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10 Ways to Flip a Kid and Turn Their Day Around

The CoolCatTeacher

Teaching and Reaching Every Child In A Story of a Young Life Turned Around by Great Teachers , Kevin Honeycutt shared, “I believe you can flip a kid on any given day in one hour.” ” I’ve been thinking. Can you?

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20 Google Apps activities for classroom innovation

Ditch That Textbook

Google Apps for Education has made new ideas and activities possible in classrooms all over the world. They’ve allowed for creation and collaboration in ways that weren’t possible in the past.

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Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology)

Digital Promise

Sara Schapiro is the director of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. Jason Tomassini is the communications director at Digital Promise. You can view the full-size version of the image above here.

Google App Kickstart Guides - help learn how to use Google Play for Education Apps in your classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Google has created App Kickstart Guides for Google Play for Education apps to help you build your "Android app-titude" for some specific apps in Google Play for Education. The guides include videos, best practices, how-to''s and more.

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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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With @ClassDojo you can NOW send private messages, share photos, & voice notes to parents & students!

Kleinspiration

New Flagship ClassDojo App Enables Teacher­-Parent Partnerships to Help Students Achieve their Greatest Potential - click here to connect now for free - I''ve blogged about ClassDojo for a number of years. In fact, I was one of their first users when they were just starting up in 2011.

We have to stop pretending

Dangerously Irrelevant

When it comes to education, we have to stop pretending… that short-term memorization equals long-term learning. that students find meaning in what we’re covering in class. that low-level facts and procedures are a prerequisite to deeper learning.

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ALMA SOLVES PROBLEMS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU HAD (Like Smartphones and Tablets Did)

Tom Murray

You may have seen my friend, Eric Sheninger's recent post, "Finally, an SIS Worth Switching For". Eric and I are both on Alma's Advisory Board and like him, I'm excited about this platform. As an SIS, it's the best-in-class.

Create 3D Models with Mobile Devices

Two Guys and Some iPads

Structure Sensor is the World''s first ever 3D sensor for mobile devices! The small sensor clips to your iPad using a bracket and connects using cable. I was lucky enough to get one very early on and it has only got better since then.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

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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6 new free Google tools to upgrade your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

When my students and I work with Google Apps, there are two common struggles that we face: 1. Options for slide templates are scarce (and the ones in Google’s directory aren’t very good). When we add Creative Commons images to our work, adding accurate attribution can be tricky.

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Highlighting Ed-tech Research and Pilot Best Practices

Digital Promise

Education technology developers and schools – we want to hear from you! Companies with strong research-based product development approaches and schools with strong results-based pilot approaches will be highlighted on the Digital Promise website.

Chromebook Inventory Tool - must have for GAFE Admins

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks are beyond popular in schools and the Google Admin Console provides a lot of great features and information. But, one thing that is missing is a way to get a full inventory of all of your Chromebooks, with information such as OS version, MAC Address, SN and more.

Learning: It’s All About the Connections

User Generated Education

I’ve written about connections before in It’s All About Connection. Today, though, I was thinking about all of the connections important for learning.

5 Principles for a Problem-Solving Classroom

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Districts across the United States are implementing the Common Core State Standards, and they are realigning curriculum for English Language Arts and Mathematics.

The 3 Things Digital Classrooms Really Need

The Web20Classroom

My first experience with technology in the classroom was the good ol' Apple IIe and endless hours playing Oregon Trail and Math Blaster. That evolved to an after school coding club in high school where I learned how to make a square and a flower using BASIC.

A Helpful Resource to Support Close Reading in the Classroom via Snap!Learning

Kleinspiration

Taking a Closer Look at Close Reading - click here to take a look - I''ve had the pleasure of speaking across the country on a variety of literacy topics, mostly focused on reading and writing workshop.

4Q: The quadruple win

Dangerously Irrelevant

Four big questions to ask about a lesson, unit, or activity… Deeper learning. Did it allow students to go beyond factual recall and procedural regurgitation and be creative, collaborative, critical thinkers and problem-solvers? Did it really? [ If not, why not?

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Finally, an SIS Worth Switching For

Tom Murray

I’ve recently discovered an exciting new company called Alma, which has built a groundbreaking new Holistic Student Engagement Platform (an SIS/LMS hybrid) that I believe in so much that I’ve joined their Advisory Board.

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30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education by TeachThought Staff As the search engine that’s become its own verb, Google’s success is difficult to frame. One of the. The post 30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education appeared first on TeachThought.

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How a school threw out their reading program and finally got everyone excited about reading.

The CoolCatTeacher

ECM 152: Principal Todd Nesloney tells you how to really get kids excited about reading. No trinkets. No prizes. No book levels. One school led by Principal Todd Nesloney got rid of it all. Every teacher and every student set a simple goal: read twenty books in one semester. Any book. Any kind.

10 engaging Google Drawings activities for classes

Ditch That Textbook

Using a document in Google Apps or Microsoft Word is perfect for many activities, but sometimes they can be so limiting. They’re restricting. They force you to enter information in a fairly linear fashion, and linear just doesn’t cut it sometimes.

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Personalized Learning Isn’t Enough. How Do We Create Learners?

Digital Promise

We hear a lot about 'personalized learning' – the importance of reaching every student at their level, including their interests and passions, and giving them choices. This isn’t really a new concept.

Important Skills Students Need for the Future that we need to help them learn

Educational Technology Guy

Back in January of 2012, I published a post entitled " 10 Important Skills Students need for the Future " in which I described what I, and other research, felt were the 10 most important skills for students to learn. The list: Sense-making.

Maker Education Card Game

User Generated Education

I like and have always used games in my classrooms. One of my current educational interests is maker education. As such, I have begun creating games for maker education – see my first one, a board game, at Reflecting on the Making Process.

10 Quick Fixes That Every School Can Implement Immediately

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane Teachers worry about the Common Core, high stakes testing, accountability, parent complaints, and many other issues that face educators daily. What if you could stop worrying? What if there were quick fixes for your school and classroom that you can implement right now?

A More Holistic Approach To Technology Planning

The Web20Classroom

When I was a Director of Instructional Technology I was deeply involved in the technology planning process from one end to the other. Regularly I had to sit through presentations of new products, listening with a skeptical ear while instructional promises were made.

Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"

Kleinspiration

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When I understand it, why do I have to repeat it twenty times?

Dangerously Irrelevant

Students said: “The teachers used to talk at us all the time, non-stop, but they never actually spoke to us.”. Can you remember what it feels like to sit at a desk for a whole class, just listening? Have you any idea how much I just want to scream?”. “So,

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.

Does Homework Help or Hinder a Students Love of Learning?

Two Guys and Some iPads

I have read a lot of articles, blog posts, and tweets recently regarding a VERY sensitive subject: Homework. This debate has really heated up lately when a New York school stopped giving homework, and told kids to play.

Epic Sketchnoting Resources: How to Get Started Teaching Sketchnoting

The CoolCatTeacher

Useful Pedagogies and Tools for Educators Sketchnoting is not just an attractive way to take notes, it can improve retention and learning. These sketchnoting resources will get you started with your students. You don’t have to have a ton of talent, just a little know-how.

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10 Google Slides activities to add awesome to classes

Ditch That Textbook

At one point, creating a PowerPoint presentation to show to the class was cutting-edge classroom technology. Those days are gone, and now, online presentations enable so much more for students.

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