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The 6 Dimensions of Disruptive Thinkers

A Principal's Reflections

What is really needed for success in the world today? I think this might be the million-dollar question. Even though it is difficult, if not impossible, to predict the future, we can examine current trends and societal forces to determine the competencies that learners need to thrive.

17 Websites for Chemistry

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to reinforce chemistry in MS and HS: Beaker –a digital beaker app. Chemistry collection from Carnegie. ChemCapers. Chemistry instructional videos. ChemmyBear –resources for Chemistry and AP Chemistry classes. CK12 Chemistry simulations.


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How Dangerous is Delta for K-12 Students?


More than 180,000 children have caught COVID over the past month, but the risk of severe disease appears to still be rare


Teach Students To Treat Their Learning Like They’re Making a Documentary

Catlin Tucker

Learning is a dynamic process that requires active engagement. Unfortunately, many students have gotten comfortable in their roles as passive observers or consumers in the classroom. Yes, that is a less cognitively and socially taxing role, but it is not nearly as interesting or engaging.

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.

Creating more interactive learning spaces in the new school year


At the start of a new school year, especially with some unknowns when it comes to whether we will be full in-person or shifting between learning environments, having various tools available as educators is necessary.

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Captain of a hook: 10 engaging lesson introduction ideas

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Megan Diede and Kara Risby. Megan and Kara both currently teach primary at Prairie Wind Elementary in Gillette, Wyoming. They are also the founders of IntegratED LLC a framework that challenges teachers to find a new norm and their teaching.

It’s time for a new accountability model for alternative and virtual K–12 schools

The Christensen Institute

As full-time virtual learning moved from the fringe to the mainstream in mid-March 2020, onlookers expressed concerns about access for learners and accountability for the learning itself. Some policymakers have even gone so far this year as to ban the remote option.

Secret Lessons and Common Pitfalls from a Former Instructional Coach

Education Elements

With an influx of ESSER funds, many districts are choosing to invest in instructional coach positions. That’s not just a recent trend. From 2000 to 2015, the number of coaches in school districts doubled.

Subscriber Special: September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. September. 20% Discount on. School Licenses. for Technology or Keyboarding Curriculum. Ends September 11th. Use Coupon Code kzj8mbnv. Questions? Email

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

How to Choose K–12 Educational Technology Intentionally

EdTech Magazine

When it comes to choosing educational technology, K–12 IT leaders have the opportunity — after more than a year of using whatever was available to achieve learning — to choose tools intentionally.

Press release: New survey uncovers the K-12 models and educational technology that will outlast the COVID-19 pandemic

The Christensen Institute

OAKLAND, Calif., 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bay View Analytics is proud to have partnered with the Clayton Christensen Institute on a groundbreaking study, Carpe Diem: Convert pandemic struggles into student-centered learning.

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Student Voices: 4 Ways to Amplify at Your School


A recent online summit brought students together to teach educators to promote equity in part by listening to their students

What You Might Have Missed in August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of August. Why Music Education is Important for Children To Learn. 15 Back to School Resources. 5 Tips for Helping Children with Homework. 12 Websites for High School Drivers Ed. How Parents Can Protect Kid’s Privacy and Safety Online.

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.

Q&A: What Do K–12 IT Leaders Need to Know about Ransomcloud?

EdTech Magazine

The pervasive threat of ransomware has taken on a new dimension in the past two years. Now, districts have to worry about ransomcloud attacks, in which hackers try to breach cloud service providers such as G Suite and Office 365, encrypt data and emails, then demand a ransom.

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6 female tech leaders offer advice for women in STEM

eSchool News

It’s common knowledge that engaging–and retaining–girls and women in STEM classes, STEM degrees, and STEM careers is an ongoing challenge.

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Accessible Websites: Best Practices for Educators


Creating accessible websites allows educators to connect with students, parents, families, and the widest possible audience

Measuring Student Engagement in Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Are you measuring engagement or compliance? Either way, what information can we get from Google Classroom to help us better engage students. The post Measuring Student Engagement in Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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.

From Hybrid to Blended Learning: Using Tech to Improve Students' Experience

EdTech Magazine

Most teachers were aware of blended learning prior to the pandemic. Many were attempting to integrate the model into their classroom teaching on some level, using digital tools and web-based resources in their curriculum and pedagogy.

Books I read in August 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in August 2021… Restoration , Carol Berg (fantasy). The Rose and the Thorn , Michael Sullivan (fantasy). The Death of Dulgath , Michael Sullivan (fantasy). The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter , Michael Sullivan (fantasy).


Active Learning: 5 Tips for Implementing the Approach


Active learning provides ways to get your students engaged without needing to revamp how you teach

OPINION: How climate change and early childhood are intertwined

The Hechinger Report

A recent U.N. climate report highlighted how our dire climate crisis is “unequivocally” and “irreversibly” caused by humans. It’s long overdue that we acknowledge the harms we as humans are causing to the planet.

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.

5 Hidden Building Blocks for a Successful Scholastic Esports Program

EdTech Magazine

In education, people are accustomed to building out and supporting instructional programs, athletic teams or standard extracurricular activities, but they often struggle when something new comes along.

3 critical attributes for any edtech ecosystem—and where to find them

eSchool News

This year’s return to in-person education feels different. Yes, the enthusiasm is palpable, as it is at the beginning of every school year. But I also believe COVID-19 has changed teaching and learning in ways we may not yet fully comprehend. .

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Top Flipped Classroom Tech Tools


Flipped educators shared their favorite resources for their flipped classrooms

Attend the 2021 National Literacy Summit

EdNews Daily

For the third consecutive year, the 2021 National Literacy Summit will take place virtually Tuesday, November 9, 8:30 am until 7 pm.

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.