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Research Webinar: Equity and Maker Learning

Digital Promise

Since the fall 2016 meeting of the League of Innovative Schools , superintendents from around the country have connected with leading researchers in the field of maker learning.

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Ask a Tech Teacher

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Deepen mathematical understanding with ‘Think Boards’


I went to an education conference recently, and in one session a maths expert shared ‘Think Boards’ They are a simple but excellent idea, and fit in very well with maths mastery. They basically encourage students to explore numbers or problems in a deeper way.

25 Focus Areas For Implementing Personalized Learning

Education Elements

In 2015 we published the first edition of our Personalized Learning Implementation Framework (aka PL Framework) based on lessons learned from working with schools and districts over the previous five years. At that time I shared how the PL Implementation Framework was inspired by my Grandma Rose’s love of bingo and the idea that, much like on a bingo board, there are many ways to “win” on the PL Framework.

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.

Student Makers Turn Vision to Reality in the Learning Studio

Digital Promise

As part of HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom initiative, Digital Promise Global is directing a global network of Learning Studios designed for student-centered, experiential learning. Each Learning Studio is equipped with powerful technology for creation and collaboration.

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Mindsets for a Bold New World #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

There are points in our professional lives that change us for the better. I vividly remember one such moment in 2009 when I took a device from a student as he had it out in the hallway.

10 Books on Personalized Learning for School Leaders

Education Elements

If you’re like us, as you wind down another hectic school year, you’re imagining yourself on a beach with a few good reads. But what books will make the cut? Education Elements put together a few of our favorites on personalized and blended learning just for you. You’ll start the 2017-18 school year refreshed and full of great ideas to continue to move forward with personalized learning at your school and across your district. Personalized Learning Leaders

Building on Hope: Growing an Effective Micro-credential Ecosystem

Digital Promise

The Digital Promise Micro-credential Ecosystem is designed to shift professional learning to something that empowers educators to own their growth and practice to best support their students.

#iste17 trends: Google, Touch Screen Chromebooks and More

The CoolCatTeacher

An interview with Kasey Bell in episode 107 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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.

Turning your face-to-face class into an online course [Part 1]


So you’ve decided to make the leap and convert your face-to-face (F2F) class into an online course. A daunting job, even for the most tech-literate and motivated of teachers.

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How Did Jad Abumrad’s #ISTE17 Keynote Inspire You?

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my blog I often talk about how we need to send students on meaningful learning missions and help them discover how to make a meaningful life. I was so excited to see ISTE keynote, Jad Abumrad, inspire teachers to help students learn what makes a meaningful life.

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Giving Students a Voice

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Among the many things young people have to do to succeed in school is learn to respect procedures they haven’t created or approved. Just think: A teenager sitting in class follows a lesson formulated by her teacher and a curriculum written by distant policymakers. On the walls, posters she didn’t choose inform her of her school’s goals and values.

Tracking Attributes like Grit and Character–There’s an App for That

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Startups can help schools mine education data to measure "fuzzy" traits and abilities, like enthusiasm, joy and teamwork. The post Tracking Attributes like Grit and Character–There’s an App for That appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Data Games / Apps Mobile Devices Social-Emotional Needs Startups

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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.

Unified Classroom Makes a Teacher’s Life Easier #iste17 @MyPowerSchool

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Hardeep Gulati from PowerSchool in episode 106 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials

Teacher Reboot Camp

You are invited to attend the ISTE panel discussion, Personalize Professional Learning with Digital Badges and Micro-credentials , which takes place today from 11:45am–12:45pm, in Room 301BC.

Highlights from ISTE

Battelle for Kids

The opening of ISTE 2017 in San Antonio was a busy time for P21 members and friendlies. P21 Blog


Turning your face-to-face class into an online course


So you’ve decided to make the leap and convert your face-to-face (F2F) class into an online course. A daunting job, even for the most tech-literate and motivated of teachers.

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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.

Bringing World Class Presentations Into The Classroom With Slidebot


For over 30 years, Microsoft PowerPoint has been the dominant tool of choice for lecturers and teachers wishing to engage their students and impart their knowledge. In recent years, however, this dynamic has started to change.

Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Digital Posters & Storytelling with Buncee

Teacher Reboot Camp

Baby Savvy was excited to interview Buncee Man and tour the newest features at Buncee. Buncee is a web tool and mobile app teachers and their learners can use to create digital slide presentations, digital stories, digital books, posters, greetings, digital scrapbooks, interactive images and more.

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Integrating Digital Tools for Adult Learners: Four Critical Factors

Digital Promise

Technology has the potential to be a powerful tool for improving access to learning for adult learners. According to a Tyton Partners study , there is increasing demand for education technology among adult education program administrators and educators. A recent report from SRI also found that educators see great potential for edtech while learners enjoy using edtech tools.

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Why Teaching Children To Read And Write Should Be Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Sara Stringer, has a good article this month on literacy among children and how to improve the dismal statistics : In the Middle Ages, literacy was highly valued. People yearned for literacy then, the way an average American might yearn to win the lottery today.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

CoolCat Teacher’s ISTE 2017 Resources #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

My slide shows and resources From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. It is ISTE17 time. I’ll keep this post updated with current information about ISTE. Here’s my schedule. Cool Cat Teacher’s Mega Share App Presentation. This will be at the Microsoft Partner Booth 1140 in the Exhibit Hall from 12:15 – 1 pm. Mega edtech tool Share – Vicki Davis #iste17 from Vicki Davis.

Savvy’s Interviews: Student Voice, UDL, Makerspaces & More

Teacher Reboot Camp

Savvy conducted her pre-ISTE interviews at the Badge Summit and at the famous El Mercado shops at Market Square. Below, watch the live video interviews. Baby Savvy was excited to catch up with two of our favorite educators. Baby Savvy spoke to Rodney Turner (@TechyTurner) about student voice and pivot tables. Barbara Bray ( @BBray27 ) shared her work with Universal Design Learning, digital badges, and makerspaces. Baby Savvy will be conducting live interviews for the rest of ISTE.

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Making Connections at ISTE 2017

Battelle for Kids

As always, ISTE provided a platform to connect with colleagues, make new friends, learn about the newest and shiniest, and overturn fondly held but unfounded assumptions. P21 Blog

Is Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods half-baked?

The Christensen Institute

At first glance, Amazon’s recent announcement of its planned $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods seems like another potential win for the e-commerce leader. Instant access to an affluent and dedicated customer base gives Amazon a formidable entry point into the bricks-and-mortar grocery business, as well as establishes them as a true omni-channel retailer, which ultimately extends Amazon’s reach into the hearts (and wallets) of consumers.

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.