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Winter Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are some Winter activities to share the joy of winter: 5 Videos to teach about winter. Animal Winter Games. Winter Facts and Worksheets. The Winter Solstice, from PBS–a video for youngers. Winter Vocabulary –a video. What is a Solstice, from National Geographic–a video.

Connecting with students in the online classroom


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.


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Build Empathy Among Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

It used to surprise me that it became the school’s job to teach empathy. Shouldn’t parents do that? The truth is it doesn’t always happen in homes. Since children spend much of their daylight hours in school, it is a logical place to reinforce empathy as a life skill.

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.

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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Using Local History to Increase Student Engagement

Education Elements

Erin Conklin’s eyes light up when she talks about the primary and secondary source student book she created for Duval County Public School’s African American Studies elective. Personalized Learning Curriculum Strategy & Adoption

Meet NEO at FETC 2022!


Helping students continue their education during the pandemic has been a topic of concern since the very beginning. It’s safe to say that it’s still a critical issue and one that needs all of our attention, especially when it comes to choosing the best edtech to teach and engage students.

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


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Relevant content makes personalizing learning easier

Education Elements

When I was a teacher in Washington, D.C. I taught a class on local history. Students got to learn about places they had visited and people they had heard about. I’ve never taught a class where students were more deeply engaged in the actual content of the class.

Classroom Travels with Twitter: An Evolution

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most teachers I know have used Twitter in their classes either to communicate with parents, share homework with students, for group study, to research on a topic, crowd source ideas with colleagues, or a myriad of other purposes ( click here for more ideas ).

The pandemic has dashed and deferred too many college dreams

The Christensen Institute

Nichole Torpey-Saboe is the director of research at Strada Education Network and co-author of this piece. High school students tend to dream big. According to the national nonprofit YouthTruth , in 2015 and 2016, over 84% of high school students reported wanting to go to college.

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9 social-emotional learning strategies to use in the new year

eSchool News

Following the 2020-2021 school year, educators can look back with pride–and exhaustion–on all we have learned. We have learned to teach in brand new modalities like remote and hybrid learning, foster more student independence, and adapt instruction to a huge variety of learning needs.

How Professional Development Improves Teacher Confidence in Technology Transformation

EdTech Magazine

“A digital learning day on steroids.” That’s how Emily Bell, Fulton County Schools CIO, recalls the day in mid-March 2020 when the Georgia district closed its doors and launched into remote instruction in response to the novel coronavirus.

How not to write about HyFlex or online learning

Bryan Alexander

As higher ed slides into year three of the pandemic, some of us reflect on what we’ve learned from the experience. These reflections are important and can be useful, but too many repeat popular mistakes and don’t help us as we work and plan ahead.

Digital Literacy–Too Important to Skip

Ask a Tech Teacher

When testing moved online, it became painfully apparent to teachers how little students knew about using digital devices other than the internet, some apps, and iPads. The focus on online learning, thanks to COVID, has made that even more critical. IT Pro has an interesting article discussing the importance of digital literacy: Digital literacy is as important as reading and writing, Vodafone claims.

9 insights from innovators doing the “impossible”

The Christensen Institute

In the early 1850s, 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. Sewing machines were expensive products reserved for highly skilled professionals.

PROOF POINTS: Combining remote and in-person learning led to chaos, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Teachers described their challenges in combining in-person and remote teaching in a University of California, Santa Cruz, study published in January 2022. Credit: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report.

How to Teach With Wordle


The viral word game Wordle can be used in the classroom to promote problem-solving and other skills

Key steps to keep indoor air clean in classrooms

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented education with challenges and opportunities. On one hand, the massive move to digital learning and one-to-one programs has accelerated districts’ plans for edtech adoption.

Managing Difficult Parents

Ask a Tech Teacher

Student success depends mightily on three pieces: student, teacher, parent. But there are times as teachers we wonder if we are communicating effectively with parents. Teaching Channel addresses this in this fascinating article: 10 Ways to Manage Difficult Families.

3 lessons from parent surveys over 3 years that should guide family engagement in 2022

The Christensen Institute

I vividly recall the first week of March 2020. I was visiting my family in Dallas, TX over Spring Break when we learned that the coronavirus outbreak was spreading like wildfire and schools would immediately close their doors.

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Using Your ST Math Console for Personalized Learning

MIND Research Institute

Personalized math learning is driven by data. This is why MIND Research Institute ensures ST Math educators are equipped with robust reporting capabilities and access to easy-to-understand information. Valuable student data can be found at a glance in your ST Math Educator Console dashboard.

Tech & Learning Magazine Names the Winners of the Best of 2021


Tech & Learning's judges deemed these products as standouts for supporting teaching and learning in 2021

3 ways chatbots can support mental health in schools

eSchool News

The U.S. Surgeon General has issued an advisory warning about a mental health crisis for children.

7 Mindsets Announces Investment by Gauge Capital

EdNews Daily

7 Mindsets, the leading provider of online social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum and professional development to K-12 districts and schools, has partnered with middle-market private equity firm Gauge Capital to provide growth capital and to recapitalize the company for rapid expansion.

Using the past to inform the future: three health care hopes for 2022

The Christensen Institute

With the beginning of 2022 marked by yet another wave of COVID-19, it’s easy to feel like there is a dark cloud hanging over the year already, despite it only being a few weeks old. The energy feels similar to March 2020, in several ways. But every cloud has a silver lining.

How Has the Pandemic Changed the Way Educators Think About Homework?


Ray Salazar has been teaching high school Journalism and English in Chicago Public Schools for over twenty years. He usually begins the academic year with lessons on written profiles, but in the fall of 2020, he felt that wouldn’t meet the moment.

Best Headphones for Teachers in Remote Teaching


Get the best headphones for teachers listening and speaking in remote learning

Schools Share Strong Measures That Protect Student Data

EdTech Magazine

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jun Kim, technology director for Moore Public Schools in Oklahoma, watched as teachers began expanding their use of free digital resources.

The New Year and the Fine Art of Complaining

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Some people just love to complain. You know them or maybe you are one of them. In an article in the New York Times Opinion section, Samantha Irby claimed, “To complain is to truly be alive.” For her, complaining is comforting, “a hot bath” for her feelings.

PBL and Content … 15 Ideas To Make Sure Project Based Learning Supports The Curricular Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to 2022 and the start of some Project Based Learning posts I wish to bring your way. I believe that as we work on helping students understand the content standards, PBL provides teachers with the how. I do hope you enjoy this content driven article.

Using evidence-based math programs to address learning recovery

eSchool News

Selecting instructional strategies and supplemental resources for supporting student learning recovery shouldn’t be a guessing game.

Assessing My First Semester of ‘Ungrading’


The original version of this article appeared in Grading for Growth. In fall 2021, I took my first steps into the world of ungrading. Inspired by Susan D. Blum’s book “ Ungrading ,” I went fully gradeless in my upper-level Euclidean Geometry class.

Scaling Small K–12 IT Teams Through People, Technology, Processes and Partners

EdTech Magazine

While IT departments provide essential day-to-day services, sometimes students, teachers and even other staff may not realize the huge feats these teams accomplish with a relatively small group.

Aligning Literacy Curriculum Across the District

EdNews Daily

By Michelle Robinette Not long ago at Midlakes Schools, our teachers leaned on their own varied backgrounds and experiences that informed their approaches to teaching students to read and write. They aligned well with one another within each grade, but vertical alignment was more challenging.

Canva Jamboard Background

Teacher Tech

Try designing your backgrounds for Google Jamboard in Canva. Canva Jamboard Backgrounds are easy and make your Jams really Jam! The post Canva Jamboard Background appeared first on Teacher Tech. Canva Google Jamboard google Google Jamboard GoogleEDU jamboard

Slooh Brings Space Exploration to Classrooms Worldwide with ‘The Online Telescope for Teachers’

eSchool News

Washington Depot, Connecticut, January 18, 2022 – Slooh, the only organization offering live online telescope feeds to students, is now offering an affordable way for teachers to bring the power of its network of online telescopes to all students with The Online Telescope for Teachers.