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10 Best US Colleges for Computer Science

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re a senior in HS looking to continue your tech education, we have a list of the ten best colleges that will help you perfect your skills: 10 Best Colleges in the USA to Study Computer Science.

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How to facilitate meaningful discussions in hybrid or virtual classrooms

Neo LMS

As a teacher for more than a quarter of a century, I have been intimately involved in trying to move education from the factory “assembly line” model to one that is more student-centered.

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Sir Ken Robinson: A Brief In Memoriam [guest post]

Dangerously Irrelevant

Amidst the chaos of 2020 we lost a true leader in education in late August just as schools were trying to reopen. In the event that you might have missed it, I wanted to circle back and offer a brief tribute.

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.

Who Is Missing From College During the Pandemic? A Lot of Students, Actually

Edsurge

They might be on your roster, but they’re ghosting you. So what’s an online professor to do when students just aren’t participating?

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Lessons on building community from a pandemic

eSchool News

Like schools across the country, Lompoc Unified School District was thrown into distance learning with little warning and no real preparation. While it was far from ideal, we found that building community was the key to making the best of the situation.

OPINION: Why we need a new pedagogy for our post-Covid future

The Hechinger Report

The author’s daughter has spent much of the pandemic learning how to problem solve with her sewing machine. Credit: Eric S. Singer. Early in the lockdown, my 10-year-old daughter learned how to use a sewing machine by watching YouTube videos.

Halloween Math Activities with JiJi

MIND Research Institute

It may be the spookiest time of the year, but there’s nothing scary about math or JiJi’s favorite Halloween-themed crafts and activities! Every October, we have a blast celebrating Halloween and putting together some fun ideas for you to celebrate the Fall season with ST Math.

Why We Love Google Apps – Version History

Teacher Tech

Version history allows you to see the edits in a Google Doc, Sheets, Slides, or Sites. When you make edits in the document it is recorded as a version and you can revert back to the version any time! File Menu In Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides use the File menu to choose “Version history.”

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.

Research-Based Implementation of Online Learning: Part One

Where Learning Clicks

With unprecedented numbers of American students using online learning, thoughtfully implementing high-quality curriculum is key to their success. The post Research-Based Implementation of Online Learning: Part One appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Leading a District Effectively During an Unprecedented School Year

edWeb.net

By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Putting a device in every hand during emergency learning

eSchool News

For Sandra Paul, Director of of Information Technology at the Township of Union Public Schools in Northern New Jersey, the goal is simple—every one of the 7,200 kids in her district must have a device this fall. How to accomplish this? Not so simple.

Blended Learning Best Practices (with Catlin Tucker) – SULS085

Shake Up Learning

The post Blended Learning Best Practices (with Catlin Tucker) – SULS085 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This week, I’m chatting about Blended Learning best practices with the blended learning guru, Dr. Catlin Tucker.

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.

Transform Distance Learning Homework With These 5 Smart Ideas

Edthena

After returning to schools, teachers wonder if distance learning homework assignments offer student benefits. Homework tasks may need to be lightened or modified to be more meaningful for distance learning students.

Can Your Students Tell the Difference Between Fact and Fiction?

Edsurge

Information flies by in our social media feeds, pops into our private messages and invades our inboxes. Sometimes I feel like I can’t even keep up. On more than one occasion, I’ve shared something, then had to walk it back. I know better, and yet I still fail to be a critical consumer of information.

Two Educational Websites to Help kids in Their Distance Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As I was going through the resources provided by Zoom to help parents and teachers cope with the current pandemic, I discovered these two interesting websites I want to bring to your attention. The.read more

edWeb Hosts Project Tomorrow Virtual Congressional Briefing on Speak Up 2020 Research

edWeb.net

This week, edWeb.net will be hosting a virtual presentation of the Speak Up 2020 Congressional Briefing: Release of the National Research Findings on Wednesday, October 21st at 12 pm Eastern Time. For the past 17 years, Project Tomorrow has hosted an annual Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C.

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.

School 180 Podcast: Pretend It's the 80's

Cycles of Learning

I was recently honored to have been a guest on my good friend Chris Walsh's new podcast, School 180. Click here to listen to our conversation exploring ways to make online instruction inquiry-driven. Podcast

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The Epic Hero Shield: Archetype Meets SEL

MiddleWeb

Focusing on the elements of the epic hero, this activity from author and 2019 PA TOY Marilyn Pryle helps students learn about literary elements while reflecting on their own lives, goals, and obstacles as they consider the hero’s backstory, good qualities, flaw, and quest.

Our Democracy: A Civic Journalism Project for Youth

Educator Innovator

By Andrea Bruce. I am a photographer, and for most of my life, I worked in international conflict zones. While working in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mexico, people I met often asked me what Americans believe the word “democracy” means.

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Technology and a Focus on the Depth of Learning #Podcast

The Principal of Change

Are people better with technology today, or is it just way easier to use than before? If it is easier to use, are we focused on creating better things with it and “deep learning,” or are we focusing on the “shine” of technology? .

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.

Announcing Georgia Test Prep

Georgia Test Prep

It is with great pleasure we announce that today we have launched Georgia Test Prep, an online solution to help parents and students of the state of Georgia create a solid foundation in Georgia Standards of Excellence.

Cambium Learning Completes Acquisition of Rosetta Stone, Looks to Meet COVID-Era Demands

Marketplace K-12

Cambium Learning, which offers products in curriculum, assessment, and professional development, nearly doubles its total employees with the recent acquisition of languages company Rosetta Stone.

Announcing Georgia Test Prep- An online tool to help your child create a solid foundation in Georgia Standards of Excellence!

Georgia Test Prep

It is with great pleasure we announce that today we have launched Georgia Test Prep, an online solution to help parents and students of the state of Georgia create a solid foundation in Georgia Standards of Excellence.

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Digital Textbook Resources to Help You in Your (Online) Instruction

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post I am sharing with you this collection of digital curricular materials created by Discovery Education (DE) for use with students. These are basically four textbooks (Techbooks as DE.read more

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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