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Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #29 Steven Anderson talks technology trends From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Augmented reality and virtual reality. Are these buzzwords or are they things that can be used to improve learning?

10 ways Google Keep can help streamline life at school

Ditch That Textbook

For a long time, I’ve been a list-maker and a note-taker. You should see my desk. It can get littered with them pretty easily. The worst is when I would take down some valuable details and then leave the paper sitting on my desk at school. I have literally driven to school late at night [.].

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11 Technology Tools for the Reading Classroom

Class Tech Tips

Last week I made my third trip to Nebraska for the Nebraska State Reading Conference. It was so much fun meeting new teachers and sharing plenty of my favorites technology tools for reading. You might have seen the picture of the tiny plane that took me to Kearney, NE in the graphic of this post.…

150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students (Updated!)

Shake Up Learning

The post 150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students (Updated!) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Search for the Best Chrome Apps and Extensions to Use in Your. Classroom! There are now 150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions in this database.

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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OPINION: Three misunderstandings about open resources

The Hechinger Report

Students at Lovett Elementary, the Clinton, Miss. school district’s sixth-grade-only school. Photo: Jackie Mader. By nine school district superintendents from nine states. Now is the time of year when U.S.

Future technologies: What lies ahead

Learning with 'e's

In January I presented a session on 'What's hot and what's not in learning and development' for Learning Technologies in London.

How to Have an Attitude to Try New Things #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | Episode 26 Josh Harris gets us motivated to try new things From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Josh Harris @edtechspec an elementary edtech director from California, talks about an attitude of innovation.

Learning With Technology

The Principal of Change

Does this happen in your school or district? One teacher prefers google sites. Another blogger. A different teacher prefers Edublogs. One teacher started their students on seesaw.

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.

Good news for college applicants: Getting in is easier than they think

The Hechinger Report

Despite what many high school seniors think, getting into a good college is likely to get even easier in the future Photo: Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal via ZUMA Wire. Record Number of Applications Flood Area Colleges”. Applications for the Class of 2021 Are Seriously Exploding”.

Writing For Purpose: 5 Ways To Use Technology To Give Children A Genuine Audience.


When announcing a writing task, on a number of occasions, I have been asked by my students, “Why do we have to do this?” ” It’s a question that can sometimes be difficult to answer. All too often the work is stuck into their English books and is only seen by the teacher. Here are 10 ways to use technology to give your pupils a real audience for their work: 1) Class blogs.

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The First Step In Teaching Students To Think For Themselves

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post The First Step In Teaching Students To Think For Themselves appeared first on TeachThought. Self-Directed Learning Terry Heick Experienced Teacher General

How the ‘Pre-Professionals’ Title Gives High Schoolers the Upper Hand

EdNews Daily

The high school years are a time for discovering oneself — learning strengths and weaknesses, identifying dreams and goals for the future, developing key communication and real-world skills, and mapping out plans for college or a career after graduation.

AP Jeopardy Review – Using @PearDeck & @Wacom Tablets to Engage, Gamify & Reflect #edtech #mathchat


Note: I am editing/revising an old post to reflect some updates in the process of how I run AP Jeopardy Review in my AP Calculus Class! Have you ever been super excited about “gamifying” a review session (ie: Jeopardy review) only to realize that the competitive feel in the room becomes overwhelming?

A short note to [Indian and emerging market] e-commerce investors: Be patient for growth, but impatient for profits

The Christensen Institute

In one of his books, The Innovator’s Solution , Harvard Business School professor and Christensen Institute co-founder, Clayton Christensen, explains that investors and entrepreneurs should learn to be patient for growth, but impatient for profits.

Flipping Lesson Design: Moving The Learning Objective To The End

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Flipping Lesson Design: Moving The Learning Objective To The End appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher General

Virtual Reality in the Classroom: Ripping Learning off the Page

Class Tech Tips

Virtual reality is a powerful, low-cost, easy-to-access resource for teachers. You can create deep, meaningful learning experiences for students with VR using a headset like the inexpensive Google Cardboard.

Why placing students in difficult high school classes may increase college enrollment

The Hechinger Report

Spokane has used outside nonprofits to help its students search for and apply to colleges. In May, one organization, College Success Foundation, held a College Signing Night to celebrate 170 seniors who were bound for four-year schools. Photo: Sarah Butrymowicz. SPOKANE, Wash.

10 Skills Modern Teachers Need


For educators to thrive in the classroom and navigate these and other modern difficulties, teachers must have certain skills that their predecessors didn't. The post 10 Skills Modern Teachers Need appeared first on Edudemic.

When Extensions Go Bad

The Electric Educator

I am a big fan of Chrome Extensions. I share my favorites on Twitter and this blog. Extension can control and access a lot of system resources, that's how they can do so many cool things! With that access comes the possibility of misuse.

20 Excellent YouTube Channels for Math Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 10, 2017 Math learning and teaching can be so much fun especially when done through the right strategies. One of these strategies is through engaging video content. To this end, we more. YouTube Channels for Teachers YouTube math channels

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March 2017

Discovery Education

March is National Women’s History Month! . This month we are going to highlight women who have made an impact through STEM. Across history, women continue to make an incredible impact on our culture through their innovations, ideas, skills, and perseverance.


25 Tips For Teaching With Apps

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 25 Tips For Teaching With Apps appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Terry Heick General How-To New Teacher

Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher #27 Interview with Suzy Lolley From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When you have shared iPads, Seesaw is a fantastic way to get the work off the iPads and into the online classroom. Seesaw embodies simple authentic assessment.

A Great Website to Transform Your Class Into Interactive Learning Space

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 11, 2017 Spiral is a great website where you can create a class for your students and get them engaged in a wide variety of collaborative learning activities. It offers a number of key tools more. educational web tools

4 good computer habits every teacher should have

eSchool News

They say computers make life easier. I say they sometimes make our lives miserable. During the past two years, I’ve visited Apple’s Genius Bar eight times. I’ve watched a student cry in front of her PC after she found a Word document she had worked on for days corrupted.

Customized email newsletters for every kid with Google Forms

Ditch That Textbook

Classroom newsletters are kind of hit and miss. If you’re sending photocopies of them home in students’ backpacks, I’ll bet your success rate is less than 50 percent. And that’s being generous.) There’s a big reason I believe that these newsletters — which could be great parent/teacher communication tools — fall on deaf ears (or [.].

5 Ideas to Level Up Language Arts #5ideaFriday

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 30: Excellent Language Arts with Teacher Alex Corbitt on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast | 10MT From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today teacher @Alex_Corbitt from the Bronx has 5 created ideas to help improve and make language arts learning fun.

Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development in Children

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Observing a pianist at a recital – converting musical notations into precisely timed finger movements on a piano – can be a powerful emotional experience. As a researcher of neuroscience and a pianist myself, I understand that the mastering of this skill not only takes practice, but also requires complex coordination of many different brain regions.

A new technology is fundamentally changing learning–here’s how

eSchool News

Middle school students across the U.S. are learning how the body works by studying the anatomy of a frog, a vertebrate with an organ system similar to that of humans.

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Top 5 Tips for Teaching English Online

EdNews Daily

Every day, more teachers leave the classroom, and they are looking for different ways to stay in education and still make a difference using their skills, talents, passion and knowledge. Becoming an online teacher is a big step , one that most educators have never even considered.

10 Facts You May Not Know About Gifted Children But Should—Infographic

Fractus Learning

Giftedness is a trait which is hugely misunderstood, even amongst professionals who should be in the know! These 10 facts are here to shed light on what giftedness really is. I hope they dispel some of the myths and misconceptions many believe about gifted children. Using and Viewing the Graphic.

Celebrating Engineers and their Contributions to Make the World a Better Place

Digital Promise

Every winter, we celebrate Engineers Week by learning about the various types of engineering, such as mechanical, electrical, civil, computer, software, aerospace, and others.