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Is It Worth Teaching School Kids SQL?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of interest from high school teachers about teaching databases. These digital tools allow users to query vast amounts of information based on specific areas of interest. They are one of the most effective ways to apply higher order thinking to the world around us. .

3 Things Educators Should Debate As We Return to In Person Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As we return to in-person learning, we should not return to business as usual. David Bott gives us three things that, based upon current research, we should rethink in schools.


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How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect.

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Four Questions Education Leaders are Asking to Find the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

After a year of fast-paced, high-pressure decision making, you’re now called on to figure out which edtech products will support your learners and educators. Should you continue to use the products you implemented before the rush to distance learning?

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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.

Removing Barriers with UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Recently, a teacher posted a comment to my blog lamenting that direct instruction consumed much of the class period. Like many, this teacher felt intense pressure to teach the standards and wasn’t sure how to embrace Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning. This is not unusual.

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12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September. There are endless backups, shares, cleanings, changed settings, and vacation messages that — if not done right — can mean big problems when you return from summer vacation.

When best practices aren’t best: A look at Gridworks

The Christensen Institute

I recently read a headline decrying that in the year 2021, more than 600 million people in Africa have no access to electricity, and hundreds of millions of others who do only have access to unreliable, unpredictable, and intermittent power.

New National Survey Analyzes Impact of COVID-19 on Teaching and Learning

Digital Promise

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30 K–12 IT Influencers to Follow in 2021

EdTech Magazine

Educators who rose to the many challenges presented this past year often did so with the aid of educational technology. Many K–12 districts adapted to new learning styles, sometimes more than once, as the year progressed.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

5 Steps to Choose Your Summer PD

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Choosing your summer PD is essential as we look forward to the fall. Just as we discuss personalizing learning for students, we as teachers have a responsibility to personalize learning for ourselves.

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How To Move To Canada To Be A Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great article from an Ask a Tech Teacher contributor for those of you interested in teaching internationally–specifically, Canada: How To Move To Canada To Be A Teacher. Canada is a country that people all over the world would love to emigrate to.

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How LMSs are facilitating growth for students and educators


A version of this post was originally published in District Administration , on April 15, 2021. Since March last year, schools, colleges, students, and teachers have been on a roller coaster. They have seen traditional education methods turned upside down with school closures.

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End of the Year THRIVE-al (Not Survival) Guide

Ditch That Textbook

The end of the school year is a unique animal: extra time, review time, not enough time, etc. Here are some ideas and tools to help you thrive.As I write this, my kids have a little less than three weeks left of school yet. It’s the time of year when attention spans get shorter and […].

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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.

Self-directed learning: niche approach or powerful innovation?

The Christensen Institute

Self-directed learning doesn’t always get a positive spin in mainstream education or media.

Out of Gas: The School Year Isn’t Over Yet!

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Well, in addition to the interesting school year we’re having, now we have a gas shortage caused by a cybercrime syndicate.

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What You Might Have Missed in April

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of April : Whiteboard Apps You’ll Love. JotForm Approvals–Great Way to Manage Workflow. 5 Websites for 4th Grade Word Study. 16 Spring Cleaning Steps for Computers. What Do You Think is the Hardest Tech Problem? (a a poll). 5 (free) Security Posters.

8 Ways surveys help school leaders make better decisions


School leaders have to make crucial decisions all the time. Some of these may have short-term effects, but others have a lasting impact on future generations of students.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

How Skills-Based Classes Bring Students Together For Future Success

EdNews Daily

Skills-Based Classes For Young Students Before the pandemic, many schools didn’t offer classes that focused on entrepreneurship, marketing, acting, communication or leadership.

For new health policy, look no further than Biden’s infrastructure bill

The Christensen Institute

One of the hottest topics of the Biden presidency is his massive infrastructure plan. The American Jobs Plan introduces $2 trillion worth of projects aimed at creating jobs and improving the overall quality of the country’s foundation at the federal, state, and local levels.

2 hours, up to 200 people, 1 low price

Dangerously Irrelevant

[Trying something new here…]. The 4 Shifts Protocol is taking off in schools around the world. We’ve got tens of thousands of educators already using it for instructional redesign.

6 Instructional Strategies That Challenge And Support Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

A teaching strategy is anything the teacher does to help students learn. From reciprocal teaching to clarity, here are 6 to get started. The post 6 Instructional Strategies That Challenge And Support Students appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Fundamentals

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

OPINION: We should not leave Black students out of any debate to reinvent schools

The Hechinger Report

With schools being pushed to reopen after a year of Covid-related shutdowns, many people have challenged stakeholders to reimagine education.

Guest post: UC System Cybersecurity Attack


One of the consequences of failing to incorporate cybersecurity measures in your organization is a data leak. Data leaks don’t only ruin the credibility of an organization, but they can also result in huge losses. The University of California was recently attacked by hackers who exploited a vulnerability in its file-transfer service. The Aftermath Of UC’s Cybersecurity Attack.

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Why durable skills are the next big thing

eSchool News

Fact: Every job in every sector will require soft skills. These soft skills include what many call durable skills—professional and personal competencies that span a person’s career—and they are requested in job postings much more frequently than hard skills.

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New Tools Support Teachers Returning to the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

As teachers begin to find themselves back in the classroom, armed with technology from a year of online and hybrid learning, it isn’t clear what tools will best benefit the future of learning.

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Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.