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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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Transform Your Classroom with Apple

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Apple empowers educators and students by design. In our webinar, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

4 Must-Listen Ed Tech and IT Podcasts

EdTech Magazine

With the rapid expansion of educational technology — including new tech hitting the market and updates to old favorites — it’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to keep up.

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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

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.

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

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.

Roundtable: The Inspiration Driving Women in K–12 IT Roles

EdTech Magazine

Working in today’s educational landscape presents many challenges. For women in educational technology roles, these can be magnified by a lack of representation. Across all industries, women hold only 26 percent of computing-related jobs, according to an article by Built In.

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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

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).

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.

Maximize the Power of Multiple Technology Ecosystems

Schools invested in Google education tools or considering these services can achieve strong benefits by blending the best of Google services on Apple hardware, opening the door to a wealth of educational possibilities for students, teachers, and parents.

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.

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

How to improve literacy through the science of reading

eSchool News

The Fall 2021 PALS Report found that reading skills in young learners are at a 20-year low. Over the past three years, reports have shown there had been little growth in reading and in some cases, states were backsliding.

Monitoring Progress & Providing Feedback with Docs & Slides in the Secondary Classroom?

EdTechTeacher

Digital tools such as Google Docs and Google Slides offer a wide variety of options for designing learning experiences that facilitate the monitoring of student progress, as well as opportunities for giving timely and effective feedback.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

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!

How Can Teachers Reduce Bias?

techlearning

Insights and simple strategies for addressing and reducing teacher bias

Mental health tops education leaders’ post-pandemic priorities

eSchool News

Education leaders are beginning to move on from COVID-related safety measures, and are instead focusing on managing mental health and violence on campus, according to a new report from Rave Mobile Safety.