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20 Great Websites to Inspire 2nd Graders

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire 2nd graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Edutainment with BBC. Games that make you think. Puzzle of student pic–create. Plant games. Plant life cycle. Computer basics. Computer puzzle.

10 Google Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Remote learning has sent teachers and schools into high gear! We are all trying to figure out what works. In this post, I’m going to show you 10 Google Tips for Remote Learning.


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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Action and Expression

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of representation. I described how blended and online learning can help educators provide opportunities for students to perceived and engage with information presented in multiple modalities.

Developing SEL Competencies Through Technology

A Principal's Reflections

The COVID-19 unleashed an array of challenges that resulted in schools being closed for in-person instruction for many months. As I write this post, many have begun the year with remote learning, while others have opted for a hybrid model where a certain amount of kids are still learning at home.

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.

Tech Tip #2–The PrintScreen Key

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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Research on Returning to School After Natural Disasters with Dr. Brianna Kurtz

The CoolCatTeacher

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Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, many classrooms remain online in some capacity. Now is a particularly helpful time to consider implementing blended or hybrid learning, two strategies that allow for independent or remote learning.

Here’s a Preview of October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in October: National Bullying Prevention Month resources. NaNoWriMo and Young Writers. Election resources. Dyslexia Awareness Month resources. Digital Citizenship Week resources. Long List of Shortkeys . Shortkey Posters. Great Websites for Special Needs. Apps that Inspire Students. Tech Tips. A Geek is asked, “Who are you?” ” Halloween Projects, Websites, Apps, Books, and a Costume.

How to make a Top 10 video on Flipgrid

Ditch That Textbook

A Top 10 video is a fun way for students to show what they know in a way that's fun to watch! Here are step-by-step instructions with tips and tricks. David Letterman was the one who put the Top 10 list on my radar. During his show, "Late Night with David Letterman," he would share […]. The post How to make a Top 10 video on Flipgrid appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech Tech Like A Pirate Video in the classroom top 10 video

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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).

Professional Development for Parents and Other Caregivers During COVID-19

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Education companies now need to include caregivers in their technical support, professional development, and implementation processes. The post Professional Development for Parents and Other Caregivers During COVID-19 appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 The Startup Blog Parent Engagement social-emotional learning Startups

8 Home Learning Tips: How Teachers Can Help Parents Adjust to Remote or Hybrid Learning


As remote or hybrid learning continues across the country, establishing home learning routines is more crucial than ever. Educators understandably continue to worry about learning gaps caused by COVID-19, but bringing parents into the conversation can be an excellent way to improve outcomes for students who are learning at home. When families learn how to support their children from home—especially during the early learning years—students can develop stronger reading and vocabulary skills.[1]

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

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 going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Reading is Still the Golden Elixir

EdNews Daily

By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Many experts are saying we will not be out of the woods with COVID-19 for many months. It is an instructional year that is of concern to teachers, parents, communities and even the youth. One thing we can do to promote academic maturity in our youth is to continue to promote reading. Many adults have used the pandemic to read more, something that requires little effort, and is an activity we can do while socially distanced masked and in online and hybrid formats.

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.

Using adaptive learning to personalize learning experiences


A version of this post was originally published on August 13, 2020, in Open Access Government.

Guest Post: 4 Reasons Why Minecraft is great for teaching coding for kids


Albert Einstein once said: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” ” The saying is true, especially when kids who are 7 to 10 years old are starting to create interests in learning new things like coding in online games. Such thought is supported by Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist who developed the Cognitive Development Theory.

Reliable Learning Models for Hectic Times in Schools

Education Elements

School boards across the country are experiencing marathon meetings as they listen to hours and hours of public comment, review guidance from local health officials, and review plans for what it will look like to bring students back to buildings and on what timeline.

4 MVPs of Blended and Remote Learning


Guest Blog Post by Virtual Fall CUE Featured Speaker Jake Miller I cannot believe that I get to be a part of Fall CUE this year! I have been hearing about the awesomeness that is CUE for years and, until now, have not had the opportunity to be a part of it.

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.

With School Plans in Flux, Here Are 3 Leadership Strategies to Prioritize—and 2 to Avoid


Our school leaders and their teachers have just had the most stressful summer to date. When was the last time educators had to wait so long to be able to figure out what back-to-school would look like?

A parent-led effort to close the digital divide

The Hechinger Report

Two students who received laptops because of a parent-led effort to close the digital divide for Spanish-speaking families in Clark County, Nevada. Credit: Courtesy of Valeria Gurr.

Making Your Next Pivot? Decide Deliberately and Communicate Effectively

Education Elements

Typically in times of uncertainty, organizations tend to shift their focus to getting results fast, maintaining order, and ensuring safety.

Student Created Videos with @GetZigazoo by @Rdene915

Teacher Tech

Zigazoo is free and educators can create their own classroom projects or choose from those available. Parents can also join in the global Zigazoo community. The post Student Created Videos with @GetZigazoo by @Rdene915 appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

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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!

20 Ways To Bring The Joy Back To Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The potential for new learning spaces and dynamics represents an opportunity for a different kind of resonance--and hopefully, joy. The post 20 Ways To Bring The Joy Back To Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Whole Child Whole Teacher

Jen Serravallo: Let Go and Gain Engagement!


The more we try to exert control in the online classroom, the more stressful it can be for us and for students, writes author and literacy expert Jennifer Serravallo. Six shifts will give learners more ownership and flexibility, increase engagement, and boost learning.

Kids Are Spending More of Their Lives Online. Teachers Can Help Them Understand Why.


American youth are spending an alarming amount of time online. According to a pre-pandemic report , the average American teen spends approximately seven hours online per day.

Your Google Drive is a Hot Mess

Teacher Tech

Let’s be honest, we have not from the beginning of our use of Google Drive been diligent about organizing it and now it’s a hot mess! Here are a few steps to help clean it up. Create a Hot Mess Folder Let’s start fresh!!!

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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.

PROOF POINTS: A turnaround on school turnarounds

The Hechinger Report

A September 2020 meta-analysis found that student achievement tended to improve after a school turnaround. But not always. In some cases, such as in North Carolina, pictured above, student achievement suffered after a turnaround effort. Credit: Photo by Ken Cedeno/Corbis via Getty Images.

Teach Math by Diving Deep Into Real Data


Rather than approach math using only a curriculum that follows textbook lessons, we can boost learning by teaching math as a science. Middle grades educator and NBCT Kathleen Palmieri is learning how to incorporate data studies to help students relate math to the real world.

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Data Privacy in a Pandemic? Parents Are Concerned, But Still Welcome More Tech


Parents are concerned about their children’s online safety and data privacy, but not as much as other issues such as the quality of education their child receives, protection from violence and bullying, and ensuring their child doesn’t fall behind in school.

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