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Pixar’s 10 rules for teaching and lesson planning

Ditch That Textbook

Looking for some creative rules for teaching? These Pixar storytelling rules can help us unlock our creativity in the classroom. Pixar is one of the best at telling stories. It started with the groundbreaking Toy Story, the first entirely computer-animated feature film.

Different Ways to Show Learning

A Principal's Reflections

For many of us, our preparation to become teachers consisted of courses focusing on classroom management, lesson design, grading, and proven strategies that had withstood the test of time.


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5 Ways to Make Edtech More Inclusive


Better communication with students and more representation within edtech are just some ways we can better serve all special education students with technology, says University of California, Irvine’s Gillian Hayes

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Here’s a Preview of November

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in November: Tracts and Genius Hour: A Great Combination. Halloween projects, lesson plans, apps, and a costume. Digital Storytelling. Civics in Schools. College or Career. Google Earth Lesson Plans. Geography Awareness Week.

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.

Coaching is Critical to the Success of a Shift to Blended learning

Catlin Tucker

The last two years have been mentally and emotionally exhausting for everyone in education. As I work with leadership teams, many are struggling to engage their teachers in professional learning this year.

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Halloween Displays: A Perfect STREAM (Science, Technology, wRiting, Engineering, Art, Math) Lesson

User Generated Education

Wow, wow, wow! My students finished their displays in time for Halloween after spending many, many hours working on them. Now, they are in display cases in the lobby of our elementary school. I am so proud of them and rightfully, they are very proud of themselves, too. They worked so hard on them.

What You Might Have Missed in October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of October. National Bullying Prevention Month. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. ow Tech-savvy Teachers Do It. Tract–A new way to learn. Tech to Help With Masks. Digital Citizenship Week–Oct. 18-22–Here’s What You Need.

Is Your Classroom a Psychologically Safe Space?

Catlin Tucker

A friend recommended Adam Grant’s podcast “ Is it safe to speak up at work ?” ” As I listened to this episode, I was thinking about the concept of psychological safety through my educator lens.

How to Prioritize Relationships to Retain Educators For Equity

Education Elements

Hiring is often perceived as a heavy lift; and retaining and engaging great educators is proving to be a challenge. And, while administrators are focused on how to handle the needs and matters for all students, there is a tendency to forget and even overlook the needs of the staff.

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).

How to confidently support independent practice in the online classroom


Guided and independent practice look different in the online classroom than in the physical one. This doesn’t mean that practicing what students have learned is any less effective or important. However, some teachers have found it difficult to find a balance between the two.

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Subscriber Special: November

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. November. Sign up for our newsletter. Then get 10% off your next purchase! First Name. Last Name. Special Interest: Email Format.

Books I read in October 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in October 2021… Aftershocks , Marko Kloos (sci fi). Kings of Paradise , Richard Nell (fantasy). Kings of Ash , Richard Nell (fantasy). Kings of Heaven , Richard Nell (fantasy). Hope you’re reading something fun too! Related Posts.


The Science of Reading: 5 Steps to Literacy Success for All Students

EdNews Daily

By Dr. Ana Gabriela Bell Jimenez I’m a native Costa Rican who moved to the United States as a foreign exchange student when I was 20. I know what it feels like to learn a second language—to be an English language learner (ELL), and to be biliterate.

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.

School Leaders Take Note: Teacher Care is a Lot More Than Self-Care


If you get burned in a fire, you first treat the wound, but you also try to put the fire out. In education, we treat the wound and then usher our teachers back into the fire. Excuse the pun but they are more than burned out, they are scorched.

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5 ways to help special education students manage testing anxiety

eSchool News

Testing anxiety shows itself in different ways for different students. It can range from refusing to do work, crying, hiding in the bathroom, and verbal aggression to physical behavior like flipping tables and desks or hitting school staff.

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It’s ‘unconscionable’: We depend on child care workers to provide high-quality care to our children. But many of those workers can’t afford food and rent

The Hechinger Report

At Aliya Johnson Roberts’ two child care centers in Philadelphia, many employees aren’t done working when they clock out at the end of a long day nurturing and teaching young kids. Instead of heading home, they leave for second jobs, often as home health aides.

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Effective Tutoring: Empowering Students Through Productive Struggle

EdNews Daily

By Dr. Lynn Kepp To offset lost educational opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and educators are seeking new ways to expand access to learning and address students’ social-emotional and academic needs.

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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.

Anyone’s Game: K–12 Esports Opportunities Abound for Girls

EdTech Magazine

In recent years, esports has become increasingly popular. Its audience increased by 38 million from 2019 to 2020, and it’s projected to reach more than 576 million by 2024. Female participation in the sport, however, hasn’t quite mirrored that pace. Sixty percent of female gamers in the U.S. and U.K.

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Free QR Code Generators- Easily Create QR Codes to Share with Students

Educators Technology

In this post, I am sharing with you some of the best free QR Code generators for teachers and students. QR Codes are readable barcodes that store various types of data (e.g., the URL of more. qr code generators QR code tools

A surprise for America’s many career switchers: They need to go back to school 

The Hechinger Report

LISTEN: Career-switchers find they need more education to get new jobs, even in fields that didn’t previously require it. By Robbie Feinberg.

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Districts Should Find New Ways to Assess Learning

EdNews Daily

By Tracy Weeks At this point last year, we hoped we’d be on the other side of COVID-19. Instead, the combination of the Delta variant and back-to-school means educators and administrators are finding themselves in a state of flux. Cases in school districts are on the rise.

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 Use the New Google Sheets Extensions Menu

Teacher Tech

The menus have changed for Google Sheets. There is a new Extensions menu and the Add-on menu is OUT. The post How to Use the New Google Sheets Extensions Menu appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Sheets google Google Sheets GoogleEDU sheets spreadsheets

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Teaching Students to Make Good Choices in an Algorithm-Driven World


In January, Colby College announced the formation of the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence , calling it the “first cross-disciplinary institute for artificial intelligence at a liberal arts college.”

How Project-Based Learning Can Increase Student Engagement


Project-based learning can foster student input, create hands-on opportunities, and lead to more unique learning experiences

Level Up Your Team with Tech That Supports K–12 Esports Content Creators

EdTech Magazine

At St. Lucie Public Schools in Florida, students engage in competitive video gaming, known as esports. But behind the team of players, there’s another team of content creators — student journalists, graphic designers, broadcasters and others.

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.

6 Great Digital Art Makers for Teachers and Students

Educators Technology

Below are some of the best digital art making tools that teachers and students can use to create a wide variety of educational artworks including beautiful graphics, icons, banners, brochures,read more. art Digital art makers Digital art websites sketchnoting resources

5 ways to foster family engagement in your district

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shift to virtual and hybrid learning left families and educators with important discoveries, including the realization that family engagement and home-school communication are critical to student success.

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PROOF POINTS: Many young adults choose work over college, report shows

The Hechinger Report

Community colleges have 14 percent fewer students in the fall of 2021 than they had two years ago, according to a preliminary enrollment report from the National Student Clearinghouse’s Research Center. Credit: Alison Yin for the Hechinger Report.

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