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Here’s a Preview of January

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in January: Public Domain Day. Subscriber Special and MLK Day. 10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2021. 10 Top Reviews for 2021. 10 Top Tips in 2021. Tract–How to Change the Dynamics of Peer-to-peer Learning.

5 Major Predictions for 2022

Education Elements

In 2021 we navigated a lot of change and ambiguity. Life felt at times, hectic and unpredictable, but there was also a slowing down. There were shortages; so we waited longer for everything from household supplies to PCR tests.


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Top Five Blog Posts During 2021

User Generated Education

I love to blog. I do so for several reasons. First, it provides me with a means for reflecting on my teaching practices as well as having a written and often graphic record of my pratices.

Top Posts of 2021

A Principal's Reflections

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, the consensus was that 2021 would be a much smoother ride. Most people would agree that this was not the case. During countless coaching visits, I saw and heard firsthand the myriad of challenges being faced in classrooms, schools, and districts.

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How edtech supports teacher work-life balance and wellbeing


One of the greatest lessons I learned as a former educator turned e-learning company leader is that an organization is only as successful as its employees.

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Gamification and Game-Based Learning in EdTech: How to Start Designing a Great Product

EdNews Daily

By Krista-Lotta Ojanen and Saila Juuti There are many ways to start designing a game. You may have your mind set on a cool mechanic, like pinning teams against each other in a fun multiplayer environment.

Why Should You Create an Email Distribution List BEFORE Creating Your Microsoft Teams Environments?


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Our favorite teacher memes for 2021


Dear fellow teachers, For the past two years, I have been writing open letters that are meant to be fun and empathetic at the same time for welcoming the new year on a positive note. Read more: Our favorite teacher memes for 2020.

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God Keeps Me and Us Around (2021 Year-In-Review)

The Jose Vilson

Many of us end this year the same way we ended last year : by staring at screens, searching for answers to questions we don’t know how to ask. Screens of all sizes feed us information about the way people wrestle with institutions, with each other, and with themselves.

How edtech discoveries during the pandemic can turn into innovations after

eSchool News

In this episode of Getting There: Innovations in Education , sponsored by Adobe Sign: Nine 2021 takeaways to improve edtech going forward How personalized learning can help improve digital equity issues What social-emotional learning (SEL) really means.

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Free Webinars with Alice Keeler and Otis

Teacher Tech

FREE Teacher Workshops and Webinars. Alice Keeler has partnered with OTIS to bring you free and engaging webinars and access to the recordings. The post Free Webinars with Alice Keeler and Otis appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google google GoogleEDU

OPINION: Why we need a proactively anti-racist scientific method

The Hechinger Report

As researchers of early childhood development, we focus on generating science that improves outcomes for children of all backgrounds. The Covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide movement for racial justice have only made this work more urgent.

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15 of Our Most-Read Articles During 2021


Co-editors John Norton and Susan Curtis highlight 15 of MiddleWeb’s most popular posts for middle level educators during the past 12 months. You'll find articles that were new in 2021 or rediscovered and shared widely in this second "weirdest year ever.".

7 fun digital learning tools to try 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 5th most-read story focuses on under-the-radar digital learning tools.

How to Make a Word Search

Teacher Tech

For fun! Word Searches can be a fun thing for students to do on a rainy recess or after they have finished their work. Here is how to MAKE a word search. The post How to Make a Word Search appeared first on Teacher Tech. Apps Script Google Sheets Google Sheets sheets spreadsheets

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OPINION: We face another lost generation if we don’t do something about college enrollment

The Hechinger Report

A century ago, a bright and talented generation struggled to recover from the ravages of World War I. Their challenges were summarized in the epigraph to Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel, “The Sun Also Rises”:“You are all a lost generation.”.

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Schools Use Trial and Error for Choosing Edtech, But They Don’t Have to

ED Surge

With President Biden’s signature turning the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law, our nation is poised to make historic investments in its highways, public transit, railways, airports, ports, water systems, broadband networks and electric grid.

5 learning strategies that are here to stay

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 4th most-read story focuses on some learning strategies that have staying power.

How to Unsubmit Work on Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

How to unsubmit work on Google Classroom. For students and teachers. The post How to Unsubmit Work on Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google classroom google Google Classroom GoogleEDU Schoolytics

2021:Year in pictures

The Hechinger Report

The first year of the Covid-19 pandemic was devastating: classrooms emptied, dorms shuttered, livelihoods shattered, millions of lives lost. Then came 2021. “No

A New Mindset for Teachers: Self-Care Is Not Selfish

ED Surge

There was a time when I would work myself to death. All day, every day.

7 predictions about pandemic learning

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.

Pear Deck- Full Review and Ways to Use it In Classroom

Educators Technology

Pear Deck is a tool that allows you to turn your presentations and lessons into interactive learning materials. The way Pear Deck works is simple and easy: First, make sure you install Pear more. Formative assessment game-based learning tools Pear Deck Tools to gather students feedback

Foods to Eat & Avoid

The Innovative Educator

As I shared earlier this year , during the pandemic, I took the time to reset and take a look at my own wellness. I focused on areas such as diet, exercise, sleep, supplements, and social health. I read many books, articles, and listened to podcasts.

A Decade of MOOCs: A Review of Stats and Trends for Large-Scale Online Courses in 2021

ED Surge

In 2021, two of the biggest MOOC providers had an “exit” event. Coursera went public , while edX was acquired by the public company 2U for $800 million and lost its non-profit status.


6 reasons to use edtech tools to save valuable classroom time

eSchool News

According to the National Council on Teacher Quality (2012), the average teacher in the United States gets 45 minutes of planning time per day. If a teacher has five classes, that gives them just 9 minutes per class to create an engaging lesson that meets the needs of every student in the room.

BrainPOP Jr. Full Review for Teachers and Parents

Educators Technology

BrainPOP Jr. provides a growing library of educational materials to help students learn, discover, play, and engage in various literacy based activities. BrainPOP's movies cover various more. BrainPOP game-based learning tools kids websites

Are Your Children in Digital Distress?

Gaggle Speaks

As 2021 draws to a close and I emerge from another exhausting day of seeing teenage clients in the office, I reflect on the successes and failures of this past year. Our schools are successfully navigating through a pandemic and most of the globe has returned to in-person learning.

Why Mission — Not Money — Will Lead Colleges to Truly Innovative Online Learning

ED Surge

While there clearly are still lessons yet to be learned from the ongoing pandemic, the ebb and flow of emergency remote instruction versus the return to in-person instruction has already brought one of higher ed’s simmering issues to a rolling boil: What are we going to do with online learning?

5 tools that support project-based learning

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 3rd most-read story focuses on fun tools for project-based learning.

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Free Printable Kindergarten Worksheets to Use with Your Kids

Educators Technology

Looking for good sources of free printable kindergarten worksheets? The list below has you covered. I scoured the web sifting through piles of worksheet resources and handpicked the more. Worksheets

What I Learned About Education by Losing 100 Pounds

The Principal of Change

If you have been following me or this blog for the past few years, it has been a mix of posts on learning, leadership, and a focus on recalibrating my health. The ideas, in my opinion, are all inter-connected.

A Case for ‘Radical Simplification’ in Higher Education

ED Surge

We’re about to start year 3 of teaching in the pandemic, and it seems like an appropriate time to think back to March 2020 to think about what new things I’ve started to adjust to COVID-19 disruptions, what I stopped doing and what I plan to continue for 2022.

How to create engaging active learning environments

eSchool News

Technology plays a pivotal role in classrooms, and as it becomes more sophisticated, educators realize that creating active learning environments can help them effectively and efficiently use technology engage students in their learning. What’s your edtech plan post-COVID?

XtraMath Full Teacher Review

Educators Technology

XtraMath is an online program that helps students improve their math fact fluency. The program targets key math concepts such as fractions and decimals. The purpose of XtraMath program is more. math apps Math websites

Top EdTech Picks of 2021

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Here’s a look back at my top #EdTech picks of 2021: Alternatives to Google Expeditions, Meme Templates for Students and Teachers, Collaborative Brainstorming, Awesome Google Slides Templates, A Great Tool for Real-Time Communication, Collaboration, and Formative Assessment.

It Was Hard to See the Good in 2021 — Until I Started Practicing Gratitude

ED Surge

Between school closures, learning loss, intensified educator burnout, widespread staff shortages and increased stressors at home, it’s been hard not to focus on the negatives in education this year.