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Comics–an underused tool to boost SEL skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

Comics have long been considered not just to gamify education but to teach writing skills that are challenging for some students. SmartBrief Education tells Dan Ryder’s story, How comics curriculum boosts SEL.

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Battling Blended Learning Burnout and Finding Balance

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Tiffany Wycoff, the co-author of the bestselling book, Blended Learning in Action , talks about the state of blended learning today.

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A Book New–and Veteran–Teachers Will Want to Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

They Call Me Mom. by Pete Springer. Pete Springer’s memoir They Call Me Mom (Outskirts Press 2019) about his first years teaching will delight new teachers and have experienced educators nodding along with him.

What are Schools Getting Right at the Start of Another Year in COVID Education?

Digital Promise

Schools have, for the most part, opened, which has been a monumental lift for districts, schools, and most of all, teachers. I have three kids in school, coached in school districts with tens of thousands of students, and supported programs running in schools across the country.

A Five-Step Process for Resolving Conflict

A Principal's Reflections

When it comes to a thriving school culture, many factors can derail progress.

Standard-aligned Rubrics: Assessing Progress Toward Firm Goals While Allowing for Flexible Means

Catlin Tucker

In our book UDL and Blended Learning , Dr. Katie Novak and I encourage teachers to work toward firm, often standards-aligned, goals. We also stress the importance of providing students with flexible means.

What Every Student Needs to Know About Money

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Financial literacy is a must-teach topic for students, a topic Kailen Stover has been teaching for years. In this show, she shares what every student needs to know and how to teach them. Money matters.

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How online learning contributes to a more inclusive HE experience

Neo LMS

Students with special educational needs and/or disabilities are often overlooked in the grand scheme of education. However, they are part of the student population, on college campuses, taking courses with their peers, mostly online lately.

How Leaders Can Prioritize Hiring For Equity In This Moment

Education Elements

As a 25 year veteran in education leadership, I can't remember when hiring has never not been a thing. Every year brings sometimes significant turnover in teaching staff, and leaders come and go as superintendencies shift. But as is true in so many other domains, this year is markedly different.

Do you need a career coach?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now more than ever, teachers are struggling with more questions about teaching than they can find answers for. Let’s start with those you may have about running your classroom. Maybe your school doesn’t offer mentors that will answer these on a daily basis.

SEL Spotlight: Dr. Marc Brackett – How Kids Learn Right Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Reimagining and Conquering COVID Limitations with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

This new school year welcomes a much-needed paradigm shift in the education world.

Taiwan created a space for innovation and reaped the benefits. Other economies should take note.

The Christensen Institute

Why do many waves of innovation come to North America from Asia? Late Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen reflected upon this question in a conversation with Shih Chintay, then dean of the National Taiwan Sport University College of Technology Management, in 2010.

Tech Tips For Teachers To Make Distance Learning Easy

EdNews Daily

Technology Tips For Teachers To Make Distance Learning Easy Guest article by: Lauren Schneider for XSplit Remote learning has become the new norm in many education settings. School is back in session, with many districts welcoming students back into the classroom.

SEL in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

SmartBrief, news on technology in education, recently published an article, Uniting technology and SEL to teach the whole child, on the importance of SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) in an educational landscape shaped by COVID-19.

September is National Preparedness Month - “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Educational Technology Guy

September is National Preparedness Month , which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect.

Personalizing Learning: Collaboration & Creativity

Education Elements

Two common misconceptions about personalized learning are that it requires technology and that it must involve significantly more independent work.

Virtual Tours with Google for EDU

EdTechTeacher

Post by EdTechTeacher Instructor Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ). As part of our EdTechTeacher Back to School webinar series, I recently led a “Virtual Tours with Google for EDU” session. When we hear about VR (virtual reality), many of us think of expensive headsets and software.

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25 tips for connecting families with the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Family engagement plays a huge role in the success of our students. How can we effectively connect families with the classroom? And what tools and resources are available to help increase communication between home and school? Family engagement plays a huge role in the success of our students.

Tech Tip #3: Turn an Address into a Link

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.

Accelerated Learning (AL) — a solution in times of pandemic

Neo LMS

Schools worldwide have faced the many consequences of the pandemic. In these conditions, educators have pursued a journey of analysis and discovery to find the best solutions to help learners move forward despite all challenges and reach their learning goals.

From rhetoric to reality: making student voice count in another uncertain year

The Christensen Institute

As schools go back in session amidst rising COVID cases, they face a mountain of difficult decisions. When should masks be worn? What will trigger a return to remote learning? What strategies should be used to boost mental health and social connection?

Adding Private Mote Comments to the Comment Bank in Google Classroom

EdTechTeacher

Mote is a powerful Google Chrome Extension that allows audio recordings to be seamlessly included in a variety of Google environments including: the comments of Google Docs or Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, and Google Classroom.

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Asynchronous Learning Gains Popularity Following Pandemic Education Adjustments

EdTech Magazine

A year and a half of online and hybrid learning showed the nation that there is more than one way to learn. Many students found that online education suited their learning style and opted to stick with it even after classrooms reopened their doors.

Toyota and Discovery Education Launch Initiative Inspiring Student Innovation in STEM

eSchool News

PLANO, Texas and SILVER SPRING, Maryland (September 23, 2021) — Toyota’s mission of Mobility for All is at the core of a new education initiative by Toyota and Discovery Education called Keys to Connect. .

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Chatbots in K-12: What You Need to Know

techlearning

Digital AI assistants, or chatbots, are already common in higher ed and now are increasingly being used in K-12 as an equitable intervention to promote student engagement and retention

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Alabama aims for huge pre-K enrollment boost by 2025, despite pandemic setback

The Hechinger Report

For the past 15 years, one of the nation’s brightest landscapes for prekindergarten has flourished in an unlikely place. Alabama First Class Pre-K stands out in the South, where investment in preschool education has traditionally lagged.

3 Ways that OKIOCAM Can Help Teachers And Students Create Dynamic Digital Learning Spaces This Year!

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].

Next-Gen Firewalls Supply Detailed K–12 Network Access Control and a Big-Picture View

EdTech Magazine

K–12 institutions face dual cybersecurity concerns: the need to protect student data, such as social security numbers, and ensure school-provided devices access only appropriate material.

Global Impact Teacher Receives 2021 Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award

eSchool News

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (Sept. 20, 2021) – Scott Spohler, a science teacher at Global Impact STEM Academy, received the 2021 Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award Friday morning. This award was presented by Dr. Glenn Daehn, president of the ASM Materials Education Foundation.

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Sunshower, Just The Sign Of The Power (On Parenting and School)

The Jose Vilson

The morning sun glistens just above the project buildings east of my son’s schoolyard just before school starts. The scene might have enamored me to the school he now attends, a school that’s grown with him since.

College degree doesn’t pay off as well for first-generation grads

The Hechinger Report

Christelle Louis’s single mother, a Haitian immigrant and certified nursing assistant at a nursing home, never went to college. But she always pushed her daughter to go and get the education she needed to end up in a good job — maybe as a doctor or an engineer. This story also appeared in Wired.

6 high-impact, low-burnout strategies to differentiate your lessons for neurodivergent kids

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This article is written by Truth for Teachers writer Dr. Laura Fitzpatrick. I’ll never forget walking into a fellow teacher’s classroom where every student was doing something different. Each of the thirty children had their own lesson with differentiated processes and products.

Fixing the Back-to-School Slow-Network Blues

EdTech Magazine

If your network seems to be underperforming now that everyone is back in the classroom, you might have a bandwidth problem — too many devices contending for too little network capacity. When troubleshooting a slow network, you need to look for a chokepoint. Here are some good places to start.

What is Oodlu and How Does It Work? Best Tips and Tricks

techlearning

Oodlu combines gaming and learning to help teachers offer the best learning experience to students

Get on Tract for Student-Directed Learning

Teacher Tech

Educator and EdTech Match Maker Rachelle Dene Poth shares about Tract. Tract provides classes that are led by middle school, high school or college students. The creators share their passions for what they are learning which then helps to inspire other students in their learning.

Part 2: A Goldmine For Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across The Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to Part Two on this series based on Computation Thinking. This second post provides a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. In the prior post I provided 10 ideas to promote Computational Thinking across the curriculum. You will not want to miss it!