Thu.Nov 19, 2020

STEAM: STEM plus Arts, for a more enriching learning experience


The ideal of the Renaissance man, the polymath with expertise in a wide range of fields, is long gone. We live in an era of hyperspecialization.

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3 lessons for innovators from a tiny car’s colossal failure

The Christensen Institute

Upon its release in 2008, the Nano—a simple, innovative car made by India’s Tata Motors—seemed destined for greatness. Tata rolled out their tiny vehicle to much fanfare and a host of international awards.

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Why the Pandemic Forces Administrators to Rethink Attendance — and Interoperability


When COVID-19 forced the mass closure of schools across the U.S. during the early months of 2020, we all wondered how—or if—students would continue to learn amid the turbulence.

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Exploring options, tradeoffs for our daughters’ homeschooling experience

The Christensen Institute

Having made the decision to homeschool our children (as I explored in a previous piece), we turned to the question of what their—and our—day-to-day experience would look like. With four priorities for the year ahead—safety, socialization, outdoors, and childcare—we brainstormed schooling options.

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.

COVID-19 Is Forever Changing How Students Experience Libraries


There’s a ritual that kicks off every new quarter in Michelle Luhtala’s library at New Canaan High School, one where English teachers send a gaggle of students through her doors to pick a new batch of books.

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6 tips to help districts bridge the equity divide

eSchool News

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed historic equity gaps that have long plagued our schools and society. Schools have always served as a hub of support and aid to children, their families, and communities.

The Blended and eLearning PBL Classroom… A Journey from Analog to Digital Project Based Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Photo by Julia M Cameron on Welcome to a post that takes you on a jouney from offline to online PBL. Best of all, you can use these ideas to bring a past poroject of yours to the blended and eLearning classroom.

Schedule Your Tweet In Advance on Twitter

Teacher Tech

Have fun! Show off your work and help others. The post Schedule Your Tweet In Advance on Twitter appeared first on Teacher Tech. Social Media

Ed Tech Needs Will Increase, Educators Say

EdTech Magazine

A majority (86 percent) of educators believe that technology needs in schools will increase over the next three years, according to a recent survey by the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development and the EdTech Evidence Exchange, a nonprofit affiliated with the university.

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.

Reimagining the school help desk

eSchool News

The impact of the pandemic on educational programming has created what will more than likely be fundamental and foundational changes to the traditional classroom environment. In general, the traditional classroom simply is not visible in today’s milieu.

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TRANSFR Raises $12M to Deliver Hands-on Workforce Training Through VR


In an economy under the grip of the first global pandemic in a century, money is flowing to companies offering innovative responses to age-old problems. Among them is TRANSFR Inc., which uses virtual reality to deliver workplace training and skills development.

New ST Math Assignments Feature Makes a Difference While Distance Learning

eSchool News

MIND Research Institute , an award-winning neuroscience and education organization, has added an Assignments feature to its flagship ST Math solution, allowing teachers to differentiate instruction while keeping an entire class learning the same core concepts.

Pearson Announces New Direct-to-Consumer Product Focus

Marketplace K-12

Pearson has launched a new direct-to-consumer division, which will be co-led with former top officials from Shutterfly. The post Pearson Announces New Direct-to-Consumer Product Focus appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Adult Learning Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Leadership

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.

Håkan Ludvigson, Founder And CEO Of Eliq- A Leading Company In The Home Energy Management Sector Of The IoT Industry


Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Håkan Ludvigson is the Founder And CEO Of Eliq. He graduated from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and has a background in electrical engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship. .

Free Downloadable Close Reading Poster to Use in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Close reading is an essential survival skill specially now that we live in a data-saturated world where we are constantly bombarded by all forms of textual and non-textual stimuli. At its core, more

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The Best Squishmallow Plush Toys – For Gifts or Yourself

Fractus Learning

For the past year, I’ve seen these cute, plush, stuffed-pillow things lying around the house. First it was one…then two…three! Eventually, I thought they were multiplying on their own! For my own safety, I had to get to the bottom of this phenomenon.

New Resources From Soar With Wings Support Student Emotional Health at Home and at School

Discovery Education

Research shows that mindfulness and emotional health are critical skills for young students. Practicing mindfulness helps reduce negative mental reactions, like stress and anxiety.

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.

Best Snowsuits For Kids

Fractus Learning

Snowsuits are one of the best ways to keep newborns, toddlers, and older children warm in the winter. What are the best snowsuits for kids? Buntings and one-piece snowsuits work well for newborns and babies; it keeps the baby warm and is convenient for diaper changes.

Productively Discussing Black Lives Matter with Students Is Possible


Ayodele Harrison reflects on how the learning environment and relationships within schools can affect the student experience. Educators have an obligation to prepare for conversations about race by doing some self-reflection, first.

A Virtual Field Trip Inspiring Student STEM Curiosity  

Discovery Education

By Ann Byrdie Bullock, M.Ed., Middle School Science Teacher, Independence Non-Traditional School in Virginia . As a middle school educator, I know the critical importance of engaging my students in STEM. Research shows that this is the age kids, especially girls, opt out of STEM pursuits. . In a continued effort to inspire my students to explore the engaging world of STEM, my middle school class es joined the all-new Tech for Tomorrow Virtual Field Trip (VFT).


How to Uphold Integrity in Online Assessment Design


What do educators need to consider in offering best practices in online assessment design

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.

Keep Remote Learning Robust and Rigorous


Rigor in the Remote Learning Classroom is a valuable guide that will help teachers and schools reframe the conversation about remote teaching. The book’s tips and strategies can make a remote approach both robust and rigorous, writes middle school head Michael McLaughlin.

Helpful Tips to Make Education More Interactive

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A study published in 2019, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that students learn more when they take part in classes that employ active-learning strategies. In more. sponsored posts

“Stuck in it until I die”: Parents get buried by college debt too

The Hechinger Report

Jay Rife was sitting in his pickup truck on the outskirts of Las Vegas when he answered a phone call that would permanently alter his life. A man from the federal government was on the line and told him that the loan he had taken out so his son and daughter could go to college had come due.

Helpful Tips for Implementing Mobile Learning Platforms in Your Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Technological advancements and limitations on physical classrooms due to COVID-19 are pushing educators to get more creative than ever. The challenge lies in leveraging technology to reach more. sponsored posts

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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