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5 End-of-the-Year Activities

Catlin Tucker

As this year winds down, I encourage teachers to take the final weeks of the school year to create closure, collect feedback, and help students look forward. Needless to say, the 2020-2021 school year has been intense. Teachers and students alike are eagerly anticipating the summer.

Creating a safe environment for online learning


Teachers in all fields saw their lives turned upside down with the arrival of COVID-19, with most having to resort to remote learning.


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Why Teaching Handwriting is Important: Takeaways From New Research


Our Q&A about the importance of handwriting for learning with Audrey van der Meer, a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Evolving Instruction in a Rapidly Changing World

A Principal's Reflections

We all first learned of idioms probably during the middle school years in English class. There are so many out there, such as “it’s raining cats and dogs,” “you hit the nail on the head,” and “there are bigger fish to fry.”

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.

15 ways to use Genially in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Are you looking to create professional looking presentations, websites, videos, and more from easy to use templates? Here comes Genially. This post is co-authored by Manny Curiel and Karly Moura. Manny Curiel is an educational technology specialist for Cypress Fairbanks ISD near Houston, Texas.

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I’m visiting America’s Heartland!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I am out of pocket next week. I’m visiting my wonderful sister in rural Marion Indiana. I can’t wait to live a measured, natural life for at least a week where we can veges, check on her bee hives, and eat indoors at a restaurant!

5 Evidence-based interventions that have an impact on learning


In an era in which everyone is entitled to their own opinion, regardless of any level of expertise, an evidence-based approach relies on science to adopt adequate strategies and achieve the best results. When it comes to education, everyone seems to have an informed opinion.

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Guest post: Digital Tools For The Timid


Are you still traumatized by your first experience using an interactive whiteboard in the classroom or attempt to share a screen in an online class ? Don’t let small tech glitches prevent you from stepping into the 21st century classroom. With these 2 simple apps, you will look like a pro even if it is your first time using digital tools. And the best part, they are free to use! Do I have to? What would you say to a student retreating from an activity because of anxiety or lack of motivation?

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How To Sustain Powerful Digital Learning for the Future

Digital Promise

As school districts look ahead to post-pandemic classrooms, they must also continue to invest in refining digital and hybrid learning experiences. Despite its challenges, remote learning is here to stay.

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).

Pride Month: 20 LGBTQ Children’s and Young Adult Books You Could Recommend


June is LGBTQ Pride Month! While Pride Month activities have been more visible in recent years, this is not a new event. In fact, 2021 marks the 51st anniversary of this tradition. Even if you do not identify as LGBTQ, it’s more likely than not that you know or care about someone who does.

More Connected? Additional Devices Don’t Lessen ‘Troubling’ Media Literacy Skills

EdTech Magazine

The pandemic brought with it an influx of devices and online connectivity for K–12 students. However, despite increased connection, researchers are consistently finding that learners of all ages are still easily fooled by misinformation and advertisements.

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5 Jams for Beginners with @Mjmcalliwrites

Teacher Tech

If you aren’t familiar with Jamboard, it’s a whiteboard feature that is compatible with Google Classroom. It’s great for remote learning or face-to-face. It’s interactive and collaborative! Once you start using it, it might become your BFF in edtech tools!

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Digital Promise Launches Project to Promote Equity-Driven Learning and Employment Records

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is launching a new collaborative research and development project to co-design and promote Learning and Employment Records (LERs) for greater equity. LERs are digital records of an individual’s skills, credentials, diplomas, and employment history.

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.

Black teachers ground down by racial battle fatigue after a year like no other

The Hechinger Report

It took Jasmine Lane five years to discover and fulfill her passion for English literature and teaching — but a year and half to burn out. This story also appeared in The Undefeated. “I I have been navigating majority (or all-) white spaces for a very long time. …

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Learning Without Limits: Increasing Tech Accessibility in the K–12 Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Over the course of the past year, K–12 districts have created entirely new ways for teachers and students to connect and collaborate. Now, schools face mounting pressure to prioritize in-person teaching over online options, but not everyone is eager to return.

FINALLY! Google Forms Lets Students SAVE Their Progress

Teacher Tech

Allow students to finish filling out their Google Form later. The post FINALLY! Google Forms Lets Students SAVE Their Progress appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Forms Google google Google Forms

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Edcamp Library Promise Goes Virtual

Digital Promise

During this pandemic year, we have grown to understand the value and importance of staying connected as an educator and librarian community.

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.

10 Student Engagement Strategies That Empower Learners

TeachThought - Learn better.

One student engagement strategy is to offer diverse pathways through content--pathways students would have to 'unlock' to progress. The post 10 Student Engagement Strategies That Empower Learners appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Student Engagement Terry Heick

How will the edtech boom transform the existing education system?

eSchool News

For centuries, education has been confined to the walls of schools, colleges, and institutions. Enter the education technology (edtech) boom since 2020 and the very ideology around teaching and learning has been revolutionized.

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7 Steps to Clean Up Your Gmail

Teacher Tech

It is the end of the year and your Gmail is not ready for summer vacation. Try these 7 steps. The post 7 Steps to Clean Up Your Gmail appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Gmail Google gmail google

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Education Has a Three-Headed Crisis. Mental Health Is Only Part of It.


A year ago, I wrote “ The Next Pandemic: Mental Health ” for National Mental Health Month, published in May 2020 in EdSurge. We were two months into the pandemic in America and already early signs of a mental health crisis were emerging from isolation and trauma.

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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!

Colleges face reckoning as plummeting birthrate worsens enrollment declines

The Hechinger Report

WORCESTER, Mass. Only bird songs penetrate the silence on the neatly tended but deserted grounds of Becker College. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

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How Faculty Database Systems Are Streamlining Your Schools — And Your Educator’s Lives


With the pandemic creating shifts in the systems, we’ve relied on for decades, technologies aim to facilitate better systems for those who guide us. It’s no secret that new and advanced technologies are seeping into every facet of our lives as we know it. While many of these systems aim to make our lives easier, some only seem to complicate and frustrate. When it comes to being an educator, your job doesn’t exist just within the confines of the institution you teach at.

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Certificate + Google Form = Certify’em

Teacher Tech

Show students they have mastered content by providing certificates when they pass a Google Form quiz. The post Certificate + Google Form = Certify’em appeared first on Teacher Tech. Forms Google Add-on google Google Forms

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Live Education Events Are Back. But if They Host It, Will You Come?


After a grueling and prolonged pandemic, the days of stacked education conference calendars spanning the globe and events pulling in thousands of attendees might almost seem like a relic of bygone era. Yet recently, a light at the end of the tunnel has flickered into view.

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.

PROOF POINTS: Could more time in school help students after the pandemic?

The Hechinger Report

A 2012 review of studies on learning time found that the extra time often didn’t produce academic benefits for students and when it did, the benefits were small. Credit: Getty Images. It seems intuitive that what children need now is more time.

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How a former music teacher approaches school leadership and learning

eSchool News

The pandemic has taught us that change is inevitable, but being prepared can set a school apart. It’s important to bring together research and outside learning tools to a team that is always striving and driving in the same direction.

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Teaching Media Literacy Isn’t Optional These Days


The rapid expansion of largely unfettered social media and its impact during the last several election cycles is finally stirring some serious conversation about making media literacy a curriculum priority. Let’s stop the brain-hacking of our students, says expert Frank Baker.