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How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher , I run a column called Dear Otto where I answer teacher questions about how to integrate technology into their classes. Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?”

Teaching During COVID-19

Ask a Tech Teacher

Articles on #CoronaVirus you won’t want to miss: Resources You Need During #COVID19. Teaching Online During #COVID19. Teaching Online During #COVID19–More from my Inbox. CoronaVirus–This Week’s Inbox. Teaching During #CoronaVirus–An Old Strategy That’s Perfect.


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US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter What is happening at the US policy level with the coronavirus health crisis?

COVID-19 Forces Science Labs Online and in Homes


School closures under COVID-19 presented a big problem for the biology faculty at Moraine Valley Community College, located in the Chicago suburbs. The challenge: how students can complete lab work without access to a science lab.

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.

Go Team! @MicrosoftEdu Updates #MicrosoftTeams for #RemoteLearning


Teams has several new upgrades to make Teams a great option for digital education and video conferencing

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Community and #RemoteLearning Conversations with Brad Currie

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do teachers share information quickly as they have had to move to distance learning amid coronavirus school closures?

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An Update on Digital Promise’s COVID-19 Response

Digital Promise

For more than six years, we’ve worked to close the homework gap , ensuring that all students have equitable access to the internet and technology for powerful learning opportunities outside of the classroom, augmenting what is available in school.

4 Cyberhygiene Practices for Secure Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

District leaders have a lot to think about when it comes to implementing and navigating remote learning during school closures. But they must not forget about how crucial it is to have cybersecurity measures in place before rolling out their e-learning plans.

10 online whiteboard options for remote learning

Ditch That Textbook

Whiteboards are a staple of face-to-face classrooms. During remote learning, you can still recreate that experience. Here are 10 ideas to get you started. Let's face it. When you're not present in your classroom, you miss your whiteboard. It's convenient. Everyone in the room can see it.

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).

4 Tips for making the transition to remote learning a smooth one


As the new coronavirus becomes an increasingly integral aspect of daily life, the onset of an extended remote learning platform looms near. While the remote learning format may be a temporary solution, whether the recent pandemic will necessitate ongoing learning from home is ultimately uncertain.

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The Teacher of Color Shortage: Addressing a Pressing Problem

Digital Promise

It’s not a secret: The teacher workforce does not reflect the demographics of our student population. Today, 54 percent of students are of-color while only 18 percent of teachers are of-color. Historically, the teacher of color workforce was decimated with the passing of Brown v. Board of Education.

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What Montana State Teacher of the Year Dylan Huisken Says Is Happening There

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Montana State Teacher of the Year, Dylan Huisken talks about online distance education learning.

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Microsoft Teams Education: How to manage video meetings like a pro

Ditch That Textbook

Microsoft Teams Education is your classroom management hub if your students use Microsoft tools. Learn how to manage Teams like a pro. If your school is using Microsoft, then Microsoft Teams Education can be your go-to communication hub. It keeps you organized. It helps you get messages out.

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.

For the Love of Kids

A Principal's Reflections

There is no better time than now to observe and then reflect. The actions of teachers, administrators, coaches, technology integrationists, and other support staff have provided us all with a lens to look more deeply at the profession of education and its vital role in the world.

Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

A growing focus of schools is STEM. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. About two decades ago, the sciences were not so popular among younger generations.

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How to Use Wizer to Create Digital Worksheets that Differentiate Instruction

The CoolCatTeacher

An Interview and Demo Interview with Nira Sheleg From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers who want to upload “packets” and make them easy for self grading will find a friend in

10 live video streams for students

Ditch That Textbook

A school bus isn't required for a fun educational experience! Live streams can be a great way to connect students to people, places and events. The best news is that many of them are available for free!

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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.

Increase Engagement in Video Conferencing Sessions with Mentimeter

Catlin Tucker

Last night I had the opportunity to be a guest lecturer for students in the credential program at UC Riverside. As I was planning my presentation, I knew I wanted to engage the group attending my lecture.

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Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

Micro-credential COVID-19 Library. In the last month, our teaching and learning environment has been upended.

Helping Kids Be Healthy and Whole While Learning from Home

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students can sense and even internalize the emotions their teachers are feeling, especially stress, depression, and worry.

Coronavirus Chronicles 016 – Brigantine Public Schools

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 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 016 is below.

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!

The Balance: Distance Learning (Mini-episode)

Catlin Tucker

The Balance is now available on Spotify ! As educators grapple with the challenges of teaching remotely, I wanted to share some tips for navigating the shift from offline to online teaching. Unlike my regular episodes where I chat with a guest, this mini-episode is just me (and my cat).

Make a Deeper Connection with Virtual Student Check-ins!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Connection is a key factor to student success in an online environment. Do your students feel connected to you, the instructor, the learning material, and their peers? Connection in a physical classroom is facilitated by real-time face-to-face interaction several times a week.

Free Ideas for Teaching Middle School Math Online #RemoteLearning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Math can be taught online. In today’s show, Noelle Pickering shares free ideas for teaching middle school math online. These ideas will help you teach math no matter where you or your students are online.

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3 Trends in the Next Phase of Remote Learning as COVID-19 Extends School Closures

Education Elements

Much of the initial planning around remote learning was based on the assumption that these were emergency measures; actions that would support students and teachers for a month or so. As of April 14th, twenty-one states have closed school for the remainder of the academic year.

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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.

PBLWorks Hosts Webinar Series on How to Facilitate PBL (Project Based Learning) Online

Educational Technology Guy

PBLWorks Hosts Webinar Series on How to Facilitate PBL Online Free webinar series this spring to guide educators through distance learning with Gold Standard Project Based Learning PBL Works, part of the Buck Institute for Education, is hosting a free webinar series on how to facilitate PBL (Project Based Learning) online.

Who wants to join me for a course on leadership during a crisis or leadership for social justice?

Dangerously Irrelevant

I have a little room in my teaching schedule so I am offering two online Master’s-level courses this summer: EDUC 5001 E50. Special Topics: Leadership During a Crisis (3 credits, online) [Class # 20597]. Crises big and small occur regularly in organizations.

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How a 17 Year Old Student in New York is Giving Back

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter High school junior Jameson Cohen was looking forward to Spring Baseball Season. When he found out he’d be spending it at home, he turned it into a season of giving back.