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10 ideas for creating an interACTIVE classroom

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Joe and Kristin Merrill. Kristin is a fourth grade teacher, and Joe is a first grade teacher. They would love to stay connected with you! Follow them on Twitter at: @FriendsInFourth (Kristin), @MrMerrillsClass (Joe), and @TheMerrillsEdu (collectively).

Closing the Professional Development Gap for K–12 Teachers

EdTech Magazine

Professional development has never been more critical for educators. Last year’s rapid shift to remote learning intensified challenges for educators in the digital landscape. The transition also put existing professional development standards and practices to the test.


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Rethinking Your District Strategic Plan in the Era of COVID-19

Education Elements

What’s the first word that pops into your head when you hear “strategic planning”? What word did you think of? Common responses we hear are boring, painful, old-school, far-off, or even just a simple, “ugh.”. Strategic Planning District Leadership School Leadership


Why integration is key to effectively addressing the social determinants of health

The Christensen Institute

We have written for several years about the importance of addressing the social determinants of health , which have attracted a national spotlight during the pandemic.

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.

5 More principles of effective instruction adapted for online teaching


In a previous post, we discussed the first five principles of effective instruction as outlined in Principles of Instruction by Barak Rosenshine.

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How a Feedback Tool Improves Both Instruction and Student Outcomes for This Math Teacher


In recent years, the focus in math education has shifted from the traditional priority of answering the problem to one of understanding and articulating the process. This has been accompanied by a growing demand for educators to provide quality feedback in a timely manner.

4 Reasons to Become an IT Software Developer


Many people are attracted to the field of computer science because it promises a bright future. With every passing day, the digital world is becoming more advanced and computers more complex. The field of computer science never feels boring because no matter how many times you have spent in the industry, you always have something new to learn. Computer science (CS) is a broad field, and if you want to make a career in it, you will have to pick one path.

Here’s what helps–and hinders–K-12 innovation

eSchool News

A personalized, learner-centered educational experience is one of the main drivers of K-12 innovation and extraordinary student outcomes, according to CoSN’s annual innovation survey.

Mentoring Conversations with Jamboard by @MCarrilloEDU

Teacher Tech

Guest Post by Marcia Carrillo Jamboard For the Win “My face is SOOOO big on ZOOM!” “I mean I seem so HUGE!!!” ” Ugh. Many of us know this feeling, and this led me to begin sharing my screen with teachers during our weekly “mentoring” meetings.

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.

Codecademy, an Early (and Now Profitable) Pioneer of Coding Education, Raises $40M in New Funding


Money has flowed into the edtech sector over the last twelve months. Bumper funding rounds and freshly minted unicorns are grabbing headlines, but there are questions about how long current investment appetite will last.

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OPINION: How the racism of ‘good’ teachers can hurt kids

The Hechinger Report

Racism shows up in schools in a variety of ways. One is in the harsh disciplining of Black students compared to white students.

Technology & Social Emotional Learning: Like Peanut Butter & Mayonnaise


Have you ever had peanut butter and mayonnaise? Sounds gross right? Peanut butter and banana, yes. Peanut butter and jelly: Absolutely. Peanut butter and Nutella: bring it on. When my husband and I were newly married, his preference was peanut butter and mayonnaise.

5 strategies to get the most for your used Apple devices

eSchool News

When school districts refresh their fleet of used Apple devices, they often sell back those used devices to a buyback company. These companies decide what they will pay for a device based predominantly on the age and condition of devices.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

More Students Are Using Chegg to Cheat. Is the Company Doing Enough to Stop It?


The pandemic has dramatically altered teaching and learning, and one side effect seems to be a rise in cheating on quizzes and tests, aided by websites designed to help students study.

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Teaching Digitally Resource Guide – SULS098

Shake Up Learning

The post Teaching Digitally Resource Guide – SULS098 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this interview, Kasey chats with tech specialist, Nadine Gilkison. Nadine freely shares tons of online resources, templates, Hyperdocs, and more.

The Two Types of Independence Growing Tweens Need to Practice


Excerpted from FOURTEEN TALKS BY AGE FOURTEEN copyright © 2021 by Michelle Icard. Used by permission of Harmony Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. All rights reserved.

How to Leave Video Feedback in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Leave Video Feedback in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s so easy to use Screencastify to record quick feedback for students. Let’s take this a step further and share feedback in Google Classroom.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

Another Good Tool to Enhance Teachers Remote Collaborative Team Work

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Miro is an excellent whiteboard platform to boost your collaborative team work. You can use it to host online meetings, run collective brainstorming sessions, and organize remote workshops. Miro's.read read more. collaboratve whiteboards Distance learning Team collaboration tools

How to Validate Your Online Course Idea: The Ultimate Guide

Sell Courses Online

The post How to Validate Your Online Course Idea: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on Sell Courses Online. … How to Validate Your Online Course Idea: The Ultimate Guide Read the Post. The post How to Validate Your Online Course Idea: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on Sell Courses Online.

Blur Part of a Video from Your Classroom with Drag-and-Drop Ease


Sharing videos inside Edthena is safe and secure. Even so, sometimes there are reasons that student information should not be visible, and teachers need to blur part of a video.

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Want to write with me? I’m hiring!

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Over the next few months, I will be transitioning my website, TheCornerstoneForTeachers.com , to TruthforTeachers.com. With more than 6.2

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

“Empathy not at the expense of ourselves.” 

The Principal of Change

When I discuss the characteristics of the #InnovatorsMindset , the first trait shared is that of “empathy” because it leads to all of the other ideas. Looking at the image below, these characteristics are meant to be connected and not work in isolation.

India’s new mapping policy boon for Startups 


Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register The noose around collecting, processing, disseminating, storing, and publishing geospatial data and maps in India has been removed.

States Must Test Student Learning This Spring, Biden Administration Says


The U.S. Education Department says states must resume the annual testing of students that was suspended a year ago amid the pandemic. For the past two decades, federal law has required schools to test students once each year in math and reading, in grades three through eight and once in high school.

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Jeong Do-Hyeon, CEO Of Raphas – A World Class Life Sciences Company Pioneering In Microneedle Technology


Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Jeong Do-Hyeon is the CEO of Raphas , a global bio company unique with microneedle technology, runs from lab to IPO and operates an accelerator program named ’10X’ Startup-X.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.