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National Bullying Prevention Month–October

Ask a Tech Teacher

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it.

How to Make Remote Instruction Work

EdNews Daily

By Alex Fernandez As schools across the country resume instruction this fall, there are few certainties and seemingly endless questions.

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Best Tools for Teachers


Here's what you need to know about the digital tools for teachers, such as Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and Flipgrid

Creating Your Own Tutoring and Teaching Company with Megan Padden-Shin

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creating Your Own Tutoring and Teaching Company with Megan Padden-Shin Megan Padden-Shin has successfully built a tutoring and teaching company during the past two years.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Inspire Young Writer’s with Young Writers Program

Ask a Tech Teacher

A warm welcome to Sean Clark, Instructional Aide, and his first time contributing to Ask a Tech Teacher.

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12 social media-inspired Google Slides templates

Ditch That Textbook

Students use social media all the time. Let's put those skills to use! In these social media-inspired Google Slides templates, they can show what they know with their favorite apps. No matter the age -- kindergarten to high school senior -- students are pretty familiar with social media.

Research Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Research-Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads Dr. Matthew Rhoads is teaching at a distance and coaching other teachers to improve their teaching as well.

What You Might Have Missed in September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of September: 19 Websites and 5 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills. Teacher-Authors–Writing and Labor Day Go Well Together. 5 reasons why outdoor learning is vital for young children. Favorite Shortkeys for Special Needs.

What Educators Need to know about Social Media, Online Bullying, and Hate Speech in Schools


The Internet has revolutionized much of modern life, especially when it comes to education. There are benefits when students can learn and socialize in online spaces, but it comes with a dark side. Nearly three out of five U.S. teens say they have been harassed or bullied online.

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

6 ideas for infusing choice into the math classroom

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Mandi Tolen a math teacher from Missouri. You can connect with her on Twitter @MandiTolenEDU and check out her blog I love the idea of giving students choices in the classroom.

High-Agency in the Remote and Hybrid Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Educators desperately want and need support. They need practical strategies that are not just effective but also can be developed in a reasonable amount of time.

Tech Tip #9–Quickly Hide Your Screen

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.

USAID INVEST: A step in the right direction

The Christensen Institute

Mira Mehta is on a mission. Through her company Tomato Jos , she hopes to make tomato paste affordable to the average Nigerian, increase local farmers’ income by making tomato farming more productive, and make tomato processing, distribution, and sales more profitable for entrepreneurs.

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

Three Retrospectives We Love for Reflecting on Return Planning

Education Elements

Across the country, students have returned to school, whether it’s in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid model.

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Taking students seriously disrupts our comfort and threatens our sense of authority

Dangerously Irrelevant

Nicole Williams Beechum said : We know from research that students can have more robust learning experiences when what happens in school is relevant to their lives, helps them connect to a larger purpose, and is grounded in a sense of belonging.

What 5 chatbots tell us about the future of HE


Last time we talked about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education , we’ve seen how smart speakers can help university students navigate campus life. However, voice-assisted technology isn’t the only one making a splash in universities; text-based communication is also a big hit.

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New data reveals a unique picture of school innovation in a challenging year

The Christensen Institute

Across the country, redefining the status quo has become the status quo for K–12 schools. Wide-scale remote and hybrid learning, mask-wearing culture, and “pods” all fall outside the bounds of what most of us imagined as mainstream schooling before this year.

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2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Opinion: It is Time for Real Change – and That Change is Long Overdue

EdNews Daily

By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Our school calendar, based on factors that are long gone, is one of the most antiquated things that still exists in schools.

Blended Teaching: How Plagiarism Detection Software can Help Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Blended Teaching: How Plagiarism Detection Software Can Help Educators Gain Confidence Discover the benefits of using plagiarism detection software in times of blended teaching Today, EdTech has become more popular than ever before.

Books I read in September 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in September 2020… Parable of the Sower , Octavia Butler [sci fi]. Parable of the Talents , Octavia Butler [sci fi]. All Systems Red , Martha Wells [sci fi]. Lord Foul’s Bane , Stephen Donaldson [fantasy]. The Illearth War , Stephen Donaldson [fantasy].

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Teletherapy’s post-pandemic staying power

The Christensen Institute

Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic and one thing is certain: we are not going back to “normal” any time soon.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

Google Classroom Popsicle Sticks – Call on Students

Teacher Tech

If you use Google Classroom you can call on students randomly from within the Google Classroom App. Mobile App This works only on your phone or iPad (or using the Google Classroom android app on a Chromebook.) This currently does NOT work on the web version of Google Classroom.

Prioritizing school funding in the midst of multiple crises

eSchool News

Faced with fast-changing instructional models, varying infection rates, decreasing revenue sources, and a variety of natural disasters, how can education finance officials meet the short-term needs of their districts as well as longer-term school funding requirements?

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Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

The Hechinger Report

Monica Williams remembers the late May day she and first grade teacher Lizette Gutierrez reconnected with the four young siblings from Cable Elementary. No teachers from the San Antonio elementary had heard from the children since schools closed abruptly in March due to the pandemic.

Amidst a pandemic, student-centered learning makes progress

The Christensen Institute

In challenging times such as these, a focus on silver linings can help you muster the strength to persevere. For innovative K–12 educators, one such silver lining is the progress being made toward student-centered learning.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.