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Explore innovative ways to use technology to expand learning beyond the walls of your classroom.

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    Low-Tech Scientific Exploration for Students at Home

    A fifth-grade teacher shares ideas on how students can explore common phenomena with simple materials in and around their homes.
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    6 Ways to Jam on Jamboard: Using the Digital Whiteboard in a Hybrid Classroom

    The popular Google app facilitates meaningful collaboration for both remote and in-class students.
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    Creating an Inviting Virtual Math Classroom

    Focusing on connections—both conceptual and interpersonal—helps teachers work well together to create engaging math work for students.
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    The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020

    We reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and then highlighted 10 of the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized tests.
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    Bringing More of a Classroom Feel to Distance Learning

    Through technology, teachers can share the sights and sounds of the classroom to help remote students feel more connected.
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    Strategies to Encourage Students to Turn Their Cameras On

    Incorporating SEL approaches, playing games, and giving students options can inspire them to show their faces.
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    13 Virtual Games to Play in Your Elementary Classroom

    From scavenger hunts to Pictionary, we’ve gathered a batch of virtual games to get students talking, laughing, and engaging with peers.
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    4 Questions Designed to Make Hybrid Science Classes More Equitable

    Online and in-person students can still learn the basic concepts behind lab experiments with the right supports.
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    Educators Turn to Bitmoji to Build Community and Engagement

    Both fun and practical, Bitmoji classrooms are adding some levity to fall planning this year.
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  • Using Hand Signals for More Equitable Discussions

    Whether your class discussions are online or off, hand signals enable students to engage in multiple ways.
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    5 Ways to Take Some of the Distance Out of Distance Learning

    It’s important this year to keep connecting with students and fostering their engagement in learning.
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    Guiding Special Education Students to Stay on Track for Success in Hybrid Classrooms

    Coaching special education students on metacognitive strategies helps them stay motivated during the pandemic.
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    Rethinking Homework for This Year—and Beyond

    A schoolwide effort to reduce homework has led to a renewed focus on ensuring that all work assigned really aids students’ learning.
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  • 3 Ways To Level Up Your Zoom Skills

    3 Ways to Level Up Your Zoom Skills

    By getting familiar with more advanced features of the popular videoconferencing tool, teachers can encourage more interactivity and collaboration during online learning.
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    Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment

    Hundreds of teachers, many of them operating in countries where teach-from-home has been in place for weeks, weigh in on the mental approach you need to stay grounded in this difficult time.
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