Sat.Jul 01, 2017 - Fri.Jul 07, 2017

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. I also keep the scope of my feedback narrow, so I am not trying to correct everything in one real-time editing station.

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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.


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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. cannot truly achieve professional equality if it does not address underlying causes for these gaps. A recent Glassdoor study found that men’s and women’s career paths diverge as early as their undergraduate studies, when they self-select into different majors.

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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. The over 150 games are fast-paced and interactive and cover over 180 math topics. Students direct their learning with an avatar (called a ‘mathling’) that identifies their work and keeps them engaged. Read my full review of Zap Zap Math here.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

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. Tagged: apps , edtech , education , English , English apps , grammar , grammar apps , learning , teaching , teaching apps. education apps edtech English English apps grammar grammar apps learning teaching teaching apps

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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. The first post dealt with the preparatory planning steps that are essential to creating an online course and the second post dealt with the two most popular instructional design models , to help you model the flow and scope of the course. Obviously technology plays a huge role in translating your content into an online course.

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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. This three-week course (July 10-July 30) digs into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning.

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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. Makerspaces like vocational shops and science labs are great additions to schools.

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. You can check out a video of my opening mini-keynote HERE.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Educators can no longer ignore the TPACK framework


Seriously, you can’t. Try as you might, you’ll sooner or later need to consider it. Sooner, rather than later. Unless you already do, of course. What is the TPACK framework? For those of you lost in acronyms, I can assure you you already know it. TPACK is just a (rather) new name for something you’ve already been doing if you’re a teacher of any grade in any school nowadays. TPACK stands for Technological Pedagogical And Content Knowledge.

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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.

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? As adults, we care a lot about whether people receive their fair share of benefits, and whether those who commit offenses receive a fair degree of punishment.

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. It is called and it allows you to directly compare the sizes of different countries.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

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. This is going to be fun! Let’s do this. Listen Now. Listen on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. The transcript will be uploaded and posted right here as soon as soon as it is available.

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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. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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. It is nurtured largely by men on the internet who used to nurse their grievances alone, in disparate, insular communities around the web — men’s rights forums, video game blogs.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 26 Edition)

Doug Levin

Technology-related IT security issues will only continue to grow until there is a concerted effort to address them. This week alone, there has been a spate of K-12 specific reported news and incidents - involving student and teacher data breaches, ransomware, phishing, and hacked accounts. There is a lot at stake in addressing the root cause of these issues, and building support to address them should be in everyone’s interests. EdTech News News news

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Supporting the Whole Child through Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Battelle for Kids

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes the need for schools to support the whole child and acknowledges the importance of student health and wellness. Thus, it is critical that states examine the overlap between ESSA and the CDC’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach as they develop and implement their ESSA plans.

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

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. My journey with CUE started about three years ago, when I was sent to attend National CUE. I was a kid in a candy shop.

Career-Focused Schools Use Technology to Help Students Advance

EdTech Magazine

By Calvin Hennick Innovative tools are a necessity in vocational programs, experts say. Classroom Curriculum STEM

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

OPINION: Six ways prioritizing social and emotional learning can increase graduation rates for students of color, lower suspensions

The Hechinger Report

Antwan Wilson. A few weeks into my new position as Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, I visited a school where I asked a principal, “What’s the secret sauce of your school?” It didn’t take him long to answer: “We know every child and they know we care about them.” Great things happen for students, schools, and communities when students know they will be challenged and supported. Today, U.S.

A Teacher Planning Model For Multiple Intelligences

TeachThought - Learn better.

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

What Difference Does It Make?

Iterating Toward Openness

Last week I shared a little of my thinking about the problems inherent in the way people in the field talk about OER. Primary among those problems is our bewildering refusal to talk about the permissions necessary to engage in the 5R activities. These permissions are a critical part of the definition of what it means for a learning resource to be open.

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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.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Mississippi’s homeless students struggle, with little help from schools

The Hechinger Report

Cashawn Hightower, now 23, stands in front of school in the Harrison County School District, where she works as a counselor. Hightower credits the district for getting her back on her feet when she was homeless, pregnant and in high school. Della Hasselle. Cashawn Hightower was at the end of her rope. Her mother’s battles with depression and drug use had ripped her family apart. Failing grades and truancy threatened to keep her from graduating high school.

When Students Break The Rules, Emphasize The Effect On Others

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post When Students Break The Rules, Emphasize The Effect On Others appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

Thank You #ISTE17


While technology is clearly ISTE’s primary identity, for those four days in San Antonio, ISTE promoted something else for the 21,000+ people in attendance. ISTE put learning first. At this conference of countless sessions, Inspire! talks, inspired educators and tired feet, three themes became obvious to me: The need to focus on teaching students how to learn. Learning is global and connected. There is danger in a single story – our job is to help students find their own story. Learning to Learn.