April, 2022

How to Become a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

I know from personal experience that tech teachers are in short supply. It’s not unusual for a school to transfer the PE teacher or 2nd grade teacher into the Tech Teacher job because they can’t find anyone else for that position.

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Want to Shape the Future? Support Emerging Scholars!

Digital Promise

The post Want to Shape the Future? Support Emerging Scholars! appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog CIRCLS Learning Sciences Research Researchers

What is Accessible Education? Equality vs Equity in Inclusive Learning

ViewSonic Education

Equality vs equity: which one is more important in achieving accessible education? The answer is both. The two concepts sound similar but mean two different things and you can’t have inclusive learning if you’re lacking one of them.

Social Entrepreneurship with Elementary Students: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

I have done a social entrepreneurship unit with three groups of gifted students, grades 3rd through 6th. It was one of my favorite units. ever, and from their reactions, I believe it was one of theirs, too. I call it a perfect STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) unit.

Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences.

8 time-saving tips to be a more efficient administrator

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Dr. LaMarcus Norman. Dr. Norman is the Assistant Professor at Delta State University, Educational Administration and Supervision. Before joining Delta State University, Dr. Norman spent 12 years of service as a public-school administrator and teacher in Mississippi.

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Digital Literacy in Busy Classrooms

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a common complaint in my grad school classes. Yes, teachers know students don’t have all of the skills they need for the technology required in education, but who has time to teach it?

How Student Tech Teams are Creating New Leaders

Digital Promise

When Renee Dawson, the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools coach at Crawford W. Long Middle School in Atlanta, met John*, an eighth grader with learning and speech disabilities, they bonded immediately.

H?para helps North Dakota district realize its mission of putting students first

Hapara

Neither the pandemic nor a recent district merger has kept Williston Basin School District #7 from continuously strengthening its commitment to putting students first.

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A STEM-Driven Marble Run Using Instructables and Tinkercad

User Generated Education

STEM lessons are a strong focus in my 4th-6th grade gifted classes. I teach at two Title 1 schools with primarily Hispanic students. Our district works to identify students often underrepresented in gifted education programs.

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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.

Shifting Our Practice

A Principal's Reflections

In my previous post , I dove into the concept of shifting our focus from “what” to “who” in order to set the stage for personalization. The premise is as simple as it is powerful, with the goal being to provide all learners with what they need, when and where they need it, to become life ready.

9 Ways to Recognize and Appreciate Teachers

Education Elements

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Although we at Education Elements believe that teachers should be celebrated on any day that ends in a “y”, we also are excited to join in the Nationwide celebrations next week.

Resources to Teach Taxes

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a passionate Economics major in college (which grew into an MBA), I find Econ at the root of much of the world around us. It starts with counting coins in first and second grade and grows up to a peek into NASDAQ and other adult subjects in middle school. In the US, tax day is April 15th.

Path to Digital Equity: Why We Need to Address the Digital Divide with Solutions Around Adoption

Digital Promise

Imagine creating conditions where every learner and community can fully access and leverage the technology needed for full participation in learning, the economy, and society at large.

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!

What does an OER lesson plan look like?

Hapara

K-12 schools and districts turn to open educational resources (OER) for their flexibility. They are a cost-effective choice and make differentiating instruction and personalizing learning easier.

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Building a Sustainable City

User Generated Education

As I’ve discussed before, I offer electives to my 4th-6th grade GT students (see Offering Electives to Elementary Students ). They chose paper engineering. A few started making city structures. They then stated that they should make a city.

An example EduProtocols unit that supports UDL, SEL

Ditch That Textbook

EduProtocols activities can be used again and again to engage and teach. Here's how they look in a full unit. This post is written by Kim Voge, an educator, instructional coach, adjunct professor, and ed tech consultant from California.

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Grading for Equity: One School’s Approach to Increasing Student Ownership and Success

Education Elements

This school year, Portland Public Schools (PPS) launched a multi-year strategic plan for educational equity, inclusion, and excellence with the core belief that the student experience needs to be reimagined.

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.

4 Long-Term Benefits of Bilingual Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is such a great article on the benefits of bi-lingual education. Sure, we intuitively know what these are, but what are the real metrics? From an educator with a passion for her calling, see if you have any reasons you’d add: 4 Long-Term Benefits of Bilingual Education.

An Inclusive Approach to Designing Learning and Employment Records

Digital Promise

What is a Learning and Employment Record (LER) and how might we design them to create equitable and inclusive systems of work? How might we ensure we include workers and learners in the development of these emerging systems throughout the design process?

Create Google Slides comics to add some elements of fun to your lessons and enhance student engagement

Hapara

Incorporating the use of comics into your classroom activities can be a fun way to help engage students in academic content, develop their technological competency and enhance their understanding of the learning objectives.

How to make competency-based education possible through an intelligent learning platform

Neo LMS

Teaching constantly meets new challenges. If frontal lessons were the norm decades ago, things have changed significantly. The focus is now on students and making classes interactive by encouraging student participation. All educational acts should and usually do revolve around them.

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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!

Choose Your READING Path Adventure

Catlin Tucker

“Why do we have to read so much in here?” ” I have fielded this question from students several times over the years. By the time my students reached high school, many were disillusioned with reading. They found it tedious, challenging, or boring.

Go Slow to Go Fast: Blended Learning at John F Kennedy High School

Education Elements

“ When you drive up to John F Kennedy High School in Cleveland, OH, you are immediately taken by the sheer scale of the building. Set against a backdrop of single-family historic homes, JFK is an imposing and beautiful modern structure.

Tech Tip #53: How to Make a Program Easy to Find

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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Transforming Education through the Ingenuity of Communities

Digital Promise

The post Transforming Education through the Ingenuity of Communities appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Inclusive Innovation

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.

H?para receives international recognition for excellence in leadership and student-centered digital solutions

Hapara

Chicago, IL: April 5, 2022. For immediate release. . This month the winners of the EdTech Awards were announced and H?para para was singled out for the global leadership of its CEO, Wayne Poncia and once again for its innovation of student-centered technologies. . CEO of H?para,

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What is an intelligent learning platform for schools and universities?

Neo LMS

An intelligent learning platform (ILP) for schools and universities might be the tool you’ll start using soon if you’re a teacher, academic institution leader, student, or parent. Schools and universities have been leveraging the power of edtech for quite a while now.

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The Ever-Evolving Leadership Lens

A Principal's Reflections

Good leadership is, quite frankly, good leadership. The tenants have remained the same for centuries. What’s changed is the environment in which one leads, and this impacts the lens that is, or should be, used to drive change.