Mon.Jun 29, 2020

Virtual Team Building Activities

User Generated Education

I, like many others, was forced to move a face-to-face college class to virtual synchronous meetings in Zoom. This term I am teaching a group dynamics course. One of my goals is to have my students experience similar dynamics and processes as they would face-to-face.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

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July 2020 Guide: Esports

eSchool News

We are excited to bring you the very first in a series of eSchool News Guides, which are full of resources, tips, trends, and insight from industry experts on a variety of topics that are essential to the classroom, school, and district.

25 Of The Best Poetry Books For Teens

TeachThought - Learn better.

When choosing a poetry book for teens, it’s also important to choose poetry that relates to where students are in life or what they care about. The post 25 Of The Best Poetry Books For Teens appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Books

Planning the safe reopening of our schools

eSchool News

The extent of the challenges and unknowns involved in safely reopening our schools may seem daunting, but educational organizations and schools now involved in the process are developing helpful frameworks and innovative solutions that show what can be accomplished and how.

Forget ‘Jobs of the Future.’ Let’s Prepare People for Ones That Already Exist.


Anyone who has attended an education conference in the last ten years has likely heard the claim that 65 percent of today’s children will work in jobs that don’t even exist yet.

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Learning Communities Can Save Colleges—and Engage Remote Students


As colleges plan to welcome students back for the fall semester—while preparing for a possible second outbreak of the coronavirus that would force classes back online–one thing is for sure: Community is more important than ever.

Report: Over 2.5 Million California Students and Teachers Lack Adequate Internet Connection or Devices


A new analysis finds that California ranks second in the nation for highest population of students and teachers lacking adequate internet connection and devices at home

TEACHER VOICE: ‘Which police officer will see me not as an educator or a scientist, but as a suspect?’

The Hechinger Report

CASABLANCA, Morocco — I grew up with a Black father of Puerto Rican and Caribbean ancestry and a white mother, in an overwhelmingly white area of Western New York. I am used to standing out.


What is a Student Information System and How Does it Work?


Everything you need to know about a Student Information System and which one is best for you

Concept Mapping in Education: Teachers' Guide

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Concept mapping is a learning strategy that involves visualizing relations between concepts and ideas using graphical representations. It is a form of graphic organizer that consists of more

Building Engagement No Matter Where We End Up #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

Our school rocked remote learning, especially in the beginning.

Major Software Association Restructuring Ed-Tech Division, Moving Away from In-Person Conferences

Marketplace K-12

The Software and Information Industry Association is moving away from in-person conferences as it essentially slashes its ed-tech division, which will be absorbed into the organization's policy unit.

U.S. Pediatricians Call For In-Person School This Fall


The nation’s pediatricians have come out with a strong statement in favor of bringing children back to the classroom this fall wherever and whenever they can do so safely.

Microsoft Teams: Creating Assignments

Teacher Tech

When you create a CLASS Team you have the option to create assignments, give feedback and assign grades. Two Places You can find assignments in Microsoft Teams in 2 places. On the left hand side one of the icons is “Assignments.”

Teaching U.S. History in Turbulent Times


The antiracist protests occurring across the country since the killing of George Floyd have led Lauren Brown and Sarah Cooper – two white female middle school social studies teachers – to consider even more deeply “how best to teach U.S. history.” Join the conversation.

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Schools Strive for Screen Time Balance in a Complex Equation

EdTech Magazine

The dynamics of digital instruction, learning outcomes and equitable access can be complex, with no one-size-fits-all approach. As researchers learn more about best practices, educators are tasked with putting their findings into practice — a job harder than it sounds.

The “Numb” Feeling of Emergency Remote Teaching

The Principal of Change

I saw my brother, Dr. Alec Couros , share this short and powerful video by Liv McNeil. Please take three minutes to watch it: An incredible video by a student to show one person’s experience during emergency remote teaching. .

When the Show Must Go On Online for Theater Students


After roles as a gravedigger in a grunge rock musical adaptation of Hamlet and the Wicked Witch’s second-in-command in The Wiz , this spring, due to the spread of COVID-19, high school junior Jack Tartara found himself trying out a brand-new role: quarantined theater kid.

Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education ~ 13 Years Flew By 


It is difficult to believe that it has been 13 years since SETDA’s 2008 journey in developing and publishing the Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education. This project included a Student Bill of Rights and a series of white papers (below).

How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

Graphite Blog

For most teachers, summer is both a time to recharge and a time to reflect on the past school year and consider new teaching strategies and curriculum.

Best Practices for Effective Character Education


What are the top five adjectives you would use to describe yourself? Think& about it for a minute before you name the words. Now, how did you become that kind of person? What experiences formed you into who you are today?

Our Practical Guide To The Best Laminators For Teachers and Classrooms

Fractus Learning

Teachers – and parents of younger children – LOVE to laminate. Why? It’s simple – kids tend to destroy unprotected paper items. While some schools have a communal laminator, many teachers want to have one for [.]. Educators

5 Mistakes to avoid while implementing online examination system!

Think Exam

Since long we have been focused on the conventional assessment system and this makes us a little rusty on adopting the concept of online assessments.


Technology Tidbits

TeachVid is an amazing online tool for learning foreign languages that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog. TeachVid reminds me a tad like EDpuzzle where educators use interactive videos to assess student's learning.

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Grades are like grenades

Learning with 'e's

Photo from Flickr Grades are grenades exploding in the mind like waves and wounding little children as they try to find a place to avoid the flying shrapnel of sarcasm and hide behind the walls they build and weep within a chasm of silence their faces contorted with confusion at the verbal violence.

Varsity Tutors

Technology Tidbits

Varsity Tutors is an excellent site to find online tutors in any subject but also to help w/ Remote Learning which is ideal during school and camp closures especially during this pandemic and summer.

How Investing in Relationships Leads to Academic Growth


When creating the transformative, deep learning experiences we all want for our students, relationships matter. Intuitively, we know this to be true, but what does it look like in schools? When creating the transformative, deep learning experiences we all want for our students, relationships matter.

A decade of research on the rich-poor divide in education

The Hechinger Report

Americans like to believe that education can be a great equalizer, allowing even the poorest child who studies hard to enter the middle class.