Mon.Mar 01, 2021

How to Close the Learning Gap

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael George shares advice on how to help kids now From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students are returning to school and teachers and administrators know a learning gap is there. What do we do about it?

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What You Might Have Missed in February

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of February. 100th Day of School — Make it about Learning. WorldReadAloudDay February 5. 5 (free) Tech Problem Solving Posters. Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology. Math Word Problems. Random Acts of Kindness Day. How Will You Celebrate?

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Formative Assessment: Collecting Data & Designing Differentiated Learning Experiences in Class or Online

Catlin Tucker

The more physical distance between the teacher and the learner, the more challenging it is to collect formative assessment data consistently. I’ve taught in person, online, and in blended learning environments.

Redesign Learning Experiences by Rethinking Time with Competency-Based Education

Education Elements

Time is weird right now. Hours can feel like months, weeks can feel like days, and a year into a global pandemic feels both like an eon and a few seconds at the same time.

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.

Which Solutions Will Power the Transformation of Teaching and Learning?

Edsurge

Education technology has exploded in the last decade. And with the onset of COVID-19, technology integration in schools has only accelerated. We are not short on technology products or solutions. All students need to have the ability to access their teachers and their lessons.

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Finding the silver linings in a pandemic

eSchool News

As we sift through the consequences of the pandemic for our children, educators and education researchers are likely going to be learning lessons about our school system for years to come. One truth has already been made clear: learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom.

We Should Pause and Ask the Question

Iterating Toward Openness

There’s a really terrific conversation happening on the cc-openedu listserv. It started out as a question about OER, but has moved on to a conversation about the purposes of open more generally.

PROOF POINTS: Free, no frills programs lead the class in new federal study of remote learning

The Hechinger Report

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit in March 2020, the research unit inside the U.S.

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Are You a Digital Threat to Your College? Read This to Find Out

Edsurge

There are approximately 3,700 higher ed institutions in the U.S. There are about 1,329,900 teachers employed by these institutions. Add in roughly 144,880 administrators , and that means nearly 1.5

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.

QUICKLY! Google Forms: Move Questions

Teacher Tech

In Google Forms you can grab and drag questions to reorder. However, this can be tricky. It seems whenever I do this I struggle to get this large question box to place in just the spot I want it to appear.

10 new edtech tools to power teaching and learning

eSchool News

Instead of the usual hustle and bustle through bright and crowded exhibit hall aisles, trade shows kept exhibitors and attendees at home this year and took a virtual approach to showcasing new edtech tools and trends.

Black History Month Should Be Every Month

CUE

February – Black History Month – is over, but that doesn’t mean it truly needs to be the end! I’m a big believer in the fact that every month should be Black History Month—meaning that Black history should be incorporated into everything that we do as educators.

Texas Ramps Up Distance Learning with ST Math

MIND Research Institute

As 2020 came to a close, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced that ST Math is freely available to all Texans through TEA's Texas Home Learning 3.0 (THL THL 3.0) initiative.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

Supporting Students’ Learning at Home

Insight Education Group

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate headlines, we need no reminder about the pandemic’s impact on our daily lives. Routines have been upended, gatherings canceled, and—for many parents of school-age children—in-person schooling has been disrupted.

Pre-made Templates to Help Teachers and Students Create Various Kinds of Bools

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The popular Book Creator app has recently introduced a new interesting feature called templates to help teachers and students design professional looking books in few easy steps. There are now two.read more. book creator tools

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For Some Black Students, Remote Learning Has Offered A Chance To Thrive

MindShift

Back when school was in person, Josh Secrett was always tired. “I used to come home and just lay down and go to sleep for like hours,” the eighth-grader says. “Wake up for dinner, go to bed.” ” Josh’s mom, Sharnissa Secrett, says teachers at his Portland, Ore.,

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Roadside Assistance from the District Office

MiddleWeb

As school leaders navigate challenging times, roadside assistance from higher-ups can be invaluable. Award-winning middle school principal Jessica Cabeen shares five practices she's developed to make sure the paths of communication and support stay open now and in the future.

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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.

ErudiFi raises $5 million to help students in Southeast Asia

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register With an aim to provide aid to students in schools in Southeast Asia, ErudiFi raised a $5 million Series. This has been done to help students with affordable financing options.

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Games to Learn English

Technology Tidbits

Games to Learn English is a great site for ESL/ELL students looking to learn English in a fun and engaging way. This is done through educational games such as: Fast English, Perfect Tense, and Monster Phrases.

Brown Girls Dreaming: Adolescent Black Girls’ Futuremaking—LEARN Marginal Syllabus

Educator Innovator

Conversation with the authors streaming on Facebook , March 2, 4p PT/7p ET. “…(W)e find it appropriate to deem Tamika and Malia both dreamers and visionaries, recognizing the criticality, creativity, and multimodal literacy skills that Black adolescent girls must have to make futures that resist deficit images of Black women and girls.”.

Super Teacher Worksheets for St. Patrick's Day

Technology Tidbits

Be sure to check out STW for all their St. Patrick's Day ideas such as: educational games, word searches, activities, and more!!! Super Teacher Worksheets is one of the best sites around for finding educational resources on a wide range of subjects.

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.

Peanuts in the Classroom

Technology Tidbits

Peanuts in the Classroom is a wonderful site for educational resources and lesson plans ages 4-13 yrs old. These resources are PDF's, printables, and worksheets that covers ares such as : STEM, Space, Social Studies, Language Arts, and more.

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Mobile Permissions Virtual Field Trips

Technology Tidbits

Mobile Permissions is the excellent free site the educators are using to easily send "digital" permission slips for FREE.