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A NEW Fun and Easy Way to Create Videos in the Classroom!


I’ve spent a good part of my time in the classroom before Spring Break making videos with my students using MySimpleShow, a new way to creatively craft content into brief, engaging videos.

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How This Teacher Took A Risk And Found Happiness In Her Work

EdNews Daily

This is our fifth interview from our thought-leadership series from teachers who work at 51Talk. Elizabeth, please tell us about your education background.

Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

A Conversation with Justin Kamp on the 10-Minute Teacher #42 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic Kids can learn to make music with iPads and technology.

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10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

The Principal of Change

AJ Juliani , is an educator I have worked closely with over the past few years, and I greatly admire his work.

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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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Developing a Vision for the Future of Learning

Digital Promise

Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD), a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools , is a rural district in central California that is widely recognized as a national leader in competency-based education. LUSD was recently named one of the top 30 districts worth visiting nationwide.

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How to Unleash Genius in Kids and Teachers #YouMatter

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Maiers on episode 41 of the 10-Minute Teacher #MondayMotivation From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. My husband told me Friday night, “Did you really listen to what Angela Maiers said on that podcast?”

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15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Help Students Get Organized, Track Progress, Take Notes, and more with Google Keep!

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4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching


Tales from the Road: Highlights from a Tour of Districts in the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

The League of Innovative Schools team had the opportunity to visit multiple districts in the first quarter of 2017 — and we have so much more to see! While the highlights of each of these visits are vast, below are five amazing schools we visited in League districts that are educating students in creative, forward-thinking ways. Mentor Public Schools – Mentor, OH. Mentor Public Schools has a school dedicated to serving students with autism.

Larry Ferlazzo’s Thoughts on Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 44 of The 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Larry Ferlazzo @larryferlazzo discusses classroom management.

Open Education Week

K12 Open Ed

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. There is a big slate of resources and events happening this week. And check out our curated list of K-12 open education resources here. Uncategorized OER openeducationwk

What is growth mindset?


Growth mindset is an idea, put forward by Carol Dweck (a psychologist from Stanford University). After a vast amount of research, she found that learners either have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. First things first. What is a mindset? A mindset is simply a way in which our brain thinks.

UDL for Adult Learners: Guidelines and Strategies

Digital Promise

“The best thing about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is that it keeps the rigor of content and standards, but allows for flexibility in the way learners come to their own understanding of the material,” says Jason Marshall of YouthBuild USA.

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Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Candace Hisey on Episode 43 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration.

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Google Keep CHEAT SHEET for Teachers and Students – FREE DOWNLOAD

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Keep CHEAT SHEET for Teachers and Students – FREE DOWNLOAD appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn All About Google Keep with this Google Keep Cheat Sheet! Hooray! I have a brand new Google Keep Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Students!

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Culture in the Classroom: Replacing Misrepresentation with Authenticity

P21 Blogazine

On an elementary school walk-through last fall, a colleague and I encountered a bulletin board ostensibly demonstrating students’ learning through crude drawings of European pilgrims and Native Americans. Each drawing included a short narrative about the experiences of that group during Westward Expansion. I saw my colleague, who is Osage, stop dead in her tracks.

Transforming Educator Practice through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

In the ever-evolving classroom environment, we as educators must constantly refine and adapt our practice to meet the needs of every student. Whether through Pinterest boards, YouTube lesson demos, or conversations with colleagues in the faculty lounge, I find myself and my fellow teachers increasingly turning to informal, unconventional methods to develop and hone our craft.

10-Minute Teacher | Top 10 Episodes of March 2017 #10mt

The CoolCatTeacher

The Best of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. What an incredible month! We’ve released forty-five shows since launch day on February 1! It is hard to comprehend that more than 34K downloads have happened in 113 countries!

Is Communications the Secret Sauce for Innovation?

Education Elements

Over the past several years, our organizations have been deeply involved in the national movement towards blended and personalized learning, both as implementation experts and catalysts for innovation. We have engaged with hundreds of districts between us and have witnessed a broad range of schools working to shift instructional practice to be more student-centered, data-driven, and mastery-based. What is the surprising “secret sauce” of their success? Communications.

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How To Get The Best Work From Your Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How To Get The Best Work From Your Students appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning PBL

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What some colleges are quietly doing to help undocumented students

The Hechinger Report

As on other campuses, students at the University of Utah have been calling for the school to declare itself a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, including those enrolled there.

5 Ideas to Connect Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A Conversation with TW Williamson from Taiwan on The 10-Minute Teacher #45 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today TW Williamson @tww00 an educator in Taiwan, shares his story of global collaboration and connection with US teacher Annette Lang.

At What Age is it Easiest to Learn a Second Language?

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. If you want to learn a foreign language, should you begin before a certain age in order to fully master it? Popular opinion holds that young children find it easier than adults because childhood is a “critical period” for language learning.

What types of questions are you asking?

The Principal of Change

I received a tweet asking me for suggestions on keyboarding programs for students. I didn’t respond. I couldn’t respond.

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Make Your Google Drive Beautiful | Episode 10 of #GTTribe

Shake Up Learning

The post Make Your Google Drive Beautiful | Episode 10 of #GTTribe appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did You Know You Can Make Your Google Drive Beautiful? Jen can show you!).

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Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook Project


Washington, D.C.’s ’s Capital City Public Charter School feels like a mini United Nations. Many of the school’s 981 students are first-generation Americans with backgrounds spanning the globe, from El Salvador to Nigeria to Vietnam.

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

Hack Education

This talk was presented at The University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education. Let me begin with a story. In December 2012 – we all remember 2012 right?

Unpaywall: Free, legal access to scholarly articles! (and a couple of other strategies)


Greetings from Computers in Libraries 2017 from which I’ll be sharing a few discoveries. One exciting share from yesterday was the limited release of (The The official release date is April 4.). High school librarians and education researchers take note!



It’s important to discuss media literacy and help your students learn to separate fact from fiction so they can be informed, empowered citizens. Techlearning Resources

I Learned Nothing, I Just Googled The Parts of the Cell

Teacher Tech

I Learned Nothing, I Just Googled The Parts of the Cell Can we get real? There are a lot of well-intentioned assignments and projects that frankly have very little LEARNING that goes with them. Create a poster of the solar system. The kid spends a lot of time (and money on supplies) with the outcome that […]. The post I Learned Nothing, I Just Googled The Parts of the Cell appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries Lesson Design

Stop condemning high schools for college graduation rates

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Alison Yin/Hechinger Report. When my grandfather dropped my belongings and me on the doorsteps of Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, he gave me $50, patted me on the back and left me with a simple, “Good luck.”

The Vulnerability of Learning

The Principal of Change

If you want a culture of creativity and innovation, where sensible risks are embraced on both a market and individual level, start by developing the ability of managers to cultivate an openness to vulnerability in their teams.