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Redesigning for an Anti-Racist Classroom Series - Step 0

Education Elements

In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by the police, demonstrations have taken place across all 50 states and several US Territories , including Puerto Rico, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Actions for White Education Co-Conspirators

Digital Promise

“The Underground Railroad is considered by many to be the first great freedom movement in the Americas and the first time that people of different races and faiths worked together in harmony for freedom and justice.” . Dr. Bryan Walls, Freedom Marker Essays.

What Does Onboarding Look Like in our New Normal?

Education Elements

What makes people stay at their jobs? What makes people leave? At a time when 20% of teachers say they’re leaving next year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to hold on to as many great teachers as we can.


How Parent Empowerment Can Change Your Classroom for the Better


Did you know that when parents play an active role of their child’s education, academic achievement improves, students are more likely to feel confident and self-motivated, and chronic absenteeism drops?

Being You in the “New” Workplace

Education Elements

I'll be honest here--after my college years, any chance of me being a dedicated night owl pretty much flew out the window. Late-night five-page papers in Courier New font were only temporary. Now, when I stay up late, it is usually a result of an itch I need to scratch.


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A Shift to Online Classes this Fall Could Lead to a Retention Crisis


There is plenty for higher education leaders and professors to fear in the fall. Will students come back? Will in-person classes lead to a spike in Covid-19 cases?

10 distance learning writing lessons

eSchool News

Editor’s note : A version of this article originally appeared on The Character Tree’s blog. When we were just a couple weeks into distance learning, I started to really miss writing workshop time.

Digital Promise Brings Edcamps Into Its Tent


It began with a box. For years, organizers of “ Edcamps ,” a popular brand of informal professional development gatherings for teachers, received a resource kit sent by their host organization, the Edcamp Foundation.

‘Black At’ Instagram accounts put campus racism on display

The Hechinger Report

If you’re on a college campus and wondering how to be anti-racist, Black college students and alumni are giving lessons on Instagram. As protestors marched across the United States in June calling for racial justice, college students and recent graduates amplified their cries on Instagram.

5 benefits K-12 esports gave this district

eSchool News

Esports is booming, from K-12 right on up to college and at the professional level. As more districts start K-12 esports leagues of their own, the academic and social-emotional benefits become increasingly clear.

Study: Students work harder when they think they are being watched

The Hechinger Report

A photo from a 2018 report shows a teacher using Lumilo smart glasses, developed at Carnegie Mellon University, in an experiment. Computerized instruction offers the promise of a technological version of a personal tutor, giving instant feedback and tailoring lessons for each child’s needs.

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How to Setup Microsoft Teams Meetings for Teachers and Students


Use Microsoft Teams to hold class meetings with students for live work

TEACHER VOICE: Already affected by crisis in their own countries, refugee students are left behind in online learning

The Hechinger Report

When schools across the nation shut their doors due to spread of the novel coronavirus , we were all left wondering, what now? What does this mean for teaching and learning? How do we, as educators, stay connected with our students and families? What resources can we count on? What should we expect?

Using Graph Paper to Make Art & Develop Math Skills by @EveryoneCanMath

Teacher Tech

Finding the math in the world around us is one of my favourite things. I love pointing out math topics that can be discussed from objects that seemingly don’t hold any math in them. The post Using Graph Paper to Make Art & Develop Math Skills by @EveryoneCanMath appeared first on Teacher Tech.


How To Be a White Education Co-Conspirator

Digital Promise

“The Underground Railroad is considered by many to be the first great freedom movement in the Americas and the first time that people of different races and faiths worked together in harmony for freedom and justice.” . Dr. Bryan Walls, Freedom Marker Essays.

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New Google Meet Features to Help in Moderating Online Classes and Boost Students Engagement

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Meet announced today that it will launch later this year a number of key features designed specifically for the education community. With the release of these new features, Google Meet more. 2020 Google Meet

How to Write Language and Culture Objectives


What is a culture objective? EL expert Tan Huynh reports on his conversation with Dr. José Medina where they discuss bolstering English learners' socio-cultural competence by connecting classroom content and lesson planning to student backgrounds and personal experiences.

Auto Submit Google Classroom from Google Form

Teacher Tech

If you add a Google Form to a Google Classroom assignment and the student fills out the Form it will automatically mark the assignment as done in Google Classroom. Only if the Google Form is the only attachment.

edWeb and Eduscape Partner to Co-Host Virtual Learning Summits and Eduscape have entered into a partnership to offer Virtual Learning Summits on today’s most important topics for teachers and administrators, including remote teaching, STEM education, Google and Microsoft 365 classroom, SEL, and early childhood education.

Four Strategies for Learning to Love and Use Words #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

Imagine a place where our words are not free. Where “some words are very valuable and cost much more than other words. And so, in this odd place, in this strange land, some people can’t afford to buy certain words (de Lestrade, Docampo, 2009).”

How Students Benefit from a School Reopening Plan Designed for Those at the Margins


Design processes typically start with an average population in mind. As a result, “a lot of people who are at margins get left out, or we worry about them ‘catching up’ to the design,” says MIT professor of civic design Ceasar McDowell in a 2014 video by the Interaction Institute for Social Change.

4 Tips for Effective Virtual Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

The unexpected shift to remote learning last spring revealed that many educators still struggle to teach with technology. A recent University of Phoenix survey of more than 1,000 K–12 teachers found that nearly 50 percent were unprepared for online instruction.

Remote Proctoring: How does it work? And what are its applications?

Think Exam

What is Remote Proctoring? We all are aware of how the invigilation process works in the offline method of conducting an exam.

How Microsoft Teams Supports Inclusive Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Illinois Gov. Pritzker announced mandated school closures in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, school districts such as Peoria Public Schools knew they’d have to lean on technology to teach remotely for an indefinite period of time.

SafeToNet – An Interview With Randi Feigin

EdTech Authority

Welcome to Episode One of Ed Tech Authorities video podcast. In today's show, Will McCoy interviews Randi Feigin, the CEO of SafeToNet the award-winning intelligent app that analyzes online behavior to identify concerns, filter risk and provide advice and guidance in real-time.

25 Best Sales Funnel Software: The Complete List (2020)

Sell Courses Online

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IPEVO VZ-R HDMI/USB Dual Mode 8MP Document Camera

Kathy Schrock

IPEVO has been offering document cameras for schools for many years. Many of us started with their their first offering, the IPEVO P2V (Point to View) USB camera with its removable camera. Who remembers the thrill the students got when they could show a bug at close range and full screen?

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How K–12 Schools Are Doing Summer School Virtually

EdTech Magazine

The school year has come to an end, but many districts are still continuing remote learning this summer. In Seattle Public Schools, all students will have access to online courses so they can stay engaged in learning before the fall. The virtual summer program they offer covers a range of subjects from math and language arts to social-emotional learning. “It

Use Tiered Behavior Supports for Positive Student and Teacher Outcomes


Lesson designs and classroom management plans are written and implemented with the goal of providing all students with what they need, all at one time. However, even the best-laid plans do not necessarily meet the needs of all students, and some students will always need more than others.