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Teaching Online During COVID-19

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Teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging. We educators understand online learning, probably have taken classes this way, but we haven’t yet wrapped our brains around how to make it work in OUR classes.

Resources You Need During Covid-19

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My inbox–probably yours, too–is flooded with suggestions, how-tos, and don’t-do’s, on teaching online as a strategy for dealing with Covid-19. Though I’m not happy about the reason, I’m thrilled at the interest in online classes.

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15 St. Patrick’s Day Resources For Your Class

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Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Try these fun websites: Color the shamrock. Color the Pot-o-gold. Color the leprechaun. Puzzle–St. Pat’s Puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s puzzle II. Puzzle–St. Pat’s drag-and-drop puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s slide puzzle. Puzzles and games. Patrick’s Day history–video.

Ten Tech Problem-Solving Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

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Here are the top ten problem-solving tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Tech Tip #108: Got a Tech Problem? Google It! What to do when your Computers Don’t Work. 25 Techie Problems Every Student Can Fix–Update. How to Teach Students to Solve Problems. I Can Solve That Problem…. Let Students Learn From Failure. Let’s Talk About Habits of Mind. Computer Shortkeys That Streamline Your Day. #81: 81: Problem Solving Board. 5 Ways to Cure Technophobia in the Classroom.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Britannica LaunchdPacks free of charge to US Schools

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T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. The latest is Britannica: Britannica’s LaunchPacks ® offered free of charge to all US schools.

Why Teach Poetry?

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April is National Poetry Month. For thirty days, we celebrate the value and joy that poetry brings to our world. According to the Academy of American Poets , the goals are: Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets.

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

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As always, education is changing. There are so many new ways to differentiate for varied learners, back-fill for some while enriching others without slowing anyone down. Being a teacher and a learner today is awe-inspiring.

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5 Tips to Avoid Plagiarism

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Thanks to easy access to internet resources and a serious lack of understanding on the part of many students about what online resources can legally be used, plagiarism has become a huge problem in schools.

Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

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MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher. MTI 562 starts Monday, March 23, 2020 . Click to sign up. The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Plagiarism Checkers: The Benefits Students Fail to See

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Ask a Tech Teacher contributor Serhii Tkachecnko, CEO at Unicheck, shares his thoughts on how educators can teach students about the benefits of plagiarism checking. Students experience an array of emotions toward education: from excitement to boredom.

How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

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If your teaching has been moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, learn which webtools make online learning exciting for kids and easy for you in this class–starts March 23rd! MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher. MTI 562 starts Monday, March 23, 2020 . Click to sign up.

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Britannica LaunchPacks free of charge to US Schools

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T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. The latest is Britannica: Britannica’s LaunchPacks ® offered free of charge to all US schools.

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

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Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Here’s a Preview of April

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Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in August: #AtoZ Challenge–Genres: A is for…. Armed Forces Day. AuthorToolboxBlogHop. Cover Reveal–Mateo’s Law. Tech Tips for Writers. More NetGalley ARCs I loved. Teacher-Authors–a callout. How I’m Doing on Against All Odds. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

What You Might Have Missed in February

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Here are the most-read posts for the month of February: Multimedia content personalizes learning. Random Acts of Kindness. What is Constructivism? Tech Tip: My Internet Stopped Working. Tech Tip: Visit a Foreign Language Google . 10 Great Virtual Reality Apps.

World Maths Day–March 14

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The first World Maths Day was held on March 14, 2007 (also Pi Day), and has ever since been held occasionally on the 1st Wednesday in March. March 2020 World Maths Day is one of the world’s largest global educational events aimed at lifting numeracy standards in a fun and meaningful way.

Here’s a Preview of March

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Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in March: Upcoming college-credit online classes. World Maths Day. Easter websites and resources. Tech Tip: Open a program maximized. Patricks Day websites and resources. 13 Pedagogies That Will Make You a Better Teacher.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Multimedia content personalizes learning

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Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Josemaría Carazo Abolafia, is an educational researcher and teacher who lives in Spain–and doesn’t own a car! He has a Masters in Ed from Penn State University (any Nittany Lion fans out there?) and is working on his EdD.

How One Teacher Found Innovative Solutions to ELL Issues

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I met Dr. Bill Morgan through a shared interest in keyboarding for youngers (see this article on A Conversation About Keyboarding and this article on Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach ).

Visible Learning and John Hattie

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Over the years, I’ve struggled to teach in ways my students would understand.

Subscriber Special: March

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Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. March: Join our technology-in-education newsletter for updates on edtech resources, classes, and webtools. get 10% off on any Structured Learning products.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

What is Constructivism and How Does it Fit Your Class?

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Constructivism is a student-centered philosophy that emphasizes hands-on learning and active participation in lessons. Constructivists believe that learning is an active process so the most effective way to learn is through discovery.

Kids become teachers: Helping out at a Senior Center

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As schools look ahead to serving not just student needs, but the greater needs of their community and world, service learning becomes an increasingly important part of high school education.

How Magnolia ISD ‘leveled the playing field’ for students in math

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If you’re evaluating math programs at your school, a good option to consider is ORIGO Education’s Stepping Stones.

169 Tech Tip #36: The Internet Toolbar Disappeared

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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.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

What You Might Have Missed in January

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Here are the most-read posts for the month of January: #WorldReadAloudDay February 5. Ways to Use AI-Powered Quillionz to Assess Student Understanding. 5 Ways Edtech Enhances Social Studies Lessons. 100th Day of School — Make it about Learning. How to Talk to a Tech Teacher (humorous).

Lessons Learned My First 5 Years Of Teaching

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It’s always interesting to find out what new teachers learned in their early teaching that affected their later years.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class (MTI 557)

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MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. Starts Monday, February 24th! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 557. Click for more information and to sign up.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Surprisingly, 15-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability and over 65% of those are deficits in reading. Often, these go undiagnosed as students, parents, and teachers simply think the child is not a good reader, is lazy, or is disinterested.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.