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Superintendent: Gen Z achievement soaring with student choice

eSchool News

You can look at all kids who are currently in grades K–12 as Generation Z.

15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017


Teachers and educators can follow these 15 inspirational educators on Twitter to learn about the best and latest teaching trends directly from a source who knows what they're talking about. The post 15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017 appeared first on Edudemic.

Streaming Live from NY Today - The Global Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Education Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this coming week, April 24 - 28, 2017, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network.

50 Reasons It’s Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 50 Reasons It’s Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Our Most Popular Terry Heick The Future Of Learning General Veteran Teacher

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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Does Your School Offer Enough P.E.? These Statistics Will Shock You! #ProtectPE #ad


How Important Is Physical Education In Schools? Offering the opportunity for adequate physical activity within the school day is a topic I’m very passionate about.

Combatting Emotional Fatigue: A Teacher’s Occupational Hazard #mondaymotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Joan Flaherty on episode 61 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life” Mary Oliver.

#CelebrateWithDE – National Poetry Month

Discovery Education

April is National Poetry Month and you can celebrate at any grade level. We’ve collected some engaging resources for you to inspire your students to try their hand at various approaches to poetry, with an eye towards nature, self-expression, and performance. Poetry is a beautifully vulnerable way to express oneself – be sure to model experimentation and risk in writing for your students. As G.K. Chesterton said, “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”

169 Tech Tip #82: How do I use a ‘Read Only’ Doc?

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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.

Finding the Right Talent to Build an Edtech Company That Is Loved and Lasts


Not every company can be Facebook or Google, offering free catered meals and colorful open spaces, but there are ways to build positive work environments with productive and happy employees on a smaller budget. Looking for a new role? EdSurge will be hosting job fairs in the following cities: San Francisco ( April 25, 2017 ) New York City ( April 27, 2017 ) Boston ( May 2, 2017 ) Washington, DC ( May 10, 2017 ).


The Meaning of Home: A 5th Grade Art Project

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

For the past month of our 5th graders have been exploring the meaning of home through art. They began their journey by reading Home by Carson Ellis and watching a video of Carson in her home. They brainstormed what symbolized home for each of them. It is more than the physical building.

4 Awesome STEM Project Ideas

My Paperless Classroom

Teaching children in a way that is both fun and effective is probably the greatest challenge. All subjects are important when it comes to education, but science and mathematics are beginning to demand more attention as they will better prepare students for future careers.


A Mindset Shift to Continue Supporting the Most Frustrating Kids


On my best day as a teacher, I will talk passionately about progressive pedagogy, empathy as the core of a classroom and diverse student needs. I will say I care about every child, the whole child, and am committed to their growth. And then there are those bad days. The days where within the first two hours of my morning, I’m called a b three times. The ones where my perfectly planned learning activity falls flat because my brilliant student just refuses to pick her head up off the desk.

5 Spark Video Chromebook and iPad Activities for English Language Learners

Class Tech Tips

Last week I had the chance to share some strategies for using video with English Language Learners. During this special presentation at the Apple Store SoHo in New York City, I spoke to educators (and plenty of casual shoppers who walked by) about the power of using videos with students.

Students at the Forefront: Blended Learning & Math


Math seems to be at the forefront of many districts’ agendas. With the Common Core State Standards launching in 2009 and textbook publishers having to recreate their curriculums, many districts were left with their teachers having to come up with their own curriculum that met the new state standards.

6 Good iPad Apps Free Today

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 24, 2017 Below is a collection of some good iPad apps that are free today and only for a limited period of time. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: merge several more. Apps gone free

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Creating Career Pathways for Underserved Adults: Connecting Supply & Demand

Digital Promise

Partnerships between government workforce development and private businesses can help underserved adults move into careers that change their and their families’ lives.

How an edtech innovation is giving performance assessments new life

eSchool News

Across the country, educators and policy makers are searching for ways to develop and implement innovative assessment programs to address accountability requirements and to reform instruction. As both local and state educators consider new assessment models, they find themselves coming up against many issues of time. It’s widely agreed that there’s too much time spent on testing and test prep, and there’s too little time to teach and take on additional responsibilities to transform instruction.

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Learning with 'e's

There's a wonderful scene in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire. It's where English sprinter Harold Abrahams (who believed he was the best in the UK) has been unexpectedly and soundly defeated by former Scottish international rugby player Eric Liddell in the 400 m.

App of the Week: VR field trips!

eSchool News

note : App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

The 7Cs of Learning Design


How to design a great online course. As more and more users are taking advantage of the improved GoConqr Course Builder tool, we thought it would be a good time to look at how to design a great course.

DeVos undoes Obama student loan protections

eSchool News

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has rolled back an Obama administration attempt to reform how student loan servicers collect debt. President Barack Obama issued a pair of memorandums last year requiring that the government’s Federal Student Aid office, which services $1.1

Community Building With Your Learning Management System


Enable Communication and Collaboration With School Stakeholders With This Unique LMS For large schools with hundreds and hundreds of students, it makes sense that they need learning and student. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].


5 Tips for Designing Course Documents


Here towards the end of the semester, I’m thinking about all of the different kinds of documents I’ve seen left behind on or near the departmental photocopier over the past 15 weeks. And I’ve developed some … opinions about how such documents could be improved.

Up to 50% OFF Creativity and STEM Toys – Fractus Deals

Fractus Learning

Put away those screens people, here comes some creative hand-on fun! With amazing savings on some of the most popular creative and STEM toys it’s time to get those brains and hands working! Creativity and STEM Toys 1. […]. Deals Toys and Play


The 4 Issues AltSchool Needs to Figure Out to Scale Its ‘Personalized Learning’ Platform


No one can say Devin Vodicka lacks ambition. A holder of numerous Superintendent recognition awards , Vodicka has spent the last five years serving over 25,000 students at Vista Unified in Southern California. Yet that number apparently isn’t big enough; he wants his work to reach even more students. Earlier this month, Vodicka announced he’s leaving the district to serve as Chief Impact Officer at AltSchool , the experimental microschool system based in the Bay Area. His end goal?


Data Sharing Hasn’t Been a Concern for Most Newsela Customers—But Super Users Want More


Interoperability, defined dryly, is the seamless, secure and controlled exchange of data between different applications and technologies. The term is a mouthful, yet the concept enables many conveniences we take for granted. It allows, for instance, pharmacists to verify and prepare your medications after your doctor’s visit. It allows companies to pay employees via direct deposit, and for you to pay others via mobile apps or online banking services.