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5 Fun Science Experiments Kids Do at Home

Ask a Tech Teacher

Getting ready for extra time with kids? Here are five great ideas that are energizing and motivating: 5 Fun Science Experiments Kids Can Do at Home. All children are born scientists. Until education – or spoilsport parents – ruins them.

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Virtual Bulletin Boards: How School Counselors Connect with Kids Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 715 with Emma Tagariello From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. School counselors and teachers are working to creatively and authentically connect with students in both face to face, distance, and hybrid environments.

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Feeding a Science Education Revolution: Micro-credentials for OpenSciEd Facilitators

Digital Promise

It seems simple. We just need two things: great instructional materials designed for the latest research in science education, and transformative professional learning to advance instructional practice and get the most out of the materials.

The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom

Neo LMS

This post was originally published in eSchool News , on December 14, 2020. The United States, just like most countries across the globe, witnessed the life-altering impact of coronavirus first-hand. In particular, students and educators saw their usual routine completely turned upside down.

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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.

A market creation story: Vivenda

The Christensen Institute

This piece was co-authored by Christimara Garcia, a volunteer at the Christensen Institute and founder of Catalyze Innovations Initiative, a Brazilian market-creating innovation action tank.

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U. of Florida Asks Students to Use App to Report Profs Who Don‘t Teach In Person

Edsurge

Administrators at the University of Florida are so concerned that professors will refuse to teach in person this semester that they’re asking students to use an app to report any professor who teaches online instead. And some professors are outraged by the tactic.

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The untapped parent potential: How COVID has activated families and why schools should take heed

The Christensen Institute

Alarm bells of the COVID-19 slide have activated parents to organize and redesign their children’s learning experiences in unprecedented ways. Many parents are continuing to reject school reopening plans to instead opt into microschools.

Do Instructional Videos Work Better When the Teacher is On Screen? It Depends.

Edsurge

As the pandemic has forced more teaching online, plenty of instructors have been trying to figure out the best way to keep students’ attention and interest with lecture videos or Zoom sessions.

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15 Ways To Make Remote Teaching Easier–And More Enjoyable

TeachThought - Learn better.

Make digital spaces inviting to students--something that 'belongs to your class' rather than your class merely 'using a digital space.'. The post 15 Ways To Make Remote Teaching Easier–And More Enjoyable appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching How-To Remote Teaching

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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.

OPINION: Reclaiming the role of the humanities in our democracy

The Hechinger Report

In 1810, as tensions mounted among the United States, France and Britain, President James Madison made sure to note in his second Annual Message, known today as the State of the Union address, that “a well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.”.

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4 tips for blended learning success

eSchool News

This school year (and likely the early part of 2021) continues to look different for each and every school, and even if those schools are in the same district.

Trying to improve remote learning? A refugee camp offers some surprising lessons

The Hechinger Report

A teacher’s assistant helps a student at the Arbat Refugee camp in northern Iraq with an assignment in a digital literacy class offered by the nonprofit Hello Future. Credit: Photo Courtesy of Charlie Grosso/Hello Future.

Can Edtech Close the Talent and Workforce Gap in Cybersecurity?

Edsurge

How we protect our data is more important than ever. Attacks on high-value entities, including big businesses and federal government agencies, regularly make headlines. Schools are increasingly targeted as well.

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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.

Digital teaching and learning in the smartphone era

eSchool News

For much of the past two decades, educators have commonly referred to millennials as “digital natives.” Given that they are the first generation to grow up with access to personal computers, the descriptor seemed apt at the time.

Student Stories: How Distant Learning Is Affecting The Mental Health Of Youth 

EdNews Daily

“Not only has remote learning created learning difficulties for many students, but it has stripped them of the opportunity to be.” — KS Learning online has created a critical concern for all students, including their physical and mental health, safety and security, and for many kids—worries about their next meal.

With the Pandemic Shining New Light on Early Childhood Educators, Proponents Look to ‘Radical’ Changes

Edsurge

Along with Dolly Parton , good weather , well-stocked toilet paper aisles and the “stop video” function on Zoom, the pandemic has brought a newfound appreciation—reverence, even—for early childhood educators.

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Discovery Inc. and Discovery Education Partner to Present Exclusive Virtual Field Trip Behind the Scenes of the Inauguration

eSchool News

Discovery Inc. and Discovery Education are partnering to present I Do Solemnly Swear: The U.S.

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.

Best Monitors For Teachers In Remote Learning

techlearning

Find the very best monitor for remote learning to get the best view of class, even over video

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Super Duper Publications Makes Finding Autism Resources Easy

eSchool News

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately one out of every 54 children has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, making it one of the most common developmental disabilities in the USA.

A Very Good Tool to Create Timed Quizzes on Google Forms

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Quilgo is an excellent tool that allows you to time quizzes created on Google Forms. You can specify the duration of the quiz and choose whether or not you want to force forms to close when the.read more. google forms

VHS Learning Partners with Schools in Massachusetts to Offer Online Courses

eSchool News

Three Massachusetts schools are the latest to join the hundreds of schools around the world in choosing VHS Learning as an online course provider for their students.

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.

Discuss Education with Dr. P.A. Mathew.

Linways Technologies

From serving as the head of the commerce department of Christ University, Bangalore, and the director of FISAT, Cochin to being an edupreneur, the journey of Dr. P.A Mathew is an inspiration for every educator out there.

Infobase Announces Launch of Issues & Controversies in History

eSchool News

Infobase, the award-winning provider of the Infobase Media Cloud and the Infobase Learning Cloud, announced the launch of Issues & Controversies in History.

Tips for Talking to Your Child about Learning

Where Learning Clicks

Families have a better view of their children’s education than ever before, and having conversations about what they’re learning can help reinforce it. The post Tips for Talking to Your Child about Learning appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

CASEL Shares Timely Resources To Support Students Transitioning to Second Semester, Processing January 6 Violent Attack

eSchool News

As schools across the country enter the second half of the school year, many students will make new transitions — from distance learning back to in-person learning, or vice versa — and social and emotional learning (SEL) remains as important as ever.

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.