Mon.Jun 06, 2022

The Case for Making Classrooms Phone-Free

ED Surge

The debate about mobile phones in the classroom can get heated. Some teachers believe phones should be used as a teaching tool. Others push to ban cell phones from the classroom altogether.

Tech Tip #91: Rollback Windows Updates

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10 ways to make the most out of ISTELive 22 in New Orleans

Hapara

Do you ever wonder why they call New Orleans “The Big Easy?” ” It stems from the slow and easy-going way of life in New Orleans. However, with its fast-paced schedule and hundreds of sessions to explore into a few days, ISTELive is an entirely different experience.

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Narrowing the Focus when Selecting HQIM

Education Elements

When teachers don’t have access to strong materials, they search for them often online, leading to inconsistent quality and weak alignment to the standards. In fact, some have found that teachers spend 7-12 hours per week searching for and creating instructional resources

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.

World Productivity Day is Monday June 20th - here is how I use Evernote to be highly productive

Educational Technology Guy

World Productivity Day is Monday, June 20th. Here is how I stay productive and organized using Evernote and some other tools. I am a huge Evernote user and fan.

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The Rise of Teacher Influencers And What it Takes to be One

EmergingEdTech

When we think about what an influencer is, this definition is helpful: ‘Someone who has a social media presence and has the power to affect the decisions of others because of their authority, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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OPINION: To recover from the pandemic, social-emotional learning is not a luxury, it’s a necessity

The Hechinger Report

Nearly 2 1/2 years into a deadly global pandemic, our nation’s children are in the midst of a mental health crisis that we have failed to adequately address.

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Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Existing Lessons

techlearning

Virtual reality can enhance educational experiences and is a powerful way to foster student engagement

How teachers use Wordle–and other games–for next-level engagement

eSchool News

“Did you get the Wordle today?” ” What initially began as something Josh Wardle created to serve as a personal daily game has become a household name, with users sharing their Wordle progress on social platforms and urging friends to start playing.

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 Things School Leaders Should Do This Summer

techlearning

Summer provides a great opportunity for school leaders to get a jump on the next school year

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3 “keepers” from teaching in a pandemic

eSchool News

Who would have thought that we would still be teaching in the midst of a pandemic? At the beginning of this school year, public school districts had to make important decisions about how to approach this school year. How would they keep students safe?

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5 Tips for Tackling Classroom Redesigns

techlearning

Creating learning spaces that are accessible for students with specific needs almost always leads to positive outcomes for all learners

30+ Top Substack Statistics 2022: Newsletters, Earnings & More

Sell Courses Online

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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).

Hacking Google Classroom for Standards Based Grading

Teacher Tech

Standards Based Grading for Google Classroom users. Hack your class to allow for a better way to communicate student progress on standards. The post Hacking Google Classroom for Standards Based Grading appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Uses for Audiovisual Technology Beyond Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

K–12 school districts invested in many remote learning devices for teachers and students to ensure continued education during the pandemic. Districts rolled out one-to-one device programs and opted for peripherals that supported remote learning.

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PROOF POINTS: In two places, researchers find problems with expansion of free pre-K

The Hechinger Report

A Berkeley study of New York City’s public pre-K programs found uneven quality. Instructional activities were generally stronger in higher income neighborhoods. Credit: Lillian Mongeau for The Hechinger Report.

WWDC ’22: Day One Recap

Jamf on EdTech

An overview of the new features and technology announced on day one of the 2022 Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), including Jamf’s continued commitment to support the new operating systems, hardware and features when released

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!

What’s New ~ June 2022

myViewBoard

Missed us? We’re sorry to have left you out there alone waiting for the latest myViewBoard What’s New post. Fret not! We’re back, and we’ve got all the latest updates on improvements and new features. Let’s jump into it. Big News: Whiteboard for iOS Is Here!

This Year’s High School Seniors Reflect on the Adversity They Faced and How They Persevered

ED Surge

The class of 2022 made it almost halfway through high school before the pandemic. Sent home in March of their sophomore year, these students experienced educational challenges, pivots and experiments, and endured every uncertainty of the COVID-19 era.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students in the Classroom and Online

Graphite Blog

For all kids, growing up and discovering your identity is a process littered with complexities: things like shifting friend groups, carefully chosen clothes, loyalty to bands, and painful crushes. It's notoriously messy.

How We Can Address Inequities Students Face

MiddleWeb

To address the variables and obstacles that hinder equal education for all students, school leader DeAnna Miller recommends Teaching for Racial Equity: Becoming Interrupters by Perry, Zemelman and Smith as a tool to support critical conversations in schools and communities.

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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.

SCORM – Why does it matter and why do you need it?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Imagine this situation. You want your content to be interactive and fun, yet you also want to have control over how the learner consumes content (“First read this, then watch that, then take a quick test, etc.”), and you want to keep track of their progress and score.

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Meet the SETDA 2022 State Achievement Award Recipients

SETDA Says

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) created the State Achievement Award (SSA) to recognize outstanding initiatives from SETDA State and Affiliate members and their teams that address meaningful challenges in teaching and learning.

K-12 Dealmaking: Riverside Insights Acquires SEL Organization; Parallel Learning Raises $20M Series A

Marketplace K-12

Private equity-backed assessment and analytics firm Riverside Insights has acquired Aperture Education, which provides social-emotional assessments to K-12 districts.

Open Webinar Tonight: "Supporting Executive Function Growth for Neurodiverse Youth: Strategies for Parents, Educators and Clinicians"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Greg Smith and Chris Loper, the two facilitators of our summer online course, are teaming up tonight to share parenting wisdom and psychological insight to help level up your parenting game.

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.

Upcoming Webinars: "Handling Complaints or Protests About Content" | "Protecting Yourselves and Your Patrons: Lessons from School Shootings"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Handling Complaints or Protests About Content: Service, Security, and Training for All Staff and Library Leaders" Part of the Library 2.0