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By Tim Leister | A collection of educational and edtech related articles for ELANCO Teachers

Easing the Shift From Elementary to Middle School

The biggest shift in K–12 education is the transition from elementary school to middle school. So much is different: campus size, the numbers of …

Education

How Listening to Podcasts Helps Students Read and Learn

High school English teacher Michael Godsey’s favorite work by William Shakespeare is Hamlet. But a few years ago, he stopped teaching his students …

Teaching

100+ Ideas And Prompts For Student Blogging

Enthusiasm is typically high when student blogs are first set up. Students often can’t wait to unleash their creativity and publish for an authentic …

Writing

Coaching the Veteran Teacher

There are subtle and substantial differences between coaching our novice teachers and our veteran teachers. Novice teachers, while inexperienced in …

Teaching

The Little Nudge That Makes A Big Difference To Student Grades

In the search for ways to improve student outcomes, it is usually the big initiatives that attract all the attention: maximum class sizes, literacy hour, common core, Shanghai maths and the like.<p>But a new study shows that a little nudge can make a big difference to student grades, at a fraction of …

Education

Scaffolding for Socratic Seminar

1a<p>Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on …

Your Step-By-Step Guide To Setting Up Your Kid's iPhone For Parental Controls And Privacy

It might be easier than you think.<p>By Christine Elgersma, Common Sense Media<p>You’ve done all the hemming and hawing about whether or not to get your kid an iPhone and you’ve decided to take the plunge. Now what? There’s so much to figure out, from Safari to iMessage, not to mention the Wild West of …

iOS

How can New Google Slides features be used in your school?

Recently, Google Slides added some amazing new features that are total game changers in the way that lessons can be created and professional …

Podcasting

The Google Drawings Manifesto for Teachers

Google Drawings is the hidden gem in the core G Suite tools for education. Everyone is familiar with Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets. …

Google Docs

Time for a refresh: meet the new Google Calendar for web

Check your schedule. Starting today, a fresh look and new features are coming to Google Calendar on the web to help you manage your time more …

Google Calendar

You can now explore moons and planets with Google Maps

Get excited, space fans.<p>Google just rolled out a new Maps feature showing off some of our favorite planetary neighbors.<p>The new Maps feature label …

Google

4 reasons data is crucial for personalized learning

Data provides a fuller picture of students’ performance with information such as participation, assessments, and growth on skills over time. Having …

Learning

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Teachers have long known that rote memorization can lead to a superficial grasp of material that is quickly forgotten. But new research in the field …

The Brain

Space out with planets in Google Maps

Special thanks goes to astronomical artist Björn Jónsson, who assembled the planetary maps of Europa, Ganymede, Rhea, and Mimas by working with …

Google Maps

Developing Students’ Ability to Give and Take Effective Feedback

When Emerie Lukas was hired to develop and teach a STEM Foundations course to middle school students at the Dayton Regional STEM School, she was …

Teaching

Collaboration is not created by the arrangement of desks.

Collaboration is not created by the arrangement of the desks.<p>When Doug Reeves made this statement at a Literacy Leadership Symposium I attended …

Education

Introducing Oculus Go | Oculus

YouTube "Read Aloud" Book Videos for Kids

Over the years I have read my four children many, many books, most often at bedtime, and with as many funny voices for the characters as I could …

23 GSuite Ideas to Excite Your Students about Learning with Eric Curts @coolcatteacher

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media

Social media is an increasingly important part of students’ lives. According to a recent study by Common Sense Media, the average teen spends over an …

Privacy

Bringing Google Earth to Expeditions with Seurat

Editor’s Note: In this technical post we explain how Seurat, a developer tool from Google, is able to bring high-end graphics to mobile VR systems.If …

Google Earth

3 critical things to know about boosting student engagement

Engaging high school students in learning and breaking away from the typical boredom that seems to plague so many students is a challenge–one that …

Students

Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD

Too often, students with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) get labeled as "problem students." They often get shuffled into special …

ADHD

Google Drawings interactive posters (no glue sticks necessary!)

Students have created posters in so many classes for so many years. They’re visual, eye-catching and chock full of information. They can be a hassle, …

Posters

How To Use Flexible Grouping In The Classroom

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Discovery and Google team up on globe-spanning VR travel series

Discovery is partnering with Google on a virtual reality travel series that spans all seven continents. The 38-episode experience explores the rituals and traditions of cultures in North and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa, Antartica, and Europe. Emmy award-winner Sascha Unseld, who also …

Virtual Reality

What is new with CultureGrams

Click on the link below to see what is new with Culture Grams for 2017!<p>Through the use of CultureGrams, our students can travel to exquisite places …

Education

Bringing School Home: Our Seesaw Story

Amazing things are happening every day in our classrooms. I realized early on, however, that parents rarely hear about these amazing things. Parents …

Parenting

20 Ways to Increase Parental Involvement

Want to Increase Parental Involvement?<p>Do you struggle to increase parental involvement in your classroom? Then this infographic I found on Twitter …