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11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence (copy)

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll post my updated suggestions for three holiday activities that will get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of teaching that starts after the New Year.

Unlocking the Potential of Students

A Principal's Reflections

What are you good at and why? I am sure a list of things comes to mind. Now think about how this list of items plays out in your daily life. We all have strengths, and a common reaction is to leverage these as much as possible. I see this a great deal in my work coaching leaders.


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6 Digital tools that encourage computational thinking


Computational thinking is an innovative approach to teaching that redesigns the STEM and ELA curriculums on a new framework.

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Why school might look a little different these days

Dangerously Irrelevant

Below is a 15-minute video that I made for a school district’s families and community members. The first 3.5 minutes will sound familiar to those of you who’ve watched my TEDxDesMoines talk. After that, I branch into some new directions… Hope this is useful to you. Happy viewing!

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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.

Holiday Activities To Keep the Learning Going

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching the days before big holidays is challenging. Students and teachers alike are ready for a break. Both struggle to pay attention regardless of how innovative and engaging are the lesson plans. I’ve been there often.

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Best practices for a great school-community collaboration


Previously, we discussed why building school-community partnerships is important and how it benefits students and teachers alike. . In a nutshell, the most significant advantage is providing real-life examples, so students have a better idea of what they are learning.

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Five Ways To Improve Learning Standards In Education


The education system changes constantly. It never stays in one place because of new technologies and innovative learning techniques that move it forward. The two most important questions that have always been around are: What must-have skills should educators teach students? What are the ways of improving learning standards in education? For years, we have been striving to develop an education system that would create bright and creative minds to adapt to upcoming changes and make innovations.

The Return to Rigorous Mathematics

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of my favorite PD sites, EdWeb , recently offered a free webinar (with CE Certificate) on Returning to Rigorous Mathematics. Here’s a preview: As students return to a hopefully more typical school year, learning is likely to be anything but typical.

Are you a goal-setter or a goal-getter?

Education Elements

While I was teaching 9th grade English Language Arts, one of my mentor teachers shared the concept of the “Big Hairy Audacious Goal” (BHAG) with me. Beyond a SMART goal, it’s a goal that you might collaboratively set – that is big, important, and maybe even a little bit of a stretch.

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).

The 2021 Digital Transition Survey Results are in: More Alternatives, Less Traditional Schooling

EdNews Daily

Results of the Learning Counsel’s 2021 Digital Transition Survey are being analyzed, and many results were released during a widely watched market briefing by Learning Counsel CEO LeiLani Cauthen at the organization’s annual National Gathering event.

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Ditch that Textbook Digital Summit


What if you had access to a really GOOD Netflix-style online professional development? You know, not boring videos of stuff that you’ll never use, but practical ideas. Inspiration. Plug and play activities you can use in class tomorrow. And from speakers you KNOW you’ll love to listen to.

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Math Scores Drop Again

Ask a Tech Teacher

Engaging children in math learning is a problem that continues relentlessly, year after year. We don’t seem to know how to fix the dropping math scores (and reading but that’s for another article). We can’t even blame it on COVID!

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Bouncy the Service Dog, from Ripple Effects


This post was originally created and posted on the website TeacherCast Educational Network. The only place to read this as the original content is [link].

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.

The Best Holiday Gifts for Teachers: A Story

EdNews Daily

By Janis Effner “Are we watching Polar Express today, Miss?” my students yelled as they ran into my classroom. It was the last day of school before Winter Break, and everything was getting louder as the day progressed.

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College, Career, Or Whatever Readiness

The Jose Vilson

In recent times, the term “college and career ready” has come back into trend. It’s a term that first saw a spotlight during the Obama administration, when then-Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and company wanted to integrate the Common Core State Standards into our schools.

14 Holiday Websites and 9+ Projects

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites to fill in free minutes? Here are Holiday websites that will keep students busy while teaching them: 12 Days of Christmas. Christmas Celebrations Across the World (video). Christmas puzzles and games. Christmas—history—fun video. Christmas Traditions Around the World (video).

What Is Wakelet and How to Use It in Your Teaching?

Educators Technology

Wakelet is a digital curation tool that allows you to save, organize, and share digital resources. Wakelet's collaborative features makes it a tool with huge educational potential for teachers more. Content curation tools Digital Curation Tools Wakelet

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.

The Journey BEYOND Interoperability

EdNews Daily

By Chris Rose It’s almost 2022, and in your tech stack discussions, interoperability is table stakes and should serve as the very basic starting point for a much larger goal. The goal of EdTech is simple, but as we know, it is not simply reached. It should be to SERVE the learning community.

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3 Ways to Foster Collaborative, Student-Centered Math Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

We engage our students in the wonders of math by using student-centered math practices—like discussion and collaboration—in our classrooms. . The post 3 Ways to Foster Collaborative, Student-Centered Math Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Math Personalized Learning Student Engagemen

Have Santa Call Your Kids!

Ask a Tech Teacher

DialMyCalls (an AATT sponsor) has a special Christmas offer for kids: Free Santa Calls To Your Family This Christmas. This Christmas we have a great gift for everyone! Whether you’re an existing DialMyCalls user or not, you can take advantage of our completely free phone call from Santa.

What Is Quizizz and How to Use It with Your Students? Full Review

Educators Technology

Quizizz is a game-based learning tool that you can use to engage students in deep and meaningful learning experiences. It allows you to create both teacher-paced and student-paced quizzes more. Formative assessment game-based learning tools Quizizz

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!

The Best Holiday Gifts

EdNews Daily

By Janis Effner “Are we watching Polar Express today, Miss?” my students yelled as they ran into my classroom. It was the last day of school before Winter Break, and everything was getting louder as the day progressed.

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Poster of Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Slides

Teacher Tech

Get this free poster of Google Slides keyboard shortcuts to help you be more efficient at using Google Slides. The post Poster of Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Slides appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Slides google keyboard shortcuts keytips slides

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A handful of colleges are finally providing training in a way consumers want it: fast

The Hechinger Report

ORLANDO, Fla. Cory Orr was working 70 hours a week in three jobs, often pulling double shifts at the chain restaurant where he was assistant kitchen manager. A divorced dad, he was raising three kids and a younger sister but worked so many weekends that he seldom saw them.

7 Teacher Supports During Stressful Times


Educators are exhausted and under attack, and faculty and staff need school leaders to take their frontline challenges seriously, write Ron Williamson and Barbara Blackburn. The leadership authors detail seven steps principals can take to offer real help and support.

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.

The Complete Guide to Building a Technological Curriculum

EdNews Daily

By Hugo Aguirre In line with the skyrocketing usage of new technologies in our everyday lives and workplace, the demand for technological skills, both in programming and technology applications, is expected to increase by more than 50% over the next decade.

Security Tools for K–12 Districts in Today’s Cloud Environments

EdTech Magazine

Before the cloud, schools hosted everything on-premises. Servers, files, data — it all existed where users resided and where district IT teams could manage and secure it: locally. Cloud users, conversely, rent space on a computer system that exists outside of the district’s walls.

PROOF POINTS: Nationwide, evaluating and penalizing teachers rarely works

The Hechinger Report

Forty-four states have adopted some version of a teacher evaluation system that rates, rewards and penalizes teachers.

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