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Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. James Lang has six recommendations in this podcast about how we can better understand student attention and how we can get their attention while we teach – even when teaching online.

Virtual Improv Activities for Remote Learning

User Generated Education

[link]. Given my experiential education background, I’ve always been fond of and have used group team building and problem-solving activities with all of the age groups I teach – for example, see Team-Building with Elementary Students.

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How Does Artificial Intelligence Fit into the Future of Education?

Digital Promise

The term “artificial intelligence” (AI) is increasingly more familiar as we encounter it in our daily lives. Have you asked Siri or Alexa a question lately?)

Tech Tip #31: 10 Best Keyboarding Hints

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.

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.

Would You Rather: Designing with Choice in Mind

Catlin Tucker

My children love “would you rather” questions. Would you rather go to the beach or the snow? Would you rather eat a cookie or a brownie? Would you rather watch a movie or read a book? They enjoy being presented with two options and getting to choose one.

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10 ideas for creating an interACTIVE classroom

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Joe and Kristin Merrill. Kristin is a fourth grade teacher, and Joe is a first grade teacher. They would love to stay connected with you! Follow them on Twitter at: @FriendsInFourth (Kristin), @MrMerrillsClass (Joe), and @TheMerrillsEdu (collectively).

How Fast Should Kids Type

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get this question a lot from readers and purchasers of my technology curriculum : How fast should kids type? What about Kindergartners? When are their brains mature enough to understand speed and accuracy? When I reviewed the literature on this subject, it is all over the place.

Creating Fun Family & Classroom Experiences for Kids Online

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can create fun ways to enjoy time with our families online in Zoom, Google Meet, Teams, and more. Today’s guest, Sandi Johnson, is an IT Integrator in Indianapolis.

Adapting Ideas to Drive Real Change

A Principal's Reflections

One of the joys and challenges of blogging regularly is trying to come up with original content that has substance. I can tell you firsthand that this is no easy feat as it seems like virtually everything has been written about in some form or another.

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).

Podcast: Esports Driving All Academic Achievement

EdNews Daily

Esports is the new “hook” to keep students working in other subjects despite being remote or partially physically attending schools in some sort of hybrid schedule.

Here’s a Preview of March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in March: More free posters. Creating shortkeys and favorites. 5 Ways Ed Tech can enhance Social Studies. Pi Day. Remote learning classes. March Subscriber Special.

Going hybrid or already have? Join the conversation

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. My friend Larry Ferlazzo in California looks like he’s going hybrid.

Laying the Foundation for Distance Learning Success

Digital Promise

Schools across the country were forced to rapidly shift to distance learning last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as the 2020-2021 school year began in the fall and teachers and students were still trying to adjust to this “new normal,” those in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program had an advantage.

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.

Hybrid Learning is Not What you Think

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Superintendents nationwide are dealing with unprecedented chaos in attempting to deliver learning. They are not, however, typically rethinking their organizational structure.

Rethinking Your District Strategic Plan in the Era of COVID-19

Education Elements

What’s the first word that pops into your head when you hear “strategic planning”? What word did you think of? Common responses we hear are boring, painful, old-school, far-off, or even just a simple, “ugh.”. Strategic Planning District Leadership School Leadership

5 More principles of effective instruction adapted for online teaching

Neo LMS

In a previous post, we discussed the first five principles of effective instruction as outlined in Principles of Instruction by Barak Rosenshine.

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How School Librarians Adjusted to Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

As schools across the nation shifted to distance learning — and then again to a hybrid model — library staff have taken creative approaches to foster student engagement and give students access to literature.

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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.

Looking to June: Top 5 Priorities for Superintendents

EdNews Daily

Google Slides: Roster to Slides

Teacher Tech

Take your roster of student names and assign them a slide in Google Slides. Each students name will appear on a slide in the newly created Google Slides. The Template Unofficial Add-on alicekeeler.com/rostertoslides is an unofficial Add-on for Google Sheets.

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How the pandemic has altered school discipline — perhaps forever

The Hechinger Report

One Thursday this fall, a middle schooler in Florida’s Brevard Public Schools received an in-school suspension. He had ripped off another student’s face mask and blown into a peer’s face.

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What Is The Question Formation Technique?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Question Formation Technique (QFT) is a process for collaboratively brainstorming and improving questions for inquiry learning. The post What Is The Question Formation Technique? appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Discussion Inquiry

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!

What a Year it has Been

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke It’s been a year. A year of closed schools and limited travel, a year of face masks and social distancing, a year of distance learning and friendship pods. It’s been a tough year. A year of loved ones battling illness and some even passing away. A year of job losses and tight budgets.

Here’s why edtech is enhancing the education experience

eSchool News

As we embark on a new year against the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to live in an extraordinary age of mass school closures and distance learning.

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What Are EduProtocols?

EdTechTeam

Teachers, have you ever attended professional development and walked away with a BIG BLUE BINDER that ends up filling up space on a bookshelf? I am pretty sure the answer is YES.

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4 Reasons to Become an IT Software Developer

EdTech4Beginners

Many people are attracted to the field of computer science because it promises a bright future. With every passing day, the digital world is becoming more advanced and computers more complex. The field of computer science never feels boring because no matter how many times you have spent in the industry, you always have something new to learn. Computer science (CS) is a broad field, and if you want to make a career in it, you will have to pick one path.

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.

What You Should Know about Executive Functions

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark As we learn about the role of cognitive skills in academic performance, we become increasingly aware of the importance of the subset of cognitive skills known as Executive Functions.

Make a Student Answer Sheet

Teacher Tech

See all student responses to multiple questions in one place! A Google Sheets spreadsheet is a document. If you can do it in a Google Text Document you can probably also do it in a Google Sheets spreadsheet. I like to say “The Answer is Always a Spreadsheet.”

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Can We Teach Critical Thinking In Schools?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Can we teach critical thinking in schools? Of course we can. A better question: Are schools designed to teach children to think? The post Can We Teach Critical Thinking In Schools? appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Terry Heick

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