Sat.Dec 29, 2018 - Fri.Jan 04, 2019

Helping Teachers Be Their Best

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

Bridging the Gap: Graphic Novels and Reluctant Readers


We live in a visual world where content, including educational content, is often consumed visually in the form of infographics, short videos, and yes, comics. It's no secret that graphic novels and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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How Do You Model Risk-Taking?

Tom Murray

I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was looking back through my notes as I sat next to her in a post-observation meeting, about to give feedback on the lesson from the day before. Two days earlier, I had run our faculty meeting. As a principal early in my career, so many of these meetings looked the same. They were one directional and primarily used to disseminate important information, complemented with the occasional team discussion.

Bridging the Gap in Rural Putnam County, Tennessee Through Personalized Learning

Education Elements

In Putnam County, Tenn.,

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.

If you want deeper learning…

Dangerously Irrelevant

… you must have deeper teaching. You can’t get to deeper learning with worksheets and end-of-chapter review questions. You can’t get to deeper learning with self-paced adaptive learning modules that emphasize facts and procedures.

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Ditch those resolutions! Creating meaningful goals that stick

Ditch That Textbook

The new year usually means a new set of resolutions. Goals that we set as we look for ways to be a better version of ourselves in the upcoming year. As teachers, we want to find ways to make the rest of the school year as exciting, engaging and efficient as we can for our […]. DitchBook Twitter chat edtech education educational technology goal-setting goal-setting in the classroom innovation resolutions

My #OneWord2019 :: EMPOWER


Last year was the first year I set a one-word theme for the new year. My #OneWord2018 was Focus. I loved having this one-word theme. It truly guided my year. I still struggle with focus and exactly those things that I set as my intention for the year.

Unthoughtful consumption

Dangerously Irrelevant

We spent the last 200+ years (at least) pushing consumption models of learning on most of our students. We asked them to be passive recipients of whatever information came from the teacher or textbook.

Get Your Free “Healthy Kids” Poster From Lysol

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Now is the time to prepare and plan ahead for cold and flu season. Helping children know how to stay safe from germs is part of our responsibility as teachers.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2018

Ditch That Textbook

That’s a wrap on 2018! As technology in the classroom continues to settle into the mainstream, we continue to see new players enter the space (like Wakelet, one I’m keeping my eye on). All the while, other mainstays like Google Classroom and Kahoot! continue to add new features and grow. Educators seem to have the […]. Ed Tech Teaching best of 2018 ditch that textbook ditchbook best posts

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Guest post: Can Activity Trackers Help Keep Your Kids Healthy?


Any parent would want his or her kids to grow up healthy. This can be made possible using technology. The tech we are talking about here is the activity trackers. Activity trackers have always been used by adults who wish to stay in shape. There is no reason why they shouldn’t help kids maintain a healthy lifestyle too. In case you are wondering whether your kid can benefit from an activity tracker, read on to find the answer.

Innovators Worth Watching: CareMore Health

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries.



As technology advances, costs are decreasing and access is increasing

As a 6-year-old, Leona Tate helped desegregate schools. Now she wants others to learn that history

The Hechinger Report

Leona Tate, 64, who helped to desegregate the Deep South when she was six years old. Gus Bennett/New Orleans People Project. NEW ORLEANS — Clutching a small purse, six-year-old Leona Tate walked into McDonogh 19 Elementary School here and helped to desegregate the South.

20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2019

The Principal of Change

For the last two years, I have shared some of my favourite quotes from the past year that have inspired me or made me think deeper about a subject. I wanted to provide some for this year as well. Have an amazing 2019! 2017 . 2018 .

A look back at what we learned in 2018

The Christensen Institute

At the Christensen Institute we work hard to document cutting-edge innovations, study those innovations through the lens of our theory, and predict the outcomes they stand to produce.



Tech & Learning selected 10 finalists in each of three categories: best use of education technology in the classroom, school, and district. Each finalist offers unique solutions to specific problems in the classroom, school, or district

3 Cybersecurity Threats K–12 Schools Should Prepare for in 2019

EdTech Magazine

3 Cybersecurity Threats K–12 Schools Should Prepare for in 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 01/04/2019 - 13:50. K–12 schools faced serious scrutiny in 2018 as security experts found education institutions had the weakest cybersecurity protections out of 17 vulnerable industries. .

The Importance of Parental Involvement for Student Success


There is robust research about the different factors that influence student achievement. While teacher skill and communication is important, there are a number of influential factors for student. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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Keep That Same Energy, Tho [2018 and Beyond]

The Jose Vilson

“So what year are you?” ” I hesitated. In circles like these, I’m usually the odd person out. People probably ask themselves qualification questions privately, as well. On any given day, I can represent the 3.6



What follows is a guide to companies offering a variety of edtech products to K-12

How K–12 Schools Have Adopted Artificial Intelligence

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Have Adopted Artificial Intelligence. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:05. Over the past several years, artificial intelligence transitioned from the movie screen to reality, and soon it will be everywhere.

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7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

TeachThought - Learn better.

Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future by Terry Heick For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us. Let’s take a look at this vague idea of the ‘classroom of the future.’ ’ This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about. So let’s […]. The post 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future appeared first on TeachThought.

The Connection Between “Lower” and “Higher” Level Thinking

The Principal of Change

In Scott McLeod and Dean Shareski’s book, “ Different Schools for a Different World ,” they discuss four shifts that “deeper learning” schools place their focus. They are the following: 1.



Just before the Thanksgiving break, a group of Tech & Learning leaders met online to share their perspectives on technology trends, how they impact instruction, and some of their best tech tools

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How to Gamify Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

How to Gamify Professional Development. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/02/2019 - 10:20. Earlier this year, a Gallup poll surveyed teachers who left the profession. Nearly a third (29 percent) left due to relocation or health issues.

12 Rules Of Great Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Rules Of Great Teaching by Terry Heick Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers. Trust is a currency of a human classroom. So I thought I’d gather twelve of them to start with. The idea […]. The post 12 Rules Of Great Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher Terry Heick

Do What Lights You Up This Year!

Catlin Tucker

The new year inspires reflection and resolutions. We take stock of the last twelve months noting the highs and the lows.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is the second part of my much-abbreviated look at the stories that were told about education technology in 2018 – and in this case, the people who funded the storytellers. When I first started working as a tech reporter, I assumed – naively – that venture capitalists were smart people who did thorough research before funding a company. They are, after all, typically investing someone else’s money. One should be conscientious, as such. Right?

How Better Teaching Can Help Kids Who Can’t Read


Jack Silva didn’t know anything about how children learn to read. What he did know is that a lot of students in his district were struggling. Silva is the chief academic officer for Bethlehem, Pa., public schools.

A Collection of Best-of-the-Year Lists (and a spotlight on one)


While I suspect some of you are quite sick of them, for me a truly fun part of the new year is stopping to look back at the bounty of the past year’s discoveries in the form of best lists. Many of our friends–reviewers, publishers, bloggers, etc.–have