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8 Digital tools for engaging classroom presentations

Neo LMS

Whether online or face-to-face, teachers are always looking for ways to create engaging learning experiences. Integrating presentations in teaching is an accessible way to bring technology to the classroom and make the best digital tools available.

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New Teachers–From Pandemic to the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a great article for new teachers who might not have seen the traditional classroom experience. One teacher offers tips to help new starters who did their training in lockdown to feel at home in their classroom: New Teachers: 10 Ways to Claim Your Classroom Space.

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Getting started with STEM in your classroom!

Neo LMS

There is a growing need for STEM skills in the workplace, as it has been reported that there will be 3.5 million jobs available by 2025 that require STEM skills.

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Student-Created Review: Engage Your Learners and Save Time!

Catlin Tucker

While coaching teachers this month, several expressed a desire to include review and practice activities in their station rotation lessons to help students prepare for end-of-the-semester assessments. Helping students review for an exam often takes the form of a study guide or review game.

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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.

Curiosity: The Ultimate Learning Trigger

A Principal's Reflections

When I reflect on my childhood there were numerous profound experiences that impacted my trajectory. I still vividly remember spending my summers in Ocean City, NJ where one set of my grandparents resided. To this day there is just something magical about the beach.

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What Bonsai Trees and Wildflowers Teach us about Personalized Learning

Education Elements

To many in the gardening and plant world, bonsais are among the most impressive trees. Bonsai is seen as a blend of gardening and art – a way to create living sculptures.

The Science of Reading: How to Understand and Apply the Basics

Waterford

Teaching students to read is so much more than sitting them down in front of a book. It takes an intentional mix of explicit classroom lessons, individualized support, and family engagement to help children develop strong reading skills. But, how do we know what strategies will work best?

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To improve individual lives, a top-down approach won’t work (Part 1)

The Christensen Institute

In the health care industry, we have settled on the term ‘social determinants of health’ to refer to the societal, population-level structures that influence health outcomes.

An Update on Digital Storytelling

Ask a Tech Teacher

An Exercise in Digital Storytelling. To engage my 11th-grade English students during the 2020–21 school year, I created a digital storytelling unit. Whether they attended school in person or remotely, it was a success.

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White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

What K–12 Technology Departments Need to Know About Green IT

EdTech Magazine

The nearly 100,000 public K–12 schools in the U.S. sit on 2 million acres of land and are among the largest public energy consumers, according to K12 Climate Action. The Aspen Institute initiative launched in 2020 with the goal of enacting changes in schools that can help move the U.S.

Lessons of Youth Activism, Climate Change, and Climate Justice

The Jose Vilson

“Yeah, so first of all, I just want to give a little context. So Shell and Siccar Point Energy are trying to push a new oil field on the UK Parliament, the Cambo oil field, which is gonna be off the coast of Scotland, which obviously is my home.

Why we are piloting the What Investors Want series

The Christensen Institute

Our Global Prosperity research at the Christensen Institute is guided by two simple questions: What is the causal mechanism behind prosperity? And how can we engender it globally?

International Education During the Pandemic

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, a passionate educational consultant for T4Edtech, traveled to Italy and surrounding areas and has some interesting insights into their education efforts during the pandemic: From An Italian Train: Education during the Pandemic.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

COLUMN: Surrounded by pandemic angst, what do middle schoolers want? A welcoming, safe place to learn

The Hechinger Report

To understand the pandemic’s impact on middle schoolers, picture the pain of lunchtime. A bunch of uncomfortable adolescents are navigating social distancing rules while figuring out when and if to take down their masks. It’s not going well.

??Librarians Fight Book Bans With Twitter Takeover

Edsurge

Texas has become a battleground over book banning. A state representative is investigating which school districts carry titles that could cause students “discomfort.” The governor has accused school libraries of carrying pornography and demanded a review of their stacks.

How two-way communication makes school-family relationships stronger

The Christensen Institute

Many lessons were learned during the past year of remote learning, but one remains particularly relevant as classrooms around the country reopen: Schools and families can’t effectively support students without being in partnership with each other.

16 Sites, 3 Apps, 2 Projects for Thanksgiving

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites and apps to fill in sponge time? Here are Thanksgiving websites that will keep students busy and still teach them: Berenstein Bears Give Thanks (app). Canadian Thanksgiving. Online/Offline Thanksgiving activities. Plimoth Plantation –a field trip of a Pilgrim’s life.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

5 Lessons For Teachers From Ted Lasso

techlearning

Hopefully, Ted Lasso is not all that you get, but the optimistic soccer coach does model some good behavior for teachers

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Updates to Maximize Network Health and Minimize Disruption During the School Year

EdTech Magazine

Teachers and students within K–12 districts need a functional network to maintain a meaningful learning environment, especially as many districts continue to offer remote learning options.

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Momentum behind learning pods drives $1.5M fundraising round for startup KaiPod

The Christensen Institute

The rise of pandemic learning pods is showing signs that it may have staying power. That momentum is fueling investor interest in learning pod solutions, including KaiPod Learning, which has raised $1.5

Empathy Is a Crucial Skill. Here is How We Are Teaching It to Our Students.

Edsurge

I had to use the bathroom. Badly. Yet, there were 22 students sitting in my classroom finishing their independent reading activity. The timer went off. Twenty-two heads snapped up to attention. One boy raised his hand—the same boy who always does after silent sustained reading—to ask, “Ms.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

How online education serves special needs students

eSchool News

Over the past few years, the pandemic made online education the de-facto schooling format for nearly all Americans.

Schools Can Allot ESSER Funds to Revamp Transportation Tech

EdTech Magazine

K–12 schools saw drops in enrollment this school year, as students switched to permanently virtual options. Some districts made plans to offer fully virtual learning to students and families who opted to continue learning remotely.

This school year, it will take a village

The Christensen Institute

George’s* initial months of COVID schooling followed an all too familiar path: once a strong student, as a seventh-grader flung into a virtual classroom last March, George started to fall behind in reading and history.

‘The Reading Year’: First grade is critical for reading skills, but kids coming from disrupted kindergarten experiences are way behind

The Hechinger Report

AUSTIN, Texas — Most years, by the third week of first grade, Heather Miller is working with her class on writing the beginning, middle and end of simple words. This year, she had to backtrack — all the way to the letter “H.”. This story also appeared in USA Today. “Do

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2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.