Wed.Jul 01, 2020

Edcamp Finds a New Home at Digital Promise

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is incredibly excited to welcome the Edcamp Foundation to our family of projects and programs. As we grew our partnership over the last several years, it became clear that the mission and vision of both organizations are incredibly aligned.

AI and Algorithms Can Be Biased… So What We Should Do About It?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Artificial Intelligence sounds fantastic and far off, but it underlies so many things we do today.

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Higher ed is bad at handoffs—and it’s crippling student achievement

The Christensen Institute

In May 2019, the Christensen Institute interviewed members of the Presidents Forum to identify challenges in higher education that require collaborative efforts and systemic change.

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Teachers Are Living in a Tinderbox of Stressful Conditions. These Scientific Approaches Can Help.


America is suffering through two insidious and deadly pandemics , one brought forth by a novel virus and the other by a long-overdue reckoning of the intransigent racial and ethnic disparity at every level within all of our systems.

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Project-based learning gets its moment during the coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Shelby County Public Schools, a district serving about 7,000 students halfway between Louisville and Lexington, has had state approval for “nontraditional instruction” for several years.

Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. MTI 563 starts Monday, July 6, 2020! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 563 and click for more information and to sign up. Differentiation in the classroom means meeting students where they are most capable of learning.

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Books I read in June 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in June 2020… On Liberty , John Stuart Mill [government]. How to Be an Antiracist , Ibram X. Kendi [civil rights]. The Secret Adversary , Agatha Christie [mystery]. Thinblade , David Wells [fantasy]. Sovereign Stone , David Wells [fantasy].

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Social Emotional Supports for Children and Educators in K-12 Schools


If you are going to lead with love-soaked leadership and put students at the center, the folks that teach you most about yourself is your community

Inspirations: How educators are transforming the education process

eSchool News

The COVID-19 crisis has made one thing clear: Teachers and administrators have used unique and innovative ways to reach students online as remote learning became the only type of learning across the nation.

Virtual Classroom 2.0: 12 Tips for the Virtual Teacher

EdNews Daily

By Bob Riefstahl In this article, we’ll provide you quick and effective ways to have the right setup, tools, techniques to increase your effectiveness with students, parents, and administrators.

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OPINION: ‘Anxiety and depression among students have become central issues, and not all young people are affected equally’

The Hechinger Report

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the American education system at all levels, and it is taking a serious toll on student mental health and well-being.

Opinion: The Role of the School Resource Officer in the New Hybrid Environment

EdNews Daily

By Christy Martin Communities have found themselves immersed in an age when schools and teaching technology is catching up with societal needs.

Google Parts Ways With Longtime Education Evangelist, Jaime Casap


One of the most visible faces of Google’s education efforts—who helped lay the groundwork for its dominance in the U.S. education market—has left the organization.

Video – Overcoming your Public’s Reasons Not to Return

EdNews Daily

When schools open to a hybrid learning model this Fall, many parents report that their children will not be returning. It is incumbent upon schools to not only provide a superior learning environment, but to be able to communicate that value to parents.

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The Teacher’s Author: Dennis Mathew

Teacher Tech

He’s an author for teachers and he loves to empower teachers to empower their students! The post The Teacher’s Author: Dennis Mathew appeared first on Teacher Tech. Guest Post Social Media

Courses Designed to Address Learning Loss Due to COVID-19

eSchool News

While student regression during summer months is not uncommon under normal circumstances, the effects of the COVID crisis on student learning gains are expected to be even more pronounced.

Keeping Early Learning Going Despite COVID-19

EdNews Daily

By Charles Dinofrio When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools and early education centers across the nation to close, children lost many of the benefits of a high-quality learning environment, as well as important social-emotional interactions with peers and teachers. The isolation of quarantine exacerbated the issue, keeping children away from normal daily connections.

STEAM Websites for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today’s post we are sharing with you one of our popular visuals in 2017. It features a collection of some good educational websites to use in the teaching and learning of STEAM content. more

Out of Space & Time: Rearranging for Hybrid Learning

EdNews Daily

Second Chance: View the Virtual Discussion Featured Panelists: ? Paul Henn, Director of Learning Services, New Ulm Public Schools, MN ? Dr. Roland Rios, Director of Technology, Ft. Sam Houston ISD, TX ?

WeWork Sells Two Schools in One Month


Since its aborted attempt to go public, WeWork, the co-working real-estate startup once valued at $47 billion, has divested a number of assets as business has plummeted and lawsuits run amok.

Can Genius Hour Help Improve the World?


Education isn’t about what the teacher does, it’s about what the child learns, write Genius Hour innovators Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi. Learning happens in every subject when students have a purpose and are given autonomy and time. And their learning can benefit the world.

mindSpark Learning Announces mSL futureS, Next-Generation Fellowship for Educators

eSchool News

mindSpark Learning (mSL), a Denver-based national nonprofit dedicated to empowering educators with industry-oriented professional learning experiences, today announced the launch of mSL futureS, a dynamic, 10-month next generation educator fellowship program.

Hold Down the Control Key on the Internet

Teacher Tech

When you are using the Internet and want to click on a link, this typically causes you to lose your place. It leaves that webpage and loads another one. Hold Down the Control Key When you hold down the Control key when you click on a link it causes it to open in a new […].


Extron SMP Systems Enable Online Learning

eSchool News

Extron is committed to helping educational institutions of all sizes respond to the recent dramatic shift toward online learning. As part of this commitment, Extron is offering education customers special pricing and grants for its online learning solutions, including the SMP Series.

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EdTech Magazine


Announcement: Join a live conversation around Engaging Literate Minds

Reading By Example

We have reached the halfway point of the book study for Engaging Literate Minds: Developing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Lives, K-3 (Stenhouse, 2020). I hope you have enjoyed the posts and responses so far as you read this resource with us.

The IT Investment Priorities Shaping Today’s School Districts

EdTech Magazine

The coronavirus pandemic has forced school leaders to navigate a new normal in education defined by remote learning, hybrid classes and physically distanced classrooms.

Easily Convert, Edit and Transfer Videos Using UniConverter

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wondershare UniConverter is a software that allows you to easily convert, edit and transfer videos. It supports over 1000 conversion formats with up to 30X faster conversion speed. more. sponsored posts

Make the Case for Security Spending

EdTech Magazine

With the nationwide shift to full-scale remote learning, cybersecurity is critical to keeping virtual classrooms up and running. But in the face of ever-present budget constraints, many schools and districts struggle to allocate adequate funding to security initiatives. Recent research from CDW and IDG indicates that education leaders expect to devote just 20 percent of their IT budgets to risk mitigation over the next two years.

#AskExcelinEd: How can states use CARES Act funding for education?


As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the U.S. Department of Education made available almost $3 billion for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER).