Ecoballot Ballot-Blog » Blog Archive » Ecoballot Customers: Update about the Scholastico Merger

. . .  Ecoballot has been acquired by Scholastico.com.  The merger is a true win-win for both companies.  If you don’t already know about Scholastico, they have developed three amazing products for school office automation: after-school activity signups, parent-teacher conference registration, and student-teacher feedback surveys.  By acquiring Ecoballot, they add a fourth service to their already […]

7 Ways to Empower Student Changemakers | Edutopia

Vicki Davis writes in Edutopia about ways to empower students as changemakers.  How have you integrated Social Entrepreneurship into your curriculum? Whether it is wells in Africa or standing against genocide, today’s students are more than willing to tackle big problems. Their social media prowess and passion can make them an unstoppable force. . .  How […]

Sessions from Learning 2.0 Asia remixed by KIS

What a great way to share professional development at a school!  Korea International School sent 10 teachers to Learning 2.0 in Bangkok. For a week, those teachers gave presentations to the rest of their staff on what they learned.  See the schedule and the presentations on their website. For the 10 who attended, we set […]

ECIS ICT Committee eNews – March ICT conference in Munich

Just posted on the ECIS ICT Blog is the November news, including this announcement about the March ICT conference to be held in Munich. The Bavarian International School BIS is pleased to be hosting the 2015 ECIS Technology Conference. The main conference will take place on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2015. An […]

Speedometry – Learn Physics with Hot Wheels Cars

Mattel is giving away Hot Wheels cars and ramps to teachers in order to help promote STEM.  Download free lesson plans and register to get your free cars, tracks, loops, clamps and connectors! Over the course of 6 lessons, students will work in collaborative learning groups to deepen their understanding of potential and kinetic energy […]

4 Ways to Encourage a Growth Mindset | EdSurge News

This article by Katie Finley in EdSurge News has a good summary of Carol Dweck’s research into growth mindsets. 1. Think about setting achievable micro-goals to encourage students’ consistent, incremental progress. Small wins repeated over time can lead to a growth mindset (and increased confidence!). 2. When students succeed, praise their efforts and strategies as […]

Google’s Education Evangelist: All learning is learning. There’s no such thing as virtual learning.

In this great interview, Google’s Jaime Casap talks about the role of teachers and technology in the future of education.  Read more at the E-180 blog. The role of a great teacher is actually becoming more critical in this world.  If you think about the role of a teacher and what they were supposed to do, they […]

ECIS: Call for presenters for opening keynote

Are you planning to attend the November conference in Nice, France?  You could be part of the opening plenary session!  Submissions via video close in just over a week. Here are details from the ECIS website: ECIS would like to give YOU the opportunity to take the stage during the Opening Plenary at the Annual Conference. […]

Is there room for Snapchat in schools?

Snapchat has been associated with “sexting” for so long that very few teachers or schools would consider it to have potential value in an educational setting.  But as Casey Neistat’s recent video shows, Snapchat can be a powerful way to share ephemeral stories.  Is it time to re-think our view on the sexting app?  George […]