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3 Apps That Encourage Students to Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

Reading is defined as “ the action or skill of absorbing written or printed matter silently or aloud.” ” Sounds dry, maybe even boring, but once a child learns to read, they get much more than an understanding of words, sentences, paragraphs, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

Fun Assessment for Silent Sustained Reading

Catlin Tucker

My 90 minute English class begins with 15 minutes of silent sustained reading every day. I prioritize this time because I know students won’t love every book we read as part of our curriculum. I want to give them the opportunity and time to read anything that interests them.

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Inspire with Poetry! 10+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” – Robert Frost. April is National Poetry month and the perfect excuse to inspire your students with poetry no matter what subject you teach.

Developers Put Research to Work

Digital Promise

Last month, Digital Promise launched a crowdsourcing effort on how companies use scientific research to design and develop their educational technology products.

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.

11 Sites to Teach You How To…

Ask a Tech Teacher

A wide variety of topics, with one thing in common–they teach you about technology in education: Common Core training–the Hunt Institute. Common Craft- -videos on wikis, phishing, etc. How-to videos –technology, reading, math, more. How to Videos for Web 2.0. Internet Movie Database.

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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

For teachers taking their first steps into the ed-tech world, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks are incredible places to consume and learn about best practices. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email Research & Insights eduCanon blendedclassroom differentiationtools edtech flippedclassroom formativeassessments interactivelearning realtimemonitoring screencasting teacherpreneur video videoscreencasting

Illuminated Mathematics: The PBL Exemplar of the Month

Battelle for Kids

April 9, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 5, Number 6. Driving Question: How do we bring mathematics to life for our advanced math students? Everyone, open your books to chapter 7 section 2 as we will be learning how to factor degree 3 polynomials.".

Subscriber Special–Summer Tech Camp–Everything You Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer Tech Camp Survival Kit. From Ask a Tech Teacher. Are you teaching a Summer Tech Camp to Kids? We have the solution: Build Your Own Adventure. 230 value for $179. This is not training for you (you can find Summer PD here). This provides you with materials to run a tech camp for students.

Are Education Innovation Clusters Working?

Digital Promise

Those of us who invest ourselves in Education Innovation Clusters believe they present unique opportunities to improve many aspects of the ed ecosystem. EICs are local communities of practice that bring together education stakeholders across the usual boundaries that separate them.

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.

What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

This is the third post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. A few months ago, Google Helpouts —a barely two-year-old effort to connect users to on-demand experts via video chat—folded.

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21st-Century Learning Using Social Media: Advice from Finland

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Many teachers believe social media doesn’t have a place in the 21st-century learning environment; it is simply a tool for people to keep their friends up to date with their lives, right? Or is it?

Google Hangouts–Are You Using Them Yet?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Classtime traditionally is a static point in time. Students show up in your room. You teach for 50 minutes (or however long the period is).

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Is Periscope Appropriate for Education?


Is Periscope just another pretty app or is it the latest social network that will take education by storm? App Reviews Editorial Mobile Communication blog

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.

Inspire with Poetry! 10+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” – Robert Frost. April is National Poetry month and the perfect excuse to inspire your students with poetry no matter what subject you teach.

7 kinds of social media posts educators and schools can use now

Ditch That Textbook

Social media has become a way of life. It’s where much of society meets and discusses life. Students are there. Their families are there. Why shouldn’t schools and educators be there, too?

Important Skills Students Need for the Future that we need to help them learn

Educational Technology Guy

Back in January of 2012, I published a post entitled " 10 Important Skills Students need for the Future " in which I described what I, and other research, felt were the 10 most important skills for students to learn. The list: Sense-making.

Create Safe Spam Friendly Email using Kids Email Today! | @KidsEmail


Jeff sits down with Brittany Oler to discuss how Kids Email is helping teachers and parents create safe and secure email addresses for students ages 5-13.

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.

5 Principles for a Problem-Solving Classroom

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Districts across the United States are implementing the Common Core State Standards, and they are realigning curriculum for English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Learn What The Intel Education Accelerator Can Do For You!

The Web20Classroom

I am excited to partner with Intel to announce the launch of the Intel Education Accelerator program! The Intel Education Accelerator program is dedicated to entrepreneurs in the education technology space who are looking to help transform the industry.

Readying Students for Today’s Mathematical Challenges

Battelle for Kids

April 6, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 5, Number 4. Driving Question: What Does it Mean to Be Good at Math? I have never considered myself a math genius. I still remember sitting for hours doing flash cards with my father trying to memorize my math facts. In fact, math didn''t really click for me until I was well into secondary school. Before that, I would have bombed if I had to take the math tests for PARCC or SMARTER BALANCE!

What Can WordPress Do for my #GAFE Built School District? | #WordPress


In todays show, we ask the question “How can our school districts use WordPress as our main website platform?” Educational Podcasting Today is a weekly podcast that celebrates podcasters and podcasting.

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.

Grades are Worse Than a Blurry Surveillance Photo

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane.

The magical power of PARCC

Dangerously Irrelevant

Peter Greene said: [When advocates] come to explain how crucial PARCC testing is for your child’s future, you might try asking some questions: Exactly what is the correspondence between PARCC results and college readiness?

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Paper vs Digital Notetaking for Students

Educational Technology Guy

I''m 99% paperless (the other 1% is out of my control) and take my notes digitally, for the most part, on my Chromebook or Smartphone. I do use a Livescribe pen and notebook sometimes too and I know a lot of people prefer paper notes and planners.

Creating Online Flashcards using Evernote and Reflect | @Evernote @GetReflect


Jeff sits down with Corstiaan Hesselink to learn why is the perfect companion to your Evernote account. Jeff sits down with Corstiaan Hesselink to learn why is the perfect companion to your Evernote account.

EdTech at School

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