Sat.Apr 21, 2018 - Fri.Apr 27, 2018

4 tips to live by on Twitter

Ditch That Textbook

Thousands and thousands of educators around the world have grown by leaps and bounds professionally by getting connected on Twitter. Of course, it’s not the app that helps them grow. It’s the connections, ideas and people that they find there. I’m the same way.

How Math Education Can Catch Up to the 21st Century

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. In 1939, the fictional professor J. Abner Pediwell published a curious book called “ The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.”. Through a series of satirical lectures, Pediwell (or the actual author, education professor Harold R. Benjamin ) describes a Paleolithic curriculum that includes lessons in grabbing fish with your bare hands and scaring saber-toothed tigers with fire.

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What To Do When Someone Hates You

The CoolCatTeacher

You Can Overcome From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. “There is one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing. Say nothing. Be nothing.” ” says Aristotle. Criticism comes with breaking new ground. Criticism comes with putting yourself out there.

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The EDTECH Survey 2018 – Results Are In!


Recently, I set up a survey to find out about EDTECH & its use in schools around the globe. Thanks for the hundreds of responses I got from you all! . The questions asked were: How much do you use technology with your class? What is your favourite educational app?

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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.

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5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts on episode 300 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Eric Curts gives us five ways to use Google apps, extensions and tools to celebrate Poetry Month.

Effective Edtech Pilots with Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Do you struggle with how to get started with technology in your adult learning program? Do you understand your goals and your expected learner outcomes?

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Student collaboration in shared Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Part of the reason social media has taken off so much are the connections. Seeing other people’s reaction to what you’ve shared. Learning from others. We can get the same attraction when we do collaborative learning in the classroom. Google Slides makes this possible.

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Where is the magic kingdom for nontraditional learners?

The Christensen Institute

Disney has reigned as the premier brand in kids & family entertainment for decades, since its founding in 1923. Despite having raised ticket prices by 6% over the past ten years, Disney has seen record-breaking attendance. At the end of 2017, Disney made headlines for having to temporarily close its premier theme park in Orlando, Florida, having already filled the parks to capacity.

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Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class. Learn practical tips and ideas from Joe Brennan for making movies in the classroom.

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Making & Marketing a Bar of Soap – Chemistry Class Infuses #MakerEd, #EdTech, & #DigitalMedia @WeVideo @EDUcre8ive


Written with my colleague, Dr. Celeste McDaniels , who teaches Chemistry. In our 2017-2018 chemistry class, students took up the challenge of integrating creativity with science and technology by making and marketing unique soap bars, utilizing chemistry and technology skills in our new Discovery Center building.

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6 new ways to play a Quizlet Live game

Ditch That Textbook

Quizlet Live can make studying come alive for students -- and collaboratively! Try some of these new twists on it in your classroom. This post is written by Patrick McMillan, a fifth through eighth grade Latin teacher and tech coach from St. Gregory the Great School in Williamsville, New York. Find him on Twitter at […]. Ed Tech fun ways to play quizlet live new ways to play quizlet live quizlet live alternatives

What Is The Purpose Of School?

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Is The Purpose Of School? by Terry Heick ed note: this post has been updated from previous publishing The idea of ‘work’ is present in most modern educational discussion almost entirely under the terms ‘career readiness.’

Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Tisha Shipley on episode 299 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Engage parents any time of the year with these strategies. Parent parties are fun, exciting ways to help parents and improve relationships.

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Does a lack of executive function explain why some kids fall way behind in school?

The Hechinger Report

Executive functioning difficulties can emerge as early as kindergarten and they dramatically increase the likelihood of serious academic problems in the first half of elementary school, new research finds. AP Photo/Matt Rourke.

Barriers to innovation?

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pxhere In March I posted a survey question as a part of my ongoing research into the adoption of new technologies in learning. The background for this question was a statement I made during a keynote discussion session at Learning Technologies in London in January.

12 Things Schools Could Be Instead Of Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Things Schools Could Be Instead Of Schools by Terry Heick What else could schools be? Instead of schools, I mean. Or at least as we think of the word ‘school,’ anyway.

Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jonathan Thomas-Palmer on episode 298 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jonathan Thomas-Palmer teaches physics.

High-paying jobs go begging while high school grads line up for bachelor’s degrees

The Hechinger Report

Garret Morgan is training as an ironworker near Seattle, and already has a job that pays him $50,000 a year. Photo by Sy Bean for The Hechinger Report. TUKWILA, Wash. Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college.

Making Bold Changes Through Personalized Learning

Education Elements

In Harrisburg we have been implementing personalized learning for a little over 5 years. In our 5 years of implementation we have learned a ton and have started to create a solid roll out plan: Personalized Learning Classrooms

Excellent Free Online Professional Development For Teachers!

Larry Ferlazzo

MADPD is the name of a free online professional development opportunity coming up on May 6th. Over 100 educators from around the world will be offering sessions. You can get all the details here. I’d like to particularly recommend the training offered by Texas ELL educator Valentina Gonzalez.

Customized, Practical PD for Teachers: Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Advancement Courses From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Now is the time to plan your professional development for this spring and summer.

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These formerly homeless single moms beat the odds and are now college grads

The Hechinger Report

Nikka Norman, a nursing student at the University of Louisville, helps her daughter, Ariyah, with a snack. Photo: Meredith Kolodner/The Hechinger Report. LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

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50 Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh. That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever […]. Technology New Teacher Resources

Dept. Of Ed On Civil Rights Complaints : Thanks, But No Thanks….

Larry Ferlazzo

DeVos Education Dept. Begins Dismissing Civil Rights Cases in Name of Efficiency is an article appearing in today’s New York Times.

Questions to Ask if You're Worried About Student Data

Education Elements

Last week I heard a district leader say, “In God We Trust - everyone else, bring data.” I chuckled - because we talk out of both sides of our mouth when it comes to data. In the same breath we demand “data driven instruction” instruction in our classrooms but it’s also clear that we don’t understand (and many times don’t trust) the technology that captures this very data needed to drive instruction.

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Study: The U.S. isn’t doing enough to prepare students for the automation age

The Hechinger Report

Automation will boost demand for science-and-tech skills as well as soft skills such as critical thinking, according to a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. Gretchen Ertl for The Hechinger Report.

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High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University


Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor’s degree. “All through my life it was, if you don’t go to college you’re going to end up on the streets,” Morgan said.

Guest Post – “As the New Moon Grows, We Can Too: How Educators Can Learn More About Muslim Students During The Month of Ramadan”

Larry Ferlazzo

(Editor’s Note: I’ll be adding this important guest post from Sarah Said to The Best Sites To Teach & Learn About Ramadan ).

T&L Reviews Lexia PowerUp Literacy

techlearning ? Retail Price: Contact Lexia for pricing and licensing options that match your school’s needs.

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Segregation incarnated in brick and mortar

The Hechinger Report

“I say, segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever,” Alabama Governor George Wallace infamously proclaimed in 1963 during his inauguration address, making clear he would thwart any effort to integrate schools. It had been nine years since Brown v.

Global Competency: Why Does it Matter?

P21 Blogazine

Happy Skills for Today Week! The DC Public Schools (DCPS) Global Education team has been excited to spend the week celebrating the many ways we can empower our students to be prepared for success in college, career and life—and for us, a big part of preparing for that success means preparing to be globally competent. As a district, we’ve invested in many of the skills highlighted this week, from early learning to out of school (beyond school) time.

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My Latest BAM! Radio Show Shares Important Articles That Have Impacted Classroom Practice

Larry Ferlazzo

My latest ten-minute BAM! Radio show explores what articles teachers have read that they feel have impacted their teaching practice.