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25 digital tools and edtech resources from FETC

eSchool News

As aspects of pre-pandemic life slowly emerge from nearly two years of masking, testing, and social distancing, educators are once again gathering at edtech conferences to experience the latest and greatest solutions, digital tools, and professional learning opportunities. In Orlando, the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) kicked off with keynotes and sessions from top edtech experts and real-world practitioners.

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Simulations as a Teaching Strategy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Simulations and games have grown from rote drills using a computer to challenging learning experiences for students that hone problem-solving and critical thinking skills. They are fun for students, keep them engaged, and teach the foundational pieces of a lesson. I. ‘ve talked about gamifying elements here and here (and under this tag ). Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, retired educator and now education consultant, goes into depth about simulations–what these are

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How to Introduce New Tech in Districts, Without Tech Burnout

EdTech Magazine

In recent years, K–12 institutions’ classroom technology investments have been gradually ticking upward. In 2019, 40 percent of teachers reported an increased use of digital-based core curriculum resources for one or more core subjects. Fifty-six percent said they were using digital supplemental materials more frequently. The onset of the pandemic certainly didn’t slow down the need for new tech.

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Eight challenges keeping students engaged during remote learning (and how to help)


K-12 schools and districts are turning to remote learning again as they head into the new semester. Winter storms and the Omicron variant of COVID-19 are pausing in-person classes. With these extended school closings, educational leaders are making the choice to transition back to virtual learning. Whether students are at home or in the classroom, it’s critical for teachers to create relevant and meaningful learning experiences.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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There’s No Easy Protocol for Handling Classroom Conflict. We Must Challenge Ourselves.


In my early years as a teacher, I would read teaching books desperately looking for bulleted lists and numbered paragraphs. I sought out gray boxes at the end of chapters with a “Try This” heading. I wanted steps to follow, procedures with track-records of success. I wanted a step-by-step manual on how to be a good teacher. I wanted to do everything the right way.

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How teachers can make history current this Presidents’ Day

eSchool News

Social Studies teachers seem to have an impossible challenge: take events that happened hundreds or thousands of years ago and make them relevant to today’s teens. That explains why only about half of middle and high school students say they are engaged in what they are learning in school most of the time, according to recent research from Project Tomorrow.

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Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Open 2022 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes

eSchool News

Silver Spring, MD (Friday, February 4, 2022)? – The 2022 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes, which offers five K-12 schools across the United States an opportunity to win a $5,000 STEM grant to purchase supplies and technology for any STEM-related initiative, is now accepting entries here. Open through April 22, 2022, educators and educational professionals are encouraged to enter daily for a chance to win. .

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3 Tips for Google Jamboard

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

If you use Google Jamboard here are 3 tips to help you get more out of your Jam. Google Jamboard Jam Tips. The post 3 Tips for Google Jamboard appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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New Teacher-Focused Program Launched to Drive Literacy Results for Alaska Students

eSchool News

Portland, Ore., Oakland, Calif., Juneau, Alaska – February 3, 2022 – NWEA , CORE® and Alaska Staff Development Network (ASDN) , in partnership with the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) , announced today a new learning, collaboration, and coaching program that will empower 100 literacy specialists, instructional coaches, and teachers to enhance their instructional practices, ultimately driving better outcomes for Alaska’s elementary students.

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Best Super Bowl Lessons and Activities


This Sunday's Super Bowl is an opportunity to kickoff some fun learning

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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Scratch Coding- Easily Create Interactive Games and Animations (Full Review)

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Scratch is a coding platform where students and young learners create their own interactive stories, games, animations and share them with the world. Using Scratch editor, students can code more.

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The Best Convertible Car Seat – For Safety and Comfort – in 2022

Fractus Learning

Table of Contents What Makes A Great Convertible Car Seat? Best Overall Convertible Car Seat: Graco 4Ever DLX 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat Convertible Car Seat Specs Best Convertible Car Seat For Newborns: Chicco NextFit Zip Convertible Car Seat Convertible Car Seat Specs Best Convertible Car Seat For Taller Kids: Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat Convertible Car Seat Specs Best Convertible Car Seat For Easy Installation: Britax Boulevard ClickTight Anti-Rebound Bar Convertible Car Seat Conv

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Cyber Insurance: What Schools Need to Know


As cybersecurity attacks increase, districts ask if the cost of cyber insurance is worth the price

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Inside Gaggle: Meet Our Team

Gaggle Speaks

A lifelong learner, Jeri Schreiner has supported all aspects of systems and network infrastructure throughout her career, including technical, software, and end-user support. As Gaggle’s Systems Support Engineer Manager, Jeri helps facilitate new customer onboarding, troubleshoots customer configurations, provides internal system support, and acts as the primary liaison between Engineering and the rest of the organization.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.

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How Can Video Reflection Support Culturally Responsive Teaching? We Asked Zaretta Hammond (The Learning Counsel)


If you are an educator committed to culturally responsive teaching, you likely know Zaretta Hammond. Zaretta is the expert and author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain , and we’ve highlighted her insights about what culturally responsive teaching even is and the neuroscience behind CRT. What may not be common knowledge, however, is how video reflection can be key to culturally responsive practices.

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Be Zen with Your Tabs


It seems as though everyone is starting to exhale and feel a bit of optimism again after a disruptive turn in the pandemic this January 2022. It seems a good time to take stock and continue to use our tools to keep ourselves productive and feeling purposeful! One of my tricks is around windows and tabs- it's important to be mindful of how many you have open.

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Parallel Learning Expands Executive Team With New Esteemed Digital Health and Education Talent to Further Scale and Accelerate Growth

eSchool News

NEW YORK, NY (FEBRUARY 4, 2022) – Parallel Learning (Parallel), the digital health platform that provides a new way to test, diagnose, and empower students with learning and thinking differences, announced today two new key hires to its growing executive team, in addition to plans to expand its services into Illinois, Texas and Florida next month.

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Being a Human Highlighter

Hansen's Link to Tech

What does it mean to be a human highlighter? A human highlighter is simply a way to recognize people in your organization. Regardless of your role within your organization, it is very important to not only be aware and recognize efforts of your team but to amplify them. A human highlighter is one who continues to spotlight a person and/or people in your organization with their peers as well as to a larger audience.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.