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Digital Literacy in Busy Classrooms

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a common complaint in my grad school classes. Yes, teachers know students don’t have all of the skills they need for the technology required in education, but who has time to teach it?

Social Entrepreneurship with Elementary Students: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

I have done a social entrepreneurship unit with three groups of gifted students, grades 3rd through 6th. It was one of my favorite units. ever, and from their reactions, I believe it was one of theirs, too. I call it a perfect STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) unit.


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3 Strategies That Position Students to Take Responsibility for Their Progress and Behavior

Catlin Tucker

The final stretch of the school year between spring break and the last day of class presents unique challenges. The sunshine and spring weather impacts the students’ ability to focus. Teachers and students are exhausted and ready for a break.

How to make competency-based education possible through an intelligent learning platform


Teaching constantly meets new challenges. If frontal lessons were the norm decades ago, things have changed significantly. The focus is now on students and making classes interactive by encouraging student participation. All educational acts should and usually do revolve around them.

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Tech Tip #159: Create a Macro

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.

Building a Sustainable City

User Generated Education

As I’ve discussed before, I offer electives to my 4th-6th grade GT students (see Offering Electives to Elementary Students ). They chose paper engineering. A few started making city structures. They then stated that they should make a city.

How Student Choice Helped Me Grow Out of My Perfectionism

Education Elements

I am a recovering perfectionist. As a kid, I always colored within the lines of my coloring book; not because I wanted to follow the rules, but because I enjoyed precision. As a teacher, I bought a laser level tool so that my posters would all be hung at the exact same height.

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Teacher-Authors: What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog

Ask a Tech Teacher

A lot of teacher-authors read my WordDreams blog. In this monthly column, I share the most popular post from the past month on that blog: *. The A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post 26 articles on a themed topic.

sRGB vs Adobe RGB: Which One to Use?

ViewSonic Education

The sRGB vs Adobe RGB comparison is unavoidable when it comes to color management. Be it photography, digital art, computer monitors, or digital displays, these two color spaces have different applications depending on the use case.

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30 K–12 IT Influencers to Follow in 2022

EdTech Magazine

There is no innovation without innovators. This year, EdTech sought out the IT innovators and collaborators who are making meaningful changes in K–12 education. Their work is driving the next iteration of educational technology and digital transformation.

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Bring Powerful Maker Learning Experiences to Learners

Digital Promise

In 2021, six educators representing community-based organizations, libraries, public schools, and the Digital Promise Maker Learning team embarked on a journey to increase opportunities for virtual and remote maker learning.

Earth Day Classroom Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd, a day the United Nations recognizes as International Mother Earth Day. It is a day to remind ourselves of the importance of clean air, fresh water, and unlittered land.

Guest post: Caston Binger Explains How the Digital Revolution Has Transformed Education


The digital revolution has profoundly impacted all aspects of our lives, including education. Traditional educational methods are no longer adequate in preparing students for the workforce of the 21st century. Educators must embrace new technologies and adapt their teaching methods accordingly to keep up with the ever-changing landscape.

4 Must-Listen Ed Tech and IT Podcasts

EdTech Magazine

With the rapid expansion of educational technology — including new tech hitting the market and updates to old favorites — it’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to keep up.

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What Does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Look Like in Practice?


At the CoSN conference in Nashville, school district administrators gathered for the first annual meeting of “The Network” to discuss what DEI looks like in practice in their districts - and what more work needs to be done

What Traditionalists Get Wrong About Inquiry Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

False dichotomies about inquiry teaching advanced by critics are detrimental to the students and society that so desperately need it. The post What Traditionalists Get Wrong About Inquiry Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Inquiry

How to Create Slides from Google Docs

Teacher Tech

How to Create Slides from Google Docs is pretty fun and easy! Check out these options to outline your presentation first in Docs and then send to Google Slides. The post How to Create Slides from Google Docs appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Q&A: Victor Hicks on Blending Computer Science with Culture

EdTech Magazine

Since mid-2020, the Coding with Culture program has offered project-based courses that incorporate cultural elements and computer science–based instruction.

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Are Phones Good for Students?


Students are using phones and screens more than ever before and, fortunately, the mental health impact of the devices may be exaggerated


Enterprise Cloud Computing – The Shift From On-Premises to the Cloud


The cloud has been a game-changer for enterprises, offering them increased agility, scalability, and cost savings. However, making the transition from on-premises to the cloud can be daunting, especially for large organizations with complex IT infrastructures. In this blog post, we’ll explore the challenges and best practices for transitioning to the cloud, so you can make the move with confidence. Challenge #1: Maintaining Redundancy.

AI’s pivotal role in authentic PD

eSchool News

Many people envision artificial intelligence’s (AI) role in education with a sci-fi twist, but in reality, AI is already embedded in promising new tools that address student learning, real-time feedback, and continuous professional development (PD).

Roundtable: The Inspiration Driving Women in K–12 IT Roles

EdTech Magazine

Working in today’s educational landscape presents many challenges. For women in educational technology roles, these can be magnified by a lack of representation. Across all industries, women hold only 26 percent of computing-related jobs, according to an article by Built In.

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What Is Additive Grading?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Additive grading is method of grading that starts all students at zero and adds points for accomplishments and mastery. The post What Is Additive Grading? appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers Student Engagement

States stuck trying to fix early ed pay as feds drop the ball

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning. Subscribe today!

5 Tips for Educators From The Superintendent of the Year


Superintendent of the Year Curtis Cain advises educators to keep alive the spirit of innovation that emerged during the pandemic and to remember how important the work they do is

Mental health tops education leaders’ post-pandemic priorities

eSchool News

Education leaders are beginning to move on from COVID-related safety measures, and are instead focusing on managing mental health and violence on campus, according to a new report from Rave Mobile Safety.

Monitoring Progress & Providing Feedback with Docs & Slides in the Secondary Classroom?


Digital tools such as Google Docs and Google Slides offer a wide variety of options for designing learning experiences that facilitate the monitoring of student progress, as well as opportunities for giving timely and effective feedback.

Weighing the best strategies for reading intervention

The Hechinger Report

CARTERET, N.J. Carolyn Welch passed out shallow trays of colored sand to the six kindergarteners gathered in her small room at Columbus School. Hold up the finger you use to write with,” she said, raising her index finger. Make a C in your board.”. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift.

How Can Teachers Reduce Bias?


Insights and simple strategies for addressing and reducing teacher bias

How to improve literacy through the science of reading

eSchool News

The Fall 2021 PALS Report found that reading skills in young learners are at a 20-year low. Over the past three years, reports have shown there had been little growth in reading and in some cases, states were backsliding.

Where is Edtech Heading With the Rise of the Metaverse? A Quick Guide


Image source Education technology (Edtech) is constantly evolving alongside the wider world of technology. As tech advances are made in leisure areas such as gaming or social media, education sooner. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

OPINION: Mental health services are crucially important for student success but often overlooked

The Hechinger Report

Many high school seniors are anxiously awaiting admissions decisions from their dream colleges. Some will have hard choices to make about where to spend the next phase of their education.

5 Tips for IT Leadership From an Award-Winning Director of Technology


Innovative Leader Award winner Robert C. Sidford shares IT leadership advice, from focusing on fixing 80 percent of the problem to recognizing your own weaknesses

3 ways to teach multi-sensory math

eSchool News

Learning mathematics is much more than memorization. Rote drill and practice have not shown to lead to significant improvements in mathematics abilities, but rather, using strategies that engage and strengthen the connections to different areas of the brain assists students in learning mathematics.

How to attract the right students

Linways Technologies

Increasing admissions can satisfy the current goal of the institution. But what matters, in the long run, is attracting the right students. Institutions need to focus more on attracting deserving students because only they can bring value to the college. .

OPINION: A call to service: Our schools need you to step up

The Hechinger Report

The challenges facing school communities are dire. Historic teacher and staff shortages. Parent frustration and exhaustion. School board meetings that more closely resemble a playground brawl than an exercise in democracy.

7 Edtech Trends to Watch in 2022: a Startup Guide for Entrepreneurs

ED Surge

As we navigate the roadmap drawn by COVID-19, we know there will continue to be accelerated digital transformation and rapid innovation of education intended to positively impact student outcomes in 2022.

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