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What You Might Have Missed in July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of July. Tech Tip #63: Reset Default Font. Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Coaching. A Year to Remember, A Year to Reflect: Pandemic Instruction. 11 Websites for Thinking and Learning. We Landed on the Moon July 20 1969. 5 (free) Posters on Teaching I.

Sparking Inquiry in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

As a kid, I loved nature. Growing up in a rural part of New Jersey and spending summers at the beach probably played a significant role in developing this interest. My parents would buy me and my brother all sorts of field guides to help support our curiosity and genuine interest in living creatures.

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Books I read in July 2021

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in July 2021… Pedagogy of the Oppressed , Paulo Freire (education). Raven Black , Ann Cleeves (mystery). The Passenger , Lisa Lutz (thriller). Transformation , Carol Berg (fantasy). Revelation , Carol Berg (fantasy).

Podcast: A Conversation about Hybrid Logistics

EdNews Daily

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Why Music Education is Important for Children To Learn

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor Nicole McCray, has some thoughts on music and education. I think you’ll enjoy them: There are many schools that undermine the importance of music in schools. Yet, many benefits stem from a musical education.

Lessons for K–12 Districts as Students Return to the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

As schools prepare to reopen this fall, many students and teachers will be reconnecting in face-to-face environments for the first time in 18 months. School leaders have a lot to consider in addition to keeping everyone safe and healthy.

Do You Have A Daily Teacher Interaction Tracking System? If Not … Download Ours Today!

TeacherCast

Coaches, are you searching for the perfect way to keep track of what you do each day? If you are like most coaches, the answer is YES! But how do you do it?

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Teaching ‘action civics’ engages kids — and ignites controversy

The Hechinger Report

Peyton Amaral, a Morton Middle-schooler with a pale pink suit jacket and a swath of blue and purple hair, stood before the Fall River City Council this April, arguing for a ban on plastic bags. This story also appeared in USA Today.

Remove “It says I do not have access”

Teacher Tech

Easily change the sharing permissions on a Google Doc to anyone with the link can view. The post Remove “It says I do not have access” appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chrome Docs Google

Analog Meets Digital: Which Wacom Tablet is Best for You?

techieMusings

I am a huge fan of analog meets digital. While I love handwriting, both searchability and anytime, anyplace accessibility are priorities for me. For years now, I have been relying on my Wacom tablet to give me the best of both worlds.

What Do You Mean by “Cognitive Capacity?”

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark We’ve been encountering the term “cognitive capacity” more and more often since we started to make the distinction between “cognitive ability” and “cognitive capacity” a few years ago.

Summer school programs race to help students most in danger of falling behind

The Hechinger Report

For millions of students, this is a summer like no other in the history of American public education.

Data Demands Action — Not Just a Dashboard

Edsurge

Education has a data problem. At the end of every academic year, school leaders routinely ponder what they could have done differently to better help their students succeed.

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What is Socrative and How Does It Work? Best Tips and Tricks

techlearning

Socrative is an online question and answer system that's ideal for digital interaction for students and teachers

Remember the Good Old Days

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik Remember the good old days, before COVID changed our daily routines and sent our children home to have school with their parents or grandparents? Remember when things made sense, and you knew exactly what to expect from school?

SlidesMania with Doc to Slides by Schoolytics

Teacher Tech

Use SlidesMania templates with Doc to Slides by Schoolytics. The post SlidesMania with Doc to Slides by Schoolytics appeared first on Teacher Tech. Chrome Docs Google Slides Add-on google Google Docs Google Slides GoogleEDU slides

Let’s Support College Student Mothers During the Pandemic — and Beyond

Edsurge

Mix Tape / Shutterstock Although the pandemic has been devastating for everyone, it’s been especially hard for college student mothers. Many were forced by school and day care closures to prioritize care and remote learning for their children over their own education and careers.

What the Return of Flu and Other Viruses Might Mean for Schools

techlearning

The Delta variant of the coronavirus is not the only respiratory pathogen that might spread through schools this year

Does Your School Need Online Cyber Safety Education?

EdNews Daily

By Pat Craven Did you know that 400,000 kids per year are victims of identity theft? And many children are targeted by their peers via cyberbullying.

How ST Math Helps Students with Dyscalculia Learn

MIND Research Institute

Many students will struggle with math at some point in their lives, but some have a much more difficult time than others. If a student in your class is experiencing problems understanding fundamental math facts like number sense, you may wonder if it could be due to developmental dyscalculia.

How to strengthen school IT for continued hybrid learning

eSchool News

With school out and summer break here, administrators are planning for the fall – but much still remains up in the air. Despite rising vaccinations, it seems inevitable that just like hybrid enterprises, hybrid schooling will continue to be the new normal.

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OPINION: The pandemic challenged school administrators, but didn’t break us

The Hechinger Report

Thanks to hard work, vaccinations, carefully orchestrated safety precautions and many collaborative efforts, we have turned the corner on the pandemic, at least here in the United States. In education, school and district leaders brought new tools and procedures online to deal with the pandemic.

3 Ways to Prioritize Teacher PD as Schools Reopen (eSchool News)

Edthena

Schools are reopening this fall and the focus will rightfully be on the student experience. However, it’s also more important than ever to prioritize teacher PD.

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COVID-19 Resources for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The outbreak of COVID-19 marked the start of a new historical era, one that witnessed unprecedented social, economic, cultural, and educational transformations. For us in education, the far-reaching.read more. Resources on the current pandemic

How scholastic esports opens up college pathways

eSchool News

Esports programs continue to grow at a rapid pace at both the collegiate level and at the high school level in the United States.

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Students won’t answer questions? Have them generate their own.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This article is written by Truth for Teachers writer Tricia Maher. When I first stepped into the high school classroom two decades ago, I–like many other new teachers–was fresh out of graduate school and eager to share my passion for literature.

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Lo que los estudiantes de inglés necesitan es enamorarse de la escuela otra vez

The Hechinger Report

Read in English. CIUDAD DE OREGÓN, Oregón. Aylin García Rosas, de 9 años, y su primo, de 8, estaban agachados en el piso del gimnasio en la Escuela Primaria Holcomb, charlando en español sobre cómo lograr una figura Lego para el automóvil que estaban construyendo.

Ready-made Book Cover Templates for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Creating book covers can be a great way to engage students in writing activities that involve various multimedia materials. Students unleash their creative design thinking and construct book covers.read more. Book cover templates

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How We Redefined What School Means

MiddleWeb

Most students at Laurie Lichtenstein’s middle school were F2F all year, but masked and isolated in small classroom pods as teachers moved about. It was hard, but as time passed teachers found ways to reduce isolation, build community, and let kids have lots of time to play.

High School Activities to Promote SEL in Digital Life

Graphite Blog

For high schoolers, technology can be an incredibly positive influence as they use it to expand their social circles, explore their interests, and even find causes that bring purpose to their lives.

Ready-made Back-to-School Templates for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The return to school this year is different from previous years. It is a special event where teachers get to see their students after a prolonged period of physical absence during which distance.read more. Back to school resources

My Radical Approach to Class Management

MiddleWeb

"My collaborative approach to discipline may sound too good to be true. But it's still working, eight years into the experiment," writes David Finkle. Some classes respond immediately; some need time to adjust to the paradigm shift. But in the end, it nearly always works.".

Middle School Activities to Promote SEL in Digital Life

Graphite Blog

In middle school, kids begin their exploration of identity in earnest, and they often experience the pressures of increased expectations. Technology makes these experiences a little more challenging to navigate, especially as social media becomes the primary way they communicate and share with peers.

Elementary School Activities to Promote SEL in Digital Life

Graphite Blog

This collection of activities will help you address the unique social and emotional challenges your students may encounter as technology starts to play an increasing role in their lives, both in and out of school.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Social and Emotional Learning in Digital Life

Graphite Blog

Media and technology are central to how young people learn, socialize, and participate in the world. This makes it all the more important to consider how our student’s digital lives can impact their social and emotional well-being.

Here Is How to Create Animated GIFs from YouTube Videos

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Chrome Capture is a cool extension that combines three key functionalities: video recording, screenshot capture, and GIF making. I tried the extension in multiple instances and found it really.read more. Screencasting tools Tools for Creating Animated GIFs

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