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Ten Tech Problem-Solving Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the top ten problem-solving tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Tech Tip #108: Got a Tech Problem? Google It! What to do when your Computers Don’t Work. 25 Techie Problems Every Student Can Fix–Update. How to Teach Students to Solve Problems. I Can Solve That Problem…. Let Students Learn From Failure. Let’s Talk About Habits of Mind. Computer Shortkeys That Streamline Your Day. #81: 81: Problem Solving Board. 5 Ways to Cure Technophobia in the Classroom.

7 Smart Tips for Wrapping Up the School Year (and Get a Head Start on Next Near)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips for Finishing Well and Getting a Head Start on the Fall From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some of us have already ended our school year. Others of us have a few weeks to go.

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Invest in Innovation

Catlin Tucker

“We need great teachers!” ” I frequently hear this war cry for improving schools. The insinuation is that great teachers can fix what’s wrong with our education system.

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We all make mistakes. I certainly have made them whilst teaching. And do you know what? Pupils love it when you do. It engages them and lets them see that everyone makes errors – not just children. What are effective ways of making mistakes in the classroom?

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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.

Turnitin Opens Nomnations for 2016 Global Innovation Awards

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve written about Turnitin’s great programs for classrooms (see this review on Revision Assistant ).

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Meet NEO at ISTE 2016 in Denver!


Education and technology in 2016: it seems you can’t have one without the other. Well, maybe you can, but it’s way more interesting to see technology in action and its power over education.

Exemplary Project of the Month: How a Playground Project Became a Tool for Learning

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 4, Number 18. Driving Question: What happens when fifth graders are asked to design a kindergarten playground? The inspiration for a collaborative fifth grade project struck Nina Hernandez as she watched kindergarteners at play.

Happy Memorial Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking the day to honor our soldiers. Hang the American flag and call my two soldier children. Say hi, how are you. When are you coming home to visit? Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

Andrew Ward’s Entrance into Spanish Class Goes Viral [Video]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teacher Andrew Ward (link to Facebook) always enters class with a hearty “Buenos Dias.” ” Well, not always but many times. His students secretly filmed him and shared the video with him on the last day.

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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.

Preparing Students for a Bright Future in IT with CTE


Contributor: Amanda Cunningham Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 8:45am In this blog series, we will delve into four important Career Clusters ® that are in need of more educated and well-trained students to fill the higher-skill, higher-wage jobs open to them.

Taking Control Of Your Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

Recently I was talking to a teacher friend of mine. He is what I would consider a very good teacher. He is engaging in the classroom, works very hard to meet the needs of all his students and regularly reflects on his teaching to understand his strengths and weaknesses.

20 Web Tools and Apps for Learners to Create Fun Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Humans are incredibly visual and powerful, moving images help us find meaning… video helps capture and contextualize the world around us.” ” – Dan Patterson. Students enjoy producing short videos and showing their creativity. Planning a video project doesn’t have to be a huge headache.

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New Productivity Book: Vote on Your Favorite Book Cover

The CoolCatTeacher

And Grab Some of My Favorite Planning Forms Now From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You’ve spoken! I’m only in day two of collecting my 2016 Reader Survey results but one thing is VERY CLEAR.

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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.

Three Sides of a Three-Sided Coin: Specialized Supports (Part 3)

A Principal's Reflections

This is the third guest post in a series on Response to Intervention (RTI) by Dr. Chris Weber , a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on the topic with the International Center for Leadership in Education. Check out all the posts in the series HERE.

Positioning mobile wallets to target a “job to be done”

The Christensen Institute

In the not so distant past, cash and checks were the primary instruments of payment. Today, these have largely been replaced by cards. According to data from the Federal Reserve, as of 2012, there were approximately 73.2

How Teaching Compares to Working in an Ed-Tech Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The ed-tech startup boom is being driven by former teachers. This is great because they are the ones who know what is needed in the classroom and what works with students. They also have the perspective of people who have used good and bad teaching tools in their classrooms.

Under Construction

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 4, Number 17. Driving Question: How can play-based learning be inspired by authentic contexts? The teachers at our district's Valley View Early Learning Center design educational opportunities using play-based learning techniques. They view play as both a scaffold for development and a reflective means by which children practice skills they will need ahead. Because the school is undergoing a large expansion, students see construction every day.

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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.

13 ways to create unforgettable multimedia with Adobe Spark

Ditch That Textbook

Multimedia is one way that technology is impacting what we do in the classroom. Just look back 10 years. To create impressive video, audio and images in the past, it used to take expensive equipment. Video mixers. Audio boards. Design software. Now we have high-resolution (or high-definition) creation tools right in our pockets. Smart phones, [.]. Ed Tech adobe spark creation creativity edtech educational technology images multimedia slideshows video

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Unpacking whether blended learning works

The Christensen Institute

As practitioners and policymakers talk more and more about personalizing learning, traditional approaches to instruction—which tend to optimize for increasing average student outcomes—must significantly shift.

Building Confidence and Competence through Personalized Professional Learning

Digital Promise

Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest school district in Texas, has launched PowerUp , a district-wide initiative aimed at transforming teaching and learning. To facilitate robust opportunities for personal and authentic learning, the PowerUp Initiative has provided all high school students and teachers with 1:1 laptops and access to digital content through the HUB, a district-wide learning management system.

Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

EdNews Daily

André Thomas, CEO of Triseum and former Head of Graphics for EA Sports Madden Football, brings gaming to new heights on university campuses combining rigorous learning and resources with state-of-the-art graphic design.

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!

Goal: Explore a Past Reflection

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful ! “Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” ” – Yvonne Woon. Goal: Explore past reflections and reflect on what they reveal about your growth, ideologies, and beliefs about teaching and learning. Accomplish this goal: Look at past blog posts, journal entries, podcasts, or video reflections from last year or years ago.

Retail clinics: Do what is unexpected to stay relevant

The Christensen Institute

When I moved into my current neighborhood four years ago, I noticed that there were two pharmacy-based retail clinics within walking distance.

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Lessons from a month of Play

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 4, Number 19. As we close out the May issue of the P21 Blogazine featuring the power of play, I pause to reflect on what we have learned and how we can use it not only for our journey into summer, but also to carry us into fall. P21 Blogazine

How Can You Build An Online School?


Learn How to Build an Online Learning Management System. The post How Can You Build An Online School? appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Editorial Learning Management System

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.