Tue.Jun 02, 2020

Exploring new ideas: Student-driven remote learning


For many schools, it has been nearly two months of remote learning. Many schools around the world are facilitating remote learning for the remainder of this academic year and possibly longer, and we can take this as an opportunity to try new ideas.

What You Might Have Missed in May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of May: Subscriber Special: May. World Password Day — It’s Coming! Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts for the Tech Teacher in Your Life. Last Chance for this Online College-credit Classes–DigCit and Tech Tools for Writing. Tech Tools for Specials.


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We Stand With the Movement for Black Lives

Education Elements


Being ?Non-Racist? Is Not Enough. Let?s Talk About Being Actively Anti-Racist.


Memorial Day weekend for some meant taking the space to acknowledge and mourn fellow battle buddies.

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

District leaders share successes while managing school tech in the midst of the COVID crisis

eSchool News

Name: Paul Sanfrancesco is Director of Technology for the Owen J. Roberts School District (OJRSD) in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. He teaches as a professor in the Graduate Education Department at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA and Neumann University, Aston, PA.

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Podcast ? Digital Instructional Design is Different and Getting More Different

EdNews Daily

George McLaurin and the Ongoing Fight Against Systemic Racism in Higher Education


During this time of tremendous racial turmoil, happening alongside a national pandemic, we must reflect on the significance of this moment in the history of higher education and on what is at stake.

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An Open Letter to America?s Educators

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik Relax. You are okay. Everything is going to be okay. We know these are uncertain times. As the people who are responsible for delivering education to the children of our nation, you have been carrying quite a burden.

Move Beyond Sadness to Proximity, Engagement and Action


Editor’s note: This is a letter that Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO and president of DreamBox Learning, wrote to her team. She agreed to share it with us. What you do every day at DreamBox Learning matters.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Working through the Challenges of Virtual STEM: A State-of-the-Art Discussion

EdNews Daily

Learning is at a crossroads, and the decisions we make today may well set the course for the coming years in educational instruction.

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6 Factors Community Colleges Should Consider in Their COVID-19 Response


The displacement of more than 40 million American workers from the employment ranks creates an unprecedented challenge. And community colleges will likely play a key role in helping prepare those workers for jobs as economies restart.

4 tips to make your media center renovation a success

eSchool News

When I came on board as Georgetown High School’s Media Specialist three years ago, the school was in the planning stages for a revamped media center.

Online Teaching Best Practices, Tips, and Tools ? SULS065

Shake Up Learning

The post Online Teaching Best Practices, Tips, and Tools – SULS065 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Online teaching is DIFFERENT! Let’s prepare for the new normal with some online teaching best practices, tips, and tools.

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The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

What Transcripts Reveal About Our Schools? Values, Priorities and Inequities


If you want to understand a school’s values and priorities, look at its transcripts. Like sedimentary rocks, schedules can reveal where—and even why—gaps between student potential and opportunity emerge and where they begin to calcify.

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VEX Robotics Launches Free Virtual Platform


VEX Robotics has launched VEXcode VR (Virtual Robot) for those who don’t have access to a physical VEX Robot at home

Parents Are Getting More Involved in Remote Learning. Is That a Good Thing?


Parenting is a tough job in the best of circumstances. And if you’re anything like me, it’s been even harder in the age of COVID-19. The shift to remote learning has been a big adjustment for my kids. And, to be honest, it’s been challenging for their parents too.

Coaching Chronicles: What?s Working During Distance Learning


One of the things I have heard the most throughout this time of COVID-19 is that teachers and coaches feel a sense of inadequacy. Defeat. Frustration. Hopelessness. Most of all, coaches feel a sense of overwhelm.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

College Board Pauses Plan to Let Students Take SAT Test at Home This Fall


The College Board has “paused” efforts to let students take the SAT at home, a plan it shared in April as an available option for students who want to take the college-admissions test but are unable to with many testing centers shuttered by the pandemic.

How to Provide Immersive Learning Experiences Remotely

EdTech Magazine

When schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning, educators were concerned about how they would keep students engaged outside a classroom setting. According to a recent report released by the Association of American Educators, 56 percent of 1,030 educators surveyed said that inadequate student participation and attendance, plus students’ lack of technology or parental support, were major obstacles to remote learning.

Gale Relaunches Kids InfoBits as Gale In Context: Elementary


Kids InfoBits has been relaunched as Gale In Context: Elementary, with new features that aim to help young learners to build their learning and critical thinking skills

CoSN2020: Seeing the Bigger Picture of Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

As K–12 administrators work to improve digital equity for their students, they must ensure students have the devices and internet connections needed to continue learning outside of school buildings. But, experts say, the conversation doesn’t go far enough if it starts and stops with access. “We We have all now realized the critical importance of making sure that every single student has access to these pieces, not just at school but also outside of school for the opportunities of 24/7 learning.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

MIND Blog Rewind: May 2020

MIND Research Institute

Each month on the MIND blog, we share stories of how our organization, our partners, and educators across the country are advancing the mission to mathematically equip all students to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

Expert Q&A: How Cloud Computing Makes Remote Learning Possible

EdTech Magazine

The shift to remote learning has proved to schools just how essential accessibility, connectivity, teacher training, data privacy and wise tech spending are to create a successful learning environment online. That transition also revealed another key lesson: School districts can’t afford to be slow.

Here Is How to Create Quizzes on Google Forms

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Forms is one of our favourite tools for creating digital quizzes. It is simple, easy, and is integrated with Google Drive. The visual below walks you through the 9 steps you need to follow to.read more. 2020 google forms

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3 Ways K?12 IT Leaders Can Support Data-Driven Education

EdTech Magazine

Before technology transformed K–12 education, IT professionals and teachers mostly stayed in their own lanes: IT staff kept systems humming behind the scenes, while educators handled the classroom. Today, those lines are blurry, if not altogether erased.

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.