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Top 10 Hits and Misses for 2021

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

Digital Promise

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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.

6 Essential educational trends to look out for in 2022


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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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.

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.

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.”

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Subscriber Special: Donate to my blog–free MLK Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. January. This month: If you donate to my blog drive, I’ll send you FREE: .

The best books I read in 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

I read some great (and not so great) books in 2021! Here are my top few (and why)… My top book for 2021 is Difference Making at the Heart of Learning , by Tom Vander Ark & Emily Liebtag.

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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.

What is Color Blindness and How Does Technology Help?

ViewSonic Education

What is colorblindness? While this is not a new question, as we spend more time online, interacting with businesses through a screen is becoming more common. In light of this, making sure everyone can engage with the digital experiences offered by brands is increasingly important.

Top 10 Tips and Reviews in 2021

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because Ask a Tech Teacher is a resource blog, we share lots of tips our group comes across in their daily teaching as well as materials shared by others we think you’d like. Here’s a run-down on what you thought were the most valuable in 2021: Top 10 Tech Tips.

Federal Government Addresses Cybersecurity in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

The federal government is taking a closer look at K–12 cybersecurity.

Some good questions to ask before hiring an outside helper

Dangerously Irrelevant

School resources are always limited, whether they be time, money, attention, energy, or personnel. Before you hire an outside helper for your school(s), here are some questions you might ask… Are we bringing in this person to actually help us do something?

4 inclusive practice strategies for any classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Embrace the inclusive mindset to transform any environment to a place where every learner has the opportunity to be successful. By utilizing technology tools effectively, all educators can promote inclusive learning and all learners can thrive.

What You Might Have Missed in December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of December. Hour of Code? Here’s why to participate. Coding Websites/Webtools by Grade. 15 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code. The Easiest No-coding Way to Build an Education App. What is ‘Technical Math’? 11 Ways to Update Your Online Presence.

The Continued Importance of Professional Development in K–12 Education

EdTech Magazine

Professional development builds character and confidence in K–12 educators. When PD focuses on educational technology, it allows educators to seamlessly integrate the tech tools into their classrooms, lesson plans and overarching pedagogy.

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Put your outside helpers to work

Dangerously Irrelevant

This fall I started working with the Mattoon (Illinois) Community Schools. They are doing some really important transformational work for such a small district, including significant investments in.

Who wants to lead America’s school districts? Anyone? Anyone?

The Hechinger Report

ELKO, Nev. After years leading school districts on the East Coast, Michele Robinson wanted to come home. This story also appeared in The Nevada Independent.

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How to Change the Dynamics of Peer-to-peer Learning with Tract

Ask a Tech Teacher

As teachers move from a “teacher-lecturer” model of education to a “teacher-guide”, peer-to-peer learning–acquiring knowledge from a select peer group–has become a popular education strategy. Often, it is a less stressful way to support the long-held goal of developing lifelong learners.

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Outsource Cybersecurity Expertise in K–12 Districts with a vCISO

EdTech Magazine

School districts around the country are struggling to rise to the challenge of cybersecurity threats. Ransomware attacks continue to plague K–12 schools, threatening instructional time and the theft of sensitive, personal information belonging to students, teachers and administrators.

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ISTE Certification 01

Dangerously Irrelevant

[ I decided to make some new investments in my own learning this semester. One of the ways that I’m doing that is to try and become ISTE-certified. I’ve had a longtime relationship with ISTE.

How coding shapes students’ future success

eSchool News

With unpredictability fast becoming our daily bread, what can be more important than preparing the next generations for future challenges? Every parent wants to secure the best foundation for their children, be it for primary school education, academia, work, or life in general.

5 Covid Classroom Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


It's human nature to let down our guard in certain situations. However, with Omicron spreading, here are some Covid-related risks to keep monitor

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Hyperlink Slides Choice Board

Teacher Tech

Create a Google Slides Choice board with automated hyperlinks. This free Add-on can be used as a Choice Board or for creating Hyperdocs. The post Hyperlink Slides Choice Board appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Add-on google Google Slides GoogleEDU slides

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10 Of Our Best Articles About Classroom Management For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

We've compiled our best articles on classroom management for novice & experienced teachers to refresh their skills & reframe their thinking. The post 10 Of Our Best Articles About Classroom Management For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought.

6 ways to optimize your school’s SEL curriculum

eSchool News

When I became principal of Brookwood Elementary School five years ago, I came with a deep understanding of the value of social-emotional learning (SEL) for K-5 students.

Why we could soon lose even more Black Teachers

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS—Before the 2020-21 school year, Christa Talbott, a 20-year veteran of New Orleans schools, had never considered leaving the profession she loved this early. This story also appeared in Time.

What Type of Mask Should Educators Wear?


Educators should be wearing better masks, says Dr. Joseph G. Allen, director of the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The 30 Best Assistive Technology Apps

TeachThought - Learn better.

What do all of these assistive technology apps in common? They empower learners to try & identify resources that will help them be successful. The post The 30 Best Assistive Technology Apps appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Apps Exceptional Child Education Resources Resources

61 predictions about edtech, equity, and learning in 2022

eSchool News

As we wrapped up 2020, we thought for sure that 2021 might bring us a reprieve from pandemic learning. Well, it did–but it also didn’t. Virtual and hybrid learning continued into the spring, but then classrooms welcomed back students for full-time in-person learning in the fall.

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How fifth graders see the world in 20 years

The Hechinger Report

One student envisions a watch that tells you when you’re polluting – a sort of eco-nanny on your wrist. This story also appeared in The Christian Science Monitor. Another suggests that teachers might show up in classrooms, not in person, but as holograms.

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2022 Goals & #OneWord Activity in #AdobeSpark & @Canva #edtech @AdobeCCExpress @AdobeForEdu #CanvaForEdu


I wanted to share an activity spark that you can adapt and use in your classroom to kickstart the new year, build relationships, and help you support your students in reaching their personal goals. This activity is centered around having students share a word (or words) to drive their 2022.

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The Difference Between A Scoring Guide And A Rubric

TeachThought - Learn better.

Scoring guides center teachers, assess quantity & prioritize efficiency. Rubrics center students, assess quality & prioritize feedback. The post The Difference Between A Scoring Guide And A Rubric appeared first on TeachThought.

North Carolina’s Hoke County Schools Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education to Create Modern and Innovative Learning Environments Supporting Science Instruction

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Tuesday, January 4, 2021— North Carolina’s Hoke County Schools (HCS) has launched a new partnership with Discovery Education creating modern and innovative learning environments supporting science instruction.

How to plan for a future of education where disruption is the norm

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! When will this pandemic end?

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5 Tips for Culturally Responsive Teaching


Educator Audrey Muhammad shares culturally responsive teaching strategies for educators in any subject