Thu.Oct 15, 2020

The Power of Networks in Education Innovation

Digital Promise

For the past six years, Digital Promise has convened a national network of Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters)—leaders working to collaborate outside the traditional silos of sector and institution to design and implement transformative learning tools and programs in their communities.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Surprisingly, 15-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability and over 65% of those are deficits in reading. Often, these go undiagnosed as students, parents, and teachers simply think the child is not a good reader, is lazy, or is disinterested.


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OPINION: Why we need a new generation of special education teachers

The Hechinger Report

For Black and Brown students with disabilities, online instruction has often been a failure. It is also suboptimal for students with disabilities across racial groups, especially as teachers without training have had to shift instruction.

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Google Sheets: Edit in the Cell

Teacher Tech

This week I was asked… when you need to go back to a cell, how do you edit the cell so as to not have to start over? Single Click to Replace Cell Text When you click on a cell and start typing it will override what is in the cell. Use Control Z to […].

Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences.

Some child care centers have become more than places that provide care

The Hechinger Report

The Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee has provided rent assistance, food and diapers to families in the community to help relieve stress during the pandemic. Credit: Beth Hatch/Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee.

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Where Will You Get Your Educators of Color From Now? [Medium]

The Jose Vilson

In my latest post for Medium, I explore the connections between the current pandemic, the racial uprising, and NYC’s efforts to recruit and retain educators of color: “… it’s the same educators who saw the litany of issues that encumbered their work in NYC schools that ought to serve as our schools’ best ambassadors.

10 policy recommendations for educator preparation programs

eSchool News

Ten new recommendations from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) address critical state policy changes necessary to support innovative improvement in educator preparation programs and education during the global COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

5 smart productivity hack for teachers that will transform your workday.

Linways Technologies

Teachers usually have a lot on their plate at all times. There’s the teaching, the note-making, the student support, academic research, assessments , data management , planning , clerical tasks, the list is practically endless.

3D Printing Gains Momentum in the Online Classroom


The year 2020 has been synonymous with the word change. We've had so many pivotal moments in 2020, including an abrupt and revolutionary change in our corporate and educational landscapes. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

A Smart Way to Trace Character Development With Struggling Readers


When I first told my students that our learning target was “Students will analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text,” I could see dismay slump the shoulders of just about everyone in the class.

Digital Exit Tickets are Easy With This Great New Tool

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Exit tickets are a well-known tool for gauging comprehension, or as a strategy for formative assessment. Traditionally done at the end of class, on a piece of paper, teachers gather one or more

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises


Useful Google Resources to Make The Best of EdTech in Your Instruction

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is another great resource to help you in your distance education. Tech Toolkit for Families and Guardians is a resource from Google for Education to help educators and parents make the best more

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Will the Pandemic Lead More Colleges to Offer Credit for MOOCs? Coursera is Pushing for It.


When two Stanford University professors started Coursera in 2012, the focus was on building free online courses to bring teaching from elite colleges out to the world.

Renaissance Answers: Has There Really Been an Impact from COVID on Student Performance?

eSchool News

Renaissance , a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, today announced the upcoming release of How Kids Are Performing: Tracking the Impact of COVID-19 on Reading and Mathematics Achievement , a report detailing the learning effects associated with COVID-19 school closures. Designed to end the speculation and provide guidance for educators as they address learning gaps, the report will be based on the results of millions of student assessments. “We’re

Child Care Is in Crisis. We’ll Be Here to Cover It During the Turbulent Year Ahead.


Early childhood educators have long been forced to make do with limited resources, from inadequate staffing and preparation to stagnant wages and, often, an overall lack of respect from the public or understanding about their roles.

Tools for professional-looking digital portfolios


Technology is an excellent way to make students of all generations more engaged in classroom activities and more motivated when they attend classes or do their homework.

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6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Discovery Education Names SMASH CEO Eli Kennedy to Board of Directors

eSchool News

Discovery Education, the Charlotte, NC, based leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms worldwide, today announced the appointment of Eli Kennedy, the CEO of SMASH , to the company’s Board of Directors. In his new role, Kennedy’s expertise will support Discovery Education’s mission to prepare all learners for tomorrow by creating innovative classrooms connected to today’s world.

13+ Google Classroom Quick Tip Videos for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 13+ Google Classroom Quick Tip Videos for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this post, I am going to give you 13+ Google Classroom Quick Tip Videos for Teachers! Each week on The Shake Up Learning Show Podcast , I share a quick Google tip. The podcast is an audio format, so I started creating Quick Tip tutorial videos on YouTube each week. You can access all of the Quick Tips here.). Subscribe to Shake Up Learning on YouTube to access all of my tutorials and quick tips.

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100+ Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning

eSchool News

In the midst of a global pandemic and a movement to fight systemic racism, there is a renewed focus on making sure that every child feels welcomed and honored in school. On a mission to help educators create inclusive classrooms, BetterLesson , in partnership with The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation , announces the publication of 100+ 100 strategies, tools and resources that help educators implement culturally responsive teaching and learning (CTRL).

Achieving Equity in Gifted Programming


April Wells tackles inequity in gifted education by sharing the story of an urban district that redesigned its gifted programs and took aggressive steps to remedy the lack of racial, economic and language diversity. Teacher educator Sarah Pennington finds the book timely.

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

EVALYON’s DataCapture Ed™ for Teachers and Educators is Now Available

eSchool News

Evalyon’s DataCapture Ed App allows educators to capture student data to help comply with Federally mandated RTI (Response to Intervention) requirements.

With E-Learning, Proactive Network Investments Pay Off

EdTech Magazine

For school districts across the country, the quick pivot to remote learning in the spring put their IT networks to the test.

Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss And Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll


In late March, shortly after New York state closed nonessential businesses and asked people to stay home, Ashley Laderer began waking each morning with a throbbing headache.

Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Gives Away 1 Million Bars To Teachers Across America

eSchool News

The drawer, the cabinet, the station, the bin. Whatever shape it takes, it’s a constant in classrooms: the spot where teachers keep snacks for any student who needs one, for any reason at all. School is taking many shapes this year too, but one constant remains: a teacher’s belief that it’s not just about what they do in the front of the class – it’s about having their students’ backs.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

To Combat COVID, A College Embraces Navajo Principle of Kinship


To combat COVID, Fort Lewis College embraces Navajo principle of kinship was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here. Oct 8, 6:06pm MDT.

Q&A: Melissa Lim on Embracing Change and Tech During Distance Learning

EdTech Magazine

When describing how her school district is handling remote learning, Melissa Lim uses a word some might find unusual: opportunities. It’s well documented that public schools across the country still are wrangling with challenges of remote learning — everything from securing devices to engaging students online. But despite those problems, some educators see opportunities to approach education in new ways. That’s one reason why EdTech chose Lim as one of our 2020 K–12 IT Influencers.

Vote for America

Dangerously Irrelevant

[ I only have one post about politics on this blog. It’s time for a second one…]. As America heads to the polls again, we must recognize that this election is not just a choice between different policies.