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Top 10 Education Tweets of the School Year So Far – Fall 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

The top 10 education tweets of the 2015 school year so far include lots of sketchtnotes. Sketchnotes! Educators love them. SAMR, growth mindset, new tools, blogging, and back to school were hot topics for my PLN.

CanaryFlow: Everything You Need to Manage Classroom Workflow

Ask a Tech Teacher

CanaryFlow is a classroom workflow platform that makes it easy for K-12 teachers to create lessons, add and grade assignments, upload resources, comment on student work or class activities, and schedule events. Class set-up is intuitive, with guided instructions as needed.

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Reflecting on the Making Process

User Generated Education

My background is in experiential education. One of the strategies used in experiential education is debriefing or reflecting on the experience. In other words, learning from direct experience is not left to chance.

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The world today is changing at a fast pace. We are seeing advances in technology at a frenetic rate, which is having a powerful impact on our learners. It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different.

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.

10 Ways to Build Team Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Empower Awesome Learning Every Day We are team classroom. Learning can be a solo venture. It can also be a team sport. No bystanders. When you build team classroom, you unleash a giant. Your class can learn more, grasp more, and move faster.

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Using Research in Ed Tech: What Does “Research-Based” Really Mean?

Digital Promise

Aubrey is the Research Director at Digital Promise and Sandra is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Stanford University. In a recent Digital Promise study , a majority of ed tech product developers told us their products are “research-based.” ” Yet, many school leaders are skeptical of these claims. It can be difficult to find details about research study findings in companies’ marketing materials, or to interpret how the developer applied these findings.

The (Native) App is Dead; Long Live the (Web) App

The Journal

On 28 October 2014, the W3C approved a standard version of HTML5, a programming language for the web. For K-12 at least, HTML5 is totally disruptive – in a GOOD way!

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4 Writing Tips to Help the Writing Process

The CoolCatTeacher

Make Writing Essays Easier My student cried when I showed her how to voice type in Google. Then, instead of 90 words in one class period, she typed 500. She edited it. She turned it in early. Tears of joy happen when the right tool is taught to the right student.

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Competency-based and blended learning: Friends or foes?

The Christensen Institute

Last week, I presented a webinar for the Michigan-based EdTech Specialists’ webinar series on blended learning and competency-based education.

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.

Six Ways You Can Tame Sunday Night Stress

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. It started my first year of teaching, and although things have improved dramatically over the last two decades, I’ve never completely overcome Sunday night stress. I deal with it far more often than I’d like to, and I know that many of my teacher friends do too.


Draw, choose, write or say: Fantastic formative assessments

Ditch That Textbook

Formative assessment can be drudgery. When students are doing the same quizzes and the same practice questions all day long, it can be less than stimulating. Or formative assessment can be fantastic.

What I Learned from The Worst Day of my Teaching Career

The CoolCatTeacher

An Every Classroom Matters Episode. My ears were still ringing. The tears were still fresh. The day itself was ok, but at 3:04, I got a phone call that I try to forget. I can’t tell you any more than it was horrible. The worst accusations. No inquiries to what happened.

Enhance the Classroom Experience using Video Conferencing


The face of education is steadily changing.

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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.

8 Ways Teachers Can Elevate Their Voices

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. This year, I have the honor of joining a wildly talented bunch of educators as New York Educator Voice fellow.

Stepping aside to dig deeper: My next career move

The Christensen Institute

When I, along with Jason Hwang and Clayton Christensen, founded what has become the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation , we didn’t know what the experience would yield. We wanted to create a place where we didn’t just write nice books that sat on people’s shelves and gathered dust, but a place that created and shaped meaningful dialogues that would produce systematic change. Over the past several years, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to do just that.

Study Tips: Teaching Kids to Be Excellent Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters Episode #177: Judy Fishel. Guilty. We tell students “be a good student.” ” “Study hard.” ” “Work hard.” ” But are we guilty of not telling them HOW to be a good student? WHAT study tips actually work?

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6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

A study released last year by the National Council on Teacher Quality found that nearly half of the nation’s teacher training programs failed to insure that their candidates were STEM-capable. That means new teachers must learn how to teach science, technology, engineering and math on-the-job.

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.

Surfacing Assumptions about Student Voice

Battelle for Kids

Volume 2, Issue 11, Number 1. Driving Question: How can we make students feel like they have a voice? We recently heard a colleague ask, "How can we make students feel like they have a voice?" This is a great question. There is just one problem: the word "feel." It sounds like we want students to have the sensation that they have a voice, but not necessarily have one. The use of feel with voice is common and not limited to students.

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4 Amazing New Products from Belkin for Your Office or Classroom | @Belkin


Jeff sits down with Jon Roepke to discuss the 2015 line up of products from Belkin. Learn why Teachers and Schools are using Belkin Products to redefine the traditional classroom today! . About Belkin.

Connect with Students: Getting and Staying In Touch with Every Student

The CoolCatTeacher

An Every Classroom Matters Episode. How can we connect with our students every single day? Teacher Jennie Magiera reflects honestly about how she killed creativity but brought it back from the dead. She shares how a simple Google form changed everything about the relationship with her students.

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5 Image Apps for your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Any child knows that a picture communicates differently than text. It’s not just quicker, it shares more detail more effectively. In seconds, our brain grasps a wide selection of data from the picture’s color, layout, design and draws conclusions.

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.

It’s late 2015 and we’re still overblocking the Internet

Dangerously Irrelevant

It’s late 2015, we’re still overblocking the Internet, and the blame is on us as administrators… I read a post recently that stressed yet again how access to the wide range of the Internet is an equity issue.

The TeacherCast Guide … to EdSurge! | Podcast #123 (@EdSurge)


Jeff sits down with Mary Jo Madda and Michael Winters to discuss how EdSurge is one of the BEST resources for educators on the planet! Learn how EdSurge was founded and how it operates today. About Company.

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Teach Writing Skills: Using Powerful Prompts to Inspire Students to Write

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters episode 178 with John Spencer. Writing should be exciting. You can teach writing skills with powerful multimedia based prompts and ideas, a global audience, and easy to use tools. John Spencer has the data to show that kids write more using this method. Important Takeaways.

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Ten Free Resources and Tools

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series devoted to supporting student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom. In the first post I provided some reflection on major ideas to support.

EdTech at School

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