May, 2021

12 Websites for Digital Books Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. Usually, that meant desktop computers, iPads, and laptops, either in small groups or 1:1.

Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

There are two things I am certain of in education. First, learner variability is the norm, not the exception. Second, technology is here to stay. So, how do we design and facilitate learning experiences to remove barriers and allow all students to succeed?

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5 Awesome online tools for game-based learning

Neo LMS

I have long believed that spring presents an excellent time for educators to explore new ideas and try some new digital tools in the classroom.

How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect.

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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.

Four Questions Education Leaders are Asking to Find the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

After a year of fast-paced, high-pressure decision making, you’re now called on to figure out which edtech products will support your learners and educators. Should you continue to use the products you implemented before the rush to distance learning?

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Is It Worth Teaching School Kids SQL?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of interest from high school teachers about teaching databases. These digital tools allow users to query vast amounts of information based on specific areas of interest. They are one of the most effective ways to apply higher order thinking to the world around us. .

Removing Barriers with UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Recently, a teacher posted a comment to my blog lamenting that direct instruction consumed much of the class period. Like many, this teacher felt intense pressure to teach the standards and wasn’t sure how to embrace Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning. This is not unusual.

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5 teaching practices to keep from remote learning

Ditch That Textbook

The pandemic changed the way we teach and in some ways for the better! Here are 5 parts of remote teaching we'll keep.The pandemic changed a lot about education.

3 Things Educators Should Debate As We Return to In Person Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As we return to in-person learning, we should not return to business as usual. David Bott gives us three things that, based upon current research, we should rethink in schools.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Digital Promise Partnering with Five Rural Communities Using Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is thrilled to partner with five of today’s most innovative postsecondary institutions that are using micro-credentials to create real-time pathways to social mobility for adult learners in rural communities.

Student Success Relies on Future-Proofing Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Imagine if we all had a crystal ball? It sure would have come in handy prior to the pandemic. What if I told you that we might have actually had one in the form of a retro animated series that aired over fifty years ago that predicted some modern technological innovations?

Teacher Appreciation Week–Gifts for the Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week: The First Full Week of May. There’s always been something mystically cerebral about people in technical professions like engineering, science, and mathematics. They talk animatedly about plate tectonics, debate the structure of atoms, even smile at the mention of calculus.

Making spider web discussions work in synchronous online classes

Neo LMS

Student engagement in online classes seems to be a never-ending quest for teachers. That’s because building a classroom culture is harder to do in an online environment if you’ve never done that before. Consequently, it shows when it comes to classroom discussions.

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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.

End of the Year THRIVE-al (Not Survival) Guide

Ditch That Textbook

The end of the school year is a unique animal: extra time, review time, not enough time, etc. Here are some ideas and tools to help you thrive.As I write this, my kids have a little less than three weeks left of school yet. It’s the time of year when attention spans get shorter and […].

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5 Steps to Choose Your Summer PD

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Choosing your summer PD is essential as we look forward to the fall. Just as we discuss personalizing learning for students, we as teachers have a responsibility to personalize learning for ourselves.

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Exploring Design Thinking Micro-credentials in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Low science and math proficiency in Nevada’s public school system indicates there are inherent and structural inequities that exist. As a researcher and innovation leader, I wanted to explore the “why” behind the low proficiency rates.

How to Make Learning Stick

A Principal's Reflections

It is no secret how we retain information, construct new knowledge, and develop competencies critical for success in the world of work and, more importantly, life.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Kids’ Computer Posture Explored

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great article on a topic I don’t talk about enough–proper posture at the computer. Written by “Karen Weaver a 3rd grade elementary school teacher and author of the upcoming children’s book “The Magic Pencil”, it covers all the basics.

The 6 principles of mastery-based learning

Neo LMS

Innovation in education is a must if we want to keep up with technology and global advancements. The traditional teaching methods no longer serve today’s learners. There has to be a paradigm shift in our approach to education.

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15 ways to use Genially in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Are you looking to create professional looking presentations, websites, videos, and more from easy to use templates? Here comes Genially. This post is co-authored by Manny Curiel and Karly Moura. Manny Curiel is an educational technology specialist for Cypress Fairbanks ISD near Houston, Texas.

How Teachers Can Be Intentional About Self Care

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We teachers need to take care of ourselves.

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The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every 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.

New National Survey Analyzes Impact of COVID-19 on Teaching and Learning

Digital Promise

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Empowerment Through Choice

A Principal's Reflections

Agency in the classroom is about giving students more control over their learning through greater autonomy and purpose. It is driven by many factors, one of which is choice.

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11 Digital Platforms to Teach Remotely

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are more options for digital learning than Zoom. Check out these: Big Blue Button –great conference app but embedded in LMS (not standalone). Canvas –with their Conference option (Big Blue Button). Draw Chat –virtual meeting with a whiteboard. FaceTime –from Apple. Google Hangouts.

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The Role of Kits in Maker Education and STEM Learning

User Generated Education

There has been a fair amount of criticism leveraged against “paint-by-numbers” types of STEM and maker kits. This criticism revolves around the stifling of the creativity of learners. I contend that learners need foundational skills so that they can be freed up to be creative.

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Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!