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Making a Family Story Video For A School Project

Ask a Tech Teacher

Working on a school project could be fun if you’re making it together with your kid. If they need to create footage to tell a story of your family. One of our Ask a Tech Teacher crew has some tips on how to make it properly. What Is A Family Story Video?

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A Systematic Approach to Social and Emotional Support

A Principal's Reflections

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on youth across the world. While learning recovery remains a needed area of focus, virtually every educator I come in contact with explains that students are a year or two behind socially.


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HP Teaching Fellows Support Students with Social-Emotional Learning

Digital Promise

More crucial than ever in the age of COVID, learners need to reconnect and build strong relationships. Educators are incorporating social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies and activities in their classrooms by creating routines, forming positive relationships, and building resilience.

Teacher Engagement Part I: Understanging Cognitive Engagement in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

What do teachers find mentally stimulating about their work? What causes teachers to invest their mental energy and time resources in a task? What aspects of a teacher’s work lead them to engage in problem-solving, critical thinking, and reflection?

See you January 3rd!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ll be taking a few weeks off–December 19-January 3rd–to edit/format my website, work on projects with a deadline, prioritize life, and wish my two adult military children could come home to visit.

24 of the Best Children’s Books by Age


Knowing a book’s recommended grade level can help you find books that best fit children where they are in their literacy development. Not all children in a classroom will read at the same level. But suggested grade levels can help you find books that will strengthen specific reading skills.

2021 Reflections: Looking Back and Harnessing Powerful Possibilities

Digital Promise

In the report “Healing, Community, and Humanity: How Students and Teachers Want to Reinvent Schools Post-COVID,” Justin Reich and Jal Mehta consider that one of education’s biggest challenges in the years ahead will be to harness “the experience and urgency for change” and apply that energy to the sustained improvement of schools.

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Building a Culture of Digital Innovation in Education with Student Devices

EdTech Magazine

In a world where digital natives are now sending their own children to school, technology in the classroom should no longer be optional. I’ve spent the past few years as an instructional coach showing teachers how to integrate technology into the curriculum.

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How To Become The Best Student While Learning Remotely


Due to the difficult epidemiological situation, the dominant part of universities, colleges, and schools have switched to distance learning. It’s a common practice around the world and is helping to reduce the incidence of Covid-19.

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How to Add Audio to Google Slides

Teacher Tech

How to add audio to Google Slides is fun and easy! The post How to Add Audio to Google Slides appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Slides google Google Slides GoogleEDU slides

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A little-known program could be a model for how to spend billions in federal money on childcare

The Hechinger Report

BRUSH, Colo. Donna Araujo has been a fixture in this rural community for two decades.

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IoT in Education: Tech Makes Gains in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

The Internet of Things is the connection of devices — beyond tools such as computers — to the internet. IoT refers to technology, such as fitness wearables and smart home devices, that have sensors and software for exchanging data with other devices or systems via a network connection.

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21 great tools for AR and VR in the classroom

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching. This year’s 10th most-read story focuses on engaging AR and VR tools to use in the classroom.

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Google Classroom: Grading with Drive’s Preview Mode

Teacher Tech

Preview student files in Google Drive for a faster experience to review student work. The post Google Classroom: Grading with Drive’s Preview Mode appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Drive Google Grading classroom drive google Google Classroom Google Drive GoogleEDU grading

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To increase and maintain teacher diversity, listen to teachers of color

The Hechinger Report

PHOENIX, Ariz. — When Sandra Jenkins started teaching at Betty H. Fairfax High School in Phoenix 14 years ago, she had three Master’s degrees and four teaching certificates.

Roundtable: Is Digital Equity Attainable in K–12 Education?

EdTech Magazine

Families throughout the nation faced digital inequities before the pandemic became a factor in the spring of 2020. However, with the shift to remote learning, the conversation around the digital divide became impossible to ignore.

8 virtual field trips for STEM education

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching.

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How to Write in Plain Language for Teaching


Using plain language for school websites and family communication is an effective way to assure understanding, especially when translation is involved

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How to do online learning well? A California district has some answers.

The Hechinger Report

LINDSAY, Calif. — On a morning this fall at Washington Elementary, a young boy, sitting at a table with five of his peers, held a tablet while he built a digital snowman — a cool proposition given the 85-degree heat just outside his air-conditioned classroom.

5 Ways to Build In an Extra Layer of Network Security

EdTech Magazine

Security breaches sometimes happen in unexpected ways. Academic researchers from England and Sweden designed a malware variant that can exploit a smartphone’s microphone to steal the device’s passwords and codes. In 2019, 60 percent of businesses in the U.S.,

Drawing Slides

Teacher Tech

What are Drawing Slides? How to get drawing into Google Slides. The post Drawing Slides appeared first on Teacher Tech. Draw Google Jamboard Slides draw google Google Draw Google Jamboard Google Slides GoogleEDU jamboard slides

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Game-Based Learning Is Set To Be The Next Big Thing In U.S. Classrooms

TeachThought - Learn better.

One form of edtech that has shown significant and impactful growth in recent months, with no signs of slowing down is game-based learning. The post Game-Based Learning Is Set To Be The Next Big Thing In U.S. Classrooms appeared first on TeachThought.

Credential chaos: Growing “maze” of education credentials is confusing consumers and employers

The Hechinger Report

When Nate Tsang gets a resume from a job applicant to his company, WallStreetZen, he often sees credentials he’s never heard of. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

5 Things to Ask About Disaster Recovery as a Service

EdTech Magazine

Disaster Recovery as a Service is a simple way to ensure a school district’s operations can continue during unexpected events. Here are five questions to ask potential providers. Is the Service a Good Match For My IT Portfolio?

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7 tips for a strong remote learning strategy

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching. This year’s 9th most-read story focuses on strategies for impactful remote learning.

Google Forms: Setting the Confirmation Message

Teacher Tech

After students finish filling out their Google Form, what do you want to tell them? The post Google Forms: Setting the Confirmation Message appeared first on Teacher Tech. Forms Google google Google Forms GoogleEDU

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More students question college, putting counselors in a fresh quandary

The Hechinger Report

WINTHROP, Wash. When the afternoon bell rang, Autumn Edwards, a high school senior in the Methow Valley, on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, rushed out of class to her 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck — and to her job at a ranch. This story also appeared in USA Today.

What Is EVPN-VXLAN, and Can It Benefit K–12 Schools?

EdTech Magazine

The nature of K–12 education has fundamentally changed. Driven by pandemic pressures, many schools moved fully online in 2020 and attempted hybrid frameworks in 2021.

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Authentic Project Based Learning, Santa Believes in PBL… How about You?

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Did you know that Santa believes in Project Based Learning? It’s true… in fact, I have worked quite hard at finding evidence that supports this conclusion. Upon further reflection, it occurred to me that not only does Santa believe in PBL, he practices many of its positive attributes at his workshop.

How technology impacts literacy

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching.

OPINION: Why college majors are another form of implicit bias in higher education

The Hechinger Report

What if higher education isn’t the “great equalizer” after all? According to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data, higher education may not only reflect but also exacerbate racial inequities.

Brad and Jenn's Best Book's of 2021!

Adjusting Course

Big news from the co-hosts of Read This Now !! Ever since we started the show, we’ve been sharing two books we think you might enjoy. We don’t booktalk every book we read, but we try to make sure your TBR piles are bursting with awesome titles.

Understanding the link between digital literacy, gaming and safety


Students are spending more time online than ever before. Forty-four percent of children under the age of 18 use electronics for more than four hours a day, and the average average 8 to 12-year-old child spends four to six hours using or watching screens per day.

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How to assess your school’s indoor air quality

eSchool News

COVID-19 ushered forth a plethora of new safety guidelines and strategies intended to bring students and teachers back to the classroom as safely as possible. Indoor air quality has topped the list of school leaders’ concerns.

Demand among Black, Latino students fuels college entrepreneurship programs

The Hechinger Report

Stephon Sanders is a soft-spoken 16-year-old Black teenager in Tampa, Florida, who loves playing basketball and video games like Fortnite and Apex Legends, and who can often be found in an athletic jacket and basketball shorts. This story also appeared in Wired.

Measuring School Growth Instead of Achievement


Researchers at St. Louis University’s Policy Research in Missouri Education Center believe growth is a better metric than achievement when assessing schools

…I Was On A Break

Long before the pandemic hit, I knew that I was reaching my breaking point… As most first year teachers, I started my career in education with the same wide eyed enthusiasm as seen in Quinta Brunson’s Janine Teagues of the new show Abbott Elementary. (If If you haven’t watch it, you should!)