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Why Second and Third Chances Matter for Kids

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter New Hampshire State Teacher of the Year 2020, Kim Piper, works within the prison population of the state.

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End of the Year Project: What Are YOU Curious About?

Catlin Tucker

The last couple of months have been exhausting on a lot of levels as teachers and students shift to online learning. I would venture to guess that everyone is ready for a much-deserved summer break.

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5 Major Elements of a STEAM Mindset

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math comprise STEAM learning. However, there is more to a true STEM mindset than just the content.

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169 Tech Tip #48 Quickly Switch Between Windows

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Best Mic Options For Teachers


An edtech gear post by Tom Driscoll. Teachers across the world are attending virtual meetings, hosting live classes and creating instructional videos. When engaging in this new reality of teaching, you may have realized that your computer’s built-in microphone just isn’t cutting it.

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10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom. by TeachThought Staff.

5 End of the Year #RemoteLearning Celebration Ideas

The Web20Classroom

This school year has been anything but normal. Many educators have settled into a grove of creating the best learning experiences they can for their students while still providing some meaning during distance learning.

The 3 R’s of Teaching Reading Remotely


A Guest post by Dr. Courtney Pepe. When reflecting upon the changing educational landscape that is taking place during Remote Learning, there are many challenges and dilemmas facing educators.

How to Use a Document Camera for Remote Learning


A document camera is a great way to use learning resources live and it's easy when you know how

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Quarantine campuses: With dorms shut and class online, students DIY college life

The Hechinger Report

For six first-year students at Olin College of Engineering, the mid-March news of the campus closing and classes going online was more than troubling. It was so problematic as to require a solution. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

What Homeschooling During COVID-19 Taught Me About My College Teaching


While I have always wanted to be a parent, I've never wanted to homeschool my kids. At the university where I teach, a number of our students come from a home schooling environment. This educational context, so different from my own growing up, has always intrigued me.

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Ohio import of NYC community college program passed rigorous 3-year test

The Hechinger Report

It’s rare for researchers to test a promising treatment on only a portion of students in real schools to see if it’s effective. Educators typically loathe the idea of denying anyone an opportunity to learn, which is what happens in a randomized controlled trial.

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The ‘Unsung Heroes’ Keeping Students and Families Fed During School Closures


In the food service business, it is wise to have a Plan B at all times. And, for good measure, probably a Plan C, too. On any given day, the food delivery may not arrive on time. Or, when it gets there, half of the supply has spoiled and needs to be thrown out.

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.

Teacher Self-Care in the Time of COVID


Is anyone else tired? Exhausted? Not wanting to think about how many weeks of school we have left? I thought so.

66 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, the Work Is More Urgent Than Ever


Does Brown v. Board of Education represent a historical event or an ongoing national journey?

Engaging Literate Minds Book Study Schedule

Reading By Example

As announced previously , we will be reading Engaging Literate Minds: Developing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Lives, K–3 for this summer’s book study. A common question is, how can I participate if I am not a contributor to the blog?

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5 ways to improve communication while students are learning from home

eSchool News

Over the past weeks, we’ve been talking with school and district leaders as they continue to navigate these new challenges we’re all facing.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Students Making Sense of Multiple Sources


When your students read, view, and listen to multiple sources on a topic or issue, do they tackle each source in a silo? Martha Polley and Sunday Cummins share Martha’s dive into helping students think across history sources, synthesizing to deepen their understanding.

OPINION: Can ed-tech save higher education? These 3 new platforms can help people to connect

The Hechinger Report

Colleges, on paper, may be deeply interconnected environments. But the emerging portrait of the pre-pandemic campus where everyone knows one another could prove misleading. Physical proximity isn’t a stand-in for actual connection.

Online Teaching Reflection: Day 32

Cycles of Learning

In last week's post I shared a CAD challenge I was facilitating with my Engineering for Social Good class where they designed, to scale, cases for my father's Cochlear Implants. This morning students turned in initial prototypes done using either TinkerCad, OnShape , or Fusion360.


What to Expect from CoSN2020

EdTech Magazine

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is resuming its annual conference virtually from May 19-21, making it one of the first K–12 national education conferences being held online. The thought leadership event, which drew more than 1,000 attendees in 2019, was slated for mid-March.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Interactive Presentation Templates to Teach Students about Digital Citizenship and Online Safety

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google has recently teamed up with Pear Deck to design "custom, interactive presentations and vocabulary flashcards to accompany the Be Internet Awesome curriculum". You can easily integrate more. 2020 Google Slides internet safety tools

Try this resource to engage students in at-home coding

eSchool News

Students don’t always need to jump right into a programming tutorial to develop an interest in coding.

One-to-One Programs in Education: More than Buying Devices


Reading Time: 3 minutes One-to-one (commonly abbreviated as 1:1) computing programs in the education system have already been around for a few decades. Although not a new concept, schools still have trouble obtaining successful results with one-to-one programs.

Video Tutorials to Help Kids Learn Drawing and Sketching at Home

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As we dig deeper into the educational resources provided by Learn at Home with YouTube we uncover more and more interesting materials that you can use with your students and kids to engage them more. 2020 Distance learning drawing tools

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.