Mon.May 10, 2021

How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect.

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Four Questions Education Leaders are Asking to Find the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

After a year of fast-paced, high-pressure decision making, you’re now called on to figure out which edtech products will support your learners and educators. Should you continue to use the products you implemented before the rush to distance learning?

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Removing Barriers with UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Recently, a teacher posted a comment to my blog lamenting that direct instruction consumed much of the class period. Like many, this teacher felt intense pressure to teach the standards and wasn’t sure how to embrace Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning. This is not unusual.

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How To Move To Canada To Be A Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great article from an Ask a Tech Teacher contributor for those of you interested in teaching internationally–specifically, Canada: How To Move To Canada To Be A Teacher. Canada is a country that people all over the world would love to emigrate to.

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

30 K–12 IT Influencers to Follow in 2021

EdTech Magazine

Educators who rose to the many challenges presented this past year often did so with the aid of educational technology. Many K–12 districts adapted to new learning styles, sometimes more than once, as the year progressed.

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How Research-Informed Games May Result in Deep Learning Experiences


Time and again, there have been education techniques and pedagogy developed that challenged conventional teaching and learning methods. As new approaches are tried, it is important to also analyze the reasons why children may be apprehensive about learning.

Guest post: UC System Cybersecurity Attack


One of the consequences of failing to incorporate cybersecurity measures in your organization is a data leak. Data leaks don’t only ruin the credibility of an organization, but they can also result in huge losses. The University of California was recently attacked by hackers who exploited a vulnerability in its file-transfer service. The Aftermath Of UC’s Cybersecurity Attack.

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Educators: When It Comes to DEI, We Can’t Be Silent


There are certain experiences in life for which there are no words, and certain conversations that can leave a lasting impact.

PROOF POINTS: Test-optional policies didn’t do much to diversify college student populations

The Hechinger Report

Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, pictured above, was one of 99 colleges that adopted test-optional admissions between 2005-6 and 2015-16. A study found that the policy boosted diversity on campuses by 1 percentage point, on average.

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.

The Unintended Consequences of Universal Preschool


One of the hallmarks of President Biden’s $1.8 trillion American Families Plan is its ambitious proposal to create something tantamount to universal preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds.

What Is Reciprocal Teaching?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Reciprocal teaching is a teacher-guided strategy where small groups of students play specific roles in the comprehension of a text. The post What Is Reciprocal Teaching? appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy Definitions Fundamentals

Why Tech Companies View the Job Search As Big Business


In the months that followed the onset of COVID-19, devastating unemployment and the rapid shift to remote learning renewed questions about the efficacy of a pricey, multi-year college degree—and sparked a national outcry over the relevance of traditional higher education in a COVID-changed world.

7 ways to focus stimulus spending on students with disabilities

eSchool News

Schools and districts are poised to receive an influx of federal dollars that should support students with disabilities and make equity a priority, ensuring that outdated and ineffective special education systems are updated and held to high-quality standards, according to a new report from the Center for Learner Equity.

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.

Keep Students on Grade Level in ST Math, Even if They’re Behind

MIND Research Institute

This article features contributions from MIND's Chief Data Science Officer Andrew Coulson. Teachers often ask to move a student down one or more grade levels in ST Math, based on the student’s state test performance or a universal screener that indicates the student is below grade level in math.

3 key considerations for the future of assessments

eSchool News

The cancellation of summative assessments in the spring of 2020, coupled with the variability of the spring 2021 testing season, significantly impacted the K–12 assessment landscape, making formative and frequent checks for understanding an educators’ main line of sight into what students know and don’t know.

Apps to Help Students Improve Their Math Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of educational math apps we curated from Apple’s New and Notable category in iTunes App Store. These are apps students can use to help them practice, develop, and more

2021 EdTech IT Influencer List Badges

EdTech Magazine

Congratulations! If you’re on the list of 30 K–12 IT Influencers to Follow in 2021, spread the news and grab our influencer images for your social media pages or websites. Below you will find a header image for your Twitter profile and a social object to share on your social media pages. Please be sure to tag @EdTech_K12 when you post!

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.

Engaging Games for Learning Letter and Word Patterns

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with you three awesome interactive tools from ReadWriteThink. These are games and activities designed specifically to help kids learn letter and word patters more

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Acer Predator Desktop DIY Kit: Girls Review


Students from Knollwood Middle School in New Jersey assemble the Acer Predator Desktop DIY Kit and share their experience


Google and iPad: Maximizing the power of multiple ecosystems

Jamf on EdTech

In education specifically, schools invested in Google education tools or considering these services may believe Chromebook is the only viable hardware to take advantage of Google.

How VDI Can Help Provide Computing to All Students


VDI can help all students gain access to programs, boost equity, and help close the digital divide

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every 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.

The Shake Up Learning ALL-ACCESS PASS!

Shake Up Learning

The post The Shake Up Learning ALL-ACCESS PASS! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Shake Up Learning ALL-ACCESS PASS. With the ALL-ACCESS Pass, participants can access all of the Master Classes, Online Workshops, Podcast PD, and the Members-Only Library! (*excludes Google Certification Academies).

Kahoot! Lesson Plan for Elementary Grades


This Kahoot! Lesson Plan is designed to help educators implement the digital tool into their instruction

Parent Communications Are ALWAYS a Priority


Amid all the other challenges of pandemic education, principal Rita Platt has noticed an uptick in communication breakdowns between teachers and parents this year. Platt relates several stories that prompted her to share some parent/teacher do’s and don’ts with staff.