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Five Strategies for Combating Learning Loss

EdNews Daily

By Dan Hoppie As an Executive Director of Curriculum for Pasadena Independent School District in the greater Houston area, I have wrestled with two seemingly opposite forces during the pandemic.

5 Fab Ways to Make Sustainability Fun for Students Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sustainability is a hot topic. In this blog post, we discuss ways to help students understand how to take care of the world and have fun at the same time.

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How Can Communities Improve Writing Opportunities for Students of Color?

Digital Promise

Writing is a critical competency that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves at the middle and high school levels.

Pile of Words: Drive Deeper Engagement with Vocabulary at the Beginning of a Unit, Text, or Project

Catlin Tucker

Each new unit, text, or project presents learners with vocabulary words that may be new and unfamiliar. So, how do we get students to think more deeply about vocabulary? How can we make learning new vocabulary more engaging and meaningful?

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.

Using Feedback to Create a Culture of Excellence

A Principal's Reflections

Growth is a huge component of the change process. In order for each of us to pave a path for success, there must be feedback along the way.

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Taking the Time to Reflect and Learn with e-Portfolios

Digital Promise

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the teaching profession is that there is always something to learn and refine.

3 Ways To Teach Students Email Safety, Mass Emails, and More

EdTech4Beginners

Teach your young students how to protect themselves from phishing attacks and how to use multiple email features such as mass emailing. The internet can be an amazing place for your students to learn about subjects they may have never known about before, but there are still dangers online.

The uberization of Higher Education: fad or fab?

Neo LMS

With the enormous changes brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a new kid on the block that people seem to be talking about a lot lately: the uberization of education. The topic is not new.

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Game design in the classroom: 8 steps to get started

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Jon Spike. Jon is a Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration at UW-Whitewater, collaborating with preservice teachers and instructors to leverage technology in innovative ways. He teaches courses on topics such as Digital Tools and Video Games & Learning.

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).

Choose Your Own Adventure Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Professional Development can be an adventure! Yes, you can create fun, exciting learning. In this show, learn how Laurie Guyon uses hyperdocs and a “choose your own adventure” format.

What Do You Think is the Hardest Tech Problem?

Ask a Tech Teacher

In the grad school classes I teach and my coaching sessions, the biggest problem facing teachers is not the 3R’s or equity or differentiation. It’s technology. In an education environment that is taught remotely as much as in person, this has become a big deal.

Supporting Teachers in a Hybrid Learning Environment

Digital Promise

Do you remember that first-day-of-school excitement? Everything is placed neatly into your school bag, the classroom is beautifully made up, and all the seats and materials are ready to go for students.

The Importance of Play in Schools

Waterford

Beloved educator and children’s television host Fred Rogers once said , “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.”. There’s more truth to this quote than you might expect.

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.

5 Ways to Teach About Earth Day with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day. As citizens of this planet, we should all care about caring for this world.

5 Websites for 4th Grade Word Study

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to reinforce and teach word study: Grammar games –a collection of easy-to-use games that cover grammar, vocabulary, parts of speech, and more.

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Overcoming the challenges of online learning for students with disabilities

Neo LMS

The COVID-19 pandemic will have far-reaching consequences for years to come. The past year has caused significant disruption to the education system, with the need to maintain safe distances resulting in a rapid shift to online learning.

National Arab American Heritage Month 2021: Classroom Resources and Activities

Waterford

April is National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM)! Now is an excellent time to teach your students about the rich culture and contributions of Arab American people throughout history.

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.

How to Talk About Sustainability In Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Caring for our earth is a focus of Earth Day. Today we discuss ways that any classroom can talk about sustainability and caring for the environment, no matter the political landscape of your community or school.

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5 (free) Security Posters for 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: Security. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Re-energizing Yourself and Your Team for the Work Ahead

Education Elements

We have been reading, discussing, and reflecting quite a bit on the topic of leadership recently, and one of the products of this deep dive is a video series all about what leaders have learned this year.

How to Introduce Historical Thinking Skills to Your Students, and Why You Should

Waterford

History is much more than a few wars and things some dead guys did a few hundred years ago. It’s all too easy to fall into that trap, especially for children. But when you focus on historical thinking skills, history comes alive for your students.

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!

New Music Curriculum Is Laying Down Beats Across the Pond

EdNews Daily

When British Rock & Roll took off in the ‘60s and ‘70s, it garnered significant influence and international popularity.

Tech Tip #86: Image Your Computer Often

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.

What’s Next? First Steps in Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator by @mjmcalliwrites

Teacher Tech

Guest Post by Melody McAllister Where Do I Even Begin? If you are reading this post because you want to grow in becoming an anti-racist educator, I just want to welcome you.

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PROOF POINTS: Gifted programs provide little to no academic boost, new study says

The Hechinger Report

Gifted education is often a flash point in school desegregation debates; in large cities, these programs often operate as an essentially separate school system, dominated by white and Asian children. Though gifted programs touch only 3.3 million school children, about 7 percent of the U.S.

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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.

How physical stress impacts you and your classroom

eSchool News

Being a teacher was already one of the most stressful occupations in America, even before the COVID-19 pandemic triggered widespread classroom changes and sudden shifts in teaching modalities.

Lessons from Coaching for Language Specialists

MiddleWeb

Tan Huynh has pulled out the essential takeaways from his podcast with education thought leader Dr. Jim Knight about the habits of highly effective instructional coaches. Tan explains how their skills at collaboration also align to the core work of language specialists.

Webinar: 4 Easy Ways To Promote Critical Thinking In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Easy Ways To Promote Critical Thinking In Your Classroom Join us for a quick 30 minute webinar on easy ways to integrate critical thinking in your classroom. Pre-register. Critical Thinking. Tuesday, April 27 at 4:30 Eastern US. Where. This free event is hosted by TeachThought University.