Thu.Dec 02, 2021

5 Strategies to make your classes more inclusive


As a teacher of the 21st century, there are many factors that you need to consider when it comes to your classes. You might remember your time in school and those teachers who managed to create a welcoming environment where everyone would feel comfortable and willing to partake in discussions.

#1 Skill to Teach–Protect Student Privacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve written a lot about the importance of teaching students to protect their online privacy. Yes, we must do what we can on the campus but the real impact will come from students taking care of themselves. District Administration has a great article on this topic.


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How to use Microsoft Teams for Live Streaming Morning Announcements … for FREE!


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Everyone in Higher Ed Deserves Better Than We’re Getting Right Now


This semester has felt like living in limbo. Most campuses are back open after the emergency remote learning of last year, but things are hardly normal, with the pandemic lingering worldwide. One professor captured the mood on many campuses in a Twitter thread that went viral this week.

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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.

Could digital citizenship be the most important pandemic lesson?

eSchool News

When the pandemic prompted schools to quickly shift to distance learning last spring, educators became responsible for using online technologies to teach students.

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OPINION: Men may be missing from campus, but don’t assume women aren’t struggling too

The Hechinger Report

This fall, I heard a question I had never before encountered in my job helping women from low-income backgrounds complete a college degree: “Is this work still needed?”.

Here’s why SEL should be a top priority in schools

eSchool News

Covid brought with it countless challenges–but one thing it emphasized? The need for social-emotional learning (SEL) in each and every classroom. Students can’t learn unless they feel safe and secure.

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


Gimkit is a live-learning game show that works for groups as well as independent study

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Sentences to Get Kids Reading and Writing


Rebecca Crockett values the work Geraldine Woods has done in creating Sentence. A Period-to-Period Guide to Building Better Readers and Writers and the expertise she shares with teachers less experienced with this method of teaching. Destined to be an oft-referenced book!


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.

Emergency Federal Funding Jolted State Spending on K-12 During Fiscal 2021

Marketplace K-12

Backed with unprecedented federal funding to weather the pandemic, states collectively spent an estimated $483 billion on K-12 during fiscal 2021, a year-over-year increase of 12.3 percent, according to a new analysis.

8 ways to manage your classroom with Jotform Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Classroom management is an essential element of maintaining a positive and effective learning environment, but it also requires patience, awareness, and clear rules. That’s a lot to balance more. App creator Tools Jotform sponsored posts

5 Easy Ways to Use Edtech Tools with In-Person Students


With students back in classrooms, you might be tempted to toss aside all the edtech tools you relied on during distance learning. But, Monica Burns urges teachers and school leaders to reconsider.

Improve Cybersecurity in Education with Jamf

Jamf on EdTech

Learn why cybersecurity in schools is crucial for student success, and how to strengthen your defenses against the threat of lost learning time and data breaches

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).

CDW Expands IT Services and Offerings with Sirius Acquisition

EdTech Magazine

CDW acquired Sirius Computer Solutions, a leading integrator of technology-based solutions that include digital infrastructure, cybersecurity, cloud systems and managed services. The acquisition allows CDW to scale its solution and service offerings across the IT ecosystem.

CEC 2022


We’re excited to attend CEC 2022 in Orlando, FL! This show marks 100 years of special education professionals sharing knowledge that ultimately benefits their& students.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Discovery Education Partner to Unlock Student Success Through Engineering

eSchool News

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New Polaris Content


We’ve added an Adaptive/Functional Area of Focus to Polaris, including a new profile, assessments, and aligned goals and resources to provide a comprehensive view of a student’s adaptive functional& skills. What's New Polaris

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!

Diving Deeper into District Data to Drive Good Decision Making

Blog post by Robert Low based on this edLeader Panel. As school districts continue to amass large amounts of data about students, teachers, and educational resources each year, using the data in ways that lead to effective decisions and inform stakeholders has become increasingly important.

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Kansas Provides Statewide Access of LETRS Professional Learning in Literacy for Educators Responsible for Prekindergarten through Grade Three

eSchool News

BOSTON (Dec. 1, 2021) –– The Kansas State Board of Education is providing statewide access to LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional learning for educators in prekindergarten through third grade to individuals entering the early education field.

2 Step Verification and Why

Hansen's Link to Tech

Cybersecurity is a hot term used across a variety of fields, so much the term is understood with the general public. We can go down the rabbit hole on so many topics such as securing your organization, accounts management, social engineering, etc. The purpose of this post is to focus specifically on 1 simple step… securing your account(s) with 2 step verification. Note: other terms equaling the same include 2 step verification, 2 factor verification and multi-factor verification.

How you can Secure an Exam Browser by Online Navigation?

Think Exam

Transition in examination has taken place right after the covid-19 pandemic. The online examination ecosystem has emerged as a solution for both teachers and students. Students have opportunities to demonstrate their exceptional creativity and ace examination.

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.