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Creating an Instructional Vision Can Connect a Community

Education Elements

The creation of a shared instructional vision brings many benefits to a school or district. An instructional vision can provide a shared understanding of what instructional excellence looks, feels, and sounds like. It aligns classroom practices to a clear set of principles and expectations.

AI in Education: 5 Ways it Can Assist Teachers

ViewSonic Education

The role of AI in education is coming into sharper focus in recent times, as a growing number of schools and other academic institutions are beginning to understand its many potential benefits.

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Play is crucial for middle schoolers, too

The Hechinger Report

CHANTILLY, Va. – In Fairfax County, Virginia, thousands of middle school students experience what most of their peers leave behind in elementary school — recess. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift. The break is only 15 minutes long.

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The Shift to Student-led: Reimagining Classroom Workflows with UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Katie Novak and I teamed up to write a second book exploring the synergy between Universal Design for Learning and blended learning!

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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.

Are You Juggling or Leading?

A Principal's Reflections

All leaders most likely view themselves as jugglers. Who could blame them when there are always multiple areas to address and the fact that the buck stops with them when it comes to making big decisions?

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5 Reasons to Take Advantage of Wi-Fi 6 in Your Local School District

EdTech Magazine

Though the technology first appeared on the market a few years ago, adoption of Wi-Fi 6 is recently surging in K–12 school districts. Adoption happens as devices become available, and IT leaders continue to see new Wi-Fi 6-compatible devices emerge.

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Free internet could erase the digital divide

eSchool News

Local leaders must play a critical role in closing the digital divide for 18 million American households that have access to the internet but can’t afford to connect, according to a new report.

Fight or Flight: How to Respond to Educational Leadership Changes

techlearning

School districts are changing educational leadership more quickly than ever, so it’s necessary to prepare for the inevitable

Best Annotated Bibliography Generators for Teachers and Students

Educators Technology

What is an annotated bibliography? To start with, let's first break down the phrase annotated bibliography into its components and define each one of them. A bibliography is basically a list of references of cited works that one used in their research.

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).

Tech Tip #23 I Deleted a File by Accident

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.

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Profit Margins: Strategies to Decrease Overhead Expenses

EdTech4Beginners

In the current business scenario, businesses are focussing on maintaining their profit margins more than ever. Volatile market conditions and continuous changes in consumer behaviour have made it difficult for businesses to establish a long-term footing.

From Information Transfer to Student Discovery

Catlin Tucker

Too often, teachers are trapped at the front of the room, transferring information. This information typically takes the form of a teacher-led whole-group lecture or mini-lesson.

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5 easy gamified activities you can assign in Google Classroom tomorrow

Ditch That Textbook

This post is sponsored by GeniallyGenially is an easy to use software that lets you add lots and lots of interactive elements to your slides.The best part is that it is FREE!

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.

Geography Awareness Week: November 14-18, 2022

Ask a Tech Teacher

Promoted by National Geographic, here’s what you should know about Geography Awareness Week which occurs November 14-18, 2022: Too many young Americans are unable to make effective decisions, understand geo-spatial issues, or even recognize their impacts as global citizens.

This Year, I am Truly Grateful for… Everything

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik Next week we welcome another Turkey Thursday. Another Gobble Fest. Another opportunity to be truly thankful. For those of you that don’t know me, I am on the elder side of whoever happens to be in the room. I’m not really sure how that happened.

In elementary classrooms, demand grows for play-based learning

The Hechinger Report

OKLAHOMA CITY — Two third-graders sat on the floor of their classroom and lined up a row of dominoes along the edge of a low-lying table. They positioned themselves at each end of the row of rectangles, leaned in, and blew. The dominoes tumbled forward, crashing into each other.

5 easy gamified activities you can assign in Google Classroom tomorrow

Ditch That Textbook

This post is sponsored by GeniallyGenially is an easy to use software that lets you add lots and lots of interactive elements to your slides.The best part is that it is FREE!

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.

14 Apps and 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.

Podcast: Accelerating Math Learning through the Science of Math

EdNews Daily

In this episode of the Learning Leadership Society Podcast, Host LeiLani Cauthen speaks with Nigel Nisbet, Vice President of Content Creation at the MIND Research Institute. Nisbet shifts the question from ‘How should I teach,’ to ‘How do they learn?’

Want resilient and well-adjusted kids? Let them play

The Hechinger Report

In 1966, when psychiatrist Dr. Stuart Brown was assigned to a commission to investigate what led University of Texas student Charles Whitman to kill 12 people in one of the country’s first mass shootings, Brown and his colleagues considered many different aspects of Whitman’s background.

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Best Online History Games

Educators Technology

The purpose of this post is to provide teachers, parents, and students (and anyone else interested in learning history) with a handpicked collection of interactive history games to help with history learning. All you need is a browser and an Internet connection.

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!

Let’s Play Greedy Pig Game

Teacher Tech

Play games for learning! Games build classroom culture and help students to practice math skills. The Greedy Pig game is great for playing with students of all ages. Use Dice Slides by Alice Keeler to play Greedy Pig in Google Slides.

Video: Dr. David Miyashiro, Superintendent at Cajon Valley Union School District

EdNews Daily

The Truth is Out There. Let’s Just Make Sure This Time the Kids Win. Enjoy this video, taken at the Orange County Learning Leadership Symposium, presented by the Learning Counsel. Dr. David Miyashiro may not be your typical school superintendent. For one thing, he speaks his mind. Unabashedly.

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Give teachers ownership to make computer science a success

eSchool News

Well-intended computer science initiatives are often met with reluctance and resistance before they even get off the ground. Teachers may see the new initiative as “just another thing” on their plate or may feel ill-prepared to tackle an entirely new discipline.

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How to Measure ROI to Show the Value of Ed Tech Purchases

EdTech Magazine

Educational technology investments in K–12 are soaring to new heights, putting millions of dollars into the hands of district administrators. However, it’s not always easy for IT leaders to use quantitative methods to analyze the return on ed tech investments.

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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.

My Top 10 Calendar Hacks for Instructional Coaches … That Actually Work!

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]. Instructional Coaches, do you feel that you are constantly struggling against the sands of time each day?

Video: Orange County Panel Discussion

EdNews Daily

Speaking to Lessons Learned According to many of the people who attend the Learning Counsel’s Learning Leadership Symposia, the Administrator Panel Discussion is the icing on the cake, a chance for some of the area’s most distinguished administrators to let their hair down and let the ideas fly.

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4 ways we designed collaborative learning spaces

eSchool News

When we built a new 3-story high school building on our former baseball field, we knew that we wanted to incorporate spaces where students could learn and teachers could teach in a very collaborative manner.