Wed.Jun 29, 2022

7 Easy-to-do Ideas for Tech in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

If anyone thought technology wasn’t here to stay (I see a few hands up), the pandemic and remote teaching exploded that vision. Teaching from homes has shown many how ill-prepared we are to use even the most intuitive technology in the education field.

Un-Siloing Edtech: Stimulating Reflection and Metacognition in the Classroom

Digital Promise

The post Un-Siloing Edtech: Stimulating Reflection and Metacognition in the Classroom appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Marketplace

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10 Tips to Create Attractive Job Descriptions for Content Writers


Acquiring the proper personnel is the first step in hiring excellent people. A well-written, interesting, and comprehensive job description is essential in this situation.

6 time-saving tech tricks for school librarians

eSchool News

Is there an educator on the planet who would turn down a bit more time in their day?

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.

6 Persuasive Writing Tips and Techniques for Beginners


Writing is an ability that is required in a wide variety of occupations. Your capacity to persuade others via writing will serve you well throughout your professional life, adding value to your résumé, email conversations, prepared proposals, and other significant papers you will produce.

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ISTELive 2022: 7 Sustainability Planning Tips for K–12 Technology Leaders

EdTech Magazine

Many school districts are rushing to spend state and federal dollars allocated to ed tech before losing that money for good over the next two years. However, some may not have a sustainability plan in place.

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Supporting students: What’s next for mental health

The Hechinger Report

Toyin Anderson is a mom looking for solutions to what she sees as a crisis of youth crying out for help with their mental health. This story also appeared in The Christian Science Monitor. Our kids are still struggling.

Tech & Learning Announces Winners of Best of Show at ISTE 2022


This annual awards celebrates the products, and businesses behind each one, who are transforming education in schools around the world

Mental health: Is that a job for schools?

The Hechinger Report

Should mental health concerns be handled by schools? This story also appeared in The Christian Science Monitor. Numerous statistics – and students themselves – point to the significant struggles many young people in the United States are experiencing.

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!

The best ways to approach high-impact tutoring

eSchool News

What do we even mean when we say “high-impact tutoring?” As schools grapple with so many of the effects of unfinished learning , tutoring has emerged as a potential approach for addressing students’ educational needs.

This California school opened a safe space for students 12 years ago. Now the idea is spreading

The Hechinger Report

One of the first things you notice when entering Yosemite Middle School’s Bear Cave, the campus’ social-emotional hub, are the many pairs of rainbow-colored hand prints covering the walls. This story also appeared in The Fresno Bee.

How to modernize cybersecurity in higher education

Jamf on EdTech

Learn how to keep higher education students and educators protected, compliant, and thriving by solving key challenges and threats to cybersecurity

Can peer counseling programs bridge access gaps for youth? Experts say it’s complicated

The Hechinger Report

As schools and communities scramble to find more ways to support the well-being of youth amid a pandemic-fueled mental health crisis, some think part of the answer lies with students helping other students. This story also appeared in The Seattle Times.

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.

Madison Metropolitan School District Selects Open Up Resources And Kiddom To Provide K-5 English Language Arts Blended Learning Program

eSchool News

MADISON, WI – Today, Open Up Resources and Kiddom announced Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD ) has selected its top-rated EL Education K-5 Education Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for its 31 elementary schools in support of the district’s efforts to prioritize early literacy and beyond.

A new way to help college students transfer: Admit them to two schools at once

The Hechinger Report

Amoni Hall will move this summer from one higher education institution to another, a process that can be disruptive, complex, frustrating and fruitless when credits don’t transfer and other unanticipated obstacles crop up. This story also appeared in NBC News.

Lead for Digital Equity with These Community Engagement Strategies

Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast. Since 2016, CoSN has been honoring innovative school districts that address digital equity. This year, the prestigious Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity was awarded to Louisa County Public Schools in Virginia.

Students who drop out for mental health struggles are turning to pricey programs to find their way back

The Hechinger Report

Wesley Lynch was about 150 miles from Mount Holyoke College, and about eight credits away from earning a bachelor’s degree, though she hadn’t been enrolled in school full time in seven years.

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

3M and Discovery Education Recognize 31 State Merit Winners in 2022 3M Young Scientist Challenge

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, Md. & & ST. PAUL, Minn.?– 3M and Discovery Education announced 31 State Merit Winners in the 2022 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

OPINION: Children today are facing a mental health crisis. Smartphones are making it worse

The Hechinger Report

I am a dad of two teenage sons, the only ones in their respective grades without smartphones. Their images — and “cool factor” — take hits because I won’t let them have these digital drugs.

Sleepless with AI: My First AI Poetry and 7 Thoughts about #AI

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So, I'm not sure if artificial intelligence is right. Somehow, it feels as if these tools are augmenting intelligence. I learned about a tool Verse by Verse ([link] ) created by Google.

Cracking down on unsafe infant sleep products

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning. Subscribe today!

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.

20 Questions We Used to Help Fix Our School


What works when school leaders need to tackle complex challenges? Principal and author Matt Renwick suggests letting go of trying to control outcomes and operating with certainty on "fixing" problems. Pursuing 20 sharply focused questions helped his school gain momentum.

This Texas college’s focus on mental health helps students work through trauma, stay on track

The Hechinger Report

Andrea Maldonado was diagnosed with Graves’ disease during her sophomore year of high school, which stopped her from swimming competitively and began impacting her mental health. This story also appeared in The Dallas Morning News.

This Simple Nudge Can Get Students More Engaged in Online Courses

ED Surge

When Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were first introduced about a decade ago, many higher education professionals viewed this new arrival as a gimmick.

Cicero School District 99 Adopts Lexia LETRS Professional Learning Programs

eSchool News

BOSTON (June 29, 2022) – Cicero School District 99 in Illinois has adopted Lexia LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional learning programs for its teachers and administrators.

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.

Auto-Generate Summaries in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post Auto-Generate Summaries in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Docs can now use AI to auto-generate a summary for your document. This new feature is currently rolling out. If you don’t have it yet, you will soon.).

Ripple Effects, Leader in Social Emotional Learning, Announces New Chief Executive Officer John Ray-Keil

eSchool News

NEW ORLEANS – June 27, 2022 – Today, Ripple Effects , a leader in digital social emotional learning (SEL), mental health and behavior supports, announced the appointment of John Ray-Keil as its new CEO. Ray-Keil succeeds co-founder, Alice Ray, who will become chair of the board.

Free Organizational Tools for Students and Teachers

Educators Technology

In today's post I am sharing with you this collection of free organizational tools that students can use to organize their workflow and enhance their productivity. These are simple yet powerful more. Organizational tools