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8 Ways teachers can better deal with digital fatigue

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in EdTech Magazine , on June 18, 2021. Teaching is a profoundly caring profession. Just like doctors, nurses, and therapists, teachers deeply impact the lives of all the people they work with.

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Using Pop Culture to Teach Writing Skills

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Nancy Barile has an incredible story of how she uses the show The Walking Dead to engage learners in writing skills and more.

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Technology and Teaching: A Conversation with Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, taught for 36 years before retiring. Here is Part 2 of his discussion on technology’s place in education: Part II Technology is Here to Stay: A Conversation with Teachers.

Shifting from Time-Consuming Teacher-led Workflows to Sustainable Student-led Workflows

Catlin Tucker

I had the pleasure of chatting with Matt Miller this week for my podcast, The Balance. During our conversation, we explored aspects of the teaching profession that are time-consuming and create work-life imbalance.

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.

Four Practical Ways to Blend

A Principal's Reflections

When it comes to blended learning, it is essential first to have an underlying understanding as to why this pedagogical strategy is valuable in the classroom. Let’s take a step back before diving into the nuts and bolts.

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16+ Websites on Assessments

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to. Blendsapce –if you create your lesson plans in BlendSpace, it includes opportunities to assess learning. Easy CBM. Educreations –video a whiteboard explanation of how students are completing a task (app).

Watch MY World 360° Media During the Global Week to #Act4SDGs

Digital Promise

The post Watch MY World 360° Media During the Global Week to #Act4SDGs appeared first on Digital Promise. 360 Story Lab Blog Educators

How STEM is preparing students for future careers

Neo LMS

There are few areas of our lives in which science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) don’t play a key role. There is an increasing number of areas in which our activities are becoming more reliant upon the tools of our digital age.

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Google’s buried treasure: 20 hidden tricks and tools

Ditch That Textbook

Google is a behemoth. With all of its tools and apps and programs and initiatives, there’s no way to keep tabs on everything. As such, it’s easy for newer Google tools — and even some that have been around for a while — to slip through the cracks.

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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).

Does Mindfulness Make Your Class Better?

Ask a Tech Teacher

District Administration recently published an interesting article on how mindfulness creates kinder classrooms and reduces problematic behaviors by 18%. Click the link and check out their thoughts. If you’d like background on Mindfulness, check our article published earlier on.

Research Spotlight: Helping Refugee Students Learn in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In today's show, we are working to develop empathy for some of our most struggling students – students who are refugees.

Personalizing Learning: Flexible Pace & Path

Education Elements

In 2014, Education Elements promoted the notion of "Integrated Digital Content" as a core component of blended learning. In 2017 we changed this term to “Flexible Content and Tools,” recognizing that both online and offline content have an important role to play when personalizing learning.

How Toxic Positivity Demoralizes Teachers and Hurts Schools

Edsurge

Several years ago, during her first year teaching at a new school, Rachel cried a lot. Under the thumb of a relentlessly upbeat administrator, Rachel, an educator and librarian in New Jersey, was pressed to be happy all the time.

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.

16 Websites and 5 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many of my most popular articles are about mouse skills. Every year, tens of thousands of teachers visit Ask a Tech Teacher to find resources for teaching students how to use a mouse. No surprise because using a mouse correctly is one of the most important pre-keyboarding skills.

PROOF POINTS: Can making music remake the mind?

The Hechinger Report

Music education advocates have been fighting back against school budget cuts by claiming that that learning music makes kids better at learning other things.

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Success Starts with Heart: How Chicago Public Schools Centered Identity, Relationships, and Community to Welcome Back Students This School Year

Education Elements

Every first day of school is a new opportunity for a fresh start. As the first day of the 2021-2022 school year approached, teachers across the country were grappling with the question: How do I start fresh when faced with so much uncertainty? Social and Emotional Learning District Leadership

Ed Tech Access and Competency Make Virtual Learning Options Equitable

EdTech Magazine

A mandate in Ontario, Canada, requires all school districts in the province to provide a virtual learning option to K–12 students for the 2021-2022 school year. Over the summer, families were asked whether they wanted their students to learn virtually or in person.

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.

9/11… We Remember

Ask a Tech Teacher

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Google Classroom Student View

Teacher Tech

Images from the student point of view in Google Classroom to use in materials. The post Google Classroom Student View appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom google Google Classroom

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First nationwide look at racial breakdown of career education confirms deep divides

The Hechinger Report

In Nevada, just 4 percent of students who took a career-oriented science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) course in the 2019-20 school year — 88 students total — were Black, even though Black students make up more than 11 percent of the state’s public school enrollment.

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6 Great Apps to Enhance Students Social Emotional Learning

Educators Technology

Social emotional learning (SEL), as defined by EQ, is "the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and.read more. Social emotional learning

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!

Use This Strategy to Groom Grammar Gurus

MiddleWeb

Using the strategies he shares here, ELA teacher and professional development author Jeremy Hyler has been able to reach more middle grades students and help them understand how they can power up their ability to communicate by learning grammar skills and code switching.

Google Classroom: Parent/Guardian FAQ

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom: Printable FAQ Guide for Parents & Guardians. The post Google Classroom: Parent/Guardian FAQ appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

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STUDENT VOICE: Mental health is a big, important issue for student parents

The Hechinger Report

At the age of 18, I welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world and became a single parent. During that time, I was still learning, growing and healing, not yet aware of how mental health and the stigma of being a single mother would impact my overall well-being and future.

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ESOL Students: 6 Tips For Empowering Their Educations

techlearning

Holding ESOL students to high standards while providing them with a culturally responsive education is crucial

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.

What Will Online Learning Look Like in 10 Years? Zoom Has Some Ideas

Edsurge

Last March, Zoom, the ubiquitous online conferencing platform, became a staple of daily life for many students and educators as learning shifted online.

3 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome

Teacher Tech

Keyboard shortcuts help you save a lot of time in your day. Control L I use this a LOT! When I want to share a website I use Control L to highlight the URL and then Control C to copy the web address. Control R REFRESH the page with Control R.

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Helping science teachers tackle misinformation and controversial topics 

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

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