Tue.Apr 07, 2020

#CoronaVirus–This Week’s Inbox

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most of us are only a few weeks into teaching remotely. It’s still chaotic, messy, but we’re trying to make it work. We have the will, just need the way. Lots of education companies are stepping up to make that possible.

Top 7 remote learning tips your students should know


For full-time distance education students, recent events have brought almost zero changes to their learning process. However, for the majority, school closures caused quite a shock and a big disruption in their routine.

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Teachers Are Anxious and Overwhelmed. They Need SEL Now More Than Ever.


At the end of March, our team at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence , along with our colleagues at the Collaborative for Social Emotional and Academic Learning , known as CASEL, launched a survey to unpack the emotional lives of teachers during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Flipping the higher ed new normal: from synchronous to asynchronous education

Bryan Alexander

What’s the best role for synchronous teaching and learning during a pandemic? Over the past few weeks the switch to wholly online learning has been represented by live video meetings.

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.

Helping Students with Special Needs Cope with Remote Learning


Supporting students with special needs during remote learning

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Coronavirus Chronicles 012 – Hong Kong International School

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-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 012 is below.

Google Classroom is Not Assigning to All Students

Teacher Tech

TL;DR Google Classroom DOES make a copy per student I code Google Apps Script. I code Google Classroom. I have a little insight as to how Google Classroom works on the backend. When you create an assignment where you use “Make a copy for each student” there are two things happening.

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When 7 Family Members Continue Their Studies While Sheltered In Place


With schools and colleges across the country shut down for COVID-19, one Massachusetts family finds their house bursting with learners trying to keep their studies going. “I I have seven young adult children. We are now all home together except for one,” says Maureen McLaughlin.

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Choosing pass/fail grades may help college students now, but could cost them later

The Hechinger Report

Loyola University New Orleans is letting students choose to “pass” or “fail,” but also offering the option of letter grades they may need for graduate and professional school admission. Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.

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.

Celebrate JiJi Day on April 24th: Ideas for at Home

MIND Research Institute

JiJi Day is happening Friday, April 24th! JiJi is the beloved penguin in the ST Math software games. Every time a child demonstrates understanding of a math concept, JiJi crosses the screen, signaling success and leading the student to the next more challenging puzzle.

#RemoteLearning: A Peek Inside My AP Calculus Class Today (Using a @Wacom One + @PearDeck)


I’ve enjoyed having a chance to talk to so many educators recently about ideas for setting up class in a remote learning environment and sharing some of my lessons learned as an online teacher. But I’ve gotten a lot of questions asking what this all looks like.

CoderZ, Amazon Future Engineer Program Offer Free Access to Virtual Coding/ Robotics Tool


The cloud-based platform features a graphical simulation of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot and a CoderZ virtual robot named Ruby

New Federal Bills to Help Close the Digital Divide and Homework Gap


Prepared by John Cradler, CUE Legislation and Policy Consultant Current Legislation Priority: The current focus of legislation related to educational technology is on Federal funding to address closing the digital divide and related homework gap by increasing home access to broadband internet–especially in underserved and rural homes.

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.

Remote Learning in Action: Vetting Digital Resources


How Belton School District #124 is vetting digital resources for remote learning and providing professional development

From Relief Funds to Online Classes, COVID-19 Upends Early Childcare Software Startups


Elisa Pupko had long wondered whether online audiences would enjoy streams of her theater classes. What was once a curiosity is now key to the financial health of her New York-based program during the state’s shelter in place brought on by the outbreak of COVID-19.

5 ways to focus on student success in a pandemic

eSchool News

The coronavirus outbreak and the resulting social distancing has led hundreds of schools and universities to move their instruction online. For students and educators who are comfortable with in-person learning and instruction, this rush to online education may be overwhelming.

12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures – SULS057

Shake Up Learning

The post 12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures – SULS057 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s get real, y’all! While the world is battling the coronavirus, teachers and schools are scrambling to figure out what this home learning thing looks like.

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!

10 free resources to help everyone navigate online learning

eSchool News

As schools across the country make the hurried transition from in-person learning to online classes, edtech companies are stepping up to help by offering free curriculum, PD, and other tools. Related content: 3 ways tech increased our resiliency to the coronavirus.

5 Reasons Students Today Need Innovative Learning Spaces


“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” – John Dewey, American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer That the future of learning and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Here Is a Very Good Plagiarism Checker to Use on Google Docs

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Unicheck, well-known in the educational circles for their technological breakthroughs and innovations, has created a Google Docs plagiarism checker add-on that enables users to check their texts.read more

4 Types of Activities to consider using in Google Classroom


Some of you are connecting synchronously with students through platforms such as Zoom or Google Hangouts Meet (could we make the title of that tool more awkward please? No), some of you are engaged in more asynchronous work (post activities to be done during a period of time), or some are doing both.

EdTech at School

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

Remote Learning in Action: Tips and Tools from Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD


Learn how to teach and grade remote learning assignments and explore tools for K12 remote teaching and learning

Web Tools to Annotate Online Content

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Annotating is a great way to capture and record your thoughts as you interact with a reading material which can be a text document, a web page, a PDF, an image or even a video. It offers you a deeper.read more

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Coronavirus School Closures Accelerate Utah’s Statewide Adoption of Nearpod

Marketplace K-12

More than 658,000 students in the state now have access to Nearpod, an instructional platform that includes formative assessments. The post Coronavirus School Closures Accelerate Utah’s Statewide Adoption of Nearpod appeared first on Market Brief.

Buncee Hugs for Heroes by Amy Storer, Kristina A. Holzweiss & Barbie Monty


Throughout this crisis, our first responders and essential workers have been the “ heroes of humanity.” They are doing their part by continuing to care for others and provide essential services to the rest of the community.

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.