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6 Resources for teaching about Artificial Intelligence

Neo LMS

The interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has grown so much in the past few months, with news alerts and updates about how Artificial Intelligence is being used in almost every area of life.

Super Basic: Create a Minecraft Lesson

Teacher Tech

Engagement matters for making a lesson memorable. While nothing is engaging for 100% of students, we do know that Minecraft is very engaging for many students. Heck, I personally spend hours playing Minecraft and lose all track of time.

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Biggest gap year ever? Sixteen percent of high school seniors say they’ll take a gap year

The Hechinger Report

Even as she was applying to college last fall, high school senior Taylor Fang was thinking about taking a year off first to find herself. But her parents didn’t think it was a good idea. This story also appeared in PBS Newshour.

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CUE Announces the Appointment of Three New Board Members

CUE

CUE announced the appointment of three new members to the organization’s board of directors, effective July 1, 2020.

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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.

Let’s Teach in Pajamas Forever

The Jose Vilson

Contrary to my own public activism and advocacy, I propose that we move the nation’s largest public school system into a completely online endeavor forever and a day.

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Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

The Hechinger Report

NEW YORK — Annisha Thomas is a single mother of two who works at a Waffle House while attending Nashville State Community College.

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Continuing a Digital Transformation with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

Schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning due to COVID-19-related closures.

How a Technophobe Learned to Embrace Education Technology

techlearning

Can a teacher who is a technophobe learn to enjoy teaching with technology and even embrace distance learning

Forging a Path Forward: How to Design a Responsive Return Plan

Education Elements

Last summer, I decided to hit the road for a year as a “digital nomad,” giving up my apartment in Brooklyn, consigning my clothes, and storing a few treasured items in the basement of my childhood home.

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).

7 Strategies Designed to Increase Student Engagement in Synchronous Online Discussions Using Video Conferencing

Catlin Tucker

One of the primary roles that a teacher plays in an online class is the facilitation of learning. Facilitation is the teacher’s ability to clearly communicate learning objectives and support learners as they make progress toward those objectives.

Storytelling: Bringing the power of stories to your teaching

Ditch That Textbook

Stories draw us in. They capture our attention. When we use powerful elements of storytelling in our instruction, it can transform learning. This post is adapted from a chapter in the original manuscript for my book, Tech Like a PIRATE.

Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts for the Tech Teacher in Your Life

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week: The First Full Week of May. There’s always been something mystically cerebral about people in technical professions like engineering, science, and mathematics. They talk animatedly about plate tectonics, debate the structure of atoms, even smile at the mention of calculus.

Protecting Kids During and After Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

With more and more schools either extending school closures or completely shutting down for the remainder of the academic year, a focus on remote learning will continue into the foreseeable future.

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.

Traits of a Successful Online Teacher

Catlin Tucker

Last week, I had the good fortune of stumbling onto John Savery’s article titled “BE VOCAL: Characteristics of Successful Online Instructors” in which he talks about the unique challenges facing teachers who are working with students in the online environment.

Empowering Students with Technology through Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

Schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning due to COVID-19-related closures.

Here’s a Preview of May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in May: Teacher Appreciation Gifts (for the geek). 12 Tech Tasks to End the School Year. 13 Bits of Wisdom I learned from my Computer (humor). Find Public Domain Images. College or Career? Check out These Articles.

Tech Like a Pirate: 10 things you’ll find in the book

Ditch That Textbook

Can classroom technology help us create a memorable learning experience? In Tech Like a PIRATE, you'll get tons of practical ideas and inspiration. Here's a glimpse. Before I wrote Tech Like a PIRATE, I read this: "Don't just teach a lesson. Create an EXPERIENCE!"

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.

50, Fit and Fantastic!

The CoolCatTeacher

How I celebrated my Quarantine Birthday With Joy! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This past year, I turned 50, lost 50 pounds, and ran a half marathon. So much has happened recently. Challenges, ups and downs, and joys. We all have them and so do I.

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Cultivating a Culture of Learning

Education Elements

While the author of the quote isn’t certain (many attribute it to acclaimed management consultant Peter Drucker), the saying “culture eats strategy for breakfast” is commonplace in organizational management circles.

What You Might Have Missed in April

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of April: Why College Matters for a Successful Career in Tech. 15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy. CoronaVirus–This Week’s Inbox. Stem Education in 2020. How to Assess Digital Literacy. Teaching During #CoronaVirus–An Old Strategy That’s Perfect.

Actionable advice for educators to move to online learning

Neo LMS

At this point, you’ve probably mastered the intricacies of digital conferencing to communicate with your students. You’re getting comfortable with a new schedule, technology, and online grading. But, you still need a little help navigating the seas of e-learning.

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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!

Learning math through story: Examples from one teacher’s classroom

Ditch That Textbook

You don’t see storytelling in a math class that often. But Missouri math teacher Mandi Tolen’s class isn’t the traditional type you’ve seen for decades in schools. Here's how she does it. ?This This post is written by Mandi Tolen a math teacher from Missouri. You can connect with her on Twitter @MandiTolenEDU and check out her blog infinitelyteaching.com […]. The post Learning math through story: Examples from one teacher’s classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

Zoom Fatigue? Try Our Best Practices for Virtual Classroom Facilitation

Education Elements

In a single month in 2020, the unthinkable happened. Students in all 50 United States were impacted by school closures. Districts pivoted to short-term responses and initial guidelines for at-home learning.

World Password Day — It’s Coming!

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the most important yet underwhelming international events is coming up the first Thursday in May (in Canada, it’s March 15th). What is it?

Utilizing Teachers Remotely: Districts Find New Ways to Support our Front Line Heroes

EdNews Daily

Click below to see the virtual discussion Teachers have always been at the center of learning, but what we’re finding is teachers have become even more important as the world has been forced to shift to virtual learning due to COVID-19.

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.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020…It’s True…  I Teach Because I Can’t Do Anything Else!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

“To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.” ? John Dewey. it is especially important this years to say… Happy 2020 Teacher Appreciation Week!

How Can Educators Tap Into Research To Increase Engagement During Remote Learning?

Edsurge

As university professors and researchers who work closely with K-12 online teachers and learners, we’ve heard from many newly remote educators who are struggling.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

A year into leading the March for Our Lives rallies in Arizona, where calls for stronger gun control fell mostly on deaf ears, Induja Kumar, 17, and her fellow student organizers decided to try something different. This story also appeared in The Arizona Republic.

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