Tue.May 26, 2020

How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The last few weeks of school can be the hardest – even in a face to face classroom. Some teachers are finding that online, it is almost impossible.Are your grade books like Swiss Cheese?

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10 easy ways to clean up your Google Classroom

Ditch That Textbook

As the school year comes to an end we begin clean and organize. Our Google Classrooms are no exception. Here are 10 easy ways to clean up your Google Classroom.As we wind down the school year we want to make sure that things are organized as things are ready to go for the fall. Our […].

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Top tech to teach Art remotely

Neo LMS

Renowned poet and writer Dana Gioia once said, “The purpose of arts education is not to produce more artists, though that is a byproduct. The real purpose of arts education is to create complete human beings capable of leading successful and productive lives in a free society.”.

Send Students on a Virtual Field Trip to Disney World with Their Bitmoji Teachers! Free Template!

Teacher Reboot Camp

A friend of mine, Kris Felicello recently shared a virtual field trip to Disney World created by a kindergarten teacher, Gabrielle DeLucia. She used her Bitmoji avatar and embedded an audio file to act as a guide.

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.

What would you include in a Master?s-level course on Leadership During a Crisis?

Dangerously Irrelevant

My online Leadership During a Crisis class launches in 2 weeks. I thought it would be fun to crowdsource some ideas here. What would you include in a Master’s level course on this topic, one that is focused on the practical implementation needs of P-12 school leaders (i.e.,

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The educational value of a black teacher

The Hechinger Report

Adapted and reprinted from Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities by Andre Perry, with permission from Brookings Institution Press, © 2020 by Brookings Institution.

What would you include in a Master?s-level course on Leadership for Social Justice?

Dangerously Irrelevant

My online Leadership for Social Justice class launches in 2 weeks. I thought it would be fun to crowdsource some ideas here. What would you include in a Master’s level course on this topic, one that is focused on the practical implementation needs of P-12 school leaders (i.e., not theoretical philosophizing)? If you need some recertification credits and are interested in joining us, here’s more info on the course and how to register ! Related Posts.

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5 ways to promote SEL skills and a sense of community during COVID-19

eSchool News

The nation’s abrupt shift to remote learning in the wake of COVID-19 has left teachers, students, and parents scrambling to find balance in their daily lives.

Remote Learning and Mental Health: Preparing for Back to School

techlearning

When considering remote learning and mental health in back-to-school plans, being aware and nimble is critical

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.

3 big ideas for effective SEL strategies

eSchool News

Educators, practitioners, and administrators should identify the what, the why, and the how of essential social and emotional learning (SEL) skills when implementing these strategies in an effective manner, according to SEL advocates.

Keep Your Parents and Families Engaged With End Of The Year Celebrations Through Google Classroom

TeacherCast

As we fast approach the end of the year, many school districts are trying to come up with amazing ways to keep school spirit alive within the confines of Social Distancing.

Schools call parents ?co-teachers,? but we have no idea what we?re doing

The Hechinger Report

A story that took days and many tears to produce. Credit: Sarah Garland/The Hechinger Report. The assignment was simple: Write a story about a realistic character. Draw pictures showing the action, and then write down what’s happening. An hour in, my 6-year-old daughter was in tears.

What Makes an Effective Remote Digital Learning Program?

MIND Research Institute

ST Math is currently free to access for districts, schools and families. But why is ST Math worth using during this time of remote learning? More generally, what should educators, administrators and families be looking for in any distance learning program or resource? Current Challenges.

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.

3 Ways K–12 IT Leaders Can Support Data-Driven Education

EdTech Magazine

Before technology transformed K–12 education, IT professionals and teachers mostly stayed in their own lanes: IT staff kept systems humming behind the scenes, while educators handled the classroom. Today, those lines are blurry, if not altogether erased.

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This Professor Known for Viral Videos Is Actually Camera Shy. Here’s How He Overcame It.

Edsurge

Micheal Wesch is a rare professor who is a celebrity on YouTube. He’s made viral education videos that have amassed more than 10 million views. Wired magazine once awarded him as one of 22 “innovators, instigators and inventors” who are “changing the game” (alongside J.K.

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How K–12 IT Leaders Can Support Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

Bridging the digital divide is more critical than ever. When schools across the country made the quick shift to emergency remote learning during the pandemic, many found that it exposed deficits and exacerbated existing challenges around internet access, especially in rural and high-poverty areas.

SEL Programs Are Critical During COVID-19. Here Are 3 Steps to Help Districts Choose Wisely

Marketplace K-12

Criteria used for choosing a social-emotional learning program for students and educators will look very different now than it did before the impact of the coronavirus. The post SEL Programs Are Critical During COVID-19. Here Are 3 Steps to Help Districts Choose Wisely appeared first on Market Brief.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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

Changes to the Administration of SAT?s Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

EmergingEdTech

A few months back, the College Board announced that the administration of the SAT tests was being significantly altered to to the COVID-19 pandemic. I recently connected with Sara Roberts, a tutor. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Voyager Sopris Learning Launches Scholarship Contest for Graduating High School Seniors in Mississippi, Alabama

techlearning

One way to support the education of more teachers in these states is via direct awards to students

Top Hat Buys Canadian Textbook Business to Compete With Publishers in Digital Courseware

Edsurge

Top Hat got its start in the “clicker” business, offering a web-based and mobile classroom response tool that lets instructors gauge whether students understood the lesson (or paid attention).

How K–12 IT Leaders Can Support Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

Bridging the digital divide is more critical than ever. When schools across the country made the quick shift to emergency remote learning during the pandemic, many found that it exposed deficits and exacerbated existing challenges around internet access, especially in rural and high-poverty areas. Milton Area School District in central Pennsylvania, for example, found that purchasing laptops and tablets for students was not enough to prepare them for virtual instruction.

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.

Online education stretches to include volunteers, teachers looking to pay their bills

The Hechinger Report

Melody Serra (top row, center), a former kindergarten teacher, teaches a class to young children over Zoom. Credit: Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. BROOKLYN, N.Y. Before I became a journalist, my life was structured according to school bells: I woke up at 6 a.m.,

CoSN2020: Tips for Building a Cloud-First Strategy

EdTech Magazine

IT leaders have seen how beneficial cloud computing really is with remote learning. Adopting cloud-based tools — from productivity suites to application management platforms — has helped schools make that transition with fewer disruptions and efficient communication. . And with the possibility of having continued remote or blended classrooms in the fall, it's wise for schools to have a cloud-first strategy in place.

How Sidewalk Math Cultivates a Playful, Curious Attitude Towards Math

MindShift

At first, the provenance of the math problems was a mystery. The chalky, pastel words, numbers and symbols appeared on sidewalks near a small park in San Diego not long after the COVID-19 shutdown began. Families taking walks paused to ponder the patterns. They discussed possible solutions.

K-12 Dealmaking: Guild Education Completes First Acquisition; Quizlet Hits $1 Billion Valuation

Marketplace K-12

Six major dealmaking moves took place in the K-12 world in recent weeks, including MasterClass raising $100 million and Guild Education acquiring Entangled. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Guild Education Completes First Acquisition; Quizlet Hits $1 Billion Valuation appeared first on Market Brief.

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.