Wed.Mar 09, 2022

A Lesson Plan for Addressing What’s in the News

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching students about current events used to be as easy as picking a trusted newspaper and reading their headlines. Those days are gone with fake news, yellow journalism, and opinions dressed up as news stories. So how to you talk about what’s in the news?

Employers Are Changing How They View Training. Here are Education Trends They See Coming.

ED Surge

Many of the largest employers in the country are changing how they approach offering training and education benefits to their employees. In some cases it’s to respond to how fast technology is advancing, and a sense that workers need retraining more often than than in the past.


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10 Geography Games For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Educators in traditional and online schools can help boost the numbers by ensuring that geography is exciting and fun to learn, a feat that is made easier with the right tools. The post 10 Geography Games For Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Apps New Teacher Tools

Sticky learning: Digital brain dumps with Flipgrid and Socrative

Ditch That Textbook

Help new information stick in students' minds with the "brain dump," an effective, low-prep activity in the classroom. It’s a common request from teachers of students: Study. Go home and study. Go back over the material. Re-read the material. When we ask students to do this, we mean well.

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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.

The Hybrid Office: The Pros and Cons of Hot Desking

ViewSonic Education

Hot desking is becoming a hot topic among companies. Allowing people to work at any available desk or workstation might first appear as an intriguing concept, but always more workplaces are making the leap.

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How to Split Screen on Your Phone

Teacher Tech

How to Split Screen on Your Phone. You can use 2 apps at the same time! How to split screen on an iPhone. How to split screen on a Pixel. How to split screen on a Samsung. The post How to Split Screen on Your Phone appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool

Critical steps to bolster K-12 cybersecurity

eSchool News

This past August, the Center for Internet Security’s Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), which serves state and local governments, reported that it expects an increase of as much as 86 percent in cybersecurity incidents aimed at K-12 school systems over the course of the current school year.

Teaching with equanimity: 5 practices to help you stay #unbothered

The Cornerstone for Teachers

A day in the life of a teacher is dynamic. As with any profession, there are both uplifting moments and challenging moments. Uplifting moments remind us why we chose to become educators while challenging ones may cause us to forget.

CoderZ launches CoderZ at Home

eSchool News

DERRY, N.H. March 9, 2022 : CoderZ Technologies LTD today announced the launch of CoderZ at Home, a new version of their award-winning code-learning platform that’s designed for homeschoolers and kids looking to learn code outside of a classroom environment.


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.

5 Security Tips for Protecting K–12 Cloud Applications

EdTech Magazine

Cloud-based applications for education deliver high-end functionality, great scalability, enormous agility and often free up IT teams from the day-to-day grind of keeping apps and servers running and updated.

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Transitioning from Remote to Virtual Schooling


Assess your current virtual schooling program to make sure it offers the quality your students need to succeed

With Few Details But Big Ideas, Sec. Cardona Pushes Total Reimagining of Education

ED Surge

In the last two years, while schools experienced more disruption and strain than in almost any other time in recent memory, education leaders have been broadcasting one message, loud and clear and often: Education cannot go back to normal. This moment presents a chance to move forward, not go back.

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Defining digital curriculum in a new era of learning

eSchool News

Even after the events of the past two years, the definition of what constitutes digital curriculum is still a source of disagreement for some. Misalignment among educator roles regarding curriculum has far from disappeared, and in some cases, the gap has grown even wider, according to new research.

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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).

Re-Engaging Students in the Learning Process

Blog post by Robert Low based on this edLeader Panel. Now that the third school year in a row has been disrupted by COVID-19, many students are struggling with academics and other issues that make it difficult for them to focus fully and enthusiastically on learning in the classroom.

Family Of Mission-Led Educational Toy Companies To Support Children And Families In Ukraine

eSchool News

Vernon Hills, IL (March 9, 2022) – With thousands of children and families gravely affected by the conflict in Ukraine, the family of award-winning educational toy companies Learning Resources , Educational Insights , and hand2mind today announced they are providing support in numerous meaningful ways.

‘What Do I Get If I Do It?’ The Cost of Rewards


Do rewards help kids learn better? Motivation expert Dr. Debbie Silver argues instead for the effective use of positive, constructive feedback as the best means for fostering creativity, active involvement and intrinsic motivation. Included: How to make feedback effective. The post ‘What Do I Get If I Do It?’ The Cost of Rewards first appeared on MiddleWeb.

COVID Variants Forced Districts to Find New Ways to Assess Learning


At this point last year, we hoped we'd be on the other side of COVID-19 by now. Instead, the combination of COVID variants and back-to-school meant educators and administrators have found themselves in a continued state of flux.

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!

Building Curiosity Sparks in Google Slides

Cycles of Learning

I LOVE finding video clips on YouTube and strategically editing them so that students are manipulated (for lack of a better word) into asking a content related question I want them to ask. If they ask it, they OWN it.

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The 3 R’s of Strong Teacher Collaboration within the AI Coach Platform


AI Coach by Edthena coaches teachers to self-reflect. Teachers work through structured coaching cycles aligned to their growth area by having a conversation with a virtual coach.

How the COVID crisis caused K-12 to rethink testing


“Students and teachers are nearing a breaking point…” The pandemic reignited the debate over shifting away from high-stakes testing to a more balanced assessment approach that’s part of the regular instructional cycle.

YouScience Releases Career Insights Report on Women, STEM, and the Talent Shortage

eSchool News

AMERICAN FORK, Utah, March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — YouScience , a leader in aptitude-based assessments, personalized career guidance, and industry-recognized certifications that support college and career success, today announced the release of a new national report, Career Insights: Women, STEM, and the Talent Shortage.

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.

The @WSJ’s #FutureOfEverything Festival: Hybrid + Discount Code #edtech #technology #innovation


You have likely heard of The Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Series and Future of Everything Festival. I was excited to learn that this year’s Future of Everything Festival will be hybrid — meaning you can choose between an in-person pass or a virtual pass. Personally, I will be joining in virtually, which is both more accessible and affordable for me.

Emergent Bilingual Students Using Lexia English Scored Higher than Their Peers on California’s English Language Proficiency Assessment

eSchool News

BOSTON (March 9, 2022) – A 2020 report from the U.S. Department of Education stated that the number of Emergent Bilinguals – also known as English language learners – in U.S. public schools has increased by more than a million since 2000.

Dr. Albrecht - "Theft or a Misunderstanding?: What Was the Patron’s Intent?" | Plus, Library Civility (Tomorrow)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've just posted a new Dr. Albrecht blog post in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 : " Theft or a Misunderstanding?: What Was the Patron’s Intent? When it comes to thefts in your library, not everything may be as it first seems.

Clearlake Capital to Acquire Discovery Education from Francisco Partners

eSchool News

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.