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Student Success Relies on Future-Proofing Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Imagine if we all had a crystal ball? It sure would have come in handy prior to the pandemic. What if I told you that we might have actually had one in the form of a retro animated series that aired over fifty years ago that predicted some modern technological innovations?

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12 Things Every Lesson You Teach Should Have

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12 Things Every Lesson You Teach Should Have. by Terry Heick. What should every lesson have? It’s a challenge to say what every single lesson imaginable should always have every single time no matter what. There are always exceptions.

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Books I read in April 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in April 2021… The Spy Who Came In From the Cold , John le Carré [thriller]. Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century , Orson Scott Card [sci fi]. Hope you’re reading something fun too! Related Posts. Books I read in May 2020.


The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2021…It’s True…  I Teach Because I Can’t Do Anything Else

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

“To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.” ? John Dewey. it is especially important this years to say… Happy 2021 Teacher Appreciation Week!


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What Can COVID Vaccine Side Effects Tell You About Your Immune Response?

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Do COVID Vaccine Side Effects Tell You How Strong Your Immune Response Will Be? contributed by Robert Finberg , Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School. No, vaccine side effects don’t tell you how well your immune system will protect you from COVID-19.

7 takeaways from this school year that simplify teaching from now on

The Cornerstone for Teachers

What made teaching easier and more sustainable this school year, and how can we carry those principles over into next year? Those are the questions I’m exploring in this article and podcast episode.

A Good Tool for Creating Trading Cards in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Trading Card Creator is a web tool from ReadWriteThink that you can use with your students for various educational purposes most important of them all is to help them enhance their writing more

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What We’ve Lost By Not Being Together


After a year of teaching to blank Zoom squares, Lauren Brown reflects on pre-pandemic days and the rich, face-to-face experiences she always had with kids. Will her profound sense of loss change in May, with all her students back in physical class? Will school feel like spring? September? The post What We’ve Lost By Not Being Together first appeared on MiddleWeb. Future of History Pandemic Learning in-person classes Lauren Brown pandemic teaching student challenges virtual classes

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Critical Reading Checklist for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Internet and web technologies have radically transformed the information landscape levelling the ground for everyone to access, produce, and share knowledge anytime, anywhere. The world’ more

Seeking asylum in a time of Covid

The Hechinger Report

In January, Rosa Bermudez brought home a colorful worksheet from Stansbury Elementary School, meant to guide her “power plan” for a safe, healthy relationship to technology. This story also appeared in Telemundo.

En busca de asilo en tiempos del Covid

The Hechinger Report

En enero, Rosa Bermúdez trajo a su casa una colorida hoja de trabajo de la Escuela Primaria Stansbury para usarla de guía en su plan para una relación segura y saludable con la tecnología. This story also appeared in Telemundo.