Thu.Jul 02, 2020

Why getting the world back to normal is not enough

The Christensen Institute

When will the world get back to normal? It’s a question many have asked since the COVID-19 global pandemic began upending economic, social, and health systems across the world.

Helping teachers and admins see the value of edtech


The fact that education needs to change isn’t something new. Thinkers, authors, teachers, and school leaders have been saying it for many years, citing areas such as curriculum, pedagogy, school restructuring, and of course, technology.

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Making sense of school innovation: Five categories of practice revealed

The Christensen Institute

This post is the first in a series of four sharing new insights from the Canopy project using data published in fall 2019.

How Districts Can Develop a Comprehensive Plan for Remote Learning Come Fall


I used to wake up at 5:30 in the morning to teach a preschooler in China how to read, write and speak English. Through a headset and webcam, I learned that he loved space. He showed off solar systems made of foam and sticks and I shared a stuffed rocket from Kennedy Space Center.

How to make remote learning easily accessible

eSchool News

When school starts again in the fall, it’s likely that a significant number of students will still be learning remotely.

Making Thinking Visible through Screencasting


The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO Tom Daccord’s blog, Leading Innovations in Schools: From Someday to Monday. Screencasting is a powerful tool for formative assessment.

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Author @MelSideB Shows How Visual Medium Increases Student Engagement!

Teacher Tech

Not all students best express their knowledge of a concept through writing or best learn a concept through strictly reading about it. Some students like to demonstrate their learning through pictures, some through demonstration, and others still through writing.

8 things to help your district launch an esports program

eSchool News

It may lack sweat equity, but it’s up there with even the most physically demanding of sports. Esports, the competitive side of video gaming, is exploding. And K-12 schools are buying in, because esports is not only fun, but also a viable educational tool!

GETA Continues with PD From Superstar Educators


The Global EdTech Academy – a partnership between CUE and Microsoft – has been providing educators across the country with FREE professional learning this summer.

COLUMN: With few answers about returning to school or campus, let’s support children instead of hiding them

The Hechinger Report

Since the pandemic, babies and kids of all sizes are ending up on their parents’ work calls. Credit: Miguel Pereira/Getty Images.

Game-Based Learning: How to get Started


This blog post is sponsored by Acer Education, a partner of EdTechTeam. Game-Based Learning is an experiential approach to education that uses games to engage and motivate students in the learning process. All mammals have an innate need to play, from the moment they’re born.

How to align your institution’s learning outcomes with the teaching strategy

Linways Technologies

This article, as the name suggests, discusses some of the key elements to align your institution’s learning outcomes with the teaching strategy.

Summer Learning: A Dry Run for Fall Back-to-School Planning


One district decided to test those uncharted waters while offering a safe and educational option for summer learning

MIND Blog Rewind: June 2020

MIND Research Institute

Each month on the MIND blog, we share stories of how our organization, our partners, and educators across the country are advancing the mission to mathematically equip all students to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

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Finding & Funding the Best Tools for Any Learning Environment


Insight and advice for preparing for back to school

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Educational Apps for Learning Body Parts

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a collection of some good iPad apps you can use with your students and kids to help them learn about human body. The apps feature a number of interactive games and activities to enable more

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6 Things Anti-Racist Educators Want Grown-ups to Know about Teaching and Raising Kids


For most of Karyn Parsons’ life, race was considered an impolite conversation topic. But as America reckons with racial injustice following the police killing of George Floyd, that view is changing.

Support the Future of the Professions- Supervise a Graduate Student this Fall


I am hearing from some of my colleagues and friends at the graduate school level that they are finding it hard to secure placements for graduate students needing clinical practicum experiences this summer and fall. For many of us, what fall will look like is uncertain, everyone understands that.

How Microsoft Teams Supports Inclusive Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Illinois Gov. Pritzker announced mandated school closures in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, school districts such as Peoria Public Schools knew they’d have to lean on technology to teach remotely for an indefinite period of time.

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Think Exam- The Top Proctoring Solution and Service Providers!

Think Exam

With the increasing demand for the proctored exam, companies are eager to grab this opportunity of providing proctoring solutions and services. This is one of the biggest reasons why the online proctoring market is expected to reach USD 10 Billion by 2026.”.

@Wacom Interview Series: Investing in Digital Tools for Education #edtech @PearDeck


I had a chance to do a series of interviews with the Wacom team where I shared some of my experiences as an online teacher and the tech tools I’ve leaned on to connect with my students and get intimate insight into their needs.

A Call to Action through Authentic Literacy Experiences #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

This week I had the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Trauma Informed Virtual Conference with Heather T. Forbes. The sessions in this conference provided me with opportunities to experience others’ feelings and ways of thinking.

U.S. Department of Ed. Funds 24 Projects, With Commercial Viability in Mind

Marketplace K-12

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded over 20 grants for small businesses to develop ed-tech products that the agency says have commercial promise. The post U.S. Department of Ed. Funds 24 Projects, With Commercial Viability in Mind appeared first on Market Brief.

Google Quick Tips Video Library for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Quick Tips Video Library for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Quick Tips Video Library for Teachers. Each week on the Shake Up Learning Show podcast, I share a quick tip.

Educational Apps for Music Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you teaching music, the visual below is a good resource to keep handy. It features a number of interesting iPad apps to help you with the teaching of music. The list contains apps more

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Understanding and Supporting Behavior


Understanding what drives behavior is the first step in determining how best to support students in making positive changes. This guide provides an overview of the functions of behavior and how behaviors are reinforced.

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Building Social Stories with Buncee


During the COVID 19 pandemic our classes, like others across the globe, went online. At this time, preservice teachers learned about different disability categories and how to best teach all students.

Positivity Behavior Management: From Start to Finish


Already a powerful resource for behavior management, Positivity now encompasses a Core Behavior Profile, behavior tracking, and additional reporting to support teachers and administrators throughout the behavior intervention process. What's New Positivity

The White House Endorsed Skills-Based Hiring. Why Aren’t Workforce Wonks More Excited?


The idea that employers should hire workers because of their skills, not just their credentials, got a signal boost last week from the White House.