Farewell, 2020: Lessons Learned

Catlin Tucker

Trying to wrap my mind around 2020 to craft my newsletter was no small feat. As I began to write, I realized that 2020 for me was a year of extremes. The most challenging aspect of 2020 has been the toll it has taken on our relationships with others. ” Farewell 2020!

Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. The essential component in 2020 is a T-part of STEM – Technology. A growing focus of schools is STEM.

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2020 roundup: What we learned from #InnovatorsCreatingProsperity

The Christensen Institute

Looking back, many will remember 2020 as the year of the pandemic. Here we share four lessons we’ve learned from those we’ve profiled in 2020: Insight 1: Emerging-economy challenges are actually opportunities for innovation.

Announcing the 2020 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

We’re excited to announce the 2020 cohort of HP Teaching Fellows! These educators create deep, meaningful learning experiences for their students that are personal and accessible , authentic and challenging , collaborative and connected , and inquisitive and reflective.

Using School Bus WiFi to Provide Internet Access for Distance Learning

Kajeet

As many districts transition to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 school year , digital equity for students has become more imp erative than ever. For students without Internet at home , accessing and completing online assignments can be very challenging.

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. This year, educational institutions are using blockchain for accessible record keeping.

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3 Tools to Amplify Your Video Conferences

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! With a free subscription teachers get 100 MB of storage and access to over standards aligned 8000 interactive lessons. You can even access Flocabulary lessons and integrate Flipgrid.

Highlight Incredible Learning with a Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! You will have to sign up for a free account to access and edit the templates. Events Holidays Tech Tips December Digital Advent Calendar newsletter STEAM STEM STEM Calendar STEM Calendar 2020

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Level Up Your Virtual Teaching with Screencasting Tools!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! You can also record a short lesson students can access anytime. The transformation to virtual learning means teachers now act as the tech support for students and parents who are also new to virtual learning.

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I’ve Got an Idea?? Digital Brainstorming Tools for Students!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Access a library of shapes, containers, stylized fonts and more. With the free version get access to 3 documents with up to 3 collaborators.

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Reach Out and Uplift Students with Check-Ins!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Sticky Note Web Wall Check-ins – Setup a Padlet or Linoit (free and accessible on any device) where students can click a sticky note and check-in.

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What kids stand to lose if 2020 steals kindergarten

The Hechinger Report

The post What kids stand to lose if 2020 steals kindergarten appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Coronavirus and Education Early Education News Parents Personalized Learning Social emotional teachers Technology access

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Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

So, in this article, I’m going to share my thoughts and experience about the technologies and solutions that reshape the educational industry and the way we learn in 2020 and beyond. Below you’ll find 6 tech trends that are must-have in 2020 and beyond.

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2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Since it’s now 2020, I thought it would be fun to revisit Karl Fisch’s video from 2006, titled 2020 Vision. In that video, Karl imagines he is the commencement speaker for the Arapahoe High School (AHS) Class of 2020, reflecting back on the past 13 years of schooling for that cohort.

Free access to assistive technology products

eSchool News

If you or your students are suddenly at home with no access to your AT software, Freedom Scientific has you covered. Your health and safety are just as important to us as accessibility.

Take a Flipgrid 5: Accessibility Done Quick

CUE

In our ongoing series to make differentiation more “bite-sized,” I thought I would take a moment to briefly describe one of my latest attempts in my classroom to make learning more accessible. The post Take a Flipgrid 5: Accessibility Done Quick appeared first on CUE, Inc.

2020: The Year Of the Edtech Paradox

Edsurge

In many ways, 2020 has been THE year of edtech. Yet, 2020 also saw an acceleration of inequities in education. As an edtech investor, 2020 was a great year. As an impact investor focused on building a more equitable future, 2020 was devastating.

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Proof Points: Black college enrollment sharply down during Covid summer of 2020

The Hechinger Report

As the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in March 2020, many warned that it would increase educational gaps between the haves and the have-nots. This first report, covering the summer of 2020, is the first time the organization has analyzed summer enrollment. 1, 2020.

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What School Leadership Can Learn From 2020

Edsurge

Truly 2020 was a difficult year for so many reasons. Here are some of my thoughts on what 2020 has taught us, and about what lies ahead. Moving Forward There are definitely some initiatives from 2020 we need to continue to move forward.

CUE Legislative Update – June 2020

CUE

The post CUE Legislative Update – June 2020 appeared first on CUE, Inc.

It’s not all bad: What we learned about healthcare in 2020

The Christensen Institute

This time last year, no one expected 2020 to be filled with toilet paper shortages or family gatherings via Zoom. Here are just some of the takeaways from 2020 that have the potential to inspire lasting transformation in US healthcare: 1.

Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript

CUE

The post Making Podcasting Accessible with Descript appeared first on CUE, Inc. Inspire accessibility apps DEI podcasting UDL

Speak Up 2020: A look at digital learning and transformation

eSchool News

For the last seven months of 2020, school districts have gone through extreme changes regarding how learning is happening in pandemic-induced hybrid and digital learning environments.

3 tips for innovating in healthcare with 2020 vision

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to 2020. Make the healthcare system needs more accessible. . The majority of chronic illness can be managed through access to primary care and care management services. . It’s a new year. It’s a new decade.

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5 powerful education panels at ASU-GSV 2020

The Christensen Institute

From COVID-19 to calls for equity, and from new approaches to online learning to alternative pathways for postsecondary students, 2020 hasn’t been a year for embracing the status quo. Harnessing the year’s momentum toward innovation, the ASU-GSV free-to-attend conference will focus on “imagining a new era in which all people have equal access to the future” and urges attendees to become active participants in this new era.

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OPINION: Equity in online learning is about much more than technology access

The Hechinger Report

Debate about the fairness of online learning tends to revolve around technology access. And there are indeed sharp disparities in home access to computers and reliable broadband service. Courses must be designed so that content is easily accessible.

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks to Elevate Instruction

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Events Holidays Tech Tips December Digital Advent Calendar distance learning elearning hybrid teaching remote learning STEAM STEM STEM Calendar STEM Calendar 2020 technology integration

Free access to English and Spanish eBook libraries

eSchool News

Benchmark Education is are now offering free access to their extensive collection of eBooks to families and educators. The library includes books both in English and Spanish for grades K-6 and is accessible to users using nearly any device with internet access.

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How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

Yet as this crisis has demonstrated, millions of children live in homes without reliable access to an internet-connected laptop or tablet that can be used for schoolwork. The post How to get every student a device and access to the internet appeared first on Christensen Institute.

What post-WWII Japan teaches about economic recovery in 2020

The Christensen Institute

Imagine if Japan had responded to the economic devastation of WWII only by today’s conventional methods for fighting poverty, such as building new schools or digging wells to increase access to clean water. Economies around the globe face an uphill battle in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recovering From 2020 Requires Supporting Students, Starting With Their Basic Needs

Edsurge

Around the world, people are starting to turn hopeful eyes toward the new year as the fervent desire to banish 2020 grows. This op-ed is part of a series of year-end reflections EdSurge is publishing as 2020 concludes.

3 Tools to Amplify Your Video Conferences

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! With a free subscription teachers get 100 MB of storage and access to over standards aligned 8000 interactive lessons. You can even access Flocabulary lessons and integrate Flipgrid.

Hour of Code Plugged and Unplugged Activities and Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! TinkerCad – If you have access to a 3D printer students (elementary to adults) can complete several quick learning modules to create rings, name tags, and more. December 7 to 13th is the annual Hour of Code event.

Create and Send Meaningful Greetings

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Canva (web/iOS/Android)- Register for free and access several greeting card templates, beautiful fonts, stickers and icons. This year we could all use some cheer!

Reach Out and Uplift Students with Check-Ins!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Sticky Note Web Wall Check-ins – Setup a Padlet or Linoit (free and accessible on any device) where students can click a sticky note and check-in.