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Lesson Plan: Online Art Sites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Lots of kids think technology is technical, another word for complicated/difficult/math-like. Here are six websites students can visit that will change their minds: Note: Mr. Picasso Head is no longer available. Click image to enlarge if it’s blurry.

Teach Students To Treat Their Learning Like They’re Making a Documentary

Catlin Tucker

Learning is a dynamic process that requires active engagement. Unfortunately, many students have gotten comfortable in their roles as passive observers or consumers in the classroom. Yes, that is a less cognitively and socially taxing role, but it is not nearly as interesting or engaging.

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The 6 Dimensions of Disruptive Thinkers

A Principal's Reflections

What is really needed for success in the world today? I think this might be the million-dollar question. Even though it is difficult, if not impossible, to predict the future, we can examine current trends and societal forces to determine the competencies that learners need to thrive.

Creating more interactive learning spaces in the new school year

Neo LMS

At the start of a new school year, especially with some unknowns when it comes to whether we will be full in-person or shifting between learning environments, having various tools available as educators is necessary.

17 Websites for Chemistry

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to reinforce chemistry in MS and HS: Beaker –a digital beaker app. Chemistry collection from Carnegie. ChemCapers. Chemistry instructional videos. ChemmyBear –resources for Chemistry and AP Chemistry classes. CK12 Chemistry simulations.

Captain of a hook: 10 engaging lesson introduction ideas

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Megan Diede and Kara Risby. Megan and Kara both currently teach primary at Prairie Wind Elementary in Gillette, Wyoming. They are also the founders of IntegratED LLC a framework that challenges teachers to find a new norm and their teaching.

It’s time for a new accountability model for alternative and virtual K–12 schools

The Christensen Institute

As full-time virtual learning moved from the fringe to the mainstream in mid-March 2020, onlookers expressed concerns about access for learners and accountability for the learning itself. Some policymakers have even gone so far this year as to ban the remote option.

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Subscriber Special: September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. September. 20% Discount on. School Licenses. for Technology or Keyboarding Curriculum. Ends September 11th. Use Coupon Code kzj8mbnv. Questions? Email askatechteacher@gmail.com.

Secret Lessons and Common Pitfalls from a Former Instructional Coach

Education Elements

With an influx of ESSER funds, many districts are choosing to invest in instructional coach positions. That’s not just a recent trend. From 2000 to 2015, the number of coaches in school districts doubled.

Press release: New survey uncovers the K-12 models and educational technology that will outlast the COVID-19 pandemic

The Christensen Institute

OAKLAND, Calif., 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bay View Analytics is proud to have partnered with the Clayton Christensen Institute on a groundbreaking study, Carpe Diem: Convert pandemic struggles into student-centered learning.

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Q&A: What Do K–12 IT Leaders Need to Know about Ransomcloud?

EdTech Magazine

The pervasive threat of ransomware has taken on a new dimension in the past two years. Now, districts have to worry about ransomcloud attacks, in which hackers try to breach cloud service providers such as G Suite and Office 365, encrypt data and emails, then demand a ransom.

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What You Might Have Missed in August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of August. Why Music Education is Important for Children To Learn. 15 Back to School Resources. 5 Tips for Helping Children with Homework. 12 Websites for High School Drivers Ed. How Parents Can Protect Kid’s Privacy and Safety Online.

Accessible Websites: Best Practices for Educators

techlearning

Creating accessible websites allows educators to connect with students, parents, families, and the widest possible audience

Books I read in August 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in August 2021… Restoration , Carol Berg (fantasy). The Rose and the Thorn , Michael Sullivan (fantasy). The Death of Dulgath , Michael Sullivan (fantasy). The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter , Michael Sullivan (fantasy).

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From Hybrid to Blended Learning: Using Tech to Improve Students' Experience

EdTech Magazine

Most teachers were aware of blended learning prior to the pandemic. Many were attempting to integrate the model into their classroom teaching on some level, using digital tools and web-based resources in their curriculum and pedagogy.

6 female tech leaders offer advice for women in STEM

eSchool News

It’s common knowledge that engaging–and retaining–girls and women in STEM classes, STEM degrees, and STEM careers is an ongoing challenge.

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Student Voices: 4 Ways to Amplify at Your School

techlearning

A recent online summit brought students together to teach educators to promote equity in part by listening to their students

OPINION: How climate change and early childhood are intertwined

The Hechinger Report

A recent U.N. climate report highlighted how our dire climate crisis is “unequivocally” and “irreversibly” caused by humans. It’s long overdue that we acknowledge the harms we as humans are causing to the planet.

5 Hidden Building Blocks for a Successful Scholastic Esports Program

EdTech Magazine

In education, people are accustomed to building out and supporting instructional programs, athletic teams or standard extracurricular activities, but they often struggle when something new comes along.

Measuring Student Engagement in Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Are you measuring engagement or compliance? Either way, what information can we get from Google Classroom to help us better engage students. The post Measuring Student Engagement in Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech.

Active Learning: 5 Tips for Implementing the Approach

techlearning

Active learning provides ways to get your students engaged without needing to revamp how you teach

3 critical attributes for any edtech ecosystem—and where to find them

eSchool News

This year’s return to in-person education feels different. Yes, the enthusiasm is palpable, as it is at the beginning of every school year. But I also believe COVID-19 has changed teaching and learning in ways we may not yet fully comprehend. .

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CDW Acquires Leading Cybersecurity Firm

EdTech Magazine

CDW announced last month that it had acquired Focal Point Data Risk, a leading U.S.-based based cybersecurity services firm that specializes in cyberstrategy, governance, risk and compliance, development and data privacy services.

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Magic! Automatic Daily Agenda Google Slides

Teacher Tech

Automatically have a daily agenda slide added to a Google Slides. The post Magic! Automatic Daily Agenda Google Slides appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

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Creating Activities & Giving Feedback to Students in Canva for EDU

EdTechTeacher

Canva for EDU is integrated with several different learning management systems, and more integration is coming. Teachers utilizing Google Classroom can currently import rosters into Canva, and push activities or assignments via Google Classroom.

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Attend the 2021 National Literacy Summit

EdNews Daily

For the third consecutive year, the 2021 National Literacy Summit will take place virtually Tuesday, November 9, 8:30 am until 7 pm.

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OPINION: Liberal arts colleges must be partners in workforce development

The Hechinger Report

We can use the power of the liberal arts to broaden workforce development. Liberal arts skills are really innovation skills, and must not be overlooked in the latest federal and state workforce development and education initiatives.

For Social-Emotional Learning to Move Beyond Buzzwords, It Must Start with Educators

Edsurge

After decades of attempts at education reform that have done little to improve the education system in this country, many teachers and school leaders are loath to entertain yet another shiny, “promising” idea. But the reality is the U.S.

Top Flipped Classroom Tech Tools

techlearning

Flipped educators shared their favorite resources for their flipped classrooms

Big Educator Energy (Pt. 1)

The Jose Vilson

Imagine putting the locus of your faith in actual people, not the ones you pretend to know or the ones you envision, but the actual people each with their own big and bold visions and ideas of the world.

COLUMN: Changes to come should be ‘music to your ears,’ higher education innovators say

The Hechinger Report

SAN DIEGO – Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Morehouse College offered fewer than nine online courses. Many of our faculty were resistant,” Morehouse President David Thomas said recently.

How To Create More Authentic Writing Assignments For Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

Authentic writing assignments should have a clear purpose and audience in mind--ideally a 'resistant' audience they must work to engage. The post How To Create More Authentic Writing Assignments For Students appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy ela Terry Heick

What is Chronicle Cloud and How Does it Work? Best Tips and Tricks

techlearning

Chronicle Cloud is a teacher focused note taking app that can help with student assessment and learning

6 ways to foster a growth mindset in your school community

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic unfolded last year, slowly necessitating the need to bring about unprecedented social isolation and safety measures, in all aspects of daily life. One area that saw the maximum change in mindset was the education sector.

Part 1: Computational Thinking: 10 Ways To Promote

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to part one on this series based on Computation Thinking. This first post will provide the “what” along with some steps to promote this important practice. The second post will provide a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. You will not want to miss it!

What Are The Different Types Of Project-Based Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

From place-based education to challenge-based learning, different types of project-based learning symbolize its evolution as a learning model. The post What Are The Different Types Of Project-Based Learning? appeared first on TeachThought.

How Dangerous is Delta for K-12 Students?

techlearning

More than 180,000 children have caught COVID over the past month, but the risk of severe disease appears to still be rare

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