Harnessing Parent Engagement Outside of the Classroom
Recently, I had the chance to pilot a tech tool that bridges the gap between school and home.
Teach Proofs with CanFigureIt Geometry
CanFigureIt Geometry is a platform for students to work through geometric proofs using guided instructions or on their own.
Triple Bottom Line Results Is the New Education Business Model
“We’re committed to a triple bottom line, having a successful company, providing powerful impact to our customers, and positively contributing to society and our environment."
Amplify Launches New Adaptive Reading Program
“This program is extremely engaging and interactive for each student,” said Brittany, a 2nd-grade teacher in Utah who used an early version of Amplify Reading.
New Edthena Dashboard Helps Decision Makers Understand the Use and Impact of Video Coaching
“Organization Stats aggregates data across all user groups to show how Edthena is being used—not just if it is being used,” said Adam Geller, founder and CEO of Edthena.
Nobel Media Partners with Microsoft to Launch Storytelling Platform
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Microsoft and Nobel Media have partnered to create Women Who Changed Science, a cutting edge AI-powered web experience designed to highlight the achievements of female Nobel Prize laureates who broke new ground in physics, chemistry, and medicine.
Today's Newsletter: Curation Tools Are Key to Managing OER
Good repositories of Open Education Resources (OER) are starting to flourish at all levels. MERLOT is the de facto search engine for finding curated OER resources. George Mason University’s Masons OER Metafinder (MOM) is probably my current favorite. The Orange Grove is the Florida’s OER Depository. Ck12.org provides a find range of student support resources. More exhaustive listings can be found at the UW-Superior library and the Fort Hays State University library.
Hot Chocolate. The Columbian Exchange. And Pirates.
We shouldn’t forget that history, social studies, civics, econ, geography are all about people. And about their stories.
Citelighter: Engaging, All-In-One Research Tool Aids in Paper Writing
This smart, intuitive system supports students in every step of the writing process.
Class Tech Tips: How To Record Your Spark Video in Multiple Languages
In this blog post I share a strategy to support families, students and community members who speak more than one language.
The impact of SEL
More than 760 educators in 15 countries were interviewed by leading experts and 90 pieces of original research reviewed.
littleBits Expands Instructional Possibilities for Modular STEAM Student Set and Code Kit
Expansion Packs Improve Students’ Engineering Design and Coding Skills by Focusing on Grade and Subject Matter
34 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links, Part 2: A PBL Series
In the last post I shared an almost PBL story that I hope you enjoyed. The post also contained 17 links to help bring the engagement and excitement of the NCAA tournament to your classroom. When basketball can be integrated with content standards and 21st century education, everyone wins. Please take a moment to enjoy these next 17 links.
Discovery launches new programs for classrooms
Engaging New Content From the NBA, RFK Human Rights, and More.
AR/VR Application — The Future Meets the Classroom of Today
The stuff of science fiction can now be a reality in today’s classrooms.
Get ready for an AR/VR new world with these tech enhancers.
Google Expands Support for Girls in STEM
Girl Powered workshops allow girls and boys to explore their interests and build robots alongside mentors in a comfortable, supportive environment while building their confidence, teamwork and communication skills.
5 Ways to Prevent Cheating on Your Google Form Quiz
Google Forms is a tremendous tool for organizing and automating digital quizzes. Here are five tips for designing "cheat proof" Google Forms!
Capstone’s PebbleGo Relaunches This Fall With Accessibility for Children With Disabilities
"Equitable access for all means that every child can have a fun experience learning at school and at home with PebbleGo,” said Darin Rasmussen, VP of Digital Product Development.
UBTECH Education, Center for Educational Innovation Partner in New UKIT STEM and Computer Science Program
The UKIT curriculum includes activities that cultivate 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, creativity, team-based work and use of technology.
Simple Guide to Analyzing Media with Key Questions from @MediaLiteracyEd
Here's how to get started with teaching students about media literacy.
Ted Ed: How to Master Your Sense of Smell
March 21st is Fragrance Day
Geometry Pad: Highly Interactive App Guides Kids in Exploring Geometry
Geometry Pad is an interactive workbook that kids can use to create, manipulate, and measure figures.
Fostering Growth in a Collaborative Classroom
Many K-12 educators find that collaboration is not a single skill but rather a combination of skills and abilities they need to drive student voice and choice to transform learning. It exposes students to a diversity of ideas and styles by fostering leadership skills and higher level thinking.
Women’s History Month Resources. (That you should use all year.)
The National Women’s History Project aims to make excellent, user-friendly materials readily available for all areas of the K-12 curriculum.
Adventure Draws Kids Into Mystery Word Town Spelling App
Old West crime-fighting takes kids on a spelling adventure
SoapBox Labs and Microsoft Announce Partnership to Tackle Childhood Literacy
SoapBox Labs AI-driven speech recognition technology combined with Microsoft's global cloud infrastructure aims to address international education gap
Boxlight Announces Acquisition of Modern Robotics
Expands Proprietary STEM Solutions to Programming and Robotics
Kids Build Maker Skills and Confidence with DIY
In DIY, kids use everyday materials to complete challenges in various skill areas.
Add Videos to Slides with the Screencastify Add-on
Technology should empower our students to seamlessly create, express, and share their ideas.