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Changing Our Views On Social Media For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Snapchat Facebook Instagram Vine Twitter What do you think about when you hear those words? Maybe you think about social media in general and how it’s continuing to grow. Or maybe you think about how those can be used as platforms to connect with others.

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation


Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs.

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14 Things Every Student Needs

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 14 Things Every Student Needs appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Experienced Teacher General Terry Heick

Google for Education Sessions and Discussions at ISTE 2016

Educational Technology Guy

Google will be hosting some great sessions and discussions at ISTE next week. We hope to see you at ISTE 2016 in Denver. Visit us in Room #103 (street level of convention the center) where educators and Googlers will be giving short presentations throughout the conference.

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.

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ISTE 2016 - Some Great Sessions to consider attending, including 2 by me

Educational Technology Guy

ISTE 2016 is only a week away! There are so many great sessions to attend throughout the conference, but I wanted to share a few here, including two that I am doing. These sessions are geared at educators and administrators and will offer some great information and resources.

Congratulations, we killed kindergarten

Dangerously Irrelevant

Apparently between 1998 and 2010 we killed kindergarten. Lots more testing. Much less music and art. Fewer centers and unstructured play time. Fewer student-driven activities. Greater disregard for young children’s variation in development.

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3 Ways Teachers Can Make The Most Of The Summer Break


No matter how impatient students are about summer vacation, teachers deserve it the most. We taught and learned all year round; now it’s high time to have a rest and regain energy for coming academic year.

10 Great Web Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 20, 2016 Over the last couple of years, we have reviewed a wide variety of educational web tools to use to create digitally based quizzes. Below is a collection of some of the most more. my freebies quiz tools

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Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.



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With blended learning, plan on change

The Christensen Institute

As schools continue to join the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory —the largest database of blended-learning schools—we are observing some important data trends that highlight how schools are approaching the blended-learning implementation process.

10 Tools And Resources For Using Technology to Teach Critical Thinking Skills


Engage Students in Critical Thinking Activities With These Fun Web Apps The most important gift that educators can give to students is the ability to think critically. Critical thinking is the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom

Fractus Learning

It’s hard to believe that just six years ago Minecraft was virtually unheard of. It was little more than a hobby project for creator and designer Markus Persson. Fast forward to 2016 and Minecraft has completely changed the way we perceive videogames.

Technology Starts with Professional Development and Training

EdTech Magazine

By Tommy Peterson Districts offer advice on how to integrate technology with an emphasis on coaching teachers first. Management Professional Development Training

How Can "Sprints" Help Schools and Districts?

Education Elements

Ah, the joy of grade-level meetings. In my past life as a public school teacher, I attended them every Tuesday morning at 7:45 AM. All the teachers on my team met to learn about new school and district mandates, plan field trips, and vent about challenging students and how to help them. Even with the most well-intentioned teacher planning and running the meetings, rarely did they result in a list of clear actions with clear owners and clear deadlines. Teachers Districts schools

State-of-the-art education software often doesn’t help students learn more, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Even proponents of educational technology admit that a lot of software sold to schools isn’t very good. But they often highlight the promise of so-called “adaptive learning” software, in which complex algorithms react to how a student answers questions, and tailor instruction to each student. The computer recommends different lessons to different students, based upon what they already know and what they still need to work on. Wonderful in theory, but does it work in practice?

New Visual on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy for iPad

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 22, 2016 In today’s post we are sharing with you this handy visual featuring an updated collection of iPad educational apps that go with the six thinking levels of Bloom’s revised taxonomy. more. blooms taxonomy

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7 Free & Engaging Presentation Apps for Teachers

Class Tech Tips

Engaging an audience is an important part of getting your message across. If you’re tired of your normal routine, try sharing information with your class or sparking a discussion with one of the free iPad apps in this post.

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Having Other Teachers' Eyes Means Also Having Their Ideas

NPR Learning and Tech

Being a teacher sometimes means shutting the door to your classroom and cutting yourself off from colleagues all day. So, these teachers are opening the doors again to learn from one another

Can you teach students to think more like entrepreneurs?

eSchool News

Teaching students the skills they need to become leaders and innovators is more important than ever.

Finding the Right Tools

A Principal's Reflections

For technology to have an effective impact on student learning a solid pedagogical foundation needs to be in place. In my mind, pedagogy trumps technology and the importance of instructional design cannot be overstated.

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Students share human-centered designs at Emoti-Con technology showcase

The Hechinger Report

Ideas — and beach balls — were flying as students at the New York Emoti-Con event kicked off the day with an exercise in low-tech problem solving: use beach balls, inner tubes and foam pool noodles to design a simple game. Keynote speaker and game designer Ramsey Nasser instructed them.

Why Preschool Suspensions Still Happen (And How To Stop Them)

NPR Learning and Tech

Thousands of children in public pre-K, especially black preschoolers, are suspended each year. The problems are clear. So are some fixes

The best BYOD tech tools for the Common Core classroom

eSchool News

With just 4 categories and less than a dozen tools, educators can hit a lot of Common Core standards.

Indiana Releases New Technology Plan


Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. Dr. Jason Bailey is. read more. Digital Learning

Create a Startup Culture in Your Classroom


Jennifer Williams Education Trends Through use of classroom space, intentional course design and scheduling, and building "brand" identity, teachers can create a startup culture of empowerment and innovation for their students

8 things you can do this summer to make back-to-school less stressful

The Cornerstone Blog

Some teachers have no problem disconnecting from work over the summer and truly giving themselves a break. Enjoy! Your time off is incredibly short, and you’ve earned it.).

EdTech Is Not A Race, It’s A Journey


Helping Other Educators Find Their Footing Can be a Rewarding Part of the Trip! Matthew Moore is presenting two sessions at FlipCon16 in Allen, Texas this July. The conference is the 19th – [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Four Summer Strategies for School Leaders


Summer offers a rare opportunity for principals to devote ample time to their own professional learning, say Ron Williamson and Barbara Blackburn. The leadership consultants offer four summer strategies to help assure continuous growth as an effective leader.

“We are going to be best friends”: spanning the ocean with ed tech


At Riverview High School, we’re always looking for opportunities to take learning beyond school walls and help students make their own discoveries. One of our latest projects came about when we saw the chance to connect our high school exchange students with elementary-aged learners an ocean away.

3 Creative Tech Tools to Teach Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

What is ‘writing’? If you look it up in the Free Dictionary, you find this definition: The act or process of producing and recording words in a form that can be read and understood. This focuses on recording words that are then communicated to others.

8 Top Influencers in Edtech

Gaggle Speaks

As new technology continues to emerge, the positive benefits it has in K12 education expands to more people who share their unique insights and expertise. Here’s a short list of leading edtech influencers.