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How Teachers and Parents Can Be Better Allies

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Learning Heroes have teamed up for a special blog series that explores how teachers and families can use technology to work together and facilitate learning for students of all ages.

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A data-driven look at COVID learning loss

eSchool News

Students across the country have missed months of school due to COVID-19 and are entering another year that’s shaping up to be anything but normal.

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Design a Choose Your Own Adventure Learning Experience

Catlin Tucker

It’s only two months into the school year, and teachers are exhausted. This year has made everyone, regardless of their years of experience, feel like a brand new teacher. Teachers are designing learning experiences for a range of learning landscapes.

Subscriber Special: October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. October. If you aren’t a subscriber to our newsletter, sign up here. Then get your monthly freebies! This month: 10% off anything on our website. Questions? Email

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.

Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Gimkit

Ditch That Textbook

The best features of game shows can be used to review and teach in the classroom. Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, and Gimkit can help. See their pros, cons and what makes them different.As

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The Power of Networks in Education Innovation

Digital Promise

For the past six years, Digital Promise has convened a national network of Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters)—leaders working to collaborate outside the traditional silos of sector and institution to design and implement transformative learning tools and programs in their communities.

Smiling Behind the Mask: Face to Face School and SEL

The CoolCatTeacher

Fourth Grade Teacher Erica Boomsma Talks about Face to Face School From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Smiling Behind the Mask: Face to Face School and SEL with Erica Boomsma Erica Boomsma is in South Dakota where they have been teaching in face-to-face school for the last four weeks.

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Digital Citizenship Week–Oct. 19-23–Here’s What You Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

October 19-23, 2020 is Digital Citizenship Week. Here are resources from Ask a Tech Teacher and Structured Learning that will help you learn how to teach digital citizenship to your students.

Be Kind (to Yourself), Unwind!

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke For the past decade, I have been advocating for the integration of social-emotional learning and screens in schools. I never imagined that we would be living in 2020 when families are forced to make the choice between face-to-face and online classes due to a pandemic.

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).

Introducing the Center for Inclusive Innovation

Digital Promise

As a Black woman working in the education sector, I sometimes wonder how I made it through the education system, considering the odds that are stacked so high against a Black child in the United States. I have to look no farther than my ancestors, grandparents, and parents for the answer.

5 Ways in which educational videos enhance online learning


Education experts have been talking about the rise of remote learning for years and years. However, it’s only recently that it has become not only widespread but nearly compulsory, as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned it into the only possible way for safe learning.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Surprisingly, 15-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability and over 65% of those are deficits in reading. Often, these go undiagnosed as students, parents, and teachers simply think the child is not a good reader, is lazy, or is disinterested.

A Teacher's Guide to Collaborative Family-Teacher Relationships

Education Elements

I moved a lot with my multi-cultural family as a kid. If you know me, you know this because I talk about it often. And this experience significantly impacted the way I view the world: I know what it means to be both a guest and a host, to speak the regional tongue fluently and not at all.

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.

Blended Learning and Project Based Learning… Taking the PBL Gold Standards Online

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to what I think is an exciting post filled with PBL ideas to support the Gold Standards. PBL is a natural fit in any combination of face to face, elearning, and a blended environment.

Achieving Equity: Understanding Each Child’s Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesses

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is part two in a five-part series In our first article in this Achieving Equity series, we suggested that the greatest obstacle to equity that students face in the U.S.

HS Seniors: What do you know about Search Engine Algorithms?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As High School seniors prepare to graduate, many will choose something about computers for their job or continued studies.

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Organic Work-Life Fusion and More with Fall CUE Featured Speakers AdaKat


Guest Blog Post by Fall CUE Featured Speakers Adam Juarez and Katherine Goyette We are honored and excited to return to FallCUE, where we tied the knot two years ago. No, for real, we got married on stage, officiated by Jon Corippo himself!


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.

3 Minute Timer – Google Slides

Teacher Tech

You can use Google Slides to create a timer. I created a slide for every second. Click here for the Google Slides file. Publish to the Web Use the File menu in Google Slides to choose “Publish to the web.”

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Why decades of trying to end racial segregation in gifted education haven’t worked

The Hechinger Report

Maddie and Amari tackle the challenge of creating an Arctic shelter in the Olmsted #64 gifted and talented class. Credit: Danielle Dreilinger for The Hechinger Report. BUFFALO, N.Y. —

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COVID-19 could help us reinvent public education

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the fundamental insufficiencies and inequities of America’s education system, shaking its foundations in ways that make it abundantly clear we must take this opportunity to rebuild from the ground up, according to Real Clear Education.

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10 Easy Ways To Use Google Meet In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

While there have been some challenges to overcome, I am now thinking about how Google Meet fits into my classroom long-term. The post 10 Easy Ways To Use Google Meet In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Google Education Tools For The Classroom Social Media In The Classroom

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!

Google Meet: See Yourself

Teacher Tech

The default in Google Meets video conferencing is that you are NOT a tile. You can find your video in the upper right hand corner of Google Meet. Add Yourself as a Tile Go to the upper right hand corner of Google Meet and find your video. Hover over your video to find 2 icons. […].

OPINION: The invisible toll of mass incarceration on childhood development

The Hechinger Report

Every Sunday morning for five years, K. packed up her son, M., filled a bag with books and snacks, and took the bus to 26th Street and California Avenue. Infamous to Chicagoans, the intersection is home to the Cook County Jail. Mother and son entered the facility, sent their belongings — even M.’s

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Bringing equity to STEM learning

eSchool News

As an unprecedented school year begins this fall, how do we make sure that high school students can develop relevant and applicable knowledge in STEM learning and effectively prepare our workforce for the jobs of the future?

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12 Of The Best Digital Tools And Rhyming Dictionaries For Writing

TeachThought - Learn better.

These 12 rhyming dictionaries and tools can help you find rhyming words, synonyms, and other forms of creative wordplay. The post 12 Of The Best Digital Tools And Rhyming Dictionaries For Writing appeared first on TeachThought. Technology ela New Teacher Resources

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.

Using Dictation in OneNote to Save Time

Teacher Tech

I essentially do everything in OneNote and I was looking for tools within the platform to save me time. The one that I’ve fallen in love with the most lately has been Dictation. The post Using Dictation in OneNote to Save Time appeared first on Teacher Tech. Microsoft OneNote

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Getting rid of gifted programs: Trying to teach students at all levels together in one class

The Hechinger Report

Students in Bruce Hecker’s twelfth grade English class at South Side High School all study the same advanced curriculum regardless of their skill level.

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6 engaging digital learning tools

eSchool News

Digital learning tools have proved themselves invaluable as classrooms across the globe made the abrupt change to online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.