Tue.Jul 20, 2021

Going back to school face-to-face: 10 tips

Ditch That Textbook

After enduring remote learning, teachers and students are heading back to the classroom. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are from members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, from tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.


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Solving the curation equation: Efficient methods for collecting teaching resources


Let’s face it. Most physical textbooks have limitations: they aren’t current, tend to be dry, and focus on giving information without necessarily offering the best pedagogical methods for helping students learn.

The Pros and Cons of Requiring Students to Turn On Their Cameras

EdTech Magazine

Across the nation, schools plan to open buildings for the return of full-time, in-person learning come fall. Students and teachers will be able to see one another outside of the tiny windows they’ve grown used to on Zoom. That is, if they really ever saw one another at all.

The power of peer networks to help students rebound during and after COVID-19

The Christensen Institute

A recent synthesis of student surveys during the pandemic, compiled by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, revealed a stark reality about students’ experiences this year.

The child tax credit, not charter schools, was the reform we needed to help kids succeed

The Hechinger Report

When I was a charter school leader, I constantly heard reformers justify district takeovers, teacher firings, ineffective voucher programs and abusive “no excuse” discipline policies by saying, “It’s all about the kids.”

Bringing Robotics to a STEAM Elementary School

MIND Research Institute

Myles has been playing a lot of ST Math. So much so that the ultimate frisbee champion and class valedictorian mentioned it while delivering his graduation speech to the students of Amelia Earhart Options for Knowledge Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois, last month.

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Summer Reading Recommendations


The more you read, the more you know - summer reading recommendations for students and teachers from Melissa Jacobs, NYC DOE Director of Library Services

5 learning apps for students with special needs

eSchool News

Millions of students transitioned to online and hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. While that transition was relatively easy for some students, many–including students with special needs–found it difficult or impossible to access in-school services and therapies.

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For Families Who Lack Reliable Internet Access, Help Is on the Way — $7B of It


Over time, internet access has shifted from an amenity to a necessity. Nothing has illustrated that shift more clearly than the pandemic, which forced school, work and most everything else to become virtual practically overnight.

The Importance of Reciprocated Relationships for Teaching and Learning

The Principal of Change

I am sitting at my desk, and I notice an email from a name I seem to know, but the message still caught me off guard.

Jamboard: Save Frame as Image

Teacher Tech

As Kim Mattina says, “Get on the Jamboard train.” ” Google Jamboard is FREE. It is a Google tool. It saves to Google Drive. As is to be expected, it is collaborative. Use Google Jamboard to get more than one student sharing ideas at a time.

FREE Templates for Teachers: Where to Find Them and How to Create Them – SULS0119

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE Templates for Teachers: Where to Find Them and How to Create Them – SULS0119 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey chats with Sarah Kiefer, a Shake Up Learning Trainer and the co-founder of TemplatesforTeachers.com.

5 tools for classroom comic creation

eSchool News

While it may not seem a traditional learning tool, comic creation helps across an array of core subjects and learning objectives. Comics are engaging, fun, and help students take ownership of their learning.

How to Continuously Improve Teaching


Learning science is always advancing, yielding new insights about how people gain and retain knowledge and skills. How can classroom teachers keep up—and even conduct their very own research to improve their instruction, day-by-day and week-by-week?

QUICK-Comments: What Is It and How Can Teachers Use It?


QUICK-Comments, a new tool in ASSISTments, is designed to help teachers give more individualized feedback to students on open-ended math questions

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The Musical Time Machine Helps Students Discover Music Across Various Epochs and Countries

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Radiooooo is a musical time machine I discovered recently through the Music for Makers page. It allows you to find and listen to music from various eras and geographical locations. You simply.read more. educational music tools

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Let the Badging Begin: How to Get Your District Started with Micro-Credentials (The Learning Counsel)


So you’ve heard about the benefits of micro-credentials but aren’t sure where to begin? Three ways to get your district off to a smooth start with implementation are explained in this Learning Counsel article by Adam Geller, Edthena founder and CEO.

Grades Have Huge Impact, But Are They Effective? 


Grades can determine so much of a child’s future – the ability to get into college, qualify for scholarships and lessen student debt, land a higher paying job that will lead to a better quality of life and accelerate social mobility.

7 in 10 Parents Say Children’s Post-Pandemic Social Skills Are at Risk, Per Osmo Study

eSchool News

Palo Alto– According to a new study of 2,000 U.S.

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Back to School Online Conference (FREE!)

Shake Up Learning

The post Back to School Online Conference (FREE!) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Teaching and Learning in a Post-COVID world is different. The world will never be the same, and schools and classrooms are adapting to the new normal. Are you ready?

DreamBox Learning® Enters ELA Market with Acquisitions of Reading Plus® and Squiggle Park

eSchool News


New Blog Post: "Is There Hidden Bias at Your Library?" Plus Webinar on "Post Pandemic Staff Development and Training"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new blog post from Dr. Steve Albrecht in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security" section of Library 2.0 : "Is There Hidden Bias at Your Library?"

Florida’s Martin County School District Selects Award-Winning Digital Resource from Discovery Education to Educate All Students for Success

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Monday, July 19, 2021) — Florida’s Martin County School District (MCSD) today announced a new partnership with? Discovery Education , the worldwide?edtech?leader edtech?leader leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes?place. place.