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10 tips for new teachers
10 tips for new teachers

There are many questions that new teachers ask before walking into their classrooms, and tips for new teachers can be invaluable come the first day of school. In a recent…


One student at a time: Reaching an English learner
One student at a time: Reaching an English learner

English was the third language my student, who primarily spoke Dutch, would learn by second grade. She knew how to read in Dutch, but it was laborious and slow. She…


Personalized professional development keeps teachers learning
Personalized professional development keeps teachers learning

When most teachers receive professional development regarding a technology tool, they are often provided a “this is how you use this” workshop. At Phoenix Union High School District, a portfolio…


5 assessment trends to track this year
5 assessment trends to track this year

The new school year has already started in some states, and students will return to classrooms over the next few weeks in other states. As the new year kicks off,…


Indiana students GEAR UP with STEM
Indiana students GEAR UP with STEM

Let students choose their favorite topics to study and then seek out the best hands-on STEM curriculum and activities that meet the students’ interests. That’s how Indiana GEAR UP officials…


Students prefer edtech resources to parents when it comes to homework help
Students prefer edtech resources to parents when it comes to homework help

Smarter technology and edtech resources are helping students become independent learners and problem solvers, according to new research. In fact, many of today's students first turn to technology for answers…


Why college test prep is like Ironman triathlon training
Why college test prep is like Ironman triathlon training

It’s one thing to read about doing a triathlon or to watch one on TV; it’s another to dive into the water, hop on the bike seat, and hit the…


How to balance work and study as a teacher
How to balance work and study as a teacher

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 per cent of employees would stay at a company longer if their employers invested in their careers. Continued professional development (CPD) is…


6 ways to get teachers on board with edtech
6 ways to get teachers on board with edtech

We’ve all heard about veteran educators who have been teaching the same way for years and are reluctant to integrate technology into their practice. Why should they? It’s scary to…


Schools focus on community college pipeline
Schools focus on community college pipeline

Across the country, efforts are growing to build a community college pipeline that will help students transition from community college to four-year institutions seamlessly and with greater success. Xavier University…


Discovery Education acquires Inspyro
Discovery Education acquires Inspyro

Discovery Education, a leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, announced the acquisition of leading virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) provider…


12 back-to-school apps you’ll want to use this year
12 back-to-school apps you’ll want to use this year

Confusion, stress, new schedules--sound familiar? If it does, then it must be time to head back to school. But as the now-common saying goes, there's an app for that. Back-to-school…


Are you sure your edtech tools are working?
Are you sure your edtech tools are working?

Elkin City Schools (ECS) is my home. It’s a small district, located near the North Carolina border, with three schools and about 1,200 students. It’s a small, tight-knit community full…


Here’s how family tech nights help close the digital divide
Here’s how family tech nights help close the digital divide

When we talk about digital equity, the conversation often focuses on providing opportunities for all students to learn in an increasingly connected world. We talk about devices and home connectivity.…


Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions
Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions

As the importance and benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL) have become more widely recognized, many teachers have struggled to combine this type of learning with their required curriculum. A recent…


10 awesome district brands worth checking out
10 awesome district brands worth checking out

No one is great at everything, but everyone is great at something. These 10 school districts identified why their district is awesome, then structured everything they do around it to…


ESSA’s needs assessments: Closing the prevention-treatment gap
ESSA’s needs assessments: Closing the prevention-treatment gap

We are leading a national conversation about the importance of "prevention" versus "treatment" of health and well-being of our youth, families, and society. It is critical, in our view, that…


4 challenges facing school principals each year
4 challenges facing school principals each year

In May 2019, 150 school principals from across the country participated in an edWeb survey on the topics, challenges, and accomplishments they experienced this year as the educational leaders in…


How intentional leadership behaviors can help PBIS implementation
How intentional leadership behaviors can help PBIS implementation

In its call for social-emotional learning curricula to be integral to every public-school student’s education, federal IDEA legislation, and subsequently ESSA, mandate multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) to meet the…


Top trends: Supporting students through SEL
Top trends: Supporting students through SEL

Here are the most popular SEL stories from the past month: 1. 5 ways we develop SEL in our students These days, words like bullying, isolation, suicide, peer pressure, and…


5 ways to make sure PBL PD works
5 ways to make sure PBL PD works

Project-based learning is gaining steam nationwide because of its effectiveness in helping students build 21st-century skills. But there is a difference between just doing a project and doing effective, high-quality…


6 things to look for when supporting student voice with edtech
6 things to look for when supporting student voice with edtech

When students feel like they are helping drive their education and have a say in their own learning—having student voice--achievement thrives. That’s been a given, even when education technology was…


10 great blended learning tools for schools
10 great blended learning tools for schools

With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. For over five years, we…


3 ways to use AI in the classroom
3 ways to use AI in the classroom

Get ready, everyone. GenAlexa has questions, and it wants immediate answers. The term GenAlexa elicits chuckles, but the Alexa Generation is very serious in its demand for immediacy and accuracy.…


4 ways school leadership encourages proficient readers
4 ways school leadership encourages proficient readers

At a time when schools are held accountable to the highest level of standards, strong school leadership is critical for success. Fortunately, researchers have been exploring the school leadership factors…

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