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Top 10 Hits and Misses for 2021

Ask a Tech Teacher

Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog thirteen years ago, we’ve had almost 5.6 million views from visitors, about 10,000 followers who have read some or all of our 2,731 articles on integrating technology into the classroom.

Team Habits with a Big Impact

Education Elements

We’ve all been there. The room, half empty. Little to no conversation happening between the seated rows. Most eyes fixed on laptop screens, phone screens, projector screen, likely checking email or “checking email.”

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Hitting Curveballs

A Principal's Reflections

If only everything could be simple. Life is anything but an easy journey. While this, for the most part, has been manageable in the past, the pandemic has upended professional and personal lives. Just when there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, a new variant materializes.

10 low-prep activities to kick off 2022

Ditch That Textbook

When the calendar turns over a new year, for many of us, we're still in the middle of the school year. So, when a new year starts in schools (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), two things happen: 1. It's an opportunity to look back, reflect, regroup, and set some goals.

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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.

Paper Bobsled: STE(A)M Olympics-Related Lesson

User Generated Education

I’ve discussed experiential learning in The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning and the lesson I describe in this post meets the characteristics I described in that blog post: In an effort to engage students both in a STEM activity and learn more about the Olympics, I created a lesson on bobsledding. Standards Addressed.

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Shifting from Time-consuming Teacher-led Workflows to Sustainable Student-led Workflows

Catlin Tucker

Teaching has always been a demanding profession, but this school year takes the cake! Teachers are navigating substitute teacher shortages, COVID protocols, and record numbers of absent students in addition to the normal demands of this job.

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Slide – Organize around the opportunity to contribute

Dangerously Irrelevant

“It’s ironic that a shift away from a focus on preparation (take Algebra 1 because you need it for Algebra 2, which you might need to go to college which you might need to get a job) to a focus on difference making is the best possible form of preparation for the innovation economy.

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5 education innovation trends worth watching in 2022

The Christensen Institute

Many in education may be wondering whether 2022 will mean “back to normal” at schools and colleges. Although I’m sympathetic to that—and find myself yearning for mask-free daycare pick-up—I’m even more excited about long-overdue innovations emerging this coming year.

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11 Tips and Book Recommendations for Encouraging Reluctant Readers

Waterford

Sometimes it can feel like pulling teeth trying to teach reluctant readers to develop their literacy skills. The key to teaching these children is, as with many academic subjects, to inspire a love of learning and get their families involved in their literacy development.

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.

The 4 Phases of a Cybersecurity Strategy That Schools Must Implement

EdTech Magazine

Despite the increased cyber risks K–12 schools face, some still don’t have a formal cybersecurity plan in place.

Public Domain Day and Happy New Year!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, January 1st, is P ublic Domain Day. This is an observance of when copyrights expire and works enter into the public domain–free for all to use.

A New Word for the New Year

Education Elements

I live in the Midwest, and if you could see my garden now, well…let’s just say, there is nothing but brown stalks, and wet muddy leaves beneath the snow.

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5 Ways to Unleash Your Leadership Potential

A Principal's Reflections

Leading is not easy. I am a believer that leaders are not born but instead develop over time based on both the environment and learned experiences. No matter where you are on your journey, there is the opportunity to grow and evolve. Your potential is not set in stone.

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.

Does Your District Have a Plan for Creating Positive Coaching Relationships?

TeacherCast

This post was originally created and posted on the website TeacherCast Educational Network. The only place to read this as the original content is [link].

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Creative Strategies to Help Districts Pay for Ed-Tech Projects

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Organizations focused on corporate social responsibility can provide a source of funding for districts that would not otherwise be able to pay for digital purchases, writes CEO Nikki Navta in an opinion essay.

Connecting with students in the online classroom

Neo LMS

Online learning has been on the rise for a while, but it became the norm for almost everyone at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. While most students have returned to in-person learning, many have remained in the online classroom. Some kids who homeschool also solely attend classes online.

Teaching Must Get More Flexible Before It Falls Apart

Edsurge

The Great Renegotiation is coming for schools. According to national data, schools are not facing greater teacher vacancies this year than in years past. But if you’re reading this article—if you’re engaged enough in education to be reading EdSurge—you probably don’t believe that data.

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.

The best books I read in 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

I read some great (and not so great) books in 2021! Here are my top few (and why)… My top book for 2021 is Difference Making at the Heart of Learning , by Tom Vander Ark & Emily Liebtag.

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How will 2022 reshape K–12 education?

The Christensen Institute

It’s common at this time of year to read predictions about what lies ahead in the year to come. I’ll admit that in the past, I haven’t been too keen on making these kinds of predictions because the future often looked like it wouldn’t be much different from the past.

61 predictions about edtech, equity, and learning in 2022

eSchool News

As we wrapped up 2020, we thought for sure that 2021 might bring us a reprieve from pandemic learning. Well, it did–but it also didn’t. Virtual and hybrid learning continued into the spring, but then classrooms welcomed back students for full-time in-person learning in the fall.

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Federal Government Addresses Cybersecurity in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

The federal government is taking a closer look at K–12 cybersecurity.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

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Ask a Tech Teacher

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Three Strategies to Support Our Teacher Workforce in 2022

Education Elements

This past December, I found myself at home watching Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve on ABC. Across the variety of hosts, musical performances, and crowd interviews - one theme emerged through the night: everyone is hoping that 2022 will be better than 2021.

Tips for an Abrupt Shift to Remote or Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I was with one of my partner districts as part of ongoing longitudinal work that will last at least two years.

Who wants to lead America’s school districts? Anyone? Anyone?

The Hechinger Report

ELKO, Nev. After years leading school districts on the East Coast, Michele Robinson wanted to come home. This story also appeared in The Nevada Independent.

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!