Tue.Jan 15, 2019

How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

Rather than taking a traditional multiple choice test at the end of their unit on weather, sixth grade students at Gilbert Middle School in South Carolina created their own live weather reports—complete with green screens and fake snow.

Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

3 Awesome Minutes: Question Formulation Techniques (QFT)’s

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Chris Fancher talks about how to use question formulation techniques (QFT)’s in your classroom by sharing what he does in his. This simple 3 minute technique can change your classroom.

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College Students with Disabilities are Too Often Excluded

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. AnnCatherine Heigl, a sophomore at George Mason University, recently attempted to join all eight sororities at her school. All eight turned her down.

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.

Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2018


It is critical to select products that work best to support your makerspace


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Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number Three in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science and 35 resources geared toward STEM Technology.


PhET in 30 Seconds


This short video showcases the site's famed interactive simulations as well as some pros and cons that'll help you decide whether it's right for your students

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Social Media is Increasing Anxiety, Depression, Especially in Teen Girls. We Need to Talk About it.


Educators should be aware of the mental health challenges that more and more of our young students are dealing with. There is a growing body of evidence indicating that the smartphone and similar. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Google Docs Explore tool brings you quick access to your Drive files, web search, images, recommendations and more.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Engaging Social Media for Educators

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

VIPKid to Host Helping ELL/ESL Students Succeed


edWeb.net is excited to announce that VIPKid will be sponsoring Helping ELL/ESL Students Succeed , a professional learning community on edWeb that focuses on supporting ELL/ESL students to improve their academic achievement and English language learning.

Celebrating the Success and Differences of Others #LEAPEffect

The Principal of Change

Why Onboarding New Devices is Impossible on Your Network

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

For most workplaces, wireless networking (WiFi) is as important as utility power, air conditioning, heating, and running water. Because of this, many kinds of companies invest in standby power generators to largely eliminate the business interruption from a loss of utility power.

BETT19 Preview— Free Biology Games to be Showcased at Bett


Two free interactive platforms that teachers can use to help students learn about molecular biology have been developed by researchers

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions


The NEO team will be heading to London next week to attend The BETT Show 2019 , between January 23-26.

Customize Your Experience with the EdTech Insider Program

EdTech Magazine

Customize Your Experience with the EdTech Insider Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:52. As an educator, you’re swamped when it comes to keeping up with the latest and greatest in ed tech. You count on us to advise you on IT management and ­general tech know-how.

NEC Display Consolidates Entry-level Projector Series


New MC and ME series offer affordable models with up to 15,000 hours of lamp life


Benefits of CUE Membership


Did you know CUE Membership is now FREE? If you are a teacher or school administrator you should have a CUE membership! The 22,000+ member network that is CUE is a PLN that I am grateful everyday.

Common Sense Launches Curriculum to Combat Sexting, Tech Addiction & Cyberbullying


Common Sense today launched the Digital Citizenship Curriculum for grades 6–8, available free to all schools through its flagship Common Sense Education platform



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Three Ways Technology Can Help Teachers Differentiate Student Learning


This piece originally ran on Edsurge. The wide range of differences found among children when they first enter school is sufficient to tax the skill of the most capable teacher.”.

Enriching Rocks with Blendspace, Tinkercad, Research, Thinglink, and Painting

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Third grade studies rocks as a part of their science curriculum. Each year Ms. Hicks, 3rd grade spectrum teacher, finds so many ways to enrich the study with her students. She collaborates with me in the library on several pieces of the project. Blendspace.

The Paper Bag Mask – An Interesting Path to Success

Teacher Tech

You Are More Thank You Think You Are A Guest Post by Brock Heasley I’m a writer, but for most of my life I didn’t know that. Drawing Not Writing Back in high school, writing was an academic exercise at best, a vehicle for whatever B.S. I needed to create to fill out the required […]. The post The Paper Bag Mask – An Interesting Path to Success appeared first on Teacher Tech. Guest Post Paper Bag Mask

#CelebrateWithDE – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Discovery Education

We’re celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All of his contributions towards ensuring civil rights for everyone in the community are well worth honoring, and our focus this year will be on actions that can be taken in service to the community. We hope you’ll have wonderful discussions about the power of ordinary people to make the world a better place for all. Be sure to join us for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Virtual Viewing Party, too.

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Free Lesson Plans from Study.com

Ask a Tech Teacher

Study.com is an online distance learning portal that provides over 70,000 lessons in fifteen subjects (including algebra, calculus, chemistry, macro- and microeconomics, and physics) aligned with many popular textbooks. Resources include not only videos but study tools, guides, quizzes, and more.



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Language barriers still impede home-school communication

eSchool News

Just a little more than half (55 percent) of teachers in a recent survey say their schools translate parent correspondence into other languages, despite federal data showing that almost 5 million U.S. students are English language learners (ELL).

The Complete Guide to SCALE-UP in Education

ViewSonic Education

Collaborative, hands-on, and computer focused. This describes SCALE-UP in a nutshell. From their first classroom integration in the 80s to today, over 98% of schools in the United States now own computers.

Tech directors: Here’s how to truly support multi-screen classrooms

eSchool News

Today, education is far more flexible and collaborative than a generation ago, and technology is key in enabling teachers to quickly adapt lesson plans to suit the moment’s activity.


US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018


For many U.S. cities and states, 2018 marked the wettest year on record. There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash. Last year, U.S. education technology companies raised $1.45 billion, matching the previous high for the single-year funding total of this decade, set in 2015. The funding total in 2018 also eclipsed the $1.2 billion raised by U.S. edtech startups in 2017.

Two Handy Google Drive Tools to Securely Sign Your Documents

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

There are several tools out there that claim to help users add electronic signature to their documents and PDFs but only a select few are really worth the try. We have been testing some of these.read more

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