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5 Best Practices for Managing Virtual Breakout Rooms

EdTech Magazine

Small group learning is absolutely essential today. In a virtual classroom, the instructor typically does most of the talking when leading a synchronous lesson. Students may find it more difficult to participate or think out loud in this environment.

Striking the perfect balance between online and offline learning

Neo LMS

Edtech has always been a fascinating field of study. Teachers and developers alike have jointly explored new ideas and tried new hardware and software in the classroom for decades.

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Integrating SEL in hybrid classrooms

eSchool News

As I navigate this school year, I am keenly aware of the ever-present power of change. Each day seems to bring a new challenge, a new policy, a new online platform, a new protocol, a new expectation, and at times, new quarantines.

Using a Flip Flop Design for the Concurrent Classroom

Catlin Tucker

“I wish I could just focus on one group of students at a time.” ” This is a sentiment I’ve heard repeatedly from teachers navigating the demands of the concurrent classroom.

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.

Should Coding be a Part of the Modern School’s Curriculum?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As educators struggle with the best way to teach critical thinking and problem solving, coding has proven to be an effective and flexible tool. Is it time to add ‘coding’ to the essential subjects taught at every school?

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4 Tips for teachers to make the most of edtech

Neo LMS

Education technology and its use in the classroom has now become essential. Every school and every classroom has to find what works best for their needs.

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Print Versus Digital: We Need Both

EdNews Daily

By Cinnamon Scheufele The Covid-19 pandemic and rapid shift to remote learning have brought forward discussions that have been occurring on the periphery or in the background, at least, for several years. Is there still a role for print materials in an online world?

3 Ways to Activate Genius Mode & Creativity (Even at a Distance) with David Dubczak

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 711 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 3 Ways to Activate Genius Mode & Creativity (Even at a Distance) with David “Creative Dave” Dubczak.

10 ways to build student relationships from an online teacher

Ditch That Textbook

Even when we don't have face to face connections, we can still build and develop relationships with our students. Here are some ideas. Paulino Brener has taught Spanish online for years.

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).

National STEM/STEAM Day Nov. 8th

Ask a Tech Teacher

National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States. Here are some great ideas for celebrating: Ten Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day with NASA | NASA. National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States.

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Blended Learning: Building a Playlist

Catlin Tucker

At the start of a virtual workshop last week, a teacher sent me a note in the chat saying that she wanted to quit. She was frustrated and exhausted. This is a sentiment I’ve repeatedly heard this year as I work with educators who are teaching online, on hybrid schedules, or juggling the demands of the concurrent classroom. I worry about the impact that this moment in education is having on teacher engagement.

5 Ways to Be Kind Right Now with Houston Kraft

The CoolCatTeacher

We can be kind now in the classroom and online From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How to Be Kind Right Now and Where to Start with Houston Kraft.

How to create student blogs in Google Slides (for FREE!)

Ditch That Textbook

Blogs give your students' work an audience. Here's an easy way to set up student blogs with Google Slides. Blogging has really democratized the world of writing. Now, you don't have to pass through a gatekeeper (book publisher, magazine editor, etc.) to get your ideas out there.

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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.

Tech Tip #11: Four Stages of Keyboarding Growth

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.

Why Schools Must Explore New Opportunities To Draw Students Into Cybersecurity

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Thomas Russell By 2021, experts predict the world will face a shortage of 3.5 million cybersecurity professionals. In the U.S. alone, the cybersecurity shortage is expected to exceed 300,000 professionals. What does that mean for the country? And what does it mean for the world?

Conflict Resolution Techniques You Can Use in Your Classroom

Waterford

Conflict: It’s great for drama, and an inescapable part of human progress, but it can make for fraught situations in the classroom. Conflict can happen even in the most supportive, positive, and open classrooms, disrupting your students’ ability to learn.

The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

For the better part of my educational career, I always referred to any type of learning to assist me as a teacher or administrator as professional development (PD). It was always referred to like this, so who was I to argue. For the most part, this consisted of attending mandatory district “PD” days, professional learning communities (PLC)’s or approved off-site experiences such as conferences, workshops, or webinars.

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.

16 Sites, 3 Apps, 7 Projects for Thanksgiving

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites and apps to fill in sponge time? Here are Thanksgiving websites that will keep students busy and still teach them: Berenstein Bears Give Thanks (app). Canadian Thanksgiving. Online/Offline Thanksgiving activities. Plimoth Plantation –a field trip of a Pilgrim’s life.

What Families Need Now From the Perspective of a School Parent Liaison

Education Elements

This is a special blog post because not only am I interviewing an expert in family outreach but I am interviewing my mom, Aleida Goetchius, who is truly my first mentor and forever hero. This is a translation of a conversation she and I had about her role as a Parent Liaison in Northern Virginia.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

EdNews Daily

4 Tips for Enhancing STEM Engagement in a Hybrid Classroom

EdTech Magazine

COVID-19 upended virtually every aspect of business and society this year. Unfortunately, education hasn’t been spared. But there is an upside to the situation. As we continue to live in a more contactless world, innovation in education prevails.

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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!

Read Aloud: I AM Valuable by Dr. Deshunna Monay Ricks

Teacher Tech

If you want a story to encourage children that they are worthy, amazing, beautiful, powerful.and valuable, you’ll want to add this one to your library. Just in time for #WorldKindnessDay. The post Read Aloud: I AM Valuable by Dr. Deshunna Monay Ricks appeared first on Teacher Tech. Book Review

Our Theory of Action for Developing Innovative Leadership in Schools

Education Elements

At Education Elements, we know that a leader is critical in navigating a school system through change. This has become abundantly clear as we’ve navigated the COVID-19 pandemic - schools and leaders have undergone and continue to experience a period of immense uncertainty and change.

Amplifying Student Voice: The Key to Improving Wellbeing

EdNews Daily

By Ian Fagan and Julian Fagan We used to believe that the good student is the quiet and conscientious student. In a classroom of 20 students, it is not hard to see why this was once encouraged.

How Assistive Technology Is Supporting Students Through the Pandemic

EdTech Magazine

Adjusting to a rigorous curriculum, learning new skills and understanding the nuances of classroom learning are just a few of the many pressures students face.

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.

Back in My Classroom, Jamming with Jamboard

MiddleWeb

When Kathie Palmieri came back to her physical but socially distanced classroom, collaboration was one of her biggest concerns. Drawing on her ‘emergency’ teaching experiences and her new confidence about ed tech, she searched out Google Jamboard “and felt a sense of relief.”.

Helping students overcome ‘social media speak’

eSchool News

These days, it seems my students can’t let a minute go by without checking TikTok and Instagram or responding to their friend’s latest post on Snapchat. Teens’ widespread access to smartphones for the last decade has fed this fascination with social media and texting.

Putting Barriers in the Rear View

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Editor’s Note: This is part three in a three-part series. As you read part one and part two in this series, you no doubt found a number of barriers you had already faced.