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How Fast Should Kids Type

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get this question a lot from readers and purchasers of my technology curriculum : How fast should kids type? What about Kindergartners? When are their brains mature enough to understand speed and accuracy? When I reviewed the literature on this subject, it is all over the place.

Creating Fun Family & Classroom Experiences for Kids Online

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can create fun ways to enjoy time with our families online in Zoom, Google Meet, Teams, and more. Today’s guest, Sandi Johnson, is an IT Integrator in Indianapolis.

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Laying the Foundation for Distance Learning Success

Digital Promise

Schools across the country were forced to rapidly shift to distance learning last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as the 2020-2021 school year began in the fall and teachers and students were still trying to adjust to this “new normal,” those in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program had an advantage.

Going hybrid or already have? Join the conversation

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. My friend Larry Ferlazzo in California looks like he’s going hybrid.

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.

The Key to Better Student Engagement Is Letting Them Show You How They Learn

Edsurge

A couple of weeks ago during a coaching session, a middle school teacher I work with described a fun math activity. She asked her students who were learning remotely to build blanket forts. As you might expect, the students calculated the area, perimeter and volumes of their forts.

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Virtual Reality in Education: Achievements and Challenges

EmergingEdTech

Education is the backbone of a thriving society. Civilizations have focused on the transfer of knowledge since the beginning of time. As educators are always looking for new ways to transfer. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Here’s why edtech is enhancing the education experience

eSchool News

As we embark on a new year against the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to live in an extraordinary age of mass school closures and distance learning.

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What Is The Question Formation Technique?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Question Formation Technique (QFT) is a process for collaboratively brainstorming and improving questions for inquiry learning. The post What Is The Question Formation Technique? appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Discussion Inquiry

3 ideas to successfully run virtual clubs

eSchool News

You really can do anything online. While COVID-19 has drastically reduced our ability to gather in-person, the social-emotional growth of children, including the need for regular social interaction among students, has not diminished.

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.

Hopping Into Spring with @Buncee By @Rdene915

Teacher Tech

Guest Post by Rachelle Dene Poth For anyone that hasn’t used Buncee, it is a multi-purpose content creation tool that can be used with any grade level or content area. Getting started is easy by exploring the Ideas lab or choosing from one of the thousands of ready-to-go templates available.

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PROOF POINTS: A warning sign that the freshman class will shrink again in the fall of 2021

The Hechinger Report

Filing of college financial aid forms by high school seniors is down 9 percent compared with the same period a year ago. Credit: Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report.

Renaming My Blog

Iterating Toward Openness

My blog has changed names twice over the years. Today, after 15 years, it’s changing again. Before I had a “real” blog, I published random thoughts on whatever personal website my then-current university would give me access to, starting in 1993. Remember tilde accounts?

Interactive: Explore who gains most from canceling student debt

The Hechinger Report

President Joe Biden, congressional leaders and debt experts continue to argue over student loan debt forgiveness — both how much should be canceled and which branch can offer relief.

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.

Remote Work May Transform Higher Education. But Will Printers and Alexa Undermine Its Privacy?

Edsurge

An “uber trend” of remote work for higher education information security is coming, at a time when more connections are being forged between higher ed and other state data. Plus: printers, smart speakers and privacy (oh my!) — all in this Edtech Reports Recap.

How To Enable Voice Dictation On Mac (For Free)

TeachThought - Learn better.

On your Mac, choose Apple menu >. System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Dictation. The post How To Enable Voice Dictation On Mac (For Free) appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Equity How-To

More COVID Funding for Schools and Districts with CRRSA

MIND Research Institute

As the nation bid farewell to 2020, Congress passed CRRSA , the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act , which includes some $54 billion dollars in relief funds for K-12 education, with an additional $4 billion in a discretionary fund for governors’ use.

Here Is A Great Reading App for Students with Dyslexia

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Omoguru is an excellent reading app for students with dyslexia. It offers a wide variety of tools 'designed to make the text more readable'. Some of these features include: tools to adjust text.read more. iPad dyslexic apps iPad reading apps

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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.

The Top 5 EdTech Players in Asia – 2021

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register As we enter 2021, here we look at the top 5 EdTech players in Asia that have shown remarkable growth and resilience.

How Some Mistakes Can be Generative for Teachers and Students Alike

MindShift

With all of the papers, homework and tests that cross a teacher’s desk, you’d think that a healthy relationship to mistake-making would come easy, but it’s not that simple.

The Top 5 Dating Apps In Asia – 2021

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Whether you are looking for a serious relationship or a casual hookup or a partner for marriage, there is a dating app for everyone. .

Insights from Leaders on Closing the Attendance Gap

edWeb.net

By Eileen Belastock. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. Even before COVID-19 created online, remote, and hybrid learning environments in school districts across the country, most district and school leaders struggled with chronic absenteeism in their schools.

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.

Lake Shore Central School District Case Study

Buncee

At Lake Shore Central School District in Angola, NY, Buncee empowers all students as creators and communicators, as students have the choice of multiple ways to communicate their learning with the support of the accessibility tool Immersive Reader.

K-12 Dealmaking: Renaissance Acquires Nearpod, in Major Pairing of Classroom-Focused School Companies

Marketplace K-12

Renaissance has acquired Nearpod, in a merging of companies that bring a focus on classroom assessment and interactive features designed to boost student engagement.

Helping Our Students Think About Thinking

MiddleWeb

Reflecting on their work gives students an opportunity to look back at what they have done, examine the processes and strategies they used, and think about the importance of their effort and growth. Literacy coach Lynne Dorfman explores ways to cultivate metacognition.

Mitigating Learning Loss: It’s about Time

SETDA Says

This guest blog post was written by SETDA partner, Shannon Buerk, CEO, engage2learn, and focuses on the immediate and long-term high-value activities to address learning loss.

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.