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Homework in a McDonald’s parking lot: Inside one mother’s fight to help her kids get an education during coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Terri Johnson willed her body not to show signs of impatience. She had been sitting in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in Greenville, Mississippi, for more than an hour, so her oldest child, Kentiona, could connect to the building’s Wi-Fi, something they didn’t have at home.

Game-base Learning Books for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Game-based learning is a learning trend with an increasing attraction in today’s classrooms. At its core, game-based learning deploys learning principles incorporated in the gaming industry in.read more

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A semester of trauma, sickness and death at a New York school

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By April, Odalys Garate, 18, was supposed to have made it through the hard part. She, her mother and her two older sisters ? everyone she lives with ? had all recovered from Covid-19.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 214 Let’s Talk About Rooting Out Anti-Black Racism In Our Schools

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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.

Grandparents raising grandchildren under lockdown: When the protectors are the most vulnerable

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In their last trip before quarantining for coronavirus, Joanne H. Clough takes her daughter, Diane Roznowski, 23, and granddaughter, Carter Gens, 4, to visit Clough’s brother near Juneau, Alaska, in March 2020. Credit: Photo courtesy of Joanne Clough.

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The ‘Katrina-to-Covid Class’: How the coronavirus era affects New Orleans students more acutely

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Satoriya Lambert was still a toddler when Hurricane Katrina struck her hometown. After the levees burst open, her family carried Satoriya to a waiting car on higher ground and they fled the flooded city. This story also appeared in HuffPost. Satoriya is now 18.

When Schools Think More About Data Than Understanding

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Teaching is easy. Teaching well is very, very hard to do day in and day out, especially in the schools that need it most. The post When Schools Think More About Data Than Understanding appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Equity Terry Heick

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When both parents are on the front lines, who’s taking care of the kids?

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Tamiesha and Ernest Parris, 36 and 38, met on the job six years ago. Both nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City, they dated in secret for years. Ernest Parris works in the post-operative department and Tamiesha Parris works in the ICU.

Simple Metacognitive Assessment Hack During Distance Learning

Cycles of Learning

As the summer approached I became more and more conflicted as to how to assess my students. Many options existed including timed, self grading quizzes in Google Forms, video assessments via FlipGrid , etc.

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.

‘It’s really hard to parent from behind bars’

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This winter, before the pandemic changed everything, Brittany Jefferson spent weekdays at a call center, putting in hours through a work release program as she neared the end of a four-year stint in prison.

Title Capitalization Made Easy – Just Copy and Paste

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Title Capitalization Rules Are Confusing I’ve always struggled with capitalizing titles. I’m pretty sure I remember being taught to capitalize the first word, last word, and important words (whatever that means), after that I have no idea what to do.

Schools provide stability for refugees. Covid-19 upended that

The Hechinger Report

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced schools to pivot to remote learning, Nawar Almadani and her family weren’t sure what they’d do. Her three kids were enrolled in middle and elementary school; she was working toward her GED.

As coronavirus ravaged Indian Country, the federal government failed its schools

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Samantha Honani’s son hasn’t completed a school assignment in months. After his high school on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona shut down in March, he finished about three weeks of distance learning via his family’s computer. Then, in April, he stopped hearing from his teachers.

EdTech at School

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