Mon.Nov 29, 2021

Protect Your Network Against Bad Password Habits

EdTech Magazine

Cybersecurity solutions have long tried to account for human error. Districts may invest time and money into training staff and students on best practices for keeping their networks secure, including everything from recognizing phishing attempts to password hygiene.

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Here’s a Preview of December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in December: Lots of ideas for Hour of Code. Re-adding Rigor to Math. Holiday Websites and Projects. Have Santa Call Your Kids. Update your Online Presence. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.


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USB-C, USB-B, and USB-A: What’s the Difference?

ViewSonic Education

The USB-C, USB-B, and USB-A differences are most obvious in their physical form, but the distinctions run much deeper. USB-C is a more versatile and powerful standard and is set to be the main connector for years to come. However, the range of USB connectors leads to possible confusion.

Trauma Is Everywhere. My Experience With It Made Me a Better Teacher.


Content Warning: pregnancy loss/stillbirth. One Saturday morning in 2015, at 37½ weeks of pregnancy, I couldn’t feel my baby move. I waited for a kick or a shift of movement that never came.

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.

4 ways a STEAM-centered curriculum is critical to youth education

eSchool News

A few months into the 2021-22 school year, teachers, parents, and students are once again confronted with the devastating reality of pandemic-prompted learning loss.

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“It’s so hard and so challenging:” An oral history of year three of pandemic schooling

The Hechinger Report

As the new school year began this fall, battles around vaccine and mask mandates raged, school boards took up the thorny issue of how to teach students about race and Congress argued about how much to spend on children (and everything else).

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One of the World’s Best-Funded Edtech Companies Is Investing In AI Moonshots. Can It Work?


The Indian edtech giant Byju’s keeps getting bigger , having raised more than $4.5 billion since it was founded 10 years ago. This month the company made clear its ambitious research agenda: to achieve the science-fiction dream of building next-generation teaching aids with artificial intelligence.

From Associate to B.A.: More people can finish a four-year degree at community colleges

The Hechinger Report

For decades, the distinction between community colleges and four-year colleges has been clear: a student’s stay at community college is generally shorter, and admission is largely open, often oriented around job skills.

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Esports in the CTE Classroom: Discord Bot Development


Learning the basics of bot development will provide students with a job skill they can take into any future role

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.

5 principles for an equitable SEL initiative

eSchool News

According to a recent report , fewer than one in four teachers say social-emotional learning (SEL) is implemented in their school on a programmatic, schoolwide basis. More than two decades of research proves that SEL yields positive results for students, adults, and school communities.

What is Twitch and How Can It Be Used for Teaching? Tips and Tricks


Twitch can be used for teaching as a great way to digitally connect with students


Using Data to Elevate Student Achievement


You have data—now what do you do with& it? As a special educator, you likely spend a lot of time collecting and reporting data. However, this information requires careful analysis to truly have an impact on student achievement.

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5 Teaching Tips From The Coach & Educator Who Inspired Ted Lasso


Basketball coach and math teacher Donnie Campbell, one of the inspirations for Jason Sudeikis’ Ted Lasso, shares his strategies for inspiring young people in the classroom and on the court

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).

Conversation: Building Knowledge Through Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

One could reasonably cite the complexity of constructivist teaching and learning as a reason to default to more traditional teaching methods. The post Conversation: Building Knowledge Through Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Project-Based Learning

NIL Equals Money + Workforce and Talent Development

Mindspark Learning

On July 1st, 2021, the collegiate sports world was forever changed. As of 12:01am on that day, collegiate athletes are now free to rack up deals and paid sponsorships without being in jeopardy of losing their scholarships for doing so.

PROOF POINTS: Most manufacturing certificate holders don’t get jobs in manufacturing

The Hechinger Report

A student practices how to use a knee mill, a metalworking machine, during a manufacturing class. More than 100,000 adults earned earned entry-level manufacturing certifications at community and technical colleges between 2005 and 2018, but only 40 percent worked in manufacturing afterward.

Conversation: Building Knowledge Through Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

One could reasonably cite the complexity of constructivist teaching and learning as a reason to default to more traditional teaching methods. The post Conversation: Building Knowledge Through Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Project-Based Learning

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!

NEW Drawing Feature in Canva


Exciting news from Canva this past weekend! The application has created the opportunity for users to do some freehand DRAWING. There are four drawing tools available including a pen, marker, glow pen, and highlighter. Each drawing tool can be adjusted for size and transparency.

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Over 10.000 Free Form Templates Including Evaluation, Registration, Feedback, Booking, and Contact Form Templates

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Jotform is definitely one of the best form creation platforms out there. I have been using it for some time now and I find it really helpful. Google Forms is another of my favourites, however, more. Form builder tools

NEW Line Tool and Color Picker Features in Canva


At the end of November 2021, Canva announced some additional opportunities for design tools in their web application. Both a line creation tool and color picker were unveiled. By simply selecting the letter L key on your keyboard, you can now create a line in Canva, and the fun doesn’t stop there.

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Managing Summative Assessments in a Mastery Classroom Solved

Turning Learning On Its Head

If you are following the script on Mastery Learning, one of the key principles is that if a student doesn’t master the material, they need to re-test until they achieve mastery.

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.

Quizalize Code and Login Guide for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Quizalize code and Quizalize login were the topic of a number of emails I received after posting Quizalize tutorial for teachers. While Quizalize FAQ page offers all the tips you need more. game-based learning tools Quizalize

Team from SGH & PWS win Innovplus award 2021 (Nov)

Playware Studios

A joint team from SGH and PWS won the SGD 200,000 innvplus grant from inlab.

NBA Math Hoops

Technology Tidbits

NBA Math Hoops is a super-fun free mobile (iOS/Android) app that helps students strengthen their Math skills while building their fantasy basketball team. Best of all, Math Hoops uses actual NBA stats that lets students create their "dream" teams then play a game of basketball.

School Libraries Build Lifelong Reading Skills


Katie Durkin’s 7th graders are once again able to visit the school library, and she has three goals for them: tap into the expertise of librarians; learn how to preview a fiction or nonfiction text; and grow the skills to become expert book hunters. Don’t miss the infographic!

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.

What Gets Taught

The Jose Vilson

Whenever I do a keynote presentation or workshop, I’m often asked: “How does this apply to me when I teach in a school with all-white staff and an almost all-white student body?” ” The moment we’re in right now is why.

Student Infographics Come A Long Way!


Source: 6th Grade Students It's been over ten years since we first started using infographics with our students to make learning visible. They have certainly come a long way!

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