Thu.Oct 15, 2020

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.

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.

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Not all corruption is created equal

The Christensen Institute

In 2011, someone broke into my sister’s office at the university where she teaches in Nigeria. Thankfully, the person was caught, arrested, and charged.

A data-driven look at COVID learning loss

eSchool News

Students across the country have missed months of school due to COVID-19 and are entering another year that’s shaping up to be anything but normal.

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

3 ways higher ed can make credit transfer work for learners

The Christensen Institute

Over the summer, Park University invited learners to transfer in for a year of online courses at a discounted tuition rate, after which learners could “easily” transfer back to their institutions.

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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.

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.

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 […].

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.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Tools for professional-looking digital portfolios

Neo LMS

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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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.

3D Printing Gains Momentum in the Online Classroom

EmergingEdTech

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)!].

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

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

Edsurge

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.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

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

Edsurge

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.

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 two.read more

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

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.

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 of.read more

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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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.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

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).

The Importance of Teaching Cybersecurity to a 5-Year-Old

EdTech Magazine

IT leaders can take a twofold approach to help K–12 students meet the new security challenges of remote learning. They can proactively support students and parents in their efforts to stay safe in the remote learning environment, teaching the importance of cybersecurity. They can also shore up internal systems, processes and infrastructure to back up that learning.

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

MindShift

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.

Q&A: Sarah-Jane Thomas on the Power of Remote Learning Collaboration

EdTech Magazine

Teaching isn’t easy. That’s something most educators would likely confirm, especially now that many are navigating remote learning or hybrid instruction. Ready or not, most have had to quickly adjust to managing classes in virtual environments to comply with safety needs brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. They’re also confronting the challenges of adapting instruction to go online as well as issues of digital inequity and access

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.