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Why Summer Learning is More Important Than Ever

Kajeet

In the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak, schools struggled to cope with swift transition to distance learning, and students felt the brunt of it. 1 to 1 WiFi for Students distance learning

A revealing look at innovation in rural schools

The Christensen Institute

This post is the second in a series of four sharing new insights from the Canopy project using data published in fall 2019.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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 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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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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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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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.

Preparing for Fall 2020: Blended and Online Learning

Catlin Tucker

2020-2021 promises to be an unpredictable school year. Most of the teachers I know, including my husband and most of my friends, are not sure whether they will be returning to school on a hybrid schedule or teaching entirely online. That is making it a challenge to prepare for the new school year.

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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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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Using the Learner Variability Navigator for Professional Learning

Digital Promise

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Free edtech won’t lead to lasting change in schools—but here’s what could

The Christensen Institute

A lifetime ago in March, it made perfect sense for edtech companies to make their products free. Schools were thrust into an emergency where their typical instruction was rendered impossible, so companies made it easier for them to grasp new resources in the void.

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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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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.

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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Tech ed Resources–Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher offers a variety of classes throughout the year. These can be taught individually (through coaching or mentoring), in small groups (of at least five), as school PD, or through select colleges for grad school credit.

A conversation with Katie Martin

Dangerously Irrelevant

As always, Katie Martin has been doing a lot of wonderful work this summer around deeper learning and student engagement. I thought it might be fun for the two of us to just get together and chat. I tweeted an invitation to her and she kindly took me up on the offer.

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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.

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.

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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.

Who you know matters. Let’s start measuring it.

The Christensen Institute

The American educational system is one of the most unequal in the industrialized world. Gaps in academic outcomes measured by the NAEP, PISA, and TIMSS between the top and bottom quartiles of students have remained large and remarkably constant for nearly half a century.

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