Mon.Jul 08, 2019

5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now [Best of Season 5]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Genuine appreciation that is timely and meaningful can go a long way in the classroom, between colleagues, and administrators and their teachers. So why don’t we show more appreciation?

Scavenger Hunt: Get Kids Talking on the 1st Day of School

Catlin Tucker

Relationship building needs to start on the first day of school if teachers are going to cultivate a community of learners willing to take risks and engage with one another.

Tackling graduation gaps by combining tech with human supports

The Christensen Institute

Students need relationships to get by and to get ahead. But all too often in our education system, relationships are treated as inputs to learning, rather than outcomes in their own right.

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Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas. That changed somewhat when online worksheets allowed students to practice until they got it but it didn’t make it any more fun.

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.

12 questions that help get at robust technology infusion

Dangerously Irrelevant

If your goal for a lesson, unit, or other instructional activity is to infuse technology more robustly, consider these 12 questions from Section D* of the 4 Shifts Protocol. If you like your answers, awesome! Keep doing that!

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The Benefits of Preschool Last Into Adulthood. Let’s Make High-Quality Pre-K Available to All


High-quality Pre-K programs are widely recognized for their positive effect on the social, emotional and academic development of young children. They develop more advanced language, pre-math and social skills , and make an easier adjustment to kindergarten.

From prison to dean’s list: How Danielle Metz got an education after incarceration

The Hechinger Report

Danielle Metz grew up in Uptown New Orleans. Both of her parents worked — her father as a cement finisher, her mother in a bakery — and together they earned enough to buy a home in a quiet neighborhood. Metz, who inherited the house, has lived there since she was released from prison in 2016.

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Outsourcing campus IT: what next?

Bryan Alexander

This week we learned that one Michigan campus will outsource its entire IT department. I’d like to explore the story, as well as reflect on this as a way of thinking about the future of outsourcing in higher ed. The story.

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Texas 10% policy didn’t expand number of high schools feeding students to top universities

The Hechinger Report

Texas’s policy to automatically admit the top students in each high school to the state’s flagship universities didn’t expand the number of high schools that send students to Texas A&M University, College Station, pictured here. Photo: © Allen Holder/TNS/

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.

Managing the Hybrid Cloud

EdTech Magazine

Managing the Hybrid Cloud. Across industries, many organizations have found that they’re able to achieve benefits such as cost savings, enhanced agility and improved business continuity by integrating their private clouds with public cloud resources in a hybrid model.

OPINION: When it comes to raising school achievement, is love in the mix?

The Hechinger Report

After spending over two decades working to advance racial equity in education through advocacy and philanthropy, I took a new job last year that has allowed me to see this work from the inside out.

It's Game On for Esports in Education

EdTech Magazine

It's Game On for Esports in Education. Video games have changed immensely over the years, and so have the people who play them. Having been popular among young people for decades, video games are now a legitimate global phenomenon experiencing explosive growth.

Visualize Your Feedback with QuickShare Screenshot

Teacher Tech

Try the QuickShare Screenshot when Leaving Feedback Using Google Apps is a paradigm shift for many reasons. One is the ability to be in the same document at the same time. You ALWAYS have the right version. This really is a game changer.

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.

New Bill Could Bring CS Programs to 500K JROTC Students—and Diversify the Future Workforce


Congress is proposing an innovative approach to building the federal technology talent pipeline for computer science roles, one that should be exciting for schools and students. On June 14, 2019, Reps. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Tx.), Rob Bishop (R-Ut.), Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Conor Lamb (D-Penn.),

Unlocking the Gate to Better Learning

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. To “ungate” in software is to allow a user to proceed to the next level or into a new section. In some software, gating is a way for teachers to lever up or hold back individual students so that they can surge forward if they are high achievers or remain with a group.

Best edtech blogs for the beach


As the summer heat seems to be wafting through the land, many of us are recharging our batteries. As we do that and prepare for the return of students in the fall, the need for good professional development options often comes to mind. Historically, I have presented a summer reading list.

How To Create An LLC For Your Educational Podcast


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Do you need to create an LLC for your educational podcast or small business? Let's take a look at the easy process of creating a Limited Liability Company.

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.

Go On Incredibly Fun Learning Adventures With These Amazing Green Screen Ideas!


“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ” – Albert Einstein

Virtual Reality: Can It Help Teachers Flip Their Classrooms?


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of Ask the Tech Coach, Jeff welcomes Adam Bevan from on the program to discuss how Virtual Reality and Analytics are helping to change the way our teachers are creating a flipped classroom. .

CK-12 Foundation: Earth Science: Growth of Human Populations


It took all of human history until 1802 for the human population to reach its first billion. It took just 12 years for it to acquire its most recent billion. A recent estimate by the United Nations estimates that 10.1 billion people will be here by the end of the century.

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5 evidence-based literacy strategies for bilingual learners

eSchool News

The opportunity of bilingualism is an important gift to give to our students. The cognitive, cultural, and professional benefits of bilingualism have the potential to broaden learners’ experiences in their careers and academics.

EdTech at School

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

Hyperconvergence Goes Mainstream

EdTech Magazine

Hyperconvergence Goes Mainstream. In recent years, organizations across industries have adopted hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), an approach to IT architecture that combines storage, computing and networking into a single system.

3 ways to combine trauma-informed teaching with SEL

eSchool News

When trauma goes unacknowledged by caring adults, students can feel suffocated by the burden of their experience.

Better Together: 9 Benefits of Team Learning

The Innovative Educator

More than two dozen educators from across New York City schools experienced the benefits of team learning when they descended upon Philadelphia, PA for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.

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Civilisations AR Sparks Curiosity of Learners


Students can view a collection of 41 artifacts thematically organized: Early Civilisations, Human Body, Faith, Encounters, and Progress and Modernity


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.