Thu.Sep 17, 2020

Don’t Fall Out of the Boat: Lessons for Life with Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter [link] Don’t Fall Out of the Boat with Vicki Davis Today’s 700th-anniversary message is a gift to teachers, educators, and parents everywhere. This show is a lifeline for those who need an anchor of purpose.

Top edtech tools for digital differentiation


In my recent article regarding using Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms , I mentioned Todd Rose’s term, “design to the edges,” which is what educators attempt to do each day as they accommodate the variety of learners in their classrooms.

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10 teacher creativity tips from the Adobe Creative Educator program

Ditch That Textbook

Teachers can be creative too! Here are some tips for classroom creativity from Adobe's free Creativity for All online course. This post is sponsored by Adobe. It was independently conceived and created by Ditch That Textbook's Matt Miller. Creativity isn't a trait that only special people are gifted.

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MY World 360° Joins Virtual United Nations General Assembly

Digital Promise

With the first virtual United Nations General Assembly happening this month, we are proud to announce a new release of MY World 360° projects to be screened on September 22–24 at the SDG Action Zone , a showcase of leading thinkers, actors, creators, and activists working to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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.

As KIPP changes its slogan, focus on the importance of connections

The Christensen Institute

In the wake of famed charter school network KIPP’s decision to retire its “Work hard. Be nice.”

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In the face of COVID-19, anti-vaping campaigns are more important than ever

The Christensen Institute

With schools reopening across the country, many are worried about spikes in COVID-19 cases. Virus outbreaks in schools are causing public school districts to shut down and leading families to quarantine.

Remote vs. In-person Classes: What the Data Shows


Although remote learning may not work well for every student, there’s a lot higher education can do to improve the numbers

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Reframing the problem: Lessons from Orville and Wilbur Wright on solving poverty

The Christensen Institute

Around the turn of the 20 th century, the world was abuzz with dreams of manned flight.

4 ways teens can jumpstart their careers from home

eSchool News

For teens, summer usually means playing sports, volunteering at summer camps, hanging out with friends, or working a summer job. Because of the pandemic, many of these activities were put on the shelf this year.

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.

New Video Series Given to Teachers to Help with Online Learning

EdNews Daily

In today’s Freemium pay model used by EdTech companies, free only goes so far. It is either a limited version of the product, or more often, temporarily free with a wink and a nod toward collecting the conversion money later. That’s why Bob Riefstahl’s offer of free to all educators has meaning.

3 ways to improve online learning security

eSchool News

Over the coming weeks, students, teachers and caregivers alike have adjusted to the modern-day classroom – many of which consist of a full or hybrid online learning model.

The Ups and Downs of Zoom Breakout Rooms


After a spring of Zooming with established classes, Sarah Cooper finds new challenges using virtual breakout rooms this fall. Having to sort groups of unfamiliar students really makes a difference. She shares which breakout strategies still work and what needs extra care.

Here Is How to Use Google Forms to Create Quizzes

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Forms is one of our favourite tools for creating digital quizzes. It is simple, easy, and is integrated with Google Drive. The visual below walks you through the 9 steps you need to follow more

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Control W Close the Tab

Teacher Tech

Learn a keyboard shortcut a week!! Saving microseconds add up! As you review student work… Use Control W to close the tab. Save yourself the long trip to the top of the screen to close the tab. Make a post it. Put it at the top of your screen and remind yourself to stop dragging […].

Covid Diary: Gulfport School District


Tech & Learning's "COVID Diary" series follows educators and administrators as they share how their districts are handling teaching and learning during the pandemic

How to Help Prepare Teachers to Thrive in any Learning Environment


As learning environments remain fluid at the mercy of COVID-19, it is important for teachers and coaches to have some tools that will facilitate instruction in any type of learning environment.

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The Art of Effective Communication- 6 Must Read Books for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Communication skills are key to success in our professional, emotional, and social life. They allow us to form trustworthy relations, bridge misunderstandings, and create healthy social more


Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

School Instructional Materials Market Takes Major Year-to-Date Hit in Sales

Marketplace K-12

The first seven months of 2020 were tough ones for PreK-12 publishers, according to an analysis by an industry group. The post School Instructional Materials Market Takes Major Year-to-Date Hit in Sales appeared first on Market Brief.

Shapegrams: Grab-and-Go Google Drawings Lessons

Shake Up Learning

The post Shapegrams: Grab-and-Go Google Drawings Lessons appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I have long been a fan of Tony Vincent and his website and resources at Tony is one of the most creative educators I know.

Top 12 features of Online Exam Software!

Think Exam

Educational and corporate sectors across the globe use assessments as a major source to acquire in-depth knowledge of student learning and candidate skills.

Trusted partnerships to power your Work Anywhere strategy

Jamf on EdTech

In just a few months, companies have seen transformations that would have normally taken years. Creating a tightly integrated IT stack allows an organization to fully automate on-boarding and off-boarding while saving time and beefing up security

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

How Technology Can Help Schools Address Learning Loss

EdTech Magazine

For many K–12 schools, the new academic year kicked off with a long list of problems: videoconferencing glitches, device shortages, cyberattacks — all amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. If that wasn’t enough, there’s another urgent challenge they also need to address: learning loss. Academic progress for millions of K–12 students was disrupted with the scramble to implement remote learning after the pandemic shut down school buildings last spring.

Key Improvements to Usability and Setup for n2y Solutions


We’ve listened to feedback from teachers and administrators to guide changes to search in L 3 Skills and the implementation of a new sample classroom in Unique Learning System.

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4 Tips for Supporting Parents During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

The coronavirus pandemic catapulted educators, students and their families into a new reality when schools shut down in the spring. Now, with many districts resuming remote learning , parents and guardians are playing a more hands-on role in their children’s education. But guiding kids through online learning while juggling work and other priorities is tough, especially for those who have younger children or children with special needs. “I’m

Identifying the Author’s Purpose is as Easy as Eating Pie!


Have you ever heard the saying that “author’s purpose is as easy as pie” before? That’s because the purpose an author has for their writing is either to p ersuade, i nform, or e ntertain: p-i-e.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.