May, 2022

Cultivating Digital Literacy through Real World Learning

Digital Promise

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10 end of year templates to help students thrive

Ditch That Textbook

The end of the year is a great time for student reflection. This post shares templates you can give students that'll help! At the end of the year, it's easy to get focused on all of our to-do's. Take tests. Do projects. Wrap up all those last lessons. Grade things and submit those grades.

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4 Question Types for Deeper Learning

A Principal's Reflections

There are many strategies out there that an educator can use to empower learners. Possibly one of the most powerful is questioning techniques. They comprise the core of any meaningful learning experience and are at the heart of virtually every type of pedagogical approach.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for 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.

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.

How to build a classroom escape room to spark curiosity in learning

Neo LMS

Are you looking for a new activity to challenge students to learn in a new way? ? Students spend a large amount of their school day sitting in their seats and may have few opportunities to move and interact with their classmates.

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Guest Post: The Papert Test: A Filter for Picking Powerful Edtech

Digital Promise

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Stop Motion Animations: A Fun and Engaging Language Arts-Educational Technology Integration

User Generated Education

One of my favorite things to do as an educator is to create lessons plans that help students address content standards through authentic learning activities and develop transferrable skills. For the stop motion animations, both English Language Arts Common Core and ISTE Standards were addressed.

Side-by-Side Assessments: Grading With Students

Catlin Tucker

After years of coaching and working with teachers, there are two things I consistently encounter that cause imbalance in the classroom and beyond. First, teachers spend significant time at the front of the room talking.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. This year, that’s May 11th. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.

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!

10 Ways to provide differentiation in professional development for teachers

Neo LMS

Student generations come and go, and the needs of today’s students aren’t the same as they were ten years ago. Similarly, there has to be a differentiation in professional development for teachers if we want them to keep up, adapt and find innovative ways to engage their students. .

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Embracing an Evolved Thought Process

A Principal's Reflections

It is quite hard to keep up with all the exponential changes we are experiencing. Take technology for example. We get used to a device or app and before we know it there has been a huge update that alters the experience or it’s gone and replaced by something else.

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Strategies for Trauma-Informed Care in School

Digital Promise

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How students can safely search the internet

Hapara

Many of us remember heading to the library to gather books and printed articles for our school projects. Libraries, of course, still hold a wealth of information, but now learners can go beyond the library walls.

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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.

Conducting a Retrospective of the Year

Catlin Tucker

A retrospective, or “look back,” is a strategy that can be used by school leaders, professional learning communities (PLCs), and teachers to engage a group in a structured reflection and brainstorming session. A retrospective can happen any time during the school year (e.g.,

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Music for Armed Forces Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

What are teachers telling us? Are we listening?

Education Elements

This spring, Merrimack College and EdWeek Research Center released a whitepaper publishing their findings for their Teacher Survey. One of the takeaways? Forty-three percent of respondents said they were somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their jobs.

Best Monitor Calibration Tool: Hardware vs Software Calibration

ViewSonic Education

C olor accuracy is critical for all digital artists, and monitor calibration is the only way to ensure that the color displayed on your screen will be the one on paper or on screen when published. In general, the tools can be divided into software calibration and hardware calibration.

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!

Reinvent the Classroom Welcomes the Tulsa HP Teaching Fellows Cohort!

Digital Promise

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How to block websites in K-12 schools

Hapara

Across schools, students use devices like Chromebooks for learning because it has many advantages. But how do we protect learners while they are working online? It’s essential for schools to keep private information secure and block content that gets in the way of learning.

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Efficacy-Based Practices

A Principal's Reflections

The pursuit of improvement is a never-ending journey. With all the disruption we have and will continue to see, changes to how we educate kids must be considered. We often see a great deal of investment in an array of ideas, strategies, and solutions with the goal of improving learning for all kids.

Mindfulness–its place in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching Channel is one of my favorite hands-on resources for how to teach. They offer lots of videos from the classroom, showing teachers at work, but also well thought out discussions on topics that impact education. This one is on mindfulness.

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.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2022 ideas: 22 ways to celebrate the teachers in your life

Neo LMS

Teachers have always been at the core of society. They prepare students for their lives and careers, having a direct impact on what the future will look like. Educators work long hours and go the extra mile whenever possible, so a little gesture of appreciation now and then goes a long way.

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What is Digital Accessibility? (And Why It’s Crucial at Schools)

ViewSonic Education

What is digital accessibility – this simple question is, actually, fundamental in the technologically advanced era we’re in. This matter is important in all aspects of life and it’s especially valid in education. Schools shape how we see the world and pave the way for growth.

Designing Powerful Professional Learning Experiences for Making

Digital Promise

In 2021, six educators representing community-based organizations, libraries, public schools, and the Digital Promise Maker Learning team embarked on a journey to increase opportunities for virtual and remote maker learning.

Toy Take Apart and Repurposing: A Creative Problem-Solving Lesson

User Generated Education

Toy Take Apart and Repurposing is always a great favorite both with my gifted students and with my campers during my summer Toy Hacking and Making camp. I purchase battery-operated toys from ebay and thrift stores.

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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.

Can’t miss sessions at ISTELIVE 22

Hapara

Thrilled does not even begin to cover how excited we are to return to ISTE in June and, more importantly, to see everyone in person. But, of course, we also can’t wait to see all of the incredible sessions that will take place in New Orleans this year.

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How to Clean Up Google Classroom for the Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

As you end your school year, there are lots of details that must be taken care of. If you use Google Classroom, here’s a list, created by Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Scott Winstead: How to Clean Up Google Classroom for the Summer.

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How LMS groups enable student collaboration for better learning outcomes

Neo LMS

Student collaboration has become increasingly important over the past years. Teachers are encouraged to promote collaboration in the classroom to achieve better learning outcomes.

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