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Why Teach Poetry?

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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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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

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

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

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Estrella Rodriguez, a pregnant community college student with her 5-year-old daughter, Nevaeh, is grateful for the women who bought her diapers when they saw her on line at Costco, but also anxious to get her laptop computer back from her shuttered campus. Photo by Uvaldo Rodriguez.

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Video Series: How to Use Google Classroom

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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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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.

Edtech In Action: Creating A Cybersecurity Plan

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

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

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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.

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.

Asus Chromebox 3: Review For Schools

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

Moving the Needle on the Customer Experience

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Turnitin has launched the Technical Support Center, which provides an environment for self-service

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Think Write 10 Port USB Power Adapter

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USB power for all

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

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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.

EdTech at School

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

Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964

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

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

Prodigy

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.

National Constitution Center To Increase Live Online Educational Offerings

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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

A Lockdown Abroad Disrupts Testing at Home

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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.

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.

Create a Live, Interactive Map with Mapping Sheets

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I’m excited to share a potentially powerful activity designed for the Virtual Classroom. The activity will engage participants in creating an interactive map with Google Forms, Sheets, and an amazing Add-on called Mapping Sheets. The interactive map you see below was create on the spot during a recent live webinar designed to help educators quickly adjust to the Virtual Classroom.

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Online Teaching Reflection: Day - 9

Cycles of Learning

Today I spent sometime reflecting on the tools I want to leverage when designing my online learning infrastructure. In doing so, I went back and revisited a 2013 opening keynote presentation I gave at the Fall CUE Conference in which I challenge teachers, and myself, to develop an "Ed Tech Mission Statement". Click here to view the entire presentation.

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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.

Getting Your School Board on Board for Educational Tech

EdTech Magazine

School boards play a critical role when it comes to implementing new initiatives such as educational technology programs and deployments. They typically hold the purse strings for K–12 school districts and are responsible for making sure funds are allocated in a way that best meets district needs and learning objectives. But getting school boards to approve funding for new tech isn’t so easy.

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.

How to Overcome the Challenges of Distance Learning

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W e are currently in the fourth industrial revolution of high technology and a fast-paced digital era, but there are still challenges of distance learning to resolve. The impact is no longer just on the students , but the instructors at hand as well. Many teachers are faced with challenges and issues which they have not foreseen before.

How District Leaders Can Help Facilitate Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

Some districts have e-learning plans in place when schools close for a day or two due to inclement weather. Today, many others are finding that e-learning is essential to continuing instruction during emergencies, such as COVID-19, but they may not be prepared for it. In this video, Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent at Fall Creek (Wis.)

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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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How District Leaders Can Help Facilitate Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

Some districts have e-learning plans in place when schools close for a day or two due to inclement weather. Today, many others are finding that e-learning is essential to continuing instruction during emergencies, such as COVID-19, but they may not be prepared for it. In this video, Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent at Fall Creek (Wis.)

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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.