Sun.Jul 12, 2020

Purchasing Devices Does Not Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The COVID19 pandemic unearthed many harsh realities for education across the globe. One of the more glaring issues was the vast digital divide that still exists in many places, especially the United States. Inadequate WIFI and the availability of computers at home for kids to use for learning caught many educators off guard.

Anti-Racist Activities for Upper Elementary and Middle School Students

User Generated Education

I am planning to do anti-racist activities with my elementary students (5th and 6th graders) this coming fall. When you’re essentially [teaching] a kid to be anti-racist, you’re deliberately encouraging them to talk about race and Racism. You’re deliberately teaching them that all the racial groups are equals. You’re deliberately showing them, yes, there are different colors and there are different cultures. And we should value them all equally.

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The next frontier for college programs for prisoners and ex-prisoners: Teaching them entrepreneurship

The Hechinger Report

NEWTON, Mass. Carlos Omar Montes stood before a roomful of CEOs, angel investors and foundation representatives and pitched his idea for a mobile barbershop. Carlos Omar Montes, a former inmate who learned entrepreneurship at Boston College Law School, at a pitch session where he presented his idea for a mobile barbershop. Credit: Kelly Field for the Hechinger Report.

Middle Graders Reflect on the COVID Closure

MiddleWeb

Responding to a survey by Rita Platt, middle graders reveal what worked and what didn’t for them during their spring of virtual learning: more freedom and free time warred with tech glitches, months without friends, and less time with teachers. Rita shares some things we might do better. Heart of the School Pandemic Covid 19 distance learning middle graders pandemic reflections Rita Platt SEL stress survey tech virtual learning

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.

Teachers Guide to Creating Classroom Websites Using the New Google Sites

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The new Google Sites is one of the best platforms where you can easily create a site for your classroom without the need for any HTM, CSS or any other coding language. Everything is pre-designed and.read more. 2020 Google Site

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What’s New ~ July 2020

myViewBoard

This July, we’ve introduced a few quality-of-life improvements to make myViewBoard easier to use. ? ? ?. Pop Quiz Improvements. We’ve added two new options on the Pop Quiz window: Show or hide the question panel. If you have questions prepared (added to the canvas) before the lesson, you can hide the question panel so the focus is on the question on the canvas. The question panel is still there when you need to deliver a question on the spot. Show or hide all answers.

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5 Good Educational Apps Free Today

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This week's apps gone free collection features five good educational apps that are free for a limited period of time. Our favourite app in this list is Sketch Tree Pro, an excellent application to.read more. Apps gone free

National History Day: Now virtual and gloriously open

NeverEndingSearch

This year, National History Day is open as a virtual showcase. The thoughtful project-based research of students around the country is up for display and for study and for inspiration. The 2020 NHD theme was Breaking Barriers in History. And, this year, the celebration broke a few barriers itself. Dr. Cathy Gorn’s announcement of the move to an online event.