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Black Teachers Matter. Black Students Matter. Black Lives Matter.

Edsurge

We’re in the midst of an uprising, a global pandemic and an economic depression. Meanwhile, schools have been closed since March. Teachers, you’re frontline workers too. And I see you. Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Marching on.

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A college where the graduation rate for black students has been 0 percent — for years

The Hechinger Report

ASHTABULA, Ohio — Alexis Turner listened carefully as the administrators at the freshman orientation for Kent State University at Ashtabula ticked through the student groups she could join on campus that fall: English Society, Psychology Club, Student Veterans Association.

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What My School District — And Yours — Can Do to Pursue Justice for All

Edsurge

The following is adapted from a letter Dr. Ayindé Rudolph, superintendent of Mountain View Whisman School District, sent to his school community in Mountain View, Calif.

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.

Promoting digital citizenship during a pandemic

eSchool News

When the coronavirus pandemic forced school closures and stay-at-home orders across the country, the internet became a social and academic lifeline for young people. Students are now engaging in distance learning daily.

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10 ways administrators can collaborate with librarians–even remotely

eSchool News

Whether a principal, superintendent, head of technology, or head of curriculum, there is likely a gem of a resource among your staff who could push your Future Ready agenda forward–school librarians.

How K–12 Schools Can Measure Ed Tech ROI

EdTech Magazine

The COVID-inspired rush to distance learning is putting pressure on already-strained IT budgets in school districts nationwide as educators strive to provide students with needed devices and online tools. That comes on top of the $13 billion districts already spend on ed tech tools each year.

Anti-Racism Lessons & Videos

The Innovative Educator

Educators who want to engage with students about the death of Geo rge Floyd and racism in America, may find helpful these resources compiled by The New York City Department of Education.

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How K–12 Schools Can Measure Ed Tech ROI

EdTech Magazine

The COVID-inspired rush to distance learning is putting pressure on already-strained IT budgets in school districts nationwide as educators strive to provide students with needed devices and online tools. That comes on top of the $13 billion districts already spend on ed tech tools each year.

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.

Three Big Ideas for Implementing Effective SEL Strategies

edWeb.net

WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Dr. Stephanie Jones emphasizes that when implementing effective social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies, educators, practitioners, and administrators need to think about the what, the why, and the how of the essential skills of SEL.

Tops 3 Tools for Creating Educational Screencasts

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Now that almost all of your teaching is done remotely (at least temporarily) you are probably thinking about alternative ways to enhance students learning and create optimal learning experiences for.read more. 2020 Distance learning Screencasting tools

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How to Screenshot on Chromebook

techlearning

Grab a screenshot on a Chromebook with this easy method

Three SOS Instructional Strategies for Supporting Social Emotional Learning with New Resources from Discover Your Happy

Discovery Education

The social and emotional wellbeing of students continues to be a top priority in schools, districts and communities around the country.

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.

June’s Top 5 Education Book Releases

Where Learning Clicks

With so many great books to choose from, we picked a few of June’s top books on education that you won’t want to miss! The post June’s Top 5 Education Book Releases appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

How to Provide Immersive Learning Experiences Remotely

EdTech Magazine

When schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning, educators were concerned about how they would keep students engaged outside a classroom setting. According to a recent report released by the Association of American Educators, 56 percent of 1,030 educators surveyed said that inadequate student participation and attendance, plus students’ lack of technology or parental support, were major obstacles to remote learning.

Data and analytics help make informed decisions

eSchool News

PowerSchool announced its new Unified Insights Student Learning release , a first – of – its – kind tool, giving educators a holistic view into data they’ll need to help ensure all students can stay on track following the shift to distance learning.

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CoSN2020: Seeing the Bigger Picture of Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

As K–12 administrators work to improve digital equity for their students, they must ensure students have the devices and internet connections needed to continue learning outside of school buildings. But, experts say, the conversation doesn’t go far enough if it starts and stops with access. “We We have all now realized the critical importance of making sure that every single student has access to these pieces, not just at school but also outside of school for the opportunities of 24/7 learning.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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

How Indigenous, Black and POC Educators Envision a Better School Experience

MindShift

When most of the nation’s schools closed in March due to COVID-19, educators turned to whatever methods they could to keep learning going — from online classes to phone calls to drive-by packet pick-ups.

Expert Q&A: How Cloud Computing Makes Remote Learning Possible

EdTech Magazine

The shift to remote learning has proved to schools just how essential accessibility, connectivity, teacher training, data privacy and wise tech spending are to create a successful learning environment online. That transition also revealed another key lesson: School districts can’t afford to be slow.

9 Good Chrome Extensions to Help Teachers Work from Home

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Working from home is now the 'new' normal that will last for the foreseeable future. As the virtual world is taking centre stage in our professional lives, we, teachers and educators, need to be.read more. 2020 Chrome extensions Distance learning

Department of Education Announces $180 Million Grant Program Under CARES Act

EdTech Magazine

The U.S. Department of Education launched a new grant competition in April to help states struggling with providing equitable access to remote learning , especially during the coronavirus pandemic. The $180 million discretionary Rethink K–12 Education Models Grant will be available to states most affected by the coronavirus so they can “create adaptable, innovative learning opportunities” for all K–12 students, according to a press release from the Department of Education.

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.

Discovery Education Review

techlearning

Add a rich selection of media to digital teaching for lots of subjects to make online teaching smarter

CoSN2020: How Data Analytics Can Improve Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When school districts unexpectedly closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, faculty and staff had to embrace the unknown and come up with creative ways to continue student learning. But with such a quick pivot, many felt that they didn't have all the information they needed to see how well it was all working — especially those who didn't have any sort of prior contingency plan. .

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Easy Science Experiments for Kids at Home

eSchool News

A collection of fun, safe, and easy science experiments for your students and parents can do at home. Science education does not have to stop while learning from home or with the end of the school year.

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How K–12 IT Leaders Can Support Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

Bridging the digital divide is more critical than ever. When schools across the country made the quick shift to emergency remote learning during the pandemic, many found that it exposed deficits and exacerbated existing challenges around internet access, especially in rural and high-poverty areas. Milton Area School District in central Pennsylvania, for example, found that purchasing laptops and tablets for students was not enough to prepare them for virtual instruction.

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.