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


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. Many have praised teachers for their dedication while others feel ambivalent about remote learning. The truth is that, given the circumstances, these feelings are normal and no parent should feel bad for not being able to do it all.

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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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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


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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Finishing the School Year as Nationwide Protests Compound a Pandemic


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.

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.

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


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

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.

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.

Delivering Actionable Feedback to Students


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

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


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.

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.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Rough Draft Math: Revising to Learn


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.

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 more.

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.

6 Self-Care Strategies for School Leaders


You’re taking care of the teachers. The teachers are taking care of the students. But who’s taking care of you? As the educational leader of your school or your classroom, not only are you taking care of and dealing with the stress and PTSD of your teachers and/or students, but you are also dealing with your life’s day to day stresses. Principals and Assistant Principals, how many times are you greeted with 25 different fires that need to be put out…NOW!

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

What’s New ~ June 2020


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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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 more. 2020 Chrome extensions


Another week.


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.

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.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Newport News Public Schools


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.

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.

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


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.

Using Task Analysis to Teach Daily Living Skills


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.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.