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Epic Classroom Blogging with Elementary Students

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Rayna Freedman in episode 47 of the 10-minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm has a student classroom blog that will completely blow you away!

Google’s buried treasure: 18 hidden tricks and tools

Ditch That Textbook

Google is a behemoth. With all of its tools and apps and programs and initiatives, there’s no way to keep tabs on everything. As such, it’s easy for newer Google tools — and even some that have been around for a while — to slip through the cracks. The problem with that: there are some [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite for education gafe google apps for education technology integration

There’s an emotional side of edtech—and it’s affecting school innovation

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education thought leader. Check back later this month for the next must-read post!].

Unlocking Hidden Potential through Recruitment

EdNews Daily

Written by: Brittany Bir, COO, 42USA. 42, a non-profit, tuition-free, computer programming school is not only disrupting the traditional education model, but also the traditional admissions process.

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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7 ways edtech boosts student confidence in the classroom

eSchool News

Edtech is making is easier and more efficient to help students at every level, and to bring even the most timid of learners out of their shells.

High school should be more like preschool

The Hechinger Report

A group of sophomore boys weaving baskets in an art class wish their school assigned more tests instead of oral presentations. Photo: Sarah Garland.

4 Education Technology Trends That Are Redefining K–12

The Journal

Five years from now K–12 classrooms will look dramatically different than they do today because of the four trends identified in this week’s blog post. You can take that prediction to the bank

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 49 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Sylvia Martinez @smartinez co-author of Invent to Learn talks about tinkering today.

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.

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

eSchool News

One of the most popular articles on eSchool Media is a surprising one to the editors: “ 6 apps that block social media distractions.

Six reasons you may not graduate on time

The Hechinger Report

Kolodner Credit Crunch 1:Temple University in Philadelphia gives $4,000 grants to eligible students who agree to work no more than 15 hours a week off campus, in an effort to help students graduate on time. Photo: Mark Makela/Reuters via ZUMA Press.

The Big List of Board Games that Inspire Mathematical Thinking

MIND Research Institute

When a board game is presented as a math game, I am always eager to try it out! Unfortunately, in many cases I find the math in these games are too straightforward with cards of math problems for players to solve, or numbered spaces to count.

Felicia Casto’s Exceptional Elementary Math Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Felicia Casto, a 2017 Milken Award Winner on episode 48 of the 10-minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Felicia Casto @jfcasto28 2016 Milken Award Winner, used to hate math.

Teaching Generation Z? Start by engaging their parents—here’s how we did it

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note : This story is Part 1 of our month-long series on “What it means to teach Gen Z.” Check back every Monday in April to read the next installment!].

Enable Drive Archiving for Google Vault

The Electric Educator

Google Vault is an e-discovery and archiving tool included with G Suite for Education. Schools can use Google Vault to comply with state and federal data retention regulations (Freedom of Information Act), monitor student activity, and retrieve lost or destroyed user data.

10 SMART Board Activities that Will Take Your Classroom to the Next Level by @Sarah_Darren

My Paperless Classroom

SMART Boards have been around for a while now. But oftentimes, they are not being used to their full capability.

Top 5 Ways to use EquatIO in the Classroom


Today, Texthelp has launched their new math tool, EquatIO , for educators around the world to use. This Chrome Extension allows teachers and students to type, write or speak math. Yes - this is the tool that will make those frustrating equation editors obsolete.

What does assessment without testing look like?

eSchool News

Educators at all levels agree on the need to assess what their students know, but a growing number of them find that tests are not the best way to do it. This trio of educators has found innovative ways to empower their students to show what they know. Assessments as Progress Monitoring.

What We Ask of Our Students and What We Do

The Principal of Change

Please watch this video created by Rick Burkett and his students: @gcouros Here is my video response to your evening session @LIU12_PD @rlmaderj #tsdawesome Rick Burkett (@RickB1) March 30, 2017. This connected with me on so many levels.

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The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab.

Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers


Reading can be a very fraught topic for parents, teachers and students. Strong reading skills are essential for accessing later curriculum, so teachers put a lot of emphasis on it early.

6 tips for a successful one-to-one rollout

eSchool News

Nowadays, one-to-one initiatives aren’t anything new. Even I, a journalist with no experience as an educator, have successfully deployed and maintained a one-to-one iPad Mini initiative for my two children.

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“Innovate Together”

The Principal of Change

I was truly privileged to meet Najwa Zebian recently, and she had written a poem special for my event. With over 420,000 followers on Instagram , as well as many other networks, I can see why her work resonates with so many. Here is her poem shared with permission. Innovate Together .

Idaho gives education money directly to teenagers to manage themselves

The Hechinger Report

Senior Cassandra Madrigal, 17, stands in front of Caldwell High School in her hometown of Caldwell, Idaho, holding the college-level statistics textbook for the dual-enrollment course that is inspiring her to major in statistics in college. Photo: Lillian Mongeau.

Personalize Google Keep for You and Your Students

Shake Up Learning

The post Personalize Google Keep for You and Your Students appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can personalize Google Keep with custom images to create visually driven notes and lists?

The BrandED Conversation

A Principal's Reflections

“ People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ” – Maya Angelou When I was asked a while back to write a book for Jossey-Bass, I was relatively non-committal.

How Vulnerability Can Make Your Classroom a Safer Place

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Michelle Cotrell-Williams on episode #46 of the 10-minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Reflections of a Beginning Sketcher


For 2017 I chose to challenge myself to complete a #SketchADay for my 365 project. As a way to reinforce my #OneWord for 2017, imperfect, I also committed myself to sharing those sketches on my social media accounts ( Facebook , Twitter , Google+ ).

'Education Technology's Completely Over'

Hack Education

This was the first-half of a joint presentation at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. The better half was delivered by Jim Groom. Our topic, broadly speaking: "a domain of one's own".

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Teacher Tech

EquatIO, by Texthelp, is now available in the Chrome Webstore. EquatIO is a Chrome extension that will allow you and your students to create math equations in Google Apps… and other places. Today’s release only works in Google Docs and Google Forms but Google Slides and other web content sites will soon be able to […]. The post AND ALL MATH TEACHERS SCREAMED WITH EXCITEMENT appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chrome Apps Google Intermediate Math Chrome extension math

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Saving Students’ Lives: All Part of a Day’s Work

Gaggle Speaks

It takes a special person to work on our Safety Management Team. These former educators and members of law enforcement, who also have backgrounds in psychology, sociology and social work, take tremendous pride in what they do.

The Importance of Financial Literacy: Interview with Brenda Campbell of Make A Difference – Wisconsin

EdNews Daily

This interview was published with permission from Joshua Scarver’s #DoWhatYouDesire’s Blog. You can also find more of his work via his personal site at: [link]. Hey everyone! Joshua here! If you are reading this, I hope you are having a positive and life changing day!