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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


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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. – 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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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).

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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Reflecting on Your Leadership Through a Year of Unexpected Firsts

Education Elements

2020 was, among many things, a year of firsts. The first time a non-English language movie, Parasite, won Best Picture at the Oscars. The first time millions of people stopped their daily commute and set up a home office, classroom, or waited to resume their jobs and typical routines.

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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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.

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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.

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.

Advancing with Blended & Online Learning

Catlin Tucker

In the last ten months, teachers have had to design and facilitate learning for various teaching and learning landscapes. Teachers in states hit hard by the pandemic, like my home state of California, have been online since March. Some teachers are on a hybrid schedule seeing students a couple of days each week. Others are juggling the demands of the concurrent classroom, simultaneously teaching students in class and online.

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.

Pandemic Positives Made Permanent

EdNews Daily

By Jamie Bricker Editor’s note: This is the latest in a monthly series on the impact of Affective Leadership in the school system. Affective leadership is all about working with people, rather than trying to work through them or simply going around them.

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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.

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.

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?

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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.

Absent Without Leave: America’s Traditional K-12 Learners are Leaving, Costing Schools Hundreds of Millions in Their Wake

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik Our traditional K-12 students are begging out of attendance at record numbers, often with no notification whatsoever. It’s a trend that began years ago, but has accelerated at blinding speed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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!

Educator Self-Care

User Generated Education

Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. – Eleanor Brownn. I have written about doing check-ins with students on several occasions, for example, see Emotional Check-Ins in a Teaching Webinar.

More colleges and universities outsource services to for-profit companies

The Hechinger Report

MEDFORD, Mass. — The Tufts University campus was a quiet place in the fall, where students were scolded to stay in their dorms, checked frequently for Covid-19 and — if they tested positive — quarantined in modular housing set up on the tennis courts. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

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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Tech Spending Predictions for America’s Schools in 2021

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen EdTech spend is expected to increase by $2.4 billion in 2021, up from $35.8 billion to $38.2 billion. 2020 spend by America’s K12 schools was captured by the Learning Counsel’s Digital Transition Survey and summarized here. Technology Spend Increase U.S.

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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.

Google Slides: Add a Slide per Student

Teacher Tech

One of my favorite things is to have all students on the same ONE Google Slides. This allows me to see all student work together in real time. To initiate class discussions around student work and student ideas.

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9 Ways To Help Students Learn Through Their Mistakes

TeachThought - Learn better.

There are different kinds of mistakes: careless mistakes, systematic mistakes, misconceptions, etc. Students need help understanding this. The post 9 Ways To Help Students Learn Through Their Mistakes appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Growth Mindset New Teacher


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Greetings, amazing CU Denver principal licensure students! Before we send you some logistical emails, we just wanted to reiterate how proud of yourselves you should be. .