Tue.May 11, 2021

Out of Gas: The School Year Isn’t Over Yet!

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Well, in addition to the interesting school year we’re having, now we have a gas shortage caused by a cybercrime syndicate.

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8 Ways surveys help school leaders make better decisions

Neo LMS

School leaders have to make crucial decisions all the time. Some of these may have short-term effects, but others have a lasting impact on future generations of students.

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For new health policy, look no further than Biden’s infrastructure bill

The Christensen Institute

One of the hottest topics of the Biden presidency is his massive infrastructure plan. The American Jobs Plan introduces $2 trillion worth of projects aimed at creating jobs and improving the overall quality of the country’s foundation at the federal, state, and local levels.

How Skills-Based Classes Bring Students Together For Future Success

EdNews Daily

Skills-Based Classes For Young Students Before the pandemic, many schools didn’t offer classes that focused on entrepreneurship, marketing, acting, communication or leadership.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Elon Musk Needs a Futuristic Workforce For SpaceX. Will His $20M Pledge to Schools Help?

Edsurge

As he’s wont to do, Elon Musk pulled up Twitter on his phone one early spring morning and fired off some breaking news. “Am Am donating $20M to Cameron County schools & $10M to City of Brownsville for downtown revitalization,” he wrote in the March 30 tweet. Details to follow next week.”

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This Tech Leader Uses One Platform to Solve Numerous Access Issues

Edsurge

Pete Just is the driving force behind a dizzying array of student-focused technology initiatives for both the state of Indiana and the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Wayne Township, where he is Chief Technology Officer.

Google Forms: Add Sections

Teacher Tech

Seeing a lot of questions at once can be overwhelming. Divide up your Google Form into sections to help break up the length of the Google Form. Think pages! Each section is a page of your Google Form. Section Icon In the floating toolbar a section is the last icon.

Who Really Benefits From College Student Diversity?

Edsurge

“Diversity” is a slippery concept. It can be used as part of powerful discourse about access to resources and making organizations more equitable. But it can also be diluted to refer to just about any sort of difference, thrown together for any sort of purpose.

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5 Reasons To Use Digital Portfolios in Your Classroom To Wrap Up The School Year

TeacherCast

As the year starts to come to a close, many teachers are looking for activities that will not only engage students but give them a sense of pride and achievement from what has been an unprecedented ­­­­­school year.

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.

OPINION: It’s time to change the way students are disciplined in school

The Hechinger Report

Here’s an unfortunate example of the antiquated rules that target students of color. High school Junior Andrew Johnson-getting his dreadlocks cut off by a trainer so he can wrestle in a match.

Summer of Math 2021 with Howie Hua

Teacher Tech

Join the Summer of Math 2021 Guest Blog by Howie Hua Last Summer I created a weekly math session called “Math Summer” where teachers do math together over Zoom.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zoom – SULS0109

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zoom – SULS0109 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey chats with Shake Up Learning trainer and community leader, Susan Vincentz about Zoom. Susan shares 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zoom!

Can Teachers Measure Student Engagement?

MiddleWeb

Education stakeholders agree that student engagement is essential. The challenge arises when we're asked to define and measure it. Curtis Chandler shares a number of free methods and tools educators can use to measure three types: behavioral, emotional, and cognitive.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

4 under-the-radar data points to track as schools reopen

eSchool News

One of the most powerful tools in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic has been data. Data analytics has informed what we can do, when we can do it, and has kept us safe. As more schools reopen their doors, data is also playing a vital role in ensuring they do so safely.

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#OneWord Intention: @DemersMarcie’s 6th Grade Language Art Students Reflect on Their Goals

techieMusings

Every time I step onto my yoga mat, I set an intention for my practice. This is something that most yoga instructors incorporate into the beginning of class.

Building a System of Equity Across School Districts

edWeb.net

By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. According to Dr. Tammy Campbell, Superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools (WA), working towards equity requires using the head and the heart.

Tech & Learning Lunch ‘n Learns with Kecia Ray

techlearning

School leaders have turned to this series to get crucial advice from their peers

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.

Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul: Using ‘Stamped (For Kids)’ to Have Age-Appropriate Discussions About Race

MindShift

When you first hold “Stamped from the Beginning,” it’s heavy, even as a paperback. At almost 600 pages and dense with text, a person can tell at once that author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi wasn’t pulling any punches when he set out to write “The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.”

ESSER Funding: 5 Ways to Use it to Address Learning Loss

techlearning

How ESSER funding can be used to help students get back on track

Visual Note Taking- 5 Good Apps for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Looking for some good apps to help you with your visual note taking? The list below has you covered. It features what we believe are some of the best options out there. These are apps you can.read more

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Lexia Names Kerri A. Larkin as Senior Education Advisor, Education Partnership

eSchool News

BOSTON ( May 11, 2021) – Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, today announced the appointment of Kerri A. Larkin to the position of Senior Education Advisor, Education Partnerships, effective immediately.

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

The Science of Keeping Kids Engaged-7 Steps For Inspiring Creativity In Young Minds At Home

Georgia Test Prep

Creativity is not an inborn talent, it is an attribute that can be grown and developed, like a muscle. Sure, it’s true that some people are born with spectacular abilities—what else can you say about the likes of Picasso, Michelangelo, Jimi Hendrix, or Timothee Chalamet?

EVERFI Tackles Inequality in Nation’s Healthcare System with Introduction of First Healthcare Literacy Course for Students

eSchool News

New program addresses barriers that lead to social disparities; students learn to make important health and financial decisions. EVERFI Inc.,

Doug Fisher Explores Creative, Proven Student Assessment Tools

Edthena

Teachers are exploring the best ways to approach student assessment in the era of technology. Nontraditional and creative checks for understanding can help educators gather essential information.

K-12 Dealmaking: Kahoot Acquires Clever, in Deal Combining Game-Based Platform and Single-Sign-On Provider

Marketplace K-12

Educational gaming provider Kahoot has acquired major K-12 single-sign-on platform Clever. In a separate deal, an education-focused private equity firm has raised $388 million for its sixth fund.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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