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Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. August. If you have a print copy of the K-8 curricula, you find that the posters are b&w (if you have the digital version, they’re in color).

For high schools, let’s preserve variant of hybrid learning after COVID

The Christensen Institute

As school communities ponder what new COVID-induced practices they should maintain post-pandemic , high on the list should be a variant of hybrid learning for high schoolers.

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16 Characteristics Of A Critical Thinking Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Humility is the core of critical thinking. It says, 'I don't know enough to have an informed opinion' or 'Let's learn to reduce uncertainty.'. The post 16 Characteristics Of A Critical Thinking Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Essential Terry Heick

Reuse Google Classroom Assignments from Last Year

Teacher Tech

Options for reusing assignments from last year in Google Classroom. The post Reuse Google Classroom Assignments from Last Year appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Schoolytics

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6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

The JAG Genius, A Special Q & A With Bridget Merriman

EdNews Daily

The JAG Genius Q&A with Bridget Merriman Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a non-profit program that works with young adults facing multiple challenges. Many students need guidance to finish high school to reach graduation, prepare for secondary education, and to learn and understand the job market. JAG students are among those who were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and are most likely to feel the devastating effects for years to come.

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Building classroom community in a digital space

eSchool News

One of my favorite parts of being an educator is the sense of community that is created with each new class of students. Fostering that feeling in person has its challenges of course, but is a bit easier to administer and coach when you’re face to face.

Guest post: Tips on Proofreading College Research Paper


One may think that a couple of typos and punctuation mistakes are not a big deal. After all, if you have done the right research, expressed your findings in a proper way, and provided sufficient proof, are these small things really so important? Unfortunately, yes, they are. Not all teachers and professors are very particular about this requirement, but the majority of them are really strict about your adhering to all the rules and requirements of proper grammar and punctuation.

High-Yield Strategies to Normalize 2021-22 School Year


Focusing on strategies in two key areas -- social and emotional needs and the assessment gap -- can pay dividends for educators in the upcoming school year

The Unexpected Benefits of Remote Learning for Neurodivergent Students


Learning disruptions have been an unfortunate but all-too-frequent sight during the pandemic. But not every student felt those effects evenly as schools shifted between remote and in-person options.

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6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

Want Your Teachers to See Great Teaching? Quickly Build a Teaching Video Library


Trying to improve your golf swing? There are 925,000 videos online that can help you. Looking for a makeup tutorial? Good luck sifting through 265 million results. Watching videos is a tried and true method for learning and improving one’s skills. The same goes for teaching skills.

Marking a New Era in Education, MindSpark Learning® Launches First of It’s Kind Certification in Disruption

eSchool News

August 3, 2021 — Denver, Colo.

Back To School 2021: Ten Inspiring Lessons from an almost Analog Native in an Era of Blended and E-Learning.

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is back to school time 2021 for many of us in the United States and beyond… welcome to the future! I dedicate this post to all of you wonderful educators. This is an another especially challenging year as we face virus uncertainty. Take a moment to reflect on a story I wish to share.

No, it’s not “the end of going to college”

eSchool News

According to data from National Student Clearinghouse, undergraduate enrollment declined by nearly 3 percent this spring, following a similar drop last fall.

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

Are College Students Comfortable Using Edtech? Maybe Not


Photo by Gorodenkoff / Shutterstock. Without reliable access to the internet and devices like laptops or cell phones, college students probably aren’t going to succeed in online learning. But there may be another, less tangible factor that’s also required: confidence.

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USF and BloomBoard Announce New Partnership to Address Pandemic Recovery while Offering Teachers Graduate-level Credit via Micro-Credentials

eSchool News

JOILET, Ill. August 4, 2021)- Today, the University of St. Francis and BloomBoard announced a partnership to help Illinois schools and districts support teachers this fall following significant disruptions to learning over the past two years.

7 Hidden Google Drive Features Teachers Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post I am sharing with you this collection of Google Drive tips to help you make the best of Google Drive in your instruction. These are less visible yet powerful features that more. Google Drive Tips

Can Chinese Edtech Regulations Stifle a Culture of Striving?


A school in Baixiang County, China. Photo by jianbing Lee / Shutterstock. Mini Hu is weeks away from delivering a daughter. The new mother has a lot on her mind.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Harness the Power of Digital Annotation in Your Teaching w/ @Wacom & Kami @usekamiapp #edtech


In this recorded webinar, I walk you through how to use the Kami paired with a Wacom tablet in a number of engaging and effective ways. Kami empowers students and transforms the way educators teach, provide feedback, and assess.

InSpace Announces Integration That Will Bring Virtual Communities, Classrooms and Offices to Canvas

eSchool News

BURLINGTON, VERMONT, August 4, 2021 – InSpace , a leading online communication platform built by educators for educators, is announcing a full integration with Canvas, the industry-leading learning management system (LMS) by Instructure , which serves 30 million teachers and students worldwide.

Singapore based IPI celebrates a decade of supporting enterprises; CEO Wong Lup Wai shares stories of success


Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register IPI, a Singapore-based organization , is an innovation catalyst creating opportunities for startups, SMEs and enterprises to grow beyond boundaries.

When setbacks are opportunities for change: Best assessment practices


What are the and ideal principles behind assessment, and how can educators fulfill authentic assessment

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Two Helpful Google Meet Tools for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Meet is definitely one of the best video conferencing tools to use in your distance education. The education community is increasingly drawing on its communicative power to deliver courses,read more. Google Meet

How a Struggling Undergrad Became a Focused University Educator and Trained Her Brain to Do Her Work Well


“If you can't focus, use FocusMe.” This is what Elena Luchina, Lecturer at University of Michigan, was advised when she presented her course syllabus to an esteemed colleague. Elena had tried. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Mississippi Department of Education Approves Curriculum Associates’ Programs as Evidence-Based Academic Interventions

eSchool News

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 3, 2021— The Mississippi Department of Education’s (MDE) Office of Student Intervention Services recently named a number of Curriculum Associates’ programs as approved academic interventions.

Digital Promise Awards eSpark Research-Based Design Product Certification


With so many options for online learning available, one thing that can set a program apart from the others is a curriculum grounded in proven educational research. We are proud to announce that eSpark has earned the Research-Based Design Product Certification from Digital Promise.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.