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10 TikTok tips for teachers

Ditch That Textbook

It probably seems like everyone you know is on TikTok sharing the latest viral video or dance craze. And if you are a parent of a teenager or a teacher of middle or high school then you definitely know all about it! As an educator, you can use it for MORE than just dances and lip […].

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Three Steps to Student Songwriting

EdNews Daily

By Rowena Atkins Music is central to youth culture. One of the key questions that young people ask when they first meet is “what music do you listen to?” It matters to them because it’s part of defining who they are.

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How to Save Time Creating Lessons

EdTechTeam

As a teacher of 27 years, one problem, of many, facing teachers has been the amount of time it takes to create lessons. There is no magic wand to make this process painless, but there is a way to make lesson planning and creating more efficient.

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5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Perseverance Rover will land on Mars this Thursday, February 18th at approximately 3:55 pm Eastern Time.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

6 Ways to support spatial reasoning skills online

Neo LMS

With much of the emphasis on verbal and math aptitudes because they are measured on mandatory standardized testing, spatial reasoning is not a priority in most schools.

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Starting and Sustaining a Data Habit in Your School

Education Elements

Knowledge is Power! Measure what Matters! If our cliches are an indicator, we all know that data collection, review, analysis, and understanding is important.

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5 Health Tips for Teachers to Stay Healthy

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Richard Byrne is a busy teacher. He teaches full time during the day. He writes his Free Tech for Teachers Blog. He’s a father of two, and active in many online spaces.

5 Basic copyright rules for students and teachers

Neo LMS

For teachers, the freedom to create their content and use it in the classroom is a great experience. Each teacher has their own manner of tackling a subject, and when allowed to use their creativity, they feel more motivated and even empowered.

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Opportunities prisoners have to study

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education is a passion, both teaching and learning. For those of us who consider ourselves lifelong learners, we understand how learning can make everything feel right even when it’s wrong.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

The Lengths Teachers Will Go For Kids

A Principal's Reflections

While the challenges schools have faced during the pandemic are often portrayed in the media, some notable changes to practice have occurred. Each day I am in awe as I see innovation in action shared on social media, especially in the areas of blended, remote, and hybrid pedagogy.

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6 Steps to Teach Book Creation with Book Creator

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Book Creator , the simple ebook authoring program, encourages writing and creativity in kids. They have some new templates as well.

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How to Build Students’ Multiplicative Reasoning Skills

Digital Promise

Students’ conceptual understanding of multiplication involves much more than just repeated addition. It is quite common to teach multiplication through repeated addition such as 2+2+2+2+2=10 to learn 2×5=10. However, this way of teaching is only part of what multiplicative thinking involves.

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Inspire Kids to Pursue an IT Degree

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is such an important topic! Often kids–and parents–see tech as complicated, daunting, all-math-and-science. Kids think they’re not ‘smart’ enough and maybe, parents think that too!

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

Problems, solutions, and outcomes; a big misunderstanding in development

The Christensen Institute

The first time I visited a village in Nigeria where people didn’t have access to water, I instantly wanted to solve the problem. The solution seemed simple enough: build a water well. So, with the help of friends and family I raised $10,000 and built a well in the village. It worked—for a bit.

Reading Resources for Your Blended or Online Class

Catlin Tucker

As I reflect on the last year, it’s my books that have provided a sense of freedom and adventure while I’ve been in quarantine and felt socially isolated. My books have transported me through time and space in a year when I have barely left my home.

Leadership Questions to Help Guide Design of a Virtual School

Education Elements

To support the planning of opening a virtual school, leaders can be overwhelmed with the volume of questions to consider — logistics, strategy, and purpose to name a few. To guide the planning process, we offer the following table with phases of implementation with related questions.

4 ways to fight educator burnout

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Kim Strobel. Kim is the owner of Strobel Education. She is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and happiness coach who works with K-12 teachers and schools throughout the country.

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

2020 vs. 2021: Notable trends in innovative school practice nationwide

The Christensen Institute

Recently I told a group of high school students that my research investigates how schools are changing during the pandemic. One student’s unprompted reaction in the Zoom chat was so straightforward that it made me chuckle: “Oh we changed a lot.” Indeed.

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5 Literacy Heroes Who Made a Difference in Educational History

Waterford

March is National Read Aloud Month and National Reading Month in the US. What better time is there to celebrate the importance of reading? We take it for granted, but language wasn’t always written, and widespread literacy wasn’t always the case.

Digital Art Education Tools Encourage Students' Creativity and Curiosity

EdTech Magazine

The classroom setting wasn’t the only thing upended during the shift to remote learning. Humanities courses that had traditionally relied on hands-on instruction, such as art education, also faced myriad challenges during the transition.

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A social media reply Google Slides template for digital citizenship

Ditch That Textbook

Have you ever been on social media -- or in some online space -- and thought. I can't believe how these adults are acting! They need a lesson in how to interact online." The next generation of social media users is in your classroom. You can be part of the solution -- AND help students […].

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Beyond coding: How one startup is arming computer science students with the networks they need to break into tech

The Christensen Institute

In recent years, there’s been a near-constant call for building and diversifying pipelines into tech jobs. More often than not, commentators (ourselves included!)

Citing Racism and ‘Years of Bullying,’ Dena Simmons Resigns From Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Edsurge

Dena Simmons, a prominent researcher of social-emotional learning, resigned from Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence last month due to what she calls a pattern of behavior by some colleagues that left her feeling “tokenized, undermined and bullied.”

Why Cloud Infrastructure Matters to K–12

EdTech Magazine

Even if every school around the nation reopened classroom doors tomorrow, remote learning — in some form or fashion — seems likely to remain a permanent fixture in education.

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The Difference Between Synchronous And Asynchronous Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

While there are always exceptions and variations, the overarching theme of Asynchronous Learning is independence. The post The Difference Between Synchronous And Asynchronous Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Blended Learning Definitions Remote Teaching

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.