Fri.May 29, 2020

6 Must-reads for This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer for me is nonstop reading — in an easy chair, under a tree, lying on the lawn, petting my dog. Nothing distracts me when I’m in the reading zone.

Google Classroom: Give Students More Time

Teacher Tech

There are a million legitimate reasons a student needs an extension on an assignment. “Keeler, I have a dentist appointment on Friday can I turn it in on Monday instead?” ” and of course we say “sure.”

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Lessons and leadership during the switch to online learning

eSchool News

Two months after the COVID-19 crisis forced educators across the United States to leave their classrooms and start teaching online, the scope of the changes and challenges has now become clear, and educational leaders have started to identify what’s working and what still needs improvement.

?You?re stuck?: America wants to reopen its economy. It won?t happen without schools or child care

The Hechinger Report

Sharlotte Stapleton, pictured with her husband, Cleveland, and son, Kvian, has been out of work since mid-March, when she was laid off from her job at a Natchez, Mississippi hotel.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Digital education in the smartphone era

eSchool News

For much of the past two decades, educators have commonly referred to millennials as “digital natives.” Given that they are the first generation to grow up with access to personal computers, the descriptor seemed apt at the time.

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While focus is on fall, students? choices about college will have a far longer impact

The Hechinger Report

When she thinks about a student going through college, Kristen Renn imagines a seedling growing into a tree: There are a lot of things that could go wrong along the way. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

Best Chromebooks for School 2020: Education Assistance for Students, Teachers, and Schools


Get the best Chromebook to help education offer the best for student, teacher and school

As recession deepens, colleges are cutting back on career services

The Hechinger Report

Many colleges and university are redoing their budgets after losing millions because of the coronavirus crisis, and with this rebalancing of the books comes another loss for students – leaner career services departments.

K-12 Library & Media Technology Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Library & Media Technology Guide. Everything You Need to Know. Everyone You Need to Reach. • Why school librarians are tech integration pioneers. Librarians are more important than ever—here’s why. Leveraging a Future Ready Library opportunity.

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.

How to Provide Immersive Learning Experiences Remotely

EdTech Magazine

When schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning, educators were concerned about how they would keep students engaged outside a classroom setting.

Closing the Communication Chasm for Schools and Families


In the United States, school closures in response to COVID-19 have been swift and sweeping. Since the beginning of March, 96 percent of K-12 schools have closed across the country, affecting virtually all of the 57.9 million students in those grades.

With Tech, the Class of 2020 Graduates on Screen and Via Streams

EdTech Magazine

Pearson Online Academy will celebrate graduation this year the same way it always does: virtually.

An Excellent Green Screen App for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

If you are looking for a good green screen app to use in your teaching and with your students in class, Do Ink is definitely one of the first options you should consider. Green Screen by Do more. 2020 iPad green screen video apps

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The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every 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.

Google Classroom for Students: Everything You Need to Know


Students using Google Classroom, this is the guide you've been looking for

Marten Roorda Out as ACT CEO


Marten Roorda, who for the past four-and-a-half years has presided as CEO of ACT , the nonprofit best known for its college-admissions test by the same name, is leaving the organization. Roorda took the helm at ACT in October 2015, replacing its previous CEO Jon Whitemore.

Creative, Fun & Free: 3 Design Challenge Activities for Families

Discovery Education

By Guest Blogger By Megan Skipworth, Chapin High School, El Paso Independent School District. As the summer approaches, students and their families need access to quality resources that are both engaging and fun – design challenges are a great example.

CoSN2020: Best Practices for a Secure Work-from-Home Environment

EdTech Magazine

Over the past few months, there’s been a surge in people working from home across all industries — including education. The pandemic led schools to shut their doors and pushed many students, teachers and other school staff online.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

Virtual Tutoring and Mentoring

eSchool News

Grow Your World (GYW) has transitioned its services from in-person to virtual in the midst of social distancing measures required by COVID-19.

CoSN2020: Why School Tech and Business Leaders Should Be Partners

EdTech Magazine

The nation’s K–12 schools are bracing for budget cuts resulting from the global economic downturn. And while it’s always important to work across departments, a district IT leader’s relationship with one particular administrator — the school business officer — could make a difference in the current environment.

Secure testing on iPads with Jamf School Teacher

Jamf on EdTech

One of the many challenges teachers face with remote learning is how to securely test students from home. This tutorial shows you how to safely lock your students into an assessment while allowing access to Zoom in order to view their screen

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CoSN2020: Rethinking Accessibility in K?12 Education

EdTech Magazine

The recent shift to remote learning has shined a light on the importance of making digital content accessible for all students. And no matter what schools look like when they reopen in the fall, digital accessibility should be non-negotiable. . At CoSN2020, Marialice Curran, the founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute, explained why digital accessibility — and representation — should be top of mind for all school leaders and educators, and how they can ensure it.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

ACT CEO Marten Roorda Departs as Organization Announces Cost-Cutting Measures

Marketplace K-12

ACT's CEO Marten Roorda is leaving the nonprofit, and a 30-year veteran--Janet Godwin--is replacing him as interim CEO. The post ACT CEO Marten Roorda Departs as Organization Announces Cost-Cutting Measures appeared first on Market Brief.

CoSN2020: How Data Analytics Can Improve Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When school districts unexpectedly closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, faculty and staff had to embrace the unknown and come up with creative ways to continue student learning. But with such a quick pivot, many felt that they didn't have all the information they needed to see how well it was all working — especially those who didn't have any sort of prior contingency plan. .

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Creating Breakout Rooms in MS Teams for Virtual Events

The Innovative Educator

The best way to create breakout rooms in MS Teams is to create one Team that has channels for each breakout room. The name of the Team should be the name of the event. The name of the breakout rooms can just be listed as Room 1, Room 2, Room 3, Room 4. The reason you want to keep it generic is because throughout the day, you'll have various sessions and you'll just indicate on the agenda which room each session is in.

How K?12 IT Leaders Can Support Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

Bridging the digital divide is more critical than ever. When schools across the country made the quick shift to emergency remote learning during the pandemic, many found that it exposed deficits and exacerbated existing challenges around internet access, especially in rural and high-poverty areas. Milton Area School District in central Pennsylvania, for example, found that purchasing laptops and tablets for students was not enough to prepare them for virtual instruction.

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.