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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.

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.”

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.

Mission-Minded Learning Makes the World a Better Place

Brilliant or Insane

Shelly Sanchez Terrell, author of Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, is taking education technology integration to new heights with her EdTech Missions and mission-minded learning.

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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.

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!

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It’s Time To Support The Mental Health & Well Being of Teachers

EdNews Daily

This interview was first published on Huffington Post. According to NPR , teacher attrition is high, and university enrollment in teacher preparation programs has fallen 35% over the past five years — a decrease of nearly 240,000 teachers in all.

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Connectivity versus isolation: Which leads to prosperity?

Dangerously Irrelevant

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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How to use Google Classroom’s secret productivity tool: the mobile app

Ditch That Textbook

The education world is starting to get used to Google Classroom. It was released in August 2014 to much fanfare and basic features. Since then, the updates have come fast and furious, and as of January 2017, Google Classroom has more than 70 million users: students, teachers and others. We’re finding ways to become more […]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology feedback g suite for education google apps for education google classroom googleedu mobile app notifications

Create a digital classroom with Google Classroom and BookWidgets


The reasons why teachers use technology in their classroom are simple. It saves them thousands of steps to the copying machine, the hassle with it and the paper costs. Furthermore, students love to have access to iPads and fun apps. However, it’s not easy to set up a digital classroom by yourself.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

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.

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.

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Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

As we celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy this week, we find ourselves reflecting on the progress happening across the country on behalf of the 36 million low-skilled adults in the U.S. These adults face several challenges. Multiple jobs, child care issues, and transportation issues often keep adults from attending classes that will help them improve their skills.

It’s Time to Move PBL into the World

P21 Blogazine

Is there any educator in the world who wouldn’t want their students to demonstrate the following qualities: Committed, Creative, Confident, Courageous, and Curious ? Or to see students leave school at the end of the term and describe themselves as Skillful, Passionate , and Humble ? Or have students working hard to make communities happier ? P21 Blog

Creating @Flipgrid Private Channels for Questions & Reflections in Online AP Calculus


It’s year two of teaching a purely online section of AP Calculus AB for me. Last year, I focused a lot of energy on finding ways for the class to collaboratively work through problems – both orally (using Google Hangouts) and through written chat (using Slack).

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Top 10 Episodes So Far in Season 2 of the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Thank you for listening to the 10-Minute Teacher. We’ve broken the quarter of a million download mark and growing. So many amazing educators have joined the show to inspire and encourage teachers.

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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.

A free, downloadable behaviour reflection form


I have recently been setting up a behaviour management routine for my year group.

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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.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 159 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Global Teacher Prize finalist Joe Fatheree talks about what great teachers do. He shares his observations and also his hopes for improving the profession.

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.

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.

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6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom

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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.

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.

Helping Teens Find Purpose: A Tool For Educators To Support Students’ Discovery


Classroom educators know better than anyone else how much of learning is built on the strength of relationships in the room. When students like and trust their teacher, they learn better.

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7 Reasons You Need to Try Voice Typing in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post 7 Reasons You Need to Try Voice Typing in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Voice Typing in Google Docs is a Game-Changer! As a former ELA teacher, I am naturally drawn to technology that supports reading and writing.

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Good Teachers Stick To The Lines, Great Teachers Inspire New Lines

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Good Teachers Stick To The Lines, Great Teachers Inspire New Lines by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD On September 3rd, 2017 I was saddened by the news of the passing of musician Walter Becker. For those not familiar, he was one half of the musical genius that founded Steely Dan.


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.

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Be The Change You Want To See


When Catlin Tucker pulled into the Windsor High parking lot for a staff professional development day at the end of Christmas break she was feeling less than inspired.

Launching a New Project Guide for 360-Degree Storytelling

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise Global, our global engagement programs support educators to empower young people as creators and changemakers, harnessing emerging technology to make a difference in the world. In the 360 Filmmakers Challenge, along with our partner Oculus, we’ve offered 360-degree production equipment to high schools across the United States to help young people and their teachers produce original, immersive 360° stories that make an impact.

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10 Strategies To Design Your Classroom More Like A Video Game

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How Video Games Have Mastered Learning Engagement Terry Heick Agreeing on how to best establish what a learner understands isn’t simple — if for no other reason than understanding isn’t simple.

5 Ways to Integrate Mindfulness in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Beth Maloney on episode 160 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teacher Beth Maloney helps students set goals for behavior and other techniques that improve Social Emotional Learning and student success. Learn 5 tips for integrating mindfulness into your classroom. FREE WEBINAR ON INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING. Today’s sponsor is Kids Discover Online. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry-based learning.

Using A Jigsaw Activity To Help Every Student Engage With Literature


Jigsaw activities are not a new innovation in education. Teachers have been using the strategy for years because it blends independent work with the power of group work to extend learning.

Teach Your Students to be Upstanders: #SaySomething

Discovery Education

Imagine how much tragedy could be averted if an individual said something? Guest Post by Alexa Tomassi from Sandy Hook Promise. Did you know that when it comes to violence, suicide, and threats, most are known by at least one other individual BEFORE the incident takes place?

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

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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.

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