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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.

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.

Ciena Solutions Challenge: Register and Encourage the Next Generation of Problem-Solvers

Digital Promise

The next generation of problem-solvers needs more than technical skills and expertise.

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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

Q&A: Building an Esports Pipeline to College and Beyond

EdTech Magazine

Two years ago, when Christopher Turner joined the faculty at Southern University Laboratory School to teach visual arts and graphic design, he brought with him a love of competitive gaming.

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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.

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.

Global development needs to focus on reducing barriers, not increasing donations

The Christensen Institute

When I was a teenager, I spent a year living with my family in the vibrant and culturally rich city of Accra, Ghana.

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.

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.

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.

5 ways to boost student engagement with STEM learning strategies

eSchool News

As educators, we are always trying to find ways for all students to achieve success. Research has shown us that students who are engaged in learning are more likely to be successful. So how do we know when students are truly engaged in learning?

Why the Amazon/JP Morgan/Berkshire Hathaway healthcare venture failed

The Christensen Institute

In 2018, we published a blog post about Haven Healthcare, the Amazon/JP Morgan/Berkshire Hathaway joint venture that sought to tackle ballooning US healthcare costs while improving outcomes. We wrote that the project held a lot of potential to positively change healthcare, for three main reasons: .

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.

K–12 Leaders Must Prepare for Retiring Outdated Tech

EdTech Magazine

Those of us old enough to have lived through Y2K may remember that the doom and gloom ushering in the 21st century mostly surrounded obsolete technology systems that needed workarounds and fixes.

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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.

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

Two superintendents are getting strategic about students’ relationships. Here’s how other schools can follow suit.

The Christensen Institute

An estimated three million students were either offline or completely disengaged from schools last spring, and many more of America’s most vulnerable students—including those accessing in-person or hybrid learning—remain disconnected from the supports they need and the resources they deserve.

How does TeacherCast Stay Organized using Microsoft Teams?


In the summer of 2020, after I had just settled into a new home with my family, I decided to make one of the biggest changes to TeacherCast. This change would require not just a different way of thinking, but the creation of an entirely new way of creating content.

Why Schools Should Rely on Cloud-Based Software

EdTech Magazine

Most software in K–12 education today is cloud-based. Google and Microsoft 360 are two of the most popular cloud-based software options seen in schools.

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.