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Is it Time for a Social Media Awareness Class?

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Christian Miraglia, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, has some great ideas on teaching kids about Social Media Awareness: Over the last decade, there has been pressure in the K-12 learning environment to create classes that address everything from managing your money to various efforts to address cultural inequalities.

6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program

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With the growing interest in tech comes a call for summer school programs that supersize student enthusiasm for technology. If you’ve been tasked (or voluntold) to run this activity, here are six activities that will tech-infuse participants: Debate.

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What to Know Before Studying in the UK

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Studying overseas is becoming more popular than ever. The Institute for International Education of Students (IES) explained why based on a survey they conducted to explore the long-term impact of study abroad on the personal, professional, and academic lives of students.

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13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

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At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. Usually, that meant desktop computers, iPads, and laptops, either in small groups or 1:1.

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.

June is Internet Safety Month

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June is National Internet Safety Month , thanks to a resolution passed in 2005 by the U.S. Senate. The goal is to raise awareness about online safety for all, with a special focus on kids ranging from tots to teens. Children are just as connected to the Internet as adults.

9 Websites to Address Social Media

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If you read our article on teaching social media awareness , you may be looking for online tools to teach students about this subject. Here are some we recommend: #Hashtag You’re It –video; your hashtags may reveal more than you think.

Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

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You’ve been teaching for five years and love what you’re doing. You consider yourself darn lucky to be working with colleagues that are friends and a boss who always puts your needs first.

What to Know About SQL and How to Try it Out

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If you want a job coding, you have to know how to get around a database, and that means SQL. I know–a geeky, scary three-letter word that makes even math aficionados decide to choose advanced calculus rather than computer programming.

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Tech Tip #68: Make Desktop Icons Big or Little

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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.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Teaching Early Geometry Concepts

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I spend a lot of time every week reading about current thinking in education. An article over at The Tech Edvocate caught my eye on early math. Math is a fundamental process in learning, not just adding and subtracting but to develops skill in problem solving and critical thinking.

Teacher-Authors: What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog

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A lot of teacher-authors read my WordDreams blog. In this monthly column, I share a popular post from the past month (or so). . Tech Tips for Writers is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared.

Tech Tip #16: What’s Today’s Date?

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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.

15 Skills To Learn this Summer and Use Next Year

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It’s summer, that time of rest and rejuvenation, ice cream and bonhomie. Like the American plains or the African savannas, it stretches endlessly to a far horizon that is the Next School Year.

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

World Environment Day: Living Responsibly with Nature

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World Environment Day is June 5th. I posted this article from Catherine Ross, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, a year ago and it’s worth repeating.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. This year, that’s May 11th. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.

What you Need to Know about Evaluating Apps

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As you head into summer, you’ll be looking for new apps and resources to add spark to your Fall classes. Here’s what you need to know about evaluating those apps: Last year, there were so many apps to help me manage the Pandemic and remote teaching, I couldn’t keep up.

Tech Tip #75: Laptop Frozen? Here’s What You Do

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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.

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.

Mindfulness–its place in the classroom

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Teaching Channel is one of my favorite hands-on resources for how to teach. They offer lots of videos from the classroom, showing teachers at work, but also well thought out discussions on topics that impact education. This one is on mindfulness.

7 websites to teach fake news

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We wrote about fake news earlier this week ( How to defeat fake news–one teacher’s ideas ). Here are additional resources you’ll find helpful in teaching about this topic: Fake News game — from BBC. How to spot fake news — a video. Interview with a fake news creator.

Music for Armed Forces Day

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Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

6 Websites that Teach Letters

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A lot of online sites can make learning letters fun for kids. Here are a few of my favorites: Find the letter–easy, medium, hard –from PBS kids, intuitive to use; even K won’t have any trouble with it. Hands on Learning- -20+ Simple Activities for Kids to Start Learning Letters. Learn Letters with Max (video)–20 minute video with over 200 million views. Owl and Mouse Learn Letters –a group of websites to learn letters and sounds.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

How to Clean Up Google Classroom for the Summer

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As you end your school year, there are lots of details that must be taken care of. If you use Google Classroom, here’s a list, created by Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Scott Winstead: How to Clean Up Google Classroom for the Summer.

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Happy Memorial Day!

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I’m taking the day to honor our all soldiers on America’s Memorial Day. Without their sacrifice, where would we be? Holidays

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Tech Tip #91: Rollback Windows Updates

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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.

Subscriber Special: Special Add-on with School License

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June 4th-8th: Buy a K-8 School License. get 3 free print books of the grade level you purchased. domestic purchase or freight-forwarders only). Usually, you get one desk copy for each grade level included in your school license. Between June 4th-8th get three per grade level.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Using VR to Visualize Complex Information

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Virtual Reality is one of the hottest newish education strategies that keeps getting better. Here’s an excellent article from eSchool News about using VR to better understand topics traditionally considered complex: VR helps students visualize complex information.

Teacher-Authors: What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog

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A lot of teacher-authors read my WordDreams blog. In this monthly column, I share the most popular post from the past month on that blog: Tech Tips for Writers is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared.

Has Teaching Changed since the Pandemic?

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Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, wrote an interesting article on changes in teaching since the pandemic. I think you’ll find a lot to relate to: Has Teaching Changed Since the Pandemic?

Websites that add sparkle (and learning) to Spring

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A few spring websites, lesson plans, printables, activities: 7 Science Experiments that Teach About Spring. Books from Scholastic about Spring. Life cycle of a snake. Life Cycle Lesson Plans. Life Cycle resources. Life Cycles. Life Cycle Symbaloo. Plant life cycle. Spring Puzzle.

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.

Digital Literacy in Busy Classrooms

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This is a common complaint in my grad school classes. Yes, teachers know students don’t have all of the skills they need for the technology required in education, but who has time to teach it?

Reliable Turnitin alternatives for K12

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Turnitin has long been the go-to resource for uncovering plagiarism in student work, but there are reasons why that may not be a good choice for you or your students.

How to Raise a Computer-Savvy Generation

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Raising computer-savvy children is complicated, whether you are a geek or a luddite. If you don’t pay attention, they teach themselves and not always the right way.

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Kiddom’s Newest Feature–Lesson Launch

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If you’re not familiar with Kiddom , you should be, especially in the changing environment of today’s classroom.

Maximize the Power of Multiple Technology Ecosystems

Schools invested in Google education tools or considering these services can achieve strong benefits by blending the best of Google services on Apple hardware, opening the door to a wealth of educational possibilities for students, teachers, and parents.