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How to Create a Click and Learn Digital Calendar

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin. The holidays are here! You might be familiar with advent calendars, which have treats or gifts to count down the days to Christmas. Well you can take the same concept and create your own digital version of an advent calendar. Tis the season to inspire active learning with a click and learn digital countdown calendar!

Resilience: Why Are Our Children So Fragile?

EdNews Daily

This is an op-ed written by Marcia Fervienza. First scenario: a child who is part of a stable and loving family of 5 goes through a massive loss at age 12. Her older sister decides to leave the family’s house in a stressful condition. Suddenly she stops being part of the family’s routines. At this stressful moment, the family offers psychological and emotional support to the 12-year-old. But she says she prefers not to talk about her feelings claiming that it only makes her sad.


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School of Dreams

A Principal's Reflections

As many people know I am originally from the Northeastern part of the United States. I was born and raised in New Jersey, where I also became a teacher and eventually a principal. After meeting my wife in 2002, I moved to Staten Island, NY and resided there for thirteen years. To be honest, I never thought I would leave that area of the country as my wife, and I had such strong roots there. Things change, however.

Happy Thanksgiving Week to All!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking next week off. I’ll be preparing for my daughter’s holiday visit from her home in DC and my son who’s visiting from virtually from Okinawa Japan. I am so excited to see both of them! I’ll be back November 27th. Any emergencies–drop me a line at Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 15 years.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Planning a Successful Global Collaboration Project #EdtechMissions Chat Archive

Teacher Reboot Camp

Anthippi Harou ( @AnthippiHarou ), a primary teacher in Greece, was the guest moderate of today’s #EdtechMissions chat about planning global collaboration projects. Anthippi and her students received recognition for completing their eTwinning global collaboration projects. Anthippi Harou shared tips and resources from these experiences. Anthippi shares her story in this post and also in my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions.

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Maximizing the Momentum of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As the number of districts and states adopting micro-credentials into their professional learning strategy continues to grow, it is critical that stakeholders step back to take a pulse of the ecosystem. By doing so, districts, states, and educators are able to clarify and refine their strategies for realizing the promise of micro-credentials to drive student and educator growth. Continuing the Educator Micro-credential Movement does just that.

Education and Augmented Reality — Really?


We have touched on the subject of Augmented Reality quite a few times in this blog, and based on the outpouring of enthusiastic press the technology receives it is undoubtedly a mega-trend. However, as I mentioned the previous week, slavishly following trends is neither logical nor helpful.

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Merry Learning! 32 Activities and Resources for December

Teacher Reboot Camp

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. – Hamilton Wright Mabie. December is an exciting time for our learners. Around the world families gather and are encouraged to spread cheer by enjoying special dishes, decorating, exchanging gifts, and singing songs. Our students celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and other holidays. In our classes we can get students to use free web tools and apps to create digital gifts or share their traditions.

5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students


Barbara Oakley’s professional biography does not suggest that she was once a struggling math and science student: She is an engineering professor, author of A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science and Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential (which is not affiliated with this MindShift).

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Digital Promise

Digital Promise has partnered with StoryCorps, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. At Digital Promise, we believe that nothing inspires, mobilizes, and builds capacity for change like stories.

Get a Self-Paced, Competency-Based Master’s in Education With FlexPath

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Capella University From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As teachers, we value education, and we want to improve what we know. But the problem for so many of us is that we have busy lives, with careers and children. While we want to improve our lives with education, we’re not ready to put everything on hold to do this. Capella University is sponsoring this post. However, all opinions are my own.

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How to increase LMS success using training


When you implement a new LMS in your school , you want to ensure its success. But how can you measure LMS success? An easy way to do this is by setting goals for what you want to achieve with it and measure them. Any LMS goal is connected in some way to how much and how well the system is being used in the school. The best way to control this is through training.

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Using Open Educational Resources (OER) to Differentiate for the 21st Century Learner

Battelle for Kids

Finding quality resources is a challenge. Finding quality resources that are free and can be customized without copyright concerns is the dream. When it comes to financial support of education, not all schools are equal. There are many reasons for this that can be explored, yet one fundamental truth remains for schools lacking sufficient support: resources for students are still needed. P21 Blog

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Meditations on Thankfulness

Education Elements

Lately I have been meditating. It is only somewhat by choice – we are doing a company-wide meditation challenge and I am usually up for competitions, especially when they get me out of my comfort zone. Within the course of a few days of the challenge I discovered that just sitting and breathing doesn’t work for me – I have one of those brains that doesn’t turn off.

2 Minute Tutorials – Lego WeDo


Lego WeDo is a brilliant way to teach robotics! It is aimed at 6-8 year olds, but it can be adapted so it is suitable for both younger and older children. It teaches so many important skills: Problem solving. Computational thinking. Coding. Programming. Design thinking. Creativity. Watch my 2 minute video tutorial to see how to get going with this tech in your classroom: I’ve created a handy guide sheet to give you some ideas for its use with younger children.

Take a stand for Net Neutrality

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21 of the Best Online Course Platforms (and Counting)

Sell Courses Online

The post 21 of the Best Online Course Platforms (and Counting) appeared first on Sell Courses Online. Online courses are a rapidly expanding industry and will continue to grow as more and more students turn to online learning. This is terrific news for anyone who wants to share their knowledge with others and make a profit. In addition, the technology has made it really easy for you to host & sell online courses and so, the barrier to teaching online has come down significantly.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Technology Is Now As Much A Part Of Learning As Reading & Writing

TeachThought - Learn better.

Technology Is Now As Much A Part Of Learning As Reading & Writing by Terry Heick iPads are the worst technology students will ever use. This was a useful idea I saw hanging for a moment in my twitter feed from Jamie Casap–useful in that it helped me see education technology as a principle rather […]. The post Technology Is Now As Much A Part Of Learning As Reading & Writing appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Experienced Teacher Terry Heick

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2 Minute Tutorials :)


I’m starting a new series of videos to help busy teachers – every teacher in the world then! They’re called ‘2 minute tutorials’ and will have all the info you need about an app/website/tech tool… in less than 2 minutes. Stay tuned! Tagged: 2 minute tutorials , edtech , education , teaching , teaching ideas , websites. education 2 minute tutorials edtech teaching teaching ideas websites

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6 Ways Administrators Can Prove the Efficacy of Digital Tools

EdTech Magazine

By Eric Sheninger When new technology is rolled out, K–12 leaders must prove it is worth the investment. Leadership Management Return on Investment

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Special education’s hidden racial gap

The Hechinger Report

Kenyatta Burn works with her tutor at the Durham Literacy Center on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Durham, N.C. Photo: AP Photo/Brian Blanco. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post. Read the whole series, “ Willing, able and forgotten: How high schools fail special ed students,” here. Sign up for our newsletter.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Why Teachers Are The Sleeping Giant In The Fight For Net Neutrality

TeachThought - Learn better.

Why Teachers Are The Sleeping Giant In The Fight For Net Neutrality by Terry Heick On December 14th, 2017, the FCC plans to vote on a movement to end net neutrality. While I recall wistfully my childhood without an internet and texting and selfies and smartphones, that time is gone. Today, the internet is as […]. The post Why Teachers Are The Sleeping Giant In The Fight For Net Neutrality appeared first on TeachThought. Education Terry Heick

How Professors Can Bring Culturally-Responsive Teaching to Online Courses


When Suparna Chatterjee was taking a graduate online course at New Mexico State University two years ago, she had to complete an ice-breaker activity where she was asked to create her own superhero. But Chatterjee, an international student from India, did not feel confident about the assignment, and thought it was Western-centric and focused on physical powers associated with attractive males.

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Ed Tech Helps English Language Learners Flourish

EdTech Magazine

By Barbara Mascareno-Shaw Tech like Microsoft's OneNote and G Suite for Education helps teachers level the playing field for ELL students. Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Digital Content

A school once known for gang activity is now sending kids to college

The Hechinger Report

Benito Juarez Community Academy students waiting in the cafeteria for first period class to begin. Photo: Amadou Diallo/The Hechinger Report. Special Report. Turning around struggling high schools is the toughest work in education reform. Research found that a $3.5 billion federal program meant to fix the nation’s lowest-performing schools — which focused disproportionately on high schools — did little to improve student achievement.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

How Do I Make This Worksheet Digital?

Teacher Tech

Digital Worksheets Is this the right question? What is the depth and rigor of that worksheet? Why is it valuable enough to want to extend to a new platform? Google Forms I can’t think of much things worse than scrolling through a Google Doc looking for what kids answered on a line. Instead, have students […]. The post How Do I Make This Worksheet Digital? appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries

From Robotics to Full-Ride Scholarships, How Navajo Students Beat the Odds


Earlier this year, participants of the FIRST world robotics competition garnered national headlines after a team of young girls from Afghanistan were denied visas to attend the event in the United States. While multiple stories of visas kept the competition in the news, an interesting story of firsts from a Navajo team in Utah might have slipped under the radar. I learned you can create anything out of nothing. Fredele Burns.

Available: Free Teaching Materials On Healthy Food Choices For Children

TeachThought - Learn better.

Available: Free Teaching Materials On Healthy Food Choices For Children contributed by Debbie Bookstaber This post is sponsored by Hooray 4 Healthy Curriculum Physical activity and healthy food options are important for children’s brain development, fitness level, and general comfort and contentment as growing human beings. The goal isn’t to ‘eat well,’ but rather is, […]. The post Available: Free Teaching Materials On Healthy Food Choices For Children appeared first on TeachThought.