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How to Hold Effective Classroom Discussions


Classroom discussions can be one of the best ways to boost student engagement. As students discuss their perspectives with each other, they’ll not only solidify their understanding of a topic—they may learn to see it in a new light, too.

6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments


Throughout the school year, we have many opportunities to engage students in digital storytelling.

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Reflections on project-based learning

eSchool News

David Ross is a global education consultant and former CEO of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21).

Show Me the Money: How to Ace Your VC Meeting

Mike Teng

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 Ways to Teach Gratitude in your Classroom #creativitymatters

The CoolCatTeacher

Lesson Plans that Teach Gratitude From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Whatever your activities for November and Thanksgiving, I’ve got some ideas to inspire gratitude in your classroom.

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3 Ways to Streamline Expectations While Making Things Easier for Educators

A Principal's Reflections

It seems like every day presents a new challenge or adventure, depending on how you view the current landscape. Educators are stressed, worn-out, and constantly wondering when the pandemic will end. There are no easy answers or solutions that will work for everyone.

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How to Put Kindness in Your Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Image credit: [link] /. World Kindness Day 11/13. Kindness isn’t a natural instinct. In the continuum of nature vs. nurture, it’s well on the side of nurture. Kids aren’t born knowing the part community and friendship play in their lives. They learn this from family, friends, schoolmates, and life in general. That means, among the topics that must be covered in school, kindness may be the most important. What is kindness?

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How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell Teaching online is challenging for many teachers.

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The truth about “Maslow before Bloom”


Among the many famous sayings that teachers know by heart, “Maslow before Bloom” stands out the most.

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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).

Ditch That State Report Card: Design your Wakelet evidence-based portfolio

Ditch That Textbook

Through the use of Wakelet Spaces, teachers created their own Wakelet Evidence-Based Portfolios. You can too. Here's how. This post is written by Dr. Randall Sampson. Randall is the founder of Liberty Leadership Development.

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Our Virtual Journey – Lessons Learned

EdNews Daily

By Rita Mortenson Like many school districts across the nation, the decision to open our doors virtually for students in grades 3-12 was heartbreaking.

Here’s a Preview of November

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in November. It’s a short month and we wish you the best during your holiday celebrations: How to Make Kindness Part of Your Classes. National STEM/STEAM Day. Tech Tips: 4 Stages of Keyboarding Growth.

Adaptations for Flexible Learning in a Resilient School District

Education Elements

Fenestration, in architecture, is the way windows, doors, and openings are placed and arranged on a building. In medicine, fenestration refers to a new opening in the body made through surgery. There is another meaning of the word and it is used to describe openings in the leaves of plants.

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.

A Message from Karen Cator

Digital Promise

Friends, Between the global COVID-19 pandemic and a tumultuous election season in the U.S., I want to first acknowledge how challenging this year has been for so many of us.

Supporting Mental Health in Schools

A Principal's Reflections

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on students’ mental health, from coping with stress and anxiety about their health or the health of loved ones, isolation from friends, and now, a school year that, in many cases, looks very different than any they’ve experienced in the past.

What You Might Have Missed in October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of October: Inspire Young Writer’s with Young Writers Program. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Digital Citizenship Week–Oct. 19-23–Here’s What You Need. 10 Best US Colleges for Computer Science. How do I become a Web Designer?

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid for a Stronger Data Culture in Schools

Education Elements

On January 28, 1986, the space program experienced one of its most catastrophic events to date when the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart just over a minute after launch. All seven crew members died, including Christa McAulliffe, a school teacher who would have been the first teacher in space.

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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.

Looking Beyond the Pandemic: We Need a Change in Attitude

EdNews Daily

By Christy Stephens Martin, Ed.D Our nation is suffering from a labor shortage. Most especially, in the area of trades and unskilled labor. As a nation, we have encouraged our youth to go to college and seek the higher echelons of medicine, law, business, engineering, and architecture. We have encouraged them to seek a career that will ring of success and discouraged those fields that require labor, dirt and skilled knowledge.

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Books I read in October 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in October 2020… What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism , Dan Rather & Elliott Kirschner [politics]. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous , Ocean Vuong [literary fiction]. The Guest List , Lucy Foley [mystery]. The Fifth Season , N. Jemisin [sci fi].


Subscriber Special: November

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. November. Coming soon: Discounts on Google Play products. Stay tuned! If you aren’t a subscriber to our newsletter, sign up here. Then get your monthly freebies!

How Introducing AI Across the Curriculum May Address Key Equity Concerns


“It should be fun to work with artificial intelligence tools,” says Nancye Blair Black, Project Lead for AI Explorations and Their Practical Use in School Environments. We want all students to have an equitable opportunity to succeed.

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!

Immerse in @Buncee: Explore the New Augmented Reality! By @Rdene915

Teacher Tech

cee???? now has augmented reality available on the iOS app?! The post Immerse in @Buncee: Explore the New Augmented Reality! By @Rdene915 appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool

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PROOF POINTS: White and female teachers show racial bias in evaluating second grade writing

The Hechinger Report

Racial bias in grading is a persistent and knotty problem. It’s one of the reasons that it’s better to grade essay exams blind without students’ names attached to them.

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Effective Questioning During Remote Learning


Effective questioning during remote learning doesn’t require new strategies. Consultant Barbara Blackburn suggests building questions with higher order thinking models; including questioning stems; adding cubing for student choice; and having students source their answers.

In a Contentious Year, Can Social Studies Be Taught Free of Bias?


By now, nearly everyone is aware that Columbus did not “discover” the Americas so much as introduce their existence to Europeans.

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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.

Time’s Up for Breakout Room: Google Slides Hack

Teacher Tech

When students are in a breakout room you may want to have each group have a Google Slides for them to organize their conversations and guide the activities. To let students know that the time is up I have coded a “Time’s Up” announcement to push to the slides.

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New data: Even within the same district some wealthy schools get millions more than poor ones

The Hechinger Report

At Ronald D. O’Neal Elementary School, in Elgin, Illinois, none of the third graders could read and write at grade level according to state tests in 2019.

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Enough with the CRAAP: We’re just not doing it right


It’s not the web it used to be and our traditional approaches to teaching about it no longer make sense. In fact, we teach strategies that often fail our students.