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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.

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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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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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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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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

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Guest post: How to Encourage Your Child’s Interest in a STEM Subject


Hopefully, your kids are getting a great, well-rounded education in a range of subjects like science, technology, engineering, and math at school: but for most kids, school classes alone aren’t enough to instil a lifelong interest in these subjects. If your child is showing an interest in a STEM subject, then the good news for parents is that there are a lot of easy ways to encourage your child and help to foster a greater love of learning and exploration for it.

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How To Make A Movie Poster: A Template For Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

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eSchool News

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


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EdTech at School

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

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

The Hechinger Report

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Digital learning is helping this school close achievement gaps

eSchool News

There’s a widening technology achievement gap for minorities, despite blacks and Hispanics having more interest in learning computer science. So why is the field so dominated by whites? eSchool News recently spoke with Mashea Ashton , who founded Washington, D.C.’s

Storytelling – The Heart of Teaching and Learning


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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.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

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TeachThought - Learn better.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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