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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.

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.

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.

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).

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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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.

USB-C, USB-B, and USB-A: What’s the Difference?

ViewSonic Education

The USB-C, USB-B, and USB-A differences are most obvious in their physical form, but the distinctions run much deeper. USB-C is a more versatile and powerful standard and is set to be the main connector for years to come. However, the range of USB connectors leads to possible confusion.

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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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 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.

5 Flipped Classroom Activities for High School Students

ViewSonic Education

The flipped classroom approach is emerging as a popular option within academic institutions, but many high school teachers remain unaware of the best flipped classroom activities to turn to for the in-person lesson component.

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

TeacherCast

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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.

Trauma Is Everywhere. My Experience With It Made Me a Better Teacher.

Edsurge

Content Warning: pregnancy loss/stillbirth. One Saturday morning in 2015, at 37½ weeks of pregnancy, I couldn’t feel my baby move. I waited for a kick or a shift of movement that never came.

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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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).

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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!

Why Do Students Leave College Before Finishing? New Study Looks at Common Scenarios.

Edsurge

When a student stops out of college before getting a degree, the college should act fast if it wants to get them back. That’s because there’s a correlation between how long a student has been disengaged and the likelihood that they’ll return. “As

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Quizalize - Engage Your Class Using Game-based Quizzes

Educators Technology

Quizalize is a gamified quiz making tool that you can use to drive students engagement, increase their participation, and enhance their learning. The way Quizalize works is similar to the two other.read more. game-based learning tools Gaming in education Quizalize

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.

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.

Why We Should Care About College Leaders’ Morale, Too

Edsurge

For the past year and a half, a group of associate deans from colleges across the country have been meeting every two weeks by Zoom to discuss how to adapt policies and practices to the pandemic. They record part of their conversations so that folks unable to make it can watch later.

40 Of The Best Quotes About Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

These quotes about critical thinking can be used to generate reflection, writing & discussion about critical thinking's value in a society. The post 40 Of The Best Quotes About Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Inspirational

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.

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