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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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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.

Top tech to teach Art remotely


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.”.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Supporting Students Means Taking Care of Parents, Too. Here?s How Schools Can Help.


Over the past month, educators across the country have come up with creative ways to support the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of children.

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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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Remote Learning and Mental Health: Preparing for Back to School


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

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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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.

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.

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


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.

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


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


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

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.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

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.

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


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).

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.

A New Google Feature to Convert Your Pictures into Beautiful Pieces of Art

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A few weeks ago Google introduced a new feature called Art Transfer that allows you to "transform your photo in the style of an iconic artist". This new functionality is available in the Google Arts.read more. 2020 Google Arts and Culture

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

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


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.

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.,

How Sidewalk Math Cultivates a Playful, Curious Attitude Towards Math


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.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Online Teaching Reflection: Day 35 (Final Exam Review Begins)

Cycles of Learning

This week marks the beginning of review for online finals exams next. Today's biochemistry class was spent with students working through a collaborative practice final exam while I fielded questions in our online Q&A document and on Zoom.

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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.

8 Good Apps to Help Students Learn to Play the Piano

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a handpicked collection of some good apps you, music teacher and/ or parents, can use with you students and kids to help them learn to play the piano. The apps are suitable for a wide.read more. 2020 iPad Piano apps

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.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.