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Outdoor Classrooms Help Learning Flourish

EdTech Magazine

Classrooms that support outdoor learning are hardly a new concept. Take California’s Corona Avenue School, designed by architect Richard Neutra in the 1920s and brought to life in 1935. It featured large glass windows on sliding walls that could be opened to expand the classroom for learning outside. The design inspired several other school architects to incorporate an easy connection to nature.

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The Future of Online Learning: Benefits and Strategies for Educators

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning offers unmatched flexibility and accessibility, enabling both students and educators to manage their schedules effectively and break down geographical barriers. For example, as an online student, I was able to balance my studies with a full-time job, and as a teacher, multimedia elements and community through discussion forums made my virtual classroom more engaging and interactive.

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Helping Teachers Connect Math and Science in Middle School Classrooms

Digital Promise

The post Helping Teachers Connect Math and Science in Middle School Classrooms appeared first on Digital Promise.

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How to balance summer break with summer learning loss

eSchool News

Key points: Students can still have fun and keep their brains active this summer Gamifying math and beating the summer slide 5 strategies to close the critical thinking gap For more news on summer learning loss, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub As classrooms close until next fall, talk of the dreaded summer slide increases, particularly as students are still struggling to gain ground lost during the pandemic.

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Enhancing School Device Management for Improved Learning

Schools face increasing challenges as technology becomes integral to education. Efficient device management is essential for maximizing technology use and safeguarding investments. Our article discusses the importance of tracking devices, outlines current challenges, and suggests modern solutions that go beyond traditional methods like Excel. Learn how advanced tracking systems can streamline operations, improve maintenance, and offer real-time updates for better resource allocation.

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How Gamifying Education Brings Out the Best In Students

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Shifting the focus of learning toward a more game-based approach can help foster student engagement in all new ways.

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FCC adopts $200M cybersecurity pilot program

eSchool News

Key points: Cybersecurity remains a real and evolving threat to K-12 schools and libraries K-12 cybersecurity threats to your school can be lowered–here’s how Cybersecurity is top priority for K-12 edtech leaders For more news on cybersecurity, visit eSN’s IT Leadership hub The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 6 adopted a three-year, $200 million Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program, which will allow the FCC to obtain and analyze actionable data abou

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BrainPop at 25—New CPO Jay Chakrapani discusses the past, present, and plans for the future.

eSchool News

Tim and Mobi are getting up there. But according to Brainpop Chief Product Officer Jay Chakrapani, they aren’t slowing down. I had the chance to discuss the latest and greatest with one of edtech’s OG companies before the show starts Monday. Jay highlights two major updates: enhancements to their core offerings with new tools for differentiation and assessment, and the introduction of AI-powered features in their middle school science program.

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12 Best STEM Programs for Kids in 2024

SplashLearn

Are you looking for the best STEM programs for kids to kickstart their journey into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics? Choosing the right program can open up a world of discovery and learning. In this blog, we’ll explore twelve excellent options catering to various STEM fields interests. 12 Best STEM Programs for Kids 1. SplashLearn […] The post 12 Best STEM Programs for Kids in 2024 first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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Reading Partners Promotes Educational Equity with New Initiatives and Collaborations

eSchool News

Oakland, CA, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reading Partners, a national education nonprofit that mobilizes community volunteers to provide proven literacy tutoring to elementary students, announced two initiatives and partnerships aimed at expanding its impact and promoting educational equity. Through a collaboration with AT&T’s new digital learning platform, The Achievery , Reading Partners will develop 50 video lessons focused on building essential literacy skills throughout the year.

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30 Lembar Kerja PAUD Tema Binatang, Bikin Liburan Jadi Seru

Twinkl International Publishing

Liburan sekolah bukan berarti waktu belajar berhenti. Justru, ini adalah momen emas untuk mengisi waktu dengan kegiatan edukatif yang menyenangkan dan seru. Salah satu cara untuk mewujudkannya adalah melalui penggunaan lembar kerja PAUD bertema binatang.

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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Breaking Product News—New and Improved Bloomz

eSchool News

Bloomz is launching Version 3.0 of its intelligent communication management platform. With a focus on enhancing the home-to-school connection, Bloomz offers a comprehensive communication tool that revolutionizes how teachers and parents collaborate to support student learning. Schools and educators nationwide have embraced Bloomz for its user-friendly interface, robust feature set, and commitment to fostering a strong partnership between home and classroom.

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TA CPD: How TAs Can Support and Empower Autistic Children

Twinkl International Publishing

This blog shares a recent free TA TeachMeet CPD event hosted by Cathy Wassell of Autistic Girls Network and provides TAs with valuable insights, strategies, and resources to better understand and meet the needs of Autistic children in educational settings.

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How a Lack of Child Care Affects Small Businesses

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This story was originally published by The 19th. During her nearly eight years in business, Dawn Kelly watched again and again as staff left their jobs at The Nourish Spot, the smoothie joints she owns in Queens and Brooklyn, because they couldn’t find good child care. Sometimes it was because the care was too expensive, or parents thought there were no quality options for their kids.

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10 Self-Esteem Activities for Kids

Twinkl International Publishing

There’s nothing better than having a classroom full of happy and confident children. Sometimes, however, this isn’t the case, and you may see some students suffering from low self-esteem. Don’t worry, that’s where Twinkl is here to help.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Windrush Day

Twinkl International Publishing

The 22nd June 2024 is Windrush Day in the UK. This day is an opportunity to celebrate and find out about the contributions, achievements and impact of the Windrush Generation on Britain as well as learn about their experiences. This blog offers 5 fun and educational ways to celebrate Windrush Day with your children.

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Read, Write and Succeed Using ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’

Twinkl International Publishing

Inspire your children with our new Read, Write, Succeed resources based on the much loved story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. What child doesn’t love joining in with this rhythmic text and wishing they were on a Bear Hunt too? This wonderful book, a favourite on many bookshelves, is a perfect story to plan work around in a Year 1 classroom.

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How to Help Your Child Prepare for a Big Game

Twinkl International Publishing

If your child takes part in an extra-curricular activity outside school there is a good chance you have been part of the transport, kit washing, snack-providing parent and behind-the-scenes supporters group. Your child might be part of a sports team or club where competitions are entered, games played, and matches won and lost. In this blog, we talk about ways to support your child as they prepare for their big game.

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Simple Tips for Sharing and Taking Turns: Asha and Leo Learn to Share

Twinkl International Publishing

Sharing may seem like a simple concept for us but it’s pretty tricky for young children! Here are our top tips for helping your child learn to share.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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Ofsted Deep Dives in the Early Years

Twinkl International Publishing

A ‘Deep Dive’ is a common Ofsted term used when talking about inspections, but what exactly are they and what is their relevance in the early years?

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Fairy-Themed Activities for Preschool Children: Ideas for Parents

Twinkl International Publishing

If you’re looking for some truly magical play for your preschool child, look no further! Read on for plenty of fairy-themed activity inspiration.

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Exploring New Foods: Asha and Leo Try Some New Foods

Twinkl International Publishing

Make exploring new foods fun for your child with our Twinkl Originals story, ‘Asha and Leo Try Some New Foods’. Perfect for early years children.

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Meet the Educator Behind Miss Inclusivity

Twinkl International Publishing

Meet Bridget Canty, the face behind Miss Inclusivity as she sits down with the Twinkl Inclusive Education team to answers some questions.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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15 Fantastic Free Activities for the Summer Olympics

Twinkl International Publishing

15 Fantastic Free Activities for the Summer Olympics

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