Tue.Nov 12, 2019

How to build your global classroom in 4 steps


Globalization has an impact on various aspects of our lives. We live in an age where global issues that affect us all are pushing us to collaborate and to understand different perspectives. In schools, teaching from a global perspective can be quite challenging.

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The Role of the School Administrator in Classroom Coaching

Digital Promise

Research on instructional coaching shows that when defined, understood, and implemented as a principal-coach-teacher partnership, teacher coaching programs can be more effective. Engaged principals are key to a successful coaching program.

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Could Minecraft disrupt traditional instruction?

The Christensen Institute

Minecraft, which hit its 10-year anniversary this year, is currently the second best-selling video game ever—only beat out by Tetris.

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Ditch those homework packets with family choices boards

Ditch That Textbook

Can we shift the homework culture while still bridging home-school connections? It's possible with family choice boards. Read on for examples, templates and ideas for getting started. This post is written by Susan Stewart, PK-12 Instructional Technology Coach in California. Susan is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer with a passion for technology integration in […]. The post Ditch those homework packets with family choices boards appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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.

Innovators Worth Watching: Care Management Plus

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. The United States spends $3.5 trillion on healthcare per year, of which 90% goes towards the care of patients with chronic and mental health conditions.

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PleIQ: the early-years interactive smart toy that fosters multiple intelligences through an Augmented Reality experience

Educational Technology Guy

PleIQ: the early-years interactive smart toy that fosters multiple intelligences through an Augmented Reality experience PleIQ (Play-Q) is the best new educational toy that beautifully merges the physical and digital worlds to provide our children with an immersive learning experience.

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How to Help Your Students Navigate the News in a Presidential Election Year


For social studies educators, a presidential election year is a big deal. It’s a nationwide teachable moment in which the entire country is constantly discussing a hearty list of key standards that is supposed to inform our instruction.

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5 Homework Assignments for the Thanksgiving Break

Teacher Tech

A friendly reminder that a break is a break. This is not an excuse to give extra work to students. There is NO research that suggests that we should give students work to do over the Thanksgiving break or any break. Actually, rest and breaks are very important.


Squid Notes - Take digital handwritten notes for class, work, or fun! Markup PDFs, sign documents, & more

Educational Technology Guy

Squid is an inking app that works on Android (and Chromebooks as an Android app) and allows you to take handwritten notes, create drawings, markup PDF files and more.

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.

10 Technologies Higher Education Should Get Ahead of (or Fall Behind)


In Today's Digital World, Industries of all Types Must Transform in Order to Thrive I often attend CIO “summits” and similar events for IT and business leaders. A common theme at these. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Digital Games and STEM Resources for November


These digital games and STEM resources are great teaching tools for the month of November

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The Definition Of Peer Teaching: A Sampling Of Existing Research

TeachThought - Learn better.

Peer teaching occurs when students, by design, teach other students. The post The Definition Of Peer Teaching: A Sampling Of Existing Research appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Definitions Strategies

How Free Online College Courses Are Changing the Game for Early Childhood Educators


BEAVER, Utah — On a recent morning in early October, when the day is in full swing, Dacie Derbidge settles onto a bean bag in a back corner at Little Leapers, the early learning center she opened two years ago, and hoists two girls onto her lap, balancing one on each thigh.

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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.

Policy Watch: Educators Can Teach Lawmakers What Our Students Need

EdNews Daily

School leaders can help lawmakers create better education legislation by keeping them informed of current challenges and offering pragmatic solutions. By Glen Miller. It’s no secret to educators that students are not meeting literacy benchmarks.

The Latest Innovation in Student Retention at Colleges: ‘Food Scholarships’


College kids have a reputation for seeking out free food, and that's why any student organizer knows that ordering pizza is a good way to lure folks to a meeting. But for many students, hunger is a far more serious problem. More than 30 percent of college students may not regularly get enough to eat.

Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

EdNews Daily

By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller. What’s hot in education technology? A better question might be, what’s hot in EdTech this year ? It’s no surprise that the sector is growing – and quickly. In 2017, EdTech industry investments rose to a record-breaking $9.5 billion.

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It’s Time for Social Studies to Make a Comeback. Here Are 3 Insights for Educators.


Social studies is poised for a comeback in U.S. schools.

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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.

Join the ST Math Fall Break Challenge

MIND Research Institute

The holiday season is a busy one, often filled with wonder and reflections of gratitude. It's also filled with caring parents and teachers wanting to ensure that students stay engaged in learning over designated school breaks.

Chegg Ditches Ingram for FedEx and Eyes International Growth


A switch in distributors for Chegg’s legacy textbook sales and rentals business reflects, in a way, how the more things change, the more they stay the same. Back in 2014, more competition from Amazon had led the Santa Clara, Calif-based Chegg to a deal with book distributor Ingram Content Group.

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The Feedback of Failure

The Principal of Change

I saw the following tweet from Chasity Beatty and wanted to share a few thoughts: The simple answer is this; yes, there is failure. But in all failure, there can be feedback if we choose to look for it. Sometimes failure can teach us that we need to tweak things and get better.

How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Coaching a coach is an exciting experience, but everyone has struggles that they need to mastermind one in a while. Alison Jalufka is a Learning Coach at an elementary school in her Central Texas school district.

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!

We Jammin’! Redefine Learning Tasks with Google Jamboard


“A whiteboard on every desk” is the way Google’s collaboration tool, Jamboard, has been described – and it certainly is redefining the way that students interact with each other and the teachers in the classroom.

CoSN Awards & Recognition Program Seeks Nominations


CoSN seeks nominations for inspiring education technology leaders

Wordpress, and Blackboard, and Wix. Oh My! Which School Website Platform Should You Choose?

The Innovative Educator

All public schools must have accessible websites. With so many options, which platform should you choose?

Some powerful trends in higher education that you should know about.

Linways Technologies

Be relevant for 21st century education. Defining popular trend in education is tricky. There are multiple factors to be taken into consideration, meticulous research to be done, have to take feedback from educators, academicians, students, and so on.

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.