Schools & Random Acts of Innovation

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “Few individual schools sustain random acts of innovation over time.” -Stanford researcher Linda Darling-Hammond In schools across America, administrators and teachers are making forays into innovative practices such …

The Highlight Tool – Google Doc Add-On for Writing and Feedback

The Highlight Tool is a simple but powerful Google Docs Add-On that teachers can use to provide feedback on student written work.  The key benefit of the Highlight Tool is the ability to create a customized series of highlighters on different topics …

SAS Writing Reviser: Google Doc Tool for Writing & Feedback

SAS Writing Reviser: Google Doc Tool for Writing & Feedback

SAS Writing Reviser is a terrific free Google Doc tool for helping students identify writing issues and improve their written work. Available as a Google Docs Add-On, SAS Writing Reviser analyzes a document for potential grammatical and syntax issues, highlights or lists …

App Smashing on the iPad: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom

App Smashing on the iPad: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom

Are you an elementary teacher looking for creative ways to integrate iPads into student learning? App Smashing is a great strategy for increasing the creative potential of the iPad. In this guide, you’ll be introduced to a set of “evergreen” apps for …

When learning goals are clear, teachers get more out of PD – from Tom Daccord

When learning goals are clear, teachers get more out of PD – from Tom Daccord

This post first appeared on eSchool News. As I look back on the summer, one of the things that strikes me is how often a workshop I’ve given has followed a “technology training” at a school. In other words, faculty had already …