“Let’s Just Try It” is Not Leadership – From Tom Daccord

“Let’s Just Try It” is Not Leadership – From Tom Daccord

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Millions of iPads and Chromebooks entered American classrooms between 2012 and 2015 and often joined laptops already in place. As a result of the influx, many schools decided to launch a 1:1 (device-to-student) tech integration program and many administrators held high…
An Interactive Story Building Lesson

An Interactive Story Building Lesson

Word Tamer is a site for learning the process of developing characters, settings, and plots. Word Tamer is set up as an interactive journey through a carnival of literary devices. As students move through the carnival they develop characters, develop a setting, and develop a plot for their stories. At each stop in the Word Tamer…
Sacred Sites Can Be Hotspots of Conservation

Sacred Sites Can Be Hotspots of Conservation

ENVIRONMENT Sacred natural spaces can offer biodiversity and great opportunities for conservation. (Smithsonian) How do spiritual landscapes differ from other cultural landscapes? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of […]
“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “I don’t have time.” It’s teachers most frequently cited reason for not trying a new pedagogical strategy. At least it’s the reason I hear most frequently from middle and high school teachers who say they have no time to innovate because…
Speaker Deck – A Simple Way to Share Your Slides

Speaker Deck – A Simple Way to Share Your Slides

Google Slides, PowerPoint, and Keynote all have options for embedding your slideshows into a blog post or other webpage. But there are other methods for including your slideshow in a blog post or webpage. One of those options is Speaker Deck. Speaker Deck is a free service that you can use to host and share…
How Inclusive is Your City?

How Inclusive is Your City?

UNITED STATES Heads up, cities: Economic growth does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with economic and racial inclusion. (CityLab) Use this tool to measure the inclusivity in your own city, and […]
“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “I don’t have time.” It’s teachers most frequently cited reason for not trying a new pedagogical strategy. At least it’s the reason I hear most frequently from middle and high school teachers who say they have no time to innovate because…
Three Ways to Develop Programming Skills This Summer

Three Ways to Develop Programming Skills This Summer

Summer is almost here and it's a great time to learn a new skill that you can bring into your classroom next fall. One of the skills that seems to be mentioned in almost every education periodical these days is programming or coding. Learning to program isn't as difficult as you might think that is.…
Bioluminescent Beasties Light Up California Beaches

Bioluminescent Beasties Light Up California Beaches

SCIENCE Red tides and bright blue waves make SoCal glow. (San Jose Mercury News) What is bioluminescence? Use our great resource as a go-to reference. Teachers, scroll down for a […]
“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “I don’t have time.” It’s teachers most frequently cited reason for not trying a new pedagogical strategy. At least it’s the reason I hear most frequently from middle and high school teachers who say they have no time to innovate because…

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