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What are teachers telling us? Are we listening?

Education Elements

This spring, Merrimack College and EdWeek Research Center released a whitepaper publishing their findings for their Teacher Survey. One of the takeaways? Forty-three percent of respondents said they were somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their jobs.

‘Digital skills gap’ threatens innovation

eSchool News

The skills required for success in the new economy were already changing. Now, COVID has sped up these changes dramatically.

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15 Enlightening Summer Reads for Educators

MIND Research Institute

Summer is upon us, and that calls for books to enjoy while lounging poolside.

June is Internet Safety Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

June is National Internet Safety Month , thanks to a resolution passed in 2005 by the U.S. Senate. The goal is to raise awareness about online safety for all, with a special focus on kids ranging from tots to teens. Children are just as connected to the Internet as adults.

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.

Guest Post: The Papert Test: A Filter for Picking Powerful Edtech

Digital Promise

The post Guest Post: The Papert Test: A Filter for Picking Powerful Edtech appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Developers Educators Entrepreneurs Marketplace

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Community Schools: Lessons Learned/Lessons Shared

EdNews Daily

By James Stoffer and Zach Vander Veen Editor’s Note: This is the fifth and final installment of this series. For previous installments, see one, two, three and four Community Schools are a time whose idea has come, a solution that was waiting for the perfect storm – and the perfect storm is here.

Mindfulness–its place in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching Channel is one of my favorite hands-on resources for how to teach. They offer lots of videos from the classroom, showing teachers at work, but also well thought out discussions on topics that impact education. This one is on mindfulness.

Color Management and Color Blindness: How Can Monitor Technologies Help? 

ViewSonic Education

Color management and color blindness are often perceived as two contradictory things. While color blindness has long been a major challenge to color management, the latest monitor technology provides extended controls over this workflow, making it more user-friendly than ever.

The Simple View of Reading: What You Need to Know

Waterford

Understanding the science of how children learn to read is a necessary component for creating well-rounded classroom instruction. Cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, and education experts have studied literacy development for decades, creating a wealth of data for educators.

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!

It’s OK To Not Have The Words

The Jose Vilson

There was a moment, just as I was getting into the groove of my second class, where I thought I had it all together. And then, I didn’t.

Tech Tip #75: Laptop Frozen? Here’s What You Do

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.

Build a Strong, Fun, STEM Foundation

EdNews Daily

By Mark Hendrickson To teach our kids to become passionate and capable readers, we read to them. Whether at bedtime, at the library, or in the classroom, early childhood years are often infused with stories.

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The Metaverse Is Already Here, and K–12 Schools Are Using It for Education

EdTech Magazine

Even in its infancy, the metaverse has become a buzzword that remains a bit difficult to pin down. So, what exactly is the metaverse, and why is it such a big deal?

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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.

Researchers looked at how early STEM stereotypes begin for kids. They found them every step of the way.

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning. Subscribe today!

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Happy Memorial Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking the day to honor our all soldiers on America’s Memorial Day. Without their sacrifice, where would we be? Holidays

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The future of education is blended and hybrid learning

eSchool News

Blended and hybrid learning models were first introduced to extend personalized and flexible learning options to selected individuals or groups of students. But with onset of the pandemic, widespread adoption of blended and hybrid models suddenly became a necessity across all student populations.

Getting Started with UDL as a District Technology Leader

EdTech Magazine

In the late 1940s, U.S. Air Force pilots were crashing planes without any explanation. The Air Force conducted a study of key measurements such as height and torso length. Of more than 4,000 pilots, not one fit in the average range for every measurement.

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6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

OPINION: Why community colleges are the perfect partner for green jobs — and good jobs

The Hechinger Report

President Joe Biden and California Governor Gavin Newsom are investing significant federal and state dollars in new technologies — all in the pursuit of clean air, clean energy, healthier lives and green jobs for our communities.

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Subscriber Special: Special Add-on with School License

Ask a Tech Teacher

June 4th-8th: Buy a K-8 School License. get 3 free print books of the grade level you purchased. domestic purchase or freight-forwarders only). Usually, you get one desk copy for each grade level included in your school license. Between June 4th-8th get three per grade level.

To help young students read, acceleration beats remediation

eSchool News

Due to the pandemic , many students have fallen behind grade-level expectations. Educators are trying to get students caught up in the most efficient way possible.

Best Online Summer Jobs for Teachers

techlearning

How teachers can earn summer income without the time, cost, and hassle of a commute

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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.

PROOF POINTS: How do you find a gifted child?

The Hechinger Report

At one elementary school in rural Appalachia, most of the children are white and poor; 90 percent qualify for free or reduced priced lunch. Guess how many of the 800 students are gifted? The answer: three.

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What You Might Have Missed in May—-What’s up in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of May. Tech Teacher Appreciation Week. Encourage Creativity in the Classroom. CUE22 and Trending Edtech. 12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year. 5 Ways to Involve Parents. 3 Websites on Architecture/Engineering.

6 ways administrators can address teacher burnout in their schools

eSchool News

The significant negative impact of the pandemic on educators is no secret. Teacher burnout is at an all-time high, self-care techniques are feeling futile, violence against teachers is on the rise and verbal abuse by parents is increasing.

How K–12 School Districts Can Prevent DDoS Attacks

EdTech Magazine

Distributed denial of service attacks against K–12 school districts have risen sharply over the past two years. The attacks come from outside actors and, increasingly, from students who discover they can buy a DDoS attack as a service online, as a way to get out of classes and tests.

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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.

Some California colleges find it hard to shift away from remedial courses

The Hechinger Report

LOS ANGELES – The first in his family to attend college, Paul Medina was increasingly frustrated by his inability to get into a college-level math class. This story also appeared in Los Angeles Times.

Overwhelmed and Stressed: How to Manage and Overcome It

Teacher Tech

Join Kristi Thompson, former classroom teacher, principal, superintendent to better manage your stress and avoid burnout in education. The post Overwhelmed and Stressed: How to Manage and Overcome It appeared first on Teacher Tech. Guest Post

5 ways to engage your students with Minecraft

eSchool News

As an educator for over 27 years and a Digital Learning Specialist (social studies) for the past 7 years in Atlanta Public Schools, I have supported educators across my district and beyond as they purposefully integrate technology in the classroom to promote engagement and 21 st century skill development.