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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.

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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.

Kajeet and Google Power Rolling Study Halls


Kajeet is proud to announce its work with Google to provide filtered Wi-Fi access on school buses for Google’s Rolling Study Halls program. This Google initiative is designed to transform the school bus into an extension of the classroom by providing students with devices to take home as part of a 1:1 program and filtered Wi-Fi on the school bus powered by the Kajeet SmartBus ™. Mobile Broadband Ed Tech Inspiration Bus WiFi SmartBus

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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.

Ownership Through Inquiry

A Principal's Reflections

As a child, I was enamored by nature. My twin brother and I were always observing and collecting any and all types of critters we could get our hands on. Growing up in a rural area of Northwestern New Jersey made it quite easy to seek out and find different plants and animals on a daily basis.

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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?

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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.

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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.


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.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

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?


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.

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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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.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

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.

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.

What if we connected education to the needs of our economies?

The Christensen Institute

Across the globe, we observe a similar trend: students, irrespective of their individual needs and circumstances, are encouraged to pursue education as a means to gain employment and climb up the economic ladder. Yet what we see, time and time again, is that when education is disconnected from the needs of the economy, this promise falls flat. The numbers aren’t adding up. Consider Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa.

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.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

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.

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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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

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.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

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.

How Universities Should Manage Innovation

The Christensen Institute

Innovation has reached buzzword status inside colleges and universities. Higher education institutions are creating innovation offices and chief innovation officer positions, launching various online and competency-based offerings, and, in some cases, answering to nervous boards of trustees regarding whether their institutions are doing enough to prepare students for an increasingly uncertain future.

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.

@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. .

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.