Mon.Jul 06, 2020

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? By empowering parents and giving them a voice, you can partner with them to help every student in your class reach their potential. Read on to find out what parent empowerment is and how it ties into family engagement.

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. Floyd and Taylor's names are added to the painfully long and growing list of BIPOC who have paid the highest price for America's inaction on police brutality. Teachers Equity Classrooms


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What You Might Have Missed in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of June: Internet Safety Month–Rules to Live By. Tech Tip #93 Shortkey for Find. Looking for Summer Activities? Try These. In Love with Space? Here are Great Websites to Take You There. Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum. Tech Tip #95 Open a Program Maximized. Tech Tip #111 Quick Browser Fix. 5 (free) Keyboarding Posters to Mainstream Tech Ed. Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum.

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. Onboarding is an effective way to increase retention of new employees and enhance their productivity in the first year. However, Gallup found that only 12% of employees strongly agree that their organization does a great job of onboarding new employees.


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.

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. Click to enlarge and download the “Actions for White Education Co-Conspirators” infographic.

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Empathy Is An Elevated Form Of Understanding

TeachThought - Learn better.

The relationship between learning goals and empathy may not be clear but what we choose to study and why we choose to study it are deeply human pursuits. The post Empathy Is An Elevated Form Of Understanding appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Social Emotional

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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. Guest Post Math


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. Over the years, I’ve come to cherish this part of the school day and I know my little writers feel it’s a special time too! I became determined to find a way to bring the feel of writing workshop into the homes of my kindergartners.

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. Only Attachment When making a Google Classroom assignment you have an Add button and a Create button. […]. The post Auto Submit Google Classroom from Google Form appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom google Google Classroom

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.

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? Will faculty be ready to teach whatever kind of hybrid, hyflex , at a podium behind plexiglass—or yet-to-be-determined mode we are forced into by the circumstances of the moment? But if students and faculty return to classes that are entirely online , there is a looming crisis that few are giving serious consideration: retention.

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. Roughly a year and a half ago, leaders in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (GCISD) in Texas, which has been 1:1 for 8 years, noticed the growing esports trend at the collegiate level.

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. The box included nametags, pens, markers, sticky notes and lanyards—the typical staples for any event. They also got a check for $200 to cover the cost of refreshments.

How to Setup Microsoft Teams Meetings for Teachers and Students


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

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.

‘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. Through dozens of new Instagram accounts, they are sharing, often anonymously, what it’s like to be disrespected and harassed for being Black on campus.

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

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The post 25 Best Sales Funnel Software: The Complete List (2020) appeared first on Sell Courses Online. … 25 Best Sales Funnel Software: The Complete List (2020) Read the Post. The post 25 Best Sales Funnel Software: The Complete List (2020) appeared first on Sell Courses Online. Sales Funnel Tools Comparisons

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. Yet even advocates of educational technology recognize the motivating power of a human teacher to encourage a demoralized student or clear up a point of confusion.

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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. Of those surveyed, 41 percent also reported feeling overwhelmed from receiving too much information, resources and tools to assist them with virtual learning.

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.

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? As reopening guidelines remain varied and in seemingly permanent flux, we must remember that children across the country simply haven’t experienced consistent online teaching and learning.

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

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. Click to enlarge and download the “How to Be a White Education Co-Conspirator” infographic with actions that white education co-conspirators can take today.

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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. But they were also concerned about how they would continue providing services from a distance to students with disabilities and unique learning needs.

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.

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. Culture Objectives The Unstoppable EL Teacher culture objective Dr. José Medina English learners language objective socio-cultural competence Tan Huynh Unstoppable EL Teacher

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).” While the picture book Phileas’s Fortune portrays an imaginary world, I can’t help but connect this story to my own experiences as a teacher.

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. McDowell likens that approach to staking a large tent with poles at the center. When a strong wind comes, it will collapse.

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.

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.