Thu.Jun 10, 2021

Here’s How to Motivate Summer School Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

When you have to compete with a warm sun, sandy beaches, and playful friends, motivating students in summer school can be a daunting challenge. The best first step, right after introducing yourself, is to understand why students are with you rather than with friends or playing online games.

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10 Tools teachers can use to create virtual field trips


For the last year and a half, I’ve been more immersed in online education than offline. I started to use Nearpod as a complex tool where I could create complete lessons in my classes. That experience was new to my students and me, but it has opened a new door, or window, to the world outside.

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Global development needs to focus on reducing barriers, not increasing donations

The Christensen Institute

When I was a teenager, I spent a year living with my family in the vibrant and culturally rich city of Accra, Ghana.

K–12 Leaders Must Prepare for Retiring Outdated Tech

EdTech Magazine

Those of us old enough to have lived through Y2K may remember that the doom and gloom ushering in the 21st century mostly surrounded obsolete technology systems that needed workarounds and fixes.

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Why the Amazon/JP Morgan/Berkshire Hathaway healthcare venture failed

The Christensen Institute

In 2018, we published a blog post about Haven Healthcare, the Amazon/JP Morgan/Berkshire Hathaway joint venture that sought to tackle ballooning US healthcare costs while improving outcomes. We wrote that the project held a lot of potential to positively change healthcare, for three main reasons: .

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11 facts about today’s K-12 IT leadership

eSchool News

Broadband access and the ever-growing equity gap are among K-12 IT leaders’ top concerns, according to CoSN’s annual IT Leadership Survey.

OPINION: Why are no-excuses schools moving beyond no excuses?

The Hechinger Report

This past year has forced schools to make significant changes to their practices.

Big Announcement –

Teacher Tech

Alice Keeler will be joining the Schoolytics team. The post Big Announcement – appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom GC-Intermediate Google classroom data google Google Classroom Schoolytics

Why Professors Should Ask Students For Feedback Long Before the Semester Is Over


About a month into each semester, Gayle Golden sets aside a little time to ask her students about their learning. The journalism instructor at the University of Minnesota keeps the process simple, with brief questions similar to these: What should keep happening in this class?

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Best Free Language Learning Websites and Apps


This blog gets readers from around the the world

Early Education Grant Provides STEAM Learning for Jewish Day Schools

eSchool News

The David Lear Sulman Fund provides over 50% off research-based KIBO robot kits.

5 Ways to Unleash Creativity in the Classroom


Empowering students with inclusion and technology are key to unlocking their potential

CITGO and Discovery Education Announce 2021 Fueling Education Challenge Winners

eSchool News

Silver Spring, Md. Thursday, June 10, 2021) – CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Discovery Education today announced the winners of the 2021 Fueling Education Challenge.


The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Teacher Discounts: 5 Ways to Save on Vacation


From discounted hotels to reduced price museum tickets and car rentals, there are many ways to save as an educator while traveling

The pandemic is boosting student-directed learning

eSchool News

Bamboo Paper- An Easy Way to Sketch or Write on Images

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bamboo Paper is an excellent notebook app you can use for sketching, drawing, or taking notes. It provides a number of interesting features that makes writing/drawing experience on it resembles more


How to Color-Code Google Drive Folders & Shortcuts

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Color-Code Google Drive Folders & Shortcuts appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Tired of staring at grey folders in Google Drive? Add some color to visually organize, color-code, and just add some brightness to the screen for you and your students.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Turn Screen Time into Family Time- Parents Guide to Using Apps with Kids

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Living in a digitally focused world brings with it a number of serious concerns especially for patents and one of these concerns is kids interaction with technology. Too much exposure to screen more

Building School Cultures That Support Us All


Handle with Care offers today’s educators a unique set of strategies for building strong cultures in schools that help everyone work more effectively to accomplish the challenging task of preparing students for the brightest futures possible, writes reviewer Dr. Stoney Beavers.

Lessons from COVID, Part 1: or, An Anxious Extrovert SLP Faces a Pandemic


As we close out what was frankly an annus horribilis for everyone, naturally including anyone in education or health care, I'd like to do so as positively as possible and share some lessons learned. This might be two posts or one, or six or twelve, I am really not sure.

Using Guided Practice with Hesitant Readers


Literacy experts Robb and Harrison draw directly from their current middle grades teaching practice to identify the causes of reading hesitancy. Their tested lessons focus on improving student reading and vocabulary using videos and high-interest texts included in the book.

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The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Create More Meaningful IEPs with Polaris, Save Time with Classroom Codes


After years of thoughtful development work at n2y, and incredibly helpful feedback from our subscribers, Polaris is here to revolutionize the IEP process! There’s also a helpful new Classroom Code on the My Students page that will save you a lot of time. What's New Polaris Total Solution

The Best Family Communication Platforms for Teachers and Schools

Graphite Blog

Family engagement can sometimes feel like a snow leopard: elusive, but beautiful when you encounter it. Yet, virtually all research points to the fact that having parents and caregivers engaged in their kids' education is hugely beneficial.

Terminology Matters: Person-First and Identity-First Language


A Short History of Relevant Words. We all know words are important. In particular, the words we use to refer to and address people matter, especially when it comes to conveying respect and understanding.

Simple Online Buzzers for Classroom Games

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Early in my career, the technology for my review games consisted of flyswatters: Each team was given a flyswatter, and an opponent from those teams would stand on opposite sides of the table and slam down their flyswatter to “buzz in.”

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!