June, 2021

8 Great Ways Administrators Can Prepare for the Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. An amazing fall starts now with the administrative preparation this summer. Dawn Stansbury discusses eight things administrators need to do this summer and we highlight differences in those items now after the pandemic.

Transform Your Google Calendar into a Digital Planner

Catlin Tucker

Time management is a constant struggle for teachers since they spend most of their days working directly with students. That leaves a small window of time for all of the other tasks and responsibilities that teachers have to juggle, including planning and designing lessons. .

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Two Tech Tips for Everyday Life

Ask a Tech Teacher

The last time my daughter visited, life became different than the norm. That inspired two easy tech solutions I had no idea existed and you’re going to love. Here they are: BTW, I cross posted this to my writer’s blog so my writerly friends could read about these also.

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Coaches Use Micro-credentials to Support 21st Century Tech Skills

Digital Promise

The Spanish translation of this blog post can be found below. The vision of Alberto Meléndez Torres High School is to develop the technological skills necessary for the 21st century, for students, teachers, and the community in general.

5 Practical applications of IoT in the classroom

Neo LMS

We are witnessing tremendous changes in terms of technology in every domain. While the education sector is not particularly known as an early adopter of modern technology, we have seen definite improvements in this respect.

7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Ask Questions in Class

Waterford

One of the best ways you can help your students understand a concept is by teaching how to voice their questions as they learn. This not only gives you an opportunity to address areas your students don’t yet understand, it also promotes rich opportunities for classroom discussion.

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What Really Happened in Hybrid Classrooms This Year

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s episode focuses on the realities of hybrid teaching. Tennille Johnston is an award-winning science teacher in Texas who is speaking out about what really happened this school year.

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Be Featured on Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get thousands of visitors a day–over a million since I started. The most common reason why you-all drop by is for resources.

Artificial Intelligence 101: Covering the Basics for Educators

Digital Promise

The reality of AI integration into classrooms is closer than ever. With companies like Google planning to invest more into how AI is integrated into the classroom, millions of teachers across all subject areas could be impacted in just a few short years.

End-of-the-Year Housekeeping: Reflect & Organize

Catlin Tucker

The end of the school year is a great time to do a few “housekeeping” items. This is probably the last thing you feel like doing after the year we have had! Despite finding these chores tedious while doing them, I always feel more organized afterward.

6 Manageable ways to participate in PD this summer

Neo LMS

It has been a challenging school year for everyone. Even though we have experienced many changes, struggled with the unknown, and experienced exhaustion, there have been many positives.

Try SplashLearn for Summer Learning and Fall Success

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Personalize learning and make it fun for students. I recommend SplashLearn for parents this summer to strengthen the foundations of Mathematics (Pre-kindergarten to Grade 5) and Reading (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2.)

How to Mix STEM Education and Creativity in the Classroom

Waterford

Lately, the three Rs of school have been eclipsed by a focus on STEM education , or Science , Technology , Engineering , and Math. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for creativity or the arts in the classroom.

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Teacher-Authors–Help me launch my latest prehistoric fiction

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a teacher-author, I’d love for you to share this HS-level book with your community. In return, I’ll share yours with mine! A boy blinded by fire. A woman raised by wolves. An avowed enemy offers help.

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Planning for Technology Sustainability with COVID-19 Relief Funds

Digital Promise

The COVID-19 pandemic appears to finally be waning in America. Kudos to district leaders for guiding their school districts through the ins and out of technology integration and remote learning for more than a year.

The Many Faces of Student Voice

A Principal's Reflections

There are many ways to both engage and empower students that lead to ownership of learning. Creating what I call a “free-range” experience that replicates real-world contexts and develops critical competencies while tapping into passions might be the holy grail, in my humble opinion.

How to get started with hybrid teaching

Neo LMS

Having taught the majority of the school year in a hybrid environment, it took time to adjust to teaching online and deciding which methods or tools to use.

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How to Turn Ideas Into Action (with a Free Download)

The CoolCatTeacher

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

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20 teacher questions to ask over the summer

Ditch That Textbook

Summer is a great time for big-picture reflection. Here are 20 teacher questions to think about. In the heat of a school year, there's a LOT on teachers' to-do lists. Lesson planning. Grades. Emails. Meetings. Oh, and we have to teach, too!

Tech Tip #57: How to Create a Chart Really Fast

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.

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Three Ideas to Find Edtech that Will Transform the Future of Learning

Digital Promise

Many educators are asking, “How do I find the tools that we can leverage to achieve our vision for the 2021-22 school year?”. Public education is seeing an unprecedented investment from the CARES Act and CRRSA to support equitable instruction and learning acceleration.

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UDL and Blended Learning: Removing Barriers with Design

Catlin Tucker

I like to compare the teacher’s work designing learning experiences to the work of an architect. In my new book with Dr. Katie Novak, UDL and Blended Learning , I share a story about working with an architect to design a new home after my family lost our house in the Tubbs Fire in 2017.

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5 E-learning trends for 2021 and beyond

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in Education Technology , on April 14, 2021. Covid-19 has given a boost to edtech and digital learning, and I believe this will last well beyond the pandemic.

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21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This summer, educators need to get some rest so that we can be our best.

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Re-Thinking the Learning Environment

A Principal's Reflections

There is always a great deal of focus on the why, how, and what in relation to standards, curriculum, and essential concepts when it comes to learning.

Most Common Tech Problems You-all Face

Ask a Tech Teacher

In the grad school classes I teach and my coaching sessions, the biggest problem facing teachers is not the 3R’s or equity or differentiation. It’s technology. In an education environment that is taught remotely as much as in person, this has become a big deal.

Ciena Solutions Challenge: Register and Encourage the Next Generation of Problem-Solvers

Digital Promise

The next generation of problem-solvers needs more than technical skills and expertise.

ISTELive 21: How to Create Memorable Online Professional Development for Educators

EdTech Magazine

Creating online professional development courses has made training more accessible to teachers. School leaders should consider keeping online PD even after the pandemic, to allow teachers to learn on their own schedule.

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10 Digital tools for creating 3D learning experiences

Neo LMS

The use of Augmented Reality in teaching is increasingly becoming an integral part of lessons in general. With the plethora of tools and resources available online, teachers can provide interactive learning experiences and give students the opportunity to create their own.

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How to Encourage Youth Leadership on Your Campus

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Every student can lead and impact their school and community.

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Outlier Practices Make or Break the Learning Experience

A Principal's Reflections

We learn, and remember for that matter, from experience. Thus, it is critical that the culture in your classroom and school positively impacts learners while adequately preparing them for their future, not our past.

7 Coding Words You Need To Know 

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Jeremy Keeshin, is the CEO and co-founder of CodeHS , a leading coding education platform for schools, used by millions of students.

A Year of Digital Learning with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to shutter and educators and students rapidly shifted to distance learning, those in Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program had the advantage of already knowing how to use devices and apps for learning.

Continuing blended learning in the fall? Keep these 9 steps in mind for success.

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning—the integration of online learning into brick-and-mortar school settings—has gained traction, if also notoriety, during the pandemic. Traction because the hybrid arrangements that many schools turned to this year largely rely on blended learning.

5 Ways To Get on Top of the Education Recovery

Education Elements

Across school systems and around the globe, the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on students. Some have thrived in online learning environments, while others have suffered from low-quality or interrupted learning — often with disastrous results.

How to Understand Generation Alpha

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There’s a new generation in town. That’s right. Gen Z is now followed by Generation Alpha.

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A Path to Equity

A Principal's Reflections

For a very long time, we have known that an inequitable environment exists for many learners across the world. It’s no one’s fault per se but a reality, nonetheless. Even with this knowledge in hand, change has been hard to come by.

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