Mon.Oct 26, 2020

Halloween Projects, Websites, Apps, Books, and a Costume

Ask a Tech Teacher

Three holidays are fast-approaching–Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you’re a teacher, that means lots of tie-ins to make school festive and relevant to students. Here are ideas for Halloween projects, lesson plans, websites, and apps: Websites and Apps.

Building Stronger Data Systems for the Future

Digital Promise

Over the past few months, district and charter leaders from 11 districts participating in Digital Promise’s Data Ready 2021 cohort have created actionable data interoperability implementation plans centered on a high-need use case anchored in secure data use, data management, and data integration.

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Remote Learning Calls for More Coordinated Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

The new school year had barely begun for some K–12 districts before cybercriminals struck. In early September, several ransomware attacks against schools made headlines.

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Let’s Make Math Education Relevant for Real Life


Over a decade ago, I learned about a pioneering course at Cabrillo College in California.

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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.

The new role of the school CIO

eSchool News

This year’s return to school stands in stark contrast to every school year that’s come before.

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Teaching Critical Thinking with Education Technology


Image Source: Julia M Cameron from Pexels Advanced technology is now available to students at a moment's notice. From smartphones to augmented reality, education is embracing the use of technology at. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Parents plead for better online instruction

eSchool News

The majority of America’s public school students are learning exclusively online, according to a new national poll of their parents — and most of those parents want school officials to focus on improving that experience, Chalkbeat reports.

PROOF POINTS: COVID has been bad for college enrollment — but awful for community college students

The Hechinger Report

When the coronavirus hit in the spring of 2020, student surveys indicated that four-year colleges would be hit the hardest this fall, with many students turning to cheaper two-year community colleges until the pandemic ended. Those surveys didn’t get it exactly right.

Restoring learning at scale in a remote environment

eSchool News

Disruption in learning caused by COVID-19 is the reality that school districts face this school year. K-12 education is evolving from a brick-and-mortar learning environment to learning both in person and online.

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.

OPINION: Why it’s time to diversify and modernize science teaching

The Hechinger Report

Picture yourself in an introductory college chemistry class. What does the instructor look like, and how is the class taught? Whether the curriculum is virtual or in person, often the instructor is a white, cisgender man, lecturing to a large class of perhaps 100 or more students.

Class Solver Reduces COVID-19 Outbreaks through Class List Management

eSchool News

Class Solver the most flexible program for creating and managing class lists, has developed an algorithm that’s been proven to reduce COVID-19 outbreaks in schools by 36 percent.

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.

Degrees of Freedom… 3DoF vs 6DoF


Degrees of Freedom… 3DoF vs 6DoF With more and more being written about VR, we can sometimes get mired in not fully understanding the jargon. Today, […]. The post Degrees of Freedom… 3DoF vs 6DoF appeared first on Veative Labs. Veative Products


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.

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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4 Keys to Helping Students Annotate Texts


Are your students’ annotated texts hard to make sense of? Do they underline entire sections of a source and write very few comments? This can be a huge impediment to meaningful learning for some kids. Sunday Cummins offers 4 keys to sharpening their annotation skills.

K–12 Schools Build Culture and Community Around Data

EdTech Magazine

As data transforms educational processes, it’s easy to forget what the alternative looks like. Without data — and a culture that facilitates data-driven insights — decisions may be based on opinion, assumption or speculation.

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Google Classroom App: 3 Dots

Teacher Tech

The Google Classroom app for your phone is a must. When you open the app you see tiles of your Google Classroom classes. The post Google Classroom App: 3 Dots appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google

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.

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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What Do School Districts See As Their Biggest Social-Emotional Learning Needs?

Marketplace K-12

Helping parents cope with the pressures of remote learning is one of districts' top social-emotional priorities, a new EdWeek Market Brief special report finds. The post What Do School Districts See As Their Biggest Social-Emotional Learning Needs? appeared first on Market Brief.

CVS Health and Discovery Education Team Up for Substance Misuse Prevention Day of Learning

eSchool News

CVS Health and Discovery Education are coming together to present a Day of Learning on October 27, 2020.

Useful Websites to Teach Kids Coding

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Coding is becoming one of the essential skills in today's education. More and more schools are offering computing programmes of study for students at a younger age. Coding, as Discovery 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.

Who’s ready for JNUC 2021?

Jamf on EdTech

The health and well-being of our customers, employees and communities will always be top priority. As such, we've decided to make the 2021 Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC) a virtual event. Read on for more details

Schell Games’ Virtual Reality Educational Tool HistoryMaker VR Now Available For Free

eSchool News

With a majority of schools participating in distance learning this year, Schell Games announced its virtual reality education tool HistoryMaker VR is now available for free on Steam for all to use.

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Top Resources for Instructional Coaches and Teachers – October 2020


It’s October, and just because we may be in some spooky times call doesn’t mean we need spooky articles. This is all treat and no trick. Here are some recommended resources for instructional coaches and teachers that will lead to less a haunted virtual or live classroom this year.

Curriculum Associates Launches New Resource Kits to Support Schools

eSchool News

As part of its continued support of educators during this unique school year, Curriculum Associates has launched two new resource kits for both school leaders and teachers.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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