Wed.Dec 01, 2021

The Greatest Lesson I Learned As a New Teacher Was the Power of Saying "I'm Sorry"

Edsurge

It was a typical weekday at my local grocery store. I was browsing down the aisles to see what I could throw together in time for dinner when I saw someone who reminded me of a former student.

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5 Flipped Classroom Activities for High School Students

ViewSonic Education

The flipped classroom approach is emerging as a popular option within academic institutions, but many high school teachers remain unaware of the best flipped classroom activities to turn to for the in-person lesson component.

Books I read in November 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in November 2021… The Eye of the World , Robert Jordan (fantasy). The Great Hunt , Robert Jordan (fantasy). The Apollo Murders , Chris Hadfield (sci fi). The Peacemaker’s Code , Deepak Malhotra (sci fi). Ballistic , Marko Kloos (sci fi).

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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.

Why We Should Care About College Leaders’ Morale, Too

Edsurge

For the past year and a half, a group of associate deans from colleges across the country have been meeting every two weeks by Zoom to discuss how to adapt policies and practices to the pandemic. They record part of their conversations so that folks unable to make it can watch later.

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“Did you grade it yet?” – Students Turning In Late Work

Teacher Tech

It is that time of year when some students are suddenly thinking they want to turn in a bunch of stuff. How to deal with late work has been the bane of my existence since I started teaching in 1999. Now that I use Google Classroom and my submissions are digital it is really frustrating.…

Prepping New Teachers to Fully Serve ELLs

MiddleWeb

Whether his soon-to-be teachers are spending an hour or all day with students, the question teacher educator Curtis Chandler most often hears from them is this: “How can I better support my students who are English language learners?” His 2022 resolution – prepare them better.

Explaining climate change to young children without sparking fear

The Hechinger Report

So far, 2021 has featured an unprecedented number of weather disasters in the United States, including a deep freeze in Texas , bouts of scorching temperatures in the normally temperate Pacific Northwest , a continuation of severe wildfires in California , and historic flooding in the New York area from Hurricane Ida.

How scholastic esports helps students’ academic achievement

eSchool News

According to Newzoo , the live-streaming audience for games will hit 728.8 million viewers in 2021 globally. For reference, the NFL is projected to hit 141 million viewers. Clearly, esports’ popularity is growing exponentially.

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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.

OPINION: We know what would prevent many school shootings. Why don’t we do it?

The Hechinger Report

When two former students from our school system were killed in the King Soopers market shooting in my city earlier this year, my heart broke — again. Another school shooting near Detroit Tuesday reminded me that it’s been breaking for more than half of my life. .

Using tracking sites to bring current events to students

eSchool News

There is a lot of conversation about supply chains and logistics in the news these days. As a picture is often worth a thousand words, maps and tracking sites that allow students to visualize the traffic making up these supply chains can be helpful.

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Google Docs Update And WorkSpace Enhancements For Educators

techlearning

Google Docs update aids citations alongside Workspace upgrades ideal for admins

Head into the Holiday Season with New Dynamic Digital Experiences from Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners

eSchool News

Silver Spring, MD (Wednesday, December 1, 2021) — To support continued student engagement anywhere during the winter holiday breaks, Discovery Education and leading social impact partners are introducing new flexible and engaging learning resources.

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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).

Khan Academy Wants to Make 'Mastery Learning' Mainstream. Will Partnering With Schools Help?

Edsurge

A big idea driving Khan Academy is a belief in “mastery learning”—that students should show proficiency in one set of materials before moving on to the next.

How to Easily Deploy and Manage New Devices for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

Even before the pandemic, K–12 districts were facing IT staffing shortages. When schools around the country shifted to remote learning, IT teams were spread even thinner trying to provide devices, connectivity, security and troubleshooting to students across their communities.

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Authentic learning: What is it, and why is it important?

Turnitin

Authentic learning centers student needs to increase learning outcomes. How can educators foster authentic learning within classrooms

Activate Your Literacy Leadership

Adjusting Course

Knowing what matters most is important. Knowing why it matters and how to make it happen can make or break a student, classroom, or school. My wife and I recently visited friends we haven’t seen since the pandemic started.

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!

31 Ways to Buncee Your Holidays!

Buncee

The holiday season is finally here! It’s the perfect time to celebrate and get creative, and whether you’re looking for fun classroom projects, or for ideas to beat the winter break blues, we’ve got you covered!

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How to Engage Students with Digital Signage

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Digital signage is a simple yet powerful way for schools and educators to offer relevant information to students and to keep students engaged. Are you looking to recognize students for being good.read more. sponsored posts

IRIS Wins ‘Educators Pick Best of STEM 2021’ Award for Earth Science

eSchool News

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 30, 2021) — The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) was recently named a winner in the ‘Educators Pick Best of STEM 2021’ Awards in the Earth Science category.

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