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Our kids will face a workplace that is completely different from today's — here's how to prepare them

It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do well, you are promised to get into a good college, have a successful career and live a happy, prosperous life.<p>Unfortunately, those promises have become empty. Today, when we all carry around supercomputers in our pocket, tasks like remembering facts …

Track Progress Toward Goals With This Google Sheets Template

This morning I received an email from a subscriber to the Practical Ed Tech newsletter. She had read my tip of the week about using Google Keep to …

Try Dotstorming for Brainstorming and Voting on Ideas

Dotstorming is a neat tool that combines a bit of Padlet with a polling tool.<p>On Dotstorming you can create a space for people to post digital sticky …

Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Updated for 2016-17

Last year I published a 30 page document that I called The Practical Ed Tech Handbook. This week I spent some time revising that document and …

5 Ways Students Can Find Free Images

Google's recent introduction of the "Explore" tool in Google Slides retained the option for students to find images for their slides, but removed the …

4 Great Ted Talks That Will Challenge Your Thinking

Getting a message from a friend on Facebook, she had mentioned Daniel Pink’s book “Drive”, and it reminded me of how much his Ted Talk really made an …

TED Talks

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

Problem Solvers Now = Problem Solvers Later<p>I'm a firm believer in keeping the focus on what's really important: the students. If student motivation …

Pedagogy

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

<b>2. Makes a Difference</b><p>There is a saying, "With great power, comes great responsibility". As a teacher, you need to be aware and remember the great …

Guiding Our Children Through School Transitions: Middle School

<b>Sharon<br>Sevier</b> Aug 12, 2014<p>Ah, middle school, the time during which every parent gains a full understanding of why some animals eat their young. …

ESEA Reauthorization: The Every Student Succeeds Act Explained

The newest proposed version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—dubbed the Every Student Succeeds Act—has officially been released.<p>Votes in …

What an Effective Teacher's Classroom Looks Like

<b>by Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker</b><p>In our ongoing observations of teachers, we continue to notice that the most effective teachers’ classrooms all …

Save Time This Year With 10 Free Tech Tools for High School Teachers

Time is at a premium for high school teachers.<p>"I think that a lot of people forget that in middle school and high school we have so many more …

6 easy ways to start flipping your classroom now

Flipped classroom is definitely a buzzword in education. It has been for years. And rightfully so — the model leverages technology to create an …

Flipped Classroom

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Teen Engagement in Learning Starts With Respect

But adolescents can be uniquely frustrating to many adults. The challenging developmental tasks of separating from adults and seeking their own …

Reconstructing Multiple-Choice Tests - Cooper on Curriculum

Shares 27<p><b>The Problem</b><p>In education, the most common type of summative assessment consists of nothing more than multiple-choice questions. This is a …

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Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation

"The fox leapt high to grasp the grapes, but the delicious-looking fruit remained just out of reach of his snapping jaws. After a few attempts the …

3 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections With Your Students

The First Five Minutes<p>I have written about the First Five Minutes before, and it is something I strongly believe. The FFM is a simple thing that any …

What Teachers Need to Know about Periscope

December 15, 2015<br>Periscope is Twitter’s live streaming app. Since its release last March, Periscope gained a sweeping popularity among teachers and …

Improve Feedback & Student Work in Google Classroom with the Blank Doc

When teachers assign a blank document to students to write in, they always have access it it for viewing and commenting. Now teachers can review …

Education Technology

It's Not About the Device, It's About What You Do With It

Technology in School<p>It's Not About the Device, It's About What You Do With It<p>By Daniel Owens     Nov 28, 2015<p>Flickr<p>Education technology devices have …

iPad Classroom Visit Look-Fors

Thus, I felt there was need to create a "What to Look For" list that would embody the behind-the-scenes and not-always-obvious instructional pieces …

Chrome OS is here to stay

Over the last few days, there’s been some confusion about the future of Chrome OS and Chromebooks based on speculation that Chrome OS will be folded …

How New York City is using Google Drive to revamp its struggling schools

When the Juan Morel Campos Secondary School attendance team met last Friday to figure out why so many students were missing class, their secret …

10 Additional Things You Can Do With Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

Continuing the list of ways to utilize Google Classroom here are 10 more ways to use Google Classroom.<p>Book: “50 Things You Can Do With Google …

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6 Things From Excel That You Didn't Know You Could Do In Google Sheets - BetterCloud Monitor

The Ultimate to Google Drive<p>When Google Sheets was first released, many felt it was lacking the deep functionality and analytical capabilities …

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ILASCD Journal - Fall 2015

(JTLA) 2010 research titled, 'The End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth About One-to-One Laptop Initiatives and Educational Change.' Again, there …

So You Want to Drive Instruction With Digital Badges? Start With the Teachers

Opinion | Learning Strategies<p>So You Want to Drive Instruction With Digital Badges? Start With the Teachers<p>By Terry Grier     Oct 31, 2015<p>Related …

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