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10 Tools teachers can use to create virtual field trips


For the last year and a half, I’ve been more immersed in online education than offline. I started to use Nearpod as a complex tool where I could create complete lessons in my classes. That experience was new to my students and me, but it has opened a new door, or window, to the world outside.

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How to Encourage Youth Leadership on Your Campus

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Every student can lead and impact their school and community.

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Here’s How to Motivate Summer School Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

When you have to compete with a warm sun, sandy beaches, and playful friends, motivating students in summer school can be a daunting challenge. The best first step, right after introducing yourself, is to understand why students are with you rather than with friends or playing online games.

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End-of-the-Year Housekeeping: Reflect & Organize

Catlin Tucker

The end of the school year is a great time to do a few “housekeeping” items. This is probably the last thing you feel like doing after the year we have had! Despite finding these chores tedious while doing them, I always feel more organized afterward.

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.

A Path to Equity

A Principal's Reflections

For a very long time, we have known that an inequitable environment exists for many learners across the world. It’s no one’s fault per se but a reality, nonetheless. Even with this knowledge in hand, change has been hard to come by.

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Internet Safety Month–Rules to Live By

Ask a Tech Teacher

June is National Internet Safety Month , thanks to a resolution passed in 2005 by the U.S. Senate. The goal is to raise awareness about online safety for all, with a special focus on kids ranging from tots to teens. Children are just as connected to the Internet as adults.

How Unique Virtual Summer Camps Can Enhance A Love of Learning Again

EdNews Daily

Summer is approaching, and many parents would like some time off from facilitating and helping their kids succeed in an e-learning environment since last March. However, even as kids cry out in boredom from being in for such a long time, things are still changing by the minute in some states.

5 Ways To Get on Top of the Education Recovery

Education Elements

Across school systems and around the globe, the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on students. Some have thrived in online learning environments, while others have suffered from low-quality or interrupted learning — often with disastrous results.

Why Students Should Get Involved in Leading School Improvement Projects

Digital Promise

The Inclusive Innovation for Adolescent Writing project brings together students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members to explore and tackle secondary writing challenges.

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).

Teacher-Authors–Help me launch my latest prehistoric fiction

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a teacher-author, I’d love for you to share this HS-level book with your community. In return, I’ll share yours with mine! A boy blinded by fire. A woman raised by wolves. An avowed enemy offers help.

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Making spider web discussions work in asynchronous online classes


In a previous blog post, we talked about spider web discussions and how teachers can make the most out of this method in synchronous online classes. I’ve also mentioned that asynchronous spider web discussions deserve their own post, so that’s what we’re going to cover today!

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Commemorating Juneteenth: History and Celebration Ideas for Children


Happy Juneteenth! On June 19 every year, communities celebrate this holiday as a milestone in the fight for freedom and equality. Read on to learn more about the meaning of Juneteenth and get ideas for celebrating it.

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What Do You Need to Sustain a Culture of Powerful Learning that Leverages Technology?

Digital Promise

What learning looks like and how it is delivered has changed forever. The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the inequitable access to technology and broadband, particularly for students who have been traditionally marginalized.

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.

Tech Tip #19: Ten Best MS Word Tips

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.

Here Come the Virtual Academies


A few weeks after Kali Klingler—and millions of other students across the country—had started remote learning last spring, her district announced that its school buildings would remain closed for the rest of the academic year. They would finish out the semester online.

Big Announcement –

Teacher Tech

Alice Keeler will be joining the Schoolytics team. The post Big Announcement – appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom GC-Intermediate Google classroom data google Google Classroom Schoolytics

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3 Ways to Support Understaffed IT Departments

EdTech Magazine

Educational technology boomed in response to the pandemic. Across the nation, districts worked to get devices into students’ hands. Connectivity increased as entire cities came together to provide internet access for teaching and learning.

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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.

11 facts about today’s K-12 IT leadership

eSchool News

Broadband access and the ever-growing equity gap are among K-12 IT leaders’ top concerns, according to CoSN’s annual IT Leadership Survey.

How to Use Podcasts in Teaching


The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Reader Question: Dear Bonni, I know that both you and your husband have podcasts and that you love not only producing them, but consuming them.

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Get Started with Google Jamboard

Teacher Tech

Google Jamboard is your digital whiteboard that is COLLABORATIVE! The post Get Started with Google Jamboard appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

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Trauma and Teaching: Boundaries and Bridges


In relating to students experiencing trauma, teachers need to consider boundaries – how much we share of ourselves and how we respect our students’ personal spaces. Alex Shevrin Venet offers her insights about equity and trauma in school and ways to respond and build bridges.

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!

A ‘magic’ school bus brings science class to schools in need

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! When science teacher Kathryn?Spivey

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Lacking Online Programs, Many Colleges Are Rushing to Partner with OPMs. Should They?


In the last couple of decades, as online learning was steadily being recognized by millions of students as a convenient way to earn a highly prized academic degree, most senior officers at the nation’s colleges and universities paid little attention, dithered or dabbled.

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Virtual learning will become more permanent post-COVID

eSchool News

About two in 10 U.S. school districts have already adopted, plan to adopt or are considering adopting virtual learning after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a RAND Corporation study published earlier this year.

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SEL For Educators: 4 Best Practices


Effective SEL programs start with educators and establish sustainable best practices

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.

PROOF POINTS: Pandemic relief money is flowing to class-size reduction but research evidence for it isn’t strong

The Hechinger Report

A 2018 review of the research evidence for reducing class sizes found only small benefits in reading and no benefits in math, on average. Tennessee’s small-class experiment produced strong academic gains in the 1980s but that success has rarely been replicated.

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Four Reads That Will Improve Your Mindset By @Mjmcalliwrites

Teacher Tech

May was an absolute blast for my weekly bookchats. If you weren’t able to join during our LIVE broadcast, don’t worry about it because I got you!! RealPBL First up, by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy, was Project Based Learning: Real Questions, Real Answers. How to Unpack PBL and Inquiry.

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How to help children develop executive functioning skills

eSchool News

Social studies. Science. There’s no shortage of important topics the U.S. education system imparts on our youth. And yet, there is a set of skills that’s not given enough attention in the classroom: Executive functioning. .

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