Wed.Nov 18, 2020

New Research on Student Engagement Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Engagement is such a challenge for schools—now more than ever. Lots of anecdotal evidence is floating around, but right now, we need answers for what produces strong student engagement.

Among Us Classroom Style: Another Case for Game-Based Learning

User Generated Education

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my gaming club in Video Games for Relationship- and Team Building. It is still going very strong. Students from the three schools where I teach gifted students look forward to it all week long.

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Making the invisible visible: Student survey helps schools take action in building and maintaining student relationships

The Christensen Institute

COVID-19 has amplified the importance of relationships in students’ lives.

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Q&A: How To Empower Students with Digital Citizenship in the Virtual Classroom

EdTech Magazine

With the shift to remote learning due to COVID-19, students and educators suddenly found themselves spending more time online than ever before. This new learning environment also placed a heightened focus on digital citizenship, which generally refers to how we use technology safely and responsibly.

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.

What Is Google Jamboard? A Tool For Visual Collaboration

TeachThought - Learn better.

Google Jamboard is a free app used for real-time, visual collaboration with students that integrates with Google Drive and Classroom. The post What Is Google Jamboard? A Tool For Visual Collaboration appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Google Education Tools For The Classroom

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Choosing the right tools to boost student motivation

eSchool News

COVID-19 has placed global education in an unprecedented state of flux. Faced with both new and long-existing challenges, teachers are working harder than ever. They are being called to excel at a job that many of them were not trained for.

The State of Educational Technology in a Post-Pandemic World

EdTech Magazine

Some may say 2020 is the year of educational technology. When COVID-19 pushed schools to go remote, educators and students became more reliant on technology than ever before. The transition to this learning environment also revealed new insights on the state of technology in education.

Google Forms: Adding Sections

Teacher Tech

You probably are not in the habit of creating sections in a Google Form but I would recommend you use sections often. Create Pages Think of sections like pages. If you have a lot of questions you want to break it up into pages. Last Icon on the Toolbar When adding questions to your Google […].

4 Ways Schools Can Improve Cybersecurity — Even When Budgets Are Tight

EdTech Magazine

Whether schools choose to continue remote education, use a hybrid education model or return full-time to campus, some form of virtual teaching system will figure into every school’s plan, even if only as a contingency.

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-Student Digital Communication Makes for Good Learning

By Michele Israel. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. With remote learning still at play, students now rely on virtual engagement with their teachers to have questions answered and assignments clarified.

The Biggest Cloud Threats to Remote Education — and How to Thwart Them

EdTech Magazine

With most schools continuing remote or hybrid learning, it has become clear that investing in a robust and resilient IT infrastructure such as cloud technology is a smart and necessary move.

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Healthy Learning Environments and SEL

Where Learning Clicks

Providing comprehensive, flexible SEL can help educators offer students of all ages a healthy learning environment, which is critical, especially now. The post Healthy Learning Environments and SEL appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

How to Adapt Educational Leadership in the Age of Virtual Learning

EdTech Magazine

The art of leading looks vastly different for school administrators today. They are now tasked with adapting their leadership practices to an environment where digital tools and remote collaboration and communication are the norm.

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.

Duolingo Just Raised $35M. Udemy Got $50M. Both Are Valued Billions More.


Two of the fastest growing and most highly valued education technology companies are going down the alphabet as they raise subsequent rounds at higher and higher valuations.

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How Smart Technology Can Help Create Healthy School Buildings

EdTech Magazine

As districts start phasing students back into the classroom after months of online learning, they’re under growing pressure to ensure school buildings and other learning spaces are clean and safe to use.

How IT leaders can thrive in the post-COVID era

eSchool News

This school year is unlike any other. More than 90 percent of households with school-age children are engaged in some form of distance learning from home, while college students are navigating a variety of hybrid remote learning environments.

5 Best Practices for Managing Virtual Breakout Rooms

EdTech Magazine

Small group learning is absolutely essential today. In a virtual classroom, the instructor typically does most of the talking when leading a synchronous lesson. Students may find it more difficult to participate or think out loud in this environment.

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.

2020 Annual Report: Meeting the Moment

MIND Research Institute

2020 has been a year unlike any other. The word “unprecedented” has almost lost its meaning, for it felt like every week this year posed a new challenge we hadn’t seen before.

How Assistive Technology Is Supporting Students Through the Pandemic

EdTech Magazine

Adjusting to a rigorous curriculum, learning new skills and understanding the nuances of classroom learning are just a few of the many pressures students face.

Gale Enhances Miss Humblebee’s Academy to Improve User Experience and Better Outcomes

eSchool News

To help schools, parents and caregivers meet the needs of their early learners and further empower their learning journey toward school readiness, Gale, a Cengage company has made major enhancements to Miss Humblebee’s Academy , its award-winning interactive online learning solution for children ages three to six.

What the Research Says About the Academic Power of Friendship


For years, education research focused on time-on-task as a measure of effective instruction, says Scott Gest , a professor at the University of Virginia. Through that lens, friends in elementary school appeared to be a negative, an impediment to focus and a catalyst for disruption.

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.

Cablecast Community Media Platform and Screenweave LIVE Keep North Penn School District Students Broadcasting

eSchool News

As the educational access channel for the North Penn School District, North Penn Television (NPTV) brings timely information to residents in the Montgomery County suburbs of Philadelphia via its cable channel, website , and social media.

The 8 Best Kajabi Alternatives in 2020 (and What’s Right for You)

Sell Courses Online

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Apex Learning and Illuminate Education Partner to Inform Meaningful Instruction

eSchool News

Apex Learning , a recognized leader in online learning and Illuminate Education , a leading K-12 student performance system, announce a new partnership.

Tools to Help Students Base Opinions in Fact


Inviting students to analyze fact-based data about topics that interest them will not only lead to greater engagement, it will grow their ability to investigate first and then draw conclusions that are well reasoned and supported. Teacher educator Curtis Chandler shares tips.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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