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!

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

How Responsiveness Led Us Through 2020 - and the Past Decade

Education Elements

2020. My daughter Emily Ruth was born on April 1, 2020. My husband and I knew immediately that she was going to be a mix of wicked and wise, given the birthday she chose: April Fools Day - so perfect for 2020. I became a mom this year.

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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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.

2020: A Clear Vision for Our Learners

User Generated Education

How to Have 20/20 Vision in 2020 ). The year 2020 can act as metaphor for us, as educators, to have an overreaching vision for what we do. I really love the idea of approaching 2020 with a clear, well-articulated vision of our learners’ futures.

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.

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2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Since it’s now 2020, I thought it would be fun to revisit Karl Fisch’s video from 2006, titled 2020 Vision. In that video, Karl imagines he is the commencement speaker for the Arapahoe High School (AHS) Class of 2020, reflecting back on the past 13 years of schooling for that cohort.

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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How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

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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Books I read in July 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in July 2020… Equity Visits , Rachel Roegman et al. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in April 2020. Books I read in May 2020. Books I read in June 2020.

Books I read in February 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in February 2020… The MVP Machine: How Baseball’s New Noncomformists Are Using Data to Build Better Players , Ben Lindbergh & Travis Sawchik [baseball]. Books I read in January 2020.

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Books I read in April 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in April 2020… This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See , Seth Godin [marketing]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.

Meet NEO at BETT 2020 in London!

Neo LMS

Going to BETT 2020? Meet NEO at BETT 2020! We’re really looking forward to meeting you at BETT 2020! The post Meet NEO at BETT 2020 in London! The educational world has never been more dynamic.

Books I read in June 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in June 2020… On Liberty , John Stuart Mill [government]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in April 2020. Books I read in May 2020.

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Books I read in March 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in March 2020… Personal and Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact a Lifetime , Tom Murray [education]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020.

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July 2020 Guide: Esports

eSchool News

We are excited to bring you the very first in a series of eSchool News Guides, which are full of resources, tips, trends, and insight from industry experts on a variety of topics that are essential to the classroom, school, and district.

Inspiring K12 : Creating the Joy of Reading and Self-Directed Learning in the Digital Era

Personalized teaching of reading at the K-12 level can help imbue pleasure and interest in reading and the development of a reading habit, even among digital natives. A personalized approach works better than the systematic teaching of the entire class.

Books I read in May 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in May 2020… New York 2140 , Kim Stanley Robinson [sci fi]. Books I read in January 2020. Books I read in February 2020. Books I read in March 2020. Books I read in April 2020.

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Books I read in January 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in January 2020… You Gotta Have Wa , Robert Whiting [baseball]. The Apocalypse Troll , David Weber [sci fi]. Lucifer’s Hammer , Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle [sci fi]. Building School 2.0:

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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.

Facilitate Learner Autonomy with Student Choice Menus

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Events Holidays Tech Tips choice boards choice menus December Digital Advent Calendar STEAM STEM STEM Calendar STEM Calendar 2020 student choiceStudent choice engages learners and also promotes learner autonomy.

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Infographic: Build A Better Virtual Learning Experience

This infographic lays out the technical challenges that can impede teachers and students—and how they can be solved. Get the facts about the exploding market potential of virtual teaching, factors that can undermine the virtual classroom experience, and what app developers need to know to close the tech gap.

The Learning Counsel Announces Thom Markham to Keynote Their 2020 National Gathering

EdNews Daily

Digital Learning Featured professional development Technology 2020 National Gathering Learning Counsel Thom Markham

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.

Welcome back for the 2020 school year! [a letter from your local superintendent and school board]

Dangerously Irrelevant

Dear students, educators, and families, Welcome back for the 2020 school year! We are incredibly delighted to have our children and educators back in school again, particularly after such a challenging spring and summer.

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.

GameSalad Turns Game Players Into Game Makers!

GameSalad lets students build their own web & mobile video games! Students learn anywhere with our Chromebook friendly creation tools and step-by-step tutorials. Our PBL lessons teach the fundamentals of Computer Science & Game Design as students create.