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10 EdTech Tools for Encouraging Classroom Collaboration

By: Rachelle Dene Poth. Teaching students collaboration skills is important, and it can be made a lot easier with the help of EdTech. This list …

Education Technology

7 Reasons 'Classroom Leadership' Is Better Than 'Classroom Management' {Infographic}

There are a number of visuals like the one above that illustrate some distinctions between a boss and a leader. I bet you can think of a specific …

Pedagogy

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

Learning Strategies<p>If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning<p>By Todd Flory     Dec 22, …

Education Technology

The 4 Biggest K–12 Education Tech Trends in 2016

By Meghan Bogardus CortezHere’s a look at back at some of the year’s most impactful and buzzworthy ed tech trends.

Back to School with Google Chrome: The Complete Guide!

Pinterest<p>(UPDATED on September 7, 2016) Going back to school is hard enough! Why not make the most of what Google Chrome has to offer and get you and …

Creativity is Based on Knowledge

Reading Time: 3 minutesCan creativity be cultivated in our current school system? I’ve been watching more and more TED talks lately, and what

TED Talks

Critical Thinking in the 21st Century and Beyond

One of my fondest memories of school was my science teacher, Mr. South. Having attended a K-8 consolidated school in rural NJ, we knew who all the …

Pin Tab: Google Classroom, Email, Gradebook, Drive - Teacher Tech

Pin Tab: Google Classroom, Email, Gradebook<p>Google Chrome allows you to pin a tab in the browser. The moves the tab to the front and locks it to the …

Google

JoeZoo - Build Rubrics and Streamline Your Feedback Process in Google Docs

JoeZoo Express is a great Google Docs Add-on that lets you insert canned comments into your students' documents. You can use JoeZoo's pre-made …

10 Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator

<i>This is a first draft and I am trying to learn through reflection. Would love your thoughts on the ideas below.</i>People have come to loathe the term …

Pedagogy

Lead by Example. SAMR in Action for Principals and School Administrators #edtech #edugladiators #cpchat #edleaders https://t.co/xmZ7skcabV

The 8 Tremendous Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

These 8 proven mindset techniques can help you shift yourself and your life into top gear.<p>The truth is having a fixed mindset as the name implies, increases the limitations you have in your life.<p>Optimists believe the glass is half full whilst pessimists believe it's empty. The same can be said for …

6 Questions Every Critical Thinker Should Ask

In an earlier post here in <i>Educational Technology and Mobile Learning</i> I talked about the 8 elements of the critical thinking process and I argued that …

Education Technology

What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?

column | Technology in School<p>What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?<p>By Sheena Vaidyanathan (Columnist)     Aug 6, 2016<p>Sheena …

Computer Science

Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.

column | Learning Strategies<p>Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.<p>By Michael B. Horn (Columnist)     Jul 13, 2016<p>Image Credit: Mrs. Opossum / Shutterstock.com<p>In …

Does your classroom make learning visible?

I had a fantastic planning day with the leaders in my school yesterday where we evaluated how conscious and engaged our students were in their own …

Pedagogy

3 Great Grading Add-ons for Google Docs

July 3, 2016<br>Below are two Google Docs add-ons that you can use to grade students assignments and provide written feedback to them. The apps will …

What 10 Years of K-12 Online Professional Development Taught New Hampshire

Learning Strategies<p>What 10 Years of K-12 Online Professional Development Taught New Hampshire<p>By Stan Freeda     Jul 23, 2016<p>Shutterstock / …

Teachers Guide to Creating Auto-graded Quizzes in The New Google Forms

July 14, 2016<br>As we indicated yesterday, Google Forms has recently released a bunch of new features that allow you, among other things, to easily …

Edcamps: The New Professional Development

The key to it all is that Edcamps cultivate a space filled with choice and voice. For years, teachers have been told <i>what</i> they need to learn, <i>where</i> the …

Pedagogy

10 Habits That Help You Learn Twice as Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is in constant change due to advances in technology, science, and innovation. What was considered “hot” a year ago may no longer be relevant today. Just look at all the new social media platforms that have sprouted since …

Five Myths About Classroom Technology (And What To Do, Instead)

Technology in School<p>Five Myths About Classroom Technology (And What To Do, Instead)<p>By Rebecca Recco     May 7, 2016<p>Shutterstock / JDS<p>Classroom …

Education Technology

Tips for Transforming Educational Technology through Professional Development and Training

By Mike PattersonTeachers say they lack proper technology support, but schools can turn the tables on inadequate training programs using these best …

Education Technology

How to Manage the 4 Types of Teachers You Meet in Professional Development

column | Learning Strategies<p>How to Manage the 4 Types of Teachers You Meet in Professional Development<p>By Carla Jefferson (Columnist)     Jun 16, …

Education Technology

10 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do on Google Classroom

For the past few years Google has provided educators with a killer blended learning platform that allows them to create, distribute, grade …

9 Powerful Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day | Inc.com

If you're not achieving the success you hope for, whether personally or professionally, take a step back. The problem may not be a lack of education or opportunity or connections or even luck.<p>The problem could be what you believe--and as a result, what you do.<p>What do the most successful people …

Self-improvement

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

The 5-Minute Habit That Can Change Your Life

In today’s world, it’s incredibly easy to get sidetracked from doing what truly matters to you. Every day, we are bombarded by distractions from all …

Time Management

10 Things Highly Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep | Inc.com

Before they close out the chapter on the day, successful people typically have a routine they follow. They have a set of actions that inspires, refreshes, and renews their passion for their business plans and personal life goals. Before you go to bed, try these 10 things so you can wake up ready to …

Success

Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future

While I am a huge advocate for the purposeful integration of technology in schools, we must resist the temptation to think that this is the solution …

Education Technology