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JotForm Reports–A Fresh Way to Energize Remote Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

The teachers taking my online classes this summer tell me they’re having difficulty with remote teaching.

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Virtual Meet the Teacher Templates, Resources, and Ideas!

Teacher Reboot Camp

This week is Meet the Teacher. I created a slideshow to guide the virtual meet-up with parents and students. I was really touched when my toddler looked at the slideshow and said, “I want to be in that classroom.” ” That’s exactly what I was going for!


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10 Strategies Designed to Engage Elementary Students Online

Catlin Tucker

A few weeks ago, I published a blog titled “ 8 Ideas Designed to Engage Students In Active Learning Online.” ” I had several elementary teachers request that I work on a similar blog focused on younger learners.

5 Keys for Successful Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

There is a lot to consider as schools either begin the school year or reassess where they currently are based upon the current COVID19 situation.

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.

Tech Tip #76–13 Tips for using an iPad

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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Welcome back for the 2020 school year! [a letter from your local superintendent and school board]

Dangerously Irrelevant

Dear students, educators, and families, Welcome back for the 2020 school year! We are incredibly delighted to have our children and educators back in school again, particularly after such a challenging spring and summer.

Virtual Meet the Teacher Templates, Resources, and Ideas!

Teacher Reboot Camp

This week is Meet the Teacher. I created a slideshow to guide the virtual meet-up with parents and students. I was really touched when my toddler looked at the slideshow and said, “I want to be in that classroom.” ” That’s exactly what I was going for!

5 Ideas for Teaching Students the Most Important Skill They’ll Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every teacher I know understands it’s not the 3R’s or science or even history that provides fundamental skills for thriving in life. If you doubt that, read the quote below from a Harvard professor about the half-life of learned skills.

Teaching students how to manage digital distractions


When I was a teenager, I had a dumb phone that I mostly used for emergencies. By the time I got to work with teenagers, they had sophisticated devices through which they could even fact check me during classes.

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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).

Dear school leaders and policymakers: It didn’t have to be this way

Dangerously Irrelevant

Dear school leaders and policymakers, . It didn’t have to be this way. You had all summer to watch the rising number of coronavirus cases all across the country. You had all summer to educate yourself about the science.

Redesigning for an Anti-Racist Classroom Series: #1 Unpacking Bias

Education Elements

After I wrote the first blog in this series, I received a call from a close family member wanting to talk about what I had written. Their initial reaction was offense and confusion-- why did I think all teachers were “white supremacists”?

Here’s How to Get Started with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hello! Ask a Tech Teacher is a group of tech ed professionals who work together to offer you tech tips, advice, pedagogic discussion, lesson plans, and anything else we can think of to help you integrate tech into your classroom.

Barriers to Education’s Digital Transition

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Editor’s Note: This is part two in a three-part series What is normal? Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been talk of the new normal. But in this new reality we are facing, conditions are anything but normal.

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.

“Just following orders” isn’t good leadership

Dangerously Irrelevant

. Every leadership program discusses “What hill are you willing to die on? What decisions are worth losing your job for?” ” We haven’t done the necessary work to contain the coronavirus. Other areas that have opened too early have seen large waves of new cases.

2 Exercises to Cope with Uncertainty and Clarify Your Vision for This School Year

Education Elements

“To admit uncertainty is to admit to weakness, to powerlessness, and to believe in yourself despite both. It is a frailty, but in this frailty there is a strength: the conviction to live in your own mind, and not in someone else's.”. Tara Westover, Educated.

The Role Social-Emotional Learning Plays in Teaching White Children About Race


One night when I was in graduate school, I stayed up late talking with a friend. Our conversation meandered from one topic to another, and I ended up telling her about my family: my parents who came to the U.S.

8 Ways We Can Improve Schools Today For A Better Tomorrow

EdNews Daily

Right now, most school districts are trying to develop an effective plan for their returning students in the fall. Preparing for the unknown in school is no easy feat to undertake. As a mom and teacher quietly watching from the sidelines, education has been an essential part of my life.

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.

Books I read in July 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in July 2020… Equity Visits , Rachel Roegman et al. educational leadership]. The Power of Student Agency , Anindya Kundu [sociology]. Living on the Black , John Feinstein [baseball]. Motivate the Unmotivated , Rob Plevin [education].

Using Human-Centered Design to Reimagine Staffing Models

Education Elements

Through most of the spring and summer, we at Education Elements have intensely focused on helping school districts prepare for returning to school.

Let’s Help Teachers Grow by Coaching — Not Micromanaging — Them


Before I started teaching ninth grade Algebra in D.C. Public Schools, I had a career in global health. I would sometimes travel alone for work for weeks at a time, collaborating with partners abroad and updating my boss back in D.C. every few days.

Podcast: New Norms of Hybrid Professional Development

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Report Presents: Guests Tyce Miller, the CEO of Mobilemind and Sarah Porisch, Director of Technology, Brainerd Public Schools, discuss what’s happening now with teaching the teachers.

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: Benefits of E-learning For Teachers


The advancement of technology has had a noticeable impact on education. There has been a revolution that has had an impact on the conventional classroom set up in various ways. With online learning, there has been a deliberate change from the traditional class setup. . Today, you can do your studies from the lowest level of a subject, to the university level, without setting foot in a school. Thus, online classes have benefited students as they have more access and flexibility in education.

New (School) Year Resolution

Education Elements

How to Leverage Sprint Plans and SEPAD to Bring a Sense of Accomplishment to an Ambiguous Year Ahead. Working in a school has a way of making late August and September feel like the official start of the new year.

Why Black families are choosing to keep their kids remote when schools reopen

The Hechinger Report

Public schools in the town of Oxford, Mississippi, are scheduled to reopen in September, after an abrupt shutdown last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Out-of-the-Box Thinking Is So Five Minutes Ago

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik “Woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand Whose wine, what wine, where the hell did I dine? Must have been a dream I don’t believe where I have been Come on, let’s do it again.” –Peter Frampton I was speaking to my friend Sal Gerardo this past week.

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.

5 ways to take STEM outside

eSchool News

The weather breaks. The sun is shining. Nature is in full bloom. Imagine a group of students gathering outside in a large grassy area. Their teacher is giving directions and assigning students to teams.

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How to Manage ESL/ELL Students During Remote Learning


Serving ESL/ELL students during remote learning translates into unique challenges

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Children will bear the brunt of a looming eviction crisis

The Hechinger Report

Mikaela Johnson has a vague notion of a home she’d like to live in with her mother and her younger brother and sister. This story also appeared in HuffPost and KCUR. “A A four-bedroom house,” she said. “A A backyard for sure. Maybe a house that has no mold, no pests, no cracks, no floor that sinks.”.

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