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Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Thank you so much to Norah Colvin for inviting me as a guest on her wonderful education blog, Norah Colvin. Norah covers so many great topics, I’ve been a long-time subscriber, always coming away a little smarter and up-to-date on teaching our youngest learners.

8 great education podcasts to try this year

eSchool News

Who doesn’t love a good podcast? True crime, self-improvement, history, finance–there’s something for everyone. And if you’re looking for new education podcasts to start your year off right, you’re in luck. Are you searching for new edtech inspiration?

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Empower Students with Metacognition Skills

MiddleWeb

In Metacognition: The Neglected Skill Set, Robin Fogarty and Brian Pete offer 30 grab-and-go strategies to help students create a new habit of mind, writes middle school director Jeny Randall. Along with tools for teaching, they invite us to hone our own metacognitive skills.

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22 must-have templates for teachers and students

Ditch That Textbook

Templates provide teachers with a starting point as we design lessons or activities for our students. Templates can also give students a way to organize information and focus on showing what they know.

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

5 (free) Tech Problem Solving Posters

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: Problem-solving. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here.

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Reimagining Student Supports in a Year of Distance Instruction

Digital Promise

There are challenges to teaching in highly uncertain pandemic times that no amount of planning can mitigate. Still, teachers are tirelessly putting in their best effort to make distance learning work for their students.

10 amazing assessment ideas

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Batsheva Frankel an educational consultant at New Lens Ed. Batsheva has been in education for over 25 years and is the producer and host of the popular podcast, Overthrowing Education. Batsheva's book, The Jewish Educator's Companion is available at Amazon.com.

Math Word Problems

Ask a Tech Teacher

Looking for a more interesting way to teach math in these unusual times? Here are a variety of sites that share Math Word Problems–the real-world way to teach what some see as a daunting subject: Expii Solv e–math word problems and puzzles, lots of them. IXL Word Problems –by grade.

4 Reasons why an LMS is a perfect solution for digital minimalism

Neo LMS

For most of human history, the majority of people didn’t own much: a set of clothes, tools to work the field, and the basic things for cooking. Rich aristocrats and royals lived in luxury, but that “luxury” doesn’t even compare to the average American’s standard of living.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

How to Support Digital Literacy in Adult Learners

Digital Promise

The glare of a smartphone first thing in the morning is an all too familiar picture for many adults. Often our first instinct is to reach for the little device to help us navigate through our days: to provide a weather update, outline our calendars, give us a news rundown, and connect us with others.

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Increasing Engagement, Creativity, and Innovation with Minds-On/Hands-On Activities

User Generated Education

COVID has forced many teacher to do remote learning in a virtual environment. Some have struggled with student-centric and hands-on learning. I have always been an experiential educator. Translating that to a virtual environment has been a little challenging but definitely doable.

How to Create a Positive Teacher Experience in Your School

Education Elements

A few Fridays ago I got a message from my colleague Kelly. She asked what I wanted for lunch, said she would order it, and that we would eat together during our Zoom meeting later that day (where we would begin to reimagine what summer school could look like).

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Tips for the Socially Distanced Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Schools have either made or are about to make the transition to some sort of hybrid model. The transition is not an easy one. Just ask those who have already been through it. In the midst of adversity and limited training, educators have valiantly risen to the occasion like they always have.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

The Adult Learner: Understanding Their Variability to Customize Their Learning

Digital Promise

COVID-19 has laid bare a long-standing challenge to America’s economic landscape: an underpaid, underappreciated, and underprepared workforce that has recently faced the harshest of economic blows.

8 Benefits of using microlearning when teaching students online

Neo LMS

Learning has always seemed a little bit magical. When a student learns something new, you can actually see a physical reaction: maybe they raise their heads, open their mouths, and widen their eyes. One can say there’s a sparkle there — the magical sparkle of knowledge.

What Role Will Hybrid Learning Play in the Future of K–12 Education?

EdTech Magazine

Faced with ongoing and unpredictable pandemic challenges, K–12 schools have been forced to get creative — finding new ways to facilitate learning at a distance, sustain student engagement and deliver consistent success. It’s been no easy task.

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8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

Seen, Heard, Valued: Listening to the Leadership of Teachers of Color

Digital Promise

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisholm. To begin to address the teacher of color shortage, Digital Promise engaged teachers of color to lead the development of solutions aimed at improving teachers of color recruitment and retention.

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What toddlers teach about tackling poverty

The Christensen Institute

We humans are hardwired to love correlation. Our brains are excellent at spotting patterns , and we use those patterns to help make sense of the world around us more quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately, correlative hardwiring can sometimes get us into trouble.

Provide Peer Support and Combat Social Isolation with After School Pairings and Groupings

Catlin Tucker

In this challenging year, it’s important to celebrate the small successes or “wins.” ” When someone shares a strategy they describe as a “smashing success,” I want to shine a light on that in the hopes that it can help other teachers.

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Meet Educators Addressing Inequities & Breaking Barriers in Their Schools & Districts

Education Elements

In September of 2020, Education Elements announced the first cohort of the “Systems for Education Equity Development," or SEED, Fellowship.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

How to Tell Whether VDI or App Virtualization is Right For Your School

EdTech Magazine

With distance learning increasing the demand for IT user support, many K–12 schools are embracing technologies to simplify and streamline their operations — particularly virtual desktop infrastructure and application virtualization.

The Key to Community College Success: Mentorship

The Christensen Institute

College campuses across the nation are facing declining enrollment amidst the economic shock of COVID-19. While many surveys hinted at a catastrophic jolt to 4-year institutions, it turns out community colleges are the ones experiencing the unprecedented student exodus.

When the Animated Bunny in the TV Show Listens for Kids’ Answers — and Answers Back

Edsurge

During tricky situations in the new PBS KIDS show “Elinor Wonders Why,” a curious rabbit directs a question to viewers, pausing to give them a chance to answer.

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The in-school push to fight misinformation from the outside world

The Hechinger Report

As misleading news reports, misinformation and false data spread throughout the world, students of all ages need better instruction on how to assess media and data. Some universities and some K-12 school systems have developed media literacy courses and standards to help.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.