Sat.Aug 22, 2020 - Fri.Aug 28, 2020

9 Great Websites to Inspire 1st Graders

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire 1st graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Geography—find messages around the world. Hangman. Brown Bear Typing. Aesop Fables—no ads. Aesop’s Fables–audio and visual. Audio stories—read by actors.

Developing Asynchronous Remote Learning Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past couple of months, I have written extensively on the topic of remote learning. As I continually work with more and more districts and schools on an ongoing basis, ideas keep percolating in my mind as to the pedagogically-sound strategies that educators can use now.


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The Unboxing Video: A fun classroom video activity

Ditch That Textbook

Unboxing videos can be a really fun, effective way for your students to show what they know. Here's how to use this activity in your class! really? An unboxing video? People really record themselves opening boxes -- and upload them to YouTube? And people really watch them?

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When COVID-19 Pushes Your Company to Explore New Markets

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The coronavirus has created barriers for ed-tech providers, but it has also fueled new opportunities in early childhood education, say Nikki Navta and Tammy Kwan, of Cognitive ToyBox. The post When COVID-19 Pushes Your Company to Explore New Markets appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

How to Integrate Computational Thinking with “Look Fors”

Digital Promise

What does it look like to integrate computational thinking and computer science in the classroom? Digital Promise has been working with districts and educators from across the United States to integrate computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS) into K-12 classrooms.

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The Epic E-Book of WebTools

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Kristina Holzweiss shares plain and simple terms some of the most timesaving, enriching online resources available to teachers today.

Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

Ask a Tech Teacher

Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA), often equated with Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), is any form of assessment that measures progress toward fulfillment of a stated curriculum.

Families and Distance Learning: A Guardian’s Guide To Kicking Off Distance Learning

Education Elements

There is no question that our lives have been flipped around over the last few months. For many of us, we are adjusting to redefining our workspace and even our roles. Our work has changed and so has how we interact.

Starting the Year with “All About Me” Activities

User Generated Education

I have written before about the beginning of the school year, Beginning the School Year: It’s About Connections Not Content. I begin all classes focusing on having the students make connections between each other and with me. I want students to learn about one another in a personal way.

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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).

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Believe it or not, gaming is gaining popularity in schools, not just as a pastime, but as part of curriculum. Dr. Kristy Custer is one of the pioneers of the video gaming movement in schools.

Building Resilient Communities with Students at the Center

Digital Promise

Communities around the country are facing unprecedented challenges that have exposed and exacerbated deep inequities across our society and educational systems. But those same communities are also responding to these challenges with remarkable urgency, flexibility, and ingenuity.

Here’s a Preview of September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in August: Tech Tips. 21 Websites and 5 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills. 9 Great Websites to Inpsire 2nd Graders. 9 Websites to Inspire 5th Graders. Favorite Shortkeys for Special Needs.

Learning How to Educate

EdNews Daily

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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.

Love Letter to Teachers: Boundaries, Good Health and Encouragement

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Hello teachers, you are not alone! Shannon Reed knows all about the importance of setting boundaries and self-care and gives you encouragement to survive and thrive this fall.

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How Community Coalitions Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Digital Promise

Across the country, local networks known as Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are bringing together partners and resources to meet urgent needs and envision a new future for teaching and learning. Many of these efforts are rooted in long-standing partnerships across sectors and institutions.

September is National Preparedness Month - get yourself, family, home, school and business ready

Educational Technology Guy

September is National Preparedness Month , which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit. The 2020 theme is "Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today."

Technology Review: Classroom 2.0 Tutorial for Teaching Online

EdNews Daily

By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Since America began teaching remotely in March, no one has come up with a how-to professional development series that is comprehensive, easy to understand and easily prepares teachers to teach online. No one until now, that is.

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.

How to Create a Safe and Uplifting Environment This Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We don’t know what the future holds but we know there are things we can do to help children cope with anxiety. We also know there are things we can do to be prepared for distance learning.

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is back to school time 2020 for many of us in the United States and beyond. For educators that may mean working with students in a face to face, elearning, or a blended environment.

Resources for reopening schools - whether online, hybrid or in-person

Educational Technology Guy

Schools are starting or already started. Some are all remote, some hybrid and some all in-person. Here are some resources to help schools, parents and teachers during this challenging time.

PERMA 2.0 or digital wellbeing during remote teaching


With remote teaching being an option for many schools and universities all over the world, things begin to change when you consider the wellbeing of all those involved in the educational process.

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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!

ADL Partners with Bites Media to Launch New Anti-Bias Civics Curriculum for High School

EdNews Daily

New curriculum is available free to high schools across the U.S. Every generation can lay claim to the shared experience of a divided nation. Yet many young people, especially Gen Z, are learning about polarization in today’s society through a barrage of soundbites, headlines and social media posts.

Remembering Sir Ken Robinson


Sir Ken Robinson was a creative force for education and has had a tremendous impact on the work of CUE, its members, and leadership. In 2013, he stood on the keynote stage at CUE’s spring conference and called for a revolution in education. CUE’s members and educators worldwide responded to his call.

Watch Out For These 3 Mistakes You’re Making During Distance Teaching


If there’s one thing everyone can agree on from this past spring, it’s that distance learning is challenging.

How do you teach antiracism to the youngest students?

The Hechinger Report

Ankita Ajith can recall learning about slavery, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks at her Katy, Texas, elementary school in the Houston area.

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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.

The Bogosity of Time Management

EdNews Daily

By Mac Bogert Time Management. What a racket. As if we can manage time. Time is elastic, and not on our terms: Root Canal Time is very different from New Jersey Beach Time. I think all meetings should have a special clock that moves at three times normal speed. How’s that for time management?

9 Principles Of Student Engagement In A Virtual Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Lesson design will ideally meet the relative constraints and opportunities given by the learning circumstance. The post 9 Principles Of Student Engagement In A Virtual Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Technology eLearning Remote Teaching Student Engagement

Tributes Pour in for Sir Ken Robinson, a ‘Source of Insight, Inspiration and Joy for Millions’


Sir Ken Robinson is the author of bestselling books. He gave the most popular TED Talk of all time and was knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.