Mon.Nov 23, 2020

New Micro-credentials Focus on Timely Topics for Distance Learning

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials allow educators to continue their professional learning on their own schedule, without having to leave their homes. This flexibility makes micro-credentials an ideal form of professional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SoapBox Labs gives voice to the obstacles, opportunities of remote learning

The Christensen Institute

For several years, the emergence of voice recognition has intrigued many with its potential to transform learning environments. At the same time, skepticism has surfaced. People have struggled to envision the use cases for voice recognition tools.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning School-Issued Devices

EdTech Magazine

With a hybrid education model, which includes both in-person and online classes, students and teachers are likely to use the same devices at school and at home.

Schools bring mindfulness to the classroom to help kids in the Covid-19 crisis

The Hechinger Report

Middlesex School students in Massachusetts share their observations after a 10-minute guided meditation. Credit: Jena Brooker for The Hechinger Report. Doug Worthen guided his small class of ninth graders at Middlesex School through an exercise designed to focus their attention.

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.

From DC Chancellor to Edtech Founder: Kaya Henderson on Her New Venture in Culturally-Relevant Education

Edsurge

When it comes to education experience, few can match the versatility and scope of Kaya Henderson. She has served as a teacher, worked with Teach For America and the New Teacher Project, and served as the Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools for six years.

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How wearable trackers help with contact tracing

eSchool News

As schools, colleges and universities navigate the new school year, teachers and administrators will be serving on the front lines of public health efforts to keep kids and communities safe from COVID-19 outbreaks.

How IT Teams Can Better Manage Devices for Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

With the shift to remote learning, many school districts have encountered an unprecedented challenge. How can they best manage the flood of new devices connected to their networks? Students at home may be using Chromebooks or tablets.

OPINION: Community colleges are helping students more than ever in the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Each of Northern Virginia Community College’s six campuses has a food pantry , which some students rely on for half their weekly meals. At the Community College of Philadelphia, some 70 percent of students have a full-time advisor they can meet with virtually.

Can AR be the antidote to virtual classroom shortcomings?

eSchool News

Schools across the country are well into their second go-round of distance learning at this point. Things seem to be running more smoothly than the first attempt last spring–however, we are still experiencing growing pains to say the least.

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.

The State of Educational Technology in a Post-Pandemic World

EdTech Magazine

Some may say 2020 is the year of educational technology. When COVID-19 pushed schools to go remote, educators and students became more reliant on technology than ever before. The transition to this learning environment also revealed new insights on the state of technology in education.

SUPER COOL Badge Game Updates

Teacher Tech

Looking for ways to engage students? Try some gamification and choice. I have added some features to my Badge Game template that I hope will make it easier and more fun. Template New Features I updated several new features to the Badge Game Change the game colors.

To Weather The Storms of Higher Education, Remember Why You’re There

Edsurge

Higher education is heading into the eye of the tornado. Many of us are planning for academic continuity while the debris of the COVID-19 pandemic is swirling around us. There are regulatory matters to consider. The health and safety of our colleagues and our students to put at the forefront.

Towards Compliant Instant Messaging in the Classroom

EmergingEdTech

Instant messaging has become a big part of classroom life for many, and for a number of good reasons. It allows a more immediate, two-way communication between students and teachers, both in terms. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 224 Inspiring A New Paradigm For Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

Drew Perkins talks with Christopher Pommerening, founder of Learnlife, an open ecosystem of education meant to positively change education around the world. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 224 Inspiring A New Paradigm For Education appeared first on TeachThought. Podcast

How are our teachers faring during the pandemic?

eSchool News

Imagine you’ve got a business, housed in the basement of a single building. A tremendous storm sweeps in, and the basement floods—standing water, four inches deep, Forbes reports. Some workers are asked to stay at their station, working ankle deep in water.

How to Spot Fake News Classroom Poster

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A few days ago we published on our Facebook page this beautiful visual featuring some interesting tips to help you spot fake news. The visual is created by IFLA and is available for free download in.read more

Slowing Math Down for Stickier 2020 Learning

MiddleWeb

With at least half her math students learning virtually, Michelle Russell found it necessary to slow down and focus on critical standards. To her surprise, both her quarantined kids and her face-to-face students are learning and retaining more by going at a slower pace.

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.

K12 Rebrands Itself as Stride Inc., and Announces Two Acquisitions

Marketplace K-12

The publicly traded company will change its name next month to better reflect its "continued growth" outside of K-12, after acquiring two career-based learning platforms. The post K12 Rebrands Itself as Stride Inc., and Announces Two Acquisitions appeared first on Market Brief.

How Mindfulness During Class Can Help Students and Teachers

MindShift

This story about mindfulness in the classroom was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter.

English Learners: Four Principles for Principals

MiddleWeb

Principals are the creators of school culture. Through their words, actions, and policies they can assure ELLs’ success. The work teachers need to do with language learners can’t be done without principal support. Tan Huynh offers 4 principles for school leaders to adopt.

Useful Books to Help Kids Learn Coding

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some of the best books to help your kids learn coding. Kids will get to learn the basics of computer coding through a wide variety of interactive visuals, engaging games.read more

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.

Improving Instructor Intuition and Student Growth

Turnitin

Data insights at every stage of learning and within the student workflow help educators support students in creating their best, original work

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Why Manage Chromebook Repairs

Vizor

Reading Time: 3 minutes From our research, for a school of 1000 students, you will be repairing about 25 Chromebooks per week. This can be a cracked screen, fluid got in the device, the software isn’t working, the keys on the keyboard are sticky.

Explore Tech Innovation with Girls4Tech, now available in Experience!

Discovery Education

Whether it’s smartphones, computers, or even automobiles, the world of tech is all around us. As we take a closer look, we can see the countless ways tech innovation is intertwined in our lives and improving the way we live. .

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – November 2020

Edthena

Gobble up these recommended reads for teachers and instructional coaches during this holiday break. Here are a few articles for educators about professional development.

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.