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5 innovations to help students (re)connect in 2021

The Christensen Institute

2020 put all of us, and especially our education systems, to the test. The challenges students and educators faced were not just academic, but social.

5 learning trends COVID-19 will bring to 2021

eSchool News

This year, education systems throughout the world were flipped upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing a massive shift in how students are learning and how educators are teaching.


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Innovating Beyond Avoidable K-12 Crises

EdNews Daily

By Amy Valentine There’s always a crisis in education. Covid-19 is the most recent and most significant, and it has challenged our education system in innumerable ways. But before the pandemic, there were already various challenges, both urgent and ongoing?the

10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog nine years ago, we’ve had almost 5.3 million views from visitors (about 10,000 follow us) to the 2,444 articles on integrating technology into the classroom.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

The importance of social studies and information literacy

Dangerously Irrelevant

As someone who grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs and whose parents worked for the federal government, today’s events have been… challenging.

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Every Instructional Coach Deserves an Effective Coach

Digital Promise

What are the key ingredients for a beneficial professional learning experience? At the top of the list, you will probably find that successful professional learning is ongoing, personalized, and of high quality. These components are naturally embedded within effective coaching and/or mentoring.

10 Top Tips and Click-throughs in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because AATT is a resource blog, we share lots of tips our group comes across in their daily teaching as well as materials shared by others we think you’d like. Some you agree with; others, not so much.

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10 green screen project ideas for the classroom

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.

Women in school leadership: A few awesome initiatives

Dangerously Irrelevant

There is some incredible work happening right now related to women in P-12 educational leadership. Below are four initiatives that have caught my attention over the past few months… Women Who Lead.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations. – QR-based attendance tracker for the hybrid learning age


We’ve all been there: the need for tracking attendance at the beginning of the lesson is a true hassle that nobody wants to deal with. The students hate it for obvious reasons, but surprisingly, the instructors hate it even more: they want to teach, not to act as police officers.

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Subscriber Special: 2 Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

Subscriber Special. Until January 18th: Free Martin Luther King Day Lesson Plans.

Virtual pets: How to bring more joy and teach responsibility in online classes


As we’ve said in a previous article, emergency remote teaching enforced by the Covid-19 pandemic is not synonymous with online learning. Online learning comes with a different type of pedagogy that should address content, teaching methods, and student/teacher relationships.

Strategies to Accelerate Family Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

With all its challenges, the pandemic brought to light the need to either rethink or improve various aspects of practice. When it comes to leadership, the importance of effective communication skills to engage and empower families moved to the forefront.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

How K–12 Schools Map Paths to Effective Hybrid Learning

EdTech Magazine

It’s a question every K–12 school district leader in the country had to ask last spring and fall, and each came up with a slightly different answer: How could they support remote and hybrid instruction in a way that engages families, inspires students and keeps everybody as sane as possible?

Top 10 Reviews of 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Throughout the year, I post websites and apps the Ask a Tech Teacher crew’s classes found useful, instructive, helpful in integrating technology into classroom lesson plans. Some, you agreed with us about; others not so much.

Why each student needs a personalized learning path


Remember Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz? At some point in the story, Dorothy sets off to find the famous Wizard of Oz and her journey begins with a first step on the Yellow Brick Road.

How much time are we already wasting?

Dangerously Irrelevant

In one of my favorite sections of The Passionate Learner , Robert Fried says: If we are to act boldly on behalf of passionate learners, we will have to stop wasting so much time in school. Most teachers and students waste 50 percent or more of their time in school. I say this with no disrespect.

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

A Passion for Learning Fuels a Mission to Support all Readers

EdNews Daily

By Taylor Wiedemann From an early age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I enjoyed my learning experience at Olentangy Liberty High School in Powell, Ohio, situated within a school district that is consistently top ranked in the state of Ohio as well as nationally, according to U.S.

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In 2021, teachers hold a key to transforming conventional instruction

The Christensen Institute

As we enter 2021 and the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, no doubt predictions will abound about the transformations that may result from a year of thoroughly unconventional schooling.

Schools Strengthen Defenses Amid Increases in Cyberattacks

EdTech Magazine

Cybersecurity threats are always evolving. And at Eastern Carver County Schools, IT staff work constantly to strengthen their defenses.

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Will schools acknowledge where and how they failed during the pandemic?

Dangerously Irrelevant

In an article about the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball , Howard Bryant said: Baseball should have taken the honest road, which would be to carry its stain and leave the tattered, piecemeal records of the various Negro Leagues as a historical reminder of its own destructiveness.

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

passPORTS Continues to Deliver Virtual Access to CA Parks for K12 Students


California is home to some of the country’s most unique and precious cultural, natural, and historic resources. The passPORTS project is making great strides in providing students with access to California State Parks through a blended access approach.

3 lessons from 2020 that will guide our global prosperity work in 2021

The Christensen Institute

This time last year, no one could have foreseen the dramatic way in which 2020’s challenges would alter people’s lives around the world.

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The Pandemic Has Revealed What Really Matters in Education. (Spoiler: It’s Not Tests.)


A few weeks ago, I participated in a webinar with K-12 students, parents and teachers about how online learning is going. You might be surprised to hear that the news was not all bad.

5 Teaching Strategies For Deep Learning In Virtual Environments

TeachThought - Learn better.

Here are 5 specific and practical strategies, along with associated tools, that promote deep learning in virtual and physical classrooms. The post 5 Teaching Strategies For Deep Learning In Virtual Environments appeared first on TeachThought. Learning eLearning Remote Teaching

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.