Fri.Jun 05, 2020

Internet Safety Month?Rules to Live By

Ask a Tech Teacher

June is National Internet Safety Month , thanks to a resolution passed in 2005 by the U.S. Senate. The goal is to raise awareness about online safety for all, with a special focus on kids ranging from tots to teens. Children are just as connected to the Internet as adults.

7 Ways to Pick PD that Fits Your Personal Plan this Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Summer 2020 will need to be one of healing and rest but it is also a summer where we need to learn and level up.

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New 360? Guide Showcases 27 Stories from Around the World

Digital Promise

Since 2016, Digital Promise’s 360° Story Lab has supported people in using emerging and interactive technologies to create media that goes beyond the frame of traditional media and journalism.

If all we offer is uninspiring learning, we?re in trouble

Dangerously Irrelevant

Our students come to school for a variety of reasons: to see their friends; to participate in electives, extracurricular activities, and athletics; to interact with and get support from caring teachers; to get a credential for college, career, or the military; because their parents need child care; because state law requires them to attend; etc.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Black Math Teachers Are Good For More Than Race Stuff

The Jose Vilson

This #Blackout era has provided some of us with a quixotic yet prosperous platform to center our experiences without apology.

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Blending Art and Algorithms, Desmos Sets Out to Reimagine Math Curriculum


It’s an art competition unlike most others. Contestants must use a graphing calculator and “draw” every line, curve, shade and highlight with an equation. One entry looks like an animation straight from a video game. Another is a recreation of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night.”

Coronavirus Chronicles 029 ? Burlington Public Schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of check-ins with educators all over. Episode 029 is below.

30 Reflection Prompts For Teacher Well-Being

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Reflection Prompts For Teacher Well-Being. by TeachThought Staff. Reflection prompts are usually for students so reflection prompts for teachers aren’t something you see every day.

10 Tips to Support Mental Health in Online Learning Environments


Advice for educators to help support positive mental health during remote learning, including during times of crisis

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.

Human Rights Aren?t a Political Agenda. Why Don?t Public Schools See It That Way?


When Colin Kaepernick began kneeling for the National Anthem, a teacher friend of mine felt compelled to offer her support, so she started kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance. Many of her students thanked her after class, saying her silent protest made them feel heard and understood. And then came the backlash. Some parents complained that her statement was “liberal” and “too politically charged.”

How to Setup Google Classroom 2020


Get started using Google Classroom to go from nothing to lesson planning right away

8 Helpful PowerPoint Templates for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Inspired by this list of PowerPoint templates for efficient meetings, we went ahead and curated for you this collection of what we think are some helpful PowerPoint templates you use for a more. 2020 PowerPoint templates

Charting a new path for strategic edtech planning

eSchool News

Budgets. Student outcomes. Constituent communications. Previously, these were key elements in developing a strategic technology plan. And while those issues are still important, school and district leaders must now factor in that schools may never function the same way again.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

10 Best Practices for Teaching with Digital Content

BYOT Network

10 Best Practices for Teaching with Digital Content. As students and teachers continue to have increased access to digital tools and resources, there is a shift in the traditional instructional practices that have been used for teaching and learning.

Here Is A Good Reading Extension for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Just Read is a Chrome extension that can help you turn your online reading into a pleasurable experience. It provides you with a distraction-free environment where you can focus on the content more. 2020 Chrome extensions


Buildings are closed, but this district is still teaching and feeding its students

eSchool News

Up until schools started shutting down in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, teachers in Dawson Independent School District didn’t use our website much. This wasn’t because they didn’t want to.

Conversations about Racism, Humanity, and Who We Actually Want to Be

Adjusting Course

Our team is continuing to have conversations about racism, humanity, and who we actually want to be, but everything I'm learning tells me the conversation and work can't stop at school.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

How Schools Are Recruiting New Teachers Virtually

EdTech Magazine

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many school districts to quickly embrace new ways of teaching and learning. It also led them to move teacher hiring online amid uncertainty about the profession.


Disrupting Racism ? Resources for Educators

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

This site has served as a platform for sharing resources with educators. While those resources tend to be technology-based, it’s never really about the technology. This site exists to help teachers create more meaningful, engaging, and relevant learning experiences for all students.

How to Make the Case for Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

The education sector still lags behind other industries when it comes to cybersecurity. A 2018 SecurityScorecard report found that education ranked last out of 17 industries in the country in terms of overall cybersecurity posture. It also found that education ranked poorly in three key areas: application security, patching cadence and network security.

Help Students Navigate Their Day With a Visual Schedule


Many students can benefit from visual schedules to help them navigate their day. When a student has a meaningful source of information about their day, they experience reduced anxiety and gain independence in moving about throughout the day.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

How K–12 Schools Can Measure Ed Tech ROI

EdTech Magazine

The COVID-inspired rush to distance learning is putting pressure on already-strained IT budgets in school districts nationwide as educators strive to provide students with needed devices and online tools. That comes on top of the $13 billion districts already spend on ed tech tools each year. Over the past five years, K–12 technology spending grew more than 8.6 percent a year, Technavio reports. Eventually, there will come a reckoning.

#FactFriday: Dual credit and AP improve chances of college success


3 Ways to instantly switch your classroom into remote for online teaching!

Think Exam

Currently the E-Learning market is on a boom and on your search to a useful online learning tool you would find many options. You need to weigh your priorities and look for a tool that will effectively connect you with your students and promote continuous learning.

FREE Blended & #RemoteLearning Student Facing Activities from Teaching Matters

The Innovative Educator

Teaching Matters has developed new student-facing activities for schools. They contain topic-specific content, content to support ENL, and other specific needs. Resources are developed as follows: They are searchable, and filterable by teacher needs i.e. culturally responsive-sustaining education , English as a new Language, individualized education plan supports. They are project/task specific. These aren't 1-day activities, usually they are 5-10 days culminating in a project.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.