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.

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.

The Importance of Involving Stakeholders Throughout the Strategic Planning Process

Education Elements

To see students and community members in action - that is the stuff we, as educators, dream about. Most recently in a suburban school district outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Academic Achievement Can Open So Many Doors

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark To perhaps risk the ire of educators across the nation, we should ask, ‘Is academic performance really important? And if so, why?’ On its surface, these may seem like absurd questions for anyone in the education biz.

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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.

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.

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 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

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.

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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?

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!

Resilience: The Key to Thriving, Not Just Surviving

Gaggle Speaks

Resilience. If there’s one inner quality that I could gift to a friend or loved one, it would be this.


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.

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. (

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.

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.


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.


Technology Tidbits

quizflight is an amazing new site for creating quizzes and flashcards. What separates quizflight from other quiz generators is the robust amount of features (styles of questions, timers, etc.)

The Value of Role-Play Practice at Staff Meetings: Using Challenging Patron Situations to Get Our Responses Right

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've also just posted a new Dr. Albrecht blog post in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 : " The Value of Role-Play Practice at Staff Meetings: Using Challenging Patron Situations to Get Our Responses Right." Real life rarely imitates the training experience.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.