Wed.Feb 12, 2020

Trust and Grace in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Alana Stanton talks about what matters in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Each year, many educators select a word or two for the year.

Interdisciplinary Project Planning Framework

Catlin Tucker

When I was at TCEA last week, a teacher approached me after one of my sessions to ask if I had ever written about my experience planning interdisciplinary projects. I realized that I had not written specifically about the process of planning a project with teachers who taught other subject areas.

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Introducing the Challenge Based Science Learning Toolkit

Digital Promise

Designed to address the need for open educational resources that support student-driven learning in science, our new Challenge Based Science Learning Toolkit guides educators in developing science units that build on student interest, lead to deeper learning, and engage students in using science to solve problems in their community.

5 ways to ensure SEL is an instrument for equity of opportunity

The Christensen Institute

Last month, AEI published my new article titled “ Unleashing the social in social-emotional learning. ” In the piece, I discuss how central relationships are—and should be—to the SEL field and the outcomes it cares about.

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.

10 tips for lesson planning writer’s block

Ditch That Textbook

Lesson planning is hard -- especially when the ideas aren't flowing freely. Here are some tips for overcoming lesson planning writer's block. It's the end of the school day. Or the beginning of your prep hour. You have a little lesson planning time for the next week. (Or Or maybe the next day!) You sit down to […]. The post 10 tips for lesson planning writer’s block appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Lesson planning Teaching


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Career Fields That Offer Great Jobs With An Associate’s Degree

EdNews Daily

With the soaring cost of college and the crushing amounts of student loan debt, many people have started to rethink the conventional wisdom about attending a four-year educational institution.

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US Education Department Launches School Safety Resource Site

Educational Technology Guy

The U.S. Department of Education this week launched , a website intended to serve as a one-stop clearinghouse of resources for K-12 administrators, educators, parents and law enforcement officials to address safety and security in schools.

7 New EdTech Tools Worth Exploring


In this blog post, I want to take you through a few new EdTech tools worth exploring this year

Investing in Women-Led Edtech Startups Is More Than a Matter of Equity. It’s Also Good Business.


When no female directors were nominated for the “Best Directors” Oscars category this year, Bette Midler called for a new awards ceremony, the Osc-hers. The entertainment industry is hardly alone in overlooking some of its top talent.

EdTech at School

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

5 Things to Click On When Sending Gmail

Teacher Tech

Explore Sending an Email in Gmail Sending an email seems easy enough… but sometimes it is not obvious that features are hiding under your nose. Try these 5 things when writing an email. 1) Click the To When composing a message it is not obvious that the word “To” does anything.

Course Hero Joins the Edtech Unicorn Stable


Another U.S. education technology company has reached the billion-dollar valuation mark, and with that comes bragging rights to being a “unicorn.” But its CEO winces when he hears the word. He really, really doesn’t want to talk about it. “I

How It's Done: Enhancing Music Class With Technology


Combining students' love of music and technology to amp up band, chorus and more

Are Algorithmically-Generated Term Papers the Next Big Challenge to Academic Integrity?


This is the third of a three-part series on the “cheating economy.” For more, read part one , and part two. And listen to a live discussion we hosted on the topic as well. There’s a new application of AI in education, and educators aren’t going to like it.

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.

OPINION: How top charter schools became an ‘afterthought’ in one state

The Hechinger Report

Since the 1990s, education stories emanating from Massachusetts have largely been positive, but that started to change over the last decade.

A Reading Comprehension Tool To Simplify Text

TeachThought - Learn better.

Rewordify attempts to simplify the text at the vocabulary level (as opposed to syntatical, structural, or idea level) to make complex texts easier to read. The post A Reading Comprehension Tool To Simplify Text appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy New Teacher Resources Tools

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Google Classroom Rubric Click the Title

Teacher Tech

Expand the Rubric to Read Description I want LESS mouse clicks and LESS mouse dragging. I was feeling really annoyed that to read the rubric description I made for a category I had to click all the way over to the right. But there is a shortcut!

ISTE20 Featured Voices, Round I, Announced


ISTE20 offers discount registration through March 3


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.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 194 Coming of Age As A Student in Black and White America

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 194 Coming of Age As A Student in Black and White America Drew Perkins talks with Veda Pendleton about her book which details her journey as a black student from Arkansas attending a primarily white prep school in New England.

Free App Teaches Geometry, Spatial Reasoning, and Problem Solving Using AR


Cyberchase Shape Quest is a free app focused on shapes and starring characters from PBS Kids' show Cyberchase


A Pancake Parable

Adjusting Course

This weekend our family invited a couple of our kids’ friends up to our cabin to hang out. Over the course of the weekend, we played games like Uno, Mario Cart, darts, and two-hand touch football (outside).just just to name a few.

Test the water and HVAC systems just as much as the students

The Hechinger Report

A fundraising page was created to raise money to buy warm clothing for students in cold Baltimore schools. Source: GoFundMe. When boilers failed at multiple public schools in Baltimore in 2018, teachers adapted by bringing in space heaters to warm shivering students’ hands.

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.

Student Success with Online Learning at Atlanta Public Schools [Video]

Where Learning Clicks

Atlanta Virtual Academy provides students district-wide with flexible, yet rigorous options to reach graduation. See their story in this exclusive video. The post Student Success with Online Learning at Atlanta Public Schools [Video] appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Switching it Up to Move Forward

The Principal of Change

Success can lead to failure. The Blockbuster video example has been used over and over again because it is a great cautionary tale of how success can lead to comfort, and comfort can eventually lead to failure.

5 Great Educational Android Apps for Kids

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of 5 educational Android apps to enhance your kids learning. Some of the learning experiences offered by these apps include: problem solving and strategic thinking; more

#AskExcelinEd: How Can States Harness Reverse Transfer to Support Postsecondary Persistence and Completion?


State leaders want their citizens to prosper and contribute to a thriving state economy. One way they can support this vision is by creating flexible new opportunities that help individuals complete college degrees and credentials.

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.