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Save Time Digitizing Your Worksheets with TeacherMade

The CoolCatTeacher

The fast, free tool to help you with distance or hybrid learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter One of the biggest challenges we teachers have faced this year has been maintaining our quality of instruction in the midst of change. There are some simple answers, though. This post will share how teachers can quickly digitize handouts, check-ins, worksheets, quizzes, lab reports, and paper of all kinds that support classroom activities.

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Tech Tip #158: Why Learn Keyboarding

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: Why Learn Keyboarding? Category: Keyboarding.

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15 Ways to Make Google Classroom Better for Everyone

The CoolCatTeacher

by Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter 15 Tips to Better Use Google Classroom Today, I’m giving you another peek into my classroom, this time, to share tips for getting the most out of your Google Classroom. In this episode, you’ll hear 15 better practices when using Google Classroom, from habits to technical tools. I’ve also had this show transcribed for your reference. Sponsor – H?para

SEO for Online Teachers and Coaches

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re an online teacher who offers professional development classes to educators, this article from an Ask a Tech Teacher contributor will help you understand the basics of using SEO to reach those who need your expertise.

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.

4 Awesome edtech solutions for making students fall in love with reading


Teachers and parents complain that students (of all ages) don’t read anymore. While there is some truth that we acquire most of our habits by imitating those around us during childhood, we should also know that our habits may change throughout our life. In other words, it’s possible to ditch bad habits and to form good ones. As it is with anything else, reading is a habit. You get into the habit of reading a little bit every day if you see that the people around you are doing this daily.

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Synchronous Online Discussions: Preparation, Facilitation & Wrap Up

Catlin Tucker

Discussion is a cornerstone of any learning community. Students construct and confirm meaning, in part, through dialogue with their peers.



In my role as Year 4 Leader, I have decided, this year, to research and undertake ‘coaching’ ‘ Teacher-centered coaching refers to a coaching strategy that is focused on teacher actions in the classroom, versus student-centered coaching, which focuses on looking closely at student-level data. ‘ –

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The Biggest Cloud Threats to Remote Education — and How to Thwart Them

EdTech Magazine

With most schools continuing remote or hybrid learning, it has become clear that investing in a robust and resilient IT infrastructure such as cloud technology is a smart and necessary move. The cloud enables schools and districts to adapt quickly in times of crisis and continue learning for students at scale. However, the cloud is not without risks.

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Preparing Students for Emerging Careers in an Immersive World


Imagine teaching a history lesson in which students take a virtual field trip to the pyramids in Egypt and really experience the scale and detail—walk around and explore the site firsthand.

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.

Forget civics class: Students want to make a difference in real life

The Hechinger Report

OAKLAND, Calif. Vida Mendoza is only 14, but she hopes to vote in two years. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift. Mendoza is a member of the student-led Oakland Youth Vote campaign, which advocates for giving 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote for school board representatives.

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How the Remote Learning Pivot Sparked Innovation in Education

EdTech Magazine

Despite the current challenges of remote and hybrid learning, new possibilities also have emerged, especially around the use of educational technology. Schools and districts have realized that educational technology is crucial to preparing students for a rapidly evolving world.

Strategies to meet the needs of deaf learners

eSchool News

At the beginning of each school year, teachers often take the time to get to know their students—their favorite subjects, their goals, their families, etc. With hard-of-hearing and deaf learners, though, many educators stop and let that one characteristic define the student and the student-teacher relationship.

4 Ways to Launch a Data Initiative — or Get One Back on Track

EdTech Magazine

Data-driven initiatives have helped schools improve student learning outcomes and measure technology ROI.

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8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

How 7 countries are supporting child care and families during the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Generous family leave time. Reduced tuition for child care programs. Fewer requirements to receive government support.

The Biggest Cloud Threats to Remote Education — and How to Thwart Them

EdTech Magazine

With most schools continuing remote or hybrid learning, it has become clear that investing in a robust and resilient IT infrastructure such as cloud technology is a smart and necessary move.

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BetterLesson and Adobe release 300+ strategies for creativity, student engagement

eSchool News

As educators across the country work tirelessly to provide engaging lessons in new and ever-changing environments, there are still understandable concerns about low student engagement, low teacher morale , and a lack of professional development to meet teacher and students’ needs.

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Best Practices for Securing Your Online Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

School looks vastly different today. For many students, it requires using a school-issued device to continue learning from home. It also involves logging in to digital platforms to attend live classes, view and submit assignments and connect with peers.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

The gender gap persists in computer science education

eSchool News

K-12 educators and parents still hold computer science education in high esteem and believe it is a core component of students’ future success, according to the latest research from Gallup and Google. While parents in every demographic believe computer science is important for their own child to learn, Black parents and guardians in particular (78 percent) agree that learning computer science is important or very important for their children.

Remote Learning Calls for More Coordinated Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

The new school year had barely begun for some K–12 districts before cybercriminals struck. In early September, several ransomware attacks against schools made headlines.

Mindfulness "fails" for narrative and "thinking talk"


Metacognition is all wrapped up in our language, social and executive functioning. To read a great explanation of how, see this article from Singer and Bashir (1999) , two of my faves in the field. Additionally, right now everyone, absolutely everyone, needs strategies for regulating ourselves.

What Is Distance Learning’s Impact on Educational IT?

EdTech Magazine

The global pandemic accelerated K–12 education’s digital transformation. With remote and hybrid learning turning mainstream, today’s teachers and students are increasingly reliant on mobile devices and digital tools.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

VuWall Introduces Multi-Video Wall Control and AV Distribution

eSchool News

VuWall , a technology leader in video wall control systems and unified visualization solutions, today announced the introduction of their new VuTrex technology, the first of its kind to bridge AV, IT and IP systems to manage and control any visual content across any type of display or video wall.

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Fall 2020

EdTech Magazine


PowerSchool’s Latest Acquisition Aims to Help Districts Connect the Data Dots


With student information and learning management systems, along with online software for enrollment, assessments, grades, payroll and finances, there are few areas of the K-12 education technology market that PowerSchool doesn’t have a hand in. Its website lists more than two dozen distinct products. Now, the Folsom, Calf.-based

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K–12 IT Influencers Worth a Follow

EdTech Magazine


How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.