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20 Back-to-School Articles

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Investing to create greater shared prosperity

The Christensen Institute

If an impact investor traveled back in time to South Korea in the 1960s looking for companies poised to have a positive social influence, she probably would not have thought twice about a budget three-wheeled automobile manufacturer called Kia Motors.

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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:01. Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation.

Two ingredients for student-centered learning: a flexible environment and caring adults

The Christensen Institute

Research shows that relationships with caring adults can be a critical factor in a student’s success in school, especially in cases where students experience instability at home.

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.

Universities Look to Add More Support For First-Generation Graduate Students


Amy King was the first in her family to go to college, and she experienced firsthand the challenges of being a first-generation undergraduate. But when she got to graduate school, she found the adjustment even more difficult.

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How Our Summer Program Uses Deeper Learning to Reach Struggling Students


Cristian watched with excitement across the picnic table as Chef Bruce formed blue balls of cornmeal and pressed them between two stainless steel paddles. “I I know how to do that!” he exclaimed with excitement. “He’s He’s making tortillas. My Mom does that.”

The Role Of The Teacher In The Near-Future Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Role Of The Teacher In The Classroom Of The Near Future by Terry Heick Schools, along with libraries and museums, are curators of culture. That is, they survey various (metaphorical) landscapes and separate the stuff the stuff worth saving from the rest. This means that teachers are among the earliest curators of knowledge, taking […]. The post The Role Of The Teacher In The Near-Future Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

Best Internet Filter Software of 2019: Website Blockers to Protect your Kids


From our friends at Top Ten Reviews: Finding the best internet filter can be hard. Website blockers have a lot of functions that can be confusing or too obtrusive.

What PBL Can Do For Your School–And What It Can’t

TeachThought - Learn better.

What PBL Can Do For Your School–And What It Can’t by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development *Visit our PBL Workshops Page for workshop options on Project-Based Learning. Project-Based Learning is a great way to reach and teach students, but what is often overlooked is what high quality PBL can do for a school and […]. The post What PBL Can Do For Your School–And What It Can’t appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

Best Practices for Integrating Technology in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The book we selected for you for this week is Michelle Pacansky's "Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies ". This is an excellent work that will help you better understand the more

Is Your Chromebook Care Policy Complete? Here’s How to Amp It Up.


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#FactFriday: Students who read 30 minutes a day will encounter 13.7 million words by graduation


Today is Nation al Read a B ook D ay! A student’s ability to read is a critical predictor of educational and lifelong success. Yet today , over half of K-12 students read less than fifteen minutes per day, l eaving them very little time to practice and learn new words.

Edit, Collaborate and Sync Documents With Google Drive


Google Drive is a combo online-productivity software suite and cloud-based, file-syncing service

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.

Tons of Free Online Courses from Leading Universities

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is another important resource from Open Culture. This is basically a collection of 700 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) offered for free by some of the leading universities all around more


6 free resources for teachers–just in time for back-to-school

eSchool News

Although the school year starts at different times across the country, one thing is guaranteed: free resources for teachers are at the top of the must-have list. Free resources for teachers are important no matter the monetary value of the resource.

A NEW Research Mashup with PebbleGo Research Buncees!


Buncee is an excellent tool for students to record their research in a fun and engaging way. Buncee Ambassador and Librarian Shannon McClintock Miller recently shared with us how she is using Buncee and Capstone's PebbleGo to build research skills with her students!

3 back-to-school apps for lesson planning

eSchool News

“Does the TEKS Resource System have an app?” asked a classroom teacher in one of my sessions. “I I want to pull up my lessons.”. The question got me thinking. After some fruitless searches in the Google Play store, I failed to find an app.

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.