Fri.Aug 07, 2020

JotForm Reports–A Fresh Way to Energize Remote Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

The teachers taking my online classes this summer tell me they’re having difficulty with remote teaching. Problems include administering and grading assessments, taking attendance, finding backchannel tools that enable them to stay in touch with students, and keeping viewers engaged during video presentations. Sure, they have tools that can do each of these but they either aren’t robust enough or only do part of the job or don’t excite students enough to participate.

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For Some Districts, Tech Was Messy This Spring. Now They’re More Prepared.


Too little technology makes remote instruction nigh impossible. Too much makes it a hassle. Such was the two-sided dilemma that many educators experienced in the spring. Computers, hotspots and other devices were in short supply. At the same time, the number of digital tools used across schools and districts seemingly multiplied.

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How VR and AR Can Be Used to Support Students with Special Needs


VR and AR offer capabilities that resonate for students with special needs


Putting interrupted learning back on track

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked academic havoc. With schools closed around the country, more than 55 million students needed services from afar. And who knows what the fall will bring. Will schools open? Will online learning continue? And then the bigger question: How far behind did students fall?

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.

Why Black families are choosing to keep their kids remote when schools reopen

The Hechinger Report

Public schools in the town of Oxford, Mississippi, are scheduled to reopen in September, after an abrupt shutdown last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although the district is one of the most racially diverse in the state, school officials are expecting a fragmented return along demographic lines as more families of color than white families opt to enroll their children in online learning. Credit: Matthew Nichols/Flicker.

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Another problem with shifting education online: cheating

The Hechinger Report

When universities went online in response to Covid-19, so did the tests their students took. But one of the people who logged on to take an exam in a pre-med chemistry class at a well-known mid-Atlantic university turned out not to be a student at all. This story also appeared in The Washington Post. He was a plant. An imposter. A paid ringer.

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Podcast: New Norms of Hybrid Professional Development

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Report Presents: Guests Tyce Miller, the CEO of Mobilemind and Sarah Porisch, Director of Technology, Brainerd Public Schools, discuss what’s happening now with teaching the teachers. Where schools once had those eight-hour days of intensive professional development, training is now shifting to on-demand and highly personalized through advanced technology.

Create a Linked Google Sides Table of Contents

Teacher Tech

In a Google Doc you can insert a Table of Contents to provide a link to each section in the document. This is not a function in Google Slides. If you are creating a Google Slides lesson for students it can be handy to provide linked text or a button to have students jump to […]. The post Create a Linked Google Sides Table of Contents appeared first on Teacher Tech. Apps Script Google Slides Add-on google google slides slides

Out-of-the-Box Thinking Is So Five Minutes Ago

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik “Woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand Whose wine, what wine, where the hell did I dine? Must have been a dream I don’t believe where I have been Come on, let’s do it again.” –Peter Frampton I was speaking to my friend Sal Gerardo this past week. For those of you who follow my columns, you have probably heard his name before. Sal’s company, Value Spring Technology, is working on an AI solution for education.

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.

What if public schools never reopen?

The Hechinger Report

American public schools may never fully recover from the coronavirus crisis. Credit: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. In the next few weeks, public schools in the U.S. will embark on a grand experiment, balancing the safety of 51 million students with their academic, social and emotional needs. The coronavirus pandemic forced schools across the country to switch to remote learning this spring.

A New Google Tool to Help Students Learn Coding

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google has recently launched Grasshopper Gallery on desktop providing thus students with an interactive environment where they can practice and develop their coding skills. Students can use more. 2020 Coding resources coding tools iPad coding apps

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Staying Connected During COVID-19 [Teacher Spotlight]: Marisabel Soliman

eSchool News

In partnership with eSchool News, Illuminate Education is spotlighting teachers in a series recognizing educators, the way they have moved instruction online during COVID-19, and how they have prioritized the needs of their students. Marisabel Soliman. 8th Grade Science Teacher. Pembroke Pines Charter Schools. Broward County School District. “We We never cease learning, and as educators, this is a great time for us to add more skills to our bag of tricks.”.

Two Excellent Digital Libraries That Offer Books for All Reading Levels

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with two of our favourite digital libraries for kids. These are platforms where kids can access tons of books for all reading levels. Collections include picture books,read more

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.

Organizations, Jamf Nation answer the call for help during COVID-19

Jamf on EdTech

Hear some of the inspiring stories that happen when individuals and companies come together for the betterment of others

Importance of Assistive Technology


For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critically important in removing barriers to mobility, communication, socialization, and learning. This white paper discusses the array of assistive technology devices and services and how these can help students minimize the challenges of their disability and participate more fully in their education. Download this white paper to learn more about: How assistive technology supports students in the 13 IDEA categories of disability.

How to Plan for Hybrid Teaching and Learning

Graphite Blog

As school districts continue to make and revise plans to open the 2020–2021 school year, many are considering adopting blended or hybrid learning-based schedules. There is widespread hope that some form of face-to-face interaction can be safely combined with remote learning. And just like during the abrupt transition to remote instruction, we teachers will have to adapt quickly to new instructional challenges.

An overview on Holistic Education in classrooms

Linways Technologies

4 characteristics of a holistic teaching style. One key goal of the new National Education Policy (NEP) is to develop a holistic learning style in our educational institution that’d prepare our students to build a better future. Among many restructuring and updates, the NEP hold this holistic approach at the core. So let’s explore this concept and find what makes up for a holistic education in classrooms.

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 Host a Virtual Back-to-School Night

Graphite Blog

Back-to-school night is an exciting annual ritual for parents and caregivers, teachers, and administrators. It's when we begin a new relationship with our classroom community and meet the adults who will be our partners in supporting our students' education. Given the restrictions on large-group gatherings and the fact that many schools are not returning to in-person instruction for the time being, back-to-school nights are going to look a lot different this year.

Online Proctoring System – Know about its features and Pros & Cons!

Think Exam

An online proctoring system is an advanced AI integrated tool that has been created for ensuring a cheat-proof test environment when the candidate is attempting an online test from a remote location. It increases the scope for the administrator to conduct online exams from any remote location without worrying about any sort of misleading act or attempt during the test. The post Online Proctoring System – Know about its features and Pros & Cons! appeared first on Thinkexam Blog.

SupportMyMac teams up with Connected Canadians to assist seniors

Jamf on EdTech

We’re excited to share news about an initiative that’s bringing connection and accessibility to those in need, even in our new, socially distanced normal