Mon.Nov 30, 2020

How Two School Districts Have Adapted to COVID-Era Realities

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

In this opinion piece, Cognitive ToyBox Partnerships Manager Nikki Navta describes lessons her company has learned from the COVID experiences of two districts it's worked with closely. The post How Two School Districts Have Adapted to COVID-Era Realities appeared first on Market Brief.

Students decide: PC or Mac

Ask a Tech Teacher

If your school’s digital devices extend beyond Chromebooks and iPads, here’s a good discussion about the strengths-weaknesses of Macs and Pcs, from an Ask a Tech Teacher contributor: Students often decide between PCs and Macs.

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ISTE20 Live: Break Down Barriers to Learning with These Digital Tools

EdTech Magazine

Seemingly innocuous digital tools and features, such as text size and cursor color, can help students learn — or hamper the experience. The elementary students that Kristin Oropeza teaches sometimes have trouble locating their cursors on the screen.

Thanks to Teachers, Learning Loss This Year Was Not As Bad As Projected, NWEA Finds

Edsurge

When it comes to learning loss during COVID-19, the question is not whether it has happened, but how much. A new report out from NWEA, a non-profit assessment organization, offers insight into just how steep the so-called COVID slide has been so far.

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.

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

TeachThought - Learn better.

In an increasingly digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing--sometimes drastically. The post 63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World appeared first on TeachThought.

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Guest Post: How to Improve Spelling?

EdTech4Beginners

Believe it or not, but spelling is still important! Moreover, spelling skills are frequently used to evaluate you as a person. A few years ago, scientists from Fortunate 500 did research that proved that 85 % of resumes or cover letters were thrown away because of spelling errors. This means that even inconspicuous spelling mistakes can influence your future career!

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Could This Montessori Learning Company Be the Airbnb of Education?

Edsurge

Montessori learning has 100 years of refinement and validation behind it. Yet, fewer than one percent of students worldwide are in what Ray Girn, CEO of Higher Ground Education , would consider an “authentic, high-fidelity Montessori program.”

6 ways to create a culturally responsive classroom

eSchool News

The U.S. reached an important milestone several years ago—minority students now comprise the largest demographic group in our nation’s public schools.

The Pandemic Will Leave More Students Unprepared For College. Developmental Education Must Help.

Edsurge

Nearly 20 million students were projected to attend an institution of higher education in the United States during the fall 2020 semester, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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.

Sustaining curiosity, collaboration, and connectedness in a pandemic

eSchool News

Real-time polling, original instructional videos, virtual conferences, and live on-screen annotation are just a few new skills teacher Jonathan Delgado is adding to his teaching toolkit this school year.

Edtech Reports Recap: Video Is Eating the World, Broadband Fails to Keep Up

Edsurge

The broadband gap isn’t only a problem for remote learning. Early childhood” videos on YouTube nearly all have advertising. And as video dominates online instruction, more educators need easy-to-use resources for video creation. All in this Edtech Reports Recap. That Broadband Gap Bar? Raised.

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Join EdTech Magazine as we cover ISTE 2020 from Nov. 29 to Dec.

Living the Harvard dream – from her childhood bedroom

The Hechinger Report

Hear Harvard freshman Josie Chen as she navigates her first semester remotely from her parents’ house in California. Audio story produced by Monica Braine. Josie Chen is a first-year student at Harvard, but has never set foot on campus.

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.

Helping Kids Design Personal Reading Goals

MiddleWeb

This fall Katie Durkin’s middle schoolers developed a voluntary reading plan using a design thinking process. After modeling her own reading goals, she had students generate and pursue 'prototype' goals that helped them expand choice and voice in their reading practices.

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OPINION: What math class and police brutality have in common

The Hechinger Report

Last May, a 15-year-old Black girl in Michigan known only by her middle name, Grace, was put in juvenile detention for not completing her homework. Teens not turning in their homework is hardly an anomaly. Other teens are scolded, lose marks or, at worst, get detention for this offence.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 225 Trauma-Proofing Our Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Drew Perkins talks with Maggie Kline, about her new book “Brain-Changing Strategies to Trauma-Proof Our Schools”. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 225 Trauma-Proofing Our Schools appeared first on TeachThought. Podcast

PROOF POINTS: When parents got involved in schools, kids did no better

The Hechinger Report

Programs to boost parent involvement in schools were carried out in the Mexican states of Guerrero, Puebla, Chiapas and Yucatan, which have high percentages of indigenous people. Source: Promoting Parental Involvement in Schools: Evidence From Two Randomized Experiments, NBER Working Paper No.

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.

EdTech Tools to Help You with Your Online Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Looking for some educational websites to help you with the management of your online (and also face-to-face) classroom teaching? The list below has you covered. It features a collection of some.read more

Adding Audio to PowerPoint

Teacher Tech

Did you know that Microsoft PowerPoint offers a feature to record audio narration directly on the slides?! The post Adding Audio to PowerPoint appeared first on Teacher Tech. Microsoft

Duygu Clark, Founder Of DO Venture Partners- Helping Startups Grow!

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Duygu Oktem Clark is the founder of DO Venture Partners. She invests in early-stage tech startups.

How Understanding Middle School Friendships Can Help Students

MindShift

When an accusation like “you don’t care” hurtles an adult’s way, the inner turmoil of adolescence can seem purely excruciating.

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.

How Max Chizhov, Co-Founder And CEO Of iFarm Raised $4M To Build An Indoor Farming Solution Provider In Today’s Urban Environment?

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Max Chizhov is the co-founder and CEO of iFarm. The company is an indoor farming solution provider of plug and play automated vertical farms and data-driven software.

Some Helpful PowerPoint Templates to Use in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Timelines are key elements to use in your instruction. They allow you to visually organize data and draw attention to the most important pieces of information (e.g., dates, events, project milestones.read more

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K-12 Dealmaking: Achieve3000, Frontline Education Make Acquisitions

Marketplace K-12

Frontline Education, a provider of K-12 administrative software, has acquired SuccessEd, which tracks compliance and services offered to students in special education. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Achieve3000, Frontline Education Make Acquisitions appeared first on Market Brief.

5 Technology Workflows Your School Needs

Vizor

Reading Time: 4 minutes As schools order Chromebooks to include in their curriculums, it’s important that schools are ready to implement new technology workflows. This is ideal to get right BEFORE getting the Chromebooks.

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.