Mon.Sep 13, 2021

Does Mindfulness Make Your Class Better?

Ask a Tech Teacher

District Administration recently published an interesting article on how mindfulness creates kinder classrooms and reduces problematic behaviors by 18%. Click the link and check out their thoughts. If you’d like background on Mindfulness, check our article published earlier on.

Shifting from Time-Consuming Teacher-led Workflows to Sustainable Student-led Workflows

Catlin Tucker

I had the pleasure of chatting with Matt Miller this week for my podcast, The Balance. During our conversation, we explored aspects of the teaching profession that are time-consuming and create work-life imbalance.


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Personalizing Learning: Flexible Pace & Path

Education Elements

In 2014, Education Elements promoted the notion of "Integrated Digital Content" as a core component of blended learning. In 2017 we changed this term to “Flexible Content and Tools,” recognizing that both online and offline content have an important role to play when personalizing learning.

How Toxic Positivity Demoralizes Teachers and Hurts Schools


Several years ago, during her first year teaching at a new school, Rachel cried a lot. Under the thumb of a relentlessly upbeat administrator, Rachel, an educator and librarian in New Jersey, was pressed to be happy all the time.

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.

Success Starts with Heart: How Chicago Public Schools Centered Identity, Relationships, and Community to Welcome Back Students This School Year

Education Elements

Every first day of school is a new opportunity for a fresh start. As the first day of the 2021-2022 school year approached, teachers across the country were grappling with the question: How do I start fresh when faced with so much uncertainty? Social and Emotional Learning District Leadership

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Prevent Teacher Burnout?


A study by the University of Pennsylvania reports that 44% of teachers leave the profession in the first five years. Teachers spend hours each day teaching, grading, and providing emotional support. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

PROOF POINTS: Can making music remake the mind?

The Hechinger Report

Music education advocates have been fighting back against school budget cuts by claiming that that learning music makes kids better at learning other things.

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ESOL Students: 6 Tips For Empowering Their Educations


Holding ESOL students to high standards while providing them with a culturally responsive education is crucial

OPINION: Meet certificates and “microcredentials” — they could be the future of higher education

The Hechinger Report

In recent years, “microcredentials” and badges have been discussed as a means to certify marketplace skills and knowledge. There is even speculation that they will replace or erode degrees.

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!

Best Free Constitution Day Lessons and Activities


These free Constitution Day lessons and activities will inspire students to understand, question, and debate the most important issues of our day


Blackboard to Merge With Anthology, Forming a New Edtech Giant


Today one of the largest providers of course-management software for colleges and schools, Blackboard, announced that it plans to merge with Anthology, a company formed last year from the combination of three other edtech companies.

McGraw Hill Announces New Version of its Wonders K-5 English Language Arts Curriculum

eSchool News


Best Ereaders for Students and Teachers


Get the best ereader for class to make digital words easy to access in a paper-free setup

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.

3 key considerations for the future of assessments

eSchool News

The cancellation of summative assessments in the spring of 2020, coupled with the variability of the spring 2021 testing season, has significantly impacted the K–12 assessment landscape.

How Geoscience Students Are Saving Lives Globally


Geoscientists Without Borders works with researchers and their students globally to help solve humanitarian crises


With an Eye Toward the Future, This Program Connects Students to Tech Careers


One of the most common concerns in education, especially at the secondary level, is the need to connect students to careers. Many schools address this through career technical education, work-based learning and college/career counseling.

COVID didn’t delay this school’s STEAM pathways program

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and that means educators across the globe are still finding inventive and innovative ways to support and teach students in classrooms, during hybrid instruction, and in virtual settings.

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.

Google Classroom: 5 Things to Do with

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom users can do more by using a free teacher account for The post Google Classroom: 5 Things to Do with appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Schoolytics classroom google Google Classroom

FEV Tutor Named 2021 Tech Edvocate Award Winner for Best Tutoring/Test Prep App or Tool

eSchool News

WOBURN, MA. 13, 2021) – FEV Tutor, the most comprehensive virtual tutoring solution in K-12, has been named a 2021 Tech Edvocate Award winner in the Best Tutoring/Test Prep App or Tool category.

TeachingBooks Offers Resources That Bring Books to Life

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teaching Books is an educational platform that offers tons of reading resources to use with students in class. Its library hosts over 260.000 resources about children's and young adult's books. more. Reading websites

Digital Storytelling: An Exciting Teaching Tool!


Digital storytelling lets student writers share their own characters who come to life, engage in dialogue, and move around the setting. Best of all, it helps middle grades teachers reach all types of learners. Sam Weigle and Katie Caprino offer examples and suggested tools.

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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.

How Parents Can Have Conversations That Motivate Teens


After the release of his bestselling book “ The Self-Driven Child ,” clinical neuropsychologist William Stixrud got a request: make it even easier for parents to apply the research in the book. So Stixrud and his co-author Ned Johnson wrote “ What Do You Say?

7 Educational iPad Apps free Today

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today's apps gone free series features 7 good educational iPad apps that are free today and only for a limited period of time. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: a smarter more. Apps gone free

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VinaCapital Ventures picks up stake in Vietnamese insurtech firm Global Care


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THRIVE! Webinar Tomorrow: "Mental Strength for Educators Who are Starting a New Year" with Angela Maiers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You Matter: Mental Strength for Educators Who are Starting a New Year Part of the “Survive and Thrive!” Series OVERVIEW : Teacher stress, I believe, is the biggest crisis facing our schools. We have had so many challenges in education.

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.