Sat.Jul 25, 2015 - Fri.Jul 31, 2015

Goal: Build Your Teacher Survival Kit

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. – John F. Kennedy. When I first began teaching, I remember meeting a veteran teacher who carried a big bag with her everywhere.

3 Apps to Help Brainstorm Next Year’s Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Lesson planning used to mean filling in boxes on a standard form with materials, goals, expectations, assessments–details like that.

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Show Learners the Possibilities. And Then Get Out of the Way

User Generated Education

We are living in an age of advanced user-driven technologies, information abundance, and networked, participatory learning. It should logically follow, then, that education should take advantage of these amazing developments. As many of us in education know, it has not.

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Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

In my last post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I provided a blended learning strategy that creates more time in the classroom for teachers to work individually with students.

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.

Back to School Selfie Adventure for Your Students!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the Effective Technology Integration tips category! In a few weeks, school starts again. This is the best time to begin connecting with students and getting them to connect with their peers. Try something new this year! Get students to talk about themselves by presenting selfies they have taken as part of a mission you have sent them on. First, get students to watch the video, Around the World in 360° Degrees , and reflect on it.

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Stages of Being a Maker Learner

User Generated Education

Discussions have occurred around some maker circles about what actually is making as related to maker education. I have proposed that the heart of making is creating new and unique things.

The unintended benefits of online courses

The Christensen Institute

As we’ve long pointed out, the growth of online and blending learning in our K–12 education system signals a promising path to personalizing instruction for each students’ needs and strengths.

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Readying New Teachers for 21st Century Classrooms Blog

Battelle for Kids

July 30, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 8, Number 15. Sitting in the Atlanta airport watching the planes and passengers come and go, it occurs to me that traditional educator preparation has been a bit like an airport-most of the "customers" (students) treated identically, with the common goal of getting from here to there, from to home to graduation. Teachers have been taught to act as sole pilots, in complete control of their classrooms. P21 Blogazine

What a Typical Tech Lesson Looks Like

Ask a Tech Teacher

In the past few weeks, I’ve gotten several emails like this from teachers: I am a tech teacher, going on my fifth year in the lab. Each year I plan to be more organized than the last, and most often I revert back to the “way things were.”

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.

Musings on Leadership, Change, and #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As I am driving my SUV and family guinea pig from Staten Island, NY to Texas (more to come on this later) I took the opportunity, when my father was at the wheel, to peruse my professional Facebook page.

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10 Quick Fixes That Every School Can Implement Immediately

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane Teachers worry about the Common Core, high stakes testing, accountability, parent complaints, and many other issues that face educators daily. What if you could stop worrying? What if there were quick fixes for your school and classroom that you can implement right now?

14 Ways to Make Teachers, Students, AND Parents Happy with Just One Tool!


Finally a Tool and Resource to Fit Everyone's Needs ~ appoLearning Collections ~ click here to get started As a classroom teacher, I'm always on the look out for resources that will help my students in class and support the work they do at home as well.

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17 Take-aways from Summer PD

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer PD 2015 just ended.

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.

Is There an Uncrossable Chasm Between Research and the Classroom?

The Journal

There has always been a chasm between what educational researchers do in their labs and what educational practitioners do in their classrooms. There is no well-defined path for taking an idea from research and putting it into practice.

10 Summer Habits Teachers Should Carry into the New School Year

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane Like many educators, I have the good fortune to know and love quite a few school counselors, social workers, and psychologists. I hang out with them inside of the schools that I get to work in, and I get to spend quite a bit of time with them socially as well.

What does the @WWE and Your Classroom have in common? Find out on Wednesday July 29 at 4pm Eastern!


Are you intimidated by public speaking? Are you wondering what you can do to excite your students? Do you want to oil yourself up. and bodyslam your next interview? If the answer is YES to any of these questions than you MUST check out this weeks EdChat Interactive featuring ME Jeff Bradbury.

Subscriber Special: August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Multi-user licenses are going up in price October 1st. This includes licenses for: student workbooks. teacher resources. teacher webinar–training. If you’re planning to purchase one, save 25% by purchasing yours now: Room. School. District. Questions?

EdTech at School

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

CK-12 Integrates Its Awesome Educational Resources With Google Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

CK-12 , a great resource for free e-textbook and curricular resources, has just announced that it is integrating with Google Classroom. Google recently updated Classroom to allow third parties to integrate and share with Classroom and CK-12 has just done that.

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Three Classroom Uses for Vocaroo – from Avra Robinson


This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. Vocaroo is a simple, free voice recorder that allows users to create an audio recording with just a few clicks.

Podcast: 7 Great Augmented Reality Apps for your Classroom


The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. For more information, please visit Many great ways to participate in the TechEducator Podcast. Follow us Live on Video: [link].

Tech Tip #108: Got a Tech Problem? Google It!

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: Sometimes, I just can’t remember how to accomplish a task. Often, I know it’s simple. Maybe I’ve done it before–or even learned it before–and it’s lost in my brain. What do I do?

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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.

3D CAD and 3D Printing with Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Everyone who reads this blog knows I'm a huge fan of Chromebooks , especially for education. One area that I get asked about often is 3D CAD and 3D Printing. So here is some info. I am by no means an expert on 3D printing though.

Back to School with Explain Everything


Explain Everything. A conversation with Reshan Richards and Greg Kulowiec Learn more about Explain Everything 3.0 when Greg Kulowiec , checks in with educator and co-creator of Explain Everything, Dr. Reshan Richards about the newest updates to our favorite Screencasting app.

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6 Great Apps to try on the new Windows 10 | @Microsoft_EDU


It’s July 29, 2015, a day that will go down as Windows 10 day! I was excited to wake up this morning and download the latest FREE operating system on my Surface 3 tablet. The install was very smooth taking about an hour and a half.

10 Tough Truths about Your First Year of Teaching

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane A few weeks ago, I attended a retirement luncheon for a close teacher friend of mine whose daughter recently accepted her first teaching position.


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.