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A Glimpse of the Front Lines of the First Wave of a Journey to the Barest Hint of Normalcy

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D A recent plea on social media the other day caught my eye. A teacher was pouring her heart out.

FSI Global Online School Is Hiring Innovate Educators Now

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Finnish Schools International, A Global Online School is calling for innovative teachers to co-design, co-teach, and co-own their new online school. FSI GO is a Global Online School that provides world-class education to children around the world at an affordable price.

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Remote Learning: Keeping Learners at the Center of All We Do

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By Tamara Fyke A friend of mine has two young school-age boys, kindergarten and second grade. The other week she posted a photo of her youngest slumped over the kitchen table with his head down, feeling discouraged about his online experience.

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Investing in Educators is Crucial for Remote Learning

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By Howie Berman The fall academic semester has arrived across the U.S., and many K-12 schools, colleges, and universities find themselves in a similar situation to what they experienced in the spring: teaching and learning in a virtual environment.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Asynchronous Learning: The Key to Equity

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By Kevin McFarland In this time of the Coronavirus pandemic and an all too sudden shift to virtual learning, equity of access has become perhaps the single largest obstacle to educating our children.

New Video Series Given to Teachers to Help with Online Learning

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In today’s Freemium pay model used by EdTech companies, free only goes so far. It is either a limited version of the product, or more often, temporarily free with a wink and a nod toward collecting the conversion money later. That’s why Bob Riefstahl’s offer of free to all educators has meaning.

Expanding the Future of History

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By Christy Martin, Ed.D. Recent politics has brought the teaching of United States History to the forefront. Politicians on one side advocate the teaching of patriotism and the greatness of those involved in shaping our nation.

Technology Review: Classroom 2.0 Tutorial for Teaching Online

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Since America began teaching remotely in March, no one has come up with a how-to professional development series that is comprehensive, easy to understand and easily prepares teachers to teach online. No one until now, that is.

Learning How to Educate

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Achieving Equity: Knowing the Right Questions to Ask

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is part one of a five-part series As the 2020-21 school year begins with remote learning as the norm for most students in the U.S., educators across the nation are talking more about equity than ever before.

5 Ways to Develop Teacher Agency and Advance Student Learning

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By Katherine E. Bihr, Ed.D and Susanne H. Thompson The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t only exposed the vast gap in educational equity for students, it has revealed gaps for teachers as well.

New EduJedi Dictionary Gives Meaning to the Language of EdTech

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By Learning Counsel Staff Reports The power and depth of digital curriculum and its ability to reach and engage students continues to evolve. There are tens of millions of digital learning objects including massive numbers of items that are in the free and open education resources sites.

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Podcast – Digital Leadership and Improving Curriculum

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In the first interview of this episode features LeiLani Cauthen, CEO of the Learning Counsel, who discusses how districts are approaching the digital transition and beginning to embrace, rather than simply accept, the need for technology in schools (0:30).

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Yah, It’s Conference Season

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By Charles Sosnik The conference season is in full swing at the Learning Counsel. In September alone, we have events in South Texas, Southern California, the Northeast, North Texas, the Mid-Atlantic States, Kentucky and Tennessee. But this year is a little different.

Our Nation’s Education System Created the Greatest Generation. Can We Create the Smartest Generation as Well?

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By Dr. Kenneth W. Eastwood In modern history, during times of national crises our state and national governments deployed educational support and funding systems designed to eliminate racial and economic inequity within our society.

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Questions We Should Be Asking: Remote Instruction and Our Highest Poverty Districts

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. More than ever, where you live may determine what kind of educational opportunities you have. Recently, the Center on Reinventing Public Education researched how 477 school districts will be opening this fall. The results are alarming.

ADL Partners with Bites Media to Launch New Anti-Bias Civics Curriculum for High School

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New curriculum is available free to high schools across the U.S. Every generation can lay claim to the shared experience of a divided nation. Yet many young people, especially Gen Z, are learning about polarization in today’s society through a barrage of soundbites, headlines and social media posts.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

The Bogosity of Time Management

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By Mac Bogert Time Management. What a racket. As if we can manage time. Time is elastic, and not on our terms: Root Canal Time is very different from New Jersey Beach Time. I think all meetings should have a special clock that moves at three times normal speed. How’s that for time management?

Video: Schools as Epicenters of Our Economic Recovery

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After the devastation COVID-19 has done to the American economy, many of us don’t know how we can help. The simple truth is that now as always, there is a direct and immediate relationship between education and the economy.

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Building Flexible Classrooms that Conform to Learners (Not the Other Way Around)

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By Dr. Christina Counts Here’s how a new career-focused high school used flexible furniture and other modular elements to transform a 180,000 sf building into a modern learning space.

Let’s Take the Learning Outside: The Air is Fine

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By Christy Martin, Ed.D. Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested that students should learn outside as much as possible. To some educators that are relying on technology, that scenario may seem impossible. Others say students will be too distracted. Not so, say many of the experts.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Podcast – Looking Back Before Looking Forward

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New Help for Virtual Learning: Classroom 2.0

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Teachers finally have a comprehensive guide for optimizing remote instruction Classroom 2.0 For Teachers is being released for immediate licensing by 2Win! Global.

The Surprising Impact of Student Led Learning

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By Amy Howell. TechEd is a hot topic in education right now, but what we really need to be discussing is student led learning. Students leading other students in learning is one of the most amazing things you can see. STEAMbassadors, STEMbassadors, Alpha:Techsperts, The Girls – they go by many names, but they are all groups of students dedicated to learning the newest technology and sharing their knowledge with their peers and their teachers.

Navigating the New Normal: A Guide for Our At-Risk 50-and-Up Educators

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By Carol Henry As schools gradually reopen, students, teachers and staff are all vulnerable to the lasting effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.

Virtual Discussion: Social Distancing Tech for Hybrid Schools

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One of the most difficult aspects of our return to physical school is the question of proper social distancing. Even with a hybrid model of learning, the implications of student safety are massive, as is the planning needed to accomplish it.

Opinion: When Schools Reopen, Will Teachers Return?

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By Franklin Schargel When schools reopen a significant portion of the teaching workforce, in addition to children could be a risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have indicated that 29 percent of all teachers are at higher risk because they are in the most vulnerable age group of contracting the coronavirus because they are over the age of 55 and that 92 percent of all of the deaths caused by Covid-19 virus are for people over the age of 55.

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First Impressions: In East Tennessee, School has Started

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Amid the fear and the virus, school has begun. The opening of Alcoa, Maryville, and Blount County Schools in East Tennessee preceded many districts in the state and country and will be an example for all to follow. This is just the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year and all stakeholders are anxiously awaiting every day’s events. COVID-19 safety precautions are in place. Face masks are expected, and schools are following a few at a time alphabet schedule.

What Are Kids Reading? A Surprising Amount of Nonfiction

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By Gene Kerns Over the last several years, good news about student literacy trends has been hard to come by. Nevertheless, in this year’s What Kids Are Reading report, the largest annual survey of student reading habits, we find cause for hope when it comes to nonfiction reading—along with some useful insights to help educators encourage reading among their students. With a dataset of more than 271 million books read by 7.6

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Inspiring K12 : Creating the Joy of Reading and Self-Directed Learning in the Digital Era

Personalized teaching of reading at the K-12 level can help imbue pleasure and interest in reading and the development of a reading habit, even among digital natives. A personalized approach works better than the systematic teaching of the entire class.