Thu.Feb 03, 2022

Playlists vs. Choice Boards: What is the difference?

Catlin Tucker

This week, I received a comment to my blog asking: What do you feel is the biggest difference between playlists and choice boards? Would you say a playlist is more data-driven and a choice board gives more variety in learning modalities? These are great questions!

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How to manage slow-working students in your classroom


Students experience learning differently. Some may be able or willing to solve tasks on time, but others may struggle to do so.

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10 things you didn’t know you could do with Google Arts and Culture

Ditch That Textbook

Google Arts and Culture is a massive collection of videos and images of cultural artifacts from over 2,000 museums around the world. But virtually visiting art exhibits is just one of the many things you can do with Google Arts and Culture.

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Understanding and Teaching Reading Fluency in Your Classroom


Want More Science of Reading? Check out our seven-part Science of Reading webinar series. Learn how the brain learns to read and get tips for effective, researched-based classroom instruction. Download previous recordings or register for our next session here. We’d love to see you there!

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.

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How Inquiry Teaching Can Help Us Through Divided Times

TeachThought - Learn better.

Unfortunately, teachers are increasingly getting swept into the morass of culture wars playing out in our media and political processes. The post How Inquiry Teaching Can Help Us Through Divided Times appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Inquiry

We struggle to measure quality child care — and even more to fund it

The Hechinger Report

When Sasha Shunk first opened a child care center in her Maine home nearly 20 years ago, she knew she would have to stand out among the nearly 3,000 other home-based child care providers operating in the state at the time. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift. “I

How Inquiry Teaching Can Help Us Through Divided Times

TeachThought - Learn better.

Unfortunately, teachers are increasingly getting swept into the morass of culture wars playing out in our media and political processes. The post How Inquiry Teaching Can Help Us Through Divided Times appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Inquiry

How To Teach Like An Influencer


Teach like an influencer to make sure you're digitally available to students with these top tech tips

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.

Empower Refugee Kids with Reading Support


In “Life, Literacy, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Supporting Our Immigrant and Refugee Children Through the Power of Reading,” principal Don Vu explores six conditions he believes are necessary to create a schoolwide culture of literacy that includes and engages all students.


Will making the FAFSA more ‘fun’ help get Pell grants into students’ pockets?

The Hechinger Report

Convincing students and parents to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA, can often be a losing battle – and completion rates are low in many states across the country.

It’s time: Drop the paper and embrace digital workflows

eSchool News

Covid underscored the need for two things: network security and reliable digital workflows. When classrooms and central offices closed, the ability to properly manage traditional paper-based processes was gone. What came next?

K–12 Districts Choose Chromebooks for Educators to Elevate Teaching and Learning

EdTech Magazine

With quarantines, staffing shortages and virtual learning days, a technology problem is the last interruption educators need when they have students’ attention.

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).

Search for America’s Top Young Scientist of 2022 Begins

eSchool News

Paul, Minn. and Silver Spring, Md. Wednesday, February 3, 2022) – 3M (@3M) and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) are excited to announce that the 2022 3M Young Scientist Challenge ( #YoungScientist ) is now open to entries.


A Proctoring Company Tried to Sue an Edtech Critic. He’s Fighting Back in Court.

ED Surge

A lawsuit against a critic of remote proctoring will have an important hearing next week when the Supreme Court of British Columbia will decide whether to dismiss the suit under protections for the public interest.

How one district used federal funds to boost its digital library

eSchool News

As the old expression goes – you never know if you don’t try. This principle also applies when it comes to federal grants, through which billions of dollars in relief funding are available to help U.S. K-12 schools with recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Best Coding Games for Kids

Educators Technology

Coding, as Scratch Jr stated, is the new literacy. It is the buzzword in education and beyond. There is now an increasing emphasis on incorporating computer science classes in elementary more. coding games Coding resources

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!

TeachingBooks Resources Available to 24 Million Readers with New Statewide Library Systems Added in 2021

eSchool News

CLEVELAND – February 3, 2022 – TeachingBooks , an online database of supplemental resources that enrich children’s and young adult books, had a busy year in 2021.

George Couros at Engage Conference Feb 10

Teacher Tech

George Couros to speak at Kognity’s Engage Virtual Conference - find out how you can attend! The post George Couros at Engage Conference Feb 10 appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries edtech

Unistellar Research: Got Questions About Outer Space? Forget Google—Just Ask Your Kids

eSchool News

San Francisco—February 3, 2022— A pathbreaking study just confirmed something that many parents already suspected: young Americans have a voracious interest in outer space, already know a lot about it, and are eager to learn much more.

Make Your Own Wordle

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Wordle is all the rage right now. If you’re not familiar, it’s an addictive word game played by more than 300,000 people daily. Now teachers can make their own Wordle, using words of any length, with just a few clicks. What’s Wordle?

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.

Salt Lake City School District Partners with Vector Solutions to Manage its Staff Training

eSchool News

Tampa, FL – February 3, 2022 – The Salt Lake City School District in Utah has adopted Vector Training (formerly SafeSchools), an award-winning online training management system and Vector Solutions’ online video training courses to help the district manage staff training and compliance for its 4,000 employees.

Personalized Coaching for All Teachers (THE Journal)


After our recent announcement about Edthena’s AI Coach platform, THE Journal reported on this revolutionary new way to offer teachers personalized coaching. Here’s how they summed it up: New AI Coach by Edthena Makes Personalized Coaching Accessible to All Teachers.

Schools in All 50 States and Two U.S. Territories Offer Students Access to Quality Online Courses from VHS Learning

eSchool News

Boston – Feb. 3, 2022 – In 2021, 44 new schools partnered with VHS Learning, a nonprofit empowering schools with the industry’s best teacher-led online learning programs.

Upcoming Webinars + "30 Minutes to Fewer Student Interruptions - as soon as tomorrow!" with Kara Guiff

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

30 Minutes to Fewer Student Interruptions - as soon as tomorrow! Part of the 'Survive and Thrive!' Series OVERVIEW : It's happened to all of us. We finally get in the swing of a lesson and a student has a behavior that just can't be ignored. Maybe they are making loud noises.

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.