Welcome to Teaching4Tomorrow, a new blog from Big Deal Media to harness ed tech ideas and strategies worth sharing. Our mission is to give voice to a range of perspectives on ed tech topics. This blog will serve as a venue for sparking new ideas, as well as a space for educators to share their experiences navigating the ever-evolving landscape of technology in education.
We hope you will join us each Friday to hear educators' perspectives, discuss new resources, and share ideas. We have a wide range of topics we're ready to dive into. If there's a topic you'd like us to cover, please contact us.
We're excited to begin this adventure and we hope you'll come along for the journey!
Students come to school with, as Dr. Adolph Brown describes, two backpacks. One of the backpacks contains academic tools, such as pencils, calculators, and textbooks, that represent their readiness to learn. The second backpack represents the invisible emotional weight that burdens each student entering our school buildings. Anxiety, stress, rage, self-doubt, and low self-worth resulting from bullying, child abuse, substance abuse, and neglect cannot be unpacked and shoved into a school locker. This backpack accompanies students throughout the school day and impacts their engagement, attentiveness, and interactions. Educators don’t always see the contents of this backpack, yet they witness its negative impact on student learning every day. So how can educators and leaders reach these students? How can we unburden them and teach them coping and relationship skills that allow them to participate in their education fully?
NPR invites students around the country to create a podcast and then—with the help of a teacher—compete for a chance to win NPR’s grand prize and have their work featured on national public radio. This contest is for teachers with students between grades 5 and 12.
Your Edtech Conversation Guide, a free downloadable resource from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), is the definitive handbook for changing the conversation with parents about how students are learning with the use of technology.