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10/28 Meeting the demand to personalize learning for every student – What role can technology play in addressing the teacher burnout we’re seeing across the country? @MHEducation

10/28 Teacher shortages remain a top problem–here’s how to fix them School district leaders can fill critical gaps in the educator workforce with innovative answers to a challenging problem. If your district is interested in this service contact needteaachers@K12.com @Stride4Schools @SpezioLaura @eSN_Laura @eSchoolMediaInc

10/28 The secret to effective technology integration in schools – Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is readily available and accessible for the current task, is transparent and routine, and supports the curriculum’s goals. @lynch39083

10/28 Can educational technology support your school’s safety goals? Schools and districts can use tech tools & online platforms to make sure everyone is safe. @ClassTechTips

10/27 What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)? In order to stay eligible for student loans you need to maintain SAP. Do you and your kids know what it is? @CollegeAveLoans @_feedspot

10/27 How One School Is Beating the Odds in Math, the Pandemic’s Hardest-Hit Subject – How did your school’s math scores fare during the pandemic? If they were not so good, you need to read this. @smervosh @LarryCuban @nytimes

10/27 How to make project-based learning a reality – Part of what makes PBL so magical is that educators are helping students acquire valuable knowledge that they can apply right now in their own community. @eschoolnews @TerraTarango @VAInstitute

10/27 My Four Steps to Building Community-Responsive Lessons – As teachers, nothing matters more to us than making our students feel like their learning matters. @_jesspeacock @teacher2teacher

10/26 Kids that play video games perform better on cognitive skill tests. It seems that if a game is cognitively challenging that it should help. @ccampys @nypost

10/26 The Disruptors Official Trailer – a documentary film on ADHD – Institutions can pay, but individuals and apply for a free screening. All educators and parents of kids who have or might have ADHD need to watch this. There are lots of successful role models. @NancyAArmstrong @MAKERSwomen

10/26 Lessons learned using edtech during COVID – COVID shed light on inequities, but it also taught educators some valuable lessons. It seems some students have more autonomy.. @eschoolnews

10/26 Why I Stopped Giving Zeros – Giving a zero for missed work can make it mathematically impossible for students to recover their grade; here’s what one teacher is doing instead. @MaryTownsendEDU @edutopia

10/25 Math scores mark historic declines across the country during COVID pandemic. Eighth-grade math scores plummeted in all states but Utah, where they held steady — with nearly four in 10 students in that age group performing below basic achievement levels in math, the NAEP report found. @cayla_bam @nypost

10/25 Strategies for Teaching Students Leadership Skills Leadership skills are essential in every career and setting., but not everyone has to be a leader. @stayinformedg @BASSEYJ72088589 @_feedspot

10/25 Project-Based Learning Does Not Have to Be a 6-8 Week Unit. The problem with these projects can be the recipe-like nature that happened when students began handing things in. @ajjulian

10/24 The 5-minute daily playtime ritual that can get your kids to listen better – Sometimes kids listen to the instructions — and sometimes they don’t. And when they don’t, that can be very frustrating for parents. @SummerThomad @MindShiftKQED

10/24 Teacher Tested Strategies – New strategies and small mindset tweaks are often the very things that give you energy in your teaching – sometimes even saving time and creating efficiencies in your practice. @teacher2teacher

10/21 How to prepare yourself for jobs that do not yet exist – The advances in automation and artificial intelligence are creating new job roles and opportunities which are accessible to businesses across a range of sectors. @uowcareersjobs @_feedspot

10/21 Don’t wait to start helping students ace their AP exams. The road to a 4 or 5 starts on the first day of class and includes serious talk about how hard the exam is, offering supplementary materials, and some free candy. @katembeeson @eschoolnews

10/20 The top 20 apps schools are using most contains a few surprises. More than half of students participated in digital learning for more than two hours per day, according to Lightspeed Systems’ analysis. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

10/20 New research offers major insights into post-pandemic learning. Annual Speak Up Research shows shifts to digital tools, virtual learning, and new roles that educators play in post-pandemic learning environments. @eSN_Laura

10/20 Align the Digital Classroom with Student Needs and Learning Goals. As one-to-one device models have become commonplace, defining and implementing the right digital guardrails at the right times can lead to more effective and engaging lessons. @EdTech_K12

10/19 Animated Explanations – Share this with teachers and high school students in your district. At $39 this is a good deal. @rmbyrne

10/19 How to Get Students Excited About Learning – This design challenge helps you use the material you already plan to teach and the tools you already have in your classroom. @ClassTechTips @DigitalPromise

10/19 How to build deep relationships with students – Creating lasting relationships with your students is all about building trust and getting to know them on a deeper level. @CurriculumAssoc @eschoolnews

10/18 Twenty Useful Apps for Kids with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities in 2022 – Be sure to share with parents and teachers who work with these kids. @ZephinL @InfoWizcase

10/18 Using Blended Learning to Strengthen Math Skills – This effective method allows students to be flexible, develop critical thinking, and use math creatively outside of direct instruction. @nmhollan12 @edutopia

10/18 New Effort Hopes to Make ‘Weed-Out’ Courses More Equitable – Some introductory courses have a “weed-out” reputation for narrowing the paths students can take through college. (Organic chemistry, anyone?) This can happen in high school too. @becky_koenig @EdSurge

10/17 Learning Is Non-Linear. Why Shouldn’t Curriculum Be? Deeper learning means that the learner is now seeing the world in a new light and has a whole set of new questions to ask based on this learning. @stewarthase @TeachThought

10/17 Leading dyslexia treatment isn’t a magic bullet, studies find, while other options show promise. Two recent academic papers, synthesizing dozens of reading studies, are raising questions about the effectiveness of expensive education policies. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED

10/14 Ten Warning Signs That a Student is Being Bullied – No school is immune from bullying, and National Bullying Prevention Month this October is a perfect time to take action. @STOPitSolutions

10/14 Explore the K-12 Section of The Open Library – The Open Library is a part of the Internet Archive that provides visitors with the opportunity to search for, browse through, and read eBooks. @openlibrary @rmbryne

10/14 How teachers like me can use AI to improve their teaching – An AI coaching process aligns with a focus on action-oriented professional development and is far from traditional sit-and-get professional development. @eschoolnews @KellerISD

10/13 Think like a parent: How can schools keep students safe on their devices? Implementing technological barriers to keep students from accessing harmful content online is the school’s responsibility, say not only parents but also teachers and administrators. @DA_magazine

10/13 Four Great Ways to Start Math Class – Spending the first five minutes of elementary math classes with one of these launch routines can help all students feel ready to learn. @MarlowMathVT @Edutopia

10/12 Getting Fast Thinkers to Slow Down – Talking students through how the brain works—its shortcuts and tendency to draw incorrect conclusions based on limited information—can help them study and learn better. @tatertutt @edutopia

10/12 David Rogers on Dual Language Education – On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Nate McClennen is joined by David Rogers from Dual Language Education of New Mexico. @Getting_Smart
10/6 How to Get Teenagers to Do Their Homework – Here are Nine Effective Strategies for Parents. @Shareaholic @_feedspot

10/10 The Ultimate Guide to Summative Assessments – Summative Assessments are—in simple words—the way educators determine what a student has learned. @OtusK12

10/10 Taking a Gradual Release (GRR) Approach to Student Choice – Coming out of the pandemic, one of the biggest challenges teachers are facing isn’t student engagement so much as student empowerment. @spencerideas @ajjuliani @MindShiftKQED

10/10 FOUR Ways Classroom Design Impacts Executive Functioning – Effective classroom design can help elementary students develop skills like organization and task initiation. @edutopia @MindShiftKQED

10/10 How to Find TED-Ed Lessons by Grade Level – That’s not a function available on YouTube, but it is a function available on the TED-Ed lessons website. @TED_ED @rmbyrne

10/8 Physical Education With a Halloween Theme – Justin Cahill runs a great blog called Keeping Kids in Motion. One of the regular features of his blog is a monthly thematic challenge. @justybubpe @rmbyrne

10/8 The Ultimate Guide to Differentiated Instruction – Differentiated instruction is a framework that allows teachers to incorporate many different strategies in their classrooms to reach as many students’ personalized educational needs as possible. @OtusK12

10/8 Four tips for building a strong classroom culture this year – Through centering social-emotional learning and focusing on mediation and compassionate conversations, we can safely guide our students through this historically turbulent time. @eschoolnews
10/7 Illinois’s Shocking Report Card – The Land of Lincoln is failing its children and covering it up. @WSJ

10/7 Meeting the demand to personalize learning for every student = This is a Q&A session with Dr. Shawn Smith, Chief Innovation Officer, McGraw Hill. @MHEducation @Medium @DA_magazine

10/7 How to Get Students Excited About Learning – Every educator loves to see their students excited and engaged in learning. We want them to be able to apply what they learn to real-world situations, too. @ClassTechTips

10/7 How plagiarism makes the literacy gap worse – When students plagiarize, they lose the chance to develop important critical thinking and problem-solving skills. @Copyleaks @eschoolnews

9/19 Podcast: Overthrowing Education – Going Gradeless – Nuts and Bolts – Listen to Starr Sackstein’s conversation with Batsheva Frankel of the Overthrowing Education Podcast and share your thoughts about what you learned or questions you have for a future conversation. @mssackstein @BatshevaFrankel

9/19 How Deep is Their Learning? Deeper learning is how the learner applies that instruction. @Getting_Smart

9/18 Seven Good Resources for Teaching and Learning About the Value of Money – If your kids are interested in money, these are resources you should check out. @rmbyrne @PracticalMoney @DougLevinson @MustLoveScience

9/18 Five safeguarding tips for schools this year – Of all public organizations, education has the most significant difficulties to overcome when it comes to ransomware and cyberattacks. @eschoolnews @Aaronvsand

9/18 Eleven study tips for ADHD: What works, what doesn’t – While the following study strategies work for most students with ADHD, you will have to experiment for yourself. @KatieHabits

9/17 How the Heck Do You Manage a Project-Based Class? It can be tough! In fact, it is downright scary sometimes to give up control, allow students to go off the beaten path, and really work through a problem to solve. @ajjuliani

9/17 How to Reduce the Cognitive Load on Students During Lessons – A look at ways teachers can refine their practices to help ensure that students absorb and process information so they can retrieve it later. @ijkelleher @edutopia

9/16 Schools Have Plenty of RUles. Teachers should be careful about adding more rules in their classrooms. @mssackstein

9/16 100 Benefits of Running – If you want less stress and anxiety and better health in general, start running. I’ve been doing it since 1976, and I’ve never missed a day of work or felt stressed. @worldrunday @RundaySweden

9/16 Split on Screens – Students scolded a teacher when his phone rang while he was teaching because somewhere deep inside them was a latent awareness that a classroom is a sanctuary. @CoachJPearson @LarryCuban

9/14 Do You Want to Hack Homework This Year? How we handle homework has a lot to do with our learning philosophy. And although it may be impossible to get rid of homework all of the time for all grades, how we approach it can be adjusted. @mssackstein

9/14 The Ultimate Guide to Formative Assessments – A formative assessment is a short, low-stakes check that provides both teacher and student with immediate feedback on the student’s comprehension of a learning target. @OtusK12

9/14 Documentation Panels Are a Novel Way for Students to Demonstrate Their Learning. This innovative assessment tool has students engage in metacognitive reflection by assembling and presenting evidence of their learning. @edutopia @salomeandsmiles

9/13 Author talked to 70 parents of highly successful adults—here are five phrases they always said to their kids. The things that parents say to their kids can either encourage and give them confidence or lower their self-esteem and hold them back in life. @MargotBisnow @CNBCMakeIt

9/13 Ten Practical Ways To Transform The Traditional Classroom – They work in most grade levels, in most schools, in most situations. @ajjuliani

9/13 A Great Alternative to Quizlet – It’s a tool that you can use to create flashcards from scratch or by importing a document and letting Knowt automatically generate flashcards for you. @getknowt @rmbyrne

9/13 Honors Classes In High School: All you need to know – The honor classes in high school are academic endeavors that will challenge and help you succeed in college even from your application level. @stayinformedg

9/12 Learning Personalized Part 4: Clear and Compelling Assessments – Here, Starr Sackstein and Allison Zmuda take on the challenge of what we put in our gradebooks and how that is communicated with students and families. @mssackstein @allison_zmuda

9/12 Five Ways to Support the Well-Being of School Leaders – Burnout rates are high among principals. How can we fight burnout and promote self-care? @JuliaMahfouz @katiekings @GreaterGoodSC

9/9 Learning Personalized Part 3: Reflection and Self-Assessment – Starr Sackstein’s third interview segment with Allison Zmuda clarified how regular reflection and self-evaluation impact students’ connection to learning and ownership of goals. @mssackstein @allison_zmuda

9/9 2022-2023 College Free Speech Rankings – There are over 200 schools ranked here so you can probably see where your alma matter stands. @TheFIREorg

9/9 Immediate solutions to teacher shortages – Discover how your district can fill critical gaps in the educator workforce with innovative answers. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

9/8 School cellphone rules: Why they’re such a difficult call for districts. The use of cellphones in schools has become an even thornier issue since students returned in person. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

9/8 Ruby was the first Black child to desegregate her school. This is what she learned. This is a story that kids and adults of all races need to hear. @RubyBridges @NPRKelly @mallory_yu @courtneydorning @NPR

9/8 Five Keys to Success with Virtual Education – Virtual education often meets the needs of students who don’t do well in a traditional school setting. @eschoolnews

9/7 Learning Personalized Part 2: Language Matters – In our second segment, we focused on the way our beliefs about learners impact our expectations, aspirations, and actions that buoy their movement toward success. @mssackstein @allison_zmuda

9/6 The most powerful yet overlooked resource in schools – “When teachers and families work together, everyone wins,” says education technology entrepreneur and TED Fellow Heejae Lim. @heejpeej @TEDTalks

9/6 Five Ways to Get to Know Students – There are so many different options for student surveys. @spencerideas

9/6 Five ways to make your IT department more efficient – A few tips can help IT departments better handle future challenges while generally improving operations for the long term. @eschoolnews

9/3 Tech Fuels Student Access to Mentorships – Especially for Students of Color. Technology can and is helping to support this surge in mentoring for career education. @Getting_Smart

9/2 Five tips for a positive back-to-school experience – A hybrid learning environment equipped with the proper tools can make it easier for instructors and students to thrive. @eschoolnews

9/2 College’s Use of Exam-Proctoring Software to ‘Scan’ Rooms Violated Privacy Rights, Judge Finds. Experts say the ruling in the federal case is the first of its kind. @jryoung @EdSurge

9/2 A Guide to Planning Career Paths for Teachers – Acquiring new skills and knowledge can support you in your current role and aid you in the event that you change roles or leave education. @VictoriaTheTech @edutopia

9/1/2022 How to Avoid Sleepiness While Studying (13 Ways to Stay Awake and Focused) – You want to master the concepts and get good grades. If you fall asleep while studying, you’ll waste valuable time. Daniel Wong

9/1/2022 Five ways relationship mapping supports your students – Schools can better understand the relationships students have outside of school through a strategy called relationship mapping. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

9/1/2022 Whatever Happened to Learning Centers? Beginning in the late 1960s and extending through most of the next decade, an innovation swept across American elementary schools called “learning centers.” @LarryCuban

8/31 How to organize a school binder: Tips and examples – This also includes tips for students with ADHD. The binder set-up I teach below can work for middle school, high school, and college students. @KatieHabits @_feedspot

8/30 Students desperately need to see relevance in their learning. Students cite the primary driver for their struggles in education as the perceived lack of relevance between life and their studies. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

8/30 SEL Possibilities in Physical Education – Physical education teaches relationship-building and self-management skills, making it a natural for social and emotional learning. @PLT4M @edutopia

8/30 Reading Logs Are Used to Hold Kids Accountable, But They Can Make Reading Feel Like a Chore. Every book has its reader. Let your kids find their own. @KimRues @EdSurge

8/29 Back to basics: polishing your language skills for your college essays – Your college essay is perhaps the most vital component of your college application process. @ReachIvy @_feedspot

8/29 Bringing Teachers Into Instructional Leadership Teams – It’s essential for school leaders to find ways to include and strengthen teacher voice in instructional decision-making processes. @DitullioDr @edutopia

8/29 Five classroom management strategies to try this year – Being proactive is a key classroom management strategy to ensure the classroom remains a safe and productive environment. @CPI_Training

8/29 Do youth sports really build character? What kids gain from sports depends on adults – Excerpted from “Take Back the Game: How Money and Mania are Ruining Kids’ Sports — and Why It Matters” by Linda Flanagan. @LindaFlanagan2 @MindShiftKQED

8/26 Scans of Students’ Homes During Tests Are Deemed Unconstitutional. An Ohio judge ruled that such surveillance to prevent cheating could form a slippery slope to more illegal searches. @ashleynbelanger @WIRED

8/26 Learning acceleration is best to move kids forward in math. New research shows that students engaged in learning acceleration practices learned more and struggled less compared to students in classrooms that used remediation. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

8/26 The Journalism Year – A required course in high school journalism would give kids the tools to tell the stories of their communities and make them active contributors to civic life—not just readers and writers. @edutoppia @simmonsteacher

8/26 Ten Popular Back-to-School Tutorials for Teachers Here are the most-searched terms leading to Richard Byrne’s tutorial videos and his most-watched tutorial videos of the last month. @rmbyrne

8/25 Four Practices for Innovative School Leaders – Dr. Shawn Smith, Chief Innovation Officer at McGraw Hill, provides leadership strategies that are sure to influence change. @MHEducation @eschoolnews

8/25 Two Resources to Help Make Virtual & Hybrid Learning More Equitable & Effective – The Learning Accelerator (TLA), has designed two, freely-available, research-based resources to address this need. @brholland @LearningAccel @rmbyrne

8/25 What Adults Don’t Get About Teens, and Digital Life – Well-meaning messages meant to keep teens safe can backfire. The key is to focus on judgment and agency, not rigid rules for screen time. @em_weinstein @carrie_james @WIRED @ProjectZeroHGSE

8/24 Chasing Childhood – In “CHASING CHILDHOOD”, psychologists, activists, and leaders of the “free play” movement fight to bring back the untold benefits of a less curated childhood. View a trailer of this movie that your school can host. @ChildhoodMovie

8/24 SEL is critical–but teachers rarely have time to address it. Majority of teachers cite a lack of time and training as barriers to teaching SEL skills in the classroom and helping students build these. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

8/23 Why youth sports have gotten so out of control – In recent decades, youth sports have become intensely competitive, with a focus on scholarships and winning — rather than teamwork and cooperation. @msullivandawson @nypost

8/23 Middle schoolers are social. What opportunity does that create for learning? Applications in the classroom can make learning much more exciting and meaningful for tweens whose hunger for relationships can richly influence their learning. @callmeKi @MindShiftKQED @towknightcenter

8/20 Are teachers leaving the classroom en masse? The chaotic debate over this year’s teacher shortages, explained. @FabiolaCineas @Voxdotcom

8/20 Department of Education Developing New National Ed Tech Plan – Once the contract is awarded and work commences, the plan will take 12-18 months to finish. @GAlbaneseJr @govtechnews

8/20 One district’s push to help students feel like they belong – Belonging is a critical component of a school culture that supports social and emotional learning, which is important for both academic success and student well-being. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

8/19 Learning Personalized Podcast: Hacking Assessment Part 1 – Allison Zmuda works for the Habits of Mind Institute and understands the power of personalized learning. This is an interview with Starr Satkstein. @allison_zmuda @mssackstein

8/19 Why digital formative assessment is critical in today’s classrooms – Formative assessment is versatile–teachers can use almost any sort of assignment as a formative assessment. @jayayoo @eschoolnews

8/19 There’s Still Time to Do School Discipline Differently. What are behavioral issues and discipline going to look like this year? And where are the opportunities to make sure consequences are doled out equitably? @EdSurge @brianedtech

8/18 The education industry is now the no. 1 target for cyberattacks. Over 80% of malware attacks in the last month targeted the education industry, and the pandemic is the leading cause. @DA_magazine

8/18 Rhythm Fit – New Lesson Plans from OPEN Phys Ed – For the new school year, OPEN Phys Ed has published a new collection of lesson plans, activities, and videos for K-8 students. @OPENPhysEd @rmbyrne

8/18 Five Ways To Build Student Ownership in the First Month of School – The first month of school sets the tone for the entire year. @ajjuliani

8/18 Four ways library media specialists lead digital transformations in districts – Let your library media specialists lead your school’s digital transformation through edtech coordination, motivation, information, and education. @NHSLMA @CSDDoverHigh

8/17 Set Up a Student-Empowered Classroom. Stations are set up around the room. Technology in some places, crafts in others. One corner by the bookshelf is adorned with throw pillows or beanbag chairs, and there are tables all over the room instead of rows of desks. @mssackstein

8/17 Eleven Picture Books to Help Young Students Manage Their Worries – These engaging books and guided questions can help young learners manage back-to-school anxiety, as well as worries in general. @KristinRydholm #edutopia

8/17 Meeting and Exceeding Student Expectations of Teachers: A Way to Achieve “Good” Teaching. Larry Cuban originally posted this in 2013. This is an updated version. Thanks, Larry. @LarryCuban

8/17 Debunking Standards-Based Grading Myths featuring Matt Townsley Matt Townsley debunks common myths about standards-based grading so educators can prevent these ideas from taking hold in a school community and shift the conversation back to student learning and achievement. @mctownsley @OtusK12 @_feedspot

8/16 It’s probably time to clean your filters. Stop breathing in dirty air and drinking cloudy water. Change your dang filters, especially if you have children. @allieevolpe @voxdotcom

8/16 Creating student engagement through the power of play – Play is an essential part of learning and growth, fostering a learning mindset and teaching students to absorb knowledge through exercise and practice. @BenTalsma @VAInstitute

8/16 Icebreakers and Exit Tickets – 30 Questions – If you use either of these techniques should should find some good ones here. @rmbyrne

8/15 Data-Driven Instructional Practice – Turn now to those policymakers who gather, digest, and use a vast array of numbers in order to reshape teaching practices. @LarryCuban

8/15 Four ways to support ELLs in post-pandemic learning – Certain student groups experienced more impacts to their learning during the pandemic–here’s how to help English language learners. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

8/14 QUIZ: Can You Name These Historical Figures? I got 48 out of 51 and was told that I’m either a historian or a time traveler. Let me know what you get at Doug@DrDougGreen.com.

8/14 Seven Lessons for Academic Success in High School – If you are looking to achieve true academic success, simply owning the best pens and notebooks won’t be enough. @sstudentsblog @_feedspot

8/11 Four tips to bring the real world into your classroom – Real-world examples bring something more tangible, impactful, and real to the curriculum–and students become more interested and engaged. @Yo_Mista KiddomApp @eschoolnews

8/11 Creating Collaborative Classrooms – How can you use this fantastic resource in a classroom setting? Here are five ways OuiSi Nature supports collaborative classrooms. @ClassTechTips

8/11 Don’t make these five mistakes in high school. Be sure to share with high school students you know. @KatieHabits

>8/10 Aspire Podcast: Hacking Assessment 2.0 – Check out this bonus episode of Aspire, where Josh Stamper and Starr Sackstein discuss the updates to the second edition of Hacking Assessment which came out on August 2, 2022. @mssackstein @Joshua__Stamper

8/10 The Real-Life Science of Stuffed Animals, Children, and Stress Reduction – The fact that so many people hold on to their favorite stuffed animals from childhood is testimony that stuffed animals play a substantial role in the emotional well-being of children. @Support42shops

8/9 Mastery learning can help close pandemic learning gaps. As education emerges from the first two years of the pandemic and looks to the future of learning, educators are focused on how best to mitigate. @khanacademy @eschoolnews

8/9 Do You Know Who Your Students Know? Better Data on Students’ Networks Can Start the School Year off Right. New data suggests that this year, the social landscape for some high school students looks different than years prior. @juliaffreeland @Getting_Smart

8/8 Approaching the New Year With a No Grades Classroom – You’ve reflected and realized that it isn’t just shifting practice; it’s a philosophical shift you’re ready to make because you know it will benefit kids. @mssackstein

8/8 Let Students Lead the Dialogue With Parents. Giving students more say in communicating what happens in school reinforces their commitment to learning and teaches them life skills. @amsuad @edutopia

8/8 Students can get to class without bells, but schools need to adapt. During remote learning, students didn’t have that buzzer at home. So when students returned to school buildings, some administrators decided to leave them off entirely. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

8/7 How to practice effectively…for just about anything – Annie Bosler and Don Greene – But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? @anniebosler @DonGreenePhD @TED_ED

8/6 Three ways to highlight productive urgency while avoiding teacher burnout – An elementary principal explains how he creates a sense of purpose throughout his school without causing unnecessary anxiety and fear. @eschoolnews @worcesterpublic

8/6 Education tech companies bring virtual teaching to the table as a solution to the teacher shortage. Our teacher could be sitting in Montana and will have a Texas teaching certification and will stream straight into the rural Texas classroom. @ChloeNordquist @ScrippsNational @DenverChannel

8/5 How hands-on education creates better educators – To become better educators, teachers need the right tools–and the hands-on training–to help them face new and upcoming challenges head-on. @eschoolnews

8/5 Researcher Behind ‘10,000-Hour Rule’ Says Good Teaching Matters, Not Just Practice. You’ve probably heard of the 10,000-hour rule, which was popularized by Malcolm Gladwell’s blockbuster book “Outliers.” @jryoung @EdSurge

8/4 The Simple System For Planning Project-Based Learning Experiences – The textbooks are no longer “good enough”, and the multiple-choice tests are no longer “good enough”, and the lectures are no longer “good enough” for our kids. @ajjuliani

Displaced Ukrainian students find education with US online tools. For these kids online education is a big upgrade from nothing, and they are making the most of it. @KirkCarapezza @GBH

8/3 NASA Is Crowdsourcing Cloud Research—on Mars. Space fans around the world can help analyze data collected by the Mars Climate Sounder. Get your kids involved. @katrinacecile @WIRED

8/3 Schools as Factories: Metaphors That Stick. The idea of the school as an efficient factory assembly line has a surprising history. A century ago, the notion of schools delivering finished products to a democratic society was both new and–here is the surprise–admired. @LarryCuban

8/3 Next-generation tech for schools–right now – Tech is constantly evolving, and new technology advances mean that your schools don’t have to wait to use future-looking tools and strategies. @eschoolnews

>8/2/2022 Hacking Assessment 2.0 by Starr Sackstein is now available. I summarized the original version ins 2016. @mssackstein

8/2/2022 Using Games to Help Students Develop Executive Function Skills – Collaborative games can help students develop skills like critical thinking, emotional control, sustained attention, and working memory. @eeculp @edutopia

8/1 2022 A Great Place to Find Lesson Plan Ideas – In the strategy resource bank you’ll find dozens of teaching strategies accompanied by free handouts to use in your classroom. @FreeTech4Teache @rmbyrne

8/1 2022 Gamification tools that increase student engagement – Gamification offers many benefits for teachers and students alike–here’s how to integrate these tools into your instruction. @eschoolnews

7/31 Pikmykid, a School Dismissal System. A school dismissal system can ensure students stay safe. Families know when and where to be, and everyone is accounted for at the end of the school day. @pikmykid @ClassTechTips

7/31 Paper books linked to stronger readers in an international study – There’s a lot to like about digital books. They’re lighter in the backpack and often cheaper than paper books. But a new international report suggests that physical books may be important to raising children who become strong readers. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED

7/31 Not Your Average High School Finance Lesson – A Unit on Saving and Investing for High School Students appears to be created to coincide with the use of The Stock Market Game. @garystager @rmbyrne @wjfrey

7/30 How to Stay Focused During the Summer Break – Long summer vacations can also lead to forgetting most of what you’ve learned over the past school year. @StudentLifeNet @_feedspot

7/30 What College Admissions Officers Really Want Students with evident emotional intelligence, initiative, and grit are much hard to come by. @collegeaveloans @_feedspot

7/27 Using Popular Apps for Formative Assessment – Adding simple tech options to boost formative assessment activities can help ensure that every student is getting the most from the lesson. @ClassTechTips @edutopia

7/27 Hawaii’s Kihei Elementary School Selects Discovery Education’s Mystery Science to Support Deeper Student Engagement in the 2022-2023 School Year. Through this new phase of collaboration, educators at Kihei Elementary School will add Mystery Science, an award-winning digital resource for K-5 teachers and students. @KiheiElementary @DiscoveryEd @eschoolnews

7/27 Are Today’s Children Different than Children in the 1890s? Teachers speak less glowingly, however, of how their attention span is as short as a tweet or how little ones expect the classroom to be just like “Barney and Friend.” @LarryCuban

7/26 Five digital tools to enhance your social studies instruction – Social studies is critical to students’ lives beyond the classroom–educators should use every possible tool to engage students in this critical. @SHigginsBGCS @eschoolnews

7/26 Using the Inquiry Process to Improve Learning Outcomes – With data gathered from early assessments, teachers can work together to improve lessons to meet the needs of all students better. @edutopia

7/25 How do you stop cheating students? (Hint: tech isn’t the only answer) Virtual proctoring invites privacy and security concerns that don’t come into play when a teacher monitors a test in person. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

7/25 The six Best Language Learning Apps in 2022: Duolingo, iTalki, and More – If you aren’t sure which one to use, this should help. I currently have a 700+ day streak in Duolingo Swedish. @RansomPatterson @collegeinfogeek

7/24 Teaching Grit Through Sportsmanship – Striking out happens. It stings, and it sucks, but it happens, and we have two choices when it does, either let it get us down and then quit or take what we learned from the strike out and try even harder the next time we get up to bat. @mssackstein

7/24 Growth Mindset is More than a Colorful Bulletin Board. As any educator knows, growth mindset work does not happen in isolation or by just putting up a picture. @akrebecca @Getting_Smart

7/22 Create Collaborative Classrooms. Connect with the team at OuiSi and had a chance to explore their resources for students and teachers. @ClassTechTips @playouisi

7/22 How I\to use technology to keep PE relevant in the 21st century – Physical education teachers are using the latest learning strategies to keep PE relevant and ensure students are practicing their 21st-century skills. @eschoolnews @IsmailCSP

7/22 The Ultimate Guide to Performance-Based Assessments – Performance-based assessments move beyond multiple-choice and written tests to determine not only what students know but how they apply their knowledge. @OtusK12

7/22 Arts, Culture, and Geography Games to Share in Google Classroom – Play with Arts & Culture offers more than a dozen interactive games for students to play to test their knowledge and to learn about the connections between art, culture, and geography. @rmbyrne @Larryferlazzo

7/21 Does Teaching Get Easier With Time? Yes, planning lessons and managing spaces gets easier, but the daily grind of teaching doesn’t. @mssackstein

7/21 Business Leaders Say Computer Science Needs to Be A Core Subject. Today, a collection of more than 500 prominent business, education, and nonprofit leaders called on states to update their K-12 curriculum to make computer science a core subject. @dtmollenkamp @EdSurge

7/21 The kids are all right online. Online learning, once dismissed as a poor substitute for in-person learning, is proving why it is engaging and fulfilling learning. KevinHogan@eschoolnews.com @eschoolnews

7/21 Five tech tools to use in an elementary music classroom – Technology enables the creation and use of digital music–how are you exposing students to digital music creation in your music classroom? @eschoolnews

7/19 The Principles of Learning: Context Is Integral To Learning. Mental models are how we understand the world. Not only do they shape what we think and how we understand but they shape the connections and opportunities that we see. @ajjuliani

7/19 5-Minute SEL Activities You Can Do Every Day – Virtually or In Person – Every activity helps students create the classroom culture they want to see: affirming their experiences, feeling safe in their learning environment and supporting their voice and choice. @BarbaraGruener @teacher2teacher

7/18 How Do Politicians Keep Getting So Rich? See if you and your students/kids can guess any of the answers before watching. This seems balanced politically. @StoryblocksCo @thinkSTT

7/18 Seven Tips for Parenting ADHD Teens – You want to help your teens get on the right path, but they’re resistant to rules and they get annoyed when you give them reminders. @Shareaholic

7/18 Researchers find a tradeoff between raising achievement and engaging students. Two researchers from the University of Maryland and Harvard University waded into this mess. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @EricHanushek @MindShiftKQED

7/16 Ten Plus Chrome Tips and Tricks for Teachers and Students – In this episode, we are jumping into some Google Chrome updates, features, and tips for teachers and students. @ShakeUpLearning

7/16 How to Produce a Play on a Shoestring Budget – If you don’t have the funding to put on a show with costumes and big sets, you can still create a memorable performance. @edutopia @thefridaystory

7/16 Five ways to create a strong math culture in your schools – A strong math culture can help students develop positive habits and mindsets that improve their math competency. @eschoolnews @lynchbren21

7/15 EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments – Be sure to get one for your school’s professional development library. @ClassTechTips

7/15 Getting real-world experience: High schoolers design a ‘life skills’ lab for students with disabilities. Students at the School of Design and Construction are partnering with IKEA to build life skills learning lab for students with disabilities. @marcelanotes @ChalkbeatNY

7/15 Parents Share Tips for Starting the College Admissions Process. It’s college application season and families with high school seniors are looking for answers to their college admissions questions. @CollegeAveLoans @_feedspot

7/13 Remote possibilities: Successful strategies for virtual teaching and learning – Virtual learning is making its presence known–here’s how emerging edtech tools are making room for innovation. @eschoolnews

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