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We are all dealing with high levels of stress right now. On top of normal pressures, current events are causing stress related to job and financial worries, health risks, and disruption to our normal routines.

Tech 101 for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll post my updated suggestions for three holiday activities that will get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of teaching that starts after the New Year. Here’s what you’ll get (the links won’t be active until the post goes live ): Speed Up and Protect Your Computer.

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9 Tips for Planning Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Waterford

As an educator, it’s both normal and important to guide your students through challenging discussions in class. Your students are affected by social, political, and other topics both in and outside of school.

3 Tools to Amplify Your Video Conferences

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! This year video conferencing has been the way many teachers deliver instruction. This is very different than in class instruction.

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.

Finding Balance in Today's Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Balance has always been a challenge for teachers. I vividly remember this during my early years as a teacher. Each night I came home exhausted. Maybe the 45-minute commute had a little to do with it, but the main culprit was how I used available time in the classroom.

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Staying Committed to Equity in 2021: It’s In the Details

Digital Promise

December invites us to step back to reflect on the events, learnings, and open questions of 2020. The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and the resulting protests, sparked an overdue reckoning on race across the nation.

Express Yourself! Emoji Resources for Math, Science, English and SEL

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Our learners are communicating on digital devices more than ever. Emojis allow students to express themselves, share their personalities, and add emotion to their messages. Emojis also represent an international language.

Top learning myths to leave behind in 2020

Neo LMS

It seems that everyone’s looking forward to the new year and the promise that it holds. And who should blame us? It’s 2020, after all, am I right? For my part, I also think that we should leave other things behind in 2020: learning myths! You know: We use only 10% of our brains.

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11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll post my updated suggestions for three holiday activities that will get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of teaching that starts after the New Year. Here’s what you’ll get (the links won’t be active until the post goes live ): Speed Up and Protect Your Computer.

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).

Honoring Students’ Identities in the Classroom

Digital Promise

The education system makes changes daily on what they think is best for kids. There are constant charges for innovation and technology. The push to be the best and have the biggest impact on children’s lives. The highest test scores reflect the best teachers.

Tips, Tools and Resources for Awesome Student Video Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students enjoy producing their own videos. This year make a goal of motivating students to share their knowledge through a video project. In my books find lesson plans, handouts and rubrics for creating video projects.

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Teachers and Burnout: What to Do When You Can’t Change the World

Education Elements

It’s December. We made it to the end of 2020 – a spectacularly stressful year, no matter who you are, what you do, or where you live. As the months ticked by, though, it became clear that the chaos of the year placed almost unbearable levels of stress on some professions, educators among them.

New Blog Directory–and it’s free!

Ask a Tech Teacher

A friend started a free blog directory that includes categories for writers and teacher-authors. I’ve added WordDreams. It’s free, just getting going. If you’re looking for another way to market your books, here’s how you sign up: [link]. Why the Blog Directory?

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.

How to grow your confidence with using edtech these days

Neo LMS

When people think about classroom diversity, they often do so with regards to students: how each student has a unique background, how diverse their interests are, or how their learning needs differ from one to another.

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Digital Research and Curation with Social Bookmarking Tools

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Social bookmarking apps have leveled up research. With social bookmarking tools students can collect, categorize, curate, and tag resources. Many are free! I have listed some of my favorites for students and teachers below.

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Like No Other School Year

Dangerously Irrelevant

As you may remember, I conducted 43 interviews for my Coronavirus Chronicles series in Spring and Summer 2020. I was interested in learning how schools were responding during the first months of the pandemic.

2020 Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

I was going to update this list from last year but when I checked around, my fellow teachers had the same holiday wishes, just tweaked for current circumstances: Holiday gifts for teachers are a challenge.

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.

Building Community Through A Virtual Road Race

Education Elements

This Fall, Education Elements hosted our first ever virtual Distance Learning Road Race. The rationale was simple - we wanted to create a space to promote mental and physical wellness, model best practices for virtual community building, and give back to our partners and community.

Ideas and Resources for Outdoor Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students spend so much time with their digital devices and indoors. When possible we should provide them opportunities to learn outdoors and play.

Podcast: Pushed into 1:1? What’s Next for Successful Programs?

EdNews Daily

On this edisode of the EduJedi Report, host LeiLani Cauthen talks with Justin Reilly, the CEO of Impero, about a missing ingredient for managing the sudden mass deployments of devices by K12 schools.

The Case for ‘Edtech Minimalism’ in an Age of Distance Learning

Edsurge

We live in a world where we tend to believe that “more is more.” But when it comes to education and technology, this prevailing hypothesis is proving itself to be flawed.

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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!

Guest Post: Top 5 Software To Create Fantastic Slideshows Easily

EdTech4Beginners

If you take pictures constantly and share them with your friends or family members, then sharing them in their original state may be a bit boring. So to bring some vitality to the pictures you share, you can edit them using applications that can turn them into a slideshow, including music and effects in. Here we are going to introduce 6 tools to help you create photo slideshows. They are either used online or on phones. You can choose one as you like. FlexClip Slideshow Maker.

Reach Out and Uplift Students with Check-Ins!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! A student check-in in a physical classroom takes place daily usually before the student walks in the door or at the beginning of the period. Students share a greeting and how they are feeling through a handshake, high five, or other method.

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Just How Large is the K12 Ed-Tech Market

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen The U.S. K-12 sector spent $35.8 Billion in 2020 on all things EdTech, including hardware, major software systems, digital curriculum resources and networks, a healthy increase of $7.5 Billion over 2019.

Now Is the Time to Redefine Learning — Not Recreate Traditional School Online

Edsurge

It’s a common refrain among the change-resistant: “We’ve always done it this way.” But in a difficult year, where charting the unknown has become a daily occurrence, it’s a tough argument for a school to make.

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.

Reading is Self-Care

NeverEndingSearch

I supppose it’s something we simple know. But I suspect it’s something we don’t explicitly teach. Reading is more than an enjoyable and enriching experience. Reading is self care. At a time when they don’t see their friends.

Reach Out and Uplift Students with Check-Ins!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! A student check-in in a physical classroom takes place daily usually before the student walks in the door or at the beginning of the period. Students share a greeting and how they are feeling through a handshake, high five, or other method.

Education is about Relationships

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke This week I finished reading The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis again. His writings are lifetime favorites, and even though I know how the story goes I uncover something new with each read.