Sat.Jun 16, 2018 - Fri.Jun 22, 2018

Learning to Self Manage

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Never give up!” “Be Be determined.” “If If you dream it, you can achieve it.”

Understanding this about Taiwan will help more foreign aid projects succeed

The Christensen Institute

Taiwan’s relationship with foreign aid provides an excellent example of how aid can lead to sustainable development outcomes. In 1949 Taiwan was very poor. It had gained its independence from Japan after World War II, but simultaneously lost its largest trading partner—Japan. As such, the tiny island of roughly eight million people found itself in a politically liberating, but economically precarious, situation.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

Lake Oconee Academy was the brainchild of the Reynolds Lake Oconee real estate company. Photo: Terrell Clark/The Hechinger Report. GREENSBORO, Ga. This was clearly no ordinary public school.

LEGO Education Highlights Schools' Embrace of Hands-On Learning


Today LEGO® Education announces that schools around the world are taking advantage of hands-on LEGO learning solutions.


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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Heading to #ISTE18? Here’s What to Pack

Doug Levin

Be sure and read “ Must-Have Technology Gear to Bring to ISTE 2018 ” at The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center for tips on how to stay (more) private and safe at #ISTE18. Because Rockwell was prescient. Blog Privacy Security #ISTE18 ISTE

Minecraft: Kids Learn 21st Century Skills While Building New Worlds


Minecraft has been named a Best Summer Learning Game by Common Sense Education Minecraft Spiraling sandbox of adventure and creation gets kids to dig deep Pros: Delivers open, creative, and purposeful play supported by frequent updates.

Video: Simple Instructions For Making A Mini-Book

Larry Ferlazzo

Foldables can be great tools (see The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables” ). Here’s a simple video with instructions on how to make a mini-book. It came from an article about ETKeeling , who makes mini-comics for the Smithsonian.

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Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

The Christensen Institute

Recently, an education leader remarked to me that “the concept of a computer lab is obsolete”. The comment surprised me. In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and more. We also observe that at the end of the day, technology isn’t the most important component of a strong blended-learning program.

Learning Mindfulness Centered on Kindness to Oneself and Others


Crowded classrooms, hectic teaching schedules and rowdy students have teachers across the country looking for ways to keep their classrooms calm. That may be one reason mindfulness programs have become so popular.

Behind the Latino college degree gap

The Hechinger Report

Fewer than a quarter of Latino American adults had a college degree in 2016, less than half the rate of white Americans, according to a report by The Education Trust. Photo: Jesse Pratt.

Terrible Statistic Of The Day: 2,000 Children Separated From Parents At U.S. Border

Larry Ferlazzo

Fostering Mathematical Mindsets with iPads in the Classroom from Mason


Follow Mason on Twitter: @edtechmason. All students can learn math. Better yet, all students can love math. And even more importantly, all students can excel at math.

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I’m Shaking Things Up at ISTE 2018!

Shake Up Learning

The post I’m Shaking Things Up at ISTE 2018! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I’m Shaking Things Up at ISTE 2018! I’m gearing up for the largest edtech conference in the world, ISTE ! And, of course, I’m shaking things up at ISTE 2018!

#InnovatorsMindset Instagram Book Study

The Principal of Change

Instagram is one of the biggest social networks in the world, and it’s visual component make it a platform that many people are interested in using.

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Research Studies Of The Week

Larry Ferlazzo

I often write about research studies from various fields and how they can be applied to the classroom. I write individual posts about ones that I think are especially significant, and will continue to do so. However, so many studies are published that it’s hard to keep up.

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Future skills #metalearning

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler Lately, I'm asked to speak on this subject more than any other.

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Tips for Encouraging Learners of All Ages to Read


Today I was the guest moderator for #Edcontentchat thanks to Barbara Mascareno ( @spanish4kiddos ). The chat is only 30 minutes and we shared resources and ideas for encouraging learners to read. In case you missed the chat, I’ve included important ideas and resources shared during the chat.

An article and a powerful conversation: two updates on code name FOEcast

Bryan Alexander

Where does the FOEcast project stand in mid-June 2018? (If If you haven’t followed FOEcast, it’s a project to create plans for a future of education and technology initiative. It’s open, participatory, ongoing, and transnational. Here’s a good intro.).

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My Nine Best BAM! Radio Shows In 2018 – So Far

Larry Ferlazzo

As regular readers know, I do a ten-minute weekly BAM! Radio show to accompany my Education Week Teacher columns. I thought readers might be interested in my choices for the best shows I’ve done during the last six months. I’m adding this post to All 2018 Mid-Year “Best” Lists – In One Place!

Incredible Giveaways Whether You Are at #ISTE18 or #Notatiste18

Teacher Reboot Camp

This week my daughter, Savvy, Kelly Jake Duncan , and I are headed to the ISTE Conference as official ISTE media and to present.

The Key to Differentiated Learning - Develop Student Experts


When you enter Dr. Lou Lahana's Tech Cafe at PS/MS 188, you aren't entering a classroom with a teacher preparing students for the future.

Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. When it comes to their employees, there is no ceiling as they are continually pursuing pathways and allocating resources to help the best get even better.

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Special Months

Larry Ferlazzo

This is the twenty-second post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years. You can see all those lists at the bottom of this post. These are lists I’ve also recently reviewed and revised, so they are up-to-date.


Technology Tidbits

*Be sure to check out Buncee at ISTE June 24-27th, booth #2136 Buncee is the award winning learning tool that provides a digital canvas for students to create amazing projects, presentations, and much much more.

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Certiport Names Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Champions


The winners of the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship have been announced by Certiport , provider of performance-based IT certification exams. The champions topped 148 finalists at the event in Atlanta, Georgia.

3 Important Reminders During the “Change” Process

The Principal of Change

Do you remember when Twitter moved from 140 characters to 280? For many people, the sky was falling! Their beloved platform had changed so significantly they would not know if they would stay or use it anymore. I am going to admit that I liked the constraint of the 140 characters.

This Week In Web 2.0

Larry Ferlazzo

In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I post a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” (you you might also be interested in The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018 – So Far ).

Owl Eyes

Technology Tidbits

Owl Eyes is an innovative site that lets teachers create "classrooms" where their students can read and interact w/ texts. Student's are able to select through a wide variety of literature and then annotate the text.

Class Tech Tips: Tips for Using Nearpod with Early Learners


Can you use Nearpod with early learners? You bet! This year I’ve had the chance to visit classrooms and work with teachers in different parts of the country. One of the highlights of this year has been working with an enthusiastic group of early learners in New York.

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Part 1: Ten Reasons for Mapping Out PBL… Scaffolds That Makes Project Based Learning Work

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

By now you know that I really believe in the power of PBL. It supports tested content standards and important 21st century skills while PBL providing teachers with the why and how.

SEL Weekly Update

Larry Ferlazzo

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists. You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2017.

How Advisers Connect Via Tech to Help Low-Income Students Apply To College


Our Take A Number series is exploring problems around the world through the lens of a single number. Some high school students think of applying to colleges as a full-time job. There are essays and tests, loads of financial documents to assemble and calculations to make.

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