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The Opportunities to Have Disruptive Thinking in the Classroom with Eric Sheninger

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We all have undergone disrupted thinking because of our disrupted society due to the pandemic. But many of us hope we don’t go back to business as usual.

Whiteboard Apps You’ll Love

Ask a Tech Teacher

Whiteboards have long been a de rigeur staple in classrooms, occupying pride-of-place at the front of the room. Despite the popularity of hi-tech Smartscreens, the simple whiteboard remains the favored method of sharing information during class time. But one change has revolutionized their use: They can now be projected from your iPad. Before introducing three amazing must-have whiteboard apps, let me note that there are dozens of options , all with varied traits and prices.


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Leadership During Crisis: Lessons and Learnings from the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

The COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted traditional classroom instruction, but it has not stopped schools from fostering meaningful connections and engaging in robust, student-centered teaching and learning.

Post-Pandemic Possibilities for School

Education Elements

About a year ago, we dealt with one of the largest supply shortages we've faced as a modern country. While toilet paper was certainly in high demand, it was actually active dry yeast that had people scrambling.

How a Student Held a Virtual Summer Camp in Summer 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sophia is a student in Oman. During the 2020 shut down, Sophia wanted to help the children in her neighborhood have a fun learning experience — so she created a virtual summer camp online.

Here’s a Preview of May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in May: More. Comments are closed but feel free to contact me via Twitter (@askatechteacher). Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Leveling Up Computer Science Teaching through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As teachers, we are trained to encourage higher-level thinking skills, including meta-cognition, in our students. We teachers should also engage in that same exercise to strengthen our teaching practice.

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Text historical, book characters with this Google Slides/PowerPoint template

Ditch That Textbook

Students can show what they've learned by creating interactive text conversations between two people. Here's how. What if you had Harry Potter's cell phone number?Or Or Alexander Hamilton's? Or the President of the United States?Imagining Imagining those conversations can be a lot of fun.

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JotForm Approvals–Great Way to Manage Workflow

Ask a Tech Teacher

You may know JotForm as one of the most popular tools in the form builder category, recognized for its simplicity and sophistication in what could otherwise be the complicated process of collecting and analyzing data.

Peer Feedback: Making It Meaningful

Catlin Tucker

Feedback is how students feel seen and supported. It is also how we communicate to our students that we value the process over the product. When we give feedback as students work, we signal that the work they are doing is important, and we care about their progress.

Why self-compassion is important for teachers


Teaching is, in its essence, a caregiving profession. We all have that one teacher who inspired us to aim higher, choose a certain career path, or simply discover our passions. This role comes with many satisfactions, but also the pressure to hold yourself to a higher standard.

10+ FREE EduProtocol templates + ideas for using them

Ditch That Textbook

What teacher doesn’t want to save themselves time and teach better? It’s finding those low-prep, high-return activities that we can use right away that can be challenging. That’s where EduProtocols come in.

Tech Tip #103: 16 Spring Cleaning Steps for Computers

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Your Classroom


“Where are you from?”. Here.”. “OK, OK, but where are you from ?”. This short conversation is common, even in today’s world, and it reinforces that some Americans don’t consider Asian American or Pacific Islander (AAPI) children as completely American.

EdTech Essentials: 3 Language Teachers Share Their Top Tools

EdTech Magazine

¿Cómo se dice EdTech en español? To get the answer, you might turn to Laura Boyd or Alberto and Mario Herraez. All three teach Spanish to middle school students, but their independent classrooms are unique. Boyd teaches Spanish to fifth through eighth graders at Poplar Grove Middle School.

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Why flipping the classroom just makes sense


A version of this post was originally published in Education World , in March 2021. Covid-19 has impacted the world in many ways, but it has also laid the foundations for astonishing transformation in education.

Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms: Preparing Students for Their Future

A Principal's Reflections

The pandemic gave many of us a great deal of time to engage in projects both personally and professionally. For me, in the case of the latter, that was writing a new book.

Behind the new face of education philanthropy

The Christensen Institute

Philanthropy is in the midst of a significant shift.

Is Virtual Learning Here to Stay for K–12?

EdTech Magazine

Last year’s mass shift to virtual learning altered the landscape for K–12 education. Districts fast-tracked long-term plans for upgraded technology and teacher training.

25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers. by TeachThought Staff.

PROOF POINTS: Later school start time gave small boost to grades but big boost to sleep, new study finds

The Hechinger Report

A Minnesota study of 18,000 students whose schools switched to a later start time found kids slept more but posted only slightly higher grades. Credit: Thom Lang/Getty Images. The physical and mental health benefits of getting a good night’s sleep are indisputable.

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Could mobile clinics disrupt brick-and-mortar care?

The Christensen Institute

Over the past several months, health organizations have ramped up efforts to accelerate COVID vaccinations, particularly in underserved communities.

A Popular Study Found That Taking Notes By Hand Is Better Than By Laptop. But Is It?


A 2014 research study with a catchy title is often pointed to by those who worry that technology is having unexpected downsides in the classroom.

How To Teach For Knowledge Through Humility

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Teach For Knowledge Through Humility. by Terry Heick. Humility is an interesting starting point for learning. There is a tempting sense of empowerment in our current ‘age of information’ that can lead to a loss of reverence and even entitlement to ‘know things.’

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From admissions to teaching to grading, AI is infiltrating higher education

The Hechinger Report

Students newly accepted by colleges and universities this spring are being deluged by emails and texts in the hope that they will put down their deposits and enroll. If they have questions about deadlines, financial aid and even where to eat on campus, they can get instant answers.

New analysis: Where and how are schools implementing equity approaches?

The Christensen Institute

These days, it’s impossible to have a conversation about pandemic recovery or stimulus funding without discussing equity. That’s a good thing. We already knew that educational inequity is tied to poverty, which is, in turn, intertwined with race.

The Real Solution to Learning Loss: Valuing Teachers and the Teaching Profession


The phrase “learning loss” has become as widespread as “you’re on mute” in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic.

K–12 Districts Look to Upgrade to Wi-Fi 6

EdTech Magazine

Like K­–12 technologists around the country, Stuart Long is expecting a post-pandemic boom in devices on campus. “We

OPINION: Child care is just as important as preschool

The Hechinger Report

Joe Biden is on his way to becoming the “Care President.”

How text and voice apps are changing student engagement

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in some major changes for educators across the globe. Classes became virtual, as did most everything else, and administrators, teachers, and students alike received a crash course on the finer points of digital learning technology.

18 Questions To Ask Students About Their Day Remote Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

18 Questions To Ask Students About Their Day Remote Learning. by Terry Heick.

We’re Not Even At Equality Yet

The Jose Vilson

A jury of Derek Chauvin’s “peers” found him guilty on all counts of murder: unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

Top Priority Peripherals for Effective Teaching

EdTech Magazine

Peripherals aren’t going anywhere, as least not according to Adam Phyall III, director of technology and media services at Newton County School System. Even when the pandemic is over, both students and teachers will still be able to benefit from the increase to their productivity,” he says.

Part 7… Critique and Revision: Free Blended and eLearning PBL Gold Standards Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the seventh in a series of posts regarding Blending the PBL Gold Standards. I am very excited to share ideas relating to PBL and Blended/eLearning as it relates to this Blog’s topic of Student Critique and Revision. As I reflect, PBL has always been blended.

Sal Khan on Expanding Into Early Learning and Launching a Peer-to-Peer Tutoring Platform


Sal Khan has been as busy as ever. Over the last year, he’s helped Khan Academy manage a three-fold user increase, has grown and developed an online program geared toward early learners, and launched a new peer-to-peer tutoring platform to keep students connected and learning during the pandemic.

6 Great Ways to Integrate Technology into the Classroom

EdNews Daily

By Lauren Groff Following that same lesson plan year after year might seem like a way to keep life simple. But your students are moving on, and so should you.

Five Books That Will Challenge Your Thinking By @MjmcalliWrites

Teacher Tech

Guest Post by Melody McAllister What is the Black Lives Matter Movement? This April, I had a great lineup of bookchats, starting with Hedreich Nichols, which I blogged about here. Her children’s book, What is the Black Lives Matter Movement? Is a MUST for your personal and school library!