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7 Must-Have Features for Online Learning Platforms


You can find a wide variety of learning platforms on the internet. Online learning complements and sometimes even replaces traditional classrooms. It serves multiple needs of teachers and learners due to its flexibility.

Maintaining resilience through COVID-19

eSchool News

People fear the unknown more than they fear change–and teachers, students, and parents don’t necessarily want to rush back to “normal” education unless education leaders can tell them what “normal” will look like.

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How Leveraging Curiosity May Keep Students Engaged From Afar


Faith Bongiorno began her teaching career as an “art-on-the-cart” educator. But that changed one day when her son told her he wanted to participate in FIRST ? League, a robotics program created through an alliance between FIRST ? For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and LEGO?

Here’s a Preview of February

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in February: Subscriber Special. 100th Day of School Activities. World Read Aloud Day. Free Posters. Why Kindergartners Must Learn Tech. Math Word Problems. Shortkeys. Great Websites for Remote Teaching.

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.

20+ tips for using Canvas LMS

Ditch That Textbook

Canvas is a full-featured learning management system, and when I say "full featured", I really mean FULL featured. In fact, to illustrate the point. I like to compare Google Classroom to an airport. It's the way to get to the destinations of your dreams.

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Slow Pivots — What’s Driving the Change to Reimagine School Schedules?

Education Elements

School schedules and use of time are one of the few remaining relics of the industrialized learning model. Even when most schools moved to virtual learning in March 2020, many organizations replicated the existing bell schedule and instructed teachers to move their onsite instruction online.

9 Great Websites to Inspire 3rd Graders

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire third graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Riding the Wind with Kalani. Weather Websites. Wild Weather Adventure. All About Americ a. USA Puzzle. 360 o views from around the world.

Digital Promise Appoints Jean-Claude Brizard as New President and Chief Executive Officer

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s board of directors has appointed Jean-Claude Brizard as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective March 1. Brizard succeeds Karen Cator in the role and will assume day-to-day leadership of Digital Promise while also joining its board of directors.

20 Schoology tips to save you time

Ditch That Textbook

With all of the features that Schoology boasts as a learning management system (LMS), you can be well on your way to creating some exciting learning opportunities. You can also be well on your way to something else. Overwhelm.

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).

Save Time with The 5 Minute Lesson Plan with Ross McGill

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about resources and methods you can use to save time! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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5 (free) Shortkey Posters

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: . –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Comments are closed but feel free to contact me via Twitter (@askatechteacher).

New BIPOC-Led Coalition to Address the Impact of Educational Inequities

Digital Promise

On Friday, January 22, the Biden-Harris Administration released an executive order calling for the development of interagency plans for safely reopening schools.

4 Scenarios for the new normal of education


Education is undergoing a historical moment. We may not notice the magnitude of the changes brought by the pandemic, but it’s obvious that things are not going to be the same.

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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.

Need Inspiration Designing Station Rotation Lessons for your Math, English, History, or Science Class?

Catlin Tucker

As teachers navigate online learning, hybrid schedules, or the demands of the concurrent classroom, I’ve recommended the station rotation model.

Overcome, Learn, and Excel at Engage 2021 on February4

The CoolCatTeacher

Join me and other education innovators on February 4, 2021 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Join me and other education leaders at the upcoming online conference Engage 2021 sponsored by Kognity.

Building Learning Habits with SplashLearn


In the world of ipads, youtubes, disneys and everything else in between, how can we as parents and teachers keep children interested in learning? How can we build and nurture a desire for learning?

Classes in Remote Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. They include all the ebooks, videos, and other resources required so you don’t spend any more than what is required to register for the class.

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.

Make Family Dinner a Priority

EdNews Daily

By Joshua Sneideman Family dinner and school success don’t seem to go together, at least not on the surface. But let me share a short story. At the school where I use to teach, the valedictorian one year was asked what the secret was to his success.

Google Meet: When Presenting See More People

Teacher Tech

When presenting your screen in a Google Meet, annoyingly, the majority of the Meet screen is taken up by “You’re presenting to everyone.” ” Control Minus A common trick when using any program is to use Control Minus to zoom out. Oftentimes it is surprising how this works.

4 Essential Digital Skills for Teachers in 2021

Educators Technology

The current pandemic and the havoc it wrecked upon our lives have radically transformed the way we teach and learn. Hybrid (flipped) learning and remote and distance teaching have become more. digital skills professional development

What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

The Hechinger Report

On a shelf in her Chicago classroom, third grader Arianna has a thick binder that details her achievements, strengths and goals as a student, along with some revealing information about her personality.

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!

Student Wellbeing Check-in Now a Mobile App

EdNews Daily

Skodel, the company pioneering student wellbeing check-ins, is now available in the App Store to give every student a voice that is heard and acted upon. Skodel was co-founded by identical twins Ian and Julian Fagan, and friend, Huon Peard.

20 Types Of Questions For Teaching Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

What are some of the most common types of questions? What are the categories of questions? This led to many dozens of answers. The post 20 Types Of Questions For Teaching Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Inquiry Questioning Terry Heick

Translanguaging Lets ELs Use All Their Tools


English learners achieve more when we let them use all of their languages to understand and retain what they're taught in subject-area classes. Teacher Tan Huynh shares Dr. Gini Rojas’s insights about the power of translanguaging and how mono-linguistic teachers put it to use.

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5 Tips for Better Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

With remote learning now the norm in many school districts, K–12 cyberattacks are at an all-time high, and IT staff are working around the clock to strengthen their defenses. Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota has a more comprehensive approach to cybersecurity than most school districts.

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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.

The State of K12 Schools in America

EdNews Daily

Reopening Schools but Emptier, Physically Distanced, and still some Remote Students By LeiLani Cauthen We need to talk about the state of K12 schooling in America. It’s a different world now.

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OPINION: Creating a more equitable high school experience means hands-on, hard work and a long-term commitment

The Hechinger Report

While participating in a retreat focused on analyzing data and equity, Malden High School Principal Chris Mastrangelo noticed one of his teachers writing something on a notepad.

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8 virtual field trips for STEM engagement

eSchool News

It’s January. Winter break is over, and the rest of the school year–whether in person, hybrid, or virtual–seems never-ending. And while traditional field trips are on pause while COVID still spreads, virtual field trips are still very much possible.

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