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How to Understand Generation Alpha

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There’s a new generation in town. That’s right. Gen Z is now followed by Generation Alpha.

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Most Common Tech Problems You-all Face

Ask a Tech Teacher

In the grad school classes I teach and my coaching sessions, the biggest problem facing teachers is not the 3R’s or equity or differentiation. It’s technology. In an education environment that is taught remotely as much as in person, this has become a big deal.


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5 E-learning trends for 2021 and beyond


A version of this post was originally published in Education Technology , on April 14, 2021. Covid-19 has given a boost to edtech and digital learning, and I believe this will last well beyond the pandemic.

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Re-Thinking the Learning Environment

A Principal's Reflections

There is always a great deal of focus on the why, how, and what in relation to standards, curriculum, and essential concepts when it comes to learning.

3 Benefits to Earning a Product Certification

Digital Promise

For educators, finding high-quality products in an enormous edtech market is challenging. Educators’ plates are already full, which can make the time-consuming task of vetting edtech tools feel overwhelming.

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7 Coding Words You Need To Know 

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Jeremy Keeshin, is the CEO and co-founder of CodeHS , a leading coding education platform for schools, used by millions of students.

Continuing blended learning in the fall? Keep these 9 steps in mind for success.

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning—the integration of online learning into brick-and-mortar school settings—has gained traction, if also notoriety, during the pandemic. Traction because the hybrid arrangements that many schools turned to this year largely rely on blended learning.

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Niles Elementary School Students Win Grand Prize and $5,000 Grant in National Book Challenge


Local educator and longtime CUE member, Ms. Sissie Lola-Woodward, and her first grade class at Niles Elementary School have been announced as the grand prize winners in the 2020-2021 National Book Challenge hosted by Studentreasures Publishing.

Tech Tip #24: Open a New Word Doc without the Program

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.

Schools bar Native students from wearing traditional regalia at graduation

The Hechinger Report

Eighteen-year-old Nyché Andrew stepped on stage to take the podium in front of her classmates and their families on an overcast afternoon last month. “We

New K–12 Technology Leaders Rise Up from the Educator and Administrator Ranks

EdTech Magazine

Oscar Rico describes his first days as technology director at Canutillo Independent School District in El Paso, Texas, as an effort to “swim an ocean” of information. It was spring 2020, in the early days of the pandemic.

The New 70/30 Rule: 70% Will Get Us $72 Trillion

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark In Part One of this series, we envisioned a world where vastly greater numbers of students could improve their cognitive skills so that they score at the 70th percentile or higher. Why the 70th percentile?

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Last Chance for this College-credit Tech-for-writing Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 558: Teach Writing With Tech. Starts Monday, June 21, 2021! This is the last chance to sign up. Click this link to sign up.

The Long and Surprising History of ‘Teaching Machines’


Long before the advent of personal computers, inventors and researchers created what they called “teaching machines” in hopes of revolutionizing education. Some of these creations date back to the 1920s, and were made from wood and brass.

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Best Practices for Stopping Ransomware Attacks

EdTech Magazine

The annual back-to-school superintendent conference day on Sept. 3, 2019, at New York’s Monroe-Woodbury Central School District should have been one of excitement and reconnection for staff and administrators.

Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from Noun to Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Read about my 15 ways you can turn STEM from a noun to a verb! Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. The first post involved the “why”, and this second post provides 15 ideas for the “how”.


5 Tips For Writing An Effective MBA Personal Statement

EdNews Daily

Let’s say you earned your Bachelor’s Degree ten years ago and have been working ever since graduation. While you like your job, you want to move up the ladder and earn a bigger salary. To do this, you determined your best course of action is to go back to school and earn your MBA.

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The Keyword Search Activity That Teaches Critical Thinking


We’ve all been there. After typing in a search query, the results just don’t match our expectations. We try a new combination of words, changing our search from a question, cutting it down to just an essential few words, hoping the results will give us information to a burning question.

4 Tips for Protecting Take-Home Devices

EdTech Magazine

After more than 12 years working with one-to-one device programs, I’ve heard some pretty interesting tales when it comes to device care. One very 21st century take on “the dog ate my homework” came after a tablet was returned with some serious teeth marks!

Canva: 4 Publishing Projects To Get You Excited For The Summer!


Canva is an amazing graphic application but did you know it is also one of the BEST publishing platforms? In this episode of Tech Coach Weekly, we show you 4 of our favorite things you can PUBLISH using Canva! About Tech Coach Weekly.

Making Lemonade in a Pandemic

EdNews Daily

By Kandace Bethea The pandemic has certainly presented us with many nearly insurmountable challenges, but challenges also bring change and opportunities for improvement.

That Class Where Stanford Profs Projected Hundreds of Zoom Students on a Video Wall


The pandemic inspired some professors to get creative in their teaching as they tried to move in-person courses online in engaging ways.

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ISTELive 21: Education IT Thought Leaders Look to the Future

EdTech Magazine

As the International Society for Technology in Education prepares for its second annual virtual conference, attendees can join ISTELive 21 from the comfort of their couches. The conference, which kicks off on June 26, looks to the future of education with a theme of redefining the learning landscape.

4 things we need to realize about digital equity

eSchool News

As COVID made quite painfully clear, student access to reliable high-speed internet and engaging digital tools is essential.

Hybrid Logistics Part Two: Letting Humans Be Human

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series. Part one can be found here. The crux of the issue is that teaching is defined by nearly all traditional public schools as a one-to-many construct. And a stage.

COLUMN: The high school-college hybrid that jumpstarts careers

The Hechinger Report

NEWBURGH, N.Y. — By his own account, Oscar Tendilla was a horrible middle school student, unmotivated and indifferent. Last month he became his family’s first college graduate. He now has plenty of career options, no debt and a diploma from Cornell University.

Intel Inspires Returns for 2021

EdTech Magazine

Despite all of its challenges, 2020 left some positive memories with respect to gaming. Esports players who compete in Fortnite, Rocket League or League of Legends will remember it as the first year of the Intel Inspires event.

Many University Students Don’t Graduate. Why Not Give Them an Associate Degree?


Colorado is poised to enact legislation that will allow four-year institutions to offer associate degrees to students who have dropped out despite making significant progress toward a bachelor’s degree.

Podcast: Four Surprises Post-Pandemic for Schools

EdNews Daily

In this edisode of the EduJedi Report, your host LeiLani Cauthen, CEO and Publisher at the Learning Counsel, discusses what EduJedi are seeing as changes in expectations and what schools will need to do to overcome “hidden” frictions.

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Should rich families be allowed to fundraise a better public school education for their kids?

The Hechinger Report

In 2013, families at a Seattle high school raked in more than $100,000 for a raffle to win a Tesla Model S. This story also appeared in South Seattle Emerald and The Nation. The year before, the parent teacher association at Garfield High cleared $40,000 in raffle tickets for a Nissan Leaf.

How is technology impacting literacy?

eSchool News

We live in a world where learning and technology are intrinsically linked, especially in the minds of our youth. But do today’s students process information differently because it comes on a digital device? Is there a correlation between technology use and plummeting literacy rates?

5 Summer Professional Development Ideas for Teachers


Summer professional development opportunities can be done by the pool or while on vacation


How Internship Programs Can Benefit Your Company

EdNews Daily

Internship programs have become increasingly common these days. Many businesses, big and small alike, have reaped significant returns through company internship programs. The most common reason why companies create internship programs is to find top talent.

A Sideways Look at the Future of Higher Education


Digital tech has changed other knowledge industries much faster than higher ed, but seismic shifts are still coming to colleges.

4 steps to support student mental health as schools reopen

eSchool News

Most schools across the country sent students home last spring at the onset of the pandemic. More than a year later, many are just now reopening—unaware of the true impact the stresses brought on by COVID-19 have had on children.

The Future of Career Technical Education (CTE): What Educators Need to Know


Career technical education is gaining expanded interest and funding support in the wake of the pandemic

5 Traits Student-Centered Classrooms Have In Common

Teacher Tech

Free registration requires signing up for a free OTIS account. Register to attend live or to access the recording after the event. Tech Allows Us To Do Things Differently The first time I met Alice Keeler was in San Antonio for ISTE17 and she signed 50 Things To Go Further With Google Classroom.