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What Happens When Technology Fails? 3 Work-Arounds

Ask a Tech Teacher

Has this happened to you? You spend hours rewriting an old lesson plan, incorporating rich, adventurous tools available on the internet. You test it the evening before, several times, just to be sure.

Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom

Digital Promise

For today’s students to effectively compete in the global workforce, they must develop the skills, understandings, and mindsets necessary to prepare them for the careers and challenges of tomorrow.

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Thesis Statement Throwdown!

Catlin Tucker

Every English teacher has experienced the frustration of introducing a writing skill, like how to write a thesis statement, over and over again without it “sticking.”

How to Survive (And Thrive) as an Introverted Ed-Tech Entrepreneur

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

I''m an introvert. I do my best work when I''ve had time to reflect and work alone. In fact, too much external stimuli overwhelms me. So how am I also an entrepreneur? Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org.

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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.

#52: Indigenous Cultures Magazine in Publisher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Create a magazine on any topic you’re covering in class using text, pictures, diagrams, charts. Add a cover and a table of contents. Click on each page of lesson plan. from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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Welcome to the 30 Goals for Teachers! Cycle 6: Inspire Forward

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward! “How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?” ” – Anthony Robbins. Each year, teachers worldwide aim to accomplish 1 to 30 goals that transform their teaching. Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a reflection or status update on our Facebook community , Twitter ( #30GoalsEdu ), or Instagram.com/30goals.

Opportunities and Challenges for Entrepreneurs in China's Ed-Tech Market

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

There is a massive opportunity for ed-tech ventures to tackle the large Chinese education market. The needs, challenges and rewards for working in China are great. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org. china edtech market startup

14 Websites for 4th Grade Culture

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a list of great 4th grade websites on Culture: Classrooms around the world. Clothes around the world. Eat—food around the world. First Thanksgiving. Google World of Wonders. One day around the world–video. 360 Panorama of the world. Language Mapper—around the globe.

What can you do on a Chromebook? Pretty much everything.

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks are getting more and more popular in education, the workplace and at home. They are very useful and capable, but I still hear "but they are only a web browser" "they can''t do much" etc. when in reality, they can do pretty much everything.

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.

A Checklist for Doing Classroom-Based Ed Tech Research (Part 1)

The Journal

This week’s blog post provides educators and researchers with information on how to set up classroom-based educational technology research. It’s not for the faint of heart, but progress won’t happen without it

6 Ways to Bring Gamification into the Classroom by Alice Scarlet

TeacherCast

Once you get to know how Gamification “can be applied in your classroom, you will be able to unlock unlimited potential in your students. Friends of TeacherCast blog gamification

Happy President’s Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government.

A new resource for school administrators: Digital Leadership Daily

Dangerously Irrelevant

As part of my never-ending quest to help school administrators with the complex transitions and transformations that accompany digital learning tools and environments, I am unveiling a new resource today… Digital Leadership Daily.

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.

How high deductibles empower patients

The Christensen Institute

High-deductible insurance and health savings accounts (HDI/HSA) are on the rise. Industry experts forecast that 4 out of 5 large employers will offer their employees HDI/HSA coupled plans in 2015.

How Online Learning and Social Media Are Revolutionizing Education by @davidmiller4312

TeacherCast

Over the past couple of years, educational technologies have exploded onto the scene, which has resulted in more learning moving online, and social media tools have allowed students to connect and communicate in ways that were unimaginable less than a decade ago. Friends of TeacherCast

A blueprint for the future of relevant schools

Ditch That Textbook

Let’s see if you’ve heard this story before. Students enter school in the morning and go to a class with dozens of fellow classmates. They all receive the same instruction.

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The achievement gap v. the relevance gap

Dangerously Irrelevant

David Perkins said: What did you learn during your first twelve years of education that matters in your life today? … The achievement gap asks, “Are students achieving X?” whereas the relevance gap asks, “Is X going to matter to the lives learners are likely to live?”.

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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.

Google App Kickstart Guides - help learn how to use Google Play for Education Apps in your classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Google has created App Kickstart Guides for Google Play for Education apps to help you build your "Android app-titude" for some specific apps in Google Play for Education. The guides include videos, best practices, how-to''s and more.

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Learning All About Google Classroom | #TechEducator 81

TeacherCast

In this episode, we dive into the new Google Classroom with Alice Keeler and share our tips and tricks for using Classroom with YOUR students. | | @TechEdShow The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology.

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10 ways Saved by the Bell can speak to educators today

Ditch That Textbook

I have a confession to make. I think I’ve seen every episode of “Saved by the Bell.” ” You know, that cheesy adolescent-focused sitcom that aired on Saturday mornings in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Students Need Time Not Deadlines to Learn Responsibility

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Deadlines teach responsibility, one educator suggested at a workshop I was recently conducting at Penn University.

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.

Grammarly - online grammar, spelling and punctuation checker and helper

Educational Technology Guy

Grammarly is a free proofreading web application that finds and explains in-depth grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes online. Grammarly works anywhere you write online, including Twitter, Facebook, email and more.

My Favorite #WordPress Plugins for the Beginning Podcaster | #PodcastPLN

TeacherCast

In Part 1 of this series, we look at the essential plugins that are needed to design a perfect website for your new Educational Podcast | byJeff Bradbury. Podcasting Tips and Tricks WordPress blog Podcasting wordpress

Stop pitting technology against quality, in-person time

The Christensen Institute

In a New York Times op-ed a couple weeks ago, Susan Pinker, the author of The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter , showcased the evidence that too much technology can be a bad thing, particularly for the most vulnerable students in our society. She made some important points in the piece.

6 Ways to Make Learning Visible

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. How do we distinguish knowledge, skills, and thinking from….learning? learning? How do we make learning visible, so that we might surface and document powerful discoveries about the influence of our teaching on learners?

EdTech at School

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