Mon.Apr 19, 2021

5 Fab Ways to Make Sustainability Fun for Students Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sustainability is a hot topic. In this blog post, we discuss ways to help students understand how to take care of the world and have fun at the same time.

Tech Tip #86: Image Your Computer Often

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Re-energizing Yourself and Your Team for the Work Ahead

Education Elements

We have been reading, discussing, and reflecting quite a bit on the topic of leadership recently, and one of the products of this deep dive is a video series all about what leaders have learned this year.

Five Strategies for Combating Learning Loss

EdNews Daily

By Dan Hoppie As an Executive Director of Curriculum for Pasadena Independent School District in the greater Houston area, I have wrestled with two seemingly opposite forces during the pandemic.

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.

Game design in the classroom: 8 steps to get started

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Jon Spike. Jon is a Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration at UW-Whitewater, collaborating with preservice teachers and instructors to leverage technology in innovative ways. He teaches courses on topics such as Digital Tools and Video Games & Learning.

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Want to Make Education More Innovative? Let’s Invest in R&D

Edsurge

In 2019, the United States spent 2.8 percent of its Gross Domestic Product on Research and Development (R&D). R&D is our nation’s engine of innovation. It put that smartphone in your hand, that solar panel on your roof, and that COVID-19 vaccine in your arm.

PROOF POINTS: Gifted programs provide little to no academic boost, new study says

The Hechinger Report

Gifted education is often a flash point in school desegregation debates; in large cities, these programs often operate as an essentially separate school system, dominated by white and Asian children. Though gifted programs touch only 3.3 million school children, about 7 percent of the U.S.

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Making mental health checks during remote learning

eSchool News

According to a 2019 survey from the Centers for Disease Control, approximately one in five youths reported they’d seriously considered attempting suicide within the last year, while one in six had actually made a suicide plan, and one in 11 had made an attempt.

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OPINION: The power of unfair standardized tests is finally, thankfully diminishing

The Hechinger Report

We may not yet know what college admissions will look like after the pandemic, but the influence of the SAT and the ACT — once critical requirements in a student’s college application process — is rapidly eroding before our eyes. And that’s something to celebrate.

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.

Lenovo LanSchool Air Solves Classroom Management Challenges for Teachers

EdTech Magazine

As a veteran teacher with more than 20 years under my belt, I believe classroom management is among the greatest challenges a teacher can face. Add in managing in-person and remote students, and this could be a recipe for stress.

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The Rise of Hispanic-Serving Institutions and the Path Forward

Edsurge

Hispanic-Serving Institutions make up 17 percent of all U.S. public and nonprofit colleges—yet they enroll 67 percent of all Hispanic and Latino undergraduates.

After-school programs have either been abandoned or overworked

The Hechinger Report

“I like building stuff,” said 11-year-old Isabella Lagunas, describing the appeal of her science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) after-school program, Girlstart. “In In school we don’t really do a lot of projects, mostly reading. I like [after school] because it’s more hands-on.

Getting students back on track to higher education

eSchool News

COVID-19 has raised a number of major questions for educators, one of which is “Why are college applications decreasing ?” Higher education lost about 400,000 students this fall. Are these students taking a gap year between high school and college?

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.

Webinar: 4 Easy Ways To Promote Critical Thinking In Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Easy Ways To Promote Critical Thinking In Your Classroom Join us for a quick 30 minute webinar on easy ways to integrate critical thinking in your classroom. Pre-register. Critical Thinking. Tuesday, April 27 at 4:30 Eastern US. Where. This free event is hosted by TeachThought University.

Helping Kids Develop Their Cognitive Immunity

MiddleWeb

Teacher Gillian Mertens and her colleagues recommend educators do more than help students debunk social media misinformation they find. Instead, the goal is for students to recognize why the information was believed by so many people, thereby developing greater resistance for themselves.

Leading Learning in a Blended Environment

edWeb.net

By Eileen Belastock. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, blended learning is a style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media and traditional face-to-face teaching.

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5 Ways to Attract More Students to your Institution

Linways Technologies

In an educational institution the admission process is the most significant phase in an academic year. It is a process that shapes the future of an institution and its achievements.

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.

51 Activities and Events from Discovery Education and Partners Available to Help Educators and Communities Celebrate Earth Day

eSchool News

Silver Spring, Md. Monday, April 19, 2021) — To celebrate the 51 st Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2021, Discovery Education and several content, corporate, and community partners present educators, students, and families 51 engaging, curated activities and events.

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A Handy Tool for Recording Audio Feedback on Chromebook

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Few days ago we covered some of the best web tools and Android apps for recording audio, lists that we curated specifically for teachers, educators and students. Today we are adding another.read more

Maximizing Student Engagement With The XP-PEN And Microsoft Education Apps

TeachThought - Learn better.

Maximizing Student Engagement With The XP-PEN And Microsoft Education Apps. contributed by XP-PEN Graphics Tablets. This post is sponsored by XP-Pen , manufacturers of a range of drawing tablets for artists, students, and other creative professionals.

Flux- Control The Light of Your Computer Screen and Reduce Eye Strain

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Flux is a tool I come across while I was reading Shawn Stevenson's book Sleep Smarter (Amazon affiliate link). Shawn mentions it among the tools he recommended to help people reduce the mental and.read more

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Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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

Why Adolescence Matters in Preventing Substance Abuse

MindShift

In order to understand people who develop substance abuse disorders as adults, it’s important to recognize when they were first exposed. The majority of adults who develop substance abuse disorders first used drugs or alcohol during adolescence.

What’s New ~ April 2021

myViewBoard

This month’s releases come later than usual due to national holidays. Nonetheless, we’ve been hard at work improving the myViewBoard Ecosystem! We are growing! myViewBoard recently passed the 3 million user milestone!

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Celebrating Earth Day and Poetry Month with Blackout Poetry

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

April is poetry month and April 22 is Earth Day. Since our 3rd grade studies environmental standards in the 4th quarter, I decided to weave all of these things together using Wakelet, Padlet, and Capstone Connect.

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Which Remote Learning Tools Will Teachers Bring Back In Person?

Graphite Blog

The coronavirus pandemic has come with specific challenges for teachers: Keeping students engaged during hybrid or fully remote learning, addressing systemic inequity and the digital divide, and coping with days of seemingly endless multitasking are just a few among so many other obstacles.

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.