Tue.Jul 07, 2020

5 Ways to Help Kids Improve At Math

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We can help children improve their math skills. Dr. Carrie Cutler is the author of “ Math-Positive Mindsets: Growing a Child’s Mind without Losing Yours.

Exploring new ideas and skills in the summer


We have definitely experienced a challenging couple of months in the world and in our roles as educators. The summer break is the time to focus on taking time to reflect, relax, and recharge.

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Now is the moment to lean into student agency

The Christensen Institute

With summer and fall planning top of mind for educators across the country, one stubborn challenge is students’ online attendance and engagement—or, precisely, the lack of it. In many schools and districts, half or less of their students participate in remote learning.

Enhancing Curriculum through Google Earth


Google Earth was originally released 19 years ago. It is a powerful tool that allows users to navigate the globe using satellite images. Originally a free desktop application, Google Earth is now even more accessible with a web-based version (currently available on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Edge).

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How COVID revealed the general hospital’s fatal flaw

The Christensen Institute

The pandemic highlights a point Clayton Christensen made over ten years ago: the predominant business model of general hospitals is not sustainable. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, many hospitals have been losing money.

COLUMN: Defund the private schools

The Hechinger Report

Protestors Demonstrate at Mission Police Station in San Francisco, California on June 3, 2020, after the death of George Floyd.

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16+ Summer Math Activities for Kids

MIND Research Institute

Doing math doesn’t have to mean sitting inside with a worksheet, especially during the summer! When school is out and the weather is nice, kids and adults alike can enjoy the freedom while still stretching the brain.

Fighting Misinformation in the Age of COVID-19


Information literacy has long been hard to teach, especially with the landscape of online platforms changing so fast these days. And during this COVID-19 pandemic, it can seem harder than ever to sort out reliable information from falsehood, rumor and conspiracy.

Effective Online Learning Practices


I just attended my first iNacol Virtual Schools Symposium where I heard from a number of politicians, authors, administrators, educators, students, and vendors about online learning

Three Edtech Companies Merge to Create an ‘Anthology’ of Higher-Ed Tools


Two private equity firms are combining three education technology assets into a new company—one that its CEO jestingly likens to a “greatest hits album” of software for higher-ed institutions.

How to Create a Workspace Where You Can Thrive — Even During COVID-19

Marketplace K-12

Education company founder and CEO Sara Potler LaHayne, explains how business leaders can create a sense of fulfillment in their workspaces, even amid quarantines and social distancing. The post How to Create a Workspace Where You Can Thrive — Even During COVID-19 appeared first on Market Brief.

What you need to start an esports program

eSchool News

Esports is seeing phenomenal growth, with the worldwide market expected to reach $2.2 billion by 2023. There are professional esports leagues for popular video games such as Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League, Call of Duty, Halo, Fortnite, and more.


Teacher Tech

NOW – School IT departments need to get set up with free M365 accounts and prepare for how to use Minecraft: Education Edition in the fall.

EdTech in the Classroom: Nurturing Skills That Students of Today Need for Jobs of Tomorrow


I misplaced my phone a few days ago, and I went crazy until I could find it. It was almost as if I couldn't function. The funny thing is, I didn't even own one until a few years ago. Yet, I somehow. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Charlotte’s Web Is $2.99 Today On Kindle

TeachThought - Learn better.

Charlotte's Web is a book about a pig, a spider, and a young girl on a farm wrestling with themes of friendship, sacrifice, death, and rebirth. The post Charlotte’s Web Is $2.99 Today On Kindle appeared first on TeachThought. Life Books


Helping Kids Travel the Bridge to Joyful Reading


Reading teachers work hard to meet the needs of individual students in small groups. Yet many students struggle while reading self-selected books. Meghan Duermit and Sunday Cummins offer ways to build stronger bridges of support from guided instruction to joyful independent reading.

Reinventing Summer Camp During COVID-19


How summer camps are replacing their traditional programs with virtual, hands-on experiences and physical activities


20 Years of Proven Results, 20 Years of Turnitin Research


What are researchers saying about Turnitin’s efficacy in reducing plagiarism and supporting student learning? Let’s take a look

Infobase Acquires Professional Development and Training Platform

eSchool News

School’s Out: A COVID-19 Lesson

EdTech Magazine

Before the pandemic, we knew there was a digital divide in America. But for many, the issue was abstract, unimaginable or simply not their problem. Enter COVID-19.

Free "Spark Learning" Masterclass!

Cycles of Learning

Proud to announce that I will be facilitating a free 3-part "Spark Learning" Masterclass beginning 7/22 at 9am PST / 12pm EST. More info here: [link] cue.org/microsoft (search for my name). 5E/Hero's Journey Courses Curiosity Hero's Journey Online Teaching

ReadWorks Helps Develop Your Students Reading Comprehension

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

ReadWorks is definitely a great website you can use with your students to help them develop their reading comprehension skills. The site offers a wide range of free educational content that include.read more. 2020 Reading websites

“What does that word mean?” How to Start Fostering Curiosity Around Language in Our Classrooms #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

As I am reading to my youngest daughter, Sophia, she often has me stop reading and asks, “What does that word mean?” We talk about the word and then continue on with our reading. At five, Sophia is doing what I try to teach my students to do when reading.

8 Educational iPad Apps to Help Students Learn Physics

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

We are continually updating our lists of educational resources so that teachers and educators can have access to the latest available resources out there. In today's post we are sharing with you this.read more. iPad physics apps

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How to strengthen parent-child communication-relationship?

Georgia Test Prep

Parenting is a tough job in and by itself. There is a long list of decisions that a parent has to make, never really knowing if the choice that they made is going to be the right one.

Know Your Core 4 for Online Learning

The Innovative Educator

Now, more than ever, schools are finally understanding the importance of ensuring the foundations are in place for digital education to be conducted successfully. Schools that had the fundamentals in place in 2020 had a much easier transition to online learning then those who were only beginning to figure it out. In some cases, every teacher was left to their own devices and there was no consistency across a school.

Hopes for School as a Parent #Podcast

The Principal of Change

We are so glad to have welcomed a new daughter to our family that just turned one month old this week. Georgia and Kallea have been such a blessing in my life, and I am appreciative of this time that I get to be home to catch moments I feel I missed in the past.

The Chromebook Infused Classroom – SULS070

Shake Up Learning

The post The Chromebook Infused Classroom – SULS070 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey interviews Holly Clark about her new book, The Chromebook Infused Classroom.

30hands Learning

Technology Tidbits

30hands Pro is the excellent iOS app for project based learning, flipping a classroom, and digital storytelling. Educators are using 30hands to integrate technology in a easy and seamless way. • New Features in Pro: — Enhanced Drawing with Editing, Adding Images to canvas, Layering Images, more!

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Learning Revolution Shows This Week: "Teaching by Heart" with Angela Maiers Starts, + May, Miller, Poth, and Blumenthal Shows! #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have five Learning Revolution shows this week. Times are US-Eastern Daylight Time--to see the schedule in your own time zone, and to get the links to attend live in Zoom, please use the SCHEDULE page on the Learning Revolution site.