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6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. With free financial literacy courses for high school and middle school, social-emotional learning, and digital literacy classes, today we highlight six ways you can help students learn real-world skills.

Technology is Here to Stay: Now What?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, taught for 36 years before retiring. He has some interesting reflections on technology’s place in education: Remember the days of Oregon Trail on the old Apple IIe’s or students drawing pictures with Kid Pix.


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Choice Boards: Benefits, Design Tips & Differentiation

Catlin Tucker

Student agency, or a students’ ability to make key decisions about their learning experience, is an essential aspect of blended learning. Student agency requires that we design our lessons to offer students meaningful choices.

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How Can We Close the Digital Learning Gap This School Year?

Digital Promise

In the last week, I have spoken with many school superintendents and school leaders, each of them navigating the complexities of the new school year.

365 Inclusive Learning Strategies to Help Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Karen Janowski and her coauthors have written a book Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year.

6 Ways Teacher-authors Protect Their Online Privacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

If we humans aren’t giving away our personal information (as we do on FB, Tiktok, Instagram, Twitter and every other social media account), we’re having it stolen without our permission or knowledge and sold to those who mean us harm.

20 brilliant teacher hacks for the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Teachers are nothing less than incredible, creative, brilliant people. They find ways to solve problems in ways that are not only ingenious but also usually pretty cheap!We We call these "teacher hacks".We

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10 Ways I Use Evernote to Manage My Life

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Evernote has been my go-to tool for over 10 years.

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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.

6 Digital tools that help teachers create effective rubrics


The grading process is time-consuming. It can be overwhelming and frustrating. Grading can even influence what assignments they choose to give to students, anticipating the workload of marking each submission.

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Disruptive Thinking: Making it a Reality

A Principal's Reflections

It has been a wild and bumpy ride during the pandemic, but through it all, we have witnessed firsthand the resilience of educators across the world.

8 Ways to to Engage Every Learner

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You can engage every learner as you head back to school. I share eight ways to engage every learner as we head back to school in this special extended bonus episode.

Equipment You Need for Online Tutoring

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching during the pandemic has turned the iconic job of education on its head. Should you teach at home or in school–or with a hybrid approach? How can you be effective with the new rules required to ensure safety while maximizing the students’ educational journey?

Tools and strategies to make remote learning click for all students


Over the last year or so, remote learning has developed a reputation as a solution to education during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it has become clear that this way of sharing knowledge is not just a convenient stopgap.

10 new Microsoft Teams features for educators (2021)

Ditch That Textbook

The summer of 2021 has been good to Microsoft Teams! Learn about all of the new features for educators and classrooms. Microsoft Teams is the engine that drives class in so many classrooms. It is THE place for assignments, communication, announcements, and more for students and teachers.

5 User-Centered Strategies: Connect with your community and build a better strategic plan

Education Elements

Your favorite apps that seem to make managing life easier, social media sites that connect you to stories that resonate, shopping at your favorite store, your go-to streaming service when you need to de-stress - sometimes it feels like these things were built in a way that just ‘gets you.’.

Superhero capes

Dangerously Irrelevant

During the pandemic we donned our superhero capes and finally put computers and Internet access in the hands of our students. Then most of us took our capes off and gave kids digital worksheets. Related Posts. Education in a digital world [VIDEO].

Network Monitoring: What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us

EdTech Magazine

K–12 schools depend on a functioning and performing IT infrastructure. In addition to the classic uses of IT, other areas of educational technology are becoming increasingly important at a rapid pace.

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How colleges can support more students using the power of peers

The Christensen Institute

When Nathaan Demers worked as a counselor on a college campus, he juggled a caseload of at least 60 students—with only 20 clinic hours a week. The math just doesn’t work out,” he says. It’s an imbalanced equation replicated widely throughout higher education.

The Collapse of China’s Online Tutoring Industry Is Taking American Educators Down With It


The sky was still pitch-black when Anna Whitehead rose from bed to begin teaching for the day. It’s a routine she has grown accustomed to over the past two years—waking up around 4:40 a.m. and logging on, bleary-eyed, to teach English to a cadre of children in China. Except this time, on Aug.

Pandemic-era control and compliance

Dangerously Irrelevant

Student cameras are required to be on! We’ve installed monitoring software! We’ve banned backchannels or side channels! During the pandemic, the control / compliance focus of schools remains strong… Image credit: Netflix. No related posts.

On the Go: Mobile Learning Solutions for IT Teams

EdTech Magazine

Since the shift to virtual learning, K–12 IT leaders have learned to leverage technology for increased flexibility. Device portability has proved key to supporting the new learning environment. Whether they’re learning in class or at home, students need access to devices.

3 ways to build better edtech processes for teaching and learning

eSchool News

The pandemic forced a significant shift from traditional classrooms to virtual and hybrid teaching environments–often before schools and districts were ready. It quickly became apparent that reliable virtual learning tools were a must-have for teachers to be productive.

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Guest post: Digital Literacy for Students: What Is Important to Learn?


Digital literacy is one of the main skills that every person should have in the 21st century. This is because our communicating, working, studying, and — for some people — living migrates to the digital world. The main audience of the Internet and social media is youth; therefore, there is a point in teaching it some things about digital literacy. So let’s explore what students should know about it. Digital Consumption. One of the parts of literacy on the Internet is digital consumption.

Middle school’s moment: What the science tells us about improving the middle grades

The Hechinger Report

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — In a middle school hallway in Charlottesville, Virginia, a pair of sixth grade girls sat shoulder to shoulder on a lime-green settee, creating comic strips that chronicled a year of pandemic schooling. . This story also appeared in PBS Newshour.

Delaware Uses ESSER Funds to Provide Digital Books to Students

EdTech Magazine

K–12 districts have received numerous rounds of federal funding by way of state governments. The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds allocated in the pandemic relief stimulus packages total about $190 billion.

How to engage at-risk students through esports

eSchool News

It is well documented that extracurricular activities boost academic success. In recent years, schools have tried to broaden the traditional extracurricular definition to appeal to a more diverse, and often disengaged, group of students who are at-risk of dropping out of high school.

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Understanding – and Teaching – Critical Race Theory


Critical race theory needs to be understood and taught in context


Sophomores in name only: Helping students start their second first year

The Hechinger Report

Mariah Davis moved from Farmington Hills, Michigan, to St. Louis to begin her freshman year at Washington University last year, but she took all but one of her courses on Zoom from her dorm room.

Giving Guidance Virtually — School Counselors Take an Online Approach

EdTech Magazine

When looking for the right college and learning how to navigate the application process, many high school students turn to their district’s counselors for advice.

Using robots to help preschoolers love STEAM

eSchool News

In the spring and summer of 2020, Brooklyn Preschool of Science closed down for six months due to COVID-19. During those same six months, almost 300,000 people left New York, so there are certainly fewer families in our zip code than there were in March.

5 Tips for Talking to Social Media-Addicted Teens


Talking to social-media addicted teens requires meeting them where they communicate

Go Back To School With Flocabulary

Teacher Tech

Melody McAllister invites you to check out Flocabulary by Nearpod to ramp up your students academic vocabulary this year! The post Go Back To School With Flocabulary appeared first on Teacher Tech. Apps Apps Beginner Google classroom google

TEACHER VOICE: We’ll need a lot more than academics to help students recover from the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

This year will be like no other when it comes reengaging students in learning. Educators — working with parents and the community — are now planning how to close gaps in learning to get students on grade level.

3 ways STEM learning supports the future of work

eSchool News

To succeed in college and the workplace, students require a solid foundation in STEM learning. Experience in these subjects does not only benefit aspiring scientists and engineers–it’s essential for all students. In fact, between 2017 and 2027, the number of STEM jobs will grow 13 percent.

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What is AnswerGarden and How Does It Work? Best Tips and Tricks


AnswerGarden is a word cloud tool that makes classroom questions and answers quick and easy to use

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Create, Group, Discuss with Flipgrid!

Teacher Tech

Teacher Mentor, Marcia Carillo, shows how to create groups to start student discussion using Flipgrid~. The post Create, Group, Discuss with Flipgrid! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Flipgrid Google

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