Tue.Nov 30, 2021

10 low-prep, high-return activities for class TOMORROW

Ditch That Textbook

There’s no shame in low-prep! Here are 10 solid teaching ideas for tomorrow that will free up some time in your life.Low-prep doesn’t have to mean less learning. Technology allows us to be more efficient and effective in the classroom in many ways.

What You Might Have Missed in November

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of November. Tract+Genius Hour–a new twist on a popular project. Are We Teaching Enough Civics in Schools? Geography Awareness Week: November 15-19, 2021. New Teachers–From Pandemic to the Classroom. International Education During the Pandemic.


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15 ideas for digital end-of-semester final projects

Ditch That Textbook

Final projects can help students summarize and review content from the entire semester. Plus, they can create fantastic products with what they've learned!After After months and months of learning, it all comes down to this. The end of the semester project.

Online learning tips for neurodivergent students


Online learning has become a prevalent part of the educational landscape. This has some significant benefits. It enables learning to continue when distancing is a necessity. It also provides greater access options to students living in rural areas or experiencing mobility challenges.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Demystifying metrics: 3 strategic steps to measuring students’ relationships

The Christensen Institute

In a continuation of a pattern that started prior to the pandemic, surveys from this past spring reported high levels of anxiety and depression among high schoolers.

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Book Club Guide Available for UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

A friend recently asked me, “How do you continue your own learning?” ” I responded, “I read a lot.” ” I dedicate time every morning to my professional growth by reading an article or chapter in a book.

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Considerations for K–12 Administrators to Improve Business Continuity Planning

EdTech Magazine

Even the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. If the pandemic has made one fact clear, it’s that planning for an uncertain future is difficult to do. Schools have come a long way from the tumultuous days of required remote learning, yet — as districts look ahead — the uncertainty remains.

Minecraft and Makerspaces: Learning Design Through Play


Minecraft: Education Edition has made more people than ever aware that esports and video games can be used as a learning tool

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Why Digital Equity Is About So Much More Than Access and Infrastructure


With the ambitious goal of closing the digital divide, Congress approved and President Biden recently signed into law $65 billion for broadband infrastructure—the largest federal investment in history.

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

4 ways online tutoring helps our at-risk, low-income district achieve goals

eSchool News

Our urban Title I district serves a population of 78 percent at-risk students and 84 percent low-income families.

Best Free Digital Citizenship Sites, Lessons and Activities


Explore the top free sites, lessons, and activities for teaching digital citizenship

Do your teachers know what good teaching looks like?

eSchool News

Pick any high-priority instructional initiative in your district. Can you think of at least one teacher who is excelling in that priority area? Maybe it’s an early-elementary teacher facilitating small group math learning.

The Key to Understanding Productive Struggle in Games

MIND Research Institute

What Exactly is Productive Struggle? Productive struggle is the process of effortful learning that develops grit and creative problem solving.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Check out the top 25 edWebinars of 2021


If you’re looking for something to binge-watch over the holidays, our top 25 edWebinars for 2021 are a great playlist!

Use the “@” Symbol to Insert and Access Shortcuts in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post Use the “@” Symbol to Insert and Access Shortcuts in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know that a whole new menu appears when you type the @ symbol in Google Docs?

A Complete Special Education Reading Program


Since 2008, Unique Learning System ® has been changing the lives of millions of students nationwide. With standards?aligned aligned lessons across six grade bands, including three levels of differentiation in content to aid teaching, this special education reading program is unparalleled.

How to Work LESS and Become a More Effective Teacher – SULS0137

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Work LESS and Become a More Effective Teacher – SULS0137 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey chats with Dan Jackson, author of Work Less, Teach More.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Help Readers Learn ‘Strategic Processing’


When students tackle fact-rich texts, teachers may need to shift into focused instruction mode, modeling the strategic processing nonfiction readers use to make sense of new information. Cummins and Webb share a teacher-student partnership scenario. The post Help Readers Learn ‘Strategic Processing’ first appeared on MiddleWeb.

Growing from the Contributions of the Learners in Our Classrooms

The Principal of Change

Currently, I am teaching a course with UPenn titled “Building a Strong Foundation for Universal Design for Learning and Innovation,” which is part of a UDL certificate program taught with my friend and colleague, Dr. Katie Novak. (

How to Engage Students with Digital Signage

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Digital signage is a simple yet powerful way for schools and educators to offer relevant information to students and to keep students engaged. Are you looking to recognize students for being good.read more. sponsored posts

SG’s neobank YouTrip secures $30M in latest funding round


Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Singaporean neobank YouTrip announced today that it has raised $30 million in its Series A funding round.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

Resources for Teachers and Instructional Coaches – November 2021


It’s November, and we’ve rounded up this month’s top resources for teachers and coaches! This edition of noted and notable content for educators includes resources all about building and maintaining a culture of collective efficacy, student empathy, and teacher sustainability.

SpeQtral raises $8.3m in Xora-led funding round


Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Quantum-secure communication systems SpeQtral successfully raised $8.3 million in funding.


Technology Tidbits

SplashLearn is a wonderful, super easy-to-use, free all-in-one online Math platform for grades K-5. SplashLearn is an ideal learning tool to use for teachers and parents because of the educational portal.

Selecting Your Mass Communication System

Hansen's Link to Tech

In the world of organizational communications it is essential to review communication platforms and the opportunities that exist for your audience. Today’s post focuses on the essentials of current mass communication systems to assist your organization in communication excellence. Student Information Sync. It is essential to be interoperable when it comes to your foundational data, to do this make sure your student information system does the following with your mass communication service.

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.