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8 time-saving tips to be a more efficient administrator

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This post is written by Dr. LaMarcus Norman. Dr. Norman is the Assistant Professor at Delta State University, Educational Administration and Supervision. Before joining Delta State University, Dr. Norman spent 12 years of service as a public-school administrator and teacher in Mississippi.

10 end of year templates to help students thrive

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The end of the year is a great time for student reflection. This post shares templates you can give students that'll help! At the end of the year, it's easy to get focused on all of our to-do's. Take tests. Do projects. Wrap up all those last lessons. Grade things and submit those grades.

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7 strategies for students who struggle with executive functioning

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Executive functioning helps students get tasks done and work through their day. Here's how you can support students who struggle.

Sticky learning: Digital brain dumps with Flipgrid and Socrative

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Help new information stick in students' minds with the "brain dump," an effective, low-prep activity in the classroom. It’s a common request from teachers of students: Study. Go home and study. Go back over the material. Re-read the material. When we ask students to do this, we mean well.

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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.

Demarginalizing Design: 3 powerful ways to get started

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This post is written by Dee Lanier, an Educational Technologist and Equity Enthusiast. Dee is an award winning presenter, TEDx Speaker, Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, and Google Certified Coach. Dee is also the creator of the gamified design thinking activity called Solve in Time!®?

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How to create media-rich, interactive maps for deeper learning

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Google MyMaps lets students create maps with custom-pinned location. The magic, though, is in what you put in those pins. If we want to use technology in the classroom, we can’t just do the same kind of learning we did before it. Technology should improve the learning. Kick the lesson up a notch.

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Draw, choose, write or say: Fantastic formative assessments

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Formative assessment can be fantastic! Here are options for letting students draw, choose, write and say as a formative assessment tool.Formative assessment can be drudgery. When students are doing the same quizzes and the same practice questions all day long, it can be less than stimulating.Or

Station rotation: Save time, engage students in any K-12 classroom

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Station rotation keeps students engaged in multiple activities. Plus, it isn't hard to set up! Here are some ideas. When we think of stations or centers we often think of young children moving around the room to various activities.

An example EduProtocols unit that supports UDL, SEL

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EduProtocols activities can be used again and again to engage and teach. Here's how they look in a full unit. This post is written by Kim Voge, an educator, instructional coach, adjunct professor, and ed tech consultant from California.

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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.

15 ideas for digital end-of-semester final projects

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Final projects can help students summarize and review content from the entire semester. Plus, they can create fantastic products with what they've learned!After After months and months of learning, it all comes down to this. The end of the semester project.

Pixar’s 10 rules for teaching and lesson planning

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Looking for some creative rules for teaching? These Pixar storytelling rules can help us unlock our creativity in the classroom. Pixar is one of the best at telling stories. It started with the groundbreaking Toy Story, the first entirely computer-animated feature film.

10 low-prep, high-return activities for class TOMORROW

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There’s no shame in low-prep! Here are 10 solid teaching ideas for tomorrow that will free up some time in your life.Low-prep doesn’t have to mean less learning. Technology allows us to be more efficient and effective in the classroom in many ways.

10 low-prep activities to kick off 2022

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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. It's an opportunity to look back, reflect, regroup, and set some goals.

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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.

20 Canva templates to use in class tomorrow

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This post is written by Karly Moura, a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) in Mount Diablo USD in Concord, California. This post was originally published on her blog, Teaching, Tech and Twitter, at KarlyMoura.blogspot.com.

20 back to school templates to save you time

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Back to school is an exciting time. It can also be overwhelming. Teachers have a LOT to plan: lessons, communication, organization, building community. and that just scratches the surface!That's That's where templates come in.Templates can save us time.

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20+ ways to use 10 BIG Flipgrid updates

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Once again Flipgrid released BIG updates to its camera, user experience, help center and more. Here are 20+ ways to use those updates in the classroom. For many students, video is just part of the way they speak. Snapchat. Instagram. YouTube.

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Fun formative assessment: 12 easy, no-tech ideas you can use tomorrow

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Formative assessment means providing students with opportunities to show you what they are learning while you are teaching it. These assessments inform your instruction and help you make those little tweaks to your lessons that meet the needs of your students.

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.

Going back to school face-to-face: 10 tips

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After enduring remote learning, teachers and students are heading back to the classroom. Here are some things to keep in mind.

24 ideas for creating a discussion-rich classroom

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Discussion can engage students and help them to see different perspectives. Here are strategies you can use to create a discussion-rich classroom. "I

The Gmail survival guide for busy teachers

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Email can consume our lives. With some strategies, though, we can minimize the impact it has. Here are some tips to help with email overwhelm. Does it feel like email consumes your life — or too much of your time at school or at home?I

Easy classroom podcasting with Flipgrid and Wakelet

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Podcasting in the classroom can be a fun way to get your kids to share their voice in any content area. With the integration of the Flipgrid shorts camera into Wakelet along, with the ability to record using mic only mode ,recording and sharing a podcast is easier than ever.

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.

15 ways to use Genially in the classroom

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Are you looking to create professional looking presentations, websites, videos, and more from easy to use templates? Here comes Genially. This post is co-authored by Manny Curiel and Karly Moura. Manny Curiel is an educational technology specialist for Cypress Fairbanks ISD near Houston, Texas.

20 teacher questions to ask over the summer

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Summer is a great time for big-picture reflection. Here are 20 teacher questions to think about. In the heat of a school year, there's a LOT on teachers' to-do lists. Lesson planning. Grades. Emails. Meetings. Oh, and we have to teach, too!

20 ideas for exit tickets in the classroom

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Class is done. How can we end it effectively? Using digital exit tickets can bring closure to your day.Class is done. We’ve learned a lot. We’ve tried some new things. We’ve had some great discussions.So … now what?How How can we make the most of the end of class? How can we tie a bow on […].

10 things you didn’t know you could do with Google Arts and Culture

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Google Arts and Culture is a massive collection of videos and images of cultural artifacts from over 2,000 museums around the world. But virtually visiting art exhibits is just one of the many things you can do with Google Arts and Culture.

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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.

Game design in the classroom: 8 steps to get started

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This post is written by Jon Spike. Jon is a Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration at UW-Whitewater, collaborating with preservice teachers and instructors to leverage technology in innovative ways. He teaches courses on topics such as Digital Tools and Video Games & Learning.

Captain of a hook: 10 engaging lesson introduction ideas

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This post is written by Megan Diede and Kara Risby. Megan and Kara both currently teach primary at Prairie Wind Elementary in Gillette, Wyoming. They are also the founders of IntegratED LLC a framework that challenges teachers to find a new norm and their teaching.

13 ways to connect music and lyrics to class

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Songs can embed themselves deeply in our minds and our memories. Can you remember a specific song that immediately takes you back to a place and time in your past?For

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5 Google Jamboard features you (probably) don’t know

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Jamboard is Google's digital white board tool. Educators have flocked to it because it's very visual, it's easy to use, and it's highly collaborative. Teachers are using it in so many ways.as

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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.

Student interest surveys to connect learning to their world

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Student interest surveys help us know what makes our students tick, which helps us build relationships and learning that matters.When we know what makes students tick, it can help us create learning that they'll really love. But that's not the only reason to get to know our students' interests.

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20 ways to use OrbitNote for PDFs in the classroom

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PDF files are a helpful classroom tool. Use OrbitNote to give your students' PDF files new superpowers and level up learning.This post is sponsored by Texthelp. PDF files still make the world go round. We read from them. We send documents as PDFs.

Is student note-taking relevant in classes today?

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Students have taken notes for ages. Is note-taking still helpful? Here's how we can get more out of student note-taking. "I I want my students to take notes. But they just don't take them, or they fight me on them. How can I make my students take notes?"

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20 brilliant teacher hacks for the classroom

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Teachers are nothing less than incredible, creative, brilliant people. They find ways to solve problems in ways that are not only ingenious but also usually pretty cheap!We We call these "teacher hacks".We

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.