Tue.Apr 20, 2021

5 Ways to Teach About Earth Day with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day. As citizens of this planet, we should all care about caring for this world.

5 (free) Security Posters for Tech Ed

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: Security. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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The uberization of Higher Education: fad or fab?

Neo LMS

With the enormous changes brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a new kid on the block that people seem to be talking about a lot lately: the uberization of education. The topic is not new.

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Supporting Teachers in a Hybrid Learning Environment

Digital Promise

Do you remember that first-day-of-school excitement? Everything is placed neatly into your school bag, the classroom is beautifully made up, and all the seats and materials are ready to go for students.

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.

National Arab American Heritage Month 2021: Classroom Resources and Activities

Waterford

April is National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM)! Now is an excellent time to teach your students about the rich culture and contributions of Arab American people throughout history.

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From classroom to boardroom: Building diverse workforce tech talent starts with STEM

eSchool News

Women make up 47 percent of all employed adults in the U.S., but as of 2015, they hold only 25 percent of computing roles, according to data from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

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Students Are Slipping Through the Cracks of Special Education. Schools Must Do Better.

Edsurge

This is the story of a student who got lost in the system. Jason* was a 10th grader affected by the pandemic like many other students and their families. He came to school one day and explained to his teacher that his mother had lost her job at a day care due to declining enrollment.

Starting a K-12 classroom drone program

eSchool News

More K-12 schools are introducing drones into the classroom as educators discover how useful unattended vehicles can be to teach and strengthen science, technology, art, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM) skills.

New Music Curriculum Is Laying Down Beats Across the Pond

EdNews Daily

When British Rock & Roll took off in the ‘60s and ‘70s, it garnered significant influence and international popularity.

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: The pandemic has devastated entire families. Two-generation approaches can uplift them

The Hechinger Report

If this pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that our nation’s families are incredibly resilient. As one parent shared in Ascend at the Aspen Institute’s Parent Voices research, “we have no choice.”

GiveCampus Will Support Cryptocurrency Donations to Schools

eSchool News

GiveCampus will become the first and only educational fundraising platform to process cryptocurrency donations. Washington, D.C.

Augmented Reality in Education: Looking Forward

EmergingEdTech

Image Source Augmented reality is one of the cloud technologies that bridgesthe gap between what you see and what you imagine. To define it more realistically, it is a technology that enhances the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

National Achievement Report Finds Varied Rates of Recovery from COVID-19 Impact

eSchool News

Based on the assessment data of 3.8 million students from all 50 states, Renaissance’s midyear How Kids Are Performing report provides targeted insights to help educators accelerate spring and summer learning. BLOOMINGTON, Minn.

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.

Global Demand for K-12 Devices Outstrips Supply, Creating More Delays for Schools

Marketplace K-12

Demand to equip K-12 students with laptops and tablets continues to soar globally and outstrip manufacturing capacity, according to a new analysis of the market by Futuresource Consulting.

Aperture Education Creates Online Social and Emotional Learning Professional Development Program for Educators

eSchool News

EdSERT Digital provides online resources to help educators enhance their own social and emotional skills and teaching practices. Charlotte N.C.

Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 4 – Google Docs & Slides) – SULS0106

Shake Up Learning

The post Must-Have Google Skills for Teachers (Part 4 – Google Docs & Slides) – SULS0106 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, I am sharing some must-have Google skills for two of the most used Google applications, Google Docs and Google Slides!

Students will crush goals with the multi-grade level student planner, The Navigator!

eSchool News

School Mate® is proud to introduce our new, multi-level student planner—the Navigator. It’s the ultimate combination of functionality and value that will optimize students’ success.

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.

@VictoriaTheTech’s Favorite Microsoft Educator Center Courses – BONUS: Getting started with Office 365 and Windows 10 for leadership

Teacher Tech

Guest Post by Victoria Thompson BONUS! Although I gave my favorite five Microsoft Educator Center courses previously, I couldn’t help myself and decided to add another. So, consider this a bonus!

Computer Science Teachers Association Adds CoderZ’s Professional Development Program to Curated List of Quality Resources

eSchool News

DERRY, N.H. April 20, 2021 – After a rigorous evaluation, the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has added CoderZ to its online list of professional learning programs.

Literably- A Practical Way to Assess Students Reading

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Literably is an excellent reading assessment tool that was recently featured in We Are Teachers' best Tech tools for student assessment. Literably provides you with the tools to effectively assess.read more

A Little Motivation Goes a Long Way

SpeechTechie

I have been doing social groups through teletherapy since March of last year. For absolutely everyone involved, in the context of this very looooong situation and too much online learning, it wears. So we need to keep it targeted and focused but find new ways to induce fun and flow.

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Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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

Learning Loss During COVID Will Fuel Economic Losses, Business Leaders Predict

Marketplace K-12

Business leaders last week sounded the alarm that COVID-19 is causing significant learning losses, particularly in early literacy, and laid out a set of recommendations for how policymakers should tackle the issue.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 244 Teaching Different With Inquiry

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 244 Teaching Different With Inquiry. Drew Perkins talks with Dan Fouts, co-founder of Teach Different, about the challenges and potential and promise of teaching through inquiry. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: teachdifferent.com.

BairesDev Recognized by EdTech Digest at the 2021 EdTech Awards

eSchool News

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BairesDev, the leading software outsourcing and technology solutions company from San Francisco, was recently recognized by EdTech Digest for its commitment and contributions to education technology.

How Nonviolent Communication Can Help Adults Better Understand Students’ Needs

MindShift

Excerpted with permission from the publisher, Wiley, from Coaching for Equity: Conversations That Change Practice by Elena Aguilar. Copyright © 2020 Elena Aguilar. All rights reserved. . By Elena Aguilar.

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.