Tue.Nov 27, 2018

Transformational Teaching in Tough Times – Part 1 with Sia Kyriakakos

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 393 of the 10-Minute Teacher with Sia Kyriakakos From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Master music teacher Amy Burns shares how her music students use Seesaw as a place for performance and sharing with parents and grandparents.

Organize and Motivate Your Local Maker Community

Digital Promise

How can I motivate teachers in my district to introduce making to their students? What are examples of maker learning projects in my subject area? Where can I learn about what making is from someone who is doing it?

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom


This post was originally published in the October 2018 issue of the Education Today Magazine. The way people learn is as unique as cats’ noses. In case you wonder, there are no two cat muzzles exactly the same.

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Hour of Code 101

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 3-9th, 2018, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

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.

3D Printing Highly Effective for Building Creative Skills in K–12 [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine

3D Printing Highly Effective for Building Creative Skills in K–12 [#Infographic]. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:47.

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8 Wonderful Websites for Easy Coding Activities for Any Age or Level!


First in the series, Hour of Code Ideas


In Praise of Really Long Projects


As a specialist serving all the kids in the school, one of my greatest fears is that one student’s work in progress won’t make it from one week to the next. I have rolling shelves, and a culture of “put your name on it.”

20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking by TeachThought Staff Can how you set up your classroom impact how students think? If you design learning with physical space and interaction in mind, it absolutely can. Desks are a staple of the ‘modern’ classroom as we know it. Usually, these learning spaces are simple, and simply arranged: places […]. The post 20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Strategies Veteran Teacher

In China, a Generation Raised by ‘Tiger Mothers’ Seeks a Softer Approach


For Nancy Xu, childhood revolved around her studies. That meant early-morning bus rides to school, loads of after-school classes, and by high school, spending 12 hours a day on coursework. Xu grew up in northwestern China, and the reason for all that studying was a high-stakes test called the Gaokao, a nationwide college-entrance exam. In many cases, this one ultracompetitive test determines what kind of job the student will be able to pursue as an adult. For Xu, all that studying paid off.

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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.

Doodling Matters – and it Makes a Difference!

Teacher Tech

How To Sketchnote: A Step-By-Step Manual for Teachers and Students by Sylvia Duckworth Reviewed by Erin Whalen The perfect combination of pedagogy and practice, Sylvia’s new book begins with an overview of why doodling is not just okay, it’s beneficial to the learning process. Sylvia then shares ideas and instructions on sketching – LOTS of […]. The post Doodling Matters – and it Makes a Difference! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Lesson Design pedagogy sketchnotin

‘Faculty Information System’ Developer, Interfolio Acquired for $110M+


Being a faculty member requires a lot more than just teaching and research. Behind the scenes, there’s accreditation reporting, tracking and organizing work around tenure, plus managing and supporting students while staying on top of new technologies and instructional practices. Washington D.C.-based based Interfolio aims to help simplify the workflow for faculty with software it dubs “faculty information systems.”

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When Kids Lead

The Principal of Change

I remember I was about to speak at a conference and before things started, the crowd of educators was loud as they were connecting and having conversations with each other.

Teen Mothers Need a Lot of Support. This New Orleans School Actually Provides It.


NEW ORLEANS — Photos of students in silver-blue caps and gowns line the walls of Elizabeth Ostberg’s office. There must be over a hundred of them, faces beaming and proud. Graduation is a momentous occasion for any student, but for those who come through the NET Charter High School , it carries extra meaning. Students at the NET have come a long way to earn their diplomas.

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.

SecurEdge WiFi: What to Expect Part 2

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

If your company is like most, you and your team are dependent on your company's wireless network. When the WiFi goes down , you can expect your company’s productivity to come to a screeching halt.

Individualized Supports for Students with ASD


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is, at its heart, a processing disorder.

8 great apps to enhance classroom learning

eSchool News

We’re in the Golden Age of Educational Apps, according to Shannon Holden, assistant principal at Republic Middle School in Missouri. However, many parents and educators question the educational value of apps and worry they are taking away from actual instructional time.

Here Is An Excellent Timeline of Western Art History for Art Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

the dates and characteristics of each art movement throughout history can be difficult for students. From prehistoric art of rock carvings and engravings created in the Old Stone Age to contemporary.read more


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.

Why we love our SEL tools

eSchool News

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an increasingly important part of the curriculum in many schools—and for good reason.

Report: Educator Optimism at Highest Level Since 2015


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the results of its fourth annual Educator Confidence Report, a survey of more than 1,200 K-12 teachers and school and district administrators, which investigates key issues impacting today’s educators.

Technology Use Is A Right, Not A Privilege

The Innovative Educator

Some traditional educators may still view student access to technology as a privilege, but it is not. Today, technology is necessary for learning to be accessible, real, and relevant in the modern world. The college, careers, and citizenship for which our students need to be prepared require the use of technology. The job of our learning institutions requires today's educators to know how to manage a tech-rich classroom and keep technology from becoming a weapon of mass distraction.

FEATURE: Invest in Yourself. Just Do It!


Tech and Learning recently sponsored a leadership event in Denver on Bridging the Equity Gap. For me, the learning and inspirational message went beyond the topic and technology

EdTech at School

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

Support MIND On #GivingTuesday

MIND Research Institute

Since 2012, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S. has been known as " Giving Tuesday." The day of charitable giving was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

Tech Helpful

Often when people come to visit our lower school STEM lab they ask "how did you know what to put it in?" The truth is, we didn't, but we learned along the way. The first thing I would suggest to a school system wanting to create a STEM lab is not to try to buy everything in the beginning.

Authentic “Student Voice” Includes Speaking Skills


How can we talk about giving students voice without thinking about oral communication? That’s the most important way humans express opinions and share knowledge, says veteran teacher-consultant Erik Palmer. Learn why he believes all students can become better speakers. Articles Speaking Skills Erik Palmer oral communication speaking skills student voice

10 Good Chemistry Apps for Highschool Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Another collection of good educational iPad apps specifically curated from iTunes App Store for high school teachers and students. These are apps to help students with chemistry learning from.read more

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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.