Mon.May 25, 2020

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom has been the tool of choice for many schools. Did you know that you need to “close out” the school year to set yourself up for success in the fall?

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End of the Year Exit Ticket: Evaluating Online Learning

Catlin Tucker

As the year comes to a close, I encourage teachers to take a moment and collect feedback from students about their experiences learning online in the last few months. We do not know what fall 2020 will look like–in person, online, or a combination of both.

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Happy Memorial Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking Memorial Day to honor our soldiers. Hang the American flag and call my two soldier children. Say hi, how are you. When are you coming home to visit? Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning is a crazy time for many, but we can celebrate the way various companies are offering very cool and engaging tools, resources, and activities for free.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Remote Learning Begs the Question: Must Lectures Be So Long?

Edsurge

With some schools already announcing they will not reopen normally in the fall, and many others considering their options , educators are hoping to take advantage of the summer to improve on this spring’s sink-or-swim plunge into distance learning.

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Rethinking Grading In A 21st Century Project-Based Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

Rethinking Grading In A 21st Century Project-Based Learning Environment. by Terry Heick. Summary: In Project-Based Learning, achievements can encourage students by clarifying complexity and rewarding nuance in performance.

TEACHER VOICE: ‘I just don’t think remote learning works’

The Hechinger Report

I work for a nonprofit charter school in Chicago, teaching special education to third-graders who attend general-education classes. I serve students who are poor, black and live in a violent area. When the coronavirus struck, my school switched to remote learning.

The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning. contributed by Yulia Gorenko , Unicheck. While technology opens new horizons for education at home, adapting to this is more challenging. What are the pros and cons of remote teaching technology?

5 Strategies to Teach SEL Online or In Person

MiddleWeb

Social-emotional learning is not a program we add on; it’s a mindset we teach with. Tan Huynh unpacks five strategies recommended by the Institute for Positive Education that can help teachers cultivate an SEL mindset, whether we’re teaching in physical or virtual spaces.

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.

An Easy Tool to Help Students Create Flip Books

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post, we want to bring to your attention this excellent free tool from Read Write Think that students can use to create flip books. Flip Book tool provides students with the tools to.read more. 2020 ReadWriteThink Tools

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Advice From College Presidents On Building Trust to Weather a Crisis

Edsurge

College leaders may be feeling some relief as the spring semester draws to a close. The arrival of May means that many of them officially survived the first wave of important decisions required to respond to COVID-19.

This school turnaround started with SEL

eSchool News

I worked in juvenile probation for eight years before becoming a teacher, so I’ve seen the potentially devastating effect of the emotional issues that kids deal with.

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4 Ways Teachers and Educators Can Use Google Docs in Distance Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The far-reaching effects of the current pandemic are strongly felt in the sector of education. To say the least, education is undergoing a historical transformation as manifested in the rapid.read more. 2020 google docs

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

7 tips to help kids find peace during remote learning

eSchool News

In a matter of moments, your life as kids and students went from predictable to chaos.

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Use Google Street View to Take Students on Virtual Trips Around the World

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today I spent sometime on Google Street View navigating the world virtually and visiting some of my favourite places in Africa. I was actually inspired by Reif Larsen's article "How to See the World.read more. 2020 Google Street View

CoSN2020: Best Practices for a Secure Work-from-Home Environment

EdTech Magazine

Over the past few months, there’s been a surge in people working from home across all industries — including education. The pandemic led schools to shut their doors and pushed many students, teachers and other school staff online.

Dr.Seuss' Yertle the Turtle App Is Now Free

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today as I was browsing through Apps Gone Free I came across this classic from Dr. Seuss titled 'Yertle the Turtle' and thought to share it with you. This is an app that is now free and.read more. Apps gone free

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

An Appointment with Ourselves

Reading By Example

I am taking this week off and carving out some of the time to work on a writing project. I’ve decided to take Stephen Covey’s advice and “make an appointment with myself” by renting out a small space at our local school for the arts.

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