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Why Talking About 'Screen Time' is the Wrong Conversation

Edsurge

Just about every week new articles warn about the dangers of excessive screen time for childhood development. That can leave parents and educators feeling a sense of anxiety about technology and kids, even as more schools use iPads and Chromebooks and other tech in classrooms.

The Digital Transformation of Literacy Education

EdNews Daily

By Tyson Smith. Companies that have been in the game for a while have been courtside in watching EdTech explode over the past 35 years.

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You Can Coach for Equity Anywhere, with Anyone

Education Elements

To create the schools children deserve, we must coach educators and leaders for equity. It isn’t an option for coaches to be neutral on issues of justice — and there are injustices occurring in almost every school, every day.

Investing in Women-Led Edtech Startups Is More Than a Matter of Equity. It’s Also Good Business.

Edsurge

When no female directors were nominated for the “Best Directors” Oscars category this year, Bette Midler called for a new awards ceremony, the Osc-hers. The entertainment industry is hardly alone in overlooking some of its top talent.

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.

What is Constructivism and How Does it Fit Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Constructivism is a student-centered philosophy that emphasizes hands-on learning and active participation in lessons. Constructivists believe that learning is an active process so the most effective way to learn is through discovery.

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Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

The CoolCatTeacher

Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. Teacher Dustin Harnish proves it.

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Personalized Learning in Action

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past year, I have been blessed to support the Davis School District in Utah with their personalized learning initiative across the district.

169 Tech Tip #79 My Internet Stopped Working

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.

How to use an LMS to simulate the publishing process with undergrads

Neo LMS

There is an old saying in academia that most scholars and scientists love to hate: Publish or perish. As a quick side note, the saying should be “publish in English or perish”, but we will tackle multilingualism in the academic world on a different occasion.

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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).

Interdisciplinary Project Planning Framework

Catlin Tucker

When I was at TCEA last week, a teacher approached me after one of my sessions to ask if I had ever written about my experience planning interdisciplinary projects. I realized that I had not written specifically about the process of planning a project with teachers who taught other subject areas.

4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares his thoughts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology.

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Guest Post: Helping Students Navigate Online Sources with Critical Literacy

Digital Promise

When I taught United States history at a high school in New York City, I had a discussion with my students about finding sources for their upcoming research projects. The responses mainly echoed, “just Google” and “stay away from Wikipedia.”

20 digital bell ringer activities to kickstart class

Ditch That Textbook

Quality bell ringers are crucial — quick activities to get students going at the beginning of class, when the bell has just rung. For these first five or ten minutes of class (OK, probably more the five than the ten), we have our students’ most attention. It’s the most focused they’ll likely be for us all […]. The post 20 digital bell ringer activities to kickstart class appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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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.

My New Journey With a Mission-Driven Organization

Education Elements

Erica Williams Simon, founder of Snapchat’s Creator’s Lab and one of my favorite millennials on a mission, wrote in this tweet that the best career advice she can give is to never attach yourself to a person, place, company, or project, but rather a mission, a calling, or a purpose.

#LoveTeaching Week Starts Today!

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Love Teaching Week Begins Today! February 14 is the beginning of #LoveTeaching week. Each day there are challenges and prompts so check Twitter and We Love Teaching.org ( [link] ) for how you can participate.

Introducing the Challenge Based Science Learning Toolkit

Digital Promise

Designed to address the need for open educational resources that support student-driven learning in science, our new Challenge Based Science Learning Toolkit guides educators in developing science units that build on student interest, lead to deeper learning, and engage students in using science to solve problems in their community.

The Power of Rubrics—Students Take Control of Their Own Learning and Achievement

EdNews Daily

By Lynda Van Kuren. Summary: Patti West-Smith, an expert in pedagogy from Turnitin, explains that with a bit of up-front guidance, rubrics help students become self-directed learners who see exactly how to improve before turning in their paper or assignment.

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.

10 tips for lesson planning writer’s block

Ditch That Textbook

Lesson planning is hard -- especially when the ideas aren't flowing freely. Here are some tips for overcoming lesson planning writer's block. It's the end of the school day. Or the beginning of your prep hour. You have a little lesson planning time for the next week. (Or Or maybe the next day!) You sit down to […]. The post 10 tips for lesson planning writer’s block appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Lesson planning Teaching

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Trust and Grace in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Alana Stanton talks about what matters in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Each year, many educators select a word or two for the year.

Bringing Personalized Learning to Scale in a Large Urban School District

Education Elements

Personalized learning has captured the attention of many education reformers. Much of the conversation is around utilizing a personalized learning approach to enhance student engagement, and thereby, increase student achievement.

What are the Most Popular Classroom Technologies in 2020?

EdNews Daily

By Monica Gill. The way of teaching and learning is changing every day. In today’s classrooms, keeping children focused on the content they are studying is a big challenge.

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!

10 ways to build your tech agility

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Georgina Dean, an Educational Technology Consultant from Amman, Jordan. You can connect with Georgina on Twitter at @TechyLeaderEDU Have you ever chatted to a colleague who seemed to have superhero-like powers with a certain app? Or maybe you felt in awe about how much they knew about your school’s learning […]. The post 10 ways to build your tech agility appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech Guest Blog

7 Tips for Making Great Student “Pitch” Videos

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As I’ve recently blogged about several contests where students create “pitch” videos for learning, some teachers probably want some advice on creating such a “pitch” video.

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3 Steps to Become a More Responsive Leader

Education Elements

There are many avenues you can take when making change in your organization. Change can be made at the structural level by redesigning the way teams are organized. Change can be made at the team level by refining the way collaboration happens.

Free toolkit "How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children”

Educational Technology Guy

Baylor University recently published the toolkit "How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children” that helps parents and teachers know what to look for in a STEM lesson and offers 9 examples of quality online resources.

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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.

Advice to Combat the Looming Teacher Shortage

EdNews Daily

Renee Gordon. In December of 2019 the US Department of Labor confirmed that the number of teachers that schools across the country are short is 300,000.A

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4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

The CoolCatTeacher

Nicholas Provenzano gets us started From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Maker spaces?

Unlocking Your Potential With An Identity Shift

Education Elements

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that my life is a day-to-day journey to reach my full potential. Whether it’s reaching my full potential in my health, my income, my relationships, or really anything I put effort into.