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Ask An Educator: Teachers Talk Motivation, Goals, and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we aim to tell compelling stories about how technology can support powerful learning. For micro-credentials, this means capturing the experiences of educators on the ground who are engaging with these competency-based tools to increase student engagement and drive improvement. The Ask An Educator podcast captures these stories directly from the educators, exploring why they became teachers, what their professional goals are, and how micro-credentials helped them get there.

E-learning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Laurie Korte on episode 283 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elearning design needs to engage and persuade the learner to know how to engage with the content and learning. Dr. Laurie Korte talks about e-learning design that engages learners and common mistakes of e-learning and blended learning classrooms.


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Fighting the battle of copy/paste cheating

Ditch That Textbook

It was a simple activity. One that I thought my students would have no trouble completing. In my Spanish 3 class, I had asked them to find some facts about an artist from the Hispanic world and write a paragraph about that person. One paragraph. In Spanish. No big deal, right? The activity ended up […]. Teaching copy paste cheating how to stop cheating how to stop plagiarism plagiarism checker alternatives

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25 Websites for Poetry Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

April is National Poetry Month. For thirty days, we celebrate the value and joy that poetry brings to our world. According to the Academy of American Poets , the goals are: Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets. Introduce more Americans to the pleasures of reading poetry. Bring poets and poetry to the public in immediate and innovative ways. Make poetry a more important part of the school curriculum.

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.

Learning Transformed: A PLC Opportunity

Tom Murray

This June will mark one year since my coauthor Eric Sheninger and I released Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today with ASCD. I feel blessed to say that the response by school leaders has been overwhelming. Eric and I continue to see firsthand the powerful transformation that is occurring in schools and we are encouraged by the innovative practices that are occurring each day. Dynamic educators truly are the solution.

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Create a low-cost, printed school yearbook with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Yearbooks that cost $100 or more are out of reach for many students. By using Google Slides and local printers, some schools are creating low-cost, gorgeous yearbooks instead. This post is written by Jennifer Scott, an English teacher and technology leader from California. She's a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer. Find her on Twitter at […]. Ed Tech cheap school yearbooks google slides yearbooks inexpensive school yearbooks slides yearbook

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169 Tech Tip #130: 7 Google Tricks Teachers Should Know

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #130: 7 Google Tricks Teachers Should Know. Category: Google Apps. Sub-category: Search/Research, Classroom Management.

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A Helpful Primer: Sound Smart When Talking About Computer Science

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Computer Science includes programming and coding and also includes lots of other concepts such as computational thinking. The post A Helpful Primer: Sound Smart When Talking About Computer Science appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog augmented reality block-based coding Coding Computer Science programming Startup Startups text-based coding Virtual Reality


Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Santha Walters on episode 282 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Santha Walters uses drones in her English classroom to teach writing, collaboration and more. Learn how she does it, what standards she teaches, and technical issues of working with drones in the classroom. Free Webinar! This Thursday, April 4 at 2pm ET/11 am PT join me for 12 Tips for Building Your Digital Classroom sponsored by PowerSchool.

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).

Create flashcards WITH students with Flashcard Factory

Ditch That Textbook

Flashcards on index cards can be useful, but creating them can be a drag. Plus, there’s the trouble of carrying them around. What if students could create flashcards as a CLASS, keeping only the best ones to use for practice? Oh, and what if they added their own IMAGES to those flashcards? That’s at the […]. Ed Tech flashcard factory pear deck flashcards quizlet flashcards with images student-created flashcards


April is Financial Literacy Month–Try these Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

When students graduate from high school, a majority enter the working world where they are expected to balance budgets, pay bills, and submit rent and car payments on time. All of these expenses must be paid from whatever money they get from the job(s) they find after graduation. The world expects them to pay these critical bills before eating out, buying clothes, or entertaining themselves. That’s not as easy as it sounds.

Want to Improve Motivation? Try this Reward

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Last semester I experimented with a new idea in my consumer behavior class. I gave pop quizzes on the assigned readings but with a little twist. First and foremost, students were not required to take the quizzes. But if they did take a quiz and they answered it correctly, they would earn a point.

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5 Ways to Bring Sustainable Food Understanding into Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Willcott on episode 285 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Julie Wilcott talks about how we can bring sustainable food systems and understanding into our schools with these five simple ideas. Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018.

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.

The war on cheating: Real talk about the copy/paste battle

Ditch That Textbook

Cheating. It happens, a lot. A quick glance at another student’s test. Copying an entire page of math homework right before class. An internet search on the same topic assigned results in a copy and paste of a few paragraphs. Many students do it and it’s a HUGE problem in education. What can we do […]. DitchBook Twitter chat cheat cheating homework plagiarism plagiarize technology tools

What You Might Have Missed in March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of March: 14 Education Advancements in a Year. Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education. 6 Worthwhile Websites for High School Classes. Tech That Won’t Survive 2018. The Wild and Amazing World of Augmented Reality. How to Build Lifelong Learners. Update a Classic Bridge Building Lesson Plan. How to Prepare for the SAT. International Blog Delurking Week–Get Involved! Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 25 years.

Personalized Learning: Lessons to Get the Message Right

Education Elements

Interest in personalized learning continues to surge all across the country. However, not everyone understands what personalized learning looks like or the changes it will necessitate, and people are often wary of what they don’t understand. So how we talk about personalized learning can either engage families or push them away. Personalized Learning

Teacher tricks: Grading & assessment


Welcome to the third and final post in this series focusing on teacher workload, and how technology can assist teachers with the three greatest time heavy activities. In my first post in the series we explored how redefining what your data is for and how best to capture it can save many hours of tedium and time wastage. My second post examined a number of useful resources for how to create shortcuts in your lesson planning, without sacrificing quality or outcomes.

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.

Student connections WORLDWIDE: Practical ideas to get started

Ditch That Textbook

Genny Kahlweiss, a teacher in southern California, wanted more for her students … more than she could provide for them. She started digging into resources at to get her students connected to experts and new places with video calls. She had no idea how far it would take her students — or their work. […]. DTT podcast #DitchPod classroom global connections classroom penguins antarctica skype in the classroom using video calls in the classroom

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Doug Green on episode 284 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today. Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018.

Check out this brilliant online safety website from Google


Google has recently produced a fantastic website. It is fun, interactive and covers everything involving internet safety! It’s called Interland and is completely free. Watch my walk-through video below on how it works, and how you could use it in your classroom: Check out the full website here: [link]. Finally, there is also a teacher guide, with loads of lesson ideas: [link]. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Understanding the fundamentals of student-centered learning


This post was originally published in QA Education MAgazine , on October 25, 2017. The educational system of today was perfect for yesterday. Students need to know more than how to read, write, count and be compliant if we want them to make a living and lead a successful life in the future. Teachers, parents, researchers and other education stakeholders recognize this situation and have sounded the alarm concerning educational reform for quite a while now.

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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!

Patterns of Innovation Celebrates Learning- P21 Style

Battelle for Kids

Nearly 200 educators from around the world joined P21 member organizations and Exemplar schools for our inaugural Patterns of Innovation conference last week at New Technology High School in Napa. P21 Blog

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty on episode 281 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mike Daugherty is helping connect the parents at his school to the digital lives of students. How can schools connect with parents to relate better to students? We learn how today. Listen Now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Stream by clicking here. Enhanced Transcript. Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives.

@Padlet CEO Nitesh Goel Discusses New Pricing Structure LIVE on @TeacherCast | #Padlet


In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we sit down with CEO Nitesh Goel to discuss the recent restructuring of Padlet and what it means to educators moving forward. . The post @Padlet CEO Nitesh Goel Discusses New Pricing Structure LIVE on @TeacherCast | #Padlet appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. TeacherCast Educational Network (Full) Instructional Technology

The Data Tells All: Teacher Salaries Have Been Declining For Years


Economists following the teacher protests in Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona say they saw this coming. As the costs of living, higher education, healthcare and retirement are rising, researchers studying salary trends note that the average pay for teachers has dipped. That’s a really bad situation to be in, being asked to pay more as your pay is actually declining.

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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.

A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning by TeachThought Staff There is a difference between personalized learning and differentiation. Differentiation is a kind of personalized instruction, where teachers adjust process, & product, according to a student’s readiness, interest, & learning style. Planning of the learning starts with the content, and the content remains the same for all students. […].

Using creative classroom design to promote instructional innovation

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! Ann Marie Lynam has been a teacher in Long Island’s Baldwin Schools for 14 years, but this year she says her teaching has changed drastically.

Discover why you should be checking out @MicrosoftEDU Teams today!


In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we wrap up an exciting day of learning at the Learn Teams Conference. The post Discover why you should be checking out @MicrosoftEDU Teams today! appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Live Broadcasts Microsoft Education