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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.

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Emphasizing Understanding Builds Better Projects

P21 Blogazine

Designing and planning your first (or second or third) project can definitely be a challenging prospect. It takes time and intention to figure out how to expand learning beyond the walls of the classroom, involve experts in the field, and mimic the work adults do in the world outside of school.

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Connectivity versus isolation: Which leads to prosperity?

Dangerously Irrelevant

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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

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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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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A free, downloadable behaviour reflection form


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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.


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.

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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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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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12 Tools To Find Quality Reading Passages For Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Tools To Find Quality Reading Passages For Your Classroom contributed by Lisa Tanner Are you preparing your students to succeed in this high-tech world? As more media moves to the internet, digital literacy is an essential skill.

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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?