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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

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!

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

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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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.”

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.

6 guiding principles for spending federal recovery dollars on systemic solutions

The Christensen Institute

Recently, the Christensen Institute’s cofounder, Michael B. Horn, along with Summit Public Schools founder Diane Tavenner, interviewed school finance expert Marguerite Roza on their Class Disrupted podcast.

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Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Recognized for Addressing Digital Divide During Pandemic

Digital Promise

When schools were forced to quickly shift to distance learning in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) team immediately sprung into action to provide professional learning and support to educators within the network—which grew to 264 middle and high schools across the country by late 2020.

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.

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.

Q&A: Virtual Reality Considerations in the Post-Pandemic World

EdTech Magazine

When school districts around the country went virtual last year, educators and students alike were faced with technology for continued learning that they didn’t know how to use. For Jaime Donally, the learning curve wasn’t quite as steep.

COVID was a test the world failed. How can we better ensure sustainable prosperity?

The Christensen Institute

An Oxfam-funded study published in April 2020 estimated that up to half a billion people could slide into poverty as a result of the pandemic. Newer studies put the estimate at around 120 million people and suggest that the pandemic has reversed “decades of progress” on extreme poverty.

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.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

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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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.

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. …

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.

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.

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

3 Ways K–12 Schools Can Use AI to Improve Student Engagement Online

EdTech Magazine

The country’s school system has been rocked by the pandemic, with many of the largest districts experiencing unprecedented drops in student enrollment. According to enrollment data from 78 of the largest school districts in the nation, at least 240,000 students are unaccounted for.

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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To fulfill digital tech’s promise to transform healthcare, simplicity is key

The Christensen Institute

If there’s been one small, silver lining to COVID, I would argue that it’s the expansion of healthcare further into the digital space, most notably seen with the rise in telehealth.

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

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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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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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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Has the demise of colleges been greatly exaggerated?

The Christensen Institute

As COVID-19 descended, predictions about college closures rose. NYU Professor Scott Galloway’s comments—and projections —were perhaps most notable.

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Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!