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10 tech tools that will make you a super teacher!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Just kidding. Because there are no tech tools that will make us super teachers. Pencils didn’t make us super teachers. Textbooks didn’t make us super teachers. Chalkboards and whiteboards and overhead projectors didn’t make us super teachers.

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Talking Data Interoperability with the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

Data interoperability has been identified as an area of primary concern for leaders across the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools – in districts small and large, rural and urban, and everywhere in between.

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4 Key Takeaways From “What School Could Be”

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Key Takeaways From “What School Could Be” by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD I first met Ted Dintersmith a few years ago in a meeting in downtown Louisville, KY (TeachThought is located in Louisville) to which I was invited to discuss innovation in Kentucky’s schools.

The Irreplaceables: What AR and AI Mean for the Future of Teaching #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

A look into the future From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Augmented reality and artificial intelligence are on the horizon. What do they mean for education and teachers?

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.

How Cameras Make School Buses Safer Than Ever


Something happens on your school bus – a fight between students, or maybe a traffic accident involving a passing automobile. Parents, administrators, and community officials investigate the situation. But the stories don’t add up. It’s a case of one person’s word against another’s.

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Backchanneling: The Why, How, and What (Best Tool)

A Principal's Reflections

As I wrote previously, digital tools can support and enhance discussion among learners and adults. As a supplement to traditional discussion strategies technology can serve as a catalyst to increase engagement by getting more people actively involved during lessons.

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A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education Reflection From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The hair on my arm prickled up like porcupine quills, but there was no breeze. It was a discussion about a digital literacy issue at the U.S.

4 Popular misconceptions about Virtual Reality in education


When the words Virtual Reality are mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the image of a gamer wearing a headset. However, the applications of VR have moved far beyond gaming and entertainment.

Selfies, ISTE Book Signing, Presentations, Poetry Slamming & Giveaways! #ISTE18 Oh My!

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you’re at ISTE or #NotatISTE on Monday and Tuesday, then you can catch my live presentations, get a book signed by me, and win some awesome prizes by visiting the Buncee Booth 2136! Check out all the inspiring presentations at Buncee throughout ISTE, by clicking here.

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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.

169 Tech Tip #28: My Sound Doesn’t Work

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.

ISTE 2018: Where I’ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

My schedule for the Edtech Event of the Year! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ISTE 2018 is here again. I’ve been going most years since 2006 and while it overwhelms me, it is truly an awesome learning experience.

Teachers on the New Frontier

Digital Promise

For many middle school teachers, taking part in a one-to-one initiative, where every student has a digital device for learning, has led to an existential search. In a technology-driven, student-centered learning environment, what does it mean to be a teacher?

The Global Problem Solvers Series Challenges Students to Tackle World Issues

Teacher Reboot Camp

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.

Video-based learning: Why it works [Part 1]


In my previous blog post I discussed some of the initial steps teachers need to take in order to flip their classrooms. One of those steps is getting comfortable with video. Today I’m going to explore not so much the “what” and “how” of this powerful e-learning tool, but the “why”. As an introduction: The basics of creating a good online video are quite straight forward: Remember to always shoot horizontally. Create more bite-sized videos, than long chapter-length video-lessons.

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Here’s a Preview of July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in July: Wi. To be honest, I’m off most of the month! But I’ll be back in August. whats up


Helping Your Student with Disabilities Prepare for the Future

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Summer is a busy time for high school juniors.

The Public School With No Grade Levels! #ISTE18 Interview with Travis Lape

Teacher Reboot Camp

The ISTE conference is a great place to discover exciting things happening at other schools. I was so excited when my good friend, Noah Geisel ( @senorg ), introduced me to Travis Lape ( @TravisLape ), the Innovative Programs Director of a public school with no grade levels.

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.

An Insider’s Checklist for Conference Success on a Shoestring Budget

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A conference veteran provides insider tips to help startups get the most out of conference attendance, including around booth messaging, pitches and clothing choices. The post An Insider’s Checklist for Conference Success on a Shoestring Budget appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog booth Conferences Marketing

Impact investments: a key to unlocking opportunity and prosperity in emerging markets

The Christensen Institute

Globally, more and more people are beginning to recognize the role of the private sector and more specifically, innovation, in helping poor countries become prosperous. In October 2017, the world’s most preeminent development institution, The World Bank, released a report titled The Innovation Paradox , emphasizing the role of innovation and the private sector in development.

Educators: Before you Recharge this Summer, Reflect

Education Elements

Our company is known for having a unique organizational culture. We have eliminated the traditional organizational hierarchy of direct managers; we employ a self-organizing team structure; and if you attended this year’s Personalized Learning Summit, you know we also view trivia and dancing to 80’s music as valuable team-building time. Something that is not as widely known is that we also have internal monthly challenges.

Hands-on STEM Learning and Play! My #ISTE18 Interview with LEGO Education

Teacher Reboot Camp

At the ISTE conference, I spent some time at the LEGO Education booth playing with some of the incredible hands-on learning toys for students of all ages. In the interviews below you will discover ways LEGO helps students learn to code, design, build, and collaborate.

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EdTech at School

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

Get ready for the NEW Google Classroom

The Electric Educator

This past week during the 2018 ISTE conference in Chicago, Google made quite a few announcements that will impact you this fall when you return to school. The most notable announcements involve Google Classroom.

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Do specialized teaching roles help or hurt students?

The Christensen Institute

The success of our schools—and of our education system at large—hinges on teachers. From decades of research we know that teachers influence student outcomes more than anything else a school has to offer. Given the importance of teachers, many of the prominent ideas for improving education focus on increasing teacher impact through better recruitment, preparation, and development or through giving teachers better tools and resources.

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Rural children often without critical mental health treatment

The Hechinger Report

Jennifer Townsend reads to two of her children before a parenting class in the Leland Medical Clinic’s parent center. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. LELAND, Miss.

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Define Your Why! Baby Savvy’s #ISTE18 Interview with Barbara Bray

Teacher Reboot Camp

Baby Savvy and I were excited to catch up with our good friend, Barbara Bray ( @bbray27 ), at the ISTE Conference. Barbara Bray is helping educators and learners of all ages define their why.

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.

ISTE 2018: Keynote Speaker Urges Educators to Adopt Learner-Based Experiences

EdTech Magazine

ISTE 2018: Keynote Speaker Urges Educators to Adopt Learner-Based Experiences. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 06/26/2018 - 14:00. Katie Martin became a teacher to show students that their voices mattered , not to prepare them for tests. This has been the driver in everything I do,” Martin said during her Tuesday keynote at ISTE’s 2018 Conference & Expo in Chicago. “It’s It’s so important.”.

Coloring outside the lines: Why innovation in higher ed is happening beyond traditional schools

The Christensen Institute

Accreditation doesn’t happen overnight. The process varies between accreditors, but a new school could reasonably expect to spend the better part of a decade proving itself before gaining accreditation. For instance, a hypothetical New School University in the Northeast would first need to apply for eligibility; two years later it could apply for candidacy. After five years of candidacy, New School U would then be able to apply for full accreditation.

T & L Announces ISTE Best of Show Winners


For the fifth year, Tech & Learning is presenting its prestigious awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. The products below were selected by an anonymous panel of educator judges, who scoured the exhibit hall floor during the conference in Chicago.