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The Role of EdTech in Bridging Talent Shortages


The US faces an alarming talent shortage, and educational technology (EdTech) could be one of the solutions that could reverse the trend. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that there are already 10.1 million job openings this year, but they project that the number will increase further in the next few years. As a result, employers in the healthcare, travel, manufacturing, tech, and even education sectors are in search of solutions that can bridge the talent shortage.

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Teacher Tech Training is Critical

Ask a Tech Teacher

Back when I started teaching tech, teachers loved saying that kids knew more than they did, even defer to students to teach. That doesn’t work anymore which means even the most tech-phobic of teachers must step up.


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5 tools every school tech director should use

eSchool News

Teaching methods have changed dramatically over the last few years, leading to numerous electronic resources entering the classroom.

Meet TARA: Your New Teacher Headquarters

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Organizing lesson plans, units, resources, links, IEP’s, and IEP meetings can be cumbersome and stressful. In this blog post, I’ll share my review of TARA, the Teacher HQ for Resources and Administration.

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.

Much ado about NAEP

Dangerously Irrelevant

Scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are down after the pandemic. Surprise! Four big thoughts on all of this… 1. Below is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) graph of daily COVID cases in the U.S.

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Building Systems that Support Connected Learning

Digital Promise

The post Building Systems that Support Connected Learning appeared first on Digital Promise

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PROOF POINTS: Several surprises in gloomy NAEP report

The Hechinger Report

Academic achievement in Massachusetts, historically the highest achieving state in the nation, fell so much during the pandemic that the state’s eighth graders now score below those in New Jersey in reading, and in math, an 11-point drop nearly ties Massachusetts with Utah. Meanwhile, students in the Department of Defense school system appeared not to miss a beat.

Using Mentor Texts to Integrate Teaching Goals

Middle Web

Pamela Koutrakos’ example-filled “Mentor Texts That Multitask” shows teachers how to design lessons that meet multiple instructional priorities. Sherry Liptak found it to be “a great fit for my professional bookshelf – though I think it will spend more time in my hands!”.

How to Leverage Ed Tech for Inquiry-Based Learning in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

As schools look for innovative ways to engage students and navigate digital learning environments, active learning is becoming increasingly popular. This is especially true in K–12 districts, where educators are aiming to prepare students for this approach in higher education.

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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).

6 Websites that Explain Elections

Ask a Tech Teacher

In about half the world–mostly those where people live under socialism, communism, dictators, or autocracies–law and order is decided for the people.

Do You Know the Best Positioning for Your Computer Screen?

ViewSonic Education

If you’re experiencing any pain after sitting in front of the computer, you may need to adjust the ergonomics of your workspace. And you can start with the best positioning for your computer screen.

How I Help Students Address Climate Change with Hydroponics

Digital Promise

The post How I Help Students Address Climate Change with Hydroponics appeared first on Digital Promise


How to Become That Teacher

EdNews Daily

By Abbey Dorsey One of the attributes of a great teacher is the ability to open up new possibilities for their students. Every young person deserves to feel empowered to pursue opportunities, but students can’t reach for options they don’t know exist.

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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.

High School Curricula and Career Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

College enrollment among high school grads grew during the early 2010’s, leveling off about 2017 when it began to drop to a current low of about 62%, approx. 4% lower than 2019.

Steal Like a Teacher: Where to find quick teaching ideas

Ditch That Textbook

We teachers are the BEST at stealing things.And I don't mean that in a criminal, nefarious way.I think Austin Kleon explains it best in his book, Steal Like an Artist.Every artist gets asked the question, "Where do you get your ideas?" The honest artist answers, "I steal them."


How to Maintain Your Students’ Attention in Class


Maintaining the attention of an entire class can often be a challenge. The brains of children are still developing, making their attention spans much shorter than those of adults.

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Thinking about NAEP in Colorado and the Denver Public Schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

[this blog post is a follow-up response to the Twitter exchange with Van Schoales posted below]. Hi Van. Although I’ve admired your work for years, you and I have never met, which means that we don’t have a relationship to lean into.

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.

Using Online Learning to Build Global Awareness

EdNews Daily

By Carol DeFuria Understanding diverse cultures and perspectives is essential for high school students as they prepare for careers in our increasingly global society.

Comparing the 7 Best Survey Tools

Education Elements

Data Surveys

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New- You Can Now Import PDFs into Book Creator

Educators Technology

The popular classroom tool Book Creator recently dropped two big updates which teachers will be excited about. If you’re someone who has traditionally relied on PDFs and worksheets to aid learning in the classroom, it’s now time to bring those PDFs to life in Book Creator!

Our top 5 coding projects for students to try


Looking for new projects to try at school? Whether your classroom needs something new, or you’ve been interested in computing for a while, there are so many possibilities with coding. We’ve outlined a few of our suggestions to help you incorporate more advanced technology in IT classes. . Build a website. If you and your class are beginners, building a basic website is the best way to make a start.

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!

In a youth mental health crisis, we need to leverage remote work to retain clinicians

EdNews Daily

By Kate Eberle Walker Last year, a national state of emergency in children’s mental health was declared by leading children’s health authorities, and there is a nationwide shortage of educators in schools who are equipped to effectively address this crisis.

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What Research Tells Us about Classroom Decor

Middle Web

How can teachers make sure “visual classroom noise” doesn’t diminish learning opportunities for students? Curtis Chandler draws on research to suggest we choose colors carefully and reduce clutter – stowing away anything that doesn’t have a direct, daily impact on learning.

Free Halloween Printable Worksheets for Teachers

Educators Technology

Halloween is a time of (spooky) fun and learning. There are various ways to use the theme of Halloween to boost students' engagement and increase their participation.

Why we should be teaching students economic literacy

eSchool News

When 17-year-old Jerry Marnell thought about heading off to college, economics seemed like an enticing major to study.

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.

Video: Learning Leadership Symposium: Dallas, TX Administrator Panel

EdNews Daily

If you follow the Learning Counsel’s Learning Leadership Symposia, you are aware that the Administrator Panel Discussions are generally the perfect end to a perfect day. They feature the area’s top education minds, tackling their most perplexing challenges.

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5 New Features in Google Docs

Teacher Tech

Technology moves faster than we can keep up with it and Google Docs is no exception. These new features in Google Docs recognize that HOW we work has changed to being more dynamic and collaborative.

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10 Good Tools to Create Free Surveys and Polls

Educators Technology

The purpose of this post is to share with you this collection of handy tools to use to create surveys and polls. These tools are simple and easy to use and offer a wide variety of features that enable you to design different types of surveys and polls. No coding knowledge is required.

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