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Transform Learning this School Year with Eric Sheninger

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 111 - The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Eric Sheninger @ E_Sheninger motivates us to transform learning this school year.

How This Educator Bridges Creativity And Teaching Through Project-Based Learning

EdNews Daily

This is our 9 th interview in our thought-leadership series with 51Talk. Our featured teacher today is Catherine Smith. Catherine is a creative and highly-passionate teacher.

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Why Are Coding Bootcamps Going Out of Business?

Hack Education

Within the past week, two well-known and well-established coding bootcamps have announced they’ll be closing their doors: Dev Bootcamp, owned by Kaplan Inc., and The Iron Yard, owned by the Apollo Education Group (parent company of the University of Phoenix). Two closures might not make a trend … yet. But some industry observers have suggested we might see more “consolidation” in the coming months.

Research-Influenced Learning Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

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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5th Graders Take Entrepreneurship To Another Level Through Empathy And Action

The ASIDE Blog

ASIDE 2017 We started teaching entrepreneurship as part of the fifth-grade math and history curriculum over five years ago. As part of the program, several entrepreneurs visited as guest speakers to share their ideas about starting a business, creating a brand, and developing a marketing strategy.

21 Must Have Communication Skills

The Daring Librarian

I've been a fangirl of Lisa Johnson aka the @ TechChef4u for years, this an infographic from her latest book: Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students and it's AWESOME so and I just have to share it with you!

8 Google Sheets Add-ons Every Teacher Should Know About

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July , 2017 Google Sheets add-on store features a number of educational extensions to use with your forms and spreadsheets to add amazing functionalities. These add-ons are arranged into more. Repost

Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer.

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.

Add-on: Email Parents

Teacher Tech

As a high school teacher with 150+ students, it can be challenging to give personal attention to each student. I remember one time a parent calling me with a concern about her kid and I thought “he’s doing fine” but upon digging into the evidence the mom was right to call me with concern. I […]. The post Add-on: Email Parents appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Gmail Google Sheets Add-on gmail google sheets spreadsheets


Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors


In just over a decade, 20 independent education companies have raised more than $2.7 billion in funding and are shaping the way education is evolving for students from grade school to higher ed. Collectively, 116 directors serve on the boards of these privately-held companies. Only eight are women. Even fewer are women of color. The scarcity of female directors in edtech is a striking contrast to the diversity that exists in the sector's day-to-day leadership.


Four C's of App Selection


As a former business teacher, I easily recall teaching a lesson titled, The Four C’s of Credit. That particular lesson is so memorable because I remember being schooled in “The Four C’s of Diamonds” when shopping for an engagement ring for my wife just a few years prior.

“Just Right” Content for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

We’ve all heard the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” ” While the bears were away, the hungry little girl, Goldilocks, entered their cabin and tasted their porridge. However, one was too hot, and another one was too cold.

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher appeared first on TeachThought. Terry Heick Trends & Shifts Experienced Teacher General

Money Talks: Duolingo Raises $25M More (at a $700M Valuation)


As the chief executive behind one of the world’s most popular language-learning tools, Luis von Ahn ironically struggles with picking up a new tongue. “I’m I’m actually very bad at learning languages, which is pretty funny, considering what I do,” the CEO and co-founder of Duolingo said in an email to EdSurge. An English and Spanish speaker, von Ahn is “making good progress” on learning Portuguese and hopes to tackle French next.

What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About

NPR Learning and Tech

The controversy surrounding a highly-anticipated robotics competition for teens from around the globe overshadowed an otherwise upbeat event focused on kids, robots and changing the world. Image credit: Liam James Doyle/NPR

Virtual Reality in Education – Where Are We and What’s Next?


Image Attribution Not long ago, virtual reality was limited to science fiction. Then it became a stable of video games. Now virtual reality is moving into our daily lives. Recently the domain of the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality

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Coming to Your Child’s School, Very, Very Soon: A Christensen-Style Disruption!

The Journal

Teachers, materials, students — the big 3 of K–12. Materials (1-to-1, OER-based textbooks) are changing dramatically, but teachers and teaching is about to be disrupted in the Christensen-sense. Machine learning will drive personalized learning into America’s schools. On that you can rely

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3 Ways Tech Can Negatively Impact Classroom Learning

Tech Helpful

As an instructional technologist, I am always looking for tools to aid in the learning process. I believe wholeheartedly that when integrated well technology adds engagement, opportunities for advanced/deeper learning, and possibilities for teachers to be more relational.

Blended Learning Questions: Your Top 5 Concerns Addressed

Where Learning Clicks

Integrating technology in your school can seem daunting. We help you tackle some of the biggest blended learning questions to consider during the planning phase. The post Blended Learning Questions: Your Top 5 Concerns Addressed appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

This is the best classroom tool teachers are not using

eSchool News

Is there anything a teacher hates more than to look out across his or her classroom and see a group of tired, uninterested, and unmotivated students? Teachers are forced to cover state standards that students may not see any intrinsic reason to learn.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Google Partners with ISTE and Others to Create Digital Citizenship Game

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Be Internet Awesome aims to educate digital civility in an interactive way. Classroom Digital Citizenship Game-based Learning Internet

Creating a Nurturing Environment for Kids with Nancy Blair

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 113 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Nancy Blair @ blairteach , middle school principal, and #edchat leader gives us practical ideas to create a nurturing environment in our schools.

Play Farkle on Google Slides and Sheets

Teacher Tech

Explain Your Farkle Strategy I like to play the game Farkle on my phone. It is a dice game where you roll 6 dice. You must score or you get a FARKLE and you get zero points for the round. Basic scoring is you get 50 points for a 5 and 100 points for 1. […]. The post Play Farkle on Google Slides and Sheets appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Docs Google Math Sheets Slides templates Add-on google math sheets slides spreadsheets

Why we ask for your school district’s connectivity data

Education Superhighway

TRANSPARENCY DRIVES CHANGE. It is our core belief that with transparency in broadband speeds and pricing, school districts are empowered to grow their technology programs.

To err is human – and a powerful prelude to learning

The Hechinger Report

Once a month, this column will examine the insights that science offers about the way people learn, and how such findings could influence schools. Most of us can remember a moment like this from our school years: the teacher poses a question – maybe it’s math, maybe history. You raise your hand, you give your answer with full assurance. And then? You’re shot down. You got it wrong.

Fight the Fear of Procrastination with Small Tasks


I learned this weekend that, in the northern hemisphere, July 22 is typically the date where temperatures start trending down for the year.

Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017


The bull is back—or is it? After a dip in dealflow and venture capital to U.S. edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during the first six months of 2017. According to our tally, there were 58 U.S. deals that totalled more than $887 million through June of this year. This means that halfway through 2017, the funding for U.S. edtech startups is already at 88 percent of the total in 2016 ( which was $1 billion ).

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Classroom Management in the Digital Age


I have embraced a BYOD classroom environment for the last two years, working with Grade 7 and 8 students. The first year was incredible. The students understood the rules and were able to follow them without much instruction. Last year, on the other hand, was a disaster that seemed to get worse.


23 GSuite Ideas to Excite Your Students about Learning with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 112 - The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom.

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Sharing the Ups and Downs of Learning

The Principal of Change

This is a question I ask administrators all of the time: Have you learned anything new in the past three months? Of course, everyone nods their head in enthusiastic agreement. I then follow up with this question: Could your staff tell me what new learning you have done in the past three months?


Teachers With Student Debt: These Are Their Stories

NPR Learning and Tech

If you're a teacher, you have one of the lowest-paid professional jobs in the U.S. Most require a four-year degree, which can require tens of thousands of dollars in loans that some struggle to repay. Image credit: Lilli Carré for NPR