Sat.Jul 16, 2016 - Fri.Jul 22, 2016

11 Things Students Need to Know to Be Successful

The CoolCatTeacher

Truths for Future-Holders So We Can Hold a Brighter One From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. All software is useless if we don’t invest in the greatest software in the world… the human brain.

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3 Ways Ed-Tech Can Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Ever since Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success came out in 2006, terms like fixed and growth mindsets have become staple buzzwords in education.

Pokemon GO and how it can inspire augmented reality in the classroom.


Pokemon GO is a new phenomenon in the gaming world. Children and adults are roaming the streets looking for characters to ‘catch’. The key to the game is it’s use of augmented reality (AR). But what is AR? AR is the layering of information on top of real world views.

Goal: Set Aside Time for Yourself

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! “A field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.” ” – Ovid. Goal: For 1 week, dedicate at least 30 minutes a day to rest and relaxation.

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.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Technologies can transform; even simple technologies can make a significant impact.

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10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

A screencast is a video recording of what’s happening on your computer monitor, often with annotations and/or narration. It can be simple or sophisticated, anything from a whiteboard presentation to a slideshow to a movie-like video.

Engagement from Technology Use Is Different Than Engagement from Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Eric Patnoudes The nature of the work students are doing will always trump the novel engagement, due to the presence of technology in the classroom. Classroom Curriculum Hardware Leadership Management STEM

How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

The CoolCatTeacher

Keep Your Phone from Waking You Up From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Not sleeping? You might need to turn off blue light on your phone. This week, I was interviewing John Medina, author of Brain Rules, for a future episode of Every Classroom Matters.

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Critical Conversations

A Principal's Reflections

We are in the midst of disruptive change that is engulfing our society. The second we get a grasp on a new technology there is an update, new version, or something entirely different. It is an exciting, yet terrifying time as many of us just try to keep up.

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 Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Top Hashtags to Get The Skinny on What’s Happening in Edtech

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- ”- Neil Patel, Forbes. Technology is vastly changing the way we communicate and learn.

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3 Strategies for Students Who Struggle with Reading and Writing

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters with Dr. Linda H. Mason From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Improve reading skills by helping students learn how to set their own goals.

Turning Parents into Partners | Learn Why You Should Check Out @ClassTagMe Today!


Are you ready to shave not just minutes. but HOURS off of your work week? ClassTag provides educators with the perfect platform to form a partnership between teachers and parents. The post Turning Parents into Partners | Learn Why You Should Check Out @ClassTagMe Today!

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.

9 Steps to a Future-Ready Education

EdTech Magazine

By Jon Phillips Initiatives are about more than just adopting technology. Investment Management Professional Development

Goal: Design a Badge

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! “Celebrate what you want to see more of.” ” – Thomas J. Peters. Goal: Design a badge for your students or another colleague. Get your copy of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers or Learning to Go !​.

A Getting Started Guide to Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

How Model Teachers Model Digital Citizenship From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A one time assembly about digital citizenship is not enough. So, Susan Bearden believes digital citizenship should be reinforced daily with kids.

Welcoming Friends We Did Not Know

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 6, Number 6. More young people around the world are on the run today than at any time since World War II. Estimates show that 30 million children have been forcibly displaced from their homes.

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.

[PL Summit Series] Strengthen Your Core Four: Videos and Exercises from Middletown, NY

Education Elements

For anyone who attended the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit this May, you had a chance to attend a workshop focusing on the Core Four. While districts across the country are using the Core Four of personalized learning to focus instructional habits as they make the shift to personalized learning, some of them are doing it with a bit more fidelity and spirit than others. So we wanted to share with you some of the passion that went into the Core Four session at the Summit.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous.

5 Steps for a Successful STEAM Lab

The CoolCatTeacher

How to Mix Problems, Passion, and Projects to Excite Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Implementing a STEAM Lab Program can be a challenge. (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.)

What Does Amazon Inspire Mean for Education?

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan A new digital resource platform gives teachers easy access to content and provides Amazon an open door to the education technology marketplace. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Internet

EdTech at School

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

Redesigning Your Classroom? Here’s One Must Have Book To Set You Apart!


I’m so excited to announce the release of our NEW book! It is time for the desks to lose and the children to win. Bring hope, joy, and positive energy back into the daily work of the classroom.

My Learning Journey Around the World

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 6, Number 8. Driving Question: How can personal experiences with inquiry develop deeper learning about global education? My home country of Australia is a melting pot of cultures. That nation's global perspective started me on my 21st Century professional educator's journey and made it personally enriching. Now, from my place in the U.S, also a great melting pot, I can trace my learning journey in global educations.

What Do Academics Really Think of Adaptive Learning?


In Spring 2016, faculty, support staff and administrators at Oregon State University met to candidly share their experiences with adaptive learning technology. One key theme emerged in their conversations: Institutions are looking for partners—not vendors—when it comes to implementing new solutions.

Microsoft Education Resources, including Office 365

Educational Technology Guy

Microsoft has a lot of Education resources for IT, Educators and Students. Here are some of them that I have found useful. Microsoft for Education Resources CDW-G Microsoft for Education Site:

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.