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Are We Teaching Enough Civics in Schools?

Ask a Tech Teacher

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

Neo LMS

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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Do Schools Actually Know Their Customers?

EdNews Daily

By James Stoffer A recent report from LearnPlatform shows a 40 percent increase in average products accessed by US school districts over the past year; from 1,033 in 2020 to 1,449 in 2021. Clearly, schools are working hard to solve the learning challenges before them.

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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).

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.

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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.

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).

Why Aren’t Professors Taught to Teach?

techlearning

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

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.

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

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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.

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50 Digital Team-Building Games For Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

Digital team-building games serve as positive SEL experiences and also provide a helpful brain break to split up lengthier online lessons. The post 50 Digital Team-Building Games For Students appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Student Engagement team-building

Can Data Literacy Be Fun? The Census Bureau Is Building An App For That

Edsurge

For data lovers, the release of fresh census data probably feels like an extra Christmas every 10 years. But for K-12 students, chances are it’s not quite the cause for celebration. So how do you make that data accessible, relevant and maybe even fun? If you’re the U.S.

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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.

Chegg A Great Website and App to Rent eTextbooks and Access Homework Help Resources

Educators Technology

Chegg is an educational website and app that offers academic help for students in various school subjects. More specifically, Chegg offers three main services: Chegg Study , textbook rentals, and.read more. Chegg Homework help websites

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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.

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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.

20 Sites for Creating Quizzes

techlearning

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

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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 Make a Form from Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

The menu options have changed. You can still create a Google Form from a spreadsheet. The post How To Make a Form from Google Sheets appeared first on Teacher Tech. Forms Google Sheets google Google Forms Google Sheets GoogleEDU sheets spreadsheets

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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.

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3 simple—yet powerful—practices for student-centered learning

eSchool News

It is encouraging to observe an increasing number of educational leaders calling out the importance of student-empowered, student-owned, and student-centered learning.

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

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.

Teaching Veterans Day: Best Free Digital Resources

techlearning

From lesson plans to quizzes, videos, and primary sources, these resources will help you plan your Veterans Day classroom activities

Some families don’t want to go back to in-person school. Here’s how one S.C. district is dealing with this demand

The Hechinger Report

Before the pandemic, Patricia Woodward’s son Zion struggled in school. He was a shy kid, someone who didn’t feel comfortable asking questions in front of the whole class. Even when he needed help, the middle schooler didn’t ask for it.

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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.