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7 Reasons Courage is Mission-Critical to Innovative School Leadership

Education Elements

Every team meeting we have at Education Elements begins with a check-in question. Sometimes it takes me a while to come up with my answer, but on a call recently it was a no-brainer: “What trait do you most value in a leader?” To me, that’s simple – it’s courage, for two key reasons.

Look Here: Predicting 2020 Requires 20/20 Vision

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. Nearly every school district in America is seeing some degree of student attrition. Except for cases of rapid population growth or regional migration, traditional public schools are witnessing a phenomenon unseen in our lifetimes.

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4 classroom test quiz strategies to avoid the gotcha game

Ditch That Textbook

Tests and quizzes should let students show what they know. How can we avoid playing "gotcha" -- catching what they DON'T know? Here are some strategies to use on your next quiz or test. If you haven't been nailed by the "gotcha" game when you were a student, I'll bet you've seen it as a […]. The post 4 classroom test quiz strategies to avoid the gotcha game appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Assessment Feedback Teaching formative assessment strategies test design

Plagiarism Checkers: The Benefits Students Fail to See

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor Serhii Tkachecnko, CEO at Unicheck, shares his thoughts on how educators can teach students about the benefits of plagiarism checking. Students experience an array of emotions toward education: from excitement to boredom.

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.

Is Virtual Reality (VR) a Reality in the Classroom?


Google has recently announced it is scrapping its VR projects leaving educators questioning the place of this technology in the learning environment

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New Year’s Learning Resolution – Great Way to Engage Teachers

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One of the things that has weighed on me with the new Tech Director position in Bethel is trying to figure out how to support all our staff (K-12) with coaching, professional learning, and support for learning through technology.

New Year Resolution: Trim the Fat on Your Lessons

Catlin Tucker

For many, the new year inspires new resolve to move more, eat better, and shed excess weight. I have never been a big fan of drastic new year resolutions, but this year I began to think about how teachers can trim the metaphorical fat on their lessons.

Top 10 Reviews of 2019

Ask a Tech Teacher

Throughout the year, I post websites and apps the Ask a Tech Teacher crew’s classes found useful, instructive, helpful in integrating technology into classroom lesson plans. Some, you agreed with us about; others not so much.

5 Ways to be a good teacher


A good teacher can change a person’s life. Every teacher wants to be able to influence their students to become productive members of society. Achieving this requires exceptional teaching methods and a way to inspire students. The question on everyone’s mind is: what makes a “good teacher”?

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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).

Are We Taking On Too Much Too Fast?

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I had an epiphany the other afternoon: I think we may be trying to do too much, too quickly. We (the Tech Team) have plenty going on: updating the Central Office servers and getting them working efficiently (and without fail!);

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How to Help A Student Who Is Always In the Principal’s Office

The CoolCatTeacher

Andy Jacks, Award Winning Principal and former principal's office frequenter, shares his perspective From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Some students just seem to “live” in the principal’s office.

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10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2019

Ask a Tech Teacher

Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog eight years ago, we’ve had almost 5.1 million views from visitors (about 10,000 follow us) to the 2,184 articles on integrating technology into the classroom.

How to Promote Additive Bilingualism over Subtractive Bilingualism in the Classroom


What’s the difference between additive and subtractive bilingualism? If you work with bilingual and English-language learning (ELL) children, the answer to this question could make a world of difference for your students.

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.

How To Know If A Career In Education Is Right for You

EdNews Daily

By Brian Soika. Are you thinking about becoming a teacher? Are you wondering if an administrative role in education is a good fit for you?

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Students Are Opportunities Not Obligations with Hamish Brewer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Every child can achieve. Children are an opportunity not an obligation. Celebrate individuality. Sacrifice together. Make no excuses.

Wrapping Up 2019 With New Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of our robust, on-demand micro-credential ecosystem, we are proud to partner with organizations to provide pathways for personalized learning.

The order of the 4 Shifts Protocol is important

Dangerously Irrelevant

Julie Graber and I often get asked if the order of the 4 Shifts Protocol is important. Our answer? Absolutely. Note that the protocol begins with Deeper Thinking and Learning (Section A), followed by Authentic Work (Section B).

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.

What Could Be

A Principal's Reflections

With the beginning of each new year, it seems like everyone on the planet is either talking about or embarking on some type of resolution. I will be the first one to say that this used to be me each and every year.

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How to Teach Presentation Skills, New Technology and Research Using CES

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas this upcoming week, January 7-10, 2020. In the fall semester, students present about historical figures in computing.

Visions of a Cutting-Edge Future With Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

Rollout is an exciting time for the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools community, as students receive their devices for the school year.

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The Top 7 Education Conferences That Weren’t on Your Radar

Education Elements

The best conferences are generally those that expand your thinking, reframe a current problem, provide practical recommendations, and encourage networking.

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!

For the Educator-Entrepreneur in the New Year

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik. I think it was the immortal Drew Carey who said, “If life beats you down long enough, sooner or later life will get tired.” Or said another way, Illegitimi non carborundum. That’s Latin for “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”.

5 Mindsets to Teach Better Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Rae Hughart on episode 600 of the 10 Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Settling in the land of complacency is no place for a truly remarkable teacher. Remark-ability begins in your ability to level up and learn a little more every day.

Mandates that are bad for kids

Dangerously Irrelevant

Tom Dunn said: As a former school superintendent. I felt perpetually conflicted about being forced to implement mandates that were, frankly, bad for kids. The irony is how often the very politicians who denounce bullying use their power to beat adults into submission with their ill-conceived laws.

Slowing Down Before Going Fast in Forest Hills School District

Education Elements

In Forest Hills School District (FHSD) there have been pockets of innovation and personalized learning (PL) for some time. However, when the district came to Education Elements, they sought to scale PL in each and every classroom, district-wide.

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.

Beyond the Science Experiment: Building Soft Skills with AR and VR

EdNews Daily

By Joe Parlier, Ed.D. As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) learning experiences become increasingly common in K-12 classrooms, the value this technology brings to STEM and Career and Technical Education programs is becoming increasingly evident.

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What I’ve Learned From Training for a Half Marathon

The CoolCatTeacher

Heading towards a half marathon at the end of February From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter My tracking calendar. The longer the run, the bigger the princess sticker! Pursuing habits can be a challenge. Habits aren’t easy things to start or continue.

Using The QFT To Drive Inquiry In Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The shift from being asked for answers to being asked for questions can be powerful in building a powerful learning environment. The post Using The QFT To Drive Inquiry In Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning Experienced Teacher Inquiry