Thu.Mar 31, 2022

The Higher Education Model is Broken. Together We Can Fix It.

ED Surge

We’re familiar with the higher education headlines. Growing student debt, declining college enrollment, faculty layoffs and department closures, to name a few. The world’s complexity has been catapulted to a new level, and higher education is feeling the repercussions like never before.

World Backup Day–March 31st

Ask a Tech Teacher

March 31st is called World Backup Day. At least once a year, backup your data files to an external drive (like a flash drive). This is one that isn’t connected to your local computer so can’t be compromised if you get a virus.

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

Ditch That Textbook

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.

Facilitating Next Generation Learning Research with SEERNet

Digital Promise

The post Facilitating Next Generation Learning Research with SEERNet appeared first on Digital Promise. Developers Educators Entrepreneurs Learning Experience Design Learning Sciences Researchers Uncategorized

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Draw, choose, write or say: Fantastic formative assessments

Ditch That Textbook

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

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Standardized tests in their current format are ‘incredibly antiquated’

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! Robert Sternberg is frustrated. Really frustrated.

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We need support and empathy to prevent teacher burnout

eSchool News

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the world. Its impact on the educational profession, though, is unique. Every educator has an impact on children–the future adults. In a time of fear and uncertainty, our students turn to us; we are the moms, dads, and guardians away from home.

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How to Incorporate Asynchronous Learning in K–12 Districts

EdTech Magazine

Asynchronous learning, an educational model in which students learn on their own schedule, is exploding in popularity in K–12 schools. As the number of devices and familiarity with online learning increase, districts are finding students prefer a more flexible schedule.

PBLWorks Partners with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) on a Four-Year Initiative to Scale Gold Standard PBL Across State

eSchool News

Novato, CA (March 30, 2022)– PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has partnered with the Kentucky Department of Education on a four-year initiative to increase high-quality Project Based Learning in K-12 schools throughout the state.

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.

Gamification in Education: The 5 Key Learning Principles Built Into Good Games

Educators Technology

Games are inherently inviting! They tend to drive players motivation and keep them focused for a prolonged period of time without them feeling bored. So what is it that makes games motivating? In more. Gaming in education

How to focus on classroom accessibility

eSchool News

The interruption of in-person learning environments due to COVID-19 impacted everyone, but it particularly challenged those with specific learning needs. In fact, equity became one of the top issues as the pandemic spread across the globe.

The Neuroscience of Surprise and How It Improves Learning?

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Surprise can increase learning and change the lives of our students in positive ways.

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New Online Platform from Vernier Boosts High School Students’ STEM Learning with Fun, Interactive Investigations and Projects

eSchool News

BEAVERTON, Oregon, March 31, 2022 — Leveraging standards-based instructional content and its award-winning technology, Vernier Software & Technology is announcing Vernier Connections , an innovative web-based platform to engage high school students in hands-on STEM learning and exploration.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

5 Tips for Surviving Until The End of The School Year


The end of the school year is in sight, so here are some strategies for saving time and maximizing impact to help you across the finish line

Gale Primary Sources Release New Archives Dedicated to Underrepresented Histories

eSchool News

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. March 30, 2022 – Gale , part of Cengage Group, is supporting academic initiatives in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) with the release of six new archives on the Gale Primary Sources (GPS) platform.

Resources for Teachers and Instructional Coaches – March 2022


Did spring break keep you from staying up-to-date on recent resources for teachers and instructional coaches? Not to worry; spring has sprung and we’re blooming with this month’s curated resources for teachers and coaches.

Making indoor air quality a top priority

eSchool News

As schools move toward making masks optional for students and teachers, concerns are turning to the best ways to mitigate COVID-19 infections–and indoor air quality is a major concern.

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!



There’s been much talk about students’ social-emotional well-being as they head back to school this fall. How can you be prepared to support both their needs and your own in these uncertain times? Try the power of Positivity!

State of Utah Approves Funding for Continued Use of YouScience Discovery Statewide

eSchool News



See why there’s so much excitement about Polaris! It’s n2y’s newest solution that’s revolutionizing the IEP process. I’ll show you how this solution supports you throughout all stages of the IEP process—planning, writing, executing, and reporting.

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Discovery Education Introduces New, TEKS-Aligned Edition of Mystery Science

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, March 30, 2022) — Discovery Education —the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place—today introduced a new edition of the award-winning Mystery Science service built for K-5 teachers across Texas.

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.

Create a Welcoming, Engaging Classroom


So much has changed over the past two years. Creating a safe space for students to learn and build meaningful relationships is now more important than ever. It’s also the first real step towards engaging students in our classrooms.

Which Online Platform Is Best For Meeting And Video Conferencing

WizIQ Education & Technology

WizIQ Meet provides a safe online meeting platform and webinar service that assists people in finding ways to collaborate in new ways and work remotely efficiently. Improve your collaboration via remote employees today with our safe web-based meeting application.

Now choose from over 170 L3 Skills games!


Two great new games now bring the total to over 170 L 3 Skills games! Ben’s Big Choices and Reading Recipes: Sweet Treats are great examples of how L 3 Skills supports lifelong learning as students learn to make good decisions and sharpen their math skills. What's New L3 Skills Total Solution

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Makes Nearly $5 Million Investment in Literacy Solutions Following New Research Report

eSchool News

Goodlettsville, Tennessee – March 31, 2022 – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) announced a commitment of approximately $5 million in grants to five national organizations working to address the critical literacy needs identified in its new State of American Literacy Report released today.

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.

K-12 Dealmaking: Renaissance Acquires Phonics Assessment KeyPhonics

Marketplace K-12

Major assessment and analytics provider Renaissance has acquired KeyPhonics, while startup Course Hero has acquired Scribbr. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Renaissance Acquires Phonics Assessment KeyPhonics appeared first on Market Brief.

Got Evidence for Your Ed. Product? New Certification Invites Vendors to Prove It

Marketplace K-12

A new certification program by the company LearnPlatform challenges vendors to develop an evidence base and protect student data privacy. The post Got Evidence for Your Ed. Product? New Certification Invites Vendors to Prove It appeared first on Market Brief.