Mon.May 03, 2021

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?

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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Teachers Don’t Just Use Research — Some Are Designing It Themselves

Edsurge

When Carlo Diy throws out a question to his high school entrepreneurship and marketing students, he steels himself for an uncomfortable few moments ahead. It's just crickets,” says Diy, a second-year teacher at Durham Public Schools in North Carolina.

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PROOF POINTS: Robert Slavin championed the use of scientific evidence to figure out what works in education

The Hechinger Report

Robert Slavin, a Johns Hopkins School of Education professor, sought to improve the quality of education research and wanted schools to use evidence to guide instruction. Credit: Will Kirk | Johns Hopkins University. Robert Slavin’s final lecture, delivered April 10, 2021, marked a career milestone.

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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.

How to use technology to address vaccine gaps in the classroom

eSchool News

Though it’s not the end of the school year, academic institutions across the country are already thinking about reopening their doors this fall due to vaccine rollout. Yet, many — including parents — are worried about how schools will address vaccine gaps in this new learning environment.

The 30/70 Rule or the 70/30 Rule

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series. Businesses often refer to the 80/20 rule. When they do, it is in this context: 80 percent of our sales come from 20 percent of our customers.

On Teachers And Teaching And The Essential Criticism Of It All

TeachThought - Learn better.

In 2015 (and updated most recently in 2018), I wrote a post about helping students learn more from ‘others’ than they do from you (the teacher).

Help Language Learners Overcome 3 Math Myths

MiddleWeb

Many myths surround math instruction and language learners. Dr. Jim Ewing singles out three that often hold language learners back from high levels of achievement in math class. In his recent talk with Tan Huynh, Ewing described a framework for success that Tan shares here.

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‘We Always Talk About Race’: Navigating Race Talk Dilemmas in the Teaching of Literature—LEARN Marginal Syllabus

Educator Innovator

“As Ella and Anthony’s department chair animatedly observed about discursive conflict in the classroom during one of our workshops, ‘it’s so much easier to sidestep it.'”

Rethinking Assessment: Key Considerations for the Future

EmergingEdTech

The cancellation of summative assessments in the spring of 2020 coupled with the variability of the spring 2021 testing season has significantly impacted the K–12 assessment landscape, making. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

5 Science Websites for Young Learners

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A working formula for a successful learning activity with kids involves three main elements: engagement, interactivity, and fun. The more of these elements a learning activity exhibits the better.read more

Show Teachers Your Appreciation with Buncee

Buncee

As I sit to write this blog post, I have learned, courtesy of Google, that it has been 410 days since our world has been turned upside down in all senses. More specifically, my world in the realm of education has shifted like I would have never imagined!

How Teaching the Work of Living Poets Can Make English Class More Exciting and Inclusive

MindShift

When a young Black poet in a canary yellow coat dazzled audiences at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, high school teacher Melissa Alter Smith was ready. Using a lesson plan from a friend and fellow teacher, she’d prepared her students to watch Amanda Gorman’s performance and analyze her words.

Chrome Extensions to Enhance Students Writing

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Grammatical errors, unlike spelling mistakes, are not always easily amenable to detection by built-in spell checkers. Their complex syntactic structure render them evasive linguistic elements. And.read more

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5 Ways Ed-tech Will Transform PD Post-COVID (District Administration Magazine)

Edthena

In this article from District Administration Magazine, Adam Geller, founder and CEO of Edthena, outlines five ways ed tech will revolutionize educator professional development post-pandemic, including more flexible PD.

How can we authentically appreciate educators in 2021?

Turnitin

How can we honestly reflect on the challenges from this past year and authentically appreciate our educators

Buncee

Technology Tidbits

Buncee, is one of the most versatile learning tools around for: project base learning, digital storytelling, scrapbooking, and much much more, just a new feature that makes it easy for teachers to assess student's virtual assignments and performance.

Super Teacher Worksheets for Mother's Day

Technology Tidbits

Super Teacher Worksheets is one of the best sites around for finding educational resources on a wide range of subjects. Educators can find, worksheets, printables, puzzle generators and more.

Solitaired

Technology Tidbits

Solitaired is a fun educational spin on the classic card game solitaire. All a user has to do is select the educational deck they'd like to use and that's it.