Tue.Sep 15, 2020

Creativity Now with Best Selling Author Sean Thompson

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity Now with Best Selling Author Sean Thompson Sean Thompson, author of Creativity is Everything , talks about his first day back at school and how he is bringing creativity, physical and emotional wellbeing to his students.

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Favorite Shortkeys for Special Needs

Ask a Tech Teacher

I forget where I got this list but it’s well-suited to special needs students. Share these with those students but push them out to all students. You never know who’ll benefit: STICKY KEYS. Sticky Keys allows keyboard shortcuts to be executed one key at a time.

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How To Engage in Science Talk: A Look at the Splash and Bubbles for Parents App

Digital Promise

With so many early learning media and apps available to parents and caregivers, finding ones that are educational and developmentally appropriate can be time-consuming.

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In some ways, kids are better off with distance learning

The Christensen Institute

Practically overnight, the coronavirus pandemic turned at-home learning from a fringe practice into a global phenomenon.

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.

The most important LMS analytics that teachers should know about


One of the benefits of using an LMS for online teaching is that it makes teachers’ lives easier when it comes to tracking student progress and learning outcomes.

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Is Learning on Zoom the Same as In Person? Not to Your Brain


At this point the Zoom call has almost come to define learning and working in the age of COVID-19. But a few months ago, people began realizing that all these video calls were making them tired—exhausted even—more so than a day of in-person class or all-day meetings.

Game on: Esports in a remote learning model

eSchool News

James O’Hagan is not playing around.

COVID Diary: ESC Region 11


Tech & Learning's "COVID Diary" series follows educators and administrators as they share how their districts are handling teaching and learning during the pandemic

5 steps to great remote instruction

eSchool News

Remote instruction is new to a lot of teachers, but not to everyone–some of us have been doing it for years. I personally have developed curricula for 17 separate remote learning short courses.

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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.

Chromebook Guide for Teaching with Minecraft: Education Edition

Teacher Tech

This Fall I will be teaching high school Geometry on Chromebooks with Minecraft. I am very excited! I have created a guide (in Google Slides) for teaching with Minecraft: Education Edition on the Chromebook.

‘Life Is in Chaos’: How 13,000 High School Students Are Weathering the Pandemic


The pandemic has created enormous challenges for the 56 million K-12 students in the United States, but the heaviest burden has fallen on underserved minorities and learners whose family members have never attended college.

4 best practices for remote testing as schools reopen

eSchool News

As America’s schools reopen this fall, most are returning at least partially–if not fully–virtual. While policymakers, health experts, parents, and educators continue to debate the right course of action, one thing is for certain: back-to-school is here.

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Wanted: More Community College Faculty to Help Keep Students On Track.


Faculty are essential to making sure students successfully navigate community colleges to earn degrees and launch careers—but they aren’t always as involved in that effort as they could be.

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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.

The Sync Teaching Model.

Linways Technologies

A Blended Approach for 21st-century education. Before we begin, let’s look at the terms used here and what they mean. Blended learning. Blended learning , by definition, is a pedagogical strategy where the students learn with a combination of face-to-face interactions and digital communication.

Helpful Teaching Tips for a Hybrid Model


In her 2nd month of hybrid teaching, Kasey Short is still adapting day by day through trial and error. She's learned a lot, as you'll see in this detailed look at her virtual/in-person blending, digital organization, communication, collaboration and feedback – with tips for each!

5 Effective Tools for Technology Integration in Education

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

With technology only becoming more integrated into every part of society, teachers are looking for ways to include tech in the way their students learn. Tech tools can be a great way of keeping.read more

How To Search Historical Newspaper Images Using Artificial Intelligence

TeachThought - Learn better.

The tool uses artificial intelligence to help users to search visual content in American newspapers dating from 1789-1963. The post How To Search Historical Newspaper Images Using Artificial Intelligence appeared first on TeachThought. Technology How-To

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.

4 Important Skills for Distance Education

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with you what we believe are four of the basic distance learning skills you as a teacher (and student) should master in order to optimize your remote teaching.read more

30 K–12 IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2020

EdTech Magazine

There’s no denying that 2020 has been a challenging year for teachers, administrators, students and their families. The coronavirus pandemic threw several curveballs at our nation’s schools and education systems, pushing many educators to teach and work together remotely for the first time.

Wix Membership Site: Why You Shouldn’t Use it? (Plus Alternatives)

Sell Courses Online

The post Wix Membership Site: Why You Shouldn’t Use it? Plus Alternatives) appeared first on Sell Courses Online. … Wix Membership Site: Why You Shouldn’t Use it? Plus Alternatives) Read the Post. The post Wix Membership Site: Why You Shouldn’t Use it?

Flipgrid: The Go-To Remote Learning Tool – SULS080

Shake Up Learning

The post Flipgrid: The Go-To Remote Learning Tool – SULS080 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Flipgrid has become the go-to remote learning tool for teachers!

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

New from the Library of Congress: Newspaper Navigator


Historical researchers rejoice! We can now freely search more than 1.5 images from American newspapers dating from 1789 through 1963. .

We’re All New This Year: How Advice for Rookie Teachers Can Help Everyone During Virtual Learning


How can I teach music if the kids aren’t allowed to sing indoors? How will lag time affect group singing online? How will I make students feel seen and heard via Zoom? Those were some of the questions that elementary music teacher Angela Carpenter spent her summer trying to figure out.

Good Networks Are a Startup Education Company’s Best Friend

Marketplace K-12

Tapping into networks of companies established by the federal government, private associations and others can help vendors break through the noise, writes Nikki Navta. The post Good Networks Are a Startup Education Company’s Best Friend appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Startup

What the Experts Are Most Excited About in New ST Math

MIND Research Institute

The newest version of ST Math is out and I am beyond excited! I came to MIND Research Institute after eighteen years working in a school district. I have been a teacher at the elementary and middle level, a district math coordinator and coach, and a district math and science curriculum director.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.