Mon.Nov 16, 2020

4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement Based on Current Research

The CoolCatTeacher

Mariana Aguilar discusses the current research on student engagement From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mariana Aguilar shares 4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement. Our focus on the frontlines of education is to keep students engaged.

My Journey to Becoming a Distance Learning Teacher-Leader

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What Highly Effective School Leadership Really Looks Like in a Pandemic


In the school building, while washing my hands in the bathroom, I fixed my face. As I dried my hands, I fixed my posture. Before opening the door, I fixed my tie. As I stepped into the hallway, I cleared my throat.

PROOF POINTS: Evidence increases for writing during math class

The Hechinger Report

Essay writing and math class might seem like oil and water, two things that don’t mix easily. But there’s increasing evidence that students who are asked to write about what they are learning master the material better — even in number-filled subjects like math and science.

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.

Connecting the Classroom to Careers Through AI Explorations


Artificial intelligence is an increasingly prevalent part of our everyday lives.

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Eric Schmidt’s Youth Talent Competition, Part of $1B Effort, Kicks Off With Unusual App


Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has committed $1 billion to finding exceptional young people aged 15 to 17 and offering them financial support and mentorship throughout their lives.

Supplementing remote learning with non-traditional education

eSchool News

Ninety-nine percent of K-12 teachers are facilitating remote instruction. The shift to remote learning has proven to introduce new challenges for both students and educators at all levels.

Progress in getting underrepresented people into college and skilled jobs may be stalling because of the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Largely low-income, Hispanic and with parents whose own educations didn’t get past high school, the young people in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas started over the last decade doing something few of their predecessors had done: going to college. This story also appeared in Wired.

College Leaders Make Mistakes. Here’s Why They Should Apologize For Them.


William McRaven, a retired Navy admiral and former chancellor of the University of Texas System, famously said leading a college was the “ toughest job in the nation.

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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.

Pandemic speeds up influx of remote workers to small cities

The Hechinger Report

BURLINGTON, Vt. Rising from the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, just south of the Canadian border, this distant city looks like a quaint throwback, with Victorian-era architecture, church steeples and a main shopping street laid with brick. This story also appeared in National Public Radio.

4 pathways to help school leaders make critical decisions

eSchool News

The U.S. is grappling with a global health pandemic, economic uncertainties, increased awareness of racial and social injustice, divisive politics, and natural disasters–all in 2020.

Intersectionality and Deaf Learners—One Education Does Not Fit All

By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. At the beginning of each school year, teachers often take the time to get to know their students—their favorite subjects, their goals, their families, etc.

Funny Christmas Card Messages

Fractus Learning

Every year people receive and send Christmas cards to family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones. Most of the Christmas cards contain traditional Christmas wishes, messages about the New Year, or happy holiday season sayings.

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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.

Data shows how disruptive the pandemic really is for students

eSchool News

The Greenville County Schools in South Carolina was expecting enrollment to increase by about 1,000 students this fall, continuing a recent pattern driven by affordable home prices and accolades for “livability.”

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 223 Improving Teaching In The Era Of Remote Learning

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Drew Perkins talks with Michael Driskill, Chief Operating Officer at Math for America, about the evolution of their work to help improve teaching in the remote learning era. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 223 Improving Teaching In The Era Of Remote Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Seesaw

Graphite Blog

While Google Classroom and its accompanying suite of tools is immensely popular in education -- especially at the secondary level -- Seesaw is a fast-growing and user-friendly digital platform for teachers to assign work, engage with students, and provide feedback, among other classroom activities.

The Digital Writing Workshop: Tools and Apps to Use in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Writing, as is the case with learning in general, is not only about product but is also about process. In other words, writing is about the cognitive processes (e.g., thinking skills and more

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.

Education: Google Admin Console Limitations


Reading Time: 3 minutes Google Admin Console is a great tool. You can configure your devices, add policies, deploy applications, and overall manage your Chromebooks on a basic level. If you didn’t know, it even has the option to remotely wipe the information on a device.

Some Helpful Reads to Educate Students on Race and Racism

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today as people took to streets in the United States and in several other places in all around the world to denounce racism and police brutality, a spark of optimism shines in the gloomy horizon; more

A Hybrid Companion for Middle Level Teaching


As middle graders face increased responsibility and learning challenges in virtual, hybrid and distanced classrooms, grade 6 teacher Cheryl Mizerny offers strategies in 3 key areas: supporting their need for organization, adapting our methods, and modifying our curriculum.

New Feature: Buncee Integration with Microsoft Teams


When it comes to making communication both seamless and fun, Buncee and Microsoft Teams can be a great pair. For those of you that haven’t heard, Teams is a digital hub that allows for secure communication and collaboration with your entire school community.

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.

Cyberattacks on Ed-Tech Companies Rare, But Hugely Disruptive, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

While just 15 of 99 cyberattacks recorded over a four-year period targeted ed-tech vendors, those breaches had an especially destructive impact, the GAO found. The post Cyberattacks on Ed-Tech Companies Rare, But Hugely Disruptive, Report Finds appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12

The Lighting of A Candle: SETDA Announces the Candice Dodson Influencer Award


Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg has said, “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” Candice Dodson was that leader. Sadly, we lost Candice’s bright light in July but we are here to affirm that her impact and her influence continues to be […]. In the News

TEACHER VOICE: The United States is not a democracy. Stop telling students that it is

The Hechinger Report

When U.S. voters recently cast their ballots, an unchecked pandemic raged through the nation, uprisings against racism and police violence stretched into their eighth month, and new climate change-intensified storms formed in the Atlantic.