Sat.Jul 25, 2020 - Fri.Jul 31, 2020

Back to School Tips

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s hard to imagine school is back in a few weeks. I’ve collected a series of back-to-school tips that are suited for in-person or remote learning. Pick those that work for you: Great Back to School Activities. Back to School: A Bundle of Lesson Plans at a Great Price.

Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are from members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, from tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.


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Best Digital Icebreakers


Digital icebreakers to help teachers get to know students during remote learning

Adapting the 5E teaching model to remote classrooms


A comprehensive teaching model helps educators identify strategies that motivate learners to discover new things, to explore a new field of knowledge (or continue exploring previous ones, but with more effective approaches), and at the same time, it provides a useful assessment system.

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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.

Preparation for What Comes Next

A Principal's Reflections

It is a stressful time for everyone. COVID-19 cases are increasing in many places, and social distancing measures are being extended. Through it all, there is anxiety and fear as it pertains to what comes next. Will kids go back to school or continue to learn remotely?

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7 Things to Consider As We Return to Learn This Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we prepare to learn this fall, we need to consider some teaching best practices.

Here’s a Preview of August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in August: How to get started with Ask a Tech Teacher. Tech Tips. College Credit Classes. Music, Academics, and Keyboarding–Transferable Skills. More free posters.

5 tools for remote learning with Chromebooks

Ditch That Textbook

Students can do powerful remote learning with Chromebooks. These five tools can help make learning amazing. This post is written by Holly Clark, an education thought-leader, international speaker, best selling author and an advocate for students.

First Impressions: In East Tennessee, School has Started

EdNews Daily

By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Amid the fear and the virus, school has begun. The opening of Alcoa, Maryville, and Blount County Schools in East Tennessee preceded many districts in the state and country and will be an example for all to follow.

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).

Learning How to Put Equity in the Driver’s Seat

Digital Promise

Education research is too often based on gaps in published research or the niche interests of researchers, rather than the priority challenges faced by schools and districts.

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What You Might Have Missed in July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of July: Tech Ed Resources: Online Classes. Tech Ed Resources: K-12 Tech Curriculum. Tech Ed Resources: Mentoring and Coaching. Celebrate the Anniversary of the Moon Landing. Common Tech Problem: Browser Doesn’t Work. Free Mouse Skills Posters.

Capture the Opportunity: Steps to Redesign School-Level Systems for Equity

Education Elements

At the age of five, my shyness was taken for lack of understanding and I was tested for English as a Second Language (ESL). At eight, I was pushed into gifted math and made to feel defeated and stupid.

Indoor Air Quality Tips Every School Should Follow Before Reopening

EdNews Daily

By Dr. Marilyn Black As the K-12 education system considers bringing students and staff back into the classroom for fall session amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it faces unprecedented challenges led by in-school health concerns.

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.

Guest post: How To Choose The Best Communications Course in Singapore


A communications course is always one of the most popular options among students in Singapore since communication skills are the first criteria that employers look for when hiring.

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Can outdoor learning help hone your students’ learning?


‘ Nature deficit disorder ‘ is a term coined by the renowned author of The Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv. It espouses the idea that all human beings — especially children — need to spend time in nature in order to be physically and mentally healthy and happy.

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Leadership Tenets for the New Normal: Connect with your Purpose and Feed your Values

Education Elements

If you are anything like me, you are at a loss for how we are suddenly in the last week of July and barreling straight towards the new school year.

Leadership: The Connective Tissue of Educational Change

EdNews Daily

By Mac Bogert “True leadership only exists if people follow when they have the freedom not to.” –Jim Collins Connective Tissue I delivered my first virtual class in 2009. I was in front of a blue screen, behind a desk.

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.

Full Circle – Fall CUE Keynote Speaker Andrew Arevalo


Written by Andrew Arevalo I remember the details so vividly. In fact, they seem to run on an internal loop – to the tune of play, pause, repeat! I guess it’s safe to say these details will forever be ingrained on account of the profound bliss they elicit.


Online Cheating Isn’t Going Away. Use It as a Teachable Moment for Students and Educators


As more colleges and school districts prepare to resume remote instruction for the fall, educators may worry how to prevent cheating when assignments and exams are held online.

10 Rhetorical Questions To Create New Ideas For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

I’m not saying any of these ideas are good—or even the least bit viable. Or that they wouldn't be detrimental. I’m just wondering what would happen. The post 10 Rhetorical Questions To Create New Ideas For Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

Podcast: Education Tech Chaos

EdNews Daily

In this podcast, LeiLani Cauthen, Publisher and CEO of the Learning Counsel, and Tricia Kennedy, Executive Director of Instructional Development and Support, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Georgia discuss the complexity of digital delivery.

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!

Google Classroom: Do NOT Use Quiz Assignment

Teacher Tech

In Google Classroom on the Classwork tab you can create assignments. One of the choices is “Quiz Assignment.” ” DO NOT USE THIS! It is an Assignment with a blank Google Form What is the difference between assignment and “Quiz assignment”? They are both assignments.

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Districts Pivot Their Strategies to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism During Distance Learning


Erin Simon had big goals for this school year. The director of student support services for Long Beach Unified School District wanted to reduce the number of local students who were chronically absent, a term that refers to those who miss 15 or more school days of the academic year.

5 Steps Toward Cultural Competence in Schools


The slow burn of racial injustice has once again erupted in a blaze of protests – illuminating long-standing social, economic, and educational disparities and divisions. Only this time is different, writes Vernita Mayfield. And it demands cultural competency from every educator.

When Life Gives You Lemons

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen To say this has been a crazy year is an understatement. Like you, our team has been trying our best to stay ahead of the curve and make adjustments to keep up with the ever-changing needs of our schools and districts.

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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.

OPINION: ‘Institutions must be held accountable for how they are failing Black academics — and Black women academics in particular’

The Hechinger Report

Large-scale protests have been organized across the country in response to unjust killings, including those of Black women such as Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Tanisha Anderson and Atatiana Jefferson.

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Distance learning for students with dyslexia

eSchool News

As the dyslexia coordinator for my district, I’m a big believer in individualized, in-person interventions. So much of the support we offer our students with dyslexia is centered around small group work during our intervention block.

A Graphic Tale: Remote Teaching with Mr. Fitz


David Lee Finkle teaches English and creative writing in a Florida public school. For 20 years in local newspapers and online, his comic strip Mr. Fitz has shared the realities of teaching and school life with humor, empathy and irony – as you'll see in this selection of recent ‘pandemic strips’.