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How to Understand Generation Alpha

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There’s a new generation in town. That’s right. Gen Z is now followed by Generation Alpha.

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Most Common Tech Problems You-all Face

Ask a Tech Teacher

In the grad school classes I teach and my coaching sessions, the biggest problem facing teachers is not the 3R’s or equity or differentiation. It’s technology. In an education environment that is taught remotely as much as in person, this has become a big deal.


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Making Lemonade in a Pandemic

EdNews Daily

By Kandace Bethea The pandemic has certainly presented us with many nearly insurmountable challenges, but challenges also bring change and opportunities for improvement.

ISTELive 21: Education IT Thought Leaders Look to the Future

EdTech Magazine

As the International Society for Technology in Education prepares for its second annual virtual conference, attendees can join ISTELive 21 from the comfort of their couches. The conference, which kicks off on June 26, looks to the future of education with a theme of redefining the learning landscape.

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.

5 Summer Professional Development Ideas for Teachers


Summer professional development opportunities can be done by the pool or while on vacation


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3-Step Guide on How to Develop AR/VR E-Learning Resources


Image: “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” – John Dewey Learning is an important aspect of human life. Learning isn’t only achieved through. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

5 cool TED-Ed lessons for summer break

eSchool News

It’s summer break (or close to it) for students across the country, and after more than a year of hybrid or virtual learning for so many, the last thing we all want is to hop back on a device.

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Oakland Undivided: How a California District Closed the Digital Divide


When the pandemic began, Oakland USD leaders needed to act quickly to ensure equitable access for all 53,000 students

5 Tips For Writing An Effective MBA Personal Statement

EdNews Daily

Let’s say you earned your Bachelor’s Degree ten years ago and have been working ever since graduation. While you like your job, you want to move up the ladder and earn a bigger salary. To do this, you determined your best course of action is to go back to school and earn your MBA.

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2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics’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.

That Class Where Stanford Profs Projected Hundreds of Zoom Students on a Video Wall


The pandemic inspired some professors to get creative in their teaching as they tried to move in-person courses online in engaging ways.

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Hybrid Logistics Part Two: Letting Humans Be Human

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series. Part one can be found here. The crux of the issue is that teaching is defined by nearly all traditional public schools as a one-to-many construct. And a stage.

Many University Students Don’t Graduate. Why Not Give Them an Associate Degree?


Colorado is poised to enact legislation that will allow four-year institutions to offer associate degrees to students who have dropped out despite making significant progress toward a bachelor’s degree.

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Podcast: Four Surprises Post-Pandemic for Schools

EdNews Daily

In this edisode of the EduJedi Report, your host LeiLani Cauthen, CEO and Publisher at the Learning Counsel, discusses what EduJedi are seeing as changes in expectations and what schools will need to do to overcome “hidden” frictions.

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2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

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

Cheers and questions as some states and big school districts remove virtual learning option for fall

eSchool News

“ Cheers and questions as some states and big school districts remove virtual learning option for fall ” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: newsletters.

EquatIO Allows Students to Turn Handwritten Math Formulas and Equations into Digital Text

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

EquatIO is a powerful math editor that digitizes math equations making math learning more accessible and inclusive. Students with special needs can hear their math read aloud for them. more. math resources

How to apply the Pomodoro Technique to make teaching-learning more productive.

Linways Technologies

Apply Pomodoro Technique and make teaching-learning more productive. Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer.

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Lessons from COVID, Part 2: Get a Hobby


I swear this is the last post touching on my (much better) mental health, but it also has some tech tips within, so I thought it was worth sharing. At the beginning of the pandemic, there was much ado about "using this time for self-improvement" before that message had a backlash against it.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

Audiblogs- A Tool That Turns Any Web Page into Audio Podcast

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Audiblogs is a good web tool and Chrome extension that turns the content of any web page into an audio podcast that you can listen to in your web browser or using a podcast player. You can use more. Podcasts creation tools

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gener8tor and ECMC Group’s Inaugural OnRamp Education & Workforce Innovation Accelerator Cohort Addresses Learning & Labor Challenges with Creative, Tech-first Solutions

eSchool News

Each Startup in the Accelerator Will Receive a $100K Cash Investment, Three-month Coaching Program & Other Resources.

Transforming Compton’s Schools into a STEAM Pipeline for Students

By Robert Low. Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast. If your understanding of the Compton area in Los Angeles is based on hip hop songs and a 2015 movie about young people growing up there, you’re likely to be surprised by the tech-focused students and schools in the neighborhood now.

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Announce the 2021 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes Winners

eSchool News

In its sixth year, the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes has expanded to include five schools across the country to impact more students in their pursuit of STEM.


3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

The Best Educational Game Websites for Elementary School Students

Graphite Blog

Games are the undisputed queens of classroom fun, but they can also be exceptional tools for learning. Great educational games get students to think critically, create, and experiment with new ideas.

Extron ShareLink Pro Now Mirrors Windows 10 Devices via Miracast

eSchool News

Anaheim, California (June 17, 2021) – Extron is pleased to announce that the ShareLink Pro WFA 100 is now shipping. The WFA 100 is a Wi-Fi Miracast adapter that enables anyone to share content from a Windows 10 device to a ShareLink Pro device without installing any software.

5 Ways To Stop Summer Colds From Making The Rounds In Your Family


Perhaps the only respite pandemic closures brought to my family — which includes two kids under age 6 — was freedom from the constant misery of dripping noses, sneezes and coughs.

Epson Now Shipping Eight New PowerLite Laser Projectors Built to Captivate and Impress Audiences in Virtually any Environment

eSchool News

New Laser Projectors Deliver Ultra-Bright, Impactful Displays for Education, Signage, Corporate, and Entertainment. LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. June 17, 2021 – As markets continue to open up, schools and businesses are looking for advanced display solutions that make an impact.

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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!