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6 Ways to build meaningful online teacher-student relationships

Neo LMS

As a teacher, one of the greatest joys is seeing your students’ eyes light up when they learn something new. We’ve all had that teacher who made us like a subject simply because their personality and enthusiasm were enough to spark an interest in anything.

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4 Practices to Immediately Improve the Teacher Experience in Your School

Education Elements

There are 88 million opportunities in the human genome for trait variations to make us unique, but when it comes to what we seek in the workplace, neuroscience suggests most humans crave the same three things – safety, belonging, and a sense of mattering.

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Remaking the Future of Learning, One Community at a Time

Digital Promise

The mother I met on a May evening in 2019 at the Pittsburgh Youth Filmmakers premiere had never heard of the local student film program before that night.

Here’s a Preview of April

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in April: Easter resources–websites and apps. Invention Convention? Get started! Tech Tips. Websites to teach financial literacy. Subscriber Special. Math resources online. Earth Day activities. Virtual Reality in Schools.

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.

Scratch Monster Mash: A Language Arts/Technology Project

User Generated Education

[link]. This project was developed by Colleen Graves. I found information about how to do it at the Makey Makey blog post entitled, Scratch Coding Literacy Project Ideas for Makey Makey micro:bit Inventions. She designed it to be used with Scratch programming and the micro:bit micro-controller.

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An Active Reading Strategy for Any Learning Landscape

Catlin Tucker

I’ve experienced the phenomenon of reading a text, but when I get to the end of a page or the bottom of the article, I have no idea what the text was about. I could not answer a single question about the content of what I read.

Spring into creativity with these 5 digital tools!

Neo LMS

As a language teacher, I am always looking for new ideas or tools for my students to try in our classroom that enables them to create something more authentic and personalized.

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5 Things We Need to Get Right As we Move Back to In Person Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As we consider how we move back into school, we need to think about neuroscience research about how students learn.

18+ Easter Websites and Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. To non-Christians (or non-traditional Christians), that event signifies a rebirth of spring that is filled with joy and gifts — and chocolate!

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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).

Streamlining Student Questions in a Concurrent Classroom

Catlin Tucker

One of the challenges teachers in concurrent classrooms face is feeling torn between the needs of students in two learning landscapes simultaneously. Teachers feel guilty because they know one group of students is commanding more of their time and attention.

What I’ve been up to: Silver Lining for Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

[ I’ve been fairly quiet here during the pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy. I thought that I would share a little of what I’ve been doing for the past year… ].

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The New Self Published Book That I Co-Authored That is Trending on Amazon

The CoolCatTeacher

About the book and how (and why) we published it From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Self-publishing is a challenge but it can be done successfully. It has been exciting to release my first co-authored book that is self-published on Amazon this weekend.

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What You Might Have Missed in March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of March. Tech Tip #105: Create Shortkeys for Windows Tools. 5 Ways Ed-tech Can Enhance Social Studies Lessons. How to Add Accents. Resources to Teach Taxes. 10 Favorite Mac Shortkeys. 4 Ways HS Students Develop the IT Skills for Higher Education.

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.

An Active Reading Strategy for Any Learning Landscape

Catlin Tucker

I’ve experienced the phenomenon of reading a text, but when I get to the end of a page or the bottom of the article, I have no idea what the text was about. I could not answer a single question about the content of what I read.

What I’ve been up to: 5Sigma EduCon scavenger hunt keynote

Dangerously Irrelevant

[ I’ve been fairly quiet here during the pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy. I thought that I would share a little of what I’ve been doing for the past year… ].

Join Me and Monica Burns on Clubhouse – Tuesday, March 30 7 pm Eastern

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Join me and @ClassTechTips on Tuesday 3/30 at 7 pm Eastern on Clubhouse. If you’re a newbie, we can learn together. If you’re a pro, jump on stage and share a tip! Click here to join us: [link].

World Backup Day–March 31st

Ask a Tech Teacher

March 31st is called World Backup Day. At least once a year, backup your data files to an external drive (like a flash drive). This is one that isn’t connected to your local computer so can’t be compromised if you get a virus.

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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.

Maintaining STEM Engagement Requires Imagination and Creativity from Schools

EdTech Magazine

Cajon Valley Middle School in El Cajon, Calif., real-world relevance is a top priority.

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Google Drive: Keyboard Shortcuts

Teacher Tech

One of the most effective things you can do to become better at using the computer is to learn keyboard shortcuts. Learn one a week!! I use keyboard shortcuts in Google Drive ALL THE TIME! P to Preview It’s a toss up between P and N for which Drive shortcut I use the most. P […].

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OPINION: To destroy white supremacy, interrogate the canon

The Hechinger Report

Whiteness, meaning the institution that upholds white culture and affirms white ways of being as superior over other ways, seeks to sustain and protect itself. That’s how it survives. Identifying its tactics is a necessary skill for understanding it.

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20 Ways To Improve A Test, Quiz, Or Other Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 Ways To Improve A Test, Quiz, Or Other Assessment. by TeachThought Staff. There is often talk about assessment–its forms, frequency, and the integration of gleaned data to revise planned instruction.

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!

K–12 Teachers Share How They Keep Students Engaged While Learning Remotely

EdTech Magazine

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, as they say.

Pre-made Google Slides and PowerPoint Templates for Teachers

Educators Technology

Slidesgo offers a wide variety of free Google Slides and PowerPoint templates to use in your presentations. It also allows you to customize these templates the way you want. I spent sometime sifting.read more

When the man behind the curtain is female: More women now hold key education policymaker jobs

The Hechinger Report

In the spring of 2020, Chelsea Kelley’s second grader received live instruction from his teacher just once a week for 45 minutes.

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Other Ways for Kids to Show What They Know

MiddleWeb

There will always be learning goals that call for written responses. But if we aren’t careful, we can end up turning our checks for understanding into tests of writing. Curtis Chandler shares tools and strategies he uses to make sure every student shows what they know.

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.

Working Toward Digital Equity in K–12 Education

EdTech Magazine

Digital equity is a complex topic. To begin a conversation around it, we must first define the term.

7 predictions about fall back-to-school with COVID

eSchool News

When schools across the country started shutting down in-person instruction in March of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 virus, much of the nation focus turned to the impact on students.

Pre-K may boost math scores even eight years later

The Hechinger Report

The pre-K environment may help support long-term success in math, according to a new study of Georgia’s pre-K program. Credit: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

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