Fri.Jan 15, 2021

A Turning Point For People and Planet

Digital Promise

As we enter 2021, and what our partners at the UN SDG Action Campaign are calling a “turning point for people and our planet,” we are excited to announce the launch of a new round of MY World 360°. Immersive Stories Inspiring People Everywhere to Take Action.

Ways to Simplify Cybersecurity Systems in K-12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

If there’s one principle to remember about cybersecurity, it’s that complexity is its greatest enemy. Complex systems are hard, if not impossible, to secure.

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‘It’s just too much’: Why students are abandoning community colleges in droves

The Hechinger Report

Kamarree Williams had been on a path to college since before he learned long division. A 2020 high school graduate from Marin City, California, Williams had entered an after-school college prep program, Bridge the Gap, when he was in third grade.

How to Ensure Your Virtual School Board Meeting Is Productive

EdTech Magazine

Following COVID-19 health and safety protocols, K–12 school districts across the country have moved their school board meetings online.

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.

6 teaching resources for the Presidential Inauguration

eSchool News

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris will be sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2021.

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How to teach the 15 skills students need for success

eSchool News

21st century skills. Social and emotional learning skills. Soft” skills. Whatever you choose to call them, there is a set of skills that are essential for success in school, work, and life — and yet teaching and assessing these skills in a formal, structured way can be challenging.

Want Easier Principal Walkthroughs? Try Virtual Classroom Walkthroughs

Edthena

Principal walkthroughs are a strategy often used by school leaders and team leaders to sample instruction across multiple classroom environments. During Covid-19, it might not be possible to go in person.

Podcast: Paying for the Giant Leap Forward

EdNews Daily

The nation made a giant leap forward into technology for K12 in 2020 and that transition continues, with some new twists. In this episode of the EduJedi Report, your host LeiLani Cauthen talks with Renee Patton, Global Director of Education and Healthcare from Cisco’s Industry Solutions Group.

How the pandemic is driving a shift in student-directed learning

eSchool News

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.

Emotional Intelligence: The Smarter Path to High Achievement

EdNews Daily

By Julian Fagan and Ian Fagan What is social emotional health and how do we define the healthy child? What are some ways that schools can keep students healthy? What is the role of the teacher in keeping children safe and healthy? What is the role of the parent? Is there a role for the community?

States Roll Out Vaccines for Teachers: What You Need to Know

techlearning

Plans and approaches regarding vaccines for teachers vary greatly from state to state

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5 Recommendations for Administrators in 2021:

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen The Learning Counsel’s Digital Transition Survey 2020 posed many questions aimed at discovering the transition tactics of schools.

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The Edtech Company Formerly Known as AltSchool Sold Its Tech. So What’s Left?

Edsurge

A learning management system developed by one of the most high-profile, highly funded and overhyped K-12 education startups has found a new home.

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.

Simple Steps to Eliminate Zoom Fatigue

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke Over the past week, I have heard myself and several others say, “I’m tired of Zoom. I’m ready to be with real people.” I have also led more professional trainings and student workshops online this past month.

Game-based Learning in Remote Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

A great infographic done using Easelly: Made with Easelly infographic templates. easel_ly. Comments are closed but feel free to contact me via Twitter (@askatechteacher). More on game-based learning. Why Game Based Learning Is the Right Choice for Remote Teaching. Kid-created Games That Teach.

Rhode Island Approves IXL for K-12 Blended Learning and Assessment

eSchool News

IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students, has been approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) for use under two statewide initiatives.

10 Educational Resources for Homeschooling and Remote Learning

techlearning

Some of the best digital resources for homeschooling and remote learning

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.

Microsoft Education offers A Free Tutoring Service to Help Students with Their Math Problems

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post I want to bring to your attention this interesting math resource from Microsoft Education called Tutoring Experts. As its name indicates, Tutoring Experts allows students to.read more. Microsoft tools for teachers

Do income-based repayment plans drive young borrowers of color deeper into debt?

The Hechinger Report

“It’s not the amount I borrowed that’s killing me – it’s the interest.”. Students all over the country echo that sentiment. And new research shows the problem is worsening.

A Must Have Audio Recording App for Teachers and Students Using Chromebooks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Few days ago we covered some of the best web tools and Android apps for recording audio, lists that we curated specifically for teachers, educators and students. Today we are adding another.read more. Chromebook audio apps

Calling STEM Educators: Vernier Software & Technology Now Accepting Applications for its 2021 Engineering Award

eSchool News

Vernier Software & Technology is now accepting applications for the 2021 Vernier Engineering Award.

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.

How Difficult ‘Day After’ Discussions with Students Can Help Them Process the Present and Prepare for the Future

MindShift

This story about teaching the Capitol insurrection was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter.

It’s ALL a Process – Why the Writing Process helps EVERYONE

Knowledge Avatars

By Matt Robinson MEd, MAT. As a child (growing up with two English teachers as parents), I had a pretty easy time writing. Most of the time, I would get an assignment and sit down as soon as possible to take care of it.

Administrative Software Tools Are the “New Ed-Tech Battleground,” New Analysis Predicts

Marketplace K-12

Investment in student information systems and analytical tools has soared during COVID-19 and is poised to continue for years to come, predicts Futuresource Consulting.

Last week was tough, teachers say. But it wasn’t the first difficult ‘day after’ they’ve faced

The Hechinger Report

Staring at the faces of the middle school teachers on her computer screen, Principal Laina Cox felt the tears welling up — again. They were discussing an email she’d sent the night before. The subject line read: “Living history.”. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift.

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.