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9 President’s Day Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February–this year, February 19, 2018. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still unofficially called “Washington’s Birthday” by many. The holiday became known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.

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5 Elements that make lessons more engaging


A version of this post was published in TeachThought. When you think back to your school years, you probably remember those teachers who made classes interesting. They would always find a way to make even the dullest lessons captivating. They’d put on a voice or reach out for their different “acting hats” just to get a positive reaction from their students. .

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Why Creatives Need to Sync ICC Profiles 

ViewSonic Education

What are ICC profiles? In order to understand what they are, we first have to grasp how we perceive colors. The average human eye has three types of cone cells and when combined, can perceive up to a million different colors. Technically, what our eyes ‘see’ depends on how much light the cone cells pick up. We have three types of cones: red, green, and blue.

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The Pandemic Has Increased Interest in Digital Transcripts. Will They Displace Degrees?


Even before students at Morgan State University finish their degrees, they’ll soon have something official to let them show the world what they’ve learned so far. The university is rolling out a new system that will give every student a new kind of digital transcript that will include things like what courses they’ve taken and involvement in community programs.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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How to Use Esports to Improve Student Performance

ViewSonic Education

The concept of using esports to improve student performance within schools and other academic settings may still seem unusual to some educators, but it is a realistic aim. To reap the rewards from an esports program, you need structure and a plan of action. Continue reading to learn more about how esports can boost performance outcomes. You may also check out ViewSonic ELITE’s series of professional gaming monitors.

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6 key trends shaping the future of K-12 assessment

eSchool News

Most educators are concerned that summative assessments cause students undue anxiety, adding to growing concerns over the state of K-12 assessments and how they’re created, delivered, and interpreted. State of Assessment in K-12 Education , a new report from Instructure , the makers of Canvas, explores the current state of K-12 assessments as COVID-19 continues to push schools into crisis.

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When the Math Anxiety Shifts to Math Boredom


Lately Michelle Russell’s students aren’t just talking about how anxious math makes them; many are lamenting about how boring math is. Beyond trying to make math fun via puzzles and games, she's now looking for methods to spark more intrinsic interest in the world of numbers. The post When the Math Anxiety Shifts to Math Boredom first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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edWeb 2022 Teacher Professional Learning Survey


edWeb.net is a free professional learning network that provides educators with online professional learning communities and edWebinars. edWeb has grown to a global community of over 1 million educators from preK – higher ed. edWeb provides personalized, collaborative learning—anytime, anywhere. During the pandemic, the need for virtual collaboration, learning, and support has been more critical than ever.

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Essential time-tested teaching tactics

eSchool News

In this week’s episode of Getting There: Innovations in Education , host Kevin Hogan explores: 3 ideas to center educator wellness How to use critical thinking in ELA and social studies The future of assessment using project-based learning (PBL).

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Best Free Music Lessons and Activities


These free online music lessons, activities, and apps will bring the joy of music into any classroom

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.

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Do the Simple Things Well and Consistently

The Principal of Change

Now and then, the Vshred account on Instagram will post this picture of my body transformation: It is not only an honour to see that posted, but it is an excellent reminder of the work I have done to change my lifestyle. . Every time that picture is posted on their account with over a million followers, I will get messages from people asking me the following question; does the program (VShred) work?

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How To Use A Smartboard

Fractus Learning

Whiteboards are great teaching tools, but a smartboard can do so much more to engage students. A smartboard not only enhances the teacher’s teaching, but it also improves the student’s learning. As an interactive whiteboard, a smartboard is easily adjustable to the teacher’s teaching techniques and lessons. Table of Contents What Is A Smartboard? How Do I Start It Up?

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Google Classroom + BookWidgets = Superpowered Digital Classroom – SULS0145

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Classroom + BookWidgets = Superpowered Digital Classroom – SULS0145 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Combine Google Classroom and BookWidgets to superpower your digital classroom! In this episode, Kasey chats with Educational Technologist and BookWidgets expert, Sheryl Place. Sheryl shares the magic of BookWidgets, and how teachers can create engaging online activities that take worksheets from static to dynamic.

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Can a Math Game Improve Social Emotional Learning Skills?

MIND Research Institute

Certain games can improve SEL skills and students’ confidence in math. The value of teaching social emotional learning (SEL) skills is indisputable. Decades of SEL research and its effect on academic performance have linked the development of these skills to " higher student achievement, more positive student motivation and more socially acceptable classroom behaviors.”.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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Helping Students Win the Game of School | Handling Awkward Library Conversations | Overcoming Self Sabotage | More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please consider joining us for one or more of our brand new series of affordable 'Survive and Thrive!' webinars, workshops, and summits, part of the LearningRevolution.com family: Library 2.0 , The Future of Education , ReinventingSchool.com , Classroom 2.0 , and TeacherLibrarian.org. More details below. HELPING STUDENTS TO WIN AT SCHOOL: A SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE GAME OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS AND TEACHERS Part of the LearningRevolution.com 'Survive and Thrive!