Mon.Sep 28, 2020

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Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

New data reveals a unique picture of school innovation in a challenging year

The Christensen Institute

Across the country, redefining the status quo has become the status quo for K–12 schools. Wide-scale remote and hybrid learning, mask-wearing culture, and “pods” all fall outside the bounds of what most of us imagined as mainstream schooling before this year.

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Google Classroom Popsicle Sticks – Call on Students

Teacher Tech

If you use Google Classroom you can call on students randomly from within the Google Classroom App. Mobile App This works only on your phone or iPad (or using the Google Classroom android app on a Chromebook.) This currently does NOT work on the web version of Google Classroom.

Helping students with autism navigate a socially distanced classroom

eSchool News

While many educators and students are returning to the familiar classrooms left abruptly in March, teaching this upcoming year will be anything but business as usual.

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.

PROOF POINTS: Improving college exams during remote learning

The Hechinger Report

How do you test students during remote learning? I’ve heard about problems ranging from widespread cheating to technological glitches.

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How Project-Based Learning Helps Students Process Challenging Personal Experiences

Edsurge

Students who follow a project-based or a portfolio curriculum approach are typically encouraged to “learn from life.” These approaches afford students a greater latitude to explore personal experiences and beliefs in relation to what they learn at school.

Girl-Led, Girl-Tested and Girl-Approved Cyber Security Activities? Yes, Please!

Discovery Education

As more and more women enter STEM careers, increasing STEM interest and engagement among girls continues to be a significant focus. This school year empower girls to see themselves changing the world in new ways with resources from Girls Get STEM.

How to Manage Apps When Moving to Chrome Enterprise

techlearning

Manage your Chrome Enterprise experience better using this guide

A ‘Shopify for Online Schools’ Raises $1.75M Led by Tiger Global

Edsurge

Silicon Valley is less of a place and more a state of mind, one that often borrows and applies ideas and successful concepts from one industry to another. It is also fond of analogies.

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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: How can teachers help students grapple with the chaos surrounding us?

The Hechinger Report

No matter whether elementary teachers return to physical or virtual classrooms, this will be a year for the history books. Even kindergartners have plenty of questions about the presidential election, the pandemic and the movement to end systemic racism.

MIT Professor’s New Book Details Technology's Limitations in Education

techlearning

Technology may not change education on its own, but it certainly is part of learning’s evolution

One-fifth of Americans support school reopenings

eSchool News

USA Today reports that as students across the country return to school amid the coronavirus pandemic, only one in five Americans say it’s safe right now to reopen schools and universities, according to a new survey.

Education Recovery Requires Long-Term Investment Strategy, Not Another One-off Stimulus

Edsurge

With nearly 25 million Americans still receiving unemployment benefits, the coronavirus is pulling the country into a protracted recession.

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.

Teaching Math Virtually: Learning as We Go

MiddleWeb

With all of her math students learning online at least some of the time, Michelle Russell has struggled to “get it right.” Her six lessons learned so far include: Don’t assume they know technology basics. Mix firmness with compassion. Grow their self-sufficiency. Yours?

Engaging Special Needs Students Remotely with Buncee

Buncee

Teresa Liu is one of the amazing educators from high school P721K.

How Encouraging Rough Draft Thinking in Math Class Highlights the Strengths of All Students

MindShift

This is the first article in a two-part series about rough draft math, a concept that applies a process from language arts — creating, discussing and revising rough drafts — to math classrooms.

4 Challenges of Hybrid Learning (and How to Overcome Them)

myViewBoard

Hybrid learning is helping to transform the way education is delivered, but it is important to understand some of the key challenges of hybrid learning too.

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.

What It Looks Like When Students Share and Revise Rough Drafts in Math Class 

MindShift

Excerpted from Rough Draft Math: Revising to Learn by Amanda Jansen, copyright © 2020, reproduced with permission of Stenhouse Publishers. www.stenhouse.com. This is the second article in a two-part series about rough draft math.

How Mimeographs Transformed Information Sharing in Schools

EdTech Magazine

Today, many teachers and students probably think nothing of copying a document. If it’s printed on a sheet of paper, off to the copy machine it goes. And in our digital era, with Chromebooks and other electronic devices in students’ hands, the cloud has taken over basic document processing in an extremely effective way — no paper necessary.

Best Practices for Teaching Math to Unique Learners: Visual Representations

N2Y

Teachers have incorporated visuals into their mathematics lessons for ages. Early elementary school teachers commonly use lines, circles, or other basic shapes to represent quantities to be combined when teaching addition.

Best Lego City Sets For Building Fun

Fractus Learning

For years, LEGO building sets have been a favorite of children and adults alike. Since LEGO’s beginning, an estimated 600 billion LEGO building parts have been produced. LEGO City building sets have gained popularity in recent years, especially for children in the six to twelve-year-old age range. These building sets feature fun and challenging building projects representing things found in the real world like police stations, lots of vehicles, and even working train sets.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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