Sat.Jul 11, 2015 - Fri.Jul 17, 2015

How Iron Chef Lesson Plans Make Cooperative Learning Awesome

The CoolCatTeacher

A new Every Classroom Matters episode. In this episode, the inventor of “Iron Chef” lesson design, Jon Corippo shares with Vicki his remix of the jigsaw cooperative learning method.

The 30 Goals Free eConference, July 16-20th!

Teacher Reboot Camp

You’re invited to the first annual 30 Goals Free Online Conference , July 16th to 20th! It’s super easy to attend! All presentations take place on Google HangOuts on Air. Just download the program , click the url for the presentation you want to see.

The P in public education

Dangerously Irrelevant

Policymakers are fond of noting that teachers are the number one school-level influence on student learning outcomes (note: non-school influences are far more significant).

Schools Need to Include More Visual-Based Learning

User Generated Education

When asked what my first language is, I often answer, “visual.” ” I think in images, prefer to be taught through images, and like to express what I know through images.

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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.

DON’T MISS IT: Teachers Leading Teachers Online Conference Starts Thursday

The CoolCatTeacher

July 16-20, 2015 (Live and Video Recordings Available). Join the best PD experience of the summer! Teachers Leading Teachers Conference begins on Thursday. I will present Differentiating Instruction with Technology , at 9:30 am EDT Friday.

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Google Classroom update - students can join class - teacher in different domain

Educational Technology Guy

Google Classroom is an excellent tool from Google that allows students and teachers to collaborate and communicate and allows teachers to assign work to students, collect that work, grade it and comment on it and return it to the student.

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Digital Promise Holding Annual Education Innovation Clusters Convening

Digital Promise

Steven Hodas leads Digital Promise’s Innovation Cluster Network. He was most recently executive director at the New York City Department of Education ’s Office of Innovation, where he launched InnovateNYCSchools.

Make Change Stick

A Principal's Reflections

“ When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.” – Zig Zigler Change in any organization is an arduous task at some point, especially during the initial implementation stage.

19 K-8 Space Science Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Videos, games, and more–preview them and pick what works for your age group: 1 7 Minutes of Terror- -Curiosity landing on Mars. 100,000 stars–simulation. Build a Space Station. Earthrise –the first time it’s recorded; a video. Land on the Moon. Moon around.

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.

13 Reasons Students Hate Teachers

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane “Wait just a second,” you say as you read this title. “My My students don’t hate me.” Granted, not all students hate teachers, and you just might be that one in a million that they all love. It’s more likely, though, that you’re not and at least some students really do hate you.


Notice the emphasis on ‘feeding them content’

Dangerously Irrelevant

Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2015 Version

Educational Technology Guy

In the past, I've written about the technology I use on a daily basis (see bottom of page for links). Here's my updated version for Summer, 2015. I'm a huge user of Google Apps and Evernote. They are my main work, and personal tools, and all of my devices work with them. Without these, I'm stuck.

4 Things I Learned in Spin Class About Personalized Learning (that’s right, spin class)

Education Elements

I recently went to a spin class. I am normally a fairly small person who likes to lift fairly big weights so this was a departure from my routine but I got talked into it and I went.

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.

Adequate vs Suitable and the Common Core War

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane When we commit to improving, we often make adequate our priority. This makes sense, if you’ve been trained to look for deficits and mind the gap.

Summer school for kindergarteners

Dangerously Irrelevant

Valerie Strauss said: curriculum has been pushed down so much that kindergarten is no longer a time for kids to learn and socialize through play but rather for a lot of desk time with academic assignments.

A Fundamental Flaw in Competency Learning

The Journal

The “competency learning" movement is gaining serious momentum.

LIVE: Learning about MineCraft in the Classroom from ISTE 2015 | @Microsoft_EDU


This year at ISTE 2015, I had the pleasure of sitting down with members of the Minecraft EDU team to learn how students are turning digital building blocks into customizable digital learning spaces. What is MineCraft EDU?

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.

22 Powerful Alternatives to “You’re Smart!”

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane Much has been written about the detriments of praise in recent years, particularly the kind that focuses on inherent intelligence. It was Carol Dweck who inspired me to consider the unintended consequences of over-celebrating my students’ smarts, and as this conversation continues within and beyond the field of education, everyone seems to be a bit more sensitive […] The post 22 Powerful Alternatives to “You’re Smart!”

New Teachers and Brain Research

Battelle for Kids

July 16, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 8, Number 9. Driving Question: What should new teachers know about the brain? A survey of teachers a few years ago found that teachers in American schools have significant misconceptions about brain research.

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It’s time to move away from simple questions about technology integration

Dangerously Irrelevant

Adam Copeland said: It is time for instructors to move from simple questions like, “Do you use technology in the classroom?” to the more complex, “For what purpose, and with what learning theories, should I engage digitally-enhanced pedagogies?” I have suggested a way forward that I have found useful, an initial attempt explicitly to address why, and for what reasons, I have proceeded with digital practices in the classroom.

10 Reasons Why Your School MUST Be using Telestream WireCast This Year! | @WireCast @Telestream


What is the best application for broadcasting news and information to my school district and community?

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EdTech at School

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

How Youtube Transforms Teaching and Learning

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane A long time ago, I was on my first-ever interview for a teaching job. Nerves prevailed, and I stumbled through recklessly. The agony was about to end, when one interviewer asked me if I had any questions. “Do Do you show students movies?” I asked. “I I think there is a lot to be learned from video.” […] The post How Youtube Transforms Teaching and Learning appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Infographics Social Media Technology Youtube

What’s Trending on Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

In the past six months, I’ve posted over 140 articles on topics ranging from tech ed trends to how-tos, problem solving, and pedagogic discussions. I like to step back a few times a year and determine what readers are most interested in. WordPress makes that easy with their statistics.

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How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter? Stem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick. Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social Media

LIVE: Bring 3D Learning into the Classroom using zSpace | @zSpace


Last year at ISTE in Atlanta, I was introduced to zSpace and immediately I was blown away by how amazing their platform was. Imagine being able to bring into your classroom, a fully functional 3D learning environment where students and teachers could interact in real time.

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.

Leveraging Alignment in Service to Engagement: Part I

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane It’s easy to confuse engagement with entertainment. Both are positive experiences that produce feelings of satisfaction, and both are easily distinguished from boredom. It’s also easy to confuse alignment with standardization.

What’s a Tech Teacher Do With Their Summer Off?

Ask a Tech Teacher

School’s been out for at least a few weeks and I just finished up three online classes that started in June. Next week, I’ll feel like I have an endless span of hours to do all the activities that got sidelined by grading, projects, training, and general ‘school’ stuff.

Schools Must Foster Conversations About Students & Digital Devices – From Patrick Larkin


This post originally appeared on Reinventing K-12 Learning , Patrick’s Education Week blog.

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