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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.

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.

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.

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Top Five Blog Posts During 2021

User Generated Education

I love to blog. I do so for several reasons. First, it provides me with a means for reflecting on my teaching practices as well as having a written and often graphic record of my pratices.

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


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].

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.

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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).

Pear Deck- Full Review and Ways to Use it In Classroom

Educators Technology

Pear Deck is a tool that allows you to turn your presentations and lessons into interactive learning materials. The way Pear Deck works is simple and easy: First, make sure you install Pear more. Formative assessment game-based learning tools Pear Deck Tools to gather students feedback

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.

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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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.

BrainPOP Jr. Full Review for Teachers and Parents

Educators Technology

BrainPOP Jr. provides a growing library of educational materials to help students learn, discover, play, and engage in various literacy based activities. BrainPOP's movies cover various more. BrainPOP game-based learning tools kids websites

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.

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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

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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.”.

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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.

Free Printable Kindergarten Worksheets to Use with Your Kids

Educators Technology

Looking for good sources of free printable kindergarten worksheets? The list below has you covered. I scoured the web sifting through piles of worksheet resources and handpicked the more. Worksheets

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.".

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

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.

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!

XtraMath Full Teacher Review

Educators Technology

XtraMath is an online program that helps students improve their math fact fluency. The program targets key math concepts such as fractions and decimals. The purpose of XtraMath program is more. math apps Math websites

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

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

ED Surge

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.

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.

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.

Symbolab Calculator and Math Solve- Full Review

Educators Technology

Symbolab is an educational math tool that allows you to discover, practice, and learn math problems using scientific calculators and symbols. It is both an equation search and math solver. more. iPad graphing calculator apps math apps Math websites

Foods to Eat & Avoid

The Innovative Educator

As I shared earlier this year , during the pandemic, I took the time to reset and take a look at my own wellness. I focused on areas such as diet, exercise, sleep, supplements, and social health. I read many books, articles, and listened to podcasts.

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

ED Surge

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.