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Modeling Hybrid Learning to Support Educators

A Principal's Reflections

Hybrid learning continues to be on the minds of schools and districts. Either they are beginning to get ready to shift from remote learning, or challenges have arisen after meticulously planning for a smooth rollout.

7 easy apps to get students coding

eSchool News

Inspired by the Hour of Code , many educators have pledged to go well beyond 60 minutes and teach their students coding and programming skills on a regular basis. The beauty of learning to code is that its benefits stay with students even if students do not pursue programming degrees or careers.


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5 Tips for an Effective Hybrid Instruction Experience

EdTech Magazine

With the rise in hybrid learning, it’s crucial to adopt a comprehensive and proactive approach to optimize student engagement.

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Tech Tip #161: Ten Most Important Keyboard Keys

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.

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.

How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

Sixteen types of games, Google Classroom and LMS compatibility and auto-grading From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students.

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Virtual Schooling Is Here to Stay: Reimagining Post-Pandemic Virtual Learning in Public Schools

Education Elements

From North Carolina to California to Alaska, public schools around the United States are planning to preserve a virtual school option for students after the pandemic is over.

Great Websites for Special Needs

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of Special Needs websites. I’ll display it below but click the link for an updated library: Occupational Therapy –a long list of great apps including stress, social skills building, and more.

A Look Back at 2020 Teaching What It Means for 2021

The CoolCatTeacher

Researcher Pamela Livingston Gaudet shares her findings From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

How to use anything on the web as an LMS assignment

Ditch That Textbook

Canvas. Blackboard. Schoology. Google Classroom. No matter your LMS, you have LOTS of power to create great assignments! We educators often see digital learning through the lens of our learning management system (LMS).

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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).

Four Structural Changes to Address Learning Loss

Education Elements

Learning loss is the baby elephant in the room. It’s an issue that is currently small enough to briefly acknowledge, deprioritize, or ignore completely. Yet this elephant will continue to grow as the size and scale of learning loss due to the pandemic is better understood.

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hi there, my name is Roman Zhidkov, a happy contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher. I’m the CTO of a tech company and for more than five years I have been busy with teaching programming courses and sharing my expertise with novice specialists.

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Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 716 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. One of the most popular shows of 2018 was with Tom Mullaney on Google Jamboard so we’ve updated it for 2021!

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Beyond subject-verb agreement

Dangerously Irrelevant

Kelisa Wing said : What kind of world do you want to leave for those who come after us? Who cares if my students know how to make their subjects and verbs agree if they use language to promulgate hate?

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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.

Addressing Learning Loss in Schools With These Four Strategies

Education Elements

Learning loss is the baby elephant in the room. It’s an issue that is currently small enough to briefly acknowledge, deprioritize, or ignore completely. Yet this elephant will continue to grow as the size and scale of learning loss due to the pandemic is better understood.

5 Principles of effective instruction adapted for online teaching


Education and research go hand in hand. You can’t have research without proper education and definitely can’t offer the best instruction if it’s not evidence-based. However, the real world contains multitudes and teaching is part science, part art.

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Celebrating Black History Month in the Classroom


February is National Black History Month in America. It’s a month devoted to learning about the struggles for freedom and equality Black Americans have faced to this day.

The Role of Cognitive Skills in Academic Performance

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a five-part series.

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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.

Can You Provide a Quality Preschool Education Over Zoom?


Before the pandemic snarled daily routines around the world, Aria Jones’ 3- and 4-year-old students had a reliable schedule down pat in their Washington, D.C., preschool. They’d have breakfast at 8 a.m.,

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Protecting children in virtual learning environments: Warning signs for teachers


Any teacher knows that you don’t get into this profession unless you care about kids and want to help them build the best possible life. On most days, that goal is also a pleasure. You get to watch your students bloom right before your eyes. But on some days, that commitment can be a heartbreak.

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The pandemic is speeding up the mass disappearance of men from college

The Hechinger Report

Debrin Adon, a senior at the University Park Campus School in Worcester, Massachusetts. His male classmates “don’t think they’re smart enough” for college, Adon says. They doubt themselves a little bit because of their life and what they’ve been through and what they’ve been seen as.”

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The Oracle at Sacramento

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik 2800 hundred years ago in Greece, a priestess named Pythia was famous throughout the ancient world for divining the future, and it is said no major decisions were made without consulting her first.

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!

Hailed as ‘Heroes,’ Child Care Workers in Some States Are Denied Vaccine Priority


For months, they have been labeled “essential workers,” celebrated for their sacrifices and hailed as heroes for their role in keeping the country going in the face of a deadly pandemic.

Inside President Biden’s Rapid Covid Testing Plan for Schools


The new administration hopes to get students back in the physical classroom by investing billions in rapid Covid testing technology

OPINION: Why it’s time for a new generation of HBCU grads to become national leaders

The Hechinger Report

Kamala Harris gave the 2017 commencement address at her alma mater Howard University in Washington, D.C. Credit: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images. With his historic win in Georgia to become the state’s first Black senator, the Rev.

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Understanding the Choices We Make

EdNews Daily

By Mac Bogert “People are capable of flight. The problem is the landing.” ” –Mark Yozart Acrophobia applies to people with “extreme, irrational and persistent fears of heights and situations associated with them,” according to the APA.

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.

Preventing Student Debt Problems Begins With Financial Literacy Education


For ages, the American dream has been built on obtaining a quality education, earning a credential from a degree-awarding entity and then starting a life full of wealth and opportunity. Or at least that was the dream bestowed upon America’s new dominating workforce: millennials.

Top tips for great cross-curricular coding

eSchool News

How and where our students learn has radically changed over the last 10 months. Students are in a multitude of educational environments that have challenged the entire school community.

Facing declines in reading proficiency, rural libraries step in

The Hechinger Report

Three years ago, Darlene Thomas-Burroughs, branch manager of the Hardeeville Library in the rural town of Hardeeville, South Carolina, heard about a new way that library employees could help kids boost their reading scores.