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Inspiring… or not

Dangerously Irrelevant

Learning math by building bridges or designing aircraft wings is inspiring. Chugging through the odd-numbered practice problems at the end of the chapter is not. Improving our community by collecting data and investigating the causes of local environmental challenges is inspiring.

Going Digital Is About More Than Just Devices.

The Web20Classroom

Going digital has truly made our world smaller. From the desks in our classrooms we can travel to far off places and talk to friends via Skype or share thoughts through blogs or experience historic sites like never before with virtual reality.

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The secret to activating teacher motivation

The Christensen Institute

Nearly everything in education hinges on teachers. Higher standards only raise achievement levels if teachers teach to those standards. Better curriculum only improves outcomes if teachers plan their lessons using that curriculum.

5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Kimberly Mitchell in Episode 360 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kimberly Mitchell talks about how we can promote inquiry in the classroom.

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We Remember… 9/11

Ask a Tech Teacher

America, we love you. History News

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HE Challenges: Combating declining completion rates

Neo LMS

Last time we started to explore the top four challenges facing higher education in the US.

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Remarkable Teaching: Student Created Virtual Reality Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

Sean Wybrant in episode 358 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sean Wybrant, 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year, has students building virtual reality and augmented reality experiences.

New Ways to Gamify Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

The first thing most teachers think about when discussing gamified learning is the online math games kids play. Maybe Vocabulary.com and its spelling games come to mind next. But those webtools exemplify where the gamification of education started.

10 Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

Teachers are already blowing up my Twitter feed with awesome photos taken during their first few station rotation lessons !

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A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions

Teacher Reboot Camp

I recently took on a new position teaching 400+ elementary students Computer and Technology. After the first few weeks of going over procedures and an introduction to computers, I noticed my students were getting restless.

Hear from Real Teachers about the Benefits of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Across the country, educators are demanding opportunities to personalize their professional learning. Research suggests the traditional professional learning methods—typically one-size-fits-all and top-down—don’t meet the needs of today’s educators or their students.

The Case for Positive Reinforcement in Classrooms

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every teacher knows that students do better with positive reinforcement.

HE challenges: finding innovative solutions to the rising costs of attending university

Neo LMS

It is in a way appropriate that the higher education space mirrors and also reveals the broader challenges faced by the society of the day.

A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions

Teacher Reboot Camp

I recently took on a new position teaching 400+ elementary students Computer and Technology. After the first few weeks of going over procedures and an introduction to computers, I noticed my students were getting restless.

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: There are two types of economies

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part one of the series, based on an earlier blog. Consider the following story.

Print or Digital Textbooks? What’s the Low-down?

Ask a Tech Teacher

For the past decade, schools have invested millions of dollars in technology. It started with a push for desktop computers which soon expanded to iPads and the wonderful apps (like art programs) that made tablets essential tools.

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The Thank You Project #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Morgan Toal shares on episode 356 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Sparking a Culture of Innovation in Northern New Jersey

Digital Promise

From creating academies for student learning in Leonia School District to establishing a STEM program for girls in Wyckoff School District, there is plenty of great work to spotlight and learn from in Northern New Jersey.

Mr. Venn and His Diagram: Now, In a Free, Collabrified, App!

The Journal

The Venn Diagram has been a powerful tool for visualization. Now, CollabrifyVenn, a device-independent, browser-based, drag-and-drop, "text-editor" for Venn Diagrams, makes it easy for learners to change their Venn Diagrams and thus enables learners to engage in the iterative process of Venn Diagramming

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High School Technology Curriculum Coming!

Ask a Tech Teacher

We’re hard at work on a high school technology curriculum. We’ve had a lot of requests for this and hope to have it available before the holidays.

What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

David Hopkins on Episode 357 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. David Hopkins, author of Emergency Rations #EdTechRations: What’s so important we can’t leave it at home?

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Newcomer Students in Rural and Suburban Communities

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Where are America’s immigrant families settling, and where are their children going to school?

A World of PBL… 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that has taken some time and research to put together for you. I believe that connecting our students to the world is so important. The internet provides many possibilities. In this post I want to introduce you to 25 of of them. Take some time to enjoy this wonderful journey.

The Purpose of Content

A Principal's Reflections

When I think back to my days as a learner, the content seemed to be at the forefront of every class. Whether it was disseminated during a lecture in college, through direct instruction in K-12, or at times consumed from a textbook or encyclopedia, it was everywhere.

All 4’s and 5’s: Secrets to AP Teaching Success

The CoolCatTeacher

Andrew Sharos on episode 359 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. AP US History Teacher, Andrew Sharos, talks about how to create a collaborative environment that helps students learn and succeed in AP courses.

9-11-01 Seventeen Years later and still remembered

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.

St. Vrain Valley School District is the future of America

Dangerously Irrelevant

The St. Vrain Valley School District is arguably the most innovative school district here in Colorado. And I’m incredibly excited to lead their next principal licensure cohort starting in January 2019. Woo hoo! Here is the district’s latest video. Public education proud, indeed.

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Innovators Worth Watching: Osmosis

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. Getting into medical school is brutal. Getting through medical school is even worse.

Common Project-Based Learning Myths and Mistakes

Battelle for Kids

Schools around the world are shifting to project-based learning, which challenges students to create something original while collaborating and building knowledge through authentic learning tasks. But how do you make this kind of deep learning a reality in your classroom? There are so many moving parts to PBL that it can be difficult to know where to start. P21 Blog

How Might Schools Quantify “Personalized Learning”?

Education Elements

Measuring your personalized learning journey is now easier than ever with the new Kiddom + Education Elements partnership. Personalized learning is a buzz phrase we hear often in education. This pedagogical style is inspirational, and may serve students well, but it often lacks direction.