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5 education innovation trends worth watching in 2022

The Christensen Institute

Many in education may be wondering whether 2022 will mean “back to normal” at schools and colleges. Although I’m sympathetic to that—and find myself yearning for mask-free daycare pick-up—I’m even more excited about long-overdue innovations emerging this coming year.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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6 Essential educational trends to look out for in 2022

Neo LMS

The new year is an excellent opportunity to put last year’s lessons into practice and start with a clean slate. While there were some disruptions in the educational sector, technology managed to keep many boats afloat.

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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.

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?

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.

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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 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.

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.

Why schools can’t talk about family engagement without talking about race

The Christensen Institute

Last summer, not far from the doorsteps of Oakland Unified School District, a group of parents came together to build an academic program from scratch in an effort to close the gap between the education their children were getting in school and the education they deserved.

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.

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.

Federal Government Addresses Cybersecurity in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

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

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: .

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.

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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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.

The Continued Importance of Professional Development in K–12 Education

EdTech Magazine

Professional development builds character and confidence in K–12 educators. When PD focuses on educational technology, it allows educators to seamlessly integrate the tech tools into their classrooms, lesson plans and overarching pedagogy.

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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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.

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.

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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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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Kids Use Play To Communicate. Here’s Why Adults Need To Pay Attention.

Edsurge

Throughout my 20 years in the field of early childhood development, in the classroom and as a kids’ show host, I have observed that a young child in focused, self-guided, open-ended play is like a lucid dreamer.

Outsource Cybersecurity Expertise in K–12 Districts with a vCISO

EdTech Magazine

School districts around the country are struggling to rise to the challenge of cybersecurity threats. Ransomware attacks continue to plague K–12 schools, threatening instructional time and the theft of sensitive, personal information belonging to students, teachers and administrators.

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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.