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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. We didn’t miss a day – not yet. And the learning continues.

In Times of Crisis Self-Care is More Important Than Ever

A Principal's Reflections

The majority of us did not see the COVID-19 pandemic coming. Up until this point, our lives were dominated by both professional and personal routines.

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Four things you need to know about the new reading wars

The Hechinger Report

A child reads a book at an elementary school in Mississippi. Kids who read more tend to score higher on reading assessments but research hasn’t been particularly supportive of using classroom time for unstructured, independent reading. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report.

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8 Google Classroom BUMMERS

Teacher Tech

I am obviously a big fan of Google Classroom. No product or platform is perfect and it takes time to add new features. Here are 8 things I am frequently asked about that I have to respond with “Unfortunately no.” ” 1.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

What parents need to know about the research on how kids learn to read

The Hechinger Report

A student in a Mississippi elementary school reads a book in class. Research shows young children need explicit, systematic phonics instruction to learn how to read fluently. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report.

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STUDENT VOICE: A working parent in college takes on remote learning for himself and his kids, says ‘something has to give’

The Hechinger Report

I am busy. Under normal circumstances. As a parent, college student and program adviser, I work and attend class — while also coordinating drop-offs, pick-ups, bedtime routines and playdates for my kids. Life was already a fine balance of responsibilities, commitments and difficult decisions.

Language Learning Startup Raises $10M, Says COVID-19 Won’t Stop US Expansion


Kirill Bigai is more confident in success in the United States this time around. The CEO of Preply says he was less focused and less experienced back in 2012, when he opened operations in the Boston area for an earlier iteration of his company.

Channels are the BEST PART of Microsoft Teams

Teacher Tech

I love digital tools because they allow me options to INTERACT better with my students. It is tough to have a conversation with every kid in a face to face class.

12 ways to connect with kids and prioritize relationships while teaching remotely

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: 12 simple ways to build a genuine connection with your students while teaching remotely.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Tech & Learning Leadership Roundtable Discussion: How Georgia Has Implemented a Successful Remote Learning Program


The next virtual Tech & Learning Leadership Roundtable on April 1 at 12noon Eastern Time brings together district leaders to outline how they have launched successful remote learning programs, the challenges they have had to overcome, and the technology they have used to achieve it

Inequity Should Not Equal Inaction

The Thinking Stick

It’s been a crazy March, to say the least. Here in the state of Washington schools have been closed since March 17th and will not reopen until April 27th at the earliest. . Our state education officials have required public schools to provide an educational experience for students. .

Kindness and Gratitude in Our Time of Crisis


For teachers to help students not only survive but also thrive through this frightening pandemic, we need to underscore both their and our fundamental need for kindness and gratitude. Author-educator Dr. Debbie Silver shares the science of anxiety and lots of options to help.

Some Helpful Tools to Create Newspapers for Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Digital newspaper creation is a multimodal literacy activity you can use with your students in class to target a wide range of academic skills. The pedagogic benefits of such a task are more

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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.

Online Teaching Reflection: Day -4

Cycles of Learning

After a ridiculous amount of thinking I finally put together one module, for one day, of one class. The process is highly dependent on Google Forms, Google Docs, and Zoom, with Google Forms being the hero. Yes, super, super super simple.Most likely, OVERLY simple.

How I Create Video Lessons for My #OnlineClasses & #FlipClass Using @Wacom & @NotabilityApp #RemoteLearning #RemoteTeaching #edtech


I have received so many questions from educators asking how I digitally annotate my YouTube videos & handwrite during my online class sessions.

ISTE20 Postponed Until November


ISTE20 in Anaheim, California has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns


Remote Meeting Tips

The Innovative Educator

In 2017 MarketWatch predicted 50% of the workforce would be working remotely by now. They were wrong. An unforeseen pandemic has made remote working an essential component for much of today's workforce. Many, who had not worked this way previously, are being thrown into this method of working.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students, Public


The Internet Archive has created a National Emergency Library in response to the global COVID-19-related school shutdowns

Books to Enhance Students' Reading Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

There are tons of reading materials out there. With a single click you can access a treasure trove of reading materials covering anything you want, yet, our students hardly read and when they more

Google Introduces Teach From Home


Google has announced Teach From Home, a temporary hub of remote teaching tools and information

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Being there

Learning with 'e's

Photo source: Publicdomainpictures Ever wondered how we can overcome feelings of loneliness and disconnect in distance education? It's a question that online educators have been grappling with for a long time.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

PBS, WGBH to Provide At-Home Learning Programs Through WORLD Channel


As schools across the country close in response to the COVID-19 virus, PBS and WGBH Boston have partnered to support distance learning

Technology mediated society

Learning with 'e's

Photo source: Lyncconf Games on Flickr The rapid spread of the Coronavirus and the subsequent social lock-downs by many governments has meant that technology has been thrust to the forefront in many of our daily human activities.

10 Core Values for Education #Podcast

The Principal of Change

In September of 2018, I wrote the post “ 10 Core Values for Education ” based on the “Core Values” of the online shoe company, Zappos. .

Face to face - at a distance

Learning with 'e's

Photo source: JISC I first started studying and then practicing distance education in the 80s. Back then we contended with slow modem speeds (remember them?), fixed line telephones, stand-alone computers and very small memory storage.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.