10 low-prep activities to kick off 2022

Ditch That Textbook

The post 10 low-prep activities to kick off 2022 appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. When the calendar turns over a new year, for many of us, we're still in the middle of the school year. So, when a new year starts in schools (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), two things happen: 1.


Three Strategies to Support Our Teacher Workforce in 2022

Education Elements

Across the variety of hosts, musical performances, and crowd interviews - one theme emerged through the night: everyone is hoping that 2022 will be better than 2021. This past December, I found myself at home watching Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve on ABC.


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How will 2022 reshape K–12 education?

The Christensen Institute

On that note, I’m not going to offer predictions for 2022. How will things shake out for schools in 2022? I don’t expect that district micro-schools will be a major trend in 2022. The post How will 2022 reshape K–12 education?

6 Essential educational trends to look out for in 2022


Besides the learning trends that people are used to, there are a variety of rising digital trends that will revolutionize the learning space in 2022. DEI trends for 2022. The post 6 Essential educational trends to look out for in 2022 appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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5 education innovation trends worth watching in 2022

The Christensen Institute

Many in education may be wondering whether 2022 will mean “back to normal” at schools and colleges. In 2022, I’m also hoping that even more new measures, and new methodologies, will spring up to offer a fresh lens on measuring the intersection of skills, relationships, and experiences.

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Public Domain Day and Happy New Year!

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According to Public Domain Review, here are some of the newly-available artistic works you might like a/o January 1, 2022: Click image for interactive content on PublicDomanReview.org. Every year, January 1st, is P ublic Domain Day.

3 lessons from parent surveys over 3 years that should guide family engagement in 2022

The Christensen Institute

This longitudinal data offers valuable insights and lessons that can be applied to guide family engagement efforts into 2022 and beyond, particularly between schools and families of color. I vividly recall the first week of March 2020.

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Build Empathy Among Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

It used to surprise me that it became the school’s job to teach empathy. Shouldn’t parents do that? The truth is it doesn’t always happen in homes. Since children spend much of their daylight hours in school, it is a logical place to reinforce empathy as a life skill.

Subscriber Special: Donate to my blog–free MLK Lesson Plans

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The 18-page two-lesson plan bundle to teach about Martin Luther King (click for more information) in preparation for MLK Day January 17, 2022. Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. January.

20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2022

The Principal of Change

Have an amazing 2022! . Leading a Learning Community best quotes deidre roemer george couros mary hemphill joseph quotes of the year quotes to start 2022

Classroom Travels with Twitter: An Evolution

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most teachers I know have used Twitter in their classes either to communicate with parents, share homework with students, for group study, to research on a topic, crowd source ideas with colleagues, or a myriad of other purposes ( click here for more ideas ).

Practices of Tech-savvy Teachers

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Are you struggling with all the tech required for remote and hybrid teaching? Education Week shares what tech-savvy educators are using to make this work: 5 Practices of Truly Tech-Savvy Teachers.

Ready To Go Back To School? 7 Fun Lesson Ideas To Start The New Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every teacher knows the struggle of getting a class full of children to cooperate the first few weeks back after the long Christmas vacation break.

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23+ Websites on Animals

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to teach about animals (click headings for more resources): Animals. African animals –research site for these animals. Alphabetimals –learn the alphabet with animal sounds. Animals. Audobon Bird Guide: North America (app). BrainPop Jr.

Top 10 Tips and Reviews in 2021

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because Ask a Tech Teacher 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. Here’s a run-down on what you thought were the most valuable in 2021: Top 10 Tech Tips.

61 predictions about edtech, equity, and learning in 2022

eSchool News

We asked edtech executives, stakeholders, and experts to share some of their thoughts and predictions about where they think edtech is headed in 2022. billion by 2022. 2022 will be the year of decision making for K-12 educators.

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Tech Tip #72: Alt+??? Brings up which Command?

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

What You Might Have Missed in December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of December. Hour of Code? Here’s why to participate. Coding Websites/Webtools by Grade. 15 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code. The Easiest No-coding Way to Build an Education App. What is ‘Technical Math’? 11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence.

4 (free) Posters About Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: Reading. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Starting my 2022 Georgetown University ed tech seminar

Bryan Alexander

This week my spring 2022 seminar began. Here’s the schedule: January 13, 2022 – Introductions. January 20, 2022- The LMS and the Web. January 27, 2022 – Digital and information literacy, plus open, part 1. February 3, 2022 – Learning spaces and open, part 2. February 10, 2022 – audio. February 17, 2022 – video. February 18, 2022 – midterm analysis due. February 24, 2022 – mobile.

4 predictions for computer science education in 2022

eSchool News

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts across the country have seen an influx of funding for student devices, internet access, and a variety of edtech tools.

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How to Change the Dynamics of Peer-to-peer Learning with Tract

Ask a Tech Teacher

As teachers move from a “teacher-lecturer” model of education to a “teacher-guide”, peer-to-peer learning–acquiring knowledge from a select peer group–has become a popular education strategy. Often, it is a less stressful way to support the long-held goal of developing lifelong learners.

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Paper Bobsled: STE(A)M Olympics-Related Lesson

User Generated Education

I’ve discussed experiential learning in The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning and the lesson I describe in this post meets the characteristics I described in that blog post: In an effort to engage students both in a STEM activity and learn more about the Olympics, I created a lesson on bobsledding. Standards Addressed.

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2022 Edtech Predictions—New Year, New Promises

eSchool News

In this edition of Getting There: Innovations in Education , sponsored by Adobe Sign: Seven ways education can change for the better 64 bets on how tech will benefit students, parents, and teachers this year How asynchronous video provides special complements to in-person instruction.

2022 Goals & #OneWord Activity in #AdobeSpark & @Canva #edtech @AdobeCCExpress @AdobeForEdu #CanvaForEdu


This activity is centered around having students share a word (or words) to drive their 2022. 2022 Goals & One Word Activity in Adobe Spark & Canva. Examples: Canva One Word Adobe Spark Words to Drive 2022.

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Digital Literacy–Too Important to Skip

Ask a Tech Teacher

When testing moved online, it became painfully apparent to teachers how little students knew about using digital devices other than the internet, some apps, and iPads. The focus on online learning, thanks to COVID, has made that even more critical. IT Pro has an interesting article discussing the importance of digital literacy: Digital literacy is as important as reading and writing, Vodafone claims.

Connecting with students in the online classroom


Online learning has been on the rise for a while, but it became the norm for almost everyone at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. While most students have returned to in-person learning, many have remained in the online classroom. Some kids who homeschool also solely attend classes online.

Hitting Curveballs

A Principal's Reflections

As I write this post on the first day of 2022, I can't help but reflect on the resilience educators showed the year before. If only everything could be simple. Life is anything but an easy journey.

Team Habits with a Big Impact

Education Elements

We’ve all been there. The room, half empty. Little to no conversation happening between the seated rows. Most eyes fixed on laptop screens, phone screens, projector screen, likely checking email or “checking email.”

5 Ways to Unleash Your Leadership Potential

A Principal's Reflections

Leading is not easy. I am a believer that leaders are not born but instead develop over time based on both the environment and learned experiences. No matter where you are on your journey, there is the opportunity to grow and evolve. Your potential is not set in stone.

Shifting from Time-consuming Teacher-led Workflows to Sustainable Student-led Workflows

Catlin Tucker

In our second book, UDL and Blended Learning 2: Shifting to Sustainable Student-led Workflows (coming out in spring 2022), we tackle 10 unsustainable teacher-led workflows. Teaching has always been a demanding profession, but this school year takes the cake!

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A New Word for the New Year

Education Elements

I live in the Midwest, and if you could see my garden now, well…let’s just say, there is nothing but brown stalks, and wet muddy leaves beneath the snow.


Relevant content makes personalizing learning easier

Education Elements

When I was a teacher in Washington, D.C. I taught a class on local history. Students got to learn about places they had visited and people they had heard about. I’ve never taught a class where students were more deeply engaged in the actual content of the class.

Slide – Organize around the opportunity to contribute

Dangerously Irrelevant

“It’s ironic that a shift away from a focus on preparation (take Algebra 1 because you need it for Algebra 2, which you might need to go to college which you might need to get a job) to a focus on difference making is the best possible form of preparation for the innovation economy.

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What “Jobs” theory reveals about vaccines and the never ending pandemic

The Christensen Institute

However, the Job to Be Done theory provides a framework that can help us combat the spread of the virus in 2022. Using Jobs Theory to assess vaccination rates and how seriously people take the pandemic can shed some light on how we can make progress against the virus in 2022.