Mon.Aug 10, 2020

5 (free) Tech Ed Safety Posters

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five posters you can post on your website (with attribution), on your (virtual) walls, or simply be inspired by. This month: Safety and Security. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + resources, tips and tricks!

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom was created to focus less time on tech and more time on teaching. And it certainly has lived up to its billing. Classroom has streamlined the classroom workflow and makes communication easier between teaches and students. At its core, Google Classroom does a few things and does them really wellIt creates a central home […]. The post The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + resources, tips and tricks! appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Looking Ahead to the 2020-2021 School Year

Digital Promise

A new school year is about to begin for millions of students across the United States, and schools are in uncharted territory as they navigate local, state, and federal recommendations and mandates (or lack thereof) for the health and safety of students and staff. Options range from continuing home learning programs full-time, to fully reopening classrooms with or without additional public or outdoor spaces and staggered schedules, to hybrid approaches. Most agree there are no failsafe options.

Learning Relationships In The New Normal

The Jose Vilson

This post is sponsored by WE Teachers , made possible by Walgreens. All opinions are my own. The last conversation I had with students before the official end of the school year was between me and a few of my seventh graders. We talked about summer plans over Cardi B and Juice Wrld. We shared a snack together. The boys jockeyed for position as “best” virtual game player. The girls talked about the ways they’d miss school and their least favorite teacher.

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.

The simple intervention that could lift kids out of ‘Covid slide’

The Hechinger Report

Zachary Carr hadn’t known Victor for long. Carr, 21, began tutoring the rising fifth grader in mid-June, shortly after wrapping up his junior year at Middle Tennessee State University. But Carr had spent enough one-on-one time with Victor to discern that the boy was unusually fidgety during their latest morning session. This story also appeared in USA Today.

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Google Classroom: Share the Classwork Page

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom is designed to be organized on the Classwork page. Instead of just telling student to “Go to Google Classroom” give them the link to the Classwork page. Copy the Link Go to the Classwork page of your class. Copy the link at the top of the browser. This link will open up directly […]. The post Google Classroom: Share the Classwork Page appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google

OPINION: The biggest danger to U.S. higher education? Losing 20 years’ worth of gains in access for first-generation and minority students

The Hechinger Report

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic poses many dangers to American higher education. In some ways, the dangers facing individual colleges and universities are no different than those facing the rest of our society and economy — lost revenues and increased costs, leading to program cuts and layoffs, or worse, for many institutions.

Supporting Digital Citizenship During Remote Learning


Educators from New York City’s Department of Education share their best practices and advice for supporting digital citizenship

Strategies to mitigate the COVID slide

eSchool News

Lexia Learning’s Chief Learning Officer Dr. Liz Brooke’s steadfast determination to ensure students of all abilities can become successful readers and confident learners continues to be the driving force behind all of her work. According to Brooke in a recent edWebinar , during this time of remote and distance learning, “There have been various levels of implementation, fidelity, and various levels of learning happening.”

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.

Online Filtering and Monitoring for Districts


24/7 online filtering and monitoring is critical for student safety


Balancing cybersecurity and user productivity

eSchool News

As we approach a fall semester that most probably is going to continue to be, at least in part, a virtual experience for many of us, there are many issues for information technology managers to consider. Cybersecurity is one of those. Over the past few years, cybersecurity has become a prime concern at all levels of society, from small town municipalities to the development of cyberwarfare commands in all branches of the military. Passwords are quite literally the key to many IT systems.

Tons of Science Lesson Plans to Use in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 3M Young Scientist Lab is another great website we are adding to our science distance teaching and learning resources. It provides teachers with tons of educational resources to get more. 2020 Science resources

Digital Promise Gives Research Stamp of Approval to 22 More Ed-Tech Products

Marketplace K-12

Digital Promise announced that 22 more products qualified for its Research-Based Product Design certification, which signals to educators and parents that products meet certain quality criteria. The post Digital Promise Gives Research Stamp of Approval to 22 More Ed-Tech Products appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Innovation Product Research Research/Evaluation

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.

Another Great Tool to Help Students with Their Math Homework

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Webmath is an excellent resource to help students with their math problems. We are adding it to the list of math solver tools for students. Webmath, which we discovered through Discovery Education,read more. 2020 math resources

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How to Use the Google Assistant in your Classroom


This blog post is sponsored by Acer Education, a partner of EdTechTeam. “OK, OK, Google”… Can you be my classroom assistant? . Voice Assistant Devices can be useful tools in the classroom. Students can use the devices to check their spelling and mathematics, ask general knowledge questions, and manage their time with reminders. Teachers can use templates to develop custom games and quizzes without writing any code.

Understanding Blended Learning: What Districts Need to Know

EdTech Magazine

With the new school year fast approaching, school districts across the country are starting to finalize and announce their plans for a safe reopening. After much deliberation, many are considering operating classrooms under a blended learning model, which entails a mix of onsite and remote schooling, to make social distancing more feasible in school buildings during the coronavirus pandemic. But the adoption of blended learning today could be seen as more than a safety measure.

Launching a School Year in Uncertain Times


Amid the uncertainty facing teachers and principals this fall, Ronald Williamson and Barbara R. Blackburn offer strategies to keep the safety of students and staff uppermost, to communicate often with your school community, and to sustain your school’s culture. Articles Leadership 2020-2021 back to school Barbara R. Blackburn communication Covid 19 leadership pandemic Ronald Williamson safety school culture

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.

How to Use Google Meet and Microsoft Teams for Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

Videoconferencing platforms have become an essential part of K–12 education during the coronavirus pandemic. With many schools continuing remote learning through the fall, maintaining connections among students, parents and educators is even more crucial.

What Are the New and Emerging Plagiarism Trends?


We discuss new opportunities for plagiarism and academic misconduct in online learning environments and ways to mitigate

How Schools Are Bringing CTE Programs Online

EdTech Magazine

When schools closed last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, many career and technical education teachers had to quickly adapt their courses for remote learning. Now, with continuing health and safety concerns over reopening schools, many CTE educators will need to plan and prepare for teaching in a fully online or blended learning environment. That task isn’t so easy. Compared with other subjects taught in schools, CTE classes rely more on hands-on instruction, equipment and fieldwork.

How Edtech can Bridge the Achievement Gap in America

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Achievement gap is a major problem plaguing education systems in America. It refers to the disparity in academic performance or educational attainment between different groups of students based on socioeconomic status, race, or gender. There is a clear difference in schooling and learning opportunities for students based on wealth.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

Back to School

EdTech Magazine


5 Tips to Strengthen Family Engagement With Teachers, Schools and Learning


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) parent engagement in schools as “parents and school staff working together to support and improve the learning, development, and health of children and adolescents.” It is a shared responsibility in which the school and community purposefully reach out to parents*, and they commit to supporting their children’s learning.

Reopening Schools in a Socially Distanced World — and the Tech That Could Help

EdTech Magazine

As the nation has barreled through the summer of COVID-19, education has taken center stage. Amid continuing health and safety concerns, school leaders and educators are grappling with the decision of whether to return to school or continue remote learning this coming school year. Across the U.S., districts big and small — from Los Angeles and San Diego to Indiana’s Metropolitan School District of Washington Township — have already opted out of a fall reopening.

PROOF POINTS: The evolving science of how kids contract and spread coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Our understanding of school transmission of Covid-19 has evolved since March as recent scientific papers point to higher rates among school-aged children. Credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images). In March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic erupted in the United States, epidemiological reports circulated that children weren’t getting the virus very often and, when they did, their cases were mild.

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.