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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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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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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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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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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.

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)!].

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises


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.

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.

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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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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.