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Use the SAMR Model to Spearhead Technology in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a question I get often from teachers: Technology is always an extra layer of work in my classroom. How can I blend it into what I already do without taking time I don’t have?

8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape


As technology advances and the disadvantages are dealt with, elearning is becoming ever more competitive. The post 8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Editorial

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5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad

eSchool News

You don’t need power tools and 3D printers to start a makerspace. Instead, get creative. Where others see trash, I see treasure.

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Measuring success of online education


Success. What a fine idea. Everyone wants to be successful. Yet when you ask people to define success, you get a gazillion of different answers.

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.

Thirteen Writing-with-Tech Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are thirteen of the top writing-with-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing. Tech Tip #124: Editing is Easier with Digital Writing. Revision Assistant–the Most Comprehensive Virtual Writing Assistant Available for Students.

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Matific Is A Great Primary Maths Learning Tool.


Matific is simply excellent. It’s available at or alternatively as an app (available on both Google Play and the App Store). It allows teachers to set individual students, groups or the whole class challenges and activities.

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What It Looks Like to Build A Culture of Support in Schools

Digital Promise

Through the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) initiative, we work with schools that are committed to transforming learning environments with always-available access to technology and powerful, personalized learning. We’ve even created a blueprint for schools to help them successfully navigate this journey. Undertaking this transformation is a challenge, and requires buy-in and commitment from district leadership, school administrators, and teachers in order to be successful.

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Enabling Play's Benefits for All in the K-12 Equation

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 4, Number 13. Driving Question: How can play support and promote healthy development across the Pre-K to 12 Spectrum? When you think of your schooling experience, what is the first word that comes to mind? It is probably not "fun."

6 steps to transition to digital

Ditch That Textbook

The “paperless classroom” is a buzzword that flies around education and edtech discussions a lot. It’s for good reason, too. A paperless classroom can … promote discussions at any time in any place. bring in information, perspectives and experiences from all over the world.

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.

Great Tech Tools For Pop Art Lessons


Pop Art Studio is a great website in which you can apply Pop Art effects to an image. Our topics this term are World War 2 and Pop Art, so my class created an Andy Warhol style effect on an image associated with the war: Click to view slideshow. How do I create Pop Art?

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The Case for Case Studies: Success Stories for Continued Growth

A Principal's Reflections

Case studies provide a glimpse into how vision, strategic planning, and implementation drive results-oriented change. In education, they connect people to stories of how schools and districts have improved school culture and the specific steps that were taken.

STEM and Play: A Crucial Connection

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 4, Number 16. Driving Question: What if students play In a STEM school? Webster Dictionary defines play as an "activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children."

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Can new EdTech tools combat economic despair?

The Christensen Institute

In a recent Brookings paper on social mobility, Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine illuminate an intangible, yet severe, consequence of income inequality: economic despair.

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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.

Video or voice record your students to support peer & self evaluation.


Recording your students is a brilliant way to help them improve their speaking, drama and performing skills. My students all bring an iPad to school and they use the basic video or voice recorder on it. How can I use recording effectively in lessons?

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40 Recommended Extensions for Teachers, Research, and Language Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

“It isn’t that they cannot see the solution. It is that they cannot see the problem.” ” – GK Chesterton. Did you know a web browser has many free incredible extensions (Chrome/Safari)/add-ons (Firefox)/plugins(IE) to support teachers and learners? Teach your students how to enhance their reading, writing, literacy, studying, and research skills with these powerful web browser tools.

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Learning Loves Play. Snippets to Play With

Battelle for Kids

Volume 3, Issue 4, Number 15. Driving Question: What happens if we play with ideas? The first of Mouse's five learning design principles: "Learning loves play.". The etymology of "play" includes "vigorous movement," "leap for joy, dance," "care for / tend to (with devotion)," "compete.".

Understanding Ed-Tech Product Pricing, for Educators and Entrepreneurs

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

You expect that when you search for a book on Amazon, or a sweater on Zulily you’ll find the price front and center. It’s normal in the consumer world. But in business-to-business sales, like in education technology, it’s not always that easy. Some ed-techs companies list their prices, others don’t.

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.

Everything you need to run a whole school maths event.


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40+ Hashtags to Follow to Learn About the Latest Teaching Trends

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- ”- Neil Patel, Forbes. This summer learn more about teaching trends by exploring hashtags.

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5 Leadership Strategies Every School Leader Must Consider

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane.

How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How educators and teachers can get the most out of online forms software Online forms might not be the first thing that comes to mind as a helpful classroom tool. 10 years ago the idea would have seemed absurd. But today? Online form tools can save hours, paper, and your budget.

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.

Top 10 #TEDx Talks by Innovative Educators


This list includes my all time favorite and most inspiring TEDx talks given by members of the educational community. I hope these find a place on your "must see" list too. The post Top 10 #TEDx Talks by Innovative Educators appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

6 Student Suggestions to Improve Web Filtering


The following are real student responses from an international survey we conducted during Summer 2015. We asked students what changes would improve the web filtering experience. Note: our survey participants included both Securly and non-Securly users. Quick Whitelisting. “At

Using Failed Assessments to Coach Students in an Online Learning Environment


Contributor: Kelli Hicks Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:30pm. My Own Learning Coach. When I was in college, I worked part-time as a custodian cleaning one of the buildings on campus. One of our responsibilities was to clean and polish the hard-tile floors in the long hallways.

2016 PL Summit Sparks New Friendships and Ideas

Education Elements

The room was suddenly, almost eerily, silent. Dananjaya Hettiarachchi stood on the stage at our 2nd Annual Personalized Learning Summit and we all watched him, mesmerized. We held our breaths for a few seconds while our fingers slowed down their constant tweeting. And then, like the world champion public speaker he is, he made us burst out into laughter. I leaned forward, excited to hear more. Finally, after months of planning, this was happening.

EdTech at School

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