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5 Major Predictions for 2022

Education Elements

In 2021 we navigated a lot of change and ambiguity. Life felt at times, hectic and unpredictable, but there was also a slowing down. There were shortages; so we waited longer for everything from household supplies to PCR tests.

7 fun digital learning tools to try in the classroom

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching. This year’s 5th most-read story focuses on under-the-radar digital learning tools.


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How edtech supports teacher work-life balance and wellbeing


One of the greatest lessons I learned as a former educator turned e-learning company leader is that an organization is only as successful as its employees.

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Here’s a Preview of January

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in January: Public Domain Day. Subscriber Special and MLK Day. 10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2021. 10 Top Reviews for 2021. 10 Top Tips in 2021. Tract–How to Change the Dynamics of Peer-to-peer Learning.

Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences.

Gamification and Game-Based Learning in EdTech: How to Start Designing a Great Product

EdNews Daily

By Krista-Lotta Ojanen and Saila Juuti There are many ways to start designing a game. You may have your mind set on a cool mechanic, like pinning teams against each other in a fun multiplayer environment.

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Top Posts of 2021

A Principal's Reflections

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, the consensus was that 2021 would be a much smoother ride. Most people would agree that this was not the case. During countless coaching visits, I saw and heard firsthand the myriad of challenges being faced in classrooms, schools, and districts.

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Our favorite teacher memes for 2021


Dear fellow teachers, For the past two years, I have been writing open letters that are meant to be fun and empathetic at the same time for welcoming the new year on a positive note. Read more: Our favorite teacher memes for 2020.

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Why Should You Create an Email Distribution List BEFORE Creating Your Microsoft Teams Environments?


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Long disparaged, education for the skilled trades is slowly coming into fashion

The Hechinger Report

MEDIA, Pa. Young men in jackets and ties walk along tidy walkways that connect the redbrick buildings of the 220-acre campus of the Williamson College of the Trades. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

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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.

God Keeps Me and Us Around (2021 Year-In-Review)

The Jose Vilson

Many of us end this year the same way we ended last year : by staring at screens, searching for answers to questions we don’t know how to ask. Screens of all sizes feed us information about the way people wrestle with institutions, with each other, and with themselves.

Free Webinars with Alice Keeler and Otis

Teacher Tech

FREE Teacher Workshops and Webinars. Alice Keeler has partnered with OTIS to bring you free and engaging webinars and access to the recordings. The post Free Webinars with Alice Keeler and Otis appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google google GoogleEDU

How edtech discoveries during the pandemic can turn into innovations after

eSchool News

In this episode of Getting There: Innovations in Education , sponsored by Adobe Sign: Nine 2021 takeaways to improve edtech going forward How personalized learning can help improve digital equity issues What social-emotional learning (SEL) really means.

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OPINION: Why we need a proactively anti-racist scientific method

The Hechinger Report

As researchers of early childhood development, we focus on generating science that improves outcomes for children of all backgrounds. The Covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide movement for racial justice have only made this work more urgent.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

15 of Our Most-Read Articles During 2021


Co-editors John Norton and Susan Curtis highlight 15 of MiddleWeb’s most popular posts for middle level educators during the past 12 months. You'll find articles that were new in 2021 or rediscovered and shared widely in this second "weirdest year ever.".

How to Make a Word Search

Teacher Tech

For fun! Word Searches can be a fun thing for students to do on a rainy recess or after they have finished their work. Here is how to MAKE a word search. The post How to Make a Word Search appeared first on Teacher Tech. Apps Script Google Sheets Google Sheets sheets spreadsheets

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5 learning strategies that are here to stay

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching. This year’s 4th most-read story focuses on some learning strategies that have staying power.

OPINION: We face another lost generation if we don’t do something about college enrollment

The Hechinger Report

A century ago, a bright and talented generation struggled to recover from the ravages of World War I. Their challenges were summarized in the epigraph to Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel, “The Sun Also Rises”:“You are all a lost generation.”.

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6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Schools Use Trial and Error for Choosing Edtech, But They Don’t Have to

ED Surge

With President Biden’s signature turning the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law, our nation is poised to make historic investments in its highways, public transit, railways, airports, ports, water systems, broadband networks and electric grid.

How to Unsubmit Work on Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

How to unsubmit work on Google Classroom. For students and teachers. The post How to Unsubmit Work on Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom google Google Classroom GoogleEDU Schoolytics

6 reasons to use edtech tools to save valuable classroom time

eSchool News

According to the National Council on Teacher Quality (2012), the average teacher in the United States gets 45 minutes of planning time per day. If a teacher has five classes, that gives them just 9 minutes per class to create an engaging lesson that meets the needs of every student in the room.

2021:Year in pictures

The Hechinger Report

The first year of the Covid-19 pandemic was devastating: classrooms emptied, dorms shuttered, livelihoods shattered, millions of lives lost. Then came 2021. “No

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

Pear Deck- Full Review and Ways to Use it In Classroom

Educators Technology

Pear Deck is a tool that allows you to turn your presentations and lessons into interactive learning materials. The way Pear Deck works is simple and easy: First, make sure you install Pear more. Formative assessment game-based learning tools Pear Deck Tools to gather students feedback

A Decade of MOOCs: A Review of Stats and Trends for Large-Scale Online Courses in 2021

ED Surge

In 2021, two of the biggest MOOC providers had an “exit” event. Coursera went public , while edX was acquired by the public company 2U for $800 million and lost its non-profit status.

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How to create engaging active learning environments

eSchool News

Technology plays a pivotal role in classrooms, and as it becomes more sophisticated, educators realize that creating active learning environments can help them effectively and efficiently use technology engage students in their learning. What’s your edtech plan post-COVID?

Foods to Eat & Avoid

The Innovative Educator

As I shared earlier this year , during the pandemic, I took the time to reset and take a look at my own wellness. I focused on areas such as diet, exercise, sleep, supplements, and social health. I read many books, articles, and listened to podcasts.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

BrainPOP Jr. Full Review for Teachers and Parents

Educators Technology

BrainPOP Jr. provides a growing library of educational materials to help students learn, discover, play, and engage in various literacy based activities. BrainPOP's movies cover various more. BrainPOP game-based learning tools kids websites

A New Mindset for Teachers: Self-Care Is Not Selfish

ED Surge

There was a time when I would work myself to death. All day, every day.

5 tools that support project-based learning

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching. This year’s 3rd most-read story focuses on fun tools for project-based learning.

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