Thu.Sep 24, 2020

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

How to make a Top 10 video on Flipgrid

Ditch That Textbook

A Top 10 video is a fun way for students to show what they know in a way that's fun to watch! Here are step-by-step instructions with tips and tricks. David Letterman was the one who put the Top 10 list on my radar. During his show, "Late Night with David Letterman," he would share […]. The post How to make a Top 10 video on Flipgrid appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech Tech Like A Pirate Video in the classroom top 10 video

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5 insights from our research on innovation during a pandemic

The Christensen Institute

As researchers at a think tank, we concern ourselves with questions of causality: What causes prosperity to take root, and how can it be engendered in impoverished communities? These are the guiding questions that have driven our Global Prosperity research since launching the team in 2016.

8 Home Learning Tips: How Teachers Can Help Parents Adjust to Remote or Hybrid Learning


As remote or hybrid learning continues across the country, establishing home learning routines is more crucial than ever. Educators understandably continue to worry about learning gaps caused by COVID-19, but bringing parents into the conversation can be an excellent way to improve outcomes for students who are learning at home. When families learn how to support their children from home—especially during the early learning years—students can develop stronger reading and vocabulary skills.[1]

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.

During commotion, finding a way forward with teacher PD

The Christensen Institute

Essayist Jessie Glenn recently wrote the early-reader book What’s all the commotion? to help her twin five-year-olds understand social distancing. The word “commotion” in the title is well-chosen. Commotion is defined as a state of noisy confusion, social upheaval, or tumultuous agitation.

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10 at-home learning tips teachers can share with caregivers

eSchool News

When it comes to teaching, 2010 Teacher Of The Year Sarah Brown Wessling knows a thing or two–or 10. Wessling is sharing some of that knowledge to help parents navigate remote and at-home learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As

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10 DOs and DON’Ts in Project-Based Learning


Project-based learning (PBL) is an educational method that allows students to learn new things by exploring the topics on their own (well, almost), by doing their research, and by co-creating their personal learning journey.

Former Blackboard CEO Raises $16M to Bring LMS Features to Zoom Classrooms


This year, investors have reaped big financial returns from betting on Zoom. Since March, when the global pandemic accelerated, the stock price of the publicly traded online video company has increased five-fold, to over $500 per share, by Wednesday’s close. As it turns out, other companies building on top of Zoom can attract plenty of capital as well.

3 things schools need in a data management system

eSchool News

K-12 school districts are already dealing with the exponential growth of the data they handle. They now face the added complexity of school closures and a rapid shift to online learning which has put them under even more pressure to manage and protect their data and data infrastructure.

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.

How Do You Make Zoom Breakout Rooms Less Boring?


The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. A conversation broke out on Twitter last week. How do you make Zoom breakout groups less boring? Robin DeRosa, director of Plymouth State University’s Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative, posed the question and committed to sharing her findings via a presentation soon. My first recommendation was to keep the breakout room time-frames short.

STUDENT VOICE: A new normal from the bottom up

The Hechinger Report

Will education return to normal after the Covid-19 pandemic and protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake? As a Black teenager from Oakland, California, I hope not.

What Inclusive Teaching Means For Colleges In An Era of Social Justice Activism.


Race is among the socio-economic forces that 2020 has brought into sharper focus. Current events this year have underscored racial health disparities and highlighted excessive use of force by police against Black people and protests against such violence. And there’s a presidential election coming up in a time of unprecedented polarization. What should faculty who want to teach inclusively consider with all this context?


Testing-Optional College Admissions and UC California Ruling


My daughter is in her senior year in high school this year and this “test optional” situation has certainly caused her, and my wife and I, some confusion. I'd been meaning to look into it. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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.

Teachers face an uncertain fall

eSchool News

As schools reopen, U.S. educators are worried about what the future holds. In fact, one in five educators (20%) still do not know what their teaching approach will be for the 2020-2021 school year according to National Business Furniture’s (NBF) Back-to-School Study on PR Newswire.

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Covid Diary: Prospect Heights School District 23


Tech & Learning's "COVID Diary" series follows educators and administrators as they share how their districts are handling teaching and learning during the pandemic

Distance Learning Science Labs (Baby Steps.)

Cycles of Learning

I wrote last about my desire to bring more hands-on learning to my 100% distance learning curriculum in chemistry and biology. I am going to begin this process SLOWLY leveraging materials students have at home, and as distance learning continues in our county, begin creating kits for students.


Schools and Educators Use Tech to “Make” a Difference

EdTech Magazine

When high school senior Noah Sullivan heard that healthcare workers were short on protective gear during the COVID-19 pandemic, he knew he wanted to help.


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.

How to improve student engagement and interactions in your classrooms using Linways LMS.

Linways Technologies

If teaching is an art, keeping the students engaged is the craft of that art. In the post-COVID scenario, student engagement and student-centric learning are going to play huge roles in the education industry.

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Nine Tips for Success with Virtual Learning

Where Learning Clicks

Struggling with how to prepare your virtual classroom? We share some best practices from our team of educators who have been teaching remotely for years. The post Nine Tips for Success with Virtual Learning appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

With Print Supplies Disrupted, More Schools Adopt Digital Books

eSchool News

With a record number of students going back to school online, educators are urgently turning to digital books in place of print for their established curriculum. In response to this need, OverDrive Education , the leading digital reading platform for K-12 schools worldwide, today announced support for several major curriculum systems. This means that schools can provide instant access to assigned titles as ebooks and audiobooks for in-class and distance learning for all students.

Here Is A Good Pinterest Alternative for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google has recently released a new social networking and web curation platform called Keen. This is, as MakeUseOf stated, Google's alternative to Pinterest. Keen allows you to curate content more

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

What's Working: Distance Learning Tips for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Though distance learning probably still doesn't feel easy, it's no longer brand new. Over the summer there was a small chance to take a breath, regroup, and figure out how we might improve the approach to teaching and learning remotely.

Fewer Students Are Going To Community College, Despite High Unemployment


Enrollment at U.S. community colleges has dropped nearly 8 percent this fall, newly released figures show, part of an overall decline in undergraduate enrollment as students face a global pandemic and the worst economic recession in decades.

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Savvas Learning Company Launches Culturally Responsive Learning Initiative

eSchool News

Savvas Learning Company , a next-generation learning solutions provider for K-12 education, is proud to announce the launch of its Culturally Responsive Learning (CRL) Initiative that will focus on supporting teachers in making real changes in their classroom practices to foster student voice and improve achievement as well as using curriculum that opens minds and allows students to see themselves reflected in what they learn.

Schools and Educators Use Tech to “Make” a Difference

EdTech Magazine

When high school senior Noah Sullivan heard that healthcare workers were short on protective gear during the COVID-19 pandemic, he knew he wanted to help. Noah’s mother, Alexandra Sullivan, is the principal of Deer Hill Elementary in Massachusetts, where she has access to two MakerBot Replicator Plus Educators Edition 3D printers. The Sullivans have printed more than 80 straps to hold face shields in place, and now they’re working on a plan to mass-produce face masks. “It


K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.