Tue.Dec 06, 2022

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Why K–12 Schools Shouldn’t Overlook Switches and Routers

EdTech Magazine

If you plug in a network switch or an internet router from your local big-box store, most of the time it just works. And while enterprise-grade gear requires a bit more effort, the minimum configuration usually isn’t complex. Vendors want the device to work for you. That’s wonderful, right?

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The Research Behind Personalized Learning

Education Elements

At Education Elements, we define personalized learning as an instructional approach that empowers students to build ownership of their learning.


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An Early Childhood Director Fears the Worst for the Field — And Wonders If Anyone Will Save It


Ongoing staffing shortages in the field of early childhood education have amounted to a five-alarm fire.

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OPINION: American classrooms urgently need more tutors, so why not mobilize teachers in training?

The Hechinger Report

Here is the seemingly reasonable expectation that President Biden and his administration laid out at the start of the school year to address ongoing learning gaps in math and reading: for schools to hire “250,000 more tutors and mentors for our kids” with the help of American Rescue Plan funds.

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How to Apply the Concepts of Neuroscience to Create a Thriving Learning Culture

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Founder and Chief Freedom Officer at LearningToGo

In this webinar, Margie Meacham, CEO of Learningtogo and a neuroscience expert, will show you how to create a training program that promotes psychological safety and uses neuroscience to create a workplace culture where people flourish, connect, and perform at their best.

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A Teacher’s Podcast Got Him Fired. It Also Led to Greater Self-Reflection


These days teachers often look to social media and podcasts to find community and unwind.

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K-12 cybersecurity vendors: Is the threat already in your house?

eSchool News

K-12 vendors are key components in all aspects of K-12 education. From operational needs such as attendance and payroll to learning applications for reading, science, and mathematics, vendors ensure school districts operate as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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Picture This App- Easily Identify Plants, Trees, and Flowers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Picture This app is a plant identifier that enables users to snap pictures of plants, flowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs and submit them to the app for identification.

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How to Build a Classroom of Community and Belongingness When Teaching Virtually


The last few years have changed all of our lives—and education is no different. While most traditional classrooms have gone back to teaching in person, it’s clear that virtual teaching methods will continue to have a big role to play.

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Accelerated Learning Through High-Impact Tutoring

MIND Research Institute

ST Math Powered By VIPTeacher. Student math achievement has reached an all-time low—a grim consequence of the pandemic’s impact. The recent NAEP Mathematics Assessment (the Nation’s Report Card) reveals the dramatically low math scores and highlights the need to accelerate student learning.

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The Perfect Mid-Year Reflection Activity for Students

Shake Up Learning

The post The Perfect Mid-Year Reflection Activity for Students appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I just discovered a fantastic resource for teachers: the Adobe Creative Education Challenges. Each month Adobe offers a new challenge for teachers.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

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Texas’ Corpus Christi Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education by Selecting New, TEKS-Aligned Mystery Science to Support Deeper Student Engagement in Science

eSchool News

CHARLOTTE, NC —Texas’ Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) today announced it has expanded its partnership with Discovery Education , which has supported student learning across the school system since 2017.

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Inside our analysis of attendance-related suspensions in Arizona

The Hechinger Report

“Education Suspended,” a collaboration between the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting and The Hechinger Report, represents an ambitious, nearly yearlong effort to better understand the impact of school absences on Arizona students.

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Online solutions to new post-pandemic realities

eSchool News

In this episode of Innovations in Education , hosted by Kevin Hogan: 5 ways to prep students for online learning success Our district is battling a loneliness epidemic Cybersecurity in the K-12 Space – Realities and Myths. Related : Edtech tools for teachers Future strategies for today’s schools.

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edWeb Webinar | Leveraging Technology to Strengthen Relationships, Ease Anxiety, and Empower All Learners @edwebnet @wacom @wacomedu @PearDeck @MicrosoftFlip


I had a really cool opportunity to join edWeb for a webinar focused on my Tech with Heart message. A big thanks to Wacom for making this event possible through their sponsorship. If you are interested in checking out my session on-demand, you can watch the recording below: Watch recording here.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

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Streamlining classroom media with the AMX Jetpack


How new technology offers high-quality video, audio and more

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External change leading to internal change (If you leverage it).

The Principal of Change

As you all know, I have moved recently to a new location. When I think about it, there are ultimately two reasons why I moved; external and internal. I wanted a change of scenery. I was so used to where I was that I felt I was just moving along and doing what I did.

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Coding Activities by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the next week, I’ll share ideas that will get you ready for your Hour of Code. This includes (links are live on publication day) : An Overview of This Week. Long list of websites by grade. 10 Unusual Projects. 6 Unplugged Hour of Code Activities.

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