Sat.Aug 22, 2015 - Fri.Aug 28, 2015

7 Things Every Educator Needs to Know About Online Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

An Every Classroom Matters Episode. Online learning is growing. How do online classrooms differ from the face to face classroom? What about the student/teacher relationship? Jade Ballek is a principal of an online K12 school in Canada.

Grading for Mastery and Redesigning My Gradebook

Catlin Tucker

For the last two years, I’ve been increasingly frustrated with the traditional approach to assessing students and reporting grades. I want my students to value learning, not the accumulation of points.

30 Great Research Websites for Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are quick, safe spots to send students for research: BrainPop. Citation Machine. CoolKidFacts –kid-friendly videos, pictures, info, and quizzes–all 100% suitable for children. CyberSleuth Kids. Dictionary. Digital Vaults –research a topic, curate resources.

What Happens When Students Work at Their Own Pace

Digital Promise

Jason is the communications director at Digital Promise. You can reach him on Twitter @jtomassini. We hear a lot about the need for students to “learn at their own pace.”

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.

Goal: Test the Power of Hashtags

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . “[The hashtag] it served as a way to carry on a conversation with a diverse audience.”- ”- The Huffington Post. Venezuela, Jan. Goal: Initiate or support a hashtag movement.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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.

Rethink funding for quality learning

The Christensen Institute

This post was first published on WISE In 2008, in the book Disrupting Class, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson made the bold prediction that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses in America would be online.

How to be a Teacherpreneur!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Love these resources? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Social media is powerful and teachers are using it to spread their passion and transform education.

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Blended Learning in a First Grade Classroom

Battelle for Kids

August 25, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 9, Number 12. Driving Question: How can an experienced teacher reimagine and redesign her teaching by creating her own blended learning model? During this past school year, my first grade students and I entered into a new realm of teaching and learning. We created a 1:1 blended learning environment. I use the word "we" because it was a path that we traveled together. I must admit that I had my reservations in September.

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 To Take the "Guess Work" Out of "Group Work" to Encourage Project Based Learning


Collaborative Project Based Learning with Analytics - click here to try Ignite Teaching - I firmly believe each teacher must start integrating technology at the point where he or she is most comfortable. I'm often asked, "How I do it all." My answer is simple: I start small.

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10 Things First Year Teachers Need Veteran Teachers to Know

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. The new year is upon us here in New York State, and as is often the case in August, I’m spending much time facilitating orientation sessions for first year teachers.

Goal: From the Heart to the Mind

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . “Emotion helps us screen, organize and prioritize the information that bombards us. It influences what information we find salient, relevant, convincing or memorable.” ” – Bandes & Salerno.

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Why It’s Okay To Be A Non-Techy Teacher by @Edsby


If you’re a teacher, chances are you were taught how to teach. You likely didn’t get training on how to be an IT guru. Which is why it’s so wonderful that some teachers are doing as much as they are when it comes to figuring out technology in their classrooms.

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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.

Rediscovering @CK12Foundation Flexbooks And More!

The Web20Classroom

A while back there was a push to move away from traditional textbooks and move to something more flexible and nimble. Still true today!) Something that could adapt with the ever changing knowledge base educators and students could pull from along with being more personal.

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Some of my leadership beliefs

Dangerously Irrelevant

[I have some new job responsibilities this year. I decided to send this out to some of the new folks with whom I’m working.]. Since I get to work with you more this year than in the past, I thought I would share a few of my leadership beliefs… Intentionality.

Goal: Inspire With a Graphic

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”- ”- Marc Riboud. Goal: Inspire with a graphic! Accomplish this goal: Create a quote pic or infographic to inspire others. First, decide on a goal for your students or peers to achieve, such as more movement, play, hands-on learning, developing a Personal/Passionate Learning Network (PLN ), and so forth.

5 Tips for Classroom Greenscreen Success


Greenscreen technology is an inexpensive technology to support, once you already have devices in your classroom. Teachers can get started with classroom greenscreen effects without spending anything on an app and very little on supplies.

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.

4 Back to School Habits that Cultivate Community

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. The beginning of a new school year is rich with opportunities to cultivate community and build a solid foundation for interdependent learning. Rather than focusing on rules and consequences, why not devote time at the beginning of the year to building these four habits instead?

Expect the Unexpected from Ed Tech’s ‘Next Big Thing’

EdTech Magazine

By Eric Patnoudes It's time to move beyond incremental changes in the classroom. Classroom Curriculum Leadership Management

The Goal-Oriented Teacher Challenge

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . Each year, teachers come together from around the world to accomplish 1 to 30 goals to transform the learning in their classrooms in a movement known as The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers. Below is an infographic of the current 30 goals we are aiming to accomplish by December 2015. These are small goals often achievable in one class period.

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Is Your Classroom Celebrating International Podcasting Day? | @IntlPodcastDay #PodcastPD


It’s a new school year and classrooms are beginning to buzz with the noises associated with a new school year. With each passing day, more teachers will be reading handbooks, lecturing on class rules, and asking students what they did over the summer.

EdTech at School

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

5 Ways to Help Students Make a Smooth Transition Back to School

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. My daughter Nina is a night owl. She loves to stay up late, reading, gaming, chatting with her sister and friends, or catching up on her favorite television shows. And I don’t stop her, when she has no reason to rise early the next day.


Google Classroom Update Gives Teachers New SRS Tool

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Google is once again broadening what teachers can do with its Classroom management platform. . Classroom Digital Content Online Learning Student Response Systems

Tech Tip #112: How to Open 2 Gmail Accounts at Once

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: I have a home Gmail account and a school one. How do I open both at once so I can keep track of what my kids/home business/etc is doing while at my teaching job?

How To 240 or How to Choose The Best Domain Name For Your Website


I’m an educator and I’m new to podcasting. I’m setting up a website for the first time and I want to choose the right domain name. Should I set up or So you want to start a podcast and you are interested in setting your first website up to support it?

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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.