Thu.Jan 20, 2022

Managing Difficult Parents

Ask a Tech Teacher

Student success depends mightily on three pieces: student, teacher, parent. But there are times as teachers we wonder if we are communicating effectively with parents. Teaching Channel addresses this in this fascinating article: 10 Ways to Manage Difficult Families.

4 Tips for Reigniting Creativity in the Classroom

Digital Promise

How can teachers develop a practice of creativity and stay inspired in their classrooms? During a recent webinar, HP Teaching Fellows Brent Christensen , Vickie Morgado , Teena Hine , and Amanda Brace shared tips for igniting creativity in their teaching and learning practice.

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Meet NEO at FETC 2022!

Neo LMS

Helping students continue their education during the pandemic has been a topic of concern since the very beginning. It’s safe to say that it’s still a critical issue and one that needs all of our attention, especially when it comes to choosing the best edtech to teach and engage students.

How to Teach With Wordle

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The viral word game Wordle can be used in the classroom to promote problem-solving and other skills

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Some kids have returned to in-person learning only to be kicked right back out

The Hechinger Report

Kesi Hatten’s daughter received her first suspension in sixth grade. She was being bullied, and the bullying escalated into a fight, Hatten said.

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13 Study Strategies To Help Students Retain New Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Studying is often viewed as a means to an end. We hope these study strategies help learners realize that it is a powerful & empowering tool. The post 13 Study Strategies To Help Students Retain New Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

Schools Share Strong Measures That Protect Student Data

EdTech Magazine

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jun Kim, technology director for Moore Public Schools in Oklahoma, watched as teachers began expanding their use of free digital resources.

‘Disruption is a huge catalyst for accelerating innovation. But it’s not a given’

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!

Using evidence-based math programs to address learning recovery

eSchool News

Selecting instructional strategies and supplemental resources for supporting student learning recovery shouldn’t be a guessing game.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

What is Factile and How Can It Be Used for Teaching? Tips and Tricks

techlearning

Factile is quiz platform designed to look like a gameshow while bringing all the learning functionality educators want

K-12 Districts Nationwide Expand Usage of ParentSquare to Strengthen Family Engagement

eSchool News

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. 20, 2022 —As educators gear up for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year, school-to-home engagement continues to be a top priority.

I’m a Former Migrant Student. Schools Need to Hire More Educators Who Look Like Me.

ED Surge

When I first began attending school, my teachers often seated me in the back of the classroom. My parents immigrated from Mexico and were farm workers who lived in Florida and migrated around the country based on the season.

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Oklahoma City Public Schools Announces TutorMe Partnership

eSchool News

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

5 Pandemic Learning Gains

The Innovative Educator

If you follow the fear-mongering mainstream media, you’d think today's youth is doomed as a result of the “learning loss” caused by the emergency remote learning students were involved in during the pandemic. Innovative educators (and their students) understand this is untrue.

Study: Instructional Mode Played No Significant Role in COVID-19-Related Learning Loss in Indiana Public Schools in 2020-21

eSchool News

MUNCIE, Indiana – Students, teachers, and administrators across the country have faced unprecedented challenges since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Adobe Product Simplifies Digital Design

EdTech Magazine

Last month, Adobe announced the release of Creative Cloud Express, a product that aims to bring design capabilities to all creators.

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Kansas’ Shawnee Mission School District Initiates New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Elementary Science Instruction

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, January 19, 2022) — Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) in Johnson County, Kansas has initiated a new partnership with Discovery Education supporting science education.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

All You Need to Select and Use Mentor Texts

MiddleWeb

A Teacher’s Guide to Mentor Texts offers a winning combination – a structured lesson approach, a range of suggested mentor texts, and an overall message adaptable to specific students. Teachers at multiple levels of experience will find it invaluable, writes Sara Pennington.

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How to fund 3 must-have classroom tech tools

eSchool News

Classroom technology is essential, and nothing made that more obvious than the COVID-19 pandemic that forced learning to go virtual and hybrid. Technology upgrades help make students feel included and achieve their full potential. But funding for classroom tech tools is always a challenge.

Start with Empathy: Human-centered campus communications

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

I started to write this during hour 6 of what ended up being a 10+ hour flight delay-turned cancellation-turned next day reschedule. I was part of the massive Skywest server outage (one of the largest regional carriers in the US) that affected hundreds of flights and thousands of people. As I went through the rollercoaster of pressing refresh on the United app, interpreting vague text message. Source. COVID19

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Osmo From BYJU’s Names Peter Glovin Senior Vice President of Educational Sales

eSchool News

Palo Alto, CA– Award-winning STEAM brand, Osmo from BYJU’S, announces Peter Glovin’s appointment as Senior VP of Educational Sales, effective immediately. In this role, Glovin, a seasoned senior edtech sales executive, will develop and implement a U.S.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Offline and Off-Screen Activities for Minds-On Learning

Graphite Blog

If there's one thing we can be sure of, it's that kids use screens -- a lot.

3 Coaching Best Practices to Take With Us to the ‘Other Side’ (eSchool News)

Edthena

With so much change happening in schools, it’s hard to know which coaching best practices to commit to for now and for the long term. But according to two learning coaches from St.

Our 2021-22 Student Book Budget Project is Complete!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Celebrating the first check outs. The 2021-22 student book budget team just completed their project for the year. Over 115 books were added to our library this year thanks to their work. We are so happy that this year’s books can be enjoyed for the second half of the school year.

3 Coaching Best Practices to Take With Us to the ‘Other Side’ (eSchool News)

Edthena

With so much change happening in schools, it’s hard to know which coaching best practices to commit to for now and for the long term. But according to two learning coaches from St.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Genially Walkthrough: Create Highly Interactive & Animated Social Media Graphics & Presentations, Growth Portfolios for Students with Embedded YouTube & @Flipgrid Videos, Drag & Drop Activities Including Audio, & More! @genially_en

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If you haven’t tried Genially yet, this video is for you! Genially allows you to create highly interactive and animated presentations, graphics (ie: images with hotspots, eye-catching social media posts), infographics , videos, and more!