Scott Kinkoph

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5 can't-miss apps: FaceParty, 'Goat Rider,' Nuzzel and more

With Snapchat adding new ways to use lenses and chat with friends and Instagram cracking down on third-party developers, you may have missed some of this week's best new apps.

Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week's list includes a social news app, an app to …


Innovative learning leaders shared their experiences in implementing blended learning in their schools and districts during a recent iNACOL webinar, “Blended Learning Leaders Discuss their Roadmap for Success.” As a preview to a forthcoming publication: the iNACOL Blended Learning Roadmap, the leaders provided a glimpse into promising practices that have resulted in some early successes, …

Innovative learning leaders shared their experiences in implementing blended learning in their schools and districts during a recent iNACOL webinar, …



Happiness isn’t often a big topic of conversation in classrooms. Amidst the rush to meet standards, raise test scores, and provide engaging learning …


The Two Simple Words That Can Motivate Your Entire Team

They’re also a huge driver of creativity.

MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: How do you encourage creative thinking within your organization? is written by Pascale Witz, executive vice


New Teachers: Working With Parents

Before you dive into the resources below, read about the benefits of working with parents of students and explore some simple tips to get started in …


How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life

It might have been the banana piano. Or perhaps the bongos, made from lemons that students had plucked from the citrus tree at school. Elizabeth …

Mathematics Education


What is it?

Think of it as a guide - or starting point. We’ve covered all of the quick and simple ways to explain Kahoot! to newbies, great ways to …


How Do We Make Writing? Five Ways to Hack Your Writing Workshop

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Making writing at the WNY Young Writers Studio

In a different life, I was an English teacher. In fact, I spent the first half of my …


10 great TED talks every educator should watch

In today’s blog we share 10 of our favourite TED talks for and by educators. They’re a great way to keep up with the latest teaching techniques, as …

Kitchen Table Connections (or 5 Ideas to Re-Envision Homework)

Clare RoachHome-to-School ConnectionsRather than mindless or irrelevant busywork, homework should invite students to learn what they can from their …


50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

Many critics of Twitter believe that the 140-character microblog offered by the ubiquitous social network can do little for the education industry. …



It’s no longer a given that if a child spends twelve years in school, he or she will learn enough to succeed in higher education or a career. To …


Face-to-Face vs. Online Learning: Why Is It Either/Or?

Matt LevinsonTechnology IntegrationCommunication skills and growth mindset are critical in adopting a schoolwide online program because, regardless …


Actively Learn


inkle is looking to bring interactive stories to the classroom, and give teachers free and simple get-stuck-right-in software to use with their …

Mary Shelley

On saying "no": creativity, self-care, privilege, and knowing your limits

Austin "Steal Like an Artist" Kleon has posted a fantastic meditation on the idea that "creative people say no" -- the idea that you have to say no …


Why Creativity Is a Process, Not an Event

In 1666, one of the most influential scientists in history was strolling through a garden when he was struck with a flash of creative brilliance that would change the world.

While standing under the shade of an apple tree, Sir Isaac Newton saw an apple fall to the ground. “Why should that apple …


How to Boost Your Creativity With This One Crucial Habit

Make some magic at a table for one.

If you never eat alone, you are suffocating your creativity. Keith Ferrazzi's book, Never Eat Alone, may be a New York Times bestseller for those looking to increase their networking skills, but if you are always eating with others, you are preventing your mind from …


In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First--Devices Second

In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. We're "detracking" students previously sorted by ability. We're mainstreaming those with special needs. And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English.

In these classrooms, teachers face a …


Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

The Definition Of Heutagogy & Self-Determined Learningby Stewart Hase and Chris KenyonEd note: This is part 1 in a series on self-determined learning


Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers

October 29, 2015 Theory informs practice and without a solid theoretical base we risk having an impaired praxis. This is clearly noticeable in the …


Soundtrap for Education

Teacher Tip: Turn an old table into a "collaboration station" by painting it with whiteboard paint.

5 "Be's" for Connected and Curious Educators

Photo credit: NWABR via flickr (CC BY 2.0)Nicol R. Howard, PhDTeacher DevelopmentTo keep your teaching fresh and effective, learn about colleagues, …


Leverage Inquiry Projects to Combat Bullying

With National Bullying Prevention Month continuing throughout October, schools across the country have engaged students in activities designed to …

Internet Safety

Avoiding "Learned Helplessness"

Andrew MillerTeaching StrategiesTake responsibility for empowering students, and avoid the schooling habits that train them to seek a single right …


New Teachers: Preparing, Planning, and Building Support Systems

Prepare for the First Days

In "Back to School: Preparing for Day One," Rebecca Alber provides six tips for helping both new teachers arrive for the …



By Sammy Mack

At Miami Carol City Senior High in Florida, a handful of teachers, administrators and coaches are gathered around a heavy wooden table …