Wed.Oct 28, 2020

9 Things That Matter When Hiring Black Teachers

Education Elements

This year has exacerbated the national crisis of staffing in schools. Attrition was already a looming challenge, but with all of the changes in education this year alone teachers are leaving schools and the profession en masse.

40+ FREE digital escape rooms (plus a step by step guide for creating your own)

Ditch That Textbook

Digital escape rooms bring the excitement of hunting for clues and the joy of solving puzzles right to your student’s devices. Here are over 40 digital escape rooms to try plus resources for creating them yourself! This post is written by Mandi Tolen (left), a math teacher from Missouri, and Karly Moura (right), a TOSA (teacher on special […]. The post 40+ FREE digital escape rooms (plus a step by step guide for creating your own) appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Supporting Students with Special Learning Needs at Home

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Learning Heroes have teamed up for a special blog series that explores how teachers and families can use technology to work together and facilitate learning for students of all ages.

4 Ways Schools Can Improve Cybersecurity — Even When Budgets Are Tight

EdTech Magazine

Whether schools choose to continue remote education, use a hybrid education model or return full-time to campus, some form of virtual teaching system will figure into every school’s plan, even if only as a contingency.

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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.

Does 2020 present a crucible moment for K–12 education? The answer may surprise you.

The Christensen Institute

In moments that require radical adaptation, it’s tempting to see crisis as an inevitable harbinger of change.

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Unpacking research on COVID learning loss

eSchool News

According to an Education Week survey, classroom teachers spent the first six weeks after school closures troubleshooting connectivity and software issues, resulting in a 75 percent drop in instruction.

College Students With Learning Disabilities Are Asking For More Support. Will They Get It?

Edsurge

College students with learning disabilities experienced a sudden rupture of the status quo this spring when most of their courses moved online. In some cases, the change interfered with the coping strategies students use to learn. But in other instances, institutions seized the unusual opportunity to encourage professors to redesign courses to be more accessible to people with varied needs.

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Meet Your Virtual Teachers [Video]

Where Learning Clicks

Meet the teachers who are helping students all over the country learn virtually under extraordinary circumstances. The post Meet Your Virtual Teachers [Video] appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

School innovation in a challenging year

eSchool News

Across the country, redefining the status quo has become the status quo for K–12 schools. Wide-scale remote and hybrid learning, mask-wearing culture, and “pods” all fall outside the bounds of what most of us imagined as mainstream schooling before this year.

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.

OPINION: Tests are not the problem; how they are used can be

The Hechinger Report

In a year unlike any in recent history, one thing will surely happen this winter as it always has. Students will finalize and submit applications to colleges and graduate schools across the nation. But this year, some students won’t submit any test scores at all.

When a Pandemic Upends Labor Markets, Will a New Workforce ISA Fund Work?

Edsurge

Since arriving from Mexico at age 18 in 2002, Abraham Cachu has dabbled in technology, starting with music software. A self-taught programmer, he found on-and-off work building websites, managing social media and handling e-commerce for dental offices, toy shops and other clients.

Renaissance Launches Major Updates to Star Spanish Assessments

eSchool News

Renaissance, the global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, has enhanced Star Spanish , its assessment platform for students who speak, or are learning to speak, Spanish, with new reports and the first authentic K–12 learning progression for Spanish available in the country.

5 Reasons to take this Chromebook Management Mini-Course

Vizor

Reading Time: 2 minutes After schools asked us to help them with managing Chromebooks, we realized that schools were purchasing the devices without best practices in place. As device management experts, we gladly helped them out.

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.

Hampered by pandemic restrictions, campus organizers are working overtime to make student voting easier

The Hechinger Report

Aiyana Edwards, a student at Spelman College in Atlanta, is part of a national effort to improve voting rates among young people. She helps friends, classmates and other college students in Georgia register, check their registration, make a plan to vote, see a sample ballot and research candidates and ballot measures. Credit: Aiyana Edwards.

Empowering Students to Use Data to Understand Election Trends

Discovery Education

COVID-19. Climate crisis. Economic inequality. Racial justice. Immigration. These are just a few of the topics most important to voters in the United States leading up to the 2020 presidential election, according to the Pew Research Center. Every four years, we enter a new presidential election season that shapes the course of the country for decades to come.

Google Drive's Collaborative Features to Try out in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Drive is in a continuous flux in terms of the functionalities and built-in features it offers to its users. A great deal of these features are especially useful for us in education. In this.read more

Europe’s Largest Ed-Tech VC Firm Launches Second Fund With $54 Million

Marketplace K-12

Brighteye Ventures plans to raise a total of $88 million for its second venture capital fund, with a focus on companies that can deliver education "better, faster, cheaper.". The post Europe’s Largest Ed-Tech VC Firm Launches Second Fund With $54 Million appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Educational Math Apps for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today’s post we are sharing with you 5 math apps that are featured today in Apple’s New and Notable category in iTunes App Store. Some of you are probably already familiar with Photomath and Math.read more

Minecraft Mock Poll Aims To Educate Kids About Voting

MindShift

At the top of a hill sits a large white building with columns and draped with American flags. It resembles the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., except for a key difference. It’s built out of Minecraft blocks.

Using Edpuzzle to Add Video Pizazz to Lessons

MiddleWeb

It took the pandemic to convince Lauren Brown to finally check out Edpuzzle as a teaching tool. She’s quickly become a fan. Whether you are teaching live, online or in a hybrid model, Edpuzzle can be a helpful way to engage students in video content that you select or create. EdPuzzle Future of History creating videos editing videos Edpuzzle feedback finding videos Lauren Brown

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Luxrobo To Launch Homeschooling Coding Package In United States To Brighten The Future Through Robotics!

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Leading robotics education startup from Korea, LUXROBO is launching a coding homeschooling product called ‘Designer Kit Set’ targeted at the North American market in November.

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.

#AskExcelinEd: How well is Indiana addressing public charter school facilities needs?

ExcelinEd

Nationwide, millions of students are enrolled in public charter schools, and millions more are on waiting lists to attend one. Despite their obvious success, public charter schools often lack access to affordable facilities, which would allow these in-demand schools to serve more students.

It's Time to Clean Up Your App Life

The Daring Librarian

It’s Time to Clean Up Your App Life Unused apps on your phone can do more harm than simply taking up space. We’re using our personal devices like our phones and our tablets more than ever during distance learning.

Looking for teaching inspiration? Here are 5 cool strategies for you to try in your classrooms to make learning more fun.

Linways Technologies

Teaching is the god of all professions. It’s the one that makes all other professions possible. However, teachers can have it hard to maintain engagement and capture the interest of their students over the course of a whole year or semester.

Although States and Districts Have Acted Swiftly, More Is Needed to Close the Digital Divide, a New Analysis Finds

Education Superhighway

Report from BCG, Common Sense, and EducationSuperHighway Offers Fresh Insights and Guidance on How States and Districts Can Make Greater Progress During COVID-19 on One of America’s Toughest Challenges. BOSTON, October 29, 2020 —Last spring, when authorities closed school buildings where 50 million US students attended classes, the “homework gap” threatened wholesale learning loss.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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