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11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence (copy)

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll post my updated suggestions for three holiday activities that will get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of teaching that starts after the New Year.

Unlocking the Potential of Students

A Principal's Reflections

What are you good at and why? I am sure a list of things comes to mind. Now think about how this list of items plays out in your daily life. We all have strengths, and a common reaction is to leverage these as much as possible. I see this a great deal in my work coaching leaders.


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Best practices for a great school-community collaboration


Previously, we discussed why building school-community partnerships is important and how it benefits students and teachers alike. . In a nutshell, the most significant advantage is providing real-life examples, so students have a better idea of what they are learning.

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Why school might look a little different these days

Dangerously Irrelevant

Below is a 15-minute video that I made for a school district’s families and community members. The first 3.5 minutes will sound familiar to those of you who’ve watched my TEDxDesMoines talk. After that, I branch into some new directions… Hope this is useful to you. Happy viewing!

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Holiday Activities To Keep the Learning Going

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching the days before big holidays is challenging. Students and teachers alike are ready for a break. Both struggle to pay attention regardless of how innovative and engaging are the lesson plans. I’ve been there often.

Five Ways To Improve Learning Standards In Education


The education system changes constantly. It never stays in one place because of new technologies and innovative learning techniques that move it forward. The two most important questions that have always been around are: What must-have skills should educators teach students? What are the ways of improving learning standards in education? For years, we have been striving to develop an education system that would create bright and creative minds to adapt to upcoming changes and make innovations.

6 Digital tools that encourage computational thinking


Computational thinking is an innovative approach to teaching that redesigns the STEM and ELA curriculums on a new framework.

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The Return to Rigorous Mathematics

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of my favorite PD sites, EdWeb , recently offered a free webinar (with CE Certificate) on Returning to Rigorous Mathematics. Here’s a preview: As students return to a hopefully more typical school year, learning is likely to be anything but typical.

Security Tools for K–12 Districts in Today’s Cloud Environments

EdTech Magazine

Before the cloud, schools hosted everything on-premises. Servers, files, data — it all existed where users resided and where district IT teams could manage and secure it: locally. Cloud users, conversely, rent space on a computer system that exists outside of the district’s walls.

Bouncy the Service Dog, from Ripple Effects


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Are you a goal-setter or a goal-getter?

Education Elements

While I was teaching 9th grade English Language Arts, one of my mentor teachers shared the concept of the “Big Hairy Audacious Goal” (BHAG) with me. Beyond a SMART goal, it’s a goal that you might collaboratively set – that is big, important, and maybe even a little bit of a stretch.

Math Scores Drop Again

Ask a Tech Teacher

Engaging children in math learning is a problem that continues relentlessly, year after year. We don’t seem to know how to fix the dropping math scores (and reading but that’s for another article). We can’t even blame it on COVID!

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Playing with Ed Tech: Using Digital Tools in Kindergarten Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey, the duo behind Innovating Play, face unique challenges when it comes to integrating technology into their classrooms. They’re just learning their letters, and capitals usually come first.

Ditch that Textbook Digital Summit


What if you had access to a really GOOD Netflix-style online professional development? You know, not boring videos of stuff that you’ll never use, but practical ideas. Inspiration. Plug and play activities you can use in class tomorrow. And from speakers you KNOW you’ll love to listen to.

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College, Career, Or Whatever Readiness

The Jose Vilson

In recent times, the term “college and career ready” has come back into trend. It’s a term that first saw a spotlight during the Obama administration, when then-Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and company wanted to integrate the Common Core State Standards into our schools.

14 Holiday Websites and 9+ Projects

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites to fill in free minutes? Here are Holiday websites that will keep students busy while teaching them: 12 Days of Christmas. Christmas Celebrations Across the World (video). Christmas puzzles and games. Christmas—history—fun video. Christmas Traditions Around the World (video).

Schools and States Continue to Seek Connectivity Solutions for Students

EdTech Magazine

When they transitioned to remote learning during the pandemic, many K–12 schools encountered challenges trying to ensure all students could access course materials and instruction.

Digital Tools to Support Struggling Readers

Teacher Tech

Learn about supporting struggling readers with digital tools with Anna Hartranft. The post Digital Tools to Support Struggling Readers appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool

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The biggest takeaways for the post-pandemic future of education

eSchool News

There is no argument that teachers are the most valuable asset in a student’s learning experience. This fact was only further underscored over the past 18 months.

Have Santa Call Your Kids!

Ask a Tech Teacher

DialMyCalls (an AATT sponsor) has a special Christmas offer for kids: Free Santa Calls To Your Family This Christmas. This Christmas we have a great gift for everyone! Whether you’re an existing DialMyCalls user or not, you can take advantage of our completely free phone call from Santa.

Holograms Add Depth to Remote Classes

EdTech Magazine

“Hologram” has become a catch-all term for several types of 3D images, from the centuries-old Pepper’s Ghost technique that brought Tupac Shakur to the Coachella music festival in 2012 to even newer representations that boast lifelike interactivity.

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Poster of Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts

Teacher Tech

By popular demand I have created a Google Docs poster for keyboard shortcuts similar to the Google Slides poster. Print out this poster for an easy reference to some helpful Google Docs tricks. Popular Keyboard Shortcuts The shortcuts I chose for this poster are the ones I use most often!

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A handful of colleges are finally providing training in a way consumers want it: fast

The Hechinger Report

ORLANDO, Fla. Cory Orr was working 70 hours a week in three jobs, often pulling double shifts at the chain restaurant where he was assistant kitchen manager. A divorced dad, he was raising three kids and a younger sister but worked so many weekends that he seldom saw them.

3 Ways to Foster Collaborative, Student-Centered Math Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

We engage our students in the wonders of math by using student-centered math practices—like discussion and collaboration—in our classrooms. . The post 3 Ways to Foster Collaborative, Student-Centered Math Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Math Personalized Learning Student Engagemen

5 strategies to build better information literacy in students

eSchool News

We live in the age of information. Thanks to the internet, we now have all the world’s knowledge at our fingertips. Just think about it: Cooking, philosophy, engineering, literature–anything you could possibly imagine can likely be found using a simple Google search.

Poster of Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Slides

Teacher Tech

Get this free poster of Google Slides keyboard shortcuts to help you be more efficient at using Google Slides. The post Poster of Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Slides appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Slides google keyboard shortcuts keytips slides

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PROOF POINTS: Nationwide, evaluating and penalizing teachers rarely works

The Hechinger Report

Forty-four states have adopted some version of a teacher evaluation system that rates, rewards and penalizes teachers.

Problem-Based Learning: Strategies for Forming Effective Learning Behaviors


Problem-based learning starts with a question; a real-life question. It’s an educational method that seeks to engage people in what they’re learning. It also seeks to increase the retention of. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

How educators can make time for self-care

eSchool News

This time of year sees email in boxes filled with information about how to prepare for the next year, reminders that grades are due, and papers await grading. We are deluged with predictions about the future, what to worry about, and sometimes even what to be excited about.

Google Drive: Selecting Multiple Files

Teacher Tech

Manage multiple files in Google Drive with these tricks. The post Google Drive: Selecting Multiple Files appeared first on Teacher Tech. Drive Google drive google Google Drive GoogleEDU

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In the shadows: The orphans Covid left behind

The Hechinger Report

Tré never stopped praying. Even when the virus ravaged his sweet mother’s lungs in a matter of days this summer. Or when her casket was lowered into the soil three weeks after her 50th birthday.

Wendell Berry And Preparing Students For ‘Good Work’

TeachThought - Learn better.

What is the effect of your work? Did you choose your work, or are you doing it under compulsion as the way to earn money? The post Wendell Berry And Preparing Students For ‘Good Work’ appeared first on TeachThought. Education Terry Heick Wendell Berry

4 ways to use SEL to prepare students for life beyond high school

eSchool News

Preparing students for life beyond high school can mean many things. It can mean making sure they have the knowledge and technical skills needed for a specific job. Or helping them achieve the GPA or course requirements needed to get into a certain college or university.

The 2021 Digital Transition Survey Results are in: More Alternatives, Less Traditional Schooling

EdNews Daily

Results of the Learning Counsel’s 2021 Digital Transition Survey are being analyzed, and many results were released during a widely watched market briefing by Learning Counsel CEO LeiLani Cauthen at the organization’s annual National Gathering event.

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OPINION: Our child care industry is in free fall, and that’s bad news for all children

The Hechinger Report

Democrats are hoping to bring President Biden’s Build Back Better bill to the floor of the Senate before the end of this year. Its fate hangs in the balance.

14 Measurement Apps For Math And Science

TeachThought - Learn better.

Some of the best measurement apps for math & science include Sound Meter, Qardio Heart Health, Compass & Ruler Pro. The post 14 Measurement Apps For Math And Science appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Apps Math

Addressing students’ pandemic ‘learning loss’

eSchool News

A new phrase as a result of the pandemic, “learning loss,” captures the concern that students’ learning has been compromised over the past year and a half.