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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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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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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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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.

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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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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Student & Teacher Perception Surveys: Elevating Stakeholder Voice for 20 Years

Education Elements

In the fall of 2005, I sat down at my desk in Mr. Powers’ 11th-grade history class and was asked to complete a survey. This was an interesting and surprising development, as no one in my 12 years of schooling had thought to ask my opinion about anything.

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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].

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!

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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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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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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!

Playing with Ed Tech: Using Digital Tools in Kindergarten Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey, the duo behind Innovating Play, face unique challenges when it comes to integrating technology into their classrooms. They’re just learning their letters, and capitals usually come first.

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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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.

Digital Tools to Support Struggling Readers

Teacher Tech

Learn about supporting struggling readers with digital tools with Anna Hartranft. The post Digital Tools to Support Struggling Readers appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool

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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.

The biggest takeaways for the post-pandemic future of education

eSchool News

There is no argument that teachers are the most valuable asset in a student’s learning experience. This fact was only further underscored over the past 18 months.

Problem-Based Learning: Strategies for Forming Effective Learning Behaviors


Problem-based learning starts with a question; a real-life question. It’s an educational method that seeks to engage people in what they’re learning. It also seeks to increase the retention of. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Schools and States Continue to Seek Connectivity Solutions for Students

EdTech Magazine

When they transitioned to remote learning during the pandemic, many K–12 schools encountered challenges trying to ensure all students could access course materials and instruction.

Poster of Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts

Teacher Tech

By popular demand I have created a Google Docs poster for keyboard shortcuts similar to the Google Slides poster. Print out this poster for an easy reference to some helpful Google Docs tricks. Popular Keyboard Shortcuts The shortcuts I chose for this poster are the ones I use most often!

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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.

In the shadows: The orphans Covid left behind

The Hechinger Report

Tré never stopped praying. Even when the virus ravaged his sweet mother’s lungs in a matter of days this summer. Or when her casket was lowered into the soil three weeks after her 50th birthday.

4 things to help a school principal lead through the pandemic

eSchool News

Despite vaccinations being distributed in record-breaking time, the COVID surge continues to be a wearisome reality for the third consecutive school year. The ongoing pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis evoking strong and divisive emotions and disrupting PreK-12 education.

Holograms Add Depth to Remote Classes

EdTech Magazine

“Hologram” has become a catch-all term for several types of 3D images, from the centuries-old Pepper’s Ghost technique that brought Tupac Shakur to the Coachella music festival in 2012 to even newer representations that boast lifelike interactivity.

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