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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.

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Meet Digital Promise’s New President and CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

Digital Promise

For more than 35 years, Jean-Claude Brizard has worked in education as a teacher, school leader, superintendent, chief executive, funder, and education advocate.


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Formative Assessment: Collecting Data & Designing Differentiated Learning Experiences in Class or Online

Catlin Tucker

The more physical distance between the teacher and the learner, the more challenging it is to collect formative assessment data consistently. I’ve taught in person, online, and in blended learning environments.

4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces


As we prepare for spring, it is always good to have some new ideas to promote student engagement and foster more collaboration in 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.

Subscriber Special: March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. March. Visit our brand new website. Structured Learning. Get a 20% discount! We’ve updated Structured Learning education website to be easier to use on desktops and a snap on mobile devices.

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How to Close the Learning Gap

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael George shares advice on how to help kids now From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students are returning to school and teachers and administrators know a learning gap is there. What do we do about it?

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Six Strategies for Equitable Education Systems

Digital Promise

How can school districts create more equitable opportunities and dismantle systemic barriers facing many students, families, and educators?

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What You Might Have Missed in February

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of February. 100th Day of School — Make it about Learning. WorldReadAloudDay February 5. 5 (free) Tech Problem Solving Posters. Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology. Math Word Problems. Random Acts of Kindness Day. How Will You Celebrate?

Redesign Learning Experiences by Rethinking Time with Competency-Based Education

Education Elements

Time is weird right now. Hours can feel like months, weeks can feel like days, and a year into a global pandemic feels both like an eon and a few seconds at the same time.

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).

Foster student agency with these online tools


Education is not a one-way street. It implies joint efforts from both teachers and students to reach the desired outcomes. Moreover, the process of teaching and learning needs to be anchored in real life to ensure students’ ability to apply what they learn successfully.

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3 Ways to Stress Less in Today’s Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers are stressing over so many things. Today, Dr. Desiree Alexander tackles three of those issues: distance learning, hybrid learning, and digital equity.

5 Essential Resources To Teach Programming Remotely


There are several essential resources to teach programming remotely. Undoubtedly, COVID-19 has posed unprecedented challenges for teachers of every subject. Indeed, many STEM educators are struggling to keep their students engaged without hands-on interaction in the classroom. As a computer science teacher, you need to know the most effective tools to teach coding to your students.

How to Use the Dual Capacity-Building Framework to Strengthen Family Empowerment


When families are engaged in their child’s education, everyone benefits. Student scores improve, families become empowered, and educators can build healthier school communities.

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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.

Books I read in February 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in February 2021… Critical Race Theory (3rd ed.), Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic [legal]. Fatemarked , David Estes [fantasy]. Truthmarked , David Estes [fantasy]. Soulmarked , David Estes [fantasy] . Kingdoms and Chaos , Kel Kade [fantasy].


CUE to You: Primary Powered


With Spring CUE just around the corner, I can already feel the CUE conference buzz. I notice my Twitter feed slowly starting to build up with the #WeAreCUE and #SpringCUE. Colleagues and friends are posting their sessions on Instagram and Facebook.

Becoming a Virtual Mentor for Students With Learning Difficulties


Creating a more supportive environment for students with learning disabilities is vital. One of the best ways to go about it includes mentorship programs, which can help them learn useful skills and build a supportive network of friends and teachers. But thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, our methods of communicating with students have become limited. As a result, we were forced to search for alternatives. Fortunately, there is a solution to the problem! And that solution is virtual mentoring.

Is Teaching Still an Appealing Profession? A Growing Teacher Shortage Worries Experts


Long Beach Unified, one of the largest school districts in California, is facing a worrying but all-too-familiar problem: Finding enough qualified teachers, or even substitutes, to fill what some experts see as a growing shortage in the midst of an unpredictable pandemic.

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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.

How a decline in community college students is a big problem for the economy

The Hechinger Report

Even as the twin blows of a pandemic and a recession have slowed down the construction industry, B & I Contractors in Fort Myers, Florida, isn’t short of work. It is, however, short of workers.

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Special education success, even during a pandemic

eSchool News

When it comes to integrating technology into the day-to-day workings of special education, even during rolling lockdowns and remote instruction, there is no longer a question of either/or when it comes to using tech, says Tarrence (Tarry) McGovern, Director of Special Education for Kershaw County School District in South Carolina.

Part 4… Authenticity: Free Blended and eLearning PBL Gold Standards Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth in a series of posts regarding Blending the PBL Gold Standards, I am very excited to share on PBL and Blended/eLearning as it relates to this Blog’s topic of Authenticity. As I reflect, PBL has always been blended.

Attention School Leaders: Listening is Essential. Here’s How to Get Better at It.


A few weeks ago, a friend called me to chat. While our children attend different schools, we often call one another to connect (and sometimes vent) about issues we—or our kids—are experiencing. “My My son is really struggling with his workload,” my friend said. “So

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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!

PROOF POINTS: Free, no frills programs lead the class in new federal study of remote learning

The Hechinger Report

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit in March 2020, the research unit inside the U.S.

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Teaching preschoolers to love STEAM

eSchool News

In the spring and summer of 2020, Brooklyn Preschool of Science closed down for six months due to COVID-19. During those same six months, almost 300,000 people left New York, so there are certainly fewer families in our zip code than there were in March.

CoSN2021: AI and the Future of Learning

EdTech Magazine

Artificial intelligence is a broad term. For educators and administrators, it can be helpful — but also confusing. AI is often thought of as something that impacts the world of business, but it is starting to have an influence in school districts.

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How Shakespeare Helps Us Rethink Education


In “Love's Labour's Lost,” a comedy that William Shakespeare wrote in the 16th century, the character Biron asks, “What is the end of study?” Questioning the end, or purpose, of education is an exercise that modern students, professors and college leaders engage in all the time.

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.

‘Right now is not my time’: How Covid dimmed college prospects for students who need help most

The Hechinger Report

Alyssa Washington, a senior at Metropolitan Business Academy in New Haven, Conn., who wants to be a nurse, decided not to apply to college this year. Credit: Laura Pappano. NEW HAVEN, Conn. —

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QUICKLY! Google Forms: Move Questions

Teacher Tech

In Google Forms you can grab and drag questions to reorder. However, this can be tricky. It seems whenever I do this I struggle to get this large question box to place in just the spot I want it to appear.

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CoSN2021: Technology in the Classroom Promotes Equity in Education

EdTech Magazine

The need for digital and technological equity became clearer than ever following 2020’s shift to remote and hybrid instruction. A year later, schools across the country are still struggling to bridge the gaps.