Wed.Oct 21, 2020

How I Plan My Lessons Digitally with Planboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Why I Use Chalk and Planboard for Planning Now From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter It’s no surprise that the pandemic has caused a lot of headaches for educators.

How do I become a Web Designer?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As High School seniors prepare to graduate, many will choose something about computers for their job or continued studies. There’s no greater excitement than being part of the team that puts a face on the internet with web design.

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How to Set Up a Positive Learning Environment at Home

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Learning Heroes have teamed up for a special blog series that explores how teachers and families can use technology to work together and facilitate learning for students of all ages.

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20 juicy questions to ask students (#5 will REALLY get them talking!)

Ditch That Textbook

A great question can make or break a learning activity. Here are some ideas for asking juicy questions. A great question is a springboard into a fascinating discussion. Phrase it the right way and students will start thinking. Then they'll start talking. Then you won't be able to get them to stop!

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.

Where Is the Research in Inclusive Innovation?

Digital Promise

As the lead researcher on our Inclusive Innovation team, I’ve been asked this question several times recently: Where is the research in inclusive innovation? With our Inclusive Innovation model , how must we rethink our research approach to put equity first, in process and results?

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What Responsive Planning Looks Like in a Strong Data Culture

Education Elements

When I was studying research methods as part of my doctoral degree, the running joke among our professors was that they would answer every question with “It depends.” My favorite professor would answer an either/or question with “Yes.” Should I use a survey to answer these research questions?

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4 Troubleshooting Tips for Smooth Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When school districts started to reopen with online and hybrid learning this fall, familiar issues emerged. In some schools, students and teachers couldn’t log in to their learning management systems. Videoconferencing platforms crashed for many.

How to Create Equitable School Environments for Teachers of Color

Education Elements

We’ve talked a lot about the need to improve teacher retention. During the pandemic, teachers are feeling burned out, unsupported, and dissatisfied with their jobs and lack of recognition.

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How Educators Can Support Families of Children with Disabilities During Hybrid or Online Learning

Waterford

The sudden shift to online or hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of challenges for students, schools, and parents. Chief among those is determining how to support students with special educational needs.

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.

Two high school models reveal how virtual internships can still provide work-based learning’s most critical asset.

The Christensen Institute

The emergence of COVID-19 halted students’ access to traditional work-based learning pathways—and in-person opportunities to learn about different industries, build professional networks, and receive guidance about their career trajectory.

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How to Protect Student Data When Using Online and Emerging Tech

EdTech Magazine

Schools need technology — a lot of it — to operate both remotely and in person. But there’s another need that K–12 administrators should also prioritize, experts say: data privacy.

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K-12 Class Sizes Have Ballooned With Online Learning. It’s Not a Good Thing.

Edsurge

When leaders at Megan Claffey’s Colorado district decided to give parents a choice between online and hybrid learning, they didn’t expect many to choose the all-online option. But instead of the 100 or so families they had planned for, more than 2,800 opted to keep their kids home full time.

How to Ensure Data Remains Safe in the Age of Ransomware

EdTech Magazine

Whether you are a teacher, parent, student or IT professional, you have witnessed the extraordinary transition the education sector has recently undergone.

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8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

Turning media literacy into civic engagement

eSchool News

Being an informed contributor to America’s democratic practices and principles requires strong media literacy skills. Without them, even the most civic-minded will find it hard to assess and interpret the mass of information out in the world.

Q&A: Melissa Lim on Embracing Change and Tech During Distance Learning

EdTech Magazine

When describing how her school district is handling remote learning, Melissa Lim uses a word some might find unusual: opportunities.

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5 Strategies For Managing Change In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Organizations that undergo change too often can become jaded about new ideas. understanding past change can help us understand future change. The post 5 Strategies For Managing Change In Schools appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Admin

4 Ways to Launch a Data Initiative — or Get One Back on Track

EdTech Magazine

Data-driven initiatives have helped schools improve student learning outcomes and measure technology ROI.

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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.

OPINION: Teachers will need to focus more on how students are feeling in these tough times

The Hechinger Report

Back in March, after schools closed their doors and transitioned to remote learning, one question loomed large for educators when it came to their students: How were the students feeling?

With E-Learning, Proactive Network Investments Pay Off

EdTech Magazine

For school districts across the country, the quick pivot to remote learning in the spring put their IT networks to the test.

Virtual Fall CUE Exhibitor Spotlight

CUE

The Virtual Fall CUE Conference is enhanced by the presence and support of our exhibitors. Take a look at this year’s conference exhibitors and for all registered attendees, be sure to visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall! Azusa Pacific University’s M.A.

Insights Report: IT Investment Priorities and Realities

EdTech Magazine

The educational technology landscape is rapidly evolving. Over the past few years, school districts have witnessed changes ranging from an influx in emerging technologies such as virtual reality to a greater emphasis on data security amid increasing cyberthreats.

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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.

Free Checklist Template – Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

Google Sheets is great for creating a checklist in. You can share the spreadsheet with others to check off tasks. You can sort and filter your checklist. I created template that allows you to create your checklist and when you check off the items the checkbox turns green and the item on the sheet greys […]. The post Free Checklist Template – Google Sheets appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

Want to Enter a School Building? Get Scanned First

EdTech Magazine

Interactions at schoolhouse entrances look a bit different during a major health crisis. At some schools, there no longer are packs of students crowding through doors or parents lingering to say goodbye.

Copyleaks Inc Partners with Canvas LMS to Offer Plagiarism Detection using AI and Machine Learning.

eSchool News

Copyleaks, an artificial intelligence platform that detects plagiarism, today announced a partnership today with Canvas, the learning management platform from Instructure, that allows educational institutions to seamlessly enable advanced plagiarism detection software directly within a Canvas account.

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Meeting Demands for a Modernized IT Infrastructure

EdTech Magazine

Outdated infrastructure doesn’t just cause headaches for IT teams. A failure to update servers, storage and networks can lead to a surprisingly diverse array of issues that reach throughout an enterprise.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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