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Four Questions Education Leaders are Asking to Find the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

After a year of fast-paced, high-pressure decision making, you’re now called on to figure out which edtech products will support your learners and educators. Should you continue to use the products you implemented before the rush to distance learning?

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How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect.

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Is It Worth Teaching School Kids SQL?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of interest from high school teachers about teaching databases. These digital tools allow users to query vast amounts of information based on specific areas of interest. They are one of the most effective ways to apply higher order thinking to the world around us. .

Removing Barriers with UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Recently, a teacher posted a comment to my blog lamenting that direct instruction consumed much of the class period. Like many, this teacher felt intense pressure to teach the standards and wasn’t sure how to embrace Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning. This is not unusual.

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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.

New National Survey Analyzes Impact of COVID-19 on Teaching and Learning

Digital Promise

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12 Websites for Digital Books Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. Usually, that meant desktop computers, iPads, and laptops, either in small groups or 1:1.

End of the Year THRIVE-al (Not Survival) Guide

Ditch That Textbook

The end of the school year is a unique animal: extra time, review time, not enough time, etc. Here are some ideas and tools to help you thrive.As I write this, my kids have a little less than three weeks left of school yet. It’s the time of year when attention spans get shorter and […].

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Empowerment Through Choice

A Principal's Reflections

Agency in the classroom is about giving students more control over their learning through greater autonomy and purpose. It is driven by many factors, one of which is choice.

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5 Steps to Choose Your Summer PD

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Choosing your summer PD is essential as we look forward to the fall. Just as we discuss personalizing learning for students, we as teachers have a responsibility to personalize learning for ourselves.

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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.

How To Move To Canada To Be A Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great article from an Ask a Tech Teacher contributor for those of you interested in teaching internationally–specifically, Canada: How To Move To Canada To Be A Teacher. Canada is a country that people all over the world would love to emigrate to.

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8 Ways surveys help school leaders make better decisions

Neo LMS

School leaders have to make crucial decisions all the time. Some of these may have short-term effects, but others have a lasting impact on future generations of students.

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30 K–12 IT Influencers to Follow in 2021

EdTech Magazine

Educators who rose to the many challenges presented this past year often did so with the aid of educational technology. Many K–12 districts adapted to new learning styles, sometimes more than once, as the year progressed.

Out of Gas: The School Year Isn’t Over Yet!

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Well, in addition to the interesting school year we’re having, now we have a gas shortage caused by a cybercrime syndicate.

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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.

12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September. There are endless backups, shares, cleanings, changed settings, and vacation messages that — if not done right — can mean big problems when you return from summer vacation.

When best practices aren’t best: A look at Gridworks

The Christensen Institute

I recently read a headline decrying that in the year 2021, more than 600 million people in Africa have no access to electricity, and hundreds of millions of others who do only have access to unreliable, unpredictable, and intermittent power.

2 hours, up to 200 people, 1 low price

Dangerously Irrelevant

[Trying something new here…]. The 4 Shifts Protocol is taking off in schools around the world. We’ve got tens of thousands of educators already using it for instructional redesign.

How LMSs are facilitating growth for students and educators

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in District Administration , on April 15, 2021. Since March last year, schools, colleges, students, and teachers have been on a roller coaster. They have seen traditional education methods turned upside down with school closures.

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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.

How Skills-Based Classes Bring Students Together For Future Success

EdNews Daily

Skills-Based Classes For Young Students Before the pandemic, many schools didn’t offer classes that focused on entrepreneurship, marketing, acting, communication or leadership.

Self-directed learning: niche approach or powerful innovation?

The Christensen Institute

Self-directed learning doesn’t always get a positive spin in mainstream education or media.

The Case for Increasing Investments in Technology Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

During widespread adoption of interactive whiteboards more than a decade ago, many teachers walked into their classrooms one day to find the new technology.

Why Summer Learning Programs Are Pushing More Fun Than Academics

Edsurge

The weather may be warming up, but this year more than ever, “school’s out for summer” won’t be true for thousands of students across the country. After more than a year of teaching under quarantine, school districts have big plans for summer learning.

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.

Twenty-six studies point to more play for young children

The Hechinger Report

What if one of the answers to reducing inequality and addressing mental health concerns among young children is as simple as providing more opportunities to play?

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For new health policy, look no further than Biden’s infrastructure bill

The Christensen Institute

One of the hottest topics of the Biden presidency is his massive infrastructure plan. The American Jobs Plan introduces $2 trillion worth of projects aimed at creating jobs and improving the overall quality of the country’s foundation at the federal, state, and local levels.

New Tools Support Teachers Returning to the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

As teachers begin to find themselves back in the classroom, armed with technology from a year of online and hybrid learning, it isn’t clear what tools will best benefit the future of learning.

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Elite Colleges Started EdX as a Nonprofit Alternative to Coursera. How Is It Doing?

Edsurge

It was 2012, and online learning was suddenly booming. Courses at Stanford and at MIT were opened for free online to the masses, and the masses signed up—with some courses attracting more than 160,000 each.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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