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5 ways to engage your students with Minecraft

eSchool News

As an educator for over 27 years and a Digital Learning Specialist (social studies) for the past 7 years in Atlanta Public Schools, I have supported educators across my district and beyond as they purposefully integrate technology in the classroom to promote engagement and 21 st century skill development.

June is Internet Safety Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

June is National Internet Safety Month , thanks to a resolution passed in 2005 by the U.S. Senate. The goal is to raise awareness about online safety for all, with a special focus on kids ranging from tots to teens. Children are just as connected to the Internet as adults.

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Color Management and Color Blindness: How Can Monitor Technologies Help? 

ViewSonic Education

Color management and color blindness are often perceived as two contradictory things. While color blindness has long been a major challenge to color management, the latest monitor technology provides extended controls over this workflow, making it more user-friendly than ever.

The Metaverse Is Already Here, and K–12 Schools Are Using It for Education

EdTech Magazine

Even in its infancy, the metaverse has become a buzzword that remains a bit difficult to pin down. So, what exactly is the metaverse, and why is it such a big deal?

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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.

ABCya- Free Learning Games for Kids (Review)

Educators Technology

ABCya is a website that provides free learning games for kids in grades Pre K through 6. ABCya learning Games are organized by grade and subject area and cover a wide array of topics including.read more. Android educational game apps Educational games

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Global Pandemics App Shares Fantastic Tales

MiddleWeb

Teacher educator Curtis Chandler guides us through Global Pandemics, a “fantastic” free Chrome app that transports teachers and students back in time to the lives, choices, and dilemmas faced by individuals during some of the most severe plagues and pandemics in history.

Local partnerships can build STEM workforce development in your district

eSchool News

The measurable success of recruiting students into STEM based pathways via a popular high school program known as FlexFactor has led the Department of Defense to recently invest $5 million via its Manufacturing Engineering Education Program (MEEP).

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Changing the Language to Build a Culture to Support Transformational Leadership

techlearning

To master the new language of leadership, leaders must pivot their thinking from focusing on individuals to concentrating on interactions between individuals

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With Money From Facebook, 10 Colleges Turn Their Campuses into ‘Metaversities’

ED Surge

Diving into a magnified human cell. Studying stars from the surface of the moon. Tossing a Frisbee on the quad with a classmate who lives 700 miles away. These scenarios are far-fetched for most college students. Yet a new virtual reality experiment aims to make them possible.

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.

4 in 10 Educators Lack a Voice in Choosing Ed Tech, New Analysis Finds

Marketplace K-12

A research project is documenting the good and bad experiences of classroom educators with ed-tech tools. The post 4 in 10 Educators Lack a Voice in Choosing Ed Tech, New Analysis Finds appeared first on Market Brief.

Teachers of the Year Say Educators Deserve More Trust

ED Surge

Autumn Rivera, 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year, at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in April. Photo by Rebeccca Koenig. WASHINGTON — Curiosity and creativity were on display when dozens of top teachers from around the U.S. gathered on the National Mall at the end of April.

Literacy Instruction to Reach Each and Every Student

edWeb.net

Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast. The conversation about equity is spreading in classrooms all across the United States. Ask any educator and they will tell you how important it is to ensure equal access to opportunity for all students.

Creating a Culture of Joy

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Can we have joy in schools? How about on social media? With so many difficulties, it seems beyond impossible sometimes to find joy but it can be done.

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).

Funding High-Quality Child Care Is A Popular Idea, So Treat It Like One, Researcher Says

ED Surge

Researcher Kathy Hirsch-Pasek has a challenge she would like to see lawmakers in the U.S. Congress take on—call it a dare. She wants all 535 of them to spend a day taking the lead in an early childhood classroom.

The Google Docs Feature You Need: PageLESS Docs!

Shake Up Learning

The post The Google Docs Feature You Need: PageLESS Docs! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Another AWESOME NEW Google Docs feature alert! Did you know you don’t have to have page breaks in Google Docs? This is super handy for tables, choice boards, wide images, and more.

Are You a P-12 Educator Looking To Share Your Voice? Apply for Our Writing Fellowship

ED Surge

Over the past year, we’ve amplified the voices of educators as they navigated the fallout from the pandemic through our Voices of Change project, creating opportunities for educators to reflect, share and learn from one another through journalism, storytelling and research.

Pride Month: Supporting LGBTQ Students

Gaggle Speaks

June is Pride Month, a time to honor the impact of LGBTQ individuals throughout history, including the pivotal Stonewall Uprising in 1969—a turning point in the fight for LGBTQ rights. It’s also a time for allies to show their love and support for the LGBTQ community. Student Mental Health

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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!

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Knowledge Avatars

A Knowledge Avatar learns from YOU, and interacts with your students. . Create your own Knowledge Avatar. It's free to be a creator. Deploy your Knowledge Avatar on any Website or LMS. Monetize your Knowledge Avatar. We'll show you how. No-programming needed.

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Schools Supply List – Your Back To School Shopping Guide

Fractus Learning

Table of Contents Should You Use A Printable School Supply List?

Is an online examination system safer than traditional examination systems?

Think Exam

The definition of examination has altered so far. Now, education is not limited to classrooms only. It is at your fingertips with new-age technology. Educational institutes depend on technology to make admission, examination, and result generation easier.

SJSU iSchool Event: "Ukrainian Libraries during the Ongoing Russian-Ukrainian War" Webcast Symposium

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding sponsor of the Library 2.0 conference series, a partnership we have had for 12 years. Please consider attending their free symposium coming up on Wednesday, June 15th. Details are below.

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.

Lessons from School Shootings - Protecting Yourselves and Your Library Patrons

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Protecting Yourselves and Your Patrons: Important Lessons for Library Leaders and Staff from School Shootings" Part of the Library 2.0

"Mindfulness for Educators and Librarians," "Lessons from School Shootings," and "Surviving Collapse"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MINDFULNESS FOR EDUCATORS, LIBRARIANS, AND OTHERS: SELF-CARE STRATEGIES FOR DIFFICULT TIMES Part of the LearningRevolution.com 'Survive and Thrive!'