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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Learning Recovery Through Acceleration

A Principal's Reflections

There is an emerging sense of relief amongst educators as more and more schools are welcoming back students or that the most difficult year is finally coming to an end.


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Kidz Type – a great website to learn touch-typing skills


KidzType is a great website which has lots of fun, engaging games for all ages! When you enter the site, the main option is Dance Mat Typing. Level 1 starts you off with individual letters and spaces, and when you reach Level 4, you will be challenged to use semi-colons and the shift key.

7 Activities to improve online class participation rates


Are you happy with how your online class is going? All teachers will answer this question at one point or another. A low participation rate is usually one of the biggest problems with online classes.

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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.

Invention Convention? 8 Websites to Teach Inventions

Ask a Tech Teacher

Invention Convention Worldwide is a global K-12 invention education curricular program mapped to national and state educational standards that teaches students problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills and builds confidence in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship for life.

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Adding a Computational Boost to Your K-8 Lessons

Digital Promise

How can K-8 teachers integrate computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) into classrooms? Are there teacher-friendly examples and professional development to support such work?

50 Ways to Teach Using Music in Your Classroom


Music has the power to calm minds, inspire joy, and help people process tough emotions all at once. But did you know that teaching children about music can boost school performance?

15+ Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Financial Literacy Month is recognized annually in Canada in November, [1] and National Financial Literacy Month was recognized in the United States in April 2004, [2] in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach citizens how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.

Building a culture of academic integrity in a remote learning environment


If you’re worried about academic integrity while teaching remotely, you’re not alone. A recent survey indicates that 93% of teachers believe students are more likely to cheat if attending school online.

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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.

RISE UP Coalition to Address the Compound Inequity Facing Black and Brown Students

Digital Promise

The ripple effects of historically inequitable institutions—from education to healthcare to housing and beyond—are resulting in severe and long-lasting impacts on our students and families of color.

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Not so fast: What Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure bill needs to be impactful

The Christensen Institute

No, you’re not “hearing” double. President Joe Biden just unveiled another $2 trillion package to bolster the economy. This time, he’s focused on America’s infrastructure. Biden’s infrastructure package is ambitious.

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What is Schooling Loss – and How Will You Approach it?

Education Elements

Our team has spent months discussing the best term to use to describe the challenge education currently faces. We brought it up in team meetings, shared it with district partners, and sought out recent publications on the subject.

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.

What K–12 Leaders Should Know When Spending Federal Funds

EdTech Magazine

Since March 2020, the federal government has provided roughly $190 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. The passing of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 on March 11 marks the third designation of federal funding K–12 schools have seen during the pandemic.

K–12 programs with disruptive potential face an important decision

The Christensen Institute

For these K–12 programs, disruptive potential hinges on an critical decision. This school year saw a burst of new online learning options enter the K–12 education scene.

Education Research Is Still Too Dense. We Need More Teacher-Researcher Partnerships.


In April of 2021, a simple Google search for “Online Teaching Tips” yields more than half a billion results. Half a billion resources offering tips, tricks, guidance and expertise to educators who are eager to meet their students’ needs amidst very demanding circumstances.

Modern Learning Strategies: 6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Modern Learning Strategies: 6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning. by Terry Heick. This post has been updated and republished from a 2013 post by Terry Heick. Teachers often wrestle with two big questions: How do people learn, and how can they do it better in a constantly evolving context?

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.

SD-WAN Solutions Boost K–12 Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

Cyberattacks against K–12 schools are increasing. In part, the rise in attacks is a product of the pandemic. Like other industries that made the switch to remote work, many schools have been targeted by malicious actors looking to exploit the rapid shift to remote learning.

Networks versus net worth: Expanding possibilities for alumni engagement

The Christensen Institute

When Colby College’s president David Greene saw the ripple effects of the pandemic rapidly shrinking the class of 2020’s job prospects, he made a dramatic move: publicly calling on the college’s 30,000 alumni and their families to open their doors and networks for Colby graduates in search of work.

Students Are Struggling. They’re Asking Us to Slow Down and Focus on Relationships.


A little more than a year ago, I remember sitting in meetings trying to figure out how we might do remote learning for a week or so to contain the novel coronavirus. I cringe now realizing that we were so incredibly short-sighted. Of course, hindsight is often crystal clear.

5 Strategies For Creating A Genius Mindset In Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

How Can We Help Every Student Tap Their Inner Genius? contributed by Zacc Dukowitz. When we hear the word genius, certain people come immediately to mind—Albert Einstein in mathematics, or Warren Buffett in investing—but what exactly sets these people apart?

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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

OPINION: If you really want more equitable schools, you must first ask some questions

The Hechinger Report

For nearly a decade, I have made a living navigating an incredibly convoluted ecosystem called educational leadership. Like many fields, it has its own unique structure, governance and jargon.

When creating a new market, simply doing what you’re good at is rarely enough

The Christensen Institute

For decades, the concept of core competencies has been a dominant idea in business, helping organizations determine where to direct their time and effort.

New School Visions Requires a Change in How We Make Decisions

EdTech Magazine

For so long, our concept of school meant a physical building; a classroom, a room with a chalkboard and rows of desks.

Books I read in March 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in March 2021… The Sand Sea , Michael McClellan [fantasy]. Deathmarked , David Estes [fantasy]. Lifemarked , David Estes [fantasy]. The Widowmaker Unleashed , Mike Resnick [sci fi]. Hope you’re reading something fun too! Related Posts.


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