Tue.Jan 19, 2021

How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

Sixteen types of games, Google Classroom and LMS compatibility and auto-grading From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students.

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Virtual Schooling Is Here to Stay: Reimagining Post-Pandemic Virtual Learning in Public Schools

Education Elements

From North Carolina to California to Alaska, public schools around the United States are planning to preserve a virtual school option for students after the pandemic is over.

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Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 716 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. One of the most popular shows of 2018 was with Tom Mullaney on Google Jamboard so we’ve updated it for 2021!

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Four Structural Changes to Address Learning Loss

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.

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.

Celebrating Black History Month in the Classroom

Waterford

February is National Black History Month in America. It’s a month devoted to learning about the struggles for freedom and equality Black Americans have faced to this day.

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3 Tech Initiatives to Prioritize in the Virtual Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Finding technology tools and solutions amid the challenging year that was 2020 often felt like Mission: Impossible at times for many school districts.

Why This Startup Is Banking on VR to Build Empathy

Edsurge

Virtual reality (VR) technology is poised to impact many aspects of modern life including education. Early implications are that VR has the potential to enhance and optimize collaboration between teachers and students—in both remote and classroom-based environments.

The pandemic is speeding up the mass disappearance of men from college

The Hechinger Report

Debrin Adon, a senior at the University Park Campus School in Worcester, Massachusetts. His male classmates “don’t think they’re smart enough” for college, Adon says. They doubt themselves a little bit because of their life and what they’ve been through and what they’ve been seen as.”

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Preventing Student Debt Problems Begins With Financial Literacy Education

Edsurge

For ages, the American dream has been built on obtaining a quality education, earning a credential from a degree-awarding entity and then starting a life full of wealth and opportunity. Or at least that was the dream bestowed upon America’s new dominating workforce: millennials.

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.

5 ways to remotely engage families of students in special education

eSchool News

First things first: educators, you deserve a standing ovation for switching your classrooms to remote learning almost overnight this past spring.

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Can You Provide a Quality Preschool Education Over Zoom?

Edsurge

Before the pandemic snarled daily routines around the world, Aria Jones’ 3- and 4-year-old students had a reliable schedule down pat in their Washington, D.C., preschool. They’d have breakfast at 8 a.m.,

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How Remote Learning is Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future

EmergingEdTech

There’s no doubt that the world looks far different today than it did just a year ago. For so many of us, the outbreak of COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we live our daily lives. Now, more. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

The Lessons Learned Online That Will Shape Education After the Pandemic

Edsurge

Last year presented many challenges and accelerated a number of shifts that were already underway in K-12 education.

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.

OPINION: The Biden administration has a real chance to boost early childhood education

The Hechinger Report

Last week, President-elect Joe Biden announced he would seek to expand the child tax credit and make a $40 billion investment in child care as part of a broader Covid relief and recovery package.

How to Help Students Develop Lifelong Math Skills

techlearning

To build lifelong math skills, providing equitable access to rigorous, grade-level math content is essential

How To Create A Forward-Leaning Curriculum

TeachThought - Learn better.

It’s hard to imagine how content-based standards can be the guiding force around which future education is constructed. The post How To Create A Forward-Leaning Curriculum appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Essential How-To Veteran Teacher

6 ways to embrace the messiness of math education

eSchool News

Math is not easy to teach or learn. So, teachers use a variety of strategies to boost their students’ numeracy skills as they progress through math education.

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.

Best Digital Resources to Teach the Inauguration

techlearning

The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris provides a rich opportunity for lessons about democracy, history, and the importance of good faith

Google for Education Offers an Effective Ecosystem for Hybrid Learning

EdTech Magazine

As the pandemic unfolds, learning has become liberated from the bounds of mere geography. As of late October, 37 percent of K–12 students were learning virtually, 35 percent were learning in person and 26 percent were learning in a hybrid setup, studying both at home and in school.

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To A Greater Glory [National Catholic Reporter]

The Jose Vilson

In my latest op-ed, I wrote an article as an open letter to the Biden administration that harkened back to my Jesuit education (Nativity Mission, Xavier High). Here’s a little bit: In this way, I’m asking us to live out our stated values politically and spiritually.

Another Pandemic Semester Is Underway. Here’s What Students and Profs Learned From the Fall

Edsurge

Here we go again. Spring semester is starting at campuses around the country, and the COVID-19 pandemic just doesn’t seem ready to let up. Just like in the fall, some campuses are doing as much in-person teaching as possible, with safety interventions like plexiglass barriers in front of podiums.

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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.

Some of The Best Tools for Creating Classroom Podcasts in 2021

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Since my first blog post on educational podcasting almost 8 years ago, podcasting and more specifically educational podcasting has become mainstream. At the core of the podcasting experience is the.read more. podcasting Podcasts creation tools

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Pandemic Leads to a Significant Increase in Streaming Video Usage That is Expected to Continue, Study Shows

eSchool News

As more people stayed at home during 2020 due to the pandemic, they were streaming a lot more videos for reasons beyond just entertainment.

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Add Audio to Google Slides & Google Doc Comments with @justmoteHQ #edtech #gsuiteedu @GoogleForEdu

techieMusings

Mote is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to add voice notes within Google Docs and Google Slides. With the free version of Mote, you will be limited to 30 second recordings for each note that you leave.

VHS Learning Once Again Earns High Satisfaction Rates from Schools Around the Globe

eSchool News

Students from schools in 66 countries (up from 44) and 46 U.S. states (up from 45) have enrolled in VHS Learning courses in the past academic year.

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.