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5 Ways to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Angela Watson on episode 100 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer.

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Faster Feedback: Create Editing Shortcuts in Google Docs

Catlin Tucker

Since I published “ Stop Taking Grading Home ,” I’ve had a ton of teachers ask me how I am able to give feedback on Google Docs so quickly. I give real-time feedback to ~8 students in a 25-minute station. It definitely helps that I am a skilled typist.

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Zap Zap Kindergarten Math–Clever, Engaging Early Math Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Zap Zap Math is a free gamified way to teach K-8 math skills that are tied to many national standards (like Common Core). Its format is colorful and engaging, the music lively, and the space-themed layout exactly right for the age group.

3 Fantastic, Free Grammar Apps


Recently, I have been testing many grammar apps. Looking for quality and one’s that are completely free, I came up with the following: Watch my short video, showing you the key features of each one: What do you think of them? Let me know by commenting below.

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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.

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook #flaneur

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Angela Stockman in episode 99 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman challenges teachers and students to create a summer writing notebook with the #flaneur challenge.

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Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last chance–class starts Monday, July 10th! Click to join. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

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A simple but powerful website, perfect for geography lessons


Recently, there has been a lot of talk online about the world map as we know it; not being entirely accurate. Read more about this by clicking here. How can we explain this to our pupils? I looked online and stumbled upon this fantastic website.

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Top Summer PD Opportunities


There is a heavy focus on the importance of students learning how to learn and how to lead. Multiple guess questions are becoming a thing of the past, as we educators seek to challenge students to apply what they’re learning instead of simply memorizing and regurgitating it.

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Turning your face-to-face class into an online course [Part 3]


In this final post of the mini series we’ll explore the technologies available to help turn your face-to-face (F2F) class into an online course.

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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.

Happy Fourth of July!

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s America’s birthday and I’m celebrating. I have an Army son heading off overseas and a Navy daughter doing her thing stateside. I’m toasting both of them today and all of America’s warriors, God be with you.

Actions Change Things

A Principal's Reflections

Conferences are a hallmark of the summer season. Thousands of educators attend events around the United States to connect, learn, and grow. For the past three years I have had the honor of attending and participating in the Model Schools Conference.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education.

How Do Children Decide what’s Fair?

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Should a teacher reward a whole class for the good deeds of one student? What about the other side of the discipline picture: should a whole class be punished for the misdeeds of just a few students?

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.

What You Might Have Missed in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of June: 10 Classroom Management Tips You Don’t Want to Miss. 11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss. OneNote–the all-in-one digital notetaking, classroom app for educators. Need Tech Next Year? Start Here. Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class? How the Frayer Model Helps Thousands Learn Vocabulary. 3 Important Books for Kids. Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do. 6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program.

What Colleges Can Do To Close The Gender Gap

EdNews Daily

Written by: Sona Jepsen. The discussion of gender disparities in the workplace has at long last reached the mainstream, hopefully indicating a shift toward more progressive hiring policies. But the U.S.

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School boards: Good for policy, bad for management

The Christensen Institute

Last Thursday in a special session called by the New York governor, the state legislature voted to reauthorize mayoral control over New York City schools. For the last fifteen years, the city’s school chancellor has been appointed by the mayor—an arrangement unlike most school districts in the U.S., and one that would have ended at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning without Legislative intervention.

Bring Your Novel to Life! 30+ Tips and Web Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” – Alan Bennett. Students struggle to read books and classic literature. One reason is that the language might be too archaic. Not only does no one talk like the characters do, but no one sounds like the way the authors write. Even if some of the language is relatable, many words now have been redefined and mean something completely different than what they did when the book was written.

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.

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning Terry Heick The Future Of Learning Middle & High School Veteran Teacher

Men behaving badly

Dangerously Irrelevant

Lindy West reports : . the anti-free-speech charge, applied broadly to cultural criticism and especially to feminist discourse, has proliferated.

Our obsession with building “good institutions” might be doing more harm than good

The Christensen Institute

In their groundbreaking bestseller, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty , MIT’s Daron Acemoglu and Harvard’s James Robinson make the case for “inclusive institutions” as the driver of economic prosperity. Inclusive institutions guarantee secure property rights, effective education, open markets, democratic pluralism, and so on. Alternatively, “extractive institutions” are the causes of the demise of many nations.

A Hero’s Journey to CUE Rock Star Chico


Think about a character in your favorite movie, and the journey they go on. Listen for the call to adventure, accept the challenge, conquer fears, and claim the treasure they seek. My journey in being a faculty member for CUE Rock Star Chico follows this very outline.

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.

A Teacher Planning Model For Multiple Intelligences

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post A Teacher Planning Model For Multiple Intelligences appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching


A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Zach Leverenz speaking to students at New York City middle school MS 258 during the New York launch of EveryoneOn, in June 2014. Photo: Clay Williams. Shortly before 1 a.m.

Why chatbots make me nervous

The Christensen Institute

For the past three years, I’ve been tracking down any and all edtech tools I can find that introduce students to new relationships—be those one-off interactions with experts over video chat, short-cycle tutoring sessions, or ongoing interactions through mentorship models that offer blended online and in-person interactions between young people and adults. In the digital age, this may sound like a near-infinite category of tools.

Trolls, Catfish, Cyberbullies--Oh My! How to Help Students Stay “Internet Kind”


Open up a new tab, and do a quick Google Search for “The Internet is full of…” I’m guessing your autocomplete looks similar to mine: “The Internet is full of lies.” “The The Internet is full of false information.” “The The Internet is full of jerks.” “The The Internet is full of terrible people.” I wasn’t at all surprised.

EdTech at School

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