Sat.Mar 21, 2020

Britannica LaunchdPacks free of charge to US Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. The latest is Britannica: Britannica’s LaunchPacks ® offered free of charge to all US schools. As schools across the United States close or prepare to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Encyclopaedia Britannica is offering all schools’ and students free access to its popular LaunchPacks ® Science and Social Studies learning content.

Silver Lining for Learning – Episode 01

Dangerously Irrelevant

Episode 01 of Silver Lining for Learning is now available for viewing. Please visit our website to learn more about this initiative and our chief instigators. We also are looking for guest bloggers. Next week our guest will be Sugata Mitra ! Related Posts. A new adventure: Silver Lining for Learning. Time to find other employment. Supporting effective technology integration and implementation: 2012 ISTE Leadership Forum #isteLF12. Education in a digital world [VIDEO].

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Britannica LaunchPacks free of charge to US Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. The latest is Britannica: Britannica’s LaunchPacks ® offered free of charge to all US schools. As schools across the United States close or prepare to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Encyclopaedia Britannica is offering all schools’ and students free access to its popular LaunchPacks ® Science and Social Studies learning content.

Zooming In On Distance Learning by @4PamBradley

Teacher Tech

Guest blog post by Pam Bradley Like so many of us, my school is closed due to COVID19 quarantine, leaving teachers groping for effective distance learning strategies and how to get content to students. In It Together Well, I’m still no expert, but thanks to “my people” (friends, colleagues, FaceBook teacher groups, Twitter, and even […]. The post Zooming In On Distance Learning by @4PamBradley appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

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.

Toilet Paper, Bread and Eggs.

There is no box

We went from planning for schools to shutdown, to schools being shutdown, to being sheltered in place for a few weeks to being told to stay at home indefinitely. And that was all since just last week. I was going to venture out to look for bread and eggs this morning (failed at two attempts yesterday), but I’m not ready for more disappointment just yet. We still have toilet paper, so I decided to revive my blog instead. There is a lot on my mind at the moment.

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New Federal Bills to Fund Wi-Fi Hotspots to Schools to Help Close the Homework Gap

CUE

Prepared by John Cradler, CUE Legislation and Policy Consultant According to FCC Commissioner, Jessica Rosenworcel, Living with the Coronavirus is going to reveal hard truths about the digital divide. This is especially true for students, who are being told in record numbers to use online for education at home due to Coronavirus related school closures. […]. The post New Federal Bills to Fund Wi-Fi Hotspots to Schools to Help Close the Homework Gap appeared first on CUE, Inc.

We Read and We Write – Wherever We Are.

MiddleWeb

On the day after school was declared closed, ELA teacher Brent Gilson greeted students from behind a "desk wall" as they came by to pick up personal gear and borrow books from his class library. One girl’s wonderful note inspired him to write a hopeful message of his own. Pandemic Teaching with a View Brent Gilson coronavirus pandemic separation from students teaching online

Making sure you are aware.PD opportunities

SpeechTechie

There are several great PD opportunities online this week: CSHA and SpeechTherapyPD's Teletherapy Bootcamp (Monday 3/23) SLP Telecon sponsored by SLP Toolkit, The Informed SLP, and Bjorem Speech Publications Both are free, offer ASHA CEUs, and have live viewing or playback opportunities. I'm registered for both; the agendas look very helpful for anyone figuring out how to continue to provide services within the current situation. coronavirus professional development telepractice

Bringing Tech into the Weight Room

EdTech Magazine

Classrooms are not the only areas in schools where technology can make a difference in students’ lives. Physical education and athletics programs are starting to see the benefits of applying technology to students’ training regimens, especially in the weight room at the high school level. John Beerbower, director of strength and conditioning at McHenry Community High School District 156 in McHenry, Ill.,

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.

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How to Bring Classroom Observations into the Digital Age

EdTech Magazine

Feedback is a crucial component of teacher professional development. Classroom observations are a standard approach for assessing and improving a teacher’s instructional and classroom-management skills. The observations, whether unannounced or scheduled, typically involve an administrator physically sitting in a classroom and taking notes about a teacher’s performance for later discussion. That process can take days and the administrator’s presence can be distracting.

The Annual CoSN Conference Is Going Virtual

EdTech Magazine

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) announced on March 11 that its 2020 conference on transformational technology leadership is now a two-part virtual experience. CoSN’s Board of Directors made the decision based on official health and safety advisories regarding COVID-19 from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the public health department of the District of Columbia , where the live event was scheduled to take place.

Q&A: Amy McLaughlin on Why Cybersecurity Leadership Should Extend Beyond IT

EdTech Magazine

When schools are targeted in cyberattacks, the work of mitigation and communication doesn’t rest with IT teams alone. It actually makes organizations more vulnerable if leaders beyond the IT department are not involved in cybersecurity, says Amy McLaughlin, cybersecurity project director for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). You cannot put all of this on one unit,” she says. Cybersecurity “requires a systemic approach in order to be successful.”.

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.

CoSN2020: Want to Boost Innovation in Education? Focus on Data

EdTech Magazine

There’s no denying the importance of data in education. With the right tools, educators can pinpoint subject areas where students struggle or skills that teachers need additional training to master. In operations, data can help administrators gauge the effectiveness of technology deployments and measure efficiency indicators such as use or spending.

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Solidifying a Place for Esports in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

There’s no denying the popularity of the global, billion-dollar esports industry. The number of frequent esports viewers is projected to reach 297 million in 2022, more than five times the number in 2012, according to Statista. The numbers are even higher when occasional viewers are factored in, bringing the total number of projected viewers to 644 million. Compare that to this year’s Super Bowl, which had just over 102 million viewers.

Managing Cloud Consumption for Optimal Results

EdTech Magazine

The public cloud can simplify IT environments. But what happens when an enterprise’s cloud environment itself becomes maddeningly complex? As organizations across industries have increased their cloud spending and made the public cloud a more integral part of their operations, a number of inefficiencies have cropped up.