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Digital Literacy in Busy Classrooms

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a common complaint in my grad school classes. Yes, teachers know students don’t have all of the skills they need for the technology required in education, but who has time to teach it?

Social Entrepreneurship with Elementary Students: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

I have done a social entrepreneurship unit with three groups of gifted students, grades 3rd through 6th. It was one of my favorite units. ever, and from their reactions, I believe it was one of theirs, too. I call it a perfect STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) unit.

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3 Strategies That Position Students to Take Responsibility for Their Progress and Behavior

Catlin Tucker

The final stretch of the school year between spring break and the last day of class presents unique challenges. The sunshine and spring weather impacts the students’ ability to focus. Teachers and students are exhausted and ready for a break.

How to make competency-based education possible through an intelligent learning platform

Neo LMS

Teaching constantly meets new challenges. If frontal lessons were the norm decades ago, things have changed significantly. The focus is now on students and making classes interactive by encouraging student participation. All educational acts should and usually do revolve around them.

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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.

Tech Tip #159: Create a Macro

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.

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The Ever-Evolving Leadership Lens

A Principal's Reflections

Good leadership is, quite frankly, good leadership. The tenants have remained the same for centuries. What’s changed is the environment in which one leads, and this impacts the lens that is, or should be, used to drive change.

How Student Choice Helped Me Grow Out of My Perfectionism

Education Elements

I am a recovering perfectionist. As a kid, I always colored within the lines of my coloring book; not because I wanted to follow the rules, but because I enjoyed precision. As a teacher, I bought a laser level tool so that my posters would all be hung at the exact same height.

Teacher-Authors: What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog

Ask a Tech Teacher

A lot of teacher-authors read my WordDreams blog. In this monthly column, I share the most popular post from the past month on that blog: *. The A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post 26 articles on a themed topic.

Bring Powerful Maker Learning Experiences to Learners

Digital Promise

In 2021, six educators representing community-based organizations, libraries, public schools, and the Digital Promise Maker Learning team embarked on a journey to increase opportunities for virtual and remote maker learning.

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).

sRGB vs Adobe RGB: Which One to Use?

ViewSonic Education

The sRGB vs Adobe RGB comparison is unavoidable when it comes to color management. Be it photography, digital art, computer monitors, or digital displays, these two color spaces have different applications depending on the use case.

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30 K–12 IT Influencers to Follow in 2022

EdTech Magazine

There is no innovation without innovators. This year, EdTech sought out the IT innovators and collaborators who are making meaningful changes in K–12 education. Their work is driving the next iteration of educational technology and digital transformation.

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Earth Day Classroom Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd, a day the United Nations recognizes as International Mother Earth Day. It is a day to remind ourselves of the importance of clean air, fresh water, and unlittered land.

What Traditionalists Get Wrong About Inquiry Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

False dichotomies about inquiry teaching advanced by critics are detrimental to the students and society that so desperately need it. The post What Traditionalists Get Wrong About Inquiry Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Inquiry

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.

1 Million New Teachers Needed in 2022: Welcome to Education’s Great Resignation & Re-Shuffle

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Learning Counsel Research estimates that 32 percent of administrators in K12 education have quit or switched jobs within the last 25 months. A good number of those are Superintendency roles. Altogether, it’s an estimated 485 thousand workers quitting, being lost to the pandemic through death or disability, or shuffling to new roles in 2021 alone.

Guest post: Caston Binger Explains How the Digital Revolution Has Transformed Education

EdTech4Beginners

The digital revolution has profoundly impacted all aspects of our lives, including education. Traditional educational methods are no longer adequate in preparing students for the workforce of the 21st century. Educators must embrace new technologies and adapt their teaching methods accordingly to keep up with the ever-changing landscape.

How to Create Slides from Google Docs

Teacher Tech

How to Create Slides from Google Docs is pretty fun and easy! Check out these options to outline your presentation first in Docs and then send to Google Slides. The post How to Create Slides from Google Docs appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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What Is Additive Grading?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Additive grading is method of grading that starts all students at zero and adds points for accomplishments and mastery. The post What Is Additive Grading? appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers Student Engagement

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.

What Does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Look Like in Practice?

techlearning

At the CoSN conference in Nashville, school district administrators gathered for the first annual meeting of “The Network” to discuss what DEI looks like in practice in their districts - and what more work needs to be done

Enterprise Cloud Computing – The Shift From On-Premises to the Cloud

EdTech4Beginners

The cloud has been a game-changer for enterprises, offering them increased agility, scalability, and cost savings. However, making the transition from on-premises to the cloud can be daunting, especially for large organizations with complex IT infrastructures. In this blog post, we’ll explore the challenges and best practices for transitioning to the cloud, so you can make the move with confidence. Challenge #1: Maintaining Redundancy.

STEM, STEAM, Make the Dream

EdNews Daily

By Christopher Emdin, Ph.D. Considering the concept of collective effervescence, it is essential that we understand that the low numbers of students graduating with STEM degrees and the high numbers expressing disinterest in these subjects are directly related to the absence of a Dream Culture in our classrooms and the implementation of a dream-deferred approach to STEM instruction.

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Weighing the best strategies for reading intervention

The Hechinger Report

CARTERET, N.J. Carolyn Welch passed out shallow trays of colored sand to the six kindergarteners gathered in her small room at Columbus School. Hold up the finger you use to write with,” she said, raising her index finger. Make a C in your board.”. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift.

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!

Are Phones Good for Students?

techlearning

Students are using phones and screens more than ever before and, fortunately, the mental health impact of the devices may be exaggerated

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AI’s pivotal role in authentic PD

eSchool News

Many people envision artificial intelligence’s (AI) role in education with a sci-fi twist, but in reality, AI is already embedded in promising new tools that address student learning, real-time feedback, and continuous professional development (PD).

Hey… Let’s Play

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke A few years ago, I took my youngest son and his friend to Laser Quest. It’s the best laser tag place I know, full of two-story mazes covered in glow-in-the-dark paint. I had intended to sit and wait for the boys as they enjoyed their experience, but a quick phone call with Mom changed that plan. “Go Go play. Have fun! I would if I was there,” encouraged Mom. She knows I’m still a kid at heart, just like her.

States stuck trying to fix early ed pay as feds drop the ball

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning. Subscribe today!

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.

5 Tips for Educators From The Superintendent of the Year

techlearning

Superintendent of the Year Curtis Cain advises educators to keep alive the spirit of innovation that emerged during the pandemic and to remember how important the work they do is

Q&A: Victor Hicks on Blending Computer Science with Culture

EdTech Magazine

Since mid-2020, the Coding with Culture program has offered project-based courses that incorporate cultural elements and computer science–based instruction.

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Podcast: Practical Examples of Classroom Equity in Language Instruction

EdNews Daily

When entering our education system as an emergent bilingual, the nuances are everything. Especially if you have an eye towards equity.