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Top tech to teach Art remotely

Neo LMS

Renowned poet and writer Dana Gioia once said, “The purpose of arts education is not to produce more artists, though that is a byproduct. The real purpose of arts education is to create complete human beings capable of leading successful and productive lives in a free society.”.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

A Principal's Reflections

I have a secret to share. In my humble opinion, I am not very smart. While others might disagree, such as my mom, I pride myself on being extremely resourceful. However, this was not always my strength.

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Tools to Inspire Collaborative Discussions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls.

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Takeaways from research on tutoring to address coronavirus learning loss

The Hechinger Report

Many educators and policymakers are worried about low-income children falling woefully behind in math, reading and other subjects while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. One proposal is to give them personal tutors.

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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.

Microsoft Educator Insider podcast + 16 innovative ideas

Ditch That Textbook

The Microsoft Educator Insider series will give you inspiration, big ideas, and practical strategies for your classroom. Here are 16 excerpts from the show.This post is sponsored by Microsoft. It was independently conceived and created by Ditch That Textbook's Matt Miller.

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Guest Post: Reimagine What Learning Looks Like in a Classroom

Digital Promise

Spending my adult life in a job surrounded by children couldn’t be more rewarding. Watching them grow physically, mentally, and emotionally may be one of the best experiences an adult could have.

Recommended Hashtags to Discover Top Edtech Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Many people ask me how I keep up with the latest technology trends and find so many free resources to share on Twitter ( @ShellTerrell ) and on this blog.

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The Thinking and Creativity That Goes Into Game Design

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students can design a game in any subject to assess their peers. When students design games they use a lot of creativity and critical thinking skills.

How the science of vaccination is taught (or not) in US schools

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced as part of the nine-part series “Are We Ready? How Schools Are preparing – and Not Preparing – Children for Climate Change,” reported by HuffPost and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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).

169 Tech Tip #92 Auto-fill for Internet Addresses

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.

End of the Year Exit Ticket: Evaluating Online Learning

Catlin Tucker

As the year comes to a close, I encourage teachers to take a moment and collect feedback from students about their experiences learning online in the last few months. We do not know what fall 2020 will look like–in person, online, or a combination of both.

Make a Deeper Connection with Virtual Student Check-ins!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Connection is a key factor to student success in an online environment. Do your students feel connected to you, the instructor, the learning material, and their peers? Connection in a physical classroom is facilitated by real-time face-to-face interaction several times a week.

How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The last few weeks of school can be the hardest – even in a face to face classroom. Some teachers are finding that online, it is almost impossible.Are your grade books like Swiss Cheese?

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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.

10 easy ways to clean up your Google Classroom

Ditch That Textbook

As the school year comes to an end we begin clean and organize. Our Google Classrooms are no exception. Here are 10 easy ways to clean up your Google Classroom.As we wind down the school year we want to make sure that things are organized as things are ready to go for the fall. Our […].

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6 Must-reads for This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer for me is nonstop reading — in an easy chair, under a tree, lying on the lawn, petting my dog. Nothing distracts me when I’m in the reading zone.

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Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning is a crazy time for many, but we can celebrate the way various companies are offering very cool and engaging tools, resources, and activities for free.

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3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay.

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.

The Balance: The Home Stretch

Catlin Tucker

The Balance is now available on Spotify ! Teachers are in the home stretch! Summer is almost here.

8 Ways Parents and Teachers Support Remote Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Corona virus has been difficult not just for teachers and students but for parents. They aren’t used to the homeschool aspect of remote teaching and it is a challenge to balance the needs of all of their children as well as their own personal circumstances.

Sensational Ideas for Continuous Student Learning During the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The best teachers are those who pass on their zeal and enthusiasm as a legacy to their students.” ” – Robert John Meehan. Learning doesn’t have to stop just because students are out of school.

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom has been the tool of choice for many schools. Did you know that you need to “close out” the school year to set yourself up for success in the fall?

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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!

Distance learning during the pandemic: Improvise. Adapt. Overcome!

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in the April 2020 E-Learning Supplement of Education Today. Strange. Challenging. Hopeful. These are probably the best adjectives that describe the times we are all currently living.

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Happy Memorial Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking Memorial Day to honor our soldiers. Hang the American flag and call my two soldier children. Say hi, how are you. When are you coming home to visit? Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A key to growing as an educator is to keep company mainly with educators who uplift You, whose presence inspire You and whose dedication drives You.” ” – Robert John Meehan. The school year may have left you exhausted.

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teacher Bruce Reicher shares two of his favorite distance learning tools – Wakelet and Wevideo. He talks about how he uses them with students and teachers for classroom learning and teacher PD.

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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.

Education in the Era of COVID-19: Why Connection Matters

Digital Promise

With digital learning likely to stretch into the fall due to COVID-19, how can we ensure every student has equitable access to powerful learning opportunities?

Are there any ?deeper learning? virtual schools?

Dangerously Irrelevant

Virtual schools… I like the concept of shifting ‘time, place, path, and pace’ very much. But I think all of the virtual schools that I’ve encountered still focus primarily on low-level learning, digitized and chunked into a digital adaptive learning system.

Send Students on a Virtual Field Trip to Disney World with Their Bitmoji Teachers! Free Template!

Teacher Reboot Camp

A friend of mine, Kris Felicello recently shared a virtual field trip to Disney World created by a kindergarten teacher, Gabrielle DeLucia. She used her Bitmoji avatar and embedded an audio file to act as a guide.