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5 Major Predictions for 2022

Education Elements

In 2021 we navigated a lot of change and ambiguity. Life felt at times, hectic and unpredictable, but there was also a slowing down. There were shortages; so we waited longer for everything from household supplies to PCR tests.

7 fun digital learning tools to try in the classroom

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching. This year’s 5th most-read story focuses on under-the-radar digital learning tools.


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How edtech supports teacher work-life balance and wellbeing


One of the greatest lessons I learned as a former educator turned e-learning company leader is that an organization is only as successful as its employees.

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Here’s a Preview of January

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in January: Public Domain Day. Subscriber Special and MLK Day. 10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2021. 10 Top Reviews for 2021. 10 Top Tips in 2021. Tract–How to Change the Dynamics of Peer-to-peer Learning.

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.

Top Posts of 2021

A Principal's Reflections

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, the consensus was that 2021 would be a much smoother ride. Most people would agree that this was not the case. During countless coaching visits, I saw and heard firsthand the myriad of challenges being faced in classrooms, schools, and districts.

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Gamification and Game-Based Learning in EdTech: How to Start Designing a Great Product

EdNews Daily

By Krista-Lotta Ojanen and Saila Juuti There are many ways to start designing a game. You may have your mind set on a cool mechanic, like pinning teams against each other in a fun multiplayer environment.

Our favorite teacher memes for 2021


Dear fellow teachers, For the past two years, I have been writing open letters that are meant to be fun and empathetic at the same time for welcoming the new year on a positive note. Read more: Our favorite teacher memes for 2020.

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God Keeps Me and Us Around (2021 Year-In-Review)

The Jose Vilson

Many of us end this year the same way we ended last year : by staring at screens, searching for answers to questions we don’t know how to ask. Screens of all sizes feed us information about the way people wrestle with institutions, with each other, and with themselves.

Long disparaged, education for the skilled trades is slowly coming into fashion

The Hechinger Report

MEDIA, Pa. Young men in jackets and ties walk along tidy walkways that connect the redbrick buildings of the 220-acre campus of the Williamson College of the Trades. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

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.

Schools Use Trial and Error for Choosing Edtech, But They Don’t Have to


With President Biden’s signature turning the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law, our nation is poised to make historic investments in its highways, public transit, railways, airports, ports, water systems, broadband networks and electric grid.

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How edtech discoveries during the pandemic can turn into innovations after

eSchool News

In this episode of Getting There: Innovations in Education , sponsored by Adobe Sign: Nine 2021 takeaways to improve edtech going forward How personalized learning can help improve digital equity issues What social-emotional learning (SEL) really means.

Free Webinars with Alice Keeler and Otis

Teacher Tech

FREE Teacher Workshops and Webinars. Alice Keeler has partnered with OTIS to bring you free and engaging webinars and access to the recordings. The post Free Webinars with Alice Keeler and Otis appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google google GoogleEDU

OPINION: Why we need a proactively anti-racist scientific method

The Hechinger Report

As researchers of early childhood development, we focus on generating science that improves outcomes for children of all backgrounds. The Covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide movement for racial justice have only made this work more urgent.

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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.

A New Mindset for Teachers: Self-Care Is Not Selfish


There was a time when I would work myself to death. All day, every day.

Why Should You Create an Email Distribution List BEFORE Creating Your Microsoft Teams Environments?


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5 learning strategies that are here to stay

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching. This year’s 4th most-read story focuses on some learning strategies that have staying power.

OPINION: We face another lost generation if we don’t do something about college enrollment

The Hechinger Report

A century ago, a bright and talented generation struggled to recover from the ravages of World War I. Their challenges were summarized in the epigraph to Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel, “The Sun Also Rises”:“You are all a lost generation.”.

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.

A Decade of MOOCs: A Review of Stats and Trends for Large-Scale Online Courses in 2021


In 2021, two of the biggest MOOC providers had an “exit” event. Coursera went public , while edX was acquired by the public company 2U for $800 million and lost its non-profit status.

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How to Make a Word Search

Teacher Tech

For fun! Word Searches can be a fun thing for students to do on a rainy recess or after they have finished their work. Here is how to MAKE a word search. The post How to Make a Word Search appeared first on Teacher Tech. Apps Script Google Sheets Google Sheets sheets spreadsheets

6 reasons to use edtech tools to save valuable classroom time

eSchool News

According to the National Council on Teacher Quality (2012), the average teacher in the United States gets 45 minutes of planning time per day. If a teacher has five classes, that gives them just 9 minutes per class to create an engaging lesson that meets the needs of every student in the room.

2021:Year in pictures

The Hechinger Report

The first year of the Covid-19 pandemic was devastating: classrooms emptied, dorms shuttered, livelihoods shattered, millions of lives lost. Then came 2021. “No

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.

Why Mission — Not Money — Will Lead Colleges to Truly Innovative Online Learning


While there clearly are still lessons yet to be learned from the ongoing pandemic, the ebb and flow of emergency remote instruction versus the return to in-person instruction has already brought one of higher ed’s simmering issues to a rolling boil: What are we going to do with online learning?

How to Unsubmit Work on Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

How to unsubmit work on Google Classroom. For students and teachers. The post How to Unsubmit Work on Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom google Google Classroom GoogleEDU Schoolytics

How to create engaging active learning environments

eSchool News

Technology plays a pivotal role in classrooms, and as it becomes more sophisticated, educators realize that creating active learning environments can help them effectively and efficiently use technology engage students in their learning. What’s your edtech plan post-COVID?

15 of Our Most-Read Articles During 2021


Co-editors John Norton and Susan Curtis highlight 15 of MiddleWeb’s most popular posts for middle level educators during the past 12 months. You'll find articles that were new in 2021 or rediscovered and shared widely in this second "weirdest year ever.".

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.