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5 digital tools to enhance your social studies instruction

eSchool News

Over the span of my 22-year career as South Carolina public school educator, I’ve taught in self-contained classrooms and I’ve been in departmentalized settings.

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Get Students into the Learning Pit

A Principal's Reflections

In life, I would wager that the majority of us prefer the path of least resistance. After all, this is human nature. While we avoid challenges for many reasons, our mindset often keeps us from pushing ourselves if we are comfortable where we are at or we see a more straightforward path forward.

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Strong Teacher Retention Starts with Onboarding

Education Elements

During the next few weeks, districts and schools will begin the process of welcoming and onboarding their new teachers for the 22-23 school year. When done effectively, new teacher onboarding can allow new staff to gain clarity on their specific roles and feel welcomed into their school community.

How to Teach Venn Diagrams to Elementary School Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Venn Diagrams are one of the most visual approaches to showing students the logical relationships between sets and connectivity of data. It uses overlapping circles to show the wholeness of data and then where they overlap other data sets.

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.

Physical Computing with micro:bits and Makecode

User Generated Education

I am quite fond of facilitating physical computing activities with my learners as I’ve discussed in Scratch and Makey Makey Across the Curriculum . For that post I created the following graphic to represent the benefits of physical computing.

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Check out… Robotical!

EdTech4Beginners

When it comes to tech for the classroom – particularly STEM resources that usually have a higher price tag than any other subject, it’s important to make investments that give the best bang for your buck.

The Case for PDFs in Class Revisited

Ask a Tech Teacher

I published this about a year ago and have updated it to reflect our current teaching environment. Let me know if this fits your experiences: The biggest reason teachers report for NOT liking internet-based cloud accounts has nothing to do with money, security, or privacy.

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Social-Emotional Learning Part I: Self-awareness

Catlin Tucker

In my previous blog post titled “ Social-Emotional Learning Series: Cultivating Skills All Students Need to Thrive ,” I identified classroom management, lack of engagement, and general student apathy as challenges that plagued the 2021-2022 school year.

How is a Successful Instructional Coaching Newsletter Created?

TeacherCast

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]. Are you looking to do something different with your Coaching Newsletters this year? It is a great question to ask yourself!

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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!

Why It Is Important For Teachers To Convert A PDF to Word Document

EdTech4Beginners

Teaching is not an easy job, and education advancement in the last several years doesn’t make it easier. Many edutech websites help the teaching program by combining education with technology. So, many digital tools are now available to support the teaching program. Besides, there are lots of educational platforms that provide learning material teachers can access. Many edutech platforms encourage teachers to be more active, innovative, and productive.

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Tech Tip #40: Where Did Windows Explorer Go?

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.

How School Districts Can Keep Pace with Students Eager to Bypass Security

EdNews Daily

By Paul Hafen As K-12 teachers struggle to keep their hybrid digital/in-person classes on track and districts move to shield schools from increasingly frequent ransomware attacks, there’s a growing threat undermining both of their plans.

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How to Transition from Summer Break to the First Days of School

Waterford

The first day of school is right around the corner! Students aren’t the only one who feel jitters during back to school season. Teachers and families alike both anticipate and dread the end of summer break. If this is you, you’re not alone.

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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 to Collect Coaching Data and Create A Dynamic Data Dashboard

TeacherCast

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]. Every day, Instructional Coaches enter their schools bright-eyed and ready to go.

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Paraprofessionals: The unsung heroes of the classroom

eSchool News

Staffing shortages continue to impact schools across the U.S., and vacancies are an increasingly common occurrence. Parents’ minds often jump first to teacher shortages, with significant numbers of teachers leaving schools in 2022 in search of less stressful work.

Powering the Reading Revolution with Student Empowerment

EdNews Daily

By Yvette Manns By allowing students to show up as their authentic selves, educators can work to build confident, lifelong readers I believe that many educators commit to this work because we want to make sure every child has a fighting chance regardless of their zip code, background, or exposure to rich language in the home environment.

PROOF POINTS: Paper books linked to stronger readers in an international study

The Hechinger Report

An international study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that students who had more books at home reported that they enjoyed reading more. Teens who read more paper books scored higher on reading assessments. Credit: Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report.

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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!

We Put The Public in Public Schools (A Reprise)

The Jose Vilson

Last Monday, a coalition of parents, educators, students, and New York City Councilmembers came together to rebuke school budget cuts to New York City schools.

The critical link between scholastic esports and career pathways education

eSchool News

When I first approached my administration back in August 2021 about implementing a scholastic esports program at school, I had imagined facing significant opposition to the idea, and, in preparation, had rehearsed my talking points and done my research in order to be persuasive.

The Real Key to Teacher Wellbeing and Ultimately, Retention

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke This past week I led a professional development session for some new teachers at a school with which I have been working for several years. The Executive Principal and Assistant Principal also participated in the training.

Using Minecraft to Launch An Esports Program

techlearning

Minecraft is an excellent entry point for schools interested in starting esports programs

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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.

Virtual Meeting Tips for Remote and Hybrid Teams!

WizIQ Education & Technology

Meetings are the mainstay of the business world. They connect people, encourage collaboration, and stimulate interactions. With remote working becoming more and more popular, there’s now an alternative to meeting face-to-face via online meetings.

Gamification tools that increase student engagement

eSchool News

Who out there doesn’t enjoy some form of game? Whether it be watching or playing a sport, a card game, a board game, or video games, most people would say they at least enjoy one. Games are part of many people’s lives–so why not use them to benefit students when teaching?

Hybrid Logistics is Solving Education’s Most Urgent Challenges

EdNews Daily

By Chris McMurray Post pandemic, our schools are fraught with challenges – not the least of which is a teacher shortage that threatens to leave our learners with nearly a million fewer teachers than they need.

What is Blackbird and How Can it Be Used to Teach? Tips & Tricks

techlearning

Blackbird is a coding platform that works across the curriculum for effective use in education

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.

TEACHER VOICE: With hands-on activities, my chemistry students are building cities of the future

The Hechinger Report

Over the 17 years I have taught high school chemistry, the challenges in education have become more acute — even before the pandemic we were scrambling to provide our students with meaningful instruction online and to find ways to get all our students to actively engage in learning.

How to create inclusive learning environments with UDL

eSchool News

What are inclusive learning environments, anyway? Putting a definition on this complex concept is deceptively tricky. Environments aren’t just spaces that we exist in; they also encompass the culture in that space.

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Fast – Add Student Birthdays to Google Calendar

Teacher Tech

Add multiple Google Calendar events at once. CalAdd by Alice Keeler makes it fast to add student birthdays to Google Calendar. Or any list of calendar events. The post Fast – Add Student Birthdays to Google Calendar appeared first on Teacher Tech.