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7 Apps That Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

You probably found dozens of new apps over the holidays that you can’t wait to try out in your classes. They all sound educational, rigorous, and dynamic but the problem is there are far more than you can use.

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How do I become a Web Designer?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As High School seniors prepare to graduate, many will choose something about computers for their job or continued studies. There’s no greater excitement than being part of the team that puts a face on the internet with web design.

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Important Lessons Learned During the Pandemic and How They Can Drive Needed Change

A Principal's Reflections

There is no shortage of challenges that have been leveled on schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. After some time, we have seen an initial move to all remote learning, depending on where you live, a shift to some sort of hybrid model.

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.

30 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools

Ditch That Textbook

G Suite Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 30 ideas for using them with your class. G Suite has revolutionized education.

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10 Best US Colleges for Computer Science

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a senior in HS looking to continue your tech education, we have a list of the ten best colleges that will help you perfect your skills: 10 Best Colleges in the USA to Study Computer Science.

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How I Plan My Lessons Digitally with Planboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Why I Use Chalk and Planboard for Planning Now From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter It’s no surprise that the pandemic has caused a lot of headaches for educators.

20 juicy questions to ask students (#5 will REALLY get them talking!)

Ditch That Textbook

A great question can make or break a learning activity. Here are some ideas for asking juicy questions. A great question is a springboard into a fascinating discussion. Phrase it the right way and students will start thinking. Then they'll start talking. Then you won't be able to get them to stop!

The Importance of Civics Education

User Generated Education

Truth be told, I always disliked history and government classes as a Kindergarten through undergraduate student. I found it dry, boring, irrelevant, and unimportant. I believe this was due to it all being about memorization.

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).

Where Is the Research in Inclusive Innovation?

Digital Promise

As the lead researcher on our Inclusive Innovation team, I’ve been asked this question several times recently: Where is the research in inclusive innovation? With our Inclusive Innovation model , how must we rethink our research approach to put equity first, in process and results?

Sir Ken Robinson: A Brief In Memoriam [guest post]

Dangerously Irrelevant

Amidst the chaos of 2020 we lost a true leader in education in late August just as schools were trying to reopen. In the event that you might have missed it, I wanted to circle back and offer a brief tribute.

How Educators Can Support Families of Children with Disabilities During Hybrid or Online Learning

Waterford

The sudden shift to online or hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of challenges for students, schools, and parents. Chief among those is determining how to support students with special educational needs.

Guest post: The Classroom Goes Hybrid

EdTech4Beginners

People have been discussing distance learning for years. However, educators have now been forced to suddenly adopt remote instruction because of the ongoing pandemic. Faced with a future where they’ll have to often switch between classroom-based education and at-home learning, schools and universities have to prepare for a system that can support both.

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.

How to Set Up a Positive Learning Environment at Home

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Learning Heroes have teamed up for a special blog series that explores how teachers and families can use technology to work together and facilitate learning for students of all ages.

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What does an edtech coordinator do?

Neo LMS

The academic world changes slower compared to other areas. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t many exciting new roles available in schools and universities.

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Strategies for Motivating Students: Start with Intrinsic Motivation

Waterford

“Curiosity is,” said writer Samuel L. Johnson, “in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.”. This quote is a great reminder that if we can get students curious and motivated to learn, we can set them up for a lifelong love of learning.

How to Create Equitable School Environments for Teachers of Color

Education Elements

We’ve talked a lot about the need to improve teacher retention. During the pandemic, teachers are feeling burned out, unsupported, and dissatisfied with their jobs and lack of recognition.

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.

Equity in Education Networks: A Tool for Inquiry

Digital Promise

Our work over the past five years convening education innovation ecosystem builders has shown the potential of networks to address our deepest challenges in education. But they can also perpetuate the very inequities they seek to address.

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Looking Beyond the Pandemic at Our Focus in Schools

EdNews Daily

By Christy Martin, Ed.D. Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series A little appreciated area of education continues to make a significant contribution to your everyday life.

What Learning Looks Like Today with the HyperDoc Girls

CUE

Guest Blog Post by Fall CUE Keynote Speakers the HyperDoc Girls (Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis) Today’s “classroom” looks very different than it did earlier this year.

What Responsive Planning Looks Like in a Strong Data Culture

Education Elements

When I was studying research methods as part of my doctoral degree, the running joke among our professors was that they would answer every question with “It depends.” My favorite professor would answer an either/or question with “Yes.” Should I use a survey to answer these research questions?

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 seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report

eLearn.fyi is a database of more than 300 online resources, from a civics curriculum created by a former Supreme Court justice to engineering lessons for building a robotic arm. Credit: eLearn.fyi.

Podcast: Now is the Future of Learning

EdNews Daily

The EduJedi Report Podcast In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Report, Host LeiLani Cauthen discusses with Marty Reed of RANDA Solutions, the mass attrition of teachers during this historic perfect storm of Covid-19.

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5 simple ways to integrate STEAM education into elementary classrooms

eSchool News

As educators, our goal is to shape our students’ lives by teaching them in ways that produce well rounded individuals. Whether STEAM education is new to you or you’re already familiar with it, it’s a great way to excite students about learning. Some people like to debate STEM vs. STEAM.

SEL and the Brain: Each Student Has a Story

MiddleWeb

For those with positive stories, social-emotional learning helps reinforce the skills they need to succeed. For those with stories of trauma, SEL can help balance negative experiences with positive ones. Author-educator Marilee Sprenger shows how brain research can help.

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 career and technical education shuts out Black and Latino students from high-paying professions

The Hechinger Report

Alphina Kamara wonders what might have happened if she’d been introduced to science and engineering careers at her Wilmington, Delaware, high school. This story also appeared in The Associated Press.

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Changing the Dialogue Can Make a Big Difference in Student Wellbeing

EdNews Daily

By Ian Fagan and Julian Fagan Editor’s Note: This is part one of a three-part series on student wellbeing. Much has been made of the state of student wellbeing during the pandemic.

Why We Love Google Apps – Version History

Teacher Tech

Version history allows you to see the edits in a Google Doc, Sheets, Slides, or Sites. When you make edits in the document it is recorded as a version and you can revert back to the version any time! File Menu In Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides use the File menu to choose “Version history.”

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