Sat.Sep 03, 2016 - Fri.Sep 09, 2016

How to create beautiful online courses: layout


A small thing can pass by unnoticed. But many small things can become the equivalent of a really large one. You may not notice — or give too much credit to — a typo that got its way into your written text.

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20 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school

Ditch That Textbook

Everyone wants data. Schools want it to track student performance. Companies want it to learn about their customers. We track data in our own personal lives (fitness data, banking data, even social media data).

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10 Strategies to Improve Instructional Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

I still vividly remember my early years as an assistant principal and principal. Instructional leadership was a routine part of the job along with the budget, master schedule, curriculum development, meetings, email, phone calls, and many other duties.

Tips for Teaching the Classics Without Boring Your Students to Death

The CoolCatTeacher

Level Up to Teach Classic Literature Like a Pro From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Classic literature can be exciting. You can teach classic literature like a pro with today’s insight from Starr Sackstein.

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.

21st Century Version of Ask 3 Before You Ask Me

Catlin Tucker

The first month of school is exhausting! New students, new routines, and, for many of us, new curriculum. Getting kids acclimated to all the newness spurs a lot (and I mean a lot) of questions.

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Teachers All Across America 'Reinventing the Wheel, Nightly'

The Journal

Educational technologists: listen to the teachers; they are asking you to help them to be more effective in creating and using digital curricula.

FREE CLASS: 8 Steps to Global Collaboration in Every Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 7pm EDT From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’m continuing the Education Technology Series that I’ve been running this fall.

My article for the International Teacher Magazine: How can technology in the classroom make personalized learning easier?


I recently wrote an article for the International Teacher Magazine. It covers my experience of personalized learning. At first, I was running around the classroom, trying to support all the children’s individual learning needs.

Engaging students with the flipped classroom


Time is a funny thing. Even though a minute has 60 seconds, and an hour has 60 minutes, people perceive time differently. The best example for this is a classroom: for teachers, a class is a lot shorter than it really is; for students, it’s a lot longer.

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.

Technology questions to ask students during advisory period

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are some questions that you could discuss with students during a 20- to 25-minute advisory period. These might be particularly apt for middle and high schoolers.

10 life hacking tips for educators

Ditch That Textbook

In workshops I’ve run, I often ask teachers, “What are the hurdles to reaching your professional goals?” ” The most popular answer is always the same. Always. So many of us educators feel overworked.

Time-lapse a science experiment for excellent observation opportunities (includes a free, downloadable write-up form).


Last week I did a science lesson with my students where we looked at how the sweets ‘Skittles’ dissolved in hot and cold water.

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Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg: A Breakout EDU Game

User Generated Education

There is a new platform for immersive learning games that’s taking classrooms across the world by storm.

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.

Microsoft Education Community - great, free resource for teachers

Educational Technology Guy

The Microsoft Education Community is a great, free resource for teachers. It has free web courses on using Microsoft tools and on best practices for using technology in education. There are discussion groups, resources and training tools available.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

I read recently that 70% of millennials get their news from Facebook. Really? Isn’t Facebook a place to share personal information, stay in touch with friends and families, post pictures of weddings and birthdays? So why do students turn to it for news?

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Guest Blog Post: Online Learning – a Perfect Confluence or a Bad Influence?


There’s no question about it: technology dominates our lives. It changed the way we shop, work out, eat, learn… it changed the way we live. If any question emerges from the back of your mind, you know what to do: type in few keywords to Google and get the answer at that very moment.

Digital Citizenship: The Critical Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners

EdNews Daily

By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed. We live in unprecedented times of great digital advances and innovation. Technology is moving and changing rapidly across the world while connecting us in unforeseen 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.

Remembering 9/11 - 15 years later

Educational Technology Guy

I was in EMS for 22 years before retiring due to a back injury. One of my most memorable experiences was responding to New York City as a Paramedic in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I will never forget that experience.

15 Back-to-School Posts

Ask a Tech Teacher

On everything from get-to-know-you activities to getting yourself ready: New School Year? New Tech? I Got You Covered. 5 Top Ways to Integrate Technology into the New School Year. 5 Ways to Involve Parents in Your Class. 3 Organizational Apps to Start the School Year.

Personalized Learning: Research Highlights Need for New Models

Digital Promise

In the first of a series of reports from Digital Promise Global, Making Learning Personal For All – The Growing Diversity in Today’s Classroom explores learner diversity and learning variability across a variety of factors impacting student performance.

Why Intern-Powered Startups are a Win-Win

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The end of summer has me saying goodbye to a crew of summer interns who helped Listenwise. Our interns came from New England colleges, Norway, and in one case, a local high school. It was definitely an eclectic bunch, giving me the opportunity to practice managing people from disparate backgrounds.

EdTech at School

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

Tackle teacher shortages with online learning

The Christensen Institute

The new school year is underway, but districts across the country are still struggling to fill hundreds of teaching positions. These teacher shortages are proving especially acute in certain subject areas like special education, science, and mathematics.

Learning and Playing and Why Both Matter for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Play as the vehicle of education is not a revolutionary idea. Pedagogy has long recommended ‘play’ as a superior teacher for youngers–. Play is the great synthesizing, integrating, and developing force in childhood and adolescence.

A Year of Personalized Learning: 3 Things You Need to Know

Education Elements

Last week, we released our third annual Impact Report, “The Positive Power of Personalized Learning.” In the report, we share the incredible work and positive outcomes of districts we work with across the nation, from those that are just launching personalized learning to those that are embarking on their fourth year of implementation. Since this is our third year sharing this report, I want to share three key takeaways from what we’re seeing (and celebrating) in the field.

Bridging the Education Gap: Computer-Based Curriculum Reaches Rural Children


In 2014, Waterford won an $11.5 million federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant to bring our curriculum to Utah’s rural children.

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.

Harnessing the Power of Education Technology for the Adult Learner

Digital Promise

Adult educators are getting more and more excited as they see growing evidence of technology’s potential for improving learning for adults. Community-based organizations, libraries, adult education programs, and community colleges across our Beacons are working together to incorporate technology to support their learners. When we talk with educators around the country, most, if not all, are clamoring for ways to best leverage education technology.

Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Competition: It’s Only for the Winners

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Before the days of electronic gradebooks, every week I posted a printout with student grades. High-achieving students raced over, comparing their grades down to the hundredth, while less academic students shrugged off the opportunity to check their grades. While most schools have shifted to electronic gradebooks, the insane practice of grading continues, and of equal […]. The post Competition: It’s Only for the Winners appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.