Tue.Dec 07, 2021

12 Tools to explore during Computer Science Week


The Hour of Code takes place annually during Computer Science Education Week. The week is in recognition of the birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, a computing pioneer.

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15 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the next week, I’ll share ideas that will get you ready for Hour of Code. This includes (links won’t work until the articles are posted) : Hour of Code? Here’s why you should participate. Long list of websites by grade. 15 Unusual Projects.


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The Best Learning Strategies for Teaching Online


In the wake of the coronavirus, remote working and distance learning are concepts that are undoubtedly here to stay. However, the pandemic merely accelerated these tech-led trends, which have been driven by innovation and advancement throughout the digital age.

To improve individual lives, a top-down approach won’t work (Part 2)

The Christensen Institute

In Part 1 of this series, I explored the need to reframe our approach around “social determinants of health.” In order to improve individual lives, our approach must look at risk factors, and it must include a mechanism to uncover what matters most to the individual.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

“You can’t staff for that”: Chaos looming for millions restarting their student loan payments

The Hechinger Report

On February 1, 2022, barring one last extension, nearly 43 million people with federal student loans will have to start making payments on them again, following a pause during the Covid pandemic. As the deadline looms, advocates are raising alarms that the loan system is not ready for the pressure.

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Cloud Technology Continues to Trend in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Software as a Service permeated classrooms before the pandemic, but the popularity of the technology exploded with the shift to remote learning.

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How the Pandemic May Help More Students See Themselves as Scientists


“Ooo, it didn't explode,” shouted Megan as her undergraduate student mentor supervised her pouring liquid into a beaker at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. “It It didn’t explode.” It’s less a statement of fact and more an exclamation of relief.

What Are The Best Education Blogs For Teachers?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Written by parents, CEOs, teachers, and admin, these best of the best education blogs stand out with their unique style & excellent content. The post What Are The Best Education Blogs For Teachers? appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Networking & Collaboration New Teacher Resources

What Does it Take to Become a Trusted Instructional Leader?


I am a true believer in the power of coaching. I have previously written about the need for teachers to embrace this practice with a growth mindset and shed any negative stigmas attached to instructional coaching in order to realize its potential to improve our craft.

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White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

Powered by Purpose: Colleagues Use Volunteer Hours to Give Back

MIND Research Institute

Employees use MIND’s volunteer paid time off policy to serve their communities. Like many people, the holidays are a time when I take a step back to reflect on what I’m most grateful for.

When Students Lead Parent-Teacher Conferences, Everyone Benefits


It’s conference season—the time of the year when parents and teachers meet to discuss each student’s progress. In most schools, this is a private conversation between the child’s teacher and parent(s). It usually starts with pleasant introductions.

The unbeaten path to hybrid learning

eSchool News

Virtual learning, and the forms in which virtual and in-person education meet, have sparked controversy in the educational community. . Often we debate what consequences this type of education has.

When the SAT Feels Like a Lock, Not a Key


The SAT test weighs heavily on our collective imagination—and most everyone can picture the nerve-wracking scene of students sitting at desks, bubbling in Scantron forms with a No. 2 pencil, while stern-faced proctors walk around looking for cheaters.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Unwrapping Holiday Learning with Real-World Data 

Discovery Education

The universal language of data is a great way to let students explore the diversity of customs, traditions, and ever-changing trends during the holiday season. Discover Data resources incorporate real-world data that connects classroom experiences to what’s current in students’ lives today. .

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Our rural district’s 4 steps to a new post-pandemic learning reality

eSchool News

Maintaining the continuity of student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has been an extremely challenging feat for most school districts across the country. However, in the nation’s rural school systems, school administrators and teachers face a unique set of challenges.

Best Free Winter Holiday Lessons and Activities


These top free winter holiday lessons and activities are easy to access, use and enjoy for teachers and students alike

Aperture Education’s 2021 Winter SEL Guide Supports Social and Emotional Learning during the Winter Months

eSchool News

Charlotte N.C. 22, 2021) — The winter months are a time when many families celebrate holidays and when students and teachers have a chance to relax and recharge over winter break. Yet many people may also experience increases in stress, anxiety, and loneliness during this time.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

The 28 Best Graphic Novels for Reluctant High School Readers

TeachThought - Learn better.

Many educators find graphic novels beneficial for struggling readers or students who profess that they do not enjoy reading. The post The 28 Best Graphic Novels for Reluctant High School Readers appeared first on TeachThought.

How to Implement Inclusive Tech Tools


Promoting accessibility and equity in schools with easy-to-use tech tools

The 28 Best Graphic Novels for Reluctant High School Readers

TeachThought - Learn better.

Many educators find graphic novels beneficial for struggling readers or students who profess that they do not enjoy reading. The post The 28 Best Graphic Novels for Reluctant High School Readers appeared first on TeachThought.

When Curriculum Falls Short in Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Here’s Where It Misses the Mark

Marketplace K-12

A new EdWeek Market Brief special report finds that many educators feel curriculum materials are falling short when it comes to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

What Is The California School Choice Initiative And What Are Its Effects?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The California School Choice initiative has what it takes to truly revolutionize our education system by creating friendly competition. The post What Is The California School Choice Initiative And What Are Its Effects? appeared first on TeachThought. Education

I Just Took the Google Certified Educator Exam (and here’s what you need to know) – SULS0138

Shake Up Learning

The post I Just Took the Google Certified Educator Exam (and here’s what you need to know) – SULS0138 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I take the Google Certified Educator Exams frequently so that I can stay-up-to-date and support other educators seeking certification.

3 Ways Schools Condition Students

The Principal of Change

In the month of December, I am revisiting and reposting some of my most viewed blog posts. Other than running the original post from 2017 through Grammarly (where were you back then!!), the main points that I shared then are held in this post today.

Showing a Movie in Class? Help Your Students Develop Active Viewing Skills

Graphite Blog

The words “movie day” probably evoke fond memories from our own childhoods: Teachers rolling out the TV/VCR cart; the classroom lights flickering out; everyone scooting their desks to get a better view or a seat near a friend; and if we were lucky, maybe even the smell of freshly microwaved popcorn.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.