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How to Design Online Courses That Are Full of Surprises


The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, “Any suggestions for ‘mixing it up’ in asynchronous online courses?” —An An online educator It is a paradox.

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Tech Solving the Intolerable Motionlessness of Reading

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. Written words are motionless and unremarkable when approached by human eyes. They lie on paper in black and white, unmoving. It’s terribly boring for children, honestly, and that’s why we have picture books.

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How Effective for learning are the Ed Tech Apps we Use?


As the costs for devices and applications decrease, technology use is increasing In classrooms across the country. Growth is particularly high in web-based devices.

11 Leadership Principles for an Amazing School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Sanée Bell on episode 531 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Back to school is here!

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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.

New Professional Learning Opportunities with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of our robust, on-demand micro-credential ecosystem, we are proud to partner with organizations and educators to develop rigorous, research-backed micro-credentials that support educator professional development and recognition of their skills.

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Creating Digital Notebooks with Google Slides

Catlin Tucker

In my role as a blended learning coach, I work with a lot of teachers who are intrigued by the idea of digital notebooks. They recognize the value of having student integrate text and media in an online notebook.

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The Human Side of Change in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Wilson on episode 535 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Change has a human component. In fact, without helping people change – there isn’t any change.

Flexible Spaces Need to Lead to Flexible Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Do you remember the classrooms that you learned in as a child? I sure do and not for many positive reasons. Each room was a carbon copy of one another, where you would have as many uncomfortable desks lined up in cute little neat rows. The exception was science classrooms flush with lab tables.

How teachers can use smart boards in the classroom


The interactive smart board is substituting the hanging projector in many schools across the United States. Bringing smart board technology into the classroom can enhance school curriculum by taking a typical lesson and turning it into a fun activity.

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.

Understanding the Rising Phenomenon of Esports and Its Embrace by Schools

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Esports is generating huge revenue worldwide and being adopted as varsity sports by school districts. It's a trend to watch. The post Understanding the Rising Phenomenon of Esports and Its Embrace by Schools appeared first on Market Brief.

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Math Class PBL: Create Memorable Learning with Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

Lauren Harris on episode 533 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Math teacher Lauren Harris had a problem. Students weren’t remembering important concepts from the previous year that she knew she had taught. How could she help students remember?

Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are a lot of options if you want to bring programmable robots to your classroom. One I discovered this summer and have fallen in love with is Sunburst’s Robo Wunderkind.

Giving students a V.O.I.C.E. in your classroom


Look around you! Everything is constantly on the move, changing rapidly, adapting to new needs and contexts of life. But what happened to teaching and learning? These concepts seem to be stuck somewhere in time not being able to fit our reality.

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.

10 Leadership Development Books to Read Before School's in Session

Education Elements

We are big readers here at Education Elements, with book clubs and recommendations flying back and forth across our team. You can catch us reading on the plane, in the office, listening to books on our walks or runs, and – when we're lucky – by the pool!

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Teen Dating Abuse

The CoolCatTeacher

Ashley Bendiksen on episode 534 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter One in four teens will experience teen dating abuse.

11+ Back-to-School Night Tips

Ask a Tech Teacher

Come Join me on BYU Radio, Sirius XM 143. Thursday, August 1 st at 5:00 and 7:00 a.m. as we discuss Back to School Tips! Here’s the link: BYUradio is available locally in Utah on 107.9 FM 89.1 HD2 FM and on. A general transcript: What would you say the purpose of Back-to-School Night is? .

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Growing the Culture of Learning with Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

Since 2014, the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative has reached more than 86,000 students and nearly 6,000 teachers in 100 middle schools across the country.

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.

To solve the immigration crisis, use a carrot, not a stick

The Christensen Institute

Jennifer Costello, inspector general for the US Department of Homeland Security, issued a final alert on July 2 calling for immediate action to address the “dangerous overcrowding and prolonged detention of children and adults” at detention facilities along the US-Mexico border.

My Student Leadership Takeaways

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Student leadership is an essential part of the successful classroom. Recently, I sat down with and was interviewed for an article Building Student Leadership.

Here’s a Preview of August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: Back-to-School Tips: A radio show. Subscriber Special. Online Class Starting–the Tech-infused Teacher. Tech Tips. Behaviorism–How it can Turn Your Classroom Around. Tech Ed Resources.

Failing our students

Dangerously Irrelevant

If our students get a good grade in government class but leave class as apathetic, uninvolved future citizens… we have failed. If our students pass the state reading test but never voluntarily read a book … we have failed.

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The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

A “Modern” classroom model, designed by teachers, helps students stay engaged and connected

The Christensen Institute

As a K-12 researcher, I visit a fair number of classrooms. But rarely do I walk away as excited as I felt after visiting Kareem Farah’s classroom.

3 powerful lesson plan templates – and how to make your own

Ditch That Textbook

If you’ve ever bought a lesson plan book, you’ve probably flipped through it and looked at all the extra pages at the beginning and the end. Many times, I’ve thought, “Wow. All of these extra pages and I can’t use a single one of them!” Having some places for big-picture planning and tracking data can […]. Lesson planning Teaching Templates lesson plan templates lesson planning lesson plans teaching

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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

By Dennis Pierce. When Sheena Vaidyanathan teaches computer science to middle school students, she draws upon her experience as an art teacher.

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They May Not “Know” Math, But They Can Tell They’re Divided

The Jose Vilson

In 2012, I had the pleasure of reading a poem dedicated to NYC public schools at a Save Our Schools rally in City Park Hall.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.