Wed.May 05, 2021

Kids’ Computer Posture Explored

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great article on a topic I don’t talk about enough–proper posture at the computer. Written by “Karen Weaver a 3rd grade elementary school teacher and author of the upcoming children’s book “The Magic Pencil”, it covers all the basics.

Can Early Adoption of Esports Help Students Learn to Cope with Stress?

EdTech Magazine

Esports provides a socially distant, collaborative and competitive opportunity for students in any learning environment. These games may also provide a benefit to students beyond safe social interaction with their peers.

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60 Critical Thinking Strategies For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Critical thinking is the ongoing application of unbiased, accurate, and ‘good-faith’ analysis, interpretation, contextualizing, and synthesizing multiple data sources and cognitive perspectives in pursuit of understanding. What are the 7 critical thinking strategies?

Colleges Have Embraced Online Learning. Will That Open Remote Teaching Opportunities for Faculty?

Edsurge

As the pandemic wanes, a chorus of commentators are offering predictions about what mark it will leave on higher education—with some forecasting colleges collapsing and others seeing increasing alliances with commercial partners.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Release: New resource distills 5 steps to building students’ relationships toward recovery

The Christensen Institute

In a new playbook out this week, researchers at the Clayton Christensen Institute distill five steps for building and strengthening students’ networks.

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STUDENT VOICE: Once schools reopen fully, some lessons from distance learning will endure

The Hechinger Report

We are experiencing many pandemic anniversaries this month.

How positive psychology reduces stress and boosts reading comprehension

eSchool News

Learning to read is a higher brain function. Reading comprehension activates the cerebral cortex of a child’s brain. This part of the brain is important for complex cognitive tasks, but it’s also the part of the brain that’s the most sensitive to the harmful effects of stress.

Teachers of the Year Doing Equity Work: What, How, and Why

edWeb.net

By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Why AI is the future of Socratic learning methods

eSchool News

Every student and teacher across the globe experienced the massive challenges that evolved so ubiquitously as COVID-19 led to the shutdown of schools and a complete transformation of daily routines.

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.

The FCC Provides a Peek Into Proposed Rules For $7 Billion Remote Learning Fund

Marketplace K-12

School districts would not be eligible to spend their portion of a $7 billion emergency connectivity fund on smartphones, in a draft order put forward by the Federal Communications Commission.

What Does Coaching Teachers Have to Do with Yoga? Hint: It’s All About Feedback!

Edthena

Who among us hasn’t experienced, or at least heard of, the advantages of yoga? In addition to the mental and physical health benefits, it also gives us a framework to understand why feedback-driven coaching for teachers leads to the greatest growth. .

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Kajeet Announces Launch of 2021 Digital Inclusion Grant Program

eSchool News

To support digital inclusion, Kajeet will provide one year of free internet connectivity hardware and patented Kajeet® managed service to equity-focused organizations. McLean, Va. –

How Educational Institutions Can Use Feedback Loops to Improve Student Experiences

EmergingEdTech

I realize that there may be many educators out there who are already experienced with creating and utilizing effective feedback loops in their courses, classrooms, and institutions. Based on my. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Aperture Education Acquires Ascend to Expand its Social and Emotional Learning Offering for High Schools

eSchool News

Aperture’s research-backed DESSA assessment integrates with Ascend’s goal-setting software to create a powerful, engaging new SEL tool for high school students. Charlotte N.C.

Chromebook's Select to Speak Reads Aloud Selected Text

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we will dive in Chromebook accessibility features and share with you this handy text to speech tip we discovered through a tweet from Google for Education. As you probably know.read more

Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, ?May May 5, 2021) — Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Education designed to inspire, engage and empower the district’s 16,300 K-5 students and improve academic achievement.

Talk and Comment- A Helpful Tool to Record and Share Voice Notes

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Talk and Comment is a chrome extension that enables you to record voice notes and share them almost anywhere on the web. As a teacher, you may want to install and use it to share audio feedback in.read more

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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.

Savvas Learning Company Teams Up with EveryoneOn to Provide Free WiFi to 100 Families to Support Digital Learning at Home

eSchool News

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Savvas enables teachers to better connect with students by helping to close the digital divide.

Tool Aims to Track Disparities in Ed-Tech Usage by Race, Poverty Level

Marketplace K-12

State and local policymakers could look to the new National Edtech Equity Dashboard as a tool to help decipher what technology products can help underserved populations. The post Tool Aims to Track Disparities in Ed-Tech Usage by Race, Poverty Level appeared first on Market Brief.

Tech Domains Partners with Code.org & Domain Industry Giants to Bridge the Widening Gender & Race Gap in Computer Science

eSchool News

100% of.Tech Domain Sales Made Through Domain.com, GoDaddy Pro & Namecheap to Go Towards Enhancing K-12 CS Curriculum. .Tech

Tips and Ideas for Teaching Digital Citizenship in a Hybrid Classroom

Graphite Blog

Our classroom environments continue to shift during the pandemic, often with both in-person and remote students learning together.

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Jamf Protect Slack Alerts

Jamf on EdTech

Enable email alerts and notifications to be sent from Jamf Protect to Slack so you are always up to date on the health of your endpoints

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Flowing with a Theme

SpeechTechie

I have spent a lot of time in recent presentations talking about establishing flow ( the positive psychology concept ) for ourselves and our students by incorporating interests.

5 Most Important SEL Skills for Digital Citizenship

SETDA Says

Guest Blog post by Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, CEO and Founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a research-based provider of digital citizenship education. Digital Respons-Ability provides digital citizenship and parenting classes to schools and organizations.

Robyn Jackson’s Vision of School “Buildership”

MiddleWeb

Showcasing Robyn R. Jackson’s Buildership Model of leadership, AP DeAnna Miller describes how leaders can move beyond "showing the way" to including teachers in a process that will transform not only our staff and schools but also our way of thinking. DeAnna is ready to start! The post Robyn Jackson’s Vision of School “Buildership” first appeared on MiddleWeb. Leadership My AP Life Buildership Model core values DeAnna Miller mission purpose Robyn R. Jackson transformative actions vision

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Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!