Thu.Dec 16, 2021

The Return to Rigorous Mathematics

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of my favorite PD sites, EdWeb , recently offered a free webinar (with CE Certificate) on Returning to Rigorous Mathematics. Here’s a preview: As students return to a hopefully more typical school year, learning is likely to be anything but typical.

6 Digital tools that encourage computational thinking

Neo LMS

Computational thinking is an innovative approach to teaching that redesigns the STEM and ELA curriculums on a new framework.

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The 2021 Digital Transition Survey Results are in: More Alternatives, Less Traditional Schooling

EdNews Daily

Results of the Learning Counsel’s 2021 Digital Transition Survey are being analyzed, and many results were released during a widely watched market briefing by Learning Counsel CEO LeiLani Cauthen at the organization’s annual National Gathering event.

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Digital Tools to Support Struggling Readers

Teacher Tech

Learn about supporting struggling readers with digital tools with Anna Hartranft. The post Digital Tools to Support Struggling Readers appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool

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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.

Playing with Ed Tech: Using Digital Tools in Kindergarten Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey, the duo behind Innovating Play, face unique challenges when it comes to integrating technology into their classrooms. They’re just learning their letters, and capitals usually come first.

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COVID Thaw: How One District is Planning for Post-Pandemic Teaching

techlearning

Peter Griffiths, associate superintendent of Wichita Falls ISD in Texas, shares thoughts on what the future of education might look like as we enter the COVID thaw

Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners Offer All Educators New, No-Cost Professional Learning Resources

eSchool News

Silver Spring, MD (Thursday, December 16, 2021) — As school systems nationwide begin to look towards Winter Break, Discovery Education and select social impact partners present curated professional learning resources at no cost to support educators’ continued professional learning.

6 Ways to Motivate Students Who Use AAC Devices to Communicate

N2Y

Many educators and speech-language pathologists work with students who have complex communication needs and are learning to use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to express themselves.

Is it possible to innovate your district workflow?

eSchool News

COVID disrupted classroom teaching and learning, but it also prompted school district leaders to come up with new and paperless processes to keep school offices and operations running remotely. Are you interested in building on your “keep after COVID” processes?

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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.

When a College Chatbot Breaks Up With You

ED Surge

Getting through the college application process requires perseverance. During a pandemic, tackling that mound of paperwork takes extra fortitude.

Carolina Biological Announced South Carolina Adopted New Grades K to 12 Science Teaching Materials

eSchool News

COLUMBIA, SC, Dec. 16, 2021 – Carolina Biological announced that two of its elementary school science programs are among the rigorous list of new science materials just adopted by the South Carolina State Board of Education for the state’s K-12 science curriculum.

Educators: Next Year Let’s Give Ourselves a Little More Space

ED Surge

Space. It’s the final frontier, but it also defines the shifts in my life as a result of the pandemic. Pre-pandemic, I spent my days in a flurry of activity, scrambling to get things done, rarely, if ever, taking time to do things I enjoyed.

Tech & Learning Announces New Innovative Leader Awards

techlearning

Tech & Learning has added a new awards program to recognize outstanding school district leaders in select regions around the country

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).

After A Year Of Uncertainty, College Presidents Reflect On COVID-19’s Impact

ED Surge

Folks in higher education might be sick of the word “pivot” by now, but that’s undeniably what colleges and universities across the country have been doing a lot of since the COVID-19 pandemic shook up the education sphere.

How to answer WSET short-answer questions

Brainscape

What do the following have in common? Turbulence on an airplane, The sound of a surgical glove snapping, Going on a first date, and WSET short-answer questions They all cause anxiety ! And in the case of WSET short-answer questions, they cause wine students great anxiety.

The Best Bean Bag Covers and Replacement Covers In 2021

Fractus Learning

Giving Students a Say in Assessing Progress

MiddleWeb

In Giving Students a Say principal Myron Dueck details key research-based reasons why students should have a say in assessing their progress. Dueck's helpful tools and strategies can be used to effectively create student-centered assessments, writes reviewer Jennifer Wirtz.

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!

FEV Tutor Named Winner of the Inaugural 2021 Supes’ Choice Award for Virtual Instruction Experience

eSchool News

WOBURN, Mass. – 16, 2021 – FEV Tutor was selected as an inaugural 2021 Supes’ Choice Awards winner in the Virtual Instructional Experience category.

Why Video Works for Teacher Improvement and Reflection, According to the Research

Edthena

School and district leaders, you know that teacher improvement is essential to maximizing student growth. There are many ideas for how teachers can learn and grow their practice, but it is more effective doing what has been research-proven.

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The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program Selects ParentSquare as a Vendor Partner for School-Home Communications

eSchool News

Santa Barbara, CA — Dec. 15, 2021— ParentSquare , the award-winning unified school-home communications platform for K-12 education, has been named a vendor partner by the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP).

Getting a Library 2.0 All-Access Pass for Dr. Albrecht's "Service, Safety, and Security" Webinars

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.0 has a collection of 26 recorded webinars from Dr. Steve Albrecht as part of our Service, Safety, and Security collection.

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.