Tue.Sep 22, 2020

How to create Google Meet breakout rooms for differentiated learning

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Esther Park. Esther is a high school English as a New Language teacher in Northern Virginia. You can connect with her on Twitter @MrsParkShine or on her website: mrspark.org Using breakout rooms completely changed the way I teach remotely.

20 Great Websites to Inspire 2nd Graders

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire 2nd graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Edutainment with BBC. Games that make you think. Puzzle of student pic–create. Plant games. Plant life cycle. Computer basics. Computer puzzle.

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Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, many classrooms remain online in some capacity. Now is a particularly helpful time to consider implementing blended or hybrid learning, two strategies that allow for independent or remote learning.

Using adaptive learning to personalize learning experiences


A version of this post was originally published on August 13, 2020, in Open Access Government.

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.

Guest Post: 4 Reasons Why Minecraft is great for teaching coding for kids


Albert Einstein once said: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” ” The saying is true, especially when kids who are 7 to 10 years old are starting to create interests in learning new things like coding in online games. Such thought is supported by Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist who developed the Cognitive Development Theory.

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With School Plans in Flux, Here Are 3 Leadership Strategies to Prioritize—and 2 to Avoid


Our school leaders and their teachers have just had the most stressful summer to date. When was the last time educators had to wait so long to be able to figure out what back-to-school would look like?

What e-learning trends will 2020 bring to the table?

eSchool News

The internet has radically changed the way people obtain information, and part of this digital revolution is the way we teach and learn.

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OPINION: What I wish all educators understood about the Supreme Court’s DACA decision

The Hechinger Report

It was the briefest of celebrations. In June, the Supreme Court blocked the White House’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This was long-awaited good news for the 3.6 million undocumented young people currently living in the U.S, myself included.

Study shows major learning loss for grades K-2

eSchool News

Students will likely experience 2 to 4 months of learning loss as a result of COVID-19 disruptions, especially in grades K-2, according to a new report. The findings from Illuminate Education highlight a need for additional instructional support this fall.

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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.

Three Successful Strategies for a Virtual Learning Environment with @VictoriaTheTech

Teacher Tech

In a virtual world, how would we be able to modify some of the strategies that we would use in a face to face classroom to increase engagement and shake things up so that students are not just listening to a teacher or staring at a screen for the entire class period?

How to use Google Classroom as an Instructional Coach


Google Classroom has become an increasingly popular platform for teachers and educators, especially in the midst of the transition to remote learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Google Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Remote learning has sent teachers and schools into high gear! We are all trying to figure out what works. In this post, I’m going to show you 10 Google Tips for Remote Learning.

Hard work is helping these schools thrive during COVID-19

eSchool News

Eileen Belastock has been waiting for this moment, just not under these circumstances.

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.

During a Pandemic, Can College Be … Fun?


In normal times, a signature feature of college life is parties—often immortalized in so many Hollywood films where students let loose, meet others and find out who they are.

Taking Inspiration from MIND’s Passion for Educational Equity

MIND Research Institute

As a new grant writer at MIND Research Institute, I am sometimes asked by curious colleagues, “What do you think about working here?” What I often tell them - and what I’d like to share with you - is that MIND’s commitment to equity in education is what continues to inspire me the most.


Covid Diary: Headwaters School


The Tech & Learning COVID Diary series follows educators and administrators throughout the year as they share stories about how their districts are handling teaching and learning during the pandemic

Teach Math by Diving Deep Into Real Data


Rather than approach math using only a curriculum that follows textbook lessons, we can boost learning by teaching math as a science. Middle grades educator and NBCT Kathleen Palmieri is learning how to incorporate data studies to help students relate math to the real world.

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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.

EdTech Tools to Help Kids with Disabilities During Distance Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

With the current school closures, online education is becoming the norm, and in some places it probably will stay so at least for the foreseeable future. With this new reality there emerged a number.read more

Join the 2020-2021 Buncee Ambassador Community!


Are you interested to join the Buncee Ambassador Program? Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort are now open! If you are an active Buncee user and would like to connect with Buncee’s global community, we welcome you to apply and join our Buncee Ambassador program.

30 K–12 IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2020

EdTech Magazine

There’s no denying that 2020 has been a challenging year for teachers, administrators, students and their families. The coronavirus pandemic threw several curveballs at our nation’s schools and education systems, pushing many educators to teach and work together remotely for the first time.

A definitive blog about assessments in online education

Linways Technologies

What is an Assessment. Assessment is a series of measurements that use various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

Comfort in the Discomfort of Growth

The Principal of Change

If you want to listen to the podcast based on this topic, you can watch here on YouTube , or listen on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , or Soundcloud.

Q&A: Adam Juarez on Being Creative When Schools Go Remote

EdTech Magazine

Editor’s Note: This Q&A is part of a series featuring educators and technology experts from our 2020 K–12 IT Influencers list , weighing in on the innovations happening in their school community and in education at large during remote learning. Pivoting to remote learning in the spring presented schools and districts with new challenges, some of which they’re still working to resolve today. But every hurdle has a silver lining.

Another Helpful Resource of Educational Podcasts, Audio Books, and MOOCs

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we want to bring your attention to this excellent educational resource that, we believe, should definitely make it into your digital teaching toolkit. Open Culture, for those of you.read more


What Will the Workforce Look Like for Gen Z?

EdTech Magazine

The future of work is rapidly evolving. The adoption of new technologies, along with COVID-19’s impact on the global economy and workforce, has created greater demand for jobs that require select technical, industrial and business skills. A recent World Economic Forum report found that more than 42 percent of all jobs will change significantly by 2022, placing greater emphasis on skills such as analytics, design thinking and complex problem-solving.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.