Tue.May 31, 2022

Build a Strong, Fun, STEM Foundation

EdNews Daily

By Mark Hendrickson To teach our kids to become passionate and capable readers, we read to them. Whether at bedtime, at the library, or in the classroom, early childhood years are often infused with stories.

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Mindfulness–its place in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching Channel is one of my favorite hands-on resources for how to teach. They offer lots of videos from the classroom, showing teachers at work, but also well thought out discussions on topics that impact education. This one is on mindfulness.


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Guest Post: The Papert Test: A Filter for Picking Powerful Edtech

Digital Promise

The post Guest Post: The Papert Test: A Filter for Picking Powerful Edtech appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Developers Educators Entrepreneurs Marketplace

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How to build a classroom escape room to spark curiosity in learning


Are you looking for a new activity to challenge students to learn in a new way? ? Students spend a large amount of their school day sitting in their seats and may have few opportunities to move and interact with their classmates.

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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.

Community Schools: Lessons Learned/Lessons Shared

EdNews Daily

By James Stoffer and Zach Vander Veen Editor’s Note: This is the fifth and final installment of this series. For previous installments, see one, two, three and four Community Schools are a time whose idea has come, a solution that was waiting for the perfect storm – and the perfect storm is here.

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The Simple View of Reading: What You Need to Know


Understanding the science of how children learn to read is a necessary component for creating well-rounded classroom instruction. Cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, and education experts have studied literacy development for decades, creating a wealth of data for educators.

PROOF POINTS: How do you find a gifted child?

The Hechinger Report

At one elementary school in rural Appalachia, most of the children are white and poor; 90 percent qualify for free or reduced priced lunch. Guess how many of the 800 students are gifted? The answer: three.

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8 Ways To Create A Brain-Friendly Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

How can you create a brain-friendly classroom? By reducing stress, creating positive associations, and promoting feedback loops. The post 8 Ways To Create A Brain-Friendly Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Brain-Based Learning Resources Experienced Teacher Student Engagement

OPINION: Why community colleges are the perfect partner for green jobs — and good jobs

The Hechinger Report

President Joe Biden and California Governor Gavin Newsom are investing significant federal and state dollars in new technologies — all in the pursuit of clean air, clean energy, healthier lives and green jobs for our communities.

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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 K–12 School Districts Can Prevent DDoS Attacks

EdTech Magazine

Distributed denial of service attacks against K–12 school districts have risen sharply over the past two years. The attacks come from outside actors and, increasingly, from students who discover they can buy a DDoS attack as a service online, as a way to get out of classes and tests.

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Some California colleges find it hard to shift away from remedial courses

The Hechinger Report

LOS ANGELES – The first in his family to attend college, Paul Medina was increasingly frustrated by his inability to get into a college-level math class. This story also appeared in Los Angeles Times.

What Is Unity Learn And How Does It Work? Tips & Tricks


Unity Learn is a place to learn code for gaming and more, in a course led format

Motivating Teachers in Challenging Times


Ron Williamson and Barbara Blackburn have advice that can help school leaders stay attuned to today’s constantly changing school environment, recognize the stress of external factors, and use strategies that encourage teachers’ intrinsic motivation and sense of self-efficacy.

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).

How one district is channeling the Power of One for student success

eSchool News

The Columbus City Schools recently released a new Strategic Plan that details how we are going to achieve our mission over the next five years.

Nitro Type- Learn Typing through Competitive Racing Games

Educators Technology

Nitro Type is a free online car racing game that helps players enhance their typing skills through competing with other players in real-time. Each player has a race car whose speed is determined by.read more. typing games typing tools

The Gift of Rejection

The Principal of Change

I love this video on “The Gift of Rejection” from Jia Jiang on “rejection therapy” for not only the smile it provided but the power of its message: @wearetalkit Jia Jiang – The gift of rejection #motivational #inspirational #explore #fyp ?

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Engaging Lessons for the Next-Gen Connected Creators – SULS0160

Shake Up Learning

The post Engaging Lessons for the Next-Gen Connected Creators – SULS0160 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey chats with Dr. Monica Alicea, a Technology Training and Integration Specialist, about strategies and tools to engage students.

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 Some Investors Say Edtech ‘Doom and Gloom’ is Overhyped

ED Surge

Like tech stocks in general, edtech has taken a nosedive over the past six months or so.

Mastering the FUND-amentals

eSchool News

In this week’s episode of Innovations in Education , hosted by Kevin Hogan: • It’s time to invest in tech equity in education • How to fund your CTE program • How to make the most of your COVID relief funds.

Cool Math Games- Free Online Math Games for Kids and Students

Educators Technology

Cool Math Games offers access to a wide range of free math challenges that helps students sharpen their mathematical skills. These include free thinking, strategy, and logic games. Cool Math.read more. Math games Math websites

Hybrid Hype in Higher Ed – Is your campus ready?

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

When I first began my work researching and writing about social media, I considered myself an ambitious cheerleader – maybe even a hype woman – for campuses to adopt the latest digital communication tools to better tell their stories and connect with students. In 2012 it was Twitter and Instagram; today it’s TikTok or Discord. But adoption does not equal impact. Decentralized within divisions. Source. COVID19 Digital Leadership

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.

Summertime Learning and a New Tool and Game


Summer will flow more smoothly than ever with the latest updates to your solutions. In Unique Learning System’s Summer Unit, students will learn about camping, hiking, and the importance of trying new things—plus, we’ve added guides to adapting the unit’s leveled books.

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Do flashcards help kids with dyslexia?


I once heard dyslexia described as like trying to read a James Joyce novel after having a bottle of wine. As a prolific reader, writer, and wine drinker, I can fully attest to the veracity of this sentiment.

Having All Voices Heard in the Classroom & Beyond | @QuietAndStrong Podcast #introvert #edtech @PearDeck @Flipgrid


I’m extremely excited to share a conversation I had with David Hall of Quiet and Strong. On the podcast, I talk about discovering my own #introvert superpowers & how I’ve rethought the classroom dynamic to empower all voices. Susan Cain’s Quiet had a PROFOUND impact on my teaching & has driven much of the work I’ve done since. What you might not know is that I was invited by TED-Ed to THE TED conference where Susan spoke in 2012.

Acceptable Use Policy for workplace technology

Jamf on EdTech

Organizations use Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) to set forth guidelines for employees and company practices. This aligns them with industry best practices, laws and regulatory compliance. In this blog, we go into further detail as to: What is an AUP? Why are they important?

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.

What in the World is an Educator to Do?

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik These are unusual times, to say the least. The two biggest storylines in the school world are the teacher shortage and the student shortage. It seems like they can’t both be true. But they are.

"Starting a Side Gig" (Tonight) + "Parenting for Academic Success" (Summer Course) + Urban Librarianship (Mini-Summit)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun


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