Mon.Apr 06, 2020

Health and Wellness Choice Boards for Teachers and Students

Catlin Tucker

On Saturday, I wrote a blog sharing an offline choice board teachers can use to blend offline activities into their online classes. On Twitter, Barbara McInnes suggested teachers add a wellness activity to their offline choice boards.

Novel HyperDocs: 25 ready to use units for your class

Ditch That Textbook

Novel HyperDocs take the old curriculum guides we know and turn them into engaging blended learning units of study. Here are 25 ready to use novel HyperDocs for your class.

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15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

When kids read that America’s $23 trillion+ debt is accepted by many experts as ‘business as usual’, I wonder how that news will affect their future personal finance decisions. Do they understand the consequences of unbalanced budgets? The quandary of infinite wants vs. finite dollars?

Some great add-ons for Hangouts Meet to help teachers

Educational Technology Guy

With schools closed, teachers are using a variety of tools to work remotely with their students. Google Hangouts Meet is one of them. Google recently announced a variety of updates to it to enhance the experience for schools and to provide more controls.

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.

Coronavirus Chronicles 011 – Liberty Public Schools

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 011 is below.

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4 Communication Tips For #RemoteLearning Educators

The Web20Classroom

This is the third in a series of posts I am doing while many of us are facing an unprecedented time of isolation. The first was about reducing stress and anxiety and the second about building community, even at a distance.

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Leading Through Change: An Interview with a District Coach

Education Elements

The ability to navigate ambiguity is a top skill of effective leaders, and there has never been a more urgent need for this skill, while simultaneously leading others through uncertainty and change.

Innovative Schools Find Lessons — and Opportunities — in Remote Learning

Edsurge

Two weeks ago I was due to visit a handful of innovative schools in New York City and the Bay area as part of my research. I am an edtech consultant and student of experience design at the University of the Arts, London. Needless to say, the trips didn’t take place.

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Automagically PDF Worksheet to Google Form

Teacher Tech

Upgrade your PDF by making it a Google Form. Former math teacher John McGowan, the creator of g(Math), EquatIO, Form Creator and more has developed a Drive Add-on Automagical Forms on to take your PDF and turn it into a Google Form!! THIS WILL SAVE YOU HOURS!!

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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.

Online Learning Book Recommendations: And Why I Read so Few Books on the Topic

Edsurge

The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, In the midst of this current COVID situation, I'm looking to up my game … as an educator … especially in the online environment.

EdTech startups launch "Learn From Home Club" offering free resources to students and teachers

Educational Technology Guy

Self-serve learning platforms Codecademy, Duolingo, Quizlet, Skillshare, and Brainly have teamed up to create the Learn From Home Club - a joint offering of free learning resources for teachers and students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (offer details for each company are available at the link provided).

5 Ways That Digital Portfolios Can Expand Learning Opportunities

Edsurge

As educators sift through numerous edtech tools in search of meaningful ways to connect, engage and share with their students, the following questions are helpful to consider: Students are more likely to stay motivated and engaged when they have a say in how the work will be completed.

How the last recession affected higher education. Will history repeat?

The Hechinger Report

One of the peculiar things about higher education is that it runs in the opposite direction of the economy. When the economy stalls, demand for college typically rises as the unemployed decide to go back to school to improve their job prospects.

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.

Virtual Learning Leadership Roundtable

EdTechTeacher

Webinar Archive: Audio & Video. EdTechTeacher was proud to host a free roundtable discussion with educational leaders from across the country who provided perspectives on virtual teaching and learning in the face of extended school closings prompted by the coranavirus.

Stripped of graduation and end-of-year rituals, new generation of college seniors instead face dismal job market

The Hechinger Report

Kaitlin Hughes after being inducted into a Jesuit honors society at Georgetown University, with her parents, Kathy and David Hughes. Kaitlin has a job lined up for July. Credit: Photo by Arianna Hughes. NEW YORK — Kaitlin Hughes is a college senior with something many classmates envy: a job offer.

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Zoom’s Out for Remote Learning

techlearning

Following reports of hackers breaking into lessons with racist, pornographic and harassing interruptions, several large districts are moving away from Zoom

Why You Should Care about the Cares Act

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik $30.75 Billion. That sounds like a lot of money. Included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that Congress passed, approximately $30,750,000,000.000 was appropriated for education. See how big it looks when you write it out?

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!

Digital Learning Resources for April 2020

techlearning

If you are like us, your school is in virtual learning and teaching mode. If your colleagues are asking for ideas or you are looking for ways to stay in touch we offer the following

6 Crucial Strategies for a Successful Virtual Summit

EdNews Daily

By Devishobha Chandramouli Virtual events have been rising in popularity steadily over the last few years, but the COVID crisis seems to have skyrocketed the popularity of virtual conferences, with several companies even canceling their annual place-based conferences and switching to virtual conferences.

Automagically PDF Worksheet to Google Form

Teacher Tech

Upgrade your PDF by making it a Google Form. Former math teacher John McGowan, the creator of g(Math), EquatIO, Form Creator and more has developed a Drive Add-on Automagical Forms on to take your PDF and turn it into a Google Form!! THIS WILL SAVE YOU HOURS!!

How to Help Students Overcome Test Anxiety

EdNews Daily

By Carol Henry Historically, standardized testing has always been a widely used tool in schools around the world. However, this method isn’t exactly perfect, and states such as Georgia have began lowering the number of tests due to the overwhelming pressure it causes among students.

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EdTech at School

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

NEW in Teams – Attachments are View by Default

Teacher Tech

Digital is different, we don’t replace the copy machine with digital copies. In fact, I try to avoid like the plague assigning myself digital paperwork. Before today the default when you added documents to an assignment in Microsoft Teams was “Students edit their own copy.”

Keeps kids engaged with free one-a-day brainteasers

eSchool News

MindAntix, a learning company that provides all students with the opportunity to build creativity and problem-solving skills, announced it is releasing a weekly set of free brainteaser activities to support at-home learning.

OPINION: It’s time for some frank talk about abrupt college closures

The Hechinger Report

As the coronavirus continues to spread globally, U.S. colleges and universities are navigating decisions about vacating campuses and moving to online-only instruction.

Recognize Earth Day by Staying Resourceful While Working from Home

Discovery Education

Families around the country are working diligently to navigate a new normal as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. We know that for educators the new normal requires exploring new digital tools to support their students’ progress.

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.