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3 Questions to Spark Change

The CoolCatTeacher

Vernon Wright helps us enter the No Apology Zone! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Relationships are a key component of change. We have to relate to educate. We also have to relate to cooperate with our peers.

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Join the Cause and Be Inspired at the ELT4PR Online Conference for Teachers

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ” – Nelson Mandela. This weekend, January 25th to January 26th, join me and teachers worldwide for the ELT Day for Puerto Rico 24 hour online conference.

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Turning Struggling Readers into Striving Readers

The CoolCatTeacher

A free summit on Tuesday, January 28 from 1- 3 pm ET From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Struggling readers can come in all ages and at all stages of the educational process. I love struggling readers so much.

How school admins use the LMS to achieve their goals


The school’s learning management system (LMS) is an indispensable tool for blended learning, personalized learning, and instruction in general. School administrators are the ones in charge of making decisions about which edtech tools to buy, often on a tight budget.

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Today’s economy demands lifelong learning skills. How can institutions keep pace?

The Christensen Institute

The shelf life of skills is shortening in today’s workforce. Automation is creeping into most sectors ; the gig economy is booming; and all of these developments require that workers upskill, reskill, and master soft skills.

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From nonconsumption to market creation: How Toyota became an economic powerhouse for Japan

The Christensen Institute

If you had predicted decades ago that Toyota would someday become the world’s largest car manufacturer, many would have laughed at you.

KOOV: The STEAM solution that’s turning heads


Sony KOOV for ages 8 and up provides a fun way for students to learn core STEAM concepts. Using standard-correlated educational content, KOOV gets your students building and coding original robotic creations. Shape your future problem-solvers, one block at a time with KOOV. Sony provides two types of kit options to learn with KOOV.

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The Big List of STEM Board Games

MIND Research Institute

When looking for the best STEM board games, I’m looking for games that are both. fun and. educational and explore a topic in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics.

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What Teachers Can Change

TeachThought - Learn better.

If you had to start somewhere--with one idea or 'thing' to change, what would it be? What if your only goal was to change the arc of your students' lives? The post What Teachers Can Change appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Terry Heick Veteran Teacher


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.

This district uses micro-credentials to boost PL

eSchool News

Nationally, distance is a barrier to traditional in-person training opportunities for teachers and administrators in many rural areas.

Microsoft’s Free STEM Offerings: Science and Engineering on the Cheap


The only thing better than teaching interested children about science, technology, engineering and math is doing it for free

Women in K-12 Technology Leadership Still Face Sexism. Now They’re Calling It Out.


Women make up the majority of the K-12 education workforce but are chronically underrepresented in leadership roles.

Why technology could be the key to powering the teachers of tomorrow


Microsoft wants to power the teachers of 2030

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

How the ‘Contract Cheating’ Industry Has Gotten More Aggressive in Recruiting Students


This is the first of a three-part series on the “cheating economy.” Look for part two next week, about new efforts by colleges and governments to try to prevent contract cheaters. And join us on Tuesday, January 28, for a live online discussion about the issue as part of our EdSurge Live series.

How It’s Done: Using Tech-PBL to Reach Struggling Students


Using tech tools to enhance project-based learning helped one teacher personalize lessons and reach all her students, regardless of knowledge gaps and multi-level abilities

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Instructure Lays Off About 100 As It Urges Shareholders to Support Sale


Learning management system provider Instructure has laid off as many as 100 full-time employees as the publicly traded company nears a key shareholder vote on a proposed sale to a private equity firm.

Spread the Word and Nominate Young Changemakers for #Digital4Good


This November, #ICANHELP will host its fourth annual #Digital4Good awards event in New York City, NY. A CUE partner, #Digital4Good is a movement and event that awards and celebrates students using digital tools and social media to create positive social change in their school, community, and beyond.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

5E / Hero's Journey Example: Simple Circuits

Cycles of Learning

Engage Hero is Called Play Operation. What are you curious about? Explore ​Hero is Challenged Take apart Operation and inspect how it works. Explain using words and a diagram. Create your own game by repurposing the materials. Additional materials are welcome.

A district sees promising early literacy results in a K-5 pilot

eSchool News

Sadly, the latest NAEP results have dropped significantly since 2017. Despite years of widely-available early literacy tools, average reading scores for 4th and 8th graders in the United States are headed in the wrong direction.

A Good Tool for Creating Diagrams

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Quizlet Diagram Maker is a free tool from Quizlet that allows students to learn in a visual way. Students can easily create diagrams using images and text. They can add annotations, locations more

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Bett Daily News Roundup – Wednesday 22nd January


Microsoft’s keynote led with new research that examined what teachers would need in the classroom of 2030

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

The Next Edtech IPO Might Be This London-Based Language Learning Company


Of all the education technology startups that could go public next, there’s one that’s likely not on your radar: Busuu , a London-based developer of a language-learning platform. But its co-founder and CEO, Bernhard Niesner, has started to make his case.

Bett Daily News Roundup – Thursday January 23rd


The second day at Bett 2020 was off to an incredible start with the insightful Made by Dyslexia panel


Omidyar Network Spins Off Education Portfolio Into Independent Investment Firm


The Omidyar Network is going through changes. Since 2018, the investment and philanthropic vehicle started by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam, has spun off five independent firms that grew out of its investment activities.

How ‘Slow Looking’ Can Help Students Develop Skills Across Disciplines


Eight seconds — that’s the latest estimate of the length of the human attention span.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.