Wed.Aug 05, 2020

Tech Tip #76–13 Tips for using an iPad

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: 13 Tips for Using an iPad. Category: iPads.

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Dear school leaders and policymakers: It didn’t have to be this way

Dangerously Irrelevant

Dear school leaders and policymakers, . It didn’t have to be this way. You had all summer to watch the rising number of coronavirus cases all across the country. You had all summer to educate yourself about the science. You had all summer to read credible news sources and see the viral outbreaks that occurred everywhere that people gathered without appropriate protections.

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5 ways to take STEM outside

eSchool News

The weather breaks. The sun is shining. Nature is in full bloom. Imagine a group of students gathering outside in a large grassy area. Their teacher is giving directions and assigning students to teams. In a virtual setting, the teacher makes a video explaining the task and students walk into their own backyards to execute the lesson on their own. We can all benefit from the environmental learning opportunities right outside our door.


Best Webcams for Teachers and Students 2020


Get the best webcam for use online whether you're a teacher or a student in remote education learning

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.

OPINION: Mocked by his teacher for his ambition as a fourth-grader, this Black father is all-in on charter schools for his own children

The Hechinger Report

When I was in fourth grade at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, my teacher held a career day, where my classmates and I were to come dressed for the jobs we hoped one day to hold. I knew exactly what I wanted to be: President of the United States. At home, I pulled out my Easter suit, donned a patriotic red tie, and prepared to tell my teacher and my fellow students about my dreams. When I got to school, I scanned my classmates’ outfits.

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CUE Higher Education Learning Network to Present at Global EdTech Academy


The Global EdTech Academy – a partnership between CUE and Microsoft – continues to provide educators across the country and globally with FREE professional learning this summer. Upcoming August sessions feature several CUE Higher Learning Network educators, spotlighted here: Wednesday, August 5, 11:00 a.m. PST AppSmash with Assistive Technologies to Engage Students with Valerie Sun, […].

4 Reading Resources to Use with Students in Distance Education

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some of you emailed us inquiring about online resources for reading materials to use in their online instruction. The list below has you covered. These are some of the websites we have reviewed more. Distance learning Reading websites

10 Actions That Put Student Writers First


How do we put our young writers first? We seek to develop a mindset and actions that provide opportunity, dignity, and encouragement, says literacy expert Regie Routman. Then we carefully tailor feedback that celebrates strengths and boosts each and every writer’s confidence. Articles Writing coaching writers Regie Routman student-centered writing instruction teaching writing writing


Springboard Hopes $31 Million Will Launch Its Bootcamps to Next Level.


Digital skills bootcamp provider Springboard has some extra bounce in its step these days, thanks to a $31 million investment led by Telstra Ventures, announced Wednesday. Springboard has shifted significantly since it was founded in 2013. Back then, the company was a search tool for identifying online courses. Today, it sells workforce training programs of its own.

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.

Ambassador Launches Revolutionary Course Materials Platform, Easing the Entire Process for Students, Schools and Publishers

eSchool News

Ambassador Education Solutions today launched its next generation Course Materials Platform, RODA , transforming digital content and all course materials for students, schools and publishers. Unlike any other technology on the market, RODA provides seamless access to print and digital materials, publisher and platform integrations, support services, analytics, financial controls, and compliance — all through one flexible and easy-to-use platform. Education is being reimagined.

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3 Interactive Tools to Help Kids Recognize Letter and Word Patterns

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with you three awesome interactive tools from ReadWriteThink. These are games and activities designed specifically to help kids learn letter and word patters more. 2020 Literacy education tools

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3 Tips for Improving Your Cybersecurity Program This School Year

EdTech Magazine

School districts across the country were already increasingly vulnerable to cyberthreats prior to COVID-19. On top of that, many dealt with budget and staffing challenges, making it harder to improve their cybersecurity defenses. Then, the pandemic hit and schools went remote. That shift, which made students and educators more reliant on digital tools, expanded the attack surface of schools and aggravated threats such as phishing and ransomware attacks.

Designing Learning to Prioritize Student Voices


Excerpted from “ Teaching for a Living Democracy: Project-Based Learning in the English and History Classroom ” by Joshua Block. Published by Teachers College Press. Prioritizing Student Voices, Decentralizing the Classroom. In our society, it is widely believed that because young people lack experience, they aren’t smart, capable, or insightful. These beliefs are often referred to as young people’s oppression or adultism.

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.

Back to Buncee Sale!


The 2020 Back to School season will be unlike any other, with new challenges to face and new opportunities for learning and growth. Whether your school will be starting remote learning, blended learning, or full time classroom learning, Buncee is the one tool you can’t start school without! If you haven’t yet added Buncee to your school toolkit, we’ve got you covered: to celebrate the start of the 2020 school year, we’re bringing you some major Back to School discounts!

How Higher Ed Can Use WiFi-Based Contact Tracing [Podcast]


About this episode. Every institution has implemented several well-established short-term practices for reopening, such as social distancing, wearing masks, adjusting classroom capacity, and daily temperature checks, etc. but how can technology be used to enable a new hybrid educational environment that keeps students and faculty safe in the long-term? Higher Education

We're All Digital Citizenship Teachers - Here's the "How To Guide"

The Innovative Educator

As schools around the globe rapidly transitioned to remote learning, it became apparent that it is the responsibility of all teachers to engage students of all ages in a dialogue around responsible digital interactions. Most schools will not go back to ‘normal,’ and the importance and benefits of a digital education have become clear. School leaders have finally taken more seriously the work of bridging the digital divide.

#AskExcelinEd Video: How can high schoolers earn valuable college credits?


In two minutes, learn how states can jump-start college learning in high school. College acceleration opportunities offer high school students the chance to prepare for college-level expectations while earning valuable college credit.

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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.

Introduction of Online Examination System: How does it work, its pros & cons?

Think Exam

An online examination system is the complete agenda of an online based test which has got multiple features and functionalities. The online examination system uses online exam software through which the tests are created, conducted and also evaluated. Read what are the Pros and Cons of Online Examination System here. The post Introduction of Online Examination System: How does it work, its pros & cons? appeared first on Thinkexam Blog.

Dogo News for Remote Learning

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 !!!


Technology Tidbits

Parlay is a very innovative online tool that educators are using to take classroom discussions to the next level. Teachers can use Parlay in a number of different ways such as: browsing through a robust library of discussion prompts (w/ resources), creating a online roundtable, or by creating a "live" verbal roundtable. Also, Parlay is great for assessing students making it easy to differentiate instruction and for "blended" learning. Below is a demo of a "live" roundtable discussion.