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“Tell me about an invention that you don’t like”


I read in the news about a teacher who asked her class: “Tell me about an invention you don’t like.” ” Here is one of her pupil’s answers: Out of interest, I decided to ask my class the same thing. Below are some of their responses: What do you think? Are you surprised? Leave a comment below. education cellphones children and technology invention mobile phones tech technology

3 Questions To Challenge Practices That No Longer Work in Education

The Principal of Change

I read this snippet from the article, “ Why Children Aren’t Behaving, And What You Can Do About It ,” (a great read) in an interview with author Katherine Reynolds Lewis, regarding her new parenting book, The Good News About Bad Behavior : Whether you’re trying to get your child to dress, do homework or practice piano, it’s tempting to use rewards that we know our kids love, especially sweets and screen time. You argue in the book: Be careful.


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5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Todd Finley on episode 325 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Cognitive overload happens to students and teachers. Often looking like ADHD, cognitive overload can happen for a variety of reasons including challenges to your working memory. Todd Finley some ways to help your students and yourself when you struggle with cognitive overload. Used with permission granted by Todd Finley.

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6 Summer Reads to Make You a More Responsive Leader

Education Elements

We published The NEW School Rules: 6 Vital Practices for Thriving and Responsive School s this winter to help leaders make a shift toward being more effective, responsive leaders. Since the book’s release in February we have had dozens of requests for webinars and presentations about The NEW School Rules. Demand has been so great that we’ve developed a leadership course based on the rules. This summer we kick off leadership courses across five districts and four states.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Computational Thinking: A Powerful Idea Whose Time Has Come!

The Journal

In this week’s blog post, we explore the value of computational thinking, first as it helps to explain a 30-year old, "cold case," empirical finding, and second as it may well be a "disruptive education intervention

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The Pedagogy of Digital Discussion

A Principal's Reflections

I wasn’t an overly confident student when it came to engaging in open conversations during class. If one of my teachers posed a question, I only raised my hand if I was 99.9% sure that I knew the correct answer. I guess you can chalk this up to the fact that I lacked a certain degree of confidence in my knowledge acquisition or the fact that I was a relatively shy student when it came to class participation. Perhaps it was a combination of both.

Seven Fun Math Activities for the Summer Break

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer can be a challenging time not just for parents but kids. They are accustomed to cerebral challenges that keep them motivated and summer arrives with its sports, naps, and vacations.

Five Things Parents Should Know About End-Of-Year Testing

EdNews Daily

Guest article by: Hilary Scharton, Vice President of K-12 Product Strategy for Canvas by Instructure. Every spring, schools across the nation give students millions of standardized tests. Students sit for hours, filling in answer bubbles with their number two pencils for an exam that may span days. They’re told the tests are “important”, they need to “do their best”, and that they have “ one chance” to show what they’ve learned.

Consuming vs creating: Is there room for both?

Ditch That Textbook

Consuming vs creating, sounds like it’s one or the other. But don’t our students need to do both? Sometimes our students are consuming information and sometimes they are applying what they have learned by creating something. Its all about balance and knowing the why behind your lesson. When should students be creating vs consuming? And what are […]. DitchBook Twitter chat consume consuming create creating creative teaching creativity edtech

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Advocating for Equity and Inclusion in Computer Science Education

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

All students should be exposed to computer science, but state and local policies, economics, and geography cause some students to be left out of this experience. The post Advocating for Equity and Inclusion in Computer Science Education appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Coding Computer Science computer science education education policy Makerspace/Making Startup Startups

Look what’s new at Zapzapmath

Ask a Tech Teacher

You’ve probably read my reviews of Zapzapmath and Zap Zap Kindergarten Math, as well as the constant updates they make to their free (and freemium) app. This gamified math ecosystem is popular with students because it’s fun and teachers because it ties into many national and international standards (like Common Core). Its format is colorful and engaging, music lively, and layout intuitive. Now, Zapzapmath has introduced a new option called Zapzapmath Home.

IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Deb Ramm on episode 329 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Instructional Technology Coaches can be helpful advisors for teachers if they learn strategies of encouragement and empowerment. Deb Ramm helps us learn the techniques to help powerful improvement happen in classrooms. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers.

Meeting student needs through student-centered learning


Student-centered learning is a hot topic among educators around the world. No matter if their students have just joined the education system or they are enrolled in Higher Education, more and more teachers and various other stakeholders turn to the student-centered approach to education. Why is that? While there are many reasons to adopt student-centered learning, the bottom line is that it is better aligned with the 21st Century needs.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

How to Start a Successful Podcast in 2018: A Guide for Beginners featuring @GonnaGeek


In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, we welcome Stephen Jondrew and Stargate Pioneer a.k.a. SP from the GonnaGeek Podcasting network on the show to talk all things Podcasting and all things Geek! The post How to Start a Successful Podcast in 2018: A Guide for Beginners featuring @GonnaGeek appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Educational Podcasting Today Podcast Production Podcasting Podcasting Equipment

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5 Favorite Apps for Summer Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer has a reputation for being nonstop relaxation, never-ending play, and a time when students stay as far from “learning” as they can get. For educators, those long empty weeks result in a phenomenon known as “Summer Slide” — where students start the next academic year behind where they ended the last. “…on average, students’ achievement scores declined over summer vacation by one month’s worth of school-year learning…” ( Brookings ).

Helping Kids Cope with Tragedy: A Story from a Middle School Jazz Band

The CoolCatTeacher

Meredith O'Brien on episode 328 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. One middle school had to cope with the tragic death of a classmate. This story features how one remarkable teacher and his jazz band helped a whole school cope.

An argument for technical education


We hear them so often: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking, that they can become a slightly redundant refrain, muffled by an already crammed education discourse. Some organisations, P21 in particular, are determined that teaching and learning 21st century skills ( the 4Cs ) are the key to a successful future for individuals, as well as society.

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

8 Tips to Strengthen Parent Involvement With Digital Tools

EdTech Magazine

8 Tips to Strengthen Parent Involvement With Digital Tools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:51. Teachers and administrators at K–12 schools recognize the positive impact of parent engagement on student achievement, so many schools and districts now leverage technology to power better and more meaningful relationships with parents and families. .

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World Environment Day: Living Responsibly with Nature

Ask a Tech Teacher

World Environment Day is June 5th. Catherine Ross, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, has some great suggestions on how to celebrate that with children and students in a way that shows th em how to be responsible stewards for the only planet we have. I think you’ll enjoy her article: We live in a millennium where technology has disrupted many of the traditional systems and ways. Cultural mores have morphed because of technology, leaving a discontinuity between the old and the new.

Motivating Struggling Learners in Summer School and in Class Everyday

The CoolCatTeacher

Barbara Blackburn on episode 326 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So many kids struggle, especially in summer school. Popular author, Dr. Barbara Blackburn, gives us some tips to start summer school or any school year in a way to help struggling learners set goals. This must-listen episode will give you ideas for having a great summer as well.

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The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn't Tech. It's Evolved Teaching.


I often hear people question whether teachers are willing to embrace technology, but if we really want to transform teaching and learning, I think the better question is, “Are we willing to change our expectations for how and what students learn?”

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

10 ways we made our school happier

eSchool News

After the recession hit in 2013, it was evident that something was off at Mashburn Elementary School (part of Forsyth County Schools in Georgia). I watched teachers being laid off, and it was draining to witness. We had bigger class numbers than ever before, and our school culture and employee morale were at an all-time low. For us to pull our way out of this difficult time, we first had to take a closer look at building strong relationships between staff and students.

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What You Might Have Missed in May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of May: How to Wrap up Tech for the School Year. Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning? Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever. Positive focus; Positive behaviors. EdTech Magazine’s 50 Must-read K-12 IT Blogs. 10 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year. 5 Best Websites for IELTS Exam Prep. Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students.

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Britt Watwood on episode 327 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Professor Britt Watwood has moved his college classes off Facebook. Today he reflects on the implications for educators and how he’s talking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal with other educators. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers.

The Future of Education Depends on Social Emotional Learning: Here’s Why


Social and emotional abilities are said to be indicators of how well a person adjusts to his or her environment, adapts to change and, ultimately, how successful she or he will be in life. In fact, core development abilities such as conscientiousness, emotional stability, openness, and agreeableness can be as or even more important than cognitive intelligence in determining future employment.

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Sign Up For Free Books, EdTech, and Supplies

Teacher Tech

Sign up for giveaways and discounts: Teachers Are Professionals We know teachers pay out of pocket for supplies for their classroom. We joke about it, but it’s not a joke! We know this happens so why doesn’t anyone do anything about it? I want to do something about it. I contacted PledgeCents which is a […]. The post Sign Up For Free Books, EdTech, and Supplies appeared first on Teacher Tech. Teachers Are Professionals

4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy by TeachThought Staff “Pedagogy is not just a delivery device for the digital humanities. It should be at the core of what the digital humanities is as an academic discipline.” ” Jesse Stommel is an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and this idea has a lot to it. In this […]. The post 4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy appeared first on TeachThought.

Digital Ways to Appreciate Super Dads! 30+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Father’s Day is approaching. What a great time to inspire young people to create and learn with some cool web tools and apps by encouraging them to express their appreciation for an important father figure or male role model. Not only do students learn how to edit and design with technology; more importantly, they also experience the joy of using technology to uplift others.