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Expanding Playgrounds and Encouraging Creativity in the Classroom

MIND Research Institute

In Arkansas, a tornado swept through Washington and Benton counties in March 2022. It permanently damaged George Elementary School’s gymnasium and destroyed the outdoor playground equipment.

Tech Tip #23 I Deleted a File by Accident

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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Creating an Instructional Vision Can Connect a Community

Education Elements

The creation of a shared instructional vision brings many benefits to a school or district. An instructional vision can provide a shared understanding of what instructional excellence looks, feels, and sounds like. It aligns classroom practices to a clear set of principles and expectations.

The complex world of pre-K play

The Hechinger Report

SEATTLE — On a bright October morning, two dozen 4- and 5-year-olds were scattered around a classroom at Impact Salish Sea Elementary in south Seattle, enthralled by plastic food, dolls, blocks and clay.

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.

5 Reasons to Take Advantage of Wi-Fi 6 in Your Local School District

EdTech Magazine

Though the technology first appeared on the market a few years ago, adoption of Wi-Fi 6 is recently surging in K–12 school districts. Adoption happens as devices become available, and IT leaders continue to see new Wi-Fi 6-compatible devices emerge.

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Free internet could erase the digital divide

eSchool News

Local leaders must play a critical role in closing the digital divide for 18 million American households that have access to the internet but can’t afford to connect, according to a new report.

OPINION: Inequality is still at the heart of student NAEP score performance

The Hechinger Report

The Nation’s Report Card, with its bad news about National Assessment of Education Progress, or NAEP, math and reading scores, drove home a message long hinted at : The pandemic created disastrous academic deficits for U.S. students, especially for young people of color.

Big thoughts in edtech

eSchool News

In this episode of Innovations in Education , hosted by Kevin Hogan: How edtech is embedded in Society 5.0 How digital equity enhances cybersecurity in schools Blended and hybrid learning–the future of education.

Three Micro-Tips Featuring @KamiApp #edtech #quicktip #microtip


Kami is one of my favorite edtech tools. It is one that I’ve been using for years and years. I began using Kami around 2017 when I needed a better solution for handling work from my online students, but I quickly expanded its use into all my classes and eventually onboarded it school-wide.

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.

Does Solving Inequality in Education Mean Embracing ‘Birth Equity’?

ED Surge

Sanaa Sharrieff, a mother based in one of North Carolina’s largest school districts, Guilford County, is certain that where her son was born limited his education. Her son, Kendrick, an 8-year-old in third grade, was diagnosed with autism last year.

Top 10 Google Tips of the Year – SULS0181

Shake Up Learning

The post Top 10 Google Tips of the Year – SULS0181 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As we wrap up 2022, let’s take a look at the most popular Google tips and new features of the year. What were the most exciting updates? Which application brought us the coolest new features?

“The Impediment to action advances action.”

The Principal of Change

I just finished Ryan Holiday’s “The Obstacle is the Way; The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph ” and enjoyed much of the perspective. Several passages stuck out from the book and made me think of the past few years in education and my personal life.

Learning Pathways for District-Wide Integration of Skills for Innovation

ED Surge

We are amidst a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Careers across all fields continue to become more integrated with, and dependent on, rapidly evolving digital technologies. K-12 learning opportunities must prepare students with the necessary skills to succeed in Industry 4.0.

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).

4 Good Online Blur Background Tools

Educators Technology

There are many reasons for blurring backgrounds in photos. First, there is the aesthetic consideration. You may want to blur the photo background in order to accentuate a certain element and create depth of field for your photo. There is also the privacy factor. You may want to apply the blur background effect to photos in order to blur out sensitive information and render certain elements unidentifiable. For us teachers and educators, all of these considerations are applicable.

Why One of the Most Selective Scholarship Programs Could Shut Down

ED Surge

One of the most selective college scholarship programs in the U.S. could wind down in the next few years if it doesn’t raise a substantial sum to shore up its endowment. The program is the Mitchell Scholarship, which sends 12 undergraduates to study at a university in Ireland every year.

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Using Artificial Intelligence in Teacher Professional Development (Charter School Superstars)


Hard to imagine what using artificial intelligence in teacher professional development could mean? On this episode of the Charter Schools Superstars podcast , Edthena founder and CEO Adam Geller broke down what AI can do and what’s science fiction.

A holistic approach to security: Endpoint Protection

Jamf on EdTech

Comprehensive endpoint protection provides modern threat landscape protection to your entire fleet of Apple endpoints and mobile devices.

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!