Mon.Mar 23, 2020

Why Teach Poetry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

April is National Poetry Month. For thirty days, we celebrate the value and joy that poetry brings to our world. According to the Academy of American Poets , the goals are: Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets.

Civic Engagement for Young People During Social Distancing

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Many of us feel a bit helpless to help others out during these coronavirus social distancing and isolation times. This also true for kids and young people. There are actions they can take as part of their home schooling. They can participate in civic engagement and activism activities. Civic engagement is defined as “working to make a difference in the civic life of one’s community and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference ( [link] ).”.

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3 Ways to Use Video Conferencing with Students Learning Remotely

Catlin Tucker

Thank goodness for Zoom and Google Hangouts! During this time of social isolation and remote learning, these video conferencing tools are lifesavers. They make it possible for teachers to maintain a human connection with their students and guide their learning from a distance. Below are three suggestions for using these video conferencing platforms to continue teaching students as they learn remotely. #1 1 Small Group Instruction.

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How to use Google Meet for elearning, online learning

Ditch That Textbook

When students are learning from home, Google Meet can be the connection you need with them. Here are ideas for using it.When students and teachers can't physically meet face to face, that doesn't mean they can't do it through video. When doing elearning / distance learning / remote learning, video has lots of benefits:It gives that […]. The post How to use Google Meet for elearning, online learning appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech eLearning Video in the classroom

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.

Building Community Even From A Distance

The Web20Classroom

This is the second in a series of videos I want to do while many of us are facing an unprecedented time of isolation. The first was about reducing stress and anxiety. If you have an idea for something you want me to talk about, academic or not, let me know on Twitter, @web20classroom.

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COVID-19’s Long-Term Impacts on Education in 2020 and Beyond


As COVID-19 spreads around the globe and the threat of a recession materializes, most people are focused properly on the immediate task at hand—preparing to teach and support students remotely. Beyond that, there will also be significant longer term impacts.

Student teachers fail test about how kids learn, nonprofit finds

The Hechinger Report

A theme here at Proof Points is that many things that go on at schools are at odds with the conclusions of rigorous education research. Teaching kids abstract critical thinking skills is unlikely to help them think critically. The length of lectures often exceeds children’s attention spans.

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Video Series: How to Use Google Classroom


Google Classroom is a powerful tool that allows teachers and students to create assignments, turn in work, grade assignments, share resources, have class discussions, and much more. Classroom is constantly improving with new features.

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[Free Download!] Weekly Activity Calendar to Help Kids Learn from Home


Recent school closures mean kids will be spending much more time at home. As a parent, it can be stressful trying to keep your child occupied and learning from home in this unique situation.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

A Lockdown Abroad Disrupts Testing at Home


Among the many disruptions to educational services caused by the novel coronavirus is one that may be in demand now more than ever: remote proctoring. Students who were expecting to take online tests proctored by Examity received a notice that the service had been temporarily suspended. Upon logging on, they saw a message which said in part: “Due to staff safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Examity platform is temporarily down.

TEACHER VOICE: From the remote trenches of the nation’s largest school system

The Hechinger Report

The first sign that we’d entered a new world came from the “What’s Your Mood?” survey that I sent to my classes at a north Brooklyn high school. A student who routinely arrives late and spends his class time texting wrote, “School is an everyday thing to me so it’s a bit of an unusual feeling.” Another student with a tendency to skip class disclosed, “I am feeling flustered and extremely bored.”. It was Wednesday, Day 3 of the shutdown.

COVID-19 pushes learning online

eSchool News

The inevitable spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, to the United States has prompted state leaders to close schools, leaving at least half of all U.S. students in K-12 schools on a forced break for two weeks–or longer, as many states and cities have extended closures.

Asus Chromebox 3: Review For Schools


The Asus Chromebox 3 shows that a powerful classroom computer doesn’t have to be big and expensive

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.

Boosting student achievement with teacher STEM training

eSchool News

Carroll County Schools ’ (CCS) mission is to develop globally competitive college and career graduates. In our rural school system, which is located 50 miles west of Atlanta, more than 60 percent of students are economically disadvantaged.

Edtech In Action: Creating A Cybersecurity Plan


T&L Leadership Summit attendee Jamie Locklin shares how Alamo Heights ISD has developed a cybersecurity plan

How to facilitate remote learning: Part 3 — Peer-to-peer interaction

Jamf on EdTech

To best keep students and educators safe — schools are re-evaluating their teaching practices and learning environments to accommodate an at-home, remote learning experience. In part three of our five-part blog series, we show you ways to promote peer-to-peer interaction

Free communication, billing and payment tools for schools

eSchool News

Curacubby, an end-to-end commerce, billing and integrated payments platform built for the education market and modernizing the business of schools, announced that it is making several of its tools free until at least July 1, 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Education Organizations Expect to Take Economic Hit From COVID-19. But Ed Tech May Catch a Break

Marketplace K-12

As schools across the world turn to virtual learning during the coronavirus, some ed-tech organizations believe they could fare well in the long term. The post Education Organizations Expect to Take Economic Hit From COVID-19. But Ed Tech May Catch a Break appeared first on Market Brief.

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Quaranteens OR Mom Schedules the Pandemic


At home with her teens, ELA teacher Dina Strasser discovers how to create a compromise between parents who need (and ought to be) "captains of the quarantine ship," and teens who need to be respected and loved as individuals. Their much-discussed home schedule is a start.

Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964


This animation shows the underlying causes and tells how research contributed to confirmation of early theories of plate tectonics


EdTech at School

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

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Jamf on EdTech

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Into the Book/Into the Map


Into the Book is an interactive website from PBS Wisconsin targeting language-based literacy strategies. It has light but engaging interactivity allowing students to view portions of text and click on possible responses, making it more fun than a simple multiple-choice kind of thing.

Educational Science Websites for Young Learners

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A working formula for a successful learning activity with kids involves three main elements: engagement, interactivity, and fun. The more of these elements a learning activity exhibits the more

National Constitution Center To Increase Live Online Educational Offerings


The National Constitution Center is launching a free eight-week series of daily live interactive courses on the Constitution for middle school, high school, and college students

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.