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Still learning? Still growing?

Dangerously Irrelevant

As a history major in college and former Social Studies teacher, I am aware of the racial abuses that have permeated our nation’s history and continue to be present. As a former attorney and current school law instructor, I also am cognizant of the laws and policies that perpetuate existing injustices and active harm to people of color. . AND… AND… as a tall, White, straight, cisgender, financially secure, male professor, I must continue to confront my privilege, bias, and need to take greater a

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The Next Pandemic: Mental Health

Edsurge

“The pandemic has been a challenge I never expected … My emotions are all over the place. I am always on edge. This is the most overwhelmed I’ve ever felt in my life. There are moments I don’t think it can get worse, and Boomer, my 4-year old, will walk up to me, give me a hug and just tell me he loves me.” Michael Phelps, Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps is hardly alone as COVID-19 has caused most parents to struggle with new realities.

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7 Ways to Pick PD that Fits Your Personal Plan this Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Summer 2020 will need to be one of healing and rest but it is also a summer where we need to learn and level up. ln today’s show, Danielle Strohmeyer talks about seven things to consider as we design a personal learning plan this summer. We’ve also included links to the courses from advancement courses.

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When Reopening Schools Safety Must Come First

A Principal's Reflections

As more and more states and countries reopen their respective economies, schools will soon follow. Early lessons can be learned on how to do this successfully where this has already happened abroad. Even though remote learning might continue in some form preparations for in-person learning have to be made. In a recent post , I outlined eight specific focus areas that should be considered as part of any re-entry plan.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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Exploring new ideas: Student-driven remote learning

Neo LMS

For many schools, it has been nearly two months of remote learning. Many schools around the world are facilitating remote learning for the remainder of this academic year and possibly longer, and we can take this as an opportunity to try new ideas. With the school year winding down, we must take time to think about our transitions back into our physical classroom.

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Racial Injustice: Teaching Resources

Catlin Tucker

Teachers have a unique opportunity to engage students in exploring the complex issue of racial injustice. Students need a space to explore their feelings and reflect on what is happening, why it is happening, and what they can do to create positive change. Educators may be looking for resources they can lean on as they navigate these complex issues with their students who understandably have a variety of feelings about what is taking place in our country.

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Here’s a Preview of June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of some of the articles that are coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in June: Subscriber Special. Internet Safety Month. Tech Tips. Tech Ed Resources. How to Motivate Summer School Students. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Best practices for supporting parents with remote learning

Neo LMS

With schools under lockdown, parents have taken on the role of teachers, in addition to being caregivers and workers. In these uncertain times, it’s hard to say when things will go back to “normal”. This situation has elicited all kinds of responses from parents. Many have praised teachers for their dedication while others feel ambivalent about remote learning.

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8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Working at home changes us. It has undoubtedly changed me as has the time away from the physical presence of my students and colleagues. Despite that some teachers and administrators say they are working less – I’m working much more. So, my method of working has had to change, as well.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 029 ? Burlington Public Schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of check-ins with educators all over. Episode 029 is below. Thank you, Patrick Larkin and Dennis Villano , for sharing how the Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, Massachusetts are adapting to our new challenges and opportunities.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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What You Might Have Missed in May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of May: Subscriber Special: May. World Password Day — It’s Coming! Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts for the Tech Teacher in Your Life. Last Chance for this Online College-credit Classes–DigCit and Tech Tools for Writing. Tech Tools for Specials. Find Public Domain Images. College or Career? Check out These. 13 Teaching Strategies to Shake up Your Remote Teaching.

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Racial Injustice: Teaching Complex Issues

Catlin Tucker

Teachers have a unique opportunity to engage students in exploring the complex issue of racial injustice. Students need a space to explore their feelings and reflect on what is happening, why it is happening, and what they can do to create positive change. Educators may be looking for resources they can lean on as they navigate these complex issues with their students who understandably have a variety of feelings about what is taking place in our country.

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New 360? Guide Showcases 27 Stories from Around the World

Digital Promise

Since 2016, Digital Promise’s 360° Story Lab has supported people in using emerging and interactive technologies to create media that goes beyond the frame of traditional media and journalism. Through experiential storytelling and immersive design, creators and activists globally share their perspectives and inspire positive action on issues they care about.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 028 – Heritage High School

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10- to 15-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 028 is below. Thank you, Shameka Gerald , for sharing how Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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Subscriber Special: June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. June. Subscribe to our newsletter, sign up here. Get 10% off your next purchase and monthly discounts after that. Easy! Questions? Email askatechteacher@gmail.com. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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How Schools Are Recruiting New Teachers Virtually

EdTech Magazine

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many school districts to quickly embrace new ways of teaching and learning. It also led them to move teacher hiring online amid uncertainty about the profession. While some districts — especially those in high-poverty areas — have dealt with teacher shortages in STEM, special education and bilingual education, the pandemic’s impact on school systems may have exacerbated those.

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Black Math Teachers Are Good For More Than Race Stuff

The Jose Vilson

This #Blackout era has provided some of us with a quixotic yet prosperous platform to center our experiences without apology. The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of police, plus the ensuing uprisings across the world have created a level of urgency among white educators to become more aware of their complicity.

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Books I read in May 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in May 2020… New York 2140 , Kim Stanley Robinson [sci fi]. The Mysterious Affair at Styles , Agatha Christie [mystery]. Staked , Kevin Hearne [fantasy]. Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries , Kevin Hearne [fantasy]. Besieged , Kevin Hearne [fantasy]. Scourged , Kevin Hearne [fanntasy]. Three Slices , Delilah Dawson, Kevin Hearne, & Chuck Wendig [fantasy].

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.

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Being ?Non-Racist? Is Not Enough. Let?s Talk About Being Actively Anti-Racist.

Edsurge

Memorial Day weekend for some meant taking the space to acknowledge and mourn fellow battle buddies. Memorial Day weekend for Black people meant waking up from what was considered to be “a long weekend of rest” to seeing white people use their power and privilege against Black bodies on more than one occasion. It’s attempting to balance the need to talk about George Floyd and Christian Cooper, while suppressing the pain and fear heard in both of their voices as if they knew death was around the

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How to Make the Case for Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

The education sector still lags behind other industries when it comes to cybersecurity. A 2018 SecurityScorecard report found that education ranked last out of 17 industries in the country in terms of overall cybersecurity posture. It also found that education ranked poorly in three key areas: application security, patching cadence and network security.

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Rocketbook has an exciting new education product (that I love)

Educational Technology Guy

Rocketbook , in partnership with Think Board, is launching the Think Board X2. Designed for students, teachers, and working professionals, the Think Board X2 is a reusable peel-and-stick whiteboard with built-in Rocketbook Beacons. Beacons allow you to capture, organize and broadcast important notes and diagrams in real-time, and share them to your favorite cloud services.

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Podcast ? Digital Instructional Design is Different and Getting More Different

EdNews Daily

Here’s the latest EduJedi podcast Each podcast offers interviews of leaders in education or the ed-tech industry, research from the Learning Counsel and the renowned insights of LeiLani Cauthen, who has been helping define this century’s real change to teaching and learning from a deep understanding of our schools and innovations in computing and learning software for over twenty years.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.

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Blending Art and Algorithms, Desmos Sets Out to Reimagine Math Curriculum

Edsurge

It’s an art competition unlike most others. Contestants must use a graphing calculator and “draw” every line, curve, shade and highlight with an equation. One entry looks like an animation straight from a video game. Another is a recreation of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night.” Others could pass for postcards of the iconic Hong Kong skyline or the Eiffel Tower.

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How K–12 Schools Can Measure Ed Tech ROI

EdTech Magazine

The COVID-inspired rush to distance learning is putting pressure on already-strained IT budgets in school districts nationwide as educators strive to provide students with needed devices and online tools. That comes on top of the $13 billion districts already spend on ed tech tools each year. Over the past five years, K–12 technology spending grew more than 8.6 percent a year, Technavio reports.

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“I AM A SCIENTIST” INITIATIVE SEEKS TO CONNECT STUDENTS WITH REAL-LIFE SCIENTIST STORIES TO PROMOTE STEM DIVERSITY

Educational Technology Guy

This new classroom program, founded by two women who have overcome their own relevant hurdles, introduces students, particularly those in junior high/high school, to real-life stories of today’s scientists who are on the frontline of modern innovation—on a mission to inspire STEM careers while shattering outdated industry stereotypes. Key Takeaways “I Am A Scientist” helps students connect to stories of real-life scientists on the frontline of modern innovation to inspire STEM careers & shat

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An Open Letter to America?s Educators

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik Relax. You are okay. Everything is going to be okay. We know these are uncertain times. As the people who are responsible for delivering education to the children of our nation, you have been carrying quite a burden. You may not be sleeping much, and you are, no doubt, working through the rigors of a temporary new normal in your personal and family life as well as shouldering the responsibility for your school, district or state.

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences. Discover how the Instructure Learning Platform supports today's K-12 classroom through: A central, consistent, connected hub of the digital learning environment.

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Why Middle Schoolers Thrive in a Self-Paced Classroom

Edsurge

When we decided that we’d be giving our sixth-grade students control over their own learning this year, our colleagues told us we were crazy. Middle schoolers, they warned us, are unable to work at their own pace because they lack academic fundamentals, intrinsic motivation and basic time management skills. This is especially true for sixth graders, they said, who are managing a challenging transition to middle school and lack independence.

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How K–12 Schools Can Measure Ed Tech ROI

EdTech Magazine

The COVID-inspired rush to distance learning is putting pressure on already-strained IT budgets in school districts nationwide as educators strive to provide students with needed devices and online tools. That comes on top of the $13 billion districts already spend on ed tech tools each year. Over the past five years, K–12 technology spending grew more than 8.6 percent a year, Technavio reports.

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30 Reflection Prompts For Teacher Well-Being

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Reflection Prompts For Teacher Well-Being. by TeachThought Staff. Reflection prompts are usually for students so reflection prompts for teachers aren’t something you see every day. The big idea is simple enough: Reflection leads to growth–well, accurate, well-framed, and intentional reflection can lead to growth. Thus these prompts. Just as metacognitive prompts help students reflect on the process of learning, the following prompts can help teachers reflect on the full picture of

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Working through the Challenges of Virtual STEM: A State-of-the-Art Discussion

EdNews Daily

Learning is at a crossroads, and the decisions we make today may well set the course for the coming years in educational instruction. In this Learning Counsel Crossroads Virtual Discussion, some of the country’s leading STEM (and STEAM) experts explain how they are working through the limitations of the COVID-19 lockdown, and how they overcame some very daunting challenges to find success for their students.

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LIVE DEMO: Using PowerPoint to Create Compelling Presentations for Virtual Training

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Have you ever caught an employee sleeping during training? Compelling content is paramount, but trying to do so with the same tools you've always used is complicated, right? Wrong! Powerpoint has excellent features that, with a bit of creativity, can help you improve your presentations and keep your people engaged without going over budget. By utilizing newer components that enable interactive sequences, navigable content to respond to your audience, and pop quizzes for informal knowledge checks