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The 20 Best Social Networks For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

Some of the best social networks for teachers include Facebook, TikTok, ISTE, NCTE, the Educator Collaborative, and more! The post The 20 Best Social Networks For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Networking & Collaboration New Teacher Professional Development

Ready To Go Back To School? 7 Fun Lesson Ideas To Start The New Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every teacher knows the struggle of getting a class full of children to cooperate the first few weeks back after the long Christmas vacation break.

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Creating A Culture Of Reading In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Let’s stop the endless worksheets and cooperative groups that skim through text merely to find answers and grow a culture of reading. The post Creating A Culture Of Reading In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy

Methods and tools to develop future-ready skills

Neo LMS

In preparing students for the essential skills they need for the future, we have different methods and digital tools that we can bring into our classroom space. But what skills do students really need? . A great resource to explore is the skills outlook provided by the World Economic Forum.

Transform Your Classroom with Apple

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Apple empowers educators and students by design. In our webinar, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

How Micro-credentials Are Changing Professional Development for Educators for the Better

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials are digital certifications that verify an individual’s competence in a specific skill or set of skills. Digital Promise offers more than 600 competency-based micro-credentials on a wide range of research-backed skills.

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10 edtech experts you should follow

Hapara

Integrating technology into instruction and learning is a way of life for educators today. But it can be a struggle to understand how to use classroom technology in meaningful ways.

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5 Time-saving strategies for busy teachers

Neo LMS

With each year that passes, I make a promise to myself to be more organized and change my “I don’t have time” mantra. . Do you feel like you’re always chasing time and can never catch up with all the work you have to do? .

Tips for an Abrupt Shift to Remote or Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I was with one of my partner districts as part of ongoing longitudinal work that will last at least two years.

23+ Websites on Animals

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to teach about animals (click headings for more resources): Animals. African animals –research site for these animals. Alphabetimals –learn the alphabet with animal sounds. Animals. Audobon Bird Guide: North America (app). BrainPop Jr.

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.

Shifting from Time-consuming Teacher-led Workflows to Sustainable Student-led Workflows

Catlin Tucker

Teaching has always been a demanding profession, but this school year takes the cake! Teachers are navigating substitute teacher shortages, COVID protocols, and record numbers of absent students in addition to the normal demands of this job.

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Three Strategies to Support Our Teacher Workforce in 2022

Education Elements

This past December, I found myself at home watching Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve on ABC. Across the variety of hosts, musical performances, and crowd interviews - one theme emerged through the night: everyone is hoping that 2022 will be better than 2021.

Prioritize Your Professional Development This Year with These New Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Many of the micro-credentials we launched in 2021 focus on topics such as learner variability, digital fluency, STEM, flexible mindsets, early literacy, and more.

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Tech Tip #72: Alt+??? Brings up which Command?

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 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.

Slide – Organize around the opportunity to contribute

Dangerously Irrelevant

“It’s ironic that a shift away from a focus on preparation (take Algebra 1 because you need it for Algebra 2, which you might need to go to college which you might need to get a job) to a focus on difference making is the best possible form of preparation for the innovation economy.

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The 4 Phases of a Cybersecurity Strategy That Schools Must Implement

EdTech Magazine

Despite the increased cyber risks K–12 schools face, some still don’t have a formal cybersecurity plan in place.

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11 Tips and Book Recommendations for Encouraging Reluctant Readers

Waterford

Sometimes it can feel like pulling teeth trying to teach reluctant readers to develop their literacy skills. The key to teaching these children is, as with many academic subjects, to inspire a love of learning and get their families involved in their literacy development.

4 (free) Posters About Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: Reading. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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.

SEL is not another thing on the plate. It is the plate

Hapara

Blog series: Spotlighting SEL in the H?para-supported para-supported classroom. This blog series is designed to provide educators with examples from the classroom of how the H?para para Instructional Suite can be used to support social emotional learning (SEL).

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Slide – Control and compliance 01

Dangerously Irrelevant

You can have a school that emphasizes control and compliance. Or you can have a school that emphasizes student voice, agency, and risk-taking. But you can’t have both. . Download this file. See also my other slides. Related Posts. 5 great slides about technology, learning, and change.

What is Blended Learning?

ViewSonic Education

What is blended learning? We have been hearing a lot about it lately, but it has actually been around since the early 2000s. It’s an approach of education in which digital technology blends in with traditional analog teaching methods.

Creative Strategies to Help Districts Pay for Ed-Tech Projects

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Organizations focused on corporate social responsibility can provide a source of funding for districts that would not otherwise be able to pay for digital purchases, writes CEO Nikki Navta in an opinion essay.

Maximize the Power of Multiple Technology Ecosystems

Schools invested in Google education tools or considering these services can achieve strong benefits by blending the best of Google services on Apple hardware, opening the door to a wealth of educational possibilities for students, teachers, and parents.

K–12 Districts Find Interactive Flat Panels a Key Tool for Teacher-Driven Learning

EdTech Magazine

The difference was immediate. After rolling out Promethean ActivPanel interactive whiteboards and document cameras in 600 of the classrooms at Albemarle County Public Schools, teachers reported an increased excitement for learning.

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3 big questions to ask after a visit from an outside helper

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’ve been blogging about bringing in outside helpers… Some good questions to ask before hiring an outside helper. Put your outside helpers to work. Here are three big questions to ask AFTER a visit from an outside helper: Are we tangibly better as a result of their visit? [or

Two ways schools can ease Covid-19’s trauma for students—and one for teachers

The Hechinger Report

At the start of the school year last August, I spent several days visiting a first-grade classroom in Austin, Texas , to see how the coronavirus pandemic was impacting teaching and learning after nearly two years of disruption.

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5 instructional practices that drive student engagement

eSchool News

Student engagement has long been an indicator of growth and progress, and in the wake of the pandemic, it will prove essential for academic and social-emotional recovery.

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.

Q&A: Chesterfield County Schools CTO says Technology Plays Central Role in Education

EdTech Magazine

Textbooks are out, and experience is in. But achieving a 21st century pedagogy requires technology that’s ready to take center stage.

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30 Areas For Evolving The Concept Of School

TeachThought - Learn better.

One idea for evolving school? Well-being-focused systems of teaching and learning that emphasize reasoning and cognitive behavior. The post 30 Areas For Evolving The Concept Of School appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Terry Heick

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Zoom/Video Conferencing Best Practices Revealed in New Research

techlearning

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of Gothenburg find those who look at the camera are viewed more favorably by other Zoom/video conference participants