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What You Might Have Missed in July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of July. Tech Tip #63: Reset Default Font. Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Coaching. A Year to Remember, A Year to Reflect: Pandemic Instruction. 11 Websites for Thinking and Learning. We Landed on the Moon July 20 1969. 5 (free) Posters on Teaching I.

Sparking Inquiry in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

As a kid, I loved nature. Growing up in a rural part of New Jersey and spending summers at the beach probably played a significant role in developing this interest. My parents would buy me and my brother all sorts of field guides to help support our curiosity and genuine interest in living creatures.

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44 Years as a Kindergarten Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teaching kindergarten has never been easy, but could you imagine doing it for forty-four years? Mrs. Sharon Howard has done just that.

3 Ways edtech can help education get back on track

Neo LMS

A recent report shared by Google and KPMG reveals that the education tech industry would cater to about 9.6 million users and record a market share of $1.96 billion in 2021, according to Analytic Insight.

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What Type of Facilitator Are You? Understanding Your Strengths to Improve Professional Development

Education Elements

There’s a line from You’ve Got Mail (yes, I’ve seen it hundreds of times) where Tom Hanks says, “Don’t you just love New York in the Fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”.

What is the best video editing software?

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re teaching high school videography, you want your students to use the programs that will be required in the job they end up in after graduation. You don’t want an ‘easy’ program. You want one that demonstrates the student’s expertise at an interview.

How to Have Deeper Learning and Better Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Jal Mehta from the Harvard School of Education Shares How From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Deeper Learning can happen as we work to connect with students and transform them into critical thinkers as well as knowledgeable about our content areas.

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4 Great examples of edtech that eases parent-teacher communication

Neo LMS

Schools have always pleaded for parental involvement in the educational process and the teacher-parent relationship as the ground for academic development and emotional balance of students.

Employers have a simple tool in the war for talent: Stop requiring degrees

The Christensen Institute

As companies enter a fierce war for talent , they have one simple tactic at their disposal that could help unlock vast pools of potential talent: eliminate the degree requirement for open jobs.

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Tech Tip #54: How to Auto Forward a Slideshow

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.

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Boxlight Releases New Big STEM Guide Volume 3 (free)

Educational Technology Guy

Boxlight Releases New Big STEM Guide Volume 3 Lawrenceville, GA, July 28, 2021 – Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology, digital signage, and software solutions, today announced the release of The Big STEM Guide Volume 3.

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Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 06

Dangerously Irrelevant

[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

CoSN Awards TLE Seal to Rural Virginia District

EdTech Magazine

In June, the Consortium for School Networking announced it had awarded Rockingham County Public Schools, a rural Virginia district, the Trusted Learning Environment Seal.

Teachers’ pandemic experiences reveal the shortcomings of compliance culture

The Christensen Institute

“Hardest year since my first year. I feel like I failed my students this year.” This year has been very hard on all teachers, we work too much and get paid very little.” This has been the hardest year ever and I hope to return to some type of normalcy again soon.”.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn Python

Ask a Tech Teacher

At a time when coding careers continue to flourish – despite the Covid19 pandemic and its adverse effect on the world economy – it is not surprising to see kids learning programming at an early age.

Prepare For Fall: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Blended Learning Self-paced Online Course

Catlin Tucker

Katie Novak and I wrote UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes to support teachers in developing a mindset, skill set, and toolset nimble enough to traverse any teaching and learning landscape with confidence.

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Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 07

Dangerously Irrelevant

[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

Why Should You Buy a Gaming Chair?

EdTech4Beginners

The gaming industry has significantly advanced over the last decade. And one of the advancements that many people appreciate is in the technology used in designing gaming equipment like a mouse, keyboards, pads, etc. But, one gaming tool that has improved is the gaming chair.

A post-mortem on online internships: Lots of hype or signs of hope?

The Christensen Institute

The past year thrust one of the most-celebrated (yet understudied) onramps to the world of work online: internships. What did this experiment in online and hybrid internships teach us? Who thrived and who floundered?

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Why Music Education is Important for Children To Learn

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor Nicole McCray, has some thoughts on music and education. I think you’ll enjoy them: There are many schools that undermine the importance of music in schools. Yet, many benefits stem from a musical education.

These Virtual Learning Pranks Showcase Students’ Tech Skills

EdTech Magazine

The switch to online learning was a difficult transition for many students and educators. In the past year, however, many have gotten more comfortable with using Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other videoconferencing platforms as their classroom.

OPINION: Using critical race theory to understand the backlash against it

The Hechinger Report

“When the devil is at your front door” is a popular idiom used in many Black communities to warn against waiting till it’s too late to worry about a problem. We take this idiom seriously amid the current moral panic over critical race theory. The devil is at our front door right now.

5 reasons to set up a coding program in your district

eSchool News

At Everett Public Schools, we’ve always had a robotics team at the elementary and secondary levels. Last year we were up to 50 robotics teams within the FIRST organization.

Join our post-COVID innovation webinar: Navigating pathways to progress

The Christensen Institute

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major upheavals in K–12 schools over the last year. Some sector leaders see this moment, and the new influx of federal funding, as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform education.

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Here’s a Preview of August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in August: More. Comments are closed but feel free to contact me via Twitter (@askatechteacher). Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Podcast: A Conversation about Hybrid Logistics

EdNews Daily

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Three Laptop Charging Cart Challenges and How to Solve Them

EdTech Magazine

In the days before K–12 one-to-one device programs, device carts served as a mobile computer lab. Devices could be brought to classrooms when tech-savvy teachers had online lessons for students. Schools might have had enough laptops for one class.

Is Data Science the New Coding?

Edsurge

There’s been a big push in recent years to get students coding. Before that, the big skill was learning to use word processing software. And before that, typing. Now there’s a movement to bring the latest futuristic skill into classrooms: data science.

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A new normal worth pursuing: Why COVID created the conditions to solve pervasive problems like poverty

The Christensen Institute

While COVID continues to upend economic, social, and health systems in many parts of the world, in other regions life seems to be slowly returning back to normal. Meetups with friends may no longer need to be distanced, dining may be possible indoors, and masks might even be left at home.

OPINION: Post-pandemic schooling will be even more challenging than most of us expect

The Hechinger Report

Imagine that it’s summer, 2022. The pandemic is a fading memory and data is being released from the first state assessments of student learning in three years. What will the data tell us?

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Math Teachers – Graspable Math is for YOU!

Teacher Tech

Use Graspable Math for developing procedural fluency with students. The post Math Teachers – Graspable Math is for YOU! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

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Open Standards in the Education 4.0 Digital Learning Ecosystem

EdNews Daily

By Robert Iskander The current rate of change in digital learning offers great opportunities and introduces great challenges.

The Next Wave of Edtech Will Be Very, Very Big — and Global

Edsurge

Braced for the next wave of edtech? It will be big. As in global, corporate big. Combine that with some of the dislocations triggered by COVID and students could be in for some radical changes in the tools that help them learn.

Lessons for K–12 Districts as Students Return to the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

As schools prepare to reopen this fall, many students and teachers will be reconnecting in face-to-face environments for the first time in 18 months. School leaders have a lot to consider in addition to keeping everyone safe and healthy.

Do You Have A Daily Teacher Interaction Tracking System? If Not … Download Ours Today!

TeacherCast

Coaches, are you searching for the perfect way to keep track of what you do each day? If you are like most coaches, the answer is YES! But how do you do it?

A Thought About School Opening Recommendations For COVID

TeachThought - Learn better.

We should consider using this challenging time to continue to develop and refine learning models that can adapt to a rapidly-changing world. The post A Thought About School Opening Recommendations For COVID appeared first on TeachThought. Education

What Do You Mean by “Cognitive Capacity?”

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark We’ve been encountering the term “cognitive capacity” more and more often since we started to make the distinction between “cognitive ability” and “cognitive capacity” a few years ago.