Fri.Nov 20, 2020

The Quick, Easy Way I Show Kids Thankfulness

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Thankfulness is a way of life all year long. As a student, however, I think I caught what teachers taught by how they lived their lives.

Ditch Summit

Ditch That Textbook

The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is back! Choose from hours of amazing professional learning. when and where you want to watch it. Free certificates of completion. More at DitchSummit.com. The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is a FREE online conference for teachers.

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More people with bachelor’s degrees go back to school to learn skilled trades

The Hechinger Report

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Putting on hazmat gear for the first time turns out to be a long-drawn-out process, so the trainees who are practicing this new skill make the time go faster with a little clowning around. This story also appeared in The Washington Post. Smile! Work it! Work it!”

How to Make the Most of Chromebook Security Features

EdTech Magazine

Among the reasons many K–12 schools have made Chromebooks their tech of choice for remote and hybrid learning is the protection they provide against cyberattacks.

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.

Student-Led Conferences Template

Teacher Tech

When there's a script or some sort of template for student-led conferences, it also helps families who speak another language. The post Student-Led Conferences Template appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Slides templates

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How This Startup Leverages Games to Create a Love for the Natural Sciences

Edsurge

Games and gamification are not new to education. Even before the more recent growth of the edtech industry, educators have routinely created games and interactive challenges in order to get students engaged with subjects ranging from math and logic to history and reading.

Make Learning Engaging and Meaningful in this COVID World

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke All three of my children, ages 22, 17 and (almost) 15, have had their learning interrupted this year because of the pandemic. My oldest son has had the least difficulty transitioning since many of his courses have been offered online throughout his college career.

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Tampa Middle School Receives the Superstar Treatment with Ashly Audio-Backed System

eSchool News

Sligh Middle Magnet School in Tampa, Florida has an audio system worthy of a superstar performance thanks to professional wrestler Thaddeus Bullard’s charitable organization, the Bullard Family Foundation.

Podcast: America’s Top Young Scientist

EdNews Daily

In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Edujedi Report Podcast, you’ll meet America’s Top Young Scientist. Listen, as your host LeiLani Cauthen introduces you to a young woman that is so impressive, she has to be heard to be believed.

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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.

4 ways schools are successfully pivoting to remote learning

eSchool News

Spring 2020 was a real learning period for schools that had never used remote learning before. Call it a baptism by fire, if you will, but seemingly overnight, nearly every institution nationwide had to make a quick shift to online instruction.

K-12 End-of-Year Tests Were Eliminated in 2020-21, but Will They Ever Come Back?

EdNews Daily

By Craig Jones In higher education, it has become increasingly clear that colleges and universities are on a path to remove all ACT and SAT requirements.

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K12 Inc. Acquires Another Coding Bootcamp and Adopts a New Name: Stride

Edsurge

K12 Inc. is growing up, at least in terms of the kinds of students it wants to reach. And with that comes a name change, as its offerings now extend beyond operating online schools for K-12 districts, which has long been its flagship business. Earlier this week, the Herndon, Va.-based

GoGuardian and Pear Deck Merge to Expand K-12 Classroom Management Offerings

eSchool News

GoGuardian, a K-12 EdTech company dedicated to maximizing each student’s learning potential by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning, today announced a merger with Pear Deck, an award-winning and market-leading student engagement platform.

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.

Educational Websites to Help Kids Learn Science

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A working formula for a successful learning activity with kids involves three main elements: engagement, interactivity, and fun. The more of these elements a learning activity exhibits the better.read more

AI could help your students collaborate, research says

eSchool News

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) assistant professor of computer science Jacob Whitehill is collaborating with colleagues at the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU Boulder) to explore how artificially intelligent (AI) teaching agents might help encourage more meaningful collaboration among students in school classrooms.

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Teaching Vocabulary in the Service of Knowledge

edWeb.net

By Michele Israel. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. What exactly is in a word? Perhaps more than we realize. A well-stocked vocabulary is what helps students make sense of what they read. That comprehension builds their overall understanding of the world around them.

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Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

Newark Public Schools (NPS) has approved expanding implementation of Lexia Learning’s Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® (PowerUp) throughout its K-5 and K-8 schools.

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.

Critical Reading Tips for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Internet and web technologies have radically transformed the information landscape levelling the ground for everyone to access, produce, and share knowledge anytime, anywhere. The world’s.read more

Pearson Creates New Direct-to-Consumer Division

eSchool News

Pearson , the world’s leading learning company, today announces the creation of a new direct-to-consumer division as it looks to further strengthen its focus on building a direct relationship with learners around the world.

Amidst Pandemic Korea’S Biggest Event For Global And Korean Startups, COMEUP 2020 Commences Virtually With Great Grandeur!

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register One of the biggest startup events of South Korea, COMEUP 2020, began with a grand opening on 19th November 2020.

McGraw Hill Announces New Elementary Math Program That Increases Student Curiosity and Confidence

eSchool News

Learning science company McGraw Hill today announced the release of Reveal Math, a new K-5 math program that offers a unique instructional model helping teachers incorporate both inquiry-focused and teacher-guided instructional strategies to unlock their students’ mathematical potential.

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.

Tips for Cultivating Healthy School Friendships Online

MindShift

Almost everything we know about friendship in schools was learned from research conducted in classrooms and intended for use during in-person education.

Rhode Island Department of Ed Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® an Approved Interim Assessment

eSchool News

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic as an approved interim assessment for the 2020–2021 school year.

Calm

SpeechTechie

This is a good week to remind you of a simple resource to help you and your students. I have written about Calm before but it seems it is more important than ever. We all need to take moments each day to reset and breathe.

Ruidoso School District is First to Deploy Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots

eSchool News

As schools around the world evaluate how to reopen safely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ruidoso Municipal School District is taking important steps to provide a safer environment for students and employees as they return to in-person learning.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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