Sat.Feb 28, 2015 - Fri.Mar 06, 2015

What Do Teachers Want from Their Professional Development?

Digital Promise

We’ve known for a long time that no two students learn the same way. So why should learning for teachers still be one-size-fits-all? As instruction becomes increasingly personalized for students, teachers are ready for those same principles to drive their on-going professional development. "Teachers

The Word 'No' Holds Power for Ed-Tech Startup Entrepreneurs

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Entrepreneurs are supposed to follow up on every lead, always say yes, and break down doors right? Maybe not. With limited time and money, doing fewer things well can pay off big. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email

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Maker Education Activities

User Generated Education

This coming summer I am getting the opportunity to teach a maker education camp for three weeks, half-days at a local elementary school.

Teacher Created Texts in Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

Literacy is one of the greatest gifts a person could receive. Jen Selinsky. My kindergarten students are becoming voracious readers and most of them are ready for some fresh book selections. I like to create books for them to read and you can read more about that here.

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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 Network of Education Innovation Clusters

Digital Promise

Steven Hodas was most recently Executive Director at the NYCDOE ’s Office of Innovation, where he launched InnovateNYCSchools , the first innovation cluster convened by a major school district. He is currently Practitioner in Residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

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Goal: Send Them on Learning Missions #EduLS

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! “People don’t have a propensity for laziness. People have a propensity for hard work. It just needs to be work that matters to them.” ” – Jane McGonigal.

Read Across America Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many people in the United States, particularly students, parents and teachers, join forces on Read Across America Day, annually held on March 2. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr Seuss. Here are some great reading websites for students K-5: Aesop Fables—no ads.

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Highlighting Ed-tech Research and Pilot Best Practices

Digital Promise

Education technology developers and schools – we want to hear from you! Companies with strong research-based product development approaches and schools with strong results-based pilot approaches will be highlighted on the Digital Promise website.

Digital Learning Prospers With the Right Culture

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been doing a great deal of work with schools and districts on how to effectively implement digital learning across the curriculum. When it comes to technology in general, the overall goal is to support learning, not drive instruction.

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.

Goal: Send Them on Learning Missions #EduLS

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! “People don’t have a propensity for laziness. People have a propensity for hard work. It just needs to be work that matters to them.” ” – Jane McGonigal.

#54: Sponge Activities in History

Ask a Tech Teacher

Six edutainment websites to be visited in spare time in the classroom (as with all sponges). Each deals with history and can be enjoyed with only a few minutes of time. from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom. More Sponge Lesson Plans: Sponge Activities for Vocabulary Building.

Four Lessons from Future Ready Districts

Digital Promise

The Future Ready movement – an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education – is taking its show on the road, with regional summits happening now through June.

Hey Teachers, Stop Asking Parents to Do Your Homework!

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. I have never been so tired of traditional homework. The worst kind is the piles of homework my kids bring home that I have to help them with do that is beyond maddening. One day it was perimeter in math, which I haven’t done in about 38 years. Then, it was ancient civilizations.

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.

Why Should Schools go with Google Apps and Chromebooks?

Educational Technology Guy

I''m a huge fan and user of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks and have written about them at length here. Here is a generic version of what I presented as reasons why my district should Go Google that you can use in your own school/district.

TurboScan–Great Class Management Tool

Ask a Tech Teacher

TurboScan. Scanning app. 2.99. A teacher friend is already stressed–and the year is only half over. Her school is putting together digital portfolios for every student which will include representative work monthly in each subject.

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Every Child, Every Answer, Every Time

Tom Murray

For generations, a traditional one size-fits-all instructional model has reigned paramount in our nation’s classrooms.

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Learn how to create AMAZING flipped lessons using @Microsoft @OfficeMixteam | #TechEducator


On Sunday March 1, Tim Robinson from the Microsoft Office Mix team was a guest on the TechEducator Podcast. In this video segment, Tim demonstrated how easy it is for a teacher to create an Office Mix and share it with their students creating dynamic lessons.

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.

Teaching Digital Citizenship - free online course for teacers to help teach students to be safe online

Educational Technology Guy

Teaching Digital Citizenship is a free, new tool that educators can use to keep kids safer online.

20 Sites for Authentic Assessments

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a good collection for both summative and formative assessments: Class badges. Grading automatically w G. Docs–Flubaroo. Hollywood Sq/Jeopardy Templates. Jeopardy Labs. No Red Ink –track student learning, create quizzes, CC-based–free sign-up.

Rise of the Robots: STEM-Fueled Competitions Gaining Traction Nationwide

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Robotics competitions have become official high school sports in two states, and two more may soon follow suit. Classroom Collaboration Curriculum Management STEM

5 Reasons to Start Your Own Educational Podcast | #EduPodcasting


Welcome to the brand new podcast: Educational Podcasting Today. This show will help you learn how to create a great podcast and host it using WordPress. Welcome to the brand new podcast: Educational Podcasting Today.

EdTech at School

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

MathX - browser based, easy to use equation builder

Educational Technology Guy

Demonstranda has developed a new browser-based equation editor, MathX , that makes typing math easier and faster than other technologies. Demonstranda is evolving math and science from pencil to pixels.

What to do when your Computers Don’t Work

Ask a Tech Teacher

I got a lot of suggestions based on my post, What to do When the Computers Are Down in January. Here are ideas that came in from my PLN: Find a DVD player and get a copy of Magic Schoolbus Gets Programmed. Do you have Laptops or iPads.

Generation Z Is Growing and Learning With Mobile Devices [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith A new infographic from itslearning provides a few statistics on the impact of mobile devices on K-12 education. Classroom Curriculum Mobile Device Management Mobility Online Learning

Why is Microsoft Office Mix the Perfect Tool for your Digital Classroom? | @Microsoft_Edu @OfficeMixTeam


The Microsoft Office Mix team demonstrations how to dynamically flip your classroom through the use of Power Point and Office 365. Video Microsoft Education

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.