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6 Digital tools for giving feedback to students

Neo LMS

Learning is the attribute of students, but it cannot happen without feedback, which is the attribute of teaching. Our students need us to guide them through their learning process and offer them feedback every step of the way.

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Offering Electives to Elementary Students

User Generated Education

Electives, as we all know, are classes that students choose to take. Electives are typically chosen based on interests, passions, a need to learn something new, and/or because of future goals. It is not clear to me why elementary students are rarely offered elective courses.

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Are schools really safe?

eSchool News

When we think about school safety our first instinct is physical safety. Sadly, it’s a real concern with the all-too-regular gun shootings and bullying that occurs. However, there’s a far more common and pervasive issue occurring: emotional safety.

Book Review–My Secret EdTech diary

Ask a Tech Teacher

My Secret EdTech Diary. by Al Kingsley. Al Kingsley’s My Secret EdTech Diary (John Cott Educational 2021) is a big-goaled, meandering overview of edtech (educational technology) available and pertinent to teachers and students.

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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.

Computational Thinking Strategies to Support Young Children’s Learning

Digital Promise

Computational thinking (CT) is the thought process involved in determining how to solve problems in effective and efficient ways. CT is not thinking like a computer, but it is thinking like a computer scientist to solve problems.

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RTI and Personalization: A Dynamic Duo

A Principal's Reflections

Recently I was working with the leadership team at Moanalua Middle School (MMS) in Hawaii. One of the coaching topics that came up was how to improve the Response to Intervention (RTI) process as a means to support learners.

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12 Websites for High School Drivers Ed

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to reinforce Drivers Ed in High School courses: Crash Test Simulator. Driver Education and Training Videos. Edriving –driving simulations. Operation Lifesaver. Simulated driving (fee). Driving and Texting.

Largest Cohort to Date Joins Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Initiative

Digital Promise

As another school year begins, the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) initiative is excited to welcome its largest cohort ever.

Governments can’t—and shouldn’t—do it all. Entrepreneurs can help.

The Christensen Institute

In many ways, it has never been more difficult to be a public servant as governments across the world are now more responsible for more than they ever have been.

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!

10 ways to make the most of your LMS

Ditch That Textbook

In many ways, your learning management system (LMS) is the digital home for your classroom.Students find assignments there.You give them announcements there.They communicate with you and with each other there.Because you likely spend lots of time there, it's a great place to be more efficient and effective, saving you time and sanity.

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5 Tips for Helping Children with Homework

Ask a Tech Teacher

Often, students are expected to work independently at school and on their homework. That is a great idea for learning if you provide simple guidelines that allow them to be more effective, less frustrated.

Cultivating a Culture of Coaching to Support Powerful Use of Technology

Digital Promise

Coaching is a critical component of supporting teacher effectiveness. The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of instructional technology, and instructional technology coaching is key to assisting teachers with powerful uses of technology.

Vision Boards: Start the Year with a Visual Goal Setting Exercise

Catlin Tucker

When I began my doctoral program, one of my first assignments was to create a vision board. I was instructed to imagine my life in the future and create a visual to represent what I wanted that reality to look like. What did I want to be doing personally or professionally in five years?

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.

How Bias Affects Our Perceptions of Data: 3 ways to guard against unconscious bias

Education Elements

It’s that time of year again - we’re shopping for school supplies, teachers are returning to their classrooms, and students (as well as their parents) are eagerly awaiting the news as to who their teachers will be.

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How Parents Can Protect Kid’s Privacy and Safety Online

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the volume of time kids are spending online, on computers, mostly unsupervised by adults, protecting their privacy and safety has become of huge importance.

Designing schools for flexibility when students need it now more than ever

The Christensen Institute

Even for the best educators, meeting every student’s needs can prove elusive. Most schools operate a rigid system of teacher-led, whole-class instruction that moves at a single pace and is designed for order and efficiency, not adaptability.

Exploring World Language Classes with Educational Technology

EdTech Magazine

Rachelle Dené Poth brings educational technology into all of her classes.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’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.

Workforce Development Is Changing To Meet The ‘New Normal,’ And Community Colleges Could Be At The Forefront

EdNews Daily

Traditional higher education is a critical part of workforce development, but community colleges might be the best option for people dealing with COVID related shifts.

How to Teach Climate Change Without Scaring Students

techlearning

Eric J. Pyle, president of the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), offers advice for how to teach climate change without scaring or dividing students

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Can telehealth disrupt traditional models of healthcare? It depends.

The Christensen Institute

With COVID opening the door to the recent rise in telehealth, we’ve spent some time talking about its pros and cons, what is needed to help sustain its growth , and our own predictions for its longevity. .

Boost SEL and Collaboration in the Classroom with 1:1 Devices

EdTech Magazine

Going back to school is stressful for students in the best of times. Now, with more schools reopening for in-person learning for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, educators can expect to see an array of mental health issues.

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.

Racial gaps in college degrees are widening, just when states need them to narrow

The Hechinger Report

Listen: Racial gaps in college degrees are widening, just when states need them to narrow, by Stephanie Daniel.

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5 skills for future success–and how to help students develop them

eSchool News

From the classroom to the district director level, and eventually my own desk in the principal’s office, I have served in many different roles in K-12 education. However, in the midst of my career, I left public education to spend 2 years in corporate America.

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Edtech that connects can boost whole child supports

The Christensen Institute

This summer, schools are being bombarded with edtech solutions promising accelerated learning or better online environments than Zoom sessions of the year past.

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Navigate Government Funding to Optimize Network Health

EdTech Magazine

Federal money for tech purchases sounds great — and it is. But many education leaders are struggling to untangle acronyms and application deadlines as they seek their share of new federal funding.

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.