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A Year to Remember, A Year to Reflect:  Pandemic Instruction

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, taught for 36 years before retiring. He has some interesting reflections on the year that was the pandemic: A Year to Remember, A Year to Reflect: Pandemic Instruction. Feeling Overwhelmed.

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Pedagogical Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

Leadership is leadership. The same essential qualities and characteristics that exemplify what great leaders do have pretty much stayed the same. What has changed are the tools, research, and societal shifts that impact the work.


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Four Types of Learning Walks for Every School Leader

Education Elements

Everyone's first year at a new school comes with growing pains -- no matter if it’s their first role as a new Principal, or their 25th year opening a new, or newly redesigned school. One approach is particularly useful at helping to alleviate the growing pains - a “secret sauce” of sorts.

Choosing Edtech: Three Learnings from Five Districts

Digital Promise

How might districts find edtech to support learning? As students and teachers return to school this fall, they will be using more technology than ever before. Districts will have access to the nearly $190 billion which the U.S.

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We Landed on the Moon July 20 1969

Ask a Tech Teacher

update. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first man to place foot on the moon. Commemorate that this year with an exciting collection of websites and apps that take your students to the Moon. Here are some you’ll like: Apollo 11: Countdown to Launch via Google Earth. Apollo 11 VR.

4 Digital learning trends for Higher Education


A version of this post was originally published in University Business , on April 13, 2021. After more than one year of lockdowns and social distancing measures, it’s clear that some of the changes brought by the pandemic are here to stay.

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Exit emerging economies, enter growth economies; a long overdue name change

The Christensen Institute

Names are important. They help us identify, describe, and categorize. What comes to your mind when you hear the names Apple, Netflix, or Disney ? They are all household names, synonymous with both innovation and pleasant customer experiences.

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Tech Tip #97: Speed up MSO with Quick Access Toolbar

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.

5 Digital tools for making the virtual classroom more inclusive


Education used to be associated with classrooms and chairs, desks, and blackboards. Nowadays, education also takes place online, as an integral part of academic education or lifelong learning programs.

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By fall, every child should have an individualized learning plan

The Christensen Institute

As schools turn the page on this school year and plan for the fall, personalizing for each child will be critical. Estimates of students’ unfinished learning vary, but most suggest that for many students, there’s a lot of ground to cover.

Classroom Collaboration: Privacy and Security

EdNews Daily

By Allen Drennan If the recent pandemic has taught educators anything, it’s that privacy is paramount to the teacher, trainer and student user experience, especially when minors are involved.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech 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 time 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.

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Educators Use Ed Tech to Create Virtual Escape Rooms for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

Escape rooms require players to use critical thinking skills and teamwork to accomplish tasks and achieve their end goals. They can also teach core skills such as math, history and science using thematic components related to myriad relevant subjects.

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Is K–12 transformation post-COVID realistic?

The Christensen Institute

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major upheavals in K–12 schools over the last year. Concurrently, protests for racial justice sparked critical conversations in K–12 schools.

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15 Questions to Ask when Creating a STEM Culture in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Photo by Pixabay on As you might know, I am very excited about STEM education! In fact, get ready even more STEM posts.

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5 Websites for Thinking and Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

update. Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to reinforce and teach word study: Brainstorming.– simple to use and free, no log-in, a bit quirky (IMHO). MindMeister –free trial for education. Prezi. Scapple- -downloaded tool. Spicy Nodes.

Improving Learning Continuity with Tech: 4 Ways Schools Can Use Relief Funds

EdTech Magazine

When the pandemic closed schools across the country, K­–12 districts undertook the herculean task of moving millions of students and staff to remote learning as quickly as possible. This allowed educators to continue providing learning to students, but the rapid shift wasn’t without difficulties.

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Social determinants of health finally gained recognition thanks to COVID and America’s racial reckoning

The Christensen Institute

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that health status is not just about medical care. Nationwide health initiatives, such as Healthy People 2030, have recognized and incorporated social needs as an integral part of health status.

Online Learning Is Not the Enemy


After a challenging and unique year of emergency remote learning, I recently spoke with a group of faculty members new to online teaching to learn more about their experiences. While no two educators ever face identical challenges, I heard the same refrains over and over.

6 Big Ideas About Teaching Science Online – Your Students Will Thank You

Teacher Tech

Teaching science online is not just making your activities digital. Successful online, synchronous, asynchronous, hyflex science classrooms do things differently. The post 6 Big Ideas About Teaching Science Online – Your Students Will Thank You appeared first on Teacher Tech.

3 changes that will outlast the pandemic

eSchool News

Many have labeled the pandemic’s run as our “lost year”–lost activities, lost vacations, lost connections. More commonly, however, it is a reference to the loss of an academic year for America’s children.

Two new reports shed new light on social networks to support social mobility

The Christensen Institute

At last month’s JFF Horizons conference, I had the pleasure of sitting down with two researchers leading cutting-edge research on measuring social capital among learners and workers: Kwadwo Frimpong of Brookings and Ben Houltberg of the Search Institute.

How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

The Hechinger Report

Dawn Lineberry, a sixth grade math teacher at Jackson Middle School in Guilford County, North Carolina, noticed that some of her students were struggling with long division. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift.

Snip It: Using the FREE Windows Snipping Tool

Teacher Tech

In this guest post, educator Marcia Carrillo demonstrates the Snipping Tool. She explains it is the quickest and easiest method for screenshots or grabs and. It's FREE! . The post Snip It: Using the FREE Windows Snipping Tool appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool

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After Pandemic Surge, Coding Tool Scratch Is Focused on Supporting Teaching


As homebound students and teachers looked for online resources during the pandemic, many turned to Scratch, a free coding system for kids developed by the MIT Media Lab. Scratch was already a popular option.

5 tools for student voice

eSchool News

As we prepare students for college, career, and life, it’s vital that we foster skills that will ensure students are successful. As educators, we’ve heard about the importance of the “21st century 4 C’s” to our students’ future success.

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PROOF POINTS: Rural American students shift away from math and science during high school, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Green areas are rural regions. Tiny yellow dots scattered throughout the green areas are small towns. Together, rural and small town students account for 3 out of 10 U.S. students, but they are less likely to study science and math in college.

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Slides Break – An Add-on by Alice Keeler

Teacher Tech

Use this Google Slides Add-on to take a break. The post Slides Break – An Add-on by Alice Keeler appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Slides G Suite google Google Slides slides

An Oral History of Early Childhood Educators During the Pandemic


Yessika Magdaleno, owner of a home-based child care program in Orange County, Calif., is a problem-solver by nature. When she opened her program 20 years ago, she attracted families by expanding her hours to nights and weekends to accommodate those with non-traditional work hours.

3 superintendents share their COVID “a-ha!” moments

eSchool News

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed physical classrooms, schools had mere days to get up and running online. And not only did they have to meet students’ academic needs, they had to meet their social and emotional needs, too.

Report gives colleges a roadmap for high-quality online education after the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

The March 2020 shift from face-to-face classes to what many call “Zoom University” was triage for faculty and administrators accustomed to being in the same room as their students. The cobbled-together approach could be compared to building an airplane while it’s flying.

Tip: Talk to Type with Windows 10 Accessibility Feature

Teacher Tech

Educator and Blogger, Victoria Thompson, shares how utilizing talk to type with Windows 10 can help people with accessibility issues. The post Tip: Talk to Type with Windows 10 Accessibility Feature appeared first on Teacher Tech. Microsoft

What We Heard From Early Childhood Educators During the Pandemic Year


In February, Philadelphia-based early childhood educator Adrienne Briggs found herself in a quandary. Partially in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, state licensing rules had changed in December 2020.

What’s Your Learning Model?

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen The purpose of a learning model shift is to allow schools and teachers to retain relevancy, perhaps even supremacy, over fully consumer models available today, which by their very nature will be less teacher-humanized and lacking most of the benefits that an experienced teacher can bring.

Building virtual monuments to Black historical figures

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!

The Best Engineering Toys For Kids

Fractus Learning

Table of Contents Why is Engineering Important? What to Look for in STEM Toys Engineering Toys Compared Best Engineering Kits For Kids Reviewed Building Sets Circuits and Electronic Games Robot Toys.

Insider Info: Unlock Teacher Data for Better Coaching and Support


Educators love teacher data. Analyzing grade-wide results and tracking teacher growth are the bread and butter of many instructional coaches and school leaders. But searching for and compiling all that data is a chore.

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