Sat.Mar 14, 2015 - Fri.Mar 20, 2015

The Creativity Mindset

User Generated Education

I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop ) and maker mindsets (which I discuss in The Mindset of the Maker Educator ).

10 Tips for Teachers who Struggle with Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teachers Turn Pop Culture Into Engaging Online Learning Videos

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

I am often impressed by the creative ways teachers take traditionally non-educational videos from YouTube, movies, music videos, and television shows and turn them into lessons that highlight complex concepts while also appealing to students. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions?

Mid-March Madness with iPads in Kindergarten

iTeach with iPads

All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. Martin H. Fischer. We are only 7 days away from our spring break. I love my job, but am ready for a breather. The kids are ready too. You can say we have our own brand of mid-March madness! Today’s post is a bit of a hodgepodge of things.

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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.

Designing a System to Support Continuous Learning

Digital Promise

This post is part of a series on the big ideas and ongoing conversations from the 2015 #MC4PD Summit. In the previous post, we discussed building authentic cultures of professional learning.

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Ed-Tech Startups: Swap Vendor Badge for Attendee Spot at Educaton Conferences

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

As a vendor, education conferences meant hawking candy and key chains. As an attendee, I had authentic conversations and interactions. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email

5 Things Cool Teachers Do

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. It took about 15 years for me to figure out that students work hard for teachers they like. They work even harder for the cool teachers. Some teachers say, “I’m not here to entertain. I’m here to teach.” A long time ago, I said it. This attitude doesn’t impress today’s learners.


The value of creating with your students

Ditch That Textbook

A couple weeks ago, a student of mine went into the city to buy a chicken. Let’s call him Carlos. Carlos actually found a store that sold nothing but chickens.


12 Spring Cleaning Steps for Your Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s time for Spring Cleaning. Of your computer. If you followed my suggestion over New Year’s , this will go faster than you expect, but still, plan to set aside a couple of hours. Grab a coffee or tea, get a comfortable chair.

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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.

How to Migrate Your Data from a Google Apps for Education account to a personal account

Educational Technology Guy

How to Migrate Information from your Google Apps for Education Account to a personal Google Account.

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Learning about Office 365 in the Classroom | @Microsoft_Edu


Learn how to use Office 365 in your classroom to transform your learning space into a digital playground for your teachers and students. Learn how to use Office 365 in your classroom with the TechEducator Podcast.

12 tips for funding classroom projects on Donors Choose

Ditch That Textbook

Serious innovation can happen in classes with free tech tools, creative thinking and inspiration, among others. But sometimes, you just need some cash to create life-changing learning experiences.

Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills for Today’s Student

Catlin Tucker

In the last few weeks, I’ve heard several adults comment on how sad it is that students today are always on their devices and, as a result, don’t communicate with the person sitting right next to them.

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.

7 Websites That Ring in Spring

Ask a Tech Teacher

The temperatures are freezing on the East Coast, but Spring is right around the corner and we as teachers must get ready for it. What better way than with Spring Websites. Here are some of my favorites: Life Cycle I. Life Cycle II. Spring Games. Spring Games II. Spring Garde n–click to find flowers. Spring Word Search. Spring Word Scramble. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

Why is #WordPress so important for Educational Podcasters? | Featuring @EduLeadership #EduPodcasting


In this show, Jeff sits down with Justin Beader from the PrincipalCenter Podcast to discuss why WordPress is the best publishing platform for an educational podcast. Educational Podcasting Today is a weekly podcast that celebrates podcasters and podcasting.

The Writing Decline: Tweeting, Texting and Horrible Grammar in K-12 School

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. The Writing Decline: Tweeting, Texting, and Horrible Grammar in K-12 Schools by Matthew Lynch Internet and cell phone cultures have brought a whole new meaning to American slang.

The Student Resume Reimagined

A Principal's Reflections

“ Resumes land in piles. Digital profiles land internships. The resume is an anachronistic method of branding that needs to be reinvented.

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.

Project Based Learning Connects To Flip Learning… Plus Hundreds of Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome a post that is a companion to my PBL Flipped Learning Presentation. You will see that Flipped Learning really does connect with PBL plus find 100’s of resources. Those at my presentation will even learn more!

Video: Host Your Podcasts on @Libsyn today! | #EduPodcasting


In this video screencast, I will walk you through the steps needed to sign up for an account on Libsyn. I will also help you create a valid RSS feed that you can submit to either iTunes, or send to your WordPress website. Podcasting Tips and Tricks Screencasts Podcasting screencast video

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The Art of Mastery: 9 Skills Master Teachers Possess

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. I had a conversation this week with an educator that I would define as a master teacher. What,” she asked, “defines mastery in teachers?” Is it years of experience? Self efficacy? Or perhaps a set of specific skills that lend themselves to high achievement for students?

Mindmup - free mind mapping tool that integrates with Google Drive

Educational Technology Guy

MindMup - Free Mind Map web site MindMup is a free mind mapping site that has some nice features. It''s easy to use, you can save your maps to Google Drive or Dropbox, you can use Rich Text, import images and export your files and even embed your map in a site.

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EdTech at School

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

Reflections on Gender Inequality

Digital Promise

This month we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month in the United States. At Digital Promise, these celebrations are a strong reminder to stay focused on our work to end educational inequality.

Remind Takes Student and Stakeholder Engagement to a New Level

A Principal's Reflections

We all know Remind as a safe way for teachers to send one-way messages to students and parents. It’s been great for sending assignment reminders, schedule changes, motivational messages, and more!

Reframing Problem Solving with the Appreciative Inquiry 4 D Cycle

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Have you ever noticed how, as leaders, we’re often far more sensitive to people’s weaknesses than we are to their strengths? And once we’ve targeted a weakness, do you ever notice how common it is for us to slide into problem-solving mode?


Two Apps for Scanning Documents with your Smartphone

Educational Technology Guy

I''m one of those people who loves to be paperless and scan in any paper documents I have. I have an Evernote scanner in my office, but what about when I''m out-and-about? I scan documents, posters, memos, receipts, business cards and more.

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.