Thu.Feb 28, 2019

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”


Marie Kondo is upon us, like a modern-day Mary Poppins she is sweeping our lives clean of clutter with Zen-like élan.

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Google Slides interactive notebooks + 20 activities to fill them

Ditch That Textbook

Interactive notebooks have taken lots of classrooms everywhere by storm. The idea: a central space where students can create, write and make meaning. When they’re done well, students get that spark of excitement. Learning goes to a different level. When they’re done poorly, it becomes worksheets glued to pages. Interactive notebooks don’t have to go […].

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K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 02/28/2019 - 15:20. Virtual and augmented reality in the classroom has proved to be effective for history and chemistry lessons.

Here’s a Preview of March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: Teaching Basic Cybersecurity Measures. Solve 50% of Tech Problems with 16 Simple Solutions. 3 Favorite Webtools. Looking for Trusted Advisors? Look No Further. Peer Feedback That Works. Celebrate Pi.

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.

4 Thoughts about Pink Shirt Day

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Yesterday was Pink Shirt Day.

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10 Tips for Turning Ideas into Action Reflection in Education


Conference presentations, networking, and notebooks filled with innovative next steps—oh, my

ICE 2019: Elevating Student Learning with SAMR

EdTech Magazine

ICE 2019: Elevating Student Learning with SAMR. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:53. CDW•G Education Strategist Jennifer Brown, at the 2019 Illinois Computing Educators conference in Schaumburg, Ill.,

New Math Tools and Best Practices Add Up to Positive Results


New research-based edtech tools and sound instructional practices are helping to equip students for success in math class and for future success in solving the world’s problems

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News Broadcast @WeVideo Projects in Spanish III w/My @BullisSchool Colleagues @Marishawkins & @SrWhitford #edtech @EDUcre8ive


I wanted to feature another WeVideo project of success, led our Spanish III team, taught by Maris Hawkins and Bryan Whitford. Maris and Bryan recently had their students do a News Broadcast project in WeVideo to demonstrate their understanding of current events occurring throughout Latin America.

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.

2018 Award of Excellence Grand Prize Winners


Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Announce Top Three Contest Winners

How does your city stack up when it comes to pre-K quality?

The Hechinger Report

Pre-K students play a game with teaching assistant Johnni Hoene during recess at Zion Lutheran School in Seymour, Indiana. Photo: Mareesa Nicosia for The Hechinger Report.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


This winter was another busy conference season, kicking off with BETT in the UK, then FETC in Orlando, and then TCEA in San Antonio

Chrome Can: Sticky Notes on Your Chromebook Desktop

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

Many people love that cool app on the Mac that enables you to create little sticky notes on their desktop. While I actually like Google Keep and Google Tasks better since they are now integrated into all Google Apps, others might want the sticky note type of app.

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.

Two Great Tools to Help Change Pedagogy


Changing pedagogy is not only about thinking differently, it’s also about acting differently

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How to Prepare Students for Jobs in the Self-Driving-Car-Industry


Many roads lead to a career in the self-driving car industry. That painfully obvious pun is actually one of the truest things you can say about this nascent, multidisciplinary enterprise, and it also encapsulates the challenge educators who want to prepare their students to work in this industry are facing today.

New Tools for Schools and the Best of TCEA


Tech & Learning’s TCEA 2019 Best of Show Awards celebrates those nominated products and services being exhibited at TCEA that show the greatest promise according to the country’s most tech-savvy educators

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Survey shows SEL is critical for K-12 English learners

eSchool News

Most teachers of K-12 English learners say their students have lots of academic potential, but social and emotional obstacles could potentially stall these students’ progress, according to the English Learners Report from McGraw-Hill.

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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.

Changing Pedagogy— Supporting Teachers in New Ways with Technology


Forward-thinking schools are using technology to change how teachers and students interact and work together as well as to help students take more responsibility for their own learning

Wakelet: for curation, collaborating and telling your stories


One of my favorite new(ish) tools for curation is Wakelet. In the past I’ve used to to archive conferences , share lists of best lists , crowd-source current awareness , and to keep my personal favorite classroom teaching tips and strategies handy.

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Online Learning Community Lets Kids Collaborate Globally


PenPal Schools allows classrooms and students around the world to work together on collaborative projects related to every school subject

The Opportunity to Become Successful Learners

The Principal of Change

When I lead workshops with school districts, I try to keep them as conversational as possible as, perhaps selfishly, I want to learn from the expertise in the room, but I also want to create opportunities for teachers to recognize the expertise that already exists in their district.

EdTech at School

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

The Latest and Greatest At Toy Fair


Here are highlights from this year’s Toy Fair from Tech & Learning’s sister Future publication, TWICE

Playing and Learning Together with MathMINDs Games

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

Now With Revenue, ClassDojo Raises $35 Million to Expand to Homes Across the World


Sam Chaudhary doesn’t like to talk about money. But he’s certainly good at raising it—which may seem odd given that the 8-year-old company only recently started generating revenue. In describing ClassDojo ’s latest fundraise—a $35 million Series C round—Chaudhary, its co-founder and CEO, says “it wasn’t a very long process,” which wrapped up in late 2017. The entire process, he claims, closed in a mere two months. Even more, he adds: “The best way to raise money is when you don’t need it.”

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Strategies


One of the best qualities a teacher can have is a willingness to try new teaching strategies.

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.

Internet Hoaxes

Gaggle Speaks

We are aware of the Momo challenge. As with any other internet hoax, trend, challenge, or story, the way we analyze content allows us to review concerning situations regarding suicide, self-harm, and violence—regardless of the trending words used. In the event that the resurfaced Momo challenge hoax leads your kids to communicate about thoughts of suicide, cutting, or hurting others, Gaggle will be here to help you protect your children.

Top 10 Web Stories


Over 50 resources to teach CT across the entire curriculum

11 tips on creating a positive school climate

eSchool News

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is more than just a curricular add-on–it’s an integral part of helping students learn empathy for their peers and create safe spaces for everyone to learn.