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50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom [Video]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher YouTube Channel Looking for new ideas for using technology in the classroom? Trying to figure out what’s next? Well, recently I had to record a video just in case the weather wasn’t so great in Pittsburg, Kansas for my virtual keynote.

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Learning: It’s All About the Connections

User Generated Education

I’ve written about connections before in It’s All About Connection. Today, though, I was thinking about all of the connections important for learning.

The Maker Movement In Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Eduporium ‘s Andy Larmand is the newest contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher. He graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism.

Startup Shortcuts: Create Free Videos About Your Product

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

When developing your ed-tech startup, there are times you'll need to create a video, either for pitching to a business plan competition or as a demo for your product. Here's how to make a basic video with software you probably already have. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions?

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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.

ECM 148: What Every Teacher Can Learn from a Title I School

The CoolCatTeacher

Secrets from a Top Title I School in Indiana with Principal Jayson Snyder How does an improving Title I school do it? What are the improvement secrets?

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Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers ! “The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative … productive … learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” ” – Steve Ballmer. Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication.

5 Things You Need to Know About 3D Printing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ecolleague Mike Daugherty has over seventeen years experience in educational technology serving a variety of roles. He was recently awarded the OETC (Ohio Educational Technology Conference) Technology Innovator of the Year award and received honorable mention in the national DILA awards.

8 Questions to Ask Yourself BEFORE You Plan Your Summer Calendar

The CoolCatTeacher

Live a Better Life It seems that there is a pivotal way that the uber-productive should travel: through time. What about holding still in one place and letting time travel through you? What about letting your body stay still and letting your mind wander?

Passionately Preparing For College, Career AND Life…Outdoors

Battelle for Kids

June 4, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 7, Number 3. Driving Question: How does a small public high school we extend learning beyond school walls and impact its students' futures with outdoor learning?

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.

The core of education needs to take into account the people that are in it

Dangerously Irrelevant

Sir Ken Robinson said: [The standards movement is] well intentioned to raise standards, but the mistake it makes is that it fails to recognize that education is not a mechanical impersonal process that can improved by tweaking standards and regularly testing. It’s a human process.

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Evaluating Technology? Here's What To Look For.

The Web20Classroom

In my former life as a Director of Instructional Technology I worked with school leaders to make the best choices when it came to technology. We would spend great deals of time looking at funds and how they could best be used to make an impact on student learning. I believe many districts do that.

ECM 147: App Smashing Definition and Examples

The CoolCatTeacher

Pushing the Limits of Education Technology- Greg Kulowiec App smashing is when you use two or more apps on a device to do something which one could not do alone. App Smashing inventor, Greg Kulowiec shares many examples on today’s show. Listen on iTunes. Listen online.

4 Options for a Class Internet Start Page

Ask a Tech Teacher

The internet is unavoidable in education. Students go there to research, access homework, check grades, and a whole lot more. As a teacher, you do your best to make it a friendly, intuitive, and safe place to visit, but it’s challenging.

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.

5 Outside of the Box Assessments Ideas

Catlin Tucker

As another school year comes to a close, many of us are designing our end of the year assessments or knee deep grading them. For those still in the planning stages of their end of the year assessments, I want to encourage you to think outside of the box.

A Brief Critique of Mastery/Competency Learning

The Journal

The mastery/competency learning movement is picking up massive amounts of momentum in K-12, but its reliance on an old method of instruction will, in the end, not result in creating students who can solve “uncharted problems” and learn how to learn

Time to Raise Money for an Ed-Tech Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

I once questioned the idea of outside investment for social enterprises, fearing the investment would poison the impact. Two years later, my views on investment have matured. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email


25 Websites on Civics

Ask a Tech Teacher

These are mostly for MS, a mixture of flashcards, games and simulations. Very effective: Argument Wars. Branches of Power. Civics Game Room. Civics games. Congress. Congress for Kids. Court Quest. C-Span –Congress at work in video. Elections—the Game. Electoral College—humourous video.

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.

9 brand new education podcasts for summer learning

Ditch That Textbook

Finding that special something to capture the attention of your learners can be the difference between a ho-hum, easily forgettable day and an energetic learning experience. That goes for children, adolescents AND adults!)

ECM 148: What Every Teacher Can Learn from a Title I School

The CoolCatTeacher

Secrets from a Top Title I School in Indiana with Principal Jayson Snyder How does an improving Title I school do it? What are the improvement secrets?

Finally, an SIS Worth Switching For

A Principal's Reflections

I’ve recently discovered an exciting new company called Alma , which has built a groundbreaking new Holistic Student Engagement Platform (an SIS/LMS hybrid) that I believe in so much that I’ve joined their Advisory Board.

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This Is New York, Calling Wyoming

Education Elements

Students in Wendy Daniels 4th grade blended classroom in Evanston, WY join a virtual pen pal session with 5th grade blended students in Middletown, NY. Guest Blog Post by Wendy Daniels, 4th Grade Teacher at North Evanston Elementary School in Evanston, Wyoming.

EdTech at School

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

7 Best Teaching Apps for Kids with Autism


Different applications will enable your child to develop or improve mathematical, functional, social, communication, linguistics and other useful skills. Check out these great apps today! Friends of TeacherCast autism blog


7 New Teacher Mistakes and What You Can Learn from Them

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Running into a former student recently reminded me of the best new teacher mistakes I made. You read right; I said, best mistakes. She trotted up to me as I ate lunch at a picnic table just outside the doors of a school district I work in.

Subscribers: Your June Special is Available–Summer Online Keyboarding

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. This month: Summer Keyboarding Online. Description. Summer keyboarding–Online – -a self-managed online keyboarding class you complete in your own time, at your own pace.

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

This is the fifth post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Today’s hig h school students interact with their guidance counselors an average of 38 minutes per year.

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.

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom | A Podcast featuring @AliceKeeler


Tweet. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. For more information, please visit Many great ways to participate in the TechEducator Podcast. Follow us Live on Video: [link].

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What Would Your School Do with $15K in New Technology?

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith A K-8 school in Illinois is the first big winner in a contest to highlight technology collaboration. Bring Your Own Device Collaboration Funding Hardware Management Notebooks

21 Qualities for Your Leadership Scorecard?

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Good leaders want to improve. Great leaders have a Leadership Scorecard, and they check off the boxes on it every day.