Thu.Jun 04, 2020

8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Working at home changes us. It has undoubtedly changed me as has the time away from the physical presence of my students and colleagues.

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Racial Injustice: Teaching Resources

Catlin Tucker

Teachers have a unique opportunity to engage students in exploring the complex issue of racial injustice. Students need a space to explore their feelings and reflect on what is happening, why it is happening, and what they can do to create positive change.

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Best practices for supporting parents with remote learning

Neo LMS

With schools under lockdown, parents have taken on the role of teachers, in addition to being caregivers and workers. In these uncertain times, it’s hard to say when things will go back to “normal”. This situation has elicited all kinds of responses from parents.

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Racial Injustice: Teaching Complex Issues

Catlin Tucker

Teachers have a unique opportunity to engage students in exploring the complex issue of racial injustice. Students need a space to explore their feelings and reflect on what is happening, why it is happening, and what they can do to create positive change.

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.

Special Ed Students Have Lost Many Services. Here’s How SEL Strategies Can Help.

Edsurge

This is the first of a three-part series looking at how social-emotional learning strategies can support teachers of students with learning differences during the pandemic.

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Here’s the biggest mistake educators are making with remote learning

eSchool News

Education thought leader Alan November isn’t shy about discussing what he believes is a key misstep that many educators are making in shifting to web-based instruction during the pandemic.

6 Self-Care Strategies for School Leaders

EdTechTeam

You’re taking care of the teachers. The teachers are taking care of the students. But who’s taking care of you?

6 steps to help children find purpose and resilience from home

eSchool News

Some days are great. Others are hard. More than two months into stay-at-home orders, parents and kids are getting used to the concept of learning from home via video chats and Google Classroom homework assignments.

How to Make the Case for Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

The education sector still lags behind other industries when it comes to cybersecurity. A 2018 SecurityScorecard report found that education ranked last out of 17 industries in the country in terms of overall cybersecurity posture.

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.

A message of hope + call to action for justice

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I have so much on my heart right now that I have to share. Because even in the middle of civil unrest and turmoil and pain and loss and destruction, I see so much beauty and hope. And, I see an incredible opportunity for educators to create positive change. . Let me explain.

Tech & Learning District Leadership Lunch ‘n Learn: Cybersecurity Planning for Next Year

techlearning

Cybersecurity planning for the school year ahead was the subject discussed by leaders from Santa Fe Public Schools and Loudon Schools

The art and importance of device and area sterilization in the wake of COVID-19

Jamf on EdTech

Members of Brewster Academy and Geisinger share steps they leverage to minimize the spread of infectious diseases by sterilizing shipping centers, help desk areas and Apple devices

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Finishing the School Year as Nationwide Protests Compound a Pandemic

Edsurge

At UCLA, classes are still in session—remotely, due to the pandemic—even while National Guard troops patrol near the campus to stop any violence that might arise from protests over the killing of George Floyd.

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.

Delivering Actionable Feedback to Students

MiddleWeb

Discover how to create actionable feedback for your students and teach them true self-assessment as you transform your role from evaluator to coach.

Tips for Working, and Learning at Home During COVID-19

Marketplace K-12

Many education company leaders are working from home during COVID-19. It takes discipline, and flexibility, to get it right, explains Sara Potler LaHayne. The post Tips for Working, and Learning at Home During COVID-19 appeared first on Market Brief.

Rough Draft Math: Revising to Learn

MiddleWeb

Self-confidence is hugely important in learning math. Amanda Jansen shows how teachers can help students embrace a “revising to learn” approach, gaining confidence and understanding. Teacher Michael Hernandez says the book will help him create a safe space to make mistakes and grow.

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.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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

Educational Resources to Teach Students about Racism

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The horrific video of the Minneapolis police officer killing George Floyd in a cold-blooded way has shocked the whole world. People marched in protests in several cities around the globe to denounce.read more.

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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. Over the past five years, K–12 technology spending grew more than 8.6 percent a year, Technavio reports. Eventually, there will come a reckoning.

Another week.

SpeechTechie

One of my students in a group session this week shared as his "low" that he is upset by all that is going on with racism and injustice in America and that "it's another layer on top of the layers the country has been dealing with." A wise way to put it.

How NYC Students and Teachers are Making Sense of George Floyd?s Killing

MindShift

Here’s how NYC students and teachers are making sense of George Floyd’s killing was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here. Jun 2, 8:03pm EDT. Remote learning has been tough on 16-year-old Tai Muñoz.

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.

What’s New ~ June 2020

myViewBoard

We’re committed to making myViewBoard easy to use, so we’ve made a few enhancements to your favorite features this June. Hide the Camera Toolbar. With a lot of users recently using the document camera as a face cam to do distance learning , we added an option to hide the bottom toolbar.

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Newport News Public Schools

N2Y

Newport News Public Schools (NNPS), a Virginia school district of 29,000 students, sought a program that would provide high?quality, quality, age?respectful respectful instruction for students with unique learning needs.

Here Is A Great Text to Speech Chrome Extensions for Students with Vision Difficulties

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Read Aloud is a very good Chrome extension that reads web pages out loud to you. We have tested it in several pages and has always been accurate. This extension is especially helpful for people with.read more. 2020 Chrome extensions

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Using Task Analysis to Teach Daily Living Skills

N2Y

Task analysis (TA) is a practice often used in the classroom to teach multi-step skills or behaviors related to academics, communication and social skills. It can also be effective for teaching daily living skills. As the school year winds down, now is a good time to focus on them.

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.