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6 Manageable ways to participate in PD this summer


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.

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.

3 Products from Logitech to Help Reach Every Student

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sometimes devices just help us. They improve something we already do in powerful ways. In this post, I’ll highlight three such items.

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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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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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.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

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 going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Could libraries become the newest healthcare hotspot?

The Christensen Institute

As is the case for many others, the library has played an instrumental role in my life.

Today’s Innovations are Tomorrow’s Practices: Adapting Learning to Meet Students

Digital Promise

When COVID closed the door on in-person schooling in spring 2020, one of the biggest concerns for school districts was how to address the needs of students who experience cognitive learning challenges and/or physical disabilities.

6 Steps that prove any teacher can create educational videos


Student engagement is a big part of independent learning. We want students to actively interact with the learning material, no matter where they are and how they’re learning. As such, educational videos are nothing new, especially in the world of asynchronous and blended learning.

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5 (free) Posters on College and Career

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: College and Career. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here.

How Tech Is Reinventing Arts Education

EdTech Magazine

First, his students learned to make a meal. Later, they figured out how to build low-poly houses. But what about in the not-too-distant future, when they move on to college or begin their careers?

What the Pandemic Showed Us: Lessons About Curriculum, Equity, Family, and More


The COVID-19 pandemic forced educators across the country to pivot on the fly and adjust their style of teaching. The disruption was unprecedented, stressful, scary, and physically and mentally taxing for teachers and students.


Dangerously Irrelevant

Some faculty members are like race horses out of the gate.

8 Strategies For Using TikTok For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Just as teaching with video games might be 'controversial,' so is teaching with what on the surface seems to be a superficial distraction. The post 8 Strategies For Using TikTok For Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Technology

Pandemic Aid Helps Narrow Mississippi’s Digital Divide

EdTech Magazine

During Black History Month, Aberdeen High School Principal Dana Bullard invited some former students to speak to her current students at the Mississippi school about their careers.

How to Help Families Find Necessary Resources Over the Summer


For many students, summer vacation means a leisurely and relaxing break from school. But it can also present challenges—academic and beyond. Educators know summer learning loss is a real issue, and it contributes to achievement gaps for all kinds of learners.

3 water and sanitation innovations that could be game changers in advancing global health

The Christensen Institute

Imagine the population of Seattle dying each year from an entirely preventable and fixable problem. That’s roughly the number of people that die each year from not having access to safe water and sanitation services. Globally, 2 billion people drink water from a contaminated source, and 4.5

Using The 3-2-1 Learning Strategy For Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

The 3-2-1 strategy is a simple way to frame a topic or task, making it useful for anything from discussion prompts to inquiry learning. The post Using The 3-2-1 Learning Strategy For Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Fundamentals Terry Heick

Bridging the Connectivity Divide in K–12 School Districts

EdTech Magazine

Despite widespread efforts to bridge the digital divide through one-to-one device programs, connectivity challenges continue to leave millions of students and teachers trapped in the slow lane of the information superhighway. DISCOVER: Pandemic aid helps narrow Mississippi's digital divide.

Students Benefit When Teachers Show Up With Curiosity, Not Assumptions


Fresh out of college with a mandate to effect change through the gift of educating the nation’s youth, teachers of every level come into the profession with great intentions.

Now is the time to scale student support. For that, students’ relationships must be front and center.

The Christensen Institute

School leaders nationwide are confronting the stark reality that students aren’t facing just an academic crisis, but a social one.

Intellectual and Emotional Obstacles to Adopting Evidence-based Teaching Practices

Iterating Toward Openness

Helping people adopt evidence-based practices is notoriously difficult. Even in matters of life and death, evidence-based practices frequently go unadopted or take an incredibly long time to enter widespread use. As Bauer, et al.

The Rise of Virtual-Only K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

When officials at Fort Smith Public Schools in Arkansas began preparing an online-only option for fall 2020, they expected to have about 500 sign-ups from the district’s 14,000 students. Instead, online enrollment hit 3,500. “As

Remote learning a bust? Some families consider having their child repeat kindergarten

The Hechinger Report

On April 20, Kentwood Elementary in Los Angeles opened its doors to students. It was news Lauren Phillips, 37, had been waiting for. After months of schooling on a screen, her daughter Lola, 6, would get the real kindergarten experience.

A nationwide look at high schools breaking the mold

The Christensen Institute

Redesigning high school: it’s been a popular idea for decades in education reform, with initiatives ranging from Ted Sizer and the Coalition of Essential Schools to the high-profile XQ Super School project.

How Do You Recover From the Longest School Year? You Rest, Relax, and Then You Recharge


This has been the longest year of my teaching career. Quite honestly, it feels like it’s stretched on for 24 long months. Last year never really ended, summer never really happened, and this year has been a constant struggle to do what needs to be done. Exhausted. And I know I’m not alone.

Reimagining Post-Pandemic Classrooms for Today’s Learners

EdTech Magazine

There’s no denying that the pandemic upended education this past year. Like many school districts across the nation, Portland Public Schools pivoted to online and hybrid instruction.

OPINION: College graduates lack preparation in the skill most valued by employers — collaboration

The Hechinger Report

As graduation season winds down, throngs of college graduates are entering the workforce. Many may not be ready.

Introducing ScreenFlow 10: A Dynamic New Video Eding Experience for Your Instructional Tutorials


With the 10 year anniversary of TeacherCast coming up on July 11, 2021, I have recently been reflecting on some of the applications that have been with me since the beginning.

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Education and Industry Leaders Rethink Back-to-School Season at Inaugural Summit


With battle cries of “Digital on day one!,” districts launch into back-to-school planning around this time each year. But the pathway to a successful start to the new school year is littered with technical landmines. And they aren’t new problems—they happen every single year.

Education needs to go back to school for cybersecurity

eSchool News

The education sector has not been immune to the digital revolution transforming businesses and organizations across the world. The year before the pandemic saw sky-high growth and adoption in education technology, with global edtech investments reaching €15.87 billion in 2019.

OPINION: After bracing for the worst during pandemic schooling, we found hope and value in outdoor learning

The Hechinger Report

When schools across the country closed their doors and began remote instruction last spring, most of us in education braced for the worst. We weren’t wrong. The academic, social and health challenges that besieged K-12 students during the pandemic are well-documented and appalling.

Adobe Spark: Using Posts, Video, and Websites for Summertime Activities!


Adobe Spark is a free application that allows teachers and students to create graphics, videos, websites, and so much more. In this episode of Tech Coach Weekly, we take a look at 4 things that you can do with your students using Adobe Spark. ?. About Tech Coach Weekly.

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Free Virtual Math Conference #virtualmath21

Teacher Tech

Join Howie Hua July 10th and 11th for a free Virtual Math Conference. The post Free Virtual Math Conference #virtualmath21 appeared first on Teacher Tech.