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7 tips for home-based learning

eSchool News

This story on how to make the most of home-based learning, originally published on March 16, was eSN’s No. 4 most popular story of 2020. Check back each day for the next story in our countdown.

The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020

Shake Up Learning

The post The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are the BEST Blog Posts and Podcasts of 2020! I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts and podcast episodes from 2020.


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What Is Rote Learning And Why Is It Controversial?

Fractus Learning

Do teachers still use rote learning today, or is it an obsolete and no longer an effective learning method? Rote learning is a learning process based-on repetition. Examples of rote learning are memorizing basic concepts like numbers, the alphabet, or multiplication tables.

Public Domain Day and Happy New Year!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, January 1st, is P ublic Domain Day. This is an observance of when copyrights expire and works enter into the public domain–free for all to use.

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.

Farewell, 2020: Lessons Learned

Catlin Tucker

When I was in college, I started writing a holiday newsletter to include with my Christmas cards. My mother had always written a newsletter, so it seemed a natural way to reflect on the year. It also provided friends and family with an update on my life in a pre-social media world.

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Our favorite teacher memes for 2020


Dear fellow teachers, Last year I wrote an open letter that was meant to be fun and supportive at the same time, and to make you welcome the new year with a positive attitude. Read more: Our favorite teacher memes for 2019.

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Top Posts of 2020

A Principal's Reflections

The year began like any other. From a blogging perspective, I kicked it off with a post on what could be as a means to pump up educators as they continued to move towards embracing innovative strategies and ideas. In my opinion, January always represents an excellent opportunity to try something new.

Command and control versus key principles and autonomy

Dangerously Irrelevant

In Leadership and the New Science , Margaret Wheatley noted: Scientists now describe how order and form are created not by complex controls, but by the presence of a few guiding formulas or principles repeating back on themselves through the exercise of individual freedom.

Station Rotation Virtually with @MsBDuncan

Teacher Tech

I created this virtual station rotation after completing #DitchSummit20 over Christmas break. Many wonderful eduleaders shared keen advice on student engagement tools, strategies and pedagogy that can work in a hybrid, concurrent, or full virtual classroom.

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).

Best Remote Learning Practices for Librarians


10 steps to manage your library as a fully digital learning resource

12 Of Our Best Articles About Remote Teaching And Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

From Zoom tools to types of blended learning to principles of student engagement, here are 12 articles about remote teaching and learning. The post 12 Of Our Best Articles About Remote Teaching And Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Remote Teaching

Books I read in December 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in December 2020… Call for the Dead , John Le Carré [thriller]. A Song for the Dark Times , Ian Rankin [thriller]. Rhythm of War , Brandon Sanderson [fantasy]. Gust Front , John Ringo [sci fi]. Earthgrip , Harry Turtledove [sci fi].


Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020 for

Teacher Tech

For most of us 2020 was not a typical year. Turns out the top blog post hits of 2020 were not in 2020 at all! Google Classroom Header Template 2. Roll Dice in Google Slides Add Videos to Google Classroom 4. Google Slides Rotate to Portrait Mode 5. Submitting Photos to Google Classroom 6. […].

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.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

When we posted our 2020 predictions on January 1 last year, we–along with the majority of the world–definitely didn’t anticipate the curveball that was (and continues to be) the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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While many colleges are making big cuts, a few opt for permanent transformation

The Hechinger Report

UNITY, Maine — Like many campuses around the country, Unity College is silent, and not only because it’s buried under a thick covering of snow. This story also appeared in PBS Newshour.

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Bracing for Whiplash: Helping Your Team Build Resilience for the Uncertainty to Come


Professional development that supports teachers and builds resilience


Hot Tip: Duplicate the Tab and Collaborate

Teacher Tech

Google Docs is designed for collaboration. Which means you might be in a lengthy document with other people who are editing the document at the same time.

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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.

Equity and equality are not equal

eSchool News

A rising tide raises all boats. However, it is hard to guarantee equal outcomes in education when students are not starting from the same place, nor are they exposed to the same quality of instruction. People throw around the term “equity in education” so frequently that it has lost significance.

FlyOnTheWallApprentice – Bringing the Apprenticeship into the 21st Century


Exploring an emerging twist on an age old educational and professional development practice. When I ask people what they know about apprenticeships, I get a variety of answers. “Makes me think. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

PROOF POINTS: 10 of the most popular stories about education research in 2020

The Hechinger Report

For my year end post, I’m highlighting 10 of the most well-read Proof Points stories of 2020. They are listed in the order of popularity — by the number of times readers viewed them on our website, The Hechinger Report.

The Pandemic Closed Our Doors But Opened Our Minds: Why My School District Will Not Return to ‘Normal’


Educators around the globe knew this school year would be like nothing we had ever experienced.

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!

12 multimedia learning tools for the classroom

eSchool News

Multimedia learning tools play an important role in classrooms in a number of ways–including, but not limited to, boosting creativity, encouraging student engagement, and helping students learn to collaborate.

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A Model For Teaching And Learning With iPads

TeachThought - Learn better.

How can the iPad promote a broader set of evidence of understanding? How can it promote the assessment of higher-order thinking skills? The post A Model For Teaching And Learning With iPads appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Apple Learning Models Terry Heick

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6 Ultimate Productivity Tips to Help You Build Your EDU Brand in 2021


Welcome Content Creators! Click To Download This Poster. If you are reading this blog, you are probably interested in learning how to better organize your podcast, blog, website, or other content creating adventure.

Recovering From 2020 Requires Supporting Students, Starting With Their Basic Needs


Around the world, people are starting to turn hopeful eyes toward the new year as the fervent desire to banish 2020 grows. Many have tried to find meaning from the loss we’ve experienced over the past year. But the lessons to be learned here are not new or unique to the pandemic.

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.

Here’s the biggest mistake educators make with remote learning

eSchool News

This story on the biggest mistakes educators are making during remote learning, originally published on June 4, was eSN’s No. 2 most popular story of 2020. Check back each day for the next story in our countdown.

8 Things to Do Before You Write a Grant Proposal


Before you even sit down to write a grant proposal, do your research and prep accordingly


Another Year, Another Journey.

Linways Technologies

As we enter 2021, we restructured our Mission and Vision. We all had that one strict teacher in school that everyone used to hate. The one who was so hard on us that we would do anything to escape her class.