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14 Effective Teaching Strategies For Inquiry-Based Learning

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One obvious way to promote inquiry learning in your classroom is to design lessons and units that benefit from, promote, or require it. The post 14 Effective Teaching Strategies For Inquiry-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Inquiry Terry Heick

Tract–A new way to learn

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tract is a peer-to-peer, on-demand, project-based learning platform designed for grades 3-12. It includes classes and lesson plans, even themed clubs. It focuses on building student creativity, critical thinking, and independence–skills students need to become prosperous, happy adults.


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Student Choice and Voice Can Equal the Best Day Ever

User Generated Education

As is true for a lot of progressive educators, I have a belief in and attempt to practice the implementation of student voice and choice: Sometimes this means fully letting go of the reins so learners become fully self-directed.

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Combatting the Challenges of Whole Group Lessons with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

When I work with teachers shifting to blended learning, I strive to establish the WHY driving our work together. I want teachers to understand the purpose and value of the shift to blended learning. Blended learning is not a reaction to a moment.

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.

Setting the Stage for Current and Future Learner Success

A Principal's Reflections

The traditional goal of any education system is to prepare students for either college or careers. Over the years, I would say that while this view still holds value, the context has changed dramatically.

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Student collaboration in shared Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Teamwork is a desirable job skill in today's economy. When we let students collaborate, we prepare them for the future! Here's how Google Slides can help.Part of the reason social media has taken off so much are the connections. Seeing other people’s reaction to what you’ve shared.

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SEL at Scale: How Edtech Can Support Meaningful Social and Emotional Learning

Digital Promise

“Connection is the most important piece of the puzzle for the student-teacher relationship. … Students are more successful when they feel that their teacher understands them and understands where they’re coming from.”- High school teacher, Tennessee.

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Tackling the digital divide after the pandemic


Digitization has changed how we communicate, access services, and the extent of technology present in our lives. Ever since the internet emerged, we have witnessed a new reality among people: those who have access to technology and the internet, and those who don’t.

National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it.

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).

Personalizing Learning: The Goal is Student Ownership

Education Elements

Think back to when you had a deep sense of ownership in your learning; a time when you went above and beyond the expectations because of your own curiosity or passion. For me, this was in seventh grade during a career exploration project.

Books I read in September 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in September 2021… Serpentine , Jonathan Kellerman (thriller). A Time of Courage , John Gwynne (fantasy). The Dragon’s Path , Daniel Abraham (fantasy). The King’s Blood , Daniel Abraham (fantasy). The Tyrant’s Law , Daniel Abraham (fantasy).


Making educators’ lives easier for World Teachers’ Day


Happy World Teachers’ Day! October 5th is all about celebrating all the wonderful educators around the world. At the same time, this day is also about supporting teachers so that every learner can have access to quality education.

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Tips for Integrating SEL in 5 Middle Level Subjects


To help middle graders learn and practice social and emotional skills, teacher and Director of Studies Kasey Short offers ways to incorporate SEL across the content areas, from considering the motivations of historical figures to creating reality-based math word problems.

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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.

From Strategic Planning to Strategic Practice: Three Key Actions to Keep in Mind

Education Elements

Strategic planning is the process of setting short and long-term goals, deciding on actions to achieve those goals and assembling the teams and resources needed to take those actions.

How School Librarians Are Evolving


School librarians must excel at research, teaching, technology, digital and information literacy, and library design to lead today’s school libraries

500 digital learning activities for the in-person or virtual classroom

eSchool News

When schools abruptly shifted to online learning in March of 2020, a flurry of announcements about free digital learning resources followed. Gradually, schools returned to hybrid learning and, now, most districts are back to full in-person learning.

Middle school minds: Figuring out who you are in the midst of global turmoil

The Hechinger Report

Isabella Juma turned 13 on February 19, 2020, just weeks before Covid-19 changed the world forever. The first year of teenagerhood would have been a milestone any year, but for Isabella and her peers, a global pandemic, a contentious election and racial conflict forced them out of childhood abruptly.

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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.

Tracing the Culture of Hispanic Americans


For over fifty years the United States has commemorated the achievements of Hispanic and Latinx Americans as well as learned about the discrimination they have faced over centuries. This MiddleWeb resource collection helps students understand Hispanics' heritage.

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3 Reasons Why the Cloud Continues to Be Overlooked in K–12 Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

District technology leaders once again named cybersecurity as their top priority, yet school districts continue to fall victim to cyberattacks. In fact, K–12 education is now one of the top targeted industries. Cybercrime has evolved, but cybersecurity strategies haven’t.

How to Edit a Google Form

Teacher Tech

How to edit a Google Form. You've made a Google Form. now how do you go back and make changes? The post How to Edit a Google Form appeared first on Teacher Tech. Forms Google Intermediate

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OPINION: One way to make universal preschool a reality — Head Start for all

The Hechinger Report

Families with young children — who are still not permitted to receive any of the Covid-19 vaccines — remain pretty squarely in the pandemic gloom.

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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!

Why Our Trauma-Informed Teaching Must Be More Culturally Responsive


Years ago, before I became an educator, I took a contemporary Native American studies course as one of my first college classes.

4 SEL success tips for elementary schools

eSchool News

Five years ago, we had about 900 students in our K-5 elementary school, with roughly 40 percent of them either eligible for free or reduced lunch.

5 Podcasts for Middle Schoolers

Teacher Tech

Melody McAllister, Community Facilitator for AK Teacher Tech on Facebook, shares five, FREE podcasts that were recommended by amazing middle school teachers! The post 5 Podcasts for Middle Schoolers appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool

Students parents suffer as more campus child care centers close

The Hechinger Report

Junely Merwin was desperate for child care when she started community college in southern California at age 17 while also parenting a 2-year-old. She was living in foster care and had no family to rely on to help with costs.

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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.

How CTE Programs Can Help Boost Students and Communities


CTE (career and technical education) provides opportunities for students to prepare for careers and support local economies

Here Is A Great Tool to Help You Create Various Types of Forms to Use in Your Teaching

Educators Technology

Jotform is an excellent form builder that enables you to easily create various types of forms including registration forms, application forms, contact forms, evaluation forms, feedback forms,read more. Form creation Tools

Spooky Stories & Creative Writing

Teacher Tech

Educator, Melody McAllister, shares reading and writing activities to follow up two spooky short stories read by author, Jeff Szpirglas. The post Spooky Stories & Creative Writing appeared first on Teacher Tech. Book Review Student Projects YouTube classroom