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Tools for Teachers in the 2019 School Year

by Jackie Davis

Although summer is in full swing, we know educators spend lots of time during the break preparing for the next school year. With an overwhelming number of educational tools and technologies coming on the market, it can be difficult for teachers to choose. Here are a few tools and resources that can make the 2019 school year a little easier for educators.

New Teacher Tool from Jamf

The mobile device management solution for Apple, Jamf, recently announced some new features that will help schools and teachers manage their data, lesson plans, and information. With Jamf School, the separation of home and school is no longer, thanks to connected devices.

The company announced some updates that will help teachers both inside and outside the classroom. With the new Ad-Hoc Classroom tool, teachers can easily take control of devices within the classroom without an IT headache. Filters have also been updated to grant teachers and parents more control over what apps, games, and social media children can access.

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ITSE

Resources for Teachers

At the recent ITSE EdTech conference, educators from a variety of schools came together to share tools and resources that help them in the classroom. Many speakers including Danielle Feinberg with Pixar Animation Studios who has worked on films such as Brave and Coco, Michael Bonner of The Ron Clark Academy, who appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and authored Get Up or Give Up, and Mandy Manning of Joel E. Ferris High School, the 2018 Teacher of the Year, offered valuable tools to attendees.

Here are the top 3 resources that can be utilized by educators from the conference.

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Google for Education

Google for Education has undergone significant updates that will help teachers streamline grading workflows, find educational apps, and help with lesson plans. Along with the usual Google tools like Gmail and Hangouts, Google for Education is set up to aid teachers with administrative tasks, including grading papers with the automated grading rubrics.

“Instructors enrolled in the beta program can create a rubric and attach it to an assignment, giving students full visibility into how their work will be evaluated,” said Brittany Mennuti, a Google Classroom product manager. “Instructors can then use rubrics while grading to select rating levels and give consistent and efficient feedback.”

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