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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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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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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.

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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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.

Infographic: Ways to Learn a Language with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club -the community of speakers of that language.” – Frank Smith. If you teach students a language, then technology can help your students’ proficiency in that language.

Create Simple Infographics With This Superb Online Tool


Piktochart is an excellent online website ( also available on the App Store ) which makes it really easy to create an infographic. An infographic is a way of displaying data in a visual way. Text is combined with images and symbols to make the message the infographic conveys, easy to understand.

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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.

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.

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.

How Makin Misteaks Can B A Pwrfl Teeching Statergy;


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?

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.

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.

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.

5 Ways To Avoid Summer Slide For Elementary Students


Any educator knows autumn is the season when we have to restart everything from the beginning. Even the most adept kids show regression since they did nothing but play throughout the summer.

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.

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.

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 ).

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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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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Digital Leadership Daily now has over 1,000 subscribers

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’m pleased to note that Digital Leadership Daily is now reaching over 1,000 daily subscribers via its SMS, Facebook, and Twitter channels. Fifteen months ago I decided to send out one high-quality technology leadership resource per day through this new dissemination channel.

EdTech at School

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

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.

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

4 EdTech Experts Explain the Power of Twitter Chats

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Want to learn something new, right now? Did you know that powerful information, opinions, and resources are a click away? Where is this wealth of knowledge? In a live Twitter chat.

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

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.

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

Flexibility is Key to Finding a K-12 Market Foothold for Ed-Tech Products

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When we first conceived of SmartyReader , we had a clear vision of how it would be used: in high school English/language arts classrooms. Teachers would assign daily Smarticles and have data on their students’ comprehension and critical reading and writing skills at their fingertips.

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.