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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways.

Digital Transformation in the Education Sector - A Guide to Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

Can you think of an aspect of life that has not yet been influenced by modern technology? Chances are high that the answer is no! This is especially true in the education sector, which finds varying degrees of digital transformation happening all time. In that regard, from interactive whiteboards to front-facing projectors, the digital transformation in the education sector has yielded its own technological industry - EdTech.


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A New View of AV


The world of AV tech is booming, with new trends like AR and VR reinvigorating the field with innovative ways to incorporate learning

Teach Students to Track How Many Words They Read Per Minute Using Voice Typing and Google Forms

Catlin Tucker

As elementary students learn how to read, teachers administer reading fluency tests and listen to students read passages. During these reading fluency tests, teachers listen for speed, accuracy, and expression. Nothing can replace this formal assessment, but it’s helpful to teach students to track their words per minute between these reading fluency assessments.

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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.

Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

Across the United States and around the world, educators are being called on to help their students prepare for futures in an increasingly computational world. Integrating computational thinking into activities, lessons, and curricula not only supports building new skills, but also enhances learning and engagement in every discipline. However, there are still many more educators who do not feel comfortable with computational thinking concepts than those who do.

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Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Nicol Howard on episode 482 Dr. Nicol R. Howard champions digital equity issues for children. What are those issues? How can we help? Today we take a dive into digital equity and the issues we should all consider — and it is not just those with poverty who may not have access. Hear the surprising thing realized at the end of the show. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. A one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students. Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. Matter of fact many of the technology […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive reader

How Instructional Coaching Benefited a Pennsylvania School District

Digital Promise

The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in select schools across the country. In our new video below, educators from the Yough School District in southwestern Pennsylvania share how the DLP has positively impacted teaching and learning in their classrooms. “He

3 Ways CEOs Can Make Space for Creativity–for Employees and Themselves

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Making time for creativity to blossom means new ideas, pivots and disruptions are within an entrepreneur's grasp. The post 3 Ways CEOs Can Make Space for Creativity–for Employees and Themselves appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog creativity Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation Professional Development social and emotional learning social change Social Emotional Learning (SEL) social innovation Startup Startups

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).

How to Give Effective Feedback that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers spend hours giving effective feedback only to have students not respond or use it to improve. In this case, one could argue that the teacher isn’t giving effective feedback because it is not being used to learn. Twelve-year English teacher turned principal Jordan Catapano helps us have more effective feedback that actually works to improve learning. Learn About More Effective Feedback Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1


Many successful thinkers, inventors and revolutionaries have dyslexia*. From Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Alexander Graham-Bell to Mohamed Ali, Walt Disney, John Lennon, Steven Spielberg and Richard Branson. Not forgetting the poster-people of dyslexia, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs. All seven “man”-made wonders have been designed by dyslexic architects. At MIT they call it, the “ MIT disease ”, so many researchers there have it.

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Micro-credentials to Support Learner Variability in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Educators welcome a diverse set of students into their classrooms daily. Every student brings a unique background with their own set of experiences, interests, strengths, and challenges. An educator’s role is to understand this variability and account for it while teaching complex curriculum in a way that each student feels supported and successful. Accomplishing this is not easy.

What You Might Have Missed in April

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of April: An Open Letter to Teachers About Online Classes. 11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship. The 15-second Slideshow. What to do when you lose a digital document. Have Google Takeout at Your End-of-Year Party. 12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year. Kindergartners need Technology too! 10 Myths about Teaching with Tech. Here’s How to Get Started with Ask a Tech Teacher. 5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year.

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.

20 ways to analyze text, images with Edji

Ditch That Textbook

Texts and images related to the content we teach can spark students’ imagination. Provoke controversy and fierce debate. Inspire them to see themselves — and the world differently. But done poorly, they can be one-dimensional learning. Fact recall-based. Anything but memorable. What makes the difference? What causes some lessons to flourish and others to flop? […].

How to Transform the American High School

The CoolCatTeacher

Sarah Fine on episode 484 Dr. Sarah Fine, co-author of In Search of Deeper Learning, The Quest to Remake the American High School talks about her research into remarkable high school experiences. Scroll down to download the transcript for this episode. Listen to Dr. Sarah Fine Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Real Advice for First-Gens

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Anthony Jack , an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, knows a thing or two about what it’s like for first-generation college-goers — how daunting it can be, and how many students struggle not only with a feeling that they don’t belong, but also with worries that they won’t succeed.

Subscriber Special: Great Price on Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

May 28th-31st: Coaching or Mentoring. BOGO — Buy one month; get the second free. Do any of these sound like you? Your kindergartners don’t know what ‘enter’, ‘spacebar’, ‘click’ or many other techie words mean but you need to teach them to keyboard, internet, and become digital citizens. How do you start? You have new students in your class who haven’t had technology training. The rest of the class has. How do you catch them up?

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.

Ditch the clips: Create a behavior management system that works

Ditch That Textbook

Think back to your time in elementary school. Did you have one of those systems where your teacher rated your day using colored cards, moving clips, or some other form of points? Do you remember having to move that clip? Do you remember having it marked in your folder? What about a prize box? Did […]. Guest Blog Teaching behavior management creative teaching relationships teaching

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5 Ways to Overcome Being Overwhelmed

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon Harper on Episode 485 This time of year is a challenging one for educators. It is easy to feel overwhelmed. Today’s show will encourage and help you to overcome that overwhelmed feeling with 21-year educator Jon Harper. Listen to Jon Harper help us handle overwhelm Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Bio as Submitted Jon is the author of My Bad: 24 Educators Who Messed Up, Fessed Up and Grew , the host of My Bad and the co-host of Teachers’ Aid.

Designing courses for students with diverse needs


In the age of standardized testing, it’s all too common for educators to rely on the same teaching and testing methods for every student. Unfortunately, this doesn’t account for different learning needs and abilities. Even when diverse needs are addressed, it can be difficult for educators to actually design new materials that effectively educate and assess these students. Here are some strategies to consider in order to educate and test students with diverse needs. Assess students’ needs.

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169 Tech Tip #71 How to Move Pics Around in Docs

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: How to Move Pics Around in Docs. Category: Images. Sub-category: MS Office, Google Apps. Q: I added an image to my Word document, but I can’t move it around the page.

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!

Appreciate Teachers Year-Round by Developing a Culture of Innovation

Education Elements

It’s that time of year again. Wildflowers are blooming (at least here in Texas!). The sun is setting later. Winter jackets are being retired. The season is changing around us, just as it is in our schools. Around the country, test prep and standardized testing season are in full swing. End-of-year projects and field trips are approaching – and teacher appreciation week is coming up in the second week in May!

How to Get Motivated This Monday Morning

The CoolCatTeacher

Pat Hensley on episode 481 of the 10-minute teacher Preventing burnout, finding the right colleagues, communication, the struggle with perfection… these topics are just some of the encouragements that 30-year special education teacher-turned-college-professor Pat Hensley has for teachers everywhere.

MY World 360° Films Debut at SDG Global Festival of Action

Digital Promise

This week, as part of the UN Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany, we’re thrilled to announce the second MY World 360° playlist—a collection of youth-produced immersive stories from around the world that spotlight issues most relevant to young people and their communities.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-May 10th

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th-10th. In honor of these tenacious, creative individuals, here are some of our favorite teacher articles: 18 Things Teachers Do Before 8am. Definition of ‘Teacher’. How to be a Tech Teacher. 10 Steps to Become a Better Geek. 21 Reasons Why You Know You’re a Teacher. You Know You’re a Techy Teacher When…. Just Another Day In Computer Lab. Humorous Look at What I Learned from my Computer. How to Talk to a Tech Teacher. Dr. Seuss–Techie Style.

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.

Creating and Sharing Great Content

Tom Murray

Jennifer Gonzalez (@CultofPedagogy) joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. To check out Jennifer’s incredible blog, visit Blog @CultofPedagogy Creating Content Jennifer Gonzalez


6 Ways To Boost Classroom Productivity With Interactive Flat Panels

ViewSonic Education

Would you say that you’re a productive person? As time has gone on, our society has become more and more results-oriented. We know, it’s tough. Whether it’s in the classroom or in the workplace, sometimes it’s necessary for productivity to see a boost. That’s where interactive flat panel displays come in. Thanks to the implementation of technology into the classroom, research has discovered that these tools boost productivity for teachers and students alike.

Why Are Free VPNs Bad For Privacy?

EdNews Daily

By Brad Smith. When it comes to privacy protection, one of the most popular tools is a VPN. Over the years, the interest in VPNs has increased, especially post-Snowden. A VPN encrypts traffic data so that not even the NSA can see through the jumble. Additionally, VPNs are great for circumventing censorship. Even The Great Firewall in China is penetrable with a good VPN.

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