Thu.Jun 25, 2020

What’s Hot About YouTube in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tyler Daniel Tarver shares some surprising new ways to use Youtube in education. Now YouTube in the class can be a good thing! Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class (MTI 557)

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MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. starts Monday, June 29, 2020 . Click to sign up. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. Topics include: copyrights, fair use, public domain. cyberbullying. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy.


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3 ways to design for equity in distance learning this fall

The Christensen Institute

More than nine million students lack internet access. And at some schools, less than half of students participate in remote learning. These startling statistics reveal just how wide the gaps are in equitable learning experiences for all students. But addressing inequity is about more than ensuring access to the internet and devices.

Authentic learning and edtech: A match made in heaven


Authentic learning is one of the new kids on the block in the field of education. It has emerged as a necessity to shift from the old paradigm in which students reproduce contents delivered by teachers in the classroom and it describes the learning new things by using knowledge in real-life situations and contexts.

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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.

College Leaders Must Explain Why—Not Just How—to Return to Campus


Like most people working in or near higher education, I have closely monitored institutions’ plans for the fall semester and waited with bated breath as details about my own university’s plans trickled in. You might say that my interest has bordered on the obsessive. As a professor and scholar of higher education management, leadership and finance, I have read nearly everything about colleges and the pandemic that’s crossed my screen.

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Feeling Nostalgic for In-Person Schooling? That May Hurt Our Chance to Rethink It.


Around the world, people are mourning. For loved ones, principally. But also for the rituals and rites of passage from our former lives. Students and parents grieve for lost promotion ceremonies, prom and high school graduations. Yet, in the midst of this widespread longing for school-as-we knew-it, educators are equally relishing the opportunity to reimagine education post pandemic.

From Formal to Formative Assessment


The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO Tom Daccord’s blog, Leading Innovations in Schools: From Someday to Monday. With distance learning (or some form of blended/hybrid learning) a real possibility next school year, this shift in the student learning experience upends traditional assessment methods. As such, it’s imperative that we transition from formal, summative assessments to implementing more formative assessments. But how does one implement formative assessment?

SEL Can Help Special Educators Address Rapidly Evolving Remote Learning Requirements


This is the third of a three-part series looking at how social-emotional learning strategies can support teachers of students with learning differences during the pandemic. Read part one and part two. We are living through a time that is unlike anything most of us have ever experienced.

Asking Questions in Google Classroom by @mjmcalliwrites

Teacher Tech

Guest post by Melody McAllister Many times when we ask our students questions, we encounter a problem: the same students answer and the same students stay quiet. Unfortunately, we often end up calling on those same students because of timing issues, under evaluation and we need to prove that mastery is happening, or we don’t […]. The post Asking Questions in Google Classroom by @mjmcalliwrites appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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.

Teachers need emotional support, too

eSchool News

At Hicks Canyon Elementary School in Orange County, Calif., students have been learning with digital devices since the Tustin Unified School District went 1:1 six years ago — so the shift to remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t as jarring as it could have been. Yet, it was still a profound change. Teachers didn’t sign up for online learning,” says Assistant Principal Kristy Andre. They signed up for in-person teaching.”.

What’s The Definition Of Alcoholism?

TeachThought - Learn better.

What is the definition of alcoholism? When drinking has a sustained negative effect on you and you either don't stop, or try to stop and can't. The post What’s The Definition Of Alcoholism? appeared first on TeachThought. Life Mental Health


As students fill summer courses, many ask: Why aren’t all colleges open in the summers?

The Hechinger Report

The University of La Verne in Southern California has had twice as many traditional undergraduates sign up for the summer as it did last year. Credit: Iris Schneider for The Hechinger Report. You won’t know it from their mostly empty campuses, but colleges and universities will be bustling this summer.

This Social Studies Compendium Is a Keeper


The authors of the Social Studies Teacher's Toolbox have constructed a research-based "honest, human guide" to helping students understand and care about what they learn. You will dig through and dog-ear it, and your students will be the richer for it, writes Sarah Cooper. Book Reviews Social Studies analysis assessment Elisabeth Johnson Evelyn Ramos Lamarr Jossey-Bass pbl Sarah Cooper SEL social studies toolbox speaking Wiley writing

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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.

Google —Teach from Home

eSchool News

School closures affect teachers, students, and parents everywhere. In these extraordinary times, technology can help make distance learning easier and more accessible. Teach from Home is a Google-led initiative that gives you everything you need to get started. Their free, secure tools are designed to enable collaborative teaching and learning – anywhere, at any time, on any device. So education can continue, no matter what.

Easy and Fun Ways to Help Children Stay Social While at Home


Parents are wearing so many different hats right now, including chef, activity coordinator and teacher, all while working from home. Trust me, I feel the pain! While I’ve always helped my children with their homework, even as a teacher, this is a whole different level of involvement. All I can say is thank goodness my husband remembers how to do algebra!

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Google Drive Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As more and more of teachers and educators are having recourse to the services of Google Drive in their teaching, we thought of putting together a handy chart that will enable them to learn more. Google Drive Tips

The Dollars and Sense Behind Routine Tech Refreshes

EdTech Magazine

Until recently, Madera Unified School District in California had little in the way of a plan to replace aging classroom technology. The district’s roughly 1,000 K–12 classrooms were sprinkled with various projectors and laptops at different points in their lifecycles. Most of the projectors weren’t wireless, and many weren’t compatible with teachers’ devices, which forced the IT department to distribute dongles to enable instructors to use the technology.

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.

State Spotlight: Arizona Students, Educators Receive Strong Support from Governor Ducey’s CARES Act Plan


Arizona is using its CARES Act funds to fuel innovative solutions, provide extra supports in high-need schools and improve distance learning options. Background. In March, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help states address the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bulk of the education funds flow directly to K-12 local education agencies and institutions of higher education.

How K–12 Schools Are Doing Summer School Virtually

EdTech Magazine

The school year has come to an end, but many districts are still continuing remote learning this summer. In Seattle Public Schools, all students will have access to online courses so they can stay engaged in learning before the fall. The virtual summer program they offer covers a range of subjects from math and language arts to social-emotional learning. “It

3 Changes to Look For in Secondary Education


Coming out of COVID-19, here are three changes to look for in secondary education this year and beyond

Organizational Tools and Strategies to Kickstart the School Year


Presenters. Amanda Borer Vice President of Customer Relations. Donnetta Buggs Online Professional Development Coordinator. Join our Back-to-School series to find tools and strategies that deliver consistent instruction, improve engagement, support positive behavior, and maximize student outcomes. You never get a second chance at a first impression, so get the organizational tools you need to start off on the right foot.

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.

A Simple Lesson Structure for Fostering Student Engagement #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

Beginning dialogic engagement in the classroom simply requires getting children invested in an issue they can relate to and on which they have different perspectives and helping them engage each other’s perspectives. Engaging Literate Minds, pg. Last week our school surveyed almost 100 families about remote instruction. Additionally, I met with every team and department in my school to debrief on the year. What did I learn from their perspectives about our new normal? .

G Suite Training for Schools

Shake Up Learning

The post G Suite Training for Schools appeared first on Shake Up Learning. G Suite Training for Schools. NEED GOOGLE TRAINING FOR YOUR ENTIRE SCHOOL? Look no further! We have many programs to help your teachers learn how to meaningfully integrate Google tools and the entire G Suite in the classroom. From online courses to books, to face-to-face training, we got you covered!

Equipment that can help schools up their game

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Education and technology walk hand in hand and it’s hard to have one without the other. Educating the younger generation and getting them interested in science and engineering, fuels more. sponsored posts

Teachers' Essential Guide to Formative Assessment

Graphite Blog

What is formative assessment? What makes a good formative assessment? How should I use formative assessment results? How do I know what type of formative assessment to use? What are the benefits of using an edtech tool for formative assessment? What is formative assessment? A formative assessment is a teaching move -- a question, an activity, or an assignment -- that a teacher performs to gain information about student learning.

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.