Fri.Mar 20, 2020

Combating Social Isolation When Learning Remotely

Catlin Tucker

As teachers move classes online and utilize online tools and resources to engage students in remote learning, it’s essential to add social elements to our online courses. This has a couple of powerful benefits.

Best Practices for Positive and Productive Remote Work for Educators

Education Elements

Schools across the country have closed their doors to protect students, employees, and communities from the spread of COVID-19. While schools may be closed, district and school leaders, teachers and students are doing their best to maintain momentum and learning.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 001 – Greene County Public Schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

I thought it would be good to check in with schools and see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 001 is below.

Screencastify for Remote Teaching


There are many excellent tools for making instructional videos, but one good example is Screencastify

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

A new adventure: Silver Lining for Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

Today we start a new adventure! Dr. Yong Zhao gathered a few of us professor types together last week to brainstorm some ideas around his recent blog post, What if schools are closed for more than a year due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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Enter the 3M Young Scientist Challenge to Win $25,000 #ad


Kids have a natural sense of curiosity and with the right incentive, getting them excited about science should be fairly easy. Science activities are a great exercise for the brain while also helping kids build the essential problem-solving skills which they will need every step of the way.

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Free Writing Lessons on Instagram with @kellyyanghk

Teacher Tech

Kelly Yang, NYT bestselling author of FRONT DESK, THREE KEYS (2020) & PARACHUTES (2020), Winner of the 2019 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature has offered FREE writing classes through Instagram.

Here’s What Schools Can Do For the Millions of Students Without Internet Access


Emergency online teaching. Remote delivery of instruction. Or just plain online learning. Call it what you will, many of the nation’s students are doing it in one form or another now that schools are closed coast to coast over the fast-spreading coronavirus.

Virtual Spring CUE Kicks Off March 20


Virtual Spring CUE kicks off Friday, March 20, with an opening keynote address by Dr. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, discussing the brain science behind learning and connecting in today’s world of social distancing and the shift to online education.

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.

How It's Done: Remote Music Education


Remote music education is going on without missing a beat in Hudson Valley, New York

Canceled research, sports, recitals — college students are coping with more than closed campuses

The Hechinger Report

Cameron Pelton studies ballet and choreography at Indiana University, subjects that don’t translate well to virtual instruction. “My My grand plan was to spend three years in college,” he says. But it might turn out to be four.” Photo: Eric Rudd/Indiana University.

What You Need to Know About the New SAT: Q & A with Shaan Patel

EdNews Daily

SAT Prep Scores for Students: Q & A with Shaan Patel Have you ever wondered how to achieve higher SAT scores? I had the pleasure to interview Shaan Patel, founder of 2400 Expert SAT Prep (renamed Prep Expert this weekend) and winner on ABC’s Shark Tank. Mark Cuban signed a deal with Shaan just in time for the release of the new SAT. Big changes are abound for the new SAT, and many are beneficial for incoming college students.

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Remote Learning Playbook: Free Special Report From Tech & Learning


Tech & Learning's new Remote Learning Playbook offers a free detailed remote learning plan for schools and districts

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Today, Curriculum Is Everyone’s Business

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik For those of you who are history buffs out there, you may remember a quote from our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge. Silent Cal, who was known for brevity in his speeches and dealings with the press, famously told the American Society of Newspaper Editors, “The Business of America is Business.” At the time he uttered those remarks, America was awash in the euphoria of the Roaring 20s.

Television as #RemoteLearning Tool During School Closures


Television can provide a great way for everyone to learn. It is especially useful as a learning tool, when using laptops may not be the best option.    This may be the case for a few reasons, such as:  

Double whammy? State allegedly misspends funds for Mississippi’s poorest, now COVID-19 closes schools

The Hechinger Report

With the lowest median income of all fifty states, and the highest percentage of people living in poverty, Mississippi’s poor could use a little help.

Follett Offers Interactive ebook Platform for Free to Schools


Follett is partnering with Weigl Publishers, Inc. to offer Lightbox and AV2 World Languages free of charge to schools worldwide through June 30

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

‘Smiles Are Infectious’: What a School Principal in China Learned From Going Remote


As students left our boarding school in Shenzhen on January 17 for the long-awaited Chinese New Year vacation, none of them expected that an epidemic brewing in Wuhan would spread rapidly across the nation, preventing them from seeing their teachers and friends at school for the foreseeable future.

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As someone who has been doing this digital learning thing for 10+ years: @thomasson_engl @guster4lovers

Teacher Tech

With permission, I am copying Andrew Thomasson’s Facebook post As someone who has been doing this digital learning thing for 10+ years: 1. Don’t worry about making things perfect. Videos aren’t going to be perfect.

Discovery Education Launches New Virtual Learning Resource


The collection of resources is designed to help teachers develop and deliver remote lessons to students homebound due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Get Started with Microsoft Teams

Teacher Tech

Microsoft Teams is the perfect tool for learning be it in person or remote. If your school is using Office 365 get started with interacting with your students through Teams.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Acer Chromebase 24: Review For School Use


The Acer Chromebase 24 is a Chrome all-in-one for the desktop


The Bright Side of Remote Teaching and Administration – When Preparation Pays Off


Image Source As a small, nimble, proprietary college, we've been able to stay ahead of the curve and ease the transition to virtual teaching, support, and administration for our students, staff, and. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Everything is so crazy right now, and we are all faced with a lot of uncertainty. Some teachers are on spring break, some are on an “extended” spring break, while others are making a go of home learning.

Best Practices For Video Classrooms During COVID-19


Headphones, backgrounds, and interruptions: These quick tips will help make your video classroom the best it can be during COVID-19

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.