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How To Be Kind In #covid19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We can separate in physical distance, but we don’t have to be apart in heart.

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Creating Interactive Lessons Through App Smashing

A Principal's Reflections

Remote learning has been thrust upon school districts. The result has been disruptive change like we have never seen before. In a previous post, I shared some broader ideas to help navigate these uncharted waters.

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Teach Math Remotely with Pear Deck

Teacher Tech

Stacey Roshan is the master of teaching math. I was going to put “with Pear Deck” but she’s an awesome math teacher so I just want to end the period after the word math. She teaches both face to face math and an online AP Calculus class.

OPINION: Four effective strategies for parents who are now homeschooling their children

The Hechinger Report

Millions of parents nationwide have been thrust without warning into the role of homeschool educator for the first time. This stark and sobering experience is the new reality. We are longtime educators, as are our wives. There are five children in Brian’s family. Jon’s family has three.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Microsoft Teams Meeting: Setting Students as Attendees

Teacher Tech

By default when you add participants to a Teams Meeting they are added as presenters. This poses an issue since students can mute each other, remove each other from the Meeting and stop the recording. Use Calendar When creating a Meeting with your students go to Calendar in Microsoft Teams.

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Tech & Learning Leadership Roundtables Online: Protecting Students by Planning Ahead


TL's exclusive online webinar sessions allow leaders from education to discuss remotely online the key issues which are impacting the industry

Online Teaching Reflection: Day -10

Cycles of Learning

Like teachers all around the globe I am in the process of transforming my face-to-face classroom instruction into one that is delivered 100% virtually from my living room. Below is the daily schedule that my school, Sonoma Academy, is transitioning to.

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Leader #Podcast

The Principal of Change

Since I initially recorded this podcast in early February, a lot in our world has changed since then. Instead of posting this now, I hope that you can glean some insights from what I am sharing and create some ideas to apply to today’s context.

Repost: EPIC! Books free and very useful in context of telepractice


This is a repost from 5 years ago (I will do this here and there to point out resources useful in telepractice).

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.

Close Reading Tips for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Close reading is an essential survival skill specially now that we live in a data-saturated world where we are constantly bombarded by all forms of textual and non-textual stimuli. At its core, more

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Free #RemoteLearning Curriculum from @TeachingMatters

The Innovative Educator

Launching remote learning? Get a weeks worth of student-facing home learning resources aligned to the NYC schools' remote learning curriculum. It's also available in Google Classroom. More week. Visit the Teaching Matters Site to download the curriculum for your grade and subject

Schools are closed. This is our chance to reimagine them.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

One of the few teaching-related topics anyone seems to be able to focus on right now is this: “ How am I supposed to teach remotely — like, right now?

Free Family Engagement Tool For Impacted Schools and Districts

eSchool News

PowerMyLearning, a national nonprofit, is committed to helping school and district leaders who are mobilizing to implement remote learning plans in response to COVID-19. We know how critical it is for you to support students’ learning while also keeping families connected. PowerMyLearning Family Playlists® can help make that transition smoother. Unlike other online initiatives, Family Playlists use families’ phones, so families can fully participate without having a laptop or computer at home.

EdTech at School

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

Everything a Teacher Needs To Know About Cover Letters

Fractus Learning

New teachers are eager to start teaching their first-class, and experienced teachers may want to apply for another teaching job. The challenge of writing a cover letter to accompany the resume could almost convince potential candidates not to apply for the teaching job. [.]. Educators

For This Year’s College-Bound, The Future Is In Turmoil


This spring was supposed to be an exciting time for Xander Christou. He’s a senior in high school in Austin, Texas, and was looking forward to all the fun: prom, senior skip day and of course, graduation. But all that’s now out the window. “There’s a sense that it’s incomplete,” says Christou. The school district has closed until April 3rd and Christou says he has this feeling that a unique chapter in his life — senior year — is slipping away.

5 Virtual Teaching Strategies We’re Using


With the increase of schools worldwide offering distance learning or virtual schools in response to the COVID19 outbreak, middle grades teacher Tan Huynh details how his Saigon international school has developed one-to-one online learning for students since February 3. The Unstoppable EL Teacher Virtual Teaching collaboration curriculum planning distance learning Empowering ELLs office hours Tan Huynh technology Unstoppable EL Teacher virtual school