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On the importance of making a (reopening) plan

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Kim shares that her own Plainfield Elementary School Library Reopening Plan and COVID Response was heavily inspired by the New York City Department of Education School Library System’s Translation of Practice for School Librarians as well as the recent Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Pre-K to 12 Schools. Pen Argyl school libraries are where you find the pulse of the schools.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

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To continue encouraging teachers to find tools while still keeping tabs on what they’re using, Racine has asked them to turn to another destination: the Clever Library. Soft-launched last summer, the library currently houses more than 100 educational apps, which teachers can browse by subjects or categories (like assessment or presentation tools). With the Clever Library, the company aims to give teachers more agency in finding and trying new products.

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What’s New

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Google Slides now features machine learning closed captions to aid in instruction, Chromebooks now features Labster Chromebook labs to help students with their assignments, Jamboard has a new View Only mode that lets teachers share jam sessions from their lessons that day while restricting edit access, updates to Docs made adding MLA citations a smoother process, and more.