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3 Ways in which edtech enables hybrid learning


A version of this post was originally published on December 3rd, 2020, in Education IT Reporter. Worldwide, schools and universities are now, like never before, dealing with a large-scale disruption in education. With restrictions still in place, many schools are still closed or functioning at a reduced capacity or with socially-distanced classes, making it challenging to have a stable schedule. Everyone is affected: students, teachers, other school staff, parents.

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A Four Step Process for Developing Data Culture in School Districts

Education Elements

For more than a century, standardized testing data have been used to measure the success of students, teachers, and schools - and even to mark our global competitiveness or lack thereof.


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4 ways to support students during online learning

eSchool News

Online learning can both hinder and hold back a child. During this past year, educators and students across the country have grappled with how to adapt to online learning challenges.

A Message to School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

A great deal has been written on the heroic efforts of teachers during the pandemic. I, for one, have penned my fair share of posts that highlight the exceptional work they have and continue to do under extraordinarily challenging conditions.

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.

Designing and Facilitating Learning for an Alternating A-B Hybrid Schedule

Catlin Tucker

As schools prepare to accommodate more in-person learning, many are opting for a hybrid schedule that divides the student body into two groups that will alternate days on campus to keep numbers lower in classrooms and allow for social distancing.

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Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 720 with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teaching coding can be challenging and expensive, but our guests Sean and Kelly have a solution. We can start teaching the second most popular coding language – Python – in our schools. Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor host the Teaching Python Podcast where they share how to help kids of all ages learn this valuable language.

Why most schools won’t ‘reinvent’ themselves after the pandemic

Dangerously Irrelevant

A number of folks have been eagerly encouraging schools to ‘reinvent’ themselves after the pandemic. Here is a smattering of such articles: A time for disruptive innovation in education. COVID-19 as a catalyst for educational change.

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Ways to Build Media Literacy in Your Students, and Why You Should


“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” – Mark Twain (but not really).[1]. Thanks to the Internet, news can travel around the world at the speed of light. So can lies, conspiracy theories, and misinformation.

100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before becoming a teacher, I didn’t understand why the 100th day of school was a big deal.

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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).

Ten Keys to Affective School Leadership

EdNews Daily

By Jamie Bricker This is the latest article in a monthly series on the impact of Affective Leadership in the school system. Affective leadership is all about working with people, rather than trying to work through them or simply going around them.

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Redesigning for Deeper Learning: 10 cohorts for international school educators!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am SUPER EXCITED to be offering this professional learning opportunity for international school educators! 5 tracks… 10 cohorts… 28 total sessions. ALL on instructional redesign (or leadership) for deeper learning. Woo hoo!

Edupreneur Rising – How Educators Are Creating Side Businesses

The CoolCatTeacher

Will Deymaport talks about the profit and purpose behind edupreneurs From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In today’s episode, Dr. Will Deymaport talks about the trends, topics, and timeliness of something called, edupreneurship. Teachers everywhere are doing some inventive things to make ends meet. In March 2019, Dr. Will made a documentary The Edupreneur.

What You Might Have Missed in January

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of January. Classes in Remote Teaching. 5 (free) Shortkey Posters. 9 Great Websites to Inspire 3rd Graders. Ten Most Important Keyboard Keys. Great Websites for Special Needs. Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond. Game-based Learning in Remote Teaching.

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.

Google Applied Digital Skills: 5 reasons why you should try this FREE curriculum

Ditch That Textbook

Google’s Applied Digital Skills Curriculum can be the refreshing resource you never knew you needed. Best of all, it’s easy to use and 100% free for everyone! This post is guest written by Sue Tranchina. Sue is a high school business-technology and video production teacher at Shore Regional High School in West Long Branch, NJ. […]. The post Google Applied Digital Skills: 5 reasons why you should try this FREE curriculum appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. G Suite

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Books I read in January 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in January 2021… A Murder of Quality , John le Carré [detective]. Soothsayer , Mike Resnick [sci fi]. Oracle , Mike Resnick [sci fi]. Prophet , Mike Resnick [sci fi]. The Widowmaker Reborn , Mike Resnick [sci fi].


The Delicate Question of Teacher Digital Transition

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Every teacher and school or district administrator with few exceptions believes you need to have a teacher for education to function, for kids to learn. Also, a physical place is a major part of the identity construct and EdTech is a tool but not an equal collaborator.

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#WorldReadAloudDay February 5

Ask a Tech Teacher

On Feb. 5, 2020, World Read Aloud Day celebrates the pure joy of oral reading with kids of all ages.

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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.

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators


Classrooms in the United States are more diverse—culturally and linguistically—than ever before.[15] 15] Yet schools are often structured to exclude students from marginalized communities.

Tony Vincent Electrifies Lessons with His Digital Toolbox


I’ve been to dozens of education and technology conferences over the last two decades, but I have never attended, and I have never spoken at a CUE event. That changes in March when I speak at Virtual Spring CUE 2021.

Podcast – Esports Driving All Academic Achievement

EdNews Daily

Esports is the new “hook” to keep students working in other subjects despite being remote or partially physically attending schools in some sort of hybrid schedule.

College Board Changes AP Exams Again to Accommodate Pandemic-Era Testing


Since the Advanced Placement (AP) program began in the 1950s, tens of millions of students have taken their exams in school, with paper and pencil, over the course of several hours. That format held for decades, but ultimately could not withstand the challenges posed by a global pandemic.

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!

Should we radically change the way we teach digital citizenship?


February 9th, 2021, marks the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day , a day to come “together for a better internet,” which is more important than ever in light of recent events.

Other Data: 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

Teachers are given bar graphs on tests to show if they're actually making a difference but there are other data points you should consider. The post Other Data: 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Inspirational New Teacher Whole Teacher

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No More School Money Worries

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen First there was the CARES Act, which is still not entirely spent out. Many areas of the country who didn’t get their allocation spent up by the end of 2020 got extensions. The CARES Act was close to $34 billion for schools, with at least $13.5 billion just for K12.

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How Educators are Using the Exclusive Social Media App Clubhouse


Maybe you’ve heard the buzz, maybe you’re on the waitlist, or perhaps you’ve entered a few rooms. The new social media app Clubhouse is gaining traction across many industries as Influencers, celebrities , and marketing professionals are heading to the app to connect and collaborate. (If

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.

5 ways schools hope to fight Covid-19 learning loss

The Hechinger Report

Schools are planning extended years, summer programs and tutoring sessions to address Covid-19 reading loss. Credit: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report.

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QR Code in Google Chrome

Teacher Tech

Update your Google Chrome to find the QR code option in the address bar. This is NOT an extension. This is part of the update in Google Chrome. 3 Dots in the Chrome Browser In Google Chrome go to the 3 dots menu in the upper right of your browser. Go down to Settings. In […].

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Feel the Love with ST Math this February

MIND Research Institute

Let’s face it - math doesn’t always get the love it deserves. Many individuals experience math anxiety which can lead to poor math performance. But by changing our attitudes about math, we can help reduce that anxiety! Here at MIND, we love math and want students to feel the same way.