Editorial

8 Ways to Use Technology to Engage Students in Distance Learning – Education Article

With covid-19 upending all aspects of society, across the world, schools are just one of many settings thrown out of their routine. For educators and students, this presents many challenges. Fortunately, technology has advanced enough in the past decade to offer some promise of effective learning in the distance setting.  Like everything else, technology can be used for better or for worse. Here are some great ways to engage the kids better, ease them into difficult-to-grasp concepts, and support continued…

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YouTube Update For Creators (COPPA) – Education Article

This week, YouTube set the world buzzing with the release of a brand new video from their YouTube Creators account warning users about a recent change in their policy about creating videos.  Starting immediately, anyone with a YouTube channel MUST comply with a new rule that requires channel owners to declare if their content is being created for kids. This change has come about due to a court case involving inappropriate content being placed on the world’s largest media platform…

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Three Ways To Support Teachers Through Unexpected Challenges in Technology Integration – Education Article

As the weather gets colder and the winter holidays are upon us, it’s often the time of year where Tech Coaches sit down with their administrators and discuss the current state of their digital learning environments. These conversations are important not just to keep everyone on the same page, but to make sure that teachers are getting the best technology and the best support and the best professional development possible to support their students each day. For many Tech Coaches,…

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Encourage Innovative Thinking Through Real-World Problem-Solving  – Education Article

Celebrating Scientific Discovery with the 3M Young Scientist Challenge  It’s amazing the things students can accomplish when they’re enjoying the challenge! Helping ignite the spark that leads them towards future success requires that they are provided with hands-on opportunities to test and expand their knowledge. If you are looking for these types of learning opportunities for your students, the 3M Young Scientist Lab, developed in partnership with Discovery Education, provides turnkey solutions for real-world problem-solving in the classroom. The program features an extensive portfolio of hands-on STEM…

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5 Simple Ways That Your Tech Coach Can Create Effective District Wide Online Professional Development – Education Article

Over the course of my last 4+ years focusing on redesigning professional development, I have worked to meet teachers where they are, while giving them the most up-to-date PD offerings that they can choose from an array of workshops, discussions, and more. I am one Coordinator of Staff Development for a 2 high school district. It’s often quite difficult for me to make my rounds between both buildings, while working with 250+ staff (this also includes nurses, administrative assistants, and…

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10 Things To Know – and Teach — About Copyright – Education Article

Every day, students interact with digital media in a variety of ways, as consumers and creators.  But do they know the basic ground rules set by copyright and fair use?  Most don’t.  This is an essential element of modern digital literacy, and it needs to be taught. That’s where Copyright and Creativity comes in.  C&C offers educators a full suite of K-12 teaching resources that are easy to use and totally free.  There are lesson plans, slides, videos that walk…

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