Wed.Jan 13, 2021

2021, I Resolve…

Ask a Tech Teacher

New Years–a time for rest, rejuvenation and repair. A time to assess life. Do we settle into our routine, enjoy where it’s headed, or is it time to grab our purse, iPhone, car keys, and get out of there? As a teacher-author, New Year’s Resolutions are more of a To Do list.

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15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library

Waterford

It’s crucial to provide your students with books that explore a diverse breadth of identities and experience for two reasons, both of which tie into equity and access. First, it makes sure every student in your classroom feels that they have a voice and belong.

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How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

Digital Promise

In June, the Edcamp Community joined our Digital Promise family. The Edcamp Community supports educators to organize and participate in participant-driven professional learning designed by and for educators.

What COVID-era learning looks like in 144 innovative schools around the country

The Christensen Institute

Across the country, COVID-19 has made redefining the status quo an imperative for K-12 schools. But with little to no state and federal guidance about high-quality options for learning during a pandemic, school leaders urgently need ways to learn from the struggles and triumphs of their peers.

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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.

Helping Hands: The Evolving Role of IT in Remote Education

EdTech Magazine

K–12 IT staff handle much more than computing and networking. That’s something IT professionals have known about themselves for some time.

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A Record Year Amid a Pandemic: US Edtech Raises $2.2 Billion in 2020

Edsurge

A most disruptive year to schools and society proved lucrative for the education industry, particularly for those raising private capital. In 2020, U.S. education technology startups raised over $2.2

Use these resources to make distance learning less distant

eSchool News

The ripple effects of COVID-19 have thrust the world into uncertain times, and especially schools and students.

In the Darkness, There Is Light: 6 Books That Shine Hope for Students and Teachers

Edsurge

2020 was such a dark year. For me, the announcement of the Pfizer vaccine created a pinprick of light at the end of a very long tunnel. Finally, I found hope. And what a lift it gave my soul!

Attend Exams From Home, with Linways Online Examination Module.

Linways Technologies

There has been a drastic transformation in the teaching-learning process in our education system over the past few months. In the new normal Online Classes have taken over the conventional classrooms. Online learning has made the teaching-learning process highly simplified and flexible.

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.

GeoGebra Classroom: Students Make Constructions

Teacher Tech

I am digging teaching with with GeoGebra this year. In my quest to start a lesson by having students do the thinking I wanted to use GeoGebra classroom to have students construct a Chord, Central Angle, and Inscribed Angle. However, I had a failure in setting up the activity.

Launching SchoolLibraryNJ (and some models beyond)

NeverEndingSearch

We’re exited to launch SchoolLibraryNJ , a evolving project designed to address inequitable access to resources for K12 schools and libraries and to present the value of librarians in digitally curating resources for teaching and learning.

5 assessment policy recommendations for the Biden administration

eSchool News

The incoming Biden administration and Congress should focus on innovation, flexibility and more relevance to teaching and learning when it comes to assessment policy , according to NWEA.

4 Steps to Creating a Post-COVID District Improvement Plan

techlearning

A post-COVID district improvement plan should feature input from stakeholders and consider lessons learned from remote 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.

Here Is How to Create Polls in Google Meet

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Polling is a handy feature provided by Google Meet. As a teacher, you can use Meet polls for a variety of educational purposes including: empowering students voice by involving them in making.read more. Google Meet

5 Effective Tools for Improving Classroom Engagement

EdTech4Beginners

Using the latest technology is a sure way of keeping students engaged in a class. As a teacher, if you want your students to show interest in your lessons and concentrate more, you should adopt the latest technology in teaching.

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MIND Blog Rewind: Finishing 2020 Strong

MIND Research Institute

At the end of each quarter 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. Welcome to the MIND Blog Rewind!

Try a Game Strategy to Engage Kids in History

MiddleWeb

Purposeful gaming is a natural complement to learning, writes award-winning middle school history teacher Jennifer Ingold. She shares one of her creations – American Modernization Monopoly – in this fully illustrated "why and how" post, complete with SEL and assessment notes.

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.

New Book: Blended Learning with Google by Kasey Bell

Shake Up Learning

The post New Book: Blended Learning with Google by Kasey Bell appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Blended Learning with Google: Your Guide to Dynamic Teaching and Learning. Ready for blended learning in a post COVID world?

Innovative Math Education Has Entered the Zoom

Where Learning Clicks

A parent discovers how innovative curriculum programs support multiple approaches to math and bridge generational divides in learning. The post Innovative Math Education Has Entered the Zoom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Alan November Podcast Episode: Evolving with Heart with @lainierowell & @buddyxo

techieMusings

I had the privilege to be on Alan’s November’s podcast again! This time, Lainie Rowell , Alan November , and I sat down to talk about out collective experiences teaching in a blended and online format. We focus on ideas for building a community of learners in an online setting, strategies for giving students more agency in their learning, providing students a variety of platforms to express themselves, and more. Stacey Roshan and Lainie Rowell: Evolving with Heart.

Voice Type Your Documents- Three Great Speech to Text Tools for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Since they first appeared almost three decades ago voice recognition technologies, also known as speech to text technologies, have come along way in the way they have transformed out interaction with.read more. Speech to text apps

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.

OPINION: A U.S. history teacher scrambles to explain unprecedented attacks and desecration of democracy

The Hechinger Report

When I first saw footage of rioters storming the U.S. Capitol last week, my instinctive response — before the despondency I felt at the desecration of American democracy, or the anger that would later have me shouting at my television set — was historical.

Are Colleges Partly to Blame for the Riot at the Capitol?

Edsurge

Since the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol a week ago, the nation has been processing, and trying to figure out what it all means and where to go from here. One question that has emerged: How can schools and colleges foster a stronger sense of civic education and engagement?

OPINION: Nothing can replace relationships between students and advisers, but some tools make a big difference

The Hechinger Report

College access and success are thwarted by all sorts of barriers, including complex bureaucracies, high costs and insufficient financial aid. Structural racism adds an additional layer of oppression for young people of color. Even before the pandemic, there weren’t enough advisers to go around.