2021, I Resolve…

Ask a Tech Teacher

New Years–a time for rest, rejuvenation and repair. A time to assess life. Do we settle into our routine, enjoy where it’s headed, or is it time to grab our purse, iPhone, car keys, and get out of there? As a teacher-author, New Year’s Resolutions are more of a To Do list.

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5 innovations to help students (re)connect in 2021

The Christensen Institute

In 2021, I’ll be looking at innovations meeting new demands unleashed amidst the pandemic, especially those aimed at fostering and maintaining connection. As we close in on a year of living in a pandemic, here’s to hoping that 2021 holds more promise for connection, both online and off.


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Public Domain Day and Happy New Year!

Ask a Tech Teacher

According to Duke Law Center for the Study of the Public Domain, here are some of the newly-available artistic works you might like a/o January 1, 2021 : F. Every year, January 1st, is P ublic Domain Day.

In 2021, teachers hold a key to transforming conventional instruction

The Christensen Institute

As we enter 2021 and the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, no doubt predictions will abound about the transformations that may result from a year of thoroughly unconventional schooling.

Infographic: Build A Better Virtual Learning Experience

Close the virtual learning gap with a great experience for every student! Around 1.5 billion students around the world learned remotely during 2020. This stunning increase has proved how convenient and cost-effective virtual teaching can be, but it has also underscored the technology gaps that can get in the way. For every student to reach their full potential, virtual teaching apps have to ensure a great experience for every session, every time, everywhere. This infographic lays out the technology 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 • What app developers need to know to close the tech gap Deliver rich engagement and interaction for every student and teacher. View the infographic today!

5 Fun Science Experiments Kids Do at Home

Ask a Tech Teacher

Getting ready for extra time with kids? Here are five great ideas that are energizing and motivating: 5 Fun Science Experiments Kids Can Do at Home. All children are born scientists. Until education – or spoilsport parents – ruins them.

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Learn How to Overcome Your Self Limiting Beliefs

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 714 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sometimes our own beliefs can limit our ability in the classroom – these are called self-limiting beliefs.

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3 lessons from 2020 that will guide our global prosperity work in 2021

The Christensen Institute

The post 3 lessons from 2020 that will guide our global prosperity work in 2021 appeared first on Christensen Institute This time last year, no one could have foreseen the dramatic way in which 2020’s challenges would alter people’s lives around the world.

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Tech Spending Predictions for America’s Schools in 2021

EdNews Daily

billion in 2021, up from $35.8 The post Tech Spending Predictions for America’s Schools in 2021 first appeared on EdNews Daily. By LeiLani Cauthen EdTech spend is expected to increase by $2.4 billion to $38.2 billion.

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Predictions for 2021: An Acceleration of 2020?


Lest 2020 be forgot and never brought to mind—a hope more than a few of us hold—existing trends that accelerated during the pandemic will continue in 2021. Those three characteristics will rule the day in 2021 and beyond,” he said.

10 Top Tips and Click-throughs in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have a wonderful 2021! Because AATT is a resource blog, we share lots of tips our group comes across in their daily teaching as well as materials shared by others we think you’d like. Some you agree with; others, not so much.

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Virtual Bulletin Boards: How School Counselors Connect with Kids Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 715 with Emma Tagariello From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. School counselors and teachers are working to creatively and authentically connect with students in both face to face, distance, and hybrid environments.

Feeding a Science Education Revolution: Micro-credentials for OpenSciEd Facilitators

Digital Promise

It seems simple. We just need two things: great instructional materials designed for the latest research in science education, and transformative professional learning to advance instructional practice and get the most out of the materials.

10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog nine years ago, we’ve had almost 5.3 million views from visitors (about 10,000 follow us) to the 2,444 articles on integrating technology into the classroom.

Subscriber Special: 2 Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans

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18, 2021): MLK Lesson Plan Binder. Subscriber Special. Until January 18th: Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans.

Top 10 Reviews of 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have a wonderful 2021! 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.

5 learning trends COVID-19 will bring to 2021

eSchool News

As we close the chapter on 2020, education experts, parents, and students, are questioning what will 2021 bring in terms of educating K-12 students. Here are five predictions for learning in 2021: 1.

20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2021

The Principal of Change

” I hope you have a purpose-filled 2021! For the last four years, I have shared some of my favorite quotes from the past year that has inspired me or made me think deeper about a subject.

Making Headway with Remote and Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it is now time to focus on the present with an eye to the future. Many difficult lessons were learned during the pandemic, and a few more are sure to materialize over the next couple of months.

Reflecting on Your Leadership Through a Year of Unexpected Firsts

Education Elements

While 2020 was a year of many firsts, there are a few things that we can count on to persist in 2021 and beyond. 2020 was, among many things, a year of firsts. The first time a non-English language movie, Parasite, won Best Picture at the Oscars.

A market creation story: Vivenda

The Christensen Institute

This piece was co-authored by Christimara Garcia, a volunteer at the Christensen Institute and founder of Catalyze Innovations Initiative, a Brazilian market-creating innovation action tank.

The importance of social studies and information literacy

Dangerously Irrelevant

As someone who grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs and whose parents worked for the federal government, today’s events have been… challenging.

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How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

Digital Promise

The Edcamp Community will continue to support organizers in their efforts to bring educators together online in 2021. In June, the Edcamp Community joined our Digital Promise family.

Women in school leadership: A few awesome initiatives

Dangerously Irrelevant

The incubator experience begins in July 2021 and will feature ongoing coaching, regular meetings with experts, community action projects, and access to relevant research from one of the best colleges of education in the world.

Every Instructional Coach Deserves an Effective Coach

Digital Promise

What are the key ingredients for a beneficial professional learning experience? At the top of the list, you will probably find that successful professional learning is ongoing, personalized, and of high quality. These components are naturally embedded within effective coaching and/or mentoring.

10 green screen project ideas for the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Megan Diede and Kara Risby. Megan and Kara both currently teach primary at Prairie Wind Elementary in Gillette, Wyoming. They are also the founders of IntegratED LLC a framework that challenges teachers to find a new norm and their teaching.

James Wedmore’s Business By Design: The Ultimate Review (2021)

Sell Courses Online

The post James Wedmore’s Business By Design: The Ultimate Review (2021) appeared first on Sell Courses Online. … James Wedmore’s Business By Design: The Ultimate Review (2021) Read the Post.

6 Ultimate Productivity Tips to Help You Build Your EDU Brand in 2021


Welcome Content Creators! Click To Download This Poster. If you are reading this blog, you are probably interested in learning how to better organize your podcast, blog, website, or other content creating adventure.

The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom


This post was originally published in eSchool News , on December 14, 2020. The United States, just like most countries across the globe, witnessed the life-altering impact of coronavirus first-hand. In particular, students and educators saw their usual routine completely turned upside down.

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15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library


It’s crucial to provide your students with books that explore a diverse breadth of identities and experience for two reasons, both of which tie into equity and access. First, it makes sure every student in your classroom feels that they have a voice and belong.

EZCheck.me – QR-based attendance tracker for the hybrid learning age


We’ve all been there: the need for tracking attendance at the beginning of the lesson is a true hassle that nobody wants to deal with. The students hate it for obvious reasons, but surprisingly, the instructors hate it even more: they want to teach, not to act as police officers.

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3 Tips for Building Community Online

Catlin Tucker

Last week, my class of teacher candidates explored the topic of building an online learning community. We talked about the importance of nurturing a learning community over time and providing regular opportunities for students to engage with each other to build relationships.

Let’s talk a good game: Mining talk shows for classroom engagement ideas


Although teaching during a pandemic has presented many new challenges, educators were searching for ways to keep students engaged and motivated during class long before 2020. Distance learning, however, has added the additional obstacle of a digital device between teachers and students.

Inspiration from the Resilience of Educators

Education Elements

As we watched the events at the Capitol unfold on January 6th, like many, our team jumped into crisis response mode. A planned all-day, company-wide training and retreat was canceled, as we checked in on teammates in the D.C.

Strategies to Accelerate Family Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

With all its challenges, the pandemic brought to light the need to either rethink or improve various aspects of practice. When it comes to leadership, the importance of effective communication skills to engage and empower families moved to the forefront.