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Practices of Tech-savvy Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Are you struggling with all the tech required for remote and hybrid teaching? Education Week shares what tech-savvy educators are using to make this work: 5 Practices of Truly Tech-Savvy Teachers.

Methods and tools to develop future-ready skills

Neo LMS

In preparing students for the essential skills they need for the future, we have different methods and digital tools that we can bring into our classroom space. But what skills do students really need? . A great resource to explore is the skills outlook provided by the World Economic Forum.

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How Micro-credentials Are Changing Professional Development for Educators for the Better

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials are digital certifications that verify an individual’s competence in a specific skill or set of skills. Digital Promise offers more than 600 competency-based micro-credentials on a wide range of research-backed skills.

10 edtech experts you should follow

Hapara

Integrating technology into instruction and learning is a way of life for educators today. But it can be a struggle to understand how to use classroom technology in meaningful ways.

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Ready To Go Back To School? 7 Fun Lesson Ideas To Start The New Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every teacher knows the struggle of getting a class full of children to cooperate the first few weeks back after the long Christmas vacation break.

5 Time-saving strategies for busy teachers

Neo LMS

With each year that passes, I make a promise to myself to be more organized and change my “I don’t have time” mantra. . Do you feel like you’re always chasing time and can never catch up with all the work you have to do? .

Tips for an Abrupt Shift to Remote or Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I was with one of my partner districts as part of ongoing longitudinal work that will last at least two years.

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23+ Websites on Animals

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to teach about animals (click headings for more resources): Animals. African animals –research site for these animals. Alphabetimals –learn the alphabet with animal sounds. Animals. Audobon Bird Guide: North America (app). BrainPop Jr.

Three Strategies to Support Our Teacher Workforce in 2022

Education Elements

This past December, I found myself at home watching Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve on ABC. Across the variety of hosts, musical performances, and crowd interviews - one theme emerged through the night: everyone is hoping that 2022 will be better than 2021.

Prioritize Your Professional Development This Year with These New Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Many of the micro-credentials we launched in 2021 focus on topics such as learner variability, digital fluency, STEM, flexible mindsets, early literacy, and more.

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Slide – Organize around the opportunity to contribute

Dangerously Irrelevant

“It’s ironic that a shift away from a focus on preparation (take Algebra 1 because you need it for Algebra 2, which you might need to go to college which you might need to get a job) to a focus on difference making is the best possible form of preparation for the innovation economy.

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Tech Tip #72: Alt+??? Brings up which Command?

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.

The 4 Phases of a Cybersecurity Strategy That Schools Must Implement

EdTech Magazine

Despite the increased cyber risks K–12 schools face, some still don’t have a formal cybersecurity plan in place.

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11 Tips and Book Recommendations for Encouraging Reluctant Readers

Waterford

Sometimes it can feel like pulling teeth trying to teach reluctant readers to develop their literacy skills. The key to teaching these children is, as with many academic subjects, to inspire a love of learning and get their families involved in their literacy development.

SEL is not another thing on the plate. It is the plate

Hapara

Blog series: Spotlighting SEL in the H?para-supported para-supported classroom. This blog series is designed to provide educators with examples from the classroom of how the H?para para Instructional Suite can be used to support social emotional learning (SEL).

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4 (free) Posters About Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: Reading. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Slide – Control and compliance 01

Dangerously Irrelevant

You can have a school that emphasizes control and compliance. Or you can have a school that emphasizes student voice, agency, and risk-taking. But you can’t have both. . Download this file. See also my other slides. Related Posts. 5 great slides about technology, learning, and change.

What is Blended Learning?

ViewSonic Education

What is blended learning? We have been hearing a lot about it lately, but it has actually been around since the early 2000s. It’s an approach of education in which digital technology blends in with traditional analog teaching methods.

Creative Strategies to Help Districts Pay for Ed-Tech Projects

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Organizations focused on corporate social responsibility can provide a source of funding for districts that would not otherwise be able to pay for digital purchases, writes CEO Nikki Navta in an opinion essay.

K–12 Districts Find Interactive Flat Panels a Key Tool for Teacher-Driven Learning

EdTech Magazine

The difference was immediate. After rolling out Promethean ActivPanel interactive whiteboards and document cameras in 600 of the classrooms at Albemarle County Public Schools, teachers reported an increased excitement for learning.

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3 big questions to ask after a visit from an outside helper

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’ve been blogging about bringing in outside helpers… Some good questions to ask before hiring an outside helper. Put your outside helpers to work. Here are three big questions to ask AFTER a visit from an outside helper: Are we tangibly better as a result of their visit? [or

Two ways schools can ease Covid-19’s trauma for students—and one for teachers

The Hechinger Report

At the start of the school year last August, I spent several days visiting a first-grade classroom in Austin, Texas , to see how the coronavirus pandemic was impacting teaching and learning after nearly two years of disruption.

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5 instructional practices that drive student engagement

eSchool News

Student engagement has long been an indicator of growth and progress, and in the wake of the pandemic, it will prove essential for academic and social-emotional recovery.

Q&A: Chesterfield County Schools CTO says Technology Plays Central Role in Education

EdTech Magazine

Textbooks are out, and experience is in. But achieving a 21st century pedagogy requires technology that’s ready to take center stage.

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30 Areas For Evolving The Concept Of School

TeachThought - Learn better.

One idea for evolving school? Well-being-focused systems of teaching and learning that emphasize reasoning and cognitive behavior. The post 30 Areas For Evolving The Concept Of School appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Terry Heick

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Zoom/Video Conferencing Best Practices Revealed in New Research

techlearning

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of Gothenburg find those who look at the camera are viewed more favorably by other Zoom/video conference participants

WeVideo Releases WeVideo Classroom for Educational Multimedia Creation

eSchool News

Mountain View, Calif. January 13, 2021) – WeVideo today launched WeVideo Classroom , a cloud-based multimedia creation platform customized for educators to help drive student engagement and ignite deeper learning through the creative process.

This Texas community college group is offering free tuition – and much more

The Hechinger Report

SAN ANTONIO – For years, Keira Gilmore had her heart set on going to Texas A&M University. In high school, she was accepted and started mapping out her future.

How to Use Quiz Helper for Google Forms™

Teacher Tech

Use Google Forms as a quiz. Get your settings right. Provide students feedback in Google Docs. Allow students to finish their quiz later. The post How to Use Quiz Helper for Google Forms™ appeared first on Teacher Tech. Ad-Ons Forms Google Schoolytics Add-on google Google Forms

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The 32 Best Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps

TeachThought - Learn better.

Websites & mobile apps for digital storytelling, such as Toontastic, VoiceThread, StoryKit, Puppet Pals, Pixton, Storybird, etc. The post The 32 Best Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Apps Resources Student Engagement

Four strategies for helping educators embrace change

eSchool News

( Editor’s note : This article is the second in a three-part series about how school systems can build on the progress and leverage the investments they’ve made in technology during the pandemic to achieve true digital transformation.

OPINION: Too many students just aren’t interested in what is being taught

The Hechinger Report

The best class I ever taught centered on the history of Washington, D.C. I was so excited to teach this class, I spent the summer collecting articles and artifacts from the local library and historical society. I have never had students more engaged in the content of class.

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How to Quiet the Hyperactive Hive Mind in Schools

techlearning

School leaders need to identify and quell toxic groupthink that can lead to a hyperactive hive mind that impairs everyone

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Four Free Mini Courses — Supercharge Your Teaching with @Wacom + @PearDeck, @Flipgrid, @KamiApp, & @Canva #edtech

techieMusings

Back in November, I shared that I had launched three free mini courses to spread ideas and tips for making the most of Pear Deck, Flipgrid, and Kami when paired with a Wacom tablet. I now have a 4th FREE mini-course to add to the mix, focused on Canva for Education!

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Moving from “the” school to “their” school

eSchool News

Connected students and families don’t attend and partner with “the” school–they do so with “their” school. They aren’t guests who meet, exceed, or fall short of someone else’s expectations, but rather, architects of environments that reflect what is important to them.

The 20 Best Social Networks For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

Some of the best social networks for teachers include Facebook, TikTok, ISTE, NCTE, the Educator Collaborative, and more! The post The 20 Best Social Networks For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Networking & Collaboration New Teacher Professional Development

Google Forms: STOP Students From Going to Previous Section

Teacher Tech

In Google Forms with Sections, how do you stop a student from going to a previous section they already completed? The post Google Forms: STOP Students From Going to Previous Section appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Forms google Google Forms GoogleEDU

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