Mon.Jul 18, 2022

OPINION: We need reading instruction that starts later and continues far, far longer

The Hechinger Report

There’s no shortage of “solutions” to mend the cracks in our broken education system. Pay disinterested kids to learn. Pay exceptional teachers to stay. Incorporate more technology. Incorporateless technology. Change educator prep programs. Change district administration.

3 Keys to Building Individual Learning Capacity

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Doesn’t everyone have the ability to learn? Of course. Learning is what our brains do. As we interact with the environment, the neurons in our brains make connections. Those connections are strengthened with practice and may be pruned away if they are not used.


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How I use digital curriculum in my math classroom

eSchool News

Prior to the COVID pandemic, technology integration in my high school math classroom was mainly used in two ways: discovery-based activities and homework assignments. Finding applicable resources for discovery-based learning that would fit into existing lesson plans was not always easy.

EdTech’s Top Blogs to Follow–Yep, We’re On It

Ask a Tech Teacher

EdTech Review’s EdTech Blogs You Must Follow is a comprehensive review of the top blogs that will keep you plugged into everything happening in the education technology world. Among their recommendations– Ask a Tech Teacher (that’s us). Education Technology and Mobile Learning. 19 more. Click here for the complete list and details. etr_in. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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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.

Creating & Maintaining Community with Teams During Tough Times

Education Elements

March 2nd is a day that will never be forgotten in Putnam County, TN. Our small community woke up to the sirens of an EF4 tornado that rocked our community and two weeks later our school system closed when the COVID pandemic hit home all across the state of Tennessee.

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Lip Syncing Characters Using micro:bits and Hummingbirds

User Generated Education

I am quite fond of facilitating physical computing activities with my learners as I’ve discussed in Scratch and Makey Makey Across the Curriculum. For that post I created the following graphic to represent the benefits of physical computing.

Simulation of Hybrid Logistics to Combat Learning Loss and the Teacher Shortage

EdNews Daily

By Chris McMurray Over 200 school representatives played a specially hosted simulation of “uberized” learning at ISTE 2022 in New Orleans June 26-29th.

10 Years and 200 Episodes … What Have I Learned as an Instructional Coach?


This post was originally created and posted on the website TeacherCast Educational Network. The only place to read this as the original content is [link]. For the last few weeks, I have been in quite a reflective mood.

Each Year a New Beginning

EdNews Daily

By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. It is almost time for school to start again. It is like a renewal every year. As a retired educator, I remember well the way there was always a freshness with each school year beginning.

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.

How Esports Is Helping Students Improve Their Grades and Build Leadership Skills

EdTech Magazine

“If you play video games, you are welcome,” says Jacob Dees, instructional technology and esports coach for Apollo Junior High School in Richardson, Texas.

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Does Your Learner Struggle with Reading Comprehension Issues?

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark We often hear from parents that their child struggles with reading comprehension. Their child can “read” a text, but then can’t remember what they read or answer questions or do anything with the information from the text.

The Time to Obligate ESSER Funds is Now


Millions in ESSER funds need to be obligated by schools and districts before the rapidly approaching deadline of September 30


Build ‘beyond the game’ for max esports impact

eSchool News

When we started the Orange County High School Esports League as a pilot program in January 2018, there was a lot of skepticism about bringing esports into schools and into classrooms.

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 Virtual Office Hours Learning Curve


Offering virtual office hours may not be your first choice, but it can be effective for everyone if approached properly

Are you tackling the durable skills challenge?

eSchool News

A new effort to evaluate the “durable” skills that lead to success and achievement in the 21 st century workforce was launched this spring by nonprofit organizations America Succeeds and CompTIA.

What is Imagine Forest and How Can it Be Used to Teach? Tips & Tricks


Imagine Forest is a story writing platform that's easy to use and full of helpful activities and challenges


The kids are all right online

eSchool 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!

PROOF POINTS: Pace of learning back to normal during the 2021-22 pandemic school year but student achievement lags far behind, data shows

The Hechinger Report

What do we know about how kids are catching up at school as the pandemic drags on? The good news, according to the latest achievement data, is that learning resumed at a more typical pace during the 2021-22 school year that just ended.

How to study in law school using Brainscape


The biggest complaint law students and grads have about studying for exams is the cataclysmic, city-razing, disaster movie-level tsunami of law content they have to memorize.

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The Values Map

The Thinking Stick

Guest: Nathalie Nahai.

How to use Brainscape in nursing school


Well, hi there! You’re here because you’ve discovered Brainscape’s awesome nursing school flashcards , which break down the entire curriculum covered in class into neatly-organized collections of adaptive flashcards.

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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.

Summer Learning Programs Struggle — and Devise Solutions — as Staff Shortages Persist

ED Surge

It’s summer time, and the learning is not easy. That’s in large part because the widespread staffing shortages that plagued the 2021-22 school year have stretched into summer programming, which, in many cases, relies on licensed school teachers to sign up to continue working with students.

Presenting for SLP Summit Next Week (FREE!)


It is an honor to participate as a presenter for the SLP Summit this summer! Save the dates and join me for my live course on July 25! SLP Summit is a 4-day virtual event with 8 presentations from speakers who are in the trenches.