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Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math

The CoolCatTeacher

Liesl McConchie talks about how the brain learns math From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When students come into your math class, are they ready to learn? Is their brain in a ready state?

What You Might Have Missed in July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of July. Tech Tip #63: Reset Default Font. Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Coaching. A Year to Remember, A Year to Reflect: Pandemic Instruction. 11 Websites for Thinking and Learning. We Landed on the Moon July 20 1969. 5 (free) Posters on Teaching I.

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Sparking Inquiry in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

As a kid, I loved nature. Growing up in a rural part of New Jersey and spending summers at the beach probably played a significant role in developing this interest. My parents would buy me and my brother all sorts of field guides to help support our curiosity and genuine interest in living creatures.

4 Great examples of edtech that eases parent-teacher communication

Neo LMS

Schools have always pleaded for parental involvement in the educational process and the teacher-parent relationship as the ground for academic development and emotional balance of students.

The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

Habits that Drive Great Teams

Education Elements

Early in my career, when I was a middle school science teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina, I didn’t think that the ritual of shaking my students’ hands, fist bumping, or hugging my students as they entered our classroom meant anything. But now, I realize it’s the opposite.

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What is the best video editing software?

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re teaching high school videography, you want your students to use the programs that will be required in the job they end up in after graduation. You don’t want an ‘easy’ program. You want one that demonstrates the student’s expertise at an interview.

Employers have a simple tool in the war for talent: Stop requiring degrees

The Christensen Institute

As companies enter a fierce war for talent , they have one simple tactic at their disposal that could help unlock vast pools of potential talent: eliminate the degree requirement for open jobs.

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3 Ways edtech can help education get back on track

Neo LMS

A recent report shared by Google and KPMG reveals that the education tech industry would cater to about 9.6 million users and record a market share of $1.96 billion in 2021, according to Analytic Insight.

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Books I read in July 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in July 2021… Pedagogy of the Oppressed , Paulo Freire (education). Raven Black , Ann Cleeves (mystery). The Passenger , Lisa Lutz (thriller). Transformation , Carol Berg (fantasy). Revelation , Carol Berg (fantasy).

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Boxlight Releases New Big STEM Guide Volume 3 (free)

Educational Technology Guy

Boxlight Releases New Big STEM Guide Volume 3 Lawrenceville, GA, July 28, 2021 – Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology, digital signage, and software solutions, today announced the release of The Big STEM Guide Volume 3.

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Tech Tip #54: How to Auto Forward a Slideshow

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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Teachers’ pandemic experiences reveal the shortcomings of compliance culture

The Christensen Institute

“Hardest year since my first year. I feel like I failed my students this year.” This year has been very hard on all teachers, we work too much and get paid very little.” This has been the hardest year ever and I hope to return to some type of normalcy again soon.”.

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Podcast: A Conversation about Hybrid Logistics

EdNews Daily

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The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

CoSN Awards TLE Seal to Rural Virginia District

EdTech Magazine

In June, the Consortium for School Networking announced it had awarded Rockingham County Public Schools, a rural Virginia district, the Trusted Learning Environment Seal.

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 07

Dangerously Irrelevant

[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

Here’s a Preview of August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in August: More. Comments are closed but feel free to contact me via Twitter (@askatechteacher). Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

A post-mortem on online internships: Lots of hype or signs of hope?

The Christensen Institute

The past year thrust one of the most-celebrated (yet understudied) onramps to the world of work online: internships. What did this experiment in online and hybrid internships teach us? Who thrived and who floundered?

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The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Prepare For Fall: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Blended Learning Self-paced Online Course

Catlin Tucker

Katie Novak and I wrote UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes to support teachers in developing a mindset, skill set, and toolset nimble enough to traverse any teaching and learning landscape with confidence.

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How scholastic esports opens up college pathways

eSchool News

Esports programs continue to grow at a rapid pace at both the collegiate level and at the high school level in the United States.

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OPINION: Using critical race theory to understand the backlash against it

The Hechinger Report

“When the devil is at your front door” is a popular idiom used in many Black communities to warn against waiting till it’s too late to worry about a problem. We take this idiom seriously amid the current moral panic over critical race theory. The devil is at our front door right now.

Why Music Education is Important for Children To Learn

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor Nicole McCray, has some thoughts on music and education. I think you’ll enjoy them: There are many schools that undermine the importance of music in schools. Yet, many benefits stem from a musical education.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Join our post-COVID innovation webinar: Navigating pathways to progress

The Christensen Institute

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major upheavals in K–12 schools over the last year. Some sector leaders see this moment, and the new influx of federal funding, as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform education.

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Three Laptop Charging Cart Challenges and How to Solve Them

EdTech Magazine

In the days before K–12 one-to-one device programs, device carts served as a mobile computer lab. Devices could be brought to classrooms when tech-savvy teachers had online lessons for students. Schools might have had enough laptops for one class.

5 reasons to set up a coding program in your district

eSchool News

At Everett Public Schools, we’ve always had a robotics team at the elementary and secondary levels. Last year we were up to 50 robotics teams within the FIRST organization.

Is Data Science the New Coding?

Edsurge

There’s been a big push in recent years to get students coding. Before that, the big skill was learning to use word processing software. And before that, typing. Now there’s a movement to bring the latest futuristic skill into classrooms: data science.

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2021 Online Education Trends Report

Higher education embraced widespread online learning over the past year, discovering benefits and challenges along the way. Gain insight from this annual report from BestColleges.com which surveyed online and remote (due to COVID-19) students, and program administrators.