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9 Great Websites to Inspire Kindergartners

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire kindergarten-age children whether they’re in your classroom or at home: ‘I love you’ in languages Afrikaans to Zulu. Counting Money –a collection of visual money websites for kindergartners.

Video Conferencing: Establishing Routines and Structuring Online Time with Students

Catlin Tucker

I had the pleasure of chatting with Linwood Paul, an executive coach, for an episode of my podcast, The Balance. In the final moments of our conversation, I asked him what advice he had for achieving a work-life balance at this moment when many of us are both living and working in our homes.

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Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You may be worried that the youngest kids can’t learn at a distance, but Dr. Nancy Frey, co-author of the Distance Learning Playbook comes along side us to help us understand how it can be done.

Keeping Kids Engaged in Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

With the pandemic not letting down in many places, schools are beginning to focus less on re-entry and more on starting the year with remote learning.

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.

COVID-19 and the Value of Edtech Coaches

Digital Promise

A 2018 PwC survey reported that many U.S. educators do not have enough experience, resources, or training to use technology in the most effective ways, with teachers at low-income schools particularly ill-prepared.

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Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

August 18-20, 2020 -a Free PD Experience for Blended Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This school year is dependent more than ever upon our ability to blend face to face (hopefully) and online learning.

Distance Learning Requires a Student-Centered Approach

Education Elements

Regardless of where students are physically learning this school year, educators must orient their instruction towards distance learning.

Tech Tip #106–11 Great Typing Timesavers on iPads

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.

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The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + resources, tips and tricks!

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom was created to focus less time on tech and more time on teaching. And it certainly has lived up to its billing. Classroom has streamlined the classroom workflow and makes communication easier between teaches and students.

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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).

Looking Ahead to the 2020-2021 School Year

Digital Promise

A new school year is about to begin for millions of students across the United States, and schools are in uncharted territory as they navigate local, state, and federal recommendations and mandates (or lack thereof) for the health and safety of students and staff.

From normal to better: Using what we’ve learned to improve education


Since the beginning of the school shutdowns, there have been debates about the effectiveness of online learning. Many education experts have offered ideas on how to improve what was, in essence, an emergency service for which the majority of teachers were not prepared.

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5 (free) Tech Ed Safety Posters

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five posters you can post on your website (with attribution), on your (virtual) walls, or simply be inspired by. This month: Safety and Security. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

8 Back to School Prep Tips for Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic


For teachers, the first day of school always involves plenty of planning. But this year, the COVID-19 pandemic makes school planning difficult at best and often full of uncertainties.

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.

Edtech Companies Need to Engage Families Now

Digital Promise

As another school year begins, many families are now tasked with educating their children at home, changing the way we think about and prioritize learning.

Distance learning in K-2: 10 ways to make it work

Ditch That Textbook

Our kindergarten through second grade students (and teachers!) need special assistance during distance learning. Here are 10 ways to make it work. This post is written by Ben Cogswell, Eric Garcia and Michael Hughes. Ben currently teaches kindergarten in Salinas, California. Eric is a 5th Grade STEAM Science/PE Teacher in McFarland, CA. Micheal is currently […]. The post Distance learning in K-2: 10 ways to make it work appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech eLearning

Subscriber Special: August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. August. Check out our store on Amazon Ignite. They are having a great sale there.

What's Left, What's Lost, and What's Possible

Education Elements

Leading While Grieving In The Wake of COVID-19. In the Fall of 2019, I lost my husband.

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.

Families in Search of Edtech Tools: Start Here

Digital Promise

As another school year begins, many families are now tasked with educating their children at home, changing the way we think about and prioritize learning.

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Reimagining Education: A Call for Action

User Generated Education

Many of us have been discussing educational reform for decades. Given the unprecedented time of COVID19 and its effect on education, it is a perfect time to revisit and reimagine the purpose, operations, and skills related to a powerful education.

Learning Relationships In The New Normal

The Jose Vilson

This post is sponsored by WE Teachers , made possible by Walgreens. All opinions are my own. The last conversation I had with students before the official end of the school year was between me and a few of my seventh graders. We talked about summer plans over Cardi B and Juice Wrld.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion + Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Learning is most powerful when students feel valued, honored, and empowered. The teachers who leave the greatest lasting impact on their students are the ones who see them for who they are, often before the students even see this themselves.

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!

How to keep parents engaged in school activities using an LMS


A key aspect of the wellbeing of students is the involvement of parents in their academic life. Parents need to be aware of what is happening with their children in school, how they are progressing in classes, and they need to communicate with teachers frequently.

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10 Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native In An Era of E-Learning and Blended Classrooms.

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is back to school time 2020 for many of us in the United States and beyond… welcome to the future! I dedicate this post to all of you wonderful educators. This is an especially challenging year as we face some uncertainty. Take a moment to reflect on a story I wish to share.

It Depends On Who You Listen To (Yes, About School Reopening)

The Jose Vilson

It was my first time in months riding the bus with my son since school shut down. Normally, when I’ve run an errand during the pandemic, I’ll do it on my own, mask on, huffing and puffing to make it back inside.

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The New Role of Educators During and After COVID-19

EdNews Daily

By Ryan L. Schaaf The global pandemic has disrupted just about every facet of our lives. COVID-19 is testing our patience in slowing down and staying put.

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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.

Mr. Hooker Comes to Virtual Fall CUE!


Guest Blog Post by Virtual Fall CUE Featured Speaker Carl Hooker Like many of you, when March hit, I was thrown for a loop when it came to teaching and learning. As someone who works with teachers on a daily basis, I quickly had to not only help them adapt, but also adapt myself. I’m […].

Burnout Is Coming to Campus. Are College Leaders Ready?


In May, after weeks of juggling child care and full-time work while in quarantine, I hit a physical and emotional wall. I was tired—tired in a way a nap couldn’t fix (though I would have gladly accepted one if you had offered it).

Awesome Assessment with Flipgrid

Teacher Tech

Flipgrid has added some amazing new features! I am most excited about the new split screen option when recording a response. Video Assessment As a math teacher, show your work is obsolete. Photomath will do that! I want “Show your thinking.”