Fri.Oct 16, 2020

Digital Citizenship Week–Oct. 19-23–Here’s What You Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

October 19-23, 2020 is Digital Citizenship Week. Here are resources from Ask a Tech Teacher and Structured Learning that will help you learn how to teach digital citizenship to your students.

Richard Mayer Has Spent Decades On Educational Research. Here are His Pandemic Teaching Tips.

Edsurge

Richard Mayer is one of the most influential educational researchers: His theory of multimedia learning is widely cited, and his resulting principles for how to design learning materials have become a kind of gold standard in the instructional design world.

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Be Kind (to Yourself), Unwind!

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke For the past decade, I have been advocating for the integration of social-emotional learning and screens in schools. I never imagined that we would be living in 2020 when families are forced to make the choice between face-to-face and online classes due to a pandemic.

3 Minute Timer – Google Slides

Teacher Tech

You can use Google Slides to create a timer. I created a slide for every second. Click here for the Google Slides file. Publish to the Web Use the File menu in Google Slides to choose “Publish to the web.”

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.

OPINION: The invisible toll of mass incarceration on childhood development

The Hechinger Report

Every Sunday morning for five years, K. packed up her son, M., filled a bag with books and snacks, and took the bus to 26th Street and California Avenue. Infamous to Chicagoans, the intersection is home to the Cook County Jail. Mother and son entered the facility, sent their belongings — even M.’s

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Student data: How to manage, and make decisions

Linways Technologies

Data defines strategy. Data reflects strategy. Schools and colleges often have a limited amount of data to work with. However, every piece of info that comes into a teacher’s desk represents the actual reflection of how things have been and what needs to change.

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6 engaging digital learning tools

eSchool News

Digital learning tools have proved themselves invaluable as classrooms across the globe made the abrupt change to online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to create the perfect workflow in your institution.

Linways Technologies

Technology integration is the key to quality assurance in education. Many experts have said it before and the data proves it. To that end, we, Linways technologies have been talking with teachers, academic experts, institutional management personnel, etc.

The challenges of online math instruction

eSchool News

On March 30, 2020, I entered a whole new world of teaching my kindergarten class. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, educators across the world have had to completely change the way we work.

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.

Google Lens Helps Students with Math and Science Homework

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In a recent post published on its Keyword blog, Google announced the release of new updates to its popular app Google Lens. Students will now be able to use the app's homework help to get assistance.read more

Creating Safe Spaces for Black Male Educators to Connect, Grow, Lead

Edthena

Ayodele Harrison supports black male educators through BMEsTalk, a virtual safe space for black male educators to connect, grow, and lead. Are black male educators safe in their schools? Ayodele notes that many are asked to step into positions they may not want to be in.

The PDF Experiences of a College Student

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a college student, whether you’re doing an undergrad, masters, or Ph.D., you know that PDF is a file format you will inevitably have to deal with on a daily basis. Here are some of the reasons.read more

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How Do Teachers Make Hands-On Classes Work Online? With Tech and Innovation

EdTech Magazine

It’s a shared challenge facing instructors whose classes typically involve labs or career and technical education: In the age of physical distancing and remote learning, how do educators re-create hands-on lessons online? How can I help someone learn to weld if they can’t come in and use the equipment?” asks Lori Romano, director of career, technical and adult education at Pasco County Schools in Florida. How do you teach cosmetology when your students can’t touch any hair?”.

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.

Social and Emotional Wellness for Teachers and Administrators

N2Y

For back to school 2020, many educators spent months preparing to resume instruction safely by addressing students’ social-emotional needs alongside academic goals. Approaches include creating safe spaces through trauma-informed teaching and inclusive social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies.

How Do Teachers Make Hands-On Classes Work Online? With Tech and Innovation

EdTech Magazine

It’s a shared challenge facing instructors whose classes typically involve labs or career and technical education: In the age of physical distancing and remote learning, how do educators re-create hands-on lessons online? How can I help someone learn to weld if they can’t come in and use the equipment?” asks Lori Romano, director of career, technical and adult education at Pasco County Schools in Florida. How do you teach cosmetology when your students can’t touch any hair?”.

Genius and the metalinguistics of popular songs

SpeechTechie

Genius is a great website for looking more deeply at any song, and most you can think of are covered on the website. Just locate the song, and highlighted sections of it are annotated in the right sidebar.

The Issues Parents Have Been Facing With Virtual Learning

Georgia Test Prep

School districts have done their best to plan learning contingencies due to the COVID situation. Some schools have opted for virtual learning to keep children and staff safe, and this is an entirely new paradigm for everyone involved– the teachers, the students, and last but not least: the parents.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.