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Why Grit Can’t Be Taught Like Math

Community<p>Why Grit Can’t Be Taught Like Math<p>By Paul Tough     May 25, 2016<p>Image Credit: Sasha Nazim /<p>Because noncognitive qualities …


A Moodle Plug-in for Gamified, Individualized Learning

Learning Management Systems<p>North Carolina State University has developed a gamification tool that allows students to follow their own paths through …

Wall-to-Wall Project-Based Middle School Learning

Bulldog Tech was the first New Tech Network school in Silicon Valley, and to this day the middle school continues its commitment to project-based …

Education Technology

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Why PD Matters So Much for PBL Teachers

<i>“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”</i><p>Ultimately, I learned how to ride a bike by getting up the guts to hop on …


5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology

Special Education<p>Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but …

PowerSchool acquires TIENET

PowerSchool now offers comprehensive tracking, providing individualized instruction paths, and monitoring progress of the entire Individualized …

Education Technology

PowerSchool Buys New Tool, TIENET, to Meet Special Education Needs

Edtech Business<p>PowerSchool Buys New Tool, TIENET, to Meet Special Education Needs<p>May 10, 2016<p><b>TIENET</b>, a software suite designed to help schools manage …

Education Technology

Implementing a Flipped Class

Education Technology

8 High-Quality OER Collections

Finding high-quality open educational resources used to be a challenge, but a number of curated OER collections have made the task much easier for …

Education Technology

“Advance Warning” and Why It Doesn’t Work

As a special education teacher and behavioral specialist, I have the opportunity to go to a variety of different trainings and professional …


Three Sides of a Three-Sided Coin: Early Intervention (Part 2)

<i>This is the second guest post in a series on Response to Intervention (RTI) by Dr. Chris Weber, a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on the topic with</i> …

Autistic Kids Can Thrive in Integrated Classrooms

Since 1975, the passage of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, schools have been legally responsible to provide good quality education …

Watch this mom and special ed teacher sweetly honored for Mother's Day

Surprise! A beloved mom and educator couldn’t stop smiling when a secret renovation, a happy reunion and some incredible gifts made it a special Teacher Appreciation Week.<p>As part of TODAY'S "Mom's the Word" series celebrating Mother's Day, Sheinelle Jones visited Beth Holen, a California mom of two …


Copyright Basics

Copyright Education and Awareness Symposium

<i>One of the symposium panellists</i> <br>"What would bring together representatives from the creative industries, academics and policymakers? A chance to …

A Copyright Education

Copyright Law and You!

Copyright, Exceptions, and Fair Use: Crash Course Intellectual Property #3

Education, Law & Copyright

Animated GIFs And Fair Use: What Is And Isn't Legal, According To Copyright Law

Bloggers and meme-fanatics alike will admit that very few things can convey emotion like an animated GIF, and with almost 23 million GIFs posted to Tumblr everyday, it’s needless to say that the internet has become obsessed with the file format.<p>Giphy, the web’s foremost GIF database and search …

GIF Animations

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

<i>and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterSo many of these tools are …

Education Technology

Researchers Hunt for ‘Secret Sauce’ of Digital Learning Success

By D. Frank SmithA new report studies what worked and didn't for five districts' digital learning strategies.


The secret to successful use of technology in the classroom

There’s so much talk of how to make successful use of technology in the classroom. Even just yesterday afternoon, friend and Assistant Principal of …

Education Technology

Crowdsourcing Education: When Disruptive Innovations Collide - CSW Global 2014

Crowdsourcing education creating room for the unusual suspects | Chris Sigaloff | TEDxAmsterdamED

Crowd Sourcing Education: Mark B. Salter at TEDxUOttawa

What is Cloudware?

CloudWare Explainer Video

Google shutters its 'Play for Education' program to focus on Chromebooks in the classroom

Launched in 2013, Google Play for Education was meant as a way to encourage the use of tablets in the classroom. Now, the program is no more.<p>Speaking to TechCrunch, Google issued the following statement about the shutdown:<p>As of March 14 or later, Google will no longer sell Google Play for Education …