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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Most Common Tech Problems You-all Face

Ask a Tech Teacher

In the grad school classes I teach and my coaching sessions, the biggest problem facing teachers is not the 3R’s or equity or differentiation. It’s technology. In an education environment that is taught remotely as much as in person, this has become a big deal.

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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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!

3 Benefits to Earning a Product Certification

Digital Promise

For educators, finding high-quality products in an enormous edtech market is challenging. Educators’ plates are already full, which can make the time-consuming task of vetting edtech tools feel overwhelming.

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7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Ask Questions in Class

Waterford

One of the best ways you can help your students understand a concept is by teaching how to voice their questions as they learn. This not only gives you an opportunity to address areas your students don’t yet understand, it also promotes rich opportunities for classroom discussion.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

5 E-learning trends for 2021 and beyond

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in Education Technology , on April 14, 2021. Covid-19 has given a boost to edtech and digital learning, and I believe this will last well beyond the pandemic.

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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.

Where Change Begins

Education Elements

I was recently struck by a piece by Elena Aguilar , the “coach’s coach,” about acting in one’s sphere of influence to create change. She writes that when looking at making change in the world, the best place to start is within one’s sphere of influence.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.