Sat.Jun 11, 2016 - Fri.Jun 17, 2016

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.

Proving LMS ROI: Is an LMS a worthy investment?


A learning management system is a complex software that is supposed to support an educational institution in achieving its scope: that of educating students. To some extent, an LMS is the most important part of the technological side of education today.

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Differentiation vs. Tracking

Catlin Tucker

I recently had a reader ask me to clarify the difference between tracking and differentiation. I said that tracking refers to the systematic grouping of students into classes based on their overall achievement.

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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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.

5 Ways to Make Learning Personal

The CoolCatTeacher

with Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey share five very important concepts in today’s show.

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5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

There’s been a lot of talk about whether ed-tech should be evolutionary or revolutionary. Should it build on existing systems and instructional philosophies, or completely revamp how we think about education?

Transition Tech Tools To Get To Know Your New Class.


This week, it’s been ‘move-up morning’ in my school, in which the children went to meet their new teacher. How do you engage the children whilst getting to know them? I found the perfect tech tools.

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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.

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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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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.

How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

We are excited to be recognized as one of the top 100 most influential ed-tech brands in the country! OK, we were a little bit off the top 100 coming in at #102, but it’s still pretty impressive for a company that’s only three years old.

My Article For Teachwire: Focus Your Teaching On The Important Stuff By ‘Flipping’ Your Classroom.


I recently wrote an article for Teachwire , an excellent educational website (the online version of the magazine ‘Teach Primary’), about simple ways to ‘flip’ your classroom. Click here for the full article. Have you ever ‘flipped’ your classroom?

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to Quickly Transcribe Audio Files [Video]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I have been looking at testing the transcription of a podcast. There are services out there that will do it, but I have concerns about accuracy.

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Leading Educators Take the Stage to Ignite Change in Education

Digital Promise

Representing 73 districts, 33 states, and 3.2 million students, the League of Innovative Schools is a coalition of education leaders use their collective voice to advance positive change in public education, as exhibited by a powerful series of TED talks delivered this April.

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.

Mistakes Make Us Human

A Principal's Reflections

Recently I was able to enjoy some time home with my family after what had been a brutal stretch on the road speaking and presenting. My wonderful wife had been holding the fort down in my absence so I was ready and willing to help her out in any way that I could.

10 Grammar Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top grammar/word study/vocabulary tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Website Review: Grammarly. 3 Apps to Combat Grammar Faux Pas. 50 Sites to Add Rigor and Authenticity to Word Study. Monday Freebies #32: Color my Grammar. #32: 32: How to Use Art to Teach Grammar.

My Article For The TES: How to… Overcome classroom technophobia.


I recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES). It was about my experience of technophobia as a teacher and how I overcame it. Click here to view the full article. Have you experienced technophobia? Let me know by commenting below.

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Schools in All 50 States Are Making

Digital Promise

Making has always been in America’s DNA. From Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs, America has always been shaped, driven, and defined by inventors, tinkerers, and makers — people with the vision to dream and the ability to create.

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.

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.

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you haven’t yet made the decision to join me at Summer PD : Tech-infused Teacher for three-weeks of high-intensity tech integration, here are the Top Ten Reasons for signing up: 10. Tech in ed is a change agent. You like change.

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[Guest Post] Train Students to Own Their Learning

Education Elements

Virtual Schools student ownership

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.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

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?

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.

[Guest Post] The Journey to Personalization: Two School Districts, Two Timely Questions

Education Elements

Each and every journey has its own route even if the final destination is the same. As a school district leader, I believe that learning is most effective when tied to the unique needs of every child. My experiences in two separate school districts lead me to think about how the journey to personalized learning may be different each time, while containing similar themes.

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.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.