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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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

End of School Memes? Here Are Excellent Meme Generators for Teachers

Educators Technology

Memes are cultural phenomena represented humorously using a mixture of text, images, stickers, drawings, etc. For instance, a viral meme that has been recently making the rounds is that of Will more. Meme generators

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.

How Extended Day Enrichment Can Enhance the Emotional Well-Being of Students

EdNews Daily

By Dawn Bridges, Ed.D. Students’ experiences both inside and outside of school can influence their learning and achievement. Since the onset of COVID-19, children nationwide have had to deal with the emotionally taxing experiences of social isolation and disruption to their routines.

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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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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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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.

How Do Technological Tools Enhance Children’s Creativity?

EdNews Daily

By Jerry Kolber The digital revolution is an unstoppable force sweeping across every facet of society, including the education sector. As part of this movement, EdTech has made its way into classrooms, changing the dynamic and contributing to a fulfilling learning process.

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.

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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Math Playground - Free Math Games and Interactive Activities for K-6 Students

Educators Technology

Math Playground is an educational website that offers a wide variety of math games, videos and interactive activities for students in kindergarten to grade six. The games are organized by subject more. Math games Math websites

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!

Video: Solutions to Equity Issues in the Teacher Shortage

EdNews Daily

A special Learning Leadership Topical Event, presented by LeiLani Cauthen, CEO at Learning Counsel News Media and Research With special guests, Jose A. Viana, Ed.D., Senior Education Advisor at Lexia Learning and Wendee Evering, Assistant Administrator at A.C. Moore Elementary in Columbia, SC Jose A.

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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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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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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.

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.

Leadership Lessons: When Binary Decisions Require a Tertiary Option

EdNews Daily

By Zach Vander Veen Decision processes intrigue me, especially as I’ve moved into positions that require far more complex decisions on issues that have a larger impact.

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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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Start Teaching with Minecraft

Teacher Tech

Increase student engagement with Minecraft Education Edition. Your students can engage with learning on almost any device, including Chromebooks. Start Teaching with Minecraft. The post Start Teaching with Minecraft appeared first on Teacher Tech. Gamification Minecraft MinecraftEDU