Farewell, 2020: Lessons Learned

Catlin Tucker

Trying to wrap my mind around 2020 to craft my newsletter was no small feat. As I began to write, I realized that 2020 for me was a year of extremes. The most challenging aspect of 2020 has been the toll it has taken on our relationships with others. ” Farewell 2020!

2020 Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

I was going to update this list from last year but when I checked around, my fellow teachers had the same holiday wishes, just tweaked for current circumstances: Holiday gifts for teachers are a challenge.

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Top Posts of 2020

A Principal's Reflections

This happened on March 12, 2020. Without further ado, here are my most popular posts of 2020 in no particular order. The year began like any other.

Our favorite teacher memes for 2020

Neo LMS

But 2020 happened to all of us all over the world, and we realized how things could change in the blink of an eye. Our favorite teacher memes for 2020. The post Our favorite teacher memes for 2020 appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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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.

Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. The essential component in 2020 is a T-part of STEM – Technology. A growing focus of schools is STEM. About two decades ago, the sciences were not so popular among younger generations. People keen on mathematics, physics, or IT were awe-inspiring and seemed to have supernatural abilities.

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4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Nikolaos Chatzopoulos share 2020 Edtech Trends Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. ” The post 4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020 appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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2020 roundup: What we learned from #InnovatorsCreatingProsperity

The Christensen Institute

Looking back, many will remember 2020 as the year of the pandemic. Here we share four lessons we’ve learned from those we’ve profiled in 2020: Insight 1: Emerging-economy challenges are actually opportunities for innovation.

Top learning myths to leave behind in 2020

Neo LMS

It’s 2020, after all, am I right? For my part, I also think that we should leave other things behind in 2020: learning myths! 7 Learning myths to leave behind in 2020. The post Top learning myths to leave behind in 2020 appeared first on NEO BLOG.

Music for Armed Forces Day 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May. Holidays

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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

Books I read in November 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in November 2020… Law of Innocence , Michael Connelly [legal thriller]. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in April 2020. Books I read in August 2020. Books I read in October 2020.

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2020 School Technology Budget Tips

Kajeet

We’ve collected 6 best practices in school budgeting to help you get the most out of your 2020 tech funds. Between shrinking budgets and increasingly IT-dependent school systems, budgeting for the cost of technology in education can be tough. Tools and Tips Data and Trends 1 to 1

Top 10 Reviews of 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Throughout the year, I post websites and apps the Ask a Tech Teacher crew’s classes found useful, instructive, helpful in integrating technology into classroom lesson plans. Some, you agreed with us about; others not so much.

2020: The Year Of the Edtech Paradox

Edsurge

In many ways, 2020 has been THE year of edtech. Yet, 2020 also saw an acceleration of inequities in education. As an edtech investor, 2020 was a great year. As an impact investor focused on building a more equitable future, 2020 was devastating.

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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.

10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here they are–my top 10 of 2020 (though I’ve skipped any that have to do with website reviews and tech tips because they’re covered in separate posts): Top Ten Hits. Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog nine years ago, we’ve had almost 5.3

Tips, Tools and Resources for Awesome Student Video Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Events Holidays Tech Tips December Digital Advent Calendar STEAM STEM STEM Calendar STEM Calendar 2020 video projectsStudents enjoy producing their own videos.

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Books I read in October 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in October 2020… What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism , Dan Rather & Elliott Kirschner [politics]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in May 2020.

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Preparing for Fall 2020: Blended and Online Learning

Catlin Tucker

2020-2021 promises to be an unpredictable school year. Most of the teachers I know, including my husband and most of my friends, are not sure whether they will be returning to school on a hybrid schedule or teaching entirely online. That is making it a challenge to prepare for the new school year.

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

What School Leadership Can Learn From 2020

Edsurge

Truly 2020 was a difficult year for so many reasons. Here are some of my thoughts on what 2020 has taught us, and about what lies ahead. Moving Forward There are definitely some initiatives from 2020 we need to continue to move forward.

Social and Emotional Learning Resources and Tools to Uplift Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Events Holidays Tech Tips calming area December Digital Advent Calendar sel social emotional learning STEAM STEM STEM Calendar STEM Calendar 2020 virtual calming roomMore than ever we need to focus on student wellness.

Announcing the 2020 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

We’re excited to announce the 2020 cohort of HP Teaching Fellows! Introducing the 2020 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows. Here is the full list of the 2020 cohort of the HP Teaching Fellows: Joseph Archer, grades 5-6 teacher at Grand Erie District School Board, Ontario. The post Announcing the 2020 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows appeared first on Digital Promise.

Books I read in September 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in September 2020… Parable of the Sower , Octavia Butler [sci fi]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in May 2020. Books I read in July 2020.

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Books I read in August 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in August 2020… Kiln People , David Brin [sci fi]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in May 2020. Books I read in July 2020.

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Digital Research and Curation with Social Bookmarking Tools

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Events Holidays Tech Tips December Digital Advent Calendar digital research Social Bookmarking STEAM STEM STEM Calendar STEM Calendar 2020Social bookmarking apps have leveled up research.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. Moreover, research on Business Insider shows that the more skills you have, the more likely you’ll get hired in 2020. As always, education is changing. There are so many new ways to differentiate for varied learners, back-fill for some while enriching others without slowing anyone down.

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Top 25 edWebinars of 2020

edWeb.net

In 2020, our edWebinars have had over 1,300,000 live and on-demand views—nearly triple the number of 2019. If you get some downtime over the holidays, it’s a great time to catch up on some of the most viewed edWebinars of 2020.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

It’s not all bad: What we learned about healthcare in 2020

The Christensen Institute

This time last year, no one expected 2020 to be filled with toilet paper shortages or family gatherings via Zoom. Here are just some of the takeaways from 2020 that have the potential to inspire lasting transformation in US healthcare: 1.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020 for alicekeeler.com

Teacher Tech

For most of us 2020 was not a typical year. Turns out the top blog post hits of 2020 were not in 2020 at all! The post Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020 for alicekeeler.com appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Classroom Header Template 2.

Virtual Student Jobs, Roles, and Duties

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! doneisbetterthanperfect #classygraphics @tonyvincent [link] pic.twitter.com/6cd0dpslMj — Tracy Walker (@EduTrace) September 14, 2020. Students love being trusted with responsibility. They want to help.

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Video: 2020 Digital Transition Survey Market Brief

EdNews Daily

In one of the most anticipated events each year at the Learning Counsel’s National EduJedi Gathering and Awards, CEO and Publisher LeiLani Cauthen delivers the 2020 Digital Transition Strategy Survey Market Briefing.

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How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.