Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more.

Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

I have since become a teacher educator (with some teaching of elementary gifted students at a few Title 1 schools thrown in). I believe that educators do more counseling of children and young people than any other profession. My advanced degree is in counseling.

Advancing Computational Thinking Across K-12 Education

Digital Promise

Thanks to the successes of campaigns like the Hour of Code and this week’s Computer Science Education Week, educators, policymakers, and families around the country are realizing the value of coding and computer science in K-12 education.

Educational technology survey 2018


Please spare a moment to complete my ‘Educational technology survey 2018’ – it will only take a few minutes (I promise!). education edtech edtech survey educational technology teachers teachingClick here to participate!

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Educating Kids for Life Not for Tests.

Maker Education Camp: Circuit Crafts

User Generated Education

This is my third summer offering maker education summer camps as part of a bigger program at a local school. Given all of the media coverage, an educator new to Maker Education may get the perception that it is all about this kind of high tech stuff.

Maker Education Card Game

User Generated Education

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. I like and have always used games in my classrooms.

Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp

User Generated Education

This post discusses my Cardboard Creations Maker Education Camp that was taught to fifteen 5 to 12 year old learners for five days, 2.5 Summer Maker Education Camp Project. As a recent NPR article discussed several challenges for maker education.

Activities for Computer Science Education Week


Computer Science Education week is December 4-10, and the annual ‘Hour of Code’ event will be in full swing. Let me know how you and your class get on Tagged: computer science , computing , edtech , education , hour of code , teaching.

Millennial Parents Favor Online, Flexible Education


What will traditional education look like in 20 years? Based on findings from a recent independent study, it looks like education will have strong ties to personalized learning and digital technology. Nelina Moore, 5, does UPSTART preschool work at home with her mother Deborah Moore.

The Maker Educator Workshop

User Generated Education

I am doing full day workshops on The Maker Educator both at ISTE 2016 and EduTECH in Australia. Being a maker educator requires developing a new mindset; a new set of skills and roles. Short Introduction to Maker Education. Personal Assessment of Mindset of a Maker Educator.

Qualities of Effective Educator Professional Development

User Generated Education

Principles underlying Effective Practices in Adult Education ). If the desire is to have educators create and implement engaging, interactive, and fun learning activities, then PD needs to be a mirror of these practices. Crafting Professional Development for Maker Educators ).

My Educator Journey with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The irony of this is that many of us educators have been successfully navigating the waters of personalized learning for our students, but haven’t been given the opportunity to transition that same approach to our own professional learning. I then agreed to become a virtual community facilitator for the second phase, which allows me to support Tennessee educators who are beginning their micro-credential journey. Blog Educator Micro-credentials Educators

Smartphones Meet Adult Education

Digital Promise

The post Smartphones Meet Adult Education appeared first on Digital Promise. Adult Learning Blog Developers Educators StoriesMobile technologies allow adult learners to study anytime, anywhere, extending their learning far beyond classroom hours.

12 great ways to grow as an educator this summer

Ditch That Textbook

Honestly, I’ve never wanted my education career to take a major hiatus for months at a time. [.]. Ed Tech conferences edtech education on air educational technology professional development professional learning seesaw voxer

FAQs For Educational Bloggers

The Web20Classroom

For nearly 9 years I’ve written about technology, improving school leadership and have shared my personal insights on being a connected educator. I believe many educators want to start blogging but they just don’t know where to start or what to do. Busy educators.

How Education Innovation Clusters Advance Equity

Digital Promise

Around the country, Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are working to address one of education’s pressing challenges – the deep inequity that persists in learning, opportunities, and leadership. Blog Education Innovation Clusters League of Innovative Schools

Innovators Worth Watching: ReUp Education

The Christensen Institute

Labeled a special needs student at a very young age and raised in an educational environment that gave up on her from the start, Pelman had never really believed herself capable of learning much—much less teaching herself. Today, advanced degree in hand and standing at the helm of ReUp Education —which she co-founded—Pelman has every reason to believe in human potential, second chances, and the importance of shedding harmful labels. Education Blog

Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy

User Generated Education

Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn’t define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms. Role of the Educator.

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Last year saw a flurry of activity in support of personalized learning, new school designs, and new approaches to K-12 education policy. Looking ahead, education innovators have their work cut out for them in 2018. Here are five ways I’m hoping the K-12 education innovation agenda moves forward in 2018: (1) Unpack “just-in-time supports.”. And when should educators scaffold them in? 5) Look internationally for disruptive plays in education.

3 Conversation Shifts in Education

The Principal of Change

In March of 2015, I wrote the post, “ 3 Important Shifts in Education “, and focused on moving these three conversations: “Digital Citizenship” to “Digital Empathy”.

Introduction to Design Thinking for Educators Workshop

User Generated Education

I had the opportunity to facilitate a workshop on design thinking for educators at the New Mexico Association for the Gifted Fall Institute. Design thinking was introduced to the participating educators through showing them John Spencer ‘s video.

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20 great podcasts for educators (and how to get them)

Ditch That Textbook

Here are some great ones for educators. Podcasts are learning on the go: in the car, while working out or as you garden. Icons via TheNounProject.com) Podcasts are my lifeblood for generating new ideas, processing the ideas I already have and entertainment.

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Training the Next Generation of Reflective Educators through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The Washington High School (WHS) Education Professions program is dedicated to preparing young people who can successfully navigate college life and enter the teaching profession. Learn more about the Beginning to Teach micro-credentials here and Educators Rising here.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. State and Local) Education Politics.


Activating the Community to Support Education Innovation

Digital Promise

Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD), a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools , is a suburban district in Wisconsin leading some of the most advanced competency-based education (CBE) efforts in the country. Acting on this observation, she created opportunities for her teachers to speak to the board of education on their experiences and the benefits of CBE, which resonated with the community.

After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

How should the education world respond to the demise of net neutrality? When I say “education” I’m thinking of the American education system, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums. Assuming the Democrats uniformly support the previous policy, could educators focus our energies on several key senators and representatives, in order to crack those majorities? Should educators support this?

Open Education Week

K12 Open Ed

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

Educators as Lead Learners

User Generated Education

I have discussed educators as model learners before: The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0. Educator as Model Learner ). It is a mistaken assumption that educators know how to do so.

The Educator as a Maker Educator: the eBook

User Generated Education

I compiled all of my blog posts about Maker Education into an ebook that I published via Amazon Kindle. The Perfect Storm for Maker Education. Is It Project-Based Learning, Maker Education or Just Projects? Maker Education and Experiential Education.

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140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Brad Currie and Billy Krakower, two of the three authors of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators , share with us the basics of Twitter. Show Notes: Why should educators get on Twitter? Is Twitter for every educator?

A Fuller Framework for Making in Maker Education

User Generated Education

Implementing a Broader Framework of Making in Maker Education. All of this led me to think about how this would translate into a full spectrum of making in the context of maker educator. Education Maker Education maker education maker educator maker movement

Maker Education and Social-Emotional Development

User Generated Education

Planning educational activities that incorporate social-emotional learning has broad benefits. Maker Education and Social Emotional Learning. Maker education, when planned around skills acquisition, can enhance social-emotional development.

Fractal education

Learning with 'e's

The Mandelbrot set pictured here is one such fractal , and I sometimes use it in my talks to illustrate a key educational point. And some education is similar in nature. Some very important new things are continually learnt in compulsory education. I love fractals.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

We adapted the Design Thinking Process to include additional phases based on our own experiences in schools with educators and kids. The educator can assist learners in the interview process including how to develop interview questions. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Wearables are in education. Given that research predicts a 46% growth of wearables in education between now and 2020, we all need to understand them. Physical education teachers are getting excited about biometric monitoring devices. Education How to Guides.

15 YouTube videos all educators must see

Ditch That Textbook

It has videos that always seem to resonate, entertain, educate or inspire. Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology humor inspiration skype youtubeWhenever I work with teachers, I always have a YouTube playlist handy. I constantly find encouragement in videos that others share. And in a world where well produced, stunning videos can be created by virtually anyone, it’s easier to find than ever. Here [.].

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Virtual Worlds For Higher Education: The New Real-World Classrooms


When you think of virtual reality the first thing to come to mind probably isn’t education, it’s more entertainment! Well, one of the fastest growing industries in the world is trying to reach a wider audience one of which is Education, and higher Education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ For-Profit Colleges Find Few Reasons to Lobby a Friendlier Education Dept.” ” The Department of Education has selected Julian Schmoke , a former administrator at the for-profit DeVry University , to lead the its student-aid enforcement unit. ” “Education Dept. More on Candice Jackson ’s resume in The Chronicle of Higher Education.