September, 2022

Set Up Your LMS to Ensure Student Success

Catlin Tucker

You probably spent significant time setting up your physical classroom to welcome your students back to school. Did you dedicate the same time and intentionality to setting up your learning management system (LMS)? You’re not alone if the answer is a sheepish “no.”

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Increasing Teacher Agency Leads to Better Decisions & Happier Teachers

Education Elements

As students across the county prepare for the start of a new school year, conversations about how to address our national teacher shortage are becoming more frequent and urgent.


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Taking Learners Deeper with Reflection

A Principal's Reflections

“ We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey The quote above from Dewey has always resonated with me, especially when I am outside doing yardwork in Texas. In the past, I used to often get stung by bees and wasps.

The Undeniable Value of Life Skills — and Why They Aren’t Widely Taught in the Classroom


81% of recent college graduates wish they were taught more life skills before graduation, according to one survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Experian Boost.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

50+ Websites on Keyboarding

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a wide variety of resources that teach keyboarding–from games to drills to everything in between: ABCYa–Keyboard challenge—grade level. Alphabet rain game. Alpha Quick –how quickly can a student type the alphabet? Barracuda game. Big Brown Bear. Bubbles game.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Finding the correct digital education and EdTech solution provider can be challenging, but choosing the best fit for you will save you time and money, and help you avoid frustration.

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What Are Hyflex Classes? The Evolution of Higher Education


The concept of hyflex classes gained popularity as pandemic lockdowns started to ease. More people wanted to go out in public, while others felt it was too soon. Like many other organizations, schools had to figure out how to provide a balanced solution.

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How to Start a High School Esports Team & Benefit Your School

ViewSonic Education

High school esports is a growing phenomenon offering a whole new group of students amazing opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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Classroom Routines Eliminate Chaos and Confusion

Catlin Tucker

Classrooms with clear systems, routines, expectations, and workflows run more smoothly, eliminating behaviors that can derail a class. Our work as educators is not simply to teach students content and skills related to our subject areas.

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).

Digital Citizenship–a Life Skill

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m a staunch believer that Digital Citizenship should be taught early and often. Education Week seems to agree. They have a great article on this topic you want to check out: Educators: Teach digital citizenship early. Digital citizenship lessons should begin early, educators say.

Announcing the 2022 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

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20+ sources of FREE digital content for your class

Ditch That Textbook

Digital resources abound online. They can be more up to date and just as accurate as a textbook. Where do we find them, and how do we curate them?Textbooks. Textbooks. People have very strong feelings about them, I've found.

Rethinking Normal

A Principal's Reflections

It always amazes me that we possess such vivid memories of some experiences yet tend to forget others. As the years' pass, I am always trying to retain as many as possible from my childhood. One that sticks out goes way back to my pre-school years.

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.

Blue Light Filters & Eye Strain – What You Need to Know

ViewSonic Education

Have you ever had trouble falling asleep or gotten itchy eyes after a long day at the computer? As you probably know, all modern screens emit blue light, which can affect eye health and cause sleeping problems. But no need to panic!

5 Tips for Building a P of a Graduate

Education Elements

Graduate profiles are becoming increasingly popular in districts and can function in a multitude of ways.

Keyboarding Basics Part 2

Ask a Tech Teacher

Keyboarding is a topic that most parents want their children to learn and many schools don’t have time to teach. Of all topics on Ask a Tech Teacher, keyboarding articles are the most visited.

Announcing the 2022-2023 Cohort of the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is thrilled to announce that 28 districts are joining the ranks of the League of Innovative Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. This new cohort extends the network’s reach to more than 150 districts across 38 states and expands its cumulative impact to 4.4

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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.

10 Ways To Keep Your Mobile App Protected


Mobile devices are rapidly becoming the most common method for people all over the world to engage with the web, and the vast bulk of these consumers do so via mobile applications. However, because we rely so heavily on our cell phones, a security compromise may be disastrous to the user.

The Siri and Alexa Test

A Principal's Reflections

I absolutely love being at home. Having an intense travel schedule makes you cherish the little things that help alleviate stress and relax. One of my favorite pastimes is taking advantage of being outside any chance I get.

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8 Exciting International Literacy Day activities for students


International Literacy Day activities take place annually on 8 September. It’s a perfect opportunity to spend extra time engaging students and motivating them to elevate their reading and writing skills. This year, its need feels all the more urgent.

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Social-Emotional Learning Part V: Social Awareness

Catlin Tucker

This is the final blog in this social-emotional learning (SEL) series designed to create clarity about the five SEL core competencies identified in the CASEL Framework and how to develop these skills in your classroom.

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!

Teach Critical Thinking

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s a reason why the brain uses 25% of the calories you eat: Thinking is hard work.

The Promise of LER Technology for Digital Equity

Digital Promise

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Dennis Bonnen Discusses The Importance Of Education


Education is one of the essential things in life. It opens up doors to opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable. It allows people to achieve their dreams and aspirations. That is why everyone needs access to education, regardless of their socioeconomic status or location.

3 Ways to Create a Culture of Belonging

A Principal's Reflections

Everyone wants to feel that they belong where they work. A culture of acceptance and respect can reap the rewards for all stakeholders. Hence, we have seen an increased emphasis on workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

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.

Success Story: Securing Academic Integrity with NEO LMS and Turnitin


The axiom “less is more” is confirmed daily in our Information Age. In education, the abundance of novel tools, opportunities, and concepts runs the risk of overburdening already stretched teachers and processes.

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Best Monitors for Teachers: How to Use Pen Devices to Deliver Lessons 

ViewSonic Education

The best monitors for teachers solve an important dilemma in today’s digital age: how to keep handwriting alive while implementing EdTech classrooms? Contrary to many people’s fears, using digital touchscreens offers greater flexibility for teachers while driving student engagement.

Back To School Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to. BTS resources. BTS resources from Microsoft. Make a class photo in Pixton EDU. We write about back to school often on Ask a Tech Teacher.