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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?

3 Questions To Challenge Practices That No Longer Work in Education

The Principal of Change

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.

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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.

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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.

Visme - online visual communication tool - create stunning visuals

Educational Technology Guy

Visme is a relatively new service that just came out of Beta. It is visual communication tool that is easy to use and creates a great finished product. It has been described as a "PowerPoint disruptor".

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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.

Effective School Communications In The Summer

The Web20Classroom

As the end of the school year approaches my daughter’s backpack is filled with fliers from her elementary school. Everything from summer reading lists to stacks of classwork that are finally being sent home. Nearly every night my inbox is full of emails from the school reminding us of this and that.

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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.

How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process

TeachThought - Learn better.

How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process by Terry Heick Gamification is simply the application of game-like mechanics to non-game ‘things.’ ’ The big idea here is to encourage a desired behavior.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

The other gap that schools aren’t talking about—relationships

The Christensen Institute

T he NAEP scores released in April set off a flurry of headlines about the sobering state of achievement gaps across the nation. The general consensus? Despite pockets of promise , and slight declines in gaps by race, achievement data reveal that gaps by income have remained relatively flat, or uneven at best. The news for young people on the wrong side of these gaps, however, may be worse.

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Game-Based Learning Yields Empathetic Understanding #edtech #edgaming @sid_meier


I have been teaching Social Studies for 18 years and have found a natural place for me in my classroom is the “sage on the stage” when really for my students I think it is best for me to be more often a “guide on the side.”

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.

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

The Hechinger Report

ARLINGTON, Va. Dressed in pastel pink and green for an early spring day, second-grader Katherine Cribbs was learning about energy on a virtual field trip – to her own school.

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.

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?

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.

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DACA students persevere, enrolling at, remaining in and graduating from college

The Hechinger Report

Jacob Maldonado and Maria Campos, friends and DACA recipients, on their graduation day. Photo by Jesse Pratt López for The Hechinger Report.

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Assessing exports through the lens of innovation

The Christensen Institute

Exports are often seen as a solution to the problem of sustained economic development, and indeed they can be. The East Asian Tigers—Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea—are perhaps the most commonly cited nations that have risen from poverty to prosperity primarily through exports. Yet at the Christensen Institute, we think about exports and how these nations developed slightly differently.

How to Create a Dynamic Reading Experience

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create a Dynamic Reading Experience appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Create a Dynamic Reading Experience with Read&Write for Google Chr ome ! Dynamic Learning is all about going BEYOND the traditional bounds of the classroom and the class day.

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.

OPINION: We can’t become a nation of equal learners until we become a nation of readers

The Hechinger Report

A teacher works on reading with a small group of students in Mississippi. Photo: Jackie Mader. Despite the claims of those who propose to “disrupt” education with video lessons and a well-intentioned emphasis on STEM, reading remains the backbone of a real education.

Six ways to use Google Photos in the Classroom

The Electric Educator

Here are six ideas to help you use Google Photos to document learning in your classroom and help students create wonderful multimedia projects. New to Google Photos? Check out ??? this video to get started!

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Free Tech Curriculum for All Subjects with Google's Applied Digital Skills


What skills do our students need to be successful in their future? What skills do adults need to be competitive in the job market?

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.

For anxious students, a teacher who comes to your house might be the answer

The Hechinger Report

Teacher Juliana Rothschild teaches a lesson to student Jessica Cousins at Cousins’ home in Farmington, Maine. Rothschild holds weekly home visits to teach Cousins as part of Threshold, an offshoot of the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences charter school.

Backchannels in the Classroom – 7 Alternatives to TodaysMeet 

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Backchannels in the Classroom 7 Alternatives to TodaysMeet Backchannels in the Classroom Backchannels are a great way to facilitate meaningful classroom discussions that all students can participate in.

“We can’t ask teachers to be innovative in their practice while administrators do the same thing they have always done.”

The Principal of Change

“I am not a teacher but an awakener.” ” —Robert Frost. I tweeted this recently about the ideas of engagement and empowerment. . Engagement is more about what you can do for your students. Empowerment is about helping them figuring out what they can do for themselves.


Missing Her


June 7, 2018 I read the text message as it came across my phone today and could hardly believe it. A friend from my former district was reaching out to tell me about the passing of an incredible woman I used to know. I read the text to myself and took a deep breath.


Oklahoma externship pays teachers for hands-on experience in engineering and science

The Hechinger Report

Schools are always trying to get their kids interested in pursuing careers in science, engineering and technology. But that’s hard to do when the students don’t have a solid idea of what having a STEM-related job really means. A model of molecules. Photo: Jackie Mader for The Hechinger Report. “I