Wed.Apr 01, 2020

5 Tips for Teaching Online

Catlin Tucker

As teachers embrace their new roles as designers, instructors, and facilitators of online learning, many are grappling the details associated with teaching remotely.

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Cultivating Resilience through Daily Wellness Practices

Education Elements

During this time of uncertainty and rapid change, the students, families, educators, and broader communities that we support and belong to need our strength, encouragement, and bold leadership more than ever.

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Keep calm and carry on: Reasonable approaches to home-based learning

The Christensen Institute

The sudden closure of schools across the country has left policymakers, educators, and parents scrambling. Learning solutions right now will, of course, be less than perfect. But that doesn’t mean we have to throw up our hands.

Coronavirus Chronicles 008 – Shanghai American School

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to 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 008 is below.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

STUDENT VOICE: I couldn’t wait for high school to be over, until it was

The Hechinger Report

A couple of weeks ago, I badly wanted a break from school. I went to bed that night with the intention of skipping the next day. While I was sleeping, Gov. Ralph Northam issued a mandatory two-week hiatus for all Virginia public schools. I got what I wished for. I don’t wish for it anymore.

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What Students Want Colleges to Know About COVID-19 Shutdowns

Edsurge

Most of our coverage of the COVID-19 emergency has focused on talking to educators and administrators about how they’re responding and adjusting to life under school and college shutdowns. But what about the perspective of students?

Because Together Still Matters

Adjusting Course

I’m not sure about you, but the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, and supporting our own kiddos’ distance learning at home has been hard. It’s also very heavy stuff. Maybe that’s why it seems like there’s an underlying stress behind many of the things we’re doing throughout the day?

How to Serve Students With Special Needs From Afar

Edsurge

About 14 percent of all public school students receive special education services, and for many of them the switch to remote learning has been difficult on families and the schools that teach them every day. How are schools adjusting? What resources are they turning to? And what’s most important to focus on? To that last question, Sean Arnold, a STEM coach and special educator for the New York City Department of Education, has a suggestion.

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7 keys to effective online learning

eSchool News

Online learning’s reputation has taken a hit in recent years amid reports of poor academic performance and concerns over lax regulation. While there is certainly some cause for concern, many of the problems center on for-profit providers who manage full-time virtual schools.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

4 Items on Instructure’s To-Do List After the Sale of the Canvas LMS Provider

Edsurge

Even without a pandemic, Instructure faced a transformative 2020. The learning management system provider—best known for its Canvas product popular among colleges—is officially under private equity ownership.

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Using Comic Strips in Education: Teachers' Guide

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Comic strips and cartoons are two effective instructional tools to use in class with students from different grades. They are effective because they engage students in meaningful learning experiences.read more

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PuroGamer Volume Limited Gaming Headset: Esports and Remote Learning Use

techlearning

The PuroGamer Volume Limited Gaming Headset is an esports headset built for everyday and remote learning use

Virtual backdrops spark conversation, inference, strategic talk

SpeechTechie

Using Zoom for teletherapy, my students and I have enjoyed the virtual background feature. If you have a new enough computer, you don't need a green screen, but I bought one and a stand at Amazon for relatively short money. Besides the "how did you do that?"

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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.

Practical Advice for the Remote Teachers & Families

techlearning

The most important thing to know about remote learning is that it is not simply doing school at home. It's different. Throw the bell schedule out

How School Leaders Can Make Lasting Change

edWeb.net

WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. As a new principal at the Dunwoody Springs Elementary School, Fulton County Schools, GA, Ivy Goggins faced pockets of success in the building, a climate of teachers working in silos, and the lack of true collaboration.

Concept Mapping in Education: Teachers Guide

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Concept mapping is a learning strategy that involves visualizing relations between concepts and ideas using graphical representations. It is a form of graphic organizer that consists of various.read more

Reverb Record: Record and Share Lessons

techlearning

A teacher can create a 10-minute audio lesson and then share it with her class online

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

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

HMH, Pearson Release Details About Impact of School Disruption from COVID-19 on Their Businesses

Marketplace K-12

Pearson anticipates a negative impact on its K-12 assessment business in the U.S. and HMH has made dramatic changes in the month since COVID-19 school closures have gone into effect.

What is a good history major?

The Hechinger Report

The number of college students choosing to major in history has dropped dramatically over the past decade. Students are choosing disciplines like business, economics and computer science – subjects they believe are better suited to the modern job market.

New remote learning hub

eSchool News

Buncee recently released their new Remote Learning Hub – a centralized collection of resources to support your remote learning needs!

Toward A New and Better Normal

The Principal of Change

“Change is an opportunity to do something amazing.” ” . The above quote from “ The Innovator’s Mindset ” has been shared back to me seemingly 100’s of times in the past few weeks. I am going to be honest, that sometimes I get excited to see all of the opportunities this new reality is creating. . Then sometimes, I break down and struggle with all that is going on in the world.

EdTech at School

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

Remote Learning in Action: Dr. Amy Warke on Rapid eLearning Implementation

techlearning

Christine Weiser interviews Dr. Amy Warke to learn how the district quickly ramped up their elearning program to meet the needs of longer term remote learning

4 Buckets Manage ALL Our Virtual School Tech

MiddleWeb

When thinking about the tsunami of ed-tech recommendations shared lately on social media, think "less is more." You probably don’t need more tech apps; you need to do more with the apps you have. Tan Huynh divides his tools into four buckets, tied to learning objectives.

Remote Learning in Action: Interview with Ryan Imbriale

techlearning

Christine Weiser of Tech & Learning interviews Ryan Imbriale, Executive Director of Innovative Learning at Baltimore County Public Schools

With Cyberattacks, Districts Should Plan for the Inevitable

EdTech Magazine

Savvy K–12 district administrators and IT staffers know to plan for when, not if, a cyber incident occurs. That planning involves having a comprehensive response strategy for mitigating the effects of ransomware or other malware.

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.