Tue.Apr 06, 2021

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Adding a Computational Boost to Your K-8 Lessons

Digital Promise

How can K-8 teachers integrate computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) into classrooms? Are there teacher-friendly examples and professional development to support such work?

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7 Activities to improve online class participation rates

Neo LMS

Are you happy with how your online class is going? All teachers will answer this question at one point or another. A low participation rate is usually one of the biggest problems with online classes.

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Not so fast: What Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure bill needs to be impactful

The Christensen Institute

No, you’re not “hearing” double. President Joe Biden just unveiled another $2 trillion package to bolster the economy. This time, he’s focused on America’s infrastructure. Biden’s infrastructure package is ambitious.

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.

50 Ways to Teach Using Music in Your Classroom

Waterford

Music has the power to calm minds, inspire joy, and help people process tough emotions all at once. But did you know that teaching children about music can boost school performance?

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What is Schooling Loss – and How Will You Approach it?

Education Elements

Our team has spent months discussing the best term to use to describe the challenge education currently faces. We brought it up in team meetings, shared it with district partners, and sought out recent publications on the subject.

SD-WAN Solutions Boost K–12 Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

Cyberattacks against K–12 schools are increasing. In part, the rise in attacks is a product of the pandemic. Like other industries that made the switch to remote work, many schools have been targeted by malicious actors looking to exploit the rapid shift to remote learning.

Poll: Nearly half of parents don’t want their kids to go to a four-year college

The Hechinger Report

A national survey of parents finds that many prefer their children pursue alternatives to a traditional degree, such as vocational training that doesn’t take place at a college, or starting a business. Credit: Katie Cotterill.

How Interactive 3D Is Transforming the Way we Learn and Work

Edsurge

Through the many rapid changes in technology we’ve seen over the years, only a handful appear to have real sticking power and truly transform our way of life. Real-time interactive 3D may be that next transformative technology.

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.

3 thoughtful tips to help students design their futures

eSchool News

While moving into adulthood, teens are faced with a number of paths. Empowering students to select which path works best for them and determine how to best financially plan for the future are key to ensuring that some of their first adult decisions set them on a trajectory toward success.

School Counselors Have Implicit Bias. Some Are Ready to Address It.

Edsurge

During his sixth year as a school counselor, Derek Francis faced a situation that would change his career. It was 2017, and the Minnesota high school where he worked—which also happened to be the high school he attended as a teenager—was in turmoil over a video circulating on social media.

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STUDENT VOICE: Here’s why my high school and others must address anti-Asian racism

The Hechinger Report

I grew up in an area with a large Asian American population, including 25 percent of the students in my high school. And yet, I have never had the opportunity to discuss anti-Asian racism in the classroom, learn about Asian American history or engage with educators who understand my experiences.

Inclusivity: Ensuring all students count

eSchool News

No matter age or ability, it’s critical that schools make inclusivity a priority for all students.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 2 – Google Classroom) – SULS0104

Shake Up Learning

The post Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 2 – Google Classroom) – SULS0104 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, I’m sharing the must-have Google skills for teachers who use Google Classroom.

Discovery Education and Keysight Technologies Launch New Partnership Supporting Equity of Access in Education

eSchool News

Discovery Education and Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Turn Learning Loss into Learning Recovery with ST Math

MIND Research Institute

Those of us in education were in a very different place last year. Research on COVID-related school closures estimated that students would be a half to a full year behind academically when the new school year begins. We've seen firsthand the impacts of what many experts refer to as the COVID Slide.

How I’m Using @NoteplanApp to Organize My Day, Meeting Notes, Reminders, My Daily Template, and More #Productivity

techieMusings

There is nothing better than having an efficient system for your workflow to keep on top of tasks and ideas, to quickly reference notes and thoughts, and to jot down things you need to stay on top of from day to day. About six months ago, I stumbled upon NotePlan.

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.

Use Text Sets to Benefit Bilingual Students

MiddleWeb

High interest text sets tied to essential questions and in varied formats help emergent bilinguals stick with a particular topic as they learn how to read strategically. Elizabeth Hagan and her colleagues brought Malala Yousafzai to students’ attention with a range of sources.

AVER LAUNCHES ADVANCED AI AUTO TRACKING DISTANCE LEARNING CAMERA FOR THE ‘NEW CLASSROOM’

eSchool News

The AVer DL30 Features Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tracking to Seamlessly Follow Teachers in the Classroom and 12X Optical Zoom. AVer Information Inc.,

Using Data to Support Personalized Learning Pathways

edWeb.net

By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. What skills and training do businesses want from the next generation of workers? That’s the question leaders in the Foster-Glocester Regional School District (RI) asked as they reimagined education for the 21st century.

Gale Helps North Bend School District Bring Mental Health and Wellness Resources to Students

eSchool News

District Invests in Digital Social and Emotional Learning Resources to Support Youth Mental Health and Wellness.

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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.

Why Setting Boundaries is Helpful for Teachers and Their Students

MindShift

Excerpt from Risk. Rise.: A Teacher’s Guide to Learning from Mistakes by M. Colleen Cruz. Copyright © 2021 by M. Colleen Cruz. Published by Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. By Colleen Cruz.

Curriculum Associates Sponsors the Council of the Great City Schools’ Inaugural Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice

eSchool News

Casserly, Executive Director of the Council, to select an educator pursuing a graduate-level education degree to receive a $10,000 scholarship.

Innovation and Vinyl Records

The Principal of Change

As I sit in my office, thinking about my blog post for the week, I’m listening to an album on my record player. It is probably not an artist you have heard of (Hayden), but he is one of my favorites. .

GoGuardian Offers Student Mental Health Service for Free as Schools Face Growing Mental Health Concerns

eSchool News

Qualifying Schools and Districts Can Receive GoGuardian Beacon for No Cost or Obligation Through the Remainder of the School Year.

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.