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Professional Development for Parents and Other Caregivers During COVID-19

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Education companies now need to include caregivers in their technical support, professional development, and implementation processes. The post Professional Development for Parents and Other Caregivers During COVID-19 appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 The Startup Blog Parent Engagement social-emotional learning Startups

Here’s a Preview of October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in October: National Bullying Prevention Month resources. NaNoWriMo and Young Writers. Election resources. Dyslexia Awareness Month resources. Digital Citizenship Week resources. Long List of Shortkeys . Shortkey Posters. Great Websites for Special Needs. Apps that Inspire Students. Tech Tips. A Geek is asked, “Who are you?” ” Halloween Projects, Websites, Apps, Books, and a Costume.

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5 powerful education panels at ASU-GSV 2020

The Christensen Institute

From COVID-19 to calls for equity, and from new approaches to online learning to alternative pathways for postsecondary students, 2020 hasn’t been a year for embracing the status quo. Harnessing the year’s momentum toward innovation, the ASU-GSV free-to-attend conference will focus on “imagining a new era in which all people have equal access to the future” and urges attendees to become active participants in this new era.

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Reading is Still the Golden Elixir

EdNews Daily

By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Many experts are saying we will not be out of the woods with COVID-19 for many months. It is an instructional year that is of concern to teachers, parents, communities and even the youth. One thing we can do to promote academic maturity in our youth is to continue to promote reading. Many adults have used the pandemic to read more, something that requires little effort, and is an activity we can do while socially distanced masked and in online and hybrid formats.

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.

1,600 Colleges Are Now Test-Optional. How Many Will Go Back?


The University of Massachusetts Amherst has historically required prospective undergraduate students to submit a standardized test score as part of their applications. In fact, doing otherwise has never seriously been considered by the public research institution, says Mike Drish, director of first-year admissions. Enter COVID-19.

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COLUMN: Teachers need to talk about Breonna Taylor

The Hechinger Report

No one has been held accountable for the killing of Breonna Taylor, another innocent victim of police, who shot her at least five times in the hallway of her home during the disastrous execution of a search warrant.

iTutor’s Virtual School Allows School Districts to Transform the K-12 Online Experience

eSchool News

With most K-12 students, parents, teachers and administrators engaged in another semester or full academic year of pandemic-induced remote learning, it is clear that the future of education is going to include a significant online component.

You Can Now Fact Check Pictures on Google Images

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Images has recently introduced a new feature that allows users to fact check information on images they find online. The new feature, as Google stated, is geared towards helping users more

Google 111 Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

eSchool News

To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library.

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.

Top 10 Free Sites for Creating Digital Art


These free digital art creation sites range from simple web apps for preschoolers to sophisticated software for advanced students, educators, and professionals

Affective School Leadership Priorities of the Pandemic Principal

EdNews Daily

By Jamie Bricker All educational stakeholders are understandably stressed. The pandemic continues to have a huge impact on all of our daily lives and there is seemingly no end in sight. The associated anxiety and uncertainty engulfing teachers, students, and parents alike ultimately ends up at the administrator’s door. With all of these human elements very much in play now, more than ever, educational leaders must focus on providing affective leadership.

Minecraft: Education Edition Tips and Tricks for Teachers


Minecraft: Education Edition is a powerful tool when used with the right tips and tricks, which are all right here for you

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Podcast: Digital Leadership and Curriculum

EdNews Daily

The Education Today Podcast In this episode of the Education Today podcast, you’ll hear from LeiLani Cauthen, CEO of the Learning Counsel, talk about how districts are embracing the digital transition in the time of the pandemic, and how student identity plays a part in successful remote learning. Click Below to Hear the Podcast. The post Podcast: Digital Leadership and Curriculum first appeared on EdNews Daily. Digital Learning Featured Technology LeiLani Cauthen

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 1:1 provides digital equity during COVID-19

eSchool News

Digital equity, as defined by ISTE , involves “making sure students have equal access to technology like devices, software, and the internet, and that they have trained educators to help them navigate those tools.”. But creating digital equity has historically been a challenge for many school districts – especially those with high need student populations.

The Upside of All This

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen You can see an upside of what is happening in America, in Education, in the World, if you know some of How Things Work. Specifically, you might ask, what things? Well, things that indicate a difference in social structure because of functional change in culture or an evolution of economics. Sometimes a change in culture resulted in a peaceful difference such as women doggedly pursuing the right to vote for many decades until they won that right.

EdTech Rubrics to Help You in Your Distance Education

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As you strive to enhance your online teaching and optimize your students' learning experiences, rubrics are particularly helpful in this process. They, together with other EdTech resources we more

OPINION: Colleges have an ethical responsibility to prepare all students for the world of work

The Hechinger Report

In a focus group I conducted with a colleague at a community college last year, I learned once again how little students know about the labor market. The ethnically diverse, young and predominantly male students we interviewed were ignorant — not too strong a word — about the relationship between college degrees, college majors and jobs prospects.

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.

How to Keep Student Minds Open to New Worldviews Even When Campus Is Closed


This pandemic fall semester has understandably raised anxieties about whether students will receive valuable instruction in the academic topics they study in class. But it also threatens the psychosocial learning students do in college, as well as the opportunities for personal development that so many of them seek.

HuddleCamHD Announces Zoom-Certified PTZ Webcam

eSchool News

HuddleCamHD , a well-known manufacturer of affordable USB-based video conferencing cameras and audio solutions, announces two new electronic PTZ webcams: The HuddleCamHD Pro (USB 3.0), certified by Zoom Video Communications, and the Pro IP (4K NDI*).

How to convert your classroom teaching content into highly engaging online content.

Linways Technologies

While adapting to the latest online learning trends, there are many things our teachers need to consider. Keeping the engagement in your online classroom , finding the right technology for instruction , managing the online classes can all be difficult. We have mentioned these topics in some of our previous articles and you can check them out here if you’re interested.

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How can you protect your students online during hybrid and remote learning?

eSchool News

Students are on their devices and in front of screens more than ever now, as COVID-19 has mandated fully- or partially-online classes across the globe. With more screen time comes the risk of increased exposure to inappropriate content and online predators–not to mention heightened feelings of isolation, stress, and depression brought on by physical separation from friends, peers, and teachers. More than ever, schools have the responsibility to manage these disturbances as best as possible.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

Everything You Need To Know About the Georgia Milestones Assessment System

Georgia Test Prep

If you’ve got a child in the Georgia state school system, then you’ve probably heard of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System and how important it is. They can indeed influence how your child progresses through school. But what exactly is it, and what does it mean? And as a parent, how can you help your children do well on it? This post is a comprehensive guide on what the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) is all about. What is the GMAS?

Forming a COVID-19 special education steering committee

eSchool News

The 2020-21 school year has already seen unprecedented expectations placed on school district administrators and educators nationwide – a trend which will likely continue until the pandemic is managed. Over the summer, state education agencies required local school districts to create “re-entry plans” to outline how students can safely and equitably return to school in multiple learning environments.

Q&A: Wade Barnes on How to Create a Seamless Transition to Learning

EdTech Magazine

Wade Barnes keeps answering the call to serve. He spent five years in the U.S. Army, then moved to the private sector. He has worked around the world as a U.S. government contractor and in various enterprise IT roles such as senior network engineer and IT director. After 17 years away, Barnes has returned home to Georgia as executive director of ­infrastructure and support for the DeKalb County School District. Service is central to Barnes’s view of IT administration and security.

ST Math and FCPS Partner to Bring Meaningful Math Learning to Va Students

eSchool News

MIND Research Institute (MIND) has announced a partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to bring ST Math® , MIND’s patented approach to math instruction, to the largest public school system in Virginia, as well as the largest public school system in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The partnership will keep meaningful math learning happening for tens of thousands of students across 227 elementary campuses.

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.