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3 Tips for Building Community Online

Catlin Tucker

Last week, my class of teacher candidates explored the topic of building an online learning community. We talked about the importance of nurturing a learning community over time and providing regular opportunities for students to engage with each other to build relationships.

Opening the Door For Inclusion: A Guide

Education Elements

At the beginning of last week, my colleagues Purvi Patel, Dave Hardy, and I were excited to welcome leaders participating in our inaugural cohort of the Systems of Educational Equity Development ( SEED) Fellowship after a well-deserved break and launch the beginning of our INCLUDE sessions.


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4 tips for blended learning success

eSchool News

This school year (and likely the early part of 2021) continues to look different for each and every school, and even if those schools are in the same district.

Making Headway with Remote and Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it is now time to focus on the present with an eye to the future. Many difficult lessons were learned during the pandemic, and a few more are sure to materialize over the next couple of months.

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.

5 Fun Science Experiments Kids Do at Home

Ask a Tech Teacher

Getting ready for extra time with kids? Here are five great ideas that are energizing and motivating: 5 Fun Science Experiments Kids Can Do at Home. All children are born scientists. Until education – or spoilsport parents – ruins them.

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Learn How to Overcome Your Self Limiting Beliefs

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 714 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sometimes our own beliefs can limit our ability in the classroom – these are called self-limiting beliefs.

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The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom


This post was originally published in eSchool News , on December 14, 2020. The United States, just like most countries across the globe, witnessed the life-altering impact of coronavirus first-hand. In particular, students and educators saw their usual routine completely turned upside down.

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2021, I Resolve…

Ask a Tech Teacher

New Years–a time for rest, rejuvenation and repair. A time to assess life. Do we settle into our routine, enjoy where it’s headed, or is it time to grab our purse, iPhone, car keys, and get out of there? As a teacher-author, New Year’s Resolutions are more of a To Do list.

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A Turning Point For People and Planet

Digital Promise

As we enter 2021, and what our partners at the UN SDG Action Campaign are calling a “turning point for people and our planet,” we are excited to announce the launch of a new round of MY World 360°. Immersive Stories Inspiring People Everywhere to Take Action.

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).

Virtual Bulletin Boards: How School Counselors Connect with Kids Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 715 with Emma Tagariello From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. School counselors and teachers are working to creatively and authentically connect with students in both face to face, distance, and hybrid environments.

15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library


It’s crucial to provide your students with books that explore a diverse breadth of identities and experience for two reasons, both of which tie into equity and access. First, it makes sure every student in your classroom feels that they have a voice and belong.

Let’s talk a good game: Mining talk shows for classroom engagement ideas


Although teaching during a pandemic has presented many new challenges, educators were searching for ways to keep students engaged and motivated during class long before 2020. Distance learning, however, has added the additional obstacle of a digital device between teachers and students.

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How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

Digital Promise

In June, the Edcamp Community joined our Digital Promise family. The Edcamp Community supports educators to organize and participate in participant-driven professional learning designed by and for educators.

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.

Inspiration from the Resilience of Educators

Education Elements

As we watched the events at the Capitol unfold on January 6th, like many, our team jumped into crisis response mode. A planned all-day, company-wide training and retreat was canceled, as we checked in on teammates in the D.C.

Podcast: Paying for the Giant Leap Forward

EdNews Daily

The nation made a giant leap forward into technology for K12 in 2020 and that transition continues, with some new twists. In this episode of the EduJedi Report, your host LeiLani Cauthen talks with Renee Patton, Global Director of Education and Healthcare from Cisco’s Industry Solutions Group.

We shouldn’t pretend neutrality in the face of injustice

Dangerously Irrelevant

Following up on my previous post , I’m going to share a fantastic blog post from Michael Kaechele : I have grown weary of the call to avoid controversial topics and stay neutral. Silence is compliance. There are many things in history that do not have two equal opposing sides: slavery, genocide, imperialism, colonialism, segregation, etc. There is only one side to these events that is fair, just, and equitable.

U. of Florida Asks Students to Use App to Report Profs Who Don‘t Teach In Person


Administrators at the University of Florida are so concerned that professors will refuse to teach in person this semester that they’re asking students to use an app to report any professor who teaches online instead. And some professors are outraged by the tactic.

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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.

‘It’s just too much’: Why students are abandoning community colleges in droves

The Hechinger Report

Kamarree Williams had been on a path to college since before he learned long division. A 2020 high school graduate from Marin City, California, Williams had entered an after-school college prep program, Bridge the Gap, when he was in third grade.

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Emotional Intelligence: The Smarter Path to High Achievement

EdNews Daily

By Julian Fagan and Ian Fagan What is social emotional health and how do we define the healthy child? What are some ways that schools can keep students healthy? What is the role of the teacher in keeping children safe and healthy? What is the role of the parent? Is there a role for the community?

New Approaches to Instructional Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

When suddenly propelled into distance learning last spring, educators rose to the challenge to meet the needs of students and families.

Penny Kittle: Nurturing Readers for a Lifetime


For teacher Tan Huynh, nothing is more powerful than having students fall in love with reading. He shares ways to nurture readers, garnered from his conversation with Book Love author Penny Kittle, starting with self-selected books and in-class reading, guided by conferencing.


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!

OPINION: Reclaiming the role of the humanities in our democracy

The Hechinger Report

In 1810, as tensions mounted among the United States, France and Britain, President James Madison made sure to note in his second Annual Message, known today as the State of the Union address, that “a well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.”.

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5 Recommendations for Administrators in 2021:

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen The Learning Counsel’s Digital Transition Survey 2020 posed many questions aimed at discovering the transition tactics of schools.

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15 Ways To Make Remote Teaching Easier–And More Enjoyable

TeachThought - Learn better.

Make digital spaces inviting to students--something that 'belongs to your class' rather than your class merely 'using a digital space.'. The post 15 Ways To Make Remote Teaching Easier–And More Enjoyable appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching How-To Remote Teaching

The Do’s and Don’ts of Scholastic Esports Programs


What to do and what to avoid when setting up a school's esports program


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.

Trying to improve remote learning? A refugee camp offers some surprising lessons

The Hechinger Report

A teacher’s assistant helps a student at the Arbat Refugee camp in northern Iraq with an assignment in a digital literacy class offered by the nonprofit Hello Future. Credit: Photo Courtesy of Charlie Grosso/Hello Future.

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Simple Steps to Eliminate Zoom Fatigue

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke Over the past week, I have heard myself and several others say, “I’m tired of Zoom. I’m ready to be with real people.” I have also led more professional trainings and student workshops online this past month.

GeoGebra Classroom: Students Make Constructions

Teacher Tech

I am digging teaching with with GeoGebra this year. In my quest to start a lesson by having students do the thinking I wanted to use GeoGebra classroom to have students construct a Chord, Central Angle, and Inscribed Angle. However, I had a failure in setting up the activity.