May, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. This year, that’s May 11th. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.

Side-by-Side Assessments: Grading With Students

Catlin Tucker

After years of coaching and working with teachers, there are two things I consistently encounter that cause imbalance in the classroom and beyond. First, teachers spend significant time at the front of the room talking.

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10 end of year templates to help students thrive

Ditch That Textbook

The end of the year is a great time for student reflection. This post shares templates you can give students that'll help! At the end of the year, it's easy to get focused on all of our to-do's. Take tests. Do projects. Wrap up all those last lessons. Grade things and submit those grades.

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4 Question Types for Deeper Learning

A Principal's Reflections

There are many strategies out there that an educator can use to empower learners. Possibly one of the most powerful is questioning techniques. They comprise the core of any meaningful learning experience and are at the heart of virtually every type of pedagogical approach.

Designing Powerful Professional Learning Experiences for Making

Digital Promise

In 2021, six educators representing community-based organizations, libraries, public schools, and the Digital Promise Maker Learning team embarked on a journey to increase opportunities for virtual and remote maker learning.

How to block websites in K-12 schools

Hapara

Across schools, students use devices like Chromebooks for learning because it has many advantages. But how do we protect learners while they are working online? It’s essential for schools to keep private information secure and block content that gets in the way of learning.

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Music for Armed Forces Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

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EdTechTeacher Ownership Transition Announcement from Co-Founder Tom Daccord

EdTechTeacher

I am happy to announce that I have sold EdTechTeacher Inc. to Tom Driscoll , who has now assumed the role of EdTechTeacher CEO. Tom is the consummate professional, a person of high integrity, and a leader of enormous abilities with an inspiring vision of student learning.

Efficacy-Based Practices

A Principal's Reflections

The pursuit of improvement is a never-ending journey. With all the disruption we have and will continue to see, changes to how we educate kids must be considered. We often see a great deal of investment in an array of ideas, strategies, and solutions with the goal of improving learning for all kids.

Bringing Students from the Edge to the Forefront of Edtech

Digital Promise

The post Bringing Students from the Edge to the Forefront of Edtech appeared first on Digital Promise. asu+gsv Blog Developers Education Innovation Clusters Educator Micro-credentials Educators Entrepreneurs From the CEO Researchers Students

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24 ideas for creating a discussion-rich classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Discussion can engage students and help them to see different perspectives. Here are strategies you can use to create a discussion-rich classroom. "I

How to Raise a Computer-Savvy Generation

Ask a Tech Teacher

Raising computer-savvy children is complicated, whether you are a geek or a luddite. If you don’t pay attention, they teach themselves and not always the right way.

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4 Ways to Weave Teacher Appreciation Throughout the Year

Education Elements

We all know that teachers should feel appreciated every day. As a former high school science teacher, I was filled up by the positive notes from students, small gifts, and verbal affirmations received during teacher appreciation week.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2022 ideas: 22 ways to celebrate the teachers in your life

Neo LMS

Teachers have always been at the core of society. They prepare students for their lives and careers, having a direct impact on what the future will look like. Educators work long hours and go the extra mile whenever possible, so a little gesture of appreciation now and then goes a long way.

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Embracing an Evolved Thought Process

A Principal's Reflections

It is quite hard to keep up with all the exponential changes we are experiencing. Take technology for example. We get used to a device or app and before we know it there has been a huge update that alters the experience or it’s gone and replaced by something else.

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How Can AI Systems Support Teachers: 5 Big Ideas from the Learning Sciences

Digital Promise

The post How Can AI Systems Support Teachers: 5 Big Ideas from the Learning Sciences appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Educators Learning Sciences Researchers

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How to Find Free Books for Your School or Classroom Library

Waterford

Building a school or classroom library can be difficult, especially if your school’s funding is low. Before you spend your own money on books, look into organizations that provide teachers with free classroom books.

12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

I posted this a few years ago, skipped the topic with all the craziness of the pandemic, and am updating it this year in articles about how to wrap up your school year.: Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September.

Books I read in April 2022

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in April 2022… Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education , Alex Venet (education). K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches , Tyler Kepner (baseball). The Gathering Storm , Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (fantasy).

Purchasing a USB-C Monitor – What to Bear in Mind

ViewSonic Education

A USB-C monitor uses the highly versatile – but super-fast – USB-C cable to connect to your device. As devices move towards a universal connection type, it’s useful to have the broad functionality of a USB-C connection on your display.

Station Rotation Model Mini-Course Now Available!

Catlin Tucker

This school year has been intense! Teachers are eager to rest, recharge, and hit the reset button! Many teachers use the summer break to take stock of the year and reflect on what they want to do differently in the year ahead.

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Cultivating Digital Literacy through Real World Learning

Digital Promise

The post Cultivating Digital Literacy through Real World Learning appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Educators Learning Experience Design

3 Ways to Deliver Feedback that Drives Change

Education Elements

"Feedback is a gift." Most of us have heard this common phrase as educators, coaches, and professionals. But if feedback is a gift, why does receiving it sometimes trigger uneasiness, anxiety, and stress? Teachers District Leadership School Leadership

What You Might Have Missed in April–What’s up in May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of April. National Library Week April 3-9. Preparing for College or Career. Long-Term Benefits of Bilingual Education. How to Become a Tech Teacher. Tech Tools for Reading Fluency. Assistive Technology in Colleges. Resources to Teach Taxes.

How to close learning gaps with the help of an intelligent learning platform

Neo LMS

Even if schools strived to offer the best support and equitable distance learning opportunities, this was not always possible. Not all educational institutions could properly equip all their teachers with technology to ensure a smooth remote teaching experience.

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Best Monitor Calibration Tool: Hardware vs Software Calibration

ViewSonic Education

C olor accuracy is critical for all digital artists, and monitor calibration is the only way to ensure that the color displayed on your screen will be the one on paper or on screen when published. In general, the tools can be divided into software calibration and hardware calibration.

4 Simple Ways K–12 Teachers Can Practice Digital Self-Care

EdTech Magazine

Back when I was a campus principal, everyone knew that my professional “love language” was both giving and receiving gifts. Find me a snack cake, and I can spout a rhyme that can be attached and distributed to our team.

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How to use digital textbooks in the K-12 classroom

Hapara

Digital textbooks are cost-effective and create equitable, engaging and flexible learning experiences. What’s not to love? There are many advantages to using digital textbooks in the K-12 classroom for schools and districts.

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How Young Is Too Young to Learn to Read?

Waterford

The key to lasting success in school is teaching academic skills as soon as a child is ready to learn. But how do we know when they’re ready? Is it ever too early to instill a love of reading ? When Do Children Learn to Read?

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Tech Tip #147: 5 Ways to Involve Parents

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.

Domains of Digital Learning??

EdTechTeacher

EdTechTeacher is so thrilled to welcome Jed Stefanowicz to our team of summer instructors. Jed Stefanowicz is a Digital Learning Coach in Walpole, MA, providing job-embedded professional learning and coaching for academic technology.

Why Improving Student Learning is So Hard

Iterating Toward Openness

Here are a few brief thoughts about why improving student learning is so hard to do. Improving student learning requires changing student behavior – changing the things students do in order to learn.

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Game-Based Learning Prepares K–12 Students for a Digital Future

EdTech Magazine

As educators seek tools for online environments, one of the solutions they’re increasingly turning to is game-based learning. One of the best ways for students to learn is through play, and growing up in a digital world, they are already playing video games outside the classroom

Student well-being and pedagogy by making learning contextual: Tapping into students’ life experience for learning

Hapara

Join H?para’s para’s Senior Director of Innovation, Rich Dixon and Shayla Adams-Stafford as they discuss how providing students with a sense of belonging, keeping them feeling safe and including culturally relevant material is critical for their success as learners.

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New resources target STEM via aerospace education

eSchool News

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Estes Industries, and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) have joined together to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers through a new, multi-year initiative that will bring research-based aerospace education to thousands of classrooms nationwide.

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Encourage Creativity in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

“Eighty-seven percent of teachers and 77% of parents agree teaching that inspires creativity has a bigger payoff for students” This according to Gallup research (To read more of the report, click here ). No one is surprised by this.

Domains of Digital Learning??

EdTechTeacher

EdTechTeacher is so thrilled to welcome Jed Stefanowicz to our team of summer instructors. Jed Stefanowicz is a Digital Learning Coach in Walpole, MA, providing job-embedded professional learning and coaching for academic technology.