Wed.Jul 03, 2019

Innovators Worth Watching: Thriving on an upmarket trajectory, part 1

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries.

8 questions that help get at authentic, real world work

Dangerously Irrelevant

If your goal for a lesson, unit, or other instructional activity is to move toward more authentic, real world work, consider these 8 questions from Section B of the 4 Shifts Protocol. If you like your answers, awesome! Keep doing that!

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 558: Teach Writing With Tech. Starts Monday, July 8, 2019! This is the last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 558 and click for more information and to sign up.

What Are My Options After High School?

EdNews Daily

When high school is finally over, what should you do next? Typically, most will respond and say that going to a traditional university is the next logical step, but many students are finding this isn’t the right choice for them.

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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.

Redefining Professional Development: Educators as Leaders and Learners

Education Elements

It’s mid-May at Baychester Academy, a public elementary school in the Bronx’s District 11. Like all schools across New York City, the school day draws to a close with a ritual exchange: teachers usher students out of classrooms to meet their parents, patiently waiting by the school’s main office.

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Outline Your Google Doc

Teacher Tech

Use the Outline Pop Out in Google Docs I really love the outline tool in Google Docs. The only problem was it was a little out of sight out of mind that unless you knew to go to the menu and select to view the outline you may not have known this was a feature. […].

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Why Today’s Math Textbooks Just Don’t Add Up

EdNews Daily

By Al Noyes. Pick up a traditional high school mathematics textbook and you’ll see that it was authored by a number of collegiate luminaries, put through a series of pilot tests, and run through numerous developmental cycles over a period of time.

Outline Your Google Doc

Teacher Tech

Use the Outline Pop Out in Google Docs I really love the outline tool in Google Docs. The only problem was it was a little out of sight out of mind that unless you knew to go to the menu and select to view the outline you may not have known this was a feature. […].

What’s Next? Check Out These Upcoming K-12 Edtech Events in 2019-2020


For many educators, summer is a season filled with activities—vacations, outdoor time, sporting events and camps … summer school. It may also provide an opportunity to relax, recharge and reflect. Midway through the year, many people ask themselves: What have I accomplished, and what lies ahead? Put another way: Where have I been and where am I going? At EdSurge, we take that pulse check quite literally. And the answer is: all over.

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 Song-Writing and Music Technology Inspires Learning in Kids in Juvenile Detention Settings

EdNews Daily

By Kat Crawford. The more than 60,000 young people that are incarcerated in secure facilities, residences and group homes are learning in alternative-education settings designed to keep them in school or prepare them for jobs once they re-enter their communities.

Top Microsoft Education News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19


Over a year ago I learned about Microsoft Education’s Immersive Reader, which is a free powerful literacy tool that is transforming education

You Can Attend College Anytime & You Don’t Have To Rush

EdNews Daily

Today, more people than ever before are going back to school. Regardless of your age, gender, or location, if you feel the burning need to return to school, you might want to consider taking the plunge. Often, people start college right at the age of 18.

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Efficient Charging Technology Improves Learning Environment


Volusia County (FL) Schools manages a fleet of 39,000 Chromebooks and tablets–most of which remain at school. Existing charging carts could not keep pace with curriculum demands, so the district searched for a scalable replacement

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.

Virtual field trips bring students face-to-face with Earth’s most fragile ecosystems

The Hechinger Report

Ian Fairhurst, who integrates educational technology into grades K-6 at Knox Grammar Prep, showed a session participant how to use a VR headset at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia. Megan Conn/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!

Here Is An Easy Way to Create Classroom Newspapers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over the last few years, we have reviewed a number of interesting web tools and applications teachers and students can use to create digital magazines and newspapers. In today’s post we are more

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Tiny Robot Teaches Kids Programming Basics


Evo by Ozobot is a miniature robot with lights, sound, sensors, and wheels

An Excellent Storytelling Tool for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The popular timeline creation tool Hstry is now Sutori. This is not only a change of name but is also a change of focus, it is a 'move away from the less flexible terminology of timeline into more

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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.

TEACHER VOICE: The first online class I taught included both a homeless student and an Olympic athlete

The Hechinger Report

After 17 years of teaching in a brick-and-mortar school, I was pretty sure I had the whole teaching thing figured out. I had taught students from second grade to college. I knew how to keep them on task and engaged, deal with behavioral issues and identify those who needed more support. So, when a friend suggested that I try online teaching, I was skeptical. I wasn’t a huge fan of online schools and didn’t believe online education would be the right fit for me or my teaching philosophy.

6 tips to host high-impact district tours for VIP guests

eSchool News

As the director of communications for northwest New York’s East Irondequoit Central School District, I am proud to play a central role in sharing with various stakeholders the story of the tremendous positive impact the school system is having on the community.

Three Ways to Stop Sextortion in Its Tracks

Gaggle Speaks

Oftentimes, it starts with an anonymous text to a child or teen. The sender claims to have incriminating pictures and threatens to release the images across social media unless more sexually explicit images or videos are sent to the perpetrator.

5 ways our centralized LMS supports UDL

eSchool News

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EdTech at School

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

5 Ways To Help Students Overcome Math Anxiety


Math anxiety is defined as “a feeling of tension, apprehension, or fear that interferes with math performance” Often seen in students, math anxiety can range from general discomfort and mental disorganization to feelings of panic and high anxiety.

Nine Steps to Solve the School Culture Puzzle


Teacher leader Laura Von Staden recommends all school administrators, district personnel and school board members read Abe Hege and Adam Dovico’s The Limitless School and use it as a guide to building a strong school culture for learning and growth.

Mature Empathy

Reading By Example

The concept of mature empathy resonated with me and, at least in some part, because it confounds me. I am a problem-solver and tend to always want to be helpful. So, not jumping in to help is hard for me. . In 1992, I, like many, enjoyed the movie White Men Can’t Jump.


Google Wave in a Sentence

Mark Smithers

Well it’s been a week since I was kindly sent an invitation to Google Wave. I have to admit that at first I was a little underwhelmed but since then, as I have started to add contacts, I I have started to see it’s potential.

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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.