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The Challenge of Connecting in the Age of COVID

Ask a Tech Teacher

I met Kiana Berkman in this traumatic time of moving teaching home through an invigorating discussion on education and how it’s changing. Kiana and her tutoring agency ( Berktree Learning Center ) were already ahead of the curve on that.

Learning in the Year 2040: Looking Forward, Acting Now!

EdNews Daily

By Ryan Schaaf What will the future of education look like, and how do we get there? What and how should future generations learn?


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How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses


Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond.

From private to public school: A college counselor straddles an economic divide

The Hechinger Report

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. When California schools closed on March 13 in response to the coronavirus, college counselor Brad Ward didn’t know it would be the last day she’d see many of her students at Terra Linda High School.

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.

Timify - Time limited tests for education, free (in Google Forms)

Educational Technology Guy

Teachers around the world use Google Forms for student assessments. While in school, the teacher can limit the time students have to do the assessment, but while at home with #remotelearning , that isn't an option. Timify gives teachers the ability to time limit assessments in Google Forms.

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What to Do Right Now If You Are Looking for a Job in Edtech


The numbers are stark: After weeks of “sheltering in place,” U.S. unemployment has soared.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 022 – Grossmont Union High School District

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 022 is below.

Higher Ed Shouldn’t Be a Lottery. But 4 Million Students Just Drew Losing Tickets.


In the lottery of economic timing, my brother drew a bum ticket. On the day of his college career fair—September 15, 2008—Lehman Brothers collapsed.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

There is so much pressure on teachers as more and more schools close for the academic year as a result of COVID19. With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. It hasn’t been easy for them to say the least.

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).

20 ways to use Pear Deck to engage students

Ditch That Textbook

Pear Deck flips the traditional lecture by actively engaging students in real-time. Ask questions. Students answer. Want to use Pear Deck in your class? Here's how. The standard lecture has plenty of detractors, and rightfully so.

Add Audio & Video Instructions to Help Students Navigate Work While Learning Remotely

Catlin Tucker

When teachers introduce tasks or assignments in the classroom, they often provide both text and verbal directions. They have the luxury of holding up papers or projecting online assignments to show students exactly what to do.

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169 Tech Tip #164 Parts of a Website

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.

Strategies to Celebrate Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week

Education Elements

Teachers have a tremendous impact on the learning and lives of their students and communities, and planning a unique and powerful teacher appreciation week is one way to celebrate their incredible contributions.

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.

New MY World 360° Playlist and Open Invitation

Digital Promise

Since launching in March 2018, MY World 360° has screened 19 immersive stories at UN events around the world. Today, we are proud to add eight new projects to this growing playlist of media to inspire positive action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Balance: Distance Learning–Mini-episode #2

Catlin Tucker

The Balance is now available on Spotify ! It has been six weeks since California ordered residents to shelter in place. I have not left my home for anything other than the occasional trip to the grocery store.

Subscriber Special: May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Discounts on Select Print Books. Any of these books: $25.99. Kindergarten Technology Curriculum. 1st Grade Technology Curriculum. 3rd Grade Technology Curriculum.

COVID as catalyst for digital transformation 

Perry Hewitt

It’s both hard and easy to believe that the sentiment “Digital will become the core” still attracts a lot of attention in 2020. It’s hard to believe: Isn’t that the pivot we have all been making for more than twenty years?

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.

Coronavirus Chronicles 023 – Dhahran Middle School

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 023 is below.

Hey CIOs: Are You Doing the Pandemic Scramble?

EdNews Daily

Never has technology taken on a greater role in education, and at no time has there been more pressure to get it right.

End of Year Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

From our files, here are great articles about activities popular at the end of the school year: 5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year. The end of the school year is a time when both students and teachers alike are distracted by thoughts of vacation, sleeping in, and no deadlines.

Building and Sustaining a Remote Work Culture

Education Elements

Schools were asked to transition everything they would normally do within their school walls to a virtual environment overnight.

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!

Books I read in April 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in April 2020… This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See , Seth Godin [marketing]. What’s the Matter With Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America , Thomas Frank [politics]. Masked Prey , John Sandford [thriller].

What Does the User Interface Tell You About the Learning Value of a Game?

EdNews Daily

By Alesha Arp The user interface is more than just the skin that allows us to interact with an educational game. It can also be a window into that game’s learning value. User interfaces (UIs) are a bit of a paradox.

May–Military Appreciation Month–God Bless Our Soldiers

Ask a Tech Teacher

As many of you know, I have a daughter in the Navy and a son in the Army. I love them both and live every day worried. But through it all, I appreciate what they are doing to make America what so many need it to be. I love America. I love our military. I love my daughter and son.

5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)


For perhaps the first time in recent memory, parents and teachers may be actively encouraging their children to spend more time on their electronic devices.

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.

PBLWorks Creates New Free Web Resource for Educators to Facilitate Project Based Learning Remotely

Educational Technology Guy

PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created a resource site to provide teachers with ideas, examples, and tools to facilitate PBL remotely. “We

On-Campus and Online Instant Flexibility: What You Need to Know

EdNews Daily

There has never been a more urgent time for learning institutions to transition to a fully-blended model, with the ability to instantly change from an on-campus to an online trajectory.

Teachers use high and low-tech means to reach English Language Learners during coronavirus crisis

The Hechinger Report

Katie Crook, a teacher in Dorchester School District Two in suburban Summerville, South Carolina, wrote letters to her ELL students after she did not hear back from their parents through other means. She received her first response on the morning of April 9 and opened it immediately.

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