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Overcoming Your Fears (and Helping Kids Do It Too)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tara Martin on episode 576 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tara Martin has written a book to help children (and adults) face their fears called Cannonball In!

Around the Same Table During Media Literacy Week

Digital Promise

“Not everyone plays sports or practices religion…but everyone eats!” ” This is the message behind “Around the Same Table,” one of nine student-produced 360? films screened at the United Nations General Assembly in September as part of MY World 360? ,

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StudySync: 3 Strategies Designed to Maximize the Impact of SyncTV Episodes

Catlin Tucker

When I facilitate station rotation workshops with teachers using StudySync , I encourage them to consider designing offline discussion stations. There is value in having a small group of six to eight students discuss a text as opposed to facilitating a whole group discussion.

Videos: Why, How, Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I started teaching, videos were used only for a few reasons: to teach historical events, as a prize for something students did well, or for the sub to fill the time while I was out.

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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.

The Blueprint for a Great Story

A Principal's Reflections

Storytelling has quickly become a vital leadership tool in the digital age, something that I have written extensively about in Digital Leadership.

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The entrepreneurial mindset

Dangerously Irrelevant

This past weekend I participated in an event called The Entrepreneurial Mindset. The two days of learning were co-sponsored by the School of Education and Human Development and the School of Business at CU Denver.

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Are Your Teachers Involved In Their Professional Learning?


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff takes a look at several reasons why it's important for our teachers to be involved in their professional learning decisions. The post Are Your Teachers Involved In Their Professional Learning?

Teaching Teachers to Put Tech Tools to Work

EdTech Magazine

Teaching Teachers to Put Tech Tools to Work. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:34. There’s a temptation in the world of educational technology to think that if only instructors had the right tools, all their teaching troubles would go away. But Kathleen Perdisatt knows better.

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How to create a digital escape room for your class or PD

Ditch That Textbook

Escape rooms are a fun adventure where you solve puzzles to escape from the room. To add to the adventure, you usually have a time limit. I love creating physical escape rooms in my classroom. They are fun and they get the students up and moving in the classroom. However, there are a few drawbacks […]. Gamification creative teaching edtech games in the classroom gamification

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.

Breaking the Blockbuster Model


In 1905, the first Nickelodeon opened in Columbus, Ohio and charged a large crowd of several hundred people 5¢ each to see a movie. Get it–a “nickle”odeon?) Since then, movies have changed a lot, and so has education too.

How Partnering With a Local University Saved This School From Closure


In 2015, East Upper and Lower Schools—formerly East High School—in Rochester, New York entered into a unique partnership between the New York State Education Department, Rochester City School District and the University of Rochester.

A major test for would-be teachers will de-emphasize the more difficult math sections

The Hechinger Report

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Fast: Create a Branching Google Form

Teacher Tech

Create a Branching Google Form Design your Google Forms to provide immediate feedback by utilizing branching options. Create multiple sections in your Form and add only one question per section that determines which section to jump to next.

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.

Accessibility Isn't A Nice to Have. It's A Must Have.


Schools should anticipate being the focus of increased scrutiny and challenges to the accessibility of their websites

This Observation Tool Is Helping Teachers Improve Their Interactions with Children


NEW ORLEANS —A little boy with a plastic dinosaur toddles over to his teacher at Clara's Little Lambs Preschool Academy, in the Algiers neighborhood on the west bank of the Mississippi. Oooooh! That's a scary dinosaur,” gasps the teacher Tracy McChester.

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Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

The Hechinger Report

Ed tech companies are benefitting from the rise of impact funds. Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. In September 2019, a young Canadian ed tech company called Classcraft announced that it had raised $7.5 million from investors.

A Learning Framework For Augmented And Virtual Reality

TeachThought - Learn better.

This Augmented and Virtual Reality framework explores Extended Reality (XR), a term is used to describe AR, VR, and all realities on the mixed reality spectrum. The post A Learning Framework For Augmented And Virtual Reality appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

Class Tag, An Easy-to-Use Messaging Tool for Teachers & Parents


ClassTag is a messaging tool for teachers and their students' families

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Should State Assessments Be Split Up? Testmaker NWEA Thinks So


Last week, testing provider NWEA—best known for its district-level MAP Growth exams—came out with a bold new claim: The way states give summative assessments is broken. Its solution, however, was a bit more predictable: get states to switch to its own model, of course.

Hope in coal country: Parents without diplomas keep their kids in school

The Hechinger Report

FIRST STEP TO THE MIDDLE CLASS: More than 27 million Americans age 25 or older don’t have a high school diploma or GED, the basic credential needed to qualify for nearly 80 percent of jobs in this country.

Mission Accomplished: EducationSuperHighway Announces Closure of the K-12 Connectivity Gap

Education Superhighway

Today, we released our annual State of the States report: The classroom connectivity gap is closed and we are proud to announce that the classroom connectivity gap is now closed.

EdTech at School

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

EconEdLink: Peanuts, Pecans, and Peas, Please


Our country has a day just for nuts.National Nut Day is 10/22. Check out this informative site that looks at the world of the peanut. This tiny legume, commonly considered a nut, had a great influence on our economy.


Are We Rushing Education Change? The Case for Slowing Things Down


Education is known for endless change, and over the years that’s taken many forms: testing modifications, curriculum adjustments, new committees to join, fresh acronyms to learn.

Progress in the Deep South: Black students combat segregation, poverty and dwindling school funding

The Hechinger Report

FIRST STEP TO THE MIDDLE CLASS: More than 27 million Americans age 25 or older don’t have a high school diploma or GED, the basic credential needed to qualify for nearly 80 percent of jobs in this country.

CraftyText – Google Chrome Extension

Teacher Tech

Make Large Onscreen Text Sometimes you when displaying a website it can be handy to display some text. The CraftyText Chrome extension makes this an easy task. Install CraftyText Install CraftyText Chrome Extension After installing the CraftyText click the CT icon in the extension shelf and enter what you wish to display. Click the CT […]. The post CraftyText – Google Chrome Extension appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chrome Chrome Apps Google extension google GoogleEDU

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.