Sat.May 23, 2015 - Fri.May 29, 2015

10 Stress-Busting Secrets of Great Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sail Through the Stress of the Storm If I look through a window pane and see teaching as weather, teaching would be the thunderstorm.

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Apply Now: League of Innovative Schools Seeks New Members

Digital Promise

Back in 2011, Digital Promise started the League of Innovative Schools , a network of forward-thinking districts around the country. At that point, efforts to use personal technology and adaptive software to support teaching and learning were relatively scarce.

When is an Educational App Classroom Worthy?

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

There are over 80,000 apps in the Apple store marked as "educational." How do educators and schools distinguish the quality applications from the subpar? Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email

Promises to My Learners as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

I used to teach a graduate course in professional ethics for the educator. One of the assignments I did is have these inservice educators develop a list of promises to their students. I asked them to make it poster size so they can post these promises in their classrooms.

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.

24 Economics Websites for Middle School

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wide variety from formative to summative, from quizzes to games. See what works for you: 60-seconds Adventures in Economics –videos from Open University. Basic Economic Terms. Basic Economics Jumbled. Be Your Own Boss. BrainPop—money movie. Business and Profit Millionaire Game. Coffeeshop Game.

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Startup Bets Parents Are Willing to Outsource Child's Play

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Startup Tinkergarten is aiming to re-connect young children with the outdoors and thinks parents want help with that. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email earlychildhood edtech kathyhirshpasek naeyc play startup tinkergarten

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Teach with Comics! 15+ Tips & Tools

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers ! At a young age, I was interested in comic books, which was really how I learnt to read. Nicholas Cage. Comics can be powerful learning tools. The mix of art, dialogue, character expressions, and frames engages learners and is brain-friendly.

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Leaders Don't Boss

A Principal's Reflections

"Leaders care about why things get done. Bosses just want things to get done. Bosses maintain order for the sake of order. Leaders introduce order for the sake of progress." - Akshay Kapur Do you work for a boss or with a leader? Are you a boss or a leader?

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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.

This is How We Say Goodbye: An Open Letter to My Daughter, the Graduate

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. This is how we say goodbye: in the years and months and weeks that lead up to the moment, not in that final string of minutes where we leave you in your dorm room. It doesn’t work that way.


Asking students to work in complete isolation

Dangerously Irrelevant

Joe Bower said: I would never ask students to complete anything that is worth doing in complete isolation from their peers, parents, books, or the Internet. I’ve worked hard to encourage my students to see collaboration as a critical characteristic of learning.

Choose your partners wisely. And treat them well!

Education Elements

It's spring and flowers aren't the only things blooming. This is also the time of year when we at Education Elements focus on our blooming partner catalog - on building relationships with new partners, and cultivating and growing our relationships with old ones.

6 Benefits of an Android Tablet

Tom Murray

A recent article in Fortune entitled, “Ultra cheap Chromebooks are killing it this year”, highlights the explosive growth of mobile devices in schools, and specifically relays how 72% of Chromebooks sales were to schools.

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 Schools Need Tech Specialists | By @SamPatue


Does your school need someone to help teachers and students learn how to implement new and emerging educational technologies? My Paperless Classroom TC Blog blog Sam Patterson

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#81: Problem Solving Board

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have students teach each other the 25 most common techie problems. They learn how to solve the problem and teach the class as a presentation, then answer questions. They will feel accomplished and tech savvy. If the lesson plans are blurry, click on them for a full size alternative.

Why health care startups need a disruptive value network

The Christensen Institute

Health care’s inefficiency and potential for disruption have telemedicine and other tech startups stampeding for the new gold rush. The easiest way to get attention in the crowd? Call yourself “disruptive.”

16 Questions for School Leaders Going Digital

Tom Murray

When implementing a digital conversion, it’s imperative for school leaders to have a systemic plan of implementation.

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.

Everyone Learns when Blogging Changes Classrooms | By @SamPatue


Has your classroom discovered the power of self publishing yet? Learn why blogging just makes sense for your students today! My Paperless Classroom TC Blog blog blogging Kidblog Sam Patterson

Great List of EdTech Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Alice Keeler is sharing a Google Doc of favorite educator tech tools. It’s crowdsourced, so view, add to it, come away richer thanks to your online colleagues: Link to the crowdsourced list. More tech ed resources: Great Resources. Great Lesson Plans. Great Apps. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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9 free ways to grow as an educator this summer

Ditch That Textbook

Ah, summer … that time when all teachers leave school work and school thoughts behind for months to lounge by the pool. Right? Well, in more than a decade of teaching, it’s never been that way for me!

STEAM It Up for Struggling Students! 15+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers ! “It isn’t that they cannot see the solution. It is that they cannot see the problem.” ” – GK Chesterton. Find the slides, tips and resources for my presentation, STEAM It Up for Students! Enjoyed these resources? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

EdTech at School

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

Learning with Arduino and Microcontrollers #makered by @SamPatue


What can STEM Education teach your students? Learn all about the Arduino and Microcontrollers today! My Paperless Classroom blog Sam Patterson STEM

Happy Memorial Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking the day to honor our soldiers. Without their sacrifice, where would we be? Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

Compliance remains the central goal

Dangerously Irrelevant

Alfie Kohn said: Whether or not it’s stated explicitly, compliance remains the central goal of most classroom management programs, character education initiatives, and parenting resources.

Inspire Writing: 15+ Tips and Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers ! “I I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ” – Joss Whedon. Writing is personal. Each time we write we share ourselves. Our writings expose our ideas, thought-process, arguments, logic, inspiration, and words.

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.