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Planning a Successful Global Collaboration Project #EdtechMissions Chat Archive

Teacher Reboot Camp

Anthippi Harou ( @AnthippiHarou ), a primary teacher in Greece, was the guest moderate of today’s #EdtechMissions chat about planning global collaboration projects. Anthippi and her students received recognition for completing their eTwinning global collaboration projects.

School of Dreams

A Principal's Reflections

As many people know I am originally from the Northeastern part of the United States. I was born and raised in New Jersey, where I also became a teacher and eventually a principal. After meeting my wife in 2002, I moved to Staten Island, NY and resided there for thirteen years.

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Are you more focused on the “new”, or the “better?”

The Principal of Change

In “ The Innovator’s Mindset ,” I use the following for the definition of “innovation”: For the purpose of this book, I’m defining innovation as a way of thinking that creates something new and better.

Educators as Learning Catalyst Facilitators

Tech Helpful

Facilitator- Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE Standards for Students. Educators: Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.

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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Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone

NPR Learning and Tech

It's a question most parents will wrestle with at some point — when is the right time to give my child a smartphone? Let's tick through a few other questions first. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

FCC Chair Seeks to Overturn ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules, With Implications for K-12

Marketplace K-12

If the FCC weakens "net neutrality" provisions, some advocates predict that schools' access to online resources will suffer. The post FCC Chair Seeks to Overturn ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules, With Implications for K-12 appeared first on Market Brief.


Get Free Private Github Repositories Through Github Education


We’ve written a fair amount about Github here at ProfHacker. To cite just a few examples, Lincoln described how to fork syllabi using Github , George outlined how to preserve your Twitter archive using Github Pages , and Konrad wrote a long series introducing the basics of Github in detail.

6 Ways Administrators Can Prove the Efficacy of Digital Tools

EdTech Magazine

By Eric Sheninger When new technology is rolled out, K–12 leaders must prove it is worth the investment. Leadership Management Return on Investment

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.

3 Translation Tools To Connect With Students Who Speak Multiple Languages

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators with students and families of diverse backgrounds use tech tools that can help overcome the language barrier. To follow are three tech tools teachers can use to facilitate conversations they have with students and families who are not fluent in English.

How Online Can Save Small, Private Colleges from Going Under


In the wake of a recent series of small-college closings , the takeaway for small private colleges is that their days may be numbered. Since these schools are largely dependent on student tuition in a time when demographic changes mean fewer available high school graduates , they might as well be on an endangered-species list. Some fifty have closed in the last decade alone , and three have closed in the past few weeks.


Get a Self-Paced, Competency-Based Master’s in Education With FlexPath

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Capella University From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As teachers, we value education, and we want to improve what we know. But the problem for so many of us is that we have busy lives, with careers and children.


Nobody Wants to Be “Fixed”

The Principal of Change

I tweeted this recently: I struggle with the “school is broken” narrative as much as I struggle with focusing on what is wrong with a student, not what their strengths are. George Couros (@gcouros) November 9, 2017.

Data Snapshot: Who Are the Nation’s Homeschoolers?

Marketplace K-12

The biggest portion of the country's homeschool students—about 39 percent of them—are from suburban communities, according to national data. The post Data Snapshot: Who Are the Nation’s Homeschoolers? appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 National Center for Education Statistics Online / Virtual Learning

Textbooks optional: What unbundling and BYOD mean for learning technology

eSchool News

The days of overhead projectors and chalkboards are behind us. Today’s educators are looking to Chromebooks , smartphones and maker spaces to enhance their teaching. Other tools going the way of the overhead projector? The traditional textbook and workbook combination, complete with a #2 pencil.

Goodbye, “Teacher Tired”: 5 days to doing fewer things, better

The Cornerstone Blog

What do you want your life to look like? When you look back on it all at the end, what do you want to feel like you’ve accomplished? How do you want to have spent your time? What will be your legacy?

20 Great Apps for University Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a a full time doctoral student, iPad is my number 1 companion. I use it for a wide variety of educational purposes but mainly for reading. I have been experimenting with various apps and more. Repost

Student Activism, Volunteerism, And Social Engagement - Empowering Gen WE

The ASIDE Blog

ASIDE 2017 Rarely does a moment emerge that highlights the enormous contributions to global activism that young people make every day. The WE Day UN celebration on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, was perhaps that moment.

Hey educators: Are you trustworthy? Here are 4 vital signs for identifying and assessing trust in schools

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This post is the second in a new column for eSchool News. In her column on ‘Personal Development’, eSchool News Columnist Jennifer Abrams focuses on tangible takeaways, tools and teachings that all those working in schools can use to develop their leadership.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on September 6, 2012.


When Students See Themselves As Digital First

TeachThought - Learn better.

Generation ‘Like’: When Students See Themselves As Digital First by Terry Heick Students that have more control than ever over their own identity have, unsurprisingly, lost control of that identity.

Educators on Artificial Intelligence: Here's the One Thing it Can't Do Well


It isn’t just the tech entrepreneurs and Hollywood directors who dream about the role that artificial intelligence can play, or will play, in everyday human life—educators have begin to join them. However, those dreams aren’t always pleasant and may, in fact, sometimes turn into nightmares. If computer systems are able to perform tasks that humans have performed for thousands of years, will it render teachers and administrators a thing of the past?

A FREE online conference for teachers: #DitchSummit!

Ditch That Textbook

Gain ideas and inspiration for the new year with the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit in December. Sign up now for your FREE ticket at!For For many of us, December is a time when life slows down a bit. We're between semesters. The holidays give us time to recharge and reflect.


Teachers: These are the 6 must-know strategies for great blended learning

eSchool News

Teachers value today’s classroom digital resources, but students might not be as comfortable using technology as parents and educators believe, according to a new report about successful blended learning strategies.

When College Plans Washed Away With Hurricane Maria

NPR Learning and Tech

As Puerto Rico students settle into high school on the mainland — one big question emerges: What happens to my college plans? That's especially scary for seniors, as application deadlines loom. Image credit: Elissa Nadworny/NPR


10 Simple Strategies to Save Time & Sanity


Teaching truly is a never-ending job. You can’t stop time, but there are simple strategies to help you save time and decrease stress. Rita Platt offers 10 ideas to help put yourself in a teaching sweet spot instead of constantly struggling in a frantic survival zone. Heart of the School Stress Avoidance delegate grading organization parent contacts Rita Platt technology time management time use to-do lists

​A Playbook to Go Open: 5 Steps to Adopting OER


Adoption of digital learning resources is taking hold in schools and districts across the United States. Public schools now provide at least one computer for every five students and spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content, according to Education Week. As momentum for digital learning builds, some districts—80 percent according to the 2017 Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) K12 IT Leadership Survey Report —are using open educational resources (OER), which the U.S.


OPINION: Five ways colleges can enroll more low-income students

The Hechinger Report

Great Hall, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. More than 80 leading colleges and universities are committed to a 2025 national goal of enrolling 50,000 more lower-income students in institutions with a 70 percent or higher graduation rate.

Games in the Classroom with The Twine Cookbook


Cook flickr photo by pfly shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license. My favorite tool for teaching game-making, interactive storytelling, and hypertext is Twine. I’ve talked here at ProfHacker about both Twine 1.x


Take a stand for Net Neutrality

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Random Hacks of Kindness Jr – Kids Designing Apps to Better Our World


Non-Profit Organization Holds Hack-a-thons With Students Who Consider how to Help Other Non-Profit Causes I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Patrice Gans, founder and Executive Director of. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing

Black colleges can revive American cities

The Hechinger Report

Grambling State University President Richard Gallot, Jr. pictured right) rides in the homecoming parade in Grambling, LA with his wife Christy Gallot and sons. Photo credit: Richard Gallot. Looking to move to a new city to live in or to set up a business?

Scaffolding Maker Education Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

pI often read via social media about the importance of student centered, student-driven instruction. I wholeheartedly agree. My blog post is called User-Generated Education for a reason.