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Innovating Beyond Avoidable K-12 Crises

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By Amy Valentine There’s always a crisis in education. Covid-19 is the most recent and most significant, and it has challenged our education system in innumerable ways. But before the pandemic, there were already various challenges, both urgent and ongoing?the

Recreational Esports Are the Human Connection Students Need During the Pandemic

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The college experience has been quite different for the millions of students who have been attending classes amid a pandemic. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, less than 4% of institutions have been offering fully in-person curriculums since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Print Versus Digital: We Need Both

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By Cinnamon Scheufele The Covid-19 pandemic and rapid shift to remote learning have brought forward discussions that have been occurring on the periphery or in the background, at least, for several years. Is there still a role for print materials in an online world?

A Passion for Learning Fuels a Mission to Support all Readers

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By Taylor Wiedemann From an early age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I enjoyed my learning experience at Olentangy Liberty High School in Powell, Ohio, situated within a school district that is consistently top ranked in the state of Ohio as well as nationally, according to U.S.

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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.

Podcast: Esports Driving All Academic Achievement

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Esports is the new “hook” to keep students working in other subjects despite being remote or partially physically attending schools in some sort of hybrid schedule.

What a Year it has Been

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By Tamara Fyke It’s been a year. A year of closed schools and limited travel, a year of face masks and social distancing, a year of distance learning and friendship pods. It’s been a tough year. A year of loved ones battling illness and some even passing away. A year of job losses and tight budgets.

What You Should Know about Executive Functions

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark As we learn about the role of cognitive skills in academic performance, we become increasingly aware of the importance of the subset of cognitive skills known as Executive Functions.

Hybrid Learning is Not What you Think

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By LeiLani Cauthen Superintendents nationwide are dealing with unprecedented chaos in attempting to deliver learning. They are not, however, typically rethinking their organizational structure.

Our Virtual Journey – Lessons Learned

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By Rita Mortenson Like many school districts across the nation, the decision to open our doors virtually for students in grades 3-12 was heartbreaking.

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.

Ten Keys to Affective School Leadership

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By Jamie Bricker This is the latest article in a monthly series on the impact of Affective Leadership in the school system. Affective leadership is all about working with people, rather than trying to work through them or simply going around them.

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Three Steps to Student Songwriting

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By Rowena Atkins Music is central to youth culture. One of the key questions that young people ask when they first meet is “what music do you listen to?” It matters to them because it’s part of defining who they are.

The Delicate Question of Teacher Digital Transition

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By LeiLani Cauthen Every teacher and school or district administrator with few exceptions believes you need to have a teacher for education to function, for kids to learn. Also, a physical place is a major part of the identity construct and EdTech is a tool but not an equal collaborator.

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Be Kind (to Yourself), Unwind!

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By Tamara Fyke For the past decade, I have been advocating for the integration of social-emotional learning and screens in schools. I never imagined that we would be living in 2020 when families are forced to make the choice between face-to-face and online classes due to a pandemic.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

Opinion: What We Need are Community Schools

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By Christy Martin, Ed.D. Students are suffering Our highest poverty districts are suffering.

Revisiting SAMR in Education: Form Leads Function in the New Reality

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By LeiLani Cauthen Mention the words “1:1” or “digital curriculum” and the widely referenced SAMR model is likely to enter the conversation. Few other models are brought up as frequently with educators who are transitioning their schools to digital devices and curriculum.

We Need to Treat K-12 Public Schools as An Essential Service

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By Franklin Schargel For the past 6 months, policymakers and the U.S.

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Three Actions That Will Accelerate Learning in 2021

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By Ken Tam The past year has stretched and tested educators in previously unimaginable ways. While managing a slew of personal and professional challenges, we witnessed how educators improvised, innovated, and adapted to keep our students learning.

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

Damn the Torpedoes

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By Charles Sosnik “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.” –Union Admiral David Faragut I guess you don’t have to be a history buff to recognize the quote. Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.”

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.

Learning How to Educate

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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.

Why Schools Must Explore New Opportunities To Draw Students Into Cybersecurity

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Guest article by Thomas Russell By 2021, experts predict the world will face a shortage of 3.5 million cybersecurity professionals. In the U.S. alone, the cybersecurity shortage is expected to exceed 300,000 professionals. What does that mean for the country? And what does it mean for the world?

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3 Steps Colleges and Universities Can Take to Improve Campus Conditions Amid a Pandemic

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Guest article by Brian Miller College enrollment was down this fall due to fears of COVID-19. To their credit, many schools did adopt innovative measures to promote safety. Purdue University, for example, put testing protocols in place and installed Plexiglas barriers in classrooms.

Podcast – Esports Driving All Academic Achievement

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Esports is the new “hook” to keep students working in other subjects despite being remote or partially physically attending schools in some sort of hybrid schedule.

No More School Money Worries

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By LeiLani Cauthen First there was the CARES Act, which is still not entirely spent out. Many areas of the country who didn’t get their allocation spent up by the end of 2020 got extensions. The CARES Act was close to $34 billion for schools, with at least $13.5 billion just for K12.

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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.

Make Family Dinner a Priority

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By Joshua Sneideman Family dinner and school success don’t seem to go together, at least not on the surface. But let me share a short story. At the school where I use to teach, the valedictorian one year was asked what the secret was to his success.

Student Wellbeing Check-in Now a Mobile App

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Skodel, the company pioneering student wellbeing check-ins, is now available in the App Store to give every student a voice that is heard and acted upon. Skodel was co-founded by identical twins Ian and Julian Fagan, and friend, Huon Peard.

The State of K12 Schools in America

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Reopening Schools but Emptier, Physically Distanced, and still some Remote Students By LeiLani Cauthen We need to talk about the state of K12 schooling in America. It’s a different world now.

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The Role of Cognitive Skills in Academic Performance

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a five-part series.

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How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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