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Things Every Teacher Should Know About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Educate yourself to prevent the nightmare From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Picking the wrong technology tool can unleash a nightmare. Don’t think it can’t happen to you.

Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy

User Generated Education

Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn’t define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms.

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College Prep: The Often Winding Road for Parents, Students and High Schools

EdNews Daily

By Robyn D. Shulman. You can now hold the future in your hand before this phrase comes to life. Meet the career and college-planning app, Today, parents and students have the ability to access endless amounts of college and career planning information.

10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Experienced Teacher General pln Social Media In The Classroom

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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The Building Blocks Of A Responsive Approach To Schoolwide Behavior

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post The Building Blocks Of A Responsive Approach To Schoolwide Behavior appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching admin Experienced Teacher General


5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks for Educators Establishing a Personal Brand From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Websites crash all the time. It is a common problem for everyone from schools to teachers to businesses to anyone who has a website.

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Agreeing to disagree is a common refrain. But sometimes, when we look closely at our points of debate, our perceived differences of opinion are not so divergent.

Real-time Student Progress Reports: Simplicity with a Personalized Learning Platform


Contributor: Amanda Cunningham Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9:30am Monitoring a student’s overall academic performance at any given moment can be an arduous and time-consuming process.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Things Every Teacher Should be Able to Do on Google Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 16, 2016 Here is a handy infographic we have been working on over the last few days. The visual features 10 of what we believe are basic things every teacher should be able to do on more. Google Classroom my freebies

Send This E-mail to Your Tech Coordinator. Stat.


You’re never going to get the right tools in your class if you don’t ask for them. You’re not going to have a voice in a school-wide procurement process if you don’t raise it. And you won’t be given the right training on the tools your school uses unless you tell admins where you need support.

The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer

eSchool News

Teaching for the 21st century looks a lot different. Here’s what admins — and teachers — need to know for job interviews and beyond.

9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

A digital story is a series of images connected with text and/or a narrated soundtrack — captured by a digital device such as an iPad or smartphone — that tell a story. It can be fiction, non-fiction, narrative, biographic, expository, or even poetry.

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Learning, storytelling and technology

Learning with 'e's

My keynote presentation at Solstice 2016 (hosted by Edge Hill University, England) featured numerous narrative devices and storytelling tools. In particular, I built upon my recent blog series on narrative pedagogies, including a discussion around the use of literary devices in the classroom.

Here Is A Great Resource for Teaching Students about 21st Century Learning Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 12, 2016 Mozilla Learning Network provides a wide range of web literacy materials to help educators and teachers incorporate the digital skills of the 21st century learning. It offers more. 21st century literacies

As The Number Of Homeless Students Soars, How Schools Can Serve Them Better

NPR Learning and Tech

The new federal education law, and a new report, shine a spotlight on student homelessness

Elementary school teachers struggle with Common Core math standards

The Hechinger Report

In this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 photo, teacher Joy Burke surprises her students with homemade cookies as they leave their fifth grade class at John Hay Elementary school in Seattle. Photo: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson. Cookies and math tend to go together in an elementary school classroom.

8 Digital Gifts Ideas to Show Appreciation

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain, a mother’s goodness deeper than the sea.” – Japanese proverb. Father’s Day is around the corner. However, throughout the year we often celebrate special people in our lives from relatives to friends.

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10 Student-Centered Ways To Use Blab In The Classroom with @shfarnsworth

The Web20Classroom

This post is the result of a collaboration between myself and my good friend Shaelynn Farnsworth. I always enjoy learning about new tools and the place they possibly could have in the classroom.

4 secrets to building rapport with students (even when it’s hard to connect)

The Cornerstone Blog

We all know that building rapport is critical for strong classroom management. But how exactly do you DO that?

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5 Smart Ways To Use Digital Images In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 5 Smart Ways To Use Digital Images In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Technology General New Teacher

Scaling Flipped Learning: Part 1

Turning Learning On Its Head

A 2014 study indicates that 46% of U.S. principals expect that new teachers to the profession should already know how to flip a class upon graduation from a teacher training program.

Top 10 Educational Robots to use in your STEM Classrooms by @SamPatue

My Paperless Classroom

Beyond The Hour of Code Podcast Host Sam Patterson shares his Top 10 Robots for his STEM Education Classroom. The post Top 10 Educational Robots to use in your STEM Classrooms by @SamPatue appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

10 Basic Google Keep Tips Every Teacher Should Know about (Infographic)

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 11, 2016 Google Keep is a powerful note taking application for teachers. It allows you to capture your thoughts in different format: audio, text and images. You can also use it to create more. Google Keep my freebies

Ed-Tech and the Commercialization of School

Hack Education

I was invited to speak this evening to Alec Couros and Katia Hildebrandt’s class on current ed-tech issues, #ECI830. As part of the course, students are engaging in a “Great Ed-Tech Debate,” arguing one side or another of a variety of topics: that technology enhances learning, that technology is a force for equity, that social media is ruining childhood, and so on.

Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice


Jinnie Spiegler Diversity Use young children's understanding of differences to teach social justice through age-appropriate literature, news stories, anti-bias lessons, familiar examples, and problem solving

20 Excellent Education & EdTech Books for Your Essential Summer Reading List


Image Source These Books Would Make Outstanding Additions to Every Educator’s Book Shelf Books have been one of the enablers of lifelong learning that have existed since long before the Web. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Professionalism 101: The 'Getting A Job' Class

NPR Learning and Tech

Here's how college professors are teaching about things like: etiquette, dressing properly and phone skills


Rituals of Empathy and Social-Emotional Learning

Fractus Learning

“If you’ve even been stressed-out between the time when you woke up and when you got to class or work, raise your hand.” ” Move This World (MTW) starts their training sessions at schools with this prompt.

8 Strategies To Get Your Principal to Say Yes To Anything

The Innovative Educator

So, your PLN is raving about a new product or program that has made teaching and learning better than ever and you want to bring this to your classroom too. Since you work for a school though, it’s not 100% up to you. You need buy in and support from your principal to allow you to move forward.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Edutopia. Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Knowing this, what is the best way to foster and provide ongoing support for good teaching practices?

30 technologies ushering in the future for education

eSchool News

AV technologies leap forward in agnostic touch capabilities, live streaming during this year’s flashy Infocomm.

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Telling a Story Beyond Grades

The Principal of Change

“Grades do not tell the story of a child.” ” Most educators, parents, and human beings would agree with this statement. Yet how are we helping change this narrative, and encouraging and empowering students to tell their own story?