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How to use anything on the web as an LMS assignment

Ditch That Textbook

Canvas. Blackboard. Schoology. Google Classroom. No matter your LMS, you have LOTS of power to create great assignments! We educators often see digital learning through the lens of our learning management system (LMS).

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Addressing Learning Loss in Schools With These Four Strategies

Education Elements

Learning loss is the baby elephant in the room. It’s an issue that is currently small enough to briefly acknowledge, deprioritize, or ignore completely. Yet this elephant will continue to grow as the size and scale of learning loss due to the pandemic is better understood.

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From surviving to thriving: 3 designs that could revolutionize student supports

The Christensen Institute

Late last year, Britain’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED) published a series of reports on the variables that helped or hindered students’ ability to cope during the pandemic. The bottom line?

Inside President Biden’s Rapid Covid Testing Plan for Schools

techlearning

The new administration hopes to get students back in the physical classroom by investing billions in rapid Covid testing technology

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.

Remote Learning Surface Old Challenges Under New Context

EdTech Magazine

The global pandemic changed everything. And yet, in many ways, it did not. CoSN’s 2020 Leadership Survey highlighted that the top three challenges school leaders face when it comes to technology were: budget, professional development and department silos.

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Creating a Mystery Spot in Google Jamboard

Teacher Tech

I have found a way to hide objects in a Google Jamboard Jam. Create mystery spots in the Jam so students pull out hidden objects. Pen Stays on Top The key to a mystery spot is understanding that in a Google Jamboard Jam the Pen tool is always on top of objects. So if you […].

How a $40M Investment Aims to ‘Mainstream and Modernize’ Montessori Education

Edsurge

There is a certain mystique to the Montessori world, which is just as much philosophy as it is pedagogy. For starters, it has its own vocabulary. The schools have “guides,” not teachers, and there are specialized training programs to become one.)

FETC 2021: This Year’s Gathering Reflects Shift to Virtual and Hybrid Education

EdTech Magazine

The 41st annual edition of the Future of Education Technology Conference promises to look a lot different than the prior 40. This will be the first virtual edition of the event, running Jan.

3 tips to cultivate meaningful parent engagement

eSchool News

With the onset of COVID-19, parents have stepped-up and continued to play an active role in their children’s daily education activities.

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.

A Simple, Low-Tech Approach to Improving Engagement While Teaching Remotely

EmergingEdTech

So here we are in 2021 and most of us are still teaching remotely, at least part of the time. I know one pretty universal issue many educators are facing in this environment is engagement with our. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

3 reasons data on student moods can help with mental health interventions

eSchool News

There are many pressures that come with being a student, from doing well in school to being accepted by peers. This can be a lot to deal with while growing up in such a fast-paced world–and it can cause mental health deficits that leave lasting effects.

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Daily Silent Reading in Hybrid Classrooms

MiddleWeb

For five years Marilyn Pryle has begun every class with 10 minutes of choice reading, inside a Book Club model. Would in work in a hybrid classroom? Her experience this year “reinforces the truths I already know.” Students want to read. Escaping into a story feels good.

U. of Florida Alters ‘Tattle Button’ That Let Students Report Profs Who Don’t Teach In Person

Edsurge

Some critics called it a “tattle button.” One parent called it “Rat My Professor.”

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.

A Great Google Sheets Add-on to Turn Your Spreadsheets into Interactive Maps and Tables

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Table is a great add-on to use on your Google Sheets to turn your spreadsheets into interactive visualizations. No coding knowledge is required to operate it, it is simple and easy to use.read more. Google Sheets

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Another Excellent Tool to Help You Share Timely Feedback with Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Floop is an excellent feedback collecting tool I learned about from this post by Jennifer Gonzalez. I have been experimenting with it for sometime now and found it really amazing. This is a tool.read more. Tools to gather students feedback

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President Biden Will Extend Student Loan Payment Freeze Through Sept. 30

MindShift

President Biden will issue an executive order asking the Education Department to extend pandemic relief for about 41 million federal student loan borrowers through Sept.

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.

Before You Must Go (The Whole Trump of You)

The Jose Vilson

By the time this publishes, you’ll officially only have four hours left in your presidency. “Good riddance” isn’t strong enough.