Sat.Nov 27, 2021 - Fri.Dec 03, 2021

5 Strategies to make your classes more inclusive

Neo LMS

As a teacher of the 21st century, there are many factors that you need to consider when it comes to your classes. You might remember your time in school and those teachers who managed to create a welcoming environment where everyone would feel comfortable and willing to partake in discussions.

4 ways a STEAM-centered curriculum is critical to youth education

eSchool News

A few months into the 2021-22 school year, teachers, parents, and students are once again confronted with the devastating reality of pandemic-prompted learning loss.

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Do your teachers know what good teaching looks like?

eSchool News

Pick any high-priority instructional initiative in your district. Can you think of at least one teacher who is excelling in that priority area? Maybe it’s an early-elementary teacher facilitating small group math learning.

Hour of Code? Here’s why to participate

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 6-12th, 2021, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

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.

15 ideas for digital end-of-semester final projects

Ditch That Textbook

Final projects can help students summarize and review content from the entire semester. Plus, they can create fantastic products with what they've learned!After After months and months of learning, it all comes down to this. The end of the semester project.

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Online learning tips for neurodivergent students

Neo LMS

Online learning has become a prevalent part of the educational landscape. This has some significant benefits. It enables learning to continue when distancing is a necessity. It also provides greater access options to students living in rural areas or experiencing mobility challenges.

What You Might Have Missed in November

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of November. Tract+Genius Hour–a new twist on a popular project. Are We Teaching Enough Civics in Schools? Geography Awareness Week: November 15-19, 2021. New Teachers–From Pandemic to the Classroom. International Education During the Pandemic.

10 low-prep, high-return activities for class TOMORROW

Ditch That Textbook

There’s no shame in low-prep! Here are 10 solid teaching ideas for tomorrow that will free up some time in your life.Low-prep doesn’t have to mean less learning. Technology allows us to be more efficient and effective in the classroom in many ways.

The Importance of Involving Stakeholders Throughout the Strategic Planning Process

Education Elements

To see students and community members in action - that is the stuff we, as educators, dream about. Most recently in a suburban school district outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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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.

Demystifying metrics: 3 strategic steps to measuring students’ relationships

The Christensen Institute

In a continuation of a pattern that started prior to the pandemic, surveys from this past spring reported high levels of anxiety and depression among high schoolers.

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Here’s a Preview of December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in December: Lots of ideas for Hour of Code. Re-adding Rigor to Math. Holiday Websites and Projects. Have Santa Call Your Kids. Update your Online Presence. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

How to use Microsoft Teams for Live Streaming Morning Announcements … for FREE!

TeacherCast

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Academic Achievement Can Open So Many Doors

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark To perhaps risk the ire of educators across the nation, we should ask, ‘Is academic performance really important? And if so, why?’ On its surface, these may seem like absurd questions for anyone in the education biz.

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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.

3 research-backed strategies to help make personalized learning work in all schools, not just some

The Christensen Institute

In the world of personalized learning, there’s a longstanding tension over the goals of education.

Subscriber Special: 15% Discount

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 10th-January 2nd. 15% Discount Sitewide on. Structured Learning.net. Code: HappyHoliday15. How to use this: Go to Structured Learning. Fill your shopping cart with your holiday gifts. When checking out, apply the code, HappyHoliday15. Subscriber special

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Book Club Guide Available for UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

A friend recently asked me, “How do you continue your own learning?” ” I responded, “I read a lot.” ” I dedicate time every morning to my professional growth by reading an article or chapter in a book.

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Protect Your Network Against Bad Password Habits

EdTech Magazine

Cybersecurity solutions have long tried to account for human error. Districts may invest time and money into training staff and students on best practices for keeping their networks secure, including everything from recognizing phishing attempts to password hygiene.

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.

Books I read in November 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in November 2021… The Eye of the World , Robert Jordan (fantasy). The Great Hunt , Robert Jordan (fantasy). The Apollo Murders , Chris Hadfield (sci fi). The Peacemaker’s Code , Deepak Malhotra (sci fi). Ballistic , Marko Kloos (sci fi).

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#1 Skill to Teach–Protect Student Privacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve written a lot about the importance of teaching students to protect their online privacy. Yes, we must do what we can on the campus but the real impact will come from students taking care of themselves. District Administration has a great article on this topic.

Embrace Cheating Tools

Teacher Tech

Students cheat with Google Translate or Photomath or a variety of tools. Do not fight it, embrace it! The post Embrace Cheating Tools appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool

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“It’s so hard and so challenging:” An oral history of year three of pandemic schooling

The Hechinger Report

As the new school year began this fall, battles around vaccine and mask mandates raged, school boards took up the thorny issue of how to teach students about race and Congress argued about how much to spend on children (and everything else).

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.

Creating a market for people who need jobs

The Christensen Institute

What is the value of schooling in a country where many who are educated are unemployed and struggle to make a living? That is the question that troubled Valmir Pereira, the CEO of Mind Lab.

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Everyone in Higher Ed Deserves Better Than We’re Getting Right Now

Edsurge

This semester has felt like living in limbo. Most campuses are back open after the emergency remote learning of last year, but things are hardly normal, with the pandemic lingering worldwide. One professor captured the mood on many campuses in a Twitter thread that went viral this week.

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EdTech Can Make Life Better – Edufuturists Podcast

Teacher Tech

Alice Keeler was a guest on the edufuturists podcast. Check out episode #159 for how EdTech can make life better. The post EdTech Can Make Life Better – Edufuturists Podcast appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries EdTech Tool Google

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Safely embracing digital learning with managed network security

eSchool News

Digital learning surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it isn’t going away with the return to in-person classrooms.

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.