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Starting the year: Ideas for anywhere learning

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As schools across the country are still deciding on how to safely return to school, I have been slowly working through some new ideas, trying to plan around what may be a year full of transitions into and out of our classrooms. Where to start?

Top edtech tools for digital differentiation

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In my recent article regarding using Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms , I mentioned Todd Rose’s term, “design to the edges,” which is what educators attempt to do each day as they accommodate the variety of learners in their classrooms.

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Adapting the 5E teaching model to remote classrooms

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A comprehensive teaching model helps educators identify strategies that motivate learners to discover new things, to explore a new field of knowledge (or continue exploring previous ones, but with more effective approaches), and at the same time, it provides a useful assessment system.

Teaching SEL skills in online education

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Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process that helps kids and adults alike to understand and manage their emotions so that they can develop positive and meaningful social relationships.

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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.

What does an edtech coordinator do?

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The academic world changes slower compared to other areas. However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t many exciting new roles available in schools and universities.

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9 Easy mindfulness activities for the virtual classroom

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There’s an elephant in the classroom. It grows bigger and bigger or smaller and smaller, depending on whether we decide to acknowledge it or not. The elephant is anxiety, and while it doesn’t affect us in the same way, because of the recent pandemic, it has skyrocketed across the world.

5 Ways in which educational videos enhance online learning

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Education experts have been talking about the rise of remote learning for years and years. However, it’s only recently that it has become not only widespread but nearly compulsory, as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned it into the only possible way for safe learning.

How to facilitate meaningful discussions in hybrid or virtual classrooms

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As a teacher for more than a quarter of a century, I have been intimately involved in trying to move education from the factory “assembly line” model to one that is more student-centered.

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7 Tips on how to adapt teacher-student rapport while teaching online

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Teachers have always been focused on building rapport with students. They want to develop a harmonious relationship with all students in the classroom so that students should feel comfortable to share their thoughts and ideas without any fear or shame.

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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.

Teaching students how to manage digital distractions

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When I was a teenager, I had a dumb phone that I mostly used for emergencies. By the time I got to work with teenagers, they had sophisticated devices through which they could even fact check me during classes.

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5 Benefits of online learning for educators

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Online learning utilizes technology to connect students and educators. Research and Markets predicted that the online education market will reach $230 billion by 2025 , and it’s possible that COVID-19 will further increase the popularity of online learning.

From normal to better: Using what we’ve learned to improve education

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Since the beginning of the school shutdowns, there have been debates about the effectiveness of online learning. Many education experts have offered ideas on how to improve what was, in essence, an emergency service for which the majority of teachers were not prepared.

The most important LMS analytics that teachers should know about

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One of the benefits of using an LMS for online teaching is that it makes teachers’ lives easier when it comes to tracking student progress and learning outcomes.

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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.

How an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged

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A version of this post was originally published on February 4, 2020, in Open Access Government. The number of middle school teachers has fallen dramatically in the last decade or so.

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6 Ways in which an LMS is central to an effective e-learning strategy

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A version of this post was originally published on July 2, 2020, in Open Access Government. In the context of the pandemic, many schools and universities turned to virtual learning environments as the only way of ensuring some continuity of education during these times of crisis.

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6 Resources for teaching about Artificial Intelligence

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The interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has grown so much in the past few months, with news alerts and updates about how Artificial Intelligence is being used in almost every area of life. Last year, Information Week published a “ 10 Prime Industries for AI Applications ” and it was interesting to read how much AI is already being used in the world.

Exploring new ideas: Student-driven remote learning

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For many schools, it has been nearly two months of remote learning. Many schools around the world are facilitating remote learning for the remainder of this academic year and possibly longer, and we can take this as an opportunity to try new ideas. With the school year winding down, we must take time to think about our transitions back into our physical classroom.

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.

Using adaptive learning to personalize learning experiences

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A version of this post was originally published on August 13, 2020, in Open Access Government.

What 5 chatbots tell us about the future of HE

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Last time we talked about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education , we’ve seen how smart speakers can help university students navigate campus life. However, voice-assisted technology isn’t the only one making a splash in universities; text-based communication is also a big hit.

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7 Online teaching hacks instructors need to know

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The global pandemic has impacted the way instructors teach and communicate with their students. E-learning has now become the primary source of instruction — but this is new territory for a number of teachers. The sudden pivot to digital learning has thrown the education system into flux. But there are a few online teaching hacks that instructors can adopt now. Here are seven tips for making the digital teaching experience more fruitful for everyone involved: 1. Using e-learning tech.

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How to S.T.E.A.M. up distance learning

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For schools where traditional learning has been the norm, the transfer from the classroom to emergency remote learning has presented many practical challenges. Many of these have to do with access, such as connecting students to devices and the internet and finding resources that will work in digital form. Read more: On challenges and opportunities: Emergency remote teaching. But in schools where learning is project-based (often the path chosen by institutions that are S.T.E.M. or S.T.E.A.M.

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How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

The 9 elements of Digital Citizenship your students need to know

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With the rise of the Internet, we have become more and more present in the online world. This has come with its own sets regulations which we have to abide by. So, existing in this environment, working, learning, doing business, communicating just like we do in real life make us citizens of this digital world. As digital citizens, we have both rights and obligations and that is why learning more about the concept of digital citizenship is crucial.

5 Edtech tools to try out this year

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Each year I like to explore different digital tools in my classroom to see what kind of an impact they will make on students and learning. There are some digital tools that I continue to use every year because they offer more than just one purpose and continue to add new features or they have integrated with other tools that we are using in our classroom.

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Distance learning during the pandemic: Improvise. Adapt. Overcome!

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A version of this post was originally published in the April 2020 E-Learning Supplement of Education Today. Strange. Challenging. Hopeful. These are probably the best adjectives that describe the times we are all currently living. Large parts of human activity have been brought to a standstill by an invisible yet very powerful global health threat. People in various parts of the world are suffering greatly and have to deal with situations no one should ever have to.

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Why e-learning is key to building disaster-proof education

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Being an educator in a country that is affected by typhoons almost twenty times a year is no laughing matter. On top of that, add in monsoon rains that cause flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. When natural disasters strike in the Philippines, it means class suspension in the affected areas. And class suspension is a day without learning.

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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.

8 Lessons in amplifying literacy with technology

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In March, we celebrate National Reading Month! Needless to say, it’s one of my favorite months of the year. I grew up surrounded by and loving books. I can’t remember a time in my life in which I didn’t consider myself a reader. My YouTube subscription list is filled with booktube channels that recommend new and exciting reads every day. I follow book blogs and I am part of an online book club. A lot of my favorite authors are on Instagram. Plus, books count as friends, right?

Best practices for supporting parents with remote learning

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With schools under lockdown, parents have taken on the role of teachers, in addition to being caregivers and workers. In these uncertain times, it’s hard to say when things will go back to “normal”. This situation has elicited all kinds of responses from parents. Many have praised teachers for their dedication while others feel ambivalent about remote learning. The truth is that, given the circumstances, these feelings are normal and no parent should feel bad for not being able to do it all.

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5 Benefits of including VR in classroom activities

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Virtual Reality (VR) is at the forefront of development and the next step in the evolution of computerized instruction. Its ability to deliver perspective changing content, virtual collaboration and creation are redefining education. The time to get VR into schools is now, so that teachers and students become drivers of innovation. Virtual Reality is best known for transforming lessons into immersive experiences that give learners perspective and drive deeper understanding.

What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset?

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I remember it as if it was yesterday. It was the first week of fifth grade and I was so ready to learn History. I had spent the previous summer poring over an Ancient Egypt book so it had to become my favorite subject. At one point, the teacher turned to us and said: “pay attention to this because I won’t explain it twice”. Then came the overwhelming sensation that I was not going to be able to pay attention.

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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.