Tue.Jul 19, 2022

5 Tech tools every student should have

Neo LMS

Most young adults and older professionals today rely heavily on technology. In an increasingly digital world, there is almost no way to escape tech in its many forms and applications—and rightly so, as it is incredibly useful and can help us improve our capabilities and achieve greater things.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

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.

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K–12 Schools Implement Connectivity Solutions to Narrow the Homework Gap

EdTech Magazine

It was several weeks into school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic when Dave Peterson looked out his office window at Washington’s Sunnyside School District and saw something unusual: A young man was sitting outside his house, trying to connect to Zoom over a smartphone hotspot so he could sign in to class.

The Benefits of International Esports for Students

techlearning

Students who participate in international esports get a chance to compete with their peers in other countries, learn about different cultures, and develop leadership skills

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.

11 Google Docs Tips for Teachers and Students – SULS0166

Shake Up Learning

The post 11 Google Docs Tips for Teachers and Students – SULS0166 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey takes a deep dive into 11 Google Docs features that have been released over the last year. We will explore the best ways to use these new features in the classroom.

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The Pandemic Put Student Poverty in Plain Sight

ED Surge

“He called me a ‘b h’ and then kicked my door in when I tried to shut it.” I’m sitting at my desk listening to Kris, one of my eighth-grade students, during our lunch. I have room-temperature leftovers and day-old coffee. She hasn’t brought anything because she doesn’t have anything.

4 Things to Consider When Moving to a New Position

The Principal of Change

As I write this, the last few weeks have been pretty stressful with a move to not only a new home but city and country. Although I have traveled to the US extensively in my career, there are a lot of differences in what needs to get done with this move versus moving to another place in Canada. .

How to Help Teachers Tell Their Stories — And Why It Matters

ED Surge

When teachers tell their authentic stories it can lead to powerful insights and spark discussions about how to solve the many problems facing school communities. That’s the premise of the Voices of Change Writing Fellowship, which EdSurge kicked off last year.

How User Experience (UX) Can Make or Break Your Consumer Applications?

Kitaboo on EdTech

While designing consumer applications, it is important to factor in the end-user experience with the consumer app – what the app hopes to achieve, why it is being built in the first place, and how it should be built so that it maximizes the consumer interaction and experience.

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.

Try Nonfiction Graphic Novels to Engage Kids

MiddleWeb

Be ready to share nonfiction graphic novels with your students this fall. ELA teacher Kasey Short outlines reasons such novels expand kids’ knowledge and appreciation of reading. She also provides questions to ask as kids approach the novels and includes suggested titles.

Joining @burgessdave on his podcast, The #DaveBurgessShow, to talk #TechWithHeart

techieMusings

It was an honor to join Dave Burgess on his podcast, The Dave Burgess Show! Dave went deep with his questions, giving me the chance to talk about how my book & book cover came to be, the significance of me sharing my personal experiences as a student, the why behind my edtech innovation journey, and some key tools I’ve leaned on to empower every voice.

New Webinar: "Ten Library Service Myths Every Librarian Should Challenge" with Dr. Steve Albrecht

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Ten Library Service Myths Every Librarian Should Challenge" Part of the Library 2.0 Series with Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : Ten Library Service Myths - is it time to question what we think we already know about taking care of patrons’ needs in the library?

OPINION: Let’s start thinking about climate change as a modern educational problem — and solve it

The Hechinger Report

We face a problem with the problem of climate change. We can’t seem to decide what kind of problem it is. Technological? Economic? Geopolitical? This indecision allows us to imagine that the solution rests with someone else — scientists or economists or politicians.

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).