Sat.Sep 09, 2017 - Fri.Sep 15, 2017

Changing the Way We Think About Technology in the Classroom #EdWriteNow

Tom Murray

This past July, after four straight weeks of travel, I’ll admit, I was tired. A few months earlier, I had been asked to join a team of ten authors on a project to benefit an amazing cause, The Will to Live Foundation ; an organization founded to support teen suicide prevention.

Overcoming The Barriers To Better School:Home Communications

The Web20Classroom

As a teacher, I always looked forward to the first day of school. Getting my room put together, planning new lessons and meeting new faces was something I couldn't wait to do. As a parent, I dread the first day of school. And this year was no different.

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New book! Different Schools for a Different World

Dangerously Irrelevant

As some of you may have realized by now, Dean Shareski and I have a new book out. Titled Different Schools for a Different World , it describes 6 key relevancy gaps between today’s schools and what students and society need from them: Information Literacy.

23+ Tips to Help Kids Organize by Learning Styles

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Staples From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As I organize my tenth grader for back-to-school, I’m realizing that we’re still missing some important items. One of my passions as an educator is helping non-traditional learners succeed in school.

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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.

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GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

A sponsored post by GradeCam From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some think GradeCam is just the modern-day replacement for multiple-choice Scantron machines. I did. But I was wrong.

Remember 9/11 Sixteen Years later

Educational Technology Guy

I was in EMS for 22 years before retiring due to a back injury. One of my most memorable experiences was responding to New York City as a Paramedic in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I will never forget that experience.

Students as Teachers

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Two of my recently graduated high school seniors, now college students, arrive at my classroom at 7:15 a.m. every Friday morning. As I unlock my door, they ask, “So what are we teaching today?”. The two former students are incredible — they stay all day, acting as teachers and mentors in my U.S. and World History classes.

Learning All About @Buncee. Check Out My New @kytelearning Course #edtech


I am really excited to share a series of video tutorials that I just put together for Kyte Learning. The series talks about using Buncee in the classroom. Full Kyte Learning Course — Buncee.

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5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya on episode 145 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations.

A Message from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum - watch ceremony live online today

Educational Technology Guy

On September 11, 2001, and in the days that followed, our nation came together in a spirit of unity and resolve as we struggled, with profound shock and overwhelming grief, to comprehend the single largest loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil.

Snap to It with BookSnaps

iTeach with iPads

Who among us, both old and young, has not entertained themselves with the many filters on SnapChat?

Don’t Spend A Penny On Education Technology Until This Is Clear

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Don’t Spend A Penny On Education Technology Until This Is Clear appeared first on TeachThought. Technology

Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom

Tom Murray

From coast to coast, U.S. schools are buying tremendous amounts of technology, placing these tools in classrooms, and often are left wondering what to do with it. So, what is it that actually works? On Tuesday, September 12th, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST, join author and long time educator, Kristin Ziemke and me as we discuss: Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom ! Join us next week! More here: (Note: The webinar will be archived on the same URL after the event.).

For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help


“Why didn’t she text me back yet? She doesn’t like me anymore!” ” “There’s no way I’m trying out for the team. I suck at basketball” “It’s not fair that I have a curfew!” ” Sound familiar?

The History of the Future of Learning Objects and Intelligent Machines

Hack Education

This talk was delivered at MIT for Justin Reich’s Comparative Media Studies class “Learning, Media, and Technology.” ” The full slide deck is available here. Thank you for inviting me to speak to your class today.

8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s NOT About Google, It’s About the LEARNING! – PART 2: Digital Citizen.

The Power of "What If?" - How XQ is Rethinking High School

Education Elements

On Friday night America’s top TV networks put aside the battle for ratings, when all four aired the XQ Super School Live special to address the question: What needs to change with American high schools? Cameos from an all-star lineup of celebrities, and cover songs from our favorite high school movies were an added bonus to the program’s key message.

Stepping Back from Overparenting: A Stanford Dean’s Perspective


When Julie Lythcott-Haims was dean of freshman at Stanford, she saw troubling behavior from some of the most accomplished students in the country.

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Brain-Based Learning Resources From TeachThought

How to Cite Sources in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Cite Sources in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Citing Sources in Google Docs. Did you know you can EASILY cite sources without ever leaving Google Docs? It’s so easy! This is just one of those amazing features of Google Docs that you have to see!

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Teaching & Assessing Soft Skills

Catlin Tucker

The career landscape is changing dramatically. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before the age of forty. This requires a high degree of flexibility and adaptability.

“One” Is Not Enough

The Principal of Change

Before you tweet this quote (because many people will), I just want you to take a hard look at it: “Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about him or her.” Urie Bronfenbrenner. I want to think about some of the math… How many years does a child spend in school?

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What Is The Future Of Data In Education?*

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post What Is The Future Of Data In Education?* appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning

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15 Culturally-Responsive Teaching Strategies and Examples + Downloadable List


No single teaching approach will engage each student at once, but building a strategy to consistently deliver culturally-responsive lessons will help you appeal to diverse learners with distinct backgrounds.

How American schools fail kids with dyslexia

The Hechinger Report

One in five American school children has a hard time learning to read. Many of these kids have dyslexia. There are proven ways to help people with dyslexia learn, and a federal law that’s supposed to ensure schools provide kids with help.

3 Crucial Elements of Being a Change Agent

The Principal of Change

As I have voraciously read books on “change”, and have had many conversations on the topic, these are three big takeaways that I always try to focus on. Show and model change in yourself.

Challenging harmful stereotypes about edtech

The Christensen Institute

If you follow the popular press, you might have noticed the recent New York Times series by technology reporter Natasha Singer aimed to shed light on a dark underbelly of the edtech sector. In her latest piece , Singer scrutinizes the ethics of edtech companies that incentivize teachers to endorse their products. The reporting fulfills an important role of the fourth estate by scrutinizing outside influences on the public institution of common schooling.

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B is for Blended with Technology: The ABC’s of PBL … Building Blocks to Transform Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series that promotes PBL and 21st Century Learning through the examination of Seven Building Blocks. In this second post, I would like to build the idea of the Building Block I call Blended with Technology.

3 Examples Of Game-Based Learning: Actual Stories From The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 3 Examples Of Game-Based Learning: Actual Stories From The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Video Games

LAUSD Making a Comeback with Instructional Technology

Leadership Lounge

As the second-largest urban school district in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District has embarked on a long journey to embed technology into learning and teaching in the most effective way possible.

Questions of Compliance or Empowerment?

The Principal of Change

This visual is from a great post by Katie Martin titled, “ Creating a Learning Orientation Versus a Performance Orientation “: Two things here that are quite powerful.


Celebrating Constitution Day in the 21st Century

P21 Blogazine

Constitution Day is on September 17th in the United States, and schools from every state will celebrate on by exploring and discussing The Constitution, the 226-year-old document that founded our modern day government. Educators and parents should seize this opportunity to nourish and strengthen students’ citizenship and 4Cs (communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication) skills. P21 Blog

Don’t ever conflate disaster recovery with education reform

The Hechinger Report

Storms will inevitably come; the tragedy is that avoidable manmade disasters will follow. After Hurricane Katrina, many talked about New Orleans schools as a “ clean sheet of paper.”