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5 Learning Gains Made During the Pandemic

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Despite the challenges, there have been useful learning gains made during the pandemic

How to Make Learning Stick

A Principal's Reflections

It is no secret how we retain information, construct new knowledge, and develop competencies critical for success in the world of work and, more importantly, life.

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3 ways COVID has changed education for the better

eSchool News

As millions more Americans are vaccinated against COVID-19 every day, many are now wondering what society will look like in a post-COVID world. While the virus may stay with us in some form, many things will go back to normal.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This summer, educators need to get some rest so that we can be our best.

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Artificial Intelligence 101: Covering the Basics for Educators

Digital Promise

The reality of AI integration into classrooms is closer than ever. With companies like Google planning to invest more into how AI is integrated into the classroom, millions of teachers across all subject areas could be impacted in just a few short years.

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How to get started with hybrid teaching

Neo LMS

Having taught the majority of the school year in a hybrid environment, it took time to adjust to teaching online and deciding which methods or tools to use.

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20 teacher questions to ask over the summer

Ditch That Textbook

Summer is a great time for big-picture reflection. Here are 20 teacher questions to think about. In the heat of a school year, there's a LOT on teachers' to-do lists. Lesson planning. Grades. Emails. Meetings. Oh, and we have to teach, too!

A Year of Digital Learning with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to shutter and educators and students rapidly shifted to distance learning, those in Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program had the advantage of already knowing how to use devices and apps for learning.

Here’s a Preview of June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in June: What is Genius Hour and Why Should I Love it? Internet Safety Month. How to Motivate Summer School Students. Tech Tips. Coding Vocabulary. Online PD. 5 Steps to Personal Privacy. Free Posters.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

10 Digital tools for creating 3D learning experiences

Neo LMS

The use of Augmented Reality in teaching is increasingly becoming an integral part of lessons in general. With the plethora of tools and resources available online, teachers can provide interactive learning experiences and give students the opportunity to create their own.

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UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes (has arrived!)

Catlin Tucker

Today is the official launch of my newest book UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes ! I had the pleasure of collaborating with Dr. Katie Novak on this project.

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Built with Good Intentions: What a bridge in Honduras can teach us about coming back from the pandemic

Education Elements

There’s a bridge in Choluteca, Honduras. It spans nearly 500 meters long, but it isn’t well known for its size or even because it is one of the only replicas of the Golden Gate bridge still in existence. Nor is it known for its importance in connecting traffic in Central America.

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Subscriber Special: June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Sign up for our newsletter. Then get 10% off your next purchase! First Name. Last Name. Special Interest: Email Format.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Designing school to support marginalized students

The Christensen Institute

The fact that students’ life circumstances differ isn’t new, but COVID-19 exacerbated many of the inequities caused by these differences.

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Our Collective Lesson Plan [On Teachers of Color In This Moment]

The Jose Vilson

After last summer, this is the way it had to go down. In recent weeks, conservatives have waged an all-out assault on their rendition of critical race theory via state and local legislation in recent months.

Part One… Transforming STEM Education from Noun to Verb… STEM in all Areas

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Putting important action and engagement in STEM across the curriculum! Welcome to the first of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. The first post involves the “why”, and the second post provides 15 ideas for the “how”.

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What You Might Have Missed in May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of May. Teacher Appreciation Week–Gifts for the Tech Teacher. Kids’ Computer Posture Explored. 10 Digital Platforms to Teach Remotely. 5 (free) Posters to Mainstream Tech Ed. What to Know Before Moving From High School Teacher to College Professor.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

How Kurandé harnessed the beauty within Brazilian favelas to create an impactful new market

The Christensen Institute

This piece was co-authored by Christimara Garcia, a volunteer at the Christensen Institute and founder of Catalyze Innovations Initiative, a Brazilian market-creating innovation action tank. .

Without Digital Equity, Students Lose the Opportunity to Learn

EdTech Magazine

Over the past few months, the topic of learning loss has been discussed with increased frequency and, in some circles, urgency. For many educators, the phrase strikes a nerve, and it’s easy to see why.

20 Tips For Effective Online Classroom Management

TeachThought - Learn better.

Whether for assignments, content, procedures, or upcoming events, a class FAQ page can support classroom management by supporting students. The post 20 Tips For Effective Online Classroom Management appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Blended Learning eLearning

Websites that add sparkle to spring

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last year was a boom year for edtech web tools. There were so many, I couldn’t keep up.

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Building students’ resiliency networks: A conversation with Brian Lightfoot

The Christensen Institute

How does students’ social capital impact their resiliency, agency, and access to new opportunities? I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with researcher and entrepreneur, Brian Lightfoot, who’s one of my favorite thinkers on this topic.

Books I read in May 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in May 2021… The Power of Place , Tom Vander Ark, Emily Liebtag, & Nate McClennen [education]. Learning by Heart: An Unconventional Education , Tony Wagner [education].

Who Packed Your Parachute?

EdNews Daily

By Franklin Schargel In honor of Memorial Day, I am sharing this to honor the heroes in our armed forces who have given so much and continue to give. Thank you for making a difference. Charles Plumb was a US Navy jet pilot in Vietnam.

VR-Compatible Device Mimics Human Touch

EdTech Magazine

In a world of remote learning and social distancing, tactile sensations are sorely missing — but perhaps not for much longer. At Northwestern University, researchers have created an epidermal virtual reality device that mimics the sensation of human touch.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!