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When Did the “Sex Talk” Change to the “Tech Talk”?

Do you remember when “the birds and the bees” were first explained to you? It still might be one of the most intensely uncomfortable situations a child encounters. While the talk remains as necessary today as it is insufferably awkward, a lot has unsurprisingly changed with today’s students.

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8 Top Cyberbullying Resources

There are so many cyberbullying resources available today that you might have a difficult time discerning where to begin or turn to next. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites while also letting you know whom each resource is ideal for, whether administrators, educators, parents or students.


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Teaching More Thinking Over Production

The reason content-driven teaching and learning is ubiquitous in education is obvious: results and achievements are measurable. What are you doing in your classroom to foster soft skills like digital citizenship, empathy, communication and self-awareness?


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5 Podcasts Every Educator Should Have on Their Playlist

Listening to podcasts is just one way to follow the technological shift happening in education. Podcasts provide an opportunity to hear about innovative teaching practices on the horizons and much more.


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Education and Brains: Getting the Most from Today’s EdTech

One of the reasons today’s edtech often receives pushback from educators, staff and even students is that we’re sometimes resistant to learning new things. If your brain is already comfortable using certain tools and technology, it will prefer them to new alternatives, because the tools you’re comfortable with provide a path of less (mental) resistance.


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Top 10 Gaggle Speaks Blog Posts from 2016

We compiled this list based on traffic to the Gaggle Speaks Blog and the number of shares each post received. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out the top Gaggle Speaks posts from 2016.


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7 EdTech Events to Attend In-Person in 2017

While you can stay on top of most everything going on in edtech by reading blogs, listening to podcasts and following social media, sometimes you just have to get out and see things for yourself. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best conferences, events and workshops to put on your calendar for 2017.


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Don’t Be a Luddite, Technology is Here to Stay

It’s clear that modern Luddites persist today, albeit in new forms. Sometimes those of us in K-12 resist the implementation of new technology, making technology out to be some kind of bogeyman. Generally, their core message goes something like this: Technology doesn’t facilitate education; it only gets in the way.