Sat.Nov 18, 2017 - Fri.Nov 24, 2017

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.

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.

How To 324

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Scaffolding Maker Education Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

pI often read via social media about the importance of student centered, student-driven instruction. I wholeheartedly agree. My blog post is called User-Generated Education for a reason.

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.

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.

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.

More Trending

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.

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.

LMS 212

What’s Ahead for Special Education?

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Federal policy has transformed the education of students with disabilities in the United States. Prior to the 1970s, exclusion was largely the rule for millions, who were placed in separate schools from their peers and often inappropriately educated because of their physical and behavioral disabilities.

5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

OER 142

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.

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.

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.

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.

The inconvenient truth about behavioral economics in healthcare

The Christensen Institute

The Royal Swedish Academy’s award of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics to Richard Thaler marks the growing influence of the science of behavioral economics, not only in academia, but in popular culture and industry. Traditional economics is rooted in the assumption that people make rational, self-interested decisions based on a strict cost/benefit analysis of their options.

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.

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.

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.

Google 108

Take a stand for Net Neutrality

Dangerously Irrelevant

No related posts. News and Events


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.

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.

Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone

NPR Learning and Tech

It's a question most parents will wrestle with at some point — when is the right time to give my child a smartphone? Let's tick through a few other questions first. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Available: Free Teaching Materials On Healthy Food Choices For Children

TeachThought - Learn better.

How to Find the Right Books for Young Readers through @MetaMetrics_Inc


In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we discuss the love of reading with Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Faulkner and learn how she works with students of all ability levels to match individual Lexile levels with the right book through the help of MetaMetrics. The post How to Find the Right Books for Young Readers through @MetaMetrics_Inc appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

How To 100

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

EdTech at School

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