2022

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. Usually, that meant desktop computers, iPads, and laptops, either in small groups or 1:1.

Benefits of Using Board Games in the Classroom

User Generated Education

As a kid growing up, I loved board games. loved playing The Game of Life , Clue , and Sorry with my friends as a preteen and then Backgammon throughout my undergraduate years. I definitely liked the thrill of winning but equally so interacting with my friends while we played the games.

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MacKenzie Scott Makes Transformational $20 Million Gift to Digital Promise

Digital Promise

Digital Promise has received a $20 million gift, the single largest unrestricted gift in the organization’s history, from MacKenzie Scott.

4 Trends to Watch in Education

Catlin Tucker

Last month, I delivered a keynote on the future of education. It’s a vast topic, so I focused on four trends likely to impact our work as educators. Continued growth in blended and online learning. Districts confront record-high teacher turnover.

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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.

How Family Engagement Leads to Student Success

Waterford

What is one of the proven predictors of academic achievement? Studies show that a family’s engagement has a direct positive impact on a child’s learning success.

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Moving Beyond SAMR with the Rigor Relevance Framework

A Principal's Reflections

While there are many different frameworks to choose from when it comes to the effective integration of technology, SAMR is typically the one that most people and schools leverage.

7 strategies for students who struggle with executive functioning

Ditch That Textbook

Executive functioning helps students get tasks done and work through their day. Here's how you can support students who struggle.

Community Schools: Lessons Learned/Lessons Shared

EdNews Daily

By James Stoffer and Zach Vander Veen Editor’s Note: This is the fifth and final installment of this series. For previous installments, see one, two, three and four Community Schools are a time whose idea has come, a solution that was waiting for the perfect storm – and the perfect storm is here.

What is an IPS Monitor? Monitor Panel Types Explained

ViewSonic Education

Advantages of IPS display panels: Faster response times. Wider viewing angles. Better color/contrast than many VA and TN panels. Outstanding color accuracy and screen consistency . If you’ve ever begun searching for a new computer screen, chances are you’ve probably come across the term IPS.

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!

H?para helps North Dakota district realize its mission of putting students first

Hapara

Neither the pandemic nor a recent district merger has kept Williston Basin School District #7 from continuously strengthening its commitment to putting students first.

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6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the growing interest in tech comes a call for summer school programs that supersize student enthusiasm for technology. If you’ve been tasked (or voluntold) to run this activity, here are six activities that will tech-infuse participants: Debate.

The Joy of Watching a Lesson Come Alive

User Generated Education

Number one on my love list of teaching is spending time with my fantastic students. High on my list is also my love of designing and creating learning activities for my students. I get such joy of seeing my designs come to life in the hands of my learners.

Game On: How to Empower Students to Learn and Play through Gaming

Digital Promise

The post Game On: How to Empower Students to Learn and Play through Gaming appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Educators Reinvent the Classroom

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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.

Could Doing Less in Education Give Everyone More?

Catlin Tucker

While listening to Shankar Vedantam’s podcast Hidden Brain episode titled “ Do Less ,” I kept thinking YES! We need to do less in education!

Check out… Robotical!

EdTech4Beginners

When it comes to tech for the classroom – particularly STEM resources that usually have a higher price tag than any other subject, it’s important to make investments that give the best bang for your buck.

Exploring Virtual Reality learning experiences in the classroom

Neo LMS

With the start of a new year, it is always a great time to explore new ideas or try some new methods that may be a bit different from what we have traditionally done. I always think it is a great opportunity to stretch ourselves professionally, especially after a break or during the spring months.

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The Everlasting Influence of a Great Teacher

A Principal's Reflections

Over the years, I have made the point of highlighting some of the many teachers who not only had a positive impact on me as a student but also have a tremendous amount of influence on me today.

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!

Sticky learning: Digital brain dumps with Flipgrid and Socrative

Ditch That Textbook

Help new information stick in students' minds with the "brain dump," an effective, low-prep activity in the classroom. It’s a common request from teachers of students: Study. Go home and study. Go back over the material. Re-read the material. When we ask students to do this, we mean well.

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Creating & Maintaining Community with Teams During Tough Times

Education Elements

March 2nd is a day that will never be forgotten in Putnam County, TN. Our small community woke up to the sirens of an EF4 tornado that rocked our community and two weeks later our school system closed when the COVID pandemic hit home all across the state of Tennessee.

Monitor Ports and USB-C: A Comparison of Display Connections

ViewSonic Education

Monitor ports have changed over the years. Not only can they carry increasingly complex data, but they can also charge and power the devices that they connect. Like any technology, monitor ports are undergoing a continuing evolution to improve image quality and power efficiency. .

Transitioning to a better solution: How one NJ district is switching to H?para for the benefit of all

Hapara

Never has Jillian Raleigh seen such a wide variance in where her learners are socially, technology-wise and academically than now. Raleigh is a fourth grade teacher in Tabernacle, New Jersey, a small town considered a suburb of Philadelphia.

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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.

HS Financial Training Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Such an important topic, especially as we see kids aren’t graduating with basic knowledge of budgeting, paying bills, and more.

Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning Activities

User Generated Education

My gifted students, grades 4th-6th, selected Artificial Intelligence, as their elective during Spring, 2022 semester. For more about this see Offering Electives to Elementary Students.) The machine learning activities I describe below are part of their larger Artificial Intelligence elective.

Guest Post: The Papert Test: A Filter for Picking Powerful Edtech

Digital Promise

The post Guest Post: The Papert Test: A Filter for Picking Powerful Edtech appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Developers Educators Entrepreneurs Marketplace

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Playlists vs. Choice Boards: What is the difference?

Catlin Tucker

This week, I received a comment to my blog asking: What do you feel is the biggest difference between playlists and choice boards? Would you say a playlist is more data-driven and a choice board gives more variety in learning modalities? These are great questions!

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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.

Data Privacy Checklist for Startups: Things to Consider

EdTech4Beginners

Data Privacy for Startups. Starting a new business can be challenging, but incorporating data privacy from its inception need not be. However, data privacy is rarely considered in the face of new ideas, marketing efforts, and other things.

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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.

Supporting and Rewarding Teachers with Time

A Principal's Reflections

If it’s true that life is a test, then the COVID-19 pandemic represents the most challenging one education and everyone in the field has ever faced. The impacts are far and wide. Not a single person is unaffected, and everyone needs help in some form or another.