Thu.Feb 18, 2021

6 Ways to support spatial reasoning skills online


With much of the emphasis on verbal and math aptitudes because they are measured on mandatory standardized testing, spatial reasoning is not a priority in most schools.

Problems, solutions, and outcomes; a big misunderstanding in development

The Christensen Institute

The first time I visited a village in Nigeria where people didn’t have access to water, I instantly wanted to solve the problem. The solution seemed simple enough: build a water well. So, with the help of friends and family I raised $10,000 and built a well in the village. It worked—for a bit.


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4 ways to fight educator burnout

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Kim Strobel. Kim is the owner of Strobel Education. She is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and happiness coach who works with K-12 teachers and schools throughout the country.

Digital Art Education Tools Encourage Students' Creativity and Curiosity

EdTech Magazine

The classroom setting wasn’t the only thing upended during the shift to remote learning. Humanities courses that had traditionally relied on hands-on instruction, such as art education, also faced myriad challenges during the transition.

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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.

Why do adults return to college? It’s more complex than higher ed leaders’ data suggest

The Christensen Institute

Higher education leaders love to segment their student population by different categories. A popular one is to categorize adult learners by their motivation for returning to school.

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It’s Time to Take College Student Hunger and Homelessness Seriously


Students cooking ramen noodle packets in the dorm microwave have come to symbolize what is deemed to be the universal college experience. However, that image demeans the dire situation of students experiencing food and housing insecurity in higher education. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Makes Remote Learning More Reasonable

EdTech Magazine

When students’ primary source for learning and enlightenment is a computer, having a device that is powerful, portable and flexible is essential.

Karen Lewis Taught Me

The Jose Vilson

“José Luis, I’m writing your foreword.” ” That’s how it went. My publisher and I were brainstorming names for who would best introduce my first solo project This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education to the world.

How to Choose the Right Companion Tech for Enhanced Online Learning

EdTech Magazine

Over the past few years, schools have sought cost-effective ways to deploy full-featured devices at scale, and Chromebooks have been a popular solution in many instances. The recent COVID-19 crisis has prompted an even steeper uptick in Chromebook adoption.

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 our coding platform helps us teach STEM

eSchool News

In a district where most of our students receive free or reduced lunches, we have next to no access to high-quality STEM programs, computer science classes, or coding courses.


The ‘invisible’ front line workers of education

The Hechinger Report

Child care workers nationwide are worried about their own health, that of their families and their short- and long-term economic survival. Credit: Jackie Mader for The Hechinger Report. Child care workers, the vast majority of whom are women, have always faced a long list of pressures.

How my school district improved our ELA scores overnight

Teacher Tech

Guest Post by Barton Keeler Leaving the debate about the validity of standardized testing aside because, let’s face it–it makes things better for everyone if the test scores are higher–I want to share what our ELA department did to improve test scores literally overnight.

Learn Like a YouTuber: Engaging Video Activities


I remember some days when I was a student much clearer than others. I clearly remember field day in elementary school, when everyone got outside and competed in games just for fun. I remember working on my media fair projects in middle school vividly.

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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.

Understanding ebooks: Which model is right for your district?

eSchool News

It’s been almost one year since the country shut down, and schools are still adapting to the new normal of remote and hybrid learning environments–with a newfound reliance on digital books.

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We’re Hiring A Curricula Developer

TeachThought - Learn better.

We’re Hiring A Curricula Developer by Terry Heick Do you love learning? Are you deeply curious about how students learn, and how to help them do it more fully and creatively? In more engaged ways that result in enduring understanding that changes lives?

How Much Does It Cost to Create an Online Course in 2021?

Sell Courses Online

The post How Much Does It Cost to Create an Online Course in 2021? appeared first on Sell Courses Online. … How Much Does It Cost to Create an Online Course in 2021? Read the Post. The post How Much Does It Cost to Create an Online Course in 2021? appeared first on Sell Courses Online.

Kiwi Crate Saves the Day!

Cycles of Learning

Yesterday I was in search of some new "kitchen chemistry" labs (100% distance learning) for my students to perform in my Honors Chemistry class as we begin relating covalent bonding and molecular geometry to Intermolecular Forces.

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.

Quick Tip: Create QR Code in Chrome

Shake Up Learning

The post Quick Tip: Create QR Code in Chrome appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Chrome has a new feature! In one-click, you can create a scannable, custom QR code of any website! No extensions, add-ons, or special accounts needed! I love Google Chrome!

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. It’s a common story: the energetic principal who comes into a school, revamps the curriculum, creates innovative learning practices, and then leaves with no sustainability plan.

Video Observation Improves Teacher Preparation and Enhances Collaboration (EdPrepMatters)


Western Colorado University educators, Caroline Forrest and Cori Woytek will be presenting at the AACTE 2021 Annual Conference about how their program uses video to provide meaningful feedback for their resident teachers.

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10 Inspirational Quotes Celebrating Black History Month and Black Americans

Where Learning Clicks

Read the words of 10 Black American writers, musicians, trailblazers, and more that inspire us, and we hope inspire you and your students every day. The post 10 Inspirational Quotes Celebrating Black History Month and Black Americans appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

5 Things Every Family Should Know About Paying For College


For many families, paying for college is one of the biggest financial decisions they’ll make. College tuition is the highest it’s ever been — and the financial aid process is anything but clear.

Nineteen Things Great Teachers Do Differently


Todd Whitaker has the experience, research, data, anecdotes, and feedback from teachers and administrators to help readers see what “great teachers do differently.” He reminds us of the eternal importance of educators and the impact we make, writes Linda Biondi.

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Article - How Digital Transformation Will Help Recruiters in 2021


According to a recent MarketsandMarkets forecast, the global managed services market will grow from $223 billion in 2020 to $329.1 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 8.1%. The key drivers of growth of managed services offerings in 2021 and beyond include the high adoption of cloud, automation, analytics, and other disruptive technologies; lack of […]. Read More… Cloud Enablement Microsoft Services

Everybody Dance Now: More Spirit Challenges


AP Chris Edwards and the staff of Kreps Middle School have been busy working to keep school spirit alive during fall and winter remote learning. Chris shares the school’s videotaped Challenges featuring staff and students dancing, singing, exercising, and more.

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.