June, 2021

Artificial Intelligence 101: Covering the Basics for Educators

Digital Promise

The reality of AI integration into classrooms is closer than ever. With companies like Google planning to invest more into how AI is integrated into the classroom, millions of teachers across all subject areas could be impacted in just a few short years.

6 Manageable ways to participate in PD this summer

Neo LMS

It has been a challenging school year for everyone. Even though we have experienced many changes, struggled with the unknown, and experienced exhaustion, there have been many positives.

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20 teacher questions to ask over the summer

Ditch That Textbook

Summer is a great time for big-picture reflection. Here are 20 teacher questions to think about. In the heat of a school year, there's a LOT on teachers' to-do lists. Lesson planning. Grades. Emails. Meetings. Oh, and we have to teach, too!

How to Encourage Youth Leadership on Your Campus

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Every student can lead and impact their school and community.

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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.

Internet Safety Month–Rules to Live By

Ask a Tech Teacher

June is National Internet Safety Month , thanks to a resolution passed in 2005 by the U.S. Senate. The goal is to raise awareness about online safety for all, with a special focus on kids ranging from tots to teens. Children are just as connected to the Internet as adults.

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Re-Thinking the Learning Environment

A Principal's Reflections

There is always a great deal of focus on the why, how, and what in relation to standards, curriculum, and essential concepts when it comes to learning.

Coaches Use Micro-credentials to Support 21st Century Tech Skills

Digital Promise

The Spanish translation of this blog post can be found below. The vision of Alberto Meléndez Torres High School is to develop the technological skills necessary for the 21st century, for students, teachers, and the community in general.

How to get started with hybrid teaching

Neo LMS

Having taught the majority of the school year in a hybrid environment, it took time to adjust to teaching online and deciding which methods or tools to use.

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How to Understand Generation Alpha

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There’s a new generation in town. That’s right. Gen Z is now followed by Generation Alpha.

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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.

What You Might Have Missed in May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of May. Teacher Appreciation Week–Gifts for the Tech Teacher. Kids’ Computer Posture Explored. 10 Digital Platforms to Teach Remotely. 5 (free) Posters to Mainstream Tech Ed. What to Know Before Moving From High School Teacher to College Professor.

Transform Your Google Calendar into a Digital Planner

Catlin Tucker

Time management is a constant struggle for teachers since they spend most of their days working directly with students. That leaves a small window of time for all of the other tasks and responsibilities that teachers have to juggle, including planning and designing lessons. .

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A Path to Equity

A Principal's Reflections

For a very long time, we have known that an inequitable environment exists for many learners across the world. It’s no one’s fault per se but a reality, nonetheless. Even with this knowledge in hand, change has been hard to come by.

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Three Ideas to Find Edtech that Will Transform the Future of Learning

Digital Promise

Many educators are asking, “How do I find the tools that we can leverage to achieve our vision for the 2021-22 school year?”. Public education is seeing an unprecedented investment from the CARES Act and CRRSA to support equitable instruction and learning acceleration.

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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.

5 Practical applications of IoT in the classroom

Neo LMS

We are witnessing tremendous changes in terms of technology in every domain. While the education sector is not particularly known as an early adopter of modern technology, we have seen definite improvements in this respect.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This summer, educators need to get some rest so that we can be our best.

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Here’s a Preview of June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in June: What is Genius Hour and Why Should I Love it? Internet Safety Month. How to Motivate Summer School Students. Tech Tips. Coding Vocabulary. Online PD. 5 Steps to Personal Privacy. Free Posters.

UDL and Blended Learning: Removing Barriers with Design

Catlin Tucker

I like to compare the teacher’s work designing learning experiences to the work of an architect. In my new book with Dr. Katie Novak, UDL and Blended Learning , I share a story about working with an architect to design a new home after my family lost our house in the Tubbs Fire in 2017.

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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.

Outlier Practices Make or Break the Learning Experience

A Principal's Reflections

We learn, and remember for that matter, from experience. Thus, it is critical that the culture in your classroom and school positively impacts learners while adequately preparing them for their future, not our past.

A Year of Digital Learning with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to shutter and educators and students rapidly shifted to distance learning, those in Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program had the advantage of already knowing how to use devices and apps for learning.

Learning Journeys, Learning Stories: Re-envisioning Instructional Learning Walks

Education Elements

There isn’t a lot of convincing you need to do to get these two former English teachers talking about the power of stories.

3 Products from Logitech to Help Reach Every Student

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sometimes devices just help us. They improve something we already do in powerful ways. In this post, I’ll highlight three such items.

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

Two Tech Tips for Everyday Life

Ask a Tech Teacher

The last time my daughter visited, life became different than the norm. That inspired two easy tech solutions I had no idea existed and you’re going to love. Here they are: BTW, I cross posted this to my writer’s blog so my writerly friends could read about these also.

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Continuing blended learning in the fall? Keep these 9 steps in mind for success.

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning—the integration of online learning into brick-and-mortar school settings—has gained traction, if also notoriety, during the pandemic. Traction because the hybrid arrangements that many schools turned to this year largely rely on blended learning.

The Many Faces of Student Voice

A Principal's Reflections

There are many ways to both engage and empower students that lead to ownership of learning. Creating what I call a “free-range” experience that replicates real-world contexts and develops critical competencies while tapping into passions might be the holy grail, in my humble opinion.

Ciena Solutions Challenge: Register and Encourage the Next Generation of Problem-Solvers

Digital Promise

The next generation of problem-solvers needs more than technical skills and expertise.

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.