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How to make competency-based education possible through an intelligent learning platform


Teaching constantly meets new challenges. If frontal lessons were the norm decades ago, things have changed significantly. The focus is now on students and making classes interactive by encouraging student participation. All educational acts should and usually do revolve around them.

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What Is Additive Grading?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Additive grading is method of grading that starts all students at zero and adds points for accomplishments and mastery. The post What Is Additive Grading? appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers Student Engagement


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1 Million New Teachers Needed in 2022: Welcome to Education’s Great Resignation & Re-Shuffle

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Learning Counsel Research estimates that 32 percent of administrators in K12 education have quit or switched jobs within the last 25 months. A good number of those are Superintendency roles. Altogether, it’s an estimated 485 thousand workers quitting, being lost to the pandemic through death or disability, or shuffling to new roles in 2021 alone.

How to Create Slides from Google Docs

Teacher Tech

How to Create Slides from Google Docs is pretty fun and easy! Check out these options to outline your presentation first in Docs and then send to Google Slides. The post How to Create Slides from Google Docs appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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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.

Enterprise Cloud Computing – The Shift From On-Premises to the Cloud


The cloud has been a game-changer for enterprises, offering them increased agility, scalability, and cost savings. However, making the transition from on-premises to the cloud can be daunting, especially for large organizations with complex IT infrastructures. In this blog post, we’ll explore the challenges and best practices for transitioning to the cloud, so you can make the move with confidence. Challenge #1: Maintaining Redundancy.

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OPINION: A call to service: Our schools need you to step up

The Hechinger Report

The challenges facing school communities are dire. Historic teacher and staff shortages. Parent frustration and exhaustion. School board meetings that more closely resemble a playground brawl than an exercise in democracy.

Hey… Let’s Play

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke A few years ago, I took my youngest son and his friend to Laser Quest. It’s the best laser tag place I know, full of two-story mazes covered in glow-in-the-dark paint. I had intended to sit and wait for the boys as they enjoyed their experience, but a quick phone call with Mom changed that plan. “Go Go play. Have fun! I would if I was there,” encouraged Mom. She knows I’m still a kid at heart, just like her.

SEL shines on Sesame Street

eSchool News

A new partnership between Sesame Workshop and Discovery Education leverages social and emotional development and learning for a whole-child approach that will target early learners in grades PreK-2.

Podcast: Practical Examples of Classroom Equity in Language Instruction

EdNews Daily

When entering our education system as an emergent bilingual, the nuances are everything. Especially if you have an eye towards equity.

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.

How to attract the right students

Linways Technologies

Increasing admissions can satisfy the current goal of the institution. But what matters, in the long run, is attracting the right students. Institutions need to focus more on attracting deserving students because only they can bring value to the college. .

The Machines are Good at This

EdNews Daily

By Zach Vander Veen We spend a lot of time in education talking about the promise of technology in the classroom. Terms like “personalized learning” and “AI-driven instruction” and “adaptive learning” become buzzy. We view algorithms in awe and wistfully predict their power in shaping human cognition. We look for the “next big thing” and are distracted by the promise of technology that performs like magic. It may be prudent to ask, just what is EdTech particularly good at?

Change the Way Your Community Experiences Math

MIND Research Institute

Imagination might be the last word that comes to mind when you think about math. Probably because students are typically taught math via step-by-step standard algorithms without ever truly understanding what they mean and how they connect to the world around them.

Best Free Social Networks/Media Sites for Education


These top social networking/media sites are free, easy to use, and offer rich opportunities for educators and students to network, create, share and learn with each other

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).

Pell Grants for Short-Term Programs Would Help Students at My Community College

ED Surge

At the end of March, I had the honor of representing the Community College of Aurora and providing testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development.

Transforming Learning Spaces in Virtual Environments


Tech & Learning Innovative Leader Awards (Georgia): Most Innovative Learning Spaces

Control What You Can with a Positive Mindset


Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast. Lex Gillette, a 4x Paralympic silver medalist, was hyperexcited about making his mom’s mac and cheese, a meal he grew up with. He called her one weekend to walk him through each recipe step.


Ambition and Leadership

The Principal of Change

I highly encourage you to watch this video on leadership, no matter your role. nealfoard. A lot of people want power but don’t know the best use for it. fyp #storytime #tiktokstories #love #work #leadership #kindness. ? original sound – Neal Foard. I felt chills listening to that story.

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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!

Why One University Is Moving Toward a Subscription Model

ED Surge

One big theme in education-innovation circles is that the professional world is changing faster than ever, and so schools and colleges must adjust how they teach to meet those needs. One college in St.

Meetings Scheduled with Ease Right from Your Gmail: Using @Boomerang’s Bookable Schedule #productivity


It has been a while since I’ve published a post focused on productivity. This topic goes hand-in-hand with my interest in intentional tech use.

What Edtech Can Learn from Covid Vaccines

ED Surge

Over the past year, many of us have been amazed by the effectiveness of the new COVID-19 vaccines. This development is a success story made possible by decades of careful, measured progress in microbiology and immunology, overseen by certain legal and regulatory structures.

From Poverty To Assessment: A Reading List For All Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

From understanding to poverty to critical thinking to assessment, here is a reading list of books for all teachers. The post From Poverty To Assessment: A Reading List For All Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Books Equity

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.

Expensive Textbooks Are Still A Problem. Will Higher Quality OER Help?

ED Surge

High textbook costs continue to prove a barrier to college for some students, with some studies showing that many students skip textbook purchases even if they worry it’ll harm their grades because of the price tag.

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Change Your Teaching Career with Google Certification – SULS0154

Shake Up Learning

The post Change Your Teaching Career with Google Certification – SULS0154 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Looking to advance or change your teaching career?

Motivating Students to Test Their Best


Amid all the stress and organized chaos that comes with state testing, there can be bright moments that make everyone smile. AP DeAnna Miller shares how her school’s staff (and students) brightened their test season to encourage kids to do their best after a challenging year.

What is a Remote Proctoring Process? Can online proctoring detect screen Sharing?

Think Exam

Preventing the use of unfair techniques throughout the duration of an exam, whether it be an online or physical exam, has proven to be a difficult undertaking.

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.

Two Recent Guest Posts


I am connected to so many amazing, supportive people. One of the best is Peter DeWitt. He has always been just a message away for help, assistance, and reflection. He is the writer for EdWeek’s “Finding Common Ground” column and often features guest posts. This year, he published two of my posts.