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Sticky learning: Digital brain dumps with Flipgrid and Socrative

Ditch That Textbook

Help new information stick in students' minds with the "brain dump," an effective, low-prep activity in the classroom. It’s a common request from teachers of students: Study. Go home and study. Go back over the material. Re-read the material. When we ask students to do this, we mean well.

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Websites that add sparkle (and learning) to Spring

Ask a Tech Teacher

A few spring websites, lesson plans, printables, activities: 7 Science Experiments that Teach About Spring. Books from Scholastic about Spring. Life cycle of a snake. Life Cycle Lesson Plans. Life Cycle resources. Life Cycles. Life Cycle Symbaloo. Plant life cycle. Spring Puzzle.

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It’s Elementary: Targeted K12 Leadership Development for Tackling Big Problems

Education Elements

As we write this, we are thinking back to the last “normal” month in 2020 before COVID-19 arrived in full force.

MacKenzie Scott Makes Transformational $20 Million Gift to Digital Promise

Digital Promise

Digital Promise has received a $20 million gift, the single largest unrestricted gift in the organization’s history, from MacKenzie Scott.

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.

A Literate Learner

A Principal's Reflections

A great deal has changed since I was in school. I vividly remember getting a TANDY laptop from my parents when I graduated high school. It was a considerable upgrade from the Apple IIe that we all shared in the guest room.

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How to set up a classroom gamification level system

Neo LMS

For learning to be efficient and produce long-lasting effects, it should be engaging. The more learning resembles a game, the more appealing it will be, which is the concept behind gamification. Competitions, leaderboards, and awards are important gamification elements.

How Our Micro-credential Audit Supports Equitable and Accessible Professional Development

Digital Promise

The micro-credentialing field is ever shifting and changing – a characteristic that has made it ideal for innovation. The pandemic has demanded a high level of adaptability in education that micro-credentials can support.

The Hybrid Office: The Pros and Cons of Hot Desking

ViewSonic Education

Hot desking is becoming a hot topic among companies. Allowing people to work at any available desk or workstation might first appear as an intriguing concept, but always more workplaces are making the leap.

Guiding Students through the Crisis in Ukraine

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are great ideas for how to address the difficult topic of war in the Ukraine, from Ask a Tech Teacher collaborator, Christian Miraglia, recently retired from teaching after thirty-six years: 24/7. As events unfold in Ukraine, people want to know how the situation might play out.

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).

How to Teach Language Structure Skills

Waterford

Want More Science of Reading? Check out our seven-part Science of Reading webinar series. Download sessions here to explore how the brain learns to read and get tips for effective, researched-based classroom instruction.

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A Step-by-Step Guide On How To Create Your First Online Course

EdTech4Beginners

Online teaching is trending right now, but only a small part of courses is of real value. How to create your online course from scratch? How to make it useful, popular, and interesting?

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Community Schools: Connecting the Dots of a Connected Village

EdNews Daily

By James Stoffer and Zach Vander Veen Editor’s Note: This is part two of a five-part series (click here to first read part one) Seamlessly connecting the combined strength of community assets is a powerful way to ignite the learning process for students, educators, parents and community leaders.

Invention Convention is coming

Ask a Tech Teacher

Invention Convention Worldwide is a global K-12 invention education curricular program mapped to national and state educational standards that teaches students problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills and builds confidence in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship for life.

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.

Ways to Teach Communication Skills in the Classroom

Waterford

Want More Science of Reading? Check out our seven-part Science of Reading webinar series. Download sessions here to explore how the brain learns to read and get tips for effective, researched-based classroom instruction.

Use SEL Day to establish year-round SEL strategies

eSchool News

Social and emotional skills are vital in both school, and the workplace. They can help children and adults build and maintain healthy relationships, develop a strong sense of self, manage stress, control their emotions, and more.

Blended PBL: 20 Digital Project-Based Learning Teaching Strategies

TeachThought - Learn better.

Consider flipping your teaching so students work on some parts of the project offline and use online time for coaching and support. The post Blended PBL: 20 Digital Project-Based Learning Teaching Strategies appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning

A Lesson Plan for Addressing What’s in the News

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching students about current events used to be as easy as picking a trusted newspaper and reading their headlines. Those days are gone with fake news, yellow journalism, and opinions dressed up as news stories. So how to you talk about what’s in the news?

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.

PROOF POINTS: Debunking the myth that teachers stop improving after five years

The Hechinger Report

The idea that teachers stop getting better after their first few years on the job has become widely accepted by both policymakers and the public.

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3 edtech trends to watch in 2022

eSchool News

It is impossible to exaggerate how much the edtech sector is growing – in fact, exploding might be a better word! The edtech market in the UK is now estimated to be £3.2bn following growth during 2020 of more than 70 percent.

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Best YouTube Art Channels for Teachers and Students

Educators Technology

Below is a collection of some of the best YouTube art channels for teachers and students. The goal is to help with art integration efforts in class and to boost students artful thinking. The.read more. art resources YouTube Channels for Teachers

Best Laptop Docking Stations For Teachers 2022

techlearning

Find the best laptop docking station to make remote working as simple as possible

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!

OPINION: Studying humanities can prepare the next generation of social justice leaders

The Hechinger Report

Humanities professors across the country have ceaselessly lamented the precipitous decline in undergraduate humanities majors in recent years.

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A fresh perspective on VR in special education

eSchool News

In early 2021, Spaulding Academy & Family Services applied for and received a technology grant from the Flutie Foundation for the purchase of virtual reality (VR) headsets.

Best Art Resources for Teachers and Students

Educators Technology

Art is all about exploring, appreciating, and enjoying the richness and diversity of our cultures. Artful thinking is an analytic approach through which we get to explore this cultural.read more. art resources

March Mathness is On

MIND Research Institute

Compete in our 2022 March Mathness challenge for a chance to win cool JiJi Store prizes. Here at MIND Research Institute, we wholeheartedly believe that penguins love basketball, which is why JiJi can't wait to see schools compete for the number one spot during March Madness this year.

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.

Colleges’ new solution to enrollment declines: Reducing the number of dropouts

The Hechinger Report

BOCA RATON, Fla. With no one to support him after leaving foster care when he turned 18, Hasan Dickinson held down two jobs during his first semester at a large state university, running for the bus to work as soon as class was over. This story also appeared in NBC News.

Critical steps to bolster K-12 cybersecurity

eSchool News

This past August, the Center for Internet Security’s Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), which serves state and local governments, reported that it expects an increase of as much as 86 percent in cybersecurity incidents aimed at K-12 school systems over the course of the current school year.

Why Multifactor Authentication Should No Longer Be Optional in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Anyone who uses online banking these days probably gets multifactor authentication prompts, usually via a text message or authentication app, although fingerprint scans and facial recognition are becoming more common.

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