Fri.Apr 03, 2020

What Work/Life/Learning Balance Looks Like in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

In the wake of a pandemic, what’s the best way to manage a household, professional work, and children’s learning? That is a question on many parents and caregivers’ minds, including those of Digital Promise team members. To be clear, we at Digital Promise recognize the privilege we have in being able to work remotely—let alone being able to continue to work at all—for an employer that is particularly attuned to supporting parents.

Coronavirus Chronicles 010 – Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 010 is below. Thank you, Mike Berry , for sharing how the Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools in Vermont are adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. If you and your school(s) would like to be featured in the Coronavirus Chronicles series, get in touch !

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COVID-19 Is a Health Crisis. So Why Is Health Education Missing From Schoolwork?


Nearly all the world’s students—a full 90 percent of them —have now been impacted by COVID-19 related school closures. There are 188 countries in the world that have closed schools and universities due to the novel coronavirus pandemic as of early April. Almost all countries have instituted nation-wide closures with only a handful, including the United States, implementing localized school closures. The world has never before seen this scale of education disruption.

Flipgrid – See Your Students and Share

Teacher Tech

Flipgrid is awesome and it keeps getting awesomer!! Flipgrid is DESIGNED for schools. It is not a corporate product hacked for classroom use. Flipgrid is designed for student voice and engagement. SCREEN RECORDING was just added to the the options of ways students can share their learning. 3 Dots While firing up to record a […]. The post Flipgrid – See Your Students and Share appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Microsoft

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.

What Will K-12 Schools Look Like Post-Coronavirus?


What will K-12 schools look like after social distancing is over and people reassess what they want from school systems after the pandemic? For this bonus episode of the EdSurge Podcast, we posed that question to Simon Rodberg, a former charter school principal and author of a forthcoming book from ACSD, “What If I’m Wrong? and Other Key Questions for Decisive School Leadership.”

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How Will Students Take AP Tests During the Pandemic? At Home, With an Open Book.


Changes to a major standardized test usually take months—or even years—to develop and are typically announced well in advance of the first official exam sitting. Not so during a pandemic. On April 3, the College Board offered details about alterations to the AP tests it will administer this May. The changes were made due to school closures prompted by the spread of COVID-19—which in a growing number of states may last until fall.

10 Best Online Assessment Software for Teachers In 2020

EdNews Daily

By Angela White Teachers have become more and more interested in online assessment software solutions. These tools can help teachers automate grading, identify knowledge gaps, and improve learning materials. Since there are hundreds of online assessment tools, you are probably wondering which one to use. Below you will find reliable, secure, and feature-reach online assessment tools that you can start using today.

Planning ahead to catch up students when school reopens after coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

In Mississippi and across the nation, schools closed because of coronavirus are struggling to find ways to educate children remotely. But even as Mississippi’s education leaders adapt to new platforms, experts say, they must begin to plan ahead. Once campuses fully reopen, schools will need clear strategies to catch up students who have been unable to keep up their studies at home, the experts advise.

It’s the Dawning of a New Day in the Job Market. Here’s What That Means for Higher Ed


As 2020 kicked off, the U.S. job market was the strongest in 50 years , and the economy had seen a record 113-month streak of job creation. Across industries, demand for talent was booming. Then, nearly overnight, our world—and the job market with it—suddenly and wrenchingly changed. The COVID-19 virus brought travel to a halt globally, businesses and schools shut down, and workers who were able to do so began working remotely.

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.

Did you know online learning can lead to equity?

eSchool News

Until all students are treated equally and given access to similar educational resources, we have little chance of achieving equality in K-12 schools. Ultimately, students must have the tools and resources they need not only to graduate, but to be prepared for post-high school success. Related content: 5 things you don’t know about online learning.

Top 5 Remote Teaching Tips


What to do—and not do—when the camera is on


Virtual classrooms free for 90 days

eSchool News

To help empower schools and educators with secure e-learning solutions right now, Windstream Enterprise is offering OfficeSuite UC and HD Meeting® virtual classrooms free for 90 days to education customers. The private conferencing is on a closed network and every instructor gets their own virtual classroom, so staff can conduct classes simultaneously.

Using Microsoft Teams to Facilitate Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When shifting to remote learning, school districts look for solutions that enable them to create secure virtual classrooms, streamline collaboration and communicate effectively online. In this recorded webinar and demo, learn about the Microsoft Teams features that help students, teachers and staff work seamlessly together — even outside school walls — and how CDW•G can help schools take the next steps in their remote learning journey

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.

Online Learning Resources, Tips, and Strategies for Educators and Parents

Where Learning Clicks

As more learning moves online due to school closures, we’re sharing resources and tips to help educators, students, and parents make this transition. The post Online Learning Resources, Tips, and Strategies for Educators and Parents appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Using Microsoft Teams to Facilitate Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When shifting to remote learning, school districts look for solutions that enable them to create secure virtual classrooms, streamline collaboration and communicate effectively online. In this recorded webinar and demo, learn about the Microsoft Teams features that help students, teachers and staff work seamlessly together — even outside school walls — and how CDW•G can help schools take the next steps in their remote learning journey

Remote support for any environment

eSchool News

NetSupport is offering its NetSupport Manager software free for 3 months (on up to 200 devices) allowing you to access any PC you want to be able to remote control. Regardless of where your critical systems, servers, and IT users are located (and the platforms used), NetSupport Manager’s award-winning secure remote control tools make it easy for IT teams to quickly respond to IT issues across multiple sites in any geographical location.

What Administrators Are Asking About Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

Over the past few years, many school districts have rolled out e-learning days — also called remote learning or flexible learning days — to make up for instructional time lost to inclement weather and other unexpected events that push school buildings to close. With a strong e-learning program in place, educators can continue teaching their curriculum online and help students stay on track academically outside of a classroom setting.

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.

Free safeguarding software

eSchool News

School safeguarding leader Impero has launched a forever-free digital safeguarding tool, designed to simplify the recording and management of pupil wellbeing. It will enable remote safeguarding, ensuring that reporting, access and analysis can continue as schools across the world close in response to COVID-19 – and beyond. Former teacher and safeguarding expert Justin Reilly (CEO of Impero, the company behind the tool) has said child safeguarding must never stop – despite school closures.

How Wi-Fi 6 Is Helping Schools Stay Connected

EdTech Magazine

Wireless use is growing exponentially, and that’s putting pressure on K–12 networks. When the Robbinsdale Area Schools in Minnesota received funding to expand a classroom virtual reality pilot project, for example, the IT team suddenly needed to deliver VR-quality streaming to some 400 new wireless devices. Things get sprung upon us all the time,” says Dan Jagusch, a WAN/LAN specialist for the district. “We We want to be ready to help the students achieve whatever their goals are.”.

FREE professional development courses

eSchool News

TEQ had made all of our PD courses FREE to help schools implement distance learning and online professional development. There are two pathways to getting an account: Any individual can sign up. Any district that wants an account for all of their teachers can fill out the form at the link and get a group code from us that they can share with all of their teachers. We will need information from them to generate the code. The website that outlines the free OTIS resources: [link].

CoSN2020: Boost the Success of E-Learning with the Right Tools

EdTech Magazine

Many school districts across the country, as well as educators and parents, are getting an unexpected crash course in e-learning because of closures meant to help quash the spread of COVID-19. But when some normalcy is restored and opportunities arise again for more deliberate implementation of remote learning , what tools can help make the experience a success?

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.

Tech & Learning Leadership Roundtable Recap: Remote Learning in Illinois


The inaugural virtual “lunch and learn” roundtable and interactive Q&A focused on implementing remote learning

Academic, Social Boosts Show Esports Are More Than Just Games

EdTech Magazine

For one student at Buckeye Central High School in New Washington, Ohio, joining the esports team has sometimes led to more hours spent on math and English homework — and less time playing video games. “He’s He’s our best player, and he has always struggled with his grades,” says Tammy Studer, technology supervisor for Buckeye Central Local School District. “As As with any other sports team, the esports athletes have to uphold all of the rules and be eligible to play, which includes their grades.

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Stream 75+ character and fitness videos

eSchool News

To support school administrators, teachers, and school families nationwide, Booster is making their fitness and character resources available to ALL families through the end of the school year. They welcome you to share this link and access code for your friends, family. and colleagues to utilize these resources with their children. View more at Access Code: ONLINE.

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Dream Big: Creating a New World of STEM

EdTech Magazine

In Illinois’ Woodstock Community Unit School District 200, administrators use collaborative technology to create an immersive experience that unites students and the community in learning and dreaming about science, technology, engineering and math


How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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