Sun.Aug 02, 2020

10 Strategies Designed to Engage Elementary Students Online

Catlin Tucker

A few weeks ago, I published a blog titled “ 8 Ideas Designed to Engage Students In Active Learning Online.” ” I had several elementary teachers request that I work on a similar blog focused on younger learners. Below are ten strategies I hope will help elementary teachers to engage their young learners online. #1 1 Create Virtual Word Wall with a Bitmoji Classroom or Padlet. Teachers can virtually replicate the classic word wall in their Bitmoji classrooms.

5 Keys for Successful Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

There is a lot to consider as schools either begin the school year or reassess where they currently are based upon the current COVID19 situation. Here in the United States, many school districts are adopting a hybrid model when they open in the fall, while others have made the decision to start remotely. With the latter, it is imperative that any challenges and mishaps from the spring are addressed now to ensure better implementation at scale.

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The Role Social-Emotional Learning Plays in Teaching White Children About Race


One night when I was in graduate school, I stayed up late talking with a friend. Our conversation meandered from one topic to another, and I ended up telling her about my family: my parents who came to the U.S. from Jamaica, and the Caribbean traditions that shaped my experience growing up Black in America. My friend, who was white, listened with interest. “I’m I’m jealous,” she said. You have so much culture and tradition. I’m just plain old American.”

Moving from Classroom to Canvas LMS

Teacher Tech

Guest Blog Post by Marcia Carrillo Making the Move from Google Classroom to Canvas Canvas learning management system (LMS) has some great tools and advantages for teachers for digital instruction and remote learning. Many of the things you know and love about using G Suite and Google Classroom do not have to be lost when […]. The post Moving from Classroom to Canvas LMS appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Canvas Canvas LMS

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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.

Examining EL Education with an Anti-Racist Lens


Using a questioning format developed by Dr. María Cioè-Peña, teachers of English learners can examine current education policies through an anti-racist lens and resist practices that may demean and segregate students and devalue their cultures, writes educator Tan Huynh. Anti-racism The Unstoppable EL Teacher anti-racism cultural heritage education policy English learners English-only María Cioè-Peña race relations reflections Tan Huynh teaching practices

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STUDENT VOICE: ‘How can I ensure my own survival when there are no guarantees for even my healthiest college classmates?’

The Hechinger Report

All it takes is one faulty test and a bad decision. One failed reading and a super-spreader spending the night in another dorm room. While the infrastructure to contact-trace and isolate has been laid out, I can’t help but feel the system is not meant for people like me. We’re in the middle of the summer, a time that back in April I predicted would tell if the pandemic had gotten better or worse. Unfortunately, in America things have gotten worse.

Grab These 3 Educational Apps-They Are free Today

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In this week's apps gone free series we are sharing with you three interesting apps that are free today and only for a limited period of time. The first app is Pomodoro Focus Timer which can help more. Apps gone free

How to plan for the first week of school when everything feels uncertain

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast : In the time of the coronavirus pandemic , planning the first week of school has never been more difficult or confusing for teachers, especially for those that remote learning or teaching is not an option. And the lack of guidance for schools isn’t making things easier for anyone to return to school. .

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 216 Updating Education For The Knowledge Economy

TeachThought - Learn better.

Drew Perkins talks with Raj Valli, CEO of Thinkster, about updating education to meet the demands of today's knowledge economy. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 216 Updating Education For The Knowledge Economy appeared first on TeachThought. Podcast

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.

Cameras in the Classroom? What to Do Instead

The Innovative Educator

Some school districts have the short-sighted idea to put cameras in the classroom this fall so that students learning remotely have access to the classroom. Not only is this a bad idea, it is a colossal waste of money. To find out why, check out my " Cameras in the Classroom " article in Tech & Learning magazine

re: My Nomination for US Secretary of Education

The Jose Vilson

There’s a meme out there suggesting that I become the next Secretary of Education for this country. I use the word “meme” in the original sense where something gets repeated often. Some of it might have started from my pictures with then-presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro, but the more recent uptick ostensibly comes from Peter Greene’s Forbes article.

Tips for Running an Accessible & Affordable Virtual Conference

The Innovative Educator

As a result of the CoronaVirus Pandemic, we were faced with the choice of canceling our large yearly conference, or figuring out how to do a virtual conference. We opted for a virtual conference and decided to use Microsoft Teams and YouTube Live for our platform. The Format Traditionally, at our conferences we have opening remarks, a keynote speaker, vendor floor, workshops all day, and at the end we have closing remarks and awards.