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Build Community and Improve Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the U.S educational system faces change and uncertainty. The roles of educators, students, and families have been recast and will continue to transform throughout this crisis. Still, there are central components of our educational system that will remain constant.

Enhance Student Engagement with Virtual Social Learning Spaces

Catlin Tucker

When I ask teachers, “How would you describe a successful online or blended learning course? What would that look like?” ” Most teachers include some form of the word “engagement” in their answers.

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Overcoming Engagement Hurdles with Remote Learners

A Principal's Reflections

In order to empower people at some level, you first need to engage them. It is nearly impossible to create a culture of learning if there are elements of boredom, inactivity, and lack of relevance. This is a lesson I learned most recently as a presenter and workshop facilitator.

30 apps that work with Google Classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Assignments in Google Classroom are better with apps! Use these apps that work with Google Classroom to level up your activities. Google Classroom looks kind of bare at first glance. A stream. Assignments. Grades. It might make you want to say, "Where's the flash?

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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.

25 Days of Free STEM Resources Digital Advent Calendar

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Happy holidays and welcome to this year’s digital advent calendar! Below is a clickable calendar. Click on any day to discover a free idea, tool, or template related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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What You Should Know About Being A Black Male Educator

Digital Promise

According to a 2016 report by the U.S. Department of Education, only two percent of teachers are African American men, yet African American students make up at least 16 percent of the country’s student population.

Students decide: PC or Mac

Ask a Tech Teacher

If your school’s digital devices extend beyond Chromebooks and iPads, here’s a good discussion about the strengths-weaknesses of Macs and Pcs, from an Ask a Tech Teacher contributor: Students often decide between PCs and Macs.

Hour of Code Plugged and Unplugged Activities and Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! December 7 to 13th is the annual Hour of Code event. Coding is such an important skill that enables students to learn writing and math along with any other subject matter.

4 Online museums you can bring in the classroom

Neo LMS

A few weeks ago, I watched the movie “Night at the Museum” with my family again, and I realized that one of the fondest memories I have from school years is a visit to the museum. I remember being mesmerized by the first full dinosaur skeleton I saw at the natural history museum.

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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).

How to Achieve Powerful Digital Learning

Digital Promise

2020 has been a particularly difficult year. The abrupt transition to remote learning was a shock to our national education system. Districts, schools, educators, and families scrambled to get plans in place for distance learning.

Here’s a Preview of December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in December: More Hour of Code projects, websites, resources. Unplugged activities for coding. Subscriber Special. Holiday activities to keep the learning going. Holiday gifts for teachers.

Create and Send Meaningful Greetings

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! This year we could all use some cheer! One way to uplift students and others is to create and send digital greetings.

Google CS First: Free, interactive coding lessons for your class

Ditch That Textbook

Computer science is much more than just programming. It includes the study of computers, how they work, and how we can use them to solve problems. However, when we talk about computer science one piece of it comes to mind.Coding.

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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.

Making the case for paperless schools

Neo LMS

There is no consensus about paper-based and paperless education. Some studies have shown that taking notes by hand is better for long-term comprehension, so students should be encouraged to keep on using handwriting for note-taking as opposed to typing while in school.

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Hour of Code? Here’s why to participate

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 7-12th, 2020, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

Help Build an OpenSciEd Research Agenda

Digital Promise

High-quality resources and curricula can help educators bring science to life through authentic and challenging activities. What research do we need to bring standards-aligned science learning to more students and support educators in implementing these resources effectively?

Returning to Distance Learning: What's Different This Time?

Education Elements

Teachers Virtual Learning School Leadership

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.

Asynchronous Learning: What It Is and How to Use Asynchronous Instruction with Students

Waterford

As remote learning continues (or begins again) in classrooms around the country, many teachers are left with a decision. Are real-time lessons best? Or would the flexibility of recorded lessons be right for your students?

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What You Might Have Missed in November

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of November: How to Put Kindness in Your Classes. National STEM/STEAM Day Nov. Four Stages of Keyboarding Growth. 16 Sites, 3 Apps, 7 Projects for Thanksgiving. Should Coding be a Part of the Modern School’s Curriculum?

Books I read in November 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in November 2020… Law of Innocence , Michael Connelly [legal thriller]. Half Moon Bay , Jonathan Kellerman & Jesse Kellerman [thriller]. Interference , Brad Parks [thriller]. A Girl From Nowhere , James Maxwell [sci fi].

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30 apps that work with Google Classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Assignments in Google Classroom are better with apps! Use these apps that work with Google Classroom to level up your activities. Google Classroom looks kind of bare at first glance. A stream. Assignments. Grades. It might make you want to say, "Where's the flash?

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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!

Creating a Classroom Routine for Online or Hybrid Learning Students

Waterford

One of the most effective ways to supercharge your students’ ability to learn, connect, and grow, all while managing your own workload, is to establish a routine in your classroom. But many classrooms look different this year.

Using Data in Schools to Learn Fast

Education Elements

As a new mom, I cared deeply about two things: my baby’s well-being and my sleep. I could go without showering or hot meals, but I was NOT well equipped to deal with the lack of sleep. And I was fairly lucky - my son slept about as normally as you can expect a newborn to sleep.

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He Paid Off Morehouse Grads’ Debt. Now Robert Smith Is Trying Income-Based Financing at HBCUs.

Edsurge

In September 2019, Vista Equity Partners CEO Robert F. Smith followed through on his pledge , paying $34 million to settle the loan debt for the nearly 400 students who graduated that spring from Morehouse College. Morehouse President David A.

30 Of The Best Google Classroom Tools For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Of The Best Google Classroom Tools For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Google Classroom has been one of the most popular tools in the modern classroom since its launch in 2014.

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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 to raise rural enrollment in higher education? Go local

The Hechinger Report

Kali Lindsay in front of the Memorial Student Union on the University of Missouri campus. She said that the counselor from a college-enrollment effort was “a game changer” in helping her plan, apply, pay for — and navigate — her journey to campus. Credit: Chloe Bordenaro. LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn.

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The Making of the Modern Librarian: The Value of School Libraries

eSchool News

A virtual reality field trip. A lesson on how to create a podcast. A tutorial on how to create a paper circuit board that uses LED lights. For a new generation of educators, these pursuits have something in common: They’re all appropriate learning exercises that can take place in the school library.

Thanks to Teachers, Learning Loss This Year Was Not As Bad As Projected, NWEA Finds

Edsurge

When it comes to learning loss during COVID-19, the question is not whether it has happened, but how much. A new report out from NWEA, a non-profit assessment organization, offers insight into just how steep the so-called COVID slide has been so far.