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Empathetic Remote and Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As almost all schools across the globe are back in session in some form or another, many have decided to begin the year remotely with the hopes that COVID-19 cases will subside in the coming months. Others have started the year with some sort of hybrid model.

10 Remote Teaching Strategies You Can Take Back Into The Classroom

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OPINION: Tips on teaching reading in the time of coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

SANTA FE, N.M. When Juan Pablo entered third grade, he was not yet reading in English. He was beginning to lose confidence in his abilities and worried about being held back. His teacher referred him to Reading Quest , the nonprofit I run, where he could receive free, weekly personalized tutoring.

Two Important Apps to Enhance Kids Reading Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In this post we are sharing with you two good Google apps to help your kids develop their reading skills. As we all know, reading is a fundamental literacy skill whose mastery determines, to a more

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.

Virtual Teaching Ideas: Fisher, Frey and Hattie


Distance learning is uncharted territory for most teachers, but Covid-19 has forced it upon us, says Tan Huynh. The advice in Fisher, Frey & Hattie’s Distance Learning Playbook can help create a virtual environment that looks and feels more like the physical one we’re used to.

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Cisco Announces New Platform for Hybrid Learning

EdTech Magazine

Last week, Cisco gave a preview of Webex Classrooms , a new platform that can help schools manage online and hybrid classrooms.

The Easiest Way to Share Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Four Ways to Share Google Docs Sir Links-a-Lot is a must-have Google Chrome extension that provides four quick options to share Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings. Not only does it have a great name, but Sir Links-a-Lot creates custom sharing links for your files with just a few clicks.

4 Tips for Supporting Parents During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

The coronavirus pandemic catapulted educators, students and their families into a new reality when schools shut down in the spring. Now, with many districts resuming remote learning , parents and guardians are playing a more hands-on role in their children’s education.

How to Protect School Systems from Ransomware Attacks

EdTech Magazine

The first day of classes at Ponca City Public Schools in Oklahoma was set to start last Wednesday. Then they had a change of plans: A ransomware attack hit the school district’s servers the weekend before, pushing them to delay their opening to August 24. The district’s learning management system, PowerSchool, suffered the attack.

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.

Working Remotely? Here’s How to Maintain FERPA Compliance

EdTech Magazine

For many students and educators, back to school this year means a return to extended remote learning. But teaching and learning for a longer period of time in this new environment — which is often virtual and technology-heavy — can make it harder for schools to protect student data. School leaders and teachers, in particular, are worried about violating the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) , which protects the privacy of student education records, when holding classes online.

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How Can School Leaders Support Engaging Remote Education?

EdTech Magazine

he past several months have been transformative for K–12 schools. The shift to remote learning in the spring pushed school leaders and teachers to rethink what teaching and learning look like today and how that vision could shape the future of education. But transitioning to an online environment was far from easy. The pandemic further exacerbated existing challenges, from connectivity issues to achievement and equity gaps.

The Building Blocks of Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

Despite the potential for in-class participation this fall, some schools are deploying hybrid learning models that see students balance on-campus and at-home education, while others have opted out of in-person reopening entirely. But even those going full steam ahead into reopening face the specter of potential pivots to distance learning delivery. The result?

With Online Video, Teachers Get Creative to Connect with Students

EdTech Magazine

YouTube has long been the home of pop music videos and keyboarding cats. But the pandemic has created a new class of potential viral stars waiting in the wings, ready to explain organic chemistry or decode algebra. Justin Bieber probably isn’t too worried. But online video lessons are growing exponentially as K–12 student learning goes online , and there is no doubt that a few teachers will rise to the top to help more students learn.

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.

3 Steps to Optimize Your IT Infrastructure for Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

As early as March 2020 — and virtually overnight — IT managers and tech professionals in school districts across the country were faced with the daunting prospect of supporting millions of K–12 students through online platforms in the wake of COVID-19. Today, many institutions are also proposing hybrid teaching environments: a combination of online and in-class scenarios that involve staggered student attendance schedules to better accommodate social distancing in school buildings.

What Will the Workforce Look Like for Gen Z?

EdTech Magazine

The future of work is rapidly evolving. The adoption of new technologies, along with COVID-19’s impact on the global economy and workforce, has created greater demand for jobs that require select technical, industrial and business skills. A recent World Economic Forum report found that more than 42 percent of all jobs will change significantly by 2022, placing greater emphasis on skills such as analytics, design thinking and complex problem-solving.

How to Foster Creativity, No Matter Where Learning Takes Place

EdTech Magazine

“Bueller … Bueller … Bueller”. As you laugh to yourself at that classic scene, imagine the feeling most educators experienced when they quickly transitioned to emergency remote learning in the spring. When the use of webconferencing solutions exploded, many educators found themselves in that same predicament: feeling as though they were talking to a wall. Yet educators were resilient. They stayed vigilant in their quest to provide the best level of service for their students.