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How to Get the Most Out of Google Apps Now with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some awesome changes have happened with Google Apps over summer 2021.

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A Book New–and Veteran–Teachers Will Want to Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

They Call Me Mom. by Pete Springer. Pete Springer’s memoir They Call Me Mom (Outskirts Press 2019) about his first years teaching will delight new teachers and have experienced educators nodding along with him.

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Center & Empower Educator Voice in Edtech Market: A Collaborative Vision

Digital Promise

Let’s center educator voice in the design and selection of edtech tools. Over the last year and a half, the level of urgency to find flexible tools that support educators and learners in creating powerful learning experiences increased tenfold, with edtech application use nearly doubling in one year.

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Standard-aligned Rubrics: Assessing Progress Toward Firm Goals While Allowing for Flexible Means

Catlin Tucker

In our book UDL and Blended Learning , Dr. Katie Novak and I encourage teachers to work toward firm, often standards-aligned, goals. We also stress the importance of providing students with flexible means.

Battling Blended Learning Burnout and Finding Balance

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Tiffany Wycoff, the co-author of the bestselling book, Blended Learning in Action , talks about the state of blended learning today.

SEL in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

SmartBrief, news on technology in education, recently published an article, Uniting technology and SEL to teach the whole child, on the importance of SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) in an educational landscape shaped by COVID-19.

What are Schools Getting Right at the Start of Another Year in COVID Education?

Digital Promise

Schools have, for the most part, opened, which has been a monumental lift for districts, schools, and most of all, teachers. I have three kids in school, coached in school districts with tens of thousands of students, and supported programs running in schools across the country.

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What Every Student Needs to Know About Money

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Financial literacy is a must-teach topic for students, a topic Kailen Stover has been teaching for years. In this show, she shares what every student needs to know and how to teach them. Money matters.

Tech Tip #3: Turn an Address into a Link

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.

Reimagining and Conquering COVID Limitations with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

This new school year welcomes a much-needed paradigm shift in the education world.

How Leaders Can Prioritize Hiring For Equity In This Moment

Education Elements

As a 25 year veteran in education leadership, I can't remember when hiring has never not been a thing. Every year brings sometimes significant turnover in teaching staff, and leaders come and go as superintendencies shift. But as is true in so many other domains, this year is markedly different.

SEL Spotlight: Dr. Marc Brackett – How Kids Learn Right Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Do you need a career coach?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now more than ever, teachers are struggling with more questions about teaching than they can find answers for. Let’s start with those you may have about running your classroom. Maybe your school doesn’t offer mentors that will answer these on a daily basis.

Closing the Digital Divide with an Emphasis on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Sponsored post Bridging the digital divide is a monumental task. It begins with providing learners with access to devices and high-quality Internet. For all the challenges it has placed on school systems, the pandemic managed to close the gap in this area significantly.

Personalizing Learning: Collaboration & Creativity

Education Elements

Two common misconceptions about personalized learning are that it requires technology and that it must involve significantly more independent work.

Taiwan created a space for innovation and reaped the benefits. Other economies should take note.

The Christensen Institute

Why do many waves of innovation come to North America from Asia? Late Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen reflected upon this question in a conversation with Shih Chintay, then dean of the National Taiwan Sport University College of Technology Management, in 2010.

Accelerated Learning (AL) — a solution in times of pandemic

Neo LMS

Schools worldwide have faced the many consequences of the pandemic. In these conditions, educators have pursued a journey of analysis and discovery to find the best solutions to help learners move forward despite all challenges and reach their learning goals.

Tech Tips For Teachers To Make Distance Learning Easy

EdNews Daily

Technology Tips For Teachers To Make Distance Learning Easy Guest article by: Lauren Schneider for XSplit Remote learning has become the new norm in many education settings. School is back in session, with many districts welcoming students back into the classroom.

September is National Preparedness Month - “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Educational Technology Guy

September is National Preparedness Month , which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect.

25 tips for connecting families with the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Family engagement plays a huge role in the success of our students. How can we effectively connect families with the classroom? And what tools and resources are available to help increase communication between home and school? Family engagement plays a huge role in the success of our students.

Virtual Tours with Google for EDU

EdTechTeacher

Post by EdTechTeacher Instructor Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ). As part of our EdTechTeacher Back to School webinar series, I recently led a “Virtual Tours with Google for EDU” session. When we hear about VR (virtual reality), many of us think of expensive headsets and software.

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College degree doesn’t pay off as well for first-generation grads

The Hechinger Report

Christelle Louis’s single mother, a Haitian immigrant and certified nursing assistant at a nursing home, never went to college. But she always pushed her daughter to go and get the education she needed to end up in a good job — maybe as a doctor or an engineer. This story also appeared in Wired.

7 Strategies For Using Context Clues In Reading

TeachThought - Learn better.

Strategies for using context clues in reading including word parts, definition--> explanation, examples, antonyms, and analogies. The post 7 Strategies For Using Context Clues In Reading appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy Random

Asynchronous Learning Gains Popularity Following Pandemic Education Adjustments

EdTech Magazine

A year and a half of online and hybrid learning showed the nation that there is more than one way to learn. Many students found that online education suited their learning style and opted to stick with it even after classrooms reopened their doors.

Adding Private Mote Comments to the Comment Bank in Google Classroom

EdTechTeacher

Mote is a powerful Google Chrome Extension that allows audio recordings to be seamlessly included in a variety of Google environments including: the comments of Google Docs or Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, and Google Classroom.

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From rhetoric to reality: making student voice count in another uncertain year

The Christensen Institute

As schools go back in session amidst rising COVID cases, they face a mountain of difficult decisions. When should masks be worn? What will trigger a return to remote learning? What strategies should be used to boost mental health and social connection?

Climate change is sabotaging education for America’s students – and it’s only going to get worse

The Hechinger Report

The wildfires that ripped through California towns torched school buildings and postponed the start of school as students and teachers were left homeless. A deadly deluge in Tennessee flooded schools and delayed classes as rescue teams searched for dozens of people who’d gone missing.

Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts

Teacher Tech

Free poster of Keyboard Shortcuts for Chromebooks. The post Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts chromebook keytips

Fixing the Back-to-School Slow-Network Blues

EdTech Magazine

If your network seems to be underperforming now that everyone is back in the classroom, you might have a bandwidth problem — too many devices contending for too little network capacity. When troubleshooting a slow network, you need to look for a chokepoint. Here are some good places to start.

Chatbots in K-12: What You Need to Know

techlearning

Digital AI assistants, or chatbots, are already common in higher ed and now are increasingly being used in K-12 as an equitable intervention to promote student engagement and retention

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11 lessons from schools that kept Covid cases low

The Hechinger Report

In the COVID-19 Data Dispatch’s “Opening” series , we profiled five school communities that successfully reopened during the 2020-2021 school year.

Get on Tract for Student-Directed Learning

Teacher Tech

Educator and EdTech Match Maker Rachelle Dene Poth shares about Tract. Tract provides classes that are led by middle school, high school or college students. The creators share their passions for what they are learning which then helps to inspire other students in their learning.

Global Impact Teacher Receives 2021 Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award

eSchool News

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (Sept. 20, 2021) – Scott Spohler, a science teacher at Global Impact STEM Academy, received the 2021 Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award Friday morning. This award was presented by Dr. Glenn Daehn, president of the ASM Materials Education Foundation.

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Part 2: A Goldmine For Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across The Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to Part Two on this series based on Computation Thinking. This second post provides a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. In the prior post I provided 10 ideas to promote Computational Thinking across the curriculum. You will not want to miss it!

Alabama aims for huge pre-K enrollment boost by 2025, despite pandemic setback

The Hechinger Report

For the past 15 years, one of the nation’s brightest landscapes for prekindergarten has flourished in an unlikely place. Alabama First Class Pre-K stands out in the South, where investment in preschool education has traditionally lagged.

DISABLE – Turn Off Save Form Progress

Teacher Tech

Turn OFF the default autosave feature in Google Forms. The post DISABLE – Turn Off Save Form Progress appeared first on Teacher Tech. Forms Google google

Getting More Students Through — Not Just To — College

Edsurge

What will it take to help more students graduate from college? Federal leaders are considering that question and a proposed College Completion Fund designed to provide services for people who may benefit from extra support as they pursue a degree.