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5 E-learning trends for 2021 and beyond


A version of this post was originally published in Education Technology , on April 14, 2021. Covid-19 has given a boost to edtech and digital learning, and I believe this will last well beyond the pandemic.

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Continuing blended learning in the fall? Keep these 9 steps in mind for success.

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning—the integration of online learning into brick-and-mortar school settings—has gained traction, if also notoriety, during the pandemic. Traction because the hybrid arrangements that many schools turned to this year largely rely on blended learning.

New K–12 Technology Leaders Rise Up from the Educator and Administrator Ranks

EdTech Magazine

Oscar Rico describes his first days as technology director at Canutillo Independent School District in El Paso, Texas, as an effort to “swim an ocean” of information. It was spring 2020, in the early days of the pandemic.

The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

The Keyword Search Activity That Teaches Critical Thinking


We’ve all been there. After typing in a search query, the results just don’t match our expectations. We try a new combination of words, changing our search from a question, cutting it down to just an essential few words, hoping the results will give us information to a burning question.

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A Sideways Look at the Future of Higher Education


Digital tech has changed other knowledge industries much faster than higher ed, but seismic shifts are still coming to colleges.

Automate – Share Calendar Events With Yourself

Teacher Tech

Recently I started a new part time job at [link] super excited about the new job, but this means having multiple Google Calendars to check and make sure I’m in the right place. I have coded a way to automate my Calendar events to auto add myself. See below to grab the script.

OPINION: The time has come to stop assigning letter and number grades

The Hechinger Report

Schools should move away from assigning letter and numeric grades during the pandemic and beyond. It’s time to eliminate both the way we grade and the grades we have assigned in the past. No student should be told that he, she or they are failing — particularly during or after the pandemic.

Enrich the Learning Experience in Edge Browser

Teacher Tech

Microsoft Edge Browser I think I’ve reached a point professionally where I automatically assume that Google Chrome is the default web browser.

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.

A rigorous virtual field trip that’s part of regular class

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

LearnPlatform Launches National EdTech Equity Dashboard to Improve Visibility of Digital K-12 Engagement and Gaps Across U.S.

eSchool News

The real-time view provides the most comprehensive look at digital learning disparities. Raleigh, N.C.

Tips for Creating #Flipclass Videos with @Explainevrythng’s @ReshanRichards & @Wacom’s Faik Karaoglu + An Exclusive Offer for Educators ??


I had the honor of joining Reshan Richards , CEO & co-founder of Explain Everything and Faik Karaoglu , Executive Vice President Branded Business at Wacom for a webinar focused on tips for creating effective flipped classroom videos.

Colleges fight attempts to stop them from withholding transcripts over unpaid bills

The Hechinger Report

BOSTON — Alex Harris loves his job working with students on the autism spectrum — “my superheroes,” he calls them with a broad smile and a deep laugh — in the Boston Public Schools. This story also appeared in GBH News.

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.

What is Prodigy for Education? Best Tips and Tricks


Prodigy makes math fun for students in class or at home

Math Whiteboard- A Collaborative Whiteboard Designed Specifically for Math Learning and Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Math Whiteboard is an educational web tool I learned through Eric Curts. As its name indicates, Math Whiteboard offers a fully functional math work space for students, teachers, and anyone more. collaboratve whiteboards Math websites

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Unique Startup Business Models – Story – 10 – Skillshare – A Leading EdTech Platform


Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Skillshare is one of the leading platforms for online education.

Teachers Tools for Sharing Audio Feedback with Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below are two of the most popular tools among teachers and educators that you can use to record and share audio feedback with your students. Both of these applications are integrated with Docs more. Tools for sharing audio feedback

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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.

Unique Startup Business Models – Story – 8 – AIRLIFT – Mobilizing Communities Towards Self-Empowerment!


Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Pakistan based decentralized mass transit startup AIRLIFT has been one of the few startups which has branched out to greener pastures while staying committed to their mission.

How to Tap Memory Systems to Deepen Learning


Memorization can get a bad rap in education debates, conjuring images of mindless repetition or a “drill and kill” pedagogy. After all, why memorize something when we can look it up on our phone? But memory is inextricably tied to learning.

How to Add Emoji to Google Drive Files and Folders

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Add Emoji to Google Drive Files and Folders appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Emojis are EVERYWHERE! Want to spice up your Google Drive with some visuals? Add emoji to your file and folder names! This visual organization can help you locate files and folders more quickly.

Scholastic Teams Up with 5 Female Leaders to Debut New “Rising Voices” K–5 Classroom Library Collection to Empower Girls in STEAM

eSchool News

The Second Collection in the Rising Voices Library® Series Features Powerful Messages from Industry Mentors to Shatter Misconceptions About Girls as Future Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math .

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.

Classroom Values: Pedro Noguera on the Importance of Effective Learning Communities


As summer nears and educators reflect on the past school year, remember to consider more than just the amount of content and standards covered. Students’ final grades are an important metric, but more important is the larger question of if effective learning communities were created in classrooms.

SETDA Names Dr. Karen Richardson the Recipient of the 2021 Candice Dodson Influencer Award

eSchool News

June 17, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) – The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) announced that Dr. Karen Richardson, Executive Director, Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) was selected as the recipient of the inaugural Candice Dodson Influencer Award (CDIA).

ETS Acquires English Language Learning Test Assets for Japan

Marketplace K-12

The major research and assessment organization has acquired the testing assets of its longtime partner in providing English language learning tests. The post ETS Acquires English Language Learning Test Assets for Japan appeared first on Market Brief.

MetaMetrics Unveils Lexile & Quantile Educator Academy for Teacher Professional Development

eSchool News

Teachers enroll now in new online professional development courses designed to improve student achievement in reading and math. DURHAM, N.C. June 15, 2021 – Today MetaMetrics ® unveiled its new Lexile® & Quantile® Educator Academy.

2021 Online Education Trends Report

Higher education embraced widespread online learning over the past year, discovering benefits and challenges along the way. Gain insight from this annual report from which surveyed online and remote (due to COVID-19) students, and program administrators.