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Adapting, Balancing, and Collaborating in Mentor Public Schools

Digital Promise

Mentor Public Schools is a suburban district 20 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio, which serves 7,650 preK-12 students across 42 square miles.

Bribing children to take our tests

Dangerously Irrelevant

It’s standardized testing season again in American schools. And that means it’s also time for many schools to bribe and punish their children into submission because those tests are ones they don’t want to take.

Create Online Tests, Questionnaires & Quizzes Using This Brilliant Website.


Typeform is a fantastic website and app – perfect for creating online quizzes, tests and feedback forms. Is it easy to make quizzes? Have a look at my video tutorial to see how simple it is to use: How can Typeform be used in the classroom? Lesson reflections. Lesson assessment tests.

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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5 Ways to Get a Laugh in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Celebrating Episode 50 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today I’ll tell some crazy stories about the lengths I’ll go to get a laugh in my classroom.

How to Build an Online Professional Learning Community Through Respect

EdNews Daily

Learn about building online professional learning communities with Merry Cora, 51Talk Teaching Specialist. Interview conducted by Kerry Gallagher. This teacher interview features Merry Cora, a 51Talk kids’ specialist.

Developing Natural Curiosity

P21 Blogazine

As we move into the latter half of this decade, it becomes more evident that 21st Century Skills must be deeply embedded in the authentic experiences we design for our learners. It wasn’t that long ago when we were introduced to P21 and their concepts of 21st Century Skills in education. P21 Blog

What is an EdCamp?


Edcamps are organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences for educators across the country and worldwide! I recently attended one in Bangkok. It was an excellent experience and I gained a lot of knowledge, ideas and resources from fellow educators. I would say the key difference between an Edcamp and a typical educational conference is that they are unstructured and the sessions are based on sharing expertise.

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.

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

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Sutori: Documenting Student Process & Work Through a Timeline @SutoriApp #edtech


In this post, I wanted to share how Sutori can be used to help students document their work throughout a project, to create a final presentation, or to create a timeline of events. Sutori will help students tell their story and process in a visually appealing format.

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Article For The International Teacher Magazine: Wai Khru – Respect The Teacher Day In Thailand


I recently wrote for the International Teacher Magazine. The article was about the ethos of respect for teachers which is prominent in Thai culture. In the piece, I explore this and compare my experience of teaching in Thailand with my experience of teaching in the UK.

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.

Webinar #2 Debrief: School DNS Architecture & MDM Solutions


Every month, a Securly specialist delves deep into a different high-priority topic in K-12 cybersafety and answers your questions in an interactive 30-minute webinar session.

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Reading to Your Child: The Difference it Makes

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. If you are a parent or a teacher, you most probably read stories to young children. Together, you laugh and point at the pictures. You engage them with a few simple questions. And they respond. So what happens to children when they participate in shared reading? Does it make a difference to their learning? If so, what aspects of their learning are affected? Shared Reading for Language Development.

8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning

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.

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.

Introducing the Ask an Educator Podcast

Digital Promise

Ask an Educator shines a spotlight on educators across the country and provides a platform for them to share their unique stories of teaching in today’s classrooms. We will feature teachers from different schools, grades, and subject areas to learn why teaching is important and meaningful work for them. In each episode, we will learn about their professional learning goals and how micro-credentials play a role in helping to reach them.

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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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!

Fighting Hate In Schools

NPR Learning and Tech

Hate is on the rise in U.S. schools. For students and educators, that means finding new ways to promote tolerance and inclusion. Image credit: Tovia Smith /NPR

6 Considerations For Adapting Virtual Reality in Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 6 Considerations For Adapting Virtual Reality in Education appeared first on TeachThought. Technology technology virtual reality

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.

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.

Teachers, Lawyers And Others Worry About The Fate Of Student Debt Forgiveness

NPR Learning and Tech

Borrowers are "frightened," "anxious," "betrayed," at the suggestion that a federal student loan forgiveness program could be taken away. Image credit: Chris Nickels for NPR


Five Ways To Shift Teaching Practice So Students Feel Less Math Anxious


Math has been a traditionally thorny subject in many American schools. Lots of children dislike math and many more adults stopped taking mathematics as soon as they are able, even when they were successful in their classes.

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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?

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The Impact of Betsy DeVos: A Q&A with Michael Horn

Education Elements

Ed Elements: Betsy Devos’s confirmation process was one of the toughest anyone can remember. What do you think made people so passionate about her nomination? Michael Horn: The toughest ever certainly for an education secretary. I think there were three things in particular that made people so passionate.

A New Look At The Lasting Consequences Of Student Debt

NPR Learning and Tech

Going to college can boost your earning power, but having student debt hurts your chances of owning a home, according to a new report. Image credit: Jon Marchione for NPR

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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 .

Awesome Assessment App Smash: Google Drawings and Google Forms


In my work as an instructor for EdTechTeacher, I have the pleasure of working with teachers from all over the country in both face-to-face workshops and online learning modules. As the teachers and I work together to explore new ideas, strategies, and tools, we learn and grow together.

OPINION: ‘Bad at math’ no more

The Hechinger Report

Zoe Clute. By the end of high school, exposure to TED talks and YouTubers had made me believe that math could be fantastically entertaining, under the right conditions.