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15 Back to School Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve collected a series of back-to-school tips that are suited for in-person or remote learning. Pick those that work for you: 8 Tech Tools to Get to Know Your Students for Back to School. 3 Apps to Help Brainstorm Next Year’s Lessons. 11 Back-to-school Activities for the First Month of School.

Habits that Drive Great Teams

Education Elements

Early in my career, when I was a middle school science teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina, I didn’t think that the ritual of shaking my students’ hands, fist bumping, or hugging my students as they entered our classroom meant anything. But now, I realize it’s the opposite.


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Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math

The CoolCatTeacher

Liesl McConchie talks about how the brain learns math From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When students come into your math class, are they ready to learn? Is their brain in a ready state?

Sparking Inquiry in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

As a kid, I loved nature. Growing up in a rural part of New Jersey and spending summers at the beach probably played a significant role in developing this interest. My parents would buy me and my brother all sorts of field guides to help support our curiosity and genuine interest in living creatures.

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 You Might Have Missed in July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of July. Tech Tip #63: Reset Default Font. Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Coaching. A Year to Remember, A Year to Reflect: Pandemic Instruction. 11 Websites for Thinking and Learning. We Landed on the Moon July 20 1969. 5 (free) Posters on Teaching I.

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Teacher Tips: Starting the Year with Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

Guest post written by Amy Tobener-Talley. The station rotation model is a great way to introduce your class expectations to a new group of students while simultaneously building relationships and developing your class community.

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4 Ways teachers can use edtech to create personalized learning experiences for students


A version of this post was originally published on April 13, 2021, in Independent Education Today. Education technology (edtech) is on the path to conquering every classroom.

Why Music Education is Important for Children To Learn

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor Nicole McCray, has some thoughts on music and education. I think you’ll enjoy them: There are many schools that undermine the importance of music in schools. Yet, many benefits stem from a musical education.

Universal Design for Learning: What Educators Need to Know


As a teacher, one of the best ways to help students is by reducing barriers to learning. One approach that can help you achieve this is the Universal Design for Learning.

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).

Podcast: A Conversation about Hybrid Logistics

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Navigating e-learning cybersecurity threats as a teacher


Last year, as schools were closing their gates, e-learning cybersecurity wasn’t exactly a top priority for most teachers. In general, when it comes to securing our devices and online solutions, we tend to assume that what we do is usually good enough.

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Grading Apps, Tools, and Resources We Love

Ask a Tech Teacher

Are you looking for grading apps, tools, and resources that you can use to collect, calculate, and analyze your student’s grades? Or maybe you are looking for apps that allow students to calculate their own grades, which will save you time and effort. If so, check out our list below.

Books I read in July 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in July 2021… Pedagogy of the Oppressed , Paulo Freire (education). Raven Black , Ann Cleeves (mystery). The Passenger , Lisa Lutz (thriller). Transformation , Carol Berg (fantasy). Revelation , Carol Berg (fantasy).

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.

The JAG Genius, A Special Q & A With Bridget Merriman

EdNews Daily

The JAG Genius Q&A with Bridget Merriman Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a non-profit program that works with young adults facing multiple challenges. Many students need guidance to finish high school to reach graduation, prepare for secondary education, and to learn and understand the job market. JAG students are among those who were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and are most likely to feel the devastating effects for years to come.

Do You Have A Daily Teacher Interaction Tracking System? If Not … Download Ours Today!


Coaches, are you searching for the perfect way to keep track of what you do each day? If you are like most coaches, the answer is YES! But how do you do it?

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Subscriber Special: Free Posters

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. August. If you have a print copy of the K-8 curricula, you find that the posters are b&w (if you have the digital version, they’re in color).

Guest post: What You Can Do to Help Your Child Prepare for High School


Transitioning from primary school to high school is essential for a lot of reasons. For kids not staying in the same school, it means transitioning to an entirely new environment. This involves forming new friendship groups, adapting different routines, and new ways of thinking and learning within that new environment. As parents, we want to prepare our kids for these changes adequately.

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.

EdisonLearning and the Learning Counsel to Prepare School Leaders to Re-imagine Digital Learning in the Wake of COVID-19

EdNews Daily

There’s a New Wave of AI Research Coming to Transform Education


Imagine a classroom where student teams are learning with a computer simulation, planning a scientific expedition to Mars. They might be challenged to think about the tools they need or the clothing and food they will bring.

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Going Back with Google Forms, Jamboard, and Student Engagement

Teacher Tech

This August I will be doing THREE free webinars with Otis. Check them out on the Otis Calendar and register! Registration is FREE. If you are unable to make the session you will have access to the recording afterwards if you are registered.

16 Characteristics Of A Critical Thinking Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Humility is the core of critical thinking. It says, 'I don't know enough to have an informed opinion' or 'Let's learn to reduce uncertainty.'. The post 16 Characteristics Of A Critical Thinking Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Essential Terry Heick

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!

Open Standards in the Education 4.0 Digital Learning Ecosystem

EdNews Daily

By Robert Iskander The current rate of change in digital learning offers great opportunities and introduces great challenges.

The Unexpected Benefits of Remote Learning for Neurodivergent Students


Learning disruptions have been an unfortunate but all-too-frequent sight during the pandemic. But not every student felt those effects evenly as schools shifted between remote and in-person options.

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3 Ways to Empower Parents This School Year

Teacher Tech

Educator Melody McAllister offers three ways teachers can help empower parents, who will work together to help empower students. The post 3 Ways to Empower Parents This School Year appeared first on Teacher Tech.

How scholastic esports opens up college pathways

eSchool News

Esports programs continue to grow at a rapid pace at both the collegiate level and at the high school level in the United States.

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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.

What Do You Mean by “Cognitive Capacity?”

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark We’ve been encountering the term “cognitive capacity” more and more often since we started to make the distinction between “cognitive ability” and “cognitive capacity” a few years ago.

The Child Care Staffing Crisis Is Getting Worse


High turnover and staffing shortages have long been a scourge of early childhood education, but for many child care providers, the struggle has ratcheted up considerably during the pandemic. That was true in the height of the outbreak last year, and it remains true now. “We

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Reuse Google Classroom Assignments from Last Year

Teacher Tech

Options for reusing assignments from last year in Google Classroom. The post Reuse Google Classroom Assignments from Last Year appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Schoolytics

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