Wed.Jul 27, 2022

Gamification tools that increase student engagement

eSchool News

Who out there doesn’t enjoy some form of game? Whether it be watching or playing a sport, a card game, a board game, or video games, most people would say they at least enjoy one. Games are part of many people’s lives–so why not use them to benefit students when teaching?

Tech Tip #40: Where Did Windows Explorer Go?

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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We Put The Public in Public Schools (A Reprise)

The Jose Vilson

Last Monday, a coalition of parents, educators, students, and New York City Councilmembers came together to rebuke school budget cuts to New York City schools.

Paraprofessionals: The unsung heroes of the classroom

eSchool News

Staffing shortages continue to impact schools across the U.S., and vacancies are an increasingly common occurrence. Parents’ minds often jump first to teacher shortages, with significant numbers of teachers leaving schools in 2022 in search of less stressful work.

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.

How To Use Puzzles To Improve Concentration?

Educators Technology

Concentration is a complex brain function. It involves a combination of various cognitive abilities necessary for holding your attention on something without being distracted by anything else.

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Paying It Forward: Why We All Need Mentors

MiddleWeb

Whether it’s our students or our colleagues, the mentor relationship is a win-win for mentor and mentee. As mentors, we can realize a unique personal fulfillment and grow as a listener, a coach, a friend, a leader. And one day, our mentees may decide to “pay it forward.”.

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Crossing the Mastery Gap

techlearning

To improve mastery, increasing the intentionality and continuity of certain best practices will undoubtedly impact overall student success

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TutorMe Partners with Rural Wyoming School District, Providing Students with Diversified Academic Support

eSchool News

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) JULY 27, 2022 — TutorMe , an online tutoring solution creating access and opportunity for all students, announces a partnership with Park County School District #16 in Meeteetse, WY, supporting students with high-dosage tutoring and supplemental academic support.

One-Man IT Staff Builds Support for K–12 School from the Ground Up

EdTech Magazine

Working against looming deadlines, The Lincoln Academy public charter school partnered with corporate and community stakeholders to build a STEM-infused K–12 program integrating tech throughout all grades, just in time to welcome its first incoming class in September 2021.

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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.

Vernier Software & Technology Launches E-Book to Support Hands-On Science Learning for Middle School Students

eSchool News

BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 27, 2022 — Vernier Software & Technology has launched Light & Matter: Vernier Supplement to OpenSciEd Unit 6.1 to support engaging, hands-on science learning for middle school students.

Staffing Retention, Retainment, and Recruitment in a COVID Era

Saving Socrates

Many schools and districts find it unusually hard to find staff to fill teaching roles. The reasons for this are vast. One major issue is that faculty simply feel overworked, underappreciated, and underpaid.

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FEV Tutor Named 2022 Winner in Best of STEM Awards in the Bridging the Gap: Tutoring Programs for STEM Category

eSchool News

WOBURN, Mass. July 27, 2022 – FEV Tutor , the most comprehensive virtual tutoring solution in K-12, was selected as a 2022 Educators Pick Best of STEM Award winner in the “Bridging the Gap: Tutoring Programs for STEM” category.

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Study Tools: Which are the Latest in EdTech Innovation?

Kitaboo on EdTech

We live in a world where there is no shortage of technology and that also holds true for classroom technology. However, in the long run, only those study tools with innovative features and capabilities that reduce cognitive overload and facilitate personalized learning will survive the test of time.

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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).

A day in the life of an ESOL teacher

The Cornerstone for Teachers

What exactly do ESOL teachers do? How do they support English Language Learners and general ed teachers in and out of the classroom? I am going to share bits and pieces of the life of an ESOL teacher. This is my seventh year as an ESOL teacher and every year, there is always something new to learn.

Emerging From Crackdown, Chinese Ed-Tech Firms Make a Return to U.S. Market

Marketplace K-12

Chinese education companies are once again going public, moving past government restrictions that temporarily put a halt on tech firms making that leap. The post Emerging From Crackdown, Chinese Ed-Tech Firms Make a Return to U.S. Market appeared first on Market Brief.

Learning takes a Village

Connecting 2 the World

I started writing this blog post a month ago after attending #MyFest22 sessions that really required a lot of thinking and reflection. Sessions in Creating an Accessible Syllabus, Global OER, Entangled Pedagogy and Liberating Structures may at first seem totally different. But my mind is always trying to find links and common threads. So needless to say, my mind has been peculating.

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