Wed.Sep 23, 2020

Reliable Learning Models for Hectic Times in Schools

Education Elements

School boards across the country are experiencing marathon meetings as they listen to hours and hours of public comment, review guidance from local health officials, and review plans for what it will look like to bring students back to buildings and on what timeline.

Kids Are Spending More of Their Lives Online. Teachers Can Help Them Understand Why.

Edsurge

American youth are spending an alarming amount of time online. According to a pre-pandemic report , the average American teen spends approximately seven hours online per day.

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Making Your Next Pivot? Decide Deliberately and Communicate Effectively

Education Elements

Typically in times of uncertainty, organizations tend to shift their focus to getting results fast, maintaining order, and ensuring safety.

3 Digital Tools for Remote Music Education

techlearning

You can't stop the music, and districts are using these digital tools for remote music education so the beat goes on

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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.

3 steps to help students’ learning after the pandemic

eSchool News

We were all immersed in the moment, navigating our way through a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Now we must turn our attention to how we return children to school and how we focus on students’ learning. Here’s how: 1. Start with fun : Build relationships early and often.

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Emergency Backpacks, Outdoor Classes and Other Strategies for a Successful School Reopening

Edsurge

One of the components of the Homestead School’s reopening strategy involved the creation of a video. Realizing that there was a lot of fear and uncertainty among families as to what the new school year would look like, staff at Homestead , a pre-K-8 Montessori school in Glen Spey, N.Y.,

Chromebook- Partial Screenshot

Teacher Tech

My standard rule in my class is to “take a screenshot and submit to Google Classroom.” ” This lets me know what the student was working on and if I need to provide any support I have screenshots I can use to give advice or go over it with a student. Students can add up to […].

Chino Carpenter Builds Hundreds of Free Desks

eSchool News

Chino-based software engineer and carpenter, Chai Hansanuwat, started building free desks for students in need after he was recently laid off from his job in technology.

These Educators Embrace the Opportunities of Online Learning

EdTech Magazine

At the start of the year, some educators were still making slow, reluctant strides toward embracing technology in the classroom. That quickly changed for many in March. Now, e-learning is the reality for schools across the country.

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.

Education Post-covid: Some effective online teaching strategies you can take back into the classroom.

Linways Technologies

The world will never lose the sense of a global pandemic and it will eventually play a part if policies and regulations for the foreseeable future. However, as the COVID19 pandemic is slowly losing its grip, we should also prepare ourselves for a post-COVID situation.

Lessons in network resilience

eSchool News

Today’s classroom isn’t what it used to be. The e-learning market is growing rapidly, with some estimating a 14 percent year-over-year increase between 2019-2025, reaching as high as $350B by that time.

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New Esports Virtual Event from Tech & Learning and Partners

techlearning

Esports is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide -- and making up 61% of the total audience, 13 to 24 year olds are driving the growth

Gale Helps Charleston County School District Integrate Social Emotional Learning

eSchool News

With mental health issues and racial injustices on the rise, Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the Charleston County School District (CCSD) provide its students and school staff with authoritative digital resources to support social and emotional learning (SEL) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

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.

The Awesome Power of Simple Questions

MiddleWeb

How can we stretch younger students’ excitement for inquiry into the middle school years? After tutoring a 9-year old this summer, MS teacher Beth Nicklaus hopes the power of pursuing their simple questions will energize the quiet kids among her 6th graders this fall.

Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience Wins Approval

eSchool News

Following a comprehensive evaluation, Virginia’s State Board of Education has approved Virginia Discovery Education Science Experience for statewide use as a core instructional resource through its state adoption process.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 220 Empowering Traditionally Marginalized Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 220 Empowering Traditionally Marginalized Students Drew Perkins talks with Jay McCullar about his work to empower traditionally marginalized students further their education.

CoderZ Named 2020 Tech Edvocate Award Winner for Best Coding App or Tool

eSchool News

CoderZ , an online learning environment where students learn robotics and STEM by coding virtual robots, has been named a 2020 Tech Edvocate Award winner in the Best Coding App or Tool category.

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.

Jamf earns Tech Cares Award from TrustRadius

Jamf on EdTech

As the world changed, we set out to ensure remote work, distance learning and telehealth workflows were available to those in need

Buncee for Engaging Learning Opportunities

Buncee

We are a few weeks into the new school year and for many educators, it has been an interesting start to the year. Whether in physical classroom spaces or in a hybrid or distance learning environment, our focus at the start of the year is on building relationships and engaging students in learning.

Book Uses Neuroscience to Reduce Conflict

eSchool News

With COVID-19 changing the way we work and live, combining those spaces in unprecedented ways, and happening concurrently with massive political divisions and economic distress, the potential for destructive conflict is increasing.

OPINION: Even before the pandemic, students with disabilities and other challenges were being left behind

The Hechinger Report

Through no merit of her own, my 5-year-old daughter is already on the other side of an educational opportunity divide, in a world of haves and have-nots. Through no effort or talent on her part, she was born into a community with good schools.

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.

LearnWell Names Ardena White as VP of District Mental Health Partnerships

eSchool News

Today, LearnWell, a leading mental health services company in K-12 education, announced that Ardena White has been named Vice President of District Mental Health Partnerships. Ardena has worked as a leader in public education and the private sector for 25 years,” said LearnWell’s CEO, Collin Earnst.

New Dashboard Tracks Coronavirus Cases In Schools Across 47 States

MindShift

A new national effort asks K-12 schools to voluntarily — and anonymously — report their confirmed and suspected coronavirus cases, along with the safety strategies they’re using.

Teacher & Principal School Report Findings

eSchool News

Scholastic, with YouGov, surveyed public school Pre-K–12 educators in winter 2020 to gather their thoughts on equity in education, literacy instruction, family engagement, professional development, and funding priorities.

SAMR Model to Help You Make Informed EdTech Practices in Your Remote Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As more and more teachers and educators resort to the services of the web to help with the delivery of their teaching, the question of how we can best use technology to serve our pedagogical.read more

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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