Fri.Apr 30, 2021

Whiteboard Apps You’ll Love

Ask a Tech Teacher

Whiteboards have long been a de rigeur staple in classrooms, occupying pride-of-place at the front of the room. Despite the popularity of hi-tech Smartscreens, the simple whiteboard remains the favored method of sharing information during class time. But one change has revolutionized their use: They can now be projected from your iPad. Before introducing three amazing must-have whiteboard apps, let me note that there are dozens of options , all with varied traits and prices.

Create Video Discussions with Threadit from Google

EdTechTeacher

Class discussions are a powerful way for students to share their understanding and perspective in a live setting. Yet there are challenges associated with class discussions that often result in some students not participating in the process.

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Focusing on #SEL and #Mindfulness with @JabuMind By @Rdene915

Teacher Tech

Guest Post by Rachelle Dene Poth With so much happening and extra burdens on our time, it is more important than ever to focus on ways to make time for self-care.

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Create Instructional Videos with a Progress Bar!

EdTechTeacher

Creating high quality instructional video is a skill set that will benefit all educators that are working with students to help them know and understand course content across all grade levels and content areas.

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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.

Some universities’ response to budget woes: Making faculty teach more courses

The Hechinger Report

An English professor at Southern Connecticut State University, Cynthia Stretch is used to meeting after hours with her students, many of whom work full time while in college. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

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Implementing Innovation Strategies to Make School Districts More Equitable

edWeb.net

By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. The disruptions and changes during the past year have made a return to the industrial education model of the 19th and 20th centuries problematic for school districts committed to preparing diverse students for 21st century careers.

3 things parents of neurodiverse kids should know

eSchool News

As we wrap up April’s Autism Acceptance Month, it’s been so heartening this year to see businesses and our government show solidarity and launch numerous initiatives that support neurodiverse kids. Movie theaters now have “sensory friendly showings.”

Enrich Your History and Social Studies Classes with these Resources

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below are three websites we are featuring in our blog for the first time. These are platforms where teachers (and students) can access resources and teaching materials to help them with their history.read more

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Do Your Students Need An Interactive Bulletin Board?

Fractus Learning

Every teacher knows how effective a bulletin board is as an educational tool. Interactive bulletin boards are decorative and help students engage in activities, games, and tasks to improve their knowledge and skills.

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.

Boddle- An Engaging 3D Math Game for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Boddle is an adaptive learning platform that offers access to a wide variety of interactive math games designed specifically for kids. Besides self-paced practice activities that target grades K-6.read more

Why Dropping College Degree Requirements Can Make the Workplace More Equitable

MindShift

On a recent afternoon, Emily Knowles was testing out apps with her software development team, making sure they work properly. “This is something that I never thought would be possible,” she said. That’s in part, because the 23-year-old from Watertown, Mass.,

Elinor Wonders Why (PBS Kids)

SpeechTechie

The PBS Kids activities corresponding with the series Elinor Wonders Why provide a number of language targets and are another example of modern web design (i.e. not flash-based ). I also like activities with outdoor themes that you can couple with small "field trips" of your own if working in-person.