Wed.Sep 07, 2022

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Keeping Teachers Committed to Teaching: Make Them Happy

Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast. Teachers and students suffered through COVID’s upheavals. With its dissipation come the aftereffects, from unfinished learning to teacher shortages. The pandemic furthered a lingering malaise linked to existing school gaps and challenges. Teachers are struggling but are not defeated. As they navigate a changing educational landscape to balance their personal and professional well-being, they’ve begun to voice their needs for support and resources to kee

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4 Best Practices for Improving Digital Learning Instruction in Your School Community

EdTech Magazine

Imagine this scenario: An office at the state or district level distributes a lengthy instructional guide to school-level educators and leaders. The resource is chock-full of sound, research-backed advice for effective teaching and learning with digital devices. The only problem? The resource goes unread by practitioners, who have a million things to do and not nearly enough time to do them.


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Back To School Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to. BTS resources. BTS resources from Microsoft. Make a class photo in Pixton EDU. We write about back to school often on Ask a Tech Teacher. Here are some of the past articles I think you’ll like: 8 Tech Tools to Get to Know Your Students for Back to School. 3 Apps to Help Brainstorm Next Year’s Lessons. 11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School.

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Social-Emotional Learning Part V: Social Awareness

Catlin Tucker

This is the final blog in this social-emotional learning (SEL) series designed to create clarity about the five SEL core competencies identified in the CASEL Framework and how to develop these skills in your classroom. I believe SEL skills should be integrated into our curriculum and class culture, not treated as an add-on or separate from the learning in our classrooms.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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What if we gave every teacher a work from home day?

eSchool News

School and district-based staff are understandably wary about the new school year. Teachers, the majority of whom are women, are struggling under the immense pressure of pandemic schooling. Many have worked long hours to try to support their own families while keeping up with the demands of online teaching and changing COVID-19 protocols. Teacher retention rates were already declining pre-pandemic, and the shortage of educators across roles may be widening.

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Why State Universities Are Buying Up Online Colleges


Even before the pandemic, big-name colleges and universities were getting serious about online education. And that already-growing interest has ballooned since COVID-19 forced pretty much every institution to teach temporarily online. But we’ve seen an interesting trend in how some state universities have decided to get into online learning—with a big splash.

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Best Apps to Remotely Access your PC from iPad or Mobile Device

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The purpose of this post is to share with you this collection of apps that enable you to remotely access your computer and view your files and installed applications as if you were sitting down next to it. Depending on the app you select, features differ. Some of these apps offer way more functionalities such as webcam access, audio and video streaming, collaboration, and many more.

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How to make weeknight meals less stressful (even if you’re not a planner, good cook, or creative in the kitchen)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Goals for so many of us include eating healthier, cooking more at home, eating out less, making meals the whole family enjoys, and in general having better food habits. One of the best ways to maintain health, both physical health and mental health by being able to foster bonds with those we live with, is to eat at home. I am excited to share with you the ways that cooking has been an everyday part of my life and how I’ve made that happen.

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Interactive Digital Whiteboards are Great Tools to Enhance Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The recent pandemic and its accompanying confinement have radically transformed the way education is being delivered. One aspect of this transformation is our growing dependence on video conferencing tools to not only stay connected but to also participate in webinars, online classes, and hold synchronous online classes. Besides video conferencing tools, the star of digital whiteboards is also rising due to this hybrid mode of instruction.

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eSN K-12 Hero Awards Program nominee: Spotlight on Green Bay Area Public School District

eSchool News

Many new and innovative practices emerged as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, shuttering physical classrooms and pushing students and teachers online. It’s critical to document these stories, which range from efforts to close the homework gap and expand virtual learning to increased opportunities for DEIA. These stories are exactly what the eSchool News K-12 Hero Awards Program recognizes.

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The Art of Making Engaging and Effective Learning Videos

Speaker: Joseph Suarez - Learning Experience Designer at Suarez Media Production

What makes an instructional video engaging and effective? Why do Learning and Development professionals often struggle to produce quality videos? What can we do to change that? In this webinar, Joseph Suarez will break down the craft, the art, and the science of video production and reveal how to leverage the production process to create great videos of all types and sizes.

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The way you talk to your child about math matters

ScienceDaily (EdTech section)

'You're so smart!' -- This encouraging response may actually do more harm than good to children's math performance, according to a new study. The study found that encouraging children with responses related to their personal traits or innate abilities may dampen their math motivation and achievement over time.

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Carousel Digital Signage and Indiana School District Get into the School Spirit

eSchool News

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Carousel Digital Signage has provided Elkhart Community Schools with a seamless way to communicate timely, up-to-date messages to its diverse network of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The K-12 public school district now uses Carousel Cloud to distribute department-specific messaging throughout its high school. The school district is also working with Carousel partner Jamf to securely convert Apple TV devices into media players, and providing access to meeting

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How to Create Google Keep Headers with Canva

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Google Keep Headers with Canva appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I love to create Google Keep headers with Canva! This is super easy and fun! I’ve got the easiest trick for getting the correct size! Create visual headers to help you spice up Google Keep and make visual connections to your notes and to-do lists. Want to use my templates?

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Are Colleges Ready to BeReal? 

Josie Ahlquist

If there is anything constant in social media — it is the rise and fall of platforms. You may have tried one of these in the last decade. Peach, Clubhouse, Meerkat, Vine, Ello. I could go on. I try to be pretty particular when I bring an app to the attention of my clients and digital community. I’m not saying I’m a futurist, more like a digital explorer, but I was shining the light early on about.

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LIVE DEMO: Using PowerPoint to Create Compelling Presentations for Virtual Training

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Have you ever caught an employee sleeping during training? Compelling content is paramount, but trying to do so with the same tools you've always used is complicated, right? Wrong! Powerpoint has excellent features that, with a bit of creativity, can help you improve your presentations and keep your people engaged without going over budget. By utilizing newer components that enable interactive sequences, navigable content to respond to your audience, and pop quizzes for informal knowledge checks

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Reassuring Routines Build Student Confidence


Unexpected events in classrooms steal precious teaching time and lead to frustrated students and teachers. Expected routines provide comfort and familiarity so students can focus on the challenges of learning new things. Teacher Kelly Owens shares her routine-building strategies. The post Reassuring Routines Build Student Confidence first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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“Don’t mistake proud for content.”

The Principal of Change

At a recent admin retreat that I had the pleasure of speaking at, one of the organization’s leaders shared a brief statement that resonated deeply with me. “Don’t mistake proud for content.” Five words that say so much. Of course, we must take pride in our ability to show up, put in the effort, and grow professionally and personally.

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A Worthy Challenge and a Big Impact: The STEMpath Externship Journey


by Rose Gaylen The second semester of STEMpath is ending, and the educators in this cohort have been working tirelessly to complete their coursework, externships, and to put together final projects and presentations. They have applied what they learned in their coursework to their externships and have been solving relevant, real-world problems with international companies spread out over multiple time zones.

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eBook Protection: Important Things You Should Know to Prevent Anyone from Copying and Selling Your eBook

Kitaboo on EdTech

The popularity of eBooks has indeed opened a plethora of new opportunities for readers and authors. As a reader, you need not always keep a heavy book with you. All you have to do is reach into your backpack, find your phone/tablet/Kindle and jump into the world of your favorite author. At the same time, numerous emerging authors all around the globe have also benefited immensely from self-publishing eBooks.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.

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What is Plagiarism Checker X and How Can It Be Used to Teach? Tips & Tricks


Plagiarism Checker X is a powerful tool to stop cheating on digital work.

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October 10th Library Training Day Special - "Service, Safety, and Security" Discounted Group Showing Rates

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you are planning on using Monday, October 10th, Indigenous Peoples' Day / Columbus Day in the United States, as a training day for your staff, you can select one or more of our Dr. Steve Albrecht recorded training webinars to show for $199 on that day. This is $100 off our regular group showing fee, which gives you the license for a one-time showing of the recording to a group located in the same physical location or in the same virtual meeting.