Fri.Oct 23, 2020

7 Apps That Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

You probably found dozens of new apps over the holidays that you can’t wait to try out in your classes. They all sound educational, rigorous, and dynamic but the problem is there are far more than you can use.

Best Practices for Securing Your Online Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

School looks vastly different today. For many students, it requires using a school-issued device to continue learning from home. It also involves logging in to digital platforms to attend live classes, view and submit assignments and connect with peers.

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Virtual learning can’t succeed without digital skills training

eSchool News

As we enter into a new school year, two things are certain. First, the experience for every member of the extended school community – students, educators, families, school officials, and staff – will be profoundly changed this fall.

Teach Math for Deep Understanding By Sunil Singh

Teacher Tech

“We fumble teaching kids mathematics right from the start. We continue the historical trepidation of negative numbers in school. Teach math for deep meaning and understanding vs. temporary correctness for some benign test.”

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.

Digital signage offers teachers the tools they need to succeed

eSchool News

Many of us can recall scratchy, static-muddled murmurs of elementary and high school administrators making announcements over the public address system, accepting such antiquated technologies as the norm. Fortunately, a better way has emerged.

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Using data to strengthen writing instruction

eSchool News

Writing is often difficult for educators to teach, challenging for students to do, and hard for administrators to monitor and evaluate.

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Podcast: Now is the Future of Learning

EdNews Daily

The EduJedi Report Podcast In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Report, Host LeiLani Cauthen discusses with Marty Reed of RANDA Solutions, the mass attrition of teachers during this historic perfect storm of Covid-19.

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MATH: Saving GeoGebra Files

Teacher Tech

I have really been getting into GeoGebra for teaching math. Geometry Puzzles I created several puzzles in GeoGebra for my students to show the properties of parallelograms. Notice the GeoGebra file link in the speaker notes. I wanted all the puzzles together in one place so I used Google Slides.

Changing the Dialogue Can Make a Big Difference in Student Wellbeing

EdNews Daily

By Ian Fagan and Julian Fagan Editor’s Note: This is part one of a three-part series on student wellbeing. Much has been made of the state of student wellbeing during the pandemic.

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.

‘Free college’ programs sound great – but who gets excluded?

The Hechinger Report

The campus of the University of Washington, Bothell. Washington state’s free-college program, enacted by law in 2019, is considered one of the nation’s most generous. Credit: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

A helpful list of teaching strategies for teachers to choose from.

Linways Technologies

Hi, as we have stated before countless times, Linways is here to improve the way the world is learning with the help of technology.

Research Shows the Need for More Support to Protect Privacy and Advance Digital Equity

eSchool News

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) today released a new report — with accompanying survey findings — that reflect the urgent need to provide improved student privacy support to teachers, parents, and students.

A Week of Resources Connecting Students to Innovation and Resourcefulness

Discovery Education

By Callie Bendickson, Principal of Corporate Social Responsibility at Itron. Where there is water, there is life, and every drop of water makes a world of difference. From drinking and hygiene to food and energy, water means survival.

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.

Super Duper Digital Library is selected as a Winner by Two Prestigious Family Awards Programs

eSchool News

The Super Duper Digital Library , a collection of hundreds of online cards, games, and worksheets to support reading and literacy skills for children in Pre-K – Grade 5, recently won two prestigious awards programs – the Family Choice Awards and the Mom’s Choice Awards.

Building and Maintaining Strong Student Relationships Remotely: Part II

Turnitin

Here are a few meaningful tips for building and maintaining relationships all year long with students in changing environments

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Apps to Help Kids Improve Their Reading Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In this post we are sharing with you two good Google apps to help your kids develop their reading skills. As we all know, reading is a fundamental literacy skill whose mastery determines, to a larger.read more

Fortifying Students in Challenging Times

edWeb.net

By Michele Israel. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Disruption is the operative word these days when talking about school. COVID-19 has changed education’s landscape…and stressed out students.

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.

Here Is A Helpful App to Help Teachers Create Green Screen Videos

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

If you are looking for a good green screen app to use in your teaching and with your students in class, Do Ink is definitely one of the first options you should consider. Green Screen by Do Ink.read more

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A Rising Number Of U.S. Children Have The Option Of In-Person School

MindShift

By Election Day, more than 60% of U.S. K-12 public school students will be attending schools that offer in-person learning at least a few days a week, an updated tracker finds.

OPINION: Here is what patriotic education should look like

The Hechinger Report

President Donald Trump recently announced his intention to create a 1776 Commission, charged with restoring patriotic, “pro-America” education to public schools.