Wed.Aug 12, 2020

Successful Distance Learning for Young Kids

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You may be worried that the youngest kids can’t learn at a distance, but Dr. Nancy Frey, co-author of the Distance Learning Playbook comes along side us to help us understand how it can be done. From successful online meetings to screentime and essential things to include, Nancy encourages us to do what seems impossible. She also gives us some mistakes to avoid.

Video Conferencing: Establishing Routines and Structuring Online Time with Students

Catlin Tucker

I had the pleasure of chatting with Linwood Paul, an executive coach, for an episode of my podcast, The Balance. In the final moments of our conversation, I asked him what advice he had for achieving a work-life balance at this moment when many of us are both living and working in our homes. The first thing he said was “routines rule all.”

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Tech Tip #106–11 Great Typing Timesavers on iPads

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. Today’s tip: 11 Great Typing Timesavers on iPads. Category: iPads. Q: Typing on the iPad keyboard is slow. How do I speed that up without buying (and installing) a separate QWERTY keyboard?

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Edtech Companies Need to Engage Families Now

Digital Promise

As another school year begins, many families are now tasked with educating their children at home, changing the way we think about and prioritize learning. How can edtech shift from a focus on district administrators and classroom educators to better understand families’ needs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic?

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.

8 Back to School Prep Tips for Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic


For teachers, the first day of school always involves plenty of planning. But this year, the COVID-19 pandemic makes school planning difficult at best and often full of uncertainties. We’ve put together 8 ideas for your back to school checklist to make the transition back to class as smooth as possible. Whether you will continue distance learning, return to school in person, or a combination of the two, these tips can help you and your students feel safe and supported.

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The promise of campus connections: A liability or an impetus for innovation?

The Christensen Institute

With on-campus activities curtailed or canceled, is college worth the price? That question is not only up for debate on social media or in newsrooms—it’s actually gone to court. On the heels of a spring semester suddenly thrust online, students around the country have joined a host of class action lawsuits demanding tuition refunds and discounts. More are likely to follow this fall.

It’s Time to Digitally Transform Community College


Selective colleges and their leafy residential campuses are nice, but in these pandemic times, community colleges are coming into the spotlight. With an uncertain fall and a deep economic downturn, many believe two-year colleges may be the best answer to meeting the higher education needs of both traditional and non-traditional students and workers looking to learn new skills.

TEACHER VOICE: ‘With 85 percent of our students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, a major concern in our district has been a lack of access to technology and the internet’

The Hechinger Report

Now that the new school year has officially started in Nashville, Tennessee, Metro Nashville Public Schools are engaging in 100 percent virtual learning with required live teaching, attendance and assignments. With 85 percent of our students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, a major concern in our district has been a lack of access to technology and the internet, so our city spent $25 million to provide devices and hotspots to families.

How education IT teams can prepare school districts for ransomware

eSchool News

Ransomware has evolved into one of the biggest cyber threats facing organizations in every sector, and education is no exception. According to Armor, more than 1,000 schools were impacted by ransomware attacks in 2019, which doesn’t just put student data at risk – it also has the potential to impact learning.

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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.

Schools will look radically different during a pandemic. We want to see your photos and videos of what’s changed.

The Hechinger Report

Many schools will require students to wear masks or other face coverings if they reopen for in-person classes. Credit: Francisco Seco/Associated Press. Chalk squares to keep children physically distant during recess. Bus seats wrapped in red cellophane. School auditoriums and cafeterias transformed into classrooms. As summer break comes to a close and millions of K-12 students in the U.S.

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How enhanced edtech platforms address remote learning challenges

eSchool News

As schools and colleges across the U.S. continue to explore ways to safely bring students back to the classroom in the fall, many are looking into how they can leverage enhanced edtech solutions to assist both in-person and remote learning scenarios – in case of another potential COVID-19 wave.

Tips for Successful Virtual Schooling With @cbrownLmath & @lilmathgirl

Teacher Tech

Virtual Schooling is a new platform for many, but it's here to stay! Tips from pros to make it successful! The post Tips for Successful Virtual Schooling With @cbrownLmath & @lilmathgirl appeared first on Teacher Tech. Distance Learning Guest Post

Acer Chromebook Spin 713 Review 2020


The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 offers high-end performance and a stunning display in an affordable 2-in-1 design

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.

Math Resources to Use in Your Remote Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of useful resources you can use in your remote math teaching. These are websites that provide you access to a wide variety of curricular materials to help you make the best more. 2020 Distance learning math resources Math websites

The 7 Best Video Hosting Platforms You Need to Know (2020 Guide)

Sell Courses Online

The post The 7 Best Video Hosting Platforms You Need to Know (2020 Guide) appeared first on Sell Courses Online. … The 7 Best Video Hosting Platforms You Need to Know (2020 Guide) Read the Post. The post The 7 Best Video Hosting Platforms You Need to Know (2020 Guide) appeared first on Sell Courses Online. Tips and Strategies Comparisons Create Videos Video Creation Tools

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Science and Math Worksheets to Use in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

K5 Learning is a platform that offers printable reading and math worksheets that you can use in your instruction. It also offers an "online reading and math program for kids more. 2020 Worksheets

Combining Distance Learning with Interactive, Hands-On STEM Projects

By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. One of the many challenges with distance learning is finding ways for students to engage in active and interpersonal learning experiences that increase their understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). These types of activities are especially important because they can make abstract scientific concepts more accessible, and engage diverse learners in using engineering processes that are helpful for 21 st century careers.


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.

How do we get to ‘YES’?

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I watched this Peter Hutton TEDx talk tonight and more than one part struck a very familiar chord with me and the things we do at Inquiry Hub. The part of the talk I want to discus is this one : “We have a saying that ‘Yes is the default’ So, the firth thing about that is if any staff, student, or parent has a suggestion or a request, the answer has to be ‘Yes’ Unless it would take too much time, too much money, or negatively impact on somebody else.”

Salesforce Debuts K-12 Contact Tracing, Wellness Data Service

Marketplace K-12

Salesforce says its for Schools interface will help give K-12 schools data to help them reopen. The post Salesforce Debuts K-12 Contact Tracing, Wellness Data Service appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Contact Tracing Data Innovation Investment / Venture Capital Public-Private Education Partnerships Research/Evaluation Salesforce Wellness

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“Technology Tools for Online Education” Mini Book and Udemy Course Released

eSchool News

“Technology Tools for Online Education,” a mini book focused on teaching education leaders how to harness their smartphone, leverage the cloud, and connect with students using online communications, is now available. Written by Paul Richards, live streaming and video production expert and Chief Streaming Officer for StreamGeeks and PTZOptics, the all-new guide can be used as a reference for education leaders to learn new ways to engage with students online.

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Malaysian Primary Educator Spiced Up His Classroom with Buncee Virtual Escape Rooms


After schools had to close their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, Malaysian educator Goh Kok Ming used this time as an opportunity to think of alternative ways to keep his students engaged. In a flash of inspiration, he appsmashed Buncee and Google Forms to create virtual escape rooms! Escape rooms are games where a group tries to solve a series of puzzles to “escape” a room or series of rooms.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Future of School Awards Scholarships to Students from 23 States

eSchool News

Future of School (FoS), a national public charity focused on access to quality public education, today announced its 2020 Student Scholarship Program (SSP) winners. High school graduates from 23 states were awarded this competitive scholarship of up to $10,000 each. The financial award will support post-secondary education plans for nearly 40 students who are choosing to attend vocational, tech or trade programs, community colleges, or four-year universities.

Teaching U.S. History in a Fractured America


Lauren Brown and Sarah Cooper conclude their 3-part exploration of what it means to teach U.S. History in 2020. With fall elections just ahead, they consider how to balance historical narrative and current events in classes that frequently reflect our divided nation. Future of History History & Current Events current events Lauren Brown Sarah Cooper teaching history teaching politics US history

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Bringing Teachers and Online Curriculum Together [Video]

Where Learning Clicks

As everyone continues to adjust to learning virtually, we share encouragement from educators who have been successfully using online instruction for years. The post Bringing Teachers and Online Curriculum Together [Video] appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. EdTech advice from educators for educators back to school back-to-school tips for teachers edtech trends high-quality curriculum online learning student success with online learning teachers and online curriculum

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K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.