Sat.Oct 22, 2016 - Fri.Oct 28, 2016

How Librarians Hold the Key to Future Ready Schools

Digital Promise

Do you see librarians as part of the future? Courtesy Mark Ray Mark Ray is the Chief Digital Officer for Vancouver Public Schools. I posed that question in my recent TEDx talk during the 2016 Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools meeting in San Diego.

The two main barriers against deep learning


When I was in high school poetry was my least preferred subject. And I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the favorite student of my poetry teacher either. The reason for this was very simple: I didn’t have the necessary affinity towards poetry and I always had a hard time understanding and learning poems.

A Fuller Framework for Making in Maker Education

User Generated Education

Background Information. I recently learned, for the first time, about Aristotle’s belief that there were three basic activities of humans: theoria (thinking), poiesis (making), and praxis (doing).

50 people and hashtags you MUST check out on Twitter

Ditch That Textbook

Getting connected professionally on Twitter was the single most important, most powerful thing I ever did as an educator. The most important. I’m not overstating that. And I can remember exactly when it happened.

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.

Behind the Scenes at a Middle School Technology Rollout Event

Digital Promise

Device rollout is a huge event for every school in the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative , especially those in their first year of the program.

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The chasm between math research and classroom practice

Dangerously Irrelevant

Steve Leinwand and Steve Fleischmann said: In mathematics instruction, a chasm exists between research and practice. For evidence of this gap, look no further than the mismatch between what research says about developing students’ conceptual mathematics understanding and what we actually do.

Thanksgiving Ideas and Resources to Gobble Up!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” – W.J. Cameron. Thanksgiving is an important event that teaches us about collaboration and acceptance between two vastly different cultures and this is definitely an important history our students can benefit from. Thanksgiving provides us the opportunity to teach students about what it means to be a good citizen and humanitarian. The Thanksgiving story helps students learn about the importance of celebrating and accepting our differences.

Unlearning Everything I Was Taught About Teaching

Catlin Tucker

When I left credential school 16 years ago, I had very specific ideas about teaching and learning. Some of these preconceived notions were based on my own experience as a student then reinforced in credential school.

The Challenging Journey From Teacher to Startup CEO

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Today’s guest post is written by Melissa Corto of Education Modified , a company that provides educators with research-based, job-embedded professional development to increase collaboration and improve the outcomes for students with special needs.

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.

A great lesson idea: Go on a Google Hunt!


Recently, as part of our maths unit on shape, my class went on a Google hunt! My class were studying quadrilaterals and after teaching them the definition of each one, they had to find real life examples on Google.

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Goal: Make It About the Relationships

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.

Together Everyone Achieves More

A Principal's Reflections

I am typically in an aisle seat when flying. The more I fly the more I notice how picky people are when it comes to their seats. Every now and again I get asked if I would be willing to move my seat to accommodate a family member who, for whatever reasons, were reserved elsewhere on the plane.

How video games can help students in class, at home

Ditch That Textbook

Games are a daily part of our existence for most of us. We play video games on our phones, our tablets, our computers, or TVs … almost everywhere. We take part in games through rewards programs, accumulating points with our favorite restaurants, hotels and stores to redeem.

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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.

Want to add some excitement to handwriting lessons? Make some GIFs!


I was racking my brains for ways to make handwriting lessons more fun. One of my students came up with the genius idea to film the process. This led me to think about creating GIFs. What is a GIF? A GIF is basically a series of images, combined into one and played quickly so it becomes animated.

Goal: Inspire Them to Inspire

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert. Goal: Encourage students to choose a cause and create digital posters, infographics, or videos to raise funds or awareness about this cause.

For Startups, Finding the Right App Developer Can Be Tricky

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

So you’ve got an app idea. Now you need an app developer that can make that vision a reality. How do you find a software developer who understands what you’re reaching for and what you want the app to do?

Classroom Experts on Tap–from Nepris

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you haven’t met Nepris before, here’s the abbreviated introduction: Nepris is an amazing source of experts available to meet virtually with your class. It’s like Skype but easier, less work, and more comprehensive. Check out my review here for more details.

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.

Check out this great app / website, perfect for creating exciting presentations.


Haiku Deck is a great website and app, great for creating presentations. It’s available as an app from the Apple Appstore or on the website itself. My students used their iPads and it was really effective. How does it work?

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ExploreEDU - free #Google #EdTech event in Bethpage, NY - Nov 1 or 2nd - come join us

Educational Technology Guy

Come join CDW-G and Google in Bethpage NY for an Explore EDU Event.

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4 Tips to Help Schools with Privacy and Security Compliance

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Follow these best practices for keeping in line with federal online safety regulations. Data protection Digital Citizenship Internet Security Threat Prevention

10 Digital Citizenship Articles You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top digital citizenship resources according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: 19 Topics to Teach in Digital Citizenship–and How. Teach Digital Citizenship with … Minecraft. How to Teach 3rd Graders About Digital Citizenship. How the Internet Neighborhood is Like Any Other Community.

EdTech at School

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

The Path to Full Tech Integration: From the First Conversation to Powerful Learner Use

Digital Promise

Technology has changed the classroom, but it doesn’t always change the student experience. More schools are using digital resources than ever, but too often these advances are simply used to make procedures more efficient for the instructor — while students are stuck in the same routine they’ve known for decades. A routine that, for many, is not tremendously engaging. Student engagement is key at any level, but it is all the more critical with adult learners.

Two tips for the next Secretary General of the UN

The Christensen Institute

Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan | Flickr: UNHCR. Ban Ki-moon will end his tenure as the United Nations Secretary General on December 31st, 2016, paving the way for former Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Guerres to begin his term.

How One Simple Tool Exposes Teacher Bias

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. How One Simple Tool Exposes Teacher Bias An excerpt from Hacking Engagement: 50 Tips & Tools To Engage Teachers and Learners Daily Listen to “69: How to Easily Uncover Your Biases” on Spreaker.

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169 Tech Tips–8 Tips for Chromebooks

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

SmartFeed - quality, curated content for kids

Educational Technology Guy

SmartFeed is the trusted platform & tool for parents to easily and conveniently curate and manage kid's digital media - across all content and device platforms.

Why I am Loving Instead of Hating the Beginning of This School Year

Education Elements

This year marks my 17th in the classroom, and I have had the best first few weeks of my entire teaching career. For your reference, I am in the same classroom, I have the same team teacher, I have the same demographic of students, I am teaching the same classes (mostly 12th grade English), so.what is different? When it comes to what learning looks and feels like in my class, everything is different. Since dipping my toes in the pool of personalized learning. Personalized Learning Teachers

Education, Politics, and Music: An Interview with the Jersey Jazzman, Mark Weber | @jerseyjazzman


Welcome to a the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members … for NJEA members. Whether you are a teacher, an education support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students.