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Treat People with Dignity and Respect

The CoolCatTeacher

Who Will Be the People to Bridge Racial and Cultural Distrust? From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Someone thought Dad was a poor dirt farmer. Here’s how they tell the story. You see, my father is a farmer in South Georgia.

Scaling Practice-Based Coaching through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University recently scaled access to professional learning content for educators by taking advantage of the Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds) format.

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Why should schools consider adaptive learning


We are all born the same, needing food, love and care, but once we start to assimilate knowledge, each of us starts to show our uniqueness. There are no two babies to walk at the exact same age, or speak the exact same words.

Games or Worksheets: Is there really a question about the choice?

User Generated Education

I work part time with gifted elementary students at two Title 1 schools where most of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches; and where they and/or their parents are learning English as a second language.

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.

How to Assign Homework without Wasting Everybody’s time

The CoolCatTeacher

Answer the question "Why does my child have to do this homework?" From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. If you ever assign homework, you have likely dealt with the “Why does my child have to do this homework?” ” question from parents.

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Helping Underserved Adults Develop Careers

Digital Promise

Joe Andronaco founded Access Green, LLC , with one goal: “To make our world a better place.”. The most obvious way Access Green strives to meet this goal is its environmental focus. Access Green offers green energy solutions for commercial and residential clients, including energy audits and fixes like duct sealing and roof remediation. But this is not the most powerful part of Access Green’s mission.

Have Santa Call Your Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

DialMyCalls (an AATT sponsor) has a special Christmas offer for kids: Free Santa Calls To Your Family This Christmas. This Christmas we have a great gift for everyone! Whether you’re an existing DialMyCalls user or not, you can take advantage of our completely free phone call from Santa.

#BLinAction Book Club – Join the Conversation!

Catlin Tucker

Join the conversation on blended learning! After just two months, there are over 2000 readers engaged in Blended Learning in Action ! I am excited to announce the start of our #BLinAction book club discussions to help readers stay connected and share ideas about each chapter.

Improve your students’ ability and confidence in maths with DoodleMaths.


DoodleMaths is a maths app, perfect for use in the classroom. It is fully aligned to the UK national curriculum and aims to improve ability and confidence quickly. Learning and teaching maths has never been so simple. My students absolutely loved playing the games and quizzes.

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.

Virtual Technology: A Solution to Rural Isolation

Digital Promise

How do you help low-skilled adult learners who are also struggling with the persistent problem of rural isolation? Enter the power of virtual technology. The Students and Parents in Cooperative Education (SPICE) Family Literacy Program serves central Maine’s Regional School Unit #3 (RSU 3). SPICE’s mission is to integrate childhood and adult education.

18 Holiday Websites and 14 Projects For Your Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites to fill in sponge time? Here are Holiday websites that will keep students busy while teaching them: 12 Days of Christmas. Christmas puzzles and games. Christmas—history—fun video. Gift Hunt –updated version of 12 Days of Christmas–just as much fun. Holiday collection.

Complement and ‘commoditize’ teachers, but don’t substitute for them with tech

The Christensen Institute

With technology’s presence growing in virtually every field, the specter of technological unemployment has raised its head again and again. In education, the question of whether technology will replace teachers was a common meme to fight the emergence of digital learning but has increasingly faded away as a serious threat.

The Silo Effect

A Principal's Reflections

It is hard to debate that education is the key to the future. With each passing day new opportunities and challenges arise that will require a new generation of thinkers who can rise to the occasion.

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.

Transforming Adult Ed: Gaming for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

A well-designed game involves three kinds of learning: task-based, individualized, and scaffolded. In other words, good game design is good pedagogy. Yet, people often see games as just for kids and not as educational tools for adults.

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Digging into design thinking: 10 key ideas

Ditch That Textbook

It’s well documented that the world is moving away from routine, repetitive, low cognitive capacity jobs. The “four C’s” — critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity — are on the rise.

The myth and reality of heroic teaching

The Christensen Institute

A popular theme in movies about K–12 education is the archetype of the heroic classroom teacher.

Where did Christmas Come From?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Watch this video and come away educated: Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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.

Announcing the Digital Promise filmMAKER Challenge

Digital Promise

We at Digital Promise are very excited about the launch of the filmMAKER Challenge , an opportunity for middle and high school students to learn about and engage in product design and filmmaking. Through the challenge, students will use human-centered design strategies to solve real-world problems and share their solutions broadly. filmMAKER pairs product design and filmmaking because even the best ideas fail to make an impact if they can’t be shared with the world.

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15 YouTube videos all educators must see

Ditch That Textbook

Whenever I work with teachers, I always have a YouTube playlist handy. It has videos that always seem to resonate, entertain, educate or inspire. I constantly find encouragement in videos that others share. And in a world where well produced, stunning videos can be created by virtually anyone, it’s easier to find than ever. Here [.]. Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology humor inspiration skype youtube

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Top 5 Tech Tools for the Classroom

Voyager Sopris Learning

Being a technology teacher, I try to look for tools that engage my students. Some of these tools lend themselves very well to being the foundation of a project, while others serve as brain breaks or class activities.

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How to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are lots of free survey and polling sites (two popular options are PollDaddy and Survey Monkey ), but often they limit the number of surveys you can create or how many questions you can include without ‘leveling up’ to a premium version.

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EdTech at School

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

3 Things to Celebrate in Honor of Computer Science Education Week

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez K–12 school districts have many reasons to cheer for computer science this week. Classroom STEM

Creating a Positive Organization Contributes to Success for Startups

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Building an organization that emphasizes functionality and makes employees feel valued can create a competitive advantage for startups. The post Creating a Positive Organization Contributes to Success for Startups appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech Listenwise startup

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How to Create Interactive Google Drawings


Google Drawings, available in G Suite for Education, offers a wide range of possibilities for student creation. Though often overlooked in favor of the core G Suite apps like Docs, Slides and Sheets, Google Drawings offers a wide range of opportunities for all curricula.

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Discipline Through A Personalized Learning Lens

Education Elements

When we work with school districts to embark on a personalized learning journey, we empower students to be self-directed, independent, motivated, and well-versed in articulating and sharing ideas. We encourage students to reflect on their own performance data and collaboratively plan an academic path forward that meets their needs. Yet we don’t build that sort of student agency when it comes to behavior and discipline. Personalized Learning Education Educators Leaders

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.