Sat.Dec 19, 2015 - Fri.Dec 25, 2015

Courage to Be an Outlier Educator

User Generated Education

Today, during a podcast interview, I was asked what it takes to be an educational thought leader. My responses was, “courage.”

Earn Your Micro-credentials in Four Easy Steps

Digital Promise

Jennifer is the Director of Educator Micro-credentials. You can reach her on Twitter: @JenCohKab. Micro-credentials provide educators an opportunity to gain competency-based recognition for their skills, no matter how or where they learned them.

Crowdfunding Campaigns: Lessons Learned from an Ed-Tech Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Apply this advice from the front lines of a successful crowdfunding campaign to your new venture. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email Lessons Learned ProfessorWord Startup Life lessonslearned

Top 5 Things Students Should Do During Holiday Break


With holiday break upon us, you might have seen our list of five things teachers should do over break. Students, you’re up next. Here are five things you should aim to do during your time off. We promise that these are completely easy and fun, and you’ll be happy you did ‘em.

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.

Turn today’s classrooms into #InclusiveSpaces

A Principal's Reflections

Students spend an average of 12,000 hours in the classroom in their lifetime, and these hours are important.

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Learning Together – Looking Ahead for Professional Learning

Battelle for Kids

Volume 2, Issue 14, Number 11. 2015 was an incredible year in education.

Top 5 Things Teachers Should Do During Holiday Break


It’s happening. Many of us are already basking in the glow of holiday break. Others have only a few more hours/days to go before they join the party. There's no doubt that you have visits scheduled, family traditions to look forward to, or a sweet vacation peppered with ample amounts of downtime.

Crafting a compelling digital story


Everything we do today is somehow digital-based. We often get news updates from the internet. We share photos on social media. Trending topics are discussed on Twitter. Bloggers opine and fill the minds of avid readers. Photographers publish their photographs online so the world can see their works of art. Teachers are even more keen on digitizing their learning content.

Top 5 Tips for Engaging Online and Blended Learners


Contributor: Andrea Ritchie Monday, December 28, 2015 - 1:15pm One of the advantages of working with so many clients around the nation is the ability to see the diverse ways in which different schools create blended and online learning programs.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Dear Parents: Should We Stop Mocking the Common Core?

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Dear Parents, I get it. You’re frustrated. You want to help your child with his or her school work. It’s supposed to make sense. After all, if an adult can’t grasp it, how is an 8-year-old supposed to?

Listen to Ask a Tech Teacher on EduTalk Radio

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many thanks to Larry Jacobs for inviting me to join him on EduTalk Radio, to talk about my recent Editor’s Choice Award from SmartBrief Education.

An Educational View of Star Wars Episode VII “The Force Awakens”


Download. Listen in a New Window. iTunes. Stitcher. SoundCloud. Leave a Review. Clammr It. Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android Follow @TeacherCast. Leave a VoiceMail. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology.

What’s Really in the Bag? Part II

Battelle for Kids

Volume 2, Issue 14, Number 10. Yesterday, Kate shared thoughts on the episodic, unconnected, mandate-directed professional development commonly provided today's educators. Kate introduced a response: the Proactive Professional Learning Experience (PPLE).

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

How Metacognition Makes Students Better Learners

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. In her new book, Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School, Starr Sackstein suggests an array of ways to give students a voice in the assessment process, while eliminating traditional grades.

Happy Holiday!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ll be taking a week (or so) off–until after the New Year–to edit/format my website, work on writing projects with a deadline, prioritize life, and wish my two adult military children could come home to visit.

Making a Hacked-Out Ugly Christmas Sweater

User Generated Education

I’ve discussed the need to be a learner and lead learner in this era of education which includes maker education. What I find absolutely exciting about being a maker educator is that they need to be learners; dedicated and invested in attitudes and behaviors related to being lifelong learners as the maker movement is ever evolving with seemingly daily advances.

4 Expert Tips for Using Video in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By Jan Zanetis Video helps teachers capture students’ imagination and attention and improves their own teaching style. Classroom Collaboration Curriculum Digital Content

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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Preparing for the Job Search in the Digital Age: By @Trvshlvrd_RR


As 2015 comes to an end, we will continue on into the 16 th year of the century, and a number of us will soon be collecting our diplomas and venturing out into the world to start this next chapter of our lives.

A Bit About The “End” of No Child Left Behind

The Jose Vilson

I’m not a fan. I do think we need to have a nation education reform. I do believe that there should be as much federal oversight as possible in the name of equity. I just happen to disagree vehemently with the folks who’ve been doing education reform on the state and federal level.

What It Means To Teach

TeachThought - Learn better.

What It Means To ‘Teach’ by Terry Heick What does it mean to “teach”? I’ve been meaning to write this post for weeks, but a dozen side projects have kept. The post What It Means To Teach appeared first on TeachThought.


The Pros and Cons of Display and Collaboration Tools

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan An IT expert explains the features and bugs of three popular classroom technologies: TVs, interactive whiteboards and projectors. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Lecture Capture

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

10 Online Tools That will Make Your Students Better Researchers By @anttooley


Writing a research paper does not actually take long at all. Your students can do a 10-page paper in one day if they really knuckle down and get going. The most annoying things about this academic assignment are at the beginning and the end of the process: the research and the bibliography.

Improving Learning With Metacognition: Part 2

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Improving Learning With Metacognition: Part 2 by Starr Sackstein Overcoming Pushback Students will not like reflection at first; they will see it as additional work that doesn’t feel like it’s helping.

Real Project Based Learning… Santa Believes in PBL… Do You?

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Did you know that Santa believes in Project Based Learning? It’s true… in fact I have worked quite hard at finding evidence that supports this conclusion.


Wireless Display Technology Gives Teachers the Freedom to Roam the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By Steve Zurier School districts use wireless displays to enable collaborative learning and engage students. . Displays Hardware Mobility Notebooks

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.