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The Case for Making Classrooms Phone-Free

ED Surge

The debate about mobile phones in the classroom can get heated. Some teachers believe phones should be used as a teaching tool. Others push to ban cell phones from the classroom altogether.

4 Trends to Watch in Education

Catlin Tucker

Last month, I delivered a keynote on the future of education. It’s a vast topic, so I focused on four trends likely to impact our work as educators. Continued growth in blended and online learning. Districts confront record-high teacher turnover.

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How teachers use Wordle–and other games–for next-level engagement

eSchool News

“Did you get the Wordle today?” ” What initially began as something Josh Wardle created to serve as a personal daily game has become a household name, with users sharing their Wordle progress on social platforms and urging friends to start playing.

6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the growing interest in tech comes a call for summer school programs that supersize student enthusiasm for technology. If you’ve been tasked (or voluntold) to run this activity, here are six activities that will tech-infuse participants: Debate.

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!

Moving Beyond SAMR with the Rigor Relevance Framework

A Principal's Reflections

While there are many different frameworks to choose from when it comes to the effective integration of technology, SAMR is typically the one that most people and schools leverage.

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10 ways to make the most out of ISTELive 22 in New Orleans


Do you ever wonder why they call New Orleans “The Big Easy?” ” It stems from the slow and easy-going way of life in New Orleans. However, with its fast-paced schedule and hundreds of sessions to explore into a few days, ISTELive is an entirely different experience.

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Looking for Summer Activities? Try These

Ask a Tech Teacher

Earlier this week , we posted activities for a summer school student program. Now, we’ll focus on you–what do you want to accomplish with your summer? I’ve collected the most popular AATT articles on how to spend your education time this summer.

9 Types of assignments teachers can create in their LMS to evaluate student progress


Assignments are an essential part of the evaluation process. They are also one of the most time-consuming tasks for teachers. Creating different types of assignments takes time and patience.

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Narrowing the Focus when Selecting HQIM

Education Elements

When teachers don’t have access to strong materials, they search for them often online, leading to inconsistent quality and weak alignment to the standards. In fact, some have found that teachers spend 7-12 hours per week searching for and creating instructional resources

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.

What Is Universal Design for Learning in Today’s Education Environment?

EdTech Magazine

Automatic doors, crosswalks with audible directions, adjustable car seats ­— these are all universally designed products. They make the world accessible to a variety of people and they make everyday life easier for everyone.

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What you Need to Know about Evaluating Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

As you head into summer, you’ll be looking for new apps and resources to add spark to your Fall classes. Here’s what you need to know about evaluating those apps: Last year, there were so many apps to help me manage the Pandemic and remote teaching, I couldn’t keep up.

‘State-sanctioned violence:’ Inside one of the thousands of schools that still paddles students

The Hechinger Report

COLLINS, Miss. — At the beginning of every school year, April Johnson oversees distribution of the Covington County School District student handbook. Tucked into the first half of the handbook is a section titled “Corporal Punishment.”.

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3 key steps when using VR in education

eSchool News

As new VR technologies emerge, educators at all levels are finding new applications to augment the classroom experience – and for good reason. VR allows educators to move past pages in a textbook to create totally immersive experiences that stimulate and inspire students.

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.

What School IT Teams Should Know About Investing in Next-Generation Security Cameras

EdTech Magazine

Next-generation video surveillance is shaking up the typical school IT infrastructure. Before video was encapsulated in IP, many school physical security teams kept their distance from in-building IT infrastructure and, instead, ran parallel data networks on campus as they migrated to Video over IP.

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World Environment Day: Living Responsibly with Nature

Ask a Tech Teacher

World Environment Day is June 5th. I posted this article from Catherine Ross, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, a year ago and it’s worth repeating.

Slides Timer – Countdown in Google Slides

Teacher Tech

Slides Timer is a super easy way to add a Google Slides Countdown timer. If you need a timer for your Google Slides while you are presenting check out this easy way to add it to your slides. The post Slides Timer – Countdown in Google Slides appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Creating a curriculum with Black girls in mind 

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! Cierra Kaler-Jones wasn’t your traditional dance teacher.

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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.

Uses for Audiovisual Technology Beyond Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

K–12 school districts invested in many remote learning devices for teachers and students to ensure continued education during the pandemic. Districts rolled out one-to-one device programs and opted for peripherals that supported remote learning.

Tech Tip #91: Rollback Windows Updates

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

The Rise of Teacher Influencers And What it Takes to be One


When we think about what an influencer is, this definition is helpful: ‘Someone who has a social media presence and has the power to affect the decisions of others because of their authority, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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OPINION: To recover from the pandemic, social-emotional learning is not a luxury, it’s a necessity

The Hechinger Report

Nearly 2 1/2 years into a deadly global pandemic, our nation’s children are in the midst of a mental health crisis that we have failed to adequately address.

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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.

Five Questions K–12 IT Leaders Should Ask About Disaster Recovery Configurations

EdTech Magazine

When disaster strikes — a fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, cyberattack — does your school have the configurations for your key IT infrastructure at the ready? After the unthinkable happens, you’ll need to know that you have good system backups and a tested plan in place to quickly restore them.

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Welcome to the “largest on-air classroom” in Louisiana

eSchool News

Learning doesn’t just happen inside the classroom, and Louisiana Public Broadcasting ?(LPB) LPB) is working to ensure family engagement plays a vital role in students’ education. LPB is Louisiana’s largest classroom over the air, on every device, in schools, and in the community.

Your Final Staff Meeting

Adjusting Course

"This year is bound to be easier." This was my thinking at the start of the school year. I imagine I also believed we'd somehow have enough subs going into the school year as well. Needless to say, this school year was not easier.

Where Do We Go from Here?

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik Schools are a business. Demand and supply. To be run efficiently, schools must operate at or near capacity. So, what does it mean when nearly 40 percent of parents opt to take their school-aged children out of traditional public school? In short, it means consolidation.

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.

Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Existing Lessons


Virtual reality can enhance educational experiences and is a powerful way to foster student engagement

3 “keepers” from teaching in a pandemic

eSchool News

Who would have thought that we would still be teaching in the midst of a pandemic? At the beginning of this school year, public school districts had to make important decisions about how to approach this school year. How would they keep students safe?

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World Productivity Day is Monday June 20th - here is how I use Evernote to be highly productive

Educational Technology Guy

World Productivity Day is Monday, June 20th. Here is how I stay productive and organized using Evernote and some other tools. I am a huge Evernote user and fan.