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5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Jarrod Robinson, the PE Geek, shares on episode 70 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jarrod Robinson @mrrobbo gives us the apps, tools, and mindset to rock physical education class.

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Why your young students love e-learning


Kids are our future. Everyone seems to agree with this statement, regardless of skin color, creed, political sympathies, age, and so on. Our kids will live in the future, and we are all responsible with supporting them to become successful citizens of tomorrow’s world.

Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

Special Education Data Can Improve Learning For All Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A tool for collecting data on special education student behavior can bring benefits to teachers and other students as well. The post Special Education Data Can Improve Learning For All Students appeared first on Market Brief.

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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.

Game Based Learning and Twine

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Dr. Matthew Farber in episode 67 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Dr. Matthew Farber @matthewfarber talks about game-based learning in his classroom and a new tool he loves: Twine.

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The Over Promotion of Failure

User Generated Education

Almost daily I see posts on social media by educators promoting the benefits of failure. It often seems that there is a push to intentional embed failure into instructional activities. This always rubs me the wrong way. Failure has almost universal negative connotations.

Everything You Need To Run A Whole School Maths Mastery Event


I recently organised an event in my school: ‘Mastering Maths Day’ The aim was to encourage further embedding of ‘ mastery ‘ activities in everyday maths lessons and also to boost enjoyment of the subject.

Helping Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

The CoolCatTeacher

Dan Meyer talks math on episode #69 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Dan Meyer @ddmeyer gives us tips and advice for helping kids who hate math learn to love it. He explains the 3-Act method of teaching.

21st-Century Project Learning: The Bootstrapping Checklist

EdNews Daily

Written by Rich Baxter. What Is The Bootstrapping Checklist for Public Schools * ? The Bootstrapping Checklist for Public Schools* teaches 21st-century skills, including communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

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 Great is MS Office Mix

Ask a Tech Teacher

I first met Office Mix a few years ago, before I had the required Office 2013 or higher. I loved the demo I watched, cried a bit that it wouldn’t work for me, and then forgot about it.

‘Choose your own’ adventure stories using Google Slides.


Are you looking for an interesting way to encourage your class to write? ‘Choose your own’ adventure stories worked brilliantly for me! What is this type of story? It is simply a story which has options for the reader to choose from. They decide what happens to the character.

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How to Make it to the End of the School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 66 of the 10-Minute Teacher- An Audio Blog Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today I share a post I wrote several years ago that tends to be shared like crazy this time of year. I hope it encourages you to finish well.

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The Significance of Trust

A Principal's Reflections

“ The glue that holds all relationships together — including the relationship between the leader and the led — is trust, and trust is based on integrity.” ~ Brian Tracy Success in life hinges upon the ability to build and sustain relationships with others.

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.

Skills for Today: Cultivate Passion, Purpose, Hope Along with 4Cs to Grow Global Citizens

Battelle for Kids

South Bronx educator Stephen Ritz routinely welcomes visitors from around the world to the awe-inspiring learning space he has designed atop a 100-year-old New York schoolhouse.

Padlet as a Literacy tool for Parallel Discussions.


I’ve long been interested in seeing the use of technology in the classroom as an almost invisible tool, a stage for which the children and the learning process are the stars. I often watch technologies trickle away after the novelty has faded, making me wonder how technology is valued.

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Wonderful Word Problem Breakthroughs

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Kitty Tripp on episode 68 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Kitty Tripp @kitty_tripp shares a breakthrough she’s had with helping her students solve word problems.

Family Literacy: Four Steps to Leverage Technology for Even Greater Impact

Digital Promise

Technology can provide powerful new pathways to help family literacy programs more fully meet their learners’ needs. When thoughtfully integrated, technology can offer new supports and educational opportunities for parents, helping them become confident first teachers for their children. To better understand how technology can further these family literacy goals, we produced case studies on two family literacy programs that are using technology in different ways.

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.

Startups Reap Long-Lasting Benefits From an Innovation Cluster

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Being part of an education innovation cluster can bring connections, mentorships and a blueprint for navigating future growth and funding. The post Startups Reap Long-Lasting Benefits From an Innovation Cluster appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog

What You Might Have Missed in April

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of July: Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1st-5th. How You Can Make Homework Easier for Students. Summer Tech Camp–Everything You Need. 21 Great Websites and Apps for Earth Day.

5 Tips for Preparing Teachers for New Classroom Tech Tools

EdTech Magazine

By Samuel Mormando Professional development for new IT should keep teachers in mind. Management Professional Development Training

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An Educator’s Experience with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

I’ve been a social studies teacher for 23 years. As you might imagine, I’ve seen and experienced a lot. I’ve learned, and continue to learn, from the many students who come into my classroom. I am always looking for ways to ensure I’m being the best educator I can be for my students. As an experienced teacher, I know how important it is that I constantly improve my practice with each passing year. But until recently, I hadn’t been stretched much. That is, until micro-credentials came along.

EdTech at School

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

Raid the Supply Closet: 50+ creative remixes of standard class supplies

Ditch That Textbook

We know that poster board makes posters and that paper clips hold papers together. But what if they had hidden super powers? The things you may have laying around the classroom may be the keys to unlocking some exciting, engaging learning activities. (Or

169 Tech Tip #124: Editing is Easier with Digital Writing

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.

Bridge International Academies; a model for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Today, 263 million children around the world don’t attend school. Another 330 million, despite being in school, receive subpar education. It’s not that their parents don’t want quality education for their children. Rather, existing solutions are priced far above what they can afford. And the solutions most can afford, many of which are government funded, are so mediocre children are better off without them.

Let Paperslide Into Your Class


Isn’t it great when you walk away from a keynote with something you can actually use immediately? This is what happened when I saw Lodge McCammon give the closing keynote at IntegratED IPDX 2017 in February.

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.