Fri.Aug 05, 2022

How to start a Mastery/Competency-Based Learning Class

Turning Learning On Its Head

Mastery Learning is hard work - really hard work! I believe that the most important part of having a successful Mastery Learning class is how it is structured and communicated to students. Students need to be bought into the idea, and they need to take ownership of their learning.

Sleep and Cognitive Functioning

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark As the new school year begins, it is important to review some recent research about sleep and cognition. New information makes it even more clear how important sleep is to learning and memory, brain health, alertness and much more.


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Tech Ed Resources–Online Classes 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.

Reach for Responsiveness: Strengthening MTSS/RTI Efforts with a More Responsive Approach

EdNews Daily

By Brooklin Trover Everyone knows the RTI Triangle with the red/yellow/green shading because it basically appears on every type of instructional resource. Unfortunately, the prominence of the triangle itself hasn’t been enough to provide educators with a deeper understanding of its intention.

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences.

Spiraling rents are wreaking havoc on college students seeking housing for the fall

The Hechinger Report

BERKELEY, Calif. When she transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, JoLynn Kelly split a bunk bed in a tiny loft apartment — and the $2,800 a month it cost to rent. This story also appeared in USA Today. “I

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How to Schedule Assignments for Multiple Classes in Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

How to Schedule Assignments for Multiple Classes in Google Classroom by using the built in features in Google Classroom. The post How to Schedule Assignments for Multiple Classes in Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom google Google Classroom

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3 ways to highlight productive urgency while avoiding teacher burnout

eSchool News

When I came to Union Hill School about seven years ago, we were not performing at the level we wanted to in terms of state assessments. With some hard work and a sense of urgency, we made a lot of progress in those first few years, but then the pandemic struck.

Post-Roe landscape could further stress America’s crumbling child care system

The Hechinger Report

In 2008, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco launched a study to track the effects of being denied an abortion on women who sought to end their pregnancies.

With the right instruction, tech opens doors for ELLs

eSchool News

Even before COVID-19, reading scores among U.S. students had been declining for the first time in a decade, something that jeopardizes a generation’s achievement and mobility.

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.

Make Learning Engaging and Interactive with Touch-Screen Devices

EdTech Magazine

Students are active participants in their own learning these days, with flipped and asynchronous classroom styles appearing in K–12 districts this year. One way for educators to blend active, engaging lessons with the necessity of teaching digital skills is through the use of touch-screen devices.

Identifying Effective EdTech: Certified Products Are the Way to Go

Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast. Keep these tips top of mind during your edtech search: Just because tools are pretty doesn’t mean they correlate to academic achievement. Student engagement with a product does not equal learning. Research should inform any edtech selection.

Why Teach Digital Citizenship in 2022

Fractus Learning

Bryan likes to tell his children – unlike a diamond , what you do on the internet remains intact forever. The web doesn’t care – it’ll keep track of your actions, both good and bad. Whatever you do online is available for the world to see.

What a New Strategy at 2U Means for the Future of Online Higher Education

ED Surge

The fortunes of Online Program Management companies, or OPMs, are falling fast these days. These companies, which help colleges set up online programs and often help finance them as well in exchange for a cut of revenues, have lately seen a barrage of bad news.

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!

Membean- A Good Vocabulary Website for Students

Educators Technology

Membean is a vocabulary website that provides differentiated and personalized vocabulary instruction to students of all ages and abilities including ELLs and students with dyslexia.

Content filtering doesn’t need to equal surveillance

Jamf on EdTech

Many well-meaning products and practices for monitoring students’ internet use end up collecting sensitive information about them. Some even put the information to questionable use.

Best Vocabulary Websites for Students

Educators Technology

Learning new vocabulary is now easier than any time before and this is all thanks to the Internet. With a single click, users can access a wide variety of resources to help them enrich and improve their vocabulary. Vocabulary is key to language learning and a strong grasp of vocabulary is a prerequisite especially for improving one's writing style and speaking skills.

What Are Google Classroom Add-Ons? Tips & Tricks


Here’s everything you need to know about Google Classroom add-ons, a new feature from Google

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.