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Tech Tip #134: 8 Tips to Become Tomorrow’s Teacher

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.

The 3 pillars of meaningful learning

eSchool News

We have a saying where I work at the Van Andel Institute for Education: “We believe learning should be memorable, meaningful, and fun!” It’s a quote that I earnestly believe in, but I also recognize the challenges that come with this lofty goal.

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Rethinking Normal

A Principal's Reflections

It always amazes me that we possess such vivid memories of some experiences yet tend to forget others. As the years' pass, I am always trying to retain as many as possible from my childhood. One that sticks out goes way back to my pre-school years.

Set Up Your LMS to Ensure Student Success

Catlin Tucker

You probably spent significant time setting up your physical classroom to welcome your students back to school. Did you dedicate the same time and intentionality to setting up your learning management system (LMS)? You’re not alone if the answer is a sheepish “no.”

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences.

A Simple Guide to Adopting a New Curriculum

Education Elements

As more and more high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) become available, we have noticed a tension with districts across the country between being excited about the opportunities for new, rigorous materials, and the concern about when and how to get started.

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8 questions for educators as they use assessments to support student learning

eSchool News

For assessments to be used effectively in schools, it’s important for districts and schools to consider what assessments are intended for and how the data gained from the assessments will be applied to support student learning.

PROOF POINTS: Six puzzling questions from the disastrous NAEP results

The Hechinger Report

Suburban 9-year-olds drove the nationwide decline in reading scores during the pandemic. In math, all groups of students deteriorated. Credit: Allison Shelley for EDUimages. School started on an ominous note this year. On Sept.1, the U.S. Department of Education released disastrous test results.

Keyboarding Basics Part 1

Ask a Tech Teacher

Keyboarding is a topic that most parents want their children to learn and many schools don’t have time to teach. Of all topics on Ask a Tech Teacher, keyboarding is the most visited.

Restoring Hope and Optimism in Schools

techlearning

Restoring hope and optimism in schools can start with simply creating positive vibes

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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.

Announcing the 2022-2023 Cohort of the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is thrilled to announce that 28 districts are joining the ranks of the League of Innovative Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. This new cohort extends the network’s reach to more than 150 districts across 38 states and expands its cumulative impact to 4.4

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20+ sources of FREE digital content for your class

Ditch That Textbook

Digital resources abound online. They can be more up to date and just as accurate as a textbook. Where do we find them, and how do we curate them?Textbooks. Textbooks. People have very strong feelings about them, I've found.

Digital Citizenship–a Life Skill

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m a staunch believer that Digital Citizenship should be taught early and often. Education Week seems to agree. They have a great article on this topic you want to check out: Educators: Teach digital citizenship early. Digital citizenship lessons should begin early, educators say.

Take a look at Quizalize!

EdTech4Beginners

Quizalize , the whole-class quiz platform, has an exciting announcement…Quizalize Games are now available for teachers and students around the world! What are Quizalize Games? Quizalize Games are a selection of dynamic and fun game overlays that work in conjunction with all regular Quizalize quizzes.

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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!

How to Engage Students with Computational Thinking Practices in Math

Digital Promise

The post How to Engage Students with Computational Thinking Practices in Math appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Computational Thinking Educators computational thinking

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The Problem with Education’s Problems – Part 1 – The Teacher Shortage

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein Editor’s Note: This three-part series seeks to identify the problem to act on, rather than approach each challenge as isolated.

50+ Websites on Keyboarding

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a wide variety of resources that teach keyboarding–from games to drills to everything in between: ABCYa–Keyboard challenge—grade level. Alphabet rain game. Alpha Quick –how quickly can a student type the alphabet? Barracuda game. Big Brown Bear. Bubbles game.

The Benefits of Integrating Technology into Today’s K–12 Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Technology integration is no longer about whether tech belongs in classrooms. In today’s education landscape, it pertains to how technology is chosen and used for learning. Schools have received waves of government funding for educational technology.

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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.

How I Help Students Create Purposeful Media Projects that Matter to Them

Digital Promise

The post How I Help Students Create Purposeful Media Projects that Matter to Them appeared first on Digital Promise. Challenge Based Learning Learning Experience Design Uncategorized

Podcast: Your Share of the Stimulus Wallet

EdNews Daily

In this episode of the Learning Leadership Society Podcast, your host, Learning Counsel News Media and Research CEO LeiLani Cauthen talks with Phyllis Jordan, Associate Director of Future Ed, and Brittany Martin, Education Department Relations Manager at Lexia Learning.

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America, We Remember

Ask a Tech Teacher

9-11 Day has become Patriot Day here in America, but it doesn’t change its purpose: to show how much we love our country. What day in recent history do you remember most from your country? Holidays patriotic

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How to prepare new teachers for virtual learning

eSchool News

While the pandemic accelerated the demand for virtual learning, it’s clear that online pedagogy is now an integral part of an educator’s toolbox.

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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!

Teaching Emerging Technologies Empowers K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

Teaching emerging technologies to K–12 students today not only sets them up for success as future citizens in the workplace, but also furthers diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

The Science of Reading and the Science of Learning

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Education is moving from being based on folklore to being grounded in science at an ever-faster pace.

3 Questions To Help Make ‘Deeper Learning’ Work

TeachThought - Learn better.

Deeper learning work presents opportunities for students to wrestle with concepts, ideas, and knowledge in a culture of inquiry. The post 3 Questions To Help Make ‘Deeper Learning’ Work appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Questioning

Educator retention hinges on these 3 things

eSchool News

Confidence in the education profession has dropped for the second year in a row, according to the 2022 Educator Confidence Report from learning technology company HMH.

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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.

5 Ways K-12 IT Teams Can Help Teachers Save Time and Focus on Instruction

EdTech Magazine

Having to work long hours is a significant contributing factor to teacher burnout and the resulting teacher shortages dominating news headlines. The spring 2022 Merrimack College Teacher Survey found that a typical teacher works 54 hours per week, with only 25 hours spent teaching students.

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Is Your Monitoring Software Putting Your Students’ Privacy at Risk?

EdNews Daily

By Rob Shavell As kids go back to school, the last thing they should have to worry about is whether or not their schools are breaching their privacy.

Canceled classes, sweltering classrooms: How extreme heat impairs learning

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!