Tue.Mar 24, 2020

Responding to COVID-19: How Are the Children?

Digital Promise

The African Maasai are famed for their strength and mental acuity. Yet, their greeting to one another carries a message about what truly makes them heroic: “ Kasserian Ingera.” Translation: “And, how are the children?”. It’s a greeting we should all be asking today as our students face a new normal of “shelter in place.”

8 Non-Digital Remote Learning Ideas

A Principal's Reflections

Before our eyes, we are watching districts and schools valiantly roll out remote learning plans to support all students during extended closures. Equally as important have been the many innovative ways to make food available to our most disadvantaged children. I cannot commend their efforts enough. Throughout this ordeal, we must be patient, understanding, and flexible as teachers and administrators, with little to no training in this area, do their best to provide an education to students.

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The World Bank’s $12B COVID-19 fund can have lasting impact: Here’s how

The Christensen Institute

To say that COVID-19 is affecting everything, not just healthcare, is no hyperbole. So far, it’s responsible for more than 395,000 cases and more than 17,000 deaths, and those numbers keep increasing. Across the globe schools are shutting down. It’s affecting the airline industry as governments in both rich and poor countries implement travel restrictions. It’s also affecting the events planning, restaurant, hospitality, sports, and retail industries—and the list goes on.

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Adopting the asynchronous mindset for better online learning

Neo LMS

The spread of the coronavirus these past few days and weeks is affecting the lives of people worldwide and we are all confronted with great challenges. Schools may have their gates closed, but education must continue. Students of all ages still need to learn, even during these hard times.

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.

What Are Kids Reading? A Surprising Amount of Nonfiction

EdNews Daily

By Gene Kerns Over the last several years, good news about student literacy trends has been hard to come by. Nevertheless, in this year’s What Kids Are Reading report, the largest annual survey of student reading habits, we find cause for hope when it comes to nonfiction reading—along with some useful insights to help educators encourage reading among their students. With a dataset of more than 271 million books read by 7.6

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Coronavirus Chronicles 002 – American International School of Guangzhou

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 002 is below. Thank you, Ruth Herrin , for sharing how the American International School of Guangzhou in China has been adapting for the past 8 weeks! If you and your school(s) would like to be featured in the Coronavirus Chronicles series, get in touch !

‘Let Yourself Off the Hook’: Advice for Teachers and Parents During COVID-19

Edsurge

The new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to set in this week. For educators, that means disrupted routines and a shift to online learning at many schools. In the United States so far, 46 states have decided to close schools , affecting more than 54 million students nationwide. That’s 54 million students out of a total of about 56 million in the country. And no one knows how long this will last. Some have noted that this feels like the first few steps of a marathon.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 002 – American International School of Guangzhou

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 002 is below.

California should double down on Calbright College—by leaving it alone

The Christensen Institute

As the COVID-19 outbreak increasingly prompts universities to move instruction online , California lawmakers may want to reconsider their deep skepticism of the state’s first fully online community college—the young institution is proving itself more vital than ever.

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

The Hechinger Report

Karen Macias had hoped to visit colleges during spring break, but the coronavirus outbreak meant she spent the week picking up extra hours at her Walgreens job. Photo: Gissel Cardenas. Karen Macias had been planning to spend her spring break touring college campuses.

Symbaloo Offers Educators its PRO Version at no Cost

EdNews Daily

With the coronavirus closing schools around the country, the content-integration platform commits to helping educators make the transition to online learning (Chicago) March 24, 2020 — Content-integration platform Symbaloo today announced that it is offering its PRO version to all educators at no cost for the duration of the school closings caused by the coronavirus. Existing users can upgrade to PRO with no additional charge, and educators without existing accounts can sign up for free.

Supervisors: What Not to Do to Teachers New to #RemoteLearning

techlearning

Teachers say that as they are trying to move forward, their supervisors have taken this as a cue to monitor and micromanage

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Learning Counsel to Present Emergency National Virtual Discussions

EdNews Daily

Nation’s education leaders to convene virtually to discuss challenges and create a sense of continuity for America’s learners Beginning April 2nd, the Learning Counsel is hosting a series of eight emergency national virtual discussions, featuring many of our nation’s top experts in the areas of virtual learning and digital transition. Registration is free to educators.

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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.

Discovery Education Announces Virtual Conference Focused on Remote Learning

techlearning

The Discovery Education Virtual Conference or VirtCon will be held this week on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27 between 10AM Eastern and 3PM Eastern

Throwing the CEO a Lifeline

EdNews Daily

By Edgar Blunt Earlier today I saw an email asking CEOs what they are doing to throw their employees a lifeline. As a CEO, this topic warms my heart, but if I’m honest it’s only halfway heartwarming for me. I pride myself on taking care of my team and for the first time in seven years, right now, I can’t. Instead, today my team threw me a lifeline that will save our company.

How It's Done: Using Digital Math Tools To Increase Student Achievement

techlearning

Digital math tools and new curriculum create math success for K-5 students in Connecticut

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New Survey Findings: Student Perceptions on Skilled Trades Education

EdNews Daily

By Mary Kelly The skilled trades industry offers lucrative and meaningful careers, however there is a growing skilled trades labor shortage in the U.S. that is severely impacting the economy and a number of high school seniors across the country who are unaware of their options post-high school graduation. According to a 2018 Deloitte study, the skilled trades gap could leave an estimated 2.4

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Internet Archive announces the Emergency Digital Library

NeverEndingSearch

Archive.org/NEL. In response to the coronavirus crisis, Internet Archive announced today that it will suspend waitlists for the more than 1.4 million books in its lending library. The newly created National Emergency Library will serve readers around the country, who cannot physically access their local libraries, through the end of the academic year or until the end of the emergency.

Learning Doesn’t Have to Be Held Back by VGA

EdNews Daily

By Bob Wudeck The Latest Wireless Presentation Technology Allows VGA-Equipped Classrooms to Take Full Advantage of HDMI and Create State-of-the-Art Learning Opportunities When HDMI entered the classroom, the writing was on the wall: the end of VGA’s tenure was imminent. HDMI combines audio and video into one signal transmission and supports high resolution digital video streams. Today, it’s the accepted industry standard.

#AskExcelinEd About Home-Based Learning Resources to Support Parents

ExcelinEd

As of March 23, 2020 , 46 states have decided to close schools, affecting at least 54.8 million school students. Here are some free resources developed by experts and partners that can help parents care for their families during the coming weeks. Have a resource you’d like us to share? Send it to us at Info@ExcelinEd.org or share with us on Twitter @ExcelinEd. Tips from the CDC for talking with children about COVID-19, and a checklist for parents to plan and prepare.

How a Turn Key Digital Assessment Platform Saves your Testing | TAO

TAO

A turn-key digital assessment platform helps you get your assessments up and running online fast so that you can save your end of year testing results

EdTech at School

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

Families Can Bake and Learn Together With This Pi Day Recipe

MIND Research Institute

During this challenging and uncertain time, we’re being asked to take care of and be responsible for our communities, which means slowing down. While this change of pace limits us from a lot of our usual activities, one thing we can still do is bake! If you’re looking for things to do as a family at home, may I suggest baking together and exploring the many math questions that arise along the way. It doesn’t have to be Pi Day to eat pie. Another Pi Day, another pie!

Symbaloo Offers Educators PRO Version at no Cost

techlearning

Content-integration platform Symbaloo today announced that it is offering its PRO version to all educators at no cost for the duration of the school closings caused by the coronavirus

#RemoteLearning Resources & Ideas, Tips for Staying Connected @PearDeck @Flipgrid @Edpuzzle @dbc_inc @Wacom

techieMusings

I wanted to take a quick moment to share some resources & tutorials that I’ve created to hopefully help teachers who have recently moved to a #RemoteLearning environment. My focus is to share tools that can help our students stay connected to one another and to us, their teacher. I have taught in a purely online setting for a number of years, so I have a lot of strategies that I can share.

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Free K-8 #RemoteLearning Curriculum from @TeachingMatters

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Launching remote learning

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.