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Google launches new Distance Learning resource for Educators

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Google has been announcing a lot of things to support educators, students and families with remote learning. The newest is a Distance Learning specific resource and course for Educators. The course goes through a variety of topics and how to utilize G Suite for Education tools in each area.

Some great add-ons for Hangouts Meet to help teachers

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With schools closed, teachers are using a variety of tools to work remotely with their students. Google Hangouts Meet is one of them. Google recently announced a variety of updates to it to enhance the experience for schools and to provide more controls.

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Resources, tips and more for remote and e-learning (teaching online)

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Resources, tips and more for remote and e-learning (teaching online) Many teachers and schools have resources for blended learning and even for students who are home or hospital bound to "attend" class.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

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To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Upcoming Free Webinar on Best Practices on Delivering Special Education-Related Services Online

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As the need for social distancing is prompting extended school closures across the country, school districts are considering new ways to keep students connected and engaged in school activities. Continuity is especially important for students who receive special education-related services.

Timify - Time limited tests for education, free (in Google Forms)

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Teachers around the world use Google Forms for student assessments. While in school, the teacher can limit the time students have to do the assessment, but while at home with #remotelearning , that isn't an option. Timify gives teachers the ability to time limit assessments in Google Forms.

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Game developer launches free mental wellness app for kids during COVID-19

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Kuato Studios, the industry leading children’s educational gaming developer, has officially launched their brand new app Well-Beings, a wellness app for kids created to encourage them to be present and mindful of how they are feeling, which is now more important than ever during the times of COVID-19.

Babbel - Free language learning for all US K-12 and college students

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Babbel ( www.babbel.com ), the language learning app, have announced that they will be offering free language learning to all K-12 and college students through the end of the school term (mid-June 2020).

PBLWorks Creates New Free Web Resource for Educators to Facilitate Project Based Learning Remotely

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PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created a resource site to provide teachers with ideas, examples, and tools to facilitate PBL remotely. “We

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Ozobot launches new learning management system

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After being voted Best of Show at ISTE 2019, Ozobot Classroom (patent pending) officially launched at the 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference.

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Free Webinar on Social-emotional Learning - May 7, 2020

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Two Bit Circus Foundation Announces First Virtual Cardboard Challenge

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Free toolkit "How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children”

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Baylor University recently published the toolkit "How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children” that helps parents and teachers know what to look for in a STEM lesson and offers 9 examples of quality online resources.

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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.

PBLWorks Hosts Webinar Series on How to Facilitate PBL (Project Based Learning) Online

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PBLWorks Hosts Webinar Series on How to Facilitate PBL Online Free webinar series this spring to guide educators through distance learning with Gold Standard Project Based Learning PBL Works, part of the Buck Institute for Education, is hosting a free webinar series on how to facilitate PBL (Project Based Learning) online.

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The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through

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The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through by Kate Began With our world becoming increasingly technology-driven, there is growing demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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Resources for working with PDF files on Chromebooks

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PDF files are used everywhere and can be used on Chromebooks.

QuizBreaker - A scheduled online quiz game that helps teams get to know one another in a fun way.

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Companies like Microsoft and Google are using QuizBreaker to keep their remote employees happy and engaged! QuizBreaker ( [link] ) helps remote teams keep morale high through fun quizzes with lots of gamification.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

PBS and WGBH to Provide At-Home Learning Programs for Students and Educators Nationwide During School Closures Through WORLD Channel

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As schools across the country close in response to the COVID-19 virus, PBS and WGBH Boston have partnered to support distance learning nationwide.

Teacher Appreciation Week - students can nominate educators to win $1,000 towards teaching tools and resources

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EdTech startups launch "Learn From Home Club" offering free resources to students and teachers

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Self-serve learning platforms Codecademy, Duolingo, Quizlet, Skillshare, and Brainly have teamed up to create the Learn From Home Club - a joint offering of free learning resources for teachers and students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (offer details for each company are available at the link provided).

Girl Power(ed): 5 STEM Activities and Lessons for Girls

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Girl Power(ed): 5 STEM Activities and Lessons for Girls By Kate Began Empowering girls through STEM activities not only prepares them for a bright future, it’s also a fun way to keep them engaged while they learn.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

US Education Department Launches School Safety Resource Site

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The U.S. Department of Education this week launched SchoolSafety.gov , a website intended to serve as a one-stop clearinghouse of resources for K-12 administrators, educators, parents and law enforcement officials to address safety and security in schools.

CK-12 Certified Educator Program - free resources and free PD

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CK-12 is one of my favorite resources for educators. It contains a wide variety of materials, lesson plans, virtual labs, interactive lesson activities, digital-multimedia "flexbooks" and much more. CK-12 also has a certified educator program for teachers.

Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens - free K-12 resources for teaching students about copyright and fair use

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Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens , is a nonprofit project that has developed a suite of free K-12 resources for teaching students about copyright and fair use. The premise is that students today need to learn the basics of copyright as an element of digital citizenship.

NICHE ANNOUNCES $35M SERIES C FUNDING TO REIMAGINE AND SIMPLIFY THE SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SEARCH EXPERIENCE

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Artificial Intelligence in EdTech

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New and creative uses of artificial intelligence are being developed every day. EdTech is an area where the use of AI has flown largely under the radar thus far but has the potential to reimagine the student/teacher relationship and improve student outcomes across the board.

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Today is National STEM/STEAM Day! Here are some great resources

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STEM/STEAM Day falls on November 8. There’s no way around it: children are significantly better off with strong science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics skills. That’s why STEM and STEAM education programs are so important.

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PleIQ: the early-years interactive smart toy that fosters multiple intelligences through an Augmented Reality experience

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PleIQ: the early-years interactive smart toy that fosters multiple intelligences through an Augmented Reality experience PleIQ (Play-Q) is the best new educational toy that beautifully merges the physical and digital worlds to provide our children with an immersive learning experience.

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Welcome back to school - resources for every teacher

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Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a great summer and was able to relax and recharge. Most schools around here start next week, with new teachers starting this week. The beginning of the year is always a little crazy for all teachers.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.