Wed.Jul 15, 2020

10 Jamboard Templates for Distance Learning

Ditch That Textbook

This post has 10 engaging ideas for using Jamboard in your class that will get your students working together, even though they may not be face to face. This post is written by Kris Szajner, a tech integration specialist and former kindergarten teacher Prior Lake, Minnesota. You can follow him on Twitter @kszajner and check […]. The post 10 Jamboard Templates for Distance Learning appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. G Suite Guest Blog

7 Strategies to Develop Student Executive Functioning Skills for Remote Learning

Education Elements

The first time I tried to cook a meal in my own place was a disaster. Within 10 minutes, my kitchen was a disaster. Within an hour, my house smelled charred, and I had abandoned all efforts to cook myself dinner. I called my mom frustrated: what went wrong? Until that moment, I failed to realize the level of strategic thinking my mother uses every time she cooks. Her successful dishes require intentional preparation, planning, and organizing to achieve the outcome of a satisfying dish.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Don’t cancel summer, reinvent it

The Christensen Institute

Amy Anderson , the former associate commissioner of the Colorado Department of Education and the executive director of ReSchool Colorado , contributed to this piece. . It’s the question that many hoped they’d never have to ask: Is summer canceled? The answer poses grave risks and real opportunities. Summer calendars could remain blank, leaving kids little to look forward to and parents in a bind.

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.

New Learning Models for Fall 2020

techlearning

Schools will be adopting new learning models when students return in Fall

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CampusLogic Raises $120M in Biggest Funding Round for US Edtech So Far in 2020

Edsurge

The biggest venture funding round of 2020 so far for a U.S. education technology startup goes to a provider of financial-aid tools for higher-ed institutions. And it comes at a time when colleges have different plans for reopening campuses in the fall, and as parents and students question the value of an experience that may be fundamentally different from years past.

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3 ways to make your school district pandemic-proof

eSchool News

As uncertainty continues to grow over what school will look like in the fall, it is becoming clear that school districts must develop longer-term plans. If online school is to become a norm, or a backup solution in the event of an outbreak of cases, a solution must be available to ensure learning continuity. However, the online classroom is not new for all students and teachers.

Pandemic Spawns 'New' In Education—New Resources, Models, Rules and Voices

Edsurge

Michael Niehoff Education has been turned upside down in recent months. With the onset of a global pandemic, we have seen a variety of developments from educators. Many worked hard to connect virtually with their students and deliver quality digital instruction. Some seized the opportunity to innovate with personal projects and a deeper learning approach.

Remember: The Only Thing We Have to Fear is…

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” –George Santayana This is one of my favorite quotes, but with so many variables happening today, I am finding it difficult to place things into context. As a student of History, I find a certain amount of comfort in being able to recognize or even predict reactions to events. Somehow, if we have been through something before, the familiarity, no matter what the event, helps the event make sense.

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.

Teaching Rectangles How To Find An Area

The Jose Vilson

I didn’t write a close-out post. I feel like NYC public schools already closed back in March, back when I thought our country might have a chance to see kids again the last two weeks of June. Everyone who’s read this blog for some time knows that hope is my passenger , realism my backseat driver. As Rebecca Solnit says: “Hope locates itself in the premises that we don’t know what will happen and that in the spaciousness of uncertainty is room to act.

Maybe it is Time to Rethink Scheduling

EdNews Daily

By Christy Martin, Ed.D. COVID-19 has changed the way the world looks at things but nowhere has the world changed more than in schools. While the plague of this century ravages, educators must step up and change more than just their technology learning platforms. It is time to change that last bastion of learning, the schedule. We should be training young people for the world of work. That training ill fits in a 4 – 6 period day.

Cares Act Funding: A Stimulus Primer for Districts

techlearning

What districts need to know about accessing CARES Act funding

5 Ways Online Learning Coordinators Can Support Remote Learning

EdNews Daily

By Xuan You The role of the online learning coordinator has never been more critical than right now, in the middle of a global pandemic. As international schools went through the reopening process, many of their teachers and students remained isolated from their countries and/or schools due to travel restrictions and health concerns. Even teachers who could physically be in class were adopting new roles of supporting students in online courses that were being taught remotely.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

Becoming the Teacher Virtual Students Need

MiddleWeb

In March, when her physical classroom vanished, NBCT Kathie Palmieri knew she had to embrace her career-long passion for professional growth. Here’s how she tapped into best practice research and her own skill set to design online learning that kept kids and parents engaged. Articles Teaching Smarter Carol Dweck growth mindset Kathleen Palmieri online learning pandemic parent engagement remote teaching student centered instruction

Esports in Paradise

eSchool News

Throughout my last two years teaching, I have had a journey that is anything but typical of a teacher, especially one who has been pushing for esports and esports education at not one, but two, different schools and age brackets. My story begins when I was hired to teach at a brand new high school, Achieve Charter High School of Paradise.

OPINION: Hey parents, are you mindlessly scrolling? If so, it’s likely your kids are, too

The Hechinger Report

Many of us were already concerned before the coronavirus pandemic about the amount of time we, and our children, spend staring at screens. Now, screen-time seems unavoidable. Coping with the pandemic likely means more screen-time for us and our children. How do we manage this new normal? It helps to approach technology with healthy skepticism — especially free apps and social media. Tech companies that generate “free products” make money somehow.

Finding a Healthy Balance of Screen Time During a Pandemic

Where Learning Clicks

With screen time on the rise as a result of school closures, parents can find a good balance of screen time and offline activities with these helpful tips. The post Finding a Healthy Balance of Screen Time During a Pandemic appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom digital learning keep students learning during COVID-19 school closures keeping students engaged parent CoL resources resources for parents during COVID screen time and students screen time during a pandemic

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

Featured Article: Keeping Classrooms Connected with @PearDeck

techieMusings

I had a chance to write a guest post on the Pear Deck blog which I wanted to share here —. Keeping Classrooms Connected with Pear Deck. When I started teaching a purely online version of AP Calculus several years ago, one of my biggest goals in designing the class was to keep the collaboration and personalization alive in an online environment. Making the course feel connected—both student-to-student and teacher-to-student—was one of my top priorities.

When Students are Engaged #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

This week I have had the privilege of working with first grade teachers as a presenter at our district’s Writing Institute. Engaging young writers has been an overwhelming theme throughout the sessions. We have discussed many ways to evaluate a student’s engagement in all the components of writing instruction. Much of the discussion focuses on having the students involved and participating in the writing lesson. . Writing Institute day one with social distancing and masks.

What the Pandemic Has Revealed About Digital Equity Initiatives

edWeb.net

WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Before COVID-19, home internet access for all students was a goal—one that some districts even thought they had achieved. But the pandemic and forced distance learning have exposed a plethora of inequities in schools that many district leaders now see as issues they must address.

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How the CCPA Affects California School Districts

EdTech Magazine

This month, the state of California began enforcing its latest consumer privacy law. Known as the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, the comprehensive law protects the personal consumer data that businesses collect and increases transparency around it. Under the law, California residents can ask companies what personal information they have collected and how they are using and sharing that data, according to the Office of the Attorney General.

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.

New Interesting SeeSaw Features for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Seesaw has recently released a number of interesting features that will help you create engaging learning experiences in your class. Seesaw users are now able to "add videos to the canvas; add links.read more. 1:1 resources 2020 Portfolio tools

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Teachers at High Risk for COVID-19 Face a Terrible Choice: Your Job or Your Health

Edsurge

Crystal is a Pennsylvania teacher contemplating a life-defining decision. Her husband has dermatomyositis, a disorder that weakens his muscles and his immune system. Crystal herself has asthma, and so does her 5-year-old son, who may start kindergarten in the fall. On occasion, he has coughed until he’s vomited, unable to catch his breath. For her, getting COVID-19—or worse, bringing it home—is a huge concern. “As As a mom, I’m like, ‘Am I failing my child?