Farewell, 2020: Lessons Learned

Catlin Tucker

Trying to wrap my mind around 2020 to craft my newsletter was no small feat. Yet, it seemed wrong to pretend the year didn’t happen or that I learned nothing from it. As I began to write, I realized that 2020 for me was a year of extremes. It learns.”

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. Personalized Learning. Learning Resources.

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Preparing for Fall 2020: Blended and Online Learning

Catlin Tucker

The action items encourage teachers to take what they learned in the video lessons to create resources they can use with students. Module 4: Teaching Presence: Facilitating Learning Online. Module 6: Cognitive Presence–Student-centered Blended/Online Learning. Learning

Top Posts of 2020

A Principal's Reflections

Personalized learning quickly became a focus area based on impressive outcomes from some of the schools I had been working within in an on-going and job-embedded fashion. Schools closed their physical buildings and shifted to remote learning as lockdowns went into effect worldwide.

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.

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.

4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

From coding to robotics and augmented reality and his favorite (which he saved for last), learn how a leading-edge K-8 program is using technology to teach all students the skills and thinking capacities they need to be successful in the modern era. Never stop learning!

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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! We can learn while we’re asleep if the room is entirely dark. 7 Learning myths to leave behind in 2020.

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. Remote learning and teaching came with technology issues of different sorts. And this hasn’t changed with online learning.

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Social and Emotional Learning Resources and Tools to Uplift Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Also, find social and emotional learning activities, ideas, and resources. Social and Emotional Learning and Growth Mindset Resources. Z00 Academy is a social emotional learning game for K-4. .

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.

Announcing the 2020 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

We’re excited to announce the 2020 cohort of HP Teaching Fellows! The new cohort includes 26 educators from across the United States and Canada, selected for their excellence in powerful teaching and learning with technology. HP Teaching Fellows Exemplify Powerful Learning.

Highlight Incredible Learning with a Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! As the first semester ends this is the perfect time to send a newsletter showcasing the amazing learning that takes place in your classroom! You can also include ideas for students to learn during the winter break.

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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. From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months.

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3 Reflections and Considerations For Teaching and Learning In 2020

The Web20Classroom

In March 2020 nearly the entire world’s education systems were thrown into the unknown when the COVID-19 Global Pandemic shuttered schools and teaching and learning moved to remote means. And there is much to think about going into the Fall 2020. What did I learn?

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.

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. District leaders have also learned to be more proactive. I’ve seen that here in 2020—that tenacity and generosity and drive.

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.

3 Tools to Amplify Your Video Conferences

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning or The 30 Goals Challenge or take a fully accredited online course for graduate credit ( Online Learning Best Practices , Connected Educators or TESOL Methodologies )!

Level Up Your Virtual Teaching with Screencasting Tools!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The transformation to virtual learning means teachers now act as the tech support for students and parents who are also new to virtual learning. Check out this awesome graphic by Tony Vincent to learn more!

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What is a Lifecycle of Learning?

How to recognize each stage of your learning initiative and maximize its potential.

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks to Elevate Instruction

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The learning theories and frameworks below provide useful tips on how to design online instruction and plan digital lessons to help students thrive. 4 Essential Elements for Effective Distance Learning.

Facilitate Learner Autonomy with Student Choice Menus

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning or The 30 Goals Challenge or take a fully accredited online course for graduate credit ( Online Learning Best Practices , Connected Educators or TESOL Methodologies )!

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New Learning Models for Fall 2020

techlearning

Schools will be adopting new learning models when students return in Fall

Top 10 Reviews of 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

You can find her resources at Structured Learning. 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.

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.

5 digital learning trends for 2020

eSchool News

Digital learning puts the best edtech tools and strategies into the hands of highly-qualified and trained educators who know how to transform learning for students. Digital learning tools are invaluable when they’re used by confident educators.

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Virtual Student Jobs, Roles, and Duties

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! When students help you allow their peers to celebrate them and learn from them. During remote and distance learning student helpers can really help you manage a lot more.

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Speak Up 2020: A look at digital learning and transformation

eSchool News

For the last seven months of 2020, school districts have gone through extreme changes regarding how learning is happening in pandemic-induced hybrid and digital learning environments. Digital learning during the pandemic.

The Best K-12 Learning Management Systems 2020

techlearning

There are dozens of Learning Management Systems in the K-12 market. Here are some of the best

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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.

Reach Out and Uplift Students with Check-Ins!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Check out the following forms: Google Forms check-in Distance Learning Check-In Make a Copy Microsoft Forms check-in.

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Tips, Tools and Resources for Awesome Student Video Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I’ve also provided links to free resources to help students learn how to edit, direct, and produce their own videos. Students can learn how to storyboard, edit, add special effects, and more!

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Digital Research and Curation with Social Bookmarking Tools

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Social bookmarking helps students visualize and personalize their learning in boards, magazines, or walls! Cube for Teachers is a new web tool I recently learned about.

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Express Yourself! Emoji Resources for Math, Science, English and SEL

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students can learn the periodic table of elements by representing each element with an emoji and explaining the connection. Promote active learning with student devices with Google’s Emoji Scavenger Hunt.

Meet NEO at BETT 2020 in London!

Neo LMS

Anyone who is a teacher, school leader, learning designer, librarian or is involved in some way or another in creating and delivering education to students of all ages needs to stay on top of all aspects that are currently shaping up the industry. Going to BETT 2020?