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4 Steps towards digital wellness for students


The media loves sensational tech stories. Remember that one where young people were growing “horns” on their skulls because of their phones? That seems plausible, right? Except that it was based on a faulty study , which essentially renders it as fake.

5 Ways to Step Back from Teacher Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In the high-stress, fast-paced job of teaching – burnout can happen to anyone. In today’s show, we talk about recognizing teacher burnout, how to get help, and steps to tackle it when it happens.

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Deploying Chromebooks for the New School Year


It’s hard to believe it’s the start of another school year, but that can be even more daunting if you have 1,000 Chromebooks in storage just waiting to be placed in the hands of eager students. Does that sound like you?

If We Do It Right, Teachers Plus Technology Can Free Educators to Focus More on Students

The Christensen Institute

The McKinsey Global Institute’s recent report on the future of work for women made for an interesting headline at Education Week: “Forty Percent of Elementary School Teachers’ Work Could Be Automated By 2030.”

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.

Are Classrooms Becoming Too Dependent On Technology?

EdNews Daily

Many educators have asked the question, “Are today’s classrooms too dependent on technology?” ” The underlying assumptions involve several complex political and economic challenges.

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Can Teachers Be Trained to Prevent Future School Shootings? Researchers Say Yes


Most school shooters are current or former students. Most are suicidal. And most share their plans in advance. These are among the key findings of The Violence Project, a research effort examining 50 years of mass shootings in the U.S.

To help first-generation students succeed, colleges enlist their parents

The Hechinger Report

Mothers listen to a representative of the Chicago Gear Up program discuss best practices for helping their children apply to college. After decades working with families of high school kids, the federal program extended its model this year to provide support through the first year of college.

Creating a blended Back to School Night

Ditch That Textbook

Last September, entering my sixteenth year of teaching, I realized I felt less excited than ever for Back to School Night. Over the years I had developed and refined an enthusiastic shtick that left parents with no doubt as to my credentials, love of teaching and learning, reading and writing. They witnessed that their child’s […]. Guest Blog Teaching back to school night blended learning edtech educational technology innovative back to school night

Kids Learn Coding & Build Their Own R2-D2 With Lego Boost Star Wars Set


The new Lego Boost Droid Commander set lets kids build and control iconic Star Wars droids while learning some basic coding

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.

Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap?

EdTech Magazine

Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap? eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/15/2019 - 13:15. Millions of students lack the ability to access the internet from home — a problem compounded by increasing expectations from educators that students do so to complete homework and research. .

HBCUs open their doors wider to international students

The Hechinger Report

Fahad Alharthi is a recipient of the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission scholarship, which covers his educational costs at Tennessee State University. Photo: Delece Smith-Barrow/The Hechinger Report. NASHVILLE, Tenn.

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Is Your Educational Podcast A Hobby or Small Business?


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How We Think About Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

Students Aren’t Products: How We Think About Education by Terry Heick This post has been updated and republished from a previous version Now almost two decades into the 21st-century, we should have a look around. What you see is 21st-century teaching and learning. This is it. So where are we? In a bit of a […]. The post How We Think About Education appeared first on TeachThought. Education Student Engagement Terry Heick Whole Child

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.

Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education


An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. Department of Justice opposing the proposed merger of two of the world’s largest textbook publishers, Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education.

States increasingly extend charter-like flexibility to district schools

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

Making Sense of School Data Is Hard Work. This Partnership Makes It Easier.


Schools now have more data than ever before—from assessments, attendance, online programs, and elsewhere—but not every school can leverage this data effectively by making it visual.

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Four Tips For a Great Start with ST Math

MIND Research Institute

This article features contributions from the MIND Success Team, which includes Danette Morse, Education Success Manager, and Huey Pham , Education Success Manager. Looking for an alternate way to play this video? Watch it on Vimeo.

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.

New Provider Offers Low-Cost Online Courses. But Will the Credit Transfer?


The leader of a company known for light-hearted lessons from celebrities is moving into more academic topics—and starting to offer college credit. Aaron Rasmussen, co-founder of MasterClass, this week announced the launch of Outlier, an online provider of university-level courses.

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Google Keep Guide for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Keep is one of the best free note taking tools out there. It provides a wide variety of features that allow you to easily create and share notes and lists. And for mobile users, they have more

Makerspaces A to Z: Impactful


In addition to creating makerspaces that are impactful, we can help others be impactful, as well


6 Good Websites Where Students Can Learn New Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below are some excellent resources you can use with your students and kids to unleash their creativity and get them engaged in hands-on learning activities. These website provide useful more

EdTech at School

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

How Ed-Fi Standards Help Create Actionable Insight


How can school leaders keep track of minute student data points in their district—then turn those numbers into action to improve instruction? Each student amasses hundreds of thousands of data points. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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Videos Help Teach Broad Range of Math, ELA Topics


LearnZillion is an online database of short video lessons that address learning topics aligned to individual Common Core standards

8+ tips for Ensuring Success for Your Flipped Classroom


Starting to teach in a flipped classroom environment can be daunting. Here are tips to help it succeed from start to finish. Every teacher that chooses to flip his/her classroom has different reasons. Mine? I wanted more time with students face-to-face.

Write Out 2019: Making Stories of People, Place, and Perspectives

Educator Innovator

Write Out is a free two-week series of activities where educators, National Park Service Rangers, and the youth they work with are invited to: explore national parks and other public spaces, including rural and urban settings, whether on-site or online.

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.