Wed.May 27, 2020

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teacher Bruce Reicher shares two of his favorite distance learning tools – Wakelet and Wevideo. He talks about how he uses them with students and teachers for classroom learning and teacher PD.

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Education in the Era of COVID-19: Why Connection Matters

Digital Promise

With digital learning likely to stretch into the fall due to COVID-19, how can we ensure every student has equitable access to powerful learning opportunities?

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Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Sensational Ideas for Continuous Student Learning During the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The best teachers are those who pass on their zeal and enthusiasm as a legacy to their students.” ” – Robert John Meehan. Learning doesn’t have to stop just because students are out of school.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The blended learning models that can help schools reopen

The Christensen Institute

As educators start considering their options for the fall, the future is full of uncertainty. If schools remain closed, they’ll need to prepare for more remote learning.

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Are there any ?deeper learning? virtual schools?

Dangerously Irrelevant

Virtual schools… I like the concept of shifting ‘time, place, path, and pace’ very much. But I think all of the virtual schools that I’ve encountered still focus primarily on low-level learning, digitized and chunked into a digital adaptive learning system.

Microsoft Educator Insider podcast + 16 innovative ideas

Ditch That Textbook

The Microsoft Educator Insider series will give you inspiration, big ideas, and practical strategies for your classroom. Here are 16 excerpts from the show.This post is sponsored by Microsoft. It was independently conceived and created by Ditch That Textbook's Matt Miller.

Using Your Strategic Plan to Keep Your Stakeholders Informed and Engaged During Times of Change

Education Elements

One of our favorite expressions is that the only constant thing in life is change, which today’s global crisis affirms for us each day. For some of us, we don’t know beyond the next two weeks whether schools will be open or not. We don’t know what classes will look like in the fall (maybe virtual?

Coronavirus Chronicles 026 ? Sarah Pyle Academy

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10- to 15-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 026 is below.

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.

The Revisability Paradox

Iterating Toward Openness

Long-time readers will be familiar with “learning objects” and the “reusability paradox.” ” If you’ve been working in educational technology since the 1990s, you might want to skip the first section below. Or you may find it a sentimental walk down memory lane.

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What Will Schools Do in the Fall? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios


As the current school year comes to a close, looking and functioning nothing like what any of us could have imagined mere months ago, another challenging school year looms ahead. Although nearly every U.S.

6 Tips to Ensure Free Education Apps Are Safe


From compatibility to analytics, educators need to consider more than the price when it comes to free education apps

Enrollment and financial crises threaten growing list of academic disciplines

The Hechinger Report

MIAMI — A seemingly unending stream of people poured from the massive parking garages just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows of a classroom near the entrance to the Florida International University campus. This story also appeared in National Public Radio and WLRN Miami.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Pump It Up with Pivot Tables

Teacher Tech

A pivot table is an essential tool for teachers. Pivot tables SUMMARIZE. Given that we have 30-150 students each doing multiple things we have lots of need for pivot tables.

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OverDrive Education Reports Rapid Increase in Ebook and Audiobook Adoption Since COVID-19 Outbreak


Ebooks and audiobooks have become key for kids learning at home

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How to make a (realistic) plan for summer 2020

The Cornerstone for Teachers

For teachers, summer is usually a hectic time that flies by too fast. It’s a few short weeks crammed with appointments, errands, home projects, professional development, prep for the coming school year, second jobs, and household tasks, with a bit of relaxation or fun travel sprinkled in the mix.

7 thought-provoking TED-Ed Lessons to break up online learning boredom

eSchool News

Most schools across the country are still operating remotely, and as the days tick by, it’s easy for students and teachers to feel as if they’ll never return to the physical classroom.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Learning in the Time of Corona: Fast Classes and Less Sleep


I teach at the Urban Assembly School for Math and Science for Young Women , an all-girls school serving grades 6 through 12 in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y. It is a very ethnically diverse school, with students from countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.

Pairing Picture Books With Apps in Teletherapy


I've long been a fan of the contextual approach described by Hoggan & Strong in their influential article The Magic of Once Upon A Time -- that of pairing a picture book with pre- during- and post- narrative/language teaching opportunties.

OPINION: Three steps that states and jurisdictions can take to improve education in short-term juvenile detention

The Hechinger Report

Jeremiah was already living with his great-grandparents when he was removed from his family at eight years old and placed in a group home.

Finding great teaching resources without being overwhelmed

eSchool News

As a fifth grade teacher, I used to spend hours hunting for math materials and exercises. If I had to teach my math class a standard skill, like adding fractions with different denominators, I would flip through thick binders of exercises, maybe printing up a few.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

PowerPoint Now Supports Live Subtitles and Captions on Presentations

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 has this interesting feature that can automatically transcribe the words you utter during your presentation and display them on-screen in the form of captions more. 2020 Microsoft tools for teachers

With E-learning, School Districts are Building the Foundation for Better Learning Outcomes


When Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered schools closed throughout the state in response to the coronavirus pandemic, sending home millions of students to learn remotely, Cicero School. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

'All Watched over by Machines of Loving Grace': Care and the Cybernetic University

Hack Education

I gave this talk this morning at the Academic Technology Institute. Everyone is in crisis. I want to recognize that at the outset.

With Tech, the Class of 2020 Graduates on Screen and Via Streams

EdTech Magazine

Pearson Online Academy will celebrate graduation this year the same way it always does: virtually.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.