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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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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.

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.

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.

5 Ways to Build Trust Between Principals and Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Craig Randall shares how to improve the dialog and improve teaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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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.

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).

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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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.

A Look at Your School, Post-COVID: Relevant?

CUE

If the pandemic disappeared tonight and all your students could come to class tomorrow, would you teach differently than you did pre-COVID? Would your school offer opportunities it hadn’t before? I hope the answer is yes.

What Teachers Pay Teachers Is Learning From Bad Lessons and Upset Teachers

Edsurge

The popular lesson-sharing site Teachers Pay Teachers first landed on Jenny Kay Dupuis’ radar a little over a year ago.

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!

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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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.

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Jamboard: Add a Background from Canva

Teacher Tech

Alexes Terry of Twisted Teaching shares in this YouTube video how to create custom backgrounds using Canva. Presentation Template Use the Presentation Template that is 1920 by 1080 pixels. This gives you the right dimensions for the Jamboard background.

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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 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.

Nurturing Truth-Seeking Communities in School

MiddleWeb

Over the life of our nation, history has been recorded from a singularly white perspective. Pablo Wolfe, Mary Ehrenworth and Marc Todd suggest ways we can create truth-seeking communities in our schools and “inoculate our students against the viral spread of falsehood.”.

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Kids are shooting hoops with rolled up socks, but pandemic phys ed is not cancelled

The Hechinger Report

It’s almost time for gym class, and my fifth grader can’t find her tennis ball. This story also appeared in The Washington Post. Adrienne, did you take it?” she demands of her younger sister, who swears she didn’t (though she probably did). How about a soccer ball?” I ask.

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What Happens After February 28th? With @Basil_Marin @ThriveInEdu @Rdene915 @Mjmcalliwrites

Teacher Tech

“What happens after FEb. Do we go back to what we were doing? That’s not equity. We have to do better about recognizing people every, single day,” says Dr. Basil Marin. The post What Happens After February 28th? With @Basil_Marin @ThriveInEdu @Rdene915 @Mjmcalliwrites appeared first on Teacher Tech.