Thu.Apr 29, 2021

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.

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.


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Innovation isn’t about breakthrough tech—it’s about breaking down barriers

The Christensen Institute

In the early 2000s, a group of young Estonians who were fed up with the high cost of long-distance phone calls developed software that enabled them to talk to each other on video through their computers.

Why flipping the classroom just makes sense


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.

Behind the new face of education philanthropy

The Christensen Institute

Philanthropy is in the midst of a significant shift.

25 Social Emotional Learning Resources For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

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

Top Priority Peripherals for Effective Teaching

EdTech Magazine

Peripherals aren’t going anywhere, as least not according to Adam Phyall III, director of technology and media services at Newton County School System. Even when the pandemic is over, both students and teachers will still be able to benefit from the increase to their productivity,” he says.

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Five Books That Will Challenge Your Thinking By @MjmcalliWrites

Teacher Tech

Guest Post by Melody McAllister What is the Black Lives Matter Movement? This April, I had a great lineup of bookchats, starting with Hedreich Nichols, which I blogged about here. Her children’s book, What is the Black Lives Matter Movement? Is a MUST for your personal and school library!

Stark inequality starts early — with babies, toddlers, report says

The Hechinger Report

Infants and toddlers face drastically different opportunities based on location and demographics, according to a new report. Credit: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images.

The 10 most popular learning channels for kids

eSchool News

Even before COVID-19 forced the closure of schools around the world, the internet had become a virtual classroom with a growing number of engaging learning channels for students.

Systemic Change Means Rethinking College and Career Prep. We’ve Done It Before.


The space race “crisis” of the 1950s and ‘60s led the U.S. to invest heavily in its public education system, and to the passage of the National Defense Education Act of 1958 (NDEA).

3 keys to protecting student data and privacy

eSchool News

When the sixth-largest school district in the United States announced in early April that hackers were holding its data ransom for $40 million, administrators everywhere paid attention. The Fort Lauderdale-area district has 232 schools and a budget of $2.6

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Tech Apprenticeships Shift the Costs of Higher Ed From Students to Employers


For decades, companies have offered more or less the same deal to Americans in search of office jobs: You pay for your own higher education and skills training, and then we’ll consider employing you.

Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education Announce 2021 Making for Good Challenge Winners

eSchool News

Silver Spring, Md. Thursday, April 29, 2021) – Today, three students across the United States are recognized for innovative solutions to societal and environmental issues as winners of the Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education 2021 Making for Good Challenge.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 246 Critical Thinking Through Creating Video

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 246 Critical Thinking Through Creating Video. Drew Perkins talks with former broadcaster Clement Townsend about his work to help grow critical thinking by engaging them in the video creation process.

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Think Together Brings in More Than $500,000 at Annual Raise A Hand Event to Support Expanded Learning, Afterschool and Student Learning Recovery Programs

eSchool News

The live virtual event held April 23 was attended by more than 300 guests from across the state of California. Santa Ana, Calif.

Be Internet Awesome: Parents Guide to Online Safety for Their Kids

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

With current lockdown and school closures, our house-bound kids are spending much more time in front of their screens. With this 'new' reality comes the ever-lasting concern with our kids more

Optimize Your Teaching with the FRAME Model


Peg Grafwallner’s Ready to Learn is packed with ah-ha moments and resources to help any teacher up their game using FRAME: Focus, Reach, Ask, Model, and Encourage. Rita Platt feels the common sense approach to framing lessons will build student buy-in and deepen learning.

Record and Insert Audio in Google Slides with Mote!

Shake Up Learning

The post Record and Insert Audio in Google Slides with Mote! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can use the Mote Chrome Extension to record and insert audio in Google Slides in just a few steps? Super easy!

Semantic Scholar- A Research Tool for Academic and Scientific Literature

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Semantic Scholar is a good academic search engine that allows you to search millions of scholarly articles for academic content relevant to your research topic. Unlike other search engines, more

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Should Remote Learning Be an Option, Even After the Pandemic?

Graphite Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic may be waning in the U.S., but it continues to disrupt lives around the world.

The Power of Play


Did you know that all children learn through play? Parents may be skeptical when they can’t see written work, but in fact, as Maria Montessori said, “Play is the work of the child.”

edWeb 2021 Professional Learning Survey

“We are not isolated in our common concerns regarding student learning in light of the COVID pandemic, and it has been a great resource to find solutions to common problems shared by fellow educators.”.

Dive into Summer Learning with Unique Learning System


The Search for Consistent and Structured Summer Learning. Summer is almost here! And you know what that means: a search for high-quality lessons, activities, and instructional support for an enriching summer school learning program.

Building a technical integration with Turnitin


Learn how Turnitin solutions can be used by integration partners to support learning with integrity and to enhance and safeguard businesses

New Task Completion Guidance in Student View and a New Spelling Game


We’re all about task completion this month! Build students’ ability to persevere and finish work with new completion prompts in Student View.

3 Chrome Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Check out these essential Google Chrome shortcuts to save some time while streamlining a few common tasks. With no extensions needed and no keys to memorize, these shortcuts couldn’t be easier: they can all be done right in the omnibox (Chrome’s name for the URL/address bar).

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