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Cool Tool | Skaffl


A workflow management solution designed for the iPad, Skaffl enables teachers to distribute materials, and collect and assess student assignments. Skaffl combines both in-app activities that allow the teacher to go completely paperless by incorporating built in annotation tools for students to complete handouts, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Teachwise

According to a study by the National School Supply and Equipment Association, public school teachers spend almost $500 out of pocket on materials for their students each school year. So Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of web-based software for the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | TeachBoost

TeachBoost is a teacher effectiveness platform that helps school and district leaders streamline the observation process, differentiate professional development, and scale great teaching practices so that every classroom has a great educator. They create opportunities for meaningful interactions among teachers … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Learning Upgrade

A Common Core aligned curriculum that incorporates song, video and games, Learning Upgrade’s engaging, web-based lessons bring every student up to grade level in math and English for grades K-8. Teachers are integrating Learning Upgrade lessons into blended-learning environments as … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Field Trip Library

Teachers seeking to enrich their teaching and increase engagement without leaving the classroom will love this virtual field trip platform. The familiar bus trips and brown bag lunches that we associate with school field trips are dwindling. Over half of … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | UClass.io

A powerful K-12 content management system and resource exchange for schools and districts, UClass.io is equipped with over 17 million Common Core-vetted resources and a mobile cloud workspace. A curriculum-planning tool for teachers and administrators in over 5,000 schools, the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Gradeable

These days, teachers are being asked to do so much more — use “good data” to create lessons, grade tests within 24 hours, and of course, there’s teaching as well. Grading wasn’t easy in the first place, but now it … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | SupplyChaser

A new website that allows teachers to create and share supply lists, SupplyChaser is free and allows teachers to reuse and refine their lists from year to year. Teachers are given a unique link for each list so they can … Continue reading

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Less Paper, More Power

Reducing paper in the classroom can increase educator efficiency. GUEST COLUMN | by Laura Thrasher Many educators find that technology can help them teach in new and effective ways, but some inefficiencies remain. Even if you do your best to … Continue reading

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Smarter Reading

Changing the way kids read — and how teachers create, share and teach. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero After spending the decade before founding Curriculet as the founder and principal of two KIPP schools, there were two major problems Jason … Continue reading

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Going on a TeachQuest

Greg Shrader tailors a helpful path for educators. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero “We originally created TeachQuest as a means to create a community among the teachers who graduated from the teacher certification programs offered through the National Teacher Education … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Education for a Thousand

Developed by a high school student in New York City, eQuizShow is a free classroom tool; simply enter questions and answers on its website, and see your Jeopardy-like game be automatically generated. Since all games are stored in the cloud, no need … Continue reading

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Driving Forward with EdTrips

A look inside a company helping teachers around the corner to around the world. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Every day, hundreds of thousands of teachers still manage field trips entirely on paper. Students as young as six years old … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Bloomboard

This year, over 100,000 educators across more than 30 states will use BloomBoard, a platform designed to support educator coaching, feedback, and development. Teachers can develop individualized learning plans based on both self-directed and recommended professional development and goals for … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | DisplayNote

This cool tool allows students to capture all of the presenter’s content using their portable devices like an iPad, laptop, Android tablet or smartphone and ipod touch. Users can add their own notes, capture slides, follow along, highlight text, and save … Continue reading

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Tools That Do Not Make a Teacher’s Life Easier

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis I’d like to thank all of those who recognize how difficult a teacher’s job is and who want to make it easier—but let me help you realize what I as a teacher do not … Continue reading

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Driving Miss Daisy and Her Data

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis These days more than ever, data is driving our instruction. In this day of standardized testing, formative and summative assessment, MAP testing, and so much more—there’s a ton of data that follows our students … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Currix Digital Library for Teachers

Ann-Caryn Cleveland is a professor, a documentary filmmaker and a mom. She says that the idea for Currix came like a lightening bolt—quite literally: she was trying to teach her Cinematography students about electricity and realized that since she didn’t … Continue reading

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Interview | An RTI Matrix for Teachers

Among a growing number of eduprenuers transforming education, Gary Hensley (pictured, left) and Matt Hartman (right) are making it easier for educators to get their jobs done, despite tightening budgets and time constraints. Here, Gary and Matt respond to some basic … Continue reading

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Why Five Years Later, Skype is an Education Game Changer

EDTECH CHALLENGE | by Jesse M. Langley Months before Skype in the Classroom became a regular, endorsed tool— teachers were flocking to the video calling program. Teachers, like the innovators they are, set up websites where they could connect with … Continue reading

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Interview | Steve Kaye Offers You Some eInstruction

eInstruction® was founded in 1980 by Dr. Darrell Ward. Under Ward’s leadership, eInstruction pioneered the use of student response systems in education with the creation of a handheld student response system called CPS™ (Classroom Performance System). In 2006, eInstruction acquired … Continue reading

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