Wed.May 12, 2021

End of the Year THRIVE-al (Not Survival) Guide

Ditch That Textbook

The end of the school year is a unique animal: extra time, review time, not enough time, etc. Here are some ideas and tools to help you thrive.As I write this, my kids have a little less than three weeks left of school yet. It’s the time of year when attention spans get shorter and […].

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12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September. There are endless backups, shares, cleanings, changed settings, and vacation messages that — if not done right — can mean big problems when you return from summer vacation.

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New Tools Support Teachers Returning to the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

As teachers begin to find themselves back in the classroom, armed with technology from a year of online and hybrid learning, it isn’t clear what tools will best benefit the future of learning.

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Why Summer Learning Programs Are Pushing More Fun Than Academics

Edsurge

The weather may be warming up, but this year more than ever, “school’s out for summer” won’t be true for thousands of students across the country. After more than a year of teaching under quarantine, school districts have big plans for summer learning.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Colleges come under closer scrutiny for holding transcripts hostage over unpaid bills

The Hechinger Report

James Smith missed his final housing payment to the University of Massachusetts Amherst when he spent a year there in an exchange program on his way to a degree at the University of Minnesota. This story also appeared in GBH News.

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How outdoor learning spaces lead to STEM engagement

eSchool News

A new sustainable outdoor learning space is giving students in California an engaging opportunity for STEM learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OPINION: Neither heroes nor villains, teachers must be recast as vital partners

The Hechinger Report

Over the past year, in thousands of stories, we have been given a front-row seat to the tragicomic ways school districts make decisions. And while each of the stories has had its own distinct plot, most had one thing in common: The transformation of teachers from heroes into villains.

5 great things the pandemic revealed about schools

eSchool News

The light at the end of the tunnel shines a little brighter every day, and it makes it easier to reflect on a handful of hard-won positives to emerge from the pandemic. These may not be universal truths, but some schools have unearthed opportunities from the past year’s challenges.

May’s Top New Books for Educators

Where Learning Clicks

Check out our picks for the top 7 books for educators, covering topics like self-care, supporting students with IEPs who are working remotely, and more. The post May’s Top New Books for Educators appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

Featured Speaker Kim Voge Talks Upcoming Conference

CUE

Educator Kim Voge has become accustomed to learning how to pivot her educational practices. After serving as a long-time Instructional Coach for her school district, she was thrust back into her own classroom at beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

Building a Sustainable Social-Emotional Learning Plan

techlearning

Implementing SEL should be a systemic approach

So, You Want to be an #MIEExpert? – Part 2 – Continuing Coursework by @VictoriaTheTech

Teacher Tech

Guest Post by Victoria Thompson In our last post, we spoke about the first step of becoming an #MIEExpert.

7 Lesser Known Zoom Features to Improve Remote Learning

EmergingEdTech

Image Source Due to COVID-19, learning has taken a new shape and form for both teachers and students. Today, classes no longer occur within the four walls of a classroom. Students no longer pack. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Blackbird Announces First Ever Educational Version of JavaScript

eSchool News

First Educational Version of a Programming Language Enables Middle School Code Education – Bridging the Middle School Gap. PORTLAND, May 12, 2021 – Blackbird today announced the official release of the world’s first educational version of JavaScript.

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What is Microsoft PowerPoint for Education?

techlearning

Microsoft PowerPoint explained for teachers and students in class and beyond

Mackin Announces Global Partnership with Ad Fontes Media

eSchool News

Mackin’s Global Partnership with Ad Fontes Media to Provide 130,000 K-12 Schools with Access to In-Depth News Literacy Curricula and Data.

CDW TECH TALKS

EdTech Magazine

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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.

Swing Education Recognizes Substitute Teachers for Their Positive Impact on Students and the School Community

eSchool News

Three exemplary educators – Wanda Drayton, Marcella Kerbein, and Valerie Pierce – to be inducted into Swing Education’s Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame. SAN MATEO, Calif.,

BlocksCAD- A Good Resource for Teaching Students Computing and Coding Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is the beginning of my post. And here is the rest of it.BlocksCAD is a great platform that allows students to design 3D models using their computing and coding skills. The site features a.read more

CASEL Releases Recommendations for SEL Investments with American Rescue Plan (ARP) Dollars

eSchool News

CHICAGO, IL – The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 represents a $123 billion infusion in K-12 education, including support for social and emotional learning (SEL).

NEW! The Zoom Master Class from Shake Up Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post NEW! The Zoom Master Class from Shake Up Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. BECOME A ZOOM MASTER! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed education forever. Teaching and learning online is now a part of almost every school across the globe.

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Mesa Public Schools and S.A.V.E. Consortium Name CoderZ as Approved Vendor

eSchool News

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What is NAC? Network Access Control Explained

SecurEdge

Network access control (NAC) is a security software that businesses can use to control the amount and level of access to their networks. Security

ADVENTURE 2 LEARNING ACQUIRES MISSION MOVE, AN ACTIVITY-BASED EDUCATION PROVIDER

eSchool News

Mission Move’s standards-based video program utilizes kinesthetic movement to make math, language arts, and nutrition fun for elementary-aged students.

Let’s Not Forget the Hard-won Covid Lessons

MiddleWeb

Watching her teenager struggle through a day of virtual learning, teacher Dina Strasser is trying to not lose what we’ve learned about supporting kids and parents through the pandemic challenges, retaining the patience and concern so needed to buoy our school communities.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!