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@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jon Corippo on episode 92 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jon Corippo @jcorippo talks about one of his favorite tools, Quizizz.

Battling Against Traditional Perceptions of Teaching and Learning

Catlin Tucker

My goal with blended learning has always been to shift the focus from me to my students. I want to place them at the center of learning. I want them to ask questions, conduct research, engage in conversations, collaborate with peers, and make meaning for themselves.

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6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the growing interest in coding comes a call for after school tech camps that supersize student enthusiasm for technology. If you’ve been tasked (or volunteered) to run this activity, here are five activities that will tech-infuse participants: Debate. Write an ebook. Genius Hour.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. jackiegerstein and Barbara Bray @bbray27. Crossed posted at [link]. If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building.

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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.

16 Things They Don’t Tell You About Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Motivational Monday - episode 91 podcast and blog simul-post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You know, there are some things that I’d really like to tell you as a teacher, some things I wish that somebody had told me. Teaching is Hard.

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What You Might Have Missed in May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of May: Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin. 9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences. ORIGO Stepping Stones 2.0–A A Versatile, Easy-to-Use Math Program. 19 Ways Students Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer.

Maker Learning Research Webinar: Maker Empowerment

Digital Promise

For the last year, working groups focused on maker-centered learning and research in the League of Innovative Schools have joined forces to focus on the research behind the national wave of enthusiasm in maker learning.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Dr. Kimberly Tyson and Dr. Angela Peery on episode 94 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Why educators should consider scenario-based learning


The e-learning landscape is a continuum of different instructional designs meant to adapt to individual student needs. This is where scenario-based learning comes in, where learners are immersed in real-life and situational scenarios that lets them gather skills and information.

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.

Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

Ask a Tech Teacher

You’ve been teaching for five years and love what you’re doing. You consider yourself darn lucky to be working with colleagues that are friends and a boss who always puts your needs first.

Personalized Learning Journey Begins with a Vision

Education Elements

Have you ever stopped and looked around your school, your classroom, and asked yourself: “How did this all happen? Where did it all begin? How did we get to this point? When did the transformation occur?”. In year one of being a personalized learning school, I have had many reflective moments like this at Trailside Middle School. I look back on what our classrooms looked like, sounded like, and felt like a few years ago - and the transformation is amazing.

An Australian Math Classroom with iPads

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Tom Davidson in episode 93 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Tom Davidson @trdvo shares how he uses iPads in his math classes to teach.

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Don’t forget about pedagogy when chasing technology!


What schools can learn from a simple tailor. What does tailoring have to do with education? Nothing much would be an average answer, but I beg to differ. And the following story will make my case. You see, I grew up wearing almost only tailor-made clothes.

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.

Teachers: Already planning next year? Here are 4 ideas

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are 4 Ways Teachers Can Better Prepare for the Next School Year , thanks to Kiddom , the online platform with a mission to make your lessons easier to plan, assess, and analyze: Put Time Back in Your School Day. Time is precious.

Teacher Input Essential to Startup Product Development

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

By getting a strong group of teachers to provide input on a startup product at the beginning, you create a group of future cheerleaders and super-users. The post Teacher Input Essential to Startup Product Development appeared first on Market Brief.

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10 Summer Jobs For Teachers 2017

EdNews Daily

Summer is here. School is out. Looking for part time summer jobs for teachers or summer teacher employment? Please find 10 summer jobs for teachers in 2017 listed below. These companies are hiring now. You will also find a good variety of online summer jobs for teachers.

E-Safety: A free poster for your classroom / computer room


I recently made an e-safety poster using the Canva. You can find my tutorial explaining how to use this excellent tech tool HERE. Please feel free to print the poster – for the high resolution PDF file, click HERE.

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.

360 Filmmakers Challenge Stories: Borderline

Digital Promise

The 360 Filmmakers Challenge inspires the next generation of virtual reality creators by encouraging high school students to produce 360° films that make an impact. This is a story about “ Borderline: Crossing the Border, Reaching the Dream , ” winner of the Tell 360° Award.

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Winston-Salem Innovation Literacy Project

Battelle for Kids

During the spring semester of 2017, as a part of EDU 377/677: Literacy in the 21st Century, a course offered through the Department of Education at Wake Forest University, a group of undergraduate and graduate students were tasked with attempting to define literacy in the 21st century. P21 Blog

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10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

Summer is here. School is out. If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. Some of these jobs are remote, too. You will also find a good variety specific for educators.

Associate for Success

A Principal's Reflections

I cannot overstate the importance of trust in establishing the foundation for relationships. In addition to trust various other elements contribute to the growth and strengthening of relationships. One that might not readily come to mind is association.

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.

Challenges in Curation: Successfully Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Start the Facebook live broadcast. Check. Get the app loaded to take audience questions. Check. Start live-tweeting the discussion. Check. Welcome your panelists and attendees to your SXSWedu panel. Check. The best laid plans can fail when you overlook the simplest of details.

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Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. But is technology the key to their success? Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C.

5 Advantages of Online Professional Development for Teachers

EdNews Daily

The number of teachers who participate in online professional development is rising at a faster rate than any other time in history. Today, prospective teachers can take full online degrees for certification, whether it is to obtain a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree.

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QR codes on the streets of China

Dangerously Irrelevant

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EdTech at School

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