Fri.Jun 26, 2020

5 (free) Keyboarding Posters to Mainstream Tech Ed

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: Keyboarding. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.


Teacher to Teacher: Simple Advice for Going Virtual

EdNews Daily

By Melissa Saphos Any way you tackle it, teaching is a tricky process that takes serious planning, time, consideration, and knowledge. When you add in a pandemic, even confident teachers face the uneasiness of blazing a path into the digital world of education while still tackling educational goals and meeting the needs of all students.


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20 Sites and Apps for Special Education


Sites and apps for special education that are designed to for teachers, families, and students


Move from digital citizenship to digital leadership

eSchool News

My motto and philosophy for my school library is “expect the miraculous.” Inspired by my favorite author, Kate DiCamillo, I encourage students and educators to keep their eyes open to the world around them to find the miraculous things that happen all the time. But this can be especially hard for educators faced with embracing new technology every year.


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.

Using this Stimulus Wisely to Go Hybrid

EdNews Daily

Learning Counsel Virtual Discussion Any way you slice it, the CARES Act stimulus will bring a lot of money into K-12 this year. How wisely districts can utilize this funding will determine, to a large extent, the success they find as they create their own hybrid learning model this Fall. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Dawn of New Strategies discussions, you’ll hear some of America’s most successful district leaders share their plans for using the education stimulus.


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Researchers Raise Concerns About Algorithmic Bias in Online Course Tools


Awareness of the dangers of algorithmic bias in AI systems is growing. Earlier this year, a 42-year-old Detroit resident was wrongly arrested after a face-recognition system falsely matched his photo with that of an image from security camera footage. Such systems have been shown to give more false matches on photos of Black people than white peers.


Achieving Equity in EdTech: It’s a Family Thing

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke The sudden shift to distance learning this Spring, due to the coronavirus, highlighted the gap in access to Wi-Fi and devices for our nation’s students. Students in suburban areas fared better than students in urban and rural areas. Since public education is charged with teaching ALL students, when one group of students in a district does not have what they need to continue learning, then learning essentially stops for everyone.


The Montessori Toddler: A Parent’s Guide To Raising A Curious And Responsible Human Being [Product]

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide To Raising A Curious And Responsible Human Being: Raise more curious and responsible human beings. The post The Montessori Toddler: A Parent’s Guide To Raising A Curious And Responsible Human Being [Product] appeared first on TeachThought. Life Books Parents


Are students’ information literacy skills up to par?

eSchool News

eighth-graders scored above the international average for computer and information literacy, but they also struggle with some key 21st-century employability skills, according to an international study. The International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) measures eighth-graders’ ability to use computers to investigate, create, participate, and communicate at home, at school, in their future workplace, and in their communities.


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.

Review: Boost Student Creativity with the MakerBot Replicator+

EdTech Magazine

Consumers increasingly use 3D printers at home for a wide range of applications. Hobbyists use their printers to make parts to fix old arcade machines or even create custom fixtures around the house. Companies are making prototypes with ease, allowing their engineering teams to see how everything fits together before they are sent to manufacturing. 3D printers are useful creative tools for K–12 classrooms too.


Opening a CSV File in Google Drive

Teacher Tech

Personally, I find myself needing to read a CSV file a lot. What is a CSV file? Basically it’s a spreadsheet that is not a spreadsheet. WHAT??? When you download your roster from your gradebook there is a good chance it downloads as a CSV file. So what do you do if you want to […]. The post Opening a CSV File in Google Drive appeared first on Teacher Tech. Drive Google drive google Google Drive


Bring a Cross Curricular Approach to Your Instruction with Resources from TGR EDU: Explore

Discovery Education

A cross-curricular approach to learning is an effective way to introduce students to multiple subjects and help them build critical thinking skills. An effective cross-curricular learning activity will have students apply various skills while also learning about real-world applications. TGR EDU: Explore , a program from TGR Foundation and Discovery Education, offers free trans-disciplinary resources to teachers.


How Districts Responded to COVID-19: Remote Learning and Other Benchmarks


New research from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) provides insight into the kinds of remote instruction districts were able to offer


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.

‘It’s very hard for us to get things we need’: Thousands of Mississippi teens face hunger and homelessness in pandemic

The Hechinger Report

When Teen Health Mississippi launched an emergency relief fund to assist young Mississippians ages 13 to 19 struggling to get enough to eat or find somewhere safe to stay during the pandemic, staff members predicted 500 applications, tops. They received more than 4,000. Youth from each of Mississippi’s 82 counties applied for emergency aid from the nonprofit, which advocates for high-quality and evidence-based sex education and improved healthcare for teens in the state.


Microsoft Teams: What is it and how does it work for students and teachers?


Everything you need to know about Microsoft Teams if you're a teacher or a student


The four levels of the Kirkpatrick model for evaluation

Linways Technologies

So we saw the Kirkpatrick model and had a basic introduction to the topic in our previous blog. To refresh where we left off, the Kirkpatrick model was developed by Donald Kirkpatrick in 1955. It is composed of four levels. As we move on, we will look closer at each of the Kirkpatrick model’s four levels of evaluation. Level 1: Reaction. The objective for this level is plain and simple; it evaluates how students react to the teaching by evaluating the student’s thoughts.


(Whispers in Own Ear.)

Adjusting Course

Sometimes our eyes and experiences deceive us. In fact, if our own frame of reference is the only compass we carry we may miss the very things our students are counting on us to see. Consider the picture I've attached to this blog post. I know there's a lot happening, but try to focus on finding the three things you think the student values most based on what you're seeing in their room. I'll circle back to this soon, but want to switch gears for a second.)


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.

How can Georgia Test Prep help parents get complete peace of mind?

Georgia Test Prep

Are you tired of. … finding relevant worksheets online for your child? printing out the worksheets every single time? spending hundreds of dollars on practice books that will be discarded after one use? spending hours trying to correct the worksheets or the practice books? Due to COVID-19, many parents, students, and teachers tried to adapt to a new method of learning as the school year came to a close.


Google Drive Search Tips for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with you another resource to help you make the best of Google Drive in your online education. More specifically, you will get to learn about how to search for more


Virtual Manipulatives That Work on Any Device

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Free Digital Math Manipulatives Many of the virtual manipulative websites teachers and students once used, like the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives and Glencoe Math, no longer work on all browsers or devices. Older sites relied on Flash and Java applets that are slowly going the way of the floppy disc. The sites below will. Read more. The post Virtual Manipulatives That Work on Any Device appeared first on Nick's Picks For Educational Technology. General manipulatives math


5 Creative Ways to Use a Translation App in Language Courses

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Language teachers can feel threatened by language applications. But if we overcome our insecurity that a language app is going to somehow render us obsolete, it’s possible to find a new more. sponsored posts


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.

What is the story behind Georgia Test Prep?

Georgia Test Prep

Being parents of young children it was evident that our work was cut out for us in order to support our children’s learning journey. We knew that the teachers at school were doing a great job in teaching them the Georgia standards. But just like anything else, without repetition of the material they could not retain a lot of what they had just learnt. In order to help them we had to search for the relevant worksheets online, print them, and ask our kids to complete them.


Connected Nation welcomes Emily Jordan to lead Connect K-12

Education Superhighway

Earlier this year, we selected Connected Nation and Funds For Learning as partners to carry forward our mission of upgrading the broadband in America’s K-12 schools. We’re thrilled to share that Connected Nation (CN) recently welcomed Emily Jordan as Vice President of Connect K-12. She will lead the launch of the initiative later this year as part of our partnership with Connected Nation and Funds For Learning. Jordan brings extensive experience in policy and advocacy to the CN team.


#FactFriday: 21 facts about Arts For Life! for 21 years of scholarships


Columba Bush established Arts for Life! in 1999 to recognize the creativity and artistic talents of Florida’s high school students. Earlier this month, the program celebrated its 21st class of scholarship winners. And today, we’re celebrating with 21 facts about Arts for Life! 21 Facts About Arts for Life! The program has been awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Florida for 21 years. Mrs. Columba Bush started Arts for Life!



Technology Tidbits

DOGOnews is an excellent site for creating Reading assignments for grades K-8 that can then be integrated into Google Classroom. This is done through 1000s of curated educated articles in a wide variety of subjects (i.e. Science, History, Current Events, etc.) where educators can then select lesson plans, create assignments, and help students increase their Reading and Vocabulary skills. Below is a brief demo. I highly recommend checking out DOGOnews for teachers by clicking here !!!


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.