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10 Writing Prompt Tools for Creative Inspiration

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 07:02
I love writing… blog posts, stories, poems, and more. As much as I love it though, writing can be a challenge. Often one of the mostdifficult parts is just getting started. Sometimes we just need a little inspiration, a jump start to get us thinking down a new path.

ExploreLearning Reflex in 30 Seconds

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 05:13
Is ExploreLearning Reflex the right math program for your elementary students?

Messaging Platform Dynamic Response™ Aims to Help Companies in Crisis Communications

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:31
Communication strategy firm maslansky + partners has launched Version 2.0 of Dynamic Response™, a predictive data-driven messaging platform that compiles market research insights from 20 years of corporate crisis and issue responses to help communicators formulate the appropriate messaging. The platform is accessible to professional communicators on a subscription basis. 

Free Tool a Great Launching Pad for Young Coders

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:03
Google’s Made with Code aims to introduce girls to the world of coding through various resources including tutorials, videos, partner projects, and community connections.

Alexa, Google Home, or HomePod: Easy Peasy Guide to Determining What's Right For You

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:49
If you're an innovative educator you might be wondering which device is best to set up your smart home or classroom.

A 3-Minute Guide to the Bill of Rights

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:43
This brief animated video summarizes the first ten amendments to the Constitution.

It’s Easy Being Green! Green Screening in the Classroom

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:08
Green screen technology allows us to take students beyond our classroom walls and sparks creativity and engagement.

Yidan Prize Summit Celebrates the Future of Education

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 20:25
Big data and MOOCs identified as essential to the future of schools.

Collaborating Beyond the Classroom

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:15
When the Humble Independent School District built a new STEAM-focused middle school, they decided that student collaboration didn’t have to end at the classrooms’ walls.

Trending in K12 Education with Brandon Lutz

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:01
Supervisor of Instructional Technology Brandon Lutz identifies five top trends in K-12 education:

EdTech Coaching in Today’s Classrooms

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 05:40
Instead of just presenting my ideas, we had a brainstorming session. I gave them access to an editable Google Sheets where we began building an action plan.

Launching the Kansas Moonshot: How Kansas Schools are Redesigning K-12 Education: Part 2, The Wellington School District

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 05:05
The seven Mercury schools that have taken on the redesign challenge are creating schools based on the needs of their specific students and families, instead of the agrarian calendar that has determined school schedules in the past.

Safe Zone to Debut School Gunfire Detection System at CES 2019

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 21:05
Safe Zone, a Melbourne, Florida technology start-up, today announced it will introduce its Safe Zone Gunfire Detector (GFD) at CES 2019 (January 8-11, 2019) in the Stampede Booth #25708 in South Hall 2.

The Future On Display

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:14
Val Verde School District prepares today's students with tomorrow's skillsets.

Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning, Part 2

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 07:02
 Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education.  This post is dedicated to Technology. 

Simple Reminder App Keeps Students, Parents on Track with Schoolwork

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 06:41
By sending assignments, reminders, and updates through Remind to the devices students use every day, teachers can empower them to be more proactive about their learning.

Introduce Kids to Coding With Fun Game App

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 06:57
Kodu Game Lab is a tool for making 3D video games easily.

District Leaders Take on the New Reality of Cyber Security in Schools

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:12
This cyber security incident shut down Columbia Falls SD 6’s 25 schools for three days and impacted 1600 students, staff, and local sheriff and police departments.

New Updates to CoderZ Learning Environment Announced

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 22:03
Intelitek recently made several significant updates to CoderZ, its online learning environment where students in grades 5-12 learn STEM by coding real and virtual 3D robots.

KinderLab Robotics Offers Two Free KIBO Activities for the Worldwide Hour of Code Event

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 21:39
KinderLab Robotics, the creators of the KIBO™ robot kit, today announced their participation in the worldwide Hour of Code event. Hour of Code™ is an initiative by Computer Science Education Week and to introduce millions of students to computer programming through focused, easy-to-implement one-hour activities. KinderLab has joined hundreds of partners to support this movement by submitting two activities to the Hour of Code 2018 event taking place from December 3rd—9th.