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By Ben Summerton | Content to inspire professional development and build the capacity of your school.

How to Tell Stories with Sketchnotes

When I first started teaching the skill of visual note-taking, I broke down the applications of sketchnoting into three categories: learning, solving …

Note-Taking

You can now embed content in Book Creator!! #AppSmash

YouTube videos, Google Docs, creations from other apps – you name it. With our latest update you can bring all of this content into Book Creator for …

Google Docs

Lego's new toy train is a STEM tool for preschoolers

Coding Express is one way to teach your toddler basic programming concepts.<p>Twenty years ago Lego introduced Mindstorms as a way to engage kids who were becoming more interested in video games and the internet than plastic building blocks. It was successful enough that the kits became a regular …

Kids

Top 10 Raspberry Pi blogs to follow

There are plenty of great Raspberry Pi fan sites, tutorials, repositories, YouTube channels, and other resources on the web. Here are my top 10 …

Raspberry Pi

Minecraft: Education Edition is coming to iPad

Microsoft announced this morning it’s bringing Minecraft: Education Edition to the iPad for the first time. The game, which first launched to the public in late 2016, has been previously available in schools on Windows 10 devices and on macOS. The iPad software will roll out to schools starting in …

“oodlu” Definitely Looks Like A Winner When It Comes To Creating & Playing Online Learning Games

oodlu is a brand-new – and free to teachers and students – tool for creating and playing online learning games.<p>Teachers can create many different …

A bored student, golden headphones, and the future of ed tech

We already use digital reward systems in gaming. Will they work in the classroom?<p>“I’m missing basketball,” a student called out, interrupting our …

ClassHook Helps You Find Educational Video Clips

The right video clip can help you make a point in a lesson by showing a “real world” application of a concept. And, of course, a good video clip can …

What is Learning by Making and Why Does it Work? | pi-top education

What were your school days like? If they were anything like mine, you spent quite a bit of time hoping not to be picked on in physics, struggling …

Apple launches its free Schoolwork app for teachers

Apple this morning launched Schoolwork, a free app for teachers that was first introduced at Apple’s education event in Chicago back in March. The cloud-based app allows teachers using iPads in the classroom to create and distribute handouts and other assignments, collaborate individually with …

NEW NEW NEW Google Sheets: Make Checkboxes - Teacher Tech

Make Checkboxes in Google Sheets<p>A new feature in Google Sheets spreadsheets is the ability to add a checkbox to a cell. Pretty much this is going to …

Teaching Digital Technologies and STEM

Download the most complete STEM ⚗✈️⚙➕ curriculum resource available! This popular eBook is loaded with activities, resources, and inspiration for …

“Timelinely” Lets You Easily Create Annotated & Interactive Videos

Timelinely is a new free tool that easily lets you create an interactive experience for any YouTube video.<p>You just copy-and-paste the url of the …

Education Technology

How an R&D Mindset Brought Teachers and School Leaders Closer Than Ever

<i>Great. Another bogus professional development day with a guest speaker, a workshop, and a 50/50 chance that the lessons and/or message of the day</i> …

Effective PD Within the School Day

Giving Truly Useful PD Within the School Day<p><b>1. Keep it simple:</b> Stick to a specific topic. As an example, if you are expected to review …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Google spent years studying successful teams and discovered insights that could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Share on<p>BY - 19 Jul 2017<p>PHOTO …

Why Every School’s Edtech Department Should Make Themselves Obsolete

In the last decade, schools have put significant resources into academic technology in an effort to improve instruction and prepare students for a …

6 Excellent Google Mapping Tools to Develop Students Geo-literacy

Here is a collection of some very good mapping tools we curated from Google Earth Outreach. You can use these tools with your students to develop …

Google Earth

10 Characteristics of Professional Learning that Inspires Learner-Centered Innovation

Students need to grapple with problems and own their learning, and the same holds true for educators. The rally cries are clear: If you want to see …

Seesaw Activities with Links

Activity Links Compiled by Carrie Kunert Beaverton School District Innovation Strategist @carrie_kunert http://kunert.weebly.com/ Seesaw

Digital Bytes – 22nd January, 2018

500 Words<p>500 Words is a collection of stories written for kids by kids. The stories are 500 words or less and are organized in themes and read in the …

15 Awesome Open Source Image Resources for Every Visual Project

If your students want to find free images for whatever awesome projects they’re working on, there are plenty of choices. That said, we’ve taken at …

3 Myths About Personalized Professional Learning

In response to why professional learning isn’t working, I hear this a lot,<p>“Everyone is in different places.”<p>Yup. They always have been and they …

Pedagogy

How to embed your Twitter feed directly into New Google Sites!

One of the frustrations with the new Google Sites is that when you try to embed your Twitter feed - it comes up as a link. Thankfully Martin Hawksey …

Build your own robot with this Arduino training

You don't need to be a programming prodigy to understand how robots work. In fact, with the Ultimate DIY Arduino Robotics Bundle, you can start …

Empowering Educators to Take Informed Action

Hoonuit is an analytics and professional learning provider to schools and districts. We empower educators to take informed action to positively …

Leading successful change in schools

Whether you’re introducing learning portfolios, deploying a 1:1 device program or shifting to a new curricular framework the challenge is inherently …

10 Characteristics of Learner Centered Experiences

Education Reimagined defines the paradigm shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered as shifting how we see learners and their critical role in …

Pedagogy

Create Simple Personalized Professional Development #IMMOOC - Leading, Learning, Questioning

In college, I had a professor who would read PowerPoint slide shows to us about the benefits of engaging instruction for students. The irony was not …