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14 Effective Teaching Strategies For Inquiry-Based Learning

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One obvious way to promote inquiry learning in your classroom is to design lessons and units that benefit from, promote, or require it. The post 14 Effective Teaching Strategies For Inquiry-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Inquiry Terry Heick

The power and simplicity of Job to Be Done theory

The Christensen Institute

The most important tool in an innovator’s toolbox: Jobs Theory.


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Tract–A new way to learn

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tract is a peer-to-peer, on-demand, project-based learning platform designed for grades 3-12. It includes classes and lesson plans, even themed clubs. It focuses on building student creativity, critical thinking, and independence–skills students need to become prosperous, happy adults.

Combatting the Challenges of Whole Group Lessons with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

When I work with teachers shifting to blended learning, I strive to establish the WHY driving our work together. I want teachers to understand the purpose and value of the shift to blended learning. Blended learning is not a reaction to a moment.

The LMS Workbook for K-12 Leaders

The integration of technological tools to support learning has created a new personalized experience for students. Download this workbook and discover what you need to build an ecosystem that saves teachers time and improves student outcomes.

3 Steps for WORD Workouts to See Better Social Emotional Health and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Social emotional health matters. WORD Workouts are a fantastic way to help students connect with their emotions. Additionally, these quick lessons promote student social emotional health.

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Surprisingly, 15-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability and over 65% of those are deficits in reading. Often, these go undiagnosed as students, parents, and teachers simply think the child is not a good reader, is lazy, or is disinterested.

Student Choice and Voice Can Equal the Best Day Ever

User Generated Education

As is true for a lot of progressive educators, I have a belief in and attempt to practice the implementation of student voice and choice: Sometimes this means fully letting go of the reins so learners become fully self-directed.

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SEL at Scale: How Edtech Can Support Meaningful Social and Emotional Learning

Digital Promise

“Connection is the most important piece of the puzzle for the student-teacher relationship. … Students are more successful when they feel that their teacher understands them and understands where they’re coming from.”- High school teacher, Tennessee.

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Student collaboration in shared Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Teamwork is a desirable job skill in today's economy. When we let students collaborate, we prepare them for the future! Here's how Google Slides can help.Part of the reason social media has taken off so much are the connections. Seeing other people’s reaction to what you’ve shared.

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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.

National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it.

Tackling the digital divide after the pandemic


Digitization has changed how we communicate, access services, and the extent of technology present in our lives. Ever since the internet emerged, we have witnessed a new reality among people: those who have access to technology and the internet, and those who don’t.

Personalizing Learning: The Goal is Student Ownership

Education Elements

Think back to when you had a deep sense of ownership in your learning; a time when you went above and beyond the expectations because of your own curiosity or passion. For me, this was in seventh grade during a career exploration project.

Cybersecurity Roundtable: Guarding K–12 Schools from Bad Actors

EdTech Magazine

With a growing number of cyber incidents targeting K–12 schools, it should come as no surprise that cybersecurity is a top priority for IT leaders and administrators across the nation.

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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.

Three relationships whose power K–12 schools consistently underestimate

The Christensen Institute

You’re a school superintendent in a mid-size urban district. One of your principals calls you to share that attendance rates among students learning remotely this year are dropping. She says, “We’re doubling down on prioritizing relationships to ensure that students have their unique needs met.”.

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Making educators’ lives easier for World Teachers’ Day


Happy World Teachers’ Day! October 5th is all about celebrating all the wonderful educators around the world. At the same time, this day is also about supporting teachers so that every learner can have access to quality education.

From Strategic Planning to Strategic Practice: Three Key Actions to Keep in Mind

Education Elements

Strategic planning is the process of setting short and long-term goals, deciding on actions to achieve those goals and assembling the teams and resources needed to take those actions.

3 Reasons Why the Cloud Continues to Be Overlooked in K–12 Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

District technology leaders once again named cybersecurity as their top priority, yet school districts continue to fall victim to cyberattacks. In fact, K–12 education is now one of the top targeted industries. Cybercrime has evolved, but cybersecurity strategies haven’t.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

500 digital learning activities for the in-person or virtual classroom

eSchool News

When schools abruptly shifted to online learning in March of 2020, a flurry of announcements about free digital learning resources followed. Gradually, schools returned to hybrid learning and, now, most districts are back to full in-person learning.

Books I read in September 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in September 2021… Serpentine , Jonathan Kellerman (thriller). A Time of Courage , John Gwynne (fantasy). The Dragon’s Path , Daniel Abraham (fantasy). The King’s Blood , Daniel Abraham (fantasy). The Tyrant’s Law , Daniel Abraham (fantasy).


How School Librarians Are Evolving


School librarians must excel at research, teaching, technology, digital and information literacy, and library design to lead today’s school libraries

Adobe Spark’s All-in-One Design Tool Adds Creativity to Every Class

EdTech Magazine

Some students mistakenly think creativity happens only in art class. That’s not true. With the right tools, students can bring creative design to nearly any class or project. As someone who has used Adobe’s many professional design tools for years, I was excited when it introduced Spark to the mix.

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Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

Middle school minds: Figuring out who you are in the midst of global turmoil

The Hechinger Report

Isabella Juma turned 13 on February 19, 2020, just weeks before Covid-19 changed the world forever. The first year of teenagerhood would have been a milestone any year, but for Isabella and her peers, a global pandemic, a contentious election and racial conflict forced them out of childhood abruptly.

What Do Teachers Know About Student Privacy? Not Enough, Researchers Say


What should teachers be expected to know about student data privacy and ethics? Considering so much of their jobs now revolve around student data, it’s a simple enough question—and one that researcher Ellen B. Mandinach and a colleague were tasked with answering.

4 tips to boost classroom engagement and productivity

eSchool News

The past 18 months tested everyone, and few were more tested than teachers. Many educators adjusted to entirely new teaching requirements during the pandemic, while districts rushed to supply tools and technologies to address the need for remote and hybrid learning environments.

5 Podcasts for Middle Schoolers

Teacher Tech

Melody McAllister, Community Facilitator for AK Teacher Tech on Facebook, shares five, FREE podcasts that were recommended by amazing middle school teachers! The post 5 Podcasts for Middle Schoolers appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool

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.