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Why do we group students by manufacture date?

User Generated Education

Ken Robinson once famously said, “Students are educated in batches, according to age, as if the most important thing they have in common is their date of manufacture.” (Ken Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything ).

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Understanding Learner Variability: The Research and the Reality

Digital Promise

In our paper, Learner Variability Is the Rule, Not the Exception , we define learner variability, based on research on the science of the individual and what research says matters in learning.

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Using Google Slides to create Instagram Stories in class

Ditch That Textbook

Instagram is social media behemoth, and it keeps growing. It has eclipsed 1 billion users, and it’s the second most popular social media platform with teenagers behind Snapchat, according to a report. Although one statistic says it has more daily teenage users than Snapchat. It’s just one of a variety of social media and other […]. Ed Tech creative google apps ideas instagram google slides instagram in the classroom social media in classroom

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New Bedfellows: the Marriage of Personalized Learning and High-Quality Curriculum

Education Elements

Unexpected pairings are a common feature throughout history and culture; Dharma and Greg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, Frog and Toad, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. Opposites attract when they have a shared purpose and their strengths complement one another.

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.

5 Creative “Googley” Tech Tools to Get Kids Creating

The CoolCatTeacher

Evan Mosier on Episode 345 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Evan Mosier from Iowa teaches us some awesome Googley ideas to start our school year with excitement and creativity. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses.

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How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

“Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. This insight, penned by Peggy A. Ertmer and Anne T.

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Back To Basics: Device Tips For #BackToSchool

The Web20Classroom

When I was a Director of Instructional Technology it was always a fun day when we could deliver brand new devices to a school. The students and teachers were always excited and ready for the new possibilities ahead. Then after a few weeks frustration would set it.

5 insights for innovating in underdeveloped economies

The Christensen Institute

Investing and innovating in “developing” economies is often seen as more risky than investing in “developed” economies. However, it is precisely these actions that enable countries to climb up the economic ladder.

A Lesson in Creating Immersive Media

Digital Promise

This summer, we are working with Houston’s Writers in the Schools (WITS) to support teachers who are guiding students to create immersive media about what Houston means to them.

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A Learner Centered Innovation Model

The CoolCatTeacher

Katie Martin on Episode 341 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Katie Martin, an ISTE 2018 keynote, talks about the importance of putting learners at the center of your innovation model.

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

New Bedfellows: the Marriage of Personalized Learning and High-Quality Curriculum

Education Elements

Unexpected pairings are a common feature throughout history and culture; Dharma and Greg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, Frog and Toad, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. Opposites attract when they have a shared purpose and their strengths complement one another.

Can technology unlock latent social capital on campus?

The Christensen Institute

On the eve of a new school year, many educators and advisors may be looking to new practices and tools to give their students their best year yet.

Interoperability in K-12 Education — How Districts Can Improve Teaching Efficiency and Student Success

Digital Promise

For anyone working in K-12 schools and districts, using multiple software products is a way of life. In fact, according to a Digital Promise study , 74 percent of districts use more than 26 different education technology products and another 17 percent of districts use over 100.

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AR, VR, and MR for All Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality are terms being thrown around in technology circles. But what do the mean? How are they being used in the classroom?

A Skilled Services Career Might Be The Best Economic Option For Many Students

EdNews Daily

Students not bound for college used to be put into vocational-technical classes as a way to build their skills for a vocational career. They had the opportunity to learn carpentry, food prep, hospitality, or automotive repair, among other trades. But that’s all changed. Back in 1984, the Carl D.

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10 Tips for New Teachers

The Principal of Change

I fell upon this article by Jennifer Gonzalez (known all over the world for her excellent site, “ The Cult of Pedagogy ”) advising new teachers. It was a great read and reminded me a lot of my ups and downs as a beginning teacher. Here is the thing about teaching.

7 ninja Google Keep tricks for teachers and students

Ditch That Textbook

As vast as the Internet is, it’s good to have a way to archive things you find — and the ideas that it sparks. For me, that all comes down to Google Keep. It’s like digital sticky notes you carry with you in your phone, computer or Chromebook. I’ll jot down a fleeting thought, capture […]. Ed Tech

Inspiring a Love of Writing in Fifth Graders

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 343 with Faith Marie Brody From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Classroom teacher Faith Maria Brody talks about how she inspires a love of writing in her fifth graders. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses. Donor’s Choose.

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What “mastery-based” can look like in the classroom

The Hechinger Report

In a mastery-based fourth-grade math classroom, students review concepts until they learn them, regardless of how long it takes. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

15 Tips and Online Resources That Will Help Students Improve Their Writing


While this is a topic that gets covered on education blogs with some frequency, I haven't tackled it here in a while, and it is such a vital skill. Written and oral communications are the most. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

5 digital tools to save time in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Precious minutes are lost each class to administrative tasks. This post looks to share a few tools that can help increase efficiency and enhance productivity in the classroom while also integrating technology seamlessly into lesson plans. Classroom Screen My favorite tool that I have come across in 2018. Classroom Screen is a free website […]. Ed Tech classroom productivity classroom screen classroom time savers edtech tools to try noisli onetab yell key

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#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 344 with Jody Green and Dr. Tim Green From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jody Green and Dr. Tim Greene talk about taking teaching to the next level with #supermuch.

OPINION: The best time to teach students how to cope with trauma? When there isn’t any

The Hechinger Report

. Imagine you must construct a building. When is the right time for you and your team to consider preparedness for natural disasters such as earthquakes?

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Let’s get it started in here!


There’s been a lot of very expectable buzz on the TL Blogosphere as well as on Future Ready Librarians Facebook Group relating to new ways folks are getting things started.

40+ ideas for creating with G Suite

Ditch That Textbook

Creating while learning gives students a way to show their understanding. Students can apply their knowledge while putting their personal spin on it. G Suite has many of options to get your students creating with technology. In a recent Twitter chat moderated educators shared more than 40 ideas for getting students creating with G Suite. […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Teaching blended learning creative teaching g suite Google Apps google apps for education

Outcomes-based funding can help drive innovation

The Christensen Institute

This piece is from a larger discussion on higher education regulation that originally appeared on EducationNext. Check out the full piece, and a corresponding perspective by Kevin Carey, Director of the Education Policy Program at New America.

Five Easy Ways to Boost Children’s Spatial Skills

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. When we read maps, pack the car for holidays, assemble flat-pack furniture or cut cake into equal slices, we use spatial reasoning skills. These allow us to mentally manipulate objects or think in a way that relates to space and the position, area, and size of things within it.

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How Edge Computing Could Benefit K–12 Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

How Edge Computing Could Benefit K–12 Classrooms. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 08/22/2018 - 09:22. If cloud computing is about processing data out there, edge computing is the opposite.

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The Quizizz you never knew…

Ditch That Textbook

Quizizz is a fun, student-centered study tool. It is used to engage students in review and assessment at school or at home. And best of all, it’s free. Teachers everywhere are finding new and exciting ways to use Quizizz with their students. Deepak Cheenath, Quizizz co-founder, shared some suggestions including an innovative idea from Joe […]. DTT podcast #DitchPod creative teaching edtech gamification student engagement

3 Ways to Build the “Energy” in Your Schools

The Principal of Change

Recently, I wrote about the “ 3 E’s of Building a Great School Culture ,” and they were as follows: The Environment is about the space(s) around us and the “stuff” that is needed to serve students learners.

Google Classroom: Quickly Add Video Directions

Teacher Tech

Use Webcam Record to Add Directions to Google Classroom The most influential element in a classroom: the teacher. You work hard to build relationships and students like you. Putting your face into your digital assignments makes a personal connection with students, even when they are using a computer.

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Middle School Writing Rubrics

Catlin Tucker

In my book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 , I shared the following middle school writing rubrics with my readers. Unfortunately, the short links I provided in my book have timed out, so I wanted to share these on my blog so any middle school teachers interested in using them have access!

Is college enrollment among older adults increasing? Depends who you ask

The Hechinger Report

More than 19 million undergraduate students are enrolled in colleges and universities for fall 2018, according to a report this week from the National Center for Education Statistics , and many of them are adults aged 25 and older. NCES says this older student population peaked in 2010 at 8.9

7 Easy Ways To Assess Without Testing

TeachThought - Learn better.

7 Easy Ways To Assess Without Testing contributed by Steve Wheeler, Learning Innovations Consultant Children don’t learn any more or any better because of standardized testing unless there is feedback on how they can improve.

Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think


After his bath each night, Julie Atkinson’s eight-year-old son grabs the iPad and settles into bed for some reading time through kids’ book app Epic!