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Android on Chromebooks! Here are some resources and apps to check out

Educational Technology Guy

Android has come to Chromebooks and is available on EDU Domains! This opens up a whole new world of possibilities with Chromebooks, adding thousands of great apps, features and capabilities.

#06: The 6 Most Motivating Sketchnotes in Education Today

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: Sylvia Duckworth on the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sylvia Duckworth (@ sylviaduckworth ) is a leading sketch note artist in education today.

Get students learning by MAKING quizzes instead of TAKING quizzes.

EdTech4Beginners

QuizPedia is a fun and engaging learning tool that can be used in primary education and onwards. And it’s free ! How is it different to a typical quiz making tool? Quizzes aren’t new to the classroom but QuizPedia’s approach is.

Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary

NPR Learning and Tech

The most controversial Cabinet pick in recent memory squeaks through with some help from Vice President Pence. Here are some implications for higher education, school choice and more. Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP

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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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Bridging the gap between traditional and innovative teaching and learning

The Christensen Institute

In a field aiming to shift educational practices from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age, educators on the ground today work in a distinctly brave new world.

K-12 Blueprint - tools, research, devices, best practices and more to support effective EdTech projects

Educational Technology Guy

K12Blueprint is a great, free resource for technology in education.

Teachers: Should you use business tactics for happier classrooms?

eSchool News

In recent years, school leaders have debated what, if anything, schools can glean from the way businesses are run. Should schools be managed like business organizations? And to what extent?

5 Things That Harm a Student’s Ability to Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode #09: A 10-Minute Teacher Show Interview with Dr. Brad Johnson From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We ask students to sit and expect them to learn? We want children to act like adults?

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

10 ways to create interactive multimedia in any grade/subject

Ditch That Textbook

Watch a video. Move definitions around to match their term. Jump to an article online. Get instant feedback to a multiple choice question. Student-centered learning lets kids get right to work and take control. It also lets the teacher connect and help with students one on one. That student-centered learning is at the heart of [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology multimedia storytelling sutori timelines

What the New England Patriots can teach us about healthcare data

The Christensen Institute

This piece was originally published in The Health Care Blog. American football is rich with statistics and advanced analytics meant to depict success in specific facets of the game.

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If you give a kindergartner a Chromebook…

eSchool News

Although even the youngest children are considered tech-savvy today, there exists a difference between a child who knows how to use a tablet to watch videos and a child who knows how to navigate a device for active learning.

5 Ideas for Improving Student Writing

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode #10: Jennifer Serravallo on the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Betsy DeVos' Graduation Rate Mistake

NPR Learning and Tech

In written answers to a Senate Democrat's questions, Trump's pick to lead the Education Department grossly overstated the graduation rates of several online schools. Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Catching the sharing economy wave: Office space

The Christensen Institute

This is the first post in a three-part series examining nonconsumption as a strategy for maximizing the sharing economy. The series addresses three areas of opportunity: rooms, rides, and recreation. Today the sharing economy is a mainstream phenomenon.

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Librarians: Information literacy is a must-have skill

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This article is Part 2 of our 3-part series on information literacy. For Alan November’s Part 1 article, click here. Check back soon for Part 3.].

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Billy Krakower From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college

The Hechinger Report

Phillip Levine, Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, speaks at a panel discussion there. Photo: Richard Howard Photo: Richard Howard.

NEW FEATURE: Add Google Drive Videos into Google Slides Presentations!

My Paperless Classroom

Starting Today, Teachers can create student safe video content and right from inside of Google Drive, present these videos inside of Google Slides Presentations. The post NEW FEATURE: Add Google Drive Videos into Google Slides Presentations!

Why are rural schools still struggling with high-speed internet access?

eSchool News

Despite federal and state progress expanding high-speed internet access to more schools across the nation, rural school districts are still playing catch-up. Now, new efforts offer opportunities to improve connections speeds–and along with them, learning.

MAD About Mattering 2017 Kickoff! #appsthatmatter

The CoolCatTeacher

Global Collaborative App Development From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Last night we kicked off the MAD about Mattering 2017 project. Last year, we started with five schools. This year, we have fifteen schools.

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Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills.

Six tips for going to college and working full time, from a student struggling to do both

The Hechinger Report

Luz Pineda, who works full-time, is a senior at California State University, Northridge. Balancing the demands of work and school has been a challenge that leaves her little time for anything else, including sleep. Photo: Courtesy of Mimi Pineda.

Hosting Images in Google Drive

The Electric Educator

The simplicity and reliability of Google Drive makes it an ideal place to host content that you post around the web. This is a bit of a problem when trying to host images, however.

Developing “The Innovator’s Mindset” (Video)

The Principal of Change

I had the honour to be able to keynote the “ Arts Integration Conference “, an online conference focusing on the importance of arts in education (hint…it’s very important).

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20 lessons that incorporate the 4Cs

eSchool News

By now, the 4Cs –communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity–are part of most educators’ vocabulary. But it isn’t always easy to put these concepts into practice, especially when the 4Cs can look vary depending on students’ age and ability.

Character Playbook: How the NFL are Champions for Youth

EdNews Daily

The NFL, Houston Texans, United Way of Greater Houston, United Way Worldwide and Verizon have announced the Houston launch of Character Playbook , a new education initiative focused on youth character development and building healthy relationships.

Why teachers should free up their time

The Christensen Institute

I am concerned when I see a classroom that is locked in teacher-led instruction. Of course, some good can come from an interesting lecture, demonstration, or lesson.

The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs

NPR Learning and Tech

Research shows that many college students across the country are working, borrowing and still falling behind. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons

MindShift

Brené Brown has become famous for her speaking and writing about vulnerability, worthiness, shame and the other important emotions running underneath daily life all the time. One theme she returns to over and over is the importance of cultivating empathy , a very different reaction than sympathy.

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10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Technology The Future Of Learning General Veteran Teacher

3 Ways to Continue Learning at Home with Technology

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A survey finds that students want to keep learning once they are home; here’s how digital tools can help. Blended Learning Classroom Collaboration Digital Content