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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?

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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Whiteboard Apps You’ll Love

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Whiteboards have long been a de rigeur staple in classrooms, occupying pride-of-place at the front of the room. Despite the popularity of hi-tech Smartscreens, the simple whiteboard remains the favored method of sharing information during class time. But one change has revolutionized their use: They can now be projected from your iPad. Before introducing three amazing must-have whiteboard apps, let me note that there are dozens of options , all with varied traits and prices.

Leadership During Crisis: Lessons and Learnings from the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

The COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted traditional classroom instruction, but it has not stopped schools from fostering meaningful connections and engaging in robust, student-centered teaching and learning.

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?

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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Why flipping the classroom just makes sense

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in Education World , in March 2021. Covid-19 has impacted the world in many ways, but it has also laid the foundations for astonishing transformation in education.

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?

Here’s a Preview of May

Ask a Tech Teacher

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

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.

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.

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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25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers. by TeachThought Staff.

Subscriber Special: May

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Books I read in April 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in April 2021… The Spy Who Came In From the Cold , John le Carré [thriller]. Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century , Orson Scott Card [sci fi]. Hope you’re reading something fun too! Related Posts. Books I read in May 2020.

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Behind the new face of education philanthropy

The Christensen Institute

Philanthropy is in the midst of a significant shift.

Teacher Appreciation Webinars

EdTechTeacher

Instead of Teacher Appreciation Week, we are making it a whole month with FREE EdTechTeacher webinars over the next few weeks. We know the last year has been like no other and teachers have been pushed to the brink.

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.

12 Things Every Lesson You Teach Should Have

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Things Every Lesson You Teach Should Have. by Terry Heick. What should every lesson have? It’s a challenge to say what every single lesson imaginable should always have every single time no matter what. There are always exceptions.

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5 Tips for Effectively Curating Student Data

EdTech Magazine

In response to the increasing conversation about digital equity, schooling loss and achievement gaps, many schools are examining student data more closely this year. Curating and analyzing students’ data can lead to impressive initiatives when done effectively.

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Teacher Appreciation Week 2021…It’s True…  I Teach Because I Can’t Do Anything Else

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

“To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.” ? John Dewey. it is especially important this years to say… Happy 2021 Teacher Appreciation Week!

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Hiring Teachers Post-COVID: Everything Has Changed

EdNews Daily

By James Sanders When hiring teachers post-COVID, in many ways, little has changed. However, in many ways, everything has changed since the onset of the pandemic. At the very least, hiring teachers has become much more challenging.

3 reasons virtual STEM is here to stay

eSchool News

Virtual STEM can be defined in various ways – some educators define it as broadly as an online recording of any STEM-based topic, while others are more specific, saying virtual field trips or activities are required for it to be virtual STEM.

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How To Teach For Knowledge Through Humility

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Teach For Knowledge Through Humility. by Terry Heick. Humility is an interesting starting point for learning. There is a tempting sense of empowerment in our current ‘age of information’ that can lead to a loss of reverence and even entitlement to ‘know things.’

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Q&A: Using Student Data to Improve Equity and Learning Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

While some K–12 districts in the nation are still experiencing low minority student enrollment in Advanced Placement classes, Westerville North High School is not among them. The district increased black student enrollment in AP classes by 600 percent back in 2006.

Mapping Out a ‘Credential As You Go’ Movement For Higher Education

Edsurge

Enrolling in college is not the same as graduating from college. It’s a distinction that, when spelled out, seems sort of obvious. But it’s not one reflected in so many of the policies and practices of higher education.