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Story Starters- A Great Tool to Help Students Overcome Writer's Block

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Story Starters is a great web tool from Scholastic that inspires students to write by providing them with a wide variety of writing prompts. Whether you want to help students overcome their writing.read more. Writing prompts tools

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Google Has a New Credential Program for Ed Tech Coaches

EdTech Magazine

Google for Education recently launched a new certification program to help instructional coaches better support K–12 educators using technology. The Certified Coach program features a free structured curriculum and research-based, five-step coaching model focused on driving meaningful technology use in schools.

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6 Great Distance Education Books for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As the current pandemic continues to ravage the world disrupting the flow of our social, economic, and cultural life, the virtual world becomes our go-to place for conducting business,read more. 2020 Books for Teachers Distance learning

Understanding Blended Learning: What Districts Need to Know

EdTech Magazine

With the new school year fast approaching, school districts across the country are starting to finalize and announce their plans for a safe reopening. After much deliberation, many are considering operating classrooms under a blended learning model, which entails a mix of onsite and remote schooling, to make social distancing more feasible in school buildings during the coronavirus pandemic. But the adoption of blended learning today could be seen as more than a safety measure.

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.

Remote Proctoring Software – Know how it works, features, Pros & Cons!

Think Exam

Online exam proctoring software has gained a lot of fame ever since the COVID-19 lockdown phase. When the time started getting rough for the educational sector then live classes and online assessments turned out to be the most useful source to keep the academic requirements on track. The post Remote Proctoring Software – Know how it works, features, Pros & Cons! appeared first on Thinkexam Blog.

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How Schools Are Bringing CTE Programs Online

EdTech Magazine

When schools closed last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, many career and technical education teachers had to quickly adapt their courses for remote learning. Now, with continuing health and safety concerns over reopening schools, many CTE educators will need to plan and prepare for teaching in a fully online or blended learning environment. That task isn’t so easy. Compared with other subjects taught in schools, CTE classes rely more on hands-on instruction, equipment and fieldwork.

Reopening Schools in a Socially Distanced World — and the Tech That Could Help

EdTech Magazine

As the nation has barreled through the summer of COVID-19, education has taken center stage. Amid continuing health and safety concerns, school leaders and educators are grappling with the decision of whether to return to school or continue remote learning this coming school year. Across the U.S., districts big and small — from Los Angeles and San Diego to Indiana’s Metropolitan School District of Washington Township — have already opted out of a fall reopening.

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.

How to Facilitate Project-Based Learning Online

EdTech Magazine

When schools went remote last spring, educators had to get creative to continue instruction without sacrificing student engagement. Many embraced project-based learning , an instructional model that takes a learning-by-doing approach, and found ways to integrate it into online instruction. Research shows that PBL can help students build 21st-century skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.

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.