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Designing Balanced Lessons

Catlin Tucker

The theme of balance has been top of mind for me lately. I have a book Balance with Blended Learning coming out in January. I started a podcast called The Balance focused on exploring issues related to balance in education.

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It’s that magical time of the year again! No, I’m not referring to Thanksgiving Day, nor to Black Friday, not even to Christmas; even though you can’t really ignore all the hustle and bustle that has already started.

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Sharing Tools for Measuring Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

As access to technology becomes increasingly commonplace in schools, discrepancies continue to emerge concerning not whether technology is being used, but how it is being used. The U.S.

Subscriber Special: December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. December: Discounts on Select Print Books. Any of these books: $25.99. Kindergarten Technology Curriculum. 1st Grade Technology Curriculum. 3rd Grade Technology Curriculum.

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.

We don’t do tests: Using Gimkit for assessment

Ditch That Textbook

Gimkit is a game show for the classroom that makes assessments feel like fun! How can you use Gimkit in your class? Read on for ideas. This post is written by Omoyemwen Ngei, a grade six teacher at Ellerslie campus, Edmonton Public School District. in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Prior to teaching in Canada, she was […]. The post We don’t do tests: Using Gimkit for assessment appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Assessment Guest Blog assessment

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Critical Thinking: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. In this post, I wish to elaborate on Critical Thinking. The idea of critical thinking is very important. In fact , I believe that when critical thinking begins… real learning has been sparked! Now that is exciting.

5 Elements of a Pitch Deck That Will Lead Your Company to New VC Investment

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Swing Education has raised $23 million in venture capital funding to-date. The ed-tech company's co-founder shares the secrets of his pitch. The post 5 Elements of a Pitch Deck That Will Lead Your Company to New VC Investment appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog

Finally, student financing that won’t produce one million defaults every year

The Christensen Institute

America’s student debt crisis can be measured any number of ways—dollar amount ($1.6 trillion), number of defaults per year (one million), or percentage of presidential candidates offering unrealistic solutions (100). Underlying the large numbers and soaring rhetoric is a sobering reality: while it’s true that we are paying too much for college, there is also something wrong with how we pay for it in the first place.

4 Ways Your District Can Support Social Studies Teachers [Infographic]


Social studies educators have the unique challenge of teaching subject matter that is constantly shifting. Just as culture, society and history are dynamic, so too is the corresponding curriculum.

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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.

How Single-Point Rubrics Can Improve The Quality Of Student Work

TeachThought - Learn better.

With single-point rubrics, the focus is on providing evidence of meeting, exceeding, or falling short of the quality you're looking for. The post How Single-Point Rubrics Can Improve The Quality Of Student Work appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers

Many Frustrated Teachers Say It’s Not Burnout — It’s Demoralization


A few years ago, Chrissy Romano-Arribito began to experience something that may sound familiar to a lot of teachers: burnout. Or not burnout, exactly, but demoralization.

How To Make A Movie Poster: A Template For Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

The benefit of creating movie posters in the classroom is that they require the students to concisely 'capture' a film in order to persuade others. The post How To Make A Movie Poster: A Template For Students appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching How-To New Teacher

What happens when college students discuss lab work in Spanish, philosophy in Chinese or opera in Italian?

The Hechinger Report

Danilo Moreta, a graduate student raised in Colombia, leads a Spanish language section of a plant science course, Applications in Molecular Diagnostics. Photo: Jon Reis for The Hechinger Report. ITHACA, N.Y.

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.

Four Reasons Why Students Don’t Receive the Degrees They’ve Earned


Millions of Americans have earned some college credit but no degree. Some experts think institutions of higher education—not former students—are partly to blame.

Teaching Financial Literacy: 5 Critical Concepts About How Money Works

TeachThought - Learn better.

A lack of financial literacy can cause students to spend a lifetime struggling with 'money' when in reality, the issue is how they think about money. The post Teaching Financial Literacy: 5 Critical Concepts About How Money Works appeared first on TeachThought. Life financial


2U Defends Trilogy Bootcamp Purchase


Last quarter, online program management company 2U shocked investors with worse than expected losses and, going forward, lower average program enrollment for some of its largest online graduate programs. Now, 2U has beaten expectations with its latest earnings report for the quarter that ended Sept.

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What Steve Jobs Said About Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

"What’s wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology. No amount of technology will make a dent. The problems are sociopolitical.". The post What Steve Jobs Said About Education appeared first on TeachThought. Education Apple

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.

Using a Social Annotation Platform for Pre-Class Reading Assignments


This effective use of digital technology can be applied to flipped, blended, and traditional classroom learning In last week's Future Trends Forum, guest Robert Talbert mentioned a social annotation. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

EduCon 2020 Announces New Location


Due to relocation of The Science Leadership Academy to the School District of Philadelphia's District administrative building for this year, EduCon will be hosted in this building at 440 N Broad Street  


Asking For Help Too Early Rather Than Too Late

The Principal of Change

I have always struggled with the “it is easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission” mentality. I know this is a mantra for many, and sometimes, depending on where you work, it makes sense.

Storytelling – The Heart of Teaching and Learning


Storytelling – speaking, writing, hearing, and appreciating our own and other’s stories – can be an equalizer for ensuring all students’ lives are respected, honored, and recorded, writes Literacy Essentials author Regie Routman. Learn about her new podcast series.

EdTech at School

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

Support MIND this Holiday Season: AmazonSmile, Cyber Monday, and #GivingTuesday

MIND Research Institute

Gratitude and giving are two of my most favorite things. This is why the holidays are one of my favorite times of year because they’re a great reminder of all the things to be grateful for and it’s the season of giving.


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Making the Most of Your 1:1 Implementation Program in K12 Education

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 185 Presenting Content To Students In A World Of Biased Media

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 185 Presenting Content To Students In A World Of Biased Media Drew Perkins talks with Dan Cogan and Matthew Gross of Newsela about the challenges and their processes in providing balanced and non-biased content for teachers and students.

Chemstry Apps for High School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Another collection of good educational iPad apps specifically curated from iTunes App Store for high school teachers and students. These are apps to help students with chemistry learning from.read more

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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.