Fri.Sep 18, 2020

5 (free) Shortkey Posters to Mainstream Tech Ed

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: Shortkeys. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

HBCUs entering the game: Black colleges join the esports bandwagon

The Hechinger Report

The fall semester for most college students won’t look like any semester in the past, and that’s not such a bad thing for Keenan Johnson. He attends one of North Carolina’s historically black colleges and universities, Johnson C.

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Asynchronous Learning: The Key to Equity

EdNews Daily

By Kevin McFarland In this time of the Coronavirus pandemic and an all too sudden shift to virtual learning, equity of access has become perhaps the single largest obstacle to educating our children.

4 ways to keep your school resilient during distance learning 2.0

eSchool News

The first phase of distance learning shocked education systems across the nation as schools were forced to migrate students and staff to distance learning in a week’s time, leaving many struggling to simply “make it work.”

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.

Remote Learning: Keeping Learners at the Center of All We Do

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke A friend of mine has two young school-age boys, kindergarten and second grade. The other week she posted a photo of her youngest slumped over the kitchen table with his head down, feeling discouraged about his online experience.

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Investing in Educators is Crucial for Remote Learning

EdNews Daily

By Howie Berman The fall academic semester has arrived across the U.S., and many K-12 schools, colleges, and universities find themselves in a similar situation to what they experienced in the spring: teaching and learning in a virtual environment.

Outschool Is In, Raising $45M to Beam Live, Small-Group Classes to Homes

Edsurge

Outschool, a marketplace for live online classes for kids, started out in 2015 with a focus on serving families that homeschool. But now, with much of regular schooling happening in homes, the company has seen a dramatic expansion of its audience.

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New Podcast: The Lost Learning Year: Intelligent Recommendations

EdNews Daily

In this episode of The EduJedi Report Podcast, Learning Counsel CEO Leilani Cauthen discusses recent findings by researchers Dr. John Bielinski and Dr. Kyle Wagner at Illuminate Education on the effect quarantines and remote learning have had on K-8 learning outcomes.

Google Slides: Hide Columns in First Slide

Teacher Tech

One of my most popular non published Add-ons is First Slide. This allows you to push slides to student Google Slides and to also grab the text off of their first slide so you can quickly read and give feedback. link] Spreadsheet The answer is always a spreadsheet.

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.

COLUMN: We could have avoided this disastrous fall

The Hechinger Report

Kids frustrated by online learning looked forward to going back to school in New York City next week, but re-opening has been postponed. Credit: Sarah Garland/The Hechinger Report. NEW YORK—The ritual of back-to-school has always been as predictable as paying taxes. First-day jitters.

Staying Connected During COVID-19 [Teacher Spotlight]: Madeline Caballero

eSchool News

In partnership with eSchool News, Illuminate Education is spotlighting teachers in a series recognizing educators, the way they have moved instruction online during COVID-19, and how they have prioritized the needs of their students. Madeline Caballero. English Teacher, 7th-9th Grade.

Best Hotspots for Schools

techlearning

The ultimate guide to the best WiFi hotspots for wireless internet connections in schools

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How educators are battling pandemic stress

eSchool News

In a recent principal training session, a participant raised his hand and asked: “How can I afford to invest in social-emotional learning when my students have fallen so far behind?” EdSource reports.

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.

Using Linways LMS to enhance your institution’s education experience

Linways Technologies

Linways LMS is a cloud-based academic management platform that helps teachers to streamline and simplify their daily academic activities. Linways is specifically designed with ease of use in mind.

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Higher Ed is Trending Toward Test Optional

techlearning

Standardized tests are being relied on less frequently for college admissions and as predictors of student success

4 Web Tools to Help Teachers Collaborate Remotely

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below are some very good platforms you can use to enhance your remote teamwork. These platforms are not free, they are subscription-based. They offer a wide variety of features to foster your.read more

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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.

‘I’m Only 1 Person’: Teachers Feel Torn Between Their Students And Their Own Kids

MindShift

I catch Patricia Stamper with a Zoom meeting going in the background and a child at her knee asking for attention. Stamper works as a teacher’s assistant for special education students in the Washington, D.C., public schools.

Tools to Help You Work from Home

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Working from home is now the 'new' normal that will last for the foreseeable future. As the virtual world is taking centre stage in our professional lives, we, teachers and educators, need to be.read more

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Cisco Announces New Platform for Hybrid Learning

EdTech Magazine

Last week, Cisco gave a preview of Webex Classrooms , a new platform that can help schools manage online and hybrid classrooms.

Distance Learning Lesson Planning Checklist (Catalyzed by Back  to School Night reflection)

Cycles of Learning

While many members of my PLN have gone back to teaching face-to-face via a myriad of different hybrid models, my colleagues and I still remain teaching in a 100% distance setting for the time being. Last night was "Back to School Night" via Zoom. The night was eye opening for me to say the least.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

30 K–12 IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2020

EdTech Magazine

There’s no denying that 2020 has been a challenging year for teachers, administrators, students and their families. The coronavirus pandemic threw several curveballs at our nation’s schools and education systems, pushing many educators to teach and work together remotely for the first time.

Tips for your school to successfully upgrade to iPadOS 14 and iOS 14

Jamf on EdTech

Upgrade season isn't always the most timely for schools, but Jamf is here to help for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

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Cisco Announces New Platform for Hybrid Learning

EdTech Magazine

Last week, Cisco gave a preview of Webex Classrooms , a new platform that can help schools manage online and hybrid classrooms.

Tips For Buying Cheap Papers

Veative

Can you need to do a cheap newspapers a href=”[link] rewiew, but don’t have much time to spare to look for the very best bargain? Well, […]. The post Tips For Buying Cheap Papers appeared first on Veative Labs

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K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.