Wed.Apr 10, 2019

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

Esports are here to stay. As a spectator sport and as an industry. In colleges and in high schools. And in no small way. Competitive gaming has become a billion dollar business and is projected to grow exponentially. The prevalence of esports in schools is likewise rapidly expanding.

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My Kids Hate Their Desks! (And What I Did About It!)

The CoolCatTeacher

Brooke Markle on episode 468 of the 10-Minute Teacher Brooke Markle, a veteran middle-level English educator, realized that her kids hated their desks. They wiggled. They moved. They struggled to pay attention. So, with a limited budget, she decided to change her classroom to give students a choice.

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Here’s How to Get Started with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hello! Ask a Tech Teacher is a group of tech ed professionals who work together to offer you tech tips, advice, pedagogic discussion, lesson plans, and anything else we can think of to help you integrate tech into your classroom.

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Flexible Content & Tools: Part 2 - An Interview With an Instructional Coach at KIPP

Education Elements

Personalized learning represents a shift in how we teach students, a reflection of our changing educational landscape, and an acknowledgement that the world we must prepare our students for is different than the one we grew up in.

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

How to start a Quizlet Live game in 60 seconds + tips and tricks

Ditch That Textbook

Quizlet Live is a collaborative, high-energy review game. It’s based on Quizlet, the online flashcards platform that’s been around for years. Students are sorted into groups and work together to answer all 12 questions correctly in a row to win. If we’re not careful, review can be a drag. At worst, it’s a repetition of […]. Ed Tech Teaching how to do quizlet live how to play quizlet live quizlet live quizlet live create quizlet live teacher

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4 ways that better edtech management empowered our district

eSchool News

Billings Public Schools is the largest school district in Montana, supporting more than 16,800 students across 33 schools. With the support of technology levies, we have invested $1 million into new technology for both the high school and elementary levels.

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Beyond basic reading, kids can learn how to think like a good reader

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! Once students learn how to sound out words, reading is easy.

Make your Google Docs more accessible

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This article was first published on the TCEA TechNotes blog.]. As educators, there are many things we can do to make our Google Docs more accessible to our students. We should always be thinking about including universal design for learning (UDL) in all that we do.

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information

EdTech Magazine

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:01. Schools handle a wide variety of sensitive information concerning students and their families.

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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.

ASU’s Michael Crow: “The Rest Of the Culture Sees Us As a Virus”


Michael Crow is building an empire, one that frees the state university he leads, Arizona State University, from dependence on declining state funding.

Part 3: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Questions, Process, Metacognition, and 15 Pre-search Tools

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this third post in a series that promotes student inquiry in the classroom. I believe that inquiry involves the art of knowing how to ask a question.

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Tips and Scoops from ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda


What was once a sleepy conference at Arizona State University that charged $50 for attendance has now become ground zero for dealmaking in the education technology industry. (A A ticket for this year costs nearly $3,200.)

Refining the Art of Storytelling to Support Women in STEM

EdNews Daily

By Erin Twamley and Joshua Sneideman. Stories are important. Before there was a written language there was storytelling. Telling stories about women in math and sciences have been a critical missing story for far too long.

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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.

Want To Make A Difficult Conversation Productive? Use A Protocol

TeachThought - Learn better.

Want To Make A Difficult Conversation Productive? Use A Protocol contributed by Michele Mattoon, NSRF Director *Join Michele and Director of TeachThought PD, Drew Perkins, for this summer’s Grow 19 pre-conference day, July 16th. Each year, I train scores of educators and professionals to become Critical Friends Group© Coaches, and sometimes I lead shorter workshops […]. The post Want To Make A Difficult Conversation Productive? Use A Protocol appeared first on TeachThought.

What’s the BEST Model to Support Technology Integration?


On a recent OnEducation Podcast episode (embedded at the bottom of this post), the hosts Mike and Glen got into a debate about what exactly is the “right” model of support when it comes to technology integration in schools?

Pearson Still Won’t Buy Your Startup. But It May Invest in It.


Pearson probably still won’t buy your startup. But it may consider investing in it. Today, the publisher announced the launch of Pearson Ventures, a $50 million fund earmarked for education technology startups raising Series A and B rounds.

Applying Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Your Classroom: SEL and Responsible Decision-Making

Where Learning Clicks

Incorporating SEL and responsible decision-making into teaching can enhance the learning experience and help students be more comfortable in the classroom.

EdTech at School

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

A Humbled Declara, Once a Darling of the Edtech Industry, Finds a New Home


Declara launched in 2012 to considerable funding and fanfare—including a shoutout from former President Barack Obama. But its AI-powered social learning platform struggled to live up to expectations, and never quite found its footing in the education market.

Upholding the Integrity of the Admissions Process


How we can ensure integrity and diversity play a central role in higher education admissions

How can your institution attract students

Linways Technologies

Defining the students’ choices of the 21st century. Portrait of pensive student carrying out test at lesson. The exams are mostly over. Now students wait for their results and plan ahead for what stream or course they want to pursue and which institution they want to join.

4 Advantages of School Accountability


Two decades of experience in Florida and A-F school grading adoption in 15 other states have positively impacted students with more educational opportunities—resulting in students who are better prepared for success in school, careers and life.

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.

Teachers Guide to Creating Assignment in Google Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Classroom allows you to easily create, share and collect assignments with your students paperlessly. Being integrated with other services such as Gmail, Drive and Google Docs, more

The Week’s Classroom Education Program

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Do you incorporate current events in your instruction? It brings a host of benefits to students, including i mprovement of language, vocabulary, reading comprehension, critical thinking, problem-solving, listening, and oral expression skills.

Green Screen Technology Powers Amazing App


Students can create original videos with dynamic, interchangeable backgrounds using green screen technology

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Google Slides: Q&A History

Teacher Tech

Find the Q&A History in Google Slides Looking at John Hattie’s research ( you will see that what is highly rated for learning is class discussion and what is near the bottom for learning is PowerPoint. Google Slides has a quick and easy way to get started with using slides to interact with students. Q&A. […]. The post Google Slides: Q&A History appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Slides G Suite google slides

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.