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Tech Tools for Reading Fluency

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SmartBrief has an excellent article worth your time to read: Top 5 tech tools to maximize reading fluency.

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What does an OER lesson plan look like?


K-12 schools and districts turn to open educational resources (OER) for their flexibility. They are a cost-effective choice and make differentiating instruction and personalizing learning easier.

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An Inclusive Approach to Designing Learning and Employment Records

Digital Promise

What is a Learning and Employment Record (LER) and how might we design them to create equitable and inclusive systems of work? How might we ensure we include workers and learners in the development of these emerging systems throughout the design process?

Create Google Slides comics to add some elements of fun to your lessons and enhance student engagement


Incorporating the use of comics into your classroom activities can be a fun way to help engage students in academic content, develop their technological competency and enhance their understanding of the learning objectives.

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.

Grading for Equity: One School’s Approach to Increasing Student Ownership and Success

Education Elements

This school year, Portland Public Schools (PPS) launched a multi-year strategic plan for educational equity, inclusion, and excellence with the core belief that the student experience needs to be reimagined.

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PROOF POINTS: Study finds guaranteed free tuition lures low-income students

The Hechinger Report

Low-income students who were offered an upfront guarantee of free tuition at the University of Michigan were far more likely to apply and enroll than students who were told they would likely qualify for free tuition. Credit: Oleg Albinsky/Getty Images.

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Shifting Focus From Ideas To The Effects Of Those Ideas

TeachThought - Learn better.

The quality of an idea and the collective quality of the effects of that idea are two very different things. The post Shifting Focus From Ideas To The Effects Of Those Ideas appeared first on TeachThought. Education Terry Heick Veteran Teacher

5 Ways CTE Incorporates Universal Design for Learning (UDL)


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is often inherently employed by CTE instructors in their classrooms, which offers lessons for all educators

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4 Questions for 4 Edtech Thought Leaders


As technology is quickly evolving, educators and administrators alike are trying to keep up with the new products and trends in blended learning. We reached out to 4 ed tech thought leaders to get their opinion and advice on some questions that are always on our mind.

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.

How federal grants can help staff your schools

eSchool News

Using federal funding for personnel expenses can seem daunting, but it can in fact be manageable with the right knowledge and tools in place.

OPINION: Why we need a socially responsible approach to ‘social reading’

The Hechinger Report

College instructors feel frustrated when students don’t do the reading. We understand. Faculty want their students to succeed. There are few teaching experiences more awkward than questioning students about a reading assignment only to be met with silence.

How the COVID-19 pandemic changed how I teach

eSchool News

Ed Smylie is my hero.

VoiceThread Lesson Plan


This VoiceThread Lesson Plan is designed to assist educators in using a multimedia platform to help students meet learning objectives

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).

CoSN22: Leaders Speak on Educational Equity Through Tech in Conference Keynote

EdTech Magazine

The Consortium for School Networking kicked off its annual conference Monday in Nashville, Tenn., with a keynote session featuring three leaders in policy, education and technology.

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What is ReadWriteThink and How Can It Be Used for Teaching? Tips and Tricks


ReadWriteThink is a free hub of literacy-based content that aims to help students progress


Edtech Is Looking to Build Tools to Foster Student Engagement. Can That Scale?

ED Surge

Finding community is a vulnerable, difficult experience—especially as a student. It requires not only feeling comfortable with your peers, but also trusting them enough to be able to ask questions and learn without fear of judgment.

How to Start Class with Opening Questions

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As teachers, we have many ways to open class. Bell ringers, conversation starters, and even special handshakes can open class. But what if the answer is a question that helps create social connections?

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!

Must try Tips for one-to-one Chromebook Management


Dean Bates and Jeff Lalonde from VIZOR join Monica Burns from on The Easy EdTech Podcast. Dean, Jeff and Monica discuss one-to-one device management trends, the rapid shift to remote learning during the pandemic and some must try Chromebook management tips.

Why LMS Migrations Need to Be Automated

ED Surge

Over the past couple of decades, the explosion in online learning has brought with it never-before-seen innovation that has completely transformed the higher education landscape.

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The Importance of Family and Parent Involvement in Schools


Traditionally, students’ families meet with teachers just once or twice a year at parent-teacher conferences. Many parents believe that any additional communication or involvement with their students’ teachers is unnecessary, or even worse, negative.

Celebrate with Staff as a Challenging Year Ends


The end of every school year is always frantic. Especially this year, plan year-end celebrations that reflect your school’s values and recognize everything the staff has done to assure a successful school year, recommend Ronald Williamson and Barbara R. Blackburn.


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.

4 Questions for 4 Edtech Thought Leaders


As technology is quickly evolving, educators and administrators alike are trying to keep up with the new products and trends in blended learning. We reached out to 4 ed tech thought leaders to get their opinion and advice on some questions that are always on our mind.

How to pass the WSET Diploma D5 exam on Fortified Wines


I used to think sweet wine was for the unrefined palates of barely-legal adults.

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