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.

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?

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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.

GameSalad Turns Game Players Into Game Makers!

GameSalad lets students build their own web & mobile video games! Students learn anywhere with our Chromebook friendly creation tools and step-by-step tutorials. Our PBL lessons teach the fundamentals of Computer Science & Game Design as students create.

New Learning Models for Fall 2020

techlearning

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

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Using FB to Continue Class Routines With @Cogswell_Ben!

Teacher Tech

Kinder Rockets is a Facebook page dedicated to educator Ben Cogswell’s Kindergarten class. However, any educator can visit his class page and learn! The post Using FB to Continue Class Routines With @Cogswell_Ben! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Guest Post Social Media

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cares Act Funding: A Stimulus Primer for Districts

techlearning

What districts need to know about accessing CARES Act funding

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?

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EdTech at School

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

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.