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Project Based Learning Done Right … 10 Misconceptions: Plus… 10 Resources to Raise the PBL Bar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I wanted to take a moment to share some of the thoughts I often hear from educators as I travel the country providing PBL Professional Development. I really believe it might be a helpful read for those wanting to make that PBL possibility in their school or district. Before continuing, I would appreciate having you take a moment to subscribe to this Blog by RSS or email and follow me at ( mjgormans ).

Teaching Listening and Other Literacy Skills through Classroom Station Rotation


Teaching with a station rotation model is a great way to engage students in directing their own learning, provide an array of individual and group activities, and integrate a variety of instructional tools and resources. A station rotation model means that students rotate through a few different learning stations for a given time period, taking […]. The post Teaching Listening and Other Literacy Skills through Classroom Station Rotation appeared first on OnCUE. Learn

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16 Fast, Fun Things to End on An Up Note – ??

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We’re working towards the end of the school year, teachers! You’re going to make it! In this newsletter, I’ve got 16 fun, quick ideas to make the end of the school year more exciting. Oh, and interestingly, Kahoot bought Dragonbox. My best stuff typically goes in my weekly newsletter.

How Instructional Coaching Can Impact a School Community

Digital Promise

The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in select schools across the country. In our new video below, educators from San Ysidro Middle School in San Diego share how the DLP benefits both teachers and students in their school. Even though our students are digital natives, some of those kids may not have access to as much technology as we think that they do,” said Connie Rodriguez, principal at San Ysidro. “So

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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.

30+ digital escape rooms (plus tips and tools for creating your own)

Ditch That Textbook

Digital escape rooms, also referred to as digital breakouts, are a great way to bring gameplay and problem solving to any lesson or unit. They can be an exciting and engaging activity for the whole class or as an option for early finishers. In a spin on the popular Escape Room challenge, a digital version […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Gamification Teaching breakoutedu digital digital breakoutedu digital escape room digital escape rooms edtech games in the classroom gamification

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Station Rotation Model: Avoid Falling into a Rut

Catlin Tucker

As a blended learning coach, I spend a lot of time in classrooms where teachers are experimenting with blended learning models. The Station Rotation Model is one I see used frequently. Its popularity stems from the fact that it allows teachers to maximize limited technology and it creates a nice balance between online and offline work. The basic design of a station rotation lesson includes three types of stations: teacher-led, online, and offline.

How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. Yes, young children have something to say to the world! Danielle shows us how. Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses.

The Lucky Generation: Why So Sad?

Education Elements

Never before has a generation had so much and seemingly wanted for so little. An expanding middle class has provided access to a family budget which young people use to spend 14X more on food (compared to adults); 8X more on books and clothes (up to 79% have purchased online); and twice as much on entertainment. This is a group highly connected , with PEW research noting 95 percent of teens (12 – 17) use the internet, and 81 percent of them use social media sites

Ditch The Lists: Digital vocabulary instruction that works

Ditch That Textbook

Write and highlight the word, write the definition, give an example… YAWN! Vocabulary is critical to learning, yet it is often done in drill and kill fashion. I was guilty of this myself. I’ve been out of the classroom for 4 years now, and one of my biggest regrets is the way I did vocabulary […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog Student engagement Teaching digital vocabulary instruction edtech eduprotocols nearpod pear deck vocabulary

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).

Civics for the Youngest Citizens

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. The civic curriculum for young children usually doesn’t expand beyond “do not talk to strangers,” writes Harvard professor Danielle Allen in her book Talking to Strangers. Ben Mardell , a principal investigator at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero (which also includes Allen), has long been interested in questioning that status quo.

10 Tips for Awesome Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Penny Rayhill on episode 502 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tech Coach Penny Rayhill shares ten tips for awesome digital citizenship. If you’re looking for some sites to explore – here they are! Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education


Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. The Finnish example. Of particular interest, I thought, was Finland’s focus on early childhood learning — what they call ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care).

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4 Ways to Apply Interactive Whiteboards to the SAMR Model

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Discuss and understand the SAMR Model of educational technology integration. Explore: Different examples of the SAMR Model applied. Draw conclusions of the usefulness of the SAMR Model in Education. Let us take a look at the SAMR Model and how it applies to interactive whiteboards as an EdTech. What is the SAMR Model. The SAMR Model for categorizing technology integration in education was created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura.

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.

Celebrating a School-Wide Commitment to Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching two new programs that celebrate teachers and schools who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology. Powerful use of technology contributes to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. This is a blog post / podcast simulpost. You’ll find the same content in slightly different form so you can read or listen to this content. Enjoy! Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer!

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The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

We live in amazing times. Technology, most specifically social media, has flattened the world. Remember when we had to get all of our professional literature and information from journals, books, conferences, over the phone, or people that we came in direct contact with? Educators now have access anytime from anywhere to people, ideas, resources, strategies, and feedback.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Overview of educational assessment tools focusing on Summative assessment and Formative assessment. Explain, Compare and give examples of the two concepts. Offer suggestions for improvement and successful integration. A comparison of summative assessment and formative assessment. The main components of being an educator are preparation, teaching, and assessment. Today we will dive in deeper into the discussion of educational assessment.

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.

Ensure Equity to Break Patterns of the Past

Tom Murray

Pedro Noguera (@PedroANoguera) joins Thomas C. Murray for this #FutureReady minute. Blog Equity future ready Pedro Noguera

12 Fundamentals of Success – Write Your Own Story

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon Barth on episode 501 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jon Barth, author of the 1% Journal: 366 Challenges for Your Journey to Success encourages us teachers to write our own story. As we reflect this summer upon our past school year, now is a great time to adopt some of these principles. Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer!

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LessonCraft: A 5-step process to building solid lessons

Ditch That Textbook

Woodworking has been a hobby of mine since I was young. I got it from my dad, who got it from his dad. We’re a kind of lineage of woodworkers. I started with Pinewood Derby cars in Cub Scouts. My dad helped me trim down the wood block to become a car, add weight in […]. Lesson planning Teaching creative lesson planning lesson building lesson design lesson planning lesson planning ideas lesson planning process


5 Ingredients that Spark Joy and Productivity at Work

Education Elements

I am a newlywed who has just returned from a glorious 2.5-week vacation for my wedding and honeymoon. The past few months leading up to my big day & honeymoon have been spent on wedding planning (no wedding planner) and moving into a new place as a couple (consolidating two people’s life belongings into a 600-sq ft apartment is not an overnight task), while working at a hyper-growth company called Anaplan (which I am not yet a full year into).

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!

Make the Most of Ed-Tech Conferences to Kickstart Your Professional Network

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Newcomers to the ed-tech space must often grapple with building a new professional network. For those who are savvy, industry conferences can offer a useful jumpstart. The post Make the Most of Ed-Tech Conferences to Kickstart Your Professional Network appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Entrepreneurship Networking Startup Startups

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Linda Kardamis talks about how we can make the most of our summer. Get ready to rock summertime with these five ideas. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! Go to and use the offer code COOL20 to get 20% off your summer PD courses. That’s just $120 per graduate credit hour or $160 for 50 clock hours.

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Placing Tasks Before Apps

Tom Murray

Monica Burns (@ClassTechTips) joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. Blog #LeadershipMinute @ClassTechTips Monica Burns Tasks Before Apps


Casting a Shadow that Creates a Winning District

Education Elements

Behavior counts. How employees and students are treated and whether they feel respected begins at the top. From their first interactions with employees, students, parents, and the community, superintendents cast their “shadow” onto their district. This shadow is a reflection of everything a superintendent does and says – it may be weak or powerful, but it always exists. With this in mind, ask yourself, “Is your shadow one that will invite, include and inspire others to join you?”. Leaders

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.

10 Ways Interactive Touch Screen Displays Improve Education

ViewSonic Education

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for ideal classroom display solutions. Fortunately, schools have options. Most classrooms benefit (hugely) from at least one interactive touch screen display. Many find that more than one display is ideal for flexible classrooms that maximize active learning. Interactive touchscreen displays – what some call smart flat-screen TVs – deliver loads of benefits.

Addressing Social Emotional Learning in EDU


Social Emotional Learning has – in recent years – become a priority in many districts. Youth suicide rates have shown a steady rise in recent years and the number of violent occurrences in schools is also on the incline. With mental health diagnoses growing at an alarming rate, many experts believe that this is the […]. The post Addressing Social Emotional Learning in EDU appeared first on OnCUE. Learn CUE Spark first steps SEL Social-Emotional social-emotional learning

Scholarship opportunity for high school students graduating in 2019

Educational Technology Guy

The Adrian Rubin Foundation Scholarship was created by Adrian Rubin to help the future entrepreneurs of the world with the cost of going to college, this is the second year that Mr. Rubin has funded this project and he looks forward to continuing it years into the future. It's a terrific opportunity for your students. Here are the details below: Eligibility: High school students graduating in 2019 that have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school.