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Are We Teaching Enough Civics in Schools?

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Do you ever worry that core subjects are getting lost in the muddle of all the other stuff that is becoming part of the accepted curriculum in K-12 schools?

4 Exciting edtech tools teachers need to try this school year


Starting a new school year is an exciting time for teachers and students alike. The long summer break gives everyone a chance to disconnect and prepare to begin the new academic year with a clean slate.

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Viewpoint: Can AI tutors help students learn?

eSchool News

If nothing else, the past two years have shown us that teaching, learning, and education can take different forms–and the?pandemic pandemic may have altered how students, from kindergarten through college, learn in the future.? .

Upgrading the KWL Chart

A Principal's Reflections

There are many strategies at the disposal of a teacher to help students learn. The anticipatory set functions as a hook at the beginning of the lesson for motivation, while closure ties everything together.

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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.

Geography Awareness Week: November 15-19, 2021

Ask a Tech Teacher

Promoted by National Geographic, here’s what you should know about Geography Awareness Week which occurs November 15-19, 2021: Too many young Americans are unable to make effective decisions, understand geo-spatial issues, or even recognize their impacts as global citizens.

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Easy classroom podcasting with Flipgrid and Wakelet

Ditch That Textbook

Podcasting in the classroom can be a fun way to get your kids to share their voice in any content area. With the integration of the Flipgrid shorts camera into Wakelet along, with the ability to record using mic only mode ,recording and sharing a podcast is easier than ever.

How South Korea became the “most innovative country” in the world

The Christensen Institute

60 years ago, South Korea was likely one of the last places associated with a thriving private sector. With a majority of people living in poverty, its GDP per capita was lower than that of Haiti, Ethiopia, or Yemen, making South Korea one of the poorest countries in the world.

Remember our Veteran’s Today

Ask a Tech Teacher

As many of you know, I have two wonderful children–one a LT CDR in the Navy and one a SSG (Staff Sergeant) in the Army. One day, they will both be veterans. I also have a long family history of relatives who fought for America.

Developing Yourself as an Instructional Coach

Education Elements

I became an instructional coach because I wanted to share my expertise with my colleagues, so that more of our students were reaching higher, and achieving greater. I spent six years in the classroom, perfecting my craft as an early elementary educator.

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.

New Digital Assistant for Education Supports Teachers in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Teachers in K–12 education face increasingly high rates of burnout, and many have chosen to leave the profession altogether. While there are many reasons for this, the struggle to balance new technologies and multiple teaching modalities amid an ongoing pandemic unquestionably contribute.

Disruptive tech does not need to be high tech

The Christensen Institute

A patient goes to their doctor and is told they have high blood pressure. The physician recommends the patient begins to monitor their own blood pressure at home and lists a number of possible at-home monitors to use.

Tract+Genius Hour–a new twist on a popular project

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you haven’t heard of the learning platform, Tract , you are in for a treat. Tract is a new way to inspire students to become lifelong learners. It focuses on student growth rather than state or international standards (it does meet them–just don’t look for that in the detail).

Retraining an entire state’s elementary teachers in the science of reading

The Hechinger Report

HICKORY, N.C. – “Mmm, ah, tuh.” Maria Creger gestured at the letters on a small whiteboard as two of her second grade students sounded out the word “mat.”. Normally, she would observe the way their mouths move to form the letters.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics’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.

The Complexity of Online Environments Makes Districts Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

EdTech Magazine

With the digital shift in K–12 education came a number of new applications. These apps, installed on student and educator devices, enable learning styles that became prevalent in the wake of the pandemic.

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10 SEL activities teachers can use to manage stress levels

eSchool News

Educators, last year was tough. You are truly rock stars for getting your students (and yourselves) through a difficult year. This year will likely bring about new challenges and obstacles, and we know at times you will feel stressed.

Why Aren’t Professors Taught to Teach?


Professors are experts in their subject matters but many have limited training in actually teaching their students

How PE teachers are tackling ‘physical learning loss’

The Hechinger Report

Amanda Amtmanis, an elementary physical education instructor in Middletown, Connecticut, handed out cards with QR codes to a class of third graders, and told them to start running. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift.

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.

Q&A: The General Manager of the Brooklyn Nets Gaming Crew on the Path to Going Pro

EdTech Magazine

With esports on the rise in K–12 schools and across the country, coaches are looking at what they can do to push their programs — and their players — to the next level. Top-earning esports athletes in the U.S.

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4 tips for an effective digital citizenship program

eSchool News

Today, students are not merely digital natives; they are voracious consumers and creators of digital content both in school and out.

20 Sites for Creating Quizzes


These top online quiz-authoring platforms give teachers plenty of choices in designing quizzes of every variety


America’s reading problem: Scores were dropping even before the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Andrea Yon is used to helping students in need. At the Williston-Elko Middle School in rural South Carolina, where she has taught for seven years, more than three out of every four students are poor enough to qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch.

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.

What Are The Best Graphic Organizers For Promoting Critical Thinking?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Graphic organizers allow students to visualize, order, and categorize concepts using verbal representations & visuals. The post What Are The Best Graphic Organizers For Promoting Critical Thinking? appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Essential Resources

6 ways to keep students engaged in any type of classroom

eSchool News

Whether your students take the bus to school or run downstairs to the computer room, keeping them engaged in their classwork throughout the day is the best way for them to master content and progress to the next level of their education. But not all students do this, or at least, do it well.

6 Chrome Extensions for Teachers

Teacher Tech

Increase your productivity with these 6 Google Chrome extensions for teachers. The post 6 Chrome Extensions for Teachers appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chrome Google

States’ urgent push to overhaul reading instruction

The Hechinger Report

WILMINGTON, Del. Weeks into the school year at the Bayard School, five wiggly first graders were working with reading specialist Jodi Forestieri on recognizing the starting sounds of words. This story also appeared in The Dallas Morning News.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.