Sat.Dec 23, 2017 - Fri.Dec 29, 2017

Rethink Your Grading Practices

Catlin Tucker

This year I have posted several blogs about grading and assessment.

8 Ways to Annotate Readings, Websites and Online Articles with Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ” – John Locke. One of the most important skills for our digital learners is inspecting the information they consume with a critical eye.

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What helps kids really learn

The CoolCatTeacher

Andrew Stadel on episode 220 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How do kids learn and remember?

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OEB 2017: Getting up close and personal(ized) with learning


Earlier this month we attended OEB – an event aimed at shaping the future of learning – and the main theme for the event was ‘Learning Uncertainty’.

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.

Fumio Matsumoto 3D printed mega model brings 35 world famous buildings together


If you fancy yourself an expert in architecture, we’ve got a fun challenge for you. Fumio Matsumoto, an architect and a professor at the University of Tokyo in Japan has designed and 3D printed a complex homage to architectural history which includes building details dating back to the 18th century BC. The challenge is: can you identify them all? 3D Printing Applications


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Snip, Snip, Hooray! Announcing Snippets and Inbox Bump for Outlook

The CoolCatTeacher

We’re on a mission to bring the same delightful Outreach experience you have in our app into your inbox -- after all, the average salesperson spends half their day in their inbox. Today, we’re excited to announce two new features that will increase productivity and organization when sending emails from your Outlook inbox: Snippets and Inbox Bump.

10 Most Popular Personalized Learning Blog Posts of 2017 from Education Elements

Education Elements

When we started the Bring Your Own Thoughts blog our goal was simple: write good stuff to help good people do good things for kids. And so far, it's been working.

How This Social Entrepreneur Impacts The Slums Of Mumbai To Silicon Valley

EdNews Daily

Kunal Sood is a social entrepreneur, the Founder of The Novus Summit , and X Fellows. He is also a partner at the X-Impact Group. Sood is breaking ground at the intersection of education, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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Using Social Media to Screen Applicants

A Principal's Reflections

Social media is one of the most popular phenomena in today's society, facilitated by the widespread use and reliance on technology for virtually everything throughout our lives. We use technology to go to school online, making time for advancing our careers easier than ever before.

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.

Trouble Growing Sales? Solution #2: No More Bad Prospects

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been working on growing sales for over 30 years. First with Nautilus Exercise Equipment, then in the insurance business and for the last 23 years with Anthony Cole Training Group.

5 Reasons You Should Read the Free Cyberlearning Community Report


As a computer science teacher who likes staying current with the best ways to integrate useful technology in my classroom, I found the recently published Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning With Technology full of great ideas!

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Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2017

Ditch That Textbook

And just like that, 2017 is in the books. Technology in classrooms has seen some great changes. For instance, “Flipgrid Fever” ( has really taken off. Students have really shown their voice by recording short Flipgrid videos and sharing them with their classmates and the world. In some ways, though, a lot has stayed the […].

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How To Scaffold Learning Through Station Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Scaffold Learning Through Station Teaching by TeachThought Staff Teaching through stations—or ‘station teaching’—is a flexible and underrated teaching and learning strategy that can add versatility to your craft.

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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.

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish


I was brought on to be the editor of the CUE blog two and a half years ago. Over the last two and a half years I’ve been exposed to fantastic teaching ideas, great learning opportunities, and have made some great friends.

Are You Professionally Driven? A Conversation with @JBormann3


In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we speak with Technology Integration Specialist Jarod Bormann, author of the book Professionally Driven.

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Hear the best ideas from #DitchSummit from participants

Ditch That Textbook

Technology. Brain-friendly learning. Gamification. Happiness. The topics shared at the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit — a free online conference for teachers — have been timely and useful. As this year’s summit is wrapping up (ending on Dec.

Should Sandbox Learning Be The Future Of Education?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Should Sandbox Learning Be The Future Of Education? by Terry Heick Two decades into the 21st century, highly-structured, formal learning environments may have run their course.

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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.

In the News: Criminals Make Schools’ Data a Target

Doug Levin

As quoted in: McCray, Vanessa. Criminals in cyberspace make schools’ data a target.” Atlanta Journal Constitution. 24 December 2017. There have been at least 283 cybersecurity incidents at K-12 public schools since 2016 , according to a tally by education technology consultant Doug Levin. He thinks his count underreports the scope of the security troubles. These are new threats facing schools. They are harming individuals.

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STUDENT VOICE: As a person with autism, I spend lots of time studying, attending class — and explaining that I am not deaf

The Hechinger Report

Jordyn Zimmerman, an Ohio University student, is a person with autism. Have you ever tried having a conversation with someone on campus, when they hesitantly and ever-so-awkwardly start signing to you? Or have you ever asked another student a question and had them respond to you in writing?

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Tapping into creativity with Google Drawings (GTT036)

Ditch That Textbook

Google Drawings is like a blank slate. It’s a simple digital sheet of paper just waiting for your images and text. In this episode of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast, Wanda Terral talks about lots of cool ideas to let students work visually with Google Drawings. Some ideas we talk about include: Meme yourself Timeline […]. Google Teacher Tribe edtech educational technology g suite g suite for education google drawings google teacher tribe googleedu gttribe

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Osaka researchers pioneer new approach to bio-ink adhesion in 3D bio-printing technology


3D bio-printing technology is advancing at a remarkable rate, and it should only be a matter of time before we see fully-functional organs and other complex tissues being built from scratch, ready to be transplanted into a patient in need. 3D Printing Applications

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

CUE’d Up with Sarah Thomas – Episode 2 Featuring Rafranz Davis


This week on. Rafranz Davis. There’s Something About Rafranz… Rafranz Davis has dedicated her career to empowering students and teachers to share their voices throughout their communities and the world.

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Free Higher Ed Update for 2018: 5 of the Best Free College Course Resources


One of the best things to come out of the web when it comes to education is the offering of free courses, and even free degrees (if your grades earn them), available to anyone, anywhere, from leading. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Labors and Dangers [2017 At Last]

The Jose Vilson

You knew I had to zoom in on one section of the super-musical and my personal soundtrack of the year Hamilton: An American Musical.

What’s the Difference Between Project- and Challenge-Based Learning, Anyway?


Here’s a quick exercise for those in education: What do the letters CBL stand for? For many, competency-based learning might have been the first thing to pop in their heads. But others might have considered challenge-based, community-based or even case-based learning. The fact that three letters can mean so many different things raises an obvious question: Have we reached peak “based” learning?

EdTech at School

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