October, 2021

Digital Citizenship Week–Oct. 18-22–Here’s What You Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

Learning that will help you learn how to teach digital citizenship to your students. Below, you’ll find everything from a full year-long curriculum to professional development for teachers: Resources: Digital Citizenship: What to Teach When (a video).

Setting the Stage for Current and Future Learner Success

A Principal's Reflections

The traditional goal of any education system is to prepare students for either college or careers. Over the years, I would say that while this view still holds value, the context has changed dramatically.

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3 Steps for WORD Workouts to See Better Social Emotional Health and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Social emotional health matters. WORD Workouts are a fantastic way to help students connect with their emotions. Additionally, these quick lessons promote student social emotional health.

Educator Micro-credentials Policy Map Provides an Update of State and District Use of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Digital Promise first launched our Micro-credential Policy Map in January 2020 to share valuable information on how states and districts across the U.S. were engaging with micro-credentials. Since then, micro-credential interest, earning, and pathways have only increased.

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

Student Choice and Voice Can Equal the Best Day Ever

User Generated Education

As is true for a lot of progressive educators, I have a belief in and attempt to practice the implementation of student voice and choice: Sometimes this means fully letting go of the reins so learners become fully self-directed.

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How Tech-savvy Teachers Do It

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education Week had a great article on how teachers are expanding their use of technology in the classroom. Here’s a peak: 5 Practices of Truly Tech-savvy Teachers.

Healthcare has an accessibility problem—disruptive innovations can help

The Christensen Institute

The healthcare system in the United States is expensive and riddled with logistical and systemic barriers, all of which add up to a lack of accessibility. A 2020 study found that almost 25% of Americans skipped out on medical care because of the cost.

Student collaboration in shared Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Teamwork is a desirable job skill in today's economy. When we let students collaborate, we prepare them for the future! Here's how Google Slides can help.Part of the reason social media has taken off so much are the connections. Seeing other people’s reaction to what you’ve shared.

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SEL at Scale: How Edtech Can Support Meaningful Social and Emotional Learning

Digital Promise

“Connection is the most important piece of the puzzle for the student-teacher relationship. … Students are more successful when they feel that their teacher understands them and understands where they’re coming from.”- High school teacher, Tennessee.

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Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

Making educators’ lives easier for World Teachers’ Day

Neo LMS

Happy World Teachers’ Day! October 5th is all about celebrating all the wonderful educators around the world. At the same time, this day is also about supporting teachers so that every learner can have access to quality education.

5 Strategies to Engage Learners Around Flipped Instruction

Catlin Tucker

Teachers got a crash course in creating video content when schools shifted online. They relied on videos out of necessity to explain concepts and model strategies while students learned from home. As teachers transitioned back into classrooms, many abandoned video in favor of live instruction.

Tech to Help With Masks

Ask a Tech Teacher

The pandemic has changed teaching in many ways–remove vs. in-person vs. hybrid for one, the need for internet access in homes for another. Schools struggle to find the right technology to address these many changing needs.

Personalizing Learning: The Goal is Student Ownership

Education Elements

Think back to when you had a deep sense of ownership in your learning; a time when you went above and beyond the expectations because of your own curiosity or passion. For me, this was in seventh grade during a career exploration project.

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.

13 ways to connect music and lyrics to class

Ditch That Textbook

Songs can embed themselves deeply in our minds and our memories. Can you remember a specific song that immediately takes you back to a place and time in your past?For

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Seeking Out Feedback

A Principal's Reflections

Growth is a never-ending journey. While there is no one best way to get better at what we do, I think we can all agree that feedback is a necessity no matter the path taken. For it to impact practice, it should be practical, specific, timely, and facilitated in a positive fashion.

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Tackling the digital divide after the pandemic

Neo LMS

Digitization has changed how we communicate, access services, and the extent of technology present in our lives. Ever since the internet emerged, we have witnessed a new reality among people: those who have access to technology and the internet, and those who don’t.

3 development lessons from America’s longest war

The Christensen Institute

Once US troops began pulling out of Afghanistan, it quickly became clear that the Afghan government couldn’t stand on its own. In fairly short order President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and Taliban took control of the government.

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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!

Tract–A new way to learn

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tract is a peer-to-peer, on-demand, project-based learning platform designed for grades 3-12. It includes classes and lesson plans, even themed clubs. It focuses on building student creativity, critical thinking, and independence–skills students need to become prosperous, happy adults.

Retrieval practice, CBE, and what we value regarding student learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

A number of educators across the country are finding great value in ‘learning science’ books such as Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning. In Powerful Teaching , the authors focus on the potential of: Retrieval practice – “pulling information out of students’ heads (e.g.,

Progressive choice boards: Provide choice without overwhelming

Ditch That Textbook

Choice boards give students options for activities they do, but they can also be overwhelming. Here's a better option. Once, when teaching high school Spanish, my students and I had finished covering a new verb tense. We practiced it. They were getting the hang of it.

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Efficacy in Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

There are countless ways to grow and improve. At the individual level, intrinsic motivation drives educators to actively seek opportunities that support their diverse learning interests and needs.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

5 Strategies for a more eco-friendly classroom

Neo LMS

Global warming, endangered species, water pollution, and overwhelmingly full landfills are just a few of the reasons why people are considering going green. Only in the US, 46% of lakes are too polluted for fishing or swimming.

Core Four of Personalizing Learning

Education Elements

In 2014 Education Elements first introduced the Core Four, later publishing the “Core Four of Personalized Learning: The Elements You Need to Succeed” in 2016. Since its publication, this white paper has been downloaded over 3,000 times by educators across the world.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Surprisingly, 15-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability and over 65% of those are deficits in reading. Often, these go undiagnosed as students, parents, and teachers simply think the child is not a good reader, is lazy, or is disinterested.

Three relationships whose power K–12 schools consistently underestimate

The Christensen Institute

You’re a school superintendent in a mid-size urban district. One of your principals calls you to share that attendance rates among students learning remotely this year are dropping. She says, “We’re doubling down on prioritizing relationships to ensure that students have their unique needs met.”.

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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.