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Happy Mother’s Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. This year, that’s May 11th. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.

10 end of year templates to help students thrive

Ditch That Textbook

The end of the year is a great time for student reflection. This post shares templates you can give students that'll help! At the end of the year, it's easy to get focused on all of our to-do's. Take tests. Do projects. Wrap up all those last lessons. Grade things and submit those grades.


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How Can AI Systems Support Teachers: 5 Big Ideas from the Learning Sciences

Digital Promise

The post How Can AI Systems Support Teachers: 5 Big Ideas from the Learning Sciences appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Educators Learning Sciences Researchers

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Efficacy-Based Practices

A Principal's Reflections

The pursuit of improvement is a never-ending journey. With all the disruption we have and will continue to see, changes to how we educate kids must be considered. We often see a great deal of investment in an array of ideas, strategies, and solutions with the goal of improving learning for all kids.

What You Might Have Missed in April–What’s up in May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of April. National Library Week April 3-9. Preparing for College or Career. Long-Term Benefits of Bilingual Education. How to Become a Tech Teacher. Tech Tools for Reading Fluency. Assistive Technology in Colleges. Resources to Teach Taxes.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2022 ideas: 22 ways to celebrate the teachers in your life


Teachers have always been at the core of society. They prepare students for their lives and careers, having a direct impact on what the future will look like. Educators work long hours and go the extra mile whenever possible, so a little gesture of appreciation now and then goes a long way.

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Bringing Students from the Edge to the Forefront of Edtech

Digital Promise

The post Bringing Students from the Edge to the Forefront of Edtech appeared first on Digital Promise. asu+gsv Blog Developers Education Innovation Clusters Educator Micro-credentials Educators Entrepreneurs From the CEO Researchers Students

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Encourage Creativity in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

“Eighty-seven percent of teachers and 77% of parents agree teaching that inspires creativity has a bigger payoff for students” This according to Gallup research (To read more of the report, click here ). No one is surprised by this.

How to Find Free Books for Your School or Classroom Library


Building a school or classroom library can be difficult, especially if your school’s funding is low. Before you spend your own money on books, look into organizations that provide teachers with free classroom books.

Books I read in April 2022

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in April 2022… Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education , Alex Venet (education). K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches , Tyler Kepner (baseball). The Gathering Storm , Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (fantasy).

4 Simple Ways K–12 Teachers Can Practice Digital Self-Care

EdTech Magazine

Back when I was a campus principal, everyone knew that my professional “love language” was both giving and receiving gifts. Find me a snack cake, and I can spout a rhyme that can be attached and distributed to our team.

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#CUE22 and Trending Edtech

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you attend edtech conferences, you know how motivating, energizing, and forward-thinking they are. I always come away feeling ready to use the latest and best edtech tools in my lesson plans. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, attended Spring CUE 22 in Palm Springs, California.

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Don’t forget social, emotional health for district IT staff

eSchool News

During all the tumult of the last two years of schooling, from remote to hybrid to masked in-person, educators prioritized the social and emotional needs of students.

Lighten Your Leadership Load

Adjusting Course

It happens every year. Like clockwork. I know it's you'd think I'd be better prepared. Every Summer (and sometimes into the Fall) I find myself wracking my brain about what picture books I'll read to classrooms as part of the monthly principal read alouds we offer in our school.

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Educators Personalize Learning Plans for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

Educators have always had access to student data because student data is simply information about students. The difference between the analog student data of the past and the digitally curated student data of today is the ability to see trends and anomalies more easily.

Tech Teacher Appreciation Week

Ask a Tech Teacher

I posted this article last year, got lots of reads, so am republishing with some updates. I’ve included information about: How tech teachers are different than other teachers. Why tech and the teacher who manages it in your school has become more important than ever.

Google Classroom Announce Missing Assignments

Teacher Tech

Quickly post missing assignments lists to the Stream of Google Classroom. If your students do not have email or do not check email you can post announcements to the Stream, one per student, with their missing assignments list.

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Will gamification replace paper tests?

eSchool News

Nearly everyone remembers the stress of taking a test in school. In-class exams have the power to make even the most dedicated of students quake with fear, not to mention the damage they can do to the egos of struggling learners.

How a California K–12 District Decentralized Its IT Support

EdTech Magazine

In the late 1990s, a computer virus shut down Val Verde Unified School District. The only solution at the time was to take a floppy disk to each computer at each school building. In those days, the IT team comprised just six people, but the district was back up and running in only two days’ time.

OPINION: Too many Black and Latino students are ‘academically alone’ in advanced classes

The Hechinger Report

In high school, I was the only student of color in all but one of my advanced classes. Except for my time on the basketball team and some joyful moments in study hall, I didn’t see my friends from the neighborhood at school. I created a term to describe this experience: “academically alone.”.

Best Practices for Blending SEL and Technology


Blending technology with solid pedagogy and social-emotional learning needs

Weaving SEL into curriculum doesn’t have to be hard

eSchool News

As an educator and curriculum content creator, I’m always seeking to develop lessons that offer students opportunities to express complex emotions and share personal experiences.

An introduction to the hybrid learning method

Linways Technologies

Hybrid learning is the teaching method in which some students attend the classroom physically while others join virtually through online classes. This method is best for institutions with countless classes and majors.

OPINION: It may be time to rethink the emphasis on taking calculus in high school

The Hechinger Report

I took calculus as a high school senior. It was the ultimate destination on the advanced math track. Only 20 or so students at the large Catholic all-girls school I attended in Chicago were in the class. Back then, there was a four-year sequence: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, then calculus.

Best Mother's Day Activities and Lessons


These top resources make great Mother's Day activities for any age

How staff absences impact educator burnout

eSchool News

The average day in a K-12 school has little margin for error; educators have perfected the art of stretching resources. Yet the typical day rarely goes as planned. Staff absences are on the rise this year, and for each person who is out, others are asked to stretch themselves to make it work. “We

What We Stand For

Gaggle Speaks

Here at Gaggle, we believe that all schools should be safe and all students should get the mental and emotional help they need.

Many certificate programs don’t pay off, but colleges want to keep offering them anyway

The Hechinger Report

Vanessa Valenciano had high hopes for the certificate she earned at public Aims Community College in Colorado. After all, colleges have been advertising these kinds of credentials as the next best thing to a degree. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

The Superintendent Shuffle


Finding a qualified school superintendent is a major challenge for school districts, now more than ever

How does neurodiversity impact learners and educators?

eSchool News

Close to half of student may have a learning different, and more than half of parents in say they have sought supplemental learning services for their child, according to a recent survey.

A Summer Family Guide to ST Math at Home

MIND Research Institute

Did your child use ST Math at school this year? If so, their teacher may assign ST Math games for summer practice. In ST Math, the puzzles start off simple and then get more challenging as the student progresses. When they reach a challenging problem, your child may ask for your help.

PROOF POINTS: Lessons from transfer schools

The Hechinger Report

Alternative high schools often get a bad rap. Test scores, graduation rates and attendance records can make them look like failure factories.

6 Tips for Protecting Student Data Privacy


The award-winning edtech specialists at Oak Grove Union School District in California share their tips for protecting student data privacy while still utilizing the latest tech tools

3 ways schools can support youth mental health

eSchool News

The collective damage caused by the pandemic has yet to be fully understood, but the toll it has taken on youth mental health and emotional well-being is becoming exceedingly apparent.

An Innovative Learning Model: How To Sync Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning in a synced classroom requires the ability to engage the same core material and the ability to engage the material independently. The post An Innovative Learning Model: How To Sync Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning How-To Our Best Veteran Teacher

The Mental Health Crisis Causing Teachers to Quit

ED Surge

Lesley Allen will never know what triggered her final panic attack last fall. She was outside supervising a group of students during a mask break at her middle school in South Berwick, Maine, when she felt a sense of overwhelming dread.

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What Is Augmented Reality?


Augmented Reality could be the future of teaching and it's available to use right now