Creating a Community of Change Agents at the Inspired Learning Convention

Creating a Community of Change Agents at the Inspired Learning Convention

Last week, I had the privilege of keynoting the first annual Inspired Learning Convention in Mendon-Upton, MA.  Whereas many schools and districts talk about the need for innovation, educators in Mendon-Upton use the concept of inspired learning.  As I wrote in a post on EdTech Researcher, I like this definition as it places the focus on the…
Map-based Stories from National Geographic

Map-based Stories from National Geographic

GeoStories are short, map-based stories featured on National Geographic Education. The stories combine text, maps, and pictures to tell a story as a series of slides connected to placemarks on maps. National Geographic Education currently offers twenty-three GeoStories. The current GeoStories cover subjects in the areas of politics, ecology, music, and exploration. Applications for Education Even…
Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Documented in Greenlandic Ice

Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire Documented in Greenlandic Ice

WORLD Modern people aren’t the only ones who’ve polluted the atmosphere. Ancient air pollution has now allowed scientists a peek into the economic health of Ancient Rome. (Science) Use our […]
“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…
How to Export, Save, and Re-purpose Your Edublogs Posts

How to Export, Save, and Re-purpose Your Edublogs Posts

As the end of the school year approaches you might find yourself wondering what to do with all of the blogs posts your students wrote during the year. If you used Edublogs for your classroom blog, there is an easy way to export and save a copy of all of those posts. Follow these steps…
Educator Spotlight: Investigating the Stories Behind Smartphones

Educator Spotlight: Investigating the Stories Behind Smartphones

Loris Chen designed a unit that guides her eighth-grade students through an exploration of smartphones. Students follow the product life cycle from beginning to end, discovering what raw materials are used, how they are sourced, and how sustainable they are. The project culminates with students producing videos to share their ideas for improving smartphone sustainability.
Entrepreneur and Education Advocate Sheila Johnson to Deliver BbWorld 2018 Keynote

Entrepreneur and Education Advocate Sheila Johnson to Deliver BbWorld 2018 Keynote

I’m honored to have entrepreneur, philanthropist and education advocate Sheila C. Johnson deliver a keynote at BbWorld 2018, taking place July 17-19 in Orlando, Florida. Ms. Johnson’s accomplishments span business, arts and education, women’s empowerment and community development. Named by Forbes in 2017 as one of the “Top 50 most successful self-made women,” Ms. Johnson…
“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…
How to Install and Manage Chrome Extensions

How to Install and Manage Chrome Extensions

From time-to-time the icons in my Chrome browser prompt questions from viewers of my YouTube videos. Usually, the questions are about which extensions I'm using. Today, I was sent this question: Do you ever worry that by having so many extensions installed you have more risk for security breaches? My answer was that I do…
Explosive Volcano? Just Add Water

Explosive Volcano? Just Add Water

SCIENCE Scientists are warning of “ballistic rocks” hurled from Kilauea’s crater. So, steer clear of the erupting volcano, people. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn more about craters […]

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