Sat.Jul 03, 2021 - Fri.Jul 09, 2021

Happy Independence Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s America’s birthday and I’m celebrating. My Army Staff Sergeant son is still in Japan–Okinawa. My Navy LT CDR daughter’s still in the DC area in the next of her long line of Navy jobs. They do not leave her in one position for long!

Getting started with learning about Artificial Intelligence


Summer is always a good opportunity to explore new ideas, particularly ideas for boosting student engagement or perhaps taking some risks with trying something a bit different in our classrooms.


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Your Lasting Legacy

A Principal's Reflections

No one goes into the education profession for accolades or to make big bucks, although I wish the latter were a reality. The choice one makes to teach and lead is almost always grounded in the innate desire to make a positive difference in a child's life.

On Self-Care and Leadership

Education Elements

With summer break already in progress for most school districts, leaders can finally plan a week or two to step away from the daily grind and have a chance just to be. But if you are like me, this is not as easy as it sounds.

Tech Tip #63: Reset Default Font

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 Quick and easy instructional video ideas for teachers


The move to asynchronous learning can have a steep learning curve, but it’s so important to have engaging materials for online-only classrooms. It goes without saying that blended classrooms also use instructional videos a lot.

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Not all charity is created equal: 3 questions charitable organizations need to ask themselves

The Christensen Institute

Despite the financial setbacks faced by many in 2020, charitable giving rose to an all-time high. Global giving statistics aren’t collected, but in the United States people donated a record $471 billion dollars to charitable organizations, the equivalent of 2.25% of the county’s GDP for that year.

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Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Coaching

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 a few days 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.

Embrace Flexibility with Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

The variety of humans in a classroom is remarkable. Their needs, skills, interests, pacing, preferences, and language proficiencies are incredibly diverse. As educators, we have the challenge and honor to teach a dynamic and unique group of students each time a class period begins.

Assessments don’t always translate outside the classroom, but students’ networks do

The Christensen Institute

Before COVID, an “ epidemic of untapped potential ” was emerging. Year after year, many of Boston’s best and brightest were successfully completing high school only to face obstacles that thwarted their ability to reach their potential.

K–12 Leaders Look to Innovate the Future of Learning

EdTech Magazine

Before the pandemic, the way we delivered education hadn’t changed much in 100 years. But March 2020 became a turning point almost overnight, not just for the world, but for education as we know it.

Revealed: The Secrets to Studying Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

Studying used to mean memorizing–flash cards, rote drills, worksheets, repeat. Now, we know a lot more about learning. One of our Ask a Tech Teacher contributing writers has some great suggestions on the secrets to successful studying. Revealed: The Secrets to Studying Success.

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30 Examples Of Technology In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

Examples of education technology include mobile devices, adaptive learning algorithms, the cloud, podcasting, and virtual reality. The post 30 Examples Of Technology In Education appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Fundamentals Terry Heick

Five ways you can help ease kids’ stress from the last year

The Hechinger Report

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the many families with young children who are still struggling to make ends meet.

Cloud Computing in Education and the Impact on K–12 Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

With more than 300 million COVID-19 vaccines distributed, life across the U.S. is slowly shifting toward the next, new normal. For many K–12 schools, this means a return to in-person classes in the fall that are less disrupted by pandemic pressures.

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Bring the World into Your Classroom

Teacher Tech

All grade levels and subjects check out the resources available on National Geographic. The post Bring the World into Your Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Lesson Design

How Do You Teach Social-Emotional Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Social-emotional learning is part of the bedrock of critical literacy: helping them care enough to change themselves. The post How Do You Teach Social-Emotional Learning? appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Social Emotional Terry Heick

COLUMN: Student debt cancellation isn’t regressive, it’s anti-racist

The Hechinger Report

Today, student debt is a larger source of household indebtedness than credit cards or automobiles, and is surpassed only by home mortgages. From 1993 to 2012, the share of students taking out loans to finance their degrees rose from roughly half to over two-thirds.

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Why Connectivity Is Key to Inclusive Technology Options for Students

EdTech Magazine

Technology’s role during the pandemic was critical and apparent. From its wide adoption and use, many students discovered a more inclusive learning environment.

6 necessary steps to move K-12 education forward in 2021

eSchool News

Six key K-12 education trends, including teachers and parents becoming more open to new ways to teach and learn, and finding value in technology to stay connected, will be necessary to move education forward in the coming months.

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The Case for Embracing Messy Leadership in Schools


Leadership has always been a bit messy, especially in schools, where leaders have always had to navigate ambiguity and complexity. But prior to 2020 much of the messiness was hidden.

Educators: Returning to 2019 is a Mistake


As pressure mounts to get back to normalcy, some educators stress that we need to remember the lessons of the pandemic

As schools reopen, will Black and Asian families return?

The Hechinger Report

As schools reopen, some students — especially those from Black and Asian families — dread going back. Credit: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. Franetta Sinsabaugh’s frustrations with her children’s schooling had been building for a long time.

5 ways IT leaders can inspire digital transformation post-pandemic

eSchool News

The past year propelled IT teams and leadership into the spotlight with never-before-seen digital transformation and multi-year technology plans executed practically overnight.

Google Sheets: Split Up Student Names

Teacher Tech

Break up student names written as Last, First into two columns. The post Google Sheets: Split Up Student Names appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

How to Reduce Teacher Stress


A Rand Corporation report found that one in four teachers expected to leave their jobs this summer, highlighting the need for more SEL initiatives targeted at educators

Is It Ethical to Run Learning Experiments On Students Without Their Knowledge?


Imagine you’re an edtech company with thousands of students on your platform. You see an opportunity to make a small change that might improve their learning outcomes, so you roll it out to a group of students who don’t know they are part of the sample.

4 steps to combat ransomware in schools

eSchool News

Walking through the parking lot, your office manager sees a USB flash drive labeled “Teacher Cutbacks” on the ground. Your lead teacher receives an email that appears to be from your IT person requesting a password reset.

Bingo On A Spreadsheet, Please!

Teacher Tech

Melody McAllister shares how using BINGO is a fun way to build community and introduce/review academic units. Go to for a copy of htis fun game to play with your friends, staff, and class! Continue reading → The post Bingo On A Spreadsheet, Please!

Reluctance to require suicide prevention education could cost lives, but it’s complicated

The Hechinger Report

CODY, Wyo. — It was clear to Soffy Anderson, 18, that the state needed to take action. She’d lost her sister to suicide and wished she’d known what signs to look for and how to intervene.

Google Sites: How To Create A Dynamic Tech Coach Newsletter


In this episode of Tech Coach Weekly, we demonstrate how you can create a weekly newsletter using Google Sites. About Tech Coach Weekly.

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Wikipedia: 4 Reasons to Use it In the Classroom


From media literacy to source bias evaluation, Wikipedia is a great classroom tool that more educators should embrace

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Your Google Classroom Weekly Update

Teacher Tech

Receive a weekly report of how your students are engaging with Google Classroom. The post Your Google Classroom Weekly Update appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom google Google Classroom

OPINION: School leaders must come forward to help Latino students after the pandemic set back long-awaited progress

The Hechinger Report

Before the pandemic hit our Latino community, we were making slow but steady progress in closing the equity gaps that prevent Latino students from truly thriving in our education system and workforce.

3 ways students can develop solid online research skills

eSchool News

Today’s students don’t know the world without the internet. They spend days and nights on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat but hardly know how to translate all this information into learning. Gen Z doesn’t necessarily think critically about what they find online.

Professional Development + Video = A Simple Equation for Effective Teacher Learning


Is teacher learning easier than ever? Lots of things adjusted with distance teaching, but the changes to professional development for educators has actually helped it become more accessible.

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Google Apps Script to Python

Teacher Tech

Google Apps Script to Python. It's not as easy as you would think. The post Google Apps Script to Python appeared first on Teacher Tech. Apps Script Coding Google