Sat.Dec 05, 2020 - Fri.Dec 11, 2020

10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom can already make us more efficient, but these tips can save you even more time and effort. If you and your students are using Google Apps in the classroom, Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort. It helps you assign, collect, grade and return work seamlessly.

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How to do more with less screen time


One of the nicest advantages that some students enjoyed about the spring version of online learning was the relaxation of the bell schedule. However, the attempts to squeeze normalcy into an extraordinary situation removed that luxury in most cases this fall.

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Pandemic Principals Provide Perspective

EdNews Daily

By Jamie Bricker This is the latest in a monthly series on the impact of Affective Leadership in the school system. Affective leadership is all about working with people, rather than trying to work through them or simply going around them.

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More Holiday Activities That Keep the Learning Going

Ask a Tech Teacher

8Teaching the days before big holidays is challenging. Students and teachers alike are ready for a break. Both struggle to pay attention regardless of how innovative and engaging are the lesson plans. I’ve been there often.

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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.

Social and Emotional Learning Resources and Tools to Uplift Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More than ever we need to focus on student wellness. We can encourage students to reflect on the emotions they are feeling and identify and validate these emotions.

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A Conferencing Strategy for Online, Blended, or Concurrent Classes

Catlin Tucker

When I began my career in education, I believed the value I brought to the classroom was my subject area expertise cultivated as an English major at UCLA and my pedagogical expertise honed while working on my teaching credential and Masters in Education.

6 Unplugged Activities for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hour of Code–December 7th-12, 2020–is a time when teachers show students why they should love-not-fear coding and students find out that these activities — often seen as geeky or impossible — aren’t. They’re actually fun.

Level Up Your Virtual Teaching with Screencasting Tools!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The transformation to virtual learning means teachers now act as the tech support for students and parents who are also new to virtual learning. Screencasting tools are a lifesaver for virtual instruction.

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Feedback is Needed More Than Ever

A Principal's Reflections

I think we can all agree that this school year has been unlike any other and not for the best of reasons. The pandemic has upended the entire education system as schools have moved to remote, then hybrid, and back to remote in some cases with no end in sight.

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).

Thinking Routines Part 2: Driving Deeper Thinking Online

Catlin Tucker

In a previous blog, I shared a collection of thinking routines developed and published by Project Zero at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. These routines are incredibly effective structures to encourage students to think more deeply about ideas, concepts, processes, and issues.

Subscriber Special: 40% Discount!

Ask a Tech Teacher

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Highlight Incredible Learning with a Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! As the first semester ends this is the perfect time to send a newsletter showcasing the amazing learning that takes place in your classroom! Parents will be able to see and appreciate all the work and care you dedicated to their children.

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Is optimism the key to excellent teaching?


In the ‘60s, most learning science researchers agreed that students learn by association and reinforcement, ignoring the individual factors that influence learning.

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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.

Opinion: What We Need are Community Schools

EdNews Daily

By Christy Martin, Ed.D. Students are suffering Our highest poverty districts are suffering.

10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the next week, I’ll share ideas that will get you ready for Hour of Code. This includes (links won’t work until the articles are posted) : Hour of Code? Here’s why you should participate. Long list of websites by grade. 10 Unusual Projects.

Facilitate Learner Autonomy with Student Choice Menus

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Student choice engages learners and also promotes learner autonomy. Thankfully, many teachers have designed incredible choice menus and boards that are free to copy and edit.

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Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom


For many students, December’s an especially memorable time of year, with winter activities, pageants, and classroom parties during the days before break. In much of America, it can be easy to focus only on the Christmas holidays.

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.

Ten Reasons Why Teachers Must Be Magic… A Very Special Letter From Santa!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a very magical entry… one that has been a traditional post each holiday season.

Video: 2020 Digital Transition Survey Market Brief

EdNews Daily

In one of the most anticipated events each year at the Learning Counsel’s National EduJedi Gathering and Awards, CEO and Publisher LeiLani Cauthen delivers the 2020 Digital Transition Strategy Survey Market Briefing.

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Get Them Moving with Brain Breaks!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Sitting in front of the computer for long periods of time is unhealthy for both teachers and students. One quick way to add movement is with a brain break.

Redesigning for an Anti-Racist Classroom Series: #2 Discipline Policy

Education Elements

The systems that teachers and leaders design and implement in schools are all impacted by the biases of their designers. We have to design explicitly for our marginalized students and to do this, we need to first understand the way our own power and privilege impact what we believe is best for kids.

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!

This Year Has Taken a Toll on Educators. Let’s Make Sure to Support Them in 2021.


If hindsight is 20/20, what do we hope for educators in 2021?

Harnessing the Power of Cadence, from the Classroom to the Boardroom

EdNews Daily

By Mac Bogert When I first show up to provide leadership coaching or learning sessions for a new client, I spend some time wandering around the facility.

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks to Elevate Instruction

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Many teachers are feeling overwhelmed with the sudden transition to digital lessons and online teaching.

Hour of Code, App Smashing & More with Buncee by @Rdene915

Teacher Tech

There are a lot of great digital tools and technology devices out there that really do help teachers who are creating a blended learning environment. The post Hour of Code, App Smashing & More with Buncee by @Rdene915 appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool

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 Next Frontier of Learning Engineering: AI That Teaches Other AI


Humans tutoring other humans works pretty well. The trouble is, it requires a lot of people. Artificially intelligent tools tutoring humans works pretty well, too—but building those digital systems takes time and expertise.

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Equity, Neuroscience and Cognitive Capacity

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is part four of a five-part series. In the fourth article in our series, we turn to the contribution that neuroscience research can make to address equity in education by solving the problem of students’ cognitive capacity.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work! Tools to Inspire Collaboration

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One of the best ways to engage students online is through peer collaboration and discussions. Google and Microsoft have several apps and tools, which facilitate meaningful student collaboration and discussion.

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