Mon.Nov 21, 2022

Reflections on 50 years of Game-Based Learning (Part 2)

ED Surge

Oregon Trail has an extraordinary origin story , illuminating many of the crucial elements that make games engaging and powerful for learning. Given its exceptional start within a favorable early ecosystem, one might expect hundreds—even thousands—of compelling games for learning on the market today.

Honoring Teachers: an Underused Tool in Retaining Talent During the Teacher Shortage

Education Elements


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5 science lessons that foster students’ social-emotional growth

eSchool News

It’s been said, “ If a child can do advanced math, speak three languages, or receive top grades, but can’t manage their emotions, practice conflict resolution, or handle stress, none of that other stuff is really going to matter. ”.

What Do Schools Need to Know to Recognize a Social Engineering Attack?

EdTech Magazine

Cybersecurity is a high priority for K–12 administrators and IT leaders. It was the No. 1 technology pain point for survey respondents in the Consortium for School Networking’s “EdTech Trends and Funding: A CoSN Member Survey 2022.”

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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.

Schools can do better than retaining struggling readers

eSchool News

Grade retention is ineffective and expensive, but 17 states and Washington, D.C. mandate it (and at least 12 more states allow it) for students who are not reading proficiently by grade 3.

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PROOF POINTS: 861 colleges and 9,499 campuses have closed down since 2004

The Hechinger Report

Becker College in Worcester, Mass., is one of more than 800 colleges and 9,000 campuses that have closed since 2004. Credit: Jon Marcus.

How to Teach With Deep Fake Technology


Despite the scary headlines, deep fake technology can be a powerful teaching tool

Treering Yearbooks Launches New Donation Feature

eSchool News

SAN MATEO, CA — Treering Yearbooks – a company odernizing traditional yearbooks – enables schools across America to make yearbooks accessible to all students by integrating a new online donation option.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for a Teachers Classroom from Alice Keeler

Teacher Tech

What to give that teacher on your holiday gift giving list? Edtech specialist Alice Keeler provides a list of items she has and loves for her classroom. So check out this Holiday Gift Ideas for a Teachers Classroom and get something great for that teacher in your life.

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.

Tons of Free Aesthetic Christmas Wallpapers and Backgrounds

Educators Technology

Christmas spirit is back again and we can already feel it around and among us. It is about the time of year we unleash our creative Christmas gene and celebrate the holidays with beautiful decorations and artwork.

Why are some publishers still selling products that contain debunked ideas about reading instruction?

The Hechinger Report

This podcast, Sold a Story, was produced by APM Reports and reprinted with permission. This story also appeared in American Public Media.

3 Things I’ve Learned as a New Teacher Leader

Middle Web

In her first year as a team leader, teacher Katie Durkin understands she has a lot to learn. But she’s already come to understand that effective leadership means building relationships, trust, and community among colleagues – with student success as the guiding principle. The post 3 Things I’ve Learned as a New Teacher Leader first appeared on MiddleWeb. Articles Leadership community building Educational Leadership instructional coaching Katie Durkin school teams teacher leadership

237: Who Owns Your Data?

The Thinking Stick

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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).

The 7 Best Free Online Course Platforms in 2023 (Compared)

Sell Courses Online

If you’ve ever tried to create an online course, you’ll know that most course builders require monthly payments. Meanwhile, if you’re … The 7 Best Free Online Course Platforms in 2023 (Compared) Read More ?. Online Course Software Best Comparisons

States Are Wrestling Over Whose Learning Loss Is Worst

ED Surge

The national learning assessment NAEP is known as the “nation’s report card” because it gives policymakers a window into national learning. Released last month, the latest results revealed a big national decline in math and reading scores , charting just how disruptive the pandemic was to learning.