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Trust is a Leader's Best Friend

A Principal's Reflections

When I began the journey to become a school administrator many years ago, I took the typical courses that were required. These focused on topics such as school law, instructional leadership, change management, school finance, and curriculum development, among many others.

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Creative Options for Remote Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

With schools closed for in-person learning and many children being educated at home, parents are scrambling for quality alternatives that work in a home environment.

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Can an AI tutor teach your child to read?

The Hechinger Report

When Jaclyn Brown Wright took over as principal of Brewbaker Primary School in Montgomery, Alabama, she knew she needed to figure out a way to boost literacy rates.

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Helping Diverse Communities Create a Relationship with the Maritime Industry

Digital Promise

Maritime High School in Des Moines, Washington—a collaborative project between the Port of Seattle , the Northwest Maritime Center , Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition , and Highline Public Schools —welcomed its inaugural freshman class this month.

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.

20+ ways to use 10 BIG Flipgrid updates

Ditch That Textbook

Once again Flipgrid released BIG updates to its camera, user experience, help center and more. Here are 20+ ways to use those updates in the classroom. For many students, video is just part of the way they speak. Snapchat. Instagram. YouTube.

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Digital reflection tools your students can use in class

Neo LMS

The concept of reflective practice is an essential part of the learning process.

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Creating Conditions for Powerful Technology Use

Digital Promise

Instructional technology is a critical component of teaching and learning in today’s world. Technology, when aligned to research-based practices, supports teachers in delivering instruction that is adapted to meet the needs of all students.

How to Help Struggling Readers in Grades 6-12 with Pam Allyn

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students are coming back to school and many of them are reading below grade level. While this has always been a challenge, this year it may be even more so.

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Take a Break–it’s Labor Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September (this year, September 6th). It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations’ strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times.

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!

Promoting Literacy: Cultivate a Reading Culture

Catlin Tucker

Guest post written by Amy Tobener-Talley. September 8th is International Literacy Day, a great time to think about promoting a class culture that values reading. However, encouraging students to read in and out of class is challenging as small screens command much of their time and attention.

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7 Outside of the box ideas for teaching students who don’t like writing

Neo LMS

Writing is seen as the topmost skill to master by students. Case in point, most Higher Education institutions require strong writing abilities. It’s no wonder that educators focus on writing from as early as kindergarten.

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Personalized Learning: Reflection and Goal-Setting

Education Elements

Reflection and goal-setting is the simplest way to begin personalizing learning because it mirrors a practice we engage in every day of our lives. Sometimes this shows up in small ways, like aiming to show gratitude more often, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or reading more.

10 ways to make lessons more hands-on

Ditch That Textbook

I’ve seen it in my own life. I bought an old zero-turn radius lawn mower and learned how to drive it on the fly. I’ve tinkered with broken items around the house until I fixed them. I’ve seen it in the classroom.

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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.

September 11th, 20 Years Later. Never Forget. Take a moment. Do a good deed

Educational Technology Guy

September 11th, 20 Years Later. Never Forget. Take a moment. Do a good deed [link] I was in EMS for 22 years before retiring due to a back injury. One of my most memorable experiences was responding to New York City as a Paramedic in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Thoughts on Learner Variability

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark With all the attention being paid to the differences between learners and the need for differentiation, it is also important to remember that intra-learner variability can be just as perplexing as inter-learner variability, especially for the learners involved.

Improving Critical Thinking May Take Practice

Edsurge

A researcher tested a new weight loss supplement. She gave it to 200 overweight adults and discovered that their average weight, as measured by a precise weight scale, declined after two months of taking the supplement. She concluded that the supplement promotes weight loss.

Chatbots Allow Educators to Delegate Repetitive Tasks and Focus on Teaching

EdTech Magazine

The chatbot revolution isn’t coming — it’s already here. It’s been five years since an AI-enabled chatbot called Jill Watson fooled many students in an artificial intelligence class at Georgia Tech into thinking they’d been interacting with a human teaching assistant all semester.

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6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

How Minecraft YouTubers made me a better parent during the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Back in the spring of 2020, before my tween daughters became obsessed with Minecraft YouTube, I thought I had pandemic parenting figured out.

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Facilitating the Journey to Informed Citizenry

EdNews Daily

By Christy Martin Ed.D. Our country and our schools appear to be in the news a lot these days. Many of our citizens might even say we are in crisis. To an educator, these are opportunities for cognitive growth for their students and to assist them on their journey to being informed citizens.

How Remote Learning Subverts Power and Privilege in Higher Education

Edsurge

[The Library of Trinity College Dublin. Photo by PhotoFra.] Decolonize my syllabus , decolonize my curriculum, decolonize my classroom—for some time now, the term “decolonization” has been the buzzword around campus, as students and certain faculty demand inclusion and diversity in education.

How IT Leaders Can Make Learning More Accessible to Students with Low Vision

EdTech Magazine

Last month, Atkinson Hyperlegible typeface became available on Google Fonts. Created by Applied Design Works with guidance from the Braille Institute, Atkinson Hyperlegible is designed to aid readability for users with low vision. The font is named for Robert J.

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.

The Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Teaching students to ask good questions engages them & acts as ongoing assessment. Here are some of the benefits of inquiry-based learning. The post The Benefits Of Inquiry-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Inquiry Questioning

Getting Beyond the News Fix

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik The headlines in the news this Fall seem so predictable. I don’t know if that is because I am old and have seen it “all” before, or because the coverage of events is predictable.

An Eighth Grader Was Tired of Being Late to Zoom School. So He Made an App for That.

Edsurge

Seth Raphael was in middle school when the pandemic hit, sending millions of students from the classroom to Zoom practically overnight.

10 Steps to Using Google Docs

Teacher Tech

10 steps to get started using Google Docs. The post 10 Steps to Using Google Docs appeared first on Teacher Tech. Docs Google

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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.

4 strategies to boost student engagement

eSchool News

As the beginning of the school year is creeping up on us, many schools are reconsidering the need for online options. There are too many variables at play right now for any educator to feel they have everything under control for this school year.

Preventing School Violence is a Winnable Exercise

EdNews Daily

By Franklin Schargel We cannot think it won’t happen here. Here” is everywhere. It was supposed to be a new school year – a fresh start with a new “normal” after being closed for an entire year.

How Do You Open School in a Pandemic? Start by Asking Teachers and Students

Edsurge

(Kapitosh / Shutterstock) How do you open a school for a third year in the shadow of a pandemic? How do school leaders create a welcoming community amid fear and grief and, in some places, discord?

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