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New Micro-credentials for Back-to-School Professional Learning

Digital Promise

As part of our robust micro-credential ecosystem, we proudly partner with organizations to provide opportunities for on-demand, personalized professional learning.

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A Glimpse of the Front Lines of the First Wave of a Journey to the Barest Hint of Normalcy

EdNews Daily

By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D A recent plea on social media the other day caught my eye. A teacher was pouring her heart out.

Guest Post: How Augmented Reality Tackles the Challenges of Distance Learning

EdTech4Beginners

Over the past five months we have all had to learn how to balance our lives around the pandemic in order to maintain a certain level of normalcy. People need to work, children need to keep learning, and life must go on.

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.

Bold higher education reform will require a better kind of accountability

The Christensen Institute

New Jersey made headlines recently for its proposal to implement “baby bonds,” in which newborns receive seed capital from the state government. When they become adults, they can leverage these bonds—which will have appreciated in value—to invest in higher education, among other possible assets.

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September 11th, 19 years later - Never Forget - join together in unity.

Educational Technology Guy

I was in EMS for 22 years before retiring due to a back injury. One of my most memorable experiences was responding to New York City as a Paramedic in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I will never forget that experience.

Best Kahoot! Tips and Tricks for Teachers

techlearning

Use the online quiz tool Kahoot! to engage with students and enhance the teaching experience in class and beyond

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Stacking interventions to institutionalize equity in schools

eSchool News

We don’t suspend students too often in my school because it’s something I’m convinced doesn’t work. Years of research shows that. In fact, it not only affects the child suspended, suspension affects the climate around him or her, and subsequently, even the students who were not suspended.

Achieving Equity: Knowing the Right Questions to Ask

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is part one of a five-part series As the 2020-21 school year begins with remote learning as the norm for most students in the U.S., educators across the nation are talking more about equity than ever before.

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.

Staying Connected During COVID-19 [Teacher Spotlight]: Missy Butki

eSchool News

In partnership with eSchool News, Illuminate Education is spotlighting teachers in a series recognizing educators, the way they have moved instruction online during COVID-19, and how they have prioritized the needs of their students. Missy Butki. Data and Assessment Specialist.

5 Ways to Develop Teacher Agency and Advance Student Learning

EdNews Daily

By Katherine E. Bihr, Ed.D and Susanne H. Thompson The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t only exposed the vast gap in educational equity for students, it has revealed gaps for teachers as well.

How to Build a Better, More Equitable Job Hunting Platform

Edsurge

Be better—twice, or just way, way better—than anyone else. That’s the mantra for so many people of color, so many women and certainly Angela Antony, co-founder and CEO of Scoutible.

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New EduJedi Dictionary Gives Meaning to the Language of EdTech

EdNews Daily

By Learning Counsel Staff Reports The power and depth of digital curriculum and its ability to reach and engage students continues to evolve. There are tens of millions of digital learning objects including massive numbers of items that are in the free and open education resources sites.

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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.

College students push for race and ethnic studies classes to be required, but some campuses resist

The Hechinger Report

Morgan Ottley is the president of the Black Action Society at the University of Pittsburgh, one of several student groups across the country that are calling on universities to help address racism by making courses on race and ethnicity a graduation requirement. Credit: Photo courtesy Morgan Ottley.

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Thankful for My Flipped Classroom Past

Cycles of Learning

Over the past decade I have been vocal about my struggle with viewing the "Flipped Classroom" as an innovative strategy.

Two Helpful Resources to Help Kids Learn Coding

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Coding is becoming one of the essential skills in today's education. More and more schools are offering computing programmes of study for students at a younger age. Coding, as Discovery Education.read more

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How to choose technology for online classrooms

Linways Technologies

Our teachers and institutions are already using multiple platforms and tools to manage online education.

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.

Virtual SEL & Mentoring with @ClassroomChamps

Teacher Tech

Did you know that you can bring Olympians (virtually) into your classroom to teach students social and emotional skills? The post Virtual SEL & Mentoring with @ClassroomChamps appeared first on Teacher Tech. Giveaway Guest Post

Life Lessons and Career Connections: Experiential Career Resources to Inspire Student Success

Discovery Education

Life-changing career explorations require resources that are reflect real life. Help your students pursue their passions and uncover innovative career path way s in exciting industries with Discovery Education ’s immersive career exploration resources for middle and high school students.

During an Upsetting Time, 4 Ways for Make Meetings More Meaningful

Marketplace K-12

Education company CEO Sara Potler LaHayne talks about how to hold meetings that matter to employees, at a time when many of them are under great stress. The post During an Upsetting Time, 4 Ways for Make Meetings More Meaningful appeared first on Market Brief.

A Dark Room

SpeechTechie

A Dark Room is a simple click-to-play game that I have found to be a great social language context for a number of my groups, at different age levels. It starts with just having options to stoke a fire in a cabin, then other characters and village-building opportunities arise.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

4 Practical Ways to Use Google Docs in Your Remote Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The far-reaching effects of the current pandemic are strongly felt in the sector of education. To say the least, education is undergoing a historical transformation as manifested in the rapid.read more

What’s New: Announcing eSpark’s Partnership with Clever

eSpark

We’re announcing our new partnership with Clever, the most widely used single sign-on (SSO) portal in K-12 schools nationwide! eSpark is now available in the Clever Library , a catalog of high-quality digital resources that teachers can deploy to their classroom within seconds.

Remote Proctoring Software Queries Resolved for Test Administrators!

Think Exam

Remote proctoring software has emerged as a leading technology in the world of online exams, especially during the COVID crisis.

mSL Esports Lab: The Science of Gaming

Mindspark Learning

mSL CAPITA’s new esports COLab Fellowship is dedicated to bringing the benefits of gaming, esports, and their respective industries to more schools around the globe. To learn more about the Fellowship opportunity, please visit our website.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.