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Building Anti-Surveillance Ed-Tech

Hack Education

These are the slides and transcript from my conversation this morning with Paul Prinsloo — a webinar sponsored by Contact North. Pardon me if I just rant a little. Pardon my language. Pardon my anger and my grief. Or don’t. Let us sit with our anger and our grief a little.

A Flipped Learning Flow for Blended or Online Classes

Catlin Tucker

As teachers prepare for a new school year, many are brushing up on their video production skills. Teachers know there will be times when they will need to lean on videos to allow students to access information asynchronously. Video has several benefits in a blended or online course.

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How Coaches Help Teachers Overcome Fears of Technology

Digital Promise

We know technology can be a transformational tool for improving student achievement and engagement, and for driving school innovation.

50 back to school activities for the remote learning classroom

Ditch That Textbook

It's back to school time again and this year looks NOTHING like we have ever seen before. As summer comes to a close teachers are preparing for that big first day of school. Only this year, for many of us, it's going to be in a virtual classroom. If you are going back to school in-person […].

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.

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

Kate Baker with Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Blended learning and distance learning will be different this fall. Dig into flipping your classroom and how it looks when you teach effectively in an online classroom.

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How Educators Can Empower Students Through Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

With education turning on the technology skills of students and teachers, its important to gain a rudimentary understanding of foundational technology. I don’t mean phone apps and games. I mean the basics of how to use the tech tools that are driving learning.

How to Make Real World Learning Real for Students

Digital Promise

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, schools and districts across the country are planning for the upcoming school year and the likely possibility of continued remote learning.

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Back to School Twitter Chat Tuesday, July 28th – 8 pm EST #Back2SchoolChat

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we prepare to go back to school, we need to share best practices and ideas for learning. The exchange of ideas and building of our Personal Learning Network (PLN) is part of our growth and learning.

What are your school’s decision triggers for closing back down again?

Dangerously Irrelevant

You’ve opened up school again and at least some students and teachers are attending in person. Unsurprisingly, some students, families, or educators begin to identify as positive for COVID-19. Now what? How many kids have to get sick before you shut down again? What are your decision-making criteria?

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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).

5 (free) Mouse Skills Posters to Mainstream Tech Ed

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: Mouse Skills. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

A Beautiful Boy

User Generated Education

During Fall 2020, I taught gifted education at the high school on our south-side. The south-side is known for its low income housing and its primarily Hispanic population. As an itinerant gifted education teacher, I work at several schools.

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It’s a New Day, and Relationships are Key

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke Over the past week, I have had multiple conversations with educational leaders, discussing re-opening as well as the needs of students, families and staff. Although there are some who are resistant to the idea, most acknowledge that business as usual will not work.

Design for high engagement this fall

Dangerously Irrelevant

In a couple of recent posts, I said: One of the biggest challenges of ‘remote learning’ over the past few months has been that most of the motivators been pared away. For many students, all that has been left is the uninspiring learning. Little to no interaction with classmates.

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.

Using the Learner Variability Navigator for Professional Learning

Digital Promise

We often talk about the importance of connecting research with practice.

Morgan Green the Idea Machine with Ideas on How to Improve This Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Educator Morgan Green is an idea machine. Here she gives us the ways she’s working to improve her classroom this fall.

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How an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on February 4, 2020, in Open Access Government. The number of middle school teachers has fallen dramatically in the last decade or so.

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August book study: Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

Solution Tree is hosting a series of webinars this summer. My co-author, Julie Graber, and I are delighted that we were selected to do a FREE 4-week book study on Harnessing Technology for Deeper 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.

Instructional Coaching for Families Amid COVID-19 Closures

Digital Promise

We know that teachers need coaches ; among other outcomes, coaching can improve teacher practice and student engagement and learning.

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Tracking COVID Cases to Better Safeguard Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

Safety is at the top of the minds of all educational stakeholders, especially teachers and parents. News outlets are flooding all channels with advice on what schools should and should not do.

The 5 Bs of online feedback teachers need to master

Neo LMS

The online learning environment has become the new school for almost every student in most countries as a result of the current pandemic. Teachers have been trying to keep their students connected to the learning process, but it hasn’t been easy.

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How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class

Waterford

It may seem like common sense that students perform better in class when they receive support that meets their needs. Research around differentiated instruction confirms this is true.

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!

Looking to Excite Teachers with Coaching? Make It Voluntary

Digital Promise

Multiple theories of adult learning and development tell us that adult learners need to be able to choose their own learning opportunities based on their individual needs and interests.

What I Learned About Teams from Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Education Elements

There has been a lot of research done on what makes teams great. Google committed an entire research team to answering the question: What makes a team effective? Daniel Coyle explored the ins and outs of some of the world’s most successful teams in his book The Culture Code.

Guest post: How Your Family Can Benefit From Remote Work

EdTech4Beginners

While Coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to stay at home, the companies around the world have also been forced to send their employees to tap into the benefits of remote jobs. In the wake of the COVID-19, remote working has become a necessity more than a luxury. However, in this article we are covering some points that show the pandemic is not the only reason why you should work from your home. Understanding the benefits of remote jobs.

Coronavirus Chronicles 043 – Bunche Middle School

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of check-ins with educators all over. Episode 043 is below.

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.

Video: Teachers as Social-Emotional Leaders

EdNews Daily

These are unusual times. The stress that the pandemic has caused is being felt by everyone, especially our students who are trying to deal with an unprecedented situation.

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On the Impossibility of the Community-based Production of Learning Content

Iterating Toward Openness

In a post this morning, Martin wrote , “We’ve still not really cracked a community based production model for learning content.” ” It got me thinking.

Coronavirus eLearning Series: Short-Term and Long-Term Goals, Ideas, and Questions for Blended Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this last in a series of five posts devoted to eLearning and the Coronavirus! In this time of Coronavirus challenges, I want the opportunity to share thoughts, ideas, and questions that I hope are helpful to all of those amazing educators that are doing so much for our students.