January, 2022

Top 10 Hits and Misses for 2021

Ask a Tech Teacher

Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog thirteen years ago, we’ve had almost 5.6 million views from visitors, about 10,000 followers who have read some or all of our 2,731 articles on integrating technology into the classroom.

Benefits of Using Board Games in the Classroom

User Generated Education

As a kid growing up, I loved board games. loved playing The Game of Life , Clue , and Sorry with my friends as a preteen and then Backgammon throughout my undergraduate years. I definitely liked the thrill of winning but equally so interacting with my friends while we played the games.

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Game On: How to Empower Students to Learn and Play through Gaming

Digital Promise

The post Game On: How to Empower Students to Learn and Play through Gaming appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Educators Reinvent the Classroom

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Methods and tools to develop future-ready skills

Neo LMS

In preparing students for the essential skills they need for the future, we have different methods and digital tools that we can bring into our classroom space. But what skills do students really need? . A great resource to explore is the skills outlook provided by the World Economic Forum.

Supporting and Rewarding Teachers with Time

A Principal's Reflections

If it’s true that life is a test, then the COVID-19 pandemic represents the most challenging one education and everyone in the field has ever faced. The impacts are far and wide. Not a single person is unaffected, and everyone needs help in some form or another.

10 low-prep activities to kick off 2022

Ditch That Textbook

When the calendar turns over a new year, for many of us, we're still in the middle of the school year. So, when a new year starts in schools (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), two things happen: 1. It's an opportunity to look back, reflect, regroup, and set some goals.

Public Domain Day and Happy New Year!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, January 1st, is P ublic Domain Day. This is an observance of when copyrights expire and works enter into the public domain–free for all to use.

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Hubs: A Digital Learning Research Strategy to Reach Millions

Digital Promise

The post Hubs: A Digital Learning Research Strategy to Reach Millions appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog CIRCLS Developers Educators Learning Sciences Research Researchers

6 Essential educational trends to look out for in 2022

Neo LMS

The new year is an excellent opportunity to put last year’s lessons into practice and start with a clean slate. While there were some disruptions in the educational sector, technology managed to keep many boats afloat.

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Model What You Expect

A Principal's Reflections

One of the most powerful teaching and leadership strategies is the act of modeling. It goes beyond just telling people what to do by instead showing them how to do it as a means to either support learning or change.

Teacher Engagement Part II: Emotional Engagement

Catlin Tucker

How do teachers feel about their work? How dedicated or emotionally connected do they feel to their work? What factors cause teachers to feel fulfilled by this work?

How Minecraft Teaches Reading, Writing and Problem Solving

Ask a Tech Teacher

A while ago, Scientific American declared “…“ not only is Minecraft immersive and creative, but it is an excellent platform for making almost any subject area more engaging. ”

Team Habits with a Big Impact

Education Elements

We’ve all been there. The room, half empty. Little to no conversation happening between the seated rows. Most eyes fixed on laptop screens, phone screens, projector screen, likely checking email or “checking email.”

How Micro-credentials Are Changing Professional Development for Educators for the Better

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials are digital certifications that verify an individual’s competence in a specific skill or set of skills. Digital Promise offers more than 600 competency-based micro-credentials on a wide range of research-backed skills.

3 Opportunities for education during the pandemic

Neo LMS

Almost two years ago, life took a different turn and the unexpected happened. The pandemic caused havoc and damage in every area of our lives. We all felt its impact more or less and we witnessed the unthinkable.

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5 Ways to Unleash Your Leadership Potential

A Principal's Reflections

Leading is not easy. I am a believer that leaders are not born but instead develop over time based on both the environment and learned experiences. No matter where you are on your journey, there is the opportunity to grow and evolve. Your potential is not set in stone.

10 edtech experts you should follow

Hapara

Integrating technology into instruction and learning is a way of life for educators today. But it can be a struggle to understand how to use classroom technology in meaningful ways.

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Build Empathy Among Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

It used to surprise me that it became the school’s job to teach empathy. Shouldn’t parents do that? The truth is it doesn’t always happen in homes. Since children spend much of their daylight hours in school, it is a logical place to reinforce empathy as a life skill.

6 Benefits of USB-C Monitors in Work Productivity

ViewSonic Education

Offering the most powerful and adaptable solution available to cabling, USB-C has become a must-have feature in electronic products, especially monitors. In the office environment, this cable-of-all-trades is saving time, energy, and money while maximizing data transfer speeds. .

Supporting Social-Emotional Development with Self-Awareness and Self-Management

Digital Promise

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Connecting with students in the online classroom

Neo LMS

Online learning has been on the rise for a while, but it became the norm for almost everyone at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. While most students have returned to in-person learning, many have remained in the online classroom. Some kids who homeschool also solely attend classes online.

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Hitting Curveballs

A Principal's Reflections

If only everything could be simple. Life is anything but an easy journey. While this, for the most part, has been manageable in the past, the pandemic has upended professional and personal lives. Just when there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, a new variant materializes.

Shifting from Time-consuming Teacher-led Workflows to Sustainable Student-led Workflows

Catlin Tucker

Teaching has always been a demanding profession, but this school year takes the cake! Teachers are navigating substitute teacher shortages, COVID protocols, and record numbers of absent students in addition to the normal demands of this job.

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Google Earth Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tech Learning recently shared an excellent lesson plan by Dr. Stephanie Smith Budhai that incorporates the amazing Google Earth into learning. Here’s the beginning: The 3D interactive online exploration platform Google Earth provides a pathway to endless learning adventures around the globe.

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A New Word for the New Year

Education Elements

I live in the Midwest, and if you could see my garden now, well…let’s just say, there is nothing but brown stalks, and wet muddy leaves beneath the snow.

4 Tips for Reigniting Creativity in the Classroom

Digital Promise

How can teachers develop a practice of creativity and stay inspired in their classrooms? During a recent webinar, HP Teaching Fellows Brent Christensen , Vickie Morgado , Teena Hine , and Amanda Brace shared tips for igniting creativity in their teaching and learning practice.

How teachers can make the most of LMS automation

Neo LMS

A learning management system (LMS) is a powerful tool that helps you streamline teaching activities and offer students a personalized learning experience. One of the main capabilities that enable such systems is automation.

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Tips for an Abrupt Shift to Remote or Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I was with one of my partner districts as part of ongoing longitudinal work that will last at least two years.

Slide – Organize around the opportunity to contribute

Dangerously Irrelevant

“It’s ironic that a shift away from a focus on preparation (take Algebra 1 because you need it for Algebra 2, which you might need to go to college which you might need to get a job) to a focus on difference making is the best possible form of preparation for the innovation economy.

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Three Strategies to Support Our Teacher Workforce in 2022

Education Elements

This past December, I found myself at home watching Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve on ABC. Across the variety of hosts, musical performances, and crowd interviews - one theme emerged through the night: everyone is hoping that 2022 will be better than 2021.

Meeting the Digital Promise

Digital Promise

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5 Time-saving strategies for busy teachers

Neo LMS

With each year that passes, I make a promise to myself to be more organized and change my “I don’t have time” mantra. . Do you feel like you’re always chasing time and can never catch up with all the work you have to do? .

Using DCI-P3 Color Gamut For Video Editing 

ViewSonic Education

If you have laid your eyes upon the woods of Lothlórien, the desert dunes of Arrakis, or the façade of the Grand Budapest Hotel, you’d have seen how color sets the tone of every film. Color is often used to evoke emotions and set the mood and sometimes, they help to tell the story. .

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The 4 Phases of a Cybersecurity Strategy That Schools Must Implement

EdTech Magazine

Despite the increased cyber risks K–12 schools face, some still don’t have a formal cybersecurity plan in place.

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Winter Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are some Winter activities to share the joy of winter: 5 Videos to teach about winter. Animal Winter Games. Winter Facts and Worksheets. The Winter Solstice, from PBS–a video for youngers. Winter Vocabulary –a video. What is a Solstice, from National Geographic–a video.

Using Local History to Increase Student Engagement

Education Elements

Erin Conklin’s eyes light up when she talks about the primary and secondary source student book she created for Duval County Public School’s African American Studies elective. Personalized Learning Curriculum Strategy & Adoption