Fri.Jul 10, 2020

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

CUE Welcomes New Director of Academic Innovation


CUE is pleased to announce the appointment of Director of Academic Innovation, Joe Marquez. Joe will officially assume the role of Director of Academic Innovation for the EdTech organization on July 13th. Marquez, who has worked as a science teacher, instructional technology coach, and most recently as a K-12 Education Strategist for CDW-G, brings educational […]. The post CUE Welcomes New Director of Academic Innovation appeared first on CUE, Inc.


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As Colleges Move Away From the SAT, Will Admissions Algorithms Step In?


Back before the internet made it possible—and popular—for people to document their lives in real time, teenagers found themselves preserved between the pages of their high school yearbooks—forever young. Enshrining cliques and clubs, acne and braces, these artifacts capture students as they are, in the present. Yet many yearbooks also make predictions about the future.

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With a degree no longer enough, job candidates are told to prove their skills in tests

The Hechinger Report

Among the many frustrations ahead for millions of Americans thrown out of work by the pandemic is one that may surprise them: To get a new job, it’s increasingly likely they will have to take a test. This story also appeared in The Washington Post. As the number of candidates balloons while health risks make it hard for hiring managers to meet with them in person, a trend toward “pre-hiring assessments” — already under way before Covid-19 — is getting a huge new push.

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.

Making distance learning secure

eSchool News

Distance learning has become the norm for schools worldwide as education leaders try to keep students and staff safe and educational goals on track in the midst of the pandemic. It’s estimated that 70 percent of students are currently engaged in some form of online education. And it’s not clear how long this state of affairs will continue, as there is no national consensus.

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4 Reasons to Run a District-wide Reading Challenge

eSchool News

Most librarians are familiar with reading challenges — the challenge format is a type of reading program that provides a more engaging way to get students to read. Challenges give students a set of goals to accomplish within a defined period of time.

Free Instructional Resources for Educators and Families

MIND Research Institute

School is out for the summer and during this time of year, we like to share summer resources and discuss ways to combat summer slide. But the usual discussions of summer learning loss have the added weight of early school closures that occurred due to COVID-19. The learning landscape continues to change as we navigate the short term, and prepare for a very different upcoming school year. Even before the research about the. COVID-19 Slide.

This teacher makes student connection a priority during COVID closures

eSchool News

In partnership with eSchool News, Illuminate Education is spotlighting teachers in a series recognizing educators, the way they have moved instruction online during COVID-19, and how they have prioritized the needs of their students. Danielle Carlisle. 6th Grade Social Science Teacher. Los Coyotes Middle School. Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, CA. “We We had to think about the fact that if we were feeling overwhelmed by everything going on, then our students were feeling twice that.”.

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How to Use Data to Prepare for the Upcoming School Year


Advice and resources to collect actionable data that can be used to support back-to-school planning

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.

Bridging the gap in cybersecurity education

eSchool News

Experience Education ( ), a leading organization in experiential learning, has partnered with Education Service Center (ESC) Region 20 in Texas to bring inspiration and innovation to children during a time of crisis.

About those Batteries

Adjusting Course

At some point as a leader you just have to decide what fuels you. What's the mission? Not in a "This sounds catchy" kinda way, but deep down in your DNA. Those batteries you're trying to recharge.what have you committed to filling them with? What is the story or mantra you remind yourself when nobody else is looking? As you're welcoming students.Walking into your next meeting. Preparing for that phone call. Taking the stage.And showing up for your family.

Science Apps for High School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some good educational science apps curated specifically for high school students. This work is based on Biology Apps collection in iTunes App Store. The apps more

How Microsoft Teams Supports Inclusive Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Illinois Gov. Pritzker announced mandated school closures in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, school districts such as Peoria Public Schools knew they’d have to lean on technology to teach remotely for an indefinite period of time. But they were also concerned about how they would continue providing services from a distance to students with disabilities and unique learning needs.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

Be Authentic #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

I came across this quote eight years ago when I took my first administrative job. I am pinning it back on my office wall tomorrow so the positivity can radiate down on me during another extraordinary school year of ‘new’. It will be is hard. We must be honest for our students, staff, and colleagues so that we may grow, resiliently, together. And yet we must keep dreaming, believing – courageously, cheerfully. In all we do, be authentic.

How Are Schools Reopening in the Fall?

EdTech Magazine

The return to school won’t be business as usual this year. Across the country, many school districts are still weighing their options for how to reopen schools amid continuing coronavirus concerns. In May, the CDC released back-to-school guidance on maintaining healthy environments and operations, such as installing physical barriers in areas where it’s difficult to maintain a safe distance from other people and implementing staggered schedules for students.

As School Year Approaches, Parents and Educators Struggle with Uncertainty


Jeanne Norris is a teacher, the wife of a teacher and the mother of an 8-year-old in St. Louis. She’d love to send her son back to school in August. But, she says, “I feel like my government and my fellow citizens have put me in a position where it’s not really in the best interests of our family.” ” Norris has a long list of reasons why.

Empowering Teaching and Learning with Interoperability

EdTech Magazine

A quick search of the words “interoperability” and “education” yields over 21 million results. Considering this massive volume, this combination of topics is clearly on the hearts and minds of teachers and students. However, a quick survey would show that this is not the case. Other than those who are quick with their affixes and root words, there is barely a soul outside of an IT role who can give you a close definition.

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

The Endless But ‘Joyful’ Work Of Creating Anti-Racist Education


Pirette McKamey is fighting for anti-racist education. Over her more than 30 years as an educator, the principal at Mission High School in San Francisco spent a decade leading an anti-racism committee. “To be an anti-racist educator means I commit to educating all of the students sitting in front of me, including Black and Latinx students,” McKamey tells NPR’s All Things Considered.

Laser Cutters in the Classroom

Kathy Schrock

I have long been a user of the paper cutting machines you see in craft stores. I have a Silhouette Cameo machine that I use for making cards and vinyl objects for decoration. It is so much fun! I have been intrigued by the CO2 laser cutters/engravers which can cut or engrave cardboard, wood, leather, plastic, metal, acrylic, rubber, and glass up to a certain thickness.

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Daily Summer Learning for 3K - 2nd Grade on WNET - PBS

The Innovative Educator

Starting Monday, July 13th at 12 pm summer episodes of # LetsLearnNYC will air on Thirteen WNET New York. Lessons will be for students aged 3 - 8 and will air every weekday. If you miss an episode or don't get WNET, you can catch the episodes after they air at: Episodes include a mix of foundational reading skills, literacy, math, social studies, and science. Each episode also has supplemental learning materials.

#FactFriday: This week is National Summer Learning Week!


Research from NWEA shows that students may return to school this fall with “roughly only 70% of the learning gains in reading relative to a typical school year and less than 50% of the gains in math.” This summer, there are more online resources for families to help keep their students learning.

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.

Everything You Need to Build Your Students’ Search Skills

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Google It Students entering high school this fall were born the year that Google was added to the dictionary as a verb, yet I still frequently hear teachers express concern over their students’ lack of strong search skills Google Search Education Luckily the folks at Google have created a series of lessons and challenges that. Read more. The post Everything You Need to Build Your Students’ Search Skills appeared first on Nick's Picks For Educational Technology. General Google Suite Search