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15 Real-World Lessons You Can Teach Kids NOW

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The time for financial literacy and real-world learning is now. And there is no better free resource for educators to use than Everfi.

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Children’s brains on stress

The Hechinger Report

Gabriel was always an “angsty” child, his mother, Camille, remembers. This story also appeared in The Seattle Times. As a toddler, he was bright and curious — by nine months he was intuitive enough to test out the strength of a cardboard box before climbing onto it.


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No Act of Kindness is a Wasted Effort

A Principal's Reflections

I fly a lot. Even during the heart of the pandemic, I was on the road coaching in numerous school districts as part of long-term projects. Now things are absolutely crazy but in a good way.

Here’s a Preview of September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in September: What is Genius Hour and Why Should I Love it? teacher-Authors. Free Posters. Websites to teach Chemistry. 9/11… Mouse Skills Webtools. Tech Tips. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

How to Use Gamification for Attention-Getting and Fun Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Paolo Tolomeo gets kids excited about learning math and language arts by sailing the 7 seas.

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Assessing with multiple choices instead of multiple-choice


In the maker space where I previously worked, we required students to get 100% on tool safety tests before they were allowed to use the tools. My colleague had created the tests before I arrived on the scene, but I volunteered when we received a new CNC machine.

Tech Tip #96: How to Add Zip to a Slow Computer

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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How to Use Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Google's Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a fantastic free resource of lesson plans, videos, and learning experiences for students everywhere.

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Helping Students Take the Next Step in their Career and Education Journey

Digital Promise

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question adults often ask young people. Used to help gauge kids’ interests, the expected response is usually tied to a future profession or job.

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

10 Top tips for creating more effective online learning forums


Asynchronous teaching is more challenging when it comes to creating learning activities. There’s a wealth of information and materials that you can use to teach online, but activities have to be carefully planned.

How to Onboard Teachers Better

Education Elements

Across the country teachers are welcoming students into their virtual and in-person classrooms, as schools are welcoming new teachers to their teams. These teachers - new to the profession, early career and veterans - are starting at schools while conditions remain unprecedented and unpredictable.

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Mental and physical health’s necessary balancing act

The Christensen Institute

At the recent Tokyo Summer Olympics, fan favorite and 2016 all-around gymnastics champion Simone Biles raised eyebrows by stepping back from much of the competition to prioritize her mental health.

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How to Efficiently Find Edtech to Support Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

Poised for another unique school year, how can educators save time finding the right edtech tools for their learners? In partnership with more than 100 educators across the country, we’ve co-developed criteria that clearly names educators’ expectations from edtech.

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White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

Why Digital Equity Still Matters for Students in Online Environments

EdTech Magazine

Educators, administrators and K–12 leaders realized technology’s full potential when the COVID-19 pandemic first swept the nation. Since the initial shift to remote learning, educational technology has advanced in leaps and bounds.

Online College Classes Start Monday!

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.

Creating Educational Presentations and Videos in Canva for EDU


For years, I’ve been an advocate of utilizing a combination of a slideshow program and a screen recorder to create videos. Through this process, teachers can share new ideas, teach content, explain policies and procedures, and even introduce themselves to new parents and students.

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Guest post: Types of Data centers in Singapore


With the rising technology dynamics, there are changes in how data is collected, analyzed, and stored.

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2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Three Tech Tools for Teaching Literacy

EdTech Magazine

Despite kindergarten being a crucial time for literacy development, those classes saw an average 16 percent drop in enrollment nationwide in 2020, according to a report from NPR. Teachers have found it particularly difficult to teach early reading skills virtually.

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25 Sentence Stems To Help Children Develop A Growth Mindset

TeachThought - Learn better.

Growth mindset sentence stems model the language, tone, and patterns that can lead to the development of a growth mindset over time. The post 25 Sentence Stems To Help Children Develop A Growth Mindset appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Growth Mindset Terry Heick

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Why automation is key to education’s cybersecurity problem

eSchool News

Across industries, ransomware and cyberattacks have proliferated in the past year, largely due to the rapid shift to remote work and school.

Zeroing in on a handful of strategies to catch kids up in math

The Hechinger Report

Kathy Neumann’s third graders at Longfellow Elementary School in Columbia, Maryland, struggled to understand fractions during this pandemic-disrupted school year.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

What to Know About Student Privacy on School-Issued Devices

EdTech Magazine

After having devices in their possession for a year, students returning to classrooms are, in many cases, handing over their school-issued tech for the first time. Because districts went into emergency mode when the pandemic began, many IT leaders have not seen these laptops or tablets.

Do More with Google Classroom Data

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom data helps us to help more students from falling through the cracks. The post Do More with Google Classroom Data appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom google Google Classroom

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Tackling Opportunity Gaps by Investing in Networks, Not Just Skills

The Christensen Institute

In recent years, a focus on chronic “skills gaps” has spurred investment, innovation, and policy change nationwide. But to drive economic mobility, innovators need to attend to another, more hidden gap: the network gap.

The science of catching up

The Hechinger Report

Tens of millions of students may now be months or, in some cases, even a full year behind because they couldn’t attend school in person during the pandemic.

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.