Sun.Apr 16, 2017

The role of technology in the PYP


This post will outline the aims of the PYP (the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in helping teachers and students to achieve those goals.

How Empathy Is Important For Parents And Teens When Things Get Stressful


It’s difficult to have a teenager’s mind. The brain develops rapidly during the adolescent years, which partially explains why teens experience anger, sadness and frustration so intensely.

OPINION: Six ways we can leverage the education law to help our most vulnerable students

The Hechinger Report

Amid concerns being raised about the direction of the U.S.

Book Creator as an Image or Page Creator


One of my favorite iPad apps for use in the classroom is Book Creator. I love the way it allows teachers and students to easily pull from the camera roll and incorporate a wide variety of file types, including images, video, and audio.

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.

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Digital accessibility should be a K12 goal from the start

District Administration

Schools can face serious consequences by failing to make learning materials accessible to every student Leila Meyer Districts must provide learning materials that are accessible to all students. The consequences of failing to do so can be significant

Why Are You Looking For The Living Among The Dead?

The Jose Vilson

“While they were puzzling over this, suddenly two men in radiant apparel stood beside them. As the women bowed their faces to the ground in terror, the two men asked them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!”

Let’s Prepare Students for the World—Not Tests


Spring means one thing to many elementary and middle schools across the country: test prep. Students across the country are gearing up to take federally mandated, state-administered exams, and teachers, administrators and parents all feel the heat. The stakes will rise if the Trump administration is successful in shifting funding to vouchers. Schools will be in competition to attract students and the publicly funded voucher dollars that come along with them.

5 Formative Assessment Tools to Invigorate Your Classroom via @Sunsetparktech

The Innovative Educator

Inspired to turn useful tips, tricks, and ideas into infographics, #NYCSchoolsTech specialist, Joe Santiago created his first infographic. The focus is on how teachers who want to update their practice can use technology when doing formative assessments.

12 Wonderful Books for School Leaders

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 16, 2017 Successful school leaders are those who inspire, innovate, motivate, empower and create engaging school culture conducive to meaningful learning. They are always forward more. Books for Teachers

Tech and Teaching Tweet Wrap w/e 04-15-17


Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the wrap … 10 good tips for spotting. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

7 Good iPad Games Free Today

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 16, 2017 We hope you are enjoying your weekend with your loved ones. This is a quick post to share with you this collection of iPad apps that are free today and only for a limited more. Apps gone free

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Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone Blog

I have two guests on the show today–they are the co-authors of the new book Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom.

4 Tips for Teaching Students SEL Skills


Integrating performance-boosting Social Emotional Learning requires educators to broaden school goals beyond pure academics. Debbie Silver shares four tips for teaching "Thrive" skills that lay the foundation for healthy, centered, and successful young adults.

Avoiding the Reefs as We Navigate Testing Season


Without turning his classroom into “test prep central,” teacher Kevin Hodgson is working to anticipate what his state's evolving standardized tests will contain and how best to help his sixth graders prepare themselves with plenty of reading and writing strategies.