July, 2022

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Educators Need Each Other to Thrive: Why Educator Networks Matter

Digital Promise

“Changes come from the power of many, but only when the many come together to form that which is invincible… the power of one.” – Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One. Educators are a resourceful bunch.

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How Family Engagement Leads to Student Success

Waterford

What is one of the proven predictors of academic achievement? Studies show that a family’s engagement has a direct positive impact on a child’s learning success.

Secondary 282
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9 Ways to Add Tech to your Lessons Without Adding Time to Your Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

I update these suggestions every few years to remind teachers there are easy ways to techify your lessons even on a tight schedule.

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Build a Culture of Cybersecurity Awareness in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Before St. Vrain Valley Schools began closely examining its cybersecurity posture, its staff didn’t have the best cyber hygiene.

EdTech 417
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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).

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The Joy of Watching a Lesson Come Alive

User Generated Education

Number one on my love list of teaching is spending time with my fantastic students. High on my list is also my love of designing and creating learning activities for my students. I get such joy of seeing my designs come to life in the hands of my learners.

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Get Students into the Learning Pit

A Principal's Reflections

In life, I would wager that the majority of us prefer the path of least resistance. After all, this is human nature. While we avoid challenges for many reasons, our mindset often keeps us from pushing ourselves if we are comfortable where we are at or we see a more straightforward path forward.

Learning 373

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Social-Emotional Learning Part I: Self-awareness

Catlin Tucker

In my previous blog post titled “ Social-Emotional Learning Series: Cultivating Skills All Students Need to Thrive ,” I identified classroom management, lack of engagement, and general student apathy as challenges that plagued the 2021-2022 school year.

Learning 328
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HS Financial Training Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Such an important topic, especially as we see kids aren’t graduating with basic knowledge of budgeting, paying bills, and more.

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How Esports Is Helping Students Improve Their Grades and Build Leadership Skills

EdTech Magazine

“If you play video games, you are welcome,” says Jacob Dees, instructional technology and esports coach for Apollo Junior High School in Richardson, Texas.

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Physical Computing with micro:bits and Makecode

User Generated Education

I am quite fond of facilitating physical computing activities with my learners as I’ve discussed in Scratch and Makey Makey Across the Curriculum . For that post I created the following graphic to represent the benefits of physical computing.

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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.

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3 Strategies for Impactful Communication

A Principal's Reflections

“T he single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” - George Bernard Shaw It is hard to deny how important communication is for any leader, no matter their profession. In many cases, it will make or break their success.

Strategy 375
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How Mississippi Stakeholders Collaborated to Narrow the Digital Divide

Digital Promise

The post How Mississippi Stakeholders Collaborated to Narrow the Digital Divide appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Research

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Social-Emotional Learning Series: Cultivating Skills All Students Need to Thrive ?

Catlin Tucker

The focus on learning loss and getting kids “caught up” after two years of online, concurrent, and hybrid learning distracted educators from the critical work of developing the skills students needed to be part of a thriving learning community.

Learning 330
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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

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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.

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Tech-Savvy School Librarians Provide Value to Modern Learners

EdTech Magazine

Ask librarians how technology has changed their work in recent years, and you’re likely to be kindly yet firmly corrected. School librarians have always been at the forefront of technology in our schools,” says Jennisen Lucas, president of the American Association of School Librarians. “A

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Monitor Ports and USB-C: A Comparison of Display Connections

ViewSonic Education

Monitor ports have changed over the years. Not only can they carry increasingly complex data, but they can also charge and power the devices that they connect. Like any technology, monitor ports are undergoing a continuing evolution to improve image quality and power efficiency. .

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Transitioning to a Transformational Mindset

A Principal's Reflections

The concept of how one’s mindset plays a crucial role in growth and change is nothing new. However, there are different ways to look beyond just fixed vs. growth.

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Positive student-teacher relationships: 8 Ways to build stronger connections in the classroom

Neo LMS

Every teacher was once a student. When remembering those years on the other side of the teacher’s desk, we know that students don’t learn when they don’t like their teachers.

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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!

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The Ever-Changing, Ever-Evolving, Ever-Growing Definition of Today’s Teacher

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Are you a teacher? If so, are you also a classroom work foreman, logistics manager, guide, drill sergeant, discipliner, cheerleader, data entry clerk, cultural advocate, or analyst? Maybe you are all these things and more.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

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K–12 Schools Implement Connectivity Solutions to Narrow the Homework Gap

EdTech Magazine

It was several weeks into school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic when Dave Peterson looked out his office window at Washington’s Sunnyside School District and saw something unusual: A young man was sitting outside his house, trying to connect to Zoom over a smartphone hotspot so he could sign in to class.

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Curved vs. Flat Monitors: What Are the Benefits of Curved Monitors?

ViewSonic Education

Curved monitors are relatively new technology, but they are quickly overtaking flat monitors among discerning users. Why make the upgrade? There are a number of benefits to curved monitors unique to their design, including reduced eye strain and better field of view.

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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.

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Leading When You Don't Have the Answers

A Principal's Reflections

There is no shortage of advice on how to lead effectively. The simple fact, though, is that the process is rarely easy. Decisions must always be made, and sometimes delegation and consensus—both powerful elements in building a positive culture—are not suitable courses of action.

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Methods and tools to strengthen teacher collaboration and raise student achievement

Neo LMS

Teacher collaboration has always been essential, but even more so during the past two school years as we faced new challenges in our practice. With all of us experiencing transitioning learning environments, we had to be flexible in our practice and open to new possibilities.

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Creating & Maintaining Community with Teams During Tough Times

Education Elements

March 2nd is a day that will never be forgotten in Putnam County, TN. Our small community woke up to the sirens of an EF4 tornado that rocked our community and two weeks later our school system closed when the COVID pandemic hit home all across the state of Tennessee.

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How to Teach Venn Diagrams to Elementary School Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Venn Diagrams are one of the most visual approaches to showing students the logical relationships between sets and connectivity of data. It uses overlapping circles to show the wholeness of data and then where they overlap other data sets.

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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.

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Google’s Adaptive Learning Technologies Help Amplify Educators’ Instruction

EdTech Magazine

The average U.S. high school class has 30 students, according to research from the National Council on Teacher Quality, and while each student learns in their own way, practice and specific feedback are repeatedly shown to be effective in modern classrooms.

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What to Consider When Rolling Out 1:1 Devices

Digital Promise

A year ago, the American Rescue Plan provided billions of dollars in federal relief for K-12 education. Many districts used these funds to purchase devices for every student.

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Learner Paths are Rarely the Same

A Principal's Reflections

At times I find myself claiming that I am a visual learner. Hence, I try to have an original image to go along with most blog posts I write. While text adds needed details and depth, the accompanying visuals provide more context.

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5 Tech tools every student should have

Neo LMS

Most young adults and older professionals today rely heavily on technology. In an increasingly digital world, there is almost no way to escape tech in its many forms and applications—and rightly so, as it is incredibly useful and can help us improve our capabilities and achieve greater things.

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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.