Mon.Apr 15, 2019

12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September. There are endless backups, shares, cleanings, changed settings, and vacation messages that — if not done right — can mean big problems when you return from summer vacation.

10 steps to create a student-driven classroom

Ditch That Textbook

One day back in 2005, my student Malin walked in looking for me. She just wanted to tell me that she used to hate English before I became her teacher. The reason for the change, she said, was that she got to decide a little more herself and that she could learn more because she […]. Guest Blog creative teaching relationships student engagement student voice student-driven classroom

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Lessons From the Education Conference Floor: Listen and Learn

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Even after many years of hitting the educational conference circuit, manning the booth gives startups a direct connection to product users. The post Lessons From the Education Conference Floor: Listen and Learn appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Conferences edtech

How SEL Can Promote Hard Conversations About Mental Health


Between 2015 and 2018, eight students and one teacher from Olathe Public Schools committed suicide. Through each heartbreaking loss, administrators and staff worked to find lifesaving mental health supports and strategies for the 30,0000 students in Kansas' second largest district. “We

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12 activities & tools to build curiosity

eSchool News

Building social and emotional-learning (SEL) skills such as curiosity requires face-to-face interaction, meaningful discussion, and reflection. Edtech is no complete substitute for that, but there are tools that can supplement the development of character in the classroom and at home.

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Gifted classes may not help talented students move ahead faster

The Hechinger Report

One of the big justifications for gifted-and-talented education is that high achieving kids need more advanced material so that they’re not bored and actually learn something during the school day. Their academic needs cannot be met in a general education class, advocates say.

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How we created the classroom of the future

eSchool News

In 2014, we were looking for ways to modernize aging classrooms in the Tahoe Truckee (CA) Unified School District to enhance the overall educational experience. Both our student-facing facilities and our infrastructure were quite outdated.

Making STEM Tangible for Students and Teachers


Educators across the nation are doing some amazing things in their classrooms. STEM Teacher Whitney Roth is an avid sharer of ideas on social media.


A Single Sign-On Platform Revolutionized How This District Uses Tech—and Saved $120,000


“A ball of crazy!” That’s how Aleigha Henderson-Rosser describes the technical issues around access to digital learning resources when she joined Atlanta Public Schools (APS) in 2010 as Executive Director of Instructional Technology.

Why Should Tech Coaches Be Making Up Cheat Sheets And Templates For Their Teachers?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the reasons why your Tech Coaches should be creating EdTech Cheat Sheets and Templates for their teachers. The post Why Should Tech Coaches Be Making Up Cheat Sheets And Templates For Their Teachers?

Stop, Practice, Collaborate: The Cycle Of Reflective Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

Stop, Practice, Collaborate: The Cycle Of Reflective Teaching contributed by Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral This post has been updated and republished The more reflective you are, the more effective you are. This is a phrase that has become synonymous with the work we have done with building teachers’ reflective capacity. With a century’s worth […]. The post Stop, Practice, Collaborate: The Cycle Of Reflective Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher


As small private colleges keep closing, some are fighting back

The Hechinger Report

Jared Maymon, a Nichols College junior and a student government vice president, has become convinced that Nichols will survive. He’s “okay to sleep at night, comfortable that I’m going to graduate. And kids after me are going to graduate.” Gretchen Ertl for The Hechinger Report. DUDLEY, Mass. —

What Should K-12 Students Know About Artificial Intelligence? New Standards Are in the Works

Marketplace K-12

A new initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims to set guidelines for what students should know about the fast-evolving technology. The post What Should K-12 Students Know About Artificial Intelligence? New Standards Are in the Works appeared first on Market Brief.

OPINION: ‘Far too few veterans are enrolled in our elite undergraduate institutions’

The Hechinger Report

Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck


Pear Deck is one of the easiest ways to ensure all students in the classroom are actively engaged and participating in classroom presentations created in Google Slides.

11 Kid-Friendly Ways to Review for Assessments


Reviewing for year-end assessments doesn't have to be dull, tedious or routine. Ever-creative teacher Megan Kelly describes her favorite ways to offer test prep and review activities that are filled with exploration, fun and inquiry. Be sure to share an idea of your own!

Creative Design App Combines Augmented Reality with 3D Printing.


Teachers create and assign lessons to classes, and kids use the app to create scenes using the object library or uploads from Thingiverse

College financial aid letters are confusing. We made a tool to help figure them out

The Hechinger Report

The post College financial aid letters are confusing. We made a tool to help figure them out appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Active Education


Active learning is gaining traction today thanks to the continuing evolution of AV technologies

For Kids With Anxiety, Parents Learn To Let Them Face Their Fears


The first time Jessica Calise can remember her 9-year-old son Joseph’s anxiety spiking was about a year ago, when he had to perform at a school concert. He said his stomach hurt and he might throw up. “We spent the whole performance in the bathroom,” she recalls.

Baseball, Earth Day and STEM Teaching Resources for April


Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2019, is the perfect day for students to discover what their footprint shows


Data-Informed Instruction for Literacy

Teachers from previous decades may have focused on “What did I teach?” but the new focus is “What did the students learn?” Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction.

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STEM Educators Win 2019 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards


Each winning educator received $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and up to $1,500 toward expenses to attend the annual NSTA National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri on April 11–14, 2019

Create Interactive Maps Using ZeeMaps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

ZeeMaps is another good website to use with students to create, publish and share interactive maps. ZeeMaps allows you to visualize geographic data and customize your maps the way you want. You more

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bulb Digital Portfolios unveils bulbLibrary


Diverse resources provide educators with timely support for summertime professional development

Making Handwriting Digital: Using the Rocketbook App in My Math Class @getRocketbook #edtech


I had a chance to write a guest post on the Rocketbook Blog about how I use their app in my math classes that I hope you’ll enjoy — Making Handwriting Digital: Using the Rocketbook App in My Math Class, by Stacey Roshan. In this post, I talk about: why I chose the Rocketbook App. how I set up a Google Drive folder for class submissions. a student tutorial I use to get my students oriented at the start of the year. how I use the free Rocketbook PDF pages create scannable worksheets.

CoSN Honors Educators at Annual Conference


Each year during the Annual Conference, CoSN honors distinguished school technology leaders, experts and districts for their school technology accomplishments and dedication to advancing innovative learning settings

Bring Your Lessons to Life with Google Expeditions

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Expeditions is a virtual reality tool from Google designed specifically to help teachers take students on virtual trips all around the world. Expeditions is built with Google Cardboard more

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Peerless-AV Announces SmartMount Line of Motorized Carts and Stands


Peerless-AV announces its family of new SmartMount® Motorized Height Adjustable Carts and Stands for education settings

The Dynamic Learning Workshop and Coaching Package

Shake Up Learning

The post The Dynamic Learning Workshop and Coaching Package appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready to transform the classrooms in your school? This three-day workshop and coaching package will help you and your teachers make meaningful technology integration a reality!