Fri.Jan 08, 2021

10 Top Tips and Click-throughs in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because AATT is a resource blog, we share lots of tips our group comes across in their daily teaching as well as materials shared by others we think you’d like. Some you agree with; others, not so much.

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Advancing with Blended & Online Learning

Catlin Tucker

In the last ten months, teachers have had to design and facilitate learning for various teaching and learning landscapes. Teachers in states hit hard by the pandemic, like my home state of California, have been online since March. Some teachers are on a hybrid schedule seeing students a couple of days each week. Others are juggling the demands of the concurrent classroom, simultaneously teaching students in class and online.


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3 practices of resilient teachers during COVID-19

eSchool News

2020 has been a tough year to be a PreK-12 teacher. As spring was beginning with all the promise of the final push of the year, schools nationwide abruptly shut down.

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Google Slides: Add a Slide per Student

Teacher Tech

One of my favorite things is to have all students on the same ONE Google Slides. This allows me to see all student work together in real time. To initiate class discussions around student work and student ideas.

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.

More colleges and universities outsource services to for-profit companies

The Hechinger Report

MEDFORD, Mass. — The Tufts University campus was a quiet place in the fall, where students were scolded to stay in their dorms, checked frequently for Covid-19 and — if they tested positive — quarantined in modular housing set up on the tennis courts. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

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Is this the moment in history when K–12 school systems get disrupted?

eSchool News

With COVID-19 cases again on the rise, schools are once again closing their doors this year. Meanwhile, the toll on many educators, students, and families feels crushing. It may be the biggest understatement of 2020 to say that the pandemic has thrown K–12 environments into turmoil.

Absent Without Leave: America’s Traditional K-12 Learners are Leaving, Costing Schools Hundreds of Millions in Their Wake

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik Our traditional K-12 students are begging out of attendance at record numbers, often with no notification whatsoever. It’s a trend that began years ago, but has accelerated at blinding speed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Monitoring Mobile Devices in a Virtual Environment

EdTech Magazine

Dave Termunde remembers the day well. It was a Friday in March, and Arbor Park School District No. 145 had just shut down because of the pandemic.

Tech Spending Predictions for America’s Schools in 2021

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen EdTech spend is expected to increase by $2.4 billion in 2021, up from $35.8 billion to $38.2 billion. 2020 spend by America’s K12 schools was captured by the Learning Counsel’s Digital Transition Survey and summarized here. Technology Spend Increase U.S.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Opening Campuses During Pandemic Sent Virus Cases Soaring in Communities, CDC Reports


What is the health cost of opening college campuses during a pandemic, for students and the broader community? New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finally offers an answer to the question that has plagued higher ed leaders for the last 10 months.

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Here Is How Students Can Easily Add in-Text Citations and Generate Bibliographies in Google Docs

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Docs has a cool feature called Citations which allows you to easily add citations and generate bibliographies for your documents. Students can use Docs citation to add in-text references more. google docs

Stay Organized with SymbolStix PRIME


What does staying organized look like for you? Are you a scheduler, a labeler, or maybe both? For educators and service providers, staying organized is essential for running successful classroom and therapeutic settings—whether for in?person, person, remote, or hybrid learning.

Immersive Reader- A Great Tool to Enhance Students Reading Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Immersive Reader is an excellent learning tool from Microsoft that helps students of all ages and skills develop their reading. Immersive Reader provides a wide variety of features to more. reading tools

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

Organize and Collaborate Like Never Before with SymbolStix PRIME


A big update brings improved versatility and reach to SymbolStix PRIME! New organizational options help you manage your interactive boards, and you can send them to colleagues who subscribe, wherever they may be.

Mindstamp: Easily create dynamic interactive videos

iLearn Technology

It’s been a minute (or thousands) since I’ve blogged new technology finds. This year has us utilizing technology in new ways and in need of tools that support learning in new ways.

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Legends of Online Learning

Learning with 'e's

A Happy New Year to you (it really has to be better than 2020)!

OPINION: Mobs of white citizens rioting have been commonplace in the United States for centuries

The Hechinger Report

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters storm the U. Capitol building following a “Stop the Steal” rally Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Among the more common initial reactions to the disgraceful mob assault on the United States Capitol on Jan.

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

7 resources to teach students about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

eSchool News

Citizens of the United States watched in shock on Jan. 6 as pro-Trump supporters, who continue to maintain that the presidential election has been rigged, stormed the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.,

Column: As Betsy DeVos steps down, critics hope it is time to put the public back in public education

The Hechinger Report

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at a White House meeting, March 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images.