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Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. October. If you aren’t a subscriber to our newsletter, sign up here. Then get your monthly freebies! This month: 10% off anything on our website. Questions? Email askatechteacher@gmail.com.

Organic Work-Life Fusion and More with Fall CUE Featured Speakers AdaKat

CUE

Guest Blog Post by Fall CUE Featured Speakers Adam Juarez and Katherine Goyette We are honored and excited to return to FallCUE, where we tied the knot two years ago. No, for real, we got married on stage, officiated by Jon Corippo himself!

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PROOF POINTS: The $25,000 Zoom rig designed to ‘shock and awe’ students

The Hechinger Report

Williams looks like a floating head with arms when dressed in black in front of his $10,000 lightboard, an illuminated glass chalkboard. Photo: screenshot from Sean Willems, “Designing A Home Video Studio For Online Synchronous Teaching,” September 2020.

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Google Meet: See Yourself

Teacher Tech

The default in Google Meets video conferencing is that you are NOT a tile. You can find your video in the upper right hand corner of Google Meet. Add Yourself as a Tile Go to the upper right hand corner of Google Meet and find your video. Hover over your video to find 2 icons. […].

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

What district IT teams can learn from the corporate world

eSchool News

Students have returned to virtual or face-to-face classrooms, but from a technology perspective, the average middle schooler now looks more like a corporate executive.

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Tech Startup Debuts Revolutionary Distance Learning Platform in Partnership with NYC School

eSchool News

AuraNexus has partnered with the Marymount School of New York to debut its EdTech interactive video platform providing students and teachers with personalized learning at scale.

Math Resources to Use in Your Distance Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of useful resources you can use in your remote math teaching. These are websites that provide you access to a wide variety of curricular materials to help you make the best of.read more

3 educator concerns about the return to classrooms

eSchool News

Mental and physical health of both teachers and students, along with enforcing social distancing practices, are chief concerns voiced by school administrators, teachers, and staff in a new survey about a return to classrooms.

edWeb and the News Literacy Project Announce a New Online Community and Series of edWebinars on Media Literacy

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is excited to announce that the News Literacy Project will be sponsoring News Literacy , a free professional learning community on edWeb where educators can work together to develop their students’ civic knowledge and critical thinking skills when consuming news and information.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Samsung Launches Annual $2 Million Solve for Tomorrow Contest

eSchool News

Samsung today announced the launch of the 11 th annual $2 million* Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest , which challenges students in grades 6–12 and their teachers to use STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to tackle local issues of national importance.

With E-Learning, Proactive Network Investments Pay Off

EdTech Magazine

For school districts across the country, the quick pivot to remote learning in the spring put their IT networks to the test.

AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner

eSchool News

It’s hard to carve out time to add to our professional skills and earn credentials. We hear this sentiment from our customers, and, of course, we feel it ourselves.

With E-Learning, Proactive Network Investments Pay Off

EdTech Magazine

For school districts across the country, the quick pivot to remote learning in the spring put their IT networks to the test.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

ST Math and Los Angeles USD Partner to Bring Math Program District-Wide

eSchool News

MIND Research Institute has announced a partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District to bring ST Math® , MIND’s patented approach to math instruction, to the largest school district in California, and second-largest school district in the nation.

The Fundamentals of Zero-Trust Security for Schools

EdTech Magazine

When technology leaders encounter the term “zero trust” for the first time, they often find it off-putting. In a cybersecurity context, zero trust sounds like a paranoid approach, embracing the “trust nobody” philosophy that forms the basis for many negative stereotypes of cybersecurity teams.

Breaking the Link of Education Inequity Requires Courageous Conversations

edWeb.net

By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. While gaps in technology access were highlighted during the pandemic, many school and district leaders are trying to make strides with an even older issue: educational equity for children of all races and economic backgrounds.

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Helpful Science Lesson Plans to Use in Your Instruction

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 3M Young Scientist Lab is another great website we are adding to our science distance teaching and learning resources. It provides teachers with tons of educational resources to get their.read more

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

4 Tips for Hybrid Teaching

myViewBoard

The concept of hybrid learning is still relatively new and teachers are still very much in the process of getting to grips with it – which is why tips for hybrid teaching can be so useful.

How to Stop Labeling LTELs and Engage Them

MiddleWeb

It’s past time to rethink the label “Long-term English Learner,” writes EL teacher Tan Huyhn. He shares Dr. Maneka Brooks’ ideas for involving students designated as LTELs in their own learning, including text sets that relate to their experiences beyond the classroom.

The Importance of Teaching Cybersecurity to a 5-Year-Old

EdTech Magazine

IT leaders can take a twofold approach to help K–12 students meet the new security challenges of remote learning. They can proactively support students and parents in their efforts to stay safe in the remote learning environment, teaching the importance of cybersecurity. They can also shore up internal systems, processes and infrastructure to back up that learning.

What’s New ~ October 2020

myViewBoard

October comes with more improvements for myViewBoard Whiteboard and the Companion app. ? ? ?. Improved User Flow. This month’s release focuses on small but significant quality-of-life improvements to make myViewBoard easier and faster to use.

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How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Insights Report: IT Investment Priorities and Realities

EdTech Magazine

The educational technology landscape is rapidly evolving. Over the past few years, school districts have witnessed changes ranging from an influx in emerging technologies such as virtual reality to a greater emphasis on data security amid increasing cyberthreats. But many schools still struggle to adapt. Some continue to rely on systems that make it difficult to seamlessly integrate new tools for learning, while others lack proper cybersecurity training for their staff.

Early Education Startup Closes on $50 Million Fundraising Round

Marketplace K-12

BEGiN, the startup that offers the Homer early learning program, recently announced a funding round that includes backing from LEGO Ventures, Gymboree Play & Music and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street.

Insights Report: IT Investment Priorities and Realities

EdTech Magazine

The educational technology landscape is rapidly evolving. Over the past few years, school districts have witnessed changes ranging from an influx in emerging technologies such as virtual reality to a greater emphasis on data security amid increasing cyberthreats. But many schools still struggle to adapt. Some continue to rely on systems that make it difficult to seamlessly integrate new tools for learning, while others lack proper cybersecurity training for their staff.

Reach out!: Web-Based Advice Service for School Librarians

NeverEndingSearch

Over a great number of years, I’ve looked to many of our profession’s leaders as friends and mentors and guiding lights. I’ve heard them speak. I’ve read their books and articles.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.