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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

3 Products from Logitech to Help Reach Every Student

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sometimes devices just help us. They improve something we already do in powerful ways. In this post, I’ll highlight three such items.

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How to Understand Generation Alpha

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There’s a new generation in town. That’s right. Gen Z is now followed by Generation Alpha.

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Outlier Practices Make or Break the Learning Experience

A Principal's Reflections

We learn, and remember for that matter, from experience. Thus, it is critical that the culture in your classroom and school positively impacts learners while adequately preparing them for their future, not our past.

6 Steps that prove any teacher can create educational videos

Neo LMS

Student engagement is a big part of independent learning. We want students to actively interact with the learning material, no matter where they are and how they’re learning. As such, educational videos are nothing new, especially in the world of asynchronous and blended learning.

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What the Pandemic Showed Us: Lessons About Curriculum, Equity, Family, and More

Waterford

The COVID-19 pandemic forced educators across the country to pivot on the fly and adjust their style of teaching. The disruption was unprecedented, stressful, scary, and physically and mentally taxing for teachers and students.

5 (free) Posters on College and Career

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: College and Career. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here.

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5 E-learning trends for 2021 and beyond

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in Education Technology , on April 14, 2021. Covid-19 has given a boost to edtech and digital learning, and I believe this will last well beyond the pandemic.

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How to Help Families Find Necessary Resources Over the Summer

Waterford

For many students, summer vacation means a leisurely and relaxing break from school. But it can also present challenges—academic and beyond. Educators know summer learning loss is a real issue, and it contributes to achievement gaps for all kinds of learners.

Could libraries become the newest healthcare hotspot?

The Christensen Institute

As is the case for many others, the library has played an instrumental role in my life.

Most Common Tech Problems You-all Face

Ask a Tech Teacher

In the grad school classes I teach and my coaching sessions, the biggest problem facing teachers is not the 3R’s or equity or differentiation. It’s technology. In an education environment that is taught remotely as much as in person, this has become a big deal.

Where Change Begins

Education Elements

I was recently struck by a piece by Elena Aguilar , the “coach’s coach,” about acting in one’s sphere of influence to create change. She writes that when looking at making change in the world, the best place to start is within one’s sphere of influence.

Niles Elementary School Students Win Grand Prize and $5,000 Grant in National Book Challenge

CUE

Local educator and longtime CUE member, Ms. Sissie Lola-Woodward, and her first grade class at Niles Elementary School have been announced as the grand prize winners in the 2020-2021 National Book Challenge hosted by Studentreasures Publishing.

Schools bar Native students from wearing traditional regalia at graduation

The Hechinger Report

Eighteen-year-old Nyché Andrew stepped on stage to take the podium in front of her classmates and their families on an overcast afternoon last month. “We

A nationwide look at high schools breaking the mold

The Christensen Institute

Redesigning high school: it’s been a popular idea for decades in education reform, with initiatives ranging from Ted Sizer and the Coalition of Essential Schools to the high-profile XQ Super School project.

Tech Tip #24: Open a New Word Doc without the Program

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Introducing ScreenFlow 10: A Dynamic New Video Eding Experience for Your Instructional Tutorials

TeacherCast

With the 10 year anniversary of TeacherCast coming up on July 11, 2021, I have recently been reflecting on some of the applications that have been with me since the beginning.

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Education needs to go back to school for cybersecurity

eSchool News

The education sector has not been immune to the digital revolution transforming businesses and organizations across the world. The year before the pandemic saw sky-high growth and adoption in education technology, with global edtech investments reaching €15.87 billion in 2019.

Remote learning a bust? Some families consider having their child repeat kindergarten

The Hechinger Report

On April 20, Kentwood Elementary in Los Angeles opened its doors to students. It was news Lauren Phillips, 37, had been waiting for. After months of schooling on a screen, her daughter Lola, 6, would get the real kindergarten experience.

Continuing blended learning in the fall? Keep these 9 steps in mind for success.

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning—the integration of online learning into brick-and-mortar school settings—has gained traction, if also notoriety, during the pandemic. Traction because the hybrid arrangements that many schools turned to this year largely rely on blended learning.

Last Chance for this College-credit Tech-for-writing Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 558: Teach Writing With Tech. Starts Monday, June 21, 2021! This is the last chance to sign up. Click this link to sign up.

The New 70/30 Rule: 70% Will Get Us $72 Trillion

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark In Part One of this series, we envisioned a world where vastly greater numbers of students could improve their cognitive skills so that they score at the 70th percentile or higher. Why the 70th percentile?

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What Is WeVideo And How Does It Work For Education?

techlearning

WeVideo is the online video editing platform aimed at K-12 for students and teachers

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That Class Where Stanford Profs Projected Hundreds of Zoom Students on a Video Wall

Edsurge

The pandemic inspired some professors to get creative in their teaching as they tried to move in-person courses online in engaging ways.

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Intellectual and Emotional Obstacles to Adopting Evidence-based Teaching Practices

Iterating Toward Openness

Helping people adopt evidence-based practices is notoriously difficult. Even in matters of life and death, evidence-based practices frequently go unadopted or take an incredibly long time to enter widespread use. As Bauer, et al.

Reimagining Post-Pandemic Classrooms for Today’s Learners

EdTech Magazine

There’s no denying that the pandemic upended education this past year. Like many school districts across the nation, Portland Public Schools pivoted to online and hybrid instruction.

Adobe Spark: Using Posts, Video, and Websites for Summertime Activities!

TeacherCast

Adobe Spark is a free application that allows teachers and students to create graphics, videos, websites, and so much more. In this episode of Tech Coach Weekly, we take a look at 4 things that you can do with your students using Adobe Spark. ?. About Tech Coach Weekly.

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5 Tips For Writing An Effective MBA Personal Statement

EdNews Daily

Let’s say you earned your Bachelor’s Degree ten years ago and have been working ever since graduation. While you like your job, you want to move up the ladder and earn a bigger salary. To do this, you determined your best course of action is to go back to school and earn your MBA.

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What is Storybird for Education? Best Tips and Tricks

techlearning

Storybird lets students create their own stories with images, making it ideal for school and home learning

COLUMN: Employers, don’t blame the ‘skills gap’ on workers, blame yourselves

The Hechinger Report

For the past 200 years, Philadelphia workers have built ships for both commercial and military use. Philly is the birthplace of the U.S. Navy and produced the nation’s first military ships after President George Washington signed the Naval Act into law in 1794.

New K–12 Technology Leaders Rise Up from the Educator and Administrator Ranks

EdTech Magazine

Oscar Rico describes his first days as technology director at Canutillo Independent School District in El Paso, Texas, as an effort to “swim an ocean” of information. It was spring 2020, in the early days of the pandemic.

The Long and Surprising History of ‘Teaching Machines’

Edsurge

Long before the advent of personal computers, inventors and researchers created what they called “teaching machines” in hopes of revolutionizing education. Some of these creations date back to the 1920s, and were made from wood and brass.

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Making Lemonade in a Pandemic

EdNews Daily

By Kandace Bethea The pandemic has certainly presented us with many nearly insurmountable challenges, but challenges also bring change and opportunities for improvement.

4 things we need to realize about digital equity

eSchool News

As COVID made quite painfully clear, student access to reliable high-speed internet and engaging digital tools is essential.

Innovation in Teaching Through #Edtech @Flipgrid @usekamiapp @PearDeck

techieMusings

Bullis School teachers redesign lessons to keep collaboration alive and engage all learners – whether face-to-face or remote. As this school year comes to a close, I wanted to celebrate some of the amazing work of my colleagues at Bullis.

Best Practices for Stopping Ransomware Attacks

EdTech Magazine

The annual back-to-school superintendent conference day on Sept. 3, 2019, at New York’s Monroe-Woodbury Central School District should have been one of excitement and reconnection for staff and administrators.

COLUMN: The high school-college hybrid that jumpstarts careers

The Hechinger Report

NEWBURGH, N.Y. — By his own account, Oscar Tendilla was a horrible middle school student, unmotivated and indifferent. Last month he became his family’s first college graduate. He now has plenty of career options, no debt and a diploma from Cornell University.