Thu.Mar 26, 2020

Collaborative Learning in the Age of Social-Distancing

Digital Promise

As schools rapidly shift instruction to a learn-from-home situation, we’re thinking about how to integrate core learning sciences principles in this new context: What do we know improves learning? How can we implement these strategies with students at home?

5 Practical tips for online teaching in times of disasters


In just a few days, we’ve seen schools closing their doors temporarily all around the world. The confusion that ensued is normal, given the uncertainty we’re all facing head-on. However, there’s another side to this story.

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The coronavirus exposes America’s misplaced educational values

The Christensen Institute

Before America began shutting down its schools en masse, a mom in Massachusetts fretted on Facebook. With a compromised immune system, she had concluded that it was safest if her child stayed home from school, so she kept her son home the first two days of the week. There was just one problem.

10 tips to support students with slow internet

Ditch That Textbook

Slow internet is a way of life for many families. We can minimize internet limitations by using some of these tips. It's a fact at my house. The internet is slow sometimes. I live in very rural west central Indiana. We have two neighbors in a mile radius of our house. The internet is OK but not […]. The post 10 tips to support students with slow internet appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. eLearning Screencasts Video in the classroom

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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.

Tips for Engaging Families in Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Throughout my #remotelearning series , I have tried to provide practical ideas and strategies that can be used now. One aspect that needs more attention, at least in my opinion, is how we can assist parents throughout this ordeal.

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Vrain Waves: Coping with Covid–Catlin Tucker on Teaching During a Quarantine

Catlin Tucker

This Sunday, I spoke with Benjamin Kalb and Becky Peters about coping with Covid-19. In this episode , we talk about the impact of school closures on families, students, and teachers. I share my coping strategies as a parent.

Coronavirus Chronicles 004 – CCSD 59

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 004 is below.

Equity Isn’t Just About Technology. It’s About Supporting Students and Families.


By now the coronavirus, and the resulting fallout, has impacted just about every family in one way or another. Students are out of school, unemployment is rising and social distancing could take a psychological toll. But not everyone is equally affected.

Desperate parents need help as coronavirus upends our lives

The Hechinger Report

Many of us feel exhausted and frayed by this new expectation that we add homeschooling to the already overwhelming demands of parenting and working. Sarah Garland/The Hechinger Report.

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.

How It's Done: Remote Phys Ed


Remote phys ed: Let's (still) get physical


Online higher education isn’t winning over students forced off campus by the coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Students on the quad at the University of Washington, one of the first institutions to shift classes online because of the coronavirus. The vice provost promises instruction online will improve. Photo: Sy Bean for The Hechinger Report.

Four Concerns — and One Cause For Hope — As Coronavirus Closes Community Colleges


The closure of an iconic campus like Harvard Yard attracts a lot of attention. But as the coronavirus spreads, it’s the closures of community colleges—institutions that have far less money but serve far more students—that worry many educators and researchers.

Graduation rate for Native students surges at the University of Minnesota

The Hechinger Report

Unable to sleep one night, Dustin Marrow scrolled through his Facebook feed. He stopped when he saw an ad for an Ojibwe-language program at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus. “It It was completely in Ojibwe, and it was a bunch of other students.

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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.

Google Classroom: Have Students View Their Work

Teacher Tech

Ask Students to “View Your Work” On the Classwork page students will see a “View your work” icon at the top. This brings them to a list of their assignments for the class and their status.

Scenes From College Classes Forced Online By COVID-19


College has suddenly moved online in the time of the coronavirus. What do these newly virtual classrooms look and feel like, for both the instructors and the students?

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Parent Resources for Remote Learning

MIND Research Institute

We are so thankful for parents and their critical role in a students’ learning ecosystem. It’s no secret that this month has been an adjustment for all of us, whether it’s working from home or becoming your students’ teachers.

How to be a successful virtual teacher

eSchool News

With 87,000+ schools closing, the idea of school districts moving to a digital platform has become a reality. As a teacher, you’re probably feeling information overload.

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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!

The Virtues of Teaching Middle School Online


Middle schools and their students are special. By design 6-8 grade schools are intended to be communities, organized in houses or teams as the kids are exploring themselves and their world. All this helps in the leap to online school, says teacher Laurie Lichtenstein.

Got Coronavirus Questions? Your College Chatbot May Have Answers.


On Monday afternoon, Cowboy Joe received an unusual message. How do I get home?” The sender self-identified as a University of Wyoming student who was currently studying abroad.

Why Media Literacy Matters in Science Class


Science teachers know that some students believe in often-ridiculous theories (the Earth is flat; climate change is a hoax) that are propagated on YouTube and social media. Frank Baker provides a wealth of resources to fight science ignorance with media literacy skills.

5 Questions to Ask When Evaluating an Online Learning Provider


What to consider when looking for an online learning provider

EdTech at School

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

Practical Advice for the Remote Teachers & Families

The Innovative Educator

The most important thing to know about remote learning is that it is not simply doing school at home. It's different. Throw the bell schedule out! Instead: The teacher posts assignments with support materials like instructions and videos. Students follow a schedule that works best for the family.

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6 Tips for Online Learning During a School Closure

Where Learning Clicks

Thrown into the world of online learning during a school closure? Get tips from educators who have been doing this for years. The post 6 Tips for Online Learning During a School Closure appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Puzzles for the Puzzled: Children of the World

Teacher Tech

Everyone matters. We each make an impact on this world. Working together makes our task feel less difficult as we work for the same goal. And if we do our jobs well, we will be together to pick up the pieces when it’s over.

Some Good Presentation Tools for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a teacher chances are you have already created a presentation of some sort or presented in front of an audience (e.g., in a conference, at school…etc). And as you know, presenting is a skill more

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.