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Four Types of Learning Walks for Every School Leader

Education Elements

Everyone's first year at a new school comes with growing pains -- no matter if it’s their first role as a new Principal, or their 25th year opening a new, or newly redesigned school. One approach is particularly useful at helping to alleviate the growing pains - a “secret sauce” of sorts.

Pedagogical Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

Leadership is leadership. The same essential qualities and characteristics that exemplify what great leaders do have pretty much stayed the same. What has changed are the tools, research, and societal shifts that impact the work.


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What’s Your Learning Model?

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen The purpose of a learning model shift is to allow schools and teachers to retain relevancy, perhaps even supremacy, over fully consumer models available today, which by their very nature will be less teacher-humanized and lacking most of the benefits that an experienced teacher can bring.

A Year to Remember, A Year to Reflect:  Pandemic Instruction

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, taught for 36 years before retiring. He has some interesting reflections on the year that was the pandemic: A Year to Remember, A Year to Reflect: Pandemic Instruction. Feeling Overwhelmed.

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The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

Choosing Edtech: Three Learnings from Five Districts

Digital Promise

How might districts find edtech to support learning? As students and teachers return to school this fall, they will be using more technology than ever before. Districts will have access to the nearly $190 billion which the U.S.

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Exit emerging economies, enter growth economies; a long overdue name change

The Christensen Institute

Names are important. They help us identify, describe, and categorize. What comes to your mind when you hear the names Apple, Netflix, or Disney ? They are all household names, synonymous with both innovation and pleasant customer experiences.

We Landed on the Moon July 20 1969

Ask a Tech Teacher

update. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first man to place foot on the moon. Commemorate that this year with an exciting collection of websites and apps that take your students to the Moon. Here are some you’ll like: Apollo 11: Countdown to Launch via Google Earth. Apollo 11 VR.

Mentoring for Digital Leadership in California Adult Educators

Digital Promise

For more than 30 years, California’s Outreach and Technical Assistance Network ( OTAN ) has been at the forefront of meeting the technology needs of adult education providers, including English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult Secondary Education (ASE), and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

5 Digital tools for making the virtual classroom more inclusive


Education used to be associated with classrooms and chairs, desks, and blackboards. Nowadays, education also takes place online, as an integral part of academic education or lifelong learning programs.

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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.

By fall, every child should have an individualized learning plan

The Christensen Institute

As schools turn the page on this school year and plan for the fall, personalizing for each child will be critical. Estimates of students’ unfinished learning vary, but most suggest that for many students, there’s a lot of ground to cover.

Tech Tip #97: Speed up MSO with Quick Access Toolbar

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Classroom Collaboration: Privacy and Security

EdNews Daily

By Allen Drennan If the recent pandemic has taught educators anything, it’s that privacy is paramount to the teacher, trainer and student user experience, especially when minors are involved.

Educators Use Ed Tech to Create Virtual Escape Rooms for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

Escape rooms require players to use critical thinking skills and teamwork to accomplish tasks and achieve their end goals. They can also teach core skills such as math, history and science using thematic components related to myriad relevant subjects.

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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.

Is K–12 transformation post-COVID realistic?

The Christensen Institute

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major upheavals in K–12 schools over the last year. Concurrently, protests for racial justice sparked critical conversations in K–12 schools.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take time this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

15 Questions to Ask when Creating a STEM Culture in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Photo by Pixabay on As you might know, I am very excited about STEM education! In fact, get ready even more STEM posts.

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Improving Learning Continuity with Tech: 4 Ways Schools Can Use Relief Funds

EdTech Magazine

When the pandemic closed schools across the country, K­–12 districts undertook the herculean task of moving millions of students and staff to remote learning as quickly as possible. This allowed educators to continue providing learning to students, but the rapid shift wasn’t without difficulties.

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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.

Social determinants of health finally gained recognition thanks to COVID and America’s racial reckoning

The Christensen Institute

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that health status is not just about medical care. Nationwide health initiatives, such as Healthy People 2030, have recognized and incorporated social needs as an integral part of health status.

5 Websites for Thinking and Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

update. Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to reinforce and teach word study: Brainstorming.– simple to use and free, no log-in, a bit quirky (IMHO). MindMeister –free trial for education. Prezi. Scapple- -downloaded tool. Spicy Nodes.

Online Learning Is Not the Enemy


After a challenging and unique year of emergency remote learning, I recently spoke with a group of faculty members new to online teaching to learn more about their experiences. While no two educators ever face identical challenges, I heard the same refrains over and over.

3 changes that will outlast the pandemic

eSchool News

Many have labeled the pandemic’s run as our “lost year”–lost activities, lost vacations, lost connections. More commonly, however, it is a reference to the loss of an academic year for America’s children.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Two new reports shed new light on social networks to support social mobility

The Christensen Institute

At last month’s JFF Horizons conference, I had the pleasure of sitting down with two researchers leading cutting-edge research on measuring social capital among learners and workers: Kwadwo Frimpong of Brookings and Ben Houltberg of the Search Institute.

6 Big Ideas About Teaching Science Online – Your Students Will Thank You

Teacher Tech

Teaching science online is not just making your activities digital. Successful online, synchronous, asynchronous, hyflex science classrooms do things differently. The post 6 Big Ideas About Teaching Science Online – Your Students Will Thank You appeared first on Teacher Tech.

PROOF POINTS: Rural American students shift away from math and science during high school, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Green areas are rural regions. Tiny yellow dots scattered throughout the green areas are small towns. Together, rural and small town students account for 3 out of 10 U.S. students, but they are less likely to study science and math in college.

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After Pandemic Surge, Coding Tool Scratch Is Focused on Supporting Teaching


As homebound students and teachers looked for online resources during the pandemic, many turned to Scratch, a free coding system for kids developed by the MIT Media Lab. Scratch was already a popular option.

2021 Online Education Trends Report

Higher education embraced widespread online learning over the past year, discovering benefits and challenges along the way. Gain insight from this annual report from which surveyed online and remote (due to COVID-19) students, and program administrators.