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5 Strategies to Engage Learners Around Flipped Instruction

Catlin Tucker

Teachers got a crash course in creating video content when schools shifted online. They relied on videos out of necessity to explain concepts and model strategies while students learned from home. As teachers transitioned back into classrooms, many abandoned video in favor of live instruction.

How Tech-savvy Teachers Do It

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education Week had a great article on how teachers are expanding their use of technology in the classroom. Here’s a peak: 5 Practices of Truly Tech-savvy Teachers.

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What Should Your EdTech Integration Plan Look Like?

TeacherCast

This post was originally created and posted on the website TeacherCast Educational Network. The only place to read this as the original content is [link]. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.”- Unknown.

Educator Micro-credentials Policy Map Provides an Update of State and District Use of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Digital Promise first launched our Micro-credential Policy Map in January 2020 to share valuable information on how states and districts across the U.S. were engaging with micro-credentials. Since then, micro-credential interest, earning, and pathways have only increased.

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.

3 development lessons from America’s longest war

The Christensen Institute

Once US troops began pulling out of Afghanistan, it quickly became clear that the Afghan government couldn’t stand on its own. In fairly short order President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and Taliban took control of the government.

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Progressive choice boards: Provide choice without overwhelming

Ditch That Textbook

Choice boards give students options for activities they do, but they can also be overwhelming. Here's a better option. Once, when teaching high school Spanish, my students and I had finished covering a new verb tense. We practiced it. They were getting the hang of it.

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Core Four of Personalizing Learning

Education Elements

In 2014 Education Elements first introduced the Core Four, later publishing the “Core Four of Personalized Learning: The Elements You Need to Succeed” in 2016. Since its publication, this white paper has been downloaded over 3,000 times by educators across the world.

Healthcare has an accessibility problem—disruptive innovations can help

The Christensen Institute

The healthcare system in the United States is expensive and riddled with logistical and systemic barriers, all of which add up to a lack of accessibility. A 2020 study found that almost 25% of Americans skipped out on medical care because of the cost.

4 ways to use Tract in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

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

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.

13 ways to connect music and lyrics to class

Ditch That Textbook

Songs can embed themselves deeply in our minds and our memories. Can you remember a specific song that immediately takes you back to a place and time in your past?For

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Seeking Out Feedback

A Principal's Reflections

Growth is a never-ending journey. While there is no one best way to get better at what we do, I think we can all agree that feedback is a necessity no matter the path taken. For it to impact practice, it should be practical, specific, timely, and facilitated in a positive fashion.

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5 Strategies for a more eco-friendly classroom

Neo LMS

Global warming, endangered species, water pollution, and overwhelmingly full landfills are just a few of the reasons why people are considering going green. Only in the US, 46% of lakes are too polluted for fishing or swimming.

Tech to Help With Masks

Ask a Tech Teacher

The pandemic has changed teaching in many ways–remove vs. in-person vs. hybrid for one, the need for internet access in homes for another. Schools struggle to find the right technology to address these many changing needs.

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.

The Shift to Digital in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Although some schools were starting to adopt digital and online tools before COVID-19, a national survey of 2,168 K–12 administrators and educators conducted in March by Bay View Analytics found that the shift to remote learning has caused significant changes in the classroom.

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Retrieval practice, CBE, and what we value regarding student learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

A number of educators across the country are finding great value in ‘learning science’ books such as Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning. In Powerful Teaching , the authors focus on the potential of: Retrieval practice – “pulling information out of students’ heads (e.g.,

How Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Impacted Entire School Districts During COVID

Digital Promise

As school districts nationwide are re-envisioning learning and applying lessons learned from rapid technology integration during the pandemic, superintendents from the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools network are leading the way.

6 Classroom resources that help students become digital citizens

Neo LMS

October has become the month where educators participate in events focused on digital citizenship.

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.

Should K–12 Schools Be Hesitant to Spend Federal Funds?

EdTech Magazine

K–12 schools are seeing a wealth of federal funding in response to the pandemic, yet in some cases — such as with the latest round of Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) support — this money is going unclaimed. Of the ECF’s available $7.17

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Instagram, adolescent girls, and the importance of evidence

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’ve written on this blog before about irresponsible fearmongering when it comes to technology. It’s one thing to judiciously weigh the pros and cons when it comes to technology and our children. It’s a whole ‘nother to just throw claims out there that lack evidence.

How 3D tech can help overcome learning hurdles

eSchool News

Over the past year, virtual learning proved to be a mixed bag of success. Some students adapted; but for others, learn-from-home was a gargantuan hurdle.

100 Essential EdTech Tools By Category [Updated 2021]

TeachThought - Learn better.

Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make … 100 Essential EdTech Tools By Category [Updated 2021] Read More. The post 100 Essential EdTech Tools By Category [Updated 2021] appeared first on TeachThought.

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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.

Interactive Ed Tech Tools Help Drive Student Engagement

EdTech Magazine

Student engagement is a high priority for educators across K–12. In its 2021 State of Engagement Report, GoGuardian’s research insights underscore the value of learning experiences that address the whole child — creatively, cognitively and emotionally.

Scaling supportive accountability: Jean Rhodes’ take on the future of mentoring relationships

The Christensen Institute

Last spring, I had the chance to speak with Jean Rhodes, a leading researcher in the world of mentoring, and author of the book Older and Wiser: New Ideas for Youth Mentoring in the 21st Century.

??Why white students are 250% more likely to graduate than Black students at public universities

The Hechinger Report

When Diamante Hare stepped onto Northeastern Illinois University’s campus in Chicago for the first time in 2018, he was gambling with thousands of dollars of grants, scholarships and loans — and his future. As gambling tends to go, the odds were against him. This story also appeared in NBC News.

Teachers Have Reached a Breaking Point. But Remedies Do Exist.

Edsurge

Burned out, tired, demoralized, at a breaking point. Spend time with teachers these days, and phrases such as these will come up often. It's not a new narrative, but it’s certainly an accurate one for many, as the pandemic continues to radically reshape the education landscape.

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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.