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10 WAYS EDTECH TOOLS CAN FACILITATE THE TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS

For many education professionals, the thought of implementing technology into the classroom can often be a worry. Not wanting to offer learners new distractions that will hinder their progress, teachers are wary of using education technology. However, if implemented in the right way, technology can be used as a tool to facilitate both teaching and…  learn more

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11 Time-Saving Strategies for Science Teachers

I started my career in corporate America as a systems analyst for a computer company.  There was a high value placed on efficiency in the work environment.  When I moved over to education I found lots of opportunities to make my classroom run as smoothly as possible.  It almost became a game to me.  This…  learn more

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131 Tools for Distance Learning & Strategies for Student Engagement

We’ve scoured the web for helpful apps, tools, and platforms to help you as you set up your distance learning environments during your school closures. If we’ve found the organization has announced something confirming COVID-19 supports, we include the link within the description of the tool.  learn more

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15 ways to use Book Creator for Reading Responses

Book Creator is an excellent tool for students to enjoy creating and reading books together. by Dr. Monica Burns  learn more

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36 Powerful Teaching Strategies to Level Up Learning in 2022

There’s more than one way to teach a diverse and dynamic classroom. In this post you’ll find: A comprehensive list of 36 teaching strategies to use in math class and beyond A list of essential resources for using them effectively June 07, 2022  learn more

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50 Beginning Of The School Year Procedures For A Stress-Free Classroom

TeachThougt Procedures can make a significant difference in the learning of your students. Organization can lead to student engagement, and student engagement can lead to, of course, learning.  learn more

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7 STORYBOARD EXAMPLES YOU CAN USE IN ANY SUBJECT AREA – PODCAST 175

In this episode, I share storyboard examples you can use in any subject area to help students organize their thinking and share their learning. You’ll also hear how to access a free set of 15 templates you can use for storyboarding ideas and creating comic strips with students. Dr. Monica Burns Aug 9, 2022  learn more

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80 back to school ideas and activities

I’m Matt Miller, and I know exactly how you feel. It’s my passion to equip teachers to thrive in this new era of education and think differently about the craft of teaching. It's back to school time again and this year might be different once again. As summer comes to a close teachers are preparing…  learn more

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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

TeachThought. What Are The Main Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning? At TeachThought, we tend towards the tech-infused model, but do spend time exploring the limits and challenges of technology, the impact of rapid technology change, and carefully considering important questions before diving in head-first.  learn more

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Best Free Social-Emotional Learning Sites and Apps

Social-emotional learning resources for teachers, families, and students Social-emotional learning (SEL) has become an important tool for helping students with the so-called “soft skills” of life -- emotional regulation, social interactions, empathy, decision making. We may term them “soft,” but these skills are in fact essential for every child to master as part of maturing…  learn more

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Center for Computational Thinking

Because of the influence of computers, "computational thinking" capitalizes on the particular computer features, such as data mining,and algorithmic reasoning. The mission of the Center for Computational Thinking is to advance computing research and advocate for the widespread use of computational thinking to improve people's lives. "Computational Thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating…  learn more

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Discovery Education Blog

The Discovery Education blog is a free resource for educators to find time-saving teaching strategies and compelling content for their daily lessons. Full of timely tips, high-quality DE resources, and advice from our DEN community, these posts are meant to entertain and inform our users while supporting educators everywhere with new ways to engage their…  learn more

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Ditch that Textbook: e-books & Guides

Detailed. Practical. And FREE. These e-books and guides are a deep dive into topics to improve your teaching skills and upgrade your lesson plans. Download the PDFs. Save them digitally. Print them out. Keep 'em forever if you want! Plug These Ideas into Your Plans for TOMORROW.  learn more

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Ditch that Textbook: Education Technology Blog

I’m Matt Miller, and I know exactly how you feel. It’s my passion to equip teachers to thrive in this new era of education and think differently about the craft of teaching. I provide practical, “use it in class tomorrow” solutions to teachers’ classroom needs. I also help them focus on what’s most important to keep…  learn more

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Education to the Core Blog: 13 Ideas to Support your Gifted Students

Typically, as teachers, we put more time and energy into focusing on the students that have fallen behind or are struggling.  That’s where our focus lies, however, that doesn’t mean we ignore our middle-of-the-track or high flyers.  Yes, we want to make sure that those struggling students progress. It is also important to spend time…  learn more

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A collection of educational resources.  learn more

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Edutopia: 3 Strategies to Reduce Student Burnout

When students are overwhelmed, they may disengage from school. Asking for their feedback and giving them some autonomy can help.  Miriam Plotinsky August 10, 2022  learn more

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Edutopia: Teaching Strategies

Discover and share best practices for improving your teaching craft -- delivering instruction, engaging students, reaching struggling students, and more.  learn more

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Exercises That Help Students Focus on Reading

An occupational therapist shares movement breaks and simple tools that help elementary students focus on the written word.  When children are physically overstimulated, their reading often suffers. They may rush their reading and skip lines. They might have difficulty decoding and have decreased comprehension, visual focus, and reading stamina. The good news is that there…  learn more

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FCRR Student Center Activities

FLORIDA CENTER FOR READING RESEARCH  Offers research information and free material if FCRR “student center activities” link is clicked. Activities for use in pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms. The activities are designed for students to practice, demonstrate, and extend their learning of what has already been taught, sometimes with teacher assistance and sometimes independently. Students can…  learn more

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Five Elements Of Experiential Learning: A Summary Of ‘Freedom To Learn’

The following text provides a summary of Rogers’ major themes about learning and education from Freedom to Learn and comes from Weibell, C. J. (2011). Principles of learning: 7 principles to guide personalized, student-centered learning in the technology-enhanced, blended learning environment. (via principlesoflearning.wordpress.com)   Jackie Gerstein  learn more

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For the Teachers: Instructional Strategies

We know that students learn best when they are truly engaged in what they are learning, when they have the opportunity to explore, debate, discuss, examine, defend, and experiment with the concepts and skills they are ready to learn.  learn more

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How to Find Learning Opportunities in Video Games Kids and Teens Love

There are tons of games your students already play at home that are packed full of learning potential. Every game has learning potential, from small games made for classrooms to big blockbusters made to be enjoyed at home. Sure, the games made for in-school learning are the easiest to implement (and to convince administrators to buy!);…  learn more

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Intel K-12 Education Resources

K–12 Education Resources and Technology Planning Discover K–12 education with Intel and learn about the future of education, including skills, STEM education, and resources for teachers and students. What Is Active Learning? Active learning is a teaching methodology that involves students’ full attention and participation when they learn. It’s the act of learning by “doing,”…  learn more

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Intel: Teaching Strategy Resources for Educators

Developed by teachers, these exemplary unit and lesson plans integrate technology and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) concepts into classroom projects designed for different age groups. These plans come to life when teachers leverage technology into the classroom, aligning standards and promoting higher-order thinking with curriculum-framing questions, effective instructional strategies, and performance assessments.  learn more

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Learning Activity Types

LAT, a project at William & Mary's College, is a place for educators interested in learning to "operationalize TPACK" (Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge) via curriculum-based learning activity types ('LATs') to get up-to-date information, and (more importantly) participate in the vetting and refining of the activity types in each of the curriculum areas in which…  learn more

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Pre-teaching vs. Reteaching with the Struggling Student

Education to the Core Blog How many of us “reteach” a lesson or part of a lesson to students who didn’t grasp it the first time around?  Exactly.  Same.  That is what makes us good educators correct?  What if I said there was something we could do in our classrooms that would make you an…  learn more

Reading Rockets: Classroom Strategies

Our library provides teachers with effective, research-based classroom strategies to help build and strengthen literacy skills in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.  learn more

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Teacher Vision: Teaching & Classroom Strategies

Teaching Resources For All Grades Discover the many teaching strategies you can use to enhance your classroom teaching, from behavior management and field trips to open-house resources and teacher-parent conference advice.  learn more

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TeacherVision: Teacher Strategies

Teaching Resources For All Grades Discover the many teaching strategies you can use to enhance your classroom teaching, from behavior management and field trips to open-house resources and teacher-parent conference advice.  learn more

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Whether you want to improve instruction delivery, help struggling students or increase engagement, reach every kind of learner with our teaching strategies.  learn more

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Teaching and Learning

Started in 2007, Creative Educator focuses on effective ideas and strategies to foster creativity and engage students in the curriculum. Articles are designed to provide you with an informed and diverse view of today’s educational technology field, including fresh ideas about project-based learning, classroom management, and creativity. The classroom stories illustrate how educators are already…  learn more

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Teaching Methods, Tools & Strategies

Teachers juggle myriad responsibilities every day. They are charged with managing a classroom and creating a calm, positive and respectful environment where each student feels safe and appreciated. They often have mainstreamed students in the classroom representing a variety of special needs. They must continuously evaluate a student’s mastery of core subjects, preparing students for…  learn more

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Teaching Strategies: Teacher Toolkit

Thank you teachers! We invite you to take advantage of this free toolkit of resources specially selected to help preschool teachers like you feel confident and prepared as you welcome the new school year. Early childhood best practices shouldn’t end when a child enters elementary school—children need the same systems of support and learning throughout…  learn more

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Teaching students to analyze text

I’m a huge believer in the power of the habit. The more a person practices something, the more it gets embedded in the brain. That’s why I put a lot of energy into building the habit of using the right terms when I’m teaching students to analyze text. And that means that even when students…  learn more

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TeachThought: What Is A Socratic Seminar?

Simply put, the Socratic method is an ongoing dialogue that uses questions and answers to gradually eliminate hypotheses.  learn more

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Tech Like A PIRATE

My new book, "Tech Like A PIRATE", encourages teachers to provide those experiences by tapping into technology that grabs students’ attention immediately and redefines learning. Matt Miller  learn more

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The Brown Bag Teacher

My name is Catherine Reed, and I am in Year 10 of my elementary life, residing in small-town, Kentucky.  I student taught in 1st grade and never imagined myself being somewhere other than Primary Land. God had other plans for my life, and I was blessed with a 5th grade classroom almost a decade years…  learn more

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Universal Design for Learning

As teachers quickly realize, there is not a single, one-size-fits-all solution to student engagement and learning. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone and allows…  learn more

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What Does Every Student Need On The First (And Every Other) Day Of School?

What kinds of supplies do students need on the first day of school? Well, that depends. But what are some universal ‘things’ students need to start the year off right with the best chance to become their very best?  learn more

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What Is Career Readiness and How Do You Teach It?

Career readiness is the process of preparing students with the skills they need to find, acquire, maintain, and grow within a job. Career readiness is important because it focuses on teaching the skills students need to succeed in real-world jobs. Chris Zook October 23rd, 2018 AES Learning Center A library of resources to address your…  learn more

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What IS Digital Literacy? The Road That Leads to Everywhere

Most people use technology more hours per day than they sleep, yet there is no general consensus on what it means to be a “literate” user of our devices. The term “digital literacy” is bandied about and even those of us who work in this field have different understandings of it.  learn more

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Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Youki Terada September 20, 2017 Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick. Teachers have long known that rote memorization can lead to a superficial grasp of material that is quickly forgotten. But new research in the field of neuroscience is starting to shed…  learn more