Mon.Jan 25, 2021

Digital Promise Appoints Jean-Claude Brizard as New President and Chief Executive Officer

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s board of directors has appointed Jean-Claude Brizard as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective March 1. Brizard succeeds Karen Cator in the role and will assume day-to-day leadership of Digital Promise while also joining its board of directors.

9 Great Websites to Inspire 3rd Graders

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire third graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Riding the Wind with Kalani. Weather Websites. Wild Weather Adventure. All About Americ a. USA Puzzle. 360 o views from around the world.

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5 Tips for Better Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

With remote learning now the norm in many school districts, K–12 cyberattacks are at an all-time high, and IT staff are working around the clock to strengthen their defenses. Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota has a more comprehensive approach to cybersecurity than most school districts.

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Building Learning Habits with SplashLearn

Kleinspiration

In the world of ipads, youtubes, disneys and everything else in between, how can we as parents and teachers keep children interested in learning? How can we build and nurture a desire for learning?

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.

Human Bias Is Everywhere in Tech. To Fix It We Need to Reshape Computer Science Education.

Edsurge

As we transition into the new year reckoning with a violent insurrection organized on social media, the spread of disinformation about a deadly pandemic and breakdowns in distance learning, it would be remiss of us not to acknowledge the impact of technology on every facet of our society.

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This Is the Moment for States to Design the Future of Education

Edsurge

We begin 2021 heartened by the resiliency of educators and students from around the country pushing through the disruptions of COVID-19. Even in the face of current challenges, many schools and districts are using this moment to design new approaches that will shape learning far into the future.

Parents are critical to college and career readiness

eSchool News

On March 13, Keller, a second grader at Vermont’s Hinesburg Elementary, came home from school and didn’t return for six months. Like 20 million other students across the United States, Keller, with no preparation or warning, abruptly shifted to online learning.

How to Simplify Cybersecurity Systems in K-12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

If there’s one principle to remember about cybersecurity, it’s that complexity is its greatest enemy. Complex systems are hard, if not impossible, to secure.

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PROOF POINTS: College Board’s own research at odds with its decision to axe the essay portion of the SAT

The Hechinger Report

The College Board’s decision on Jan. 19, 2021 to eliminate the essay portion of the SAT may have delighted millions of current and future high school students but its discontinuation could also be a loss for students of color and those whose primary language isn’t English.

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.

Discuss Education with Rev. Dr. Fr. Jose Kannampuzha

Linways Technologies

In his teaching career spanning 30 years, Rev. Dr. Fr. Jose Kannampuzha has witnessed different phases of the Indian education system and moulded different generations of students.

CoderZ to Launch New CoderZ League Sprint Challenge Virtual Tournament in March

eSchool News

This year, students across the United States can look forward to another type of March Madness. On top of cheering on their favorite collegiate basketball team, they’ll be the ones competing – in the new CoderZ League Sprint Challenge.

What Running a SEL Startup Taught Me About Raising Money as a Female Founder

Edsurge

Last year, when venture funding for female founders dipped 27 percent from 2019 and made up just 2.3 percent of all capital raised, we beat the odds. Amidst a global pandemic, my team successfully raised a seed round in December. Timing certainly played a factor.

STUDENT VOICES: Professors can make a difference for students during the pandemic by simply showing they care

The Hechinger Report

As undergraduates, we see firsthand how the coronavirus pandemic has tested the emotional and educational limits of our peers and professors.

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.

Vernier Software & Technology Launches New Wireless Probe for AP and College-Level Chemistry

eSchool News

Ideal for Advanced Placement ® (AP) Chemistry and college-level general chemistry, the affordable and durable Go Direct Platinum-Cell Conductivity Probe from Vernier Software & Technology helps students determine a solution’s conductivity or the total ion concentration with high accuracy and chemical compatibility.

Top 5 Educational Podcasts for Teachers in 2021

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational podcasting is a great way to expand your professional knowledge and grow personally. Their practicality which allows you to listen to them anywhere you want make them one of best.read more. educational podcasting

3 strategies to help schools navigate the new year

eSchool News

No one could have prepared our children for ten months (and counting) of face shields, distance learning, and minimal peer interaction. In fact – no one could have predicted much of what transpired last year.

How to Link Directly to a Google Classroom Assignment

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Link Directly to a Google Classroom Assignment appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can copy a link directly to an assignment in Google Classroom?

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.

Five Considerations to Develop an Equity-Focused Strategic Plan

Insight Education Group

It’s easy to say that equity is a priority for a district or an organization ; what’s more difficult is translating that priority into action.

An Important Tip to Reduce Eye Strain While Using Your iPhone

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In his popular book The Circadian Code, Satchin Panda explains through rigorous scientific argumentation the impact of light on our sleep and health. One key idea from his work is that technology has.read more. Tools to help with eye strain

Addressing Technology Addiction In Your Kids

Georgia Test Prep

Kids these days have it way different from how we had it. Most notably, they have a tiny rectangle that fits in the palm of their hand that gives them access to all of recorded human history and culture… and this is a gift and a curse!

States’ Education Budget Proposals for Next Year Not as Bleak as Many Predicted

Marketplace K-12

Federal stimulus funds are helping states fill the gaps in anticipated revenues as they craft their fiscal year 2020 budgets. The post States’ Education Budget Proposals for Next Year Not as Bleak as Many Predicted appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Starting the Year: What You Need to Know About Academic Integrity

Turnitin

What you need to know about academic integrity in order to uphold student learning and protect your institution's reputation

Why Visual Literature Deserves Our Attention

MiddleWeb

Jason DeHart knows the unique characteristics of visual literature can grab kids’ attention. He shares ideas from his research and middle school teaching experience about using comics and graphic novels in the classroom – and includes lots of winning titles for grades 4-8.

4 Chromebooks Mistakes Schools Make

Vizor

Reading Time: 3 minutes After working with many schools, we have picked up on a few practices that aren’t ideal when purchasing Chromebooks. We didn’t want to be so blunt but these are the top 5 mistakes schools make when they purchase Chromebooks! Not Part of a School’s Plan.

Parents With Disabilities Face Extra Hurdles With Kids’ Remote Schooling

MindShift

The Americans with Disabilities Act says schools have to help not just students but parents with disabilities, too, like making sure deaf or blind parents can communicate during parent-teacher conferences. But what happens when kids are learning at home? That’s uncharted territory. Rosabella Manzanares, a first grader at Betsy Ross Elementary in Forest Park, Ill., has a spelling test.

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.