Sat.Jun 27, 2015 - Fri.Jul 03, 2015

Many Education Games Are Worksheets with Points. 6 ways to find better learning games.

The CoolCatTeacher

ECM 155: EdGaming expert Kae Novak tells us how to find good learning games for kids. Stop telling kids that every game is fun. They’re not. Some stink. Some rock. The word “game” doesn’t make learning great. Games shouldn’t be worksheets with points.

Otus–Exciting Free LMS You Want to Meet

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve been on the hunt for a good– scratch that : excellent –Learning Management System for several months.

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Beyond Fiction: Expanding What Counts as Meaningful Student Reading

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Why don't we value reading non-fiction in the same way we value reading fiction? We need a more flexible interpretation of what constitutes "good reading material." Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email Lessons Learned ProfessorWord aboutus professorword

Flipped Classroom: Engaging Students with EdPuzzle

Catlin Tucker

The flipped classroom model is a blended learning strategy I use to present my vocabulary , writing, and grammar instruction online.

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.

Why I hired a brand manager

The CoolCatTeacher

A Peek Into the Business Model of an Education Influencer with 100,000 Twitter Followers Teaching all day is exhausting. Could you imagine coming home and having hundreds of emails to handle? Well, that is what happened to me. My friends always ask me how I do it all!

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The Philosophy Behind Maker Success

A Principal's Reflections

For many students school has become an irritating experience grounded in boring lessons and learning activities.

Go on an Epic Selfie Conference Adventure

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers and Goal: Go on an Epic Selfie Adventure. Selfie- a picture taken of oneself shared via social media. Each year, I present at various face-to-face and virtual conferences around the world.

How to Actually Use Your 3D Printer: 17 Tips I learned my first year [Link]

The CoolCatTeacher

How to Actually Use Your 3D Printer: 17 Tips I learned my first year. Vicki Davis’ Edutopia Blog. June 29, 2015. I named my 3D printer Bob Marley. He just jammed and smoked at first. But after persistence, we jammed in a good way. In this blog post, I share 17 tips for using a 3D printer. I learned these tips the hard way. If you read this post, you can save time. Read: Year One with a 3D Printer: 17 Tips. 3d Printer.

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Improving Minority Teacher Quality and Retention Through Support

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Thurgood Marshall College's program to help improve minority teacher quality and retention surrounds teachers with experienced educators of color. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email conference professionaldevelopment

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.

Tech extends networks beyond neighborhoods

The Christensen Institute

This post is part of the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation.

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Meaningful Learning with Digital Portfolios: Tools & Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers. How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard. The technology we use changes rapidly and our students will work with tools and social media many teachers have little knowledge using. However, teachers do have the ability to help students practice various skills using technology.

21 Hours at ISTE - Enough of a Good Thing

Education Elements

If you went to ISTE this year you are probably not reading this blog right now, as you are still there or, having already left, are now in active recovery and trying to shield yourself from all external stimuli. ISTE is, in a word, overwhelming.

Let’s Focus on the Learning

More Verbs

As you move through the state and talk with educators about the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, too often the conversations have focused on laptops and tablets and folks wondering if we could find devices that were less expensive.

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.

Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. This month: 25% Discount off Tech Curriculum Upgrade. If you want to upgrade from an earlier digital version of the SL Technology Curriculum , you are eligible for 25% off that upgrade.

Three Questions for Every School District About Their Student Data Security Practices

Doug Levin

For those who care about the privacy of student information, it is equally important to address issues of IT security – for even the best privacy policies and laws are meaningless if student data is left exposed to unauthorized personnel on school computers or out on the internet.

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LIVE: Using The Right Tool In Your Digital Classroom | #ISTE2015 Panel Discussion


Are you hearing the buzz about GAFE (Google Apps for Education) and Apple tools and wondering which direction to go?

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A Teaching Miracle in English 12

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane A Teaching Miracle in English 12 By Matt Biers-Ariel I teach high school English. On the last day of the semester, a student asked about his grade. For someone doing well, I love to be the bearer of good news. But there was nothing happy to report to this young man.

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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.

3 minutes with the ISTE Board

Dangerously Irrelevant

Yesterday I gave a 3-minute video presentation to the ISTE Board on What’s the next big thing in educational technology? Happy viewing! Related Posts. 5 thoughts from ISTE weekend. Connected Educator Month launches today. The one question I’m asking at ISTE 2013.

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Teaching and Learning Digital: No More Same Old, Same Old.

Battelle for Kids

June 30, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 8, Number 2. Driving Question: What if we rethink teacher's professional preparation? Twenty-four years ago, I stepped through the doors of my first fourth grade classroom. I was a young, dedicated, new teacher, ready, I thought, for the opportunities and challenges of my new classroom and hoping to bring some of my experiences and interests to my students. I walked through the door with my personal computer, the heaviest, biggest portable computer you can imagine.

LIVE: Remind Launches New Chat Features To Help Teacher and Student Communication


For the last 4 years, I have witnessed Remind transform from a startup into a mega power player in the edtech world. Used by more than 25 MILLION educators, students and parents, Remind is “ a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents.

The Problem with Professional Development Planning and How Design Thinking Solves It

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane Here’s the problem with professional development planning: it fails, and when it does, we’re often unpleasantly surprised. When professional development planning fails, everyone looks for someone to blame. As if the plan was supposed to work out perfectly.


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.

5 thoughts from ISTE weekend

Dangerously Irrelevant

Five thoughts from the first couple of days here at the 2015 ISTE Conference… If “it’s not about the technology, it’s about the learning,” then why are we centering so many of our sessions on the tools?

What Is It About Me That You Can’t Teach?

Battelle for Kids

June 24, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 7, Number 12. Driving Question: What if all new teachers started with high expectations for children of color and poverty? What? I recently visited an urban school mixed with black, brown and white children. A majority qualified for free and reduced lunch.

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@PodcastingToday Launches a NEW APP Designed to Teach You #PodcastPD and #WordPress | @crescerance


Dear Podcasters and Web Designers. TeacherCast is PROUD and EXCITED to announce the launching of our second mobile app. Available today across all platforms, the official Educational Podcasting Today app is your one stop shop for all things Educational Podcasting and WordPress.

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How to Use iBeacons in the Classroom – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe


This guest post from Courtney Pepe ( @iPadQueen2012 ) first appeared on Daily Genius. This point in the school year is often a time of reflection for teachers, instructional technology coaches, and administrators.

EdTech at School

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