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5 Awesome online tools for game-based learning

Neo LMS

I have long believed that spring presents an excellent time for educators to explore new ideas and try some new digital tools in the classroom.

Kids’ Computer Posture Explored

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great article on a topic I don’t talk about enough–proper posture at the computer. Written by “Karen Weaver a 3rd grade elementary school teacher and author of the upcoming children’s book “The Magic Pencil”, it covers all the basics.

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Student Success Relies on Future-Proofing Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Imagine if we all had a crystal ball? It sure would have come in handy prior to the pandemic. What if I told you that we might have actually had one in the form of a retro animated series that aired over fifty years ago that predicted some modern technological innovations?

Exploring Design Thinking Micro-credentials in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Low science and math proficiency in Nevada’s public school system indicates there are inherent and structural inequities that exist. As a researcher and innovation leader, I wanted to explore the “why” behind the low proficiency rates.

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.

5 teaching practices to keep from remote learning

Ditch That Textbook

The pandemic changed the way we teach and in some ways for the better! Here are 5 parts of remote teaching we'll keep.The pandemic changed a lot about education.

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Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

There are two things I am certain of in education. First, learner variability is the norm, not the exception. Second, technology is here to stay. So, how do we design and facilitate learning experiences to remove barriers and allow all students to succeed?

Take it or leave it: lessons learned about strategic planning during a global pandemic

Education Elements

More than a year ago, I - like many others - was hunkering down for what I thought would be a two-week quarantine. Thirteen months later, I have found myself adapting to my circumstances. I have created a comfortable work-from-home space, embraced many home DIY projects.

Can Early Adoption of Esports Help Students Learn to Cope with Stress?

EdTech Magazine

Esports provides a socially distant, collaborative and competitive opportunity for students in any learning environment. These games may also provide a benefit to students beyond safe social interaction with their peers.

Teacher Appreciation Week–Gifts for the Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week: The First Full Week of May. There’s always been something mystically cerebral about people in technical professions like engineering, science, and mathematics. They talk animatedly about plate tectonics, debate the structure of atoms, even smile at the mention of calculus.

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.

5 Digital tools for podcasting in the hybrid classroom

Neo LMS

When used as a tool for sharing knowledge and thoughts, podcasts become an innovative teaching method. Teachers can create personalized materials for lessons, content for research and revision, fun facts, and guidelines that students can easily access on any device whenever and wherever they want.

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Love Zoom chat? 5 ways to keep it in face-to-face classes

Ditch That Textbook

Back in face-to-face classes, we can keep the engagement of the Zoom chat. Here are five options you can use. During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, teachers found lots of things they HATED about remote teaching. They also found new teaching practices they LOVED.

50 Field Day Games, Activites, and Ideas

Waterford

Who doesn’t look forward to field day at the end of the year? Field day means time to unwind and have fun as a class, and it can be a defining memory for many children long after they move on from your classroom. We’ve split this list of 50 fun field day games and activities in two.

World Password Day — It’s Today!

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the most important yet underwhelming international events is coming up the first Thursday in May (in Canada, it’s March 15th). What is it?

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.

Job Prospects for “Generation Limbo”

The Christensen Institute

Going to school and getting a job are, it turns out, two very different pursuits. The reality is that when it comes to finding job opportunities, the skills, knowledge, and potential that schools are designed to foster are only part of the game.

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Guest post: Making the Move From High School Teacher to College Professor

EdTech4Beginners

If you’ve ever found yourself asking what it would be like to take your teaching to the next level at a university, you know that making that move isn’t as easy as applying for a new job. Instead, it often involves earning additional degrees and adapting to an entirely new teaching environment. It’s a lot to take in. If you’re thinking about making a change, keep reading to learn what you’ll need to do before making your big move.

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60 Critical Thinking Strategies For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Critical thinking is the ongoing application of unbiased, accurate, and ‘good-faith’ analysis, interpretation, contextualizing, and synthesizing multiple data sources and cognitive perspectives in pursuit of understanding. What are the 7 critical thinking strategies?

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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.

New research reveals the #1 innovation strategy employed by 100 market-creating organizations

The Christensen Institute

In the early 1850s, American inventor and entrepreneur, Isaac Singer, was often “shown the door” the moment he brought up his idea to make sewing machines accessible to average Americans. There was just no way it would work, many investors reasoned.

How Have Educators Adapted Distance Learning for Special Education Students?

EdTech Magazine

Special education instructors, like everyone else, turned to an array of digital tools and technologies to continue teaching in the wake of the pandemic. And while most would agree the shift to online learning came with serious challenges, many also found solutions that worked.

Unleashing Creativity with Multimedia Audio Cards

EdTechTeacher

Technology in the service of learning is the foundation of the work that we do at EdTechTeacher.

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Kahoot Acquires Clever for $500M, Hoping to Expand Its Presence in the U.S.

Edsurge

Kahoot, it seems, is just heating up. The publicly traded, game-based learning company announced Thursday that it was acquiring Clever, a digital learning platform used widely among K-12 schools in the U.S.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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

Release: New resource distills 5 steps to building students’ relationships toward recovery

The Christensen Institute

In a new playbook out this week, researchers at the Clayton Christensen Institute distill five steps for building and strengthening students’ networks.

Schools use art to help kids through trauma

The Hechinger Report

Thirteen-year-old Erikah didn’t like turning on their computer camera and talking during remote math class this last year. They missed being able to raise their hand to call the teacher over if they need to ask for help, and found it hard to focus on classwork in their apartment.

Building a Video Reflection Journal in Google Sites

EdTechTeacher

Flipgrid is a fantastic tool that students can utilize to create videos. Using Flipgrid, students can record videos of themselves telling a story, speaking in a target language, practicing reading fluency, solving a math problem, and much more.

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Is digital citizenship the most important takeaway from distance learning?

eSchool News

When the pandemic prompted schools to quickly shift to distance learning last spring, educators became responsible for using online technologies to teach students.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.