Thu.Jul 30, 2020

Adapting the 5E teaching model to remote classrooms


A comprehensive teaching model helps educators identify strategies that motivate learners to discover new things, to explore a new field of knowledge (or continue exploring previous ones, but with more effective approaches), and at the same time, it provides a useful assessment system.

The making of a networked college graduate

The Christensen Institute

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Colby College turned heads in May when it guaranteed that all 300 of its seniors still in search of work would have a meaningful opportunity within three months of graduating.


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Full Circle – Fall CUE Keynote Speaker Andrew Arevalo


Written by Andrew Arevalo I remember the details so vividly. In fact, they seem to run on an internal loop – to the tune of play, pause, repeat! I guess it’s safe to say these details will forever be ingrained on account of the profound bliss they elicit.


COVID-19 exposes our prosperity problem

The Christensen Institute

From the increasing number of new cases and deaths to the rise in unemployment, the global pandemic is unprecedented in the way it has affected virtually everyone on the planet.

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.

Distance learning for students with dyslexia

eSchool News

As the dyslexia coordinator for my district, I’m a big believer in individualized, in-person interventions. So much of the support we offer our students with dyslexia is centered around small group work during our intervention block.

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Top 10 Reasons You Need Flocabulary

Teacher Tech

Flocabulary is a student-centered, teacher-friendly tool that you must have for this next school year! Your students will LOVE it and you will too! The post Top 10 Reasons You Need Flocabulary appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool Guest Post

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How to Integrate Student Data Privacy Protection into District Data Governance Plans


Student data privacy policies implementation needs to be hard-wired for governance, discipline, purchasing, and communications processes —CoSN

5 ways the homework gap is worse for students of color

eSchool News

School districts dealt with the sudden move to remote learning due to COVID-19 in different ways–some were more prepared and shipped devices out to students in record time, while others struggled to ensure students had basic internet access and were checking in each day.

How Online PD Eased A New York District’s Transition to Remote Learning


Don Murphy How did a mid-sized New York school district solve some of its most pressing professional development (PD) issues with one tool? It took teamwork, perspective sharing and a widely-adopted PD platform.

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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.

The new National Education Policy

Linways Technologies

Key highlights and what to expect. The Indian Union Cabinet has approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) with an aim to introduce several changes in the Indian education system – from the school to the college level.

How Schools Are Bringing CTE Programs Online

EdTech Magazine

When schools closed last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, many career and technical education teachers had to quickly adapt their courses for remote learning.

How to Choose Your LMS: Canvas vs. Google Classroom


So here we are, in the midst of a pandemic, adapting as teachers do. In the last six months, everything around us has changed, and we must now redefine what it means to be a teacher. We’re overwhelmed. We’re stressed. A million questions are running through our heads. Where do you even start?

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How the New ST Math Enables More Learning

MIND Research Institute

Can You Learn Math From a Game? The statement above made 20 years ago would have been met with a lot of skepticism. Now, with over 20 years of history, millions of students across the country are learning problem-driven mathematics in the ST Math program.

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.

Chinese Hackers Targeted Pearson, Accessing Millions of Student Records

Marketplace K-12

Pearson was the unnamed education software company that federal prosecutors said was the victim of Chinese hackers, who last year targeted companies across several industries. The post Chinese Hackers Targeted Pearson, Accessing Millions of Student Records appeared first on Market Brief.

Building and Maintaining Strong Student Relationships Remotely


As educators prepare to teach in diverse learning environments, here are some ways to build and maintain strong student relationships remotely

But What Happens When the Bottom Falls Out?

Adjusting Course

Worrying about when things might go south (or dramatically wrong) is probably not the best way to live your life.until it happens and you realize a plan would be helpful. So, what should a leader do when the bottom falls out?! As in needing to shift to distance learning again.or hybrid learning.or

Parent Tips and Tricks for Distance Learning

Graphite Blog

At this point, the distance learning scenario isn't entirely new. We have more information about what works for kids and what doesn't.

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.

Aver launches advanced AI auto tracking distance learning camera

eSchool News

AVer Information Inc., the award-winning provider of video collaboration solutions and education technology solutions, announced today the launch of the ground-breaking TR310 AI Auto Tracking Distance Learning Camera.

Media Literacy: Teaching Kids about Political Ads


Experts predict record ad spending this election season, as much as $6 billion. As we brace for this tidal wave, says media literacy consultant Frank Baker, we need to prepare students to analyze the techniques of persuasion being used to sway votes and gain power.


Presuming Competence in Children With Unique Needs


How might Stephen Hawking, one of the true geniuses of our time, have been judged if he were assessed without the benefit of his speech-generating device (SGD) and by someone who did not know who he was?

Quick Digital Citizenship Activities for Middle and High School Distance Learning

Graphite Blog

Digital citizenship will be especially important this fall as middle and high school students across the country return to school virtually, in one form or another. Students will be on their devices, communicating, collaborating, and creating with digital tools more than ever before.

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.

How to Filter Feedback to Improve Your Practice

Reading By Example

Enter your email address. Follow the Blog. As a principal, I receive emails that are sometimes critical of my decision-making. It’s part of the job, more so now with preparing for re-entry in the middle of a pandemic. Yet this experience is only one of many emotionally-charged issues we manage.

An Excellent Apple Map's Feature to Teach Students Geography in 3D

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Have you ever tried Apple Map's Flyover feature with your students? Well, if you have not you should. This is an excellent way to take your students on virtual 3D tours to places and landmarks more. 2020 Apple Maps



Technology Tidbits

binumi is a wonderful site for creating beautiful looking presentations/digital videos. This is done through a easy-to-use drag-n-drop interface and educators can use for digital storytelling or project based learning.

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Tips to Minimize Memory Card Problems

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

To a photographer, a memory card is an essential item just like a pencil and a brush are to an artist. Imagine damaging your memory card after a wedding photoshoot, or corrupting the photos taken more. sponsored posts


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.