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We don’t question the dentist’s new ways of doing things

Dangerously Irrelevant

Mike Crowley said: many of us cling to the certainties of the way we were educated ourselves as “the right way” to do so. Any deviation from the tried and trusted can elicit nervousness and uncertainty, especially – and unsurprisingly – from parents.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.”

BYOD and Web Based Apps, Hosted Apps

Educational Technology Guy

BYOD, Bring Your Own Device, is very popular in many schools. Schools save money by having students and staff use their own technology on the schools network. Many schools doing this also have school owned devices for students who don''t have their own.

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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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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

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 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.

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.

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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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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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.

#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.

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?

Annopad - free notepad/bookmark tool for your browser

Educational Technology Guy

Annopad is a free extension, described as a notepad/bookmark hybrid, for Chrome and Firefox that allows you to take notes while on any website. You can create, save, and export URL specific notes to save notes, reminders and more.

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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.

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.

Administrating Your School With Success Using A Multi-Functional Communication System

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a sponsored post by DialMyCalls. If long lists of numbers and phone chains are still part of your school’s communication system, it is time for an upgrade. There are hundreds of people you may need to contact at any given time, and dozens of different groups.

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Navigating a Space for Possibilities in the Art-Science Gap

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Navigating a space for possibilities in the Art-Science Gap By Adair Hinds I went to school to study engineering and fell in love with art. So I studied psychology and became a teacher. Sounds like the convoluted answer to a common core math problem.

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.

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

EdTech at School

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

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

Bribing Readers: Brilliant or Insane?

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Bribing Readers: Brilliant or Insane? By Catherine Beck I am a shameless briber. That’s right. I’m a fan of bribing readers. I have just returned from an incredibly inspiring reading conference. Some of the most notable literacy experts in the country presented.

Chrome (Browser and Chromebook) Extensions - my favorites and recommendations

Educational Technology Guy

I am a heavy user of Google Apps including Chrome and Chromebooks. These are the extensions that I use and feel are some of the best and most useful and consider a must have for all Chromebook users. Title of extension links to Google Play store.

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.

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.

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

Hacking Teacher Evaluations: Let’s Make them Meaningful

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. “OK, OK, everyone, you have five minutes to clean up what you’re working on. If you’re still working on the project, stack the materials neatly in your cubby. Get all the scraps cleaned up and get ready to line up.” Just as I finished those words and 27 third graders scurried to get the classroom restored [.]. The post Hacking Teacher Evaluations: Let’s Make them Meaningful appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Assessment Featured edchat

Track, Disable and Wipe a stolen/missing Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks are getting more and more popular which means they are more ripe for theft. There are some features and tips for protecting your Chromebooks. Laser Etch them - have your vendor laser etch your school/organization name on the cover. This makes them easily identifiable.