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Prime Day for Teachers 2020

Maybe you are justified in your disappointment in 2020; after all, it was so rough that even Amazon had to delay their annual Prime Day due to the worldwide crunch on logistics and supplies. But the wait is over now,… Continue Reading →

How to Help Teachers

Teachers Need our Help K-12 teachers are either teaching online, teaching face-to-face, or doing both. Despite what you think you learned last spring, the easiest job is teaching online. While many wanted K-12 public school systems to open, only the… Continue Reading →

The Trinity of Online Learning

Is this the year of online education – along with the year of everything else? Online Learning has a different meaning depending on the audience. This post will review the trinity of online education: commercial, higher education, and K-12. The… Continue Reading →

2020 #8weeksofsummer Blog Challenge Concludes

Today the #8weeksofsummer blog challenge concludes and the $100 USD Amazon Gift Card is awarded; those who participated in each post are eligible. While it is overdue, no educator should be surprised. This school year will be the longest, strangest… Continue Reading →

Does School Start Early Enough?

The old adage that school starts earlier every year may be truer than you realize. Kindergarten is only required in eight states (Education Commission of the States, 2008), yet many families send their children essentially “early” to school. The reason… Continue Reading →

Week 8 #8weeksofsummer Blog Challenge 2020

How is your school/district operating differently this year? We know how surprised we all were the abrupt nature of #RemoteLearning {Read: Remote Learning posts}. But that might not mean you aren’t surprised by some of the measures local schools/districts are… Continue Reading →

Week 7 #8weeksofsummer Blog Challenge 2020

This past spring you likely had to flex time like never before in the classroom. Many teacher’s first encounters with asynchronous learning was harsh. After all, many thought they had to be present for students to be learning; would others… Continue Reading →

Week 6 #8weeksofsummer Blog Challenge 2020

K12 education is exploding with opportunities. Educational technology companies, both higher educational and K12 are looking for educators to teach online, and content creation will be another burgeoning industry soon. Based on the recent events and reimagining of public education,… Continue Reading →

Communication Across Modalities

Blended learning, online learning, and face-to-face learning are all different modalities of teaching. You can expect to see all of these modalities at some point in the 20-21 school year, some had that pleasure this past year as well. According… Continue Reading →

Week 5 #8weeksofsummer Blog Challenge 2020

Educators acquired an immediate understanding of the potential power of educational technology during the COIVD-19 pandemic. While we missed the proximity to and the interactions with our students, we poured our energies into moving instruction online. #8weeksofsummer || Week 5… Continue Reading →

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