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What You Might Have Missed in March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of March: Tips to avoid plagiarism. College classes in blended learning. New book from Ask a Tech Teacher: Iquiry and PBL. How to Eteach in a COVID-19 Pandemic. 2020 Edtech trends. Why teach poetry?

How to use design thinking in the classroom


Design Thinking: The phrase has become ubiquitous at education conferences and during professional development. With the rebellion against standardized tests and “one-size-fits-all” schools, design thinking has become, for some, the antidote to the industrialization of education.

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COVID-19 Calls for Edtech Accountability

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we value educators’ work and expertise. Educators inspire us as they continue to serve students through online learning.

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CHART: School Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Version 01)

Dangerously Irrelevant

It has been illuminating to listen to school leaders share how their systems are responding to the needs of their students, staff, and communities during the global pandemic.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The great need for matching individuals to jobs during the recession

The Christensen Institute

Most recessions result in mass layoffs. As the impact of COVID-19 ripples across the economy, the number of layoffs is without precedent, however, in recent American history with a reported 9.9 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits in the past two weeks.

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The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Shaun Woodly

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Dr. Shaun Woodly, who is a decorated K-12 teacher, university professor, author, and speaker.

To Engage Young Kids in Remote Learning, Start Simple


Like millions of teachers around the country, Katie Gardner is still adjusting to an online workflow—and so are the families of her students. Gardner, who teaches kindergarten to English learners in Salisbury, N.C.,

Live Session Student Whiteboards:

Teacher Tech

When we are in class and each student has an individual whiteboard so we can ask a question and get a quick formative check on if they are understanding is now digital. These whiteboards do NOT live outside of your live session.

Who’s Doing Remote Learning? Depends on Who You Ask — and How Wealthy They Are


School closures have forced millions of teachers, students and parents to prepare for remote instruction, often in a rushed and chaotic state. How those plans have been implemented so far—and the extent to which distance learning is in effect—depends on who you ask, or their socioeconomic status.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

College in the time of coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

This story also appeared in American Public Media. College students across the country are not having the spring semester they expected. From campus closures to online classes, the college experience has changed dramatically due to the threat of Coronavirus.

Low Tech? No Problem. Here are 3 Alternative Ways to Help Distance Learning Happen.


One big barrier to sustaining education via remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic has been students’ unequal access to advanced technology tools.

Teletherapy has been powering virtual special education for years

The Hechinger Report

While the pace at which the coronavirus has forced schools to transition to online services is unprecedented, the act of providing these services online is not. And that includes doing special education online.

Remote Learning in Action: Oxford Public Schools


How Oxford Public Schools implemented its remote learning plan

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.

6 mental health resources for students during the coronavirus pandemic

eSchool News

In addition to physical health concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the global pandemic is causing most people–especially children–mental health stress and concerns, too.

How To Teach From Home, Pain-Free


Tips and tricks for remote lessons

Seeing Communication More Clearly

Adjusting Course

If you’re anything like me, the frenetic speed of communication in times of crisis can feel mind-numbing. Which doesn't make communicating any easier.

Free access to assistive technology products

eSchool News

If you or your students are suddenly at home with no access to your AT software, Freedom Scientific has you covered. Your health and safety are just as important to us as accessibility. We know many of you must remain at home and will need to continue to work or attend school remotely.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Some Good Chrome Apps for Students with Learning Disabilities

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

When it comes to accessibility features Chrome web browser does not actually offer much. Chromebook, in contrast, comes with a bunch of interesting accessibility features that you can easily turn more

NextStep Raises $3.6M to Support an Industry in Need: Health Support and Caregivers


Education isn’t the only industry to see experimentation en masse with distance learning.

Another Good Screen Capture Tool for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Quick Capture is a great Chrome extension you can use to take screenshots of your current page. We have been experimenting with it for awhile now and we found it way better than the other tools more

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Happy Numbers Guides Learners to Deep Understanding of Math Skills


This program stands out from the rest with a scaffolded approach that carefully leads the students through lessons


EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

7 ways tech plays a pivotal role in accessibility

eSchool News

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

9 ways to manage your physical classes online

Linways Technologies

How to transition from a physical classroom to a digital one as a teacher. With the changing demands and lifestyle of people, traditional classrooms are gradually shifting to a digital era, and traditional classrooms are being digitized.

10 Ways to Use Technology to Enhance Your Students’ Career Development (Hard and Soft Skills)


Technology is an amazing resource for students, but many schools around the globe are struggling to more fully take advantage of its benefits in the classroom and beyond. As students get comfortable. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Collaboration & Brainstorming Professional Development Student Centered Learning _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

Online Teaching Reflection: Day 6

Cycles of Learning

Early on in this blog series I wrote about how I planned to stick to an asynchronous model within a synchronous timeframe. This included only using Zoom conferences for student questions spontaneously during the lessons when needed. See link below.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.