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New Research Compendium Addresses Productivity & Transformation When Applying Technology in Learning Math

Digital Promise

Recently, the 60,000-member National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released a new “Research Compendium,” a handbook with 38 chapters , each summarizing the best research on an important aspect of teaching and learning mathematics. For the past three years, I was honored to work on the team that developed the chapter on “Technology for Mathematics Learning.”

5 ways to teach students to be future-ready

Ditch That Textbook

Today’s students face a technology-infused, innovation-filled world in their future. We’re already looking at the possibility of widespread smart houses, autonomous cars and artificial intelligence that can talk to us and work on our behalf.

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Research Schools: What are they and how do they work?

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Marvel on episode 158 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aaron Marvel talks about research schools. Modeled like a “teaching hospital” – these schools have researchers and educators working hand-in-hand.

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Hack the Textbook

Teacher Reboot Camp

Textbooks are an important part of instruction and curricula. Often, textbooks are the main way students learn the course content. Textbooks need to evolve. Many are too expensive, unengaging, lack diversity, present limited perspectives, aren’t relatable, and are uninspiring.

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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A #PerfectPear: The All New Pear Deck for @Google Slides @PearDeck @GoogleForEdu #edtech


Pear Deck has released a super exciting update that I’m so excited to share — integration with Google Slides! All you have to do is install the Pear Deck add-on and then you’ll be able to add in the interactive question types available through Pear Deck right within Google Slides!

The high school grads least likely in America to go to college? Rural ones

The Hechinger Report

When Dustin Gordon arrived at the University of Iowa, he found himself taking lecture classes with more people in them than his entire hometown of Sharpsburg, Iowa, population 89. Photo: Ben Smith for The Hechinger Report.

Every Student Deserves a Hero Moment

Teacher Reboot Camp

“I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble… ” – May Parker, Spider-Man II. Every student should experience a hero moment when they are challenged to accomplish a grand feat to improve the lives of others.

Free Webinar: 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Kids Discover Online From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers), Monica Burns (Class Tech Tips), and I will be hosting a free webinar with Kids Discover Online on October 3 from 4:30-5:30 pm Eastern Time.

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 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching by Terry Heick My first year of teaching was a blur. At the time, it didn’t feel like a blur. It felt a joyous, adrenaline-fueled rush of lessons, meetings, and new relationships. But in hindsight, it was definitely a blur.

At this one-of-a-kind Boston public high school, students learn calculus in Spanish

The Hechinger Report

Students participate in morning workshops in advance of national May 1 “Day Without Immigrants” rallies, learning also about the labor rights history of May Day rallies worldwide. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety

iLearn Technology

What it is: Be Internet Awesome is a fantastic new way to help your students make the most of the Internet by being prepared to make wise decisions as they navigate and interact online. Be Internet Awesome helps teach students the basics of digital citizenship and safety online.

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Friedlander on episode 157 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Brian Friedlander discusses the top tech tools for kids who struggle to read and write.

6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom by Ashley McCann Technology is changing the world at a rapid pace, and education isn’t exempt from the effects of that.

OPINION: UC Davis to first-gen students: “You belong here”

The Hechinger Report

First-generation students at University of California, Davis. Photo: Elena Zukova, University of California. I stand in front of an auditorium of 300 students at a new student orientation, and half of them are raising their hands.

Heather’s Research Xpress


How many times have you stopped a lesson to review or re-teach a skill and wished you had a little video tutorial that meets the needs of your learning community?

Powerful Leadership, Vision, and Problem Solving for Districts

The CoolCatTeacher

Baron Davis on episode 156 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Baron Davis believes in building partnerships with parents, businesses, and the community.

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education by Terry Heick This post has been updated from previous publishing. Below are 50 ideas for a new education. Note, most of these are about education as a system rather than learning itself, but that’s okay.

How one college’s death and rebirth offers lessons for the rest

The Hechinger Report

The Antioch College campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The college, which shut down for three years and reopened, offers lessons to other small institutions now facing similar enrollment and financial problems. Photo: Meg Vogel for The Hechinger Report.

How to Improve Children’s Language Awareness at Primary School

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Young children have a lot to fit into each school day. So making the best use of the little time allocated to learning a foreign language is paramount. In England, state primary schools have been required to offer children aged seven to 11 a foreign language since 2014.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy for iPad

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 26, 2017 For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is a handy visual we created and shared awhile ago featuring some good educational iPad apps that will help you target each of more. blooms taxonomy

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Government accountability goes unaccountable: Chilling WGU’s innovation engine

The Christensen Institute

For the last two decades, Western Governors University (WGU) has led the nation in creating and scaling an innovative, high-quality educational model that today helps roughly 90,000 enrolled students make progress in their lives and careers. Last week, the Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General spilled cold water on this record of success with a faulty audit that found WGU ineligible to participate in federal student-aid programs.

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology

The Hechinger Report

Students make use of technology while working in small groups. Photo: Meredith Kolodner. School district administrators and principals are inundated with salesmen peddling computers and software programs. Many claim that scientific research proves their wares work. Can they be believed?

How Do You Build Cultural Bridges In Education?

EdNews Daily

Welcome to our continuing thought-leadership series with 51Talk. Today, we chat with Isaac Johnson-Tyas, who recently came on board to support 51Talk teachers. He also does a lot of work behind the scenes.

Drag Downloaded Images to Google

Teacher Tech

Download Images and DRAG On a Mac or PC when you download a picture it shows in the download bar at the bottom of the screen. This indicates the image is saved to the downloads folder.

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Edpuzzle From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Edpuzzle solves so many of my flipped classroom problems.

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Sending parents useful information about attendance, course progress has big effects, social scientists find

The Hechinger Report

Experiments that send parents useful information by text have been found to increase student attendance and reduce course failures dramatically. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

3 winning characteristics of a school STEAM program

eSchool News

I started my career at The Shipley School, an independent K-12 school located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, at an innovative and exciting juncture.

Google Apps: New Toolbar Icons

Teacher Tech

Toolbar Icons in Google Apps G Suite is always updating and adding new features and upgrading interfaces. I like to say that the essential tech skill for students is “adaptability.” ” When given a new tech tool do they sit and wait for someone to show them what to do or can they figure it out […]. The post Google Apps: New Toolbar Icons appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Docs Google Sheets Sites google sheets slides spreadsheets

Framing innovation through the lens of Warby Parker

The Christensen Institute

Warby Parker, the hip eyewear retailer known for its affordability, vast selection of frames, and immersive online shopping experience, has introduced a new digital prescription check app that allows customers to check their vision prescription with just a dark room and their phone.

OPINION: We must acknowledge the connection between race, trauma and mental health

The Hechinger Report

File photo Photo: Jamie Martines. Mental illness is an issue that affects the lives of Americans regardless of their ethnicity, race, income or geographic location. But some groups encounter environmental stressors including trauma that have a negative impact on their overall well being.

7 iOS 11 Features for the iPad Classroom

iOS 11 has dropped and with it comes some amazing new features that will surely benefit you and your students in the iPad classroom. Dig in to this blog post for a free downloadable and printable poster of 7 of my favorite new iOS 11 features.

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3 Google Drive Shortcuts

Teacher Tech

3 Google Drive Shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts can help you to be significantly more productive. Here are a few of my favorite ones in Google Drive. Rename In Google Drive single click on a file name and press the N key. This will allow you to rename the document. One way I use this a […]. The post 3 Google Drive Shortcuts appeared first on Teacher Tech. Drive Google Intermediate Keyboard Shortcuts drive google keytips