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How to Understand Generation Alpha

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There’s a new generation in town. That’s right. Gen Z is now followed by Generation Alpha.

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Most Common Tech Problems You-all Face

Ask a Tech Teacher

In the grad school classes I teach and my coaching sessions, the biggest problem facing teachers is not the 3R’s or equity or differentiation. It’s technology. In an education environment that is taught remotely as much as in person, this has become a big deal.

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5 E-learning trends for 2021 and beyond

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in Education Technology , on April 14, 2021. Covid-19 has given a boost to edtech and digital learning, and I believe this will last well beyond the pandemic.

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Re-Thinking the Learning Environment

A Principal's Reflections

There is always a great deal of focus on the why, how, and what in relation to standards, curriculum, and essential concepts when it comes to learning.

The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

3 Benefits to Earning a Product Certification

Digital Promise

For educators, finding high-quality products in an enormous edtech market is challenging. Educators’ plates are already full, which can make the time-consuming task of vetting edtech tools feel overwhelming.

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Continuing blended learning in the fall? Keep these 9 steps in mind for success.

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning—the integration of online learning into brick-and-mortar school settings—has gained traction, if also notoriety, during the pandemic. Traction because the hybrid arrangements that many schools turned to this year largely rely on blended learning.

Where Change Begins

Education Elements

I was recently struck by a piece by Elena Aguilar , the “coach’s coach,” about acting in one’s sphere of influence to create change. She writes that when looking at making change in the world, the best place to start is within one’s sphere of influence.

Niles Elementary School Students Win Grand Prize and $5,000 Grant in National Book Challenge

CUE

Local educator and longtime CUE member, Ms. Sissie Lola-Woodward, and her first grade class at Niles Elementary School have been announced as the grand prize winners in the 2020-2021 National Book Challenge hosted by Studentreasures Publishing.

Tech Tip #24: Open a New Word Doc without the Program

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.

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.

Schools bar Native students from wearing traditional regalia at graduation

The Hechinger Report

Eighteen-year-old Nyché Andrew stepped on stage to take the podium in front of her classmates and their families on an overcast afternoon last month. “We

New K–12 Technology Leaders Rise Up from the Educator and Administrator Ranks

EdTech Magazine

Oscar Rico describes his first days as technology director at Canutillo Independent School District in El Paso, Texas, as an effort to “swim an ocean” of information. It was spring 2020, in the early days of the pandemic.

The New 70/30 Rule: 70% Will Get Us $72 Trillion

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark In Part One of this series, we envisioned a world where vastly greater numbers of students could improve their cognitive skills so that they score at the 70th percentile or higher. Why the 70th percentile?

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Last Chance for this College-credit Tech-for-writing Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 558: Teach Writing With Tech. Starts Monday, June 21, 2021! This is the last chance to sign up. Click this link to sign up.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

The Long and Surprising History of ‘Teaching Machines’

Edsurge

Long before the advent of personal computers, inventors and researchers created what they called “teaching machines” in hopes of revolutionizing education. Some of these creations date back to the 1920s, and were made from wood and brass.

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Best Practices for Stopping Ransomware Attacks

EdTech Magazine

The annual back-to-school superintendent conference day on Sept. 3, 2019, at New York’s Monroe-Woodbury Central School District should have been one of excitement and reconnection for staff and administrators.

Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from Noun to Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Read about my 15 ways you can turn STEM from a noun to a verb! Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. The first post involved the “why”, and this second post provides 15 ideas for the “how”.

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5 Tips For Writing An Effective MBA Personal Statement

EdNews Daily

Let’s say you earned your Bachelor’s Degree ten years ago and have been working ever since graduation. While you like your job, you want to move up the ladder and earn a bigger salary. To do this, you determined your best course of action is to go back to school and earn your MBA.

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The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

That Class Where Stanford Profs Projected Hundreds of Zoom Students on a Video Wall

Edsurge

The pandemic inspired some professors to get creative in their teaching as they tried to move in-person courses online in engaging ways.

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4 Tips for Protecting Take-Home Devices

EdTech Magazine

After more than 12 years working with one-to-one device programs, I’ve heard some pretty interesting tales when it comes to device care. One very 21st century take on “the dog ate my homework” came after a tablet was returned with some serious teeth marks!

Canva: 4 Publishing Projects To Get You Excited For The Summer!

TeacherCast

Canva is an amazing graphic application but did you know it is also one of the BEST publishing platforms? In this episode of Tech Coach Weekly, we show you 4 of our favorite things you can PUBLISH using Canva! About Tech Coach Weekly.

Making Lemonade in a Pandemic

EdNews Daily

By Kandace Bethea The pandemic has certainly presented us with many nearly insurmountable challenges, but challenges also bring change and opportunities for improvement.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

The Keyword Search Activity That Teaches Critical Thinking

Edsurge

We’ve all been there. After typing in a search query, the results just don’t match our expectations. We try a new combination of words, changing our search from a question, cutting it down to just an essential few words, hoping the results will give us information to a burning question.

ISTELive 21: Education IT Thought Leaders Look to the Future

EdTech Magazine

As the International Society for Technology in Education prepares for its second annual virtual conference, attendees can join ISTELive 21 from the comfort of their couches. The conference, which kicks off on June 26, looks to the future of education with a theme of redefining the learning landscape.

4 things we need to realize about digital equity

eSchool News

As COVID made quite painfully clear, student access to reliable high-speed internet and engaging digital tools is essential.

Hybrid Logistics Part Two: Letting Humans Be Human

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series. Part one can be found here. The crux of the issue is that teaching is defined by nearly all traditional public schools as a one-to-many construct. And a stage.

2021 Online Education Trends Report

Higher education embraced widespread online learning over the past year, discovering benefits and challenges along the way. Gain insight from this annual report from BestColleges.com which surveyed online and remote (due to COVID-19) students, and program administrators.