Fri.May 22, 2020

Remaking Learning: Today’s Crisis and Tomorrow’s Promise

Digital Promise

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on systemic inequities and tested the resilience of schools and communities across the country. But these unprecedented circumstances have also shown the power of local education networks to respond with new ideas, partnerships, and resources. In this first of a two-part series, we highlight the efforts of the Remake Learning Network and its partners in Pittsburgh. Remake Learning: A Network Responds to Crisis and Envisions a New Tomorrow.

Sustainability Spotlight: How to Empower Students to Tackle Sustainability Issues

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We can tackle sustainability issues by empowering students. I would also think that this could apply to helping students be part of the solution for health in their communities and schools. Let’s face it, if we’re going to solve hard problems, we need lots of minds, hands, and feet involved in moving towards the solution.

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How to Evaluate Programs You’ve Never Used in Less Than Seven Minutes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ready or not, it’s time to go back to school. If you’re like me, you spent the summer attending webinars, seminars, and conferences. You chatted with colleagues on Twitter and Facebook about learning tools they loved. You collected a long list of highly-recommended resources that you can’t wait to try in your classroom. But that list could take hours to preview. And many will turn out to be a waste of time.

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Design Amazing Online Learning Experiences Quickly with These Choice Menu Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Design is especially important in online learning and one key to student motivation and engagement. Designing an engaging online experience doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you are new to distance learning, then templates are the way to go! Many teachers on social media, including me, share their awesomely designed lesson plans and units. Below is a Wakelet with links to amazing templates fo student choice boards and menus that you can copy and edit.

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.

This Pandemic Has Been Tough, But Educators Are Tougher

Edsurge

This week, I walked back into the library I abandoned in a chaotic rush in mid-March. It was at the same time eerie, surreal, and intensely sad. Sure, in the past I’ve been in the library many times when no one else was around. I’ve spent weeks away in the summertime, but it’s never been like this. Like walking back into a time capsule.

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Teaching Behind Plexiglass? Colleges Wrestle With Details of Resuming In-Person Classes

Edsurge

As more than half of U.S. colleges plan to resume at least some online teaching in the fall, details are beginning to emerge about what classroom teaching might look like in a time of social distancing. Perhaps the starkest image emerged from Purdue University. Its president, Mitch Daniels, told CNN that some professors will be lecturing from behind clear partitions.

6 tips to strengthen your online learning strategy

eSchool News

Across the country, students and teachers are finding their groove as online learning becomes their daily reality for the foreseeable future. There’s not always an easy solution to online learning woes, but with a few tips from seasoned online educators, instruction can become a bit more manageable.

Remote Learning and Mental Health: Best Practices and Potential Pitfalls

techlearning

When it comes to remote learning and mental health, educators have to remember that everything is not "normal

5 Simple Questions To Ask Your Future Clients BEFORE They Build Their Brand Identity

TeacherCast

Congratulations! Someone has asked you to help them turn their hobby into a small business. This is great news both for you and your potential client. For many, this is where the wind catches the sails and a ton of work happens. However, it's now time to take a deep breath and ask yourself if starting the project is what you should be doing at this point. I have recently been given the opportunity to work with two new clients.

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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.

CDC Updates Considerations for Re-opening Schools

techlearning

New guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on implementing best safety practices and creating healthy environments

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Easy Wins with Microsoft Teams

Teacher Tech

What is an easy win? Simple things you can do tomorrow to help you feel like you’re a ninja at using Microsoft Teams. Check out my webinar with my guest Lisa Dabbs as we go over a few Easy Wins!! Channels are the best part of Microsoft Teams! Click on the 3 dots next to […]. The post Easy Wins with Microsoft Teams appeared first on Teacher Tech. Microsoft Teams microsoft Microsoft Teams MicrosoftEDU

CoSN2020: Best Practices for a Secure Work-from-Home Environment

EdTech Magazine

Over the past few months, there’s been a surge in people working from home across all industries — including education. The pandemic led schools to shut their doors and pushed many students, teachers and other school staff online.

CUE Board Member Spotlight: Lucio Padilla Jr.

CUE

Lucio Padilla Jr. has spent the last 19 years bringing innovation, EdTech, and CUE to the Imperial Valley in Southern California. Padilla first became acquainted with CUE when he and several of his colleagues attended the Fall CUE Conference in 2001. He – along with co-worker Fernando Arguelles – had the opportunity to attend the […]. The post CUE Board Member Spotlight: Lucio Padilla Jr. appeared first on CUE, Inc.

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.

CoSN2020: Why School Tech and Business Leaders Should Be Partners

EdTech Magazine

The nation’s K–12 schools are bracing for budget cuts resulting from the global economic downturn. And while it’s always important to work across departments, a district IT leader’s relationship with one particular administrator — the school business officer — could make a difference in the current environment.

Online Learning and the Productive Struggle

Where Learning Clicks

Online learning isn’t necessarily easy, but there’s value in struggling as you learn. Learn how a productive struggle may help teach kids grit and resilience. The post Online Learning and the Productive Struggle appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Inside the Classroom grit and student success how we learn perseverance productive struggle Student Success Teaching Strategies teaching students to persevere

CoSN2020: Rethinking Accessibility in K?12 Education

EdTech Magazine

The recent shift to remote learning has shined a light on the importance of making digital content accessible for all students. And no matter what schools look like when they reopen in the fall, digital accessibility should be non-negotiable. . At CoSN2020, Marialice Curran, the founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute, explained why digital accessibility — and representation — should be top of mind for all school leaders and educators, and how they can ensure it.

Losing international students because of the pandemic will damage colleges financially

The Hechinger Report

Shuai “Eddy” Jiang, a rising junior at Boston College, on Acorn Street in Boston. Jiang is from China and chose to remain in Massachusetts through the pandemic. Many colleges and universities anticipate a sharp decrease in international students for fall 2020. Credit: Courtesy of Shuai Eddy Jiang. When Boston College started emptying dorms and moving classes online because of the coronavirus, Shuai “Eddy” Jiang thought about where he should live during the pandemic.

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.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Calgary Catholic School District was pushed to close its doors in March due to the novel coronavirus, students, faculty and other school staff had to quickly adjust to the new reality thrust upon them: navigating remote learning. “We We had no time to plan — our local government here announced that schools were closing on Sunday afternoon for Monday,” says John Schutte, IT director for the Canadian school district. “It It was a surprise, a crisis emergency mode.”.

Level-Up Summer Learning for Students and Teachers with Hands-On STEM Activities and Professional Development Resources from Siemens STEM Day

Discovery Education

As summer approaches, many families are in search of supplemental virtual resources to support continued learning over the summer. Likewise, many educators are faced with the need to adjust their professional development plans for the summer to more virtual experiences. Siemens STEM Day , developed in partnership with The Siemens Foundation, can help with both! An Extensive Library of Standards-Aligned Activities.

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CoSN2020: How Data Analytics Can Improve Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When school districts unexpectedly closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, faculty and staff had to embrace the unknown and come up with creative ways to continue student learning. But with such a quick pivot, many felt that they didn't have all the information they needed to see how well it was all working — especially those who didn't have any sort of prior contingency plan. .

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A Great Resource of Virtual Manipulatives for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with you this excellent math resource that we discovered through The Whiteboard Blog. Toy Theater offers this collection of Virtual Manipulatives that can help you.read more. 2020 math resources

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

CoSN2020: How Data Analytics Can Improve Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When school districts unexpectedly closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, faculty and staff had to embrace the unknown and come up with creative ways to continue student learning. But with such a quick pivot, many felt that they didn't have all the information they needed to see how well it was all working — especially those who didn't have any sort of prior contingency plan. .

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Verizon announced support for relief efforts

eSchool News

Verizon announced support for relief efforts across communities impacted by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by tripling monthly data allowance for its Verizon Innovative Learning schools and committing $10 million to nonprofits directed at supporting students and first responder healthcare workers. Verizon stands ready to support our community members during this challenging time,” said Hans Vestberg, Verizon Chairman and CEO. “We

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Calgary Catholic School District was pushed to close its doors in March due to the novel coronavirus, students, faculty and other school staff had to quickly adjust to the new reality thrust upon them: navigating remote learning. “We We had no time to plan — our local government here announced that schools were closing on Sunday afternoon for Monday,” says John Schutte, IT director for the Canadian school district. “It It was a surprise, a crisis emergency mode.”.

Online Teaching Reflection: Days 33 & 34 (Tech Mashup Examples)

Cycles of Learning

As the end of the year approaches, I am finding myself struggling to reflect on anything I haven't already discussed. So, in the spirit of continued reflective practice, I thought I would use this post to share the lessons I created and facilitated in my classes yesterday and today as they represent "Tech Mashups" that I have found myself using consistently, and thus, combinations that are meaningful to my practice.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.