Sat.Dec 22, 2018 - Fri.Dec 28, 2018

What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?

The Hechinger Report

A Crew of seventh graders at King Middle School in Portland, Maine, plays a conflict-resolution game called “Is This Seat Taken?” Chris Berdik/The Hechinger Report.

A Book That Tells Teachers How To Talk About Race. No, Really. [Not Light But Fire]

The Jose Vilson

Recently, a conversation flared up on Twitter. That last sentence has become the new “a guy walks into the bar …” for online education activists, but more soon, maybe.)

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Your Child Doesn’t Want to be a Programmer? That’s Fine — But They Still Need STEM


Image Source If you’re a parent of a student, or an educator, or even a student or recent graduate yourself, you’ve likely been hearing a steady drumbeat of “STEM education” for the past 10 years, if. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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My List of Top Ten Videos of 2018

User Generated Education

I think we are living in amazing times whereby we can access and view high quality videos for free! I have selected some of my favorites from 2018. My criteria for their selection are that they made me laugh, cry, cheer, and/or made me feel inspired and hopeful.

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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.

Guest post: Technology in Schools


In today’s world, technology is increasingly becoming predominant in schools. Students nowadays have access to the latest and up to date technology. They can research just about anything to help with their studies. Devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. are fast replacing our textbooks. Data label, an online label manufacturing company, conducted a survey recently where people were asked whether they feel technology in schools has had positive effects on children.

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Top 25 Sites & Apps of 2018


This year's list sees a lot of tools for STEM that focus on programming and coding

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Tangled up in debt

The Hechinger Report

Thirteen years after graduating from a cosmetology program in Iowa, Tracy Lozano still owes more than $8,000. Scott Morgan for The New York Times. When she was in cosmetology school, Tracy Lozano had a love-hate relationship with weekday mornings.

Take the Manage Out of Classroom Management

Catlin Tucker

When I lead blended learning workshops or coach teachers implementing blended learning, I get a lot of questions about classroom management.

The best of Ditch Summit past: 40+ ideas from the #Ditchbook community

Ditch That Textbook

Three years. 35 incredible videos. Thousands of participants. The topics covered in the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit — a free online conference for teachers — have resonated with educators all over the world. With so many presentations to choose from, there is bound to be something for everyone. In our weekly #Ditchbook Twitter chat, we […]. DitchBook Twitter chat DTT Digital Summit ditch summit ditch that textbook digital summit edtech educational technology

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Preparing Our Students for the New Collar Workforce


College and career readiness was popularized in 2009 under the Obama administration's Race-to-the-Top initiative and it is what fuels the Common Core Standards. College and career readiness is the directive under which most government schools have been operating since then. 

Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

The Hechinger Report

Johnathan romps with his dog, Pork Chop, in front of his home. Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report. HEMPHILL, W.Va. Johnathan Snead, 15, is flitting in and out of a white, vinyl-sided prefab shed that’s been converted into a bedroom.

20 Things You May Have Missed in 2018

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Things You May Have Missed in 2018 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are the BEST Blog Posts of 2018! I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts from 2018. There went another year!

Play Library Santa: Sharing gifts of digital media


It’s the season for getting together with family and friends. This year, I’ve found myself giving many of them a rather unintentional gift–an introduction to their public libraries’ digital media collections.

Create Simple Animated Stories With Codeable Crafts


Codeable Crafts is a clever reworking of introductory coding, combining simple crafting (coloring, stickers, cut-out shapes) with visual block-based coding


Google is out, grandparents are in: Where millennial parents go for child-rearing advice

The Hechinger Report

Millennial parents are avid, but discriminating, readers of parenting information. When deciding what information to use, they consider the source and are less likely to trust celebrities and social media, according to a new survey by the nonprofit group Zero to Three.

Q&A: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on How to Plan for Digital Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on How to Plan for Digital Innovation. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 12/26/2018 - 10:46. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho oversees 392 schools — with more than 45 million square feet of educational space, 345,000 students and 40,000 employees — and everyone under his charge at Miami-Dade County Public Schools is connected and collaborating. .

Our favorite teacher memes for 2018


For our final post of the year we decided to have a bit of fun. So kick back and enjoy our collection of the best teacher memes of 2018. Full disclosure: Some of these are not from 2018, but we love them anyway. When you think about hurricanes… Courtesy of Bored Teachers.


Atlas Obscura: Explore the World's Wonders Digitally


Atlas Obscura is a website that features stories and images from remarkable, off-the-beaten-path places around the world


10 of the most important stories about education research in 2018

The Hechinger Report

For my year-end post, I’m highlighting 10 of the most important Proof Points stories of 2018. The first nine are listed in the order of popularity, by the number of times readers viewed them on our website, The Hechinger Report.



One of my favorite games at a fair or amusement park is the one that involves shooting water straight at a balloon target. That target helps the horse move up the pole. It takes a laser focus and unwavering aim to win that game and watch your horse slide to the top.

Top EdTech Picks of 2018

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

My most popular EdTech Picks of 2018: choice boards, pineapple charts, backchannels, virtual field trips, great Google slides templates. Here’s a look back at my top picks.

What I’ve Learned From Coaching An Esports Team


The difference between video games for fun and esports sunk in when I starting using the same coaching line I used with my varsity athletes: We’re not here to have fun. We’re here to become better players, become better people, and win games

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OPINION: These big universities put rivalries aside to raise graduation rates for low-income students

The Hechinger Report

. Bryce Nelson, a marketing major at the University of Central Florida, had a full class schedule and worked 35 to 40 hours a week at jobs on and off campus, to make ends meet. By his sophomore year, Nelson was about to drop out of college.

School Districts Take Advantage of E-Rate’s Category One Funding

EdTech Magazine

School Districts Take Advantage of E-Rate’s Category One Funding. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 12/26/2018 - 09:47.

Preparing Our Students for the New Collar Workforce

The Innovative Educator

College and career readiness was popularized in 2009 under the Obama administration's Race-to-the-Top initiative and it is what fuels the Common Core Standards. College and career readiness is the directive under which most government schools have been operating since then.

Tech and Anxiety


Here are some of the top technology tools designed to help with anxiety management

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In ‘Never Too Late,’ Finally, A Guide For Adults Going To College


There are hundreds of books about picking the best college. But let’s face it: Most of them are written for high schoolers. In reality, 40 percent of college students are 25 or older — well out of high school — and many have kids, full-time jobs or both. (

Fantastic Learning Activities with Google Drawings

Learning in Hand

Every year Matt Miller hosts Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit , a free online learning experience. This year I chatted with Matt about learning activities that teachers can make with Google Drawings, and it was published as a video for the summit. Lots of educators tweeted the things they learned.

Best wishes

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pxhere Christmas and the New Year. It's traditionally a time to reflect on the past year, and to look forward with anticipation to what we would like to see in the future. At this time, it's appropriate to think about the community, society and world we live in, and hope for better.

Top-Rated Interactive Whiteboard App Educreations a Powerful Presentation Tool


The Educreations iPad app makes it simple for students and teachers to create a multi-page presentation or lesson that can easily be shared with other students, teachers, or parents

How Writing Down What You’re Thankful For Can Be Good For Mental and Physical Health


Over this past year, lifestyle blogger Aileen Xu has kept a monthly gratitude list. Sometimes it was the big stuff: “I’m grateful that my family is so understanding. I’m grateful so many people care.” ” And sometimes it was life’s little blessings: “July 2018: I’m grateful for good hair after I shower.” ” Xu started making such lists when she was in college, “at a point when I was just not in a very good place in my life.”

Education and Technology From Across the Web w/e 12-22-18


Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.