was created with input from pediatric neuropsychologists, and the site bursts with teacher-contributed lesson plans and ideas


The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Plagiarism vs copyright infringement


Intellectual property is the one thing a person cannot protect with conventional precautions because it is intangible. For that reason, there are elaborate rules of getting the copyright for one’s ideas and inventions for the original author to have the appropriate credit for it. However, it is not a perfect world, so people find ways to use copyrighted material without a necessary reference or permission from the right owner.

#CelebrateWithDE: April Fools Day

Discovery Education

April Fools Day is here and it’s always a challenge to celebrate this tricky day with students. This year, we’re encouraging you to focus on education as a means to keep oneself from getting fooled!

All About the School Accountability Audience: Who uses accountability data? Why? How?


Everyone benefits when there is a simple and clear process to measure how well a school is performing. Balancing the needs of each unique audience, however, can be a challenge.

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Science and Chemistry Apps for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The list of apps below are especially useful for science and chemistry teachers. They provide some very good resources and educational video content covering a wide variety of scientific topics more

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.