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3 ways tech fosters student engagement

eSchool News

As we enter the second half of the 2021-2022 school year, many of us are still reeling from the 2020-2021 school year, which was defined by massive changes to the learning landscape.

Long List of Shortkeys to Help Your Keyboarding

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of shortkey helps for keyboarding on the Internet, software, or anywhere else: More articles: Computer Shortkeys That Streamline Your Day. Create Shortkeys for Windows Tools. Favorite Shortkeys for Special Needs. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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Student interest surveys to connect learning to their world

Ditch That Textbook

Student interest surveys help us know what makes our students tick, which helps us build relationships and learning that matters.When we know what makes students tick, it can help us create learning that they'll really love. But that's not the only reason to get to know our students' interests.

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Four tips for teaching in uncertain times

Hapara

Strategic use of digital tools can help educators who are teaching during uncertain times by providing structure and space for effective learning.

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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.

16 Of The Best Free Browser-Games For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

With the rise of mobile devices, browser-based games for learning aren't as popular as they once were--but there are several worth your time. The post 16 Of The Best Free Browser-Games For Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Education Technology Game-Based Learning

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The colleges that won’t die

The Hechinger Report

AMHERST, Mass. When Alex Robinson told relatives and friends he was considering going to Hampshire College, “every single person was, like, ‘Oh, isn’t that the school that’s shutting down?’ ”. This story also appeared in GBH News.

STEM… STEAM… Tech… Makers: Connecting Project Based Learning (PBL)

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. You will discover multiple free resources in this post along with some great ideas for finding student success.

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SplashLearn Rolls Out Dates For Its Much Loved ‘SpringBoard Math Challenge 2022’

eSchool News

San Francisco, CA, 23 nd February 2022 : The popular game-based learning program SplashLearn, today announced the 8 th edition of its massively popular SpringBoard Math Challenge. The math competition is a calendar marked event and is highly anticipated by teachers across the US and Canada.

How Can Student Data Drive Positive Learning Outcomes?

EdTech Magazine

In the digital education landscape, modern technology collects a large amount of data. While it’s important to protect student data, it’s also important to note that there is more digital data available to educators than ever before.

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.

Inside the High-tech Learning Spaces of AmTech Career Academy

techlearning

AmTech Career Academy won Most Innovative Learning Spaces at Tech & Learning’s Innovative Leader Awards in Orlando in January

Can a Principal Also Be an Instructional Coach?

MiddleWeb

While supervision has a place in schools, the purpose is not to improve instruction, writes principal and author Matt Renwick. Leading like a coach supports teaching and learning, and principals will be in a prime position to do this vital work if they develop three coaching skills.

Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration Refines Mission to Focus on Narrowing Opportunity Gaps for Young Students and Educators

eSchool News

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SAT Will Go Digital for K–12 Test-Takers

EdTech Magazine

By 2024, the SAT will move entirely online. Students will take the test on computers and tablets at testing centers, rather than filling in scantron bubbles with their No. 2 pencil.

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).

Arizona Department of Education Selects Riverside’s CogAT for Statewide Universal Screening of all Second-Grade Students for Gifted Education Services

eSchool News

ITASCA, Ill. – 23, 2022 – The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) selected Riverside Insight’s Cognitive Abilities Test ( CogAT ® ), the most respected and widely used test of student ability, to screen Grade 2 students state-wide for gifted programs.

Restorative Justice Does More Than Solve Conflict. It Helps Build Classroom Community.

ED Surge

It’s a dry, hot day in south Phoenix, but my dimly lit classroom is cool and comfortable. Quick footsteps approach outside the door and two-dozen 8- and 9-year-olds return from recess, sweating and smiling.

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SESI Kids Win Big! SESI Crixas TEAM from Brazil Are CoderZ League Champions in the Global Virtual Coding & Robotics Competition

eSchool News

DERRY, N.H – Feb. 23, 2022 – SESI, Brazil’s Social Service of Industry (SESI), had a vision: To equip the kids in their network of more than 400 schools in all 27 states with the technological skills, knowledge, and tools to become the leaders of tomorrow—the era of Industry 4.0.

12 Of The Best Learning Apps In 2022

TeachThought - Learn better.

Brilliant, IXL, Seesaw, Khan Academy, FlipGrid, and Marco Polo are just a few of the best learning apps for 2022. The post 12 Of The Best Learning Apps In 2022 appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Apple Apps Mobile Learning

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!

Technology with a Heart — #Sketchnote of my @KognityEd Presentation by @MistyKluesner #TechWithHeart #edtech @PearDeck @Edpuzzle @Flipgrid

techieMusings

I wanted to feature a brilliant sketchnote of a recent talk that I did. Educator Misty Kluesner created this sketch based on the presentation I gave at the Engage by Kognity conference. I am so honored to see the ideas I shared captured so brilliantly in this graphic.

Osmo From BYJU’s Appoints Jonathan Naseath Chief Operating Officer To Lead Next Phase of Growth

eSchool News

Palo Alto, CA–Feb 23, 2022– Award-winning STEAM brand, Osmo from BYJU’S, announces Jonathan Naseath’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

Higher Ground Gear for Schools

Kathy Schrock

As many of you know, I can't ever have enough technology cases to both protect and transport my laptops and tablets!

Why Are Colleges Hesitant to Train More Early Childhood Educators?

ED Surge

As consensus builds among many researchers, policy experts and elected officials that the U.S. should prioritize early childhood education , a key component of that agenda is getting more people trained to offer high-quality care and teaching to young kids.

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.

JiJi Pops Up at TCEA 2022

MIND Research Institute

ST Math made quite the splash at this year’s Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA) expo in Dallas, Texas.

Disrupt white supremacy culture in the classroom with these 4 practices

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Perhaps you have read Dismantling Racism’s list of characteristics of white supremacy culture authored by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun in 1999 or read the May 2021 update from Okun.

Our Resilience Reservoirs are Drying Up

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

We are running out of words to describe the emotions, experiences, and overall expressions for what life is right now. July 2021 was a difficult-face-plant-learning experience for me. I always thought I was a pretty resilient person: I assumed life would never be easy, and that there was an honor in that. By the end of July, however, my toughness turned flimsy. I began to think, maybe I’m not as. Source

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Sold to Private Equity Firm for $2.8 Billion

Marketplace K-12

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, one of the most recognizable publishers and content-providers in the K-12 space, is being acquired by private equity firm Veritas Capital for about $2.8 billion in cash. The post Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Sold to Private Equity Firm for $2.8

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.