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6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. With free financial literacy courses for high school and middle school, social-emotional learning, and digital literacy classes, today we highlight six ways you can help students learn real-world skills.

Technology is Here to Stay: Now What?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, taught for 36 years before retiring. He has some interesting reflections on technology’s place in education: Remember the days of Oregon Trail on the old Apple IIe’s or students drawing pictures with Kid Pix.

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Disruptive Thinking: Making it a Reality

A Principal's Reflections

It has been a wild and bumpy ride during the pandemic, but through it all, we have witnessed firsthand the resilience of educators across the world.

Choice Boards: Benefits, Design Tips & Differentiation

Catlin Tucker

Student agency, or a students’ ability to make key decisions about their learning experience, is an essential aspect of blended learning. Student agency requires that we design our lessons to offer students meaningful choices.

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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.

365 Inclusive Learning Strategies to Help Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Karen Janowski and her coauthors have written a book Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year.

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How Can We Close the Digital Learning Gap This School Year?

Digital Promise

In the last week, I have spoken with many school superintendents and school leaders, each of them navigating the complexities of the new school year.

20 brilliant teacher hacks for the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Teachers are nothing less than incredible, creative, brilliant people. They find ways to solve problems in ways that are not only ingenious but also usually pretty cheap!We We call these "teacher hacks".We

10 Ways I Use Evernote to Manage My Life

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Evernote has been my go-to tool for over 10 years.

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Tech Tip #159: Create a Macro

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.

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!

Yes, the global middle class is growing, but the real growth opportunity is already here

The Christensen Institute

Even with the economic setbacks brought about by the pandemic, the global middle class has grown rapidly in recent years. Between 2011 and 2019, the number of people living on $10 to $50 a day grew by 54 million per year on average. .

6 Digital tools that help teachers create effective rubrics

Neo LMS

The grading process is time-consuming. It can be overwhelming and frustrating. Grading can even influence what assignments they choose to give to students, anticipating the workload of marking each submission.

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8 Ways to to Engage Every Learner

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You can engage every learner as you head back to school. I share eight ways to engage every learner as we head back to school in this special extended bonus episode.

Equipment You Need for Online Tutoring

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching during the pandemic has turned the iconic job of education on its head. Should you teach at home or in school–or with a hybrid approach? How can you be effective with the new rules required to ensure safety while maximizing the students’ educational journey?

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.

10 new Microsoft Teams features for educators (2021)

Ditch That Textbook

The summer of 2021 has been good to Microsoft Teams! Learn about all of the new features for educators and classrooms. Microsoft Teams is the engine that drives class in so many classrooms. It is THE place for assignments, communication, announcements, and more for students and teachers.

Tools and strategies to make remote learning click for all students

Neo LMS

Over the last year or so, remote learning has developed a reputation as a solution to education during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it has become clear that this way of sharing knowledge is not just a convenient stopgap.

5 User-Centered Strategies: Connect with your community and build a better strategic plan

Education Elements

Your favorite apps that seem to make managing life easier, social media sites that connect you to stories that resonate, shopping at your favorite store, your go-to streaming service when you need to de-stress - sometimes it feels like these things were built in a way that just ‘gets you.’.

Superhero capes

Dangerously Irrelevant

During the pandemic we donned our superhero capes and finally put computers and Internet access in the hands of our students. Then most of us took our capes off and gave kids digital worksheets. Related Posts. Education in a digital world [VIDEO].

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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.

Network Monitoring: What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us

EdTech Magazine

K–12 schools depend on a functioning and performing IT infrastructure. In addition to the classic uses of IT, other areas of educational technology are becoming increasingly important at a rapid pace.

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How colleges can support more students using the power of peers

The Christensen Institute

When Nathaan Demers worked as a counselor on a college campus, he juggled a caseload of at least 60 students—with only 20 clinic hours a week. The math just doesn’t work out,” he says. It’s an imbalanced equation replicated widely throughout higher education.

The Collapse of China’s Online Tutoring Industry Is Taking American Educators Down With It

Edsurge

The sky was still pitch-black when Anna Whitehead rose from bed to begin teaching for the day. It’s a routine she has grown accustomed to over the past two years—waking up around 4:40 a.m. and logging on, bleary-eyed, to teach English to a cadre of children in China. Except this time, on Aug.

Pandemic-era control and compliance

Dangerously Irrelevant

Student cameras are required to be on! We’ve installed monitoring software! We’ve banned backchannels or side channels! During the pandemic, the control / compliance focus of schools remains strong… Image credit: Netflix. No related posts.

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.

On the Go: Mobile Learning Solutions for IT Teams

EdTech Magazine

Since the shift to virtual learning, K–12 IT leaders have learned to leverage technology for increased flexibility. Device portability has proved key to supporting the new learning environment. Whether they’re learning in class or at home, students need access to devices.

3 ways to build better edtech processes for teaching and learning

eSchool News

The pandemic forced a significant shift from traditional classrooms to virtual and hybrid teaching environments–often before schools and districts were ready. It quickly became apparent that reliable virtual learning tools were a must-have for teachers to be productive.

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Guest post: Digital Literacy for Students: What Is Important to Learn?

EdTech4Beginners

Digital literacy is one of the main skills that every person should have in the 21st century. This is because our communicating, working, studying, and — for some people — living migrates to the digital world. The main audience of the Internet and social media is youth; therefore, there is a point in teaching it some things about digital literacy. So let’s explore what students should know about it. Digital Consumption. One of the parts of literacy on the Internet is digital consumption.

Middle school’s moment: What the science tells us about improving the middle grades

The Hechinger Report

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — In a middle school hallway in Charlottesville, Virginia, a pair of sixth grade girls sat shoulder to shoulder on a lime-green settee, creating comic strips that chronicled a year of pandemic schooling. . This story also appeared in PBS Newshour.

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.