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Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

With all the promise that educational technology holds, several pitfalls are always on the minds of educators. The top two issues that commonly come up in my talks with educators are the technology (Internet, hardware, devices, apps) not working or off-task behavior on the part of students. While there are some serious challenges that can derail any lesson, there are some strategic ways to mitigate them ground in instructional design.

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The Top 6 Trends in Education for 2020


It’s the start of a new decade. That means new goals, new technology, and new ed tech trends. We’ve made our predictions in years past , and here is where we see the ed tech trends going for 2020. 2020 brings with it exciting new developments in the world of ed tech. New tools are expected to revolutionize the way students learn in and out of the classroom. Bold initiatives are either ramping up or becoming a top priority for school districts across the country.


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Social-Emotional Learning and Technology: Friends or Foes?


Students today are coming to school with more trauma, more fears, more anxiety, and generally more needs than ever before

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Technology impacts every aspect of our students’ lives and will continue to play an important role in their lives. Teachers who integrate technology effectively help their students realize the potential we have to transform the world with our use of technology. They inspire their students to innovate, create, collaborate, and problem-solve with technology.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

The Answer for Schools Is Not More Technology. It’s Teachers and Human Connection.


This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Danielle Arnold-Schwartz is a teacher of elementary gifted students with experience teaching grades K-9 in public school settings. A kindergarten teacher recently told me that at conference night one of her student’s parents verbally attacked her for using Chromebooks during morning meeting time.

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Smart speakers are invading Higher Education internationally


A version of this post was originally published on October 23, 2019 in Education Technology. We live in a smart world. Our cars are smart, our watches are smart, our phones are smart, and even our fridges are the same. Smart technology is constantly evolving and it truly was a matter of time until voice was added to the mix. Smart speakers are slowly conquering the world.

Help Students Soar! Social and Emotional Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! We want to inspire our students to transform the world with their ideas, creativity, and knowledge. Innovation is a difficult journey. The greatest inventions that transformed the world took thousands of attempts and years of frustration and problem-solving. Many students want to give up after one attempt at a solution.

Tapping Into “Endless Possibilities” With Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

Rollout is an exciting time for the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools community, as students receive their devices for the school year. Rollout marks the beginning of a journey for the 52 Cohort 6 schools that will be able to embark on new learning opportunities that are not possible without technology.

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My List of Best Education Videos – 2019

User Generated Education

Here is my annual list of best education videos. Youth Voice. As you’ll notice the first several are youth voices. “The power of youth is the common wealth of the entire world… No segment in society can match the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of young people.” ” Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders Monday, Sep.

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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.

The Season For Giving

Education Elements

Just a few weeks ago I found myself in the North Pole. No, seriously, this nice Jewish girl found herself up in the North Pole because when we say Education Elements supports districts across the country, we mean it. So in the middle of November, I found myself at 101 St. Nicholas Dr., in line to meet Santa and Mrs. Santa * after spending a great day working with Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.

Video Project Ideas, Resources, and Tools

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students of all ages enjoy producing their own videos. Each year I meet younger and younger learners who have their own YouTube Channels. Not surprisingly, Forbes reported that the highest paid YouTube star of 2018 was 7 year-old Ryan of the Ryan Toyreviews Channel. This year make a goal of motivating students to share their knowledge through a video project.

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What To Do With Wonky Wednesday

Catlin Tucker

Most of the schools where I coach have a wonky Wednesday schedule that I have to navigate with teachers when we co-lesson plan together. Typically, Wednesday is a short day for students because teachers are attending an all-staff meeting in the morning before students arrive or in the afternoon after students have gone home. The class periods on Wednesday are markedly shorter than classes on a regular day. This leaves a lot of teachers wondering what to do with this day.

5 Ways To Pretty Up Google Drive

Teacher Tech

Make Google Drive Pretty Every single day it is a constant “Mom, I can’t find my shoes.” ” Thankfully, thumb drives have fallen by the wayside and I don’t have to try to help my kids find a small stick of their school work. Get it in Drive! Google Drive is your online storage for all […]. The post 5 Ways To Pretty Up Google Drive appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google drive G Suite google

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

Teach Your Students About The Weather With Our FREE Google Slides Weather Forecast Template


Would you like your students to create a weather forecast video? Are you looking for an interactive activity that will give your students confidence in giving presentations online? In this post, we will take a look at our new 7-Day Weather Forecast Google Slides template and show you how you can use it with your students this year. Let's Talk About The Weather. For the last five years as a tech coach, I have had the opportunity to help science classes in all grade levels learn about the weather.

Ways to Learn with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Technology surrounds our students and gives them a platform to share with a global audience. Technology is how our students learn, communicate, entertain themselves, collaborate, and seek advice. This is why students need their teachers as guides to inspire them to make a positive impact on the world with their use of technology.

Fighting Fake News in the Classroom


PISA scores were recently released , and results of the international test revealed that only 14 percent of U.S. students were able to reliably distinguish between fact and opinion. This is particularly alarming because we live in an era when, according to Pew Research Center, 68 percent of American adults get their news from social media —platforms where opinion is often presented as fact.


Teacher Tech

TemplateTab Copies a Graphic Organizer Per Student TemplateTab is one of the first things I ever coded, and I think one of the best things I’ve coded. Special thanks to Alicia Williams and John McGowan for helping me get this published to the G Suite Marketplace. All Students in the Same Spreadsheet If you have […]. The post APPROVED!! TEMPLATETAB appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Google Sheets Add-on G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

Most English lessons on Teachers Pay Teachers and other sites are ‘mediocre’ or ‘not worth using,’ study finds

The Hechinger Report

A Thomas B. Fordham Institute study reviewed popular English lessons on Teachers Pay Teachers and two other sites and found that most weren’t good. One of the most popular English lessons in the instructional marketplace Teachers Pay Teachers is a unit on how to teach William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” ” It costs only $14.99

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Find the Right Tools for Student Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The majority of our students use technology daily to learn and share their voice, creativity, ideas, and passion with the world! When we integrate technology effectively into the curriculum students discover how to use technology to problem solve, create, and better their future and world. Before students embark on any digital project, you need to find the right tools.

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Using gamification to improve schoolwide behavior

eSchool News

Now that online games have become so popular among K-12 students, school and district administrators can use gamification techniques to create a positive school climate and encourage positive behavior by individual students who have differing needs.

Google Docs: Change Background Color

Teacher Tech

Why Be Boring? The default background in Google Docs is white. But why not be more colorful! See this activity in a Google Doc where I changed the background to brown. Page Setup Use the File menu in your Google Doc to choose “Page Setup.” ” Not Printing Depending on what you are making, there […]. The post Google Docs: Change Background Color appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Docs Google G Suite google

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

OPINION: If it’s bad for child care, it’s bad for the U.S. economy

The Hechinger Report

Americans are going to work. Since the summer of 2011, nearly eight million more Americans in their “prime” working years, between the ages 25 and 54, have gained employment. If Americans wish to further foster this progress, it is important to understand the critical role that child care plays in boosting our nation’s economy. One sign of how important child care is for employers and employees alike is that, by one estimate, businesses nationwide lose more than $4.4

Tech & Learning’s 2019 Awards of Excellence


Tech & Learning magazine has announced the following 2019 winners of its annual Awards of Excellence contest

#5: 10 things teachers can do today to prepare students for the future

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This story, originally published on February 13th of this year, was our #5 most popular story of the year. Happy holidays, and thank you for tuning into our 2019 countdown!]. In 2008, I read Clayton Christensen’s Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. It inspired me to think about changes in education that would benefit students by transforming teaching and learning and I was excited about the possibilities.

Top EdSurge Higher Education Stories of 2019


Before we usher in a new decade and bid adieu to 2019, here’s a look back at the most popular EdSurge higher education stories of the year. The Varsity Blues admissions scandal made headlines here and elsewhere for months, and indeed, our story about the ringleader’s international intrigues registered as one of our most-read pieces of 2019. But our readers also showed deep interest in less sensational stories, too.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.