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6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments

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Throughout the school year, we have many opportunities to engage students in digital storytelling.

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The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom

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This post was originally published in eSchool News , on December 14, 2020. The United States, just like most countries across the globe, witnessed the life-altering impact of coronavirus first-hand. In particular, students and educators saw their usual routine completely turned upside down.

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STEAM: STEM plus Arts, for a more enriching learning experience

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The ideal of the Renaissance man, the polymath with expertise in a wide range of fields, is long gone. We live in an era of hyperspecialization.

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How to do more with less screen time

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One of the nicest advantages that some students enjoyed about the spring version of online learning was the relaxation of the bell schedule. However, the attempts to squeeze normalcy into an extraordinary situation removed that luxury in most cases this fall.

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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.

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?

How to minimize cheating in online assessments

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Academic dishonesty is a touchy subject. From college admission scandals to exam cheating, it affects all schools in one way or another.

Striking the perfect balance between online and offline learning

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Edtech has always been a fascinating field of study. Teachers and developers alike have jointly explored new ideas and tried new hardware and software in the classroom for decades.

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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.

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.

Is optimism the key to excellent teaching?

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In the ‘60s, most learning science researchers agreed that students learn by association and reinforcement, ignoring the individual factors that influence learning.

Making the case for paperless schools

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There is no consensus about paper-based and paperless education. Some studies have shown that taking notes by hand is better for long-term comprehension, so students should be encouraged to keep on using handwriting for note-taking as opposed to typing while in school.

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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5 Principles of effective instruction adapted for online teaching

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Education and research go hand in hand. You can’t have research without proper education and definitely can’t offer the best instruction if it’s not evidence-based. However, the real world contains multitudes and teaching is part science, part art.

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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.

4 Online museums you can bring in the classroom

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A few weeks ago, I watched the movie “Night at the Museum” with my family again, and I realized that one of the fondest memories I have from school years is a visit to the museum. I remember being mesmerized by the first full dinosaur skeleton I saw at the natural history museum.

Our favorite teacher memes for 2020

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Dear fellow teachers, Last year I wrote an open letter that was meant to be fun and supportive at the same time, and to make you welcome the new year with a positive attitude. Read more: Our favorite teacher memes for 2019.

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Protecting children in virtual learning environments: Warning signs for teachers

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Any teacher knows that you don’t get into this profession unless you care about kids and want to help them build the best possible life. On most days, that goal is also a pleasure. You get to watch your students bloom right before your eyes. But on some days, that commitment can be a heartbreak.

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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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.

9 Tips for getting students excited about e-learning

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E-learning has been growing in popularity with the advancement of edtech and technology in general. The ability for students to learn using an online platform solves for in-person learning issues and allows students access to more information than ever before.

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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Virtual pets: How to bring more joy and teach responsibility in online classes

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As we’ve said in a previous article, emergency remote teaching enforced by the Covid-19 pandemic is not synonymous with online learning. Online learning comes with a different type of pedagogy that should address content, teaching methods, and student/teacher relationships.

How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

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Technology is part of our daily lives. Schools have taken big steps towards using online resources and tools, but we can expect online learning to have a more important role in students’ education due to the pandemic. Variations of blended learning were applied in classes before.

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 each student needs a personalized learning path

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Remember Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz? At some point in the story, Dorothy sets off to find the famous Wizard of Oz and her journey begins with a first step on the Yellow Brick Road.

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.

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.

Top learning myths to leave behind in 2020

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It seems that everyone’s looking forward to the new year and the promise that it holds. And who should blame us? It’s 2020, after all, am I right? For my part, I also think that we should leave other things behind in 2020: learning myths! You know: We use only 10% of our brains.

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.

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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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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Let’s talk a good game: Mining talk shows for classroom engagement ideas

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Although teaching during a pandemic has presented many new challenges, educators were searching for ways to keep students engaged and motivated during class long before 2020. Distance learning, however, has added the additional obstacle of a digital device between teachers and students.

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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How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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