Wed.Apr 21, 2021

How to Talk About Sustainability In Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Caring for our earth is a focus of Earth Day. Today we discuss ways that any classroom can talk about sustainability and caring for the environment, no matter the political landscape of your community or school.

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What Do You Think is the Hardest Tech Problem?

Ask a Tech Teacher

In the grad school classes I teach and my coaching sessions, the biggest problem facing teachers is not the 3R’s or equity or differentiation. It’s technology. In an education environment that is taught remotely as much as in person, this has become a big deal.

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How Can Communities Improve Writing Opportunities for Students of Color?

Digital Promise

Writing is a critical competency that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves at the middle and high school levels.

How a Professor of Hip-Hop Is Breaking Boundaries With First Peer-Reviewed Rap Album

Edsurge

As a high school student, A.D. Carson dreamed of becoming a professional rapper. And he has done just that—albeit through an unusual route that he hopes will inspire others.

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The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Review: Logitech M325 USB Wireless Mouse Is Portable, Dependable and Usable

EdTech Magazine

When my students were issued Chromebooks at the beginning of the school year, I quickly realized how difficult it was for some of them to get used to the laptop’s track pad — especially students with dexterity issues.

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OPINION: Why public school teachers need paid family and medical leave

The Hechinger Report

The Biden administration is expected to call for paid family and medical leave in its next major plan aimed at supporting families and revitalizing an economy devastated by the pandemic. It must not leave public school teachers behind.

What’s Next? First Steps in Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator by @mjmcalliwrites

Teacher Tech

Guest Post by Melody McAllister Where Do I Even Begin? If you are reading this post because you want to grow in becoming an anti-racist educator, I just want to welcome you.

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Leadership and Social Influence:

EdTechTeacher

How You Can Use Clubhouse to Discuss and Design The Future of Education. A guest post by Dr. Sabba Quidwai.

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Udemy, an Online Course Platform Where Anyone Can Teach, Keeps Raising Money. What's Next?

Edsurge

Udemy has become one of the best-funded companies in edtech, having raised another $80 million earlier this year, bringing its total raised to nearly $300 million. So, what are its plans, and how does it see the market for online courses changing after the pandemic?

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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.

3 lessons from 1 year of remote learning

eSchool News

As President Biden works to reopen schools safely, the reality is that the way we approach in-classroom instruction has fundamentally changed.

Review: Increase Productivity with the Logitech M325 USB Wireless Mouse

EdTech Magazine

For the past decade, the M325 USB wireless mouse by Logitech has been a mainstay in the world of wireless mice. March 31, 2021, marked the 10-year anniversary of Logitech’s introduction of the M325 to the world.

Resources for Teachers and Instructional Coaches – April 2021

Edthena

Spring has sprung, and this April we’ve been reading about social and emotional learning, getting a seat at the STEM community table, and post-pandemic staples. Check out some of our favorite recent reads and resources. Highlights and article links below!

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

TeachThought - Learn better.

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19. contributed by Sanam Edwards , Teacher. It’s been more than a year since we shifted to our virtual platform on Teams.

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Floop- Easily Collect Feedback in Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Floop is an excellent feedback collecting tool I learned about from this post by Jennifer Gonzalez. I have been experimenting with it for sometime now and found it really amazing. This is a tool.read more

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My Long, Winding Road to Better Homework

MiddleWeb

Alex Valencic began his career sending work home with his students without much thought. Over the years he came to question the need for homework at all – until parents rebelled. Then he invented the Homework Menu. And embraced the D.E.L.I.B.E.R.A.T.E ideas of Erik Youngman.

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Targeted SEL Curriculum Helps Teens Cope

Where Learning Clicks

Teens are feeling the emotional impact of the pandemic, and schools in Louisiana are striving to help with targeted SEL curriculum. The post Targeted SEL Curriculum Helps Teens Cope appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

MUST-HAVE Google Skills for Teachers (Podcast Series)

Shake Up Learning

The post MUST-HAVE Google Skills for Teachers (Podcast Series) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. There is so much to learn when it comes to Google tools, and Google Workspace for Education, but what are those MUST-HAVE Google skills for teachers?

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.