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Hour of Code Dec. 5th-11th

Ask a Tech Teacher

Set aside December 5-11th, 2022 for the hugely-popular Hour of code. This is a week of activities dedicated to inspiring kids to learn/love coding. This year: 1,536,702,210 will participate. 180+ countries. 44,941 events . What is it.

Creating a New Status Quo

A Principal's Reflections

Blink and there is a new iPhone on the market. I feel like I just got the 13 model yesterday, but the reality is that I came into possession of it in 2019. Thanks to a very gracious promotion, I recently upgraded to the 14 plus. The improved camera alone makes this new model work the investment.

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Parents as Educators

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When I grew up, teachers ran the classroom and parents stepped back, but a lot has changed in thirty years. COVID hit schools hard, closing them down and forcing parents to become teachers.

Learning, Relationships, and Power: Attending to Each Moment of Teaching as Pedagogical Possibility Toward Equity

Digital Promise

The post Learning, Relationships, and Power: Attending to Each Moment of Teaching as Pedagogical Possibility Toward Equity appeared first on Digital Promise

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Metaverse Education: What’s Next for Virtual Learning?

ViewSonic Education

The term metaverse dates back to 1992, but the realized potential of the metaverse is relatively recent with metaverse education still in its infancy. Naturally, this means educators will have questions about where this technology is heading and what comes next for virtual learning.

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Worksheet to WOW: 10 ways to upgrade your worksheet

Ditch That Textbook

Worksheets have been embedded in classrooms for years. For decades. FOREVER. The reasons we use them are pretty clear. We want students to get repetitions with new content. Repetitions make permanent, right?

How to Bring Students’ Lived Experiences into the Classroom and Spark Authentic Learning

Digital Promise

The post How to Bring Students’ Lived Experiences into the Classroom and Spark Authentic Learning appeared first on Digital Promise

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OLED vs LED Monitor: Which One to Choose? 

ViewSonic Education

The OLED vs LED monitor debate is real. These competing flat-panel display technologies both have unique qualities, and some potential drawbacks. How to choose which one will suit your needs?

Spring Forward to Better Learning Opportunities

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik No sooner does it seem like we have fallen back for Fall, then it is time to Spring forward for the Learning Counsel’s Spring events.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Book Review: Annotation

Dangerously Irrelevant

I finally had a chance to read Annotation by Remi Kalir and Antero Garcia. Although I’ve never met Antero, Remi is my faculty colleague here at the University of Colorado Denver. Remi tells fascinating stories about annotation (no, really!), so I was excited to read his thoughts in print.

OPINION: Parents say enough with the strawmen, fix reading education based on the science

The Hechinger Report

Re OPINION: “ A call for rejecting the newest reading war ” (Nov. 18, 2022). For decades, parents like us have witnessed how our children were not successfully taught to read or write within education systems using curriculums written and supported by signers of the Nov. 18 letter to the editor.

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What Is an All-in-One LED Display?

ViewSonic Education

Wondering what an all-in-one LED display is? Simply put, it’s a large format display, with all components housed within a unique device.

How School Social Media Accounts Put Student Privacy at Risk


New student privacy research shows that school social media accounts have posted millions of photos of students and other identifiable information, which might be dangerous

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Learning Ideas That Just Won’t Die: Let’s Bury Them Anyway

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark One of the positive things to come out of the pandemic is our newfound ability to look an outdated concept in the eye and say, “Enough!”

Books I read in November 2022

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in November 2022… Annotation , Remi Kalir & Antero Garcia (writing). A Search for Common Ground , Rick Hess & Pedro Noguera (education). Old Man’s War , John Scalzi (sci fi). Brother John , Rutledge Etheridge (sci fi).

With little federal support for families, states are stepping up  

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning.? Subscribe today!

Digital Signage at School: Upping Your Campus Communication

ViewSonic Education

The concept of digital signage in schools is becoming more necessary as educators and academic leaders grow increasingly aware of its numerous potential benefits.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Our district is battling a loneliness epidemic

eSchool News

Whether talking in-person or virtually, even small conversations play an important role in creating the connections students need. But it can be challenging to carve out time in our busy schedules to focus on building these relationships.

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Focusing on 5 E’s to Create a Positive Mental Health Mindset for Educators and Learners

EdNews Daily

By Kevin Dougherty Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, teacher shortages and leadership turnover have plagued school districts across the U.S.

Google Classroom Send High Fives

Teacher Tech

Want an easy way to celebrate student success in Google Classroom? Google Classroom Send High Fives is possible when you use Schoolytics. The post Google Classroom Send High Fives appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Schoolytics classroom google Google Classroom GoogleEDU

45+ Top Zoom Usage Statistics in 2023: Users, Revenue & More

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Zoom was founded in 2011 to “bring teams together to get more done in a frictionless video environment.” Ten years … 45+ Top Zoom Usage Statistics in 2023: Users, Revenue & More Read More ?. Statistics and Studies Statistics Zoom

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Defining and Achieving Equity in the Classroom

Middle Web

In Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, Zaretta Hammond offers a clear explanation of brain-based learning from a culturally diverse perspective and a clear description of how it looks in action through authentic engagement and rigor, writes teacher leader Bill Ivey.

5 ways to prep students for online learning success

eSchool News

Students who attend online school today range from homeschoolers, to those seeking an alternative to in-person public schools, to learners who want to mix virtual schooling with in-person learning. Also, some districts have decided to keep an online option open for students who choose that method.

Podcast: Lessons from a Peanut Butter Cup: Teaching and Tech Must Go Hand in Hand

EdNews Daily

On this episode of the Horizon Room The Horizon Room is a concept born out of the need for a national forum to tackle important issues in education.

OPINION: For the students we wish we’d taught better

The Hechinger Report

To the Editor: Re “ OPINION: A call for rejecting the newest reading wars ” (Nov. 18, 2022). We are teachers who were sold the very story that journalist Emily Hanford describes in her new podcast : a myth about how students learn to crack the alphabetic code.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Using a Return on Investment Tool to Make Better Grad School Decisions


The MBA program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s new return on investment tool is designed to help prospective students make better decisions about graduate school spending

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6 Month Update: Life with #aibo, @Sony’s #AIRobot Dog #robotics #sonyaibo #aibo #technology @SonyElectronics


Six months with aibo have absolutely flown by, and I’m excited to share a new video with you talking about Mia’s growth and development, daily antics, the aibo community, and closing with a fun video montage.

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Listen EVERYWHERE in High School Theater Brings Clear Audio to Those with Hearing Loss

eSchool News

BLUFFDALE, UTAH – Listen Technologies, the leading provider of advanced wireless listening solutions for 24 years, announced that John Rennie High School , a secondary school in Quebec, Canada, has selected Listen EVERYWHERE for use in its theater to support assistive listening. .