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Hitting Curveballs

A Principal's Reflections

If only everything could be simple. Life is anything but an easy journey. While this, for the most part, has been manageable in the past, the pandemic has upended professional and personal lives. Just when there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, a new variant materializes.

5 tips to create a successful hybrid learning environment

eSchool News

Over the past year and a half, “hybrid learning” has become quite the buzzword when it comes to education.

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Top 10 Hits and Misses for 2021

Ask a Tech Teacher

Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog thirteen years ago, we’ve had almost 5.6 million views from visitors, about 10,000 followers who have read some or all of our 2,731 articles on integrating technology into the classroom.

Game On: How to Empower Students to Learn and Play through Gaming

Digital Promise

The post Game On: How to Empower Students to Learn and Play through Gaming appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Educators Reinvent the Classroom

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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.

10 low-prep activities to kick off 2022

Ditch That Textbook

When the calendar turns over a new year, for many of us, we're still in the middle of the school year. So, when a new year starts in schools (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), two things happen: 1. It's an opportunity to look back, reflect, regroup, and set some goals.

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Public Domain Day and Happy New Year!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, January 1st, is P ublic Domain Day. This is an observance of when copyrights expire and works enter into the public domain–free for all to use.

Team Habits with a Big Impact

Education Elements

We’ve all been there. The room, half empty. Little to no conversation happening between the seated rows. Most eyes fixed on laptop screens, phone screens, projector screen, likely checking email or “checking email.”

The best books I read in 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

I read some great (and not so great) books in 2021! Here are my top few (and why)… My top book for 2021 is Difference Making at the Heart of Learning , by Tom Vander Ark & Emily Liebtag.

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How the pandemic accelerated the need for interactive learning spaces

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in Education Today , on November 9, 2021. Online education isn’t by any means something new. However, more than ever before, the past two years have led educators to discover alternative ways of teaching.

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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).

Subscriber Special: Donate to my blog–free MLK Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. January. This month: If you donate to my blog drive, I’ll send you FREE: .

A New Word for the New Year

Education Elements

I live in the Midwest, and if you could see my garden now, well…let’s just say, there is nothing but brown stalks, and wet muddy leaves beneath the snow.

Some good questions to ask before hiring an outside helper

Dangerously Irrelevant

School resources are always limited, whether they be time, money, attention, energy, or personnel. Before you hire an outside helper for your school(s), here are some questions you might ask… Are we bringing in this person to actually help us do something?

What is Color Blindness and How Does Technology Help?

ViewSonic Education

What is colorblindness? While this is not a new question, as we spend more time online, interacting with businesses through a screen is becoming more common. In light of this, making sure everyone can engage with the digital experiences offered by brands is increasingly important.

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.

Top 10 Tips and Reviews in 2021

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because Ask a Tech Teacher is a resource blog, we share lots of tips our group comes across in their daily teaching as well as materials shared by others we think you’d like. Here’s a run-down on what you thought were the most valuable in 2021: Top 10 Tech Tips.

4 inclusive practice strategies for any classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Embrace the inclusive mindset to transform any environment to a place where every learner has the opportunity to be successful. By utilizing technology tools effectively, all educators can promote inclusive learning and all learners can thrive.

Put your outside helpers to work

Dangerously Irrelevant

This fall I started working with the Mattoon (Illinois) Community Schools. They are doing some really important transformational work for such a small district, including significant investments in.

Who wants to lead America’s school districts? Anyone? Anyone?

The Hechinger Report

ELKO, Nev. After years leading school districts on the East Coast, Michele Robinson wanted to come home. This story also appeared in The Nevada Independent.

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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.

What You Might Have Missed in December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of December. Hour of Code? Here’s why to participate. Coding Websites/Webtools by Grade. 15 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code. The Easiest No-coding Way to Build an Education App. What is ‘Technical Math’? 11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence.

61 predictions about edtech, equity, and learning in 2022

eSchool News

As we wrapped up 2020, we thought for sure that 2021 might bring us a reprieve from pandemic learning. Well, it did–but it also didn’t. Virtual and hybrid learning continued into the spring, but then classrooms welcomed back students for full-time in-person learning in the fall.

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ISTE Certification 01

Dangerously Irrelevant

[ I decided to make some new investments in my own learning this semester. One of the ways that I’m doing that is to try and become ISTE-certified. I’ve had a longtime relationship with ISTE.

10 Of Our Best Articles About Classroom Management For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

We've compiled our best articles on classroom management for novice & experienced teachers to refresh their skills & reframe their thinking. The post 10 Of Our Best Articles About Classroom Management For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought.

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!

How to Change the Dynamics of Peer-to-peer Learning with Tract

Ask a Tech Teacher

As teachers move from a “teacher-lecturer” model of education to a “teacher-guide”, peer-to-peer learning–acquiring knowledge from a select peer group–has become a popular education strategy. Often, it is a less stressful way to support the long-held goal of developing lifelong learners.

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5 Covid Classroom Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

techlearning

It's human nature to let down our guard in certain situations. However, with Omicron spreading, here are some Covid-related risks to keep monitor

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Why we could soon lose even more Black Teachers

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS—Before the 2020-21 school year, Christa Talbott, a 20-year veteran of New Orleans schools, had never considered leaving the profession she loved this early. This story also appeared in Time.

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The 30 Best Assistive Technology Apps

TeachThought - Learn better.

What do all of these assistive technology apps in common? They empower learners to try & identify resources that will help them be successful. The post The 30 Best Assistive Technology Apps appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Apps Exceptional Child Education Resources Resources

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.

Federal Government Addresses Cybersecurity in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

The federal government is taking a closer look at K–12 cybersecurity.

6 ways to optimize your school’s SEL curriculum

eSchool News

When I became principal of Brookwood Elementary School five years ago, I came with a deep understanding of the value of social-emotional learning (SEL) for K-5 students.

How fifth graders see the world in 20 years

The Hechinger Report

One student envisions a watch that tells you when you’re polluting – a sort of eco-nanny on your wrist. This story also appeared in The Christian Science Monitor. Another suggests that teachers might show up in classrooms, not in person, but as holograms.

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