Wed.Sep 30, 2020

12 social media-inspired Google Slides templates

Ditch That Textbook

Students use social media all the time. Let's put those skills to use! In these social media-inspired Google Slides templates, they can show what they know with their favorite apps. No matter the age -- kindergarten to high school senior -- students are pretty familiar with social media.

What You Might Have Missed in September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of September: 19 Websites and 5 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills. Teacher-Authors–Writing and Labor Day Go Well Together. 5 reasons why outdoor learning is vital for young children. Favorite Shortkeys for Special Needs.

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Three Retrospectives We Love for Reflecting on Return Planning

Education Elements

Across the country, students have returned to school, whether it’s in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid model.

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Tackling unfinished learning in mathematics

eSchool News

The 2019–20 school year was unlike any other, and there is uncertainty about what teaching and learning will look like this fall.

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.

Google Classroom Start for Beginners: a playlist that needs to be shared!

Teacher Tech

What I do know, even if I’m a Beginner in Tech, is that it really takes a willingness to learn to continue to grow. The post Google Classroom Start for Beginners: a playlist that needs to be shared! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Ability Beginner Google

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Class for Zoom Launches to Take Learning Online

techlearning

Zoom video chat upgrade is built specifically for classroom learning, remotely

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Data That Educators Need to Reopen Schools Isn’t Coming. So They’re Collecting It Themselves.

Edsurge

The sweep of the coronavirus across the U.S. has produced an information paradox. News reports—and rumors—about the pandemic are inescapable. Yet without a coordinated national response to the crisis, reliable data that could help inform policy is scarce.

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STEM Matters -- Now More than Ever

techlearning

SmartBrief’s upcoming STEM Pathways Summit conference will explore ways educators can address the STEM skills gap and prepare students for careers in STEM fields

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BEGiN Raises $50M From LEGO, Sesame and Gymboree to Scale Early Education Services

Edsurge

Researchers estimate that 85 to 90 percent of a child’s brain is developed by the age of five. But studies suggest that less than 4 percent of public education investments go to programs serving children during this critical period.

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.

Vote for the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge Improving Lives Award Winner

eSchool News

3M and Discovery Education today welcome students, teachers, and communities nationwide to help identify the winner of the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge Improving Lives Award.

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What is Screencastify and How Does it Work?

techlearning

Record the screen while you're live online with this easy to use but powerful tool

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What Teachers Need Now from Administrators, Parents and Society

MiddleWeb

Millions of teachers are facing multiple professional and health challenges. Cheryl Mizerny looks at the existential threat of Covid-19, the pedagogic and personal demands of sustaining hybrid school, and how administrators, parents, and society can reduce the stress.

Gaggle Announces a New Service: Gaggle Therapy

eSchool News

Gaggle is launching a new service: Gaggle Therapy. Gaggle Therapy matches students who need mental health support with counselors licensed in their state for weekly teletherapy sessions.

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.

A Struggle of Online Learning: Too Remote to Connect

EdTech Magazine

IT staff at Beekmantown Central School District in upstate New York spent six years working on a digital transformation that involved equipping students with Chromebooks , providing professional development to teachers and letting students borrow Wi-Fi hotspots.

More Catholic schools are closing permanently

eSchool News

In more than four decades of coaching girls’ basketball at Lebanon Catholic High School in southeastern Pennsylvania, Patti Hower had led the team to three state championships and 20 district titles.

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How School Districts Should Respond to Ransomware Attacks

EdTech Magazine

The return to school did not go as planned for some school districts this year. Months of preparation for online and hybrid learning were challenged by cybercriminals who capitalized on today’s increasingly remote environments.

Another Helpful Tool for Teaching Kids Coding

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is the beginning of my post. And here is the rest of it.BlocksCAD is a great platform that allows students to design 3D models using their computing and coding skills. The site features a.read more

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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.

The shift of education in the coaching and training industry.

Linways Technologies

Education is changing. It has been told over and over again and maybe lost its charm. But it’s more true today than ever before. But unlike our other blogs, we’re about to discuss education in the mainstream institutional domain, but in the coaching/training industry.

Community Building and Distance Learning

Where Learning Clicks

With distance learning occurring in new forms before teachers have built relationships with students, community building requires out-of-the-box thinking. The post Community Building and Distance Learning appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Creative Writing and World-Building in Minecraft: Education Edition

Educator Innovator

By Joe Dillon , Denver Writing Project. As the world sheltered in place during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, stories of youth designing spaces in Minecraft popped up on social media.

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Is Your Remote Classroom Accessible?

EdTech Magazine

Whether education takes place online or on campus, it's essential to ensure that classrooms are inclusive. One way school districts can lead that effort is by evaluating the technology platforms they use. . However, this work is not just for technology departments to manage alone. It's essential for curriculum and instruction departments, as well as school leaders and educators, to partner with technical staff.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

Assessment is NOT a Dirty Word

Turnitin

?It's time educators reclaim "assessment". It always has been and always will be an important part of the learning process

Manage Your Cloud Security Posture Effectively

EdTech Magazine

Organizations across industries are deploying new cloud services almost daily. Whether they’re choosing a cloud infrastructure provider for the deployment of large-scale cloud data centers or selecting a Software as a Service provider for payroll processing, each of these decisions alters the organization’s cloud security posture.

Learn Anywhere: Effective communication in any learning environment

Jamf on EdTech

Communication is among the most important aspect of education and is also the biggest challenge in remote learning environments. Jamf School developed a unique feature in the Jamf School Teacher app called Remote Class to increase student engagement and confidence in any environment

Microsoft Education Has New Features for Social-Emotional Learning

EdTech Magazine

This fall, Microsoft Education is rolling out new features on Teams and OneNote that support social-emotional learning. These updates come at a time when students and educators are experiencing unprecedented changes and challenges in education due to the coronavirus pandemic, which have led to increased stress and anxiety, experts say. Beginning in late September, Teams will feature SEL-specific badges that teachers can give to their students as part of the Praise app.

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.