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How to Use Gamification for Attention-Getting and Fun Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Paolo Tolomeo gets kids excited about learning math and language arts by sailing the 7 seas.

Here’s a Preview of September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in September: What is Genius Hour and Why Should I Love it? teacher-Authors. Free Posters. Websites to teach Chemistry. 9/11… Mouse Skills Webtools. Tech Tips. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.


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No Act of Kindness is a Wasted Effort

A Principal's Reflections

I fly a lot. Even during the heart of the pandemic, I was on the road coaching in numerous school districts as part of long-term projects. Now things are absolutely crazy but in a good way.

The Show Must Go On: Virtual Arts with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

While most school districts are working to offer in-person learning to students this school year, hybrid or virtual learning will likely continue for many.

15 Real-World Lessons You Can Teach Kids NOW

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The time for financial literacy and real-world learning is now. And there is no better free resource for educators to use than Everfi.

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Tech Tip #96: How to Add Zip to a Slow Computer

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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Assessing with multiple choices instead of multiple-choice


In the maker space where I previously worked, we required students to get 100% on tool safety tests before they were allowed to use the tools. My colleague had created the tests before I arrived on the scene, but I volunteered when we received a new CNC machine.

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How to Use Google’s Free Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Google's Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a fantastic free resource of lesson plans, videos, and learning experiences for students everywhere.

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How to Onboard Teachers Better

Education Elements

Across the country teachers are welcoming students into their virtual and in-person classrooms, as schools are welcoming new teachers to their teams. These teachers - new to the profession, early career and veterans - are starting at schools while conditions remain unprecedented and unpredictable.

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10 Top tips for creating more effective online learning forums


Asynchronous teaching is more challenging when it comes to creating learning activities. There’s a wealth of information and materials that you can use to teach online, but activities have to be carefully planned.

How to Efficiently Find Edtech to Support Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

Poised for another unique school year, how can educators save time finding the right edtech tools for their learners? In partnership with more than 100 educators across the country, we’ve co-developed criteria that clearly names educators’ expectations from edtech.

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Mental and physical health’s necessary balancing act

The Christensen Institute

At the recent Tokyo Summer Olympics, fan favorite and 2016 all-around gymnastics champion Simone Biles raised eyebrows by stepping back from much of the competition to prioritize her mental health.

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Why Digital Equity Still Matters for Students in Online Environments

EdTech Magazine

Educators, administrators and K–12 leaders realized technology’s full potential when the COVID-19 pandemic first swept the nation. Since the initial shift to remote learning, educational technology has advanced in leaps and bounds.

Online College Classes Start Monday!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. They include all the ebooks, videos, and other resources required so you don’t spend any more than what is required to register for the class.

Creating Educational Presentations and Videos in Canva for EDU


For years, I’ve been an advocate of utilizing a combination of a slideshow program and a screen recorder to create videos. Through this process, teachers can share new ideas, teach content, explain policies and procedures, and even introduce themselves to new parents and students.

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Guest post: Types of Data centers in Singapore


With the rising technology dynamics, there are changes in how data is collected, analyzed, and stored.

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Three Tech Tools for Teaching Literacy

EdTech Magazine

Despite kindergarten being a crucial time for literacy development, those classes saw an average 16 percent drop in enrollment nationwide in 2020, according to a report from NPR. Teachers have found it particularly difficult to teach early reading skills virtually.

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25 Sentence Stems To Help Children Develop A Growth Mindset

TeachThought - Learn better.

Growth mindset sentence stems model the language, tone, and patterns that can lead to the development of a growth mindset over time. The post 25 Sentence Stems To Help Children Develop A Growth Mindset appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Growth Mindset Terry Heick

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Why automation is key to education’s cybersecurity problem

eSchool News

Across industries, ransomware and cyberattacks have proliferated in the past year, largely due to the rapid shift to remote work and school.

Zeroing in on a handful of strategies to catch kids up in math

The Hechinger Report

Kathy Neumann’s third graders at Longfellow Elementary School in Columbia, Maryland, struggled to understand fractions during this pandemic-disrupted school year.

What to Know About Student Privacy on School-Issued Devices

EdTech Magazine

After having devices in their possession for a year, students returning to classrooms are, in many cases, handing over their school-issued tech for the first time. Because districts went into emergency mode when the pandemic began, many IT leaders have not seen these laptops or tablets.

Tackling Opportunity Gaps by Investing in Networks, Not Just Skills

The Christensen Institute

In recent years, a focus on chronic “skills gaps” has spurred investment, innovation, and policy change nationwide. But to drive economic mobility, innovators need to attend to another, more hidden gap: the network gap.

5 Strategies To Support Struggling Students

Teacher Tech

Marcia Carrillo, Teacher Mentor, shares five strategies to support struggling students and how to grade with GRACE. The post 5 Strategies To Support Struggling Students appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

Digital divide: Gap is narrowing, but how will schools maintain progress?

The Hechinger Report

BRUNSWICK, Maine—Like many school districts, Brunswick School Department in Maine suddenly has a lot more laptops and tablets to manage than it planned for.

Zoom for Education: 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of It


Many educators are still only using the basic Zoom features despite new upgrades to the video conferencing software

Webinar: Pathways to progress during COVID-19

The Christensen Institute

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create major upheavals in K–12 schools. Some sector leaders see this moment, and the new influx of federal funding, as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform education.

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Do More with Google Classroom Data

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom data helps us to help more students from falling through the cracks. The post Do More with Google Classroom Data appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom google Google Classroom

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The science of catching up

The Hechinger Report

Tens of millions of students may now be months or, in some cases, even a full year behind because they couldn’t attend school in person during the pandemic.

Audiobooks for Students: Listening to What the Research Says


Audiobooks have grown increasingly popular but some educators are still hesitant to encourage their use. This may be a mistake

8 fun digital learning tools for the new school year

eSchool News

This fall’s back-to-school season brings with it a variety of emotions–excitement, relief, anticipation, and hesitation prompted by concerns around COVID-19’s Delta variant.

ELA – 4 Google Sheets Essential Skills

Teacher Tech

ELA teachers here are 4 tips to help you love spreadsheets for your class. The post ELA – 4 Google Sheets Essential Skills appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

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OPINION: Doubling Pell Grants is just one side of the college cost coin

The Hechinger Report

Sending your child to college is a daunting process — even for someone who has spent decades working alongside workforce and education systems. I’ve spent more than a dozen years at the U.S. Department of Labor and another dozen leading Jobs for the Future, or JFF.

Tech & Learning Names the Winners of the 2021 Best Tools for Back to School


T&L's judges deemed these products as standouts for helping students, parents, and teachers succeed as they head back to school

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Creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ students through telehealth

eSchool News

Equitable access to physical and mental healthcare should be a human right. This access is especially critical for LGBTQ+ students. At least one LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13–24 attempts suicide every 45 seconds in the U.S., according to a recent estimate from The Trevor Project.

Climate Change Is the Ultimate Teachable Moment


“A ‘Code Red’ for Humanity.” That’s how the New York Times chose to title its podcast summary of the recent United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Other outlets were similarly grim.

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When kids pick their ‘trusted adult,’ it pays off

The Hechinger Report

This story about trusted adults was produced by? The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on?inequality inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for? Hechinger’s newsletter.

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Teachers: What You Should Know about the Brain

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark A recently published research study on teachers’ understanding of the brain and neuroscience research has been getting a lot of attention. The findings, based on surveys of teachers in the U.K.,

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